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Babenko, Alla – Kiev, Ukraine
Details: Initiated contact through date.com, and was requested to respond to her email, instead of through the dating site. Supposedly just graduated from University in English translation, which her English was not very good, claims to have a sister, Marina. Gives a sob story about her Aunt having heart problems, and 2 weeks later, she dies. Then requests money for all expenses to come to you, but when i suggested that i go there first to meet her, i never heard from her again.
First reported: Dave
Babenko, Yuliya – Ukraine, Kiev
Phone number: +380 50 358 87 85 , +380509971618,+380955470197
First reported: Nail
Babikova Yulia – Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Area, Russia
Address: 8,13 Botkin Street 455020
Details: Initiates contact, thru either FriendFinder or Match.com. She pretends to be only child, from poor family, a sickly grandmother, Falls in love quickly, Begs for visa and ticket money, claims she is coming as soon as she the gets VISA ! Ask $1000 dollars through Western Union.
First reported: Yube
Badea Adriana – Bucarest, Romania
Address: Bucarest, Romania
Phone: +40 725347421
Details: With Mrs. Adriana Badea, I had contacts in Facebook chat until we have established a relationship that I thought of love, told me that she worked at a goldsmith and that she pay could barely pay the costs of the rent home, she lived with her mother who had a small income derived from the pension ansianità and being divorced, which had a 17 year old son.
Initially our relationship was really happy and were planning a future together. She would have moved to Italy to live with me, that being separated from my ex-wife was living with my eldest son.
Almost immediately begins to have to have economic problems. She told me that he had committed an error of assessment of a jewel that a customer wanted to sell and that it has paid more than was the actual value and would have to compensate his employer of 650 € and because I naively thought by now the woman of my life I offered to send the money before but she told me no and then when I insisted provided me with the details of her bank account where to transfer the money, so with the international bank sending the money.
Thus begins a long series of problems from time to time she has: need to buy a dress for a very important ceremony and I will send you the money, then it breaks the refrigerator and must buy a new one, I am sending you the money, following your car breaks down and I’ll pay the expenses of the mechanical, tells me that she was in the hospital for a bad infection, I pay the hospital.
Not to were bored in the story I have spent more than € 5,000 for her. Result the lady is gone, yet the Facebook (Adriana Gig) profile but every time I try to ascribe stops me. has changed the mobile phone number. I found out later that makes this game for years and even now has an alleged affair with a gentleman of Spain.
First reported: Vittor
Badenko, Marina – Kirov, Russia
Address: Kirov, Russia
Details: Marina, 29 year old music /art teacher , single lives with mother, father abandoned her as a child, visits grandmother each weekend, after 8 months of very heart felt detailed, emotional correspondence, stole $1100 from me.
First it was money for computer, then airfare , then additional visa money request, I refused due to bad feeling , all money sent through western union, friend anna and scam partner named Elena Vokhmintseva ( mum) terrible actress and I could tell in the last call she was reading words that were spoken, also could tell letters (emails were written by someone else) this saved me another $1200 I almost sent.
First reported: Kemp
Badyagina, Natalia (aka Maria Belyaeva, Maria Perepelkina etc) – Ulan-Ude, Russia
Address 1: Russia, city Ulan-Ude, Petrova street 90-100
Address 2: city Ulan-ude, Russia, Petrova street 92-107
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Details: Initiates the contact herself through popular online personals in response to your ad, or by placing own ad on the same sites. Informs that she can obtain visa to your country asks for money for tickets, then for insurance.
First reported: Paul Indiana
Bagdasarova, Eugenia – Ivanova, Russia
Details: Met through Matchdoctor.com. Typical scammer. Request money for visa, passport and air ticket at the end.
First reported: Jason
Baholdina, Irina – Belyy Yar, Khanty-Mansi Russia
Details: She posted an add on Match.com with a local address. I email her and then see got back to me and said a friend set up her profile on Match.com. Asks for money for airfare and visa.
First reported: Kfan
Bakhtina Lazarevna Svetlana – Tatarstan Republic, Zelenodolsk, Russia
Address: Lenina 79, Tatarstan Republic, Zelenodolsk, Russia, 422542
Details: Sveta contacted me through Lava place with a virtual kiss, I a message back, she in return sent one stating she is looking for a nice guy ect and requested to go to our private e-mail sites if I wanted to or chat at Lava Place. I sent my e-mail. then she sent hers.
