Online dating ukrane scam
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".
If you found my site by Googling something like "Russian dating scams", this is the one page you must read, learn, and live!!! It also constitutes 90% of the advice I'm going to give if you seek my advice about a specific scam situation.
If you sign up for "direct-connection sites" (sites where members communicate directly with one another without any human intermediaries - like Match.com) and correspond via email with women you meet online, you will definitely encounter "Email Scams".She agrees, but during the trip she refuses him sex, or later loses interest. He demands the gifts be returned and labels her a scammer. Well, there may be a small chance that all she wanted was citizenship (according to common American beliefs, that's all any of them want - see my discussion of Russian Women Myths for more about that), but that's very rare. But when the divorce rate in America is over 50% anyway why is it that only foreign women who get divorces are labeled as engaging in "marriage scams"? None of these are Russian dating scams by any fair definition.OR, a man pursues a woman, maybe even sponsors her for a fiancee visa, or even marries her, then after she is here in the U. Or she may have come over with sincere motives but grew very unhappy in the marriage, and maybe that was at least partly the man's fault (and everyone ASSUMES all along she planned to use the man to get to the U. A "scam", at least by my definition, involves INTENTIONAL DECEPTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCIAL PROFIT.But the funny thing is that the ubiquity/omnipresence of Russian dating scams is MUCH SMALLER than it appears from outside Russia/Ukraine.It's just that those perpetrating the scams are highly visible and do a LOT of volume.
In addition to addressing Russian dating scams, let me also mention "non-scams"...