If Mari El mostly scam for visa and ticket, Lugansk scams for translation services.But Lugansk scammers are easier to detect by their photos.Mari El uses photos of real girls, while Lugansk uses obvious photos of models, they smell scam a mile away.
But as you know, the money wired via Western Union can be picked up at any city and at any Western Union location, so it doesn't mean anything.
The vast majority of scammers are in Mari El and Lugansk. Just like Mari El is the scam center of Russia, Lugansk is the scam center of Ukraine. No matter what the profile says: Donetsk, Kharkov, Kiev, whatever, this is all Lugansk gang.
The photos of girls on the phony Russian profiles come from different sources.
The majority is stolen from the Russian social networks, like (the Russian analog of Facebook).
The profiles show different locations and cities in Russia, Ukraine and other ex-Soviet Union countries.
But every time a bad profile is placed on our site, or we ask the victims to forward us the full e-mail headers of the scammer's e-mail, they ALWAYS show the same IPs and the same Internet Service providers.Lets talk about individual scammers, those who place their profiles on the different online dating services, free and paid.What we don't like about the existing Russian scam lists is that they provide the impression that there are thousands of Russian scammers out there, and behind each scam profile stays different girl (or guy, whatever). We are absolutely convinced: Russian girls are NOT scammers!All old stories (more than a few months old) are compiled together as alphabetical archive, and now include photos of women-scammers and links to related articles.New additions/updates are added separately, and are accessible from this page.Sometimes the scammers change ISP (or simply hire new folks to do the job).