1.A lady asks for unspecified financial help. Please advise.
2.This lady scammed me out of a gift and lunch last july...
3.Why is it that your site uses photos taken by professionals in a studio environment instead of using normal photos taken outside?
4.Do you interview any of the women that are advertised on your site? What backgrounds checks to you do and what sort of ID do you check?
5.I wrote to the girls and they never really answered my 2 page letters except with about ten lines of nothingness. I have been scammed good and proper on two occasions, maybe it is another scam...
6.If the majority of women using this site are poor and have no passport so they cannot travel why do you not have these details on their profile?
This lady has asked for unspecified financial help. Please advise.
We investigate EVERY case when a woman asks for money. If you are scammed by a woman in our database, we will return you money you spent on corresponding with her. And NEVER SEND MONEY to a woman you do not know very well or have not met personally. Usually local agents that process your correspondence (translate letters and deliver them to the woman) explain to women that it is our policy: women shouldn't ask for men's financial help as men pay for letters and translaton. The only case a woman can ask you to help her financially is to pay her travel expances, and in this case the agency makes sure that prices for tickets quoted by the lady are not exaggerated. If you have any doubts about a girl, her letters or hints on financial help, always contact us.
This lady scammed me out of a gift and lunch last july...
If you think you would regret about the money you spend on gifts and meals at the restaurant - simply do not buy anything and do not invite girls to expensive cafes, better invite a woman for a cup of coffee or a walk in the park (if it is not too cold). If a girl is honest, this will do - she is aiming at communicating with you, but not tries to get presents from you. If she is a scammer - you do not need her anyway. But here's a hint: to better understand your Russian woman and succeed with her, there is one thing that must be clearly realized: what is thriftiness in the West is called "greed" in Russia and Ukraine. For the Russians, greed is much worse than hard drinking (famous bad habit of Russian men which is one of the factors why Russian women want to meet and marry a foreigner). A Russian woman doesn't expect diamonds or pearls, but if someone comes to the first date without even a cheap flower or pays the bill separately, he will lose his chance to win Russian woman's heart. Another thing is: be a man to accept that a woman did not like you when you met in person, even after she almost loved you in her letters: you know, people are different in letters, where they can be as nice as they think they are, and in real life.
Why is it that your site uses photos taken by professionals in a studio environment instead of using normal photos taken outside?
Professional photos are made not only for professional models: Russian women understand that the first impression you, foreign men, get about a woman is from the photos in her profile in our Russian women catalog, and if the picture is of low quality you may not write the woman back. If a Russian girl is serious she will go to the professional photographer and pay quite a sum of money and make professional photos where she looks good. Later on, while exchanging letters, the woman can send you her "amateur" photos, made by her friends (such amateur pictures are really of worse quality than professionally made ones, and after scanning and resizing the quality of amateur photos become even lower; that's why we do not advise Russian women to use their home-made photos for profiles on the Russian brides web-site). The agency usually advises a woman to go to the photographer who makes good photos. You can notice similarities in photos of Russian brides from one city. By the way, some of Western guys should give more attention to their photos as well: when a woman sees in your profile picture from your first wedding in which you just have "cut off" your ex-wife, it doesn't look like you are serious, and many women would feel humiliated by this: they take pains to show you the best, sometimes make several photo-sessions at different photographers to attract your attention, and you post to your profile just any picture of yours... If you are not going to the photo-studio to make pictures, try at least find one where you are alone, without ex-girlfriends or any other women (even if it is your mother or sister), where you look good, where you are (preferably) dressed nicely, and most important - this should be a recent picture of yourself.
Do you interview any of the women that are advertised on your site? What backgrounds checks to you do and what sort of ID do you check?
It is obligatory that every local agency should check woman's ID - passport in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia (it is NOT an international passport which is needed only for travelling abroad, and since not many woman can afford traveling, in many cases women just do not have an international passport, it is an internal passport every citizen of these countries receive when he/she reaches the age of 16). There we can check: first name, last name, middle name, date of birth, place of registration (NOT postal address, or living address, but the address where this person is registered. It is quite often BUT NOT ALWAYS that this place of registration co-insides with the living and postal address for the woman). We do NOT do background checks, we are NOT a detective agency, we are MARRIAGE and DATING agency. We offer services on e-mail forwarding, translation, gift delivery. We can only promise that Russian girls presented by Amazing Women are not married - this information is given in girl's passport - if she has never been married there is no stamp in woman's Ukrainian or Russian passport, if she is divorced, there is a stamp about her marriage and divorce. We can't check "unofficial" relations of Russian brides - boyfriends, lovers, etc., and if a girl is in relations and comes to us it means her relations are not serious. Women come to us because they WANT TO GET MARRIED, and consider a marriage agency to be a good chance to meet reliable man for love, romance, serious relations and marriage.
I wrote to the girls and they never really answered my 2 page letters except with about ten lines of nothingness. I have been scammed good and proper on two occasions, maybe it is another scam...
We completely understand your feelings - when a man was scammed before he is expecting scam everywhere, and this tendency is spreading all over the Internet like a paranoia, and we are really sorry for the whole situation in the field of Internet dating. We try to provide honest services, but we have to rely on the local agencies to deliver correspondence to women. We do regularly check the database, call women to verify their telephone numbers, postal addresses and their interest in our services. We understand that men have to make a choice - to place an ad on the free web-site and risk to be contacted by "gold-diggers" or to pay for the services of the agency and risk to be scammed by the agency. We do not try to talk anyone to be our client - it is your choice what is the best for you - you should just think all this over and make conclusions - Internet CAN'T be reliable 100%, even the best agencies can have problems. As for replies from women, we do not MAKE women write long letters, they write what they write. We would advise you to consult anti-scam web-site regarding this: men who receive long thoughtful letters from Russian women be careful - it may turn out to be scam.
If the majority of women using this site are poor and have no passport so they cannot travel why do you not have these details on their profile?
It is a common knowledge that economic conditions in Russia and Ukraine are inferior to Western countries, and this is one of the reasons why so many Russian women are searching for a husband in the West. If you are searching for a rich wife, you should NOT look among Russian women. Many women from Ukraine and Russia have never been abroad, though it has become rather popular now to spend vacations in Turkey. Western men are looking for a true love here, for partner in life, and love doesn't divide people to poor and rich. We would advise you to read about finding a Russian wife in the Internet (there are a lot of articles on this topic). The most important is that bringing a wife from Ukraine or Russia is time/ effort/ emotions/ stress/ money consuming process. You must not kid yourself that it is simple, quick, cheap and easy. It is NOT. But the rewards are huge!
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