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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

Tabakova Svetlana - Saint Petersburg, Russia 

Address: Street national team 35, Saint Petersburg, 195112, Russia

Details: I never sent a penny, but she was determined to scam me over $$ for a trip to the USA. "I did not know that I need the money. But I promise that I will immediately give you the money as soon as I arrive. I'll give them to you at the airport, at your fingertips. I need to show them that the customs control. If you agree to help me, how can I get the money. I was told that there is a money transfer system, called Western Union and MoneyGram, these systems are safe and very fast. I knew you were a real man, and not leave me in trouble. My love, I fly to you, I immediately give you your $ 500. Now I will try to find the rest of the money and I will do all that we were together. I am ready to give everything for you. I love you."

First reported: Juan

Tabanova, Oksana - Kargopol, Russia

Address: Kargopol, Russia
Website:  OKcupid

Details: We met on OKcupid. She used the exact same story/scenario as Esemanova, Oksana Anatolevna - Kargopol, Russia, but different pictures. She sent over 150 different pics total. I figured it out after the same letters were getting sent in a rotation after a month and she started plugging the prefix of my email address into the letters where my name normally went. She also uses your name too much in her letters.

First reported: My Name

Tanya - Cheboksary, Russia 

Phone: N/A

Details: Typical visa/ticket scam

First reported: Brian

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Tanya - Gorlovka, Ukraine 

Phone: 380-623-33-01-60

Details: Writes very good letters, educated, good English, answers most questions - takes it slow.

First reported: Used and abused



Tanygina, Inna - Yoshkar-Ola, Russia 

Details: She contacted me. You can guess, the last letter she said her grandmother died and she needs money so she can keep the house.

First reported: Bill



Tarasova Natalia - Glazov (Udmurtia), Russia 


Details: I entered the agency to search for a woman for relationship. I found one that matched my preferences with the pseudonym KOZOCHKA. We began to write to each other in a more and more lovely manner. She appeared as modest, affectionate, and introduced her family to me, even with pictures of them. I offered the possibility of my travelling to Russia to meet her, but she denied it and preferred to come to Spain with me because shed had 2 month vacations. After consulting a travel agency she told me that she had no enough money to come with me. I sent money for the via and travel costs. She went to Moscow to get the VISA and got it (I saw a scanned copy, which corresponded with her identity). Given that the Schengen states ask for a minimum amount of money to show at the customs upon arrival, she asked to me for 2800 euros. I trusted her because I saw the visa copy, I and sent this money. Of course she did not show at the airport. I claimed for my money but I have not heard from her again.

First reported: Pedro



Tarasova, Ludmila - Miasskoe, Russia

Address: Russia, 456000, Miasskoe, Sadovaya 29

Details: Typical "visa and tickets" scam which was slow developing and very well done. 

First reported:  William


Tatarinova, Svetlana - Marks, Russia

Address: 413090 Russia, Marks, Prospekt Lenina, 66

Details: Typical Scammer.

First reported: Richard W.



Tatiyana - Archangelsk, Russia

Phone: N/A
5-3 Mira str., Archangelsk, 163044, Russia.

Details: She fell in love quickly and wanted to visit me in America, asked money for visa and ticket. 

First reported:  Frenchster



Tatuana/Maslishka (ID: wrdgu9j) - Vorkuta


Details: She talked about wanting to marry me in the 1st message, then she sent the same message twice and that happened on 2 occasions. Failed to answer my questions.

First reported:


Tatyana & Irina Chernenko (AKA Anna Shabunina)

Address: Russia, Sangar, Lenina street 22-54

Details: Send the same pre-written letters.

First reported: Bob



Tatyana - Zebroenski/Kazan, Russia 

Email address:
Age: 26

Details: She said that she loves me and wanted to get Married and have children and live in England. She claimed she worked as Nurse in the Hospital in Russia! She was angry with me because I warned I was prepared for paying Airflights and money? She was angry with my response and I assume she was just like Natasha who wanted to pay for her flight and come to England for Marriage/ Citizenship?
She also emailed my friend Phil in England before for friendship and asking Phil's Family Photo's which Phil find a bit Strange and for she wanted to do ID theft? Then Phil deleted her and cut off contact with her? Phil told her was Tatyana but also had another name called Tatiana? I also Enclosed Photographs of her on nEnclosed attachments! He told me this story and I was not going to fall in the trap again?
So I lost contact with her as well?

