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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

Rodionov, Konstantin(Kostya) - Zelenodolsk, Russia

Address: Lenina 35, Zelenodolsk or do vostrebovanija, 420000, Russia

Details: Typical contacted via, wanted money. Gave sob story about no money, he was studying to be a dentist. Mention two friends' names: Kirill and Grisha.

Another scam's details: 
Agency: ICQ and

Details: Initially made contact through ICQ possibly as far back as 2002, then, almost a year ago, Kostya 'found me' through and began to communicate with me. Told very believable story about just completing dentistry school....sent me a copy of his passport when I questioned him and feared a scam...the passport LOOKS legitimate. Used names of friends Kirill and Girsha, talked much about his 15 yo brother Misha who is employed by the state as a boxer...his Mother Vera is either a physician or works for one...Father Nikolay is a teacher...

Our emails were personal 'life' stories, where we were from, school history, college history, stories about family and occasionally sex, sometimes detailed, sometimes romantic...We exchanged MANY photos of family and friends came to know each others family by name, well. 

He was always hesitant to ask for money...once had 'frostbite' and discouraged me sending $240 for meds he needed for treatment..I felt sorry and sent $180 for which he thanked me repeatedly, he was always very gracious about my monetary gifts. All were geared toward his $360 requirement for a visa to come live with me, then recently $1232 for a plane ticket...his arrival time and destination all disclosed by him to me...I am still in the process of seeing if the name actually appears on a manifest for the airline.

I sent a total of approximately $1800 over the course of 6 months. His Uncle Sergey Tkachenko was my Western Union contact, as I could not send directly to him since this would cue officials that he had a benefactor in the US and he would not be able to leave the Country.

He supposedly left Zelenodolsk by train with the Uncle Sergey, who is disabled from Afghanistan War, and lived in Hotel in Moscow for one month while AGENCY helped him secure his visa...Great detail about daily interviews, medical testing, etc. Then, the REQUIREMENT that he have $2400 with him before he can leave Russia so that he will not be 'dependent' upon anyone while he is in America. 

This concerned me, so I checked the pick up point of my more recent contribution, it was Stragegya Bank in Cheboksary, Russia...NOT Moscow where he would have been at the time.

He gives a birthdate of 11JUN1983, confirmed on the passport I have scanned image of.

It is hard to believe he is a scammer, he is VERY convincing!

First reported:
Second reported: Darja P.
Third reported: Dough
Fourth reported: Paul


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Rogova, Maria - Kaliningrad, Russia

Phone: no phone
Address 1: Lenin street, 35-98, Kaliningrad, Russia
Address 2: Kaliningrad, 236001 Yaltinskaya street, 34-15

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.

First reported: Heron, USA



Rogova, Riyna – Primorsk, Russia 

Postal address: Lebedeva street 6-15
Photos she sent:

Details: Kind of strange this one is always expressed wanting to be with me. But Money is tight all she asks is for $200 for a visa. After telling her no I won't do it but would help her out when she got here, she goes into a guilt trip routine saying how awlful she feels but will do what she has to do to get here. 4 days later she has it taken care of. wow so I look through some of the stories about the scams and swore to god I seen here picture under different name Abromova, Natalia (Natasha)-St. Petersburg Russia

First reported: Dennis




Romanova, Iraida – Kazan, Russia 

Postal address: street Pushkina
the house 18 apartment 45
Index 420107

Agency: Fast Cupid Her profile said she lived in Ventura, California. 

Details: Iraida contacted me orginally on the Fast Cupid dating website. We began corresponding, and I suspected that something was not quite right. I read about scams and studied examples of different scams. I hope that you are able to prevent her from attempting to scam others. I never sent her any money. She seemed nice. If it sound to good to be true....

First reported: Robert



Romanova, Natalaya (aka Yulia Galina Gonchar)- Severodvinsk, Russia

Address: Russia, Severodvinsk, 164511, Sovetskaya Str. 54-21

Details: Initiated contact by your Yahoo personals. She immediately falls in love with you and she hardly answer any of your questions. Even after insisting to come to Russia, she kept suggested for her to visit you.

