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This is the alphabetical listing of Russian scammers and Russian agencies involved in Russian dating fraud or Russian scam. 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. Most known Russian scams appear to be run by the same few groups of Russian scammers using different names and photos. Photos used in a Russian scam do not necessarily belong to the Russian scammer, and may be simply downloaded from the Internet.

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Russian scam listings are in alphabetical order according to Last Name of Russian scammer or Russian Agency Name

A: (Aa-Al) A: (Am-Az) | B: (Ba-Bl) B: (Bm-Bz) | C: (Ca-Cl) C: (Cm-Cz) | D: (Da-Dl) D: (Dm-Dz) | E: (Ea-El) E: (Em-Ez) | F: (Fa-Fl) F: (Fm-Fz) | G: (Ga-Gl) G: (Gm-Gz) | H: (Ha-Hl) H: (Hm-Hz) | I: (Ia-Il) I: (Im-Iz) | J: (Ja-Jl) J: (Jm-Jz) | K: (Ka-Kl) K: (Km-Kz) | L: (La-Ll) L: (Lm-Lz) | M: (Ma-Ml) M: (Mm-Mz) | N: (Na-Nl) N: (Nm-Nz) | O: (Oa-Ol) O: (Om-Oz) | P: (Pa-Pl) P: (Pm-Pz) | Q | R: (Ra-Rl) R: (Rm-Rz) | S: (Sa-Sl) S: (Sm-Sz) | T: (Ta-Tl) T: (Tm-Tz) | U | V: (Va-Vl) V: (Vm-Vz) | W | X | Y | Z

Kochergina, Olga (aka Olga Olenka) - Kirov, Russia

Phone: no phone
Address:  no address

Details: Falls in love is desperate to come and meet me. -mails were pre-written. Would not provide me with address or phone number.

First reported: Rbrtjlln200

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Kogevnikova, Julia - Russia 

Address: 618250 Russia, Gubaha, street Lenina, 11-15

Details: Very convincing scammer. Does what you tell her to do to prove she really exists. Found out the she has been receiving money through Western Union from a lot of places. Asked money for round-trip ticket to you and for correspondence.

First reported: Gary




Kokovihina, Ekaterina (Katya) - Tver, Russia 

Address: 26 Pobeda Street, apt.# 43, Tver, 170023, Russia.

Details: Initiated contact from a Dating Service. Falls in love quickly and couldn't wait to meet you. She requested about $850 dollars for her plane ticket to America. She said she would pay the other $430 or so for her VISA. 

First reported: John.S




Kolbanya Mariya - Kinel, Russia  

Address: Zolinskaya street 27a, Samara Oblast, Kinel, Russia

Details: This Mariya something or others has been emailing for the last few weeks. I've been playing along to see what the scam is. She tells me that she needs to buy a ticket to come to the US and she did. But now she says it has to be round trip and if I can send her $600. Its funny she wants me to mail the money to her travel agent Svetlana Plotnikova, at st Chkalovskaya 67 flat 12, Russia. 

First reported: Sean




Koldyreva, Elena  (aka Shakirova, Ludmila) - Orenburg, Russia 


Details: Initiates contact through personals sites. Uses the same letters just changes a few words. Requests money for visa and tickets. Now listed at American Singles site.

First reported: Michael
Second reported: LarryG819




Kolesnikova, Maria - Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 

Address: Street October 35, Nizhny Novgorod, 603005, Russia 

Details: I'm not worried about getting my money back, I just thought I'd pass on what details I had, and you can pass it on to whoever you think needs to or cares to know about it. So I had met only briefly met a girl on a dating website, in fact she emailed me first, and after about 2 months she asked me for money for cost of her visa and tickets to Australia. So not being completely stupid, and slightly hesitant, I got her to send me a picture of her with something written on it like "I love you", so I know it was definitely her pictures that she had been sending me. I also looked on all the Russian black list dating scam websites, and did not find anything that matched any details she had given me. So I sent her 1300 dollars that she needed. I had also email the travel agent she was using to find out more details. so onwards through correspondence she had told me that she had travelled to Moscow
where she had to pick up her visa and next day board the plane. But then she said she was told that she would have to show 2500 dollars to prove what money she was to live on in Australia. I told her there was no way I could come up with that money. She then a day later said she had spoken to customs and they would let her through with only showing 1000 dollars so that sounded a bit suspicious. So I spoke to the Australian embassy in Russia and was told there was no record of her applying for a visa. So wanting to get some more info out of her I had her send a copy of her Passport. Thinking a  scammer wouldn't be silly enough to do that, but she did, whether or not its fake, you guys might still be able to track it. Then when I told her that I couldn't send that 1000 dollars I haven't heard from her since. So I'll pass on what details I have to you and you can do with them what you sill.

First reported: Luckedout





Kolosovskaja (aka Kolossovskaia, Kolossovskaiak), Kristina (aka Julja, Aleksandra) - Tallin-Moskau-Tverskaja oblast, Estland-Russia

Phone: no phone
Address: 2702 13802 Tallin Estonia-Shevchenko 21 121151 Moscow-Vavilova 11 117312 Moscow

Details: Typical visa/ticket scam. 

