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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Lapicheva, Nelli (aka Ina Adamova) – Minsk, Belarus
Phone: + 375 296 20 70 80
Address: Kirova 3-71, Minsk 220050, Belarus
Details: Claims to be a manager in a travel agency. Asks money for Internet, 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. Using 2 sets of photos (blond-haired and dark haired).
First reported: R B
Lapova, Elena (aka Elena Proleeva)
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Details: I was contacted by this lady when I went on to Love.com. I figured something was up when she never answered any of my personal questions. Finally she asked for money.
First reported: Rick
Lapova, Elena – Isheevka, Russia
Address: Isheevka, Russia, street Novokombinatovskaya house 34
Details: She had a 1704 ruble found worth a lot in America so she would bring it to me in America if she got airfare. She offered to spend all her savings on visa and and $160 on airfare I just needed to send the other $620.
Reported: not easily scammed in USA
Lapteva, Elena – Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
Address: Mira, house 68, appartment 71
Details: Ask money for English courses
Lapteva, Evgeniya – Omsk, Russia
Address: Omsk, Russia
Details: Visa/ticket scam
Larisa, Radchenko – Poltava, Ukraine
Address: Ul.Chapaeva 56-23, g. Poltava Poltava region Ukraina 32650
Details: Ask money for correspondence and translation.
Larkina, Nataliya (aka Natty) – Lugansk, Ukraine
Phone: +38 – 0642 -539706
Address: Lugansk, Ukraine
Details: Ask money for correspondence and translation.
Reported: David – anti-scam agent
Lativa, Riga aka Lubimova, Svetlana aka Kososplova, Yulia – Nizhni Novogorad , Russia
Meeting place = Kissndate.com
Her age = supposed 28 years old
Her occupation = Kindergarten teacher
Her phone number = was denied
Her address = was denied
Details: Her photos are of Photos of Yulia Kososplova. started to understand this was a scam when I could not send her a gift. Luckily I was not played and have not been gone after by this person yet. Report it have fun. Ta ta
First reported: Paul
Lazareva, Tatyana – Dniepropetrovsk region, Ukraine
Phone: 38 056 796 52 28
Address: Lenina street 47/12, 52500, Sinelnikovo, Dniepropetrovsk region, Ukraine
Details: Ask money to buy a mobile and after that the phone was robbed by a teenager after work. Uses an actor’s photo from TV series “Roswell“.
Lebedeva, Anna – Lugansk, Ukraine
Details: She has a profile posted on a free web site like MatchDoctor and then her agency wants money for her letters and translations. No questions are ever answered in her letters that you ask. She talks about how she has a low salary in her very first letter. After 2 letters in which nothing is ever said or any of your questions are answered the request for money letter is sent saying that her account is over and that you must pay in order to continue letters to her.
Lebedeva, Darya – Read also about Ivanoca Anna
Lebedeva Galina – Balakovo, Russia
Address: House 18,Room 2, Lenin’s Street, Balakovo, 413865, Russia
Email: HappygirlAlisa@yandex.ru, email@example.com
Details: Requesting 400 pounds sterling for plane Ticket, I sent 200 pounds she said that would be alright. She got the ticket and sent a copy in e-mail, and said she had to have another 22,000 roubles or 220 pounds sterling to pay her rent and owed the bank 200 pounds for a loan for university fee’s, but weeks ago she was living with her mother in small flat in centre of town ” BALAKOVO “. When I said I could not send any more money, she said she was in tears and she would loose me and her new life as she was been sent by the university to finish her final training as a pupil of STOMATOLOGIST, She also said that because she coming to stay with me ( that was at her request ) the university would not pay for the plane ticket coming to BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT and that her expense would be given to her by her employer, Mean while I checked with the English Dental School in Birmingham they could answer if they did an exchange student programme, they said they would let me know, they never did. The last E – mail said she was changing the ticket for cash and she would return the money, it didn’t come so I E – Mailed her and told her to keep it, I DO MISS HER SO MUCH.
