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 Post subject: Anna Butuk, dating scam organiser
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:04 am 

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Keywords: Anna Butuk, fraud, theft, Anastasia date.

Ganna Butuk (Anna Butuk). DOB: June 3, 1982

We were originally going to post this to the Anastasia date is a fraud thread because Anna works closely with the anastasia date organisation. viewtopic.php?f=21&t=4963
However, the extensive operations of this fraudster and the number of victims deserve a separate topic thread.

Ever since we began investigating the Ukrainian dating scam industry 5 years ago, one name has popped up in conjunction with most of our investigations in the Nikolaev & Kherson regions. Anna Butuk (aka Ganna Butuk, Anna Patanova, Anna Patakina, Anna Pischita).
Most of the time her name arises as part of the “legitimate” side of the dating industry, as a translator. She “translates” on scam dates and trains dating scammers in how to extract as much money as possible from their unsuspecting dates.
She is an accomplished scammer herself. She has scammed her “fiancés” out of more than $120,000. Now that children have ruined her figure and looks, she concentrates more on grooming scammers rather than scamming by herself.
What we know from extensive surveillance is that she is a letter writer behind the fake profiles on AnastasiaFRAUD. If you have chatted to a lady on Anastasia date in Nikolaev or Kherson, it is probable that you have been chatting to Anna Butuk!
Most of her income is from loan sharking. She lends the girls at her agency money at extortionate rates of interest. Then, to pay her back, the girls have to solicit money transfers from their dates. Western Union records of money transfers indicate that Anna receives over $1000 a week.
To give you some idea of how profitable dating scamming is; Anna owns outright (no mortgage) a 4 bedroom 85 square meter apartment worth $90,000 at Khersons'ke Hwy, 94 in Nikolaev. Given that the average worker in Ukraine earns $300 a month, this accumulation of assets is clear evidence of another major income stream. Her income over the last 5 years is estimated at $540,000.
Anna works diligently to keep her pictures and name off social media and the internet (except for dating sites, see below). The only reasonable response to this, is to publish her pictures and name widely on the internet so she has more difficulty scamming others. She still has profiles on 8 star dating and Jump 4 Love.
Her Jump4love profile

As you can see from the screenshot of her J4L profile she tells some big lies.
English level: with difficulties! FACT: Ganna Butuk is a professional translator. She has been observed and followed translating on dates arranged by the AnastasiaFRAUD organization. She writes letters in English from behind fake profiles on AnastatiaFRAUD.
Children: none! FACT she has a child; Maria Olegovna Butuk, DOB: October 3, 2013.
Single?: FACT she has a partner Oleg (who is mafia).

“I appreciate honesty, generosity and can't stand liars and mean people.” Wow this is a bit rich. We think she means to say that sociopaths and psycopaths can recognize their own kind so she avoids them. On dating sites this statement is usually code for “I am a liar and a scammer”

We would also request that men who recognize this scammers name contact us so that we can add case evidence to the legal action currently underway.
--- Correction 24/02/2015
In assuming Annas undeclared income and assets were entirely from dating scams we made an error. Investigations reveal that probably half this undeclared income arises from bribes and kickbacks she receives in her job in public procurement at the Department of housing and communal services of Nikolaev city. It seems Nikolaev is well served by its public servants.

We would like to thank Evgenia Ostrovskaya for the information that made this post possible.

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