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Warnings about agencies that use affiliate offices
The most common problem with affiliate agencies is their goal to make as much money as possible, as opposed to finding you a soul mate. First of all, posting a no-scam policy on their websites does not stop the affiliates from running major scams. The main web site has no idea who is writing the letters to the male clients, nor do they really care. Most of these affiliates work with 10 to 20 agencies, sending out thousands of letters each day from just one female client. Some offices have one woman corresponding with hundreds and hundreds of men simultaneously, never allowing you to contact them directly. This is because the women have NO IDEA who you are. On top of it all, they make you pay $75 or more for an introduction. The translator in the office can then brief the women on exactly what she has been saying to you.
Even worse is that they charge you to invite the women to the socials; again, they do this so they can pay the office/translator to brief the women about what has been said in the letters. This also goes on with the live chat and phone translations. We have heard this from many, many women and translators throughout Russia, Ukraine, Asia and South America. Unfortunately, this has become the norm for many companies. So why do these web sites use affiliates? To gain huge profits and to separate themselves from the ongoing scams! If it is not technically their office, they can just blame problems and complaints on their affiliates. It basically provides them with deniability.
A major misconception is that all major introduction and romance tour companies rely on affiliates; this is simply NOT TRUE. A Foreign Affair now has six offices throughout the Ukraine and Russia. It also has its OWN offices throughout Asia, Latin America and South America. With just a few very trusted affiliates, more then 90% of correspondence goes right through the AFA offices, not through untrustworthy affiliates. AFA never charges clients to invite women to their socials.
Keep on the look out for agencies that charge to invite women to socials on top of basic correspondence; that is a common red flag that the agency is trying to take advantage of you.
I don't care what the agencies tell you. This is PROOF that the affiliate agencies are hiring girls to write letters and chat on video. See Below
If the affiliate agency tells you that they do not do this, well, let me explain.
The main agency, in the USA, does nothing. All they do is count money. It is the local office in the Ukraine that is hiring girls. That local office is supplying girls and profiles to ALL these scam agencies. The local agencies (offices) are hiring girls and scamming you. So, when the main agency in the USA tells you that they do not scam and they do not pa girls to chat and write letters, it is, in fact, the truth.
THEY don't do it themselves. It is their affiliates in Ukraine that do it. But those offices in Ukraine are partners/affiliates of the main agency in the USA. They are one team. They are both scamming you. You can NEVER know if the girl in the profile is writing the letter herself, or if the girl you are video-chatting with is getting paid or looking for love.
ALL these agencies are now doing this. These classified ads are PROOF.
There is NO way that any man should EVER use these agencies.
These ads are all the proof ANY man would ever need.
Hot Russian Brides (hotrussianbrides.com) (same as Russian Love Match (russianlovematch.com)),
Ana-stasia International (anastasiavveb.com, anastasiadate.com, scanna.com and MANY MORE),
Army of Brides (army-of-brides.com, a-pretty.com and HUNDREDS more)
1st International (1st-international.com, natashaclub.com and HUNDREDS more)
Dream Marriage (dream-marriage.com)
Anastasia newest sites: Orient Brides (orientbrides.com) and Amo Latina (amolatina.com)
It is a shame, Latin American and Asia did not have much scams before, now Anastasia is teaching all the local companies how to scam in Latin America and Asia.
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Orient Brides (orientbrides.com) says they send out 400,000 letters per week, but as of 3/18/2010 they have only 1,249 women. Doing the math, each woman is sending out 320 letters per week, 1,376 per month, and 16,640 per year. This is just one agency. Now, take in to account that these affiliates work with ten or more agencies. At ten agencies, it increases the letters per year to 160,440. Do you think these women really write that many letters? No; the affiliate agencies do. These women on these sites have no idea who you are. This is the same for Amo Latina (amolatina.com).
How do they get a way with it? Simple. When you come to meet them in the affiliate office, they brief the women on what has been said in the letters. After that first meeting, she will become too busy to meet you, have a sick family member to take care of, leave for a trip, or meet someone else. Then, the agency says that they did their part. Now you've traveled all that way for nothing.
With this scam, the women must be briefed by the translators about what was actually said in the letters. The problem really begins when the women start complaining to the men that they did not write those letters, but that the agency did. The agency then figures that if they pay the women to write the letters themselves, then they won't complain to the men because they are part of the scam. Now they are getting paid to write letters to men and making a lot of money doing it. Some women are making several thousands of dollars each month, plus gifts. So, as you can see from the ads above, the new scam is to simply pay each woman to write as many letters to as many different men as she possibly can.
So the new Scam just pay the women to Right and Chat with you.
FYI: Orient Brides (orientbrides.com), Amo Latina (amolaitina.com) , Anastasia date (anastasia-date.com) formally Anastasiaweb.com are all the same company.
It is a shame the spread this Scam to Latin American and Asia.
We have seen this for many years; this is why we opened 5 more offices in the Ukraine last year. So we do not have to rely on all the scamming agencies. Please note A Foreign Affair (AFA) is the only company to use its own offices thought out the world.
I think that the women start complaining to the men that they did not write those letters, but that the agency did. The agency then figures that if they pay the women to write the letters themselves, then they won't complain to the men because they are part of the scam.
I am a retired 76 year old physician widowed in 2018 and am considering joining an agency such as A Foreign Affair. Information gleened on this forum points to loveme.com (A Foreign Affair)being one of the good, trustworthy agencies.
I am interested in the pricing for services like A Foreign Affair? I am not a wealthy man but live well within my means, and so cost is a subject that is important to me. After reading posts here regarding fraudulent agencies, I can see that some who post here have spent large amounts of money in losing ventures toward companionship. I wish to avoid such mistakes and would like to hear from others here about their experiences.
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