First a reaction to the scammer called 'Bretski83':
It is so obvious that YOU are working for Anastasia and try to defend them by writing this completely ridiculous
and fake message. That it is fake and complete nonsense what you write is obvious, because you write things
about Ukraine and Russia that are absolute nonsense. You have probably never been yourself !
First of all: a ratio of 4 to 1 ? hahahaha, there is no country in the world like that.
Everybody knows that there are more women than men in Russia and Ukraine,
but not 4 times as much. Just look on wikipedia.org or search for statistics on internet
and you will soon find out that the ratio is something like 1.05 to 1 and the difference
is mostly caused because of the fact that men die younger than women, so most of
the lonely women in Ukraine and Russia are above 60 years old !
Than you write that education in Russia and Ukraine is not like in US and GB.
You are right, but in the complete opposite way: universities in Russia are known
as the best in the world. Their theoritical knowledge is on average much higher than
of an american citizen, also because more people attend university than in the US,
because most people in the US can't afford it. And hey, everybody knows that
americans are stupid, right ?
And do you really think that men still believe that Ukraine and Russia are still filled
with extremely attractive women, desperate to marry an American or European man ?
Those days are really gone, since the economical situation has improved a lot since
10 years ago. For sure there still are women interested in western men and still a lot
of Ukrainian and Russian women are leaving their countries. And I guess because of
this the ratio women:men has decreased, so most of the women now can find a man
again in their own country.
I write quite regurlar with women from Russia and Ukraine via free websites like
love.mail.ru, loveplanet.ru, antimir.com and actually I see completely no reason
ever to spend $1 in my life to paid dating websites, when the scamlevel of those
websites is high or at least there is a big risk. With free websites you can meet
scammers too, but I have noticed that there are many more scammers on the
paid websites (like site2date.com, the site is OK, but there are many scammers)
than on the free ones. I never get scam mails on any of those free websites.
The problem is that the sites are in Russian, so use http://www.translate.ru
babelfish.yahoo.com to translate the page and just register yourself.
The women I write are just normal women, I never get such extremely desperate
e-mails like from the "girls" of Anastasia. Most women are interested to meet,
but they don't write immediately their whole life story and women certainly
don't write about their weight in the first e-mail, everybody knows that.
They don't speak English always that good (most of them not at all), but at
least you know you are writing a real person.
Of course Anastasia writes the letters themselves and they just hire girls
to do the phone conversations, maybe Russian or Ukrainian girls who moved
to United States. The whole company is one big fraud, but indeed it is very
difficult to prove this. They claim the letters are of real girls, well, I wonder
if they can show the original e-mails or letters from the girls, probably not.
But will police go so far to investigate this ? I suggest that there should be
a collective proces of men who have been deceived by these liars.
By now there should be thousands of men who have been cheated by them.
And now an answer to the previous letter:
You are right about almost everything you say, but be carefull with Jim's list:
Jim is a bit of a scammer himself, there are just about 10 websites on his
white list and the rest (hundreds of them) are on his black list.
That should make you think. It is well known that Jim gets money from the
10 websites on his white list and that he places all other websites on the
black or grey list. Site2Date.com is also on his black list, while I have got
some nice e-mails from real women, also a lot of scam e-mails (it's about
50/50 there). It's not the website to blame, they just attract a lot of
scammers, because their site is in Russian and English, the scammers know
that American and European men are using the website.
And about Elena's models I have strong doubts too, it is very similar to
the way Anastasia is working. And Foreign Affair, who is on Jim's white list
is almost a copy of Anastasia, here you pay even 9$ for each message.
Conclusion and very important tip: forget about the paid dating/marriage
websites. The chance you will be cheated is big ! Maybe 10 years ago
you could trust them, but later criminals / mafia discovered about the
profit you can make with such websites and most of them are fake.
Especially when they ask you to pay for each letter an enormous red
flag and alarm sounds should appear in your mind. And besides, which
idiot is going to pay $7 or $9 for each message ? When you write with
10 or 20 women and they are not allowed to give their e-mail address
to you (and you are not allowed to give your e-mail address to them),
it's obvious that the correspondence is going to cost you hundreds
of dollars. If you want to pay for a dating/marriage website, become
a member of one where you pay a fixed amount per month (and not
too much of course !) and where you ARE allowed to exchange
e-mail addresses. Than be careful for the scammers (you recognize
them immediately, they write desperate letters that they are looking
for the love of their life and they give their e-mail address and very
private information in the first letter)
I would recommend everybody to just only use FREE websites and
than be careful who you exchange e-mails with. Or maybe it's even
just much better to just GO to Russia or Ukraine, you will see yourself
how the situation is and that women are not immediately throwing
themselves on you when they hear you are from (West-)Europe or
USA (especially not in touristic cities like Moscow, St.Petersburg,
Kiev, Odessa, Lvov and Yalta (Crimea)), those days are long gone.
You can try your luck in less touristic places, but than still don't
expect the same situations as 20 years ago.