We started corresponding with pictures every e-mail, some was of her as a kid, teenager, she has a dog in her original pics, which was common throughout , even a short mp4 video she sent and when we talked live on skype webcam , It was her who was in all the pics , looked like same dog!!
After about 2 weeks we decided would be great to meet I offered to go there, but needed passport and such, she wrote as she has international passport and only needs visa which could be done in 8 days possibly, at Moscow, she talked of how it is dangerous for Tourists to arrive in Russia, especially if I don’t Know Russian.
I first sent $700 for visa and expenses in Moscow. I sent $2200 more in two western Union transfers, for tickets. I sent $1500 more with W. union, she would get it to make airline changes and finish visa the day of her flight. I lost $4400. Feelings, heart broken, trust, looking for a fantasy younger Russian companion, plans gone , hopes and dreams gone!!
First reported: Mike
Bakulina or Haustova, Svetlana – Maikop, Russia
Bank Details: Western Union MENATEP PROLETARSKAYA, 449 MAYKOP, 385020 (7)(8772239299) Use Svetlana Haustova for sending money.
Details: Started contact from americansingles.com. Fell in love in 3rd letter. Didn’t answer questions. Requested money for a phone. The same time I was reading “9 rules to not be scammed.” Thanks to Russian Scam informations i avoided to be scammed easily from that lady.
First reported: Hayssam
Baliuc, Irina – Chisinau, Moldova
Details: Uses Prewritten letters when you don’t write back. Gives prewritten letters to all my email addresses. Sometimes she makes phone calls to improve her scams. Asks for money for visa and airfare.
First reported: Frazil
Balytska, Iryna Bogdanivna – Rogatin Rohatyn Ivano-Frankivs’k Region, Ukraine
Postal address: 18 Shevehenko Street or Krushelnytskyh, 1, Ukraine 77000
Phone number: 011380343521504
Details: I courted Iryna for over a year (02/01/2005-04/05/2006). I had sent her money through Western Union in March 2006 in the sum for the $350.00USD for her physical and her Kiev Embassy visit. That was the first time I had not sent money through Lvivbrides.com. She took that money and ran. They condoned her fleecing of my bank account and excessive cell phone use. I cancelled both. They where not very helpful.
No friends or family (cell numbers) will speak about her including her mayor Uncle ‘The Honorable Volodymyr Husak – Gusak’. (He runs the town of Rohatyn and is involved in the ‘Budgetary Reform’ of the Ivano-Franskovskaya region). That is funded by USAID funds. I found out that she attempted to leave the Ukraine twice though US Educational programs and once through another customer at Lvivbrides.com. She is trouble. The entire situation is trouble. I never saw the village of Rohatyn. I was to never go there as per Lvivbrides.com. I would suggest that anyone stay away all together from these people. I have MANY documents, names, and contact details.
First reported: David
Balty/Berezovski Elena (aka Mnushko Svetlana) – St.Petersburg, Russia
Details: Initiates contact through the personals sites. Falls in love, asks for money to come to USA for a visit (“visa and tickets” scenario). 1. Iuri Berezovski (claim to be her dad) 2. Svetlana Mnushko (claim to be her mom)
First reported: zoorapa_2000
Baranyuk Irina – Odessa Ukraine
Address: Gen.Petrova 1 art.9 Box 42 65065 Odessa Ukraine
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Details: Requests money for continued correspondence.
First reported: To die 4
Bartsev, Aleksey – Orenburg, Russia
Details: Be carefull with this guy, I got screwd up by him in Oct. 2002. He will ask for money to bail him out from pending military service, he mentioned to me about his tribulation with his family because he is to be a gay, and will contact you via yahoo personal.
Also I did see his photo under Alexander Yakolev aka. Sasha, a typical visa/airfare scam.
First reported: Willie
Basilova, Irena (mother – Larissa Basilova) – Moscow, Russia
Address: 109444, Moscow, Russia
Phone: +7095 174 68 29
Details: She was asking for money every month. She got between $ 400 – 6– on a monthly basis for 16 months plus IBM laptop and clothes. Avoid the subject with marriage. Her mother Larissa Basilova hired an Egyptian criminal called Ragab Abuhimela, who stole my money while being in Moscow staying at the Rossija Hotel – Red square…They stole $ 12000 and my compaq laptop togther after putting a seditive on my tea…
First reported: The victim of Irena Basilova and Larissa Basilova
Baskakova, Polina – Yakaterinburg, Achinsk, Russia
Address: Russia, Achinsk, Nazarova street 68, flat 56
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Agency: “Lora Tour” Agency, Manager: Sergey Smirnov, Russia, Yekaterinburg, Radischeva 33, e-mail: email@example.com tel: +7 (343)31-61-028
Details: Match.com profile for a ‘friend’ in the states. Many emails back and forth about trying to get out of Russia into a better life in the US. She lived in a small town, was going to travel to Yakaterinburg to the Embassy and then fly out of there to come to the US. I’m generally a pretty sceptical person so I asked for lots of details.
