From a legal point of view they are no swindlers, but from my personal view they are. Just read everything of this topic, follow my advises, suggestions, remember my information, print it out or come back now and then, but visit also my recommended resources, including my recommendations to provide yourself with tools or services that are created by professionals.
One of my favorite quoted expression is: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." (Benjamin Franklin - 1706-1790) But there are also many variants, that are 'close' to swindle practices, but not (yet) labeled as real illegal organizations.
These are organizations that will use methods to keep you as long as possible as a paid customer, or those who ask far too much money for their services.
Do not use any free dating site where women can contact you first. Any person can signup here complete anonymous (use any free email address and fake personal information).
Even when you have to pay to be a member (for receiving emails) on these free dating sites, don't use it if you are serious in looking for a new life partner.
Try to send copies of your original letters using postal mail or a fax machine at her office (if possible) and ask her if these letters are the same she received through the Dating Agency you are using.
I know examples that some Dating Agencies, with this kind of services, can create additional questions or add more text to your letters or even change your letters, just for the reason to keep you as long as possible as their customer.
One of the most important thing is to try to get her on the phone now and then, in this way you can confirm your and her letters to each other.
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Ask specific questions and check if you receive answers on these questions In case you are using an Agency with email forwarding or other mail-services, and your correspondent is not responding on your specific personal questions, this could be a sign of being suspicious.
Another important thing is to confirm with her if your (original) letters indeed are reaching her.
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