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My name is John Thomas and I live in Denver, CO. I began my search for a
Russian lady 2 months ago. I made some mistakes I would not have if I had thoroughly visited your site first. As it pertains to your black lists I have 2 email letters from 2 ladies from a site
Brides from Russia Main Page (http://members.xoom.com/russiabrides/main.html).
In the second letter from each they both asked for money in exactly the same
words, complaining how the things are expensive etc. In each case my initial letter included all contact information and a sincere concern to cover the costs of correspondence. In your site you suggest caution about pleas of poverty.
They do it in every paragraph. Also, I don't speak Russian at all -
and one letter stated I did!
Thank you again,
I want to share a short story about a particular person. Her name is
Marina Gounina, and you'll find her on the "Bride From Russia" web site. She says she is 39 years old, but that supposedly was in 1999. She, like other women on this site, simply want you to send them money. Don't.
Carmen Marriage Agency
I wanted to add to your list a so called Marriage Agency in Ukraine going by
the name of Carmen Marriage Agency. They will promise you everything
including getting your selected partner help in obtaining a visitor's visa to
come to America for 6 months or more. The name from the agency is
Julia Shulga. This agency is linked in with Absolute Agency. I have contacted them
to let them know about the Carmen Marriage Agency. The woman involved is
number A492796 and I have attached her picture.
I will be much smarter the next time and appreciate your information.
Carmen marriage agency
- Julia Shulga (Ukraine)
I have just been there now and done that !! Crap !!!
So I read your page and found a pretty lady who did not have symptoms of 'scammer disease'. She was in my life for 7 months and we talked on the phone lots (2-4 times a month). Everything seemed ok, I couldn't find fault except that they needed money for visa, and then after that air fair... sounds ok right?? cept I was told everything I needed to be and now I do not get the impression my cash will return... wanna hear some of the crap??
1. Vera has no phone and apparently this lovely lady has no friends she would bother for us to speak at length ( the agency limits calls to 20 min or about the time you start to ask wrong questions)
2. she will not ask or talk much about cash and leaves it up to 'Julia
Shulga' the owner of 'Carmen marriage agency'.
3. letters are lost or not replied to and I'm told they were send .. 'did I not receive them??'. I got the feeling mine were maybe edited as well ( if Vera019 was actually an dupe in all this too )
4. I was told they never read ladies email but got replies from the 'agency' answering some questions posed by me in my so called 'private' emails.
5. once the money went that way... it seemed the reasons got them more excuses to need yet another pile... $150 for visa/paperwork, then .. oops.. we forgot to include the cost of travel for lady and manager... they use the 'manager' one lots it seems...
5. visa went ok I'm told ... but in asking for and being told I would receive a copy .. that never happened... to this day...
6. now I see her arriving and everything seemed bumpy but we worked things out and I spoke to them often and was made to feel it was all in my head as things are 'very different' there. so what now?? this one is great ....
7. Vera's Mom won't let her travel alone... she can come here... but not without me paying for the manager to hold here hand on the plane. This seemed amazing .. did Mom think we were kidding for 7 months?? At the last minute i get this and cannot believe my ears.... ok ... one last thing... ready??
8. In distress... after hearing that I was NOT sending anything further.... Vera, who is 21 ( I'm told ) has suffered a 'heart attack' and is in hospital. WHOA!!!! Can they write this better in Hollywood??? So now I call there and speak to somebody I cannot even pronounce her name, and tell her this asking if it seems real and she almost can't control the laughter. She was struck by the humor slightly more than I at the time...
So now I find the replies from Vera come short (one small paragraph) and only in conjunction with replies from Julia (owner) trying to work it out with another dupe in Canada who'll pay half if I do... are they serious??
So no friggin way.. I offer to pay what they ask the second she is here in cash personally and my next reply is good-bye.... I have not a word back other than they will return my money in the month... in the month of what?? eternal fire?? they have my money on account I'm, told but not anywhere they seem to have access to it ... wow !! So now I am looking to burn them in every way I can find... I will follow up with every agency I can to make sure they cannot do this again .. I still may travel to Ukraine to see ladies on my own ... and I might pay them a personal visit... It's how I'd do it here.... Hope this helps others... so far I ducked one or 2 bullets... just to jump in from of a third that surely hit home.... anybody know a good place to stay cheap in Ukraine?
I wanted to make a
comment about an agency called Global Email (www.E700.com),
which gives men free postings with their picture and then you buy
tokens at $8.00 a piece to send and receive letters on one agency that
they deal with in the city of Sumy. I received the same letter from
two different girls; it possibly was a mistake but none of the letters
I received pertained to anything I had written in my letters, which I
can understand on the first letter, but when you get a second letter
the same thing you know you are getting strung out for $8.00 a
I had the same experience with
www.e700.com, duplicate letters were sent from
Novoryssiysk on the Black Sea and St Petersburg. When the duplicate letters didn't work,
a new tactic of shuffling paragraphs was used. After the 3rd letter it was apparent paragraphs were just being shuffled around. Complaints to the service provider did result in a partial refunds though.