First reported: Guido




Komarova, Natalia (aka Elena Novikova, Svetlana Kashkova, Ekaterina Derevyashkina, Larisa Komova etc) - Magadan, Russia (Chelyabinsk, Russia)

Phone: +496-950-5068
Address 1: Pushkin 43-90, Magadan, Russia
Address 2: 107 Darvina Street, 22 Chelyabinsk City 454087 Russian Federation

Details: Initiates the contact herself through popular online personals in response to your ad. Informs that she can obtain visa to your country with the help of travel agency, then asks for money for tickets, then for insurance.

First reported: Lost Dog
Second reported: Charles


Komelina, Irina

Details: Use Fake Passport

First reported: Thomas


Komelina or Vasilieva, Tatyana - Mari El, Russia

Postal Address: zip 425210, Republic Mari El, Medvedevsky area, Post office Shoibylak
Address: Russia, Elabuga,street Lenina 12-2

Details: Invalid Address and requesting money. She is very aggressive in demanding money.

First reported: David G.




Komova, Larisa (aka Elena Novikova, Svetlana Kashkova, Ekaterina Derevyashkina etc) - Tuymen, Russia

Phone: no phone
Address: 46 ORDJONIKIDZE STR, Tyumen, Russia

Details: Initiates the contact herself through popular online personals in response to your ad. Informs that she can obtain visa to your country with the help of "her friend" who works in travel agency, then asks for money for tickets, then for insurance.

First reported: Eric Jones




Komarova Natalya/Natasha (aka Evgenya  - Chelyabinsk, Russia

Phone: no phone
Address: 107 Darvina Street, 22 Chelyabinsk City 454087 Russian Federation

Details: Initiates the contact herself through popular online personals in response to your ad. Asks for money for tickets and visa

First reported: Lost
Second reported: Powderhound




Kondratyeva, Irina aka Yandulova, Irina  - Kazan, Russia

Phone: no phone
Address: Street Dekabristov 169 flat 62, Kazan Russia

Details: Initialize contact through Yahoo personals. Found scammer details about her on web later.

First reported: Aaron




Kondrusova, Olga/Agency"Aurora" - Lugansk, Ukraine

Phone: no phone
Address: Ukraine Lugansk 90040, Lenin street

Details: Personal Ad placed on which uses The story, she needs the services of the translation agency "Aurora", which also provides a wide range of services such as English lesson, flowers, postcards, or anything else. Very quickl Story was that she can no longer pay for the translation services of this agency. Payment details came from the so called agency "Aurora" for payment via Western Union. The receiver was to be the "Manager" Gelena Artemenko.  

First reported: Cautious




Kononova, Tatyana - Surgut Russia

Phone: no phone

Details: Initiates the contact herself through popular online personals in response to your ad. Informs that she can obtain visa to your country with the help of travel agency, then asks for money for tickets, then for insurance.

First reported: Tom




Korobova, Marina (Masha) -  Novosibirsk, Russia

Phone: 7 252-74-46, 232-00-59
Fax: 7 232-00-59 
Address: Novosibirsk, Russia 

Details: Initiated contact from Adultloveline dating site. Then the money for Visas questions and she answered questions about life in Russia and family. I think that everything is real, but after the money questions started, questions were not answered. Then money and money and money questions, then she has ticket money becasue grandmother has sold jewerly for her, but she needs insurance money. I know that she cannot leave Russia and I have to visit her. So I bluff about going to INS and tallking with Russian Visa Official and how he made me bring a picture and go through a scam artist book and my insurance company would cover her trip. She never wrote back.

First reported: Rey




Koroleva, Lubov (Luba, Nadegda leontyieva (Nadia), Tatyana Egorova (Tanya)) - Dzerzhinskiy, Russia

Address: street pushkina house 10 dzerzhinskiy 140056

Details: Write poetic letters and very romantic. Ask for money to come to you. When requested money is sent, she disappear. Now listed at American Singles site, and

First reported: Richard




Korosteleva Yuliya - Kirs, Russia

Address: Kirs, Russia

Details: Was contacted on, first red flag was that she was 27, I am 48. Of course that did not matter to her/him (who ever?). Claimed to be a music teacher in Kirs, Russia. Asked a lot of question at first about job, family and desires. Answered most questions but not all, claimed she did not have a phone but would have one soon. Sent multiple pictures including ones she claimed was her mother, father and friend. Claimed her father was in the Russia military and was killed in Afghanistan when she was 3 years old. Played the I love you card in 2 weeks and was making arrangements to travel to the US. Then sent the forgive email didn’t realize how much it would cost. Then when asked they had an itemized list. Never directly asked for money yet but need $850 to obtain VISA. After tracking IP discover she was using theBat email client with yahoo mail.

