Ukraine dating scam expensive travels
No wonder Bob from New York was excited as he stood in a hotel lobby in central part of Kiev, talking about his new girlfriend, 25 years old Olga from the Ukrainian capital. Bob paid 4,495 dollars for the Tour Package, sold by the online dating company Anastasia Date.
Every year such tours to Ukraine and Russia are organized for western men who intend to meet women they’ve met through Anastasia Date. Most likely Bob will return to New York with a broken heart. The combination of online dating and Tour Package to Russia and Ukraine is a rather dubious offer in the tourism industry.
Apparently this first meet went reasonably well—well enough that he decided it was a worthwhile invest to buy her a brand-new ,000 i Mac.
And again, he had to take a taxi way out to her town or village outside of Odessa.
“Russia and Ukraine are among the top highest risk countries in the world for dating scams.
In this region we are seeing internet criminals working with beautiful women, or their photos, to scam foreigners.
Many relationships start via the internet, usually via an online dating or social networking site. With the hope for a better life, many honest women use these services, but there are also a growing number of internet criminals who hope to cash in on easy profits – and many of them do”, John Harper says. After testing the services to Anastasia Date and few other dating services we have some good advice; Protect your private information and personal data. Eastern Europe with high unemployment rate is a fertile ground for romance – and due diligence may not be very romantic.
But it can save you thousands of dollars and euro – and a broken heart. At the next day event he was dating another Olga from Kiev.
Most of the world by now is familiar with Ukrainian brides.
To give some backstory, I met this guy in July 2016 in Odessa, Ukraine.
While my memory is slightly foggy, he was around 55 years old and lived on the east coast of the United States.
This time it was even worse, but it reads almost the same.