Irrespective of that hiccup, he continues to send letters at a pop. It’s nearly impossible to avoid PPL dating scam when you are paying per letter.
Even if the “mother” agency swears women are interested in every man they are talking to, there is no way for the facade website to know that.
Models are paid about 10% of what their profile earns, and are also allowed to keep gifts.
Women who are seeking a relationship with the goal of a prospective marriage through online dating sites, while at the same time living in another country, are often classified by the media as mail order brides.
Being foreigners, these ladies supposedly don’t speak English, thus agencies representing them request payment for each letter, explaining it by the need to make translations back and forth.
Lovestruck suitors happily pay approximately $5 per letter – so called “credits” are purchased in advance for amounts of $40-$500.
The sites also offer pay-per-message, pay-per-minute text and video chat.
With the political anarchy in Ukraine in recent years, there is almost no control over so called “marriage agencies”.
Whether the girl in the photos had any desire to marry someone from overseas became superfluous.
Women who seek a partner abroad have no desire to sit at the computer for eight hours a day typing letters to men, many of whom they don’t even like.
So, local agents in Ukraine and former USSR started hiring translators who would communicate with the men, regardless of whether girls liked them or not.
The pay per letter (PPL) online dating scam has been around for over a decade, but it is only during the last few years that it has become rampant in Ukraine; it is less spread in Russia.
This model of operation for overseas dating sites offering so called “mail order brides” turned out to be so profitable that even legitimate services with 20-year-histories adopted it, along with hundreds of new sites developing virtually overnight and instantly presenting thousands of pretty faces and bodies.
If you simply visit them, most will have instant pop ups offering to chat to girls who are online and, apparently, already wishing to converse with you, without even knowing who you are and how you look.