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    Beware of so called Married Agencies from Ukraine. I found a beautiful girl called Milla [later on I found out that that was not her real name either] through the Internet. I started e-mailing her. She was the sweetest thing. She wrote several letters to me. I was stupid enough to ignore the fact that she had proclaimed herself to be a Biologist, a high school Teacher, and an Engineer, all within a span of just ten days! How stupid could I be. She was writing the most beautiful letters [though she knew no English] possible, with the help of her agency. Then she wrote to me to pay for three months' correspondence, including translation so that she could write to me without having to pay for them. Cool--I thought, and stupid me, sent the money, NOT through a credit card, but through Western Union to the agency. The name of the agency is Ballad of Ukraine or the Amour of Ukraine. The name of the agency manager to whom I sent the money to is Natali Romanovskaya of Odessa, Ukraine. You can see them at www.Amour-of-Ukraine.com You can also see the girl under New Girls. Her name is Milla and she is #251 on page 51. I spent nearly US$200 and Natali Romanovskaya, the Manager of the agency, after a couple of e-mails, did confirm that she had received the money. But that was the last time I heard from any of the two ladies. So, stupid North Americans like me.....beware! The lack of scruples on the part of some folks in that part of the world is something that you with your naivete would not be able to deal with.

    DO NOT make these "agencies" and their "girls" any richer, my friends...I fortunately make enough to forget the loss of nearly $200, but the violation of my honesty is something that I find hard to deal with.

    Hope you learn from someone else's mistake.

    Bandit

    [This message has been edited by Bandit (edited 19 December 2000).]
    Bandit

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    Yeah, my sincere comiserations. I know how you feel.
    If it's any consolation (?) It could've been worse.
    (Without wishing to sound moaning) I spent $2,000 on my version of your "Mila" and made the error of loving her, and had to read a stream of abuse about my country.
    I hesitate to quote Stalin to an American person , but, "Anything that doesn't kill you makes you stronger!" - and it's true.

    I think a few of the replies you're gonna get on here will be along the lines of "serves you right" or "told you so". Just let it go in one ear and out the other!

    Regards, S.B.

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    • #3
      Ukrainian proverb: "Marriages are made on Heaven", but not through Internet.

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      • #4
        As I just said ...............

        I disagree with this proverb. I'm sure there are already many happy marriages between people who first encountered each other on the Internet.
        Good luck to them all.

        Bandit, if you happen to read this, I have a 'tip' for you.
        My Ukrainian friends in England suggest you have a look at www.kharkovgirls.com
        I'm told they are 100% Kosha.
        Hope all works out for you. Don't be deterred. Ukrainian girls are very special.

        Regards, S.B.

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        • #5
          I am not surprised that you are advertising the dual side of your Ukrainian nature through your comment. You believe that marriages are made in Heaven? And you DON'T believe that marriages are made through the Internet? Then why are you Ukrainians flocking to the West in marriages to the Westerners THROUGH THE INTERNET when you believe that marriages are made in Heaven? You lie and cheat as easily as you breathe....

          Originally posted by Irena:
          Ukrainian proverb: "Marriages are made on Heaven", but not through Internet.
          Bandit

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          • #6
            Stephen...

            I felt that you were too upset when the person of your dreams disappeared to the US with someone else and wrote all kinds of derogatory remarks about your country. I think, if you take a step back and think about it carefully, it has been a blessing in disguise. You have been saved by a rare stroke of good luck from the clutches of the fourth witch of Macbeth! Though I agree with you that your emotional commitment was high, and so also was the financial commitment, don't you think that you were saved at the last moment from a total disaster? Could you imagine what would have happened if you had married such a low life and brought her home? You would have lost all your peace of mind, your money, and could have been even dead? OMIGOD! See, how lucky you have been?

            No, I am not at all upset by your comments about Americans. Most Americans are very nice people. They also generally make a lot more money than most Europeans. But then you all have a major advantage. Europe is so romantic compared to most of North America. My sister lives in England and I go there at least once a year. It is so beautiful and romantic. Besides, the Ukrainians could go home to visit their friends and relatives more frequently from Europe than from here. As a result, many of them are more inclined to marry an European rather than an American. Just so that you know. You seem to be a nice person, and I am certain that you have been saved from a total disaster by some kind of divine intervention, and would be happy in life with your new wife.

            By the way, these Ukrainians are used to making only between $20 and $50 a month, and are dazzled by the money the Westerners, such as you, make. If I were you that have learned any lesson from the one that left for greener pastures, I would certainly go for a prenupital agreement to protect my money, BEFORE tying the knot. Please promise me that you would think about it?

            Thanks for the website address. I appreciate it very much. Do you know of any more reliable ones? Good luck!

            Bandit

            Originally posted by Stephen Bailey:
            Yeah, my sincere comiserations. I know how you feel.
            If it's any consolation (?) It could've been worse.
            (Without wishing to sound moaning) I spent $2,000 on my version of your "Mila" and made the error of loving her, and had to read a stream of abuse about my country.
            I hesitate to quote Stalin to an American person , but, "Anything that doesn't kill you makes you stronger!" - and it's true.

