Was Jim's advice 'bad' ..... ?
Yes and no. Much of it was broadly accurate. Some wasn't. He wasn't too hot on declaring who were the affiliates that funded the site as advertising wasn't open, it was hidden in affiliate links. He was closed down by an American court in the end. For a reason.
The whole subject of a "scam" site is subjective. As most men dont get on a plane, the implied requirement for most women to be as advertised becomes grey. Many blokes are happy with paid "chat" which many sites provide.
The Russian bride industry doesn't earn money from people marrying. And indeed very few do. So the odd bride hunter screaming "scam" about a site that fulfills the purpose for 95% of its users (fantasy and titillation) is a voice in the dark.
Jim's site served its purpose to those it targeted back in the day on some levels. To rehash it in the era of FB, OK, VK, Messenger, Skype, WeChat, et al
seems a bit old hat.
But when is a "scam site" not a scam for most of its users is a subject not often discussed.
I suspect the OP is an Australian based fellow that was believed to drive a Jag
. It's a decade later and he is still posing he same questions. Go figure.