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Full of fake profiles and girls paid to lure you in.
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#1620130

YESSS - you can type & Type & TYPE for hours & Hours & HOURS & days & Days & DAYS & they have a person(s) in an agency in EACH CITY writing the letters FOR THAT WOMAN !!! You are NOT EVEN WRITING the "real woman" - they have "file letters" that they will send OUT 1-2-3-*-*-*-*-*-*-**......WHY I KNOW this ????

ASK ANY "specific" question or even 2 &&& those questions NEVER GET ANSWERED !!! SO AFTER you spend "X" amount on ANYONE 1 of them - they just "disappear".....I KEEP DEMANDING on "Romancetale" site to tell me the FASTEST way to get "directly" to a lady on "video chat" so I can quickly see "if" her pictures DO MATCH her profile & her English level on TOO MANY of these sites - you NEVER Get there !!!

"Asiandating"......you CAN get to those girls PRETTY QUICK "far as" their email or skype address BUT....MOST (95%) or in The Philippines & have NO college - 1,2,3,4 kids from 2, 3 fathers.......PLEASE BELIEVE ME - I have "failed" 3X & my eyes, heart, brain & COMMON SENSE.....is paying EXTREME attention to detail !!!! I have NOT figured out yet how to speed FASTER through on "Romancetale" BECAUSE I have written ALMOST 200 letters & they WILL NOT CALL ME - there is NO "customer service" & you will ONLY get emails about every 3 or 4 days &&& AGAIN - DO NOT address your questions EVER !!!

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#1379962 Review #1379962 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
London, England
Product
A Foreign Affair Profile

Thieves? you bet!

Here's a copy of a review I placed on TrustPilot. "Men are so gullible and that's why fraud companies such as loveme.com or Foreign Affairs exist. The hypocrisy of those people is at a level of the best of crooks. For example, they will state not to write girls on the...
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I spent a great deal of money communicating with women who shared my interests/hobbies/aspirations for the future who were, frankly, much younger than 50 years old (my age). This is the first red flag.

Interestingly, they all shared my interests and hobbies, while responding very quickly with pictures attached to the "letters" (each picture costs money [$3.50] to view and each letter is $10). I am recently divorced, and I was extremely happy with the responses I received from the women on the site. Today, I canceled my account as I have spent thousands of dollars (see the term "sucker", "chump" and "gullible") communicating with women around the world (the Ukraine seems to have many young, vibrant and interested women who are very attractive and personal when responding to older, American men). Previously, I dated a co-worker (not a good idea) in my Department (I am a Professor of Political Science) from Ukraine and found her to be loving, caring and very attractive.

Unfortunately, I accepted a new position at a different college, and we separated once I accepted the position. So, I thought, why not communicate with those women who were single in the Ukraine? There seems to be a glut of very attractive Ukrainians on this website, which reminded me of my ex-girlfriend. Needless to say, I was very interested and optimistic for the future!!

All the women who I contacted expressed interest to the point of "crying" when I did not respond within a day and desperately "wanting to meet me ASAP". I have the money, so I thought why not book a flight over Spring Break and meet these women with whom I was contacting. A second red flag occurred when I inquired how to contact them (e.g. phone numbers, email addresses).

These portions of the response were redacted, and I was forced to go through the "agency" in order to meet these 'interested" and attractive women. While I never traveled to Ukraine, I found this reasonable as many women in the country are unable to travel to the U.S. or "meet me half way" (e.g. Paris, Italy etc...) due to the financial costs of travel.

However, I found a few respondents who resided in Mexico. I live in Texas and I just scheduled a trip to Playa del Carmen to meet a woman to whom I sent Valentines' presents, which amounted to over $200. Now, I realize I am a chump and I was "grifted"; yet, I sent gifts and she was very happy, which made me very happy (It is a win/win). When I inquired whether I could travel to see her (maybe a day’s drive) I was instructed to "go through the agency" while she expressed that I should visit whenever I could.

Over 4 months I shared very sensitive and personal information (for example a student of mine attempted suicide and he reached out to me for help). He is alive, but this had a very powerful effect on my already fragile emotional state. The woman with whom I was communicating praised my response and pointed-out how "special" I was in dealing with a very important decision involving life and death. The respondent praised me and made me feel better (maybe it was worth the money, in this case, given the severity of the situation).

