The fees can be substantial and it is not unusual for "clients" to borrow money to fund this.The more unscrupulous agencies will also have details of family members should the "client" fail to pay or skip the country. It often makes me wonder as I have seen photo of a "lady" on one website and same photo on another site with different name, age and city.Hopefully, she earns a reasonable living to pay for the service.While there are some legitimate dating sites it is illegal in China for the agency to broker a marriage to a foreigner.
She wants me to visit her in China, and I am seriously thinking about purchasing tickets. I am still a bit skeptical because of all the negative reviews and scams on various websites. The only risk I have is the cost of the trip and hotel accommodations. Your lady may have borrowed money for these services. Can she communicate with you via Skype/MSNYou are exactly right, sir.Best thing is plan a holiday and if you happen to meet her, then its a bonus.I found a nice Chinese lady through a free Asian dating website.We started e-mailing each other (yes, a Chinese agency is representing her and I'm sure a translator is between us).
Since I wrote my original post, I found the agency's website that is representing her. They are charge her a translation fee every time I send an e-mail.
I wrote back and told them what I had discovered, and I wouldn't be writing until I was ready to visit her. I know their wages are low, but she is an engineer.