What to do if you get scammed by a Ukraine/Russian woman?
Love is a powerful emotion and sometimes, it will impair one’s judgment. Sadly, a number of Ukrainian or Russian women, or men pretending to be women, are online waiting to take advantage of people seeking out companionship.
If you have been a victim to any Ukrainian/Russian online dating scam, rest assured that you are not alone and this is an increasing problem. You should take a number of precautions to avoid such circumstances and follow a number of steps if you are taken advantage of in the end.
The Ukrainian & Russian Online Dating Scam
A Ukrainian/Russian woman for marriage convinces you she needs money for a better life, to care for her family or to get out of a bad situation. You want to help her and send her money. Then it happens, she claims to have never received the money that it was stolen or you never hear from her again.
The alarm bells are going off and you quickly realize you have been the victim of a scam. The chances of recouping your losses may not be in your favor; however, if you do not report the crime, more people will become victims and those who are guilty of such crimes will never be brought to justice.
I highly recommend you to read my other articles about Ukrainian and Russian dating scam:
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- A great example of a Ukrainian dating scam: romantic Miss Margarita is looking for love & passion…
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The Reporting Process
You must report the crime to a number of agencies. The first stop should be to your local police department. You should report the crime as you would any other theft from your home. You should also report the incident with the FBI’s Internet Fraud Complaint Center, the local embassy of the scammer’s home country in your country, your home country’s embassy in the scammer’s home country and with the money transfer company you used for the scammer to collect the funds.
A growing number of single Ukrainian/Russian women online are not who they claim to be. If you are looking for that special someone or simply companionship, try to only use International online dating sites and agencies which are highly reputable and those that conduct extensive background checks or verify the information of any member. You may have to pay a small monthly fee; however, this is significantly less than it could cost you in the end.
Questions? Feel free to ask Krystyna, your Ukrainian dating expert 🙂 (s. here: Contact Krystyna)