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TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Mar 6, 2012

Scam Corruption

The purpose of these complaints is to
1. Reveal
2. Warn
3. Protect (others from being scammed)

That's why they are here and I am glad that others have told me that they are being helped and that's what I am here for.

If my experience can save someone from being bankrupt thousands then it is worth having my experience in helping others after all
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Mar 6, 2012

Scam Corruption

Here is a report that comes from the site called sitejabber about the scam corruption with this site.

Posted by: jeanpierre p.
Date: 11/5/11

"This anastasiadate.com is a complete fraud...i paid several times online for credits where you can letter chat or send a message...girls are real but all they want is you to just chat chat chat or write to take your credits.you have to pay for every message or chat session...they will even have so to say live cams on the girls and give their number after paying an introduction fee but its all for nothing. They would never commit themselves to trying to find a partner or really getting in touch with you personally. for example they will at the least send you 1 message to your email but will just go back to their site to reply to you from there ...so you pay credits..., so you have to pay credits to answer them...all until your credit is out and have to top up.. I am positive the girls are on a commission and just want your cash...careful guys this site ...anastasiadate.com and marmaladies.com work on the same system and are a ...fraud."

Note: The "introduction fee" mentioned above is really a fee for the telephone usage of Anastasia date's expensive money making telephone system. This is the only way to obtain such information and not through the actual chat or letter system of the site but it is no guarantee of interest since it can be another corrupt device to obtain extra from one's very own pockets. Also to be noted is that the chat service is really many times done by professional chatters who know how to chat with men and in turn exhaust their pockets at the same time.

Here is another comment made from the same sitejabber site about the scam corruption with anastasiadate

Posted by: Johny M.
Date: February 2012

"I agree...and the girl are also well trained, how to deal with you and make sure to take money from you.

I am sure that all girl in this website are well trained and even have direct support from the website how to deal with if you try to meet her without the existence of the website... My advise try to close your profile in this website and avoid meeting with any girl from this website, they are very risky and well trained to extract money from you. they are full with excuses and promises.

in addition to all of that they are well organized. they follow up all the chats and review them and they know the status of your relation with anyone of the girls with you, and they ask her or instruct her what to do with you."

Anastasiadate should not be seen other than it being a place for scam corruption to greatly occur. One should not be fooled into thinking otherwise because scam and corruption with anastasiadate's site is greatly seen there.
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Mar 6, 2012

Scam Corruption

Indeed
Bellamie Send email
 
Mar 6, 2012

Scam Corruption

What is with all the people writing in agreement to their own letters?
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 27, 2012

Scam Trips and Meetings

@Surprised_man1

Certainly I am here to help wherever I can and I am here to post about sites to help protect others. I get great joy when I get to hear others tell me that what I have posted has helped to protect them

Of course if you see a post made about them-Know that I have found out something about them from my investigation that needs to be revealed
Surprised_man1 Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Scam Trips and Meetings

Hey thanks man whenever you find out anything let me know what you find out!
I have been using the website it seems legit and might just be that some girls are not so honest but cannot seem to tell for sure.
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Scam Trips and Meetings

Hmm Thank you for telling me about this

I will be investigating them indeed

Thanks again
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Scam Trips and Meetings

There is sufficient evidence to show that trips are set up by anastasiadate.com (also known as anastasiaweb.com and anastasia-international.com) scam men. and the proof of this shall be seen in the following stories:

1. Arranged Meetings where Men are lied to:

From antiscam.net-Written by Administrator, Topic: Larisa Floya

Larisa Florya from Bolevard Traian Chisinau operating with help of Anastasiaweb.com (also known as anastasiadate.com) and army-of-brides.com (anastasiadate.com's partner) they arrange a meeting telling she does not know english at all to have an expensive interpreter they both will scam to you with multiple reasons as english lessons, no internet, passing two times costs of apartament etc.

2. Arranged Meetings For Men to Just Entertain the Women At These Events or so that women will be paid by the agency!

Also from antiscam.net-Written by JohnnySotka

I am from the US.. My buddy used that Anastasia web joke. He returned with a 24 yr old, seven out of ten, on the fugly scale. Cost him around $15, 000.00 when all was said and done. Well i got to be friends with her, her English was ok. I made her some of my xxxx Margaritas one night. She had never had Tequila. Well she started answering all my questions. She told me that it is a well known joke in the FSU. The agency's trick the men into believing the girls on the web site will be at this mixer party they have in the FSU city. The fact is the agencys place advertisments all over town . The subject is " come to a free party! the stupid american men think you want to marry them, they have paid for all the alcohol and food. Come and entertain them for a while. At this point i got ill... I left.. so the next day, i asked my buddy.. why her? He told me she had the best english of all the girls there. I asked ... thats it?????????? friggin English was her ticket ???? he replied yup...

