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Russian Scam is the alphabetical listing of Russian scammers and Russian agencies involved in Russian dating fraud or Russian scams. The name of the person where the money is sent is the key issue in a Russian scam, and the same Russian scammer may use different photos. Also, the same set of photos may be used under different names.
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Abatourowa Nataliya – Moscow, Russia
Address: Taganskaya street 9, Moscow, 109004, Russia Website: www.match.com.au
Details: “I have some money but it’s not enough to complete my trip. Please send me 900 US dollars and I will complete my trip! After it please write me all details about the transfer”
First reported: Noel
Abdulina, Olga Vladimirovna – Kazan, Russia
Phone: 902 670 2257
Details: “Visa and tickets” scam. Initiates the contact, falls in love with you, wants to visit you, asks money for visa and tickets.
First reported: Pete
Abdulrahamon Suliyat Vladimirovna – Sochi, Russia
Phone: +79528299500 and +79530857638
Address: 27 Gogolia Street, Sochi, Russia
Details: Attached her international passport and part of Western union money transfer receipt, pictures and plane ticket. Of course did not use plane ticket, because it was a scam. She is active on Tagged.com and many other websites. Please take action to block the woman and publish this warning to protect others.
First reported: Moustafa
Details: Initiated contact from American singles.com. Tried to scam for $750 for visa and ticket.
First reported: Andrew
Abdylina, Olga Vladimirovna – Kazan, Russia
Address: 420015, Russia, Kazan, Podlyznaya, str.28-36
Details: I emailed Olga from MatchDoctor.Com. She sent me three pics in all one slowly after another then as she fell in Love we set up a meeting. She said she could pay for the trip but then the punch-line arrived she asked for money for a computer and I told her I would not send her the money.
First reported: the kid 79
Abromova, Natalia (Natasha) – St Petersburg, Russia
Address: St. Petersburg 194357, Moskovsky Street 40, #20, Russia
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Details: This girl will send you her passport and visa details. Once you have corresponded a few times she will say that she will come to your Country and send scanned photos of air tickets. The scam is then she will ask for 600 US dollars to be allowed out Russia ( St Petersburg) and be sent by Western union. Guess what once this money arrives she disappears.
First reported: Reggie
Adamova, Ina (Inna) – Minsk, Belarus
Phone: + 375 296 20 70 80 (mobile) ; + 375 17 220 84 27 (home number)
Address: Kirova 3-71, Minsk 220050, Belarus
Details: A real person living in Minsk, Belarus. Claims to be a doctor in children’s hospital. Actually is unemployed and makes living asking money from foreign men: for Internet connection complaining about its expensiveness, or for visa and tickets to come to your country. Usually works through placing her data at international dating agencies. Money are to be sent via Western Union to Inna Adamova, Minsk, Belarus.
First reported: Watching you!
Adamova, Raisa – Murmansk, Russia
Address: Sovetskaya 65-32, Murmansk, 183054 Russia (later shown to be false address)
Details: “Visa and tickets” scam. Initiates the contact through a personals website, falls in love with you, wants to visit you dying to be with you and wanting to marry you, asks money for visa and tickets. Prewritten letters.
NOTE: different pictures may be used
First reported: Paul
Areg Aivagyan – Yerevan, Armenia and Tanya (Moscow, Russia)
Address: Agatan Gexosi 8 str,bld.37.apt.15. Armenia,Yerevan
Details: I am single, and have no children. I have my profile on adultfriendfinder.com and that is where Tanya first contacted me. She asked me to contact her on personal email address in the first message. I made the mistake of doing so. Within two weeks she had fallen in love with me and was asking me for money for a cultural exchange program. She requested money to be sent to, Aivagyan Areg. Agatan Gexosi 8 str,bld.37.apt.15. Armenia, Yerevan.
After thinking this was a scam I did some research and found her photo on another website under a different name as a known scammer. After asking her about this she sent me a email for her new email address because she was in Moscow getting a stamp on her passport. The address is firstname.lastname@example.org. She has never contacted me since then. I reported this to adultfriendfinder.com and they remover her profile from the website.
First reported: Peter
Agzamowa Guzilya – Barayt, Russia
Address: Stepnaja street 10 flat 3, Barayt, 662436, Russian Federation
I am a single 49 yr old male and was approached by a woman on Match.com with a mysterious profile. She told me she was leaving Match and to email her personal address. I did and received and email from Guzilya, 24, from Russia.We exchanged several email but I grew suspicious as she never really answered my questions. She did send some sexy photos. I did a search on Russian dating scams and found the exact same letters that were sent to me, were also send to a many men (word for word).
