Anti Scam Policy
|Dear Gentlemen and Ladies, there are thousands of sincere honest singles out there who dream to love and be loved.
Do not spend your time, money and feelings on scammers!
We want you to know - we fight against scams and do our best to protect you!
Our Anti Scam Rules:
No agency allowed to post profiles of their customers on and ask our customers to pay for correspondance
No commercial service allowed to promote their business
Only real profiles of real people, no fake photos
No singles allowed to post profiles with the purpose other then personal relationship.
To report a scam - send us a letter, with your name, current email address and your story, provide us with the information proving scam or scamming intention and we will immediately remove a scammer from our website and take relevant measures regarding this person.
You must be aware of the fact that there are some individuals online who may try to extract from you some amount in cash playing on your feelings. Be caucious and be ready! Let us help you avoid the situation when you'll loose your money and will be hurt and disappointed.
Financial Scam Technique
We want You to be able to protect yourself by learning how to spot the danger signs of scams. Common financial scam techniques are given below.
If a buyer promises a cashiers check/money order/Western Union that overpays you, and then requests that you wire the difference to them after keeping some for yourself, beware! Scammers who adopt this method typically use forged or bogus checks, and it's not difficult to realize who's overpaying who.
If you receive an reply from someone in Africa/Nigeria/Abidjan who claims to have millions of dollars from a dead husband/father/brother and wants you to help get the money out of their country - it just sounds too good to be true! This is commonly known as the Nigerian 419 scam, and is named after the corresponding penal code of Nigeria.
If a seller offers his goods at an unbelievably low price, you should ascertain if he's credible. Some scamsters take your money and run, leaving you with nothing but a lighter wallet. Pay by credit card where possible. In most cases, you can dispute credit card charges for non-delivery of goods. You can also use an intermediary service such as escrow. For a small fee, an escrow service holds the payment, forwarding it to the seller only when the buyer has received the goods in working order. An escrow service will also act as a mediator in times of dispute.
Female Personal Scam Patterns
All scam patterns have similarities that are very easy to spot if you know what to watch out for:
Usually the contact originates from a personals site where anyone can place his/her ad for free. Most often it was not you who initiated the acquaintance; you received a letter from a lovely Russian female who was interested in you. *Her* description of the partner is always very broad that will fit anybody - "kind intelligent man, age and race don't matter".
Sometimes *she* places a real nice discription and lovely, INNOCENT pictures, with honest eyes and kind smile. You will initiate the acquaintance.
It is always email correspondence; and letters are sent regularly, often every day; a new picture is sent with almost every letter.
*She* pretends she is not interested in your financial status, *she* does not use the word "financially secure" in her description of the desired partner.
Everything what *she* is looking for is a good personality.
Things move very fast, and *she* falls in love with you within 1-4 letters.
In her letters *she* talks a lot about trust, honesty and sincerity.
*She* does not answer your particular questions though she eagerly states she welcomes your curiosity.
Her financial situation is very bad - and she lets you know from the very beginning how little she earns, including the size of her salary even though you never asked about it.
In a few letters you will receive the information that *her* mom, dad, aunti or cat is sick, yes - cat! and she will be busy taking care of them. A smart one will not ask for money directly, but will put you in a situation that if you want to continue correspondence you have to support her.
If you really like the girl and tell her that you want to invite her to come visit you, next letter she will give you the information about visa, medical insurence, tickets. Prices will sound rather scary for you, like $300-500 for visa? a couple of thousand dollars for tickets, a few hundred dollars for insurance...
The majority of scam artists dissapear after receiving money, some continue to be in touch, hoping to get more.
There are a lot of other "red" signes:
The most prominent is the fact that scammers don't really read your letters. They are too busy corresponding with all potential victims. They don't answer your questions. They don't remember what you have written - actually, they don't relate to the content of your letters at all. Those letters could be sent to anybody: "her" letters are pure monologue that becomes more and more obsessed with "her love" to you and her desire to be together with you despite of everything that separates you. There are usually sequences of letters, and they send the same messages to all their correspondents, one by one, making the only change - the man's name (usually it appears only once, or does not appear at all - *she* uses "sweetheart", "my love" etc instead). And of course earlier or later it will end in money request.
Dear Gentlemen, everything that is said above is not a rule, but some patterns that we could experience online and we advise you to pay attantion and be cautious!
You can also meet not only a scam master, but fun lovers. These ladies like to travel from one country to another, to spend three months with one guy then one month with another... All costs are paid, new country, new experience, lots of shopping - lots of fun! for her, but not for you if you truly look for long-term relations. By the end of her trip, she will inform you that she is not ready to make a commitment and need some time to think it over or that she thinks that you do not correspond to each other.
An avarage regular person can not easily leave the country for three months. If she is employed, it is almost impossible to get 3 months vacation there, even a student can not easily leave the university or college for this period.
Male Personal Scam Patterns
By now there is one pattern we are aware of - *he* places his profile on free dating sites and invites girls to come to his place and stay for a couple of months to see how it works. During this time period, his lady guest is doing her best to make him to like her - household, cooking, laundry, everything, sure free of charge and then - "good-bye" we are not good for each other. And then next "bride" and the following. This is probably the most difficult case to define if he is a "scammer" or not. But obviously the same pattern will work here - *he* will not be interested in a lady's personality, he will not answer all questions and will avoid to share his life details. *He* will like a lady real fast and will invite her to come to his place without any delays. Dear Ladies, again everything that is said above is not a rule, but we advise you to pay attantion and be cautious!
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, there are thousands of sincere honest people online who dream to love and be loved, who are truly looking for their soul mates and life partners.
Be cautious, be smart, be lucky and you will find you dream date, best friend, passionate lover and caring loving life partner.