Pretty much all the details provided by the travel agency and “Polina” checked out. The itinerary had actual flights on it, the type of visa was real. I even call the US Consulate in Yekaterinburg and verified the details with them before sending any money. Once they money was sent, the communication stopped. I usually don’t get fooled very often but I did on this one.
First reported: Mr Smith
Batstrakova, Ekaterina – Kazan, Russia
Address: Kazan 467000, Dekebbristov 169 flat 62, Russia
Details: Contacted from Yahoo Personals. After a few letters, started requesting money to visit as her family is poor.
First reported: Ron
Batsman Victoria/Victoria Potapenko/DJNatasha
Address: Levtchenko Block,13A,91, Lugansk, Ukraine
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Details: Uses prewritten letters. Starts hinting about money from the very first letter. Wants money for translations and correspondence
First reported: Atlantis
Bednova or Chigrintseva, Larisa – Votkinsk, Russia
Address (Money transfer): Moscow, mira st 14 apt 8
Details: Ask for money for visa fees etc. I found letters word for word from Larisa Chigrintseva to someone on another scam site that she sent to me with my name at the top….
First reported: David Y.
Bel Tour – Brest, Belarus
Phone: may give you a phone number of mobile phone with an autoresponder
Details: The non-existent “tourist agency” promises to provide visa and tickets for a “Lady”, asking for money for visa, passport, certificates, tickets, and insurance – altogether $1200-2000. You correspond simultaneously with the “Lady” and “travel manager” (Vasille Bondarev, Alena Halas etc). Money are to be sent to the name of the “travel manager” via Western Union. You will be given very detailed information about the flights including time of arrival and numbers of flights, and possibly sent a scanned copy of “visa”. Letters are written in good English.
First reported: Tony Crowe
Belorykova, Olesya – Omsk, Russia
Address: st.Gaseka 24-73, Omsk,Russia, 644109
Tel number friend: 007-9136-100952 (most of the time out off reach)
Tel number travel agency: 007-3812-412146 (I don’t know if they are involved)
IP Address for Computer: 220.127.116.11 (important)
Details: Very convincing and caring but after all she turned out scammer just like every others.
First reported: Rudie
Belova, Eleonora (aka Lida Koshvenko)- Odessa, Ukraine
Address: Odessa, Ukraine
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and others
Details: Places ads on the popular personals sites. Falls in love with you within a few emails. Then her mother is “hit by a car”, and asks for money for the operation. May be a variant: asks for money for ticket and visa to visit you.
Pictures used belong to the international photo model Leticia Casta.
First reported: Tom Johnson
Belova Irina – Arzamas, Russia
Address: Arzamas, Russia
Details: I have been contacted by a person claiming to be a beautiful young woman. Got an email from “her” out of the blue, but I never contacted the person from the beginning. When I have had an ad on Zoosk on Facebook and one on Socialove where my email is available and I have looked at some Russian dating sites, I assumed it was from there she found me and my email address.
I was initially curious/interested because this person wrote in good enough English, long letters and of course she is a beautiful young woman in “her pictures”. I’m 53 and I have learned now that if a girl from Russia contact a 20+ year old man she probably is a dating scammer, yes I was flattered who wouldn’t be? I became suspicious when I did not think the photos “she” sent were the same young lady in every picture they are small and seems not to be original in size.
She “fell in love” quickly and early on wrote about her family and how she spoke to her parents about me/us. I have now read a lot about dating scams on the Internet. The letters started 1 November, she’s now “preparing” to visit me but she have not enough founds and say perhaps she need to ask me for money to make her visit possible, and today that letter requesting money came. I have asked if I can visit her instead but she insist she want to come to me her reason something about me not being comfortable there
First reported: Jan
Belousova, Ekaterina – Chelyabinsk, Russia(aka Lubov Bazhenova, Orenburg Russia)
Address: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Details: Asks for money for ticket and visa to visit you.