I did eventually found the same photos on another anit-scam site calling her Tatyana K. In her last email she asked for money for a plane ticket so we could be together. I said, sorry not interested.
First reported: Robert
Aklanova, Tatyana – Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Address: Charl Marks’s Street 129-4, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Details: Typical fall in love fast and asks for money for visa and airline tickets.
First reported: Damian
Aktanaeva Irina – Samara, Russia
Phone: 007 962 5904684
Bank Account: VTB 24 (JSC) Moskau Russia) Account no. 4272290930040357 VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG
Details: She ask for paying passport and Schengen visa and ticket. She writes very kind.
She was at Moscow airport “to travel to me” cause she told she has the Visa, but the Russian custom will let her no pass, cause she has no pocket money. To live in Germany, so I sent 1200,– the customs first asks for. Next day she ask for more cause she send a copy of her visa which was for 90 Days and they ask for 40,– Euros a day she told. I gave a copy of visa to the Bundespolizei for checking : They told this visa was valid for a Russian man born 21.9.1959 and the number of this visa was valid from 7.1.2001 till 11.2.2001.
First reported: Max
Aktnaeva, Olesya – Orenburg, Russia
Address: MONTAZHNIKOV 43 APT 21, Orenburg, Russia (Fake Address)
Details: Met her through Yahoo Personals. She said it costs US$360 to get a visa. She didn’t write back after i said she is a scammer.
First reported: Campos
Albahtena, Olga – Dubovka, Russia
Phone: 902 670 2257
Details: Contacted from Yahoo Personals. Use Pre-written letters. Scammed US$1,1000 for visa and tickets. Scam many men at same time.
First reported: John W.
Albahtena, Olga – Volgograd, Russia
Address: 21 Cental’ naya, Russia, 163523
Details: Met her through Yahoo Personals. She fell in love and planned to come and see me at her own cost. Last minute asked for money and I gave her 320 USD for she had to pay for an operation for her best friend. When she arrived at the airport she said she needed 800USD for return trip or they would not let her board the flight.
First reported: email@example.com
Aleks/Sasha – Kazan, Russia
Details: “Visa and airfare” scam. Initiates the contact through a gay personals website, falls in love with you, wants to visit you. Asks money for visa and tickets.
First reported: Bob
Aleksandra – Omsk, Russia
Address: Omsk, Russia
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Details: After about the fifth letter she was madly in love and wanted to be with me. Finally she asked for visa money $480.
First reported: Claus
Aleksandrovna Latypova, Irina aka Aleksandrovna Potorochina, Aleksandra – Primorsk, Russia
Screen Name: Julikana
E-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Lebedeva Street 6-15 Primorsk, Russia, 188910
The Primorsk this individual lives in is in the Leningradskaya Oblast as to avoid confusion, as there are 2 other Primorsks in Russia in my research on Mapquest.com.
Details: I am a full-time employed, single white/caucasian 31 year old male living in Monroe, LA. I have stumbled upon another recent scammer that has been hitting up Match.com alot apparently posing as a girl from Plano, TX but then revealing herself as from rimorsk, Russia. Her screename on Match.com is “Julikana”, I have already ontacted them about her as a Russian scammer as well to have her account removed and her IP perma banned.
Typical bait and switch “visa and tickets” scammer, thankfully I have NOT sent her any money, I was wise to be suspicious of this individual’s true motives. I have yet to resolve our conversation after she sent me her forged Visa(verified that it is indeed forged by the St. Petersburg U.S. Consulate) and at this point I don’t care to.
First reported: Jay
Alekseenko, Irina – Magnitogorsk, Russia (aka Tatyana Kononova)
Address: 13 Bibisheva str, app#7, Magnitogorsk, 455007, Russia
Details: “Visa and tickets” scam. Initiates the contact through a personals website, falls in love with you, wants to visit you. Asks money for visa and tickets.
First reported: Jethro
Alekseev, Aleksandr (aka Sasha) – Ulyanovsk, Russia
Address: Vladimirskaya Street, 84a-123, Ulyanovsk, Russia
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Details: Typical visa/ticket scam but the scammer claims he is gay and contacted from gay.com.
First reported: Jay
Details: Prewritten letters; requests money for visa/tickets and passport/flowers/english lessons etc.
