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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

Zager, Yuliya (aka Nina Simonova, Elena Novoselova, Svetlana Kazankina) - Khabarovsk / Tumen / Kazan, Russia

Address: 127-12 Sheronova street, Khabarovsk, 680000, Russia

Details: Initiated contact though my account. The letters are very believable. After the last letter I offered to visit her in Russia, Instead for sending her money for the visa. I never heard from he/she again.

First reported: Matthew
Second reported: Ake

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Zagryvko Oksana - Poltava, Ukraine

Address: Poltava, Ukraine

Details: Correpond for a while, even spoke to someone on the phone. Ask $1600.00 for plane tickets and tell me only to send with Western Union. In fact she lives in Leuhansk Ukraine. I did not sent money.

First reported: Leland




Zakarlyuka, Elena Ė Lugansk, Ukraine 

E-mail address:

Details: She sent to me the same information she has sent to a friend of mine.

First reported: Johan




Zakhareeva, Elena - Ekaterinburg, Russia

Address: unknown

Details: Ads are placed on popular personals sites. When answer the ad, you find yourself corresponding through an agency in Ekaterinburg (non-existing agency Angelina etc). The "agency" promises to fly Elena to you, asking money for tickets and visa, and giving you deadlines when money should be paid, or "her visa expires". You may also receive letters from "father" Anatoliy Isaakovich Zakhareev and photos with family. "She" may call you and ask you to call "her" at the agency phone number.

NOTE: different pictures may be used

First reported: Mike




Zaporoshenko, Tatyana - Omsk, Russia

E-mail address:
Phone number: +79600930144

Details: I was just scammed out of $1,500, and almost lost up to $4,000. But, I got suspicious after I read your website. 

I emailed her after seeing her picture on the website (she has now changed her address on the website to California (before it was North Carolina), although she has always been in Russia. Her nickname on the website is Milayadevushka, although she changes this name as frequently as her address. She asked me for $1,620 to pay for a tourist visa and airfare to the USA, and like an idiot I sent it to her, because I believed she had feelings for me. I sent the money to the following address:

Tatyana Zaporoshenko
Prokhorov Street
House 34, Apt 79
Omsk, Russia

The money was picked up the next morning (about 10 days ago). She told me her ID # is 8803546789, and her contact phone number is +79600930144. 

First reported: Unknown 





Zaripova, Maria /Viktor Shiller/Langepas
travel agency
-  Russia/ see also Melnik Olesya

Address: N/A
Phone: number +7 912 617 0088 

Details: falls in love quickly then wants to 
meet.....very sophisticated scam. Asks money for ticket

First reported: Mark
Second reported: Lee




Zavodina Elena - St Petersburg, Russia

Address: Leninskiy prospect 67 korpus 1, apartment 210, St Petersburg, 198332, Russia
Phone: +7-919-151-0430 

Details: "Please understand me right, I donít ask for a gift of 500 USD. Could you borrow me this sum of money? When I come to your country and find work Iíll give you money back with the first possibility. The documents which I prepare are:- Travel passport; - Police report; - Medical certificate, - Documents from the bank and from my work and othersÖ Iíve made a calculation how much do I have to pay more for documents + visa fees. The sum is about 500 USD or a little more. Of course it looks like very expensive but this money will cover very many expenses connected with visa and documents. I have already paid and received new foreign passport and Iíve got it on hand. My previous passport became invalid as its period expired. I could not even imagine that they will do visa so quickly. But here is one important rule: if I donít pay for visa now itíll be a problem for me to get it next time. I canít miss this chance now."

First reported: Gabi



Zayceva, Svetlana - Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

Home address: Apartment 31 house 40 Volodarskogo street
E-mail address:

