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Anti Scam Resources

This page is dedicated to prevention of Scam incidents, which are very common in Russia.

Who can help me to check the address ?

  • can help you to check the validity of the address and whether person lives at the specified address for the small fee of 40 USD. To take advantage of this service, simply place the order for $40 or more and we will attempt the delivery to a recipient on your behalf.
  • You can try to search Internet resources like White Pages, however they do not always provide the needed information. Majority of such resources is usually available for the larger cities, like Moscow or Saint Petersburg. Unfortuately, many smaller cities and towns are not likely to have up-to-date white pages listngs

How to spot a scammer ?

We have an experience delivering flowers to former Soviet Union and want to protect our customers from spending hundreds of dollars on relationships with the scammer. Based on our customers' feedback, we have summarized the most common behavior and appearance patterns that may help you to spot the scammer.

Here is the list of warning signs that scammers may give:

Appearances :

  • Photos look too-good-to-be-true
  • Lady who is young enough you be your grand-daughter
  • Too many pictures
  • Sending you nude pictures
  • False address and no phone number

Behavior Patterns :

  • Never ask you any questions
  • Not answering your questions
  • Write you using the wrong name
  • Write you using different font name (Dear John,)
  • She forgets your birthday!
  • Lady does not want long correspondence
  • Making too much excuses

Money Related :

  • Hints about how expensive Internet cafes are
  • A tragedy occurred and money is urgently needed
  • Lady expects to meet you in 3rd country
  • She wants to study English and needs money for it
  • Travel & Visa scam
  • Western Union scam
  • Just asking you for money

Who to contact ?

  • If you sent money with Western Union contact them and supply them with the information.

Send the letter to:
Fraud Prevention
13022 Hollenberg Drive
MO 63044
United States of America

Remember: Western Union will not refund your payment. They will keep the name of the scammer for their records.

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