I did that, met a few, had a girlfriend from Germany for about a year, but I also received a couple interests from Russian women (which turned out to be scams). The final of the story was dramatic and hit pages of newspapers all over the world. Click here A short while ago I found the black list, shown here.
They intrigued me enough to make me wonder if I should look outside our country, Russia in particular..."In May 2001 Terry, an Australian man scammed by a gang of Internet con-artists, sent his story to Russian Bride Cyber Guide's Black List. Now radio and TV-stations are eager to talk to Terry but he is not keen to give interviews. No need saying that scammers can reach pretty much anybody, who is looking for a life partner online.
You can also check the website of the email provider to find a link to report abuse: i.e.
check the website look for the link "Report abuse" or "Report spam".)PLEASE NOTE: We at Black List don't do anything else except publishing reports that we receive from our visitors. If you have detected that you are in contact with a scammer (found the same letters or photos in the Black List updates or Black List archive, have been asked for money for any reason by a person you met online, etc), this is what you should do: Unfortunately I do not have time for editing your stories.
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Right now, the Black List contains more than 500 pages of information. Copy and paste and put in quotation marks phrases up to 10 words, and see if someone has used the same phrases in letters before. I emailed you about someone I suspected as a scammer and you were correct. I can say if I did not research, purchase and read your e-book on scams, and received your email reply, I would have been lead around by the nose by this scammer for probably months, maybe even a year.
Thank you for setting my path straight and I will not look back on this time as the worst time in my life, but as a turning point of awareness about scams and about what I need to do to change my life, to make sure the woman I find for a wife will stay by my side for the rest of our lives and not before.
If you want criminals to be prosecuted, please apply to authorities and lay charges. I receive about 200 emails a day without scam reports.
(Most of my time I successfully help single Russian women and western men to find each other; this Black List is just my volunteer input to the community.
Dawk Ziti, well known from his accounts of encounters with real Russian Women he meets online. "I'm a very lucky guy in that Elya was the one who travelled all the way to meet me.