Anyway, she provided comfort and stated, "I was hers" and I was her "Valentine". Naturally, I wanted to learn more about her, and I had booked the trip, so why not visit her. No dice! I have not received a "thank you" or a further invitation to visit her at such-in-such address.

While I could bloviate, this "dating agency" is a scam. After researching the site, I found many complaints like mine. I admit that it is my fault for not researching the agency. I believe all the grievances are true given my experience.

So, "Daiana", why did you lead me on? Why did you refuse to meet me after you expressed that "I was the one" and I should "be yours for a lifetime"? You hurt me at one of the most vulnerable times in my life. Even if you do not comprehend the gravity of your actions (whether directed to or not), I am hurt and this added to my distrust of people, which I expressed repeatedly in my letters.

In conclusion, do not use this website!!!! It is fraudulent and misleading! While I take full responsibility for my actions, there is an argument that this "dating website" practices unethical and, arguably, illegal business practices. I hope this assists men or women who are considering "wasting" their money on a site that offers the chance of life-long companionship but preys on the weaknesses of men, such as myself.

You all should be ashamed of yourselves and, while I accept the consequences ("caveat emptor"), I hope this prevents the negative experience I had with this sham of a dating service. "Yours" --Geoff

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#1375412 Review #1375412 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Montreal, Quebec
Service
A Foreign Affair Online Dating

Fake emails is actually wire & bank fraud. Why no FBI arrests

When someone writes a fake email pretending to be the model in pics and keeps the communication going by emails only. The international communication and payment via credit card is International wire-bank fraud. Writing many people same way is RICO Racketeering and...
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#2098208

Yes it is a big criminal enterprise. I could write a book on it! Very complicated and sophisticated.

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#1332937 Review #1332937 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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A foreign affair beware

A foreign affair/loveme.com has agencies all over the world that sponsor 2 social gatherings per year at each agency for Americans and men from other affluent countries to meet women and hopefully take home a pretty foreign bride after completing the necessary...
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#1551938

Legal Immigration Fraud and Marriage Fraud. The Violence Against Women's Act (VAWA) is used by women immigrants to claim abuse and USCIS automatically gives them a Green Card NO QUESTIONS asked.

USCIS can't take the man to court for abuse, so the immigrant crook woman receives a Green Card, welfare, and all the benefits and more than an American citizen. The immigrant woman is given a brief about the VAWA in the US Embassy located in their country before they depart on the K-1 Fiance Visa. The woman plans her attack before she leaves her country. She arrives, marries and if she wants out, all she has to do is file abuse charges at any Court House and drag the poor American man into court where a Judge could slap the man with a "Protection Order." If not, USCIS doesn't care; they will give the crook immigrant con artist the benefit of the doubt that abuse "could have occurred" and that's all the justification required to issue the crook immigrant scam artist woman a Green Card.

This scenario happens many times a day. Our government sponsors Legal Immigration Fraud through the VAWA.

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#1317567 Review #1317567 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Service
A Foreign Affair Online Dating
Pros
  • 2 socials i attended
Cons
  • Being defrauded by fake communication letters
Reason of review
false communication letters
Loss
$5000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
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All Letters were blue.

I decided to try this site for 2 months and what a mistake that was. It states when you receive a blue letter it is the agency writing you for the girls on the site and if you receive a green it is the girl. Once you post your profile it is game on with the agencies...
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#1527466

Never had an issue using this service. Sounds like your talking about intro letters i never open any of those they are always in blue though

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#1289451 Review #1289451 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
A Foreign Affair Online Dating
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

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A den of fraud and fake profiles

