Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Solution to: JS files were not compressed when compressing through Gzip (Apache server)

I had https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ provide suggestion that I enable GZIP compression to speed up www.russian-detective.com loading speed. I noticed that most files that needed compression were images, .js, and .css files.

Online research suggested adding the following to the htaccess file:

<ifModule mod_gzip.c>
mod_gzip_on Yes
mod_gzip_dechunk Yes
mod_gzip_item_include file .(html?|txt|css|js|php|pl)$
mod_gzip_item_include mime ^text/.*
mod_gzip_item_include mime ^application/x-javascript.*
mod_gzip_item_exclude mime ^image/.*

<IfModule mod_deflate.c>
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-httpd-php
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-httpd-fastphp
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/svg+xml

After enabling the compressions, I re-checked the page through https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/, and the only compression errors remaining were for the .js files.

I did some research and found out that the .js files were failing to compress on many other sites as well (see pages here and here, for example), but the solutions provided there had to do with the some complicated server adjustment possibilities. I applied for help with the tech support guys at HostExpress, and they suggested some simple corrections to the htaccess file code instead. I tried their suggestion, and it seems to resolve the issue with the JS files not compressed when compressing through Gzip;

Here is the final version of the code:

<FilesMatch "\\.(js|css|html|htm|php|xml)$">
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

<IfModule mod_gzip.c>
mod_gzip_on Yes
mod_gzip_dechunk Yes
mod_gzip_item_include file \.(html?|txt|css|js|php|pl)$
mod_gzip_item_include handler ^cgi-script$
mod_gzip_item_include mime ^text/.*
mod_gzip_item_include mime ^application/x-javascript.*
mod_gzip_item_exclude mime ^image/.*
mod_gzip_item_exclude rspheader ^Content-Encoding:.*gzip.*

<IfModule deflate_module>
<IfModule filter_module>
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml application/xml application/xhtml+xml application/xml-dtd
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rdf+xml application/rss+xml application/atom+xml image/svg+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css text/javascript application/javascript application/x-javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/otf font/opentype application/font-otf application/x-font-otf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/ttf font/truetype application/font-ttf application/x-font-ttf

 As I said, so far so good, and the Google Insights  and http://tools.pingdom.com/ seems to be happy with the changes. No further compression errors found. Yey to the tech support guys at HostExpress (I love them to death)!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Service: Passport Validity Check - Russia and Ukraine

The list of services designed for Russian and Ukrainian passport assessment and verification has been updated today.

The new services are:
- Visual passport inspection
- Verification of passport holder information
- Passport validity verification

For full info and ordering, please visit our main web site.

pic: Passport validity analysis
Passport validity analysis
Our VISUAL DOCUMENT INSPECTION service can quickly detect signs of forgery. We will perform:
  • Visual analysis of the displayed stamps and markings
  • visual analysis of the fonts, line spacings, watermarks, hollograms, and coded data
  • visual analysis of the photo compliance with state requirements for a photo ID
  • verification of the passport serial number against a database of previously reported fraudulent passports in our own internal database
Results of the check are usually available within 6-12 hours. Please note that we have more experience with analysis of Russian passports than Ukrainian passports.

Article: Use of falsified passports in dating scams

Today I finally wrote a more comprehensive article on the use of fake passports in Russian and Ukrainian scams. I always get a lot of questions from visitors of my site on this topic.
Topics discussed
Creation of fake passports: changing names, serial numbers, and photos
Use of fake passports: finding a money receiver, creating a false identity, creating a false passport, receiving money
Text of the article is reprinted below.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Services: Verify your penpal's location in Moscow

Moscow Location Verification

This is an excerpt from an article published here

This service allows you to verify that your penpal is telling you the truth about staying in Moscow while waiting for the completion of the travel arrangements.




If your penpal claims to be in Moscow, waiting for a visa, making travel arrangements, or awaiting his/her plane flight, we can verify his/her identity or location by sending someone to meet him/her and to make a picture of your penpal and his/her travel documents. This way you will have peace of mind knowing that your penpal’s travel preparations are truly taking place. The person meeting your penpal will likely be a young female – this will prevent your penpal from feeling uncomfortable or threatened during the meeting.
Examples of such meetings could be:
  • meeting at an airport
  • meeting at any Metro station
  • meeting at an internet cage
  • meeting at an apartment where he or she claims to stay
  • meeting at a hospital

Services: Scam Prevention - Online Photo Research

Online Photo Search

This is an excerpt from online article posted here

$65 USD


Have you ever wondered whether the pictures you have been receiving really belong to your penpal? Or perhaps, the pictures you received have been used in some scams in the past?
We have created a service to use photos as a research tool!

