Russian Scammers and Russian Scams
Hundreds of Russian scammers according to last name in alphabetical order and detail about the Russian scam. We publish detail information about the Russian scam and Russian scammer photos used in the scam. These pages also include scammers from the Ukraine and other former Soviet countries involved in dating fraud. Different photos may be used for the same name or the same set of photos may be used under different names. In general Russian scammers are not the people on the photos, but someone else pretend to be the person on the photos. Russian scammers are dating criminals defrauding people when vulnerable. Russian scammers are exposed on these pages!
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Abatourowa Nataliya – Russia, Moscow
Address: Taganskaya street 9, Moscow, 109004, Russia
“I have some money but it’s not enough to complete my trip. Please send me 900 US dollars and I will complete my trip! After it please write me all details about the transfer”
Abdulrahamon Suliyat Vladimirovna – Sochi, Russia
Address: 27 Gogolia Street, Sochi, Russia
Phone: +79528299500 and +79530857638
Attached her international passport and part of Western union money transfer receipt, pictures and plane ticket. Of course did not use plane ticket, because it was a scam. She is active on Tagged.com and many other websites. Please take action to block the woman and publish this warning to protect others.
Abramova Elena – Kirov, Russia
Address: Pobeda street 89 ap.47, Kirov, Russia
She asks money for correspondence. She wants badly to keep exchanging letters, and she owes money for two months to the Internet club, however she though started corresponding with me only a week ago. According to her the manager of the club kindly allowed her to write one more time, and she promised to bring $100 in 3 days.
Aktanaeva Irina – Samara, Russia
Address: Samara, Russia
Phone: 007 962 5904684
She ask for paying passport and Schengen visa and ticket. She writes very kind. She was at Moscow airport “to travel to me” cause she told she has the Visa, but the Russian custom will let her no pass, cause she has no pocket money. To live in Germany, so I sent 1200,– the customs first asks for. Next day she ask for more cause she send a copy of her visa which was for 90 Days and they ask for 40,– Euros a day she told. I gave a copy of visa to the Bundespolizei for checking : They told this visa was valid for a Russian man born 21.9.1959 and the number of this visa was valid from 7.1.2001 till 11.2.2001. Bank account VTB 24 (JSC) Moskau Russia) Account no. 4272290930040357 VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG
Andreyerna Anna – Pyatigorsk, Russia
Address: Pestova 8 sq 10, Pyatigorsk, 357500, Russia
I recent did a search for Russian mail-order scams and came across your website. I’m really concerned that I may be involved with someone who is not who they claim to be. Anna contacted me via Match.com. She put me on her “Favorites” on Match.com I later noticed she had two profiles going at once. I informed Match.com about 10 days ago, but have heard nothing from them. She explained to me that a friend helped her get on as a Free Member. She claims to be 30 years of age and no children. She would nearly always send me 2 pictures a day. She said that they were taken by a friend. There are a number of “red flags” which make me think twice. However there are some things that make me wonder if she “is for real” Like a picture with someone who looks like they could be her mother. Red Flags: No telephone nor access to one? She claims to have been “attach” by a man she knew (within about 10-12 days of knowing her). She has contacted a local travel agency in her hometown, yet they do not have a telephone? They quoted me a price just under $1500. There Company is called “Kolumb” and the main agent is Anna Konakova (Hummm?)
Areg Aivagyan – Yerevan, Armenia and Tanya (Moscow, Russia)
Address: Agatan Gexosi 8 str,bld.37.apt.15. Armenia, Yerevan
I am single, and have no children. I have my profile on adultfriendfinder.com and that is where Tanya first contacted me. She asked me to contact her on personal email address in the first message. I made the mistake of doing so. Within two weeks she had fallen in love with me and was asking me for money for a cultural exchange program. She requested money to be sent to, Aivagyan Areg. Agatan Gexosi 8 str, bld.37, apt.15. Armenia,Yerevan. After thinking this was a scam I did some research and found her photo on another website under a different name as a known scammer. After asking her about this she sent me a email for her new email address because she was in Moscow getting a stamp on her passport. The address is email@example.com. She has never contacted me since then. I reported this to adultfriendfinder.com and they remover her profile from the website.
