I did that, met a few, had a girlfriend from Germany for about a year, but I also received a couple interests from Russian women (which turned out to be scams). The final of the story was dramatic and hit pages of newspapers all over the world. Click here A short while ago I found the black list, shown here.
They intrigued me enough to make me wonder if I should look outside our country, Russia in particular..."In May 2001 Terry, an Australian man scammed by a gang of Internet con-artists, sent his story to Russian Bride Cyber Guide's Black List. Now radio and TV-stations are eager to talk to Terry but he is not keen to give interviews. No need saying that scammers can reach pretty much anybody, who is looking for a life partner online.
Scammers like to use pictures of extremely attractive ladies because they know what all the men want. If you see that she looks like a super model and all of the pictures seem to be taken by a pro, you should try your luck with someone else.
This is also one of the easiest ways to tell that you are dealing with someone who is trying to scam you.
The scammers are using their images without their knowledge or permission to deceive their victims and steal their money.
If you notice a young woman taking an interest into you, you should think about why is that happening.
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A true-life Story of Dan and Val, who met over the Internet and fell in love: "I subscribed to an internet dating service a couple years ago, expecting to only communicate with American women. He even sent a letter to President Putin requesting his help in investigation.
I'm originally Polish, travelled a lot around the world and settled down in the UK.
I remember first scam letters good few years ago, but got easily discouraged when I didn't receive answers to any of my questions.