This is because they use the method of involving dating agencies. One commentator named Bill from Norway proves this also on the site dating-service.com (also known as datingservice.com)

"...I have the same opinion about Anastasia, also I now know much more about this agency as I now am married to a Russian woman...My wife was formerly working as a cosmetic consultant and was often represented at what they call "Dating Party"...agencies hired hundreds of women, that even though none were interested in meeting men, they arranged a expensive party for example 200 men for different countries...and of course they never find a women that was interested. Agencies make much money at this...I also know, as my wife's friend joined a dating agency, ...they call her several times and saying: Now there is a man in Moscow, he came from USA only to meet you...can you see him tonight and after you just say you are not interested, your commission is 200 dollars...About my wife: I placed my ad in both internet and Magazine and I used much more time to read women's inquiry to me, than think about surfing regular dating agencies."

3. Arranged Meetings Where Ladies Soft Scam Men:

From: Peter from Houston-no1reviews.com

On this site there are all types of girls. Scammers, girls looking for clothes and nice dinners ...I have been to Ukraine twice and this is a legitimate process but you have to be careful guys. If red flags start going up then you have to pay attention. Be prepared to walk away from the girl!!! My story is I met girls from Kiev and had a date with one girl. She actually looked better than her photo which was a surprise. (this is where I got confused) She was sooo pretty that we went to the restaurant of her choice. BIG MISTAKE! Now, I thought I was scam proof because I am 33 and the girl was 26. So the age difference is not drastic. Now, I expect nice meals with girls that want expensive restaurants because American girls pull that sh*t on guys too. After dinner, she said she wanted to look for something for her DAD. Yeah right! Next thing I'm in an Asian themed antique store (keep in mind we had known each other for 2 hours) and she is taking two items up to the counter. She turns to me and said I think WE will get these items. yeah right We??? Since the items were 25 dollars total I did not complain because
1. She was soo pretty
2. I had come all this way to meet girls and and don't want to start to piss them off.

I got scammed and I'm just glad it was not some expensive pair of shoes or something. Guys..if you choose to do this be careful. I did meet legitimate girls as well that only wanted to have drinks and talk...but guys...BE PREPARED TO WALK AWAY!! IF she takes you into a store WALK AWAY!!! You think Ukrainian and Russian guys put up with that??? AND it's not a cultural thing. Guys you should not be buying presents of any sort unless you are intimate and in a relationship with the girl. Guys, if you choose to go halfway around the world...be careful..be prepared to walk away and watch for red flags!!

Another commentator Karl confirms this on no1reviews.com again
where he says:

"Sounds just like what I've experienced. I went to Kiev at the weekend and met a beautiful woman. We went to a restaurant of the woman's choice. That cost me just over £300! The next day she's asking for a £200 designer swimsuit. I departed...!"

Over and over again we see anastasiadate.com being exposed for its practices! Those in the dark about this site need to see the light!
Surprised_man1 Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Scam Trips and Meetings

Hey that was good and I was wondering if you know how that website ukrainebridesagency.com is?
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Scam Site And Fraud System: Horrific Scam Tales

UPDATE: ABOUT Pravilna-SCAMMED BY Anastasiadate.com

After Failing to Heed the Warnings of this wonderful site known as the complaintsboard that I had posted about anastasiadate.com our good friend Pravilna who commented on this post has indeed been SCAMMED it appears (whom indeed I do feel sorry for). I managed to find a report on the ripoff report that was recently posted that by all description matches the identity of the individual named Pravilna

Title of the Report on the rip off report:

Author: Pravilna — Katy Texas United States of America
Posted: Monday, February 06, 2012
AnastasiaDate.com Scammed me out of thousands of dollars in chat and email charges, never showed up. Internet, Internet

Please Check it Out and See For Yourself. Again I really do feel sorry for him

Truly...

Failure to listen Equals (=) Failure to Learn.
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Too difficult to choose

STAY AT HOME: HERE IS WHAT THE NY TIMES SAYS:

51% of Women Are Now Living Without Spouse - New York Times-59.9 million who are single

IMAGINE THAT NUMBER AND YOU COULD HAVE FOUND SOMEONE RIGHT IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD HAD YOU JUST DONE SOME DIGGING

IMAGINE-59.9 MILLION WOMEN
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Too difficult to choose

After Being on the Site For two Years-No One Can tell me about Balance
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Too difficult to choose

This Site Is Corrupt
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Too difficult to choose

. IF ANASTASIA IS NOT CORRUPT THEN ANSWER THIS...

