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A negative thing about Internet dating with Russian women and girls from Ukraine is scam. What is scam? SCAM is obtaining money by means of deception. You should know that we support anti-scam program and warn all Western men.
Any agency may have problems because of scammers: when a lady comes to register at the agency, all what managers see is her passport (it is obligatory for all our agencies to check lady's information: name, age, date of birth, marital status and whether she has children). Further on, when a lady starts writing letters and receives responses from men, the agency (translators and operators) follow ANY requests about money. If we see such a request (exception: covering her travel expenses) - the lady's profile is removed from our database.
We are concerned about those women who make asking money from Western men their practice, we are trying to fight the business of scamming men. Be aware that this fraud can be run in the Internet by individuals or agencies. You should know that we are serious agency and understand that only HONEST work will ensure that we stay in the business. We support anti-scam program and warn all Western men - do not send money to Russian women you do not know well, do not mention your income and possessions during correspondence, avoid money topic at all. People in Russia think that life in the West is easy and people there have so much money that they do not know what to spend it for. Do not make Russian women think it is true, be wise and reasonable when a pretty long-legged blonde begs you for some financial help because her mother is ill and you are the only one she can ask for help. Our marriage agency tries to save you from scammers and give you possibility to meet an honest Russian women who would become your wife.
Our agency forbids ladies to ask for money for ANY needs, but to cover woman's travel expenses (if your agree to meet somewhere else, not in her native town). You can always inquire at the agency as for how much the tickets cost, we can find out possible ways for her to get from one city to another (train, plane, bus), or - you can send money to the agency and we will buy tickets for the lady and provide any proofs you may need (like scan-copies of the tickets where you will see the price, train/flight number, date, etc.)
If you ever note a lady on our site whom you know to be a scammer, please, report, providing any proofs you might have.
Hope our advice will help you not to be scammed:
Try to avoid money question at all. If asked for money - do not send it! Just reply her nicely you wish you could help out in her situation but are unable to at this time. Or simply forget to mention it. If she is a scammer - she will disappear, or make another try.
Don't mention money, your salary and possessions. You may mention that you have a stable financial position, but never say about how much exactly you earn - does she need it right now? She doesn't know prices in your country anyway.
Don't rush the relationship - Take your time and get to know her. If she were a scammer she would not waste her time on long drawn out targets. She needs to see some results right now.
Use dating agencies where you pay for corresponding and letter forwarding: dating net-works care about their reputation, the agency checks their women-clients identity (so, you avoid possibility to write to a phantom woman), the agency translates and delivers letters to women and do not charge them (so, you avoid possibility to be scammed by need-money-for-internet-cafe-and-translation scenario); besides, you can always ask for advice, help and support. If you are going to use services of an Internet dating agency, avoid web-sites that do not accept payments for the services on-line. When you pay with the credit card, your money "leaves a track".
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