August 20, 2018
Also please know the indicators of the visa-and-tickets scam by heart If your penpal exhibits several indicators described on this web site it means that you need to be thinking of other ways to verify your penpal's stories. Which letters are most useful for the ScamPrint Analysis? Of course not No all scammers are reported In fact I would estimate that over 70% of scammers ARE NOT reported online because people who got scammed often do not know that black lists exist or how to use them Some victims have such a limited computer knowledge that a thought of navigating a forum or anti-scam site seems intimidating to them Other scam victims continue to hold out hope that the loss of money is reversible and the scammer will return the money one day so they do not post anything on the Internet in order to avoid angering the scammer Other victims tell about their intentions to post information online to the scammer and the scammer uses psychological pressure (threats appeals for mercy sob stories) to talk the victim out of taking any action. We address this question in this article back to FAQs Miscellaneous Questions How much does it cost to open a bank account in Russia? We receive this question alot because the scammers generally do not like providing their banking details to the victims and when pressed to provide banking information they tend to claim that they cannot afford to open a bank account because it costs a bazillion of rubles. No unfortunately we do not know of any web site that would have such a compilation back to FAQs Can I track where the emails are coming from? You can try to do that but if you are not a computer wiz you would have to learn a few new things. Read this articles to get started on this subject: How to track the original location via IP address - by Online. - Instead of letting the scammer know that you are aware of their game we usually recommend either leaving the correspondence abruptly or playing with the scammer to make him or her waste time Accusations threats or demands for truthful answer will most likely be a waste of. So we would urge you to contact the MVD ( abbreviation for the Ministry of Internal Affairs) before you contact Mr President since there have been alot more prosecution cases coming from the Ministry of Internal Affairs than from the President's office Just make sure that you submit your complaint properly Not just any piece of info received about the scammers can make its way into a criminal case There are legal standards that both you and police will be following For example there is more involved in filing a formal complaint than just writing a page or two venting your feelings about the situation Besides properly writing the complaint itself you will need to support your complaint with sufficient evidence and notarize it to make it an official document To find out how to submit a complaint properly visit our Prosecution page. We have never seen any scammers being able to employ any kind of physical retaliation against anyone so far So no we would not expect Mafia to break into your home any time soon Here is a good example Elena Garrett the owner of this site has been one of the most relentless and open crusaders against scammers for the past 12 years costing the scammers thousands of dollars in weekly revenues teaching Internet users how to avoid the scams and how to scam the scammers and assisting victims with contacting authorities The scammers are very much aware of the damage that Detective is doing to their financial bottom line and several cyber-attacks have been made against this web site but so far no physical retaliation incidents have taken place She travels freely and openly to Russia and back every year. If you do not wish to pay online contact us via email or phone to discuss payment options back to FAQs Miscellaneous: Do you want me to send you information about the scammer I am corresponding with? For legal reasons we prefer that you post the report yourself Please visit our forum to create an account and open a discussion thread / Your Penpal's registered residence is in some other region (other than the one we checked) If (s)he is renting an apartment or staying with some relatives we might not be able to confirm her identity until we find out what region (s)he is actually registered in your penpal changed his/her region of residence within the year or two The databases we are using might not have that updated information yet Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>
Can I use a phone book to check whether a particular person lives in a particular city? Probably not For your check to be successful several things would all have to be in your favor 1) this person would have a landline phone 2) this person's phone number would be listed in the phone book 3) this person's phone number would be listed in his name and not in the name of a family member or a landloard for example Phone books usually do not provide full name of the owner of the phone number Usually they provide just the last name and the initials For example a listing for Natalia Nikolaevna Petrova would appear like this: "Petrova N N Main St 555 - 456 7890 " back to FAQs Before you even contact the investigator you will need to decide for yourself what you would consider a sufficient confirmation that your is a real person back to FAQs How reliable are your services? Since many