Scammer Olga Efimova

27 years DOB : 19-10-88
Omsk Russia & Yoskar-Ola, Panfilova St Russia
Omsk Russia
9-25 Putilova Street Omsk

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The duration of correspondence went from 6 July to 9 Oct 2016.
The scammer Olga Efimova initiated contact by email & said that she found me through a dating website & our interests & values matched across many dimensions.
She indicated that she was coming to Australia for employment as a dentist for 6 month duration & that she had obtained a Temp Business Visa for this purpose. She indicated that she was searching for friendship & interested in developing a personal relationship with the right person while she was in Australia.
After the exchange of numerous emails & several professional photos, Olga Efimova requested help with the payment for return/round trip air tickets. I agreed to send $1,235 USD. The second request was a sum of money to cover living expenses while in Australia. This was required by the Airport Officials & Australian Embassy for display before boarding the flight as this is a requirement for visitors or business migrants coming to Australia on a Business Visa. I asked Olga to send me a copy of her passport & details of the visa & she did so. The Temp Business Visa P170 she was given is Sub Class 465. The amount needed was $4,144 USD. Olga indicated that she would return this money to me on arrival as she would be working & earning a salary as a dentist with the company she was being employed by. I agreed to send this as a loan.
The 3rd request for money was to cover a Customs/Police fine for attempting to take an Icon out of Russia without obtaining permission from the Authorities. I refused to help with this request as the alarm bells started ringing.
Olga claimed that she was staying at a hotel in Moscow not far from (Domodedovo Airport) while awaiting her flight to Melbourne Australia. When I started checking, I discovered that Olga had collected money 2 times in a city called Yoshkar Ola which is 300 Kms from Moscow, so it is clear that she was not really intending to fly to Australia at all. I now believe that this scam is an operation organised by a professional group of fraudsters & every effort should be taken to charge them with fraud.
I sent a total of $5,379 USD which is equal to $7,269 Australian dollars.
I think it is important to ensure that no other victims suffer this type crime at the hands of these scammers & I am happy to provide additional info & photos as you require.

yours sincerely

Ilia Vurtel