We can search the Internet to see whether the pictures that you have received from your penpal have been reported as associated with any scams, or if the photos belong to a model, an actress, or some other public figure.
This is how it works. We will need you to provide us with ALL the photos of your panpal that you currently have, as well as her name (first and last name), email address, city and country of residence. We will then search for exact duplicates of those photos posted on the Internet. If we find such duplicates, we will provide you with links to the pages where you can find those photos.
Please note that the search process is not 100% reliable. We have to rely on the ability of different search engines to find, code, index, and compare images.  We utilize several different tools to cover as many online sites as possible, but even with multiple tools used for the research, the limitations of the search remain (see below).
If your penpal’s photos have been reported online in association with a scam, we have about 70-80% chance of locating them.

For service details and order information, please visit our main site

Services: Registered Address Locator (RAL) - critical step in identity verification in Russia and Ukraine


This is an excerpt from article published here

registered address locator - identity verificationREGISTERED ADDRESS LOCATOR (RAL) is a procedure we use to locate the nameregistered addressand date of birth information of the investigated person (hereafter referred to as “the subject”) in the official governmental database of all registered residents of a particular city or region. Read more below.
RAL is the initial research step in most investigations.

To order online, visit our main web site and place your order. Once the payment is completed, follow instructions on the screen to submit emails for analysis.


Article: About private investigations in Russia and other countries of the Former Soviet Union

Please read full article here: http://www.russian-detective.com/other-services/background-checks/information/
Investigations and research in the FSU countries are significantly more challenging than research in European or Western countries because of the restrictive laws governing the flow of information about civil and official records.
Our staff has years of experience in helping Internet users from all over the world to obtain various types of information at low prices from reliable private research companies. However, it will help you to plan your research strategy if you read the information below.

Investigations in Russia and Ukraine are not cheap. Even with the routine records research such as a Registered Address Locator, you can count on at least 2-4 business days processing time and a $90 fee. Employment checks and marital records checks often take 1-4 weeks to perform and cost $200 or more. Therefore, if you looking to perform some detailed research, set your expectations for a several week research process with a cost of several hundred dollars.

Services: ScamPrint Analysis

The SCAMPRINT ANALYSIS is the fastest initial scam detection service that detects around 80% of scammers that you are likely to encounter on a dating site. We examine the emails that you receive from your penpal to detect the presence of SCAM SCRIPT elementsscamprints. We then trace each potential scamprint to find out if your penpal has alternative identities online.


The purpose of the SCAMPRINT ANALYSIS service is to allow you to detect if the letters that you are receiving carry any known scamprints.
Main features:
  • uses only emails for analysis – excellent at early stages of correspondence
  • results are typically available in a few hours
  • there is no risk that your penpal will find out about your research
  • you will have a change to detect your penpal’s alternative identities
  • best for initial research process for romance scams that request money for travel assistance, translation fees, medical costs
Please go to our web site to read service details.

Note: previously, we offered this service under the name of Online Scam Check.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A rush of scams from Lugansk city (Ukraine) asking for money for medical expenses


In the past few several month, there has been a rush of reports about scammers from the Lugansk region of Ukraine engaging Internet users in romantic correspondence, and then disclosing that they have urgent need for surgery or medicine. The sums being asked are usually pretty small (as small as $50).

The scammers tend to favor TopMailService for creating of throw-away mailboxes for correspondence.

Example of fake profiles online:
On Ukraina Dating
On Russian Love Match
On Anastasiya Date
On Single Baltic Lady

This group of scammers seems to be using mostly pictures of models, for example:
- example of scam using stolen pictures of Daniella Grace Almeida

The group is fairly large and keeps changing pictures.

So far, the following names have been exposed:

Ukraine, Starobelsk, Kirova street, 37\24, zip code - 92700
phone - +380668365798

using pictures of fitness model Jen Selter

UKRAINE, KREMENNOYE 12/49 zip:92900
using stolen pictures of Daniella Grace Almeida

Red flags:

- professional looking pictures
- model-looking ladies
- quick attraction and talk to travel for a meeting
- suggestive photos and letters
- request for assistance with medical expenses for a small amount


We advise verification of lady's identity and pictures as soon as the correspondence starts to become serious. Also, please read our suggestions for private investigations and research in Eastern and Western Ukraine here

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Alla Habuk, novayajizn@topmailservice.com

 ....... will also end up as Translation Agency Scam.......

Contact me today in MBN as

UID 180437
Full Name Alla
Birth Year 1984
City Lugansk
Country Ukraine
Sex Woman
Interests (Personal Description)

Tell you later...

Hello!Write me please your e-mail address.My email novayajizn@topmailservice.com Affectionately yours Alla!

