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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Badenko, Marina – Kirov, Russia
Address: Kirov, Russia
Marina, 29 year old music /art teacher, single lives with mother, father abandoned her as a child, visits grandmother each weekend, after 8 months of very heart felt detailed, emotional correspondence, stole $1100 from me, first it was money for computer, then airfare , then additional visa money request, I refused due to bad feeling , all money sent through western union, friend anna and scam partner named Elena Vokhmintseva (mum) terrible actress and I could tell in the last call she was reading words that were spoken, also could tell letters ( emails were written by someone else) this saved me another $1200 I almost sent.
Bakhtina Lazarevna Svetlana – Tatarstan Republic, Zelenodolsk, Russia
Email: email@example.com, Skype:zera.zera5
Address: Lenina 79, Tatarstan Republic, Zelenodolsk, Russia, 422542
Sveta contacted me through Lava place with a virtual kiss, I a message back, she in return sent one stating she is looking for a nice guy ect and requested to go to our private e-mail sites if I wanted to or chat at Lava Place. I sent my e-mail . then she sent hers.
We started corresponding with pictures every e-mail, some was of her as a kid, teenager, she has a dog in her original pics, which was common throughout, even a short mp4 video she sent and when we talked live on skype webcam , It was her who was in all the pics, looked like same dog!!
After about 2 weeks we decided would be great to meet I offered to go there, but needed passport and such, she wrote as she has international passport and only needs visa which could be done in 8 days possibly, at Moscow, she talked of how it is dangerous for Tourists to arrive in Russia, especially if I don’t Know Russian.
I first sent $700 for visa and expenses in Moscow. I sent $2200 more in two western Union transfers, for tickets. I sent $1500 more with W. union, she would get it to make airline changes and finish visa the day of her flight. I lost $4400. Feelings, heart broken, trust, looking for a fantasy younger Russian companion, plans gone , hopes and dreams gone!!
Balla Tatiana – Evpatoria, Ukraine
Address: Lenina 3, apt.23, Evpatoriya, 97402, Ukraine
This scammer from Ukraine do multiple scams and using photos of famous Victoria’s Secret model and celebrity Heidi Klum. Asks money for Irina Balla medical emergency, visa and tickets.
Baskakova, Polina – Yakaterinburg, Achinsk, Russia
Address: Russia, Achinsk, Nazarova street 68, flat 56
Match.com profile for a ‘friend’ in the states. Many emails back and forth about trying to get out of Russia into a better life in the US. She lived in a small town, was going to travel to Yakaterinburg to the Embassy and then fly out of there to come to the US. I’m generally a pretty sceptical person so I asked for lots of details. Pretty much all the details provided by the travel agency and “Polina” checked out. The itinerary had actual flights on it, the type of visa was real. I even call the US Consulate in Yekaterinburg and verified the details with them before sending any money. Once they money was sent, the communication stopped. I usually don’t get fooled very often but I did on this one. Agency: “Lora Tour” Agency, Manager: Sergey Smirnov, Russia, Yekaterinburg, Radischeva 33, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: +7 (343)31-61-028
Bastrakova Anastasiya – Kazan, Russia
Address: Kazan, Russia
Money for visa.
Bazavluk Ekaterina – Kremenchug, Ukraine
Address: Karla Marksa Street, 24/40 Fl.40, Kremenchug, Ukraine.
Money for correspondence.
Belova Irina – Arzamas, Russia
Address: Arzamas Russia
I have been contacted by a person claiming to be a beautiful young woman. Got an email from “her” out of the blue, but I never contacted the person from the beginning. When I have had an ad on Zoosk on Facebook and one on Socialove where my email is available and I have looked at some Russian dating sites, I assumed it was from there she found me and my email address. I was initially curious/interested because this person wrote in good enough English, long letters and of course she is a beautiful young woman in “her pictures”. I’m 53 and I have learned now that if a girl from Russia contact a 20+ year old man she probably is a dating scammer, yes I was flattered who wouldn’t be? I became suspicious when I did not think the photos “she” sent were the same young lady in every picture they are small and seems not to be original in size. She “fell in love” quickly and early on wrote about her family and how she spoke to her parents about me/us. I have now read a lot about dating scams on the Internet. The letters started 1 November, she’s now “preparing” to visit me but she have not enough founds and say perhaps she need to ask me for money to make her visit possible, and today that letter requesting money came. I have asked if I can visit her instead but she insist she want to come to me her reason something about me not being comfortable there.