I saw a listing about
E700.com on the black list and have a personal
experience with them myself. As the other gentlemen did, I received numerous duplicate emails, and regular letters from new women. It was like
pulling teeth to get any of the women I was writing to give definite details
about their life, i.e. their family, where they lived, where they worked,
etc... However, the problem may not be with E700.com. After posting my
profile I never got a single email for about 3 months. After that I was
swamped with letters but only from one agency...Globaladies.com. <<exact
spelling may be incorrect. They would not allow sending any information
such as addresses, emails address, etc through E700.com service. After a
lot of time and a lot of money I finally wised up and erased my profile.
Just thought I would lend my experience so that others would not be done the
Globaladies / Euroladies
I'm having a similar experience as a few of the other gentlemen with
Globaladies.com and Euroladies.com through E700.com. I started about a 3 months
ago and after 3 weeks of nothing I received about 20 letters in one week. I
decided to open and respond to two letters from ladies whose profiles I
liked and sent one letter to my favorite ladies profile. The dialog from the
one that I initiated first the contact was very vague and she did not answer
any of my questions. So I sent a response back with the same questions and a
few new ones and still await for a reply. (1 month so far). The other two that
contacted me first and I replied to have not responded back and its been
over a month now too. The other thing I noticed was that all three of the
ladies that I decided to write to, their ages were exactly 2 years older
than their profile stated. Currently, I'm researching different services,
but am frustrated and disappointed that after three months I can't seem to
get past one letter. Anyway, once I use up the balance of my tokens I'll
move on and try one of your recommended services. Thanks for the guidance.
You have a great website.
I have been using
e700.com because of their (apparent?) affiliation with Euroladies. After sending out about 20 1st-approach emails in addition
to posting my own ad, I can say this about the system. I would doubt seriously if any lady you write to is actually receiving your letters.
The responses I would get would not even answer the most basic of my questions, and in some cases, the letter from the lady truly made no
sense whatsoever to what I had sent her. The scam appears to centered around
regions also. If I sent a letter to, or opened a letter from Chisinau, then
BINGO - the next day I was mysteriously popular with other women from
John - Dallas
- Globaladies.com - Euroladies
I have seen a few negative comments on this site regarding e700.com, a company that operates out of Atlanta, Georgia through
globaladies.com, euroladies.com, and introglobe.com. I have dealt almost exclusively with this company for more than six months and I have had nothing but good results and excellent service from them. I put my listing on their site in July and I have received more than 100 good responses. Most of them were legitimate. Yes, there are some possible scams that appear in their listings. For example, I received in one day about 5 or 6 letters from a group of young 20-somethings in
Sumi. It was obvious to me that they submitted their letters as a group, or one person submitted letters with different photographs hoping that I would "bite." I didn't. Guys, I am in my 50s and there is no way I would respond to a letter from someone in her early twenties, enticing as she might be. You have to be realistic about yourself, guys, and think about what type of woman would be interested in you, and why.
When I thought that I had been given some fake addresses, the folks at e700 quickly checked into it and sent me the addresses that they had on file. They also checked with the local agencies to confirm the addresses. They sent me several tokens because of the problems I was having. It turned out that none of the addresses were fake, but were simply the result of bad translations of the addresses into English, something that was done by the local agency, not by e700. They are quick about removing women from their databases who ask for money, or are obvious scams.
E700 has no control over what happens after the initial contact, nor should they. They are simply an agency that makes introductions, and they get their foreign contacts through a series of local agencies, some of which are more honest than others. The staff at e700 weeds out the bad ones, but they are only human and they miss a few. It is up to you, the client, to determine which women are frauds and which are honest. My advice is to not be desperate. Take your time selecting the person or people to whom you want to write. And if you suspect a scam, DROP her immediately and tell the staff at e700 about your experience. Sometimes the scams are so obvious that they just scream out at you to stay away, yet guys always seem to fall for them. Don't be one of the statistics.
Richard Welch, USA
Globaladies.com seems to be a scam. I even told them so by E-mail.
I ordered a large number of addresses. Never got them. Their explanations were many and various but
all of them were remarkably similar - human error, my error, computer problem, my
E-mail address problem, internet problem etc. When I asked for my money back they
went silent. As though that was not enough I started receiving unsolicited mail from
them and from what seems their affiliate Absoluteagency.com with numerous gorgeous ladies seemingly eager to love me. I ignored them all for the last 2-3 months. Today I received mail again.
