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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

Vahreneva, Svetlana – Cheboksary, Russia 

E-mail address:

Details: She claims she is from Cheboksary and is coming to New Zealand very shortly as her visa is almost ready and then asks for money to enter the country. Shw eill give it back on arrival. Never asked any questions about me or my 

Details from another scam: 1st see her ad on with a USA address. 2; she says she has visa already setup, 3;  she likes my pics and will come to USA to see me. 4; Says she is saying goodbye to her friends and nervious about trip. 5; On the way to Moscow br train. 6; Will go to Embassy to get documents 7; Has Visa and will get Airline ticket and e-mail witharrival time. E-mail says Customs requires her to have $1500  to travel with and requests $ 1200 by Western Union at Moscow Airport and cannot trravel unless I send it. I didn't buy into it, neither should anyone else.

First reported: Jay
Second reported: Richard


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Vahreneva, Svetlana – Moscow, Russia 

E-mail address:

Details: Requested money for visa, tickets, and "pocket expenses" to flight to USA (through Western Union).

First reported: Matthew




Valechka, Valentina/Valya - Cheboksary, Russia aka Ribakova/Rebakova, Olga - Yoshkar-ola, Russia aka Anna - Yoshkar-Ola, Russia 

Postal address: Russia, Cheboksary city, Marksa street, 101-27.
E-mail address:

Details: I started coresponding with one that was nicknamed "olgalovely" who's supposely real name was Olga Rebakova. Then when she asked me money to get papers done changed to Ribakova. I was coreesponding with her and at the same time, in the beginning, I was chatting with another girl, met on the same website, called Anna (lovely80). Olga once asked me if I was corresponding with another woman. After telling her that I was, Anna stopped corresponding with me. She never wrote back to me.. I think that it is the same person writing, that's why she wanted me to stop. When Olga quit our relation, because I was asking too many questions and I wasn't sending money, another russian girl wrote to me. Her name was Valentina. After a couple of letters, she made a mistake and sent me twice the same message. She even forgot to fill the blanks there was on her template I should say....

First reported: Roy



Valentina/Ekaterina Bykova - Novgorod, Russia

Phone: no phone


Details:  Initiates contact, requests money for visa and airfare.

First reported: P.J.



Vaschilina, Nataliya - Lugansk, Ukraine

Address: 16 Liniya street 3 apt ??, 91000 Lugansk

Translator name: Elena Volcova
Phone: 8 050 6236609

Details: First saw at Then her translator asked to send money through Western Union to open an account for Nataly. She also wanted me to send money to pay for translation and forwaring of pictures. She sends a lot of pictures and doesn't really tell much about herself. When I said I will come to her, she said she will come to London instead. Found her ad on another dating website Uses the same letters with the previous ones.

First reported: Anice1



Vaseeva, Irina - Omsk, Russia
aka Smirnova, Ekaterina - Tomsk, Russia


Details: She sent me an e-mail thru cupid junction, listed her city and Anniston, Alabama, 

She eventually said she loved me, a week or so later she wanted to come see me and asked for $ 460.00 for the visa and passport, I unfortunately sent it, but Western Union wouldn't give her the money, so they gave me my money back. 

First reported: TNFan



Vasilek, Nazhiya-Nazha (aka Nazhiya Hairutdinova, Svetlana Chrepanova, Olga Nizovtseva) - Korkino, Russia


Details:  Initiates contact. Very poetic and her romance experiences are bad. Never answer questions. Suddenly she wants to visit to you.

First reported: citra


Vasileva, Ekaterina  - Russia

Details: Travel and visa scam. This woman contacted me late last year and left a message for me on a site called 1st International dating. I had already seen this girl reported before for scamming Western men so I was aware of her. So I decided to play along with her as with many scammers she pretends to fall in love very quickly. Then asks for money as detailed in the enclosed e-mail. 
This week I pretended to send her $960 and gave her a false Western Union Money transfer reference number!!!!!
Since then I have heard nothing from her, I will forward another e-mail from her which shows a fake U.K Visa that she pretended to have obtained. In what must be a world record in obtaining a U.K Visa!!!!!!!!! Please beware as with many Russian scammers she is very cunning!!!!!!!!!!