First reported: PaulMM




Korotkova Anna - Saratov, Russia

Address: ul. Tomskaya d 15, kv 25, Saratov, Saratovskaya, 410049, Russian Federation 

Details: I recently met a girl Anna Korotkova from Saratov Russia, she contacted me a few months ago saw my profile on Facebook, we have sent letters back and forth for about three months until recently she asked for 500 euros to go to Moscow to get visa to come to the USA. I told her I could not do it and she went mad, I never hear from her again everything was fine until I refused to send money. I want to report her so that the next man she contacts knows her story. 

First reported: Thomas




Korovina, Alexandra -  Ivanovo, Russia

Phone: 38-0692-440-393 
Address: Zharova 10-300 Ivanovo, Ivanovskaja Oblast, Russia 

Bank Details: Vneshtorgbank varentsovi,13 Ivanovo, 153000 

Details: Initiates the contact herself through yahoo personals. Ask to help pay for her tickets to meet you. Never return the letter after asking for the copy of her air ticket.

First reported: Samuel Long




Korsun, Irina -  Sebastopol, Ukraine

Phone: 38-0692-440-393 
Address: Ostrykova 87-164. Sebastopol 99011 

Details: Initiates the contact herself through popular online personals in response to your ad. Informs that she can obtain visa to your country with the help of travel agency, then asks for money for tickets, and airfare.

First reported: Irina777




Koryagina, Irina - Samara, Russia

Address: 443035 Samara Street, Nagornaya 124-42


Details: Initiates the contact herself through popular online personals in response to your ad. Requests money for visa and airfare to visit you in your country. Also asks for money for a trip to Moscow to obtain the visa. Infomrs you she has recieved it, then disappears and never arrives in your country.

First reported: Shelby





Koshelenko, Alla - Donetsk, Ukraine

Address: Druzhby street 24/15 Donetsk - 36, Ukraine.
Phone: 380622 239509

Details: Initiated contact through Interfriendship from Germany. Ask money to come to you. Uses fake pictures, the girl do no exist.

First reported: Christoph
Second reported: Otmar
Third reported: Ake




Koshevenko, Lida (aka Eleonora Belova) - Odessa, Ukraine

Address: Osipova 28, Apt 34 zip 65004

Details: Uses the photo of International Model. Initiated contact. The e-mail appeared to come from Bride.Ru. I don't think the agency sent it knowingly. She includes several links to geocity websites that never work. The English is poor, the pitch is unsophisticated. In spite of quickly "falling in Love", she did not even use my name until a very recent letter. She did not directly answer many of the questions I asked. Immediately falls in love with me and wants to come out here. Asks for $308 for a visa.

First reported: Rob
Second reported: The punisher
Third reported: Chris




Koshkina (aka Nika), Eugenia

Details: Same as everyone, contacted through Yahoo personals. Falls in love after 2 weeks and wants $300.00 for visa documents and then wants $695.00 more for airfare.

First reported: Lemonkrate





Kososplova, Yulia aka Lativa, Riga aka Lubimova, Svetlana - Nizhni Novogorad , Russia

Meeting place =
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




Kosova, Ira - Lugansk, Ukraine

Address: Gagarina Bl 14-B, 90045 Luhansk, Ukraine

Details: Ira has a profile posted on MatchDoctor. After 2 letters a request comes for money as the girl's account is over. The money is to be sent to either the manager Angela Nedobega or Ira Kosova which means that someone with this name really exists most likely. The mailing address of this Bonita Agency is Alexseeva 4/15, 90040 Lugansk, Ukraine. The director of this SCAM AGENCY is Alika Uzanova. 

First reported: Bart




Kostareva Olga - Pskov, Russia

Rokossovskogo 13, Pskov,180024, Russia

Details: I though I have found my great love when I met Olga Kostareva from Russia. It was a new experience. She gave me her bank details and address and we corresponded for almost half a year, we wrote to us every day. She became my great love. She obtained a passport, I paid for the flight and visas. It was expensive for me. I paid € 2465.00 so that she can visit me. On the way to the airport she told me she had an accident and never board the flight. That was the last time I have heard from her, she disappeared.

First reported: Detlev




Koval, Nataliya - Novouralsk, Russia

Phone: None
Address: Novouralsk, Russia

Details: She contacted my through American singles. She was supost to travel through istravel to Denver, Co. I sent her money for tour and to show custom for living minimum. She claimed to get mugged on the way home from bank, said she was at police for 4 hours making report.

First reported: Axminester




Kovalenko, Inna (Lera) – Samara, Russia 

Postal address: 122 Nagornaya #32, Samara Russia 443035 (no such address)
Phone number: 79276818897

Details: I was contacted on a singles website. She confessed in first email that she actually lived in Russia & didnt want there to be any lies between us. We exchanged emails & ideas about what we were looking for in a mate, about our families, interests, etc. She became very attached very quickly & then we began discussing meeting each other. I had suspisions & decided to probe for more information. She went to a travel agent & began to collect information & prices for a visa & plane tickets. Of course she did not have enough money for all the expenses & asked for my help. After a little research I learned that several facts did not add up. I asked for a phone to the travel agent & this is the info she gave me...Sigma Tur, Aleksander was the agent's name, email, & phone 79276818897. The email I was writing to her on is I ran some searches on the internet & pulled up scam sites with her pictures, as well as other girl's pictures & the same phone number.

