Are you talking to a Russian scammer?



Are you talking to a Russian scammer?

Do they want to come visit you in your country?

yes

no

we haven’t got to that point yet

Did they contact you first?

yes, on a dating site, social network, or directly on my e-mail

yes, on a marriage agency with Russian brides

no, I contacted them

Did they give you their e-mail in the very first message and asked to write on their e-mail address?

yes

no

Did they use words “To me of xxx years” (whatever age they are)?

yes

no

Do they usually say: “I the decent girl”, or any other sentence containing “I the” instead of “I am”?

yes

no

Do their full e-mail headers contain The Bat!?

yes

no

not sure <= the test results may not be accurate

Does their IP address resolve to the country they claim to be from (Russia or Ukraine)?

yes

no, it resolves to another country

not sure <= the test results may not be accurate

Do they claim to be from the following cities: Yoshkar Ola, Kazan, Cheboksary, Nizhny Novgorod, Kirov, Lugansk, Donetsk or any nearby cities in these regions?

yes

no

Do they send you overly sexual, explicit or even nude pictures?

yes, very explicit

yes, nude

no

Do they read your letters, or do you get responses not related to your letters?

yes, they read letters

sometimes read, sometimes don’t

don’t read at all

Do they answer all your questions?

yes, they do

answer only few, at the end of their letters

never answer

Do they claim to write to you from the Internet cafe?

yes, and have The Bat! in the e-mail headers

yes, but not sure about the e-mail headers

no

Do they tell you that all Russian men drink too much and treat women bad?

yes

no

Did they tell you in the very first letters that they had a friend or relative who met a foreigner on the Internet and they lived happily ever after?

yes

no

Do they tell you they don’t have a phone, but want to know your phone number to call you?

yes

they don’t have a phone, but haven’t asked for mine yet

no

Did they ever offer to transfer money into your bank account or into your credit card?

yes

no

Did they start writing to you as a girl, and after few letters turned out it was actually a marriage or translation agency?

yes

no

Did you see them on a webcam?

yes

no

Do their pictures look like they are taken from a modeling site?

yes

no

Did they ever complain about their hard financial situation, bills being to high, sick relatives that need money for medical care, etc..?

yes

no

Is their profile still up on the site you met them on?

yes

no, it is gone!

no, I asked the girl to remove it

If you enter a sentence from their letters in Google (in quotes), does it return any matching results?

yes

no

If you enter their e-mail address in Google, does it return any results associated with scams?

yes

no

 

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