First reported: Alien
Alekseeva, Nadezhda (Nadya) – Lyskovo, Russia
Address: Swerdlow Street 14/3, Lyskovo, Russia
Details: She is good. After 3 weeks i ask her to visit me in my country (Netherland). 3 weeks later she said that she will visit me and she’s going to a travellingagency for info. There they told her how much money she needed for the document, ticket and visa. About 800 euro. She asked me to send the money by MoneyGram.
Then she went to Moscow to visit the dutch ambassy to get her visum. They told her that for a visum of 90 days she needed 4500 euro’s. 50 euro a day to live. A place to sleep, to eat and drink. Thats the law in the Netherlands and is correct. After that she send me the flightinfo, also correct. But she never show up.
Indeed, she is good. She used as a emailaddress; firstname.lastname@example.org I’ve got messages from her in my own language, she used a online translator. In every letter she called my name several times, a different strategy? Now she told me that she was arrested saturday on the airport in Moscow for smuggling antic stuff. Her own stuff, she said. Now she must pay a penalty a 9600 euro’s to be free or by judge and than between 3,5 and 6 years prison. Can that be truth? I dont believe it. She needed still 5100 euro’s to pay the penalty.
First reported: Chris
Alekseeva, Oksana – Kotlas, Russia
Address: Travel agent: “Max Travel” maxtravel-kotlas.narod.ru. Arkhangelsk, Kotlas, Kirov Street 76. Postal code 165300
Details: We met on match.com She seemed incredibly sincere. We exchanged lengthy emails almost daily for 2 months. I saw only minuscule red lights. Her poetic, sincere, romantic nature intoxicated me into trusting her. She shared stories of how she lost her 3 yr old brother at the age of 6. She felt bad as her mother (mum) still mourned the loss but she could not hardly remember him.
Her father mostly enjoyed wasting” time in the garden. She worked as an art teacher for teenagers. Only wanting to pass on the skills her mother taught her. She shared a story of how she saw one 13 year old student smoking a cigarette and was horrified. She complained of many drunken men in the streets and being very afraid. A couple weeks later the fire department appeared at her school and closed it for not meeting regulations. Her first time without work.
I suggested perhaps meeting in Europe six months down the road. She could not wait that long for us to be together. She had so fallen in love she could not wait a day. She tried to get a loan at the bank but was unsuccessful.
Finally her retired father was able to get a portion of the cost to fly to America. I told her I was in the middle of bankruptcy (true) and not able to help. I talked to the travel agency “Max Travel” (maxtravel-kotlas.narod.ru) about delaying her flight so I could raise funds. They said that was not possible because tickets had already been purchased (Red light). I did get them to delay the flight briefly. I finally flinched and sent money ($490) to her travel “agent” Elena Avdeeva via Western Union. Oksana only spoke of money indirectly, mostly focusing on love and romance.
I appeared at the airport for her arrival. She was not there. A call to one connecting flight airline at London Hethrow did not show her on the passenger list. Then came the frantic emails of a frightened, innocent young girl stranded without food or shelter in the big scary city of Moscow. She described successfully getting her visa at the Moscow embassy. Only to be stopped by customs while trying to board the plane. She needed to show evidence of having $3000 to travel with a tourist visa (true I now believe – this IS a requirement). Her following emails became more tattered and frenzied. I offered to get her a nights hotel stay and a train ticket back home. I told her to have a Western Union agent email me with instructions. She replied that the agent has no information to send me.
At that point I Google-ed “Russian Scams” and found this site www.russian-scam.org. After searching pictures I found her photo under a different name and city. She was good. And I foolish. Fortunately no more money was sent. I’m sure I blew apprehending her when I replied to her email with “I caught you”. I only hope my faith in the goodness of people is not severely damaged. I did follow up with a final ill-spirited message declaring that cruel, soul-less people belong in prison.
First reported: Tim
Alekseeva, Veronika – Lipetsk, Russia
Address: 57 Nedelina, 94 Lipetsk, 398000, Russian Federation
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Details: Prewritten letters; requests money for visa/tickets and passport.
First reported: Tom
Second reported: del
Alekseevna Largo Anna – Boksitogorsk, Russia
Address: Boksitogorsk, 187650, street Pavlova 9
Details: Anna contacted me to say she wanted to have emails. She then said she wanted to come to England but she had no money and would I help her with the air fare. She then after I sent her 17000 Rouble asked for the necessary money for a visa which I also sent. After she received this amount to her bank she then asked for an additional amount. When I replied very politely NO all the communication stopped.