First reported: Carl




Kovalenko, Natalia - Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Phone: +79034076396, +79282605232, +78632957048
Address: Saratovskaya 5 ap. 29, 344039, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Details: She meets you in person and ask you to pay for everything. When she got enough money out of you she dump you. The one on the phone is definitely not her in person as the one on the phone can speak proper English. 

First reported: Janne in my story




Kovaleva, Natalia (Maria, Oksana, Angela, Olga etc) - St.Petersburg, Russia

Phone: +7-812-2453356
Address: Russia, St Petersburg 194100 B. Sampsonievski pr.80-3

Details: Says that her mother (father, neighbor) works in a travel agency, and can easily receive a tourist visa to USA/your country, asking for money for the visa and plane tickets. Sends many emails (daily) nothing much personal but totally focused on her coming to the USA/your country. Asks that the money be sent via Western Union to Natalia Kovaleva, "her mother" (neighbor).

First reported: John 




Kovaleva, Svetlana - Aberdeen, Russia

Postal address: Russia 423566, Perm street Lomonosova, the house 38 apartment 27
Her bank = 19 PERM 614068 RUSSIA

Details: got my address off yahoo personals 
some how, and sent about 20 e-mails and 3 different pics each time, before asking for 400 dollars western union. knew it was a scam after about 3 e-mails because she never answered any questions directly. Untill the end when they wanted money.

First reported: Kenn




Kovaleva, Svetlana - Orenburgskaya Oblast, Orsk, Russia 

Postal Address: street, Gagarnia 462431,House 37 apt. 90

Details: No agency was used. This Svetlana contacted me through I was first contacted by this, Svetlana Kovaleva on My Space. I was asked to write to the address, She costantly asked for $400 so that she could get a passport/visa. After a while, I asked for her to get it herself...
I have not heard from this Svetlana since then.

First reported: Timothy




Kovaleva, Svetlana - Orlov, Russia

Age: 30
Postal address: 38 Lomonosova street apartment 27, 423566

Details: request for visa funds took just 13 days.

First reported: Mark




Kovalshuk, Svetlana (aka Lyudmila Kolomiec, Lyudmila Kolomiyets, Lyudmila Savchenko, Valentina Ponomareva) - Ivano-Frankovsk / Berdichev, Ukraine

Phone: 380(414) 34 04 62
Address: Sverdlova 71-96, Berdichev, 13300, Ukraine

Details: Very convincing scammer. Request money for her visa and air-ticket to fly to you. By the time she is supposed to see you at the air-port, she never showed up.

First reported: Peter




Kovaleva Tatiana - Kremenchuk, Ukraine

Phone: 0677448578
Address: Kremenchuk, Ukraine

Details: I was in contact about a year ago through with this person. We chatted , exchanged e mail , SMS, spoke on the phone but I made the mistake not to make a skype call to see her! She often and repeatedly hinted at making a trip or travelling together and i think this is how she is scamming people through plane tickets , visa and so on as she is in the travel business. I never paid anything though but decided to meet her and went to Kremenchug ( 300 km south of Kiev) . When I first saw her at the station and she looked closer to 55 or even 60 than 35 and was completely overweight , and was also with another lady working with her, I felt the scam immediately. She was completely different from the photos she sent me!!

First reported: Peter




Kovalchuk Viktoria - Moscow, Russia

Address: SKovalchuk Viktoria - Moscow, Russia

Details: I was talking to a girl on who kept asking for money for tuition for school, claimed she lived with her grandmother who could not help her, etc. In any event, I kept talking to "her" and tricked her and as soon as she found out that I knew she told me to fuck myself and blocked me. I reported her account to VK and am waiting on them to respond. Hopefully she doesn't scam some poor fool into giving her money so she can "finish her degree".

First reported: Kendrick




Kovtonyuk Svetlana - Kharkov, Ukraine

Phone:  N/A
Address: N/A

Email: N/A

Details: Use pre written letters. Hardly answer any question. Ask for money for correspodence and translation. Meet her at the Abselute agency site

First reported:




Kozlova, Tatyana/Tanysha - Cheboksary, Russia 

Date of birth: 3 April 1975
Address: Russian Federation City, Cheboksary, Lenin 26 Street, Cheboksary, Russia
E-mail address:

Details: Tatyana/Tanysha started writing to me earlier this year but I deleted the 1st of her emails thinking she would not write to me again but then we both started to correspond on a regular basis. I started to keep all our emails since then. We then slowly started to fall for each other. She started making plans about coming over to England for 5th March & told me how much the flight & visa would cost. She sought help to get money from her friend Liza (Lisa?) & myself which I helped out twice. (See attached receipts). As we had been corresponding a lot almost everyday she stopped writing around 23 Feb & a few days later I received several emails from her aunt?/mother? saying that she had been involved in a car accident on 23rd Feb & that he friend Lisa(?) died. Those emails were written in russian which of course I couldnt read! I had to pay a russian translator via the internet to translate it to english.