            I think a few of the replies you're gonna get on here will be along the lines of "serves you right" or "told you so". Just let it go in one ear and out the other!

            Regards, S.B.
            Bandit

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            • #7
              For the record...

              Irena is wrong, when she says "Marriages are made in Heaven" and not on the internet, and I'm the living proof of it. I've been happily married for 3 years now, and I'm sure it will last. In any way you can think of, we are a normal family. My wife just happens to come from Ukraine, which she hate (maybe because she is russian). We didn't meet via an agency, but she had internet access from home, and we got to know each other in a usenet newsgroup (relcom.penpals I think) and emailed each other each day for months. A very good way to get to know each other. It's fast and it's free, and I can't see what's wrong with it. Is it better to get drunk, get laid, get married and find out 5 years later, that you really don't know or like the person you married, but now it's to late.

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              • #8
                Bandit, I feel sorry for what has happened to you. But you must not judge all Ukrainians by your negative experience.

                Good luck,
                Stas
                For Independent and prosperous Ukraine

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nesmoht:
                  For the record...

                  Irena is wrong, when she says "Marriages are made in Heaven" and not on the internet, and I'm the living proof of it. I've been happily married for 3 years now, and I'm sure it will last. In any way you can think of, we are a normal family. My wife just happens to come from Ukraine, which she hate (maybe because she is russian). We didn't meet via an agency, but she had internet access from home, and we got to know each other in a usenet newsgroup (relcom.penpals I think) and emailed each other each day for months. A very good way to get to know each other. It's fast and it's free, and I can't see what's wrong with it. Is it better to get drunk, get laid, get married and find out 5 years later, that you really don't know or like the person you married, but now it's to late.
                  Nesmoht,
                  I didn't understand.Your wife comes from Ukraine? Does she hate Ukraine for? Does she love Russia?

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                  • #10
                    Hello Stas...

                    I agree with you a hundred percent. I have some excellent Ukrainian friends in Canadaa and in the USA. They are very different from what I have experience on the Net. They always tell me that most Ukrainians are very good people, but that there are also some very unscrupulous people in that part of the world. It is ironic that at least two of them that I am very close to had advised me against sending money to the Amour of Ukraine through Western Union and had suggested that I worked with US based marriage agencies such as Scanna or Anastasia. Well, it cost me two hundred dollars to listen to their advice.

                    Thanks for your interest.

                    Sincerely,

                    Bandit

                    Originally posted by StasUA:
                    Bandit, I feel sorry for what has happened to you. But you must not judge all Ukrainians by your negative experience.

                    Good luck,
                    Stas
                    Bandit

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by nesmoht:
                      For the record...

                      Irena is wrong, when she says "Marriages are made in Heaven" and not on the internet, and I'm the living proof of it. I've been happily married for 3 years now, and I'm sure it will last. In any way you can think of, we are a normal family. My wife just happens to come from Ukraine, which she hate (maybe because she is russian). We didn't meet via an agency, but she had internet access from home, and we got to know each other in a usenet newsgroup (relcom.penpals I think) and emailed each other each day for months. A very good way to get to know each other. It's fast and it's free, and I can't see what's wrong with it. Is it better to get drunk, get laid, get married and find out 5 years later, that you really don't know or like the person you married, but now it's to late.
                      Bandit

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                      • #12
                        Hi Nesmoht...

                        Thanks for the encouraging remarks and for sharing your experience. Yours looks like a marriage "made in Internet" and one that is obviously going to work for a long time - sounds like from your confidence level.

                        Following your cue, I tried to get on to relcom.penpals, but could not. What do I have to do to get there? Would you please help me out a little bit with directions? Would that be a website?

                        I would indeed appreciate your help.

                        Thanks again for your interest.

                        Sincerely,

                        Bandit


                        Originally posted by nesmoht:
                        For the record...

                        Irena is wrong, when she says "Marriages are made in Heaven" and not on the internet, and I'm the living proof of it. I've been happily married for 3 years now, and I'm sure it will last. In any way you can think of, we are a normal family. My wife just happens to come from Ukraine, which she hate (maybe because she is russian). We didn't meet via an agency, but she had internet access from home, and we got to know each other in a usenet newsgroup (relcom.penpals I think) and emailed each other each day for months. A very good way to get to know each other. It's fast and it's free, and I can't see what's wrong with it. Is it better to get drunk, get laid, get married and find out 5 years later, that you really don't know or like the person you married, but now it's to late.
                        Bandit

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                        • #13
                          Hello Stephen...

                          Following your suggestion, I checked up the Kharkov girls website. It really did not seem that much different from the Amour-of-Ukraine that cheated me out of my money, though I am not trying to paint them with the same brush.

