When people inserted their card and tried to take their cash out, the machine spat out the message "Damage Of Equipment" - the card was stuck, and the crooks had access to the PIN.Aside from this criminal ingenuity, there have been wide reports of "card skimming" - where criminals videotape customers entering their PINs, or set up systems that allow the information on the card to be duplicated to a replica and used later.But those who get temporarily blinded by the prospect, also get duped out of thousands by unscrupulous operators.If you have been in contact with an agency regarding love in the Ukraine, be very, very careful.However, they are big targets for crooks - some who even go to the trouble to create their own fake ATMs!
If you are contacted and have requests made for cash, money transfers, purchasing of items or financial support, be very cautious.
It needs to be said that bribery is illegal, but in reality, it is extremely improbable that you will be charged with bribing a police officer.
Bribes usually don't run up any more than around USD, but sometimes it can be more.
It's no secret that some of the most beautiful women in the world come from either Russia or the Ukraine.
It's also no secret that for many men, a way to find love is by way of 'mail-order brides' - essentially meaning women looking to leave their country of origin for a new life in a Western country.