scammers know that their location can be tracked via IP they do what they can to go around this problem by using proxy servers and spoofed IP addresses And most of the time it works So your ability to research the origins of the emails will depend largely on whether or not the scammers used proxy server. Please visit the links below for more info: What headers can tell you about the origin of spam - by or Tools for detecting spoofed email headers - by Information Security Resources or If you are not very confident in your computer skills or if you do not have alot of time to spend on the research,you can ask someone else to do this research for you or you can hire our company to do this research: back to FAQs I looked at the black lists and I checked her name and I did not find anything She must be a real person then? How can you do that? Very simply Keep the scammer hoping that you will send some money but keep finding reasons to postpone doing so or make the scammers jump through hoops to demonstrate to you that they are "real," or that they "really love you." Keep whining about being afraid to trust your heart etc. It is not free for the scammers to correspond with you! They pay for the Internet access for electricity and for the use of paid proxy servers (if they use proxy servers) If the scammers work as a group they pay for the employees of the group to sit and type in messages for you and they pay rent on their rented scam-apartment You can estimate that a month of your correspondence probably costs the scammer around $30-$100 Most importantly of all the time and money they spend on you cannot be used to make money someplace else So they take the financial. - If you are feel reasonably sure that you are corresponding with a scammer we would advise you to try and alert other Internet users about the scam Most scammers correspond with several potential victims at the same time so it is very likely that there are other men who might be corresponding with the same scammer right now Sharing information online is one of the ways to impede the scammers' business Therefore we suggest that once your suspicions are confirmed you post information about the scammer on varioud Internet black lists and forums We have our own black list of scammers (click here to enter it) but our list is not the only one (click here to view more listings). The fact that the ScamPrint Analysis was not able to find any matches is very encouraging You can be about 80% sure that (s)he is not a visa-and-tickets or translation agency scammer (to increase the percentage of certainty we would recommend performing a REL check). What would be the reasons that the ScamPrint Analysis was not able to detect a scammer? the scammer might be not a typical "serial" scammer the type that we see most often Some visa-and-tickets or translation agency scammer chose to go with quality instead of quantity and correspond only with a handful of intended victims which makes them much more difficult to detect by ordinary detection methods. 3) A flower delivery A florist with a bouquet of flowers could visit the apartment present the flowers to the recipient and ask the recipient to allow him to make a picture of the delivery process If the recipient agrees a couple of s of the recipient with the flowers are made If the recipient declines the request then unfortunately the florist would have to honor that refusal. We used to offer flower delivery services on www.- but in the period of 7 years we only had 5 or 6 successful deliveries The rest of the time the addressee did not show up for the meeting Eventually we cancelled this option to avoid enless back-and-forth with florists and refunds How can I found out who the person is in the pictures that I have been receiving? Note: you can file a complaint if you are a victim of the scam If you have not suffered any financial loss you are not technically a victim. back to FAQs SECTION 2 YOUR RESEARCH OPTIONS I am worried that I might be corresponding with a scammer What should I do? There are two main things that you will need. - If you already sent any money to the scammer the only way you can take any meaningful legal action against the scammer is by contacting /Ukrainian police But even if law enforcement gets involved return of your money is highly unlikely As a rule once you sent money to the scammers that money are gone back to FAQs ABOUT OUR COMPANY What is the best way to contact you? Scammers usually have 3 options as far as acquiring pictures: 1) Hire a real person to pose for the pictures or use their own pictures 2) Buy the pictures from a third party (there are people who make money in Russia and Ukraine by finding and graphing attractive people and selling those s to others) 3) Find s on the Internet (MySpace Yahoos etc as well as modeling sites porn sites escort services sites sites of famous people etc) back to FAQs DOCUMENTS Is It possible that she was involved in scams in the past but now she has really fallen in love with me and really wants to meet me? (we will refer to this person as "your " in our answer for simplicity sake) Well although it is possible we have never seen it to happen in real life If this person fooled other people's hearts in the past then he/she is probably good at it We would not advise to send money unless you are are are morally prepared to take a financial and emotional hit if you too will find yourself to be a new victim in the list back to FAQs There are too many black lists I cannot possibly look through them all Is there any place where I can go to see all reported scammers? According To our research the cost of opening an account at SBERBANK (The Savings Banks of Federation which is the primary state bank) costs 10 rubles (this sum is matched to the the price of one gram of silver apparently) which is a fraction of a dollar Please advise your penpals to use SberBank accounts. FIGHTING THE SCAMMERS How can I scam the scammers? We get this question alot. Although it is rare that someone can trick the scammers into sending him some cash here is what you CAN: make the scammers spend some time and money on you and then make them walk away frustrated and empty-handed. 