Scammers have been profiting from the war in Ukraine by spreading psychological appeals throughout the internet and stealing identities.

International Disinformation Reporter Hannah Gelbart investigates their emotionally billed methods, and follows digital paper trails throughout the internet

Listen to the episode ‘War frauds: The criminals exploiting conflict in Ukraine’ from BBC Trending.

Watch the documentary on BBC Information iPlayer ‘Victims of Ukraine War Scams’ in the United kingdom and BBC News YouTube globally.

Developed by Soraya Auer and Hannah Gelbart for BBC Global Actuality Examine and the Worldwide Disinformation Unit.

Motion graphics by Naomi Goddard

Additional filming by Marek Polaszewski, Dickon Mager, Greg Shea

Edited by Frik Reinecke and Paul Mullen

Supplemental investigation by Ax Sharma and Paul Myers