First reported: Karl




Vasileva, Marina (aka Ulia Belova) - Kazan, Russia

Address: Russia, 424000, Kazan , Proletarskaya Street 7-31

Details: Typical Scammer. Request money for correspondence. Soon she wants to marry you so she also need money for her passport, visa and air tickets for her to come to you. She even calls you her husband.

First reported: todd


Vasilieva, Natalya - Novocheboksarsk, Russia

Address: Pushkina 22-6, Novocheboksarsk, Russia

Details: Scammed me for hotel, food, passport, and tickets and she didn't come to America.

First reported: Hummingbird


Vasileva Natalya - Balashov, Russia

Address: 35 213 Sovetskaya street, Balashov, 412300, Russia 

Details: I was scam recently by this Russian and she use many name like Natalya Vasileva, Nathalya Vasilevas, Natalya Hantemirova. She uses several email addresses and of course different addresses. She fall in love after 2 weeks then get some vacation and want to see you but not having enough money to pay for the documentation and plane tickets. 

First reported: Ray


Vasileva, Veronika (AKA Ludmila Tarasova, Anna Ivanoca, Anna Ivanova, & Veronika) - Samara, Russia

Address: Stroiteley 43 flat 25 Samara 443001

Bank Details: Guta Bank Sportivnaya 30, Samara Russia, 443030

Details: Met through Yahoo Personals. Always write romantic letters, nothing about herself, and would not answer direct questions. Fell in love at the fifth e-mail. Requested 350.00 for Visa and Insurance and also need money for airfare. I sent her no money, and have not heard from her since.

First reported: NotThatDumb
Second reported: Shooter56



Vasileva, Veronika (read also about Anna Ivanova) - Volgograd, Russia

Address: Karla-Marksa 58 flat 25, Volgograd, Russia

Details: Initiates contact, falls in love with you, want to visit asks for money for visa, airfare and insurance. Money transfer through Western Union. Contacts you through personals website. After about four letters she falls in love and wants to come to see u. Uses same messages with different names to many people. Don’t give direct answers. She has scammed a lot of people.

First reported: Mark
Second reported: Gregory
Third reported: Roland
Fourth reported: Danny



Vasiljeva, Natasha - Kazan, Russia

Address: Kazan, Street Gazovaja, The house 20, Apartment 5

Details: Requst money for corresspondence, plane tickets and visa application to meet me.

First reported: Peter



Vasilyeva Margarita aka Osipova, Anastasiya - Baikalsk, Russia

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: Tony 



Vavilova, Tatiana - Moscow, Russia

Phone: 7 095 354 6133
Russia 109383, Moscow, Polbina 64-117
Email:  And :

Details: After some investigation i discovered that she has been married more then 6 times allready And was married at the the time she was scammimg me., And has been scamming men from all round the world for more then 8 years. she has no record of any employment, But she has been to more then 25 Countries. She is now wanted by the US Immigration.

First reported: Asgharauts




Vedernikova, Ekaterina – Cheboksary, Russia 

Postal address: Box 229, Cheboksary, Russia, zip 428000
Money transfer address: Vneshborgbank, Ivanova 80 a, Cheboksary, Russia, zip 428018 

First reported: Unknown



Vedernikova, Natalya (Natasha or Irina)


Details:  Initiated contact through Yahoo personals. Uses pre-written letters.

First reported: Viper3Two



Vereikina, Oksana - Samara, Russia

Phone: no phone
Address: 28 Budarina Street Apt.# 11, Samara, Russia

Details:  Initiates contact saying that she is arriving in your city soon and begins writing back and forth. After about 1 month she asks for money saying that her father died and she needs money for the funeral. Wants money to be sent via Western Union. 

First reported: Lockpicker



Veremeeva, Larisa - Chelyabinsk, Russia

Address: 454008, P.O. Box 5762, Chelyabinsk, Russia

Details: Sends ads to international dating agencies. In her letters complains about her poor financial situation, and asks to send her money for correspondence.