Agencies themselves seem to be involved in scams; one particularly odious outfit is
Ellegia, which consistently badgers me with identical form letters from different ladies demanding that I send money to contact them. I have also placed ads myself, and I suspect this might be a better avenue. While I have received some obvious fakes, I have also heard from some ladies who seem genuine (a tip from my own experience--personal thoughts, mention of and clear knowledge of things you have already talked about, and the ownership of a personal computer of her own are good
signs) -- but keep your head up and nose to the wind. Personal computers seem rare; if you can establish that she has access to a work computer rather than an "Internet cafe" machine, this also seems to bode well for her genuineness.
Club" / Lubov Baranova (Chernovtsy, Ukraine)
I am embarrassed to say that last
winter I had a terrible experience with a small local agency called "Luba's
Club", which is located in Chernovtsy, Ukraine. This club is
headed by a local, middle-aged "love guru" named Luba
Baranova. Mrs. Baranova claims that all of her girls are known
personally by her and appears to have great influence over these young
As for my experience, after meeting a
woman in her club and visiting her for three days in Chernovtsy, I was
informed by the young lady and Mrs. Baranova that before getting a
fiancée's visa I must first become formally engaged to this young
lady, which coincidentally by their "local tradition' would
require giving Mrs. Baranova $1,000 for her services and buying the
young lady an engagement ring (a variety of which the lovely Mrs.
Baranova actually had available for sale in her bedroom).
In my case, I refused the notion on my
first visit, however, upon a second visit to Chernovtsy, did
become "engaged" to my sweetheart, as accompanied by a
payment to Mrs. Baranova of $1,000 and a purchase of a $3,000
engagement necklace (my lover decided that a necklace would be
preferable to a ring).
Unfortunately, the next day after
buying these items, my "fiancée" informed me that she must
cancel our romantic engagement trip to Prague and instead must leave
town to accompany her mother to Russian to visit long lost relatives.
I never saw the necklace again, and needless to say never saw my fiancée
again after she supposedly left town two days later.
Of course, I am a naive idiot. But I
simply hope that this letter prevents any other needy guy from making
such an incredible mistake. Mrs. Baranova and her girls are crooks!!
Well your not alone Lubov Baranova and
her stable of girls are con-artists, and do a good living on it by
scamming western men. Go to this site
and find out more about what she and her girls
Yes avoid her and her girls, it is a scam be
/ Victoria's Love Connection
Meet Online and Victoria's Love Connection are two agencies I have
unfortunately dealt with.
I saw a lady I particularly liked on Meet Online and as they offered an
email service I paid the fee and sent a letter via email. I received a reply
and was encouraged by this so I duly sent another one. At about the same time they profiled another lady I liked so again I paid the money and sent
her an email, receiving a reply. I then ordered her address and sent off the
money. It has now been two months since I heard from Meet Online despite numerous emails. I even now wonder if the replies I received were genuine.
One of the same ladies was also profiled on Victoria's Love Connection and
as I had no luck with Meet Online I sent off my money and ordered her information; again it has been some weeks and I have not had a reply despite
their claims that all orders are processed within 24-48 hours.
Hi there, I have been corresponding with a girl from this marriage agency and
things are seeming very fishy to me. I really think this could be a scam.
They operate out of Ekaterinburg Russia. My girl never addresses specific
questions I ask her and sends me rather generic responses. I get so confused because we can't really communicate. Sometimes I think she is sincere and other times I think this agency has something to do with it. I received the same letter more than once and the same
pic. She can't be that scattered brained.
(St. Petersburg, Russia)
I must be a magnet for scammers as I am now reporting an agency that I am 90% sure is a scam. The agency is
Russian Pearl and website is www.russianpearl.com. I had registered with them before finding your site (big mistake) and bought 3 addresses from them. I sent some emails and got no replies. I didn't think too much of that as I thought the ladies might not have
been interested. So, I sent more emails, this time with a request for confirmation of delivery (cost $10 each). The deliveries were made, but they
say they were unable to reach one of the ladies. This is where my 10% doubt
comes in. They did credit $10 back to my account for the undeliverable email.
It is now about two months later and still no responses to my letters. (I have
since subscribed to your catalogue; two letters, 2 replies so I don't think it's
my letter writing ability) I sent a message to the agency asking for a
cancellation to my membership. Again, no reply. I checked more into their
website and discovered the same 32 profiles had been there for at least the
two months I was a member. No new profiles, no responses and their latest
"woman of the month" was something like November 1999. For one last test I
ordered two of their online videos of the women I had written to. (Doesn't look
like I'll be getting money back anyway, so I tried this test) I received the
videos, they were well done, the women were the same ones featured in the
profiles, but they seemed a little out of date. I don't think there would be green
grass and leafy trees in December in St Petersburg. They were obviously
filmed in the summer, the question is; What year?
So. I'm out a grand total of $130. The money isn't important, but if it'll save anyone else the aggravation it is worth it.