First reported: Norm
Belya, Ekaterina (aka Ekaterina Belyh) – Narva, Estonia
Address: Tallinn Rd. 9 – 26, 20303 Narva, ESTONIA
Name: Snoras Bank
Address: 7 A.Vivulskio, LT-2600 Vilnius
Swift: SNORLT22 Beneficiary Account: 336710671 Beneficiary Bank: AB bankas Snoras, Bank code: 260101758 Intermediary Bank: Acc. 200-297-36 Harris Bank International Corporation, New York SWIFT: 668785 HATR US 33
Details: She wrote to me on Date.com. She wanted to come and visit me but needed money for airfare. After transferring the money for the tickets, she said her ticket was robbed from her and I never heard from her again, and the profiles on the date.com website vanished.
First reported: Mtchme2 Second reported: Mark
Belyaeva, Maria (aka Maria Perepelkina, Natalia Badyagina etc) – Tyumen (or Ekaterinburg), Russia
Address 1: Russia, city Tyumen, Petrova street 92 – 107
Address 2: Russia, city Tyumen, Petrova street 90 – 100
Address 3: Russia, city Ekaterinbourg, Belinskogo str. 149-89
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Details: Initiates the contact herself through popular online personals in response to your ad, or by placing own ad on the same sites. Claims to be a virgin (usually 27 years old) who lives with her mother. Works as a cashier in supermarket and earns $40 per month. Informs that she can obtain visa to your country for $350 with the help of “firm” in her city, then asks for money for tickets, then for insurance. Write about her sexual dreams about you.
First reported: Max Randall
Belyanina, Ekaterina (Katya) – Seversk, Russia
Address: 636070, Kommunisticheskiy prospekt 65/11, Seversk, Russia
Email: Kapusta@mail15.com or Kapusta2004@ukrtop.com
Details: met her on date.com. Sent money for visa and airfare via Western Union. She was to take a train from Seversk to Moscow to pick up her visa. She was then to fly to LA, then to my home town. Did not hear back from her.
First reported: DR
Belyh, Ekaterina (aka Kate) – Narva, Estonia
Address 1: Postal index 20303, Narva city, Tallinn Rd., 13 apartament 3, Estonia
Address 2: Tallinn Rd. 25-8 20303 Narva, Estonia
Address 3: Latvia Riga , Mascavas street, 220-C, appartement 137
Email: Karamelka275@Alabama, firstname.lastname@example.org, Kate24@pochta.ru
Beneficiary’s Bank: A/s Akciju komercbanka “Baltikums” M.Pilsiela13, Riga Lv-1050,Latvija
Swift Code: CBBRLV22
Account No: LV81CBBR1310165100010
Details: Initiate contact saying she wants friends from USA. Use pre-written letters. Same old visa/ticket scam
First reported: So.Crates
Second reported: Dom
Third reported: Mad2
Fourth repored: Joe
Fifth reported: redtime21
Berdink, Inna – Lugansk, Ukraine
Details: She never answered any of your questions at all and by the second letter her agency was requesting money for translation and internet services because “Unfortunately her account is over and she can not reply to your letter”. This is the same letter that all of the women posted by this agency send to you and is an obvious scam.
The money is to be sent to Olga Kupinskaya, Manager of agency Caprise or Inna Berdik by Western Union. I again wrote back to her over a month later with the same introduction letter and recieved the exact same pre-written letter sent to me before.
First reported: Roland
Berezena, Tatyana – Kazan, Russia
Address : Pskovskaya 17, Kazan, 420123, Russia
Details: Asks for money for airfare and visa.
First reported: Chris
Berezena, Tatyana – Kazan, Russia
Address : Pskovskaya 17, Kazan, 420123, Russia
Details: Asks for money for airfare and visa.
First reported: Chris
Berezina, Tatyana – Read also about Pirogova, Luba
Berillo, Elena – Ekaterinburg, Russia
Details: Initiate the contact through the Australian yahoo personals web site. In the third email she completely falls in love with you and wants to spend the rest of her life with you. She had organised a flight but needed $700 from me to pay for half of the airfare as she only earns $150 per month. Never allow you to talk with her. She insisted on sending her money through the western union money transfer system.
First reported: Almost sucked in
Berkova, Elena – Nikolaev, Ukraine
Address: Lazurnaya 52b, apt 151 Nikolaev, Ukraine 54058
Details: Meets you in person to convince you that she is real. Said yes to all proposals from many men at the same time. Requested money for airfare, visa, clothes, expenses and gifts, etc.
