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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

Lapicheva, Nelli (aka Inna 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

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Lapova, Elena (aka Elena Proleeva)


Details: I was contacted by this lady when I went on to 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

Phone: +7-8362648742
Address: Mira, house 68, appartment 71

Details: Ask money for English courses              

Reported: Riquet



Lapteva, Evgeniya - Omsk, Russia

Phone: N/A
Address: N/A

Details: Visa/ticket scam 

Reported: Rod



Larisa, Radchenko - Poltava, Ukraine

Phone: unknown
Address: Ul.Chapaeva 56-23, g. Poltava Poltava region Ukraina 32650

Details: Ask money for correspondence and translation. 

Reported: Riquet



Larkina, Nataliya (aka Natty) - Lugansk, Ukraine

Phone: +38 - 0642 -539706
Address: unknown

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 =
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". 

Reported: Mnedal



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.

Reported: Patrick



Lebedeva Galina - Balakovo, Russia

Address: House 18,Room 2, Lenin's Street, Balakovo, 413865, Russia

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.

Reported: Jamie



Lebedeva, Darya - Read also about Ivanoca Anna 




Lebedeva, Nadya - Kazan, Russia

Phone: +38 - 0642 -539706
Address: Ibragimova st, 45.423620, Kazan, Russia

Details: Initiated contact to my profile of 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.

Reported: Sammy



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 sent western union.

Reported: Christopher


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:

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.

Reported: Alex75



Lena - Balaklava Ukraine

Phone: unknown
Address: unknown

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.


First Reported: Chris



Lena, Elena Sultaikina - Kirov & Novgorod, Russia

Phone: unknown
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. 

Reported: Abdul



Lenchik, Elena - Donetsk/Lugank, Ukraine

Agency: hotmatch

Details: met this girl on dating site, 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 but could not remember profile my name. I corresponded for a while and he fell in love. Then came the request fro 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

Phone: +7-812-5999204
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 2/3 118.

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



Leznina, Evgeniya - Yoshkar Ola, Russia

Address: Russia,  612370,  Lenina  street  51  - 2

Bank Details:
Address: Yoshkar Ola city, Palantay str., 112
Name: Vneshtorgbank

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

Reported: Byebee



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 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


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