A. One review site dating-services-review.net says about anastasiadate.com:

"The main problem with Anastasia's style of practice involves their "letters of introduction." Many people have reported being scammed due to this system. The risk is that a woman will write an introduction letter intended for a very broad and simple type of man, then that letter will be sent to many different men in hopes of persuading them to respond. If someone responds, AnastasiaDate.com makes money. If all of them respond, Anastasia Date makes even more money. Hence, the possibility of a scam."
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Too difficult to choose

B. One gentleman who speaks the Ukrainian language and found out about the inner workings of anastasiadate.com also made his comments on their chat system by posting about his findings on no1reviews.com and he says:

"Since I was able to speak the language fluently, I befriended ladies and got to know them pretty well. I also learned from them the "inner workings" of the dating service of "Anastasia." I could NOT believe what I heard...Girls told me that sometimes one girl will write responses to as many as 5 different guys, or even worse another Ukrainian guy will pretend to be a girl when responding to you!! Yikes!"

"CHAT means only one thing to me. It's a money maker for them. They are NOT serious to get to know you outside of Anastasia's chat service! I mean, chat is free for them. They also get a percentage $$ cut from the agency, about 10 cents on every dollar you spend with them on chat, so it's in the girls' best interest to keep you chatting!! Something for you to think about!!"
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Too difficult to choose

C. This comes from a man named Bill from Norway on the site dating-service.com (also known as datingservice.com) when he deals with dating agencies that are connected to anastasiadate.com

"I have the same opinion about Anastasia, also I now know much more about this agency as I now am married to a Russian woman...I also know, as my wife's friend joined a dating agency, ...they call her several times and saying: Now there is a man in Moscow, he came from USA only to meet you...can you see him tonight and after you just say you are not interested, your commission is 200 dollars..
Pravilna Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Too difficult to choose

TruthIsNowTold, you say you have been burned many times by Anastasia. This makes no sense. If you got burned once, why do you keep on sticking your fingers back in the flame? To keep repeating behavior that causes harm expecting a different outcome is one definition of insanity.
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Too difficult to choose

YOU WANT BALANCE?

1. I HAVE BEEN ON THE SITE FOR TWO YEARS-SO I HAVE PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE TO SHARE.

2. I HAVE SEEN OVER AND OVER AGAIN THIS SITE BE ERRONEOUS OVER AND OVER AGAIN. CASE IN POINT: IN THE YEAR 2010 THERE WAS A LADY WHO KEPT ON PURSUING ME VIA THE CHAT SYSTEM WHO WAS BLONDE AND FIVE FOOT AND FIVE INCHES. THEN ONE DAY SHE STOPPED AND THEY SAID HER PROFILE WAS DELETED. SO WHEN I ASKED THEM WHY-THEY SAID THEY WERE SAD TO TELL ME THAT SHE HAD DIED IN A HELICOPTER CRASH AND I CAN POST THE ACTUAL CUSTOMER SERVICE STATEMENT HERE WHERE THEY SAID SO. I WAS VERY SAD HOWEVER WHEN I WENT ON THEIR AFFILIATE RUSSIAN AND UKRAINIAN SITE GUESS WHOSE PROFILE WAS UP AND RUNNING AS NORMAL? IT WAS HERS

3. ANSWER THIS

from scamvictimsunited.com from fool999 who says

Hi,
I have a proof, that Anastasia Dating is a Scam. I have received an insider information
of an emplyee. She told me that between 1000 and 2000 men are visiting every year
Odessa in Ukraine. Only 1 or two of these men marry the woman!!!
It is all about creating an small income for the girls but much more for the site and
a lot of associated people from translaters to restaurants. It is a scam industry.
I wonder if someone has already started legal steps.

Hope that this helps someone

YOU SAY I AM IMBALANCED??? THEN I GUESS EVERYONE WHO COMPLAINS MUST BE IMBALANCED AS WELL-WHICH I AM SURE THEY AREN'T

4. MY FIANCEE FROM RUSSIA FOUND ME ON ANOTHER SITE AND WE WILL BE MARRIED THIS YEAR-P.S. SHE LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THOSE GIRLS FROM ANASTASIA AND SHE IS A PERFECT 10. WE COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER FOR FREE VIA CORRESPONDENCE FREE OF CHARGE. SHE WROTE ME POETRY FOR MY BIRTHDAY
The Exposer-Revealer Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Scam Performance: Oksana and Francesco

I got knowledge of this through a friend of mine and decided to examine it for myself and upon close videographic examination I came to the following conclusion which is this:

It is clear that anastasiadate.com is involved in scam performances and such is seen in the so-called story of Oksana - Odessa, Ukraine and Francesco - Italy. This story is so well-played out that one can clearly see that it was indeed a great pretense. Of course anastasiadate.com is well known for its scam performances and here is an example of such:

What makes this a scam performance is that the story which is in video form has a well acted out plot with cameras involved and great special effects. In the story we see them both sitting on two benches away from each other and then the special effects kicks in and then we see them together with her looking at him while he is sitting on the bench. It seems so real except that the video is a well constructed fabrication with a false story line plot and good camera effects intended to look as though it is the real thing.