1) Educate Yourself about scams to the point where you can name 2 or 3 major scams and describe how they operate; 2) verify at least some of the information that you were provided by your penpal Listen to your head (it it is trying to tell you something) Do not feel guilty for having doubts If you are corresponding with an honest person the research will confirm that so you will be able to rest at ease If you are corresponding with a dishonest person the research might save you alot of heartache and financial trouble. back to FAQs How can I find out if the person I am corresponding with is a real person? 1) It is possible that there are more than one person with certain first and last name in a given city country etc It is very possible that there could be 16 different Natalias Petrovas living in one town! She may have nothing to do with a scammer who just happened to have the same first and last name Check whether the pictures and other biographical information match as well If they match then most likely your is really involved. A parish of the Archdiocese of San Francisco Pastor: Reverend Father Kevin Kennedy Deacon: Father Deacon Kyrill (Bruce) Pagacz Schedule of Services All our services are in English Visitors always welcome! Please. It means that in your email we did not have enough information for us to to decide what to do with you letter Most of the time it is due to the fact that people send us a short 1 or 2-line message (for example "Hey check these pics for me J." or "Elena can you check someone out? (unsigned)" or "Did you receive my email? Jack M.") without providing a more detailed explanation of who they are when they contacted us last what we have discussed with them before whether or not we have an open case with them and what specifically they want us to do To avoid having your emails returned please make sure to include the following information in your email: 1) Provide an informative subject line. The best way to contact us in general is through email The second best is by phone Please visit Contact page back to FAQs How can I make a payment? To find out what payment options are available to you in general visit our Payments page If the service you are trying to order has a Add to Cart button use the shopping cart functionality to check out online If the service requires you to obtain a quote first contact us for a quote. Choosing A private investigative company There are many and Ukrainian private investigative companies that place their advertisements online How do you know which one to choose? 1) Location If the investigative company is located in Moscow Russia and your lives in Kiev Ukraine then all other things being equal it may make more sense to contact a Ukrainian investigative company. /en/documents/social-Concepts/ /content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato- Contact Our Lady of Fatima Russian Byzantine Catholic Church 5920 Geary Boulevard (near 23rd Avenue) San Francisco CA 94121 Get directions Phone: 415-752-2052 Fax: 415-752-6073 Can police arrest the scammer when she comes to pick up the money at Western Union? Do you want me to send you information about the scammer I am corresponding with? How can I confirm that the s I have been receiving actually belong to the person I am corresponding with? What does a real passport. Very often the Travel scammers use falsified visas passports tickets and other documents to create an appearance of legitimate travel arrangements Thousands of foreigners already became a victim of this scam A good thing about Travel scammers is that they are very easy to detect if any due diligence checks are performed back to FAQs Ukrainian Dating Scams (UDSs) We loosely separate Ukrainian dating scams into four categories: 1) Translation Scams; 2) Travel Scams; 3) Accommodation scams; 4) All others. Once your little game is over publish everything you obtained from them on a black list so other potential victims could find that information and avoid losing money. Here is what not to do: 1) do not tell the scammer that you are on to them - they will just move on to a less problematic victim and your "scam the scammer" game will be over 2) do not provide them with any financial information about yourself or even your full address if possible Many scammers are also involved in check scams or credit card scams. back to FAQs Can the scammer retaliate against me or my family? A fake "passport" is a VERY serious indication that you are dealing with Internet criminals In over 10 years of checking passports for our clients we have never seen a case when an Internet acquaintance who sent out a fake