Ukrainian dating scams list
Further everything is as usual – simple correspondence, chat. With that you will be getting 10% gifts made by the foreigner. In the early 2000s, most online dating sites offering introductions to Russian and Ukrainian women were selling addresses.
Men were writing to women directly via email and air mail.
Lovestruck suitors happily pay approximately per letter – so called “credits” are purchased in advance for amounts of -0.
The sites also offer pay-per-message, pay-per-minute text and video chat.
A video date with someone in Ukraine may cost around for 10 minutes.
PPL sites also provide gift deliveries to women, from flowers and candies to the latest mobile phones, computers and English lessons.
In the beginning, the men who are receiving sweet love stories and confessions from girls 20-30 years younger than them don’t think that paying per letter is a big deal.
This is until their letter writing expenditure extends into thousands of dollars.“We will find him someone else when he visits here”, that is what a local agent in my home town Ekaterinburg, Russia, told me, when he was trying to convince me to answer a man I didn’t like, but who liked my profile very much.
To seal the deal, sharing of email addresses or phone numbers is not allowed, the only method of communication permitted is through the site.The pay per letter (PPL) online dating scam has been around for over a decade, but it is only during the last few years that it has become rampant in Ukraine; it is less spread in Russia.This model of operation for overseas dating sites offering so called “mail order brides” turned out to be so profitable that even legitimate services with 20-year-histories adopted it, along with hundreds of new sites developing virtually overnight and instantly presenting thousands of pretty faces and bodies.Later, some of them switched to a membership model, and others to pay per letter.Today, most agencies listing women from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and other former USSR countries are using pay per letter structure.
I refused, but I am not sure the guy didn’t get an “answer” from me and wasn’t lured to visit.