First reported: Raymond Young



Verevka, Svetlana S - Lugansk Ukraine

Address: 8 Komarova str. Pos. Krepenskiy, Antrazit Lugansk region 94600 Ukraine 

Details: This scammer is now on friendfinder under the handle BeautyladyUA,
Different photos, but same adress and phn number

First reported: Bob



Vereycina Anna - Chulman, Republic of Sakha(Yakutia), Russia

Address: Russia, Republic of Sakha(Yakutia), village of city type Chulman, Sovetskaya street, house 44 

Details: I received an email from this person out of the blue and we began chatting. After several emails, indicates interest in overseas travel and asks for money upon supposedly reaching Moscow. The style of the letters is similar to another scammer I encountered, Gulfiya Shoutanova. Contact stopped after I ignored the last few letters.

First reported: Nikita



Vertinkaya, Aleksandra - Kazan, Russia

Address: 424036 Kazan, Aniferova 3-5, Russia

Details: "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. 

First reported: Stony
Second reported: Klaus


Verzhuk, Svetlana - Anastasievshaja, Russia

Address: Anastasievshaja, Russia

Details: Her profile said she's from Chicago and turned out to be from Russia. When she asked for the money, I sent it but I received a call from Western Union saying there were an unusually high amount of activity occurring in this person's name so I cancelled the transaction. She never emailed again after I asked about it.

First reported: Joseph R.



Veselova, Irina – Stavropol, Russia 

E-mail addresses: girlforfamily976@talkmatchcom;

Details: This person contacted me on May 10, 2006. Wrote very good emails and answered the questions I asked in my emails. Sent about 8 or 9 pictures, some professional and some snapshots.

Usual story. Parents dead, no good men available in Russia, wants a husband and a family in America. Professes love after about 5 or 6 emails,

Asked for $900 to travel to and from Stavropol and Moscow to get a visa. Being an idiot, I sent it by Western Union to Stavropol as I was completely unaware of these scams until last week. The money was picked up by her the day I sent it. A few days later whe wrote to say she was going to Moscow. She still writes me. On May 30 she wrote to say she needs $1000 to show to the Russian Embassy to convince them she has funds for traveling to the US. I am stalling her hoping the Russian Embassy will find and prosecute her, or him, or whoever. 

First reported: Dan 



Veselova, Natasha - Bishkek Kyrgyzstan

Address: Lenina 8:26, Bishkek, 72000, Kyrgyzstan
Phone: no phone

Details: Initiates contact. Fell in love with you and wanted to marry you. Then she would like to apply for marriage visa, medical exam, passport, and airline tickets and need money for it.

First reported: Detmar 



Vetik, Svetlana - Oshkar-Ola, Russia

Details: She initiated contact. She spoke of a broken marriage where her husband was a drug addict and abused her. She divorced and lived with her mother. She is a school teacher and gives lessons on the side to earn extra money. Maybe one month after the initial writing she expressed her undying love for me. Then she said it was time for us to meet. Upon returning to writing me the second letter she asked for $300 so she could travel to the U.S., the amount she was short from saving.

First reported: Michael




Vetrova, Svetlana - Bryansk, Russia 

Postal address: 573480 Bryansk, Peschanaya 13-7
Phone number: +7 4832 684 092
Agency: New-Dating

Details: She sends first a photo on which she looks a bit shy and serious. Every following letter is attached by a more sexy picture. To look serious she says she likes fishing and her hobby is her aquarium ! She nearly never answers the questions you ask. Her letters are rather short.
She gives next home address : 573480 Bryansk, Russia, Peschanaya 13-7
Her phone no. +7 (4832) 684092.
When I contacted her, she called me darling but she was too tired for talking on the phone and wanted to go to bed.
After 3 letters she already falls in love with me and she wants to visit me in my country. She asks for which airport is most close to me and she will arrange visa and book tickets for it.
Next letter she sends me a copy of a visa on name Svetlana Vetrova.(named ‘france’ in attachment). She was able to arrange this visa in 1 day !! She also says that she booked the tickets but she still needs to pay 310 USD to the travel agency. She announces that the travel agency will contact me about it.
Then I receive an email from ‘Travel Best’ in Bryansk with 
Address is : 853822, Russia, Bryansk, Medvedena 5, office 27.
Their telephone numbers are : Tel. +7 (4832) 583956 
Fax. +7 (4832) 583955
Email address :