It is pretense to the highest degree which Anastasiadate.com is very well known for. This fabrication should not be believed at all. Plain and Simple and just goes to show how corrupt this site is that it will fabricate when it needs to well constructed stories which anastasiadate.com does so without any embarrassment or any shame. However its own actions will embarrass it in time I most certainly guarantee.
The Exposer-Revealer Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Scam Performance: Oksana and Francesco

Goes to show how corrupt they really are
The Exposer-Revealer Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Scam Performance: Oksana and Francesco

Note: "Connections" with Ukrainian and Russians can indeed fall apart
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Scam and Fraud: False Ladies

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION:

Hey there are millions more single women in Canada and the United States-why not try plenty of fish or OK Cupid-they are free and not expensive. I have met people there myself after getting tired with the cost and waste with Anastasia date. One statistic alone says there were at least 16 million single women in the United States alone who belonged to a particular group. There must be at least one whom you can at least find in those millions whom you can deem interesting at least. Stay at home friend-You will be much safer there
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Scam Site And Fraud System: Horrific Scam Tales

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION:

Hey there are millions more single women in Canada and the United States-why not try plenty of fish or OK Cupid-they are free and not expensive. I have met people there myself after getting tired with the cost and waste with Anastasia date. One statistic alone says there were at least 16 million single women in the United States alone who belonged to a particular group. There must be at least one whom you can at least find in those millions whom you can deem interesting at least. Stay at home friend-You will be much safer there
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Fraud Exposed: Employees Pretending To Be Customers

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION:

Hey there are millions more single women in Canada and the United States-why not try plenty of fish or OK Cupid-they are free and not expensive. I have met people there myself after getting tired with the cost and waste with Anastasia date. One statistic alone says there were at least 16 million single women in the United States alone who belonged to a particular group. There must be at least one whom you can at least find in those millions whom you can deem interesting at least. Stay at home friend-You will be much safer there
TruthIsNowTold Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Customer Service and Management Lies

Roger Sears who (is at this time) the operations manager for AnastasiaDate.com did a "rebuttal" as he claimed when the lies of AnastasiaDate.com were exposed on scaminformer.com. He presented however more lies to try to cover up the existing ones that were already exposed! However someone exposed his lies and so I present you his lies and the exposure of this lies

Firstly the lies of Roger Sears (at this time) operations manager

Please let me rebut the comments stated on this report, which are inaccurate, misleading and not at all indicative of the experience enjoyed by the thousands of loyal members who use Anastasiadate.com to successfully meet beautiful foreign ladies from Eastern Europe.

Live Chat

The chat service is tremendously popular with our members and is a great way to get closer to the Ladies in real time. There are options to use text chat and video chat on this service. Live Chat is competitively priced, there are no hidden charges, all the costs are clearly labeled on the chat window and in the Service Description on the site, in the FAQ and also in the customer service guide. The service can also be used from your Android or iphone. Chat is billed by the minute. Any confusion over pricing can easily be addressed to our Customer Service Team which works round the clock.

Anti Scam

AnastasiaDate.com has the most effective anti-scam team within the International Dating industry. It is there to detect scam, remove scammers and reimburse clients if a scam has happened. 99% of the time we prevent scam via our robust interview process, use of our internal black list, profile moderation process, telephone interview process and other internal procedures.
Occasionally we do detect scam, and it is to our credit that we take action and remove scammers when we detect them. No site is perfect, but we strive to achieve 100% in scam detection.

Marriage Fraud

The Ladies on AnastasiaDate.com do not commit marriage fraud. Specifically in the example you have given, and from what I know about you personally (you have posted many times against AnastasiaDate.com), your personal correspondence with this particular lady led to enormous pressure on her to agree to marry you before you even visited her or met her in person. We recommend that all clients use common sense, and do not commit to marriage until they have at least met the Lady which whom they are corresponding. Pressurizing Ladies to agree to such proposals before meeting is a recipe for disaster, as I think that anyone would recognize.


Advertising

AnastasiaDate.com does not focus on any particular racial group through its advertising. To suggest that it does is inaccurate and misleading. AnastasiaDAte.com is enjoyed by members from all over the world as a place to come to together to find a foreign bride, and our female members are also seeking romantic and gentle male members from all corners of the globe.

Customer Service

The AnastasiaDate.com customer service team is available 7 days a week, round the clock for the convenience of our clients, and they reply to each and every question that is sent in by our members. There is strict quality control within the department. The team is always monitored and mentored and receives constant training on the product and service provided, as well as best practice in dealing with clients. Any complaints against the Customer Service team are escalated to Senior Management and receive a personal response.