Akinshina Tatiana – Lugansk, Ukraine
Email: Tatianaakinshina@hotpop.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Address: Ukraine, Lugansk, Zarechny kvartal, 9/50
Tatiana Akinshina and scam agency QuestWay do translation fraud
Alekseeva, Oksana – Kotlas, Russia
Address: Travel agent: “Max Travel” maxtravel-kotlas.narod.ru. Arkhangelsk, Kotlas, Kirov Street 76. Postal code 165300
We met on match.com
She seemed incredibly sincere. We exchanged lengthy emails almost daily for 2 months. I saw only minuscule red lights. Her poetic, sincere, romantic nature intoxicated me into trusting her.
She shared stories of how she lost her 3 yr old brother at the age of 6. She felt bad as her mother (mum) still mourned the loss but she could not hardly remember him.
Her father mostly enjoyed “wasting” time in the garden.
She worked as an art teacher for teenagers. Only wanting to pass on the skills her mother taught her. She shared a story of how she saw one 13 year old student smoking a cigarette and was horrified. She complained of many drunken men in the streets and being very afraid.
A couple weeks later the fire department appeared at her school and closed it for not meeting regulations. Her first time without work.
I suggested perhaps meeting in Europe six months down the road. She could not wait that long for us to be together. She had so fallen in love she could not wait a day.
She tried to get a loan at the bank but was unsuccessful. Finally her retired father was able to get a portion of the cost to fly to America. I told her I was in the middle of bankruptcy (true) and not able to help. I talked to the travel agency “Max Travel” (maxtravel-kotlas.narod.ru) about delaying her flight so I could raise funds. They said that was not possible because tickets had already been purchased (Red light). I did get them to delay the flight briefly. I finally flinched and sent money ($490) to her travel “agent” Elena Avdeeva via Western Union.
Oksana only spoke of money indirectly, mostly focusing on love and romance.
I appeared at the airport for her arrival. She was not there. A call to one connecting flight airline at London Hethrow did not show her on the passenger list.
Then came the frantic emails of a frightened, innocent young girl stranded without food or shelter in the big scary city of Moscow. She described successfully getting her visa at the Moscow embassy. Only to be stopped by customs while trying to board the plane. She needed to show evidence of having $3000 to travel with a tourist visa (true I now believe – this IS a requirement).
Her following emails became more tattered and frenzied. I offered to get her a nights hotel stay and a train ticket back home. I told her to have a Western Union agent email me with instructions. She replied that the agent has no information to send me. At that point I Google-ed “Russian Scams”. After searching pictures I found her photo under a different name and city. She was good. And I foolish.
Fortunately no more money was sent. I’m sure I blew apprehending her when I replied to her email with “I caught you”. I only hope my faith in the goodness of people is not severely damaged.
I did follow up with a final ill-spirited message declaring that cruel, soul-less people belong in prison.
Alekseewa Oksana – Velsk, Russia
Address: 20 Pushkina Street, Apt. 34, Velsk, 165151, Russia
After researching antiscam records, I noticed that the stories for “Oksana Alekseeva, Kotlas, Russia” and “Elena Awdeeva, Gryazovets, Russia” were almost exact, word-for-word, identical experiences to my own. If you are reading this now, I would take the time to read these stories. I will note the few exceptions in my story.