There was several emails written by her mother/aunt that didnt seem right although I was given the name of the hospital by Tanysha's mother/aunt? to check. I got the assistance of the Community Interpreting Service to ring the hospital in Cheboksary to check of Tanysha's whereabouts. I was told that her name did not exist & the calls were made several times. The hospital could not verify that she was there..... Her mother/aunt? begged me to send them money to help save Tanysha's life so many times for the operations etc. (See emails) & said it was true that her daughter/niece was in hospital. They even sent me few photos of her in her sick bed. My suspicious to get worse & despite me asking for more information etc they bombarded me requesting me for money. They were happy to give me the name of the doctor, address etc. I even wrote to the hospital to check as well as to Tanysha's home. No replies from them.

My suspicious grew worse & worse so I contacted Igor of the Russian Embassy in 13 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QX, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 207 229-3628, 229-2666. It was a while before I managed to get Igor to call the hospital & he confirmed that there was no Tanysha. I told Tanysha's mother/aunt(?) about all this but still they continued to convince me that Tanysha is still in hospital He gave me an email address of the embassy to report about the scam but after several emails sent to them they did not want to know so I tried the British Embassy in Moscow & still they didnt answer my emails!!! 

I have already told the mother/aunt (her name & date of birth is in one of the attached emails) that I need proof & not only that but unable to help as I had already helped Tanysah on both occasions. We have both stopped corresponding.

I am asking you for help to let other people be aware of this & also these people mu7st be caught. I also would like my money returned. I am not a rich man but it hasw been very hard for me getting the money to help which I foolishly did.

My opinion is I feel Tanysha is being controlled by a group of people - could be some men, her family etc out to cheat on the vulnerable, innocent people? I really thought Tanysha loved me. On two occasions I sent her a chocolate box & a small cuddly toy which Tanysha claims have not received them. She did admit that her aunt was very much against our relationship.

First reported: Ken 




Kozlova, Tatyana - Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

Phone: +7 (8362) 631202, +7 (8362) 993092
Address: 424019 Mari El Republic, Yoshkar-Ola, Dimitrova 60-33, Russia

Details: Requested money for living expenses, private English tuition for her and for her son, visit an osteopath to treat her backache, for summer camp, for repairs to her electrical appliances, for a new toilet pan, designer clothes, a new mobile phone, medicines for her mother, taxi cards, debt to one of her girlfriends, monthly agency fees for letter translation.

First reported: Nigel




Kozubenkov, Alexander - Kiev, Ukraine

Phone: None
Address: Budennogo St. 127 Apt. 3 93010 Rubezhnoye 10, Lugansk Region, Ukraine

Details: Initiated contact through Gay.Com personals. Claims that he is ex-Russian ilitary cadet and presently an air traffic controller. Writes detailed letters about family, father is ex-fighter pilot, etc. Falls in love quickly. Wants to move to US and can't afford it. Requested money for visa and tickets via Western Union to move. He said if the money isn't sent quickly, he will be forced to sign a contract with the Russian government which prohibits him from contacting any foreigners for five years. When hestitated to send money the amount of money request drops from $3000 to $200.

First reported: Longstreet




Kozynenko Marina - Aktau - Republic Kazakhstan

Address: 7 microdistric apartman23, Aktau, 130003, Republic Kazakhstan
Phone: +79379328904 
Email: kozynenkomarina@gmail

Details: Unfortunately I am also scammer victim,3 months ago I got email ( date side) one Kazakhstan girl, who want contact me. I before never hear about scam, and I start this contact, she 1 month after falling love with me, and the story after classic visa and ticket scam. I was naive and send 300 pound the visa, she want more 700euro to ticket, this not like me because I found ticket 350 euro on net, she told me this not good because just own agency can buy ticket this point I know I am victim. I not send more money of course not hear more. 

First reported: Ime




Kozyreva, Angela - Kiev / Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

Phone: 38-056-797-77-49
Address: Naberezhnaya St, 12-26 49003, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

Details: Very convincing scammer. She knows all the details about visa and flights. Everything she said is true. She could even proved that she is actually booked with the flight that she is coming to you. On the day of flight, her bag was stolen and she couldn't leave because her uncle is in prison. After she admitted that she is a scammer who is looking after her 2 years old son and the person in the photo is not her.

First reported: Jonathan




Krasina, Tatyana - Russia, Krasnodar

Phone:  no phone
Address: Russia, Krasnodar territory, city of Norilsk, street of a Victory 8-13.

