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HotRussianBrides.com and Mail Order Bride Scam Agencies – How to Tell the Difference

14. June 2010 by Gregg 0 Comments


There are a lot of rumors and mistruths surrounding the international marriage world. Many of the “Blacklist” style Russian women scam websites and forums will talk down the competition while extolling the virtues of their Affiliates. At HotRussianBrides.com, we have had plenty of experience with online dating and we feel that we have come up with an important list of criteria that a Gentleman can look at when examining whether a Mail Order Bride or International matchmaking agency is a scam or not – and how HotRussianBrides.com stacks up in comparison. 

Does the agency have a clear, documented process for exchanging contact information with a Single Russian lady?

Many of the fake agencies and Scam sites will insist that they can sell you a lady’s contact information after sending just one or two letters to her. This should always send up red flags to even the casual observer, since in the words of HotRussianBrides.com’s President: “Some sites thrive on this.  They will allow men to find a person they like and then they pay $15 to get their personal contact information.   99 times out of 100, the information is bad… Think about it, this concept of 'pedaling' contact info - without the lady's permission- is wrong on SO many levels!  Ask yourself, if this makes ANY sense at all when applying the same principal to your mother, sister, daughter, or girlfriend!  Obviously, even if the information WAS real, how long before a genuine lady would be forced to change her phone number and/or MOVE?  Furthermore, if she DOES accept calls from just anyone, is she really genuine?”

HotRussianBrides.com has a very different system which we feel does a better job of fostering in-depth communication between people on our site while still acknowledging the desire people have to correspond on their own terms. We ask that members who wish to exchange contact information with, or meet, Russian and Ukrainian women use 1,000 credits on the site and maintain a Paid membership. After that, all you will need to do is complete our Qualification process and send the Russian lady an Intimacy Request. You and the lady may then exchange any contact information you wish to.

What kind of verification system does the Russian Dating agency use for the ladies?

Many of the fraud agencies will hide their Russian Dating scams behind a hands-off approach. Many sites like this don’t offer any sort of verification at all for the ladies on their system. HotRussianBrides.com is different though – we have our Video Validation procedure, where a lady will need to sign a document on-camera to confirm her identity, we also ask ladies who join our site for documents to further affirm their identities – usually passports. For customers who wish to have the ability to verify a lady for themselves, we also offer our Video Chat option so that gentlemen can see the lady for themselves, live and on-camera. 

Do they offer Gift Services?

Even some of the most hard-line paranoid blacklist forums recommend using agencies and services that provide gift services – the reason being that the gift services normally come with a delivery confirmation photo. This will be a much more “down-to-earth” photo, featuring the Single Russian Woman holding the gift, than you would normally see on her profile. Along with the video chat option, this is a great way to see your lady in a more real-life circumstance than you normally would from her profile pictures. HotRussianBrides.com is happy to provide these photos with our gift deliveries. 

Do they clearly display their prices?

So many websites and agencies are so vague about what their services actually cost! While it would be impossible to say exactly how much you’ll spend on international dating, a legitimate service will at least be up front about what their memberships and packages cost BEFORE you sign up. HotRussianBrides.com includes not only all of their package costs, but also the procedures you will need to go through for meetings and information exchanges right in our FAQ section.

As you’ll see – on all of these criteria, HotRussianBrides.com takes every reasonable step to provide the best service we can to our loyal customers. When considering which agency or service to use, be sure to keep all of these in mind.