I'll summarise the results of the fake profile first.
My investigations took two forms: direct investigation by registering a fake profile, and indirect investigation by scouring the net for positive/negative reviews.
In the early 1990s when the company first launched, it used catalogs to introduce men to Russian women.
The company launched its first website in January 1997 and expanded its business in more cities throughout Russia and Ukraine.
Paying the agencies for each letter and chat minute only serves to knowingly encourage fraud.
The business model only works by the local agencies paying the girls money for interacting.