Director is Sergey Zavoloko. I found back his name already on scamming lists as a manager. Then he ‘worked’ for Around the World, Birskaya 14, Yakutsk. This Sergey Zavoloko asks me to pay the missing 310 USD by Western Union. He sends me some fake invoice for the reservation and booking with fake flight information. I contacted Aeroflot about this booking and they told me that their was no booking at all on the name Svetlana Vetrova. This Zavoloko is a criminal because he made fake documents. When I wrote him that I contacted Aeroflot and that there was no booking, he wrote me that it was just a ‘previously booking’ because the ticket was not fully payed. Then I wrote him that a friend of mine in Bryansk would bring him the money in person and then his address changes from Medvedena 5 into no. Medvedena4.
After that I only had contact by phone with this Sveta and she kept asking me for sending the money because she loved me so much. 
I told her that I would fully pay her back for her visa and total price of ticket as soon as she showed up in Belgium but after that she never wrote me again. Trying to phone her now, her brother tells that she is not a home and she seems to be on a holiday in France. 

First reported: Unknown



Vika - Evpatoria, Ukraine

Phone: no phone

Details: After a few correspondence, her so-called agency contacted you and said you are responsible for her fees of correspondence with you.

First reported: Chris


Vikashevnina, Ksenia - Izhevsk, Russia

Details: Known scammer at new website. 

First reported: Bobby



Viktorovna, Alekanina Nataly - Russia

Address: Anciferova, 33 Apartment 4, Russia

Details: This woman emailed me, she was not from an agency.

First reported: Christopher



Viktorovna, Anastasia (Nastya) – Tyumen, Russia 

Postal address: Tyumen, 50 Let Oktyabrya, 53, apartm. 36.Postal index 625000.

Details: Started writing to each other from a dating site, then started emailing each other every second day. She would always send a new picture of herself, she always looked sad in the pictures. She talked a lot about kindness and sincerity in a man. She falls in love very quickly and then wants to marry me and come and visit me. She wants money for visa and a passport. That’s when I new it was a scam. She mailed me back after I told her I new it was a scam and she said that’s how all men hurt her. Luckily I new it was a scam, thanks to your website, I never lost any money.

First reported: Michael


Viktorovna, Luda (Ureva Ludmila Viktorovna) - Civilsc ,Republic Chuvashiya, Russia

Postal address: city Civilsc ,Republic Chuvashiya ,
Street Petrova, house 24, apartment 7, 
Russia, index 424000
Phone number: None

Initially presented herself as being from Palm Coast Florida. Later said she was Russian and lived with her aunt. Fed me a romantic story of how her friend had met a 54 year old American man on the Internet and fell in love got married and moved to the US. She was optimistic something similar would happen to her but she hadn't used email before and she didn't want to get hurt etc. We never got to the stage where she asked me for money but for the first 4 emails she never seemed to read what I had written, she was just sending me pre-written emails. Later she started to concentrate and respond to what I had written. Spotted her pictures on this site under different names. The name she used with me was different but the photo was the same.After I spotted her photo on this site I asked her if she could explain why she found it necessary to write to loads of different guys using different names (I quoted some of her aliases). I never heard from her after that. Thank you for creating this site and thanks to all who have reported scams. 

First reported: Dez


Alexandra Roxana Vladu - Bucharest, Romania

Address: 25 Petre Inspirescu, Bucharest, Romania

Details: I wanted to report a fraud suffered by me by a Romanian girl living in Bucharest.
I helped financed her by paying the debts which I now understand that they were false. I helped her to get custody of her daughter by paying the legal fees which will probably never did. I paid part of his studies in a way that would end the school before moving to Italy. I sent the money to buy the plane ticket and pay his debts so that the last was free from ties and problems and be able to come to Italy peacefully, Two days before we departure coinciding with the last payment I made of 900, she tells me that we needs to think and then decided not to come to Italy. Informing me on various sites and Forums it is to late and she is not changing her mind. I realized that I was the unwitting victim of a scammer, professional as they say in a SCAMMER. I realize I have been very stupid in fact cheat myself in this way losing to 'about 3000 Euros and a long time behind false promises of love, leveraging its my feelings in helping a young girl and single mother of a future life together as a family. All vanished after the last payment to including airline ticket and the last payment to her. 

First reported: Emilio


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