passport ended up being an honest individual Therefore first thing that we recommend doing is to put a stop on any plans for meetings trips or any financial support You should never make financial transactions with someone whose ID cannot be verified Next we reecommend using the ScamPrint Analysis - a tool that allows you to see whether your penpal (or his/her possible aliases) has been emailing other men If this person provided you with an address or some other information that you could check we would recommend trying to verify important parts of that person's story before deciding how to proceed. We would say that our services are reliable 85-95% of the time depending on which service you are having in mind. Of course both we and our clients would like to see all services that we provide to be100% reliable but please keep in mind that laws and government structure make it very difficult for private investigators to perform their function in general and that we work long-distance with and Ukrainian investigators and ex-law enforcement agents (both are people who not exactly known for their their service-oriented attitudes anyway) whose decision actions and schedules we cannot physically control. Here are the letters that are usually most useful to us: 1) the very first email you received from your friend 2) the initial emails in which your friend tells you about her city her family her job 3) the email in which she first plans to come and visit you 4) the first email in which she mentions money 5) the emails in which she tell you about the costs of her trip to you or her visit to a travel agency 6) any emails you might have received from a travel agency 7) the email where she provides you with her full name 8) the email where she provides you with instructions for sending money Which letters are the least useful? The letters that you received after your already started to discuss the money and her travel arrangements or the letters that you received after you already sent the money You can order a Registered Address Locator to verify your penpal's basic biographical data You will need to know your friend's last name and birthday to utilize this service You can ask your penpal to provide you with a copy of his / her passport and then verify the validity of the passport. You can order an Letter Analysis which is a pretty effective tool for detecting certain types of scammers even if you do not know your penpal's full. The Ukrainian Travel Scams are very much the same as Travel Scams We would recommend the same due diligence checks to detect them. Una u skin n body nice I ready become manager area oz n Asia Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked * If you would like to have some idea about the risk of your figuring out that she is being investigated take a look at the "risk rating" of our services in the table below: Service Risk level (from 0 to 5) Internet. Your free evaluation report says that there is a high probability that I am corresponding with a scammer What should I do? First of all do not send any money (or any more money) to the person in question Second of all you have three options. You can decide to disregard our warning You can continue enjoying your conversation with the person in question As long as you do not send any money for any reason (especially any assistance for travel expenses) you are relatively safe Do not share any financial information about yourself however You can attempt to verify information that your penpal provided you with Here are your options: 2) Trustworthiness of the site There are many two-months-frauds on the Internet who open a web site for about 2-3 months collect money from clients and then disappear in the thin air If you do not want to get scammed that way spend a couple of hours finding a trustworthy company Check for the following information: Cute teen girl Una Piccola spreads hairy pussy Teen Girl Una Piccola Back to FAQs Your research found duplicate passports matching the one my girlfriend provided Should I show those passports to my girlfriend? We do not recommend discussion your research with your girlfriend at all If you are talking to a scammer (and at this point it is very likely that you are talking to a scammer) you will never receive a truthful answer Your friend can always claim that some unknown evil people made a copy of his/her passport somehow and that those evil people are to blame for all other passports that you found. If you have a picture of a supposedly or Ukrainian citizen and you would like to find out whom it belongs to then there are two possibilities that we could check: 1) the pictures could match the real person If so we could establish that using the picture verification methods listed above 2) the pictures do not match that person In that case the only option that we know about is to use the Online Search to see if the pictures source can be found online Unfortunately there is no database of s of citizens of Russia and Ukraine so most of the time it is impossible for the investigators to find a person by using his or her picture (Address Information updates can be obtained from /mail ) To save on postage you can contact the current President by email provided that you stay within 10 thousand word limit and can read/write to answer the questions in the contact form that you will be filling out The HUN'S YELLOW PAGES The only bookmark. Since