Obviously you lose time and money, but you also perpetuate the continued theft and disservice of those who will follow in your footsteps. By not scrutinizing the marriage agency´s track record and referrals you allow the dishonest international marriage agencies one more day to profit and prey on the unsuspecting. Most but not all of the dishonest marriage agencies will have much lower prices than the legitimate marriage agencies because their intention is to do very little. It´s easy to flout discounted prices for services and promises that will never materialize. By following the above precautions in the selection of your agent the international path for finding a quality foreign wife will be well worth the effort.