Lebedeva, Nadya – Kazan, Russia
Phone: +38 – 0642 -539706
Address: Ibragimova st, 45.423620, Kazan, Russia
Details: Initiated contact to my profile of millionairematch.com. Exchanged a few “what stuff do you like to do” emails. Received email saying she was getting VISA, had money to travel, money for hotel and wanted to visit me. But ask for money after.
Lebedkina, Elena – Moscow, Russia
Phone: +38 – 0642 -539706
Address: Dom 23, Lenina Street, Moscow Russian 117997
Details: She wants money for her airline ticket, $900 t be sent with western union.
Lekunovych, Nataliya (Angel) – Kherson, Ukraine
Address: Str. Kutuzova, 8, fl.410, t. Kherson, 73034, Ukraine
Friend’s Name: Mariya Kisyel
Friend’s Address (for sending money): Stepana Razina 73, fl.14, t.Kherson, 73013, Ukraine
Friend’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Details: Requested money for her alleged surgery.
First reported: Big Daddy
Details: Avoid questions. Quickly mentioned lack of money and finally request money for correspondence and said she wants to visit you.
Lena – Balaklava Ukraine
Details: Ask money for correspondence through the following bank:
Bank Account: Western Union, St.Stroitelnaya 39/44, Sevastopol, Ukraine or USD (Message types MT-100) BENEFICIARY AND HIS ACCOUNT: 39018945087 / 29096946021001 Gavrilenko Elena, Pasport – AP-182337, SEVASTOPOL BRANCH of Ukrsotsbank. BENEFICIARY’S BANK AND HIS ACCOUNT: USD 8900260947 UKRSOTSBANK, KIEV SWIFT: UKRSUAUX CORRESPONDENT BANK: BANK OF NEW YORK.
NEW YORK SWIFT: IRVTUS3N.
First Reported: Chris
Lena, Elena Sultaikina – Kirov & Novgorod, Russia
Address: Mosolova street House 114 flat 11
Details: Write poetic letters and very romantic. Ask for money to come to you. When requested money is sent, she disappear.
Lenchik, Elena – Donetsk/Lugank, Ukraine
Details: met this girl on dating site hotmatch.com, falls easily in love and thinking if you, pre-written letters, pictures with no name but following numbers, and after 3 letter, her translating agency ask for money because she is in financial trouble. Goes to a university but doesn’t speak english. No answers to you re questions and so on. Changing name and profile several times, but with same pictures.
First reported: Stephan
Leongardt Kseniya – Aldan, Russia
Details: She contacted me on badoo.com but could not remember profile my name. I corresponded for a while and he fell in love. Then came the request for money for visa and tickets.
First reported: Antonio
Lepehina, Tatyana – Russia
Details: I have been in correspondence with a young Russian girl from a small town called Zelenodolsk in the republic of Tatarstan. We have exchanged over 30 emails and many photo’s, when we first met she contacted me, I never found out how she got my email address from. She told me that she was a nurse in the emergency Dept. I informed her that I have many letters from Russian girls but they are scammers, she said that was so sad and she was just looking for love! We spoke about our family’s ect. And she invited me to visit her and to stay at her apartment I was do to visit at the end of this year. I have been searching the web to find out all I could about traditions etc. And had really fallen for her, she told me that her parents were happy for her and she did not want any money from me and not to send her anything of value as it could be stolen in the post as there is alot of corruption in their postal system! While searching this site I found my Girl but under another last name! with one of the same photo’s she had sent to me! Well I was very hurt and emailed her and told her of this site, I said that I did not believe that it was true but could she offer any explanation? I told her that I still loved her and it must be a mistake! ! ? That was on 28/5/2006. I have heard nothing from her since and I just wanted an answer!