First reported: msw456
Alekseewa Oksana – Velsk, Russia
Address: 20 Pushkina Street, Apt. 34, Velsk, Russia 165151
Details: After researching antiscam records, I noticed that the stories for “Oksana Alekseeva, Kotlas, Russia” and “Elena Awdeeva, Gryazovets, Russia” were almost exact, word-for-word, identical experiences to my own. If you are reading this now, I would take the time to read these stories. I will note the few exceptions in my story. We met on Zoosk.com. She contacted me first on 7/2/13 and asked that I only speak with her, to develop our relationship.
A few days later, I noticed that her personal profile had been removed from Zoosk. From the beginning, she has appeared to be the sweetest, most romantic woman, I have ever known. She continually speaks of her best, and only friend, “Elena”. This is why I believe with almost complete surety, that the woman mentioned above, are partners in this scam, or could even be the same woman using 2 identities.
She also mentioned that she was born in “Shenkursk” on 6/15/84, where her parents, “Aleksandr and Svetlana” live as “pensioners”. I am very embarrassed to say this, but she easily convinced me to send her money on 8/2/13, to cover cost of her passport and visa, 700 dollars through Western Union. I did ask the address of the bank where this Western Union was located. She replied, “VTB24 Bank, 33 Mira Street, Kotlas, Russia, 165300”.
She also explained at this time, that the cost of airline tickets would be around 1200 dollars. She said that, all documents could be processed and obtained more quickly through a professional travel agency in her city of Velsk. When I asked, she said the name of the agency was “I-V Tour, Pushkina Street 36/2, Velsk, Russia, website: ivtour.ucoz.ru , email: email@example.com “
She said that I could write to them about any details, but they only speak Russian, but could answer any inquiries in English. I thought this strange for a professional international tourist agency. But, the website did seem legit. I did not send the sum for the airline tickets, because I wanted to get to know her better. The emails continued, becoming more romantic, and more talk of starting our life together. I also spoke with her on the telephone several times, but she contacted me. She claimed that, she had no telephone or cell phone and could only call from a public phone. Which ironically, she said “did not receive incoming calls”.
Finally, on 12/18/13, I had convinced myself, that she was honest, and sent her the 1200 dollars for the airline tickets. She could now go to Moscow, to pickup her passport and visa, have visa interview and fly to the United States to meet me for the first time. She had sent me the flight information previously, to depart from Sheremetyevo Airport on 1/7/14, landing in Miami, US, on 1/8/14, with connecting flight to Albany, New York on the same day. This is where the previous stories I referred to, line up once again.
On the day she was to fly out, she was detained by Customs, and now required to have 2800 dollars in her possession, before they would let her leave. She sent me a copy of her passport and a Customs regulation (in Russian). All of the documents seemed official, stamped and dated. When I tried to send this amount through Western Union, the transfer was not approved. I now applaud the actions of Western Union, that I did not lose more money, than the 2000 dollars I had already spent.
Knowing that she would be waiting near the Western Union, I called the airport and found an agent, near the terminal where she was to depart from. I her paged several times, but no one came to the desk. I then gave a description of her from her photos to the agent. She had security personnel go to the Western Union. I waited for the obvious answer, there was no one there matching that description. My suspicions had been confirmed.
This was a red flag, and started to examine things more closely. I believe that this “Oksana Alekseewa of Velsk” is the same woman as “Oksana Alekseeva of Kotlas”, because my monies were wired to a bank in Kotlas. The numerous mentions of her friend, “Elena”, make me believe that, this is the same woman as “Elena Awdeeva of Gryazovets” because of the identical matching stories. After closer examination of her passport that she sent me, I noticed words missing from the document, place of birth stated “Velsk”, not Shenkursk” as she previously stated.
The signature was definitely a man’s beginning with an “M”, last name beginning with a “B” and ending with a “Y”. It was a very sloppy signature for a teacher at a school, and letters did not match up to her name. This is when I started searching the internet and found antiscam.org . I was shocked when I found the stories I mentioned.
I have always felt that crimes of the heart do not have an equal punishment in society. It is the worse crime that can be committed against another human being. I could have been scammed out of much more hard earned money, and I am glad that it ended here with your help. As for dear Oksana, she certainly deserves what is coming to her, and then some.
