In 2007, I met, was conned by, and married a well educated twenty something Romanian woman while she was in the U.S.A. (she has advanced degrees in law and public administration). Both her parents are well to do physicians. Her U.S. visa expired the day after we were married, so she had to leave. I was to follow her to Romania at a later (undetermined) date. Well, time dragged on and she was always "needing help" with this and that, especially cash "to pay for the internship with a law firm because it's a requirement before someone can become a full attorney here". Sure enough, I checked with her local bar association, "Baroul Mures", and she was, indeed, serving an internship. It is normal for the intern to pay around $10,000, but, unlike most, she was being PAID by the law firm (which I discovered too late). Matters continued as usual until July 2010, at which time I became suspicious of her never ending "you can't come here to live without bringing more money because the law says you cannot be employed here" line (no matter what amount I stated I could bring, it was never quite enough - "not enough, you need to sell your home, too". Slow? Me? Say it ain't so! She received about $50,000 from me, not including the fraudulent loans she took out in my name). February 2011, she was acting very odd and becoming more distant, so I checked my credit report and discovered she had borrowed hundreds of thousands of dollars from U.S. banks in my name without my knowledge or consent and not one cent had/has been repaid. I hired a P.I. in Romania to check her background and he discovered she was married there, in Brazil, and in the U.A.E., too! (Who else can say "I have husbands in law"!) My credit report also revealed that 11 January, 2011 our "divorce by publication", which I was totally unaware of, had become final (she told her U.S. attorney "I don't know where he lives", therefore the only notice of legal action was published in an obscure newspaper - she had not said one word to me). I will be filing suit against her for the full amount of the fraudulently obtained loans in U.S. court (I shall serve HER by publication - "I don't know where she lives"), then domesticating the judgment in Romanian courts. The worm turns! I am moving to her city, Targu Mures, and marrying a fine lady (yep, I checked this one out FIRST)! To perform my own "testing", I even went so far as to tempt my new fiancee with an offer to send her $100,000 USD in advance, jewelry, help her with U.S. Citizenship, or whatever she pleases and she refused to accept any gifts or money - I couldn't talk her into accepting one cent!
She told me that the first night I am in Romania will be spent side by side on our knees in church or the marriage is off! That makes me feel great!
The best part is that my new fiancee is a judge who will decide many of my ex's cases!...The moral of the story is CHECK THEM OUT BEFORE, NOT AFTER, YOU HAVE BEEN BURNED!
Not all Romanians are bad, most are actually fine people!