First reported: hurtnmad
Details: It offers in marriage, girls who turned out to be porn models. They took money from me for phony telephone numbers and email addresses. Photos were taken off of Russian modeling sites. Once they had my money, they would not communicate anymore. One girl they listed had a bad phone number and email address and the owner apologized, saying there was no other number, but they continued to offer her number for sale for six months afterwards.
First reported: Donald
Bezpyatchuk Maria – L’viv, Ukraine
Address: Wuchinetska 2, flat 50,L’viv, 79010, Ukraine
Details: Maria contacted me on http://www.travelgirls.com/member/1399252. She wanted to visit brazil, was her dream. After about one month the website deleted her profile and letters did not reach her. I wanted to talk with her everyday but she was busy all the time she told she worked for travelgirls.com.
First time I asked them again later she told me something different. She did not ask for the money. I offer to send the emergency money so she could travel. I send 650 dollars via western union to her name her city her passport number, not to be spend, money not to be touched, she agreed with me. One she SMS “do you think they will let me travel with 100 dollars??? I asked what happened to the money she said she had emergency. So all she had was the 100. I was shocked, asked how she spend the money she said she did not want to talk about it.
So she put a man from Borispol airport on the phone, he told me she cant board if she has only 100, but if she has 700 it would be ok. So I run to the bank borrow money and send her 750 via Western Union. The next day there was still a flight, she told on the phone they could not change the tickets, I got mad crazy.
I said ok I am going to talk with Lufthansa in brazil, they told me different and realized she was lying. I sent another 375 visa card with dollars for to pay. I said it is all good this is your code you can board the plane NOW so she told me she board the plane and 2 hours later she said SMS I am in Frankfurt it is all good.
Then after a few minutes she SMS me o my good my mother is sick I am going back home. I thought how it is possible if she is in transit in Frankfurt. So I call her she said several times I cant do this I cant do this I want my my mum the phone went of line I call again I told her don’t do this came to me we will help your mother what ever she need from here I would send money to her etc. them i told her I was going to wait her at the airport she said ok.
It was Christmas day here 25 I stayed 10 hours on the airport and she never show and that was my Christmas gift …. I was shocked. I cry a lot I did not believe any one could do this to someone on Christmas day. I called 10000 times she never got the phone and she never answer my emails so I called her on the website, if she was not guilty she would contact me and tell me ask me how could you do this to me a page like that on the internet, but she never did because she does not care she just wanted the money that was all she wanted nothing else it was all a big lie from her part.
First reported: Felipe
Bezruchko, Lena (aka Gulnara Inucheva) – Lugansk, Ukraine or Kirov, Russia
Details: Initiates the contact herself through popular online personals in response to your ad, or by placing own ad on the same sites. Asks for money for airfare and visa.
First reported: Max Randall Second reported: Ake
Bezruchko, Natalya – Nikolayev, Ukraine
Address: Kosmonavtov str. 142/158 54031
Email: nata kuva1 email@example.com
Details: She is on the Russianladies.com site ID:72020889. Requested money for her to visit you. Can’t come the first time because there was a Ukrainian Election. The second time, she can’t come because her mother was scared. Then she request money for computer to communicate with you.
First reported: Kalervo
Bezukladnikowa Elena – Kalinovka, Russia
Address: Kalinovka, Russia
Details: She sends, text and says she is coming to Australia on a work visa, and she be working at the kindergarten as a tutor (she says that she works in a kindergarten, at kalinovka). she then get close to you then tells you she is getting paid, by the kindergarten and the embassy for the flight to Australia. everything goes fine and she says she bought the plane ticket, but then she says the flight isn’t for 5 days and she has no money to live or eat, she then ask you if she could borrow the money till she works here in Australia, and she pay it straight back. she then want you to send the money via money transfer.
I told her that I wasn’t going to send any money, and then she said if she cant get to me, she’s got nothing, and she will commit suicide.
First reported: Peter
Blinova, Julia – Cheboksary, Russia
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Details: she made contact, after 5 prewritten letters she was in love, she also made mistakes in her letters. so I did a simple google search and found a scam profile on her on another scam site
First reported: Rob
Blokhina, Tatyana – Yoshkar Ola, Russia
Address: Yoshkar Ola, Druzby st, 87-55, 424039
Phone (Internet Cafe): 8362 631143
Details: Contacted through American singles. Called every morning. Said she need money for visa, tickets and money to leave the country. Scammed $3000.
First reported: Tony C
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