First reported: Kevin




Tatyanina, Elena

Details: Typical "visa and tickets" scam which was slow developing and very well done. 

First reported:  Bmanb52



Terekhova Olga - Moscow, Russia 

Address: ul. Lyusinovskaya d.72, Moscow, Russia

Details: I've found Olga Terekhova 9 June on the website met. I sent chatting to her e-mail address with the statement that you can write better there. (Nickname not know, I only know that she was logged in as from Hamburg.) I have looked on the internet whether it is somewhere known. I have found nothing and have given myself to her. We wrote three weeks every day, then has impressive me. I suggested that I would come to Russia. She refused and they would rather come to me to Germany. First, you just wanted to have money for visa 425 euros. Although feeling says no, but I trusted her and sent her the money. My bad feeling towards her was greater after the transfer. To the following account:
The Name - olga
The family - Terekhova
Intermediary Bank - SWIFT: OWHBDEFF, VTB Bank (Germany) AG, Fr / Main, GERMANY
Beneficiary Bank - VTB 24 (JSC), City - Moscow, Country - Russia, SWIFT: CBGURUMM
Bank account: 4272-2907-8935-2036

Although I know that she is an impostor, I still have hope someday to meet her. Now she wants 750 euros for the flight from me.

First reported:  Markus



Tereshenko Olga Rovno, Summy,Ukraine

Phone:  +380 95171 640

Details: She initiated contacted (of course). Was very very smooth and I never doubted her for a minute and I'm a very very doubtful person. I can detect a scammer after reading a a couple of lines. Jer emails were just so natural and she never asked me for money directly. Until we reached the point where we would meet. She asked me to book her visit through a Ukrainian travel agency and sent me their website The website was all in Russian/Ukrainian so I told her so and that I couldn't do the booking online and asked her for their email. She sends me this email:

I right asking them as to how I can book a visit for a friend from the Ukraine to Sharm El Sheikh and they reply back with bank account details and also suggested a Western Union transfer:

"As for payments options, you can make a payment to our bank account into the name of our director, or use Money Gram or Western Union transfers.
Here are the details:
Beneficiary: Anastasia Morozova
Address: ANY
Account: 4405 8850 1854 1992
Bank of Beneficiary: PrivatBank
Swiftcode: PBANUA2X
Intermediary Bank: JP Morgan Chase Bank
Intermediary Bank Swiftcode: CHASUS33
Correspondent Account: 0011000080
Best regards and please feel free to contact us,
Travel agent Ekaterina"

I naturally didn't like it at first. And I suggested to er that I would rather transfer the money to her and then she can pay (pretty smart huh :) Well sadly this is how much I trusted her. You can imagine the rest... she never showed up.

And you know what's even sadder? I might have actually believed her story about missing the flight but I when I checked with the hotel's reservation department they said there was no booking in her name or the travel agency. In fact the guy was kind enough to tell me that there wasn't even any "No Shows" or canceled bookings on the date she was supposed to come. And when I told her all that and asked to send me her ticket no. or any proof that she ever bought the ticket she stopped replying to emails and never answered my calls.