                          I have two excellent Ukrainian friends that I am very close to. Their advice has all along been for me NOT to deal with any agency that is BASED IN Ukraine. They had all along suggested that I deal with US-based agencies which are governed by more civilized US laws and I can take them to court if they cheat. I talked to them about you, and they suggested that you look for some UK-based marriage agencies for Ukrainian women.

                          Let's know how it goes, and good luck!

                          Sincerely,

                          Bandit


                          Originally posted by Stephen Bailey:
                          As I just said ...............

                          I disagree with this proverb. I'm sure there are already many happy marriages between people who first encountered each other on the Internet.
                          Good luck to them all.

                          Bandit, if you happen to read this, I have a 'tip' for you.
                          My Ukrainian friends in England suggest you have a look at www.kharkovgirls.com
                          I'm told they are 100% Kosha.
                          Hope all works out for you. Don't be deterred. Ukrainian girls are very special.

                          Regards, S.B.
                          Bandit

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                          • #14
                            If anyone out there is staging a "Jerk of The Century" contest; please consider ME for the title!!

                            I've recently (very recently) returned from Phoenix. I wanted to bring my American girlfriend with me, but her PAROLE OFFICER had other ideas !!
                            OK, I thought, anyone can make a mistake in life. What were you in jail for? Shoplifting? Drunk-driving maybe?
                            " Armed Robbery " !!
                            She'd forgotten to mention that small matter.
                            So, looks like "the wedding's off" (again)

                            That aside, I can understand why my Ex-before-last ditched me for an American guy.
                            I must admit, the USA is a country that knows where it's going.

                            Anyway. My Ukrainian friends (in England) advised me to give www.kharkovgirls a try. So far, I'm impressed.
                            The girl I'm communicating with is using her own money to pay for English lessons - and wouldn't allow me to send her any.
                            She insisted, right from the start, on knowing why I wanted a Ukrainian wife and made me justify it.
                            She also told me she smokes and is not a good cook - and she wants to live in britain to earn her own money; not to be a 'trophy'.

                            Personally, this all sounds GREAT to me. I think she's 100% genuine.
                            ( Maybe I'm not such a jerk after all? )

                            I'll keep you posted.

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                            • #15
                              Hello Stephen....

                              You never run out of excitement...do you?

                              Nah..we won't consider you for the JERK of the Century contest...after all, what has a jerk done to us? So why insult a jerk by calling you one? Ha ha ha....

                              Listen Stephen, it looks like you are bent upon getting an Ukrainian wife after all. It seems to me that you are soooooo star-struck that you would marry ANYTHING from that country! It amazes me that you have had ALL kinds of experiences with would be wives. I don't know what you do for a living, but you could easily take your story to one of the tabloids and make a kewl million and rest for the rest of your life.

                              C'mon Stephen, a bank robber....THAT is the ultimate! The first one robbed you of only $2,000, and you were crying. I am wondering WHAT the heck you must be doing now? $2,000 must be pocket change for this one from Arizona? I can't believe you came all the way to the States to rescue a damsel in distress from lock-up....

                              Anyway, your current heartthrob from Kharkovgirls does seem to be different. But who knows....you might be in here for a totally different kind of enlightening experience. But my friend, remember what I told you about pre-nupital agreements? But I was looking up the Kharkovgirls thing. They would also ask you for money...right? DID YOU PAY STEPHEN....AGAIN?

                              I am thinking of starting a "Broken Hearts' Club." If the one from Kharkovgirls plays a trick on you again, I would invite you to become its first Honorary President. I hope you would please accept?

                              Keep us posted Stephen. I love to hear from you. You seem to be a nice fellow.

                              Best wishes for the upcoming festive season and hope to hear again from you soon.

                              Bandit

                              Originally posted by Stephen Bailey:
                              If anyone out there is staging a "Jerk of The Century" contest; please consider ME for the title!!

                              I've recently (very recently) returned from Phoenix. I wanted to bring my American girlfriend with me, but her PAROLE OFFICER had other ideas !!
                              OK, I thought, anyone can make a mistake in life. What were you in jail for? Shoplifting? Drunk-driving maybe?
                              " Armed Robbery " !!
                              She'd forgotten to mention that small matter.
                              So, looks like "the wedding's off" (again)

                              That aside, I can understand why my Ex-before-last ditched me for an American guy.
                              I must admit, the USA is a country that knows where it's going.

                              Anyway. My Ukrainian friends (in England) advised me to give www.kharkovgirls a try. So far, I'm impressed.
                              The girl I'm communicating with is using her own money to pay for English lessons - and wouldn't allow me to send her any.
                              She insisted, right from the start, on knowing why I wanted a Ukrainian wife and made me justify it.
                              She also told me she smokes and is not a good cook - and she wants to live in britain to earn her own money; not to be a 'trophy'.

                              Personally, this all sounds GREAT to me. I think she's 100% genuine.
                              ( Maybe I'm not such a jerk after all? )

                              I'll keep you posted.


                              [This message has been edited by Bandit (edited 22 December 2000).]
                              Bandit

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