Lugansk legacy in online dating scams This ominous past laid a vicious stigma on the city. Many scammers and spammers from Lugansk also try to register profiles on respected and well-known match-making sites, such as R4B here, in order to scam their users. Steer clear of all such schemes, if it looks too good to be true, in all probability it is. The city saw a rapid development, it became a large Eastern European industrial hub. The city history traces back to , when a metal factory was founded there by the British entrepreneur Charles Gascoigne. When Ukraine gained independence, the economic turmoil of the nineties threw the city into the not-that-tender embrace of all sorts of vices — drugs, bootlegging, prostitution, you name it.