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.
However I noticed (after reading the letters shown in the list) that there are certain things, you can notice before the scammer reaches your bank account. Because I am also one of you (more or less), somebody who is looking for a life partner and decided to give it a try online. and I think, I know what a woman is looking for online if she is not a scammer.
So, here are my tips, I hope, they can help somebody to avoid a problem...
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.