First reported: Mark
Lepina, Anna – Moscow, Russia
Details: This girl in her pictures has black hair and gray eyes she contacts you through a dating service and sends several pictures as you correspond. She claims to be from Molochny the town somewhat close to Murmansk it’s the typical visa / ticket scam. What makes her different is it will take about six weeks for her to ask for money.She does it in a convoluted way which is what threw me off guard.When you offer to send her a ticket through Aeroflot she seems receptive to the idea but in a letter that follows she then tells you that doing it this way she will have to travel to Moscow to get her visas and that this will cost more and take as much as three months.She claims to only know about western union because her aunt who lives in Moscow suggests it as an alternative to speed up the process.She claims to be so anxious to come see you then she begs you to use western union as this will make it possible to arrange the visa,tickets and medical requirements more quickly .Supposedly an agency called MINVA , Murmansk international visa agency will provide her with a package dealt for the visa and ticket but she must pay cash so you can’t deal directly with them. At first she asks for the money for the visa , then the ticket and then she claims she made a mistake and only bought a one way ticket and claims she needs more money for the roundtrip portion or she can’t get the visa as the US government requires a round trip ticket to provide for INS guidelines. She will go to the trouble of getting the airline company’s flight numbers and dates correct.Where I tripped her up was when I asked for a reservation code although she gave me one , Aeroflot told me, when I called to confirm her flights as I was beginning to smell a rat, that not only was she not on their computer but that the reservation code she gave me made no sense to them at all. A tasty bit of information for you is that you cannot get a visa until your ticket has been purchased. All in all she got me for $1,500.00 through western union. I wished I had saved the pictures for you but I deleted them after I realized this was a scam. I was able to contact the bank she had me wire the money to but it became apparent to me after a couple of calls that this bank consisted of an older woman who spoke Russian only and a younger woman who spoke broken English who asked me to e-mail her and gave me an e-mail address that does not exist. I hope this is of some help to you regarding adding information to the database please feel free to contact me should you desire any additional information
First reported: Paul
Leschinskaya, Tatiana (aka Olga Selezneva) Alekseyevna – St.Petersburg, Russia
Address: Engelsa pr, 143-1-139, St. Petersburg, , 194358 Russia
Details: Says that she works in a travel agency, so a tourist visa to USA is not a problem, asking for money for the plane tickets. Sends many photos that become more and more erotic. Says she has her own money, and will pay half of the airfare herself asking for 300-400 dollars to be transferred to her via Western Union.
Reported: Steve Brown
Letyagina, Olga – Cheboksary, Russia
Address: P.O 141,Index: 428034, 9th Five-year Plan of Prospectus, House 2/3 êâ 118.
Details: Writes poetry. Fell in love, doesn’t respond to anything of the letters. Use Same addess with Olga Svistunova.
First reported: Secret squirrel
Leuyshuna, Elena – Kozlovka, Russia
Address: 31 Linena street apt.7, Kozlovka, 429430, Russia
Agency: singlesnet dating site
Details: I fell hook line and sinker for this scammer. I was actually crushed and in heartbreak. I had a 2-3 month long relationship with he/she whoever all throughout the holidays, thanksgiving and Christmas. I lost a total of 417 dollars. I actually sent her another 500 dollars more to try and get her on a plane. The people at western Union told me that she was unable to get the money due to her surname wasn’t correct, her story. So I went back to talk it over as to why my girlfriend could not get the money i sent and talked to a man named Kevin and he convinced me on the phone that when a person goes to get a tourist visa they have to prove they have enough money to support themselves for the 3 months they are visiting. The way she got the 4 hundred ,she said that she needed a 2 round trip airline tickets to get here to suffice the ambassador in Moscow. If all she had was a one way ticket then she couldn’t get the visa. She almost got an additional 500 if not for Kevin I would have lost even more.
First reported: Jeff
Levenets Svetlana – Maripol, Ukraine
Address: Maripol, Ukraine
Details: I have meet Svetlana levenets on november 2009, on anastasiadate wedding website. I also had letter and chat on jump4love and dream-marriage.