Details: initiates the contact through the personals sites. Asks for money for visa and airfare

NOTE: different sets of photos can be used

First reported: David



Krasnova, Olga - Saint Petersburg, Russia

Address: Barmaleeva ul., 7-7, St Petersburg, 197136, Russia
Phone: +7+812+2339994

Details: Met her on Foreign Affair. Actually met her in person on several occasions and have many contacts via email and phone. One day she said there was a two-week tour to Australia costing US$3,500. I paid for it then she said her visa application (which was never done) was declined. Never heard from her again.

First reported: Gene




Krasnova, Nadezhda - Ekaterinburg, Russia

Address: Ekaterinburg, Russia

Details: Typical visa/ticket scam. She couldn't pay for the air ticket because she has sick mother. And then the mother die.

First reported: Talon9603




Kravets, Elena aka Kyian, Elena – Nikolaev, Ukraine


Details: I contacted this girl through A Foreign Affair, however I found her on over 20 sites after the SCAM All but one website removed her, and that site is Why they keep her on there makes me wonder the legitimacy of their intentions. I had communicated with her mostly by phone and SMS. I invited her to Kiev from Nikolaev. She said she would take a taxi which was $200 each way. I contacted the a few taxi companies and they said, yes, the price was correct. When she arrived at my hotel I paid her so she could pay the driver. She handed him money, how much I did not see. The security guard told me it was a Kiev taxi, then he asked the driver where he picked her up, and he replied the bus station. Oh well, I could have man handled her for the money, but who knows what kind of charge she would have trumped on me if I had done so. Had he asked 30 seconds earlier, would have avoided the whole mess. Had I not locked the double dead bolt which needed a key to open, I think she would have sneaked out during the night. I should have thrown her out, but I have a conscience. BEWARE she is ruthless! She came with no luggage. I can only assume she was going to have me buy her clothes for the 4 days...

First reported: Asa




Krestyaninova,  Marina - Cheboksary, Russia

Address: Republic Chuvashya, 420097 
Gagarina , 77

Details: Visa/ticket scam

First reported: not easily scammed




Krikorjants, Elena Dmitrievna (aka Yelena Krikoriants) - Omsk Siberia, Russia

Phone: no phone
Address: Omsk Siberia Russia 644403 volochaevskaia 172h-50


Details: Stole more than 1258 dollars for passport, visa and travle tickets then tourist trip in Europe to meet you. 

First reported: Oliver




Krinicina, Marina – Kaluga, Russian Federation 

Agency: Single Me

Details: She wrote me letter wanting to get to know me, we wrote back and forth for 5 weeks before she said she would like to meet me and that she was scheduled for her vacation and would not have another opportunity. She told me she would cover everything from her savings. After another 2 weeks she sent me a copy of her visa. And then she gave me dates for her flight. On the night she was supposed to fly out she e-mailed and asked for $250 because she had no money and they would not let her on the plane as a tourist to USA with no money. I wired the money to her and got an email the next day that she had gotten mugged and was in the hospital with a broken rib and damaged spleen but had some access to a computer. She said she had to have surgery and would be in the hospital for 2 weeks. AFter 10 days I received an email from her friend in Russia telling me that she was very sick and needed surgery but did not have money for it and needed $220 for surgery. I work with a Russian lady who told me that there are no charges for any hospital visits in Russia. I had her email her friend back in Russian to tell her she had a trip planned to Moscow and would bring her the money to help me out. There has been no contact since that time.

First reported: Roger


Kruchinina, Elena (AKA Ludmila Tarasova) - Irkutsk, Russia

Address: 79 Novaya, Selehov 663020

Bank Details
Phone: 7-395-2432678

Details: Sad story about mother dying in child birth, very lonely, seems very excited about contact, acts stupid or at least unaware, Visa and ticket scam. After I sent money for a ticket she stopped replying.

First reported: sucker


Krylova, Natalya – Cheboksary, Russia 

Details: Ticket scam. I met this girl through and not through a dating agency.

First reported: Andrew


Kryukova, Darya aka Malina - Kirovsk, Leningrad region, Russia 

Postal address: 33-7 Lenina Street, Kirovsk, Leningrad region, Russia 184227

Details: Her profile name was "findreason3"; the name she went by was "malina", and later she gave me her supposed real name "Darya Kryukova". 
There was no direct request for money, but this person was setting the scene to eventually ask the inevitable question. I also received quite a few pics, so I have attached those as well. (I even received one that was supposedly of her parents!) Websites like are doing a great service by posting names and pics of these scammers. 

First reported: Marty




Ksenia  - Izhevsk, Russia

Details: Well-known scammer listed at
detailed.php?id=3001213. Using model picture.

First reported: Bobby



Details: Request money for correspondence

First reported: Dave


Kudryashova, Veronika - Moscow, Russia

Address: Russia, city Moscow, Lenina street, house 45, flat 78.

Details: Use the same email and name. One is divorced and one is not. Same pre-written letters. Fell in love and request money.

