Ukraine photoshop dating scams

31-Jan-2016 12:38 by 4 Comments

Ukraine photoshop dating scams

Instead of grooming victims for sizable money transfers, Ukrainian swindlers go through pay-per-letter international dating sites that charge for communication.

“The photos work on the sites by themselves,” the ads insist.

Profile verification on dating sites is a feature that is worth its weight in gold. There are dating sites that boast tens of thousands of verified profiles, with copies of documents and video greetings recorded on file.

And then those sites allow manifold months-long swindles that rip off their clients for millions of dollars, while getting the first cut on the profits. There is a whole industry of selling and leasing verified dating profiles in Ukraine, which is the primary provider for websites advertising Russian brides.

“Passive income” for doing nothing sounds brilliant to young Ukrainian girls on a tight budget.

Agents further ensure girls that dating sites where their photos will be published are not accessible from Ukrainian IP addresses.

seeking employees to chat with foreigners on dating sites under another person’s identity increased by 50% over the last six months.

The ads incorporate names of sites they “cooperate” with, including all the top pay-per-letter (PPL) brands of internationally-oriented Eastern European sites.

They must provide their identification and film a video greeting, forming a “verified” profile.

Girls are scheduled for professional studio photo sessions: given makeup, clothes & told how to pose. “The rights to the photos belong to the agent,” the ads insist.

Agents entice girls with tales of foreign men sending jewellery and i Phones to their pen pals.

If a man sends a gift, the model is allowed to keep it.

One letter or call to President Putin – who is known to accept phone calls and emails from citizens – and scammers may find themselves in hot water. This is why internet scams in Ukraine are a popular way of making money online.