To give you an idea of how bad AnastasiaDate is I will use an example.
AnastasiaDate has a profile for Marina (ID: 1792744). Marina is a low-level Instagram model. She had a career as a model but that career has pretty much died (apparently in part because she was unreliable owing to party issues). She is on multiple Dating.com sites (AnastasiaDate.com, yourtravelmates.com, dating.com, eurodate.com, russianbrides.com). Marina is regularly online (usually every day) for the paid chat in the morning and evening at these sites. She will also regularly write letters for her contacts to pay to open. These letters will be written so that they do not refer to any personal information of the people she communicates with so they can then be easily sent out to all of her contacts.
She also has verified listings on multiple other dating sites online.
Marina has a local boyfriend, Denis, who took her travelling to the Maldives and she was still online on AnastasiaDate and the other sites during the trip. Apparently, he has a reputation as a bit of a low-grade local thug who deals in coke and has connections to local organised crime. Word is that Marina is like many other models with a liking for partying and using her boyfriend’s connections to get drugs. There have even been suggestions that she works regularly as an escort and party girl but nothing has been confirmed. Marina is one of a group of girls who are friends and they are all involved in this activity. Marina also has a listing on Interpol from her overseas activity.
Marina has been online dating for years and has several listings on scam sites. Google her and you will see them. One of those scam reports refers to her boyfriend Igor but that is because they made a mistake as Igor is actually part of Denis’s family name.
Denis and Marina have been together for a while. So despite AnastasiaDate’s claims they check that the girls on the profiles are genuinely looking for a partner, it seems that Marina already has one, but because her relationship with Denis is not registered and they manage their social media profiles so that no images appear, they can get away with it. And those people who are paying to communicate with Marina have no idea of this. It makes no difference to AnastasiaDate as they continue to receive the money from the paying members.
In addition, AnastasiaDate states that members on their site have not authorised the use of their images on other dating sites but clearly this is just worthless as Marina has multiple other listings online which have been verified.
When contacted about this profile AnastasiaDate advised there had been no previous complaints about the profile. But I am aware that there have been at least two complaints. Interestingly AnastasiaDate advised both complainants that there had been no other complaints as well. They advised that any issues with the profile had been dealt with by their verification team. But in fact, nothing has changed. The other thing they say is that they are a social meeting site and so have no responsibility for the behaviour of their profiles. They are simply going to protect the profiles of the girls as they make money.
So a man will sign up as a member and he pays AnastasiaDate to chat/communicate with what he thinks are genuine profiles of attractive girls that have been properly checked and verified by AnastasiaDate. AnastasiaDate pay a commission to the local agency for payments received for chat/letters/gifts. The local agency then pays the girls and their “translators” who often pose as the girls online.
Apparently, the people who run AnastasiaDate (and all of the sites in that group) have full knowledge of the scams run by their partner agencies and take no action. AnastasiaDate continue to purchase profiles. Rarely, if ever, are refunds given to the men defrauded and no action is taken to remove false profiles until they are publicly exposed, even when the organisation has been advised that the profiles are fake through complaints.
This information would indicate that AnastasiaDate continue to be knowingly engaged in activity that supports fraud on a massive scale. It would also appear that they make no reasonable attempt to stop it, nor do they refund most customers who are defrauded. They claim they have a verification team but there does not appear to be any action taken by this team to prevent these profiles from misleading the paying members of the sites, so it seems unlikely they actually exist.
The only reason AnastasiaDate is interested in complaints is to:
1.remove obvious scams outside of their normal contacts
2.provide information to help develop internal protocols to stop the women being found out so easily.
AnastasiaDate issues protocols to its contracting agencies to ensure women on the site behave in a way that will prevent potential problems and to ensure they do not give away information on their social networking profiles.
It has been said that AnastasiaDate purchases profiles in the full knowledge that the profiles they buy are not genuine and the agencies they purchase them from are corrupt and fraudulent. Apparently, there is no recorded instance of AnastasiaDate terminating the contract of a provider agency. Many of the agencies are small businesses that will then sell profiles they have collected to the bigger players in the market.
It also appears that many of the agencies in Ukraine have links to organised crime. Some of the funds that come from this activity go to Russian mafia organisations, some go to Ukraine and Donetsk mafia figures (one of the owners of AnastasiaDate is a well known Ukraine crime figure), and some go to funding the separatists in east Ukraine. So these agencies are in effect traitors to their own country.
On this basis, it is very hard to see how AnastasiaDate can claim it provides a genuine environment for men to find a partner. By using AnastasiaDate for entertainment (as it clearly is very unlikely to help you find a wife) you are continuing to promote this activity.
AnastasiaDate appears to receive an unrealistic number of positive reviews from ‘customers’ on review sites, but there are many more genuine-sounding negative reviews. They tried taking some review sites to court claiming they were using fabricated, negative testimonials but the cases were thrown out. I guess it is pretty clear why.
If you have been in contact with this site and identified that the profile was not genuine in any way then contact your credit card company and request your money back. Do not be fooled into thinking that somehow it is your fault. It is deceptive and misleading behaviour and you are the victim.
There may be women on the site who are genuinely looking for a partner but you will find it very difficult to be able to confirm that. Even when you take the contact offline after exchanging personal information it is easy for the girl to claim that there was no chemistry.
I am aware of one situation where the man travelled to Ukraine from the US and met with the girl from AnastasiaDate to be told that they could only be friends. Given that the girl already had a long-term younger local boyfriend and continued to be online on multiple dating sites, it obviously was not a genuine contact. Apparently, she made jokes about how she could rely on the payments from him regularly sending her gifts.
This site has many tricks to extract money from members and their support is simply there to protect the business and not the paying members. There is plenty of information online to confirm how this company operates. This is a business that pretends to be there to help members find a partner. But it has a very thin cover of professionalism that hides a machine designed to exploit its paying members (that is you) at every opportunity.