First reported:



Thomas, Juliet London

Age: 35
E-mail address: JULIET12345552002@YAHOO.COM


First reported:



Tihonova Angelika - Chusovoy, Russia

Age: 40
E-mail address:

Details: I wish to report scam which has cost me 13,000 and a lot of heartache. The girl involved operates under the name of Angelika Tihonova, with a perceived address in Chusovoy. I met the girl on a website called Match.Com. She seemed fine but how wrong was I after months of conversation in the internet. During her proposed holiday she offered to come to see me. Problems started immediately. Her wages didn't come in, money to get visa and ticket. At the airport in Moscow wasn't allowed to board flight because, along with her mother, were debtors to the bank and couldn't leave. I paid the supposed loan and then another 4,000 euro so that she could travel. Of course she didn't turn up at the airport. What happens? Her mother phones to say that she was attacked in Perm but the money was in the police station and all would be fine. It just goes on, Angelika becomes very unwell and money is needed to take her from one hospital to another. I really did think she was genuine. Of course I questioned her, but she provided proof of two passports, tickets, invoice from bank, and wait for this one. medical report along with scan. This was professionals at their work and I was the one caught. I hope others do not fall foul of this evil trap. It has ruined my life.

First reported:
SORRY Irish man 



Tihonova Anzhelika (Angelika, Anatolevna) - Chusovoy, Russia

Address: Sivkov Street, the house 10, apartment 7, 618225, Chusovoy, Russia
Telephone: +789222458093

Details: She seemed fine but how wrong was I after months of conversation in the internet. Was contacted through and During her proposed holiday she offered to come to see me. Problems started immediately. Her wages didn't come in, money to get visa and ticket. At the airport in Moscow wasn't allowed to board flight because, along with her mother, were debtors to the bank and couldn't leave. This all was just a start. Asked for money for visa, passport, airline tickets and Finnish laws for the 45 euro / day (90 days). I am a fool, and I gave the money. She even sent a notary's bond, which will also be fake.

First reported:


Tihonova, Elena Evegnevna - Uvarovo (near Tambov), Russia

Address: Uvarovo, Russia

Bank Name: Bastion Bank
Address: sovetskaya 125 Tambov 392000

Passport #: 703234786
Issue Date: 23 June 2004
Expiry Date: 22 December 2004
Control #: 20041151243112
Visa Type: R B1/B2
Red Number in Lower Right: 34613066

Details: First contacted me through The story is the same as everyone. Asked money but didn't give.

First reported: JD C.


Tihonova, Maria - Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

Address: Lenina str. 11/3, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
Agency Name: Bride Ru Russian Brides

This girl was in Bride Ru, Russian Brides. Ask for money for get visa to USA. Mom ill with cancer. Son retard, widowed and father raped her.

First reported: Ed


Timofeever, Vera Samara, Russia

Postal address: street is pirogova house 47 apartment 15 postal index 443015
Screen name: 

First reported: Russ


Timonina, Tatyana (AKA Svetlana Trifonova) - Norilsk, Russia

Address: Russia, Taimyrskiy (Dolgano-Neneckiy) independent district, Krasnoyarskiy krai, Norilsk, Prohvisnevo, Tayanakhskaya str. 52-48 

Details: Typical "visa and tickets" scam. Fall in love within a week. Do not read you mail at all. She just go on about herself and although having said that I am not sending money to her before she asked, she still asked for it.

Note from Russian-Scam.ORG: The Note that she is holding with you name is fake. A basic graphic editing software can does that very easily. 

First reported: Jeff
Second reported:



Titarenko, Svetlana - Lugansk, Ukraine


Address: Ukraine, 91050, Lugansk, kvartal Solnechniy 30/46 91050 

Details: Typical "visa and tickets" scam. 

First reported:  Brad K.


Tkach, Oksana - Yoshkar Ola, Russia

Address: 101-12 Eshpaya, Mari-el, Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

Details: She contacted me through After I while she mentioned that she will visit you for holidays. I sent her money for air tickets, visa and accomodation. Used Western Union to transfer cash.

First reported: Daniel



Tkachenko, Natalia - Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Bank Details:  
Beneficiary: Nedobega Angela
Account: USD 0700913901456
Bank Of Beneficiary: Lugansk Branch, Lugansk
Commercial Bank "Privatebank"
Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
Swift code: PBANUA2X
Intermediary Bank: Bank Of New York
One Wall St. New York, N.Y.,10286,USA
Swift code : IRVTUS3N
Correspondent Account: 890-0085-754
Chips: 332357

Details: Use pre-written letters, hardly answer any questions. Ask money for correspondence and translation.

First Reported: Frank


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