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Tools for detecting spoofed email headers - by Information Security Resources. How can I confirm that the photos 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 photo of a person.
Nothing could be further from the truth. So, usually you have only four options that you can really count on: We can try to check whether your lady has a profile on one of Russian social network sites. Network sites are very popular in Russia and Ukraine, and many people include their photos 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 photos on her social network profile. Photos there could be purposefully misleading. Despite these drawbacks, the Interner research is the fastest and most hassle-free option. If your lady has a social network profile, we could obtain all the photos she posted there.
We recommend starting with this option and then looking at other possibilities. Usually it is done under some pretence that is used to call the needed person to the door for a brief conversation.
Please note that this method is best for comparing the photos visually or for obtaining a verbal description of a person, but it is not a good method of obtaining a photo. It allows the investigators to obtain photos of a person, but it is a very expensive option , plus the quality of the photo may disappoint you. Unlike what you see in movies, the quality of surveillance photos 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 photos are relatively hard to obtain. 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 photos 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. 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? If you have a picture of a supposedly Russian or Ukrainian citizen and you would like to find out whom it belongs to, then there are two possibilities that we could check:. If so, we could establish that using the picture verification methods listed above. In that case, the only option that we know about is to use the Online Photo Search to see if the pictures source can be found online.
Unfortunately, there is no database of photos 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. If the pictures match the real person, then she is not a scammer? 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. Do the scammers use their own pictures? It depends on the scam. Scammers usually have 3 options as far as acquiring pictures: How can I find out if a passport is a fake?
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.
Your report states that the passport I received is a fake. What should I do? 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. 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.
Your research found duplicate passports matching the one my girlfriend provided. Should I show those passports to my girlfriend? 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.
So, do not help scammers to avoid detection by providing them with information. Scammers are very quick learners, and they will use whatever information that you provide them to improve their act.
How can scammers get away using fake passports? We address this question in this article. 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. According to our research, the cost of opening an account at SBERBANK The Savings Banks of Russian 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 Russian penpals to use SberBank accounts. Although it is rare that someone can trick the scammers into sending him some cash, here is what you CAN: How can you do that? 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.
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.
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 hit twice. 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. 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 photos.
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.
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. Many scammers are also involved in check scams or credit card scams. Can the scammer retaliate against me or my family? 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 Russian 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 Russian authorities.
The scammers are very much aware of the damage that Russian 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. 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. 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 , 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 story here. Since that story got published, we have received alot of requests from our viewers and clients to look up Mr. Since we continue to receive these requests, we are publishing for you the mailing address of the current President of Russian Federation as of , that would be Mr. President of Russian Federation. Now, having provided that information, let us add that although contacting Mr.
Putin sounds like the most exciting thing you can do, we would suggest that you contact Mr. Putin only after you have filed a complaint with Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and have not heard from them back within 6 months or more. 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. 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.
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. If you have not suffered any financial loss, you are not technically a victim. Someone who might consider themselves relatively knowledgeable could end up in the dark with the use of these ingredients in a bread product.
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A pretty ringing endorsement if ever there was one. I came along, looked at the ingredients, glucose tested it on myself, and realized there was something drastically wrong. My blood sugar shot from a fasting peaking at and to this day is the highest reading I have ever recorded.
I took the bread to be tested and the rest is history. I have displayed my personal testing on the appropriate pages and the rest on the other personal glucose tested products page.