You have new e-mails in your Anastasia International mailbox.
10 credits will be deducted from your account for each letter you read.
Sometime back I wrote a review of the overall dating agency process wherein I described some of the scams that are prevalent in the industry. In my story “How the scam works,” I discussed some of the obvious indicators that suggest agencies like AnastasiaDate.com and IDC are scams.
One of the most common emails I get is, “Is xyz or abc dating agency legitimate?” And of the different agencies inquired about, Anastasia Date is the most common. I am not sure if that is because it is the largest agency (or second largest depending on who you’re asking) or if it is because it is such an obvious sham? Either way, I haven’t discussed this agency in a while and I thought I would take another look.
And so, I logged in using the most outrageous information that I could think of:
Height: 5′ 4″ (163) with a weight of 326 lbs (148 kilos)
I even put that I had a kid born in 1967
I then put down hobbies as group sex and collecting beer cans.
I wrote that I am in a wheelchair and that I have AIDS.
In the “about myself” box I wrote that I had murdered my first wife and I was just released from 30 years in prison.
CERTAINLY, I WON’T GET A SINGLE EMAIL!
The pop ups started almost immediately.
Two women popped right up and said:
“Are you busy? Let’s speak,” and another said, “Hi honey Scott, I miss you so much.”
Interesting, we haven’t met before…
Before I could even close the chat box, the beautiful, 25-year-old Aliona from Kharkov, Ukraine initiated a chat with me. Now realize, what do you think the chances are, that a stunning hot 25-year-old woman is just sitting at her computer waiting for some random guy to come online to contact her? I’m sure that this woman has better things to do than to mind the chat room at Anastasia Date. Hmm, perhaps she is worried about the coming war with separatists in the East and she’s looking to flee west?
What happened next is evidence as damning as the OJ glove that this AnastasiaDate company is a sham, a hoax and a huge ripoff. After she asked how I was, she said, “You are from Russia?” Now, call me crazy, but how does she know that I’m in Russia? Not unless she can see my IP address does she know that I’m in Russia. I’m supposedly on the same chat system she is on; I can’t see her IP address. Unless, she’s not a participant in this “chat,” she must have administration credentials. Yes, as I expected, she’s not 25-year-old Aliona, she is 58-year-old Boris working from his living room sofa. Or, this is a paid employee for Anastasia who works in a boiler room trying to get men to send in money.
Amazingly, even after I tell men that Anastasia is fake, they still email me and try to convince me that it is legitimate. I get so tired of trying to save people from their own foolishness. Look at the photo above, if you see this, and you still believe that Anastasiadate isn’t a complete sham, then please, send them ALL of your money. For the rest of the level-headed folks reading this post, don’t don’t don’t ever send any money to this fraudulent company!
I tried to talk further with Aliona but a message bar popped up saying that I had exceeded my “free chat time” of 3 minutes. Wow, first three minutes are free and then… yup, you have to buy credits.
Do men fall for this? They apparently do. And in alarming numbers. Anastasia’s sales are HUGE!
Elena’s Models bought some domains and published some websites warning men that Anastasiadate is a sham. Anastasia didn’t like this cutting into their profits and sued them in court. Thankfully, they lost (it isn’t libel or slander if it is the truth).
On May 1, 2013, Anastasia International filed a suit versus the Australian company EM Online Ltd. dba Elena’s Models, in US Federal Court in New York. The complaint revolves around the sites anastasiadatefraud.com and ruadventures.com, allegedly owned by Elena’s Models, which according to the complaint, have fabricated negative testimonials and used the trademarked name AnastasiaDate illegally. AnastasiaDate lost the case against the Australian-based modelling company. (from Wikipedia)
I pulled up Anastasiadate.com on Wikipedia and see that they are incorporated in the Seychelles Islands. I’m not sure exactly the legal jurisdiction of the Seychelles but I know that they are an offshore money laundering country; all of the money sent to Anastasiadate.com bypasses the tax structures of Europe and/or North America. What is most interesting is that Wikipedia lists their 2012 annual sales at $110,000,000. Yes, you read that right, one hundred and ten MILLION dollars. For a company that sells NOTHING it is incredible.
|Type of site||Online Service|
|Owner||Anastasia Date Ltd
103 Sham Peng Tong Plaza
|Revenue||$110 million USD (2012) |
The more and more I think about it, I am amazed at how a company that sells nothing but a lie can fool so many people and earn such huge profits. If they were selling porn, at least there is an equitable nature to the transaction. But what they sell (nothing) is like ordering a product from Amazon or Ebay and the product never comes. Or, ordering a gold or silver coin and they say that they will credit the coin to your virtual account that doesn’t exist. Some day down the road, you go to collect your coin but its not there. You pay, you just don’t get anything.
Another pop up appeared on my screen; it was soliciting me to “sign up” for some “free credits” so that I could continue chatting with Aliona (I mean Boris). I clicked on the “free credits” button and I was presented with a credit card entry screen. Even though they promise not to charge you, you need to enter a credit card to get your free credits. I see the ploy, once they have your credit card, some nubile hottie will chat with you until your “free credits” are gone and to continue the chat, you have to click “buy more credits.” Since you have already entered your credit card the sale goes through immediately. I quickly wondered if there were some sad old widowed men who put in their credit card, got carried away and then had a $9,000 bill to Anastasia for chatting with Aliona (I mean Boris).
As I began closing out of the credit card window and the fake-chat pop up windows, another hot-young “woman” began to initiate a new chat with me. 18-year-old Tatiana said, “What type of panties do you like?” I’m thinking WTF? If there is one thing I can say about Eastern European Women is that they are traditional and conservative. Street whores aside, no Eastern European Woman is ever going to come on to you in such a forward fashion.
And this is perhaps what is most vile about this disgusting company. Not only that they prey on desperate Western Men, but that they do it at the cost of the reputation of the fine Women of Eastern Europe. Eastern European Women may dress sexy, but they are conservative and they are classy. This Anastasiadate.com piece of crap website makes it seem like the Women of Russia and Ukraine are just desperate whores who will say or do anything to escape their home country.
Nothing is farther from the truth.
This website is based on a vile lie. Shame on them and shame on any man who sends them money.
The pop ups continued for the 20 minutes or so that I was online. This, despite that I murdered my first wife, that I am morbidly obese and that I am confined to a wheelchair with AIDS. Does any of this sound legitimate to you? For the life of me, I don’t understand why this company hasn’t been shut down and the owners arrested for fraud. Oh yes, that’s why they’re in the Seychelles…
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