For 18 months we had many letters and hundreds of hours of chat together For all this time she never asked me anything After one year she told me she was madly in love with me and wanted to meet me. For all year she wanted and promised me to meet her mom, Jeanna and her father. She wanted to make me see her city Maripol. First thing weird who happened, Svetlana gave me 2 differents names for his father ? She explained me that was an error of the translator In may 2011 i was ready to come to meet her Even if it tried and tried and tried she strictly refused to let me come in her city I wanted to see her life, family and city Even if she promised me and told me so often all she wanted to make me discover and see in her city, now suddently she was agressivly again I agreed finnaly to meet her at Kharkov for 8 days She was there at airport and waited for me She taked my hand and we gone together to a restaurent and put my thing in appartement I discovered at first moment that she was smoking even if she told me she don’t, not a real problem for me but why lied to me ? Immediatly after first hours we visited a zoo at kharkov and she send me back to appartment.
Next day she arrived to me and wanted to go shopping From there the « strange attitude » began We taked many clothes, jewels, very expensive boots and asked me to pay After 2 hours of shopping she was tired and wanted to back alone in her appartement FOR the next 5 days, the same thing happened, everyday we gone for a activity of one hour about, bowling, billard and others and after SHOPPING Everyday new expensive clothes, more jewels , sunglasses In same time ABSOLUTLY ZERO sign of tenderness and affection, not one single touch or even a simple words of love NOTHING Everyday she was with me for 3-4 hours only for shopping and left me alone 20 hours a day In resume in our first meeting she asked me to buy her for more than 3000$ of things in a week At this moment i was so confuse, i dont knew what is the Ukrainien women personnality and view of relation I thought that may be she wanted to see if i was serious with her The next week when i came home we began to chat on skype as we exchanged personnal informations Very fast she asked me to send her money for her graduation party, and she told me she was so sad and cried because all girls there have money for big celebration and not here So i send her 300$ with western union When i conected on wedding website and asked her in chat if she received money, she was furious and told me to never ever talk about money on website, it was not accepted and she will have problem and be banned.
We began to organise our second meeting This time i wanted to go in mariupol and meet her parents and real life AGAIN , even if she made me promises, she refused with energy again and again, even if i told her how much i wanted to see her real life and family, she firmly refused She wanted to go back again in kharkov with me and she promised me to be much more closer and even stay alone with me in appartment In july she cried again after me , told me she had no money to offer a gift for her mother Jeanna, asked me to buy her a televisor, i send her 400$ She also explained me with such love and energy that SHE NEED to see me every day life on skype we could spend hours of live video talking to each other, she was so passionnate with this offer to me ! But for it, she needed a ipad 3
She prayed me to buy her a ipad and bring in august and how our love will be more closer if we have video chat everyday, and she wanted that more than everything YES i bought her and bring a 800$ ipad August 2011, second meeting at kharkov First bad surprise , she totally changed her mind and refused to live closer to me she gave me the same appart, the other side of city from her She just told me she just changed her mind EXACTLY the same thing happened, she immediately the first day gone with me in shopping, but this time more expensive jewels, more expensive clothes and boots and many others objects to go with her new ipad The third day, i refused to continue this game and told her that i was not a bank and i was tired to pay for everything and even don’t have one single sign of tenderness or love , even not a single words of thanks you.
