Instead of grooming victims for sizable money transfers, Ukrainian swindlers go through pay-per-letter international dating sites that charge for communication.
Seeking Arrangement caters to a very specific type of relationship, but the lessons here should apply to other dating sites and even to other aspects of digital life, Leroy Velasquez, a Seeking Arrangement spokesman, tells . It's a really crappy version of what a man or woman would get on a dating profile," he says."Because of the fact that we do cater to wealthy demographic, we do get an influx of scammers," he says. Seeking Arrangement got its latest stats from screening new profiles over 10 months.Day: It’s very common for Ukrainian women to be approached on the street. Dating Process: Steps to have a successful first, second, third, etc. The Questions Never End: How to deal with the dozens of questions EVERY Ukrainian girl is going to ask you. How long does it take for intimacy to happen in the Ukrainian dating culture? Getting Them to Open Up: Slavic people are often very cold (or just not as fake as Westerners), so learn how to handle this and what to expect. Rest assured, it will be unlike Undoubtedly, your head may will be on a swivel for the first couple of days.Feminine Qualities: Expect lots of food, energy, and more. As far as the local flavors, there’s quite the range.The profiles first go through automated screening software, which flags both traits in the profile, such as certain ethnicities, and things that aren't visible in the profile, such as certain IP addresses and even certain passwords that scammers seem to like more than other people.
Then a person on staff looks through the flagged profiles and decides whom to ban, Velasquez says.
One letter or call to President Putin – who is known to accept phone calls and emails from citizens – and scammers may find themselves in hot water. This is why internet scams in Ukraine are a popular way of making money online.
Similar strict control occurs in Belarus & Kazakhstan. (Think Nigerian romance scammers – a local underground industry that has spread its tentacles across the world.)The preferred modus operandi of Ukrainian scammers is different to their Nigerian counterparts.
In fact, joining any site promoting itself as “Date Russian Women” is likely to have mostly Ukrainian women on the site.
For many westerners, all Slavic women from the post-USSR countries are simpler to identify under the label “Russian”.
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