Details from second scam:
I'm a divorced man from Canada.  I decided to see what the internet dating scene is all about, so I decided to meet some people on Lavalife.    I got an email from Veronika from Lavalife (It was sent collect – go figure…).  I decided to read it, I replied with my email address.   Shortly after I got an email from her (the first one listed here).  I went to about 5 emails before realizing something was fishy.   I started to realize that something was wrong when she would only answer questions at the bottom of my emails and not in the middle or top.   She made it so that she did not have a phone number to call, address to write too.  I asked her for pictures of her with her friends or family… she had none… that was the red flag.    At email 6 I ran a search on her name, email address and content of pretty much all of her emails….  Every one came up with a match with slight differences at the bottoms of her emails (where she answers your questions).    I found tons of information on her, like pictures she hasn't even sent me yet, as well as other aliases  (same pictures, different names).   The following is what I found for other aliases:  Ekaterina Smirnova, Tatiana Veserina, Irina Chivanova.  All aliases have the same email bodies as Veronika with slight variations.    Then I found pictures of different girls with the same email content!   This sounds like either a network of scam artists or one VERY horrible guy who is sucking people into this web.    Based on stories and other reports of this person, she has successfully scammed thousands of dollars from people…  I was able to catch it before I got scammed because of people writing these reports.     I am returning the favor…  PLEASE, WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYBODY!  YOU EITHER VISIT HER FIRST OR BUY HER TICKETS YOURSELF!   Also there are flower delivering/anti-scam agencies that will send flowers to her personally and make sure that the address / profile match; hence make sure she isn't some burley guy with a beer gut!

First reported: Chris
Second reported: Cory


Kudryavtseva, Svetlana Petrovna (AKA Sveta) - Orel, Russia

Address: 302019, Russia, city Orel, Chasovaja street, house 45, flat 68
Email: and

Bank Details - Westernunuion ( Orel) 
Account #:
Address: Russia, the city of Orel, street of Oktjabrskaja, 20 
Phone: (086-2) 47-49-50.
User name: Kudryavtseva Svetlana Petrovna
Account #: 42301840300171000141

Details: Met her from Fell in love after 4th email. Request money.

First reported: Sasha




Kukleva¸ Tatyana(Tanya) – Magnitogorsk, Russia 

Postal address: 7-48 Sovetskiy, Magnitogorsk, Russia. 
Phone number: 73519310972
Cell phone number: 79090921672
E-mail address:

Details: At first she asks for money for the internet. Later she tells me that she finds out that she has Hepatitis C and wants money for medical care. She admits she was a heroin addict and prostitute for 2 years, she is 26 years 
old. Later she says she owes money to drug dealers and they will kill her if they to not get the money. She tells so many lies that she can not keep up. Most of our correspondence was thru the phone, or MSN messenger, or webcam. 
She is a real person. She just keeps asking for money to support her drug habit. 

First reported: Dick




Kuklina, Tatyana  - Kirov, Russia

Address: Russia, Kirov, street Lenina, the house 38, an apartment 19

Details: I can only report Tatyana as a potential, however as soon as I missed her deadline for sending money she no longer answered letters and stopped writing.

First reported: Geoffrey




Kulakov, Andreya - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Phone:  996(502)354-180
Address: Kulakov Andreya, Kyrghyz Republic, Bishkek, Manasa 130/21, 720000

Details: initiates the contact through the personals sites. Uses prewritten letters. Asks for money for visa and airfare

First reported: Walter



Kulakova, Lyudmila - Cholpon, Kyrgyzstan

Address: Kyrghyz Republic Cholpon. Suvanberdiev 106

Details:  Asks for money for visa and airfare under cover of a fake marriage agency; Marriage Agency 'ANGEL' - Best Marriage Agency in Kyrgizstan

First reported: Stan



Kulpena , Svetlana - Abakan, Russia

Address: Abakan Russia.
E-mail address:

Details: This girl by the name of Svetlana Kulpena played a scam on me and after sending her 1500 USD she disappear and emails are not going through and she never showed up in the USA like she said.

She contacted me through Yahoo personals and we became friends. Her story was she’s all alone as her parents have died in an automobile accident a year ago. She said that she liked me on the first sight when she saw me on yahoo and wanted to be my friend and maybe future lovers or couple. She said that she work for a factory which manufacture navigational system in Abakan Russia. She wanted to come and visit the USA on her vacation as a tourist. She said doesn’t make much money as her salary was only 150 USD a month and she has saved but not enough money to go on vacation. After months of communications she finally got a US Visa and sent a copy to me (attached to this email) I helped her by sending her 500 USD to purchase her return ticket and she sent me the flight schedule and asked me to pick her up upon arrival. A day before her departure on Dec 25 2005, she email and said she was at the airport to check in so that she won’t miss the flight but when she got there the officials will not let her check-in because she didn’t have any money on her and they told her that American authorities will not let her enter the USA if she is traveling without any money because she has a tourist visa and tourists are suppose to carry at least 1000 USD for them to enter USA. She pleaded with me and asks me to send her the money to declare to them and board the next flight so that all her efforts will not be in vain and her dreams of coming to America will be fulfilled and she will hand over my money to me once I pick her up on arrival. It was a desperate moment for her as she narrated so I did that for her and waited but she was neither on the next flight nor the following flight. I wrote to her email address but it bounced back to me. The following is her Full name and address and the last email letter that she wrote to me and attached are some of the photos and the visa copy that she sent to me overtime.