We met on Zoosk.com. She contacted me first on 7/2/13 and asked that I only speak with her, to develop our relationship. A few days later, I noticed that her personal profile had been removed from Zoosk. From the beginning, she has appeared to be the sweetest, most romantic woman, I have ever known. She continually speaks of her best, and only friend, “Elena”. This is why I believe with almost complete surety, that the woman mentioned above, are partners in this scam, or could even be the same woman using 2 identities. She also mentioned that she was born in “Shenkursk” on 6/15/84, where her parents, “Aleksandr and Svetlana” live as “pensioners”. I am very embarrassed to say this, but she easily convinced me to send her money on 8/2/13, to cover cost of her passport and visa, 700 dollars through Western Union. I did ask the address of the bank where this Western Union was located. She replied, “VTB24 Bank, 33 Mira Street, Kotlas, Russia, 165300”. She also explained at this time, that the cost of airline tickets would be around 1200 dollars. She said that, all documents could be processed and obtained more quickly through a professional travel agency in her city of Velsk. When I asked, she said the name of the agency was “I-V Tour, Pushkina Street 36/2, Velsk, Russia, website: ivtour.ucoz.ru , email: firstname.lastname@example.org “ She said that I could write to them about any details, but they only speak Russian, but could answer any inquiries in English. I thought this strange for a professional international tourist agency. But, the website did seem legit. I did not send the sum for the airline tickets, because I wanted to get to know her better. The emails continued, becoming more romantic, and more talk of starting our life together. I also spoke with her on the telephone several times, but she contacted me. She claimed that, she had no telephone or cell phone and could only call from a public phone. Which ironically, she said “did not receive incoming calls”. Finally, on 12/18/13, I had convinced myself, that she was honest, and sent her the 1200 dollars for the airline tickets. She could now go to Moscow, to pickup her passport and visa, have visa interview and fly to the United States to meet me for the first time. She had sent me the flight information previously, to depart from Sheremetyevo Airport on 1/7/14, landing in Miami, US, on 1/8/14, with connecting flight to Albany, New York on the same day. This is where the previous stories I referred to, line up once again. On the day she was to fly out, she was detained by Customs, and now required to have 2800 dollars in her possession, before they would let her leave. She sent me a copy of her passport and a Customs regulation (in Russian). All of the documents seemed official, stamped and dated. When I tried to send this amount through Western Union, the transfer was not approved. I now applaud the actions of Western Union, that I did not lose more money, than the 2000 dollars I had already spent. Knowing that she would be waiting near the Western Union, I called the airport and found an agent, near the terminal where she was to depart from. I had her paged several times, but no one came to the desk. I then gave a description of her from her photos to the agent. She had security personnel go to the Western Union. I waited for the obvious answer, there was no one there matching that description. My suspicions had been confirmed.
This was a red flag, and started to examine things more closely. I believe that this “Oksana Alekseewa of Velsk” is the same woman as “Oksana Alekseeva of Kotlas”, because my monies were wired to a bank in Kotlas. The numerous mentions of her friend, “Elena”, make me believe that, this is the same woman as “Elena Awdeeva of Gryazovets” because of the identical matching stories. After closer examination of her passport that she sent me, I noticed words missing from the document, place of birth stated “Velsk”, not “Shenkursk” as she previously stated. The signature was definitely a man’s beginning with an “M”, last name beginning with a “B” and ending with a “Y”. It was a very sloppy signature for a teacher at a school, and letters did not match up to her name. This is when I started searching the internet and found antiscam.org . I was shocked when I found the stories I mentioned. I have always felt that crimes of the heart do not have an equal punishment in society. It is the worse crime that can be committed against another human being. I could have been scammed out of much more hard earned money, and I am glad that it ended here with your help. As for dear Oksana, she certainly deserves what is coming to her, and then some.
Aleksenko, Oksana – Kemerovo, Russia
Address: Kirov street 18 appt 37, Kemerovo, 650014, Russia
Received an email in my inbox from a girl, respond to link that took me to website www.me.com. In the first letter she informed me that she lives in Russia. Corresponding for a while then she fell in love and told me that she would like to come and visit me in US. She told me that plane tickets would cost $850.00 but ask me to send money because she does not have the money to pay for the plane tickets. She also emails me a copy of her passport and that is when I found out that it is a scam.
Alekseevna Largo Anna – Boksitogorsk, Russia
Address: Boksitogorsk, 187650, street Pavlova 9
Anna contacted me to say she wanted to have emails. She then said she wanted to come to England but she had no money and would I help her with the air fare. She then after I sent her 17000 Rouble asked for the necessary money for a visa which I also sent. After she received this amount to her bank she then asked for an additional amount. When I replied very politely NO all the communication stopped.