I have used them twice (I should've learned the first time). First time was in 2009, I had my trip to Odessa planned and I'm literally waiting for my flight and the girl emails me and asks me to change my plans because she wouldn't be there (for business, she claimed). So I went anyway, tried to enjoy my trip, and that was that. I tried again in 2017, with someone that I thought was serious and we seemed to have a lot in common, I requested she go sign the IMBRA forms, and she resisted at first (should've been my first red flag) and then she finally acquiesced, but then never gave me her phone number or contact info...(2nd red flag) and when I arrived in Kiev, she ghosted. Claimed to have to go to a wedding. Then come to find out she was in England (or so the claim was). I contacted the agency, the removed her profile, and then low and behold, 6 months later, they put it back online. So they have no interest in protecting the consumer. It is a money generating scam. While I was there, I tried to connect with a couple other girls, and they didn't go to the agency so we could meet "Oh I'm busy" or "I'm out of town till next week, sorry" or "Wow, if you had just come a week earlier" there was always an excuse. If you DO use these sites, insist they go sign the IMBRA forms, and provide info straight away. Don't screw around writing back and forth. Don't waste your money on writing. Make a friend over there and just GO. It'd be okay to go and pop in to one of those agencies and see if they'll set you up, but don't waste your time and effort writing to a pay site, because you will pay, and you'll be heartbroken.
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#2098259

Yes I know you are correct. My story is almost identical to your story.

So what is the alternative? There must be at least one Ukranian marriage agency who is legit. I just need one wife. Something so simple cannot be so difficult.

As a side note, I think John Adams is either incredibly stupid and naive or simply an unethical businessman. I don't think he is stupid.

I do think I will just fly over there since I speak Russian language fluently and I will have a Russian bodyguard with me. I know there is at least one good lady on this planet for me for sure!

#1527467

i think they sign the imbro when you go to meet in person thou

#1505154

Why would girl sign IMBRA and give you her personal information if she does not know who you are? What did you do to make girl be interested in you and trust you?You guys are looking for models, but be realistic, if you are 56, woman who can really pay attention at you should be over 40.No need to blame someone in your own mistakes. Be men first of all, and then you see how many women would ask for your attention.By complaining you will not win..No one rub your money, you give it yourself, and as we have democracy, you can leave it anytime you want.Man who found his baby on dating site

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@PissedConsumer1505154

Because it is requir d before direct contact, ***

#1505166
@PissedConsumer1505154

What kind of troll are you? Normal people give out their phone number.

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@PissedConsumer1505154

Man who works for "dating" site more likely.

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@PissedConsumer1505154

Written by one of the Russian scammers who call all of this just "a business" Always wondering what they would do if a private business were to start up and "shut down" their business

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#1267162 Review #1267162 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
A Foreign Affair Online Dating
Cons
  • Fact that they let a scammer back onto their website
Reason of review
Fraudulent behavior
Loss
$3000

Sorry u went through that good thing shes not a psyco.

Any woman who asks for a marriage right away or within a year ,something is straight fishy.
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#1266917 Review #1266917 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Likely a very well-crafted scam

I have an intuition that the ladies on these sites are groomed to generate money for the company, particularly the hottest, youngest ones. Consider: the company gets $10 per letter from the men who write to their thousands of international women (I'm quite sure the...
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#1653628

You almost got it right except that there are no ladies, you talk to some letter writer in mums basement who pumps out 1000s of letter a day, templates mostly, copy pasta:)

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#1253244 Review #1253244 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
A Foreign Affair Online Dating
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
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FRAUD SCAM RUN AWAY!!!!!!!!

A Foreign Affair SCAM!!! https://www.loveme.com/information/prgb10.shtml DO NOT PAY THIS SCAM SITE ANY OF YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY!!! Run by Russians / SPIES out of Phoenix, AZ! How the *** these clowns conned their way onto national TV shows, DEMONSTRATES how stupid Dr....
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#1513950

Hey, I'm not defending them or saying you're wrong, but you may want to read the site a little more carefully. Everything you say does not oppose to what the website claims.

They tell you exactly what you're complaining about right before you make any purchase. I just used it, and clicked on a letter by accident, It opened the letter and yes it did charge me. But they didn't force me or scam me to do so. And even since I did it by accident they did refund my $5.95.

You may be right about some of the misleading statements, but at this time I can't confirm what you are stateing... You just sound really pissed.

I do know what it's like to be scammed and yes you do need to do your homework with these sites, but focus in facts not opinion. Anyway, good luck.

