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In the next step he found and contacted the Russian Embassy in Australia, numerous Russian based newspapers and then various Russian government agencies, including the much feared Russian Tax Police, sending them the scam details.
Later he found the official website for Russian government and used it to sent a letter to President Putin about these offenders, not expecting his complaint to ever reach the eyes of the President himself.
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.
"In the past, I have written to the Prime Minister, Immigration Minister and various talk back radio programs in Sydney, recommending that we encourage increased migration from Russia and Ukraine as it my opinion that your people assimilate very easily and become highly productive, decent, loyal assets to this country, unlike many migrants from other areas.
I complained that it seems we only want people from there if they are athletes or coaches who can win us a few extra gold medals at the Olympics."In the year 2001-2002 Australia unfortunately only accepted 187 migrants of all classes from those two countries, - despite the fact that they have a combined, and highly educated, population exceeding 200 million."Those figures for the 2001 - 2002 are particularly annoying especially when one compares them with some other countries.
The plot was a 27-year old virgin who wanted to wait until she finds the right man.
She would soon fall in love with her correspondent and ask him for money for visa and tickets to join the man in his country.
Scammers then initiated correspondence with men pretending to be a single Russian girl looking for a serious relationship.
They used photos of Anna to lure men, and female acquaintances to collect wire transfers.
At first they used the real name of the wife (Anna Lazareva) to collect money but then moved into using names of other females to receive wire transfers from all over the world.
One could expect that after being scammed Terry would give up on Internet dating and particularly Russian women; quite the opposite.
He continued his search and is currently involved with a Ukrainian girl.
I actually went to a bit of trouble and took my complaint to the very top and there has been a recent development in that story.