The U. Embassy receives reports almost every day of fraud committed against U. Typically, the Russian correspondent asks the U. Embassy has received many reports of citizens losing thousands of dollars through such scams. American citizens are advised never to send money to anyone they have not met in person. Embassy in Moscow does not have the authorization to initiate investigations of these scams.
To help Australians avoid difficulties overseas, we maintain travel advisories for more than destinations. The Australian Passport Office and its agents are committed to providing a secure, efficient and responsive passport service for Australia. Several Australian citizens have been defrauded by bogus internet friendship, dating and marriage schemes purportedly operating mainly from Russia. These large-scale, well-organised scams typically result from connections made through internet dating schemes or chat rooms.
Jim Browning is the internet alias of a Northern Irish YouTuber whose content primarily focuses on scam baiting. Browning carries out investigative scam baits in which he infiltrates computer networks run by technical support scammers and fraudsters posing as IRS agents and random aliases through the use of remote access software and social engineering. Browning was featured in a March episode of the British documentary series Panorama , in which a large-scale technical support scamming operation was infiltrated and extensively documented by Browning and fellow YouTuber Karl Rock. The two recorded drone and CCTV footage of the facility in Delhi and gathered incriminating evidence linking alleged scammer Amit Chauhan, who also operated a fraudulent travel agency, to a series of scams targeting computer-illiterate and elderly people in the United Kingdom and United States.