Alexeeva Anastasya – Ukhta, Russia
Address: Ukhta, Russia
Recently I have been contacted by a Russian Lady. We had a good conversation in the beginning even though sometimes she appeared not to react on Details in my Mailings. In the end she first asked in a shy way for Money to get her visa, in the end she got more and more insisting. Anastasya contacted me on a Dating site (Zoosk) and sent me her mail address so we could communicate literately. She told me about her life and was a Kind Person. When I told something about me she didn’t really react on what I said. I kept the good vibes in the communications and as I was alerted about scamming I just went ahead. She wanted to visit me in Germany as soon as possible. Her German seemed to be out of Google translator, but with a Little Imagination it was possible to understand most of it. Once I told her that I will be abroad for work. First she did not really react, then she finally accepted to visit me abroad. I told her she will be Pais all her accommodation once she is there, but first in a gentle and shy way, then always more insisting she asked for Money for her flight. Even when I offered to send her a flight ticket she insisted on Money by wire. I replied it is not possible as I am in a foreign Country and Western Union is only possible during my working time. As she understood that I will not ever send Money to an unknown she interrupted the contact in an offensive way. Please investigate the case and make further attempts impossible.
Apenova Marina – Balaso, Russia
Address: Titova 19, Balasov, Russia
I met a girl who had a add on the platform BADOO. After more than one month writing nice letters with a girl named Marina….she finally give me her full name first in the last letter, even i asked her several times before. She said she loves me and wanna come to me…the trip she pays herself, but for the Taxi and Hotel she would need 430 Euro, which i should transmit with Money gram….she even sent me different places where i can pay it in my hometown…! Incredible…so they must be well organized! They really made it very clever….and were waiting until its in hurry for the visit and it should be fast…else she cannot go to Moscow….
Arba Rodica – Bucharest, Romania
Address: Bucharest, Romania
Arbuzowa Svetlana – Kedrovyi, Russia
Address: st.1-yi milkrorayon, 32-9 street, 636615, Kedrovyi, Russia
Told me she loves me and wants to fly to live with me. I sent her money for her Passport, Visa and Ticket. Then was asked for 2750 euros as this was required to show Customs on leaving Russia for a 90 day Visa calculated at 30 euros per day. I could only manage 700 Pounds which gave her 800 euros. She promised to give back my money once arrived in UK on 12th June 2014.She even sign an agreement. However she borrowed 1200 euros from a Bank on the understanding she would return the money once she arrived in the UK. She was stopped by Customs inside the airport who refused to issue a Visa on the grounds of borrowing money and so she asked me to help her by sending the 1200 euros to get on the lane, but I refused this time. I understand she has my money in a secured box in Moscow Airport.
Asenova Asya – Alyssa, Greece
Address: Alyssa Greece
Asya Asenova played theatre and pretended to be a victim in Greece. I suppose to be her hero and protector. it ended with stressful and quick questions and I was under moral pressure. i paid for tickets, passports and taxes total= 4500 euro.
Ps: The last name used is a Russian name
Awdeeva Elena – Gryazovets, Russia
Address: Polevaya street, House 27, apt 7, Vplogodskaya Oblast, Gryazovets, Russia
I’ve been professionally scammed by a person who went by the name of Elena Awdeeva. Her stories were exactly the same as another person’s report of a girl by the name Oksana ALEKSEEVA of KOTLAS, RUSSIA. I vetted her out to the absolute best of my abilities, she’s truly a professional! She got over $ 5500 from me over a span of several months, now she conveniently had to have an appendectomy! The stories in her emails were the exact same as the prior’s statements! I can’t believe I was so deceived, I am in shock still!
I’m starting to get over my shock, she got over $5500 from me over a span of several months, the story is the same as the other person who was scammed. She even gave detailed flight info to me with the name of the local airport she’s be arriving at and times, I didn’t tell her the name of the airport, it would of have been researched to totally scam and receive me. Yes, it was the “I need $3000 more to get thru customs for travel money” and how she broke down and cried at the airport act. This person is truly a professional, must be part of a syndicate to be that good, complete with dated current passport.
Aytakowa Albina – Shelekhov, Russia
Address: Russia,Shelekhov, Sosnovaya street 3,flat 7
Hi, this woman is already on your scam list as Irina Mitina, she went under the name of Albina Aytakowa and wanted $990 dollars for the difference in plane ticket that cost apparently $1290. She asked that I must send the money but use a Moscow address but she is living Shelekov. I told her she was a scammer. I have sent some other pictures she was using as well. I hope this may help you and others from being scammed. Thanks others.