Real useful information and tips on how to
avoid Ukrainian dating scam
there are many scammers on Ukrainian dating sites that can seem like
very legitimate, honest and genuine girls that truly care for the
men they’re talking to. They can be very convincing and this is
where the risk and danger comes in.
The Internet is
full of information telling about scammers from Ukraine operating on
free and paid dating sites. Many men who would like to use the
services of Ukrainian dating sites feel apprehensive and worry about
their safety. Although some dating sites have anti-scam check
systems that verify women’s profiles, scammers keep looking for new
ways of conning money out of men. It is very easy to spot and detect
a scammer. A man just needs to be aware of the common fraudulent
scenarios/schemes and be careful with some details.
Here are some
information and tips about how to avoid Ukrainian dating scam:
- One of the most
obvious signs of a scammer on Ukrainian dating sites is a woman who
asks for money for one reason or another. She may not even ask, she
may cue and make you feel bad for her so that you will suggest
sending her money.
- A scammer will
bring a question of money once you start corresponding. The first
mails or messages will not arouse any doubt but then out of the
blue, she will begin telling you that she is having big financial
issues problems and how her life is awful in Ukraine. Her complaints
will be followed by asking you to send her some money to pay for an
expensive medical treatment of her sick mother or family member.
Another scenario is connected with the paid services of a
translator. She will say that her English, Spanish or German is bad
and she doesn’t have sufficient money to pay for the translator’s
services. Thus is clearly a scam. Remember there are a lot of free
translation services available like Google and Bing translations and
she can easily use them.
- If you’ve been
communicating with a Ukrainian girl for a while and you have decided
that you want to meet her face to face, you’re not alone. Most
foreign men do this after a while and it is usually accepted most of
the time. Though, if time after time, you have been put off,
postponed or given some strange and lame excuse that your Ukrainian
girl can not meet you, you should be suspicious and doubtful about
her real intentions.
- A very popular
scheme deals with plane tickets and visas. A woman will tell you
that she is ready to come to your country but she doesn’t have
enough money for a flight ticket. She can even send you a copy of
her passport and visa to make you believe that only one step
separates you from seeing her in real life. In order to test her
actual intentions, offer her to come to her country instead. If she
starts finding different pretexts and excuses or just stops
answering and writing to you, you have figured her out, she is a
- Many times when a
man is about to be scammed by a Ukrainian woman, he will feel that
something is not right. Many victims of con artists and scammers on
Ukrainian dating sites have said that they thought something felt
wrong, but didn’t pay attention to their feeling. If you have that
feeling or found that something is wrong, do some digging on your
Ukrainian woman. Find out if she really is who she says she is by
searching for her name and surname, email address, Skype ID, phone
number and photos.
- If a girl writes
to you first and bombards you with flattery and compliments at once,
she is probably a scammer. A Ukrainian girl will wait until a man
takes the initiative and writes to her. So it is very likely that
this scammer sent one and the same message to hundreds of men and
now is waiting who will first swallow a bait.
- If your Ukrainian
woman only has one photo of herself to show you, particularly if you
have been communicating for a few months, you should be aware. Many
dishonest women copy pictures of models or ordinary girls in order
to pose as real Ukrainian women seeking romance and marriage. If you
have only seen one photo of your Ukrainian woman, ask to see more.
If she’s genuine, she should have several that she will happily send
- It’s quite easy
to spot a scammer by the look of her profile. Con artists create
fake profiles and pretend to be the women from the photos they
upload. You can judge the originality and genuineness of a woman’s
profile right by the quality of photos you see there. They are
usually too good to be true, that is, they feature a woman from a
cover picture or just look like they were downloaded from a random
Internet site. Another suspicious feature is insufficient profile
information. If most of the sections are not filled in or they are
full of general phrases, you are dealing with a scammer. Those women
who are seeking marriage and have serious intentions registering on
a dating site will do their best to give as much information about
them as possible in order to attract more men to their profile.
- If there are
details about your Ukrainian woman that she avoids talking about,
like exactly where she is from, what kinds of activities she loves
and more, you should most likely be aware of this. Genuine and real
Ukrainian women have wonderful personalities and are very
well-educated and intelligent. However, scammers pretending to be
Ukrainian women wouldn’t have access to the details of a life that a
real Ukrainian woman would have.
- The fake
Ukrainian dating sites where the users pay for each message they
send are the most attractive venues for scammers. A woman who uses a
fake profile will keep up a conversation as long as possible in
order to earn that site more money. The best advice here is to stay
away from the pay-per-message/letter sites and use the ones that let
you correspond with as many women as you want on a pre-paid basis.
scammers on dating sites are very real. Use the above information to
determine whether you are communicating with a sincere Ukrainian
woman or a scammer. And remember that a real woman who is looking
for a foreign husband on a dating site will rarely (if never) write
first, will never flood you with compliments and flattery in the
first messages, and will never ask you to send money.
Comments from the web:
- It is the "new" scam they are using. They are finding that
Europeans and Americans are getting wise to the up front money
requests. She will lead you on until you are tied to her heart and
expect her in a few days ("I got my visa today! I will buy tickets and
we will be together this weekend!"), and then she will tug those
heartstrings when you have such anticipation that you will send it
because you believe her so much. It is hard to hear "I can be there
Friday, but I need $800", and not send it.
- Dating sites themselves are not scams - the problem is that out of
the thousands of women profiles there is no way any site has the
resources to verify everyone is who they claim to be.
- The most frequent scams I have heard about involve the woman
pretending to be a completely made up woman. This can be for any
reason, from a professional con-artist who scams men into sending them
money, to someone who's just plain psychotic and feels the need to lie
on-line for no apparent reason.