First reported: Embarrassed
Aleksenko, Oksana – Kemerovo, Russia
Address: Kirov street 18 appt 37, Kemerovo,650014,Russia
Details: Received an email in my inbox from a girl, respond to link that took me to website www.me.com. In the first letter she informed me that she lives in Russia. Corresponding for a while then she fell in love and told me that she would like to come and visit me in US. She told me that plane tickets would cost $850.00 but ask me to send money because she does not have the money to pay for the plane tickets. She also emails me a copy of her passport and that is when I found out that it is a scam.
First reported: Matthew
Alexeeva Anastasya – Ukhta, Russia
Address: Ukhta, Russia
Details: Recently I have been contacted by a Russian Lady. We had a good conversation in the beginning even though sometimes she appeared not to react on Details in my Mailings.
In the end she first asked in a shy way for Money to get her visa, in the end she got more and more insisting. Anastasya contacted me on a Dating site (Zoosk) and sent me her mail address so we could communicate literately. She told me about her life and was a Kind Person. When I told something about me she didn’t really react on what I said. I kept the good vibes in the communications and as I was alerted about scamming I just went ahead.
She wanted to visit me in Germany as soon as possible. Her German seemed to be out of Google translator, but with a Little Imagination it was possible to understand most of it. Once I told her that I will be abroad for work. First she did not really react, then she finally accepted to visit me abroad.
I told her she will be Pais all her accommodation once she is there, but first in a gentle and shy way, then always more insisting she asked for Money for her flight. Even when I offered to send her a flight ticket she insisted on Money by wire.
I replied it is not possible as I am in a foreign Country and Western Union is only possible during my working time. As she understood that I will not ever send Money to an unknown she interrupted the contact in an offensive way. Please investigate the case and make further attempts impossible.
First reported: Jaun
Alena – Lugansk, Ukraine
Details: Answered my email. In the second letter, she started telling me that she needed a translator from Webdate.com.
First reported: Michael
Aleskeenkova, Marinochka (Marina, Natalya) – Tomsk, Russia
Email: Marina_Aleske@mail15.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: LEBEDEVA street 11-7, 634000, Tomsk, Russia.
Details: She contacted me through the Yahoo Personals. She never answered any of my direct question. Never heard back from her when I requested of a picture of her and her family together.
Second story: She contacted me through Yahoo Personals. By the eighth email she wanted $350 to get a visa and to come visit me. She emailed me for 3 weeks before stopping after I said I couldn’t give her the money.
First reported: NoCigar
Second reported: wontbefooledagain
Third reported: HEYNEHOME
Alexandrova, Tania – Magadan, Russia
Address: City of Magadan proletarskya,3-15 Russia
Details: Prewritten letters; requests money for visa and tickets.
First reported: Bob
Alexandrova, Yulia – Nizhniy-Novgorod, Russia
Address: Nizhniy-Novgorod, Russia
Details: Requests money for visa and tickets.
First reported: Ray
Alexeenko Irina – Samara Russia
Address: 40b Lebedeva Street, Apt. #4, Samara, Russia
Details: She initiates contact, requests money for visa/passport/airline tickets. Then she asks for more money to be put in an account as proof for the INS that she can support herself.
First reported: Dave.S
Aliona – Chernivtsy, Ukraine
Details: asks for money and then disappear. she was born on the 27th of march 1973 she has 2 sons and she is divorced. She was talking to Phillip Sterling from USA and she took a lot of money from him! She was also the member of my marriage agency www.happy-hearts.net and I noticed that she is a lier and a scammer!
First reported: Tatyana
Altybaeva, Dinara (Katya) – Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Address: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Details: Found on Absolute Agency. Typical visa/ticket fraud. Wants you to send money to come to America. Has friend in Travel Agency with connections to get visas to UK or USA. Sends lots of photos with each email. Then some sexy pics to entice you. Doesn’t want you to come to her city. Says meeting weill be “impossible”. Only meeting in your country will be ok. Absolute Agency doesn’ty care. They have many scammers in their site.
First reported: Brian
Second reported: S. Redonnet
Third reported: Victor
Azarova Dina – Tomsk, Russia
Address: Tomsk, Russia
My name is Richard, I am single and was contacted by this women posing as Canadian on a dating site called Lavalife. She gave me her email and then I contacted her. Her next email to me, informed me that she was living in Russia. She said that she loved me and wanted to come to this country to go to school, find a job and have a future with me. She told me she was not like the women from Russia who are scamming men.
She told me that she did not need the support of a man to come to my country. She told me that she did not want to talk about money. After those emails this was the next email, that I have printed. I just want to warn everybody about this women, who is obviously a scammer.
First Reported: Richard
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