Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Dating scammers: Irina is back

So Irina is not a reader of my blog I guess because after a days pause she is back again.... I think she have been busy moving her server from McColo, United States to LLC GlobalWholesaleTrade, Russia but she says she have been busy going to the doctor and visiting the travel agency. :-)

But shit happens and she found out that she is $550 short of the ticket for the flight, so now she asks me if I can borrow her some money... transfering them via Western Union.

She have sent me her full address in St. Petersburg

My address here (the flat i am renting)
Country : Russia, City : St. Petersburg,
Address : Beloysova 4-18, zip 198097
Full Name IRINA LOKOTOVA (right writting in English)

And a picture of her passport:

I can see in the headers of the email that they have not only changed hosting location but they have also started to move from to which is also registered at OnlineNic, A new complaint has been sent to them.

And then they are using server instead of so maybe SenPai IT Solutions have scared them away with their internal investigation. The new server is located at Elion, Estonia, This server has some ports being used for OpenVPN just as the also have. A complaint is sent to Estonian Telephone Company Ltd. which is listed as abuse contact.

I did a search in google on this and got 3 hits. One didn't give much information but the two others is for some HYIP (High Yield Investment Program)

They mention a site and that site says that it been visited by hackers

I will try to send them a mail and ask what is their connection to the server and why is this server also used in a dating scam.

And regarding Irina them I'm still playing with a few ideas for what my answer to "her" latest email will be.


Anonymous said...

I can't believe you got a response from "Irina". It's now so obvious that this is a rip-off scam. Ridiculous.

Glad I'm not the only one investigating these morons. :)


Anonymous said...


This is a exact same name I've got, and same passport picture.

Thank you very much man,
Your blog saved me from Irina.
She asked me $690 because of lack of flight fee.
It's very good for me to search her name in the internet before sending money.

Is there any way to get her (could be him) arrested?

Anonymous said...


It happened to me also, after some 6 e-mails from and to her, I've just received the same urgent please request: send me US$695.00 and the same passport picture.

I'll do something about this either directly with Mr. Putin or through Jim's site who is seriously detecting and fighting back dating scammers.

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