First reported: Grimm



Romanova, Valentina - Blagoveschensk, Russia

Address: Russia, Blagoveschensk

Details: I was scam for this Russian girl, her name is Valentina Romanova 25 y/o she ask for money and try to take advantage of my situation, she only looks for some person in United States most of them who are desperate looking for a girl, for example I am a fat person I have problems with my weight and she said that I am cute, beauty I have 50 y/o something like, she is like candy, she post that she is not going to work and she is only looking for the old family values. She post some advertisements in some internet sites one is www rosebrides com under the nick vipdiva007 and in china daily, she sent me email in and her telephone in her home is 416 236 4116 i think she lives in the city of Blagoveschensk, I sent her some big huge money in June 2012 and i saw again in other internet page, please don't say my name she said that she has a lot of connections in Moscow and scary me and that is why i write you. I don't report to the agency because I don't want any problem.

First reported: Luigi



Romaschova, Alexandra - Toguchin (Novosibirsk), Russia aka Osipova/Zhirova, Anastasiya aka Vasilyeva, Margarita aka Donika, Anna

Address: 55-54 Lenina St
Phone Number: Said she had no phone
E-mail Address:

Details: Like others before me, I was contacted initially through (May 2006 - her profile said she was in S.C. USA), then on
Must be the same scammer, even the street address is the same, although a different town!
Sent same e-mail pictures (actually of Russian TV actress Ekaterina Guseva!)
Said she was a surgeon, making $200 a month, after 4 e-mails wanted to marry me & move to US IF I sent her $970 for visa, ticker, etc etc.
Also uses fake travel agency (Satellite/Skylink Travel) - only accepts Western Union money transfers!

First reported: Dave


Ronzhina, Tatiyana - Kazan, Russia

Address: Kazan 467000 Dekabristov 169 Flat 62 Russian Federation

Details: Initiate contact through Yahoo Personals. Fell in love through computer. She was requesting money for visa and tickets.

First reported: Pavel



Rostova Sasha/Irina Busina/elena1264/Sasha1264 - Kiev Ukraine

Phone: no phone
Address: Moskovskaya str. 12-6, Kiev, Ukraine

Details: Suspect makes contact with you via know "free" internet sites. She and the Director make e-mail contact letters. Director explains that she represents the young lady and provides a presentation and introduction to the agency. She outlines the expenses such as cost for Passport, Visa application and its process's, and the cost of airfare from the Ukraine to the United States. When funds are received via Western Union, letters begin to decline. The last letter is an emergency appeal to you, that her mother has cancer and needs an emergency operation, and must receive $1,700 for cost of this operation.

First reported: Deputy Dawg



Rozbitskaya, Galina - Lugansk Ukraine

Phone: no phone
Address: Ziolkovskogo 32, Luhansk, Ukraine, 91005

Details: Requests money for visa and airfare. Before she is about to arrive her dad needs 'heart surgery" so she cannot come.

First reported: Dirty Harry





Rozhenkova, Lena - Cheboksary, Russia

Phone: 007-902-713-4619
Address: Sovetskaya 57-23

Details: Met through online dating service.  Falls in love with you, wants money $350 for Visa & Airfare.  Then her mom gets a tumor & needs surgery or she'll die of breast cancer.  Asks for $1500.

First reported: Mike Rogers



Rozhenstova, Elena - Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

Phone: +7 83 62 21 64 25
Address: 8 Petrova Street Apartment 21, Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

Details: Scammer who meets you in person. Make you fall in love with her and said yes to your proposal. She accepted all the money and the ring just to stay with another man.

First reported: Bob



Ruclanu - Pavlodar, Kazakhstan

Phone: no phone
Email: no email 

First reported: David                               




Rukavishnikova, Tatyana - Tambov, Russia

Address: Tambov Street Leningradskaya, 42392036
Email: tatyana_ru@INBOX.RU

Details: Contacted through Yahoo Personals. After a few letters she fell in love, and then she asked me $350 via Western Union. Her name is listed on 

First reported: Russell


Ryabinina, Natalya - Volgograd, Russia

Address: 169 Dekabristov Street, Flat #62, Kazan, Russia 467000

Details: After doing some research on Russian Women Blacklist I have discovered that she is using multiple aliases and email addresses. Some of her aliases are: 
- Tatyana Gorbunova, and and
- Tatyana,
- Elena Snezhana,
- Ekatarina Batstrakova,
- Irina Kondratyeva,
- Olga or Llona Ekaterinbury,
- Olga Andreeve.
- Irena Yandulova

He/She uses the exact same letters with different names. Doesn't respond to any questions.

