How to avoid russian dating scams
Before you write to me asking about possible Russian dating scams, or post your question here on my site, here's the short answer: Below I'll discuss the categories of Russian dating scams and how they work is a good start to avoiding them, but you can actually avoid them without knowing very much about them by following a few simple guidelines.
I'll summarize here: (1) Shop only on the reputable sites, and (2) "follow the money".
To those outside Russia/Ukraine it might appear that Russian dating scams are EVERYWHERE!
And it is true that if you enter this pursuit by web searching and selecting random search results you will almost surely encounter scams.
And if you do engage in the pay-per-letter process, the girl may push for you to visit her through the services of her agency who will provide ground transport, apartment, interpreters, etc. The agency makes profit on all these items and shares a portion with the girl.
Of course if a car arrives to meet you at the airport, and if you have an apartment to sleep in, if a translator is actually present on your dates, and your date actually shows up, then you might wonder where is the scam?
But dating scams are EASILY AVOIDABLE with just a little common sense combined with a little guidance.
The most obvious indicator that you're dealing with an agency or agency network is that you pay for each message to any girl to whom you write, and usually you must pay for her reply (if she replies).Well, the scam is in the fact that the girl is only PRETENDING to be interested in you and serious about a relationship with you so that you will use these services so that she will profit financially.Click HERE to read more about Marriage Agency Scams.Russian dating scams involving marriage agencies (i.e.marriage agency scams) usually start with "letter forwarding services" and "gift services".