How to indentify when I am being scammed in Ukraine dating?

Hi Krystyna!

I was recently in Kiev and was introduced to a beautify Ukrainian girl. I’m 55 she is 30 divorced with 6 yo child. She has no family in Kiev, mother and grandmother live in Crimea.

She does have a good job with travel agency is buying apartment. As per normal husband drank a lot and was not nice to her and he father apparently sold some of he things for money and she no longer speaks to him. We seem to get on, slowly, and continue to chat twice daily on viber. I will fly her to visit with me for two weeks.

Will this relationship work or am I being played/scammed. She has not asked for money although I did gift some to her when I left Kiev. Note we have cuddles and passed but no sex as she says she is a good girl and did even visit my hotel room for fear of being seen.



Krystyna answers:



Hi Richard,

thank you for your comment here. I have to say that your questions is one of the most frequently asked questions by my readers. I understand your fear to getting scammed by Ukrainian dating scam.

Russian and Ukrainian dating scams take in tens of millions of dollars each year and most of the victims are men. These scammers are ruthless people who are ripping people off by selling elaborate fantasy stories to unsuspecting men. They know what they are doing and how to get the naive victim to fall for the bait. When the scam is over, the unfortunate victim is left still lonely but with less money.

BUT…. Don’t be paranoid and overcautious of dating Ukrainian women becuase in this case it would be almost impossible to find a woman for life if you do not trust her.

ukranian dating scam

There are some signs of online dating fraud:

1. Never send Money.

Ignore ALL requests to send money to a woman from Ukraine – even if the woman claims to be in an emergency. If your Ukrainian bride asks for money it’s because she is a scammer.

Learn more about the money issue in my articles:

2. Watch the language

Look closely at messages that the woman sends you. The first messages like “I love you”, “You are a man of my dreams” without meeting you offline is a red flag. Be wary of communications that ask you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true, or asks for personal information.

3. The woman wants to marry you after 1 personal meeting.

If the Ukrainian woman is too interested – too quickly – in getting to marry you, this could indicate a problem. Let your relationship with a Ukrainian bride take a slow and steady natural course of events and meetings and let your gut decide when it is right to marry her.

4. The woman is not interested to communicate with you

She never finds time to give a call to you, write a message and skype with you. If so, consider it as a red flag.

More articles on Ukrainian online dating scam:


Does your woman show any of all these red flags? If everything is fine, she does not ask for money and your communication is going well, you should be fine and enjoy your communication. Work on this relationship. Remember, that offline dating is also no guarantee about success. Your offline dater can scam you too. Surely, you should be cautious, but not overcautious.

Four Types of Ukrainian & Russian Dating Scammers

I recommend you to read the following anti-scam guides:

I hope I could help you.

krystyna dating blogger


Questions? Feel free to ask Krystyna, your Ukrainian dating expert 🙂 (s. here: Contact Krystyna)



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