First reported: Brent




Rybachenko, Lidiya/Svetlana - Severodvinsk, Russia

Phone: no phone
Address: Severnaya str. 9, apt 27, Severodvinsk, Archangelsk region, 164509 Russia

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

First reported: Andson Chung



Rybachenko, Oleg - Severodvinsk, Russia

Phone: 347-28-80, 903-171-05-90
Address: Kolomenskaya str. 9, apt 733, Moscow, Russia 115142.

Details: Ladies and Gentleman, i think i solve one of the main scammers real name. I think the real name behind; Yulia SUKHONDYAEVSKAYA, Lidiya Rybachenko , Svetlana Propst, Rybachenko Oksana is: OLEG RYBACHENKO and ALEXEY PANKIN

Their yahoo messenger: skatbowl, aflake30, diksas13, flake30, julia247, lidiya, lidiya102, nordicgal, olegryb, olgapetrova, yulia72, yuliak, yuliasuh, skatbowl and diksas13 is often online.....

Their MSN: svetlana (,,,,, 
maybe this too:

Their icq: snowlady 15021343436 (svetlana propst), svetlana 318480435, yulia 125542279

First reported: Scammer Spion




Rybakova, Oksana - Krasnoyarsk Siberia

Phone: no phone
Address: Puskin30-78 Krasnoyarsk Siberia

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: Harold



Rybakova, Olga - Orel, Russia

Phone: no phone
Address: 78-4 Leskova St., Orel, Russia 302000

Details: Contacted me through Adult Loveline, also known as SK Singles.  She fell in love quickly,  decided to come to see me, and she asked for $300  for visa.  I have seen her photo at another site attached to the names Maria Zolotova and Marina Yamaeva

First reported: Sonny



Ryabokonenko, Oksana -  Kostroma, Russia

Phone: no phone

Details: Initiates contact through online personals site. Requests money for visa/airfare/mothers operation. If none of that works she informs you that she has secretly been saving money to come and visit you only to have it stolen. And if that to fails to work, she informs you that her mothers friends computer is having problems and you never hear from her again.

First reported: Jim




Ryzhkova Sviatlana - Mogilev, Belarus

Phone: +375299814371
Address: Dimitrova 64-135, Mogilev, Belarus

Details: Basically, Sviatlana is very deceitful and has fake romances with men. She lies about being serious regarding marriage and immigration and deceives them into getting a visitor or fiancée visa for her. She then travels to his country merely for the purpose of a very long vacation, using him for his financial resources, wasting his time, and ultimately breaking his heart. She is also unfaithful to these men during the process. In my case, she became the mistress of a married man from Hong Kong who sent her money while we were engaged. Luckily, I found out Sveta was faking from an ex-boyfriend that she had scammed by travelling to Australia on a 1-month visitor visa he had gotten her on the premise she loved him. In reality, Sveta already had another Australian boyfriend lined up in Sydney and dated him during her stay while he was working, behind his back. I discovered all this 3 months before Sveta was to fly to the USA in March 2014 with the K-1 Fiancee Visa that I had financed. Never mind all the time and money wasted romancing and vacationing with her in Berlin, Mogilev, and Kiev. I was very fortunate that Sveta's K-1 Visa was cancelled and revoked by the US Consulate in Warsaw in time. Otherwise, she could have ruined me in many ways (accusing me of abuse, etc.) after coming to the USA. I broke off our engagement by phone while Sveta was in Singapore meeting her married lover. Strangely, her English improved dramatically during this conversation. She expressed no remorse, even after admitting her affair. I realized afterwards that she is a sociopath. At 31 years of age, Sviatlana has never established a career even though she is intelligent and has a business degree from a top Belarus university. I believe she actually prefers being a serial scammer, living off her many marks like a parasite, and wreaking havoc on their lives. In some perverse way, Sveta enjoys the pain she inflicts on men who love her. I met her on Elena's Models.

First reported: Scammed by Fiancée




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