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.