Reporting ukraine and russian dating scammers
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A true-life Story of Dan and Val, who met over the Internet and fell in love: "I subscribed to an internet dating service a couple years ago, expecting to only communicate with American women. He even sent a letter to President Putin requesting his help in investigation.
We loosely classify RDSs into two groups: 1) Travel scams and 2) all others.
A good thing about Travel scammers is that they are very easy to detect if any .
Investigators say there could be more victims that have not been identified.
The fraud utilized the infamous "visa and airfare" scheme: Mc Coy and his wife Anna were posing as Russian women seeking marriage and a non-existing Russian marriage agency that would provide women with visas and tickets.
Most of the Russian scam (about 90% of it, if not more) originates form the same 2 sources: REPUBLIC OF MARI EL in Russia and LUGANSK in Ukraine.
The other 10% originates from pro-daters, mostly from South of Ukraine, like Odessa, Nikolaev, etc..