Alternatively you can use a site called - although I have found that it will give you far fewer results than Google.
If the scammer has been using a fake profile picture there is no way their ruse can survive if you insist on using video chat.
Yes, you could get scammed, but if you use a little common sense and follow the tips laid out below the chances are pretty slim.
Before we get into how to protect yourself, let's first take a look at how these con artists operate...
In this scam, after falling madly in love with you, your new flame will enthusiastically plan a trip to come visit you in your home country...
Unfortunately, she doesn't make enough money at her job so she will need you to send money for her Visa and Airfare.
These are often not genuine ladies looking for love.
Many on-line scammers use a photo they've swiped from someone else's Facebook page or from a modelling website.
As promised, here are 8 tips on how to protect yourself while looking for love on-line: One of the biggest traps that some western men fall into is being taken advantage of for their money.
While the majority of foreign women are genuine and are looking for love there is a small calculating minority that just want to wring cash out of western men.
You don’t want to turn your credit card number over to some fly by night outfit and you certainly don’t want to find out that the emails you thought you were receiving from Natasha… These fears of being ripped off are preyed upon by mainstream media which hypes and over sensationalizes stories of ill-fated foreign love affairs with the purpose of selling more newspapers and T. The vast majority of the foreign women who are looking to date and marry men from other countries are honest ladies with sincere intentions.
They are looking for love, friendship and affection just like you guys are.
Luckily there are some technologies on-line that will help you find out if that beautiful Ukrainian girl you have been communicating with is using a picture of a Russian Super Model in her dating profile.