First reported: Dan



Kunetc, Anna - Lugansk, Ukraine 

Details: I wrote to her and she wrote me back with very sweet, romantic letters. After 2 letters I was contacted by an agency named Glory-club, I was told she had no more money for correspondence, letter translations and such. She needed 99.00 per month for unlimited 
translations. I sent her money for this. I also sent her a good deal of money to buy a computer so we could email directly since months had passed 
and I had already sent her money for English lessons. It was already too late when I got suspicious, but I decided to write her at her dating website from another persons profile. What do you know, she loved me she said but wrote back right away to this other guy! Then, just like me, she asked for money for correspondence after 3 letters. In fact, the first 2 letters I got from her were the same exact letters that this other guy's profile received. If you have any more questions, please write. I've been scammed, but I hope this gets posted quickly with her picture so noone else does

First reported: Roberto 



Kuprieva, Natalya (Natasha) - Lugansk, Ukraine

Phone: N/A
Address: N/A

Bank Details: Western Union
Stepnoy, 18, 160 Lugansk 91015, Ukraine

Details: Typical scammer.

First reported: Ajeit



Kurganova Olya - Petrozavodsk, Russia

Address: Russian Federation, Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk, 
Street Marshal Meretskov, 11 
Phone: + 7 8921 226 10 82

Details: Contacted me through saying she was Swedish. Sent an email address, I responded, and found out she was Russian, a policewoman in north west Russian, asked me to use Skype, said Skype was not allowed. I was suspicious now...likewise her telephone number shouldn't not be dialled, and she could use her phone to call me! So called me from a call box. Said Facebook was disallowed in Russia, so I knew now this was a scam, but she asked for no money but was declaring love etc. Today I received an email for a travel agent not asking for money but showing me a total of 490 Euro for expenses related to Olya visiting UK.

First reported: ER



Kurmakova, Svetlana - Uralskiy, Russia

Phone: no phone
Address: Appart 78, House 5, Sovetskaya Street, Uralskiy, Russia 650056

Details: Intelligent women with a graduate knowledge but particularly naive at visa processing case. She requested money for visa/ticket to visit to you. It is typical scammer behaviour and story that they use. She uses the ancient ruble coin story and also how her friend married through a dating service to a man in Chicago.

First reported: Mark


Kushakova, Marina - Ussuriysk, Russia

Address: Ussuriysk, Russia

Details: Found me on MSN Latin Amor singles listings. She proposed marriage just over a week of correspondence.

First reported: Kevin B.




Kuvshinova, Natalia/Zenaida Petrova/ Olga  Yurievna/Olga Yurevna (Kazan, Russia) - Irkutsk (Ekaterinburg, Saratov etc), Russia

Phone: no phone
Address: Sovetskay 58 - 25, Irkutsk, Russia and many others
Email: and others

Details: Typical "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, then insurance. Prewritten letters. Your questions may be answered in the form of PS.

NOTE: different pictures may be used

First reported: Gary




Kurochkina, Irina - Kirov, Russia

Phone: no phone
Address: Russia, Kirov, street lenina 12-76

Details: Typical "visa and tickets" scam. Falls in love with you, wants to visit you, says her mother works in a travel agency and she won't have a problem with a visa.Asks for partial money for plane ticket.

First reported: FromMilano


Kuzminyh, Anna (Anyuta) - Tomsk, Russia

Address: 634000 Russia, Tomsk city, LEBEDEVA Street 11-7

Details: Contacted me through Yahoo Personals. Didn't answer any question. Thanks to Google and your site, i found out that she is a scammer.

First reported: Lonely_Ranger


Kuznetsov, Ilya – Cheboksary, Russia

Postal address: 4/23 Lenina Street
Email address:

Details: Typical "visa and tickets" scam. Falls in love with you, wants to visit you, asks money for visa and tickets via Western Union. 

First reported: David



Kuznetcova, Tatyana (Tanya) - Irkutsk, Russia

Phone: no phone
Address: Russia, 678876 IRKUTSK, koneva st. 23-98

Details: Asked for money for visa and tickets

Reported: Anton

Note: two sets of photos have been used.



Kuzovkova, Snechinca or Tatyana – Votkinsk, Russia

Postal address: #23 Pushkina st.

Details: she was writing to me wanting me to send her money through the Western Union she was using the e-mail address, I did not send any money to her, but became suspicious when she kept requesting money after I had initially said that I would not. Then enquiring into the possibility that this was a scam artist noticed her photo on your site under the name Semyonova and it all made sense. I hope this person gets caught as it is a awful thing that she is doing to people that are wanting to believe in the ability to trust another good person, obviously it is not always so.

First reported: Kirstin



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