Russian & Ukraine dating scam: The 2 sides of a coin

Dear friends,

Ukrainian and Russian online dating scam has diverse aspects: both Western men and Russian / Ukrainian women can get scammed. It is really painful and frustrated. But, on the other hand, being extremely cautious might be one of the reasons why Western men cannot find a wife from Russia or Ukraine. Horever, being careful is one of the most important points in Russian and Ukrainian online dating. So how to deal with different aspects of the Russian and Ukrainian online dating scam?

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krystyna bloggerHello,

I am Krystyna, a Ukrainian and Russian dating blogger.

One of the most asked question in Russian and Ukrainian dating is about scam. I get a lot of messages from my readers who want to know if the woman they communicate with is a scammer or not. Honestly, it is difficult to find out based only on one or two mails. Of course, there are sometimes exact signs of scam described in the mail (asking for money, willing to communicate only via paid dating services, etc.).

We all know that getting scammed via a paid dating site may happen more than simple. The sites are really full of scammers and professional pro-daters. According to Elena Petrova, an founder, “99% of correspondence from Russian women men receive through Internet dating sites is actually from scammers – fake identities created by computer criminals with the pure goal of extracting money from naïve victims”.

So, I understand men why they think about possible scam. You should be careful. I have to add that Ukrainian and Russian online dating can be really dangerous. Recognizing these scams is the first step in scam avoidance. I recommend to read all possible stuff available online and offline (books, articles, forum threads, experience of other men). I said already that the anti-scam tips are really simple to follow: do not use dating sites which do not allow direct contact with women, do not use paid chat on the sites, do not send money to women you hardly know…

But don’t forget the other side of the coin. Russian and Ukrainian women can get scammed by Western men, as well. It may be very painful and unpleasant to them, too. The women become very careful and cannot trust men completely anymore.

I have experienced that many men and women become extremely cautious when they are looking for a foreign partner. I would say that nothing great is easy. Relationship with a Russian or Ukraine woman does not guarantee you a happy end. Any relationship can fail. Thus, if you like the woman and she gives you no red scam signs, give you and her a chance to be happy. 🙂

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3 Responses

  1. dave says:

    Hi I’ve been talking to a Russian women for about 2 months now she has opened up to me and wants to meet me now she has not said about money yet just told me a lot about her and her family and friends dose send me a lot of pictures to but still don’t know if it is her coz I’ve had this before and that one did want money what do you think

    • Krystyna Krystyna says:

      Hi Dave,

      surely, I understand why you are scared of getting scammed. There are so many bad stories about scammers and professional pro-daters in Russian and Ukrainian online dating. And surely, you should be careful. But do not be overcautious. Not every Russian woman on the dating site is a scammer. Believe me, there are serious and honest women looking for love and family abroad.

      Furthermore, if you want to be happy and the woman gives you no red flags (like asking for money, writing very romantic letters with falling in love, not asking your questions), give you and her a chance and start trust her. Some men see things from their perspective only. If you try to see international dating from a woman’s viewpoint, you may realize that these women take huge risks themselves. There are men who represent themselves as someone other than who and what they are. This is quite dishonest and misleading. It is not a good basis on which to build a relationship.

      From my side, I would say that nothing venture, nothing have or nothing great is easy. Or who dares, wins. In Russian, who does not risk, does not drink champaign. I just wanna say you that you can fail also in offline dating and any woman can disappoint you. Relationship and marriage with a Ukrainian do not guarantee you a happy end. Any relationship can fail, no matter where you meet your woman and where she comes from. Thus, if you like this woman and she gives you no signs of scamming, give you and her a chance and just develop your communication.

      In conclusion, I recommend you the following ebook on Russian/Ukrainian dating scam. It is really important to learn more about this matter:
      Ukrainian dating guide “Avoiding scams” by Krystyna

      You find more information in my video tutorials:

      Recognizing Ukrainian and Russian online dating scam

      How to know if your woman from Ukraine is real or not?


  2. Paul Walker says:

    I exchanges letters on this web site for about 6 months with the help of a independent contract person in Ukraine, I have discovered that the person I had been writing to was an imposter, I have all the information of the imposter her VK page phone number address, her name etc. I there any agency that I can turn her into or report her to for fraudulent activities?
    Paul W

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