Sadly, the Internet, much like the real world, is full of con artists, people and online dating scams who will stop at nothing to get their hands on your hard earned money!
The same way you get up and go to work every day, these people get up every morning, sit down to their computers and design unreal tales designed to separate you from your cash!.
I’ve seen it happen to plenty of men 'caught' up with the idea of a Ukrainian or Russian bride. . They meet a wonderful sounding woman online and pretty soon they’re handing over cash,
First,she needs money to help with the travel costs! You may have decided to meet in a “neutral' city” in her country but she needs to travel by train for the meeting with you! She will tell you 'that you know she is poor and 1) wants to meet but can not afford the train fare 2) the relationship with you is special and important but she wants to make a 'good impression' when you meet and is worried about her hair and clothes!
Second, she needs money for a sick relative or a close friend in dire need. When she’s finally ready to come to you for a visit, the relative or close friend that she cares for will need money to live while she’s having fun visiting you.
There are men out there every day who will listen to these prevarications, send the money and then show up , expecting to see these women that they’ve developed relationships with.
And of course, the women don’t materialize. And many times, she vanish s from the internet as well. Suddenly, these poor guys are left with a stack of cold emails and hopes for what could have been.
I’m a huge believer of online dating, but I hate to see anyone get 'taken in' when all they really want to do is meet women online. When women on dating sites start asking you for money, cut your losses and move on before your wallet begins to “hurt”.
A typical Internet dating scam goes like this
1. A person registers at an online dating service and creates a profile. The profile will include information about her and a photograph (the photo is of a glamours woman and is not a real likeness)
2. The scammer contacts the person posing as someone interested in exploring a possible romantic relationship.
3. You respond and begin corresponding regularly. You may soon bypass the dating service and start communicating directly, usually via email.
4. Over time, the scammer will slowly earns your trust he or she may discuss family, jobs and other details designed to make you believe they a re genuinely interested in you .
5. After the scammer has established the appearance of wanting a genuine and meaningful relationship, he or she will begin asking the for money.
6. If the you send money, you will probably receive further such requests for more money. With your judgement fogged by a growing love for a fanciful imaginary being and a very beautiful woman in photos, you will continue to send money.
7. Finally, you will come to realize that you has been a victim, perhaps after waiting fruitlessly somewhere for her who, will, of course, never arrive.
8. Meanwhile, they pocket the money and move on to the next victim. In fact, they may be stringing along several victims simultaneously.
n many cases, you will not only have lost out financially, but will also be left broken-hearted and thoroughly disillusioned. These scammers tend to prey on victims that may be especially lonely, shy or isolated and therefore more vulnerable.
There are a number of variations on the same basic scam. In some cases the scammers may be the one to create a profile on a dating site and wait for a potential victim to contact them. Typically, the profile will include a photograph of a very attractive young woman who will have no trouble attracting would-be suitors.
Over the last 3 or 4 years there has been a number of ' free dating' sites that have become 'popular' and I have nothing against these site. In fact when I decided to create this site, I did a great deal of research and many of these 'free sites' required registration before I could access them , so I registered! Today I am still receiving correspondence via these sites from woman who are all informing me that they used to work for some powerful man in some country and he has just died and they have access to a large amount of money!
Yes, you have heard it all before! Well the moral of the story is. I have no problems with 'free dating ' sites. BUT BEWARE and be prepared foe unsolicited emails from unscrupulous individuals!
It is important to point out that it is not only “individuals' who operate ' a scam' I know of Agencies who employ 'English' speakers specifically to 'trawl' the internet looking for men for their female clients! The ' worker' enters into correspondence with you, enticing you to 'part' with more and more money for the translation of your emails and in some cases will 'use' the scam mentioned above, dividing any proceeds 50/50 with the agency! It goes without saying that the genuine female clients that are registered with the agency are totally unaware what is happening!!!!!
In other cases, the scammers may simply send out random unsolicited emails professing a desire to begin a relationship in the hope that some gullible recipients will favorably respond. Alternatively, they may strike up a conversation with a potential victim via an Internet chat room.
Signs of an Internet Dating Scam
No one wants to think they could be taken advantage by an internet dating scam but many are every single year.
Look for Email Discrepancies- Have you ever exchanged emails with someone you met through an internet dating site, just to wonder if its the same person who is replying to your messages each time? Or perhaps you've briefly thought to yourself that the person on the other end of the communication really needs to employ a spell-checker. Neither of these email discrepancies are cause for alarm; a lot of people aren't very good with spelling and grammar, and they may be writing English as a second language. But if more than one of the following email discrepancies pop up during the course of of your correspondence it may be an internet dating scam.
1.Communication is vague, difficult to understand or is repeated. Immediate (within 15 minutes) responses are received every time you send a message, with no discussion beforehand as to when you'll be online.
2.Email messages change in tone, language, style or grammar throughout the communication. This could evolve over time, or it could be apparent in just one email.
3.A sob story is shared early on that changes quickly from an annoyance into an emergency - and only you can help.
Look for Appropriate Responses-It can be very heady to have an ongoing email chat with someone who is focused entirely on you. In fact, this is a great sign that the person on the other end of the conversation is truly interested and invested in learning more about who you are.
Where the danger lies however, is not their interest in you as a person, but rather that they don't offer any detailed, personal information about themselves in return, or doesn't really answer your emails in a personal manner, but rather changes the topic with each contact.
Appropriate responses are integral to determining whether or not the relationship you are creating is based in reality and not a potential internet dating scam. Could the person emailing you be merely copying and pasting responses from a pre-determined outline or script, or do their emails really seem to "get" you and offer some sort of individualized attention? Being Asked for Money . The story varies somewhat with each internet dating scam, but the intention remains the same: robbing you of your hard earned cash.
If somebody asks you to send them money - no matter what the reason, no matter how plausible or sad it sounds - don't
Unrealistic or Fake Photos- Although cliché, the saying holds true for internet dating scams: if the person's photo looks too good to be true, that's because it probably is
I have compiled some very basic Scam Warning Signs that I have ' learned ' over the years by 'listening and talking' to the men I have met in Ukraine , who have traveled 1000s of miles to meet with Ukrainian Ladies! Just Follow the link below!
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