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Scammers abusing stolen photos of Alexey Lushnikov

Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:47 pm

Stolen images of Alexey Lushnikov, Russian painter, television host, writer, producer, documentary filmmaker, political scientist, journalist, actor and philanthropist. His stolen pictures are reported online for being abused in scams since 2013.

Email address:

On Angel Return:

Hi, i came across your profile, and you look humble in your picture, can you be kind enough to tell me little about yourself? if you don’t mind.

Am Lorcan, a widower from Edinburgh, a petroleum Engineer. presently am in Malaysia for a contract. Can i know more about you.
Do you have kid(s)? Are you working? Do you believe in distance relationship?
Hope to hear from you soon.

sorry for the delay, i have been out of my country. Thanks for your response, do you have a YM id so, i could add you for better chat.

Profile elements:

Lorcan Craig
Male / Single
52 - Abilene / United States
Current Location Kuala Lumpur/ Malaysia

Slogan soulmate

I am simple and can live life in simplicity. I know how to communicate people well and knows where to put myself in the right way. I can say that I am the kind of woman who is capable to be strong in facing the consequences of life. I can say that I am a single mom who is capable of making life as simple as it is and who hasn't lost hope in finding the true and exact direction of my life as I'm waiting for my man who will love me with all his heart.

I'm looking for a man who knows how to make me happy all the time. A man who will inspire me as I continue living here in this world and a man who will keep on giving me encouragement in living life to the fullest. I want a man who's capable of making me feel like I am a woman who is very special in his life and that I want a man who can speak and act with his own mind and heart.

Appearance Average
Height(cm) 161
Weight(kg) 90
Relationship Status Single
Occupation Technical / Science / Engineering
Profession tell you later
Living Situation Live alone
Relocation Willing to relocate another country
Seeking For Marriage

Stolen pictures used:


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Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:07 am


My name is Howard. actually your profile interest me and i would like to share a proposal with you, writ me back on my private email here (kenkravko1 for more details and my pictures.
Thank you,


Screen name: Howard / HowardNadler
64, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

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Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:22 pm

Same picture. I came about someone who called himself Grant Stefeno on Tinder. Posed as a Vet, working at University of Edinburgh, Scotland, later at Cornell, USA. Can be seen at Facebook as Grant Stefeno, e-mail, used WhatsApp for contact, 2 different phone numbers, both English/Scottish +441412805451, and +44774658122 (mobil). Last contact mid october '15, where he asked for 2300 euro to be sent to him by Western Union.


Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:35 pm

Thank You for the information. Please drop the Scammer without confronting them and telling that you know they are a scammer. Do not send them here to show that you have posted their information. They will just abandon their profile, set up new ones that are not posted and that will put more victims at risk.

Please also read this thread:

It will give you advise about how best to protect yourself.

Be very cautious of any new contacts from people as the Scammers will try to hit you with another scam. (called a recovery scam)



Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:35 pm

Number billable as geographic number
Country or destination United Kingdom
City or exchange location Glasgow
Original network provider* Telephony Services Ltd

Number billable as mobile number
Country or destination United Kingdom
Original network provider* Telefonica UK Ltd

Avatar on Yahoo:
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On FB as:

Grant Stefeno / grnt.steno
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Studied Veterinary Medicine at University of Melbourne
Past: Berwick Secondary College
Lives in New York, New York
From Sicilì, Campania, Italy

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Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:58 am

Same pictures used for a so called Patrick E. Brogan from Texas, currently working on a ship in Benin, and heading for a new job in Warsaw. He pretends that his employer paid him cash and he was arrested at the airport. He is asking the victims for money in order to pay a "money laundering certificate".
Skype faddec15
Phone +1 (323) 539-4558 (which is actually a landline in Los Angeles and never picks up)

Re: Scammers abusing stolen photos of Alexey Lushnikov

Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:53 pm

Skype name: Patrick Brogan
Skype profile ID: faddec15
United States
Owner is based in Los Angeles, CA
VoIP - Bandwidth SMSEnabled
Redirected VOIP number, probably a Skype number, redirecting to scammer outside the USA.


Can you please post the scammer's emails to you, minus your name and details; XXX them out before posting?
The first few where he tells his "story and details in his own words", and the money request email are most important.
Thanks. Any small bit of information can help save others.

Read this topic on what you need to do next to break all contact and protect yourself:

What to do if you are a victim of a scam ... =3&t=26504

Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:40 am

Posted on behalf of the victim.

Fake profile used on FB:

Joseph William Dunn
From Dallas, Texas

True love is hard to come by....I need someone ‪#‎truenow‬

Stolen pictures used:


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Phone number used: +233205761478 - Ghana

The real face of the scammer:

Omokaro Romeo




Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:34 am


Hi Collins Brown from United Kingdom.You are looking so pretty,

Good Afternoon, How are you today? Please can you tell me a bit about yourself?

I'm single living alone I have one daughter 14yr I work in shell company here in London. I lost my wife cancer problem

Do you have viber or whatsapp give me your number let me Add you

Screen name: Collins / CollinsBrown1130
52, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Looking for a date or a relationship with a girl
aged 35‑55, in Whitehorse.

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Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:44 pm


how are you doing today?

thank for accepting my request. I'm new here to find friend to chat with and i prefer to chat in Skype because I'm new here and I'm not good to chat here so give me your Skype Id for me to add you so that we can chat and have good conversation to know more about our self okay,

Okay here is my email address.... you can also add me to your yahoo messenger so that we can chat and have good conversation to know more about our self in yahoo messenger okay.

Fake profile used:

bruce / brucewilfred0808
51, Manassas, Virginia, United States
Looking for anything with a girl
aged 55‑60, in Germany.
I am Friendly, Clever / Quick Witted
I'm honest and good caring man, also loyal down to the earth,

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