Quality of the Ladies on the site

AnastasiaDate.com is the most prestigious and popular international dating site within Russia, Ukraine and several other East European countries. We spend an enormous amount of time and money in developing the brand and the image of the site to our female members, so that our male clients find the best selection of female clients possible. Anastasia has the highest brand recognition and recall rate amongst Ladies in Ukraine than any other International Dating site.
Ladies are not, never have been and never will be paid to chat on the service. The Ladies on the site are here to meet charming western gentlemen. There have been countless Sociological and Academic studies pertaining to the usage of international dating sites by foreign women. There is a genuine demand by Eastern European Ladies to find their soulmate outside of their home country for a variety of reasons, and AnastasiaDate.com is their site of choice to find such men.
When a lady registers on anastasiadate.com, they are single and unmarried. Our task is to change that, so that they develop relationships with our male clients. They leave the service wither when they form a relationship with one of our clients, or when they form a relationship outside of our service.
Clients who correspond with Ladies on Anastasiadate.com can be sure that their correspondence is real and genuine. Via video chat, clients can also see the ladies they are corresponding with in real time.

Telephone Translation Service and IMBRA

In order to protect the female members on our site, and in compliance with the International Marriage Brokers Regulation Act, AnastasiaDate.com allows users to contact each other, but they should meet in person before they swap private contact details. This is reasonable in theory, although while our male clients are mainly in the US and our female clients are in Ukraine this is often problematic. Using the Telephone translation service, which includes high quality live translation provided in real time, as well as including the cost of the international call itself, clients are able to contact the lady directly, therefore allowing them to swap contact details. This service is very fairly priced given the level of translation and the inclusion of the long distance international phone call.

BBB

We are no longer part of the BBB. The actual process of resolving complaints using BBB methodology does not make a great fit with a dating site.
We answer all client questions within 24 hours, as well as answering questions in real time on the phone and via Live Chat to customer service.
Each and every issue is resolved to the highest possible standard, in fitting with our high reputation. If this were not the case, we would not be running the single most popular International Dating site in operation, and have been doing so for over 10 years.

Should any other clients or potential clients wish to discuss this report further, please contact us directly via our Customer Service Page at http://www.anastasiadate.com/pages/customersupport/newquestion.aspx?categoryID=18

Yours Sincerely
Roger Sears
AnastasiaDate.com Operations Manager

Now the lies of Anastasiadate.com exposed!

THE LIES OF ANASTASIADATE.COM: THE REBUTTAL

Rebuttal: Please let me add to the comments which are inaccurate from Roger Sears which are misleading, inaccurate and not indicative of the many experiences out there who complain about anastasiadate. com

Roger Sears
AnastasiaDate.com Operations Manager

You just made me mad! Defending your lies with your so-called damage control. Well Guess what I shall expose your lies for all to see and its time to expose you for all to see

Lie 1. Live Chat:-Live Chat is a robbery system because those who have live chatted will know from experience that there are times that live chat sometimes takes more money than it should take. One person complained that they paid for 20 minutes and got only eight minutes of live chat. It is expensive and bleeds your money dry and ladies who are known as prochatters are set up there to chat with you so that much of your money is used up in chatting. Wrong Mr. Sears Chat may be billed by the minute but if the lady turns on her camera instead of paying one credit for one minute one has to pay two credits for one minute. There is no confusion here!

On no1sitereviews.com a gentleman named DG got to know the inner workings of Anastasia Date.com and said

"Guys, let me share with you a personal story: I speak fluent Russian, lived in Ukraine for a long time, and now live in Texas. I'm in my mid-30's, average looking, stable job. Recently I traveled to Odessa, Ukraine, to meet several girls from Anastasia. Since I was able to speak the language fluently, I befriended ladies and got to know them pretty well. I also learned from them the "inner workings" of the dating service of "Anastasia." I could NOT believe what I heard...Girls told me that sometimes one girl will write responses to as many as 5 different guys, or even worse another Ukrainian guy will pretend to be a girl when responding to you!! Yikes!"

This is also confirmed by a lady client named Marina from Kiev on the same site no1sitereviews.com!. Here is her story

"I would like to tell personal story about Anastasia.com. I am girl from Kiev (Ukraine), I am nice, well-educated and I know English. I wanted to find serious relationship with help of site Anastasia. Well, I registered on the site with my real name and stated that I am woman looking for a man. Can you believe, some mistake has happen and I started to receive invitations from girls to be a member and to chat with them or to read their e-mails? I felt that Anastasia doesn't expect girls to make registration by themselves; they prefer to work with local agencies. Well, than I met a girl who was working in the local international dating agency, partner of Anastasia. She told me that she needs to write and send hundreds of e-mails every day, trying to make new members and to have chat with them. She receives percentage from payments. Also I found many ads in the local press, where girls are invited to work in chat with foreigners. Also there are special people in the agencies, who write very emotional letters about love and relationship"

This means that many, many, many and not just a handful are involved in a scam operation on the site and this will be proven later on!

