And even if the person is confirmed to be real, you are anything but safe from a scam.Many real people use their real information to scam people online.This type of scam is designed to last many months, since the scammers try to trick the victim into paying the translation services for as long as possible.The scammers employ English-speaking interpreters to impersonate both the lady and the translation company.
Start verifying your ladys information and biographical info, if possible. If nothing else matches your ladys information, if you checked her identity and she really exists, and there are no other troubling signs in your ladys behavior, then I would recommend continuing your correspondence, but being very observant about her behavior, in case it will start becoming more troubling in the future.
She may have nothing to do with a scammer who just happened to have the same first and last name.
Check whether the pictures and other biographical information match as well.
If the victim is cooperative, other money requests can be made as well: to pay for the ladys English lessons, to help out with rent or home repairs, to help with small medical emergencies, and so on.
It is not uncommon for the Translation Scammers to use Travel Scam tricks as well, inviting the victim to help the lady financially with the arrangements for the personal meeting.