Mailorder Brides

Is Anastasiweb.com a fraud or not?

Request for Question Clarification bypinkfreud-ga

I cannot find a Web site by that name.

Do you mean this site?

http://anastasiaweb.com/

Can you give us some details about precisely what you are needing? The

term "fraud" is rather vague (not to mention potentially libelous, if

a Researcher were to use it in reference to a particular business

endeavor). Would you like information about the mail-order bride

industry in general, or are you interested only in this one site?

The more you can tell us, the better we will be able to help you.



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  1. Hello pocoloci–

    I have researched your question and have your answer.

    You are asking about the web site anastasiaweb.com. You've asked

    whether it is a fraud.

    I have searched several non-profit watchdog databases and made several

    public records inquiries about this company.

    First I found that the company that owns this site is Anastasia

    International, Inc. Its address is 46 Columbia Street, Bangor, ME

    04401

    I searched the Better Business Bureau database for Bangor, Maine. You

    may do this by going to the following web site:

    http://search.bbb.org/search.html

    I found that the following information obtains to this company:

    Original business start date: 1992

    Type of entity: Corporation

    Principal: Phillip Sykes, General Manager

    Number of employees: 20

    Phone number: 207-262-9595

    Fax Number: 207-262-3295

    Email address: info@russianbrides.com

    Type of business: DATING SERVICE

    The Better Business Bureau of Bangor has given this company a

    satisfactory record. This is the highest rating the BBB allots. This

    means that the company has been receptive to any complaints they've

    received. Below is the customer experience portion of its BBB report:

    "Customer Experience

    Based on BBB files, this company has a satisfactory record with the

    Bureau. Complaints processed by the Bureau in its three-year reporting

    period have been resolved. The number and type of complaints are not

    unusual for a company in this industry.

    To have a "satisfactory record" with the Bureau, a company must be in

    business for at least 12 months, properly and promptly address matters

    referred to it by the Bureau, and be free from an unusual volume or

    pattern of complaints and law enforcement action involving its

    marketplace conduct. In addition, the Bureau must have a clear

    understanding of the company's business and no concerns about its

    industry."

    Next, I searched the databases of the Federal Trade Commission. This

    is the federal government agency that oversees consumer affairs. You

    may search the databases, too. The link is http://www.ftc.gov/search

    I searched the FTCs news releases, web site, commission actions, and

    informal opinions databases. Nothing came up for Anastasia. This means

    that this company does not have any current or pending federal

    lawsuits against it by the FTC.

    Finally, I searched the Maine Secretary of State's corporation

    database. This is the state agency that Anastasia is responsible to

    report any financial information. Anastasia has to file reports to the

    Maine Secretary of State in order to do business in Maine. You may

    search the Maine Secretary of State's corporation database, too. The

    link is http://www.informe.org/icrs/ICRS

    The Maine Secretary of State gives Anastasia a status of "good

    standing."

    I certainly hope this helps and answers your question. Please let me

    know if you need any clarification or if you need further information.

    Thank you,

    Darrel

  2. Thank you for helping me out. The reason for me asking is that I have

    received 564 e-mails from women but as soon as the communication comes

    to be serious they vanish from the site. Which led me to question

    whether the woman posted real letter or they just deprive me of money

    (1600 USD so far).

    I am much more intetested in how they operate on the other sidem that

    is Ukraine and Russia to name the most important to me.

    I know there are services that monitor thiese companies but I am not

    able to find them.

    If you could do just as good a job on that I am happy to pay.

  3. Hello pocoloci–

    Thanks for your comments. I am looking into this further and am

    waiting for calls back.

    Darrel

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