that story got published we have received alot of requests from our viewers and clients to look up Mr Putin's address Since we continue to receive these requests we are publishing for you the mailing address of the current President of Federation (as of 2009 that would be Mr Dimirty Medvedev): President of Federation 23 Ilinka St Moscow 103132 Federation Mr Putin currently being the Prime Minister of the RF has his own site and the link ASK PRIME MINISTER should take you to an electronic form that you fill out to contact him Now having provided that information let us add that although contacting Mr Medvev and Mr Putin sounds like the most exciting thing you can do we would suggest that you contact Mr Medvedev or Mr Putin only after you have filed a complaint with Ministry of Internal Affairs and have not heard from them back within 6 months or more. Here. 4) You can travel to her city yourself and visit her address to see if she really lives there But before you can decide how to proceed you will need to put together a set of questions that you consider vital to the verification of this person's identity Only then you would be able to decide who could do the best job answering those questions For example lets say that you are corresponding with a who said that her name is Natalia Petrova 25 years old working a nurse and living at 555 Main Street. Subject lines like "Hi!," "Hello," "please help," "answer asap," "info for you," "information," "from Jack," "Re:" are not considered to be informative. 2) Make sure that your letter states clearly what information you want us to provide to you Requests like "Hey check these pics for me." or "Is this a scammer?" are not specific enough for us to assess your case. Why haven't you replied to my email? If you sent us an email please allow 24-48 hours for us to get back to you We have a very large amount of correspondence to handle every day and both people working in the agency are full-time college students. Name * Email * Website The Scammer's letters might have been received by other intended victims but none of those other men have posted anything online about the letters that they are receiving if other people posted the scammer's letters on little-known web sites the online search engines may take several weeks or even months to find the posted information. Also please remember that visa-and-tickets and the translation agency scam are not the only online schemes that you need to worry about Please read the Classification of Dating Scammers to learn about. 3) a Surveillance operation It allows the investigators to obtain s of a person but it is a very expensive option plus the quality of the may disappoint you Unlike what you see in movies the quality of surveillance s is USUALLY very poor due to distance camera resolution and the speed at which the camera can focus on a moving subject not to mention the lighting and weather conditions Good quality s are relatively hard to obtain. How can I be 100% sure that I am not corresponding with a scammer? No one can ever be neither on the Internet nor in real life As long as humans cannot read each others' minds they will not be able to know for sure who will turn out to be a trustworthy person and who will turn out to be liar Although visa-and-tickets scammers translation agency scammers and fake dating agency scammers are relatively easy to weed out using the Scam Detector method other types of scammers are much harder to detect and unfortunately they are also more dangerous So educate yourself about the different types of scams and watch for them even if you had a successful meeting in person However do not become too relaxed If the the scammers become really angry at you they can try to send you some nasty virus or a Trojan to try to cause you to lose your data or have to buy a new computer altogether Also keep in mind that many dating scammers also practice credit card theft so watch out - they can attempt to to steal your passwords and sensitive financial data When dealing with scammers (even if for a short while) it is always a good idea to keep your antivirus program up to date (we personally recommend Kaspersky Internet Security Suit) to set your email account security level at high and not to click on any animations or strange attachments that the scammers may insert into their email. To learn more about ways to secure your email (to the greatest extend possible) go to any search engine type in "email security," and read some of the more novice-friendly articles. So usually you have only four options that you can really count on: 1) Internet research We can try to check whether your has a profile on one of social network sites Network sites are very popular in Russia and Ukraine and many people include their s in their profiles there (but many don't!) This however is not a very reliable method of verification First of all your penpal may not even have a profile on any social network sites at all Second of all she may not post true authentic s on her social network profile s there could be purposefully misleading. Back to FAQs His/her name address and all other information are posted on a black list He/she says that an ex-friend used her name and her pictures to conduct a scam Can it be true? (we will refer to this person as "your lady" in our answer for simplicity sake) Back to FAQs I heard that one guy wrote a letter to President Putin