She contacted me throw RSVP they have closed her sit but she will go to another. She put the work in there was Emails every day then she said she wanted to come & visit but had checked about it & gave me detailed accout of cost & didn't have the money 8/dec/05 I thougt about it & felt I could trust her.I know there was a risk & sent about $2300 AU to her she said she paid money to travel inspection & they were orgining it all inclueding visa 19/dec/05 & would confern booking on the 6/jan/06 on that day she said she had confermion she had travel on the 9/jan/06 gave me all details had to say over in Moscow 2 nights I ask if she had enough money for that thinking she mite need $100 AU she then asked me to email $300 USD to a friend who lent her the money if you had borrowed it I should have thought & realised they would not have been expecting it payed back so quick & fool me did. I'd become to trusting of her. Now the real scam starts for the cream I got phoned from moscow ?? at 4.00 am Aust time 8.00 pm ru she said they would not give her visa she didn't have enough money for travel she needed $1690 AD we got cut of . I got up & tryed to ring hotel but she was not there but also found out that the hotel was divided into a few & with luagage barrier it was hard the a email arived form internet cafe saying what she needed & would give it back when she arived I then Emailed her knowing her friend was going to her email ?? & asked how to contact her in moscow in the mean time I sent the money & the number then herd nothing I rang the australian embussy & found out that she would have needed under a$1000 AD & she had not aplied for or been given visa they also had had a conplaite from someone in Dec about the same thing, I also found out that she picked up the money at AK BARS BANK Yoshkar-Ola at 10 am I then sent an Email to her & her friend replied saying the mother had been in & was upset by it & was crying not Knowing were her daughter was I then got concened that maybe I was Wrong thats when I checked were the money was collected I then sent another email saying she was in Yoshkar I then got a email saying she was in hospital in moscow I will send these 3 letters All up it's $4750 AD including western union fees . The first money I choose to take the risk the next I thought was cheeky the third she rang knowing I'd be asleep & not thinks clearly . The second money I should not have sent so quick the third I should have wieghted until I got contact detail in Moscow then I would have Known I do wish I'd found these sites before but then I was not looking for a Russian girl & I started out to just talk to her as a friend

First reported: Greg




Zhaboriuk Svetlana - Odessa, Ukraine

Address: Odessa, Ukraine
E-mail address:

She contacted me with a normal email. I think she got it from a site Single Baltic-Lady agency or another woman Oksana Starostina. she is now operating at but the don't answer my emails at all. Her id there 1139942. I transferred her first 240 dollars, we met in Odessa, and she needed 1000 dollars for taxi, since she lived outside the city, but I don't think so. She uses a little fat gipsy and say she is her aunt. She also says that this little gipsy is sick, problems with the nears, but it is a fake, look at the pictures, she is 100 % healthy. A very nice woman, but so greedy and like a devil.

First reported: Dr.Zinner




Zharkova, Irina - Kinel, Russia

Address: Russia, 446400, Kinel, Shosseinaya, 34

Details: Typical "visa and tickets" scam. Falls in love with you, wants to visit you, asks money for visa and tickets. Also use the antique coin story.

First reported: Jim




Zhguleva, Anastasiya - Voronezh, Russia

Address: Russia, Voronezh, Pushkina str. 15

Details: Initiated contact from yahoo Tried to scam for $875 for visa and ticket.

First reported: Artur



Zhimanchuk Tatyana - Kazan, Russia

Address: Petrova 23 apartment 5, Kazan, Russia
Phone: 89613778850 

Details: I initiated contact with this woman and she seemed eager to begin correspondence. We corresponded for about 2 and a half weeks. She professed strong feelings for me within a week and expressed interest in visiting me in Australia on a tourist visa. At first, she said that she would pay it all herself. However, a few days later, she asked for money to complete the trip and provided me with a fake passport and travel agency statement. I lead her on a bit, but she soon left me alone. The photos she used belong to a celebrity named Victoria Lopyreva. Seemed too good to be true and told believable lies to try to make me send money, but I didn't send any.

First reported: Tatyana busted



Zhirovva, Julia Ė Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia 

Address: 33-2 Garden St.
E-mail address:

Details: I was contacted in early November of last year on Yahoo by Julia Zhirova. after several leters and a few phone contacts we were talking of her coming to the U.S.. She had sent me several pictures and finally a copy of her passport before I purchased a E-Ticket and sent her $1700.00 to arrive which of course, she never did.We had talked several times about scams and I mailed her several articles. This person is very convincing. After talking by mail and a few phone conversations, we had agreed for her to come to the US. I sent her a small amount of money to get her Visa and purchaed a E-ticket for her. When it came time for her to leave Moscow, she e-mailed that she that customs had turned her away because she had no cash. After researching the customs and border patrol website I agreed to send her $1700.00 as long as she sent a copy of her passport which she did. Surprise, she did not show up the second time and has not mailed me since.

First reported: James



Zhizhura, Svetlana - Volgograd, Russia

Address: Street October, House Number 141, Apt. 35

Details: Typical "visa and tickets" scam. Her first note was a very brief message from a Lavalife ad, I have, that gave her email and asked to be contacted directly! And everything was the same as all the other scammers.

First reported: Remarkable The Man




Zhmur Tanya - Cheboksary, Russia

Address: Mira 34, apartment 23, Cheboksary, Chuvashia, Russia 

Details: Initiates contact through the personals website; falls in love, requests money for visa and passport.