Lie2. Anastasia's Antiscam and Marriage Fraud Claim is not true at all. It is a diversionary tactic set up by them to divert those from not seeing their deliberate allowance of scammers onto their site. For example Elena Matsuk id : 1104556 (anastasiadate) was on their site and later on committed marriage fraud and is now blacklisted permanently. She can be found on the following sites:

www.lawantiscam.com/scam-list/77/

http://shaz444.ipage.com/index/6701.html

http://www.stop-scammers.com/scammer.asp?id=5929

Sorry you have me confused with someone else since I did not correspond with the lady but I know the story very well where anastasiadate.com was going to be taken to court over the issue. This is an absolute lie where Roger Sears says: "your personal correspondence with this particular lady led to enormous pressure on her to agree to marry you before you even visited her or met her in person" Lies!

I present to you the actual story from forum.fiance.com with the actual person who dealt with her who goes by the name shaz444. Here is the story and not the LIES that Mr Sears wishes us to buy!

Topic: Another scammer Elena Matsuk (ID: 1104556)

"These are my facts with her:
Corresponded for over 7 months writing deep emotional & hard letters about my previous experiences with other girls & how bad it has been already with online dating, so she was my last try & she said she won’t let me down.
Had 6 – 7 long video chats during the period.
Had 10-11 phone conversations.
Decided to meet in Odessa ASAP, but I was waiting to cross check her. She was insisting I come immediately.
I asked her to let me introduce to her parents, all she said they know about you & they think you are nice man.
I asked her for her parents postal address, she said it was broken!!! She hasn’t up till now given the real postal address.
I just asked her last Saturday will she sign a legal marriage document when I meet her, she said “I would love to”.
Guys I am just trying to warn you do your homework before you make any plans going abroad? So I booked my flight…and
Orbitz in Polish airline for $1157
Ukraine visa for $142 rush service.
Anastasia Apartments for 11 days for $900
Lawyer in Odessa to process No impediment certificate for marriage to UKR Citizen $180
Travel insurance $50
Car rental for 11 days $650
Guess what was her last letter today when I told her my flight is booked for October 28 flying to Odessa 6:53 pm & reaching Odessa in the morning, I got her letter today saying “I can’t meet you because I have to go with my friend to another country. I hope you understand”.
Ok fine emergency do happen, but come on, be rude to me instead keep me hanging on!!! I am human being too????
Ok, now for the costs, I had to cancel everything which I had paid for, I have lost about $900 on cancellation charges but I am still keeping my insurance for a later date. She just didn’t make me come all the way & waste more money OR most important my time!!!
Really I have nothing against Russian / Eastern Europeans but this has got me changing my mind about girls from this part of the world. These girls are good at writing letters, that’s what convinced me at first. Our American/Canadian girls might not be that pretty to post profiles on regular/local websites as these girls here are, but really I will go out with any average babe now before I get scammed.

Concerning scammers and this is found on the complaintsboard.com again: Between July 2010 and October 2010 there was a scammer found on the site:

Her name is Vika Tkachenko, Lugansk Ukraine

She can be found on: http://www.scammerlist.com/memberid/18712_819de8c2

As well as she can be found on: http://www.russian-scammers.com/Russian_dating_scams/

Lie 3-Customer Service: It is true that the customer service is available 24 hours but they are available to be RUDE and disrespectful to clients at times. Having dealt with the phone call service at Anastasia myself I have seen this to be the case after being rudely told talked to and told to be quiet!

Lie 4-Quality of Ladies: The ladies may appear to be of quality but NOT all are as Mr. Sears explain. You see I present fact after fact after fact. Here is a doctor whose story found on the complaintsboard.com bears witness of the lack of quality with the ladies! He is obviously an intelligent man and would know what he is talking about being that he is a medical practitioner and so here is his story!

"The problem is in the actual women on there.
If the women on this site look too good to be true, that’s because they do! I am 35, 6?2?, not bald, not fat, and a successful doctor in Canada. I decided to give this a chance as my ex of 3 years had left me and I wanted to try something new. Boy, was I in for a shock!

After spending close to $1000 on the site, I connected with three women. I traveled to Ukraine to meet them.
The first had totally lied about her English ability. She had it put it to “advanced” on her profile. She knew not a single word in English. Without telling me, she brought an Anastasia interpreter who charged $20 per hour.
They insisted on meeting at only this one restaurant, which I did just to be nice. They then ordered the most expensive items on the menu, bringing the bill to $300. They suggested that I take them to another restaurant of their choice the next day (and to that I said no).