and Putin got the scammers arrested and sent to jail I wonder if I could do the same Yes the story is true In 2001 an Australian guy who lost money due to the scam wrote a letter to then-President Putin and Mr Putin (or his staff) forwarded the case to the Ministry of Internal Affairs for investigation You can read the whole. If The pictures match the real person then she is not a scammer? She is genuine? No There are several types of dating scam that never use false pictures (see section below).Even in the travel scams some scammers specialize in using real pictures So it is never safe to assume that a person is genuine even if you met this person face-to-face Unless you can read this person's mind you do not know who is genuine and who is a pretendor There are 3 kinds of problems that potentially can occur during an investigation: a human error (as when either we or the investigators screw up) a non-human error (as when a database provides the investigators with erroneous information for example) and unexpected circumstances (as when an investigator gets sick and cannot complete the assignment on time for example) Some services are inheritably more prone to human mistakes than other The more human involvement takes place during a particular research the higher are the chances that someone will screw something up at some point However in approximately 8 cases out of 10 everything goes relatively smoothly. back to FAQs So the fact that you do not see a person on a black list in no way means that this person is "real" or honest Nothing short of verification of identity can confirm that someone is real And even if the person is confirmed to be real you are anything but safe from a scam Many real people use their real information to scam people online Law in Russia are so lax about Internet scams that there is really very little legal problem that the victims can create for the scammer and the scammers know it very well back to FAQs His/her name has been reported as a scam Can this be a mistake? Your report suggests that I might be corresponding with a scammer What should I do? First of all if the person in question is awaiting any monetary transfers from you do not send any money until your penpal's personal information and story are at least somewhat confirmed. If you are not sure whether to trust the results of the research you can hire another company to double-check our results If you trust the results but you still cannot form your own opinion on whether or not your penpal is trustworthy ordering additional verification services might be helpful You can contact us for suggestions. 1) The Ministry of Internal Affairs is the actual agency that is authorized to investigate and prosecute crimes in Russia Sending a complaint to them directly will result in much more prompt action on the side of the law enforcement Sending your complaint to Mr President will likely result in a large delay since your complaint will have to travel from the the President's office to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and then the Ministry will have to contact you back asking you to file your complaint properly. 2) Quite a few people have been reporting to us over the years that they have sent requests for assistance to Mr Putin and Mr Medvedev If Mr Putin or Mr Medvedev ever took interest in any of those cases we do not know but so far we have not seen any particular difference that it would make in their cases. Here is what you to do if you want to implement this tactic: 1) ask for a copy of the passport then for a birth certificate then for a high school diploma etc etc Say that security online is your primary objective! It takes time and patience to falsify those and that is the time that will scammer won't be able to spend luring other potential victims (By the way please forward all the documents you received from the scammer to us - they will be a nice addition to our growing collection of fake documents).
Faked Or Spoofed Email Detection - by Fraud Guides We can tell you that if your penpal claims to be from Russia or Ukraine but her headers suggest that she is in the USA UK Europe Asia or Africa then you have a 95% chance that your little friend is a scammer PICTURES How can I confirm that the s I have been receiving actually belong to the person I am corresponding with? Most people think that it is very easy to verify how someone looks like or to obtain a of a person Nothing could be further from. You can be about 94-95% sure that (s)he is not a visa-and-tickets or translation agency scammer (to increase the percentage of certainty we would recommend an letter analysis. However visa-and-tickets and the translation agency scam are not the only online schemes that you need to worry about Please read the Classification of Dating Scammers to learn about other types back to FAQs The ScamPrint Analysis was not able to find any matches to my penpal's letters online Does it mean that (s)he is not a scammer? 