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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

Omelchenko, Oksana - Kazan, Russia

Phone: no phone
Address: Dekabristov 54 Apt. 26 Kazan, Russia 467000



Chekaleva Valeria
Glushkova Svetlana

Elena Kruchinina
Novaya St,House 79, Selehov,Russia 663020
Luidmila Tarasova 
( Sadovaya St,House 29, Miasskoe,Russia 456000)
Marina Kushakova
Olga Zhukova
Natalya Ishenko
Anna Petrova
Dinara Altybaeva
Irina Egorova
Anastasiya Pershutkina
Nadezhda Sajtieva

Details: She contacted me thru a Yahoo Personals ad I submitted.

Fed me the story of calling US Embassy in Moscow about the Visa, she cried and told them she couldn't live without me.gave me the Western Union address to send the 400.00 for the Visa.

Akbars Bank, 
Omerhana 10A, 
Kazan Russia

First reported: Bob

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Oloukova Anna - St. Petersburg, Russia

Address: Tipanova St. #29, Apt #198, 196233, Russia

I would like to report a “visa-passport” scammer from Russia who, most likely, is not who she represents herself to be. “She” sent me an “unsolicited” email letter via my Yahoo account just before Christmas as if she knew me. I have actually played along with this party….AND I blatantly informed this individual that I was “happily married” on several occasions which seemed to have little impact or effect on “her.” I also requested to know her full name: she replied “Anna Zimenkova”. But now with her most recent letter of today…she tells me her full name is: Anna Oloukova? So, obviously anyone would be suspicious. But I became suspicious long before today. I have received several emails since then, but deleted all of them except this one as I felt that this needed to be reported to proper authorities. I’m still not really sure whether this “report” will do anything to thwart others who may be fall victim to this type of Russian scam?? This letter is but one example of several over the past couple of weeks in which “she” expressed some “love” for me…but I don’t even know this woman! But I have researched and read extensively about these Russian “rings” of scammers who are so “prolific” operating not only within the Russian Federation, Ukraine, etc. but just about anywhere in the world given the internet technology available today. Most likely, given the history of Russian Federation dating scams…its probably a “man” who is writing these corny letters….intentionally not paying attention to proper English syntax and grammar hoping to convey the “woman’s” naiveté or vulnerability…etc. As one can see from the letter, “she” initially told me that she has the necessary funds to pay her visa fees and cost of passport. She does not have enough funds to adequately pay for all the fees associated with processing her visa and passport, air tickets, etc. And, although I could not find the alleged travel agency “Avanti” listed anywhere.. I still believe it to be a “fake” or “phony” agency set up specifically to defraud the unsuspecting. 

First reported: Commander Cody




Omelchenko, Oksana aka Anastasiya - Kazan, Russia

Address: Dekabristov 54 Apt. 26
Kazan, Russia 467000

Details: contacted me through yahoo personals. Fell in love quickly, asked money for visa and ticket.

First reported: Charles 
Second reported: Phil



Onishchenko, Svetlana - Samara, Russia

Phone: # 66-37-29
Address 1: 628401Samara, Street Nagornaja, the house 15 apartment 35
Address 2: 22 Nagornaja apartment 17

Details: Falls in love with you and she trusted you and she wants to visit you. Again she needs money to come to you. Money transfer was asked to make to the follwing Bank address.

Bank Account: Inkas BANK, Aminieva, 1 443-125

First reported: Speedy
Second reported:



Opviso Tatyana - Kiev Ukraine

Phone: no phone
Address: 14 Lospite Str
01202, Kiev, Ukraine

Details: Wants money to pay off her account at agency. Wants money for visa, airfare and travel costs.

First reported: Bruno De Klerk



Orehova, Elena - Syktyvkar, Russia

Phone: no phone
Address: Mayakovskogo street 25-73, City Syktyvkar, Russia

Details: She never asks about you or your life but falls for you after 5 letters. Claims to be a Doctor in a hospital. Initiates contact through the personals website; falls in love, requests money for visa and tickets.

First reported: Smarter then her



Orehova, Olga (aka Olga Balbekova, Irina) - Ekaterinburg, Russia

Address: Kosmonavtov st., 80-70, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Details: Uses pre-written letters. Don't answer any of your question. Uses a photo of American Actor - Jessica Alba, star of Honey (movie) and Dark Angel (series). After a while, she pulled the trigger by asking the money to come visit you.

First reported: Johnny



Orlova, Olga - Yur'evo/Omsk, Russia

Phone: N/A
Address: Russia 646973
Central'naya,House: 12


Details:  Typical visa/ticket scam, uses the story about the Old Rubble of which she found.  Illinois. Uses  western union agent in Omsk,Russia. The address,and name is: GazPrombank, Magistralnaya,2  Omsk,Russia 644088.

