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.
Direct scams usually perpetrated through email is the first category.
If you sign up for "direct-connection sites" (sites where members communicate directly with one another without any human intermediaries - like Match.com) and correspond via email with women you meet online, you will definitely encounter "Email Scams".
All true Russian dating scams are about tricking you out of your money, so as long as YOU control how and where your money is spent, you won't be scammed.
Avoiding Russian Women Scams is my best one-page guide on how to avoid being scammed.
those behaviors that sometimes leave some men feeling scammed, but that don't really qualify as 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.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".
At the start you may not even know that you are dealing with an agency or agency network.That's a little frustrating to me because scams are so easy to avoid.