Bezpyatchuk Maria – L’viv, Ukraine
Address: Wuchinetska 2, flat 50, L’viv, Ukraine
Maria contacted me on http://www.travelgirls.com/member/1399252. She wanted to visit brazil, was her dream. After about one month the website deleted her profile and letters did not reach her. I wanted to talk with her everyday but she was busy all the time she told she worked for travelgirls.com. First time I asked them again later she told me something different. She did not ask for the money. I offer to send the emergency money so she could travel. I send 650 dollars via western union to her name her city her passport number, not to be spend, money not to be touched, she agreed with me. One she SMS “do you think they will let me travel with 100 dollars??? I asked what happened to the money she said she had emergency. So all she had was the 100. I was shocked, asked how she spend the money she said she did not want to talk about it. So she put a man from Borispol airport on the phone, he told me she cant board if she has only 100, but if she has 700 it would be ok. So I run to the bank borrow money and send her 750 via Western Union. The next day there was still a flight, she told on the phone they could not change the tickets, I got mad crazy. I said ok I am going to talk with Lufthansa in brazil, they told me different and realized she was lying. I sent another 375 visa card with dollars for to pay. I said it is all good this is your code you can board the plane NOW so she told me she board the plane and 2 hours later she said SMS I am in Frankfurt it is all good. Then after a few minutes she SMS me o my good my mother is sick I am going back home. I thought how it is possible if she is in transit in Frankfurt. So I call her she said several times I cant do this I cant do this I want my my mum the phone went of line I call again I told her don’t do this came to me we will help your mother what ever she need from here I would send money to her etc. them i told her I was going to wait her at the airport she said ok. It was Christmas day here 25 I stayed 10 hours on the airport and she never show and that was my Christmas gift …. I was shocked. I cry a lot I did not believe any one could do this to someone on Christmas day. I called 10000 times she never got the phone and she never answer my emails so I called her on the website, if she was not guilty she would contact me and tell me ask me how could you do this to me a page like that on the internet, but she never did because she does not care she just wanted the money that was all she wanted nothing else it was all a big lie from her part.
Bezukladnikowa Elena – Kalinovka, Russia
Address: Kalinovka, Russia
She sends, text and says she is coming to Australia on a work
visa, and she be working at the kindergarten as a tutor (she says that she works in a kindergarten, at kalinovka). she then get close to you then tells you she is getting paid, by the kindergarten and the embassy for the flight to Australia. everything goes fine and she says she bought the plane ticket, but then she says the flight isn’t for 5 days and she has no money to live or eat, she then ask you if she could borrow the money till she works here in Australia, and she pay it straight back. she then want you to send the money via money transfer. I told her that I wasn’t going to send any money, and then she said if she cant get to me, she’s got nothing, and she will commit suicide.
Bobrova Maria – Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
Address: Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
Visa and plane ticket scam.
Bochareva Elena – St Petersburg, Russia
City: St Petersburg
Address: Vosstaniya, 1/39,St Petersburg, Russia
She told me that she will borrow money for plain ticket from her uncle to come and visit me.
Bodo Roberta Carmen – Galati, Romania
I have known Roberta and after some correspondence we agreed to meet us in Italy. I bought the ticket for her and I sent it to her email address. She informed me that she lived quite far from airport and she could arrive in airport only in taxi, but she didn’t have the money to pay taxi. She asked me to send to her € 100 for the taxi. I sent to her the € 100 with Western Union. She took the money, she didn’t come and disappeared.
Address: Gaydara Street 50 – 17, Arkhangelsk, 16300, Russia
Asks for money transferred to western union to pay her utility bills before she could apply for a visa and pay for airfare.
Boiko Svetlana – Gomel, Belarus
Address: ul. Rechitskoye shosse 85-24, Gomel, 246012, Belarus
Visa and plane ticket scam.
Bondar Natalia – Donbass, Lugansk, Ukraine
Address: Bondar Natalia – Donbass, Lugansk, Ukraine
I got know Natalia Bondar on RomanceCompass.com. She stated that she had lost her parents when she was 15. She always did mention her godmother. She also stated that she was the owner of a hair salon. We corresponded on RomanceCompass.com for at least 6 -8 months. Our communication I thought was going well. I did think of all the scams but things with Natalia seemed different. I would ask her to send me photos with a message just to make sure she was real and she did. I did not save these photos. I also received a photo after I sent her chocolate candy which is in the photos I attached. I always asked her if we could get off RomanceCompass.com and correspond with personal email or on another social site. I did get her contact information from RomanceCompass.com. After the situation in Lugansk with the fighting, Natalia told me in a text message that she moved to Sevastopol in Crimea and told me she deleted her account on RomanceCompass and wanted me to delete my account because she said, she wanted me to be her man, so I did. After a while, she did send me her email and we started corresponding on email and I did talk to her on the phone a couple times. Then I received an email stating she was running out of money for food and needed a place to stay. She did ask for help a few times. Hearing the news of all displaced people in Lugansk because of the fighting it just seemed legitimate and That is when my heart was feeling the pain for her. My heart was telling me that I could not let a young pretty 26 year old live in that kind of situation. In the 4 months we corresponded with email, I did send Natalia Bondar $400 via Western Union. After the last time I sent her money, I did not hear from her in a few days and she responded in an email that she had a new account on Viber.co which is an app. for free text messages and phone calls. I did text the first few times with her and after that, I did not get any response from Viber or email. I did call her on the phone and she stated she could not get my messages on Viber and to email her. I finally did realize that she must have blocked me on Viber because she had group messaging. Then I knew what was going on. I did decide to call her one more time and a man answered this time, and that confirmed my suspicions. Yes, I have learned my lesson. After reading all the information on dating site scams, I will be more knowledgeable what to look for. And actually that will be my first and last time.