The next date turned out even worse. Even though she spoke good English, she brought her cousin to this restaurant of her choice. Without asking me and in Russian, they ordered 8 dishes of appetizers!!! and the most expensive wine and entres on the menu. I finally got so pissed that I got up and left. They then threatened to call the police on me and holding me hostage in the country. I threw $150 at them and got the heck out of there (total bill would have been north of 400 had I stayed).

The third date did not even show up.

Don’t waste your money and stay home. date women in your own neck of the woods. That’s my advice.
These women think of foreign men who go there as suckers. They don’t care what you look like, or what you do. They just want to take you for a hell ride and leave you feeling so empty and used."

Here is what another person named Jay T who wrote on scamvictimsunited.com

Jay.T Says:

Im a 35 year old guy living in Australia and
Have been a past user of this site. Unfortunately
i also spent hundreds of dollars communicating with a handful of girls hoping to find that someone special in my life in 2006. Like you i recieved many many letters and it was quite hard choosing who i wanted to write to as they were all so beautiful!

But after some thinking i narrowed it down to 5 girls which i thought i would get on with. many many letters and even a few phone calls ( which cost me more!) i arranged to meet them on person as had previously arranged to go to Odessa (Ukraine) for my 5 week vacation. They said were all looking forward to meet me so i was really excited not knowing what was going to happen..
After i settled myself in Odessa i contacted all the girls i had been communicating with and was looking forward to seeing them in person. but what happened next really made me see i had made a big mistake in using this site. according to all the girls they were all out of the city on business and unfortunately they were not able to meet me!! WHAT THE!! ..there was only one girl out of the 5 that i planned to meet that i actually met in person. she was a nice girl. spent a bit of time with her but i could see she was not genunine.

Lie 5-Advertising-"AnastasiaDate.com does not focus on any particular racial group through its advertising" This is a blatant lie and it is Mr Sears who is misleading and inaccurate. If one were to join the site one would notice the couple banner advertising contain only a one-race picture. If the site is "enjoyed" by other members of the globe then where are the "couple global pictures" of other members of other races who "enjoy" the site? The answer reflects the contradiction of anastasiafate.com. This one-race picture is not the same seen on another international site Match.com but on this site the one-race picture is seen in dominant fashion in testimonies as well as its "couple advertising pictures" that reflect one race. It is interesting on their africabeauties.com site (another sketchy site) they have articles there about interracial relationships but on this site there cannot even be "couple advertising" that reflects other races. They are a LIAR indeed!

Lie 6. Telephone Translation Service and IMBRA Act-It is very disappointing to hear lie after lie after lie with this man. Firstly the IMBRA Act is an American Act and should not be enforced on those outside of America. This is well seen on internationalmarriagebroker.com where it says and I quote:

"IMBRA became law in March 2006".

"Its avowed purpose is to protect foreign women from American predators. Its practical effect is to make it difficult for American men to seek romance overseas, and to put small American internet businesses that service the international dating niche out of business" Does not talk about NonAmericans does it?

So the site abuses the act by enforcing it on outsiders who are not USA citizens since it deals with American citizens!

Also as well they are only enforcing part of the Act. The site goes on to say and again I quote:

"IMBRA requires any for profit, dating service, which primarily facilitates international contacts between Americans and non-Americans, any so called "International Marriage Broker" to perform the following :

A. To conduct a background check at the National Sex Offenders Database, NSOPR.GOV on each American it serves.

B. To ask a list of mandated questions of each American about his marital and criminal background.

C. To request the American to provide court records, police reports, etc for any conviction or arrest, specified in the mandated questions list."

Does Anastasiadate.com do this?. The answer is NO it allows anyone on its site! However they highlight one part of the Act that applies to not allowing the passing of contact information between a foreign person and a USA citizen and then exploit it so that one has no other choice but to call the lady over a telephone chat system that after 5 minutes the charges begin to add up greatly. It is interesting on another site one can actually book a call with a lady and its 15 minutes and not 5 minutes and its much less and its $6.75 and not $40.00 for five minutes where with AnastasiaDate.com even if you talk for three minutes you still get charged the full five minutes and that includes translation and cost of the international call. Shame on you Mr. Sears for your lies! Also with this site one does not need a credit care to book a call but with Anastasiadate.com you need a credit card or else you cannot call. This means it makes it very difficult for men who do not have a credit card but want to call a lady but have no way of doing so. Thus the site makes it difficult for some men! Shame on you but with the cheaper site I just mentioned one does need to use a credit card to book a phone call surprisingly!

They are also supposed to do this:as it continues to say from the site about the IMBRA!

F. To present to the foreign person, a pamphlet about Domestic Abuse written in her primary language.

Do they do this?. No! Therefore they are not complete in using this system and also their pricing demonstrates that this they are greedy after monetary gain if their prices cannot be cheaper and fair!

