Rick,,,,, no one went after you! TomZ thinks he knows everything,,, but didn’t know that you ended a 1 or 2 year relationship with a girl, because she was a little too “materialistic”?! Or at least,, I think that was the word you used,,,,,, IN A PM TO ME!!!!!
The point I was trying to make,, is that, even if you’re half Ukrainian,,, spend half of your year there,, know all or most of the customs and culture,,,, it can still happen. I even predicted that it would happen. If the relationship was not a good one, you were right to end it.
I hope everyone is seeing TomZ for what he really is????
When Danny first arrived on this forum he claimed that he was retired living permanently in Nab. Chelny in Russia and living off some three businesses, a boat business, a fish and chip shop, and something else, probably cabinet making, that his accountant ran these for him whilst Danny was permanently living the life in Russia, that he was so rich he never needed to work again.
Then cracks began to appear in his story, nasfan6 engaged him in email exchanges and his IP addresses were tracking to Australia and Asia, various posts he made on this forum, when he claimed to be in Russia, tracked to South Australia, when he should have been mid ocean whilst sailing his boat from Dubai to Australia he would still be posting on this forum, you'd think that someone who claimed to be in Dubai so often would at least know how to spell it, etc. etc. etc.
But when we nailed him down it transpired that he is no more than a carpenter leading a pretty normal life in Murray Bridge, South Australia, hell we even sent the police around his place a couple of times.
Danny was a big boaster trying to make out that he was so superior to the rest of us minions, he wanted to be forum top dog, and now we have history, kind of, repeating itself, this time in TomZ.
We've seen it all before Tom, we've been there, done that and we've all got the tee shirts whilst you're little more than the new kid on the block.
You're missing the point Tom, it isn't about IP addresses, it's about you making out that you're so superior to the rest of us, that you're in a privileged position, slating off others whilst making out to be forum top dog.
We've seen it all before Tom, we've been there, done that and we've all got the tee shirts.
It would be a waste of time trying to prove whether he is “Thee” Dunt,,, or “A” Dunt!!
If this is danny,,, the level of hatred and jealously needed to continue this vendetta for so long and so aggressively is almost unfathomable. A person with an FSU dating body count!! I’ve been saying it for years,,, he needs to locked away in a padded room,,,, minus the padding!!
The “TomZ” profile is trying to claim, that he is the only one that should be here?! He doesn’t want to help anyone,,,,,, he’s tired of waiting for others to fail!! We’re not failing fast enough for him,,, we’re not getting scammed enough for him! And the only thing that would cause such a disturbance in someone,,,, is if they were an utter and complete failure themselves!!
Lets not get all pessimistic. In my case, I wouldn't had careless about Ukraine if it wasn't be my job taking me there and while there I had an experience that changed my life in a positive way, regardless of the disappointments encountered.
On that note, flipping real estate, find the wife of your dreams on a foreign country or simply getting in shape is not for everyone. Nevertheless, we had heard or known someone who has successfully accomplished any of them. So is possible, but for the rest of us, it is going time and serious efforts. Hopefully it won't burn a hole in your wallet.
Folks, it has been said many moons ago.
Learn/ get familiar with Russian language ( if heading to any FSU countries) the alphabet, common useful phrases. But if you really want to make her panties wet, learn her local language.
Get familiar with the cuisine/ tradition/ history / cultural awareness is key to good politics.
Like any traveler be inform, be alert, be yourself, and be confident...they know when you think with your small head.
If you have a question, search or post the question but is your decision on whether to use it or trash it.
P.S the douchebag has a big ego and nothing better to do than to spread lies. The NASCAR all-star race I went, sucks.
I will try to avoid taking Prozac. That is a definite plus that your job allows you to go to the region. Yes, there are success stories which often do not get reported. There are some who are not into making a big deal about finding their loved one.
Getting to know anyone in a foreign country requires some effort to know the region. I used to go to a chat room site where I came across people from every continent except for Antarctica. Of course since it was an English based chat site, all of the people had to understand English.
I came across a local TV report about women who got caught in a scam.
This is what was noted on the report.
More than one third of all couples now meet online, many of them on dating websites.
The red flags of a romance scam?
* The person is a soldier or American businessman traveling outside the US.
* There's always a reason they can't meet in person.
* They will profess their love for you very quickly, almost too quickly.
* Before you meet, there is always a snag, and they always end up needing money.
Bottom line: don't fall in love with someone you've never met, so you don't waste your money.
Of course even if you do meet, that also does not mean it is 100% kosher.
Rick, the scammer has to provide an explanation why they are in Africa. Usually soldier or business traveller works.
But any request for money is a red flag. I've never sent money. Oh yeah once when I was naïve in the beginning I sent $60 to a girl in the Russian far east for her birthday. She ended up calling me cheap. That was all I could afford at the time.
Ritalin for ADHD is also heavily prescribed. There are a lot of those types all over the place. Some are not medicated, so they really pose a risk in certain situations (such as driving a car).
As I said, some people do not deserve to have a driver's license.
"By the way, why is a soldier or business traveler a "red flag"?"
This is a carryover of the Nigerian 419 scam. There are people who steal the military profile information and pretend to be military personnel stationed overseas. They become "cozy" with the single lady and eventually leads to a request for monetary help. The most common excuse is that they need the money to help pay the cost of their travel leave. They endear themselves to the lady and try to use the image of a sacrificing warrior to goad them on. This image is of a "man's man" who can be a "perfect mate" for the lady. Again, this is a situation of being too trustful and "starved for affection".
This is just a platform for which to carry out the scam.
"The person is a soldier or American businessman traveling outside the US."
So beware of people saying that they are soldiers or traveling businessmen who are online.
"I’d tell my friends that I wished I could pick and choose various traits from all of these dates to create the perfect man. But there are no paper dolls in dating, and there isn’t such a thing as a perfect man. And, frankly, if I’d met him back then, I don’t know that I’d have been in the right head, or heart, space to know it."
"I once was terrified of dating (online and otherwise), of moving ahead, of the roller coaster ride of it all. But I rode it out; white-knuckled it at times. It was alternately fun and nauseating. But it was worth it all. Somewhere along the journey, my heart healed, and I learned that I could open myself up to it all again. And I have."
In contact with a detective in South Australia Police's Electronic Crimes the detective contacted nasfan6 to question if he would like to file a complaint against Danny. nasfan6 declined whilst adding, something very similar to, "But you can tell the asshole that if he comes anywhere near me or my family I'll send him home to you in a bodybag" :)