Terry did not know that it was his letter to the President that initiated the investigation until he was contacted and informed of it by a journalist for Sydney's Sunday Herald, who had received the details from Moscow after the criminals had been arrested.The scammer gang Terry encountered was started by a husband and a wife, Yuri and Anna Lazarev, Russian citizens.But there's a type of dating site scam that's far trickier to spot, and the people who operate it claim to be making thousands of dollars every month fooling vulnerable men.Business Insider obtained a PDF guide that is sold online for just £2.59.Dating sites are, thankfully, getting better at spotting who is using their service to send thousands of spam messages.It's pretty easy to tell: They send the same message over and over, often with the same link.But unlike many other men, Terry not only sent a warning to others but wanted to do more and so continued tracking down the criminals determined to have them prosecuted.He launched a webpage with information on the scammers to collect reports from other victims.
If you've used a dating site or app like Ok Cupid or Tinder, you'll have noticed the hundreds of fake profiles that exist on the sites, seemingly designed to make you hand over your profile to scammers.
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In his letter to the President Terry implied that it was a matter of Russian honor that these criminals be brought to justice, as they were bringing great discredit on their people and country.
Some months later Terry was surprised to receive Emails from the Russian Police and Interpol asking for details of the scam.