In addition to gifts, models are offered one-off payments for photos (-20) and/or a 10-15% commission from the profile earnings. Letter writers type letters and chat to foreigners (their positions are listed as “translators” in job ads).To jump start the communication, bots are used, which can be purchased through online groups on The letter writers’ job is to entice the foreign man and make him fall in love and keep spending money.They must provide their identification and film a video greeting, forming a “verified” profile.
Or, if it is them writing emails and chats (this happens, albeit rarely – pretty women have better things to do at night than entertaining single foreigners with online love confessions), then they are doing it because they want commission, and not because they like the guy and desire to be with him.
Today, the average salary of a Ukrainian women is only USD $200-300/month.
One letter or call to President Putin – who is known to accept phone calls and emails from citizens – and scammers may find themselves in hot water. This is why internet scams in Ukraine are a popular way of making money online.
Similar strict control occurs in Belarus & Kazakhstan. (Think Nigerian romance scammers – a local underground industry that has spread its tentacles across the world.)The preferred modus operandi of Ukrainian scammers is different to their Nigerian counterparts.
Rogue agents hire models and writers to pose as “brides” seeking relationships.