Bondarenko Alexandra – Kharkov, Ukraine
Address: Russia, 394000, Voronezh, Cosmonauts 12-8
Visa and plane ticket scam and use pictures from Internet.
Borisova Alena – Cheboksary, Russia
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Kadykova Street, 36. ap.138, Cheboksary, 428000, Russia
Visa/tickets’ scam. Tries to convince that she’s able to obtain a visa when send money.
Botvinkina Tatiana – Kremenchug, Poltava area, Ukraine
City: Kremenchug, Poltava area
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 1905 str., 4-40, Kremenchug, Poltava area, Ukraine
Tatiana Botvinkina, asking money for correspondence. A group of scammers working together or one person showing up under different places.
But Elena, Lugansk, Ukraine
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Address: Lugansk, Ukraine
Fraudulent Translation agency Quest Way changed its name to International Communications and manager named Ludmila Kovganova was replaced with new name Irina Knyazeva, but phone number scamming strategies remained the same.
Buzinovskaya Elizaveta – Aldan, Russia
Address: Kishteeva 12, Apt. 51, Aldan, 655018, Russia
Aka – Liza, Supposedly a 30 year old dentist that used the dating app. Badoo. ‘Liza emailed me 2 to 3 times per a week supposedly falling in love with me via email. What tipped me off was in the first email she stated she was from Abakan, Russia. The latest email stated she was from Aldan. Fell in love and now would like to come an visit me. Building up in asking money. Appear under many different name with same photos on Antiscam.
Byrilova Olga – Kolinka Village, Samara, Russia
Address: Kolinka Village, Samara, Russia
Yes Miss Olga Byrilova did request money from me. I did send to her via Western Union the equivalent of $ 2200.00 USD. The arrangement was that $ 431.00 USD for the initial paperwork that her Travel Agency “Travel Russia Guide” requested from her. I agree to pay her back this amount by sending her a first payment of $ 450.00 USD. She mentioned at the time that she got fired from her work as a nurse because of her relationship with me and that she was coming to visit me. A second payment that is somewhat related to the airfare was for $ 250.00 USD to pay for a payment of $ 300.00 USD she paid the Travel Agency from her own pocket. The contract she as with the Travel Agency was for the amount of $ 1537.00 USD that included the passport, the Canadian Visa, Life and medical insurance during her stay in Canada and return airfare tickets from Moscow to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and back. One other thing she as mentioned is that she would need to go to Moscow, I am assuming here to the Canadian Embassy, for an interview in order to get her Canadian Visa. So my last payment for her was $ 1500.00 USD to cover the cost of all that mentioned above plus a little extra because she is unemployed. Interesting enough, she requested the payment to be made at a bank who as a Western Union office in the town of Samara. After verification with Western Union, all the withdrawal were made in the town of PERM in Russia, from two different bank. A word regarding the Travel Agency. TRAVEL RUSSIA GUIDE is no longer responding to me regarding the statue of Olga passport, her Canadian Visa and departure/return date of her flight. I have lost contact with Miss Olga Byrilova for about one and a half week now. But yesterday She contact me via e-mail under a different e-mail account. Needless to say she is not telling why she could not contact me but simply told me that she did not receive letters from me. Everyday since my last contact with Olga last e-mail address Olinulka@yahoo.com I have wrote to her and receive in return an error code defining the the e-mail account no longer exist. I have contacted firstname.lastname@example.org and reported my suspicion that she is a scammer but receive no information back from Yahoo. She was also using a different e-mail address ( email@example.com) and reported to Hotmail that this was a e-mail used for scamming. Hotmail replied saying that they discontinued her account. The contact e-mail address received from Olga was miIabumna@yahoo.com. That is the one she is using now. I was successful in replying to her yesterday and today without receiving an account not existent message. I have not heard from her since this first contact from the new e-mail address she is using now. So this is it from now. I am collecting all my information right now and will go to my local Law enforcement Agency and file a formal complain against her.
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