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Today I got this letter from Maria who supposedly lives near Omsk in Russia. It is a form letter as well, I can tell that much already, and I also post the photos.
She sent me an email from an account at match.com, but by the time I got to read her email, her match.com account was already closed. However, she had left me a yahoo email address (email@example.com) which I briefly answered.
I received the following (form letter) answer, with 3 pictures - one of which you see here to the left, the other 2 are at the end of this posting:
Return-Path: X-Account-Key: account2
Received: from smtp109.plus.mail.re2.yahoo.com (smtp109.plus.mail.re2.yahoo.com [184.108.40.206])
by plus50.host4u.net (8.11.6/8.11.6) with SMTP id k08Fvm630428
for ; Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:57:50 -0600
Received: from unknown (HELO LAB) (firstname.lastname@example.org with login)
by smtp109.plus.mail.re2.yahoo.com with SMTP; 8 Jan 2006 15:57:39 -0000
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180
How are you doing? I have to appologize in advance that
I cannot write you back at once because I don't have
a computer at home and I have to use an Internet cafe to write you. It i slocated not so far from my home.
First of all I'd like to thank you for responding me back
and I should be honest with you, I live in Russia.
I hope that doesn't scare you off. At least you can read my lettter up to the end and see if you want to
correspond with me or not. If you ask me why I put my profile not as Russian one, I will tell you.
Match.com was adviced to me by a friend, but I will tell you about it later. Unfortunately when I started with
my profile, there was no country listed as Russia, so I wrote that I am not in Russia.
I didn't want to lie or something about the country I live in, I hope you understand.
Ok, I guess I have to tell you about myself. I live in a village named Beregovoy.
If you want to see my city on