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#1225024 Review #1225024 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Service
A Foreign Affair Online Dating
Pros
  • Fraud
Reason of review
Fraud
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
New Reviewer

Fraudulent Company - Fake emails they charge you to reply to

The emails are all phony and just designed to keep you spending money to communicate with girls that are being paid to write you! They reward the girls each time a man writes to them because you have to pays to reply, not to read. The girls will not communicate any other way than through the emails on the site! Because that is the only way they make money off you. They say the emails are sent through the site, so they can interpret them for you and not be misunderstood, but that is not true either. Almost every girl can read english and you could easily translate them with google and avoid the $10 for each letter. They lure you in with photos of gorgeous girls, but the agency and the girls lie to you about your chances with them!!! It is all lies! Don't get roped into by these unscrupulous bastards! Take it from a man that went to the Ukraine 6 times and knows what is going on now.
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#1218831 Review #1218831 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
A Foreign Affair Online Dating
Pros
  • Looked good but turned out criminal
Cons
  • Being nickled and dimed for thousands of dollars
  • Being lied to
  • Not transparent on how the process works
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

Should have these read reviews first/then the disclaimer "entertainment" only

DISCLAIMER This service is intended for entertainment purposes only. So the women are real, their pics areal but any desire to leave a paradise for the US is just not real. I was looking the Philippines, these are very metropolitan cities and they are not living the worst lives imaginable. Quite the opposite. The cost of living is low and the islands are beautiful the bonds of family there are nothing like the nuclear families we have here. . The truth is these are paid actors. I actually found my love interest online on both LinkedIn and on Face Book. Once I contacted my love interest via social media that was it. I no longer receive letters. Is it possible that AFA hijacked this young ladies profile and posed as her and she has no idea who I am? Don't know. Are there other reasons why someone I wrote to daily didn't want to communicate with me any longer after finding out, I am real? I don't know but you'll figure it out.
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#1199235 Review #1199235 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Product
A Foreign Affair Website
Pros
  • Your freaking kidding me right
Cons
  • Being lied to and finding out these are just paid actors
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$200
Preferred solution
Full refund

Not sure if this has been brought up

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#1168725 Review #1168725 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

Email experience is a fraud

I haven't been on a tour, so I can't speak to that. And if you want to read about a site that worked well for me, skip to the bottom. I signed up online for A Foreign Affair about a month ago. I sent initial messages to several very attractive women, and the response...
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#1435769

Has anyone contacted a woman directly (her own email) using A Foreign Affair without going on a tour?

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#1149312 Review #1149312 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
A Foreign Affair Online Dating
Pros
  • Quality and selection of women to meet
Cons
  • Fraudulent come-ons from women
  • Being nickled and dimed for hundreds of dollars
Reason of review
Fraud
Loss
$360
Preferred solution
Change your model to reveal both parties' contact information after five emails have been exchanged.

Is A Foreign Affair at fault because you failed?

Just because you attend a social on a tour does not necessarily require the women to want to meet you even if you did have them invited. In most cultures a age difference of 15 years is about the max that will work in any relationship. Were you looking for an age...
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#2098679

Not true. My most recent girlfriend was beautiful and from the US and there was 38 years between us.

Now there were other circumstances why I felt that she was not marriage material; nothing to do with age I don't think. But I don't focus on age either.....it is attraction that matters most.

I would be totally thrilled to meet a girl my own age whom I was attracted to! Does anyone know where she is?

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#1148941 Review #1148941 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
A Foreign Affair Tour
Pros
  • Quality and selection of women to meet
  • Great advice from staff
Reason of review
Successful and Married

A Foriegn Affair review: What AFA doesn't tell you

Prior to my November trip to Costa Rica, I enthusiastically corresponded with several lovely women expecting to me them once there. Yes, the $9.95 e-mails, both going and coming, were a little steep, but I understood the company's service deserves to be compensated....
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#2098680

Duly noted. Thanks!

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#1140502 Review #1140502 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
A Foreign Affair Online Dating
Pros
  • Quality and selection of women to meet
Cons
  • Leave remote office staff to do dirty work
  • Not transparent on how the process works
  • No-response customer service
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$2000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution