I wrote 60 pay to write and recieved a similar number of pay to read letters to someone purporting to be Juliya Igorevna Nastych, total cost $1,000. Also chatted about one hour per day for one month, cost $1,800. The person I was talking to seemed warm and affectionate, honest and kind. Nothing could be further from the truth as it turned out. She invited me to spend two weeks in Odessa Ukraine, so I traveled there in January 2012, cost of airfare and hotel $5,000. I also lost two weeks wages because I took unpaid vacation leave.
On my arrival there she refused to meet me, to answer the phone, or explain why she suddenly changed her mind. It was -20 degrees C which made it quite an unpleasant experience apart from being ripped off.
There were many red flags which suggested a scam was in operation but I didn't put it all together till the end.
Warning signs were:
1) She refused to give me her private email saying she did not have access to email. [continued below]....
2) She spoke to me once on the phone through an interpreter, then after that stated that her phone didn't work (she blocked me)
3) I had a friend from Ukraine call her and leave a message. She blocked my friend after that.
I complained to the Anastasiadate.com and after a lot of run arounds was told I should have paid $70 to guarantee my date. That service is only available if you arrive on a tour arranged by Anastasiadate.com by the way.
Anastasiadate management were completely unhelpful in resolving this issue.
My anlysis indicates that Anastasiadate paid Juliya to talk to me then when I arrived she was scared to meet me. The reason is I mentioned that I could find her through friends in the state security apparatus if Anastasiadate cut off our communication. She hid from me for two weeks, never going online, then when I returned home, she was back on line the next day, just refusing to communicate with me.
Anastasiadate sucked $3,000 out of me in one month. I lost much more in airfare, hotel and lost wages. Juliya is doing this on a regular basis and the agency is aiding and abetting her. If it sounds to good to be true, it is. I feel like an idiot to be taken in by these crooks.
I welcome any attorney who wants to go after these bastards get in touch with me. Also I would go to the police or DA if so advised. I can supply pictures of Juliya if interested. I checked her pictures against Google picture search and sure enough she exists on the net under another name.
I would advise anyone using Anastasiadate to be very careful. After one or two letters, arrange for the girl to speak to you on the phone and get her contact information. Most wil not agree to this, so you have identified the most obvious scammers for little cost. if she will go provate with you, well, that does not mean she is honest, but hopefully at least you won't pay so much as she scams you!