Of all the varieties of Russian dating scams, this is the easiest to recognize and avoid. If you use the services of "marriage agencies" or a marriage agency network to pursue Russian women, then you run a pretty good risk of encountering another family of Russian dating scams known as "Marriage Agency Scams".
These scams are lucrative mostly because they prey upon distance and anonymity.
Since a large percentage of men who visit these sites never actually end up making a trip, the agencies can really rake it in without getting caught.
In some cases men throw around the term "Scam" a bit loosely and label as a scammer any woman who does not fully cooperate.
For instance, a guy may invite a Russian woman with whom he has been corresponding to join him for a tropical vacation at his expense. She accepts, but then does not later acquiesce to his physical demands, or maybe she just eventually loses interest.
But dating scams are EASILY AVOIDABLE with just a little common sense combined with a little guidance.
In the relatively short history of my site it is clear that Russian dating scams is the subject of greatest interest to my readers.
To those outside Russia/Ukraine it might appear that Russian dating scams are EVERYWHERE!
And it is true that if you enter this pursuit by web searching and selecting random search results you will almost surely encounter scams.
Well, the scam is in the fact that the girl is only PRETENDING to be interested in you and serious about a relationship with you so that you will use these services so that she will profit financially.