First reported: Bob



Zhoroka Anastazhya - Vinnitsa, Ukraine

Address: Vinnitsa, Ukraine 

Details: After 6to7 emails, she "lost her job" as a dance instructor, she claimed to be a former dancer for the folk dancing group called "Kazachok", but, she torned a "ligament couldn't continue. She was hinting about getting help to pay for "translation firm" expenses, now, she never did ask for money but she was very cautious about how how to get to me without asking directly, she was asked certain questions but never answered them, her letters seem to be almost photocopies. After I told her that I knew she was a Scammer she stopped writing me. NOT 1 dollar spent here, I will never send money to any one I have never met. I just wanted to report this. I did not get her IP address.

First reported: Marty



Zhuryd, Volha - Vitsebsk Belarus

Address: Lenina St. 17, Apt 8 Vitsebsk, 210000 Belarus

Details: Declares her undying love within a few letters. Before long she asks for money for visa and airfares.

NOTE: Two sets of pictures may be used

First reported: Dissappointed




Zimakova Anna - St. Petersburg, Russia


Details: I was in contact with her for six months her email now is Annaokoulova I have real pictures of her not photo shop. She sent it through Skype she wanted money for a visa to the USA 2250 I have all the emails asking for money. She got me for other expenses 2450 sent money gram and western union. I have seen the photos on your site and the same address posted. She contacted me to day via Skype even after I told her I new everything ,she said she is going after more men and try to take there money she is pretty arrogant watch out. She is slick. she is bold she contacted me on may 3 asking for more money after she knew I knew it was a scam her new email is she was under Also see Oloukova Anna

First reported: Kevin




Zinina Lubov (Syktyvkar, Russia) 

Phone number: 167000 7 (821) 2441931

Details: Declares her undying love within a few letters. Before long she asks for money for visa and airfares.

First reported: Louis



Zlatogorskaya Anna - Saratov Russia


Details: Wants money for visa/passport and airfare. Requests money to be sent via western union.

First reported: Devilishly good





Zlatousova Anna - Gryazi, Russia

Address: 111-5 Leninskaya Ui Gryazi in the reagin of Lipesk Russia

Details: I was corresponding with Anna for some time. Slowly she was falling in love, building up until it comes to the point where she wanted to come and visit me. According to her she have paid for everything needed to visit me, all in place for the visit but when she wanted to collect her visa, she was told she needs to proof that she has $2000 in her bank account to support herself on the visit. According to her she did not have the fund, asking me in a very emotional way to send the money so that she can travel to me. I did not sent any money.

First reported: Dave


Zobnina, Elena (AKA Elena Usachevskaya, Natalya Komarova, Evgenya Chelyabinsk) - Ekaterinburg, Russia

Address: Ekaterinburg, Russia

Travel Agency Name: "Siberiatravel"
Address: 620066, Russia, Ekaterinburg, Lenina street 57
Phone: +7-343-266-77-21
Email:, or

Details: Initiate contact through Yahoo Personals saying she was from Milwaukee Wisconsin. She quickly fell in love. She in the meantime had sent me airline ticket/visa/passport costs from a travel agency called "SIberia Travel Agency". Its not included in web search and emails were returned.

First reported: Illinois



Zolatova Maria - Omsk Russia

Address: 644099, Omsk, Moskovskaya street 22, apartment 17 

Details: Wants money for visa. Requests money to be sent via western union.

First reported: Fred




Zubova, Anna - Minsk, Belarus

Phone: unknown
Address: unknown
Email:, and

Details: Her trick is to get as much holidays as possible. She tries to make you believe she likes or loves you and then slowly lets you pay for her holidays. It all goes slowly, and her excuses for her not calling you ( so you are calling her ) for her not mailing you ( so she can think about another trick) It all goes slowly but in the end you find yourself paying for everything basically.

First reported: Jeroen



Zverava, Irina - Vitebsk, Belarus

Phone: claims to don't have a phone
Address: Rosa Luksemburg St. 1a, Apt. 14, Vitebsk, 210000, Belarus

Details: One of the names used by Minsk group. Acquaintance usually originates from a personals site where you placed your ad, and she responded. Writes personal letters, answering all your questions. After 2-3 months informs that her aunt working at University may help her to come to USA including her in student exchange group, and asks for money for visa and tickets. Doesn't stop writing after receiving the money.

First reported: Bobby Brown



Zwerewa Ekaterina - Batyrevo, Russia

Address: Batyrevo, Russia

Details: Made contact with her on She asked for money for flight tickets.

First reported: Erene




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