....... is a faked Domain

 Pic shows Sexchick Brandy from kitty-kats.net

Feel so great getting your letter, Dear xxxxx!!!

How are you? I hope I don't disturb you with my letter. I know that we
are always busy, but if we want Lover mate in our life we need to make
a little pause and try to find this person. Maybe you are my the one?
Maybe I am your the one too??))) Lets find out??? )))

It is a pity that you didn't attached any photo with your new letter.
You photos can make me closer to you. So I ask you put some in your
next letter. OK?) Please don't make your next answer so small.
Ok???Your answers are important for me. I need your attention!!!!!!!!

Soul mate needs to have some common interests and intentions,so at
first I want to say that I am serious woman and want to built our
relations and communication based on Honesty and Sincerity between
each other. Can you do the same? It is important.

You know that I am All and I will be 28 years old on the 25th of June.
I am not tall, just 160 cm. Do you know the proverb that small women
are for Real Love only??))))) I am the only child in my family. I have
mother Svetlana and father Oleg, they live and work far away in
Russian Federation. I miss them, but I am independent woman. I work in
social call center and help old people. I will never be wealthy
person, but I love to help people.

I love animals. Do you? I take care about my grandmother here in my
town Gluhiv.
She stays in nursing home and I visit her time to time.
She always tells me that I need to find good man for me. Maybe it is
you, Dear xxxxxx????

I am active person, who likes dancing, walking, smiling in good
company. I want to follow my grandmother's advice and try to soul
mate. Can you help me? In this difficult time for my county Ukraine I
want Love and not War!!!

Wait for your letter very soon,

Received: from server-consensus (unknown [])
by relay.24gomail.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id C581B80604
From: novayajizn@topmailservice.com

BSB-SERVICE Dedicated Server Hosting
B S B - Service GmbH
BSB Service GmbH is part of intergenia AG
50354 Huerth

To Pic 5 ........ a little Photoshop work......here the Original

...... this is Stables Market, Camden, London

No answer of my question when she went to UK........

I am really happy to hear from you again, Dear !!! Do you know that I
was waiting for your reply? Did you remember I asked you for photos?
Please don't be shy. I repeat that appearance is not the main for me,
but I want you to be open with me, as I am.

I just finished my working day and a little tired as there was a lot
of work today, but after coming here to the agency and reading your
letter, Dear xxxxx I feel much better:)) Yes, I am using translation
office to communicate with you. I am just started learning English, so
can't speak it myself
((( I rent the apartment, so there is no computer
in it((( I hope you don't mind me communicating in such way? can you
accept it? I am so interested in you and don't want to lose you in the
begging of our relations. What is your attitude?

I am looking for a man abroad and start learning English, cause I am
tired of chasing men here, just to find out they are shallow and only
into themselves. Also, a friend of mine has found a wonderful man this
way and they are very happy together. She talked me in to giving it a
shot. So, I am looking for beloved and loving man and I don't care
about his citizenship. And I don't feel myself as I do care a lot
about his age - of course, I would not like him to be several hundreds
years old, but mostly I don't care about age difference in ten or so
years - that doesn't really bother me, really.

I think that I should also mention that unfortunately I do not know
any foreign languages and use the services of translator. I know this
fact may confuse you because of having third part between us, that is
why I am already taking language courses here and hope that soon I
will be able to write to you by myself. But I hope that by then you
will not stop with me:-)

I think the most important thing in a relation is honesty. Your
partner is the one person that is even closer to you than your family,
so honesty means a lot.

Would love to stay in touch with you.
Waiting for your letter Alla!

I told her to use Google Translator coz its free instead of this Agency...... still no answer of my question again when she went to UK

Hello Dear xxxxx!!!

Do you know that I enjoy our correspondence a lot??? I enjoy reading
more about you. Please feel free to discuss any subject or ask me any
question you wish to ask. I am a very optimistic person!!! I always
need to have something to do, something to love, and something to hope

You asked me why I can not use Google Electronic translator or Write
in Russian. For this thing I would need to have the Internet and
computer,right?) I wrote you that the only computer, which I had -
took my mother, who work in Moscow now. Did you read about it? it is
the only reason for me to be in touch to use help of agency.

I'm looking not just for a man... I'm not like many other girls here.
I don't need just a handsome or rich boyfriend who will satisfy me in
bed and materially... that's not for me anymore. I changed my views on
life last years. I became more spiritually developed and want to see
that in my beloved man. Do you know what "spiritual beauty" means? If
yes, and if you have it, then you are just a man for me. Allow me to
see it then! :) My man should be kind and gentle... but when it's
necessary to be strict and rough. :) I want to notice his support and
protection. From my side I will do all the house work and surround my
husband with love and tender.