She began to give me some kisses , but continued to refused with agressivity that i hold her in my arms and just touch her just simply and tenderly Even after that moment, she waited one day and again asked me to buy her more things But big surprise, she had to leave for mariupol ,2 days before for some reasons, and she left me there alone at kharkov Second meeting resume, about 3000$ dollars of objects again and an ipad , THE IPAD were not used one single time to have video chat with Sevtlana, i asked her more than 10 times in the next weeks to respect her promises but she refused to answer my demands
After second meeting because i was not happy of what happened she promised to leave all wedding website to proof me that she really love me and only me In the next weeks, one of my friend made a profile and began to talk with her and he had many hours of chat with her, she told him she have meet no man and she wanted to meet him as soon as possible in ukraine. I was with my friend often and Svetlanaclosed our talk telling me she had to go to work and she continued to chat with my friend for long long at same moment. I was totally in shock as i had closed my profiles and i respected our agreement. When i told her about my friend, she just told me i was not honest and made a trap for her and i was only responsable of the problem In automn 2011 she wrote to me that she had to go in kiev for an incredible chance to have study to work in cosmetic world and woman beauty At last minutes she send me message that she taked the train and need my help because she will arrive to kiev and no money to live, she told me, i was her man and i had to protect her and do real actions, For the next month, i had to send her thousands of dollars to pay appart at kiev and all she needed. I planned a 3rd meeting with her in october 2011 for her birthday, she was so happy so happy to see me, i was her love , her man ,her savor, i gave her proof of my real love and now she wanted me to live with me at kiev like real couple Some days before my plane, i wrote to her that i am coming but we will have to be quiet, i have less money than useless because i already pay for all her need , food ,apart. BIG surprise and so strange hazard, after i told her we will not make shopping like we use she send me a letter that she have to move one week to another city for a very special formation, only her and another woman were choose because they are the 2 best So she refused to let me come to her, and cancelled my trip. I tried and tried to ask her to come to the other city with her, SHE firmly refused told me that she will study 7 days a weeks, it was a so bad HAZARD that surprise formation was exactly same time than my trip to her, where i had less money ,so strange She made me lose 1200$ because it was too late to get a refund to my ticket It is FAR to be the end, just the begining After all this i made a search on scammers black list website and i found SVETLANA with many pictures, i found 3 reports about her A man called Robert said that she asked him to buy a computer and thousands of dollars of clothes and many expensive things and she asked him many hundreds of dollars to buy thing for her family. They had some pictures of Svetlana, that was the same woman I was in shock and i wrote to her it was over and she was just a scammer and lier She wrote to me again and again and again email and on skype to tell me how she love me, she will die if she lose me and she can’t survive without my love, again all will be change now and she will be totally and forever mine She told me that « Robert » the man who have report her was a bad men and he was very bad with her and he was jealous because she told him that she found her true love (me) and that was just a revenge The story of this man was so exactly the same as i lived, I know i am a stupid silly man but Svetlana is a so incredible lier and manipulator that she were able to make me believe in her again She wanted to meet me again at kiev and this time she will be totaly mine, forever mine I decided to buy a ticket again and i came to Kiev in January 2012 All was perfectly planned by Svetlana, it was the moment to « play the big deal » She organised a great evening with champagne and everything and we had a great lover night. The next morning all the worst side of her personality played her best role Before she go to work she taked in my pocket 600$ , she wanted a new telephone, a iphone
She never bought the telephone, she told me she just changed her mind but kept the money
She came back after work and opened the door of apartment and began to cry Her mom needed 6000$ dollars to save her apartment, someone in her family had part of apartment and wanted to sale and if mom don’t had this money she will be in street She perfectly knew that the moment after we had first moments together was the perfect timing, i found and gave her 6000$ dollars.
She told me her mom was ill and in hospital and she had to left me alone in Kiev and go to her mom The next hour she was gone and left me alone in Kiev all week I tried to come with her at Mariupol but she refused strictly told me she will have no time for me 7 days later she came back , and asked me to pay the trip Mariupol-Kiev, another 250$ , it was late at night and she knew i had my plane the next morning When she arrived i tried to take her in my arms to kiss her and she aggressively pushed me away again, refused that i just hold her in my arms.
I left the next morning totally confused and lost She were very quiet for many weeks, and the 11th of April i received an email,
She can’t work anymore and from June 2012 to Febuary 2013 i send her 9000$ to make sure she miss nothing She asked me to come to her in October and again last minute cancellation by her SHE REFUSED me to come , she told me she have no place to live for me. Then she offered me to come to Canada in march 2012, she asked me to buy tickets for us I asked her in December to complete the visa demand , i made a lot of things and made everything needed , all she had to do is get her visa and passport, i have send her so many letter and papers with all she had to do.
