I do not know what to start my letter with. I feel shame and
offended. I just want to tell you that I am completely serious.
I have serious intentions to come to you and I am not going
to lie to you. I am not a silly little girl that plays games
to get money. Can’t you see it from my letters? I understand
that I should settle down already and that is why I am going to
move to another country. I know that in Russia I will not be
able to have a strong family and good job. I will be unhappy.
Here men don’t look at women as you do it. I have decided to
move long time ago. But couldn’t start doing it before I met
you. I didn’t want to go to your country without you.
I wish to tell, that you did not worry for tickets.
I need about 600 USD to buy tickets. But I don't need it now.
I will need to buy the ticket when I shall receive the visa.
I will try to find money by this time. I understand what you think
now. If I can't find 240 USD then how could I find 600 USD.
It is easy. I am going to sell my fur coat. It is a very expensive fur
and I can sell it for 600-800 USD. I have already made an
advertisement of sale. But I may not be able to sell it for some
days. If I do not do it now, then they could just refuse me in it.
Don't worry! I will have money for the ticket. I promise you!
I asked you to send me 240 USD. And I feel shame for this. But
I had no other choice then to ask you. The problem is that I have
only 7-10 days to pay for my visa. I didn’t realize I would need
the money so urgently. They took my papers and told me that I
wouldn’t pay in 7-10 days, they would just refuse me. And then
I will not have another chance to get visa to your country.
It was a shock for me . I thought that I could just leave the
papers and then pay for it before the trip. I think
I would be able to find the money by that time. But it was
beyond my forces/ I was shocked. I went to all my friends and
acquaintances. But all refused to me. They don’t give such a
big sum of money. I don’t ask my parents as they just don’t
give me money. When the last time I asked them to help me,
they refused me. They told me they had to support my
Brother and themselves. It hurt me. That is why I do not ask
them about anything any more and I almost don’t talk to them.
I asked my friend Vika to help me, but she had not such money.
She is married and has a child. And recently they have bought
an apartment and took it in credit. I also went to the bank
to check there. But they even didn’t listen to me. My salary
is only 120 USD. And they just can’t give me 240 USD. I had
tears. That is why I decided to ask you. And I feel shame
for this. I understand that it is very difficult for you to
trust the girl you have never seen before. Lots of Russian
women lied to foreigners. But I am not the same. I am real.
And I am not going to lie to you! I promise!
I know that 240 USD is not such a big sum of money in your
country. And I ask you this money not as A present to me,
I am going to give them back to you. As soon
as I come there and start working I will give you money
back. I told you I was going to study and to work. I will
be able to pay for my studies and for my accommodation.
I already told you I was going to get a student visa.
I will be able to come to your country and to choose any
university or college. I can stay there as soon as I finish it.
I am going to choose the one that is close to you to be able
to see you often.
You are really a very dear person to me and I want to be
with you and if you fall in love with me, we can get married
in the future. If we are together, we will build our future
together. I am not the one who wants to get everything in
at once. WE will work together and pay our bills. I understand
that family is for the rest of the life in joy and sorrows.
And I will understand if you decide not to have a family with
me, and we can just be friends. I will understand if you fall
in love with another woman. You can’t order your heart who to
love. I understand that you can like me through the letters
but in real life you may not fall in love with me...
I ask you one more time, please, understand me and send me 240USD.
I already told you that you have to send me money to my city.
You should use Western Union or Money Gram for this.
And use my address that I have sent to you.
You should send money to Novosibirsk for my name.
My full name - Mariya Podhalimova.
Mariya - this is my name.
Podhalimova - is my last name.
I already wrote to you, my address-
Number apartment: - 20,
Name street - Sibirskaya 57,
City - Novosibirsk,
Region (state) - Novosibirskaya oblast,
Zip code - 630132,
Country - Russia.
You can send money through MoneyGram:
23 ORDZHONIKIDZE ULITSA
NOVOSIBIRSK, 630132, RUSSIA
KURCHATOVA ULITSA 1
NOVOSIBIRSK, 630129, RUSSIA
ZABALUEVA ULITSA 51-1
NOVOSIBIRSK, 630071, RUSSIA
You can send money through Western Union:
Novosibirsk, 630005, Russia.
Novosibirsk, 630099, Russia.
You don’t need anything else to send the money.
As soon as you send the money they will give you secret number
( MTCN or Reference Number ). And you’ll have to tell me it.
Or I will not be able to get the money without it.
As I already told you could get all the information and
the address of the office at the site -
I don’t know what else to say for you to send me money as
soon as possible as my time is limited.
Next time they will just refuse me in visa. I wrote you all
the truth in this letter. I am sincere and open with you.
I hope that you will understand me and decide to meet with
me. Please, believe me and send me 240 USD. And please, remember
that I have only 7-10 days to pay for it.
yeah, i nearly got scammed by yana shulgar , nearly had me fooled, seemed really nice, said in ist letter was a nice girl and did,nt want money , after that kept asking for 240 us dollars to pay for visa,st found out recently shes a scammer and has more names than i have underpants,i,ve hada lucky escape and did,nt send this scumbag money, people like this are scum, This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Natalia
anonymous from Canada
and yet another identity. Photoshop makes miracles these days
The letter,shown above,is word for word what she sent me.I am a 60y/o divorced and lonely man from the USA,and she knew it.She tried to exploit my lonliness,and was almost successful.I was pathetic enough to believe she might be for real.Fortunately I found this site and my eyes were opened before I made a bigger fool of myself.I knew her as Mariya Podhalimova. Even the photos,and her dress,are the same as what she sent me.
anonymous from United Kingdom
i'm in contact with somebody in Nigeria,who claims to be from Florida, and is there to 'claim her late father's property'
He/she is sending me pictures of who I believe to be 'porn actress' Raven Riley,,,
I wrote back to Mariya and told her I found this site.I told her I knew she was a scammer and that she had taken money from others.I also made it clear I would NOT send money.I expected her to stop writing,but now she is still writing and says she has her visa and ticket and still wants to come to the United States and see me.We all know this is B***S***,but what do you think her angle is?Has anyone else received a similar letter?
Scammers don't give up so easily... 'She' probably will ask for ''show money'' for Customs.
Please do not inform scammers about this site! Let them do their own research!
If letting 'Mariya' know about this site can keep even one gullible guy safe from her,then it's worth it.No offense intended,but I'll handle this in my own way.Good luck to us all.
anonymous from United Kingdom
what is her real name, yana shulga, or all the other names she has , i am just glad i did,nt fall for this scamming bitch, in all my time , ive never known a person you don,t really know, ask for money, for visa and ticket, she reckoned she sold her fur coat, then had to go to moscow for her visa and to book a flight to manchester which was 900 us dollars, had a feeling all the time she was a scammer, people i talk to warned me about russian scammers, only after money, glad i did,nt fall into her trap, but i won,t lend money to any person i did,nt know, i still don,t know how she got my email address, so rot in hell yana shulga, you are the scum of the earth, good riddance, who ever you are,