"I will work through it." Beridze said that besides being understandably worn out and ill after days of living on the streets, Dolego was exhibiting abnormal behavior. He is acting strangely." Beridze's group has contacted the U. Embassy in Kiev and is planning to buy Dolego a train ticket to Kiev, the capital, from where he could fly back to the United States. is the leading online dating site with over 20 Million members and serving 25 countries and languages.The FBI and Wymoo® International reported in a recent NBC dating scams report that online dating scams are a growing and serious problem, and both are receiving more reports of people being scammed.Fox News ran a similar online dating scams report, highlighting the problem with romance scams on sites such as But Dolego, a twice divorced father of three, also had another goal — finding love with a beautiful East European woman.After finding no support for his project in various Ukrainian cities and being evicted from a room he was renting, he said he boarded a train to Chernivtsi, hoping finally to meet his Yulia and settle down. bank account frozen and no means of supporting himself, he said, he became a homeless man.After he arrived, Yulia stopped answering his e-mails. He was reduced to sleeping on the streets and seeking shelter at a local railway station, according to social workers."Things befall people that they cannot predict," Dolego said. Embassy declined to comment, citing the Privacy Act.
2) Requests for financial assistance is a red flag.
"He looked bad — his clothes were dirty, he was dirty, he looked like a typical homeless man," said Anastasia Beridze of the Narodna Dopomoha (People's Help) charity.
A woman who acknowledges being Yulia says she had been unaware of Dolego's existence during the Internet fling.
Starting relationships online is a great way to connect, and can be fun and rewarding.
This trend also has new risks, however, as investigators and law enforcement agencies such as the FBI report a significant rise in online dating scams, romance scams, identity theft, and other types of fraud from online dating.