The 21th febuary i receive a letter, she is sad and so sorry, she done nothing and she was too late, she even don’t made papers for passport.
She made me lost AGAIN 2000$ for the tickets lost Than i told her, ok i come to see you and we will complete the last papers together SHE refused to see me and let me come, no explanation, no letter just a total refuse to let me come at Mariupol.
I told her that I will not give her one more dollar until I see her and her mother and real life She stopped to write and never answered I never ever been able to come at Mariupol,
Svetlana have taked of me, more than 20,000$ dollars in less than 2 years She have lied to me so much so many times She is an horrible manipulator, a professional patient and determinated scammer She is not a silly scammer who ask money online and fall in love at 3rd letter, she is patient and careful and her goal is to have real meeting where she ask thousands of dollars of gifts and after a moment she ask a big amount of money (5000-6000$) NOW i see she have opened again many profiles on wedding website If we do nothing she will find another victim.
Now she saw that I have reported her on some scammer list, she have send me letters where she promise me to ask to a old witche of Ukraine to make a curse on me and make me ill ? Thanks for your understanding, this woman have destroyed my life and taked all my economy and no way i will let her destroy another person. I have more than 20 letters where she ask money, I have more than 9000$ of western union receipt at her name and I have many pictures to prove all I say in this letter.
First Reported: Kitty
Leznina, Evgeniya – Yoshkar Ola, Russia
Address: Russia, 612370, Lenina street 51 – 2
Email: Evgpodolskyh@mail.ru, email@example.com
Bank Details: Address: Yoshkar Ola city, Palantay str., 112
Details: Contacted me through Yahoo personals. Typical scammer. Requested money for visa/ticket, etc.
First Reported: Don
Second reported: Steve
Lihtenvald, Natalia – Cheboksary, Russia
Address: Elgera street 1, apt.98, Cheboksary, Chuvashia, Russia 428000
Details: Visa and tickets scam
Liolita, Julia – Vilnius, Lithuania
Address: Arkhangelsk, Russia
Details: Typical visa/plane ticket scammer.
First reported: Paul
Llona – Ekaterinburg, Russia
Address: Ekaterinburg, Russia
Details: She sent me 2 mails, told me how much she loves me, before she makes her next move, I found her IP address isn’t stable at all, so I asked one of my friends did a little check up, found she’s kind of mobile all the time, I started doubting, then I found out. She didn’t get a chance to move on.
First reported: em2life
Liss Tanya (Talia) – Syktyvkar, Russia
Address: Syktyvkar, Russia
Details: The scammers have been creating several temporary accounts on match.com over the last few days having targeted me sending mails on the site then quickly deleting their accounts. Tanya asked for an external mail address as she did not have access to the internet. She then mailed me. There were several others interested in may account. I have attached their files which I copied before they deleted them. They pretend to have UK addresses and be aged between 27 and 28. The attached pictures are of Tanya. They use names of Russian models.
First reported: Janus
Lunegova Sergeevna Natalya – Samara, Russia
Address: Russia, Samara, Street – Karbysheva 67, Apartment – 57, 443067
Phone number: +79111750855
Details: She contacted me and after two email she started to tell that she is madly in love with me and after 4 emails she want to build a life with me. She want to come and see me and want me to pay her fare through money gram. She is also on facebook as Natalia Sergeevna. ” I hope very much that this information will be enough and you can make a money transfer and I can begin the process of preparing the necessary travel documents for the trip to you. I will be waiting for your good news about this. I hope very much that we will be with you soon and we can begin to build our relationships in life. I wish you a wonderful day and I send you all the tenderness and love that is in my heart. I love you so much xxxx! All my love belongs only to you.”
First reported: G
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