New additions/updates are added separately, and are accessible from this page.A true-life Story of Dan and Val, who met over the Internet and fell in love: "I subscribed to an internet dating service a couple years ago, expecting to only communicate with American women. He even sent a letter to President Putin requesting his help in investigation.

To report potential e-scams, please go the Internet Crime Complaint Center and file a report.

Note: The FBI does not send mass e-mails to private citizens about cyber scams, so if you received an e-mail that claims to be from the FBI Director or other top official, it is most likely a scam.

If you receive unsolicited e-mail offers or spam, you can forward the messages to the Federal Trade Commission at [email protected]

For the the latest e-scams and warnings, visit the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Investigators say there could be more victims that have not been identified.

The fraud utilized the infamous "visa and airfare" scheme: Mc Coy and his wife Anna were posing as Russian women seeking marriage and a non-existing Russian marriage agency that would provide women with visas and tickets.Scambusters is committed to helping you avoid getting taken by dangerous Internet scams, frustrating spam, devious identity theft, and other cunning offline and online scams. My husband Jim and I created as a definitive resource because unfortunately, as we hear every single day, being smart is NOT enough to protect yourself and your family.Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by of all of the scams, spam and other junk you see every day on the Internet and in your email box? The first thing we recommend you do is subscribe to our free email newsletter by entering your email address in the box on the right. Travel scams (sometimes you will see then being referred to as Visa and Tickets scams) are the most widely used. We loosely classify RDSs into two groups: 1) Travel scams and 2) all others.Ensure your safety and peace of mind - read the ANTI-SCAM GUIDE.