Internet dating scams in australia
He launched a webpage with information on the scammers to collect reports from other victims.
In the next step he found and contacted the Russian Embassy in Australia, numerous Russian based newspapers and then various Russian government agencies, including the much feared Russian Tax Police, sending them the scam details.
Some months later Terry was surprised to receive Emails from the Russian Police and Interpol asking for details of the scam.
Later he was contacted by and questioned by the State and Federal Police in Australia on behalf of Russian investigators, soon the criminals were caught.
Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for.
These are examples of some of the most notorious scams in the world of online dating and on the internet in general.
And it is true that if you enter this pursuit by web searching and selecting random search results you will almost surely encounter scams.
But the funny thing is that the ubiquity/omnipresence of Russian dating scams is MUCH SMALLER than it appears from outside Russia/Ukraine.
He asked for my snail address to send me a card but what I got was a dozen long stem Roses, a teddy bear and a box of Candy. Every Day I did an ip search and boy this guy traveled! I was getting bored with him so I told him I was very poor and I had nothing to offer him.
Terry was one of only 10 men who came forward to testify in the criminal case but it was his letter that made President Putin order an investigation.