I will be waiting impatiently for your answer tomorrow,hope you will
write me a thoughtful letter and explain your emotions and feelings.
Kisses for you:) Already yours Alla

Now she've lost complete the overview..... I didn't told her to pay for a Passport ..... I've ask her 3x when she was in the UK

My Sweetheart!!!

I told you that my parents don't leave with me. Did you read my
letters or not at all???

When you will help me to pay for the passport, then I will be able to
fly to UK. Do you agree?

I am so happy to continue with you, but due my financial situation I
am not able to continue paying for the translation fees. If you know,
we have almost war here in Ukraine , because of Russian Federation. Do
you know? MY salary is frozen for 2 months. I have no costs at all,
but I also need to help my grandmother.

I don't want to lose LOVE, because of money. I am not about the money.
I am here with you, because of LOVE and want continue so much! I feel
uncomfortable to ask you for something, but only you can save our
connection now. I did everything I could. I paid 100 usd, but spent
everything on our translation and photo scanning.

Please tell me, if it can be possible to save our connection? I don't
need any penny for myself, I will put all the money on our account,
because I care about us a lot!!!!

It is the only way to be in touch for Now, because as I have already
written to you that I have no Internet and computer at home. Maybe you
don't like or trust agency, but it is REALLY the only chance to be in
contact for now. Can you trust me? I need you!Please answer no matter

With love,
Your Alla!

Seems Panic is not around coz she cannot answer my UK question, now the Bullpoopy from the Translator comes and give alot of headache coz things are confusing. Check the Link to Romancescam for Details.

The translation department of translation bureau "Aum"
Our web site http://www.aum.ru/ru/#Clients

Our contacts
Office numbers: +3 8 095 880 7226
+3 8 095 894 2374

Our office Mail address in GLUVIV:


All our licence documents you can find on our mail web site.

Dear Sir xxxxx,

We are sorry to interrupt Your correspondence with Alla, but we are
writing to inform You that ALLA is not able to pay for the
translation of Your correspondence with her right now.

Unfortunately, she has some financial problems,because of difficult
situation in Ukraine due to Revolution.

If you are serious about her and ready to help lady with your further
contact - we can send you our price list information and all DATA
info about your lady ALLA, who to help her.

Please Inform about your Decision, because it is very important for
the lady, which whom you are in touch.

!!!!!!!!Meantime, all Your letters are saved in Alla'S mail box until she
is able to pay for their translation!!!!!!!!

Hoping for further cooperation.

The Managertranslation bureau "Aum" In Gluviv Town
Mr. Nikolay Androson

Postal address of our Department is:

Gluhiv/ Sumskaya Oblast'
Kovpaka street 5
ZIP code: 41400

More BP from the Translator, he also don't want to answer question

The translation department of translation bureau "Aum"
Our web site http://www.aum.ru/ru/#Clients

Our contacts
Office numbers: +3 8 095 880 7226
+3 8 095 894 2374

Our office Mail address in GLUVIV:


All our licence documents you can find on our mail web site.

Dear Sir xxxxxx,

I have explained you the situation. AllA can not read answer your
letters till the account is refilled. If you want to help her, I can
provide you the necessary information. Have a good day!

We conduct services in the following manner: You e-mail a letter to
Alla, then we translate and print it for her. She replies to you, we
translate and print this letter and forward it to Alla. We type and
send it you to your address. We will notify you if a letter is
returned to us for any reason. When your account is about to over we
will send you a balance with detailed report of your expenses.

Here is information about our prices:

-translation and printing of ONE letter - 5 USA dollars
-scanning of one photo- 2 USA dollars
-printing of one photo - 2 USA dollars
-phone call translation- 10 USA dollars 10 minutes

The BEST UNLIMITED Propositions
If you interested in our UNLIMITED service the prices is:

"Unlimited translation with photos"

- one month "unlimited translation" - 150 USA dollars

- two month "unlimited translation" - 300 USA dollars;

- on week "unlimited translation" - 50 USA dollars

Cost of phone calls is not included in any service.

You can send the money through WESTERN UNION transfer
systems. You should write in your document:

Full name: Alla Habuk
Address: Gluhiv town /Sumskaya oblast'
Pushkina street 94

country: Ukraine
zip code: 41400

You can use also your credit card to send payment through the Western
Union service. You can do it on line on web site

We also accept bank account wire. Write us back for more information.

The Managertranslation bureau "Aum" In Gluviv Town
Mr. Nikolay Androson

Postal address of our Department is:

Gluhiv/ Sumskaya Oblast'
Kovpaka street 5
ZIP code: 41400


This scam could have been prevented with proper due diligence research.