Here is more about the law from online-dating-rights.com

"The law requires a man to have a criminal background check, a sex offender check and an intrusive report about intimate details of his life prepared and given to a foreign woman stranger (scammer?) BEFORE he can email or call her. This is the first time in US history criminal background checks have been required for two people to communicate."

Again does AnastasiaDate.com do any of this-NO! So it cannot really say it is following the IMBRA now does it. Another Lie exposed!

However this system is unfair: According to online-dating-rights.com the system "We believe that a new federal law called the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA) is unconstitutional, immoral, and misandrist (man-hating). IMBRA criminalizes American men (and women) who meet foreign women (and men) via the internet"

In other words those who practice this system are making everyone out to be a criminal-thus their continual practice of this means that all American men on their site are made out to be criminals!

But I like what they say and this applies to Mr Sears of AnastsiaDate.com from the same site just mentioned

"Other justifications for the law are based on misleading, deceptive and dishonest use of statistics and on personal opinions disguised as fact such as phony claims"

It says justification for the law involve those who are misleading, deceptive, and dishonest-just like Anastasia.com is

Here what they go on to say!

"OUR believes that this law violates US Constitutional rights to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, equal protection (Match.com is exempted from the law)"

Why is Match.com exempted? The answer is because it is an international site and not just an American one. Therefore if Mr Sears wants to claim that the site he is with is "international" then it is supposed to be exempted from the law as well because Mr Sears says and I quote:

"AnastasiaDAte.com is enjoyed by members from all over the world"-This makes it an international site and if that is the case then why is it practicing law that only deals with American based sites.

It can therefore be seen that AnastasiaDate.com is abusing this law and using it only for one purpose: Financial Gain!

Lie 7BBB: Sears says "We are no longer part of the BBB. The actual process of resolving complaints using BBB methodology does not make a great fit with a dating site"

If Mr. Sears is referring to the BBB or Better Business Bureau no wonder Anastasiadate.com would be against them and their methodology because it is what Anastasiadate, com refuses as a whole to practice and thus they would be against them and their standards of course because Anastasiadate, com wants its own standards!

Here's what the BBB says

BBB Code of Business Practices (BBB Accreditation Standards)

The BBB Code of Business Practices represents sound advertising, selling and customer service practices that enhance customer trust and confidence in business. The Code is built on the BBB Standards for Trust, eight principles that summarize important elements of creating and maintaining trust in business.

This Code also represents standards for business accreditation by BBB. Businesses based in the United States and Canada that meet these standards and complete application procedures will be accredited by BBB.

To be accredited by BBB a business or organization affirms that it meets and will abide by the following standards:
1. Build Trust
Establish and maintain a positive track record in the marketplace.

2. Advertise Honestly
Adhere to established standards of advertising and selling.

3. Tell the Truth
Honestly represent products and services, including clear and adequate disclosures of all material terms.

I highlight three of these eight points but if you check Anastasia's track record and its hundreds of complaints against it one will see its track record fails miserably as well its honesty in advertising that is one sided and in its telling of the truth especially about Elena Matsuk!

Here is what one review site says about them: http://www.dating-services-review.net/reviews/AnastasiaDate.com.html

Here's what one review site says and I quote:

"Problems

The main problem with Anastasia's style of practice involves their "letters of introduction." Many people have reported being scammed due to this system. The risk is that a woman will write an introduction letter intended for a very broad and simple type of man, then that letter will be sent to many different men in hopes of persuading them to respond. If someone responds, AnastasiaDate.com makes money. If all of them respond, Anastasia Date makes even more money. Hence, the possibility of a scam."

"Conclusion
...we highly recommend avoiding AnastasiaDate.com... their track record is hard to ignore"


Roger Sears, AnastasiaDate.com Operations Manager-I hope all your clients who see this should stop being your clients and any "potential" clients should not even want to join after seeing the LIES that have been exposed right here from your very own words!

P.S. Know why they want one to "please contact us directly via our Customer Service Page at http://www.anastasiadate.com/pages/customersupport/newquestion.aspx?categoryID=18"

The answer so that your complaints will not spill out on the internet and expose them! But today AnastasiaDate.com-You are Again Exposed!


Also here is one final piece from scamvictimsunited.com from fool999 who says

Hi,
I have a proof, that Anastasia Dating is a Scam. I have received an insider information
of an emplyee. She told me that between 1000 and 2000 men are visiting every year
Odessa in Ukraine. Only 1 or two of these men marry the woman!!!
It is all about creating an small income for the girls but much more for the site and
a lot of associated people from translaters to restaurants. It is a scam industry.
I wonder if someone has already started legal steps.

Hope that this helps someone

Its time for legal action against you to end you all all once and for all!

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