First reported:



Osadchuk Ekaterina (aka Kate, Katya, Katerina) - Kiev, Ukraine

Phone: (380 99) 9836383, (380 63) 2660026

Details:  Kate is gift and apartment scammer (by the way, her sister Marina Osadchuk happens to be listed on your website; I guess scamming is the Osadchuk's family business). Kate told me that she lived in Poltava and wanted to meet with me in Kiev (because "Poltava is small town and Kiev is beautiful city") . She wanted me to rent two apartments in Kiev: one for her, and one for myself. Each apartment cost me 100 euros per night. I spent a lot of money on tickets, gifts, and restaurants. After third visit she disappeared. She changed her phone number and deleted her Skype account. I used my connections in Kiev and they found out that Katya Osadchuk and her family actually live in Kiev. 

First reported:



Osadchuk Marina - Donetsk, Ukraine

Phone: (380 99) 3558624
Address: Donetsk, Ukraine

 She claims to be a last year student at a Donetsk university. I hired a private detective and he found out that she actually lives in Kiev, attended a university in Kiev, and is unemployed. She asked for money in her emails. I also contacted the website to report her and was told that somebody had reported her already. She is now blacklisted.

First reported: John 



Osatapok Olga - Nikolaev, Ukraine

Address: Nikolaev, Ukraine
Phone: +380685815839 

Details:  I met her on E M, after a brief conversation she said want to meet me and come to US so I sent her money for Visa and flight ticket but she never arrived and told me another fake story that her father died due to cancer when she was suppose coming and wanted even more money but I realized my mistake. She is active in many other dating sites. 

First reported:
Paul Tanner


Osenkova, Marina (AKA Irina Yandulova, Irina Kondratyeva) - Kazan, Russia

Address: Kazan 467000. street Dekabristov 169 flat 62, Russian Federation

Western Union Details: Osenkova Marina, Russia, Kazan, AkBars Kremlevskaya,8.

Details: Contacted me through Yahoo personals. Falls in love after two weeks. Sends picture with each email. Asks for $390 for Visa and medical insurance.

First reported: Tim P.
Second reported: Mr. KGB



Osipova, Anastasiya aka Romaschova, Alexandra, aka Vasilyeva, Margarita


Details: Relationship over net, than wants money so Russians will let her on plane. Uses photo of US VISA. 

Details from another scam: Details from another scam: I was first contacted by this subject on January 11, 2006, through She contacted me. She first said that she lived in San Francisco and then said that she lived in Russia and is a Surgeon there. She fell in love with me after four e-mails. She then requested money for a trip and a visa $990. She uses an Agency called "Satellite-Travel" Agency which I could not find through the Russian Yellow Pages, among other resources. I then went to your website and noticed that two other people had reported her. 

Details from another scam: 

E-mail address:
Address: Irkutskaya region
Lenina street 55-54

Details: I just found her in your website under the name Osipova Anastasiya. To me, she used a different one, Margarita Vasilyeva. She contacted me on 10/3/2006 through 

Her profile was saying she was in Sacramento, CA but when I replied to her email, she said she lives in Baikalsk, Russia. She used the email address

She said the same story as to the other guys. That she is a surgeon and she makes very little money there. She fall in love after 4-5 letters and she said she can't wait to come to London. She said she went to a travel agency for visa/ticket and next day I received a letter from them where they asked me for $960 for her expenses to travel to UK. When I denied to send a penny, she just dissappeard.

First reported: Mike
Second reported: David
Third reported: Simon
Fourth reported: Tony



Osipova Svetlana - Saratov, Russia

Address: Navashina 28-39, Saratov, Saratov Region, Russia
Phone: +7 937 637-31-13

Details: I met this girl from an online dating website, Elena's Models, and flew over to Saratov to meet up with her from San Francisco. I initially was about to book a hotel for myself online, but she insisted that she could get a cheaper place for me in Saratov as she had connections. I intended to stay for 8 days. She said all up the apartment she got for me would cost 500 USDs, when I got there she asked for what was the equivalent of about 930 USDs, telling me the price went up due to the unpredictable economy (Russia had troops in Crimea at the time). The first mistake I made. My visit to see her was going fine before my last night there, we ordered some food and when I went to answer the door, two Russian thugs were at the door. Sevtlana started screaming, accusing me of raping her over the last several days. She took all the cash I had on me, and took my bank card and maxed out the withdrawal limit. All in all, she exhorted me out of roughly 10 000 USDs. Before she left hat night she told me that if I reported this to the police, she would counter claimed that I raped her and get the men to give her bruises showing otherwise. I was stuck in a dodgy, lawless country, and feared being locked up for 10 years in a Russian prison if I didn't give in. Please guys be careful of this girl. She will write all these letters to you, saying she’s looking for a husband and wants nothing more than to be a house wife and have children. That’s a bunch of lies, she is setting you up to be emotionally invested in her, so she can extort money off you. Guys, be very wary of her! She takes scamming to a whole new level. Don’t make the same mistake me and some other guy made.

First reported: Rembrandt



Ostrovskaya Evgenia - Nikolaev, Ukraine

Address: Nikolaev, Ukraine
Website: Anastasia Date

Details: Was asked by this lady to make money transfers via Western Union to Anna Butuk ( a known dating scammer name). When confronted about the fraud she cut communication. Did you report the scam to the agency: yes. What was the agency response: reporting the scam elsewhere was a breach of their terms of service! No customer= no complaint! 

First reported: Broke


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