Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Why should I report being SCAMMED?

If you've been scammed by one of these 'ladies', it's not likely they will be prosecuted, or you will get your money back!
You can slow them down, or prevent somebody else by being victimized, by REPORTING this 'lady' to the various SCAM sites!
The more information on your 'lady' there is on the internet, the more likely it is a potential victim can find it, if they think to look!
Yes, they frequently change names, email addresses, letters, and pictures, but your information may help someone, and keep the scammers 'scrambling'!
I like to think I'm personally depriving them of a few paychecks!
If you've been scammed, you may be embarassed. I understand that. Please publish your information, anyway. Usually, you don't need to display any 'personal' details.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Masha, Sverdlovsk (Scam in Progress)

Here's another one who contacted me on a large dating site.


Birthday:February, 23 1977
Mari El... (From her Email header, below)
Received: from philka5 (6.214.dialup.mari-el.ru [])

Letters at: http://russianromancescammers.forumup.org/viewtopic.php?t=70&mforum=russianromancescammers

Sunday, February 19, 2006

How much money can I lose to these scammers?

How much do you have?

The typical 'Russian Romance' scam will involve an initial request for a sum to cover an airline ticket to your destination, visa and permit expenses, and maybe money for a medical examination. Generally the intial amount will be somewhere around $1000-1500, and they'll want you to send it via WESTERN UNION, a favorite method of scammers, worldwide!
Assuming you send the initial amount, and seem willing to part with more, many catastrophes may befall the 'lady' on her way to the airport. She may have an 'accident' on the way to the airport, and need medical expenses. Her luggage and passport my be stolen, and she needs money to replace them.
A parent may be in critical condition in a hospital, and they need a little more money for the 'life saving' procedure or operation.
There are endless 'emergencies' that can be used, and if you're willing to help with expenses, you may be asked to finance a series of them.
How much do you need to throw away before you become suspicious? It's up to you!
Sometimes, 'quick and dirty' scammers will make a rapid 'seduction' and scam for a 'modest' amount, maybe $300 to $500.
I've seen reports of men being repeatedly scammed by the same 'lady', and eventually sending various amounts of money, totalling $5-10,000!
By the way, they never 'met' the lady! You will never meet her, either!
OTHER scams involve you paying for 'translation' or 'agency' fees. Essentially, you're paying hansomely to get some pre-packaged emails and pictures of a pretty girl.
You may be steered toward some other type of 'scam', after intitially being contacted in a 'romance' mode. Nigerian 419 scammers do this, prowling internet dating sites for victims. After a few romantic letters, you could be scammed for travel expenses, or steered into some other fraudulent activity.
Remember, these are criminals you are dealing with. They don't care about you.
They just want your money!

Alena,Zvenigovo, Suspected Romance Scammer, Scam in Progess!


Here's a 'fresh' one, who contacted me on a large internet dating site, that is crawling with scammers!
Why do I suspect she's not for 'real'?

I have ONLY been contacted by scammers on that dating site!

She claims she's in Zvenigovo, her email was sent from the Mari El Republic.

In her letter, she claims she is a 'blonde'. Yes, the picture may be old, or her hair dyed. This is not damning in itself, but is just a little 'tidbit'.

Her second letter letter includes the 'trademark' sentiment,
'Russian men no good, drink, beat women, etc.'

"My dear, I was disappointed in Russian men. Russian the man does not respect the woman.In Russian family the husband frequently offends the woman physically and morally.I wanted to find to myself the husband in Russia, but I could not find any decent person.My dear the majority of men in our country needs to be drunk alcoholic drinks and beat women,it is a lot of men to get drunk after work and when they to come home drunk they vent the rage on the wife."

In her second letter, she is talking about creating a family with me, a person who had emailed her a few hundred words, and she has NEVER seen a single picture of!

This is a typical 'scammer' attempt, and she should be 'in love' and willing to travel to meet me within 4-5 more emails. Stay tuned!

Letters at:http://russianromancescammers.forumup.org/viewtopic.php?t=66&mforum=russianromancescammers