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Complaint Review: A Foreign Affair

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  • Submitted: Fri, May 25, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, May 25, 2012

  • Reported By: The Average Guy — Marion Illinois United States of America
A Foreign Affair
7227 N. 16th St , Suite 240 Phoenix, Arizona United States of America

A Foreign Affair AFA or Loveme.com Website SCAM Website RIPOFF Phoenix, Arizona

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Do not email, go to a Social or the Country.

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So like many guys in the u.s. the thought of possibly going to a foreign country and finding a bride has crossed my mind.  So the first thing I do is google  'reputable foreign dating sites'  and of course all of the usual  b.s.  comes up.   Elenas Models.   (read more about them on this site  BEWARE)  ,  A Foreign Affair, and several other companies came up on the site.       Now I will say this before I go any further.  I personally know two American Guys, that have successfully gone to Russia and the FSR  and married successfully and have been married for over 8 years.    So it can be done.  It has been done.   Im just not sure that these sites on the internet are the way to go and do it.    I am personally  chatting with my friends russian wives and letting them guide me through the process. [continued below]....
.....    THAT is the best way to do it.   Have someone help you that has no monetary interest .            

 So  being new to the Russian Bride,  or Foreign Bride search I decided to join  AFA  or A Foreign Affair  just to kind of see what it was all about.    I paid the $99  for the Platinum membership,  which allowes me to email up to 100 girls through their system.  Now it says that when I email the girl,  that it will go through their system and the girl will receive  MY PROFILE , ALL MY INFO, Along with my pics,   and my email.   At this time the girl can look at my profile and if interested ACCEPT my email and reply to me.   Now the emails are directly from the girls email to mine.  AFA is no longer involved one my email has been accepted by her and she replies.   Keep in mind I am going into this deal with my eyes wide open and not really expected a whole lot,  more so doing it for fun, and starting to explore the foreign bride  scene.      

So I send out  75 or so emails to girls profiles that I find attractive,  some are in Russia,  Ukraine,  China, and South America.    75 emails go out.   probably  half of those are ACCEPTED   and out of those two girls  emailed me back.       At first the emails were bland and generic,  but then as I emailed back and forth with the girls over the next few days  they loosened up and told me about them some and sent me a couple of    'family' safe pics,  no nudity or 'victoria secret' pics.  Just regular pics that seemed normal.   WHAT I FOUND STRANGE was that  THEY KNEW NOTHING ABOUT ME,  HAD NOT SEEN MY PICS,  HAD NOT SEEN MY PROFILE ,  which is the whole point of using AFA  to kind of help weed out the girls that are not interested in you.                

 SO I THINK THAT THE PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP FOR THE MOST PART IS A BUNCH OF BS AND BULL.     I am goin to keep writing until i have sent about 500  emails to see if I get any hits for entertainment.   BTW after just a couple of days of emailing the 'girls'  they stopped emailing and fell off the face of the earth?????   Hmmmm            I am not surprised.    LOL   (Note the pics that the women sent me looked nothing like any of the profile pics of the girls i emailed)   

NOW HERE IS THE REAL SCAM       BEWARE   BEWARE    You can join AFA  or Loveme.com for free.   Then on the site after you log in,  you have an INBOX,  where supposedly women that have seen your profile and are interested in you   can   email you first.   HERES THE CATCH.  Even if you are a 'platinum' member if you use the mail system that is the 'inbox'  on the afa site.  To   Open  and  email from a girl costs   4.99-7.99  per email.   GEEEEZ   to  reply to her through the AFA system   is 5.99-7.99  and  2.99  for each pic you attach.  GEEEZ   As you can see this could get very expensive in a hurry.          
So for fun I opened a couple of the emails that were send TO ME from these   INTERESTED  girls.   LOL    All of  the emails I opened were so general  that they could be to anyone.   There was nothing in any of the emails from any of the girls that  would let me think they had seen my profile or even knew my name.???   The reason for this AFA   mail system is supposedly some of the girls dont have email and AFA   CLAIMS   to  let these girls come to their local office and AFA  translates  for you.   Hmmmm   for   girls that have on their profiles to be college grads and speak fair english, I would think that they could at least have their own email address and not need a translator.  ITS PRETTY OBVIOUS IT S A SCAM  and Im sure for some older guys that are not internet savvy  it seems legit.   But anybody that has any common sense can see quick that this is a HUGE  HUGE  SCAM.  I mean you could spend $100   in a few minutes just opening up  a couple  of emails and replying to them.  Why in the heck would it cost 2.99 to attach a picture to an email anyway.  LOL  SCAM SCAM    
 
Now I cannot speak on the TOURS that AFA offers.   They promote heavily   taking a  TOUR  to any of the cities that they  operate in and meet hundreds of girls in a matter of a week.     Tours  go from $1500-$4500   depending on what country you go to and how long you stay.   I would be hesitant to go on one of these tours   because   of the lies and the scam that they are running on the website  it makes me not want to trust these people.        

 I ordered  the  AFA   love me .com    tour   dvd,  and it cost me like $10 with shipping.    Within a few days  I got  a  discreetly packaged   dvd.    I took the paper cover off  and the   dvd  case   looked almost like the cover of a porn   dvd.   LOL.   No wonder they covered it with white paper.    Anyway I opened it and  watched it.    LOL     The editing  and the footage looks like it was from ten years ago.   Not very many of the girls  look  anything like the ones on the website .   So   IDK   if i would be  willing to trust these guys  and pay them  money to do a tour or not.   I think I will  speak with my friends russian wives and see if they have any relatives that could make a good match.   LOL        

Just be careful  and  KEEP YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN AND COMMON SENSE ABOUT YOU WHEN ON THE INTERNET AND LOOKING FOR A FOREIGN BRIDE. So far my own experience and my research has NOT yielded a legitimate   mail order bride service.   There may not even be one out there.       

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Do not email, go to a Social or the Country.

AUTHOR: Barry - ()

These orgainization count on you wasting time on the internet, a man and a woman cannot communicate properly in cyberspace. You are looking at a pretty picture thinking of tits and ass and they have some person emailing you back by proxy. I also spent some money emailing and I did meet a few of the ones I wrote too. Again, do not waste your money or your time emailing. Get on a jet and go to the country.

My first tour I did the package which actually is a good value. Hotel was the best in both cities, breakfast was great and the tours of the town were excellent. You will meet many men from around the world and I am still in contact with 2 from 2 years ago. My advise again do a tour. You will also find out that for the most part these women are feminine women. It is a completly different energy of these american women. You will relise that you now are in control and they honestly do want to meet you. They dislike there men in the same way we dislike the women here.

Next month I will be travelling to Costa Rica, using the service of AFA and meeting women. In Medellin I used Amolatina, they had a sister company named Colombian Angles that you would go to the office and look at the registered women and they would set up the dates. Remember that these ladies are for the most part poor and they know how to play YOU. In the Ukraine I used Anastasa, and had excellent results and plan on returning to Odessa when the evil American empire stops interfering with the Ukraine Government.

I also have a few women that have turned out to be solid. Once you play a little bit and understand women are women no matter where you are, it is the greatest kind of Big Game Hunting in the world. A woman from anywhere else is better than a American Woman. To vailidate that statement....is there just ONE company set up in the USA for foreign men seeking American women? And marry her in her country.

 

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