5/30/18 – June 2018 Schedule of Services & Fasting Information Enclosed is the June 2018 Schedule of Services & Fasting Information document Please join us! 5/21/18 – OLF Book Club The OLF Book Club will be meeting this Sunday the 27th at 1pm in the upstairs library Mark Pothier has graciously agreed to step in and lead this month’s book club while Austin is out of town The discussion will be a consideration and comparison of Section XIII “The Church and Ecological Problems” from the Orthodox’s “Social Basis” doc and portions of Laudato Si. Will she find out if she is being investigated? Usually the investigators do everything they can to keep their activities in secret (that is in their best interest!) In 99% of our cases the research that the investigators conducted was never detected by the subject of the investigation However there are cases when the detection of their activities can potentially occur. How Can I find out if he/she has been reported as a scammer? You will need to do some research on the Internet. Step 1: you open any search engine page (Google Yahoo etc) and in the search field type in her name click Search and see what happen If any matches are provided you can read through them carefully to see if it is a true match or just a coincidence Step 2: perform the same search using her email address then her home address Step 3: if nothing helps manually go to 5 or 6 major black lists and look through reports and s posted there Maybe you will find her picture posted online somewhere under a different name.
Do you want me to send you pictures of the scammer I am corresponding with? Normally we do not If you have pictures to share post them on our forum How can I send you some pictures? Please contact us first and describe what pictures you plan to send and why and we will let you know where to forward the pictures I received an email from you with a note "WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO ANSWER YOUR EMAIL." What does. How can I find out if a passport is a fake? You should be able to check it's validity - our site currently offers only verification of validity for and Ukrainian passports By the way we have a large database of fake passports that have been used in scams in the past We can check our database to see whether we have any matching passports for you for an additional fee back to FAQs Your report states that the passport I received is a fake What should I do? FREQUENTLY REQUESTED ANSWERS GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT AND UKRAINIAN SCAMS SECTION 1 Dating Scams (RDSs) There is more than one type of RDSs You can read the full. Generally all of these doubts can be resolved if your penpal provides you with a copy of his/her internal passport because the internal passports are issued by the local not federal agencies Whatever the city the passport was issued in that is the city where your penpal's is officially registered So if you could ask your penpal to provide you with a copy of his/her internal passport it would help to clarify the situation back to FAQs The RAL check confirmed the information I was provided by my friend Does it mean that (s)he is not a scammer? If your request is very urgent you may want to try calling us but be aware that most of the time the phone goes to an answering machine If after 2 days you have not heard from us there could be several reasons for that: 1) our email to you might have been mistakenly placed in your SPAM folder - please check it before doing anything else 2) your email may have never arrived or if it arrived our spam filter may have moved it into a spam folder If you did not receive a reply from us within 48 hours go ahead and re-send your email again or give us a call to check on the status of your request in person. back. 2) keep requesting different highly-specialized s of your penpal for example next to a street lamp then or in an elevator then next to her apartment door then by the window Do not take the "I don't have a camera" excuse for an answer Tell her that you will find her money for her if she can find a camera to do what you asked The scammers will scramble to keep you on the hook very possibly spending some cash to arrange the needed s 3) Periodically announce that you are ready to send money but every time come up with a different reason why you postponed doing so. Once the scammer can no longer take it announce to them that your heart is broken but make sure that you make everything "her" fault This type of open-ended finale will drive the scammers on the wall with frustration. Back to FAQs SCAM DETECTOR Your report says that the investigators could not find the records that matched my penpal's data Could the report be wrong? The results of the RAL Check could be misleading under the following conditions: the spelling of your penpal's name in Cyrillic does not match the English spelling (it happens occasionally) If the results of the research confirm your worst suspicions and you feel that no additional verifications are necessary we would suggest the following: - You can confront your penpal with the results of your research if you wish but do not expect any fearful reactions tearful confessions or any other responses that would give you emotional closure All experienced scammers are well-accustomed to being questioned doubted and confronted. Most of their victims confront them or question them at one time or another Handling such situations is such a big part of their work and they usually have well-rehearsed responses that would let them regain their emotional control over you. If your main goal is to confirm that such and such person really exists then your main source of information will be public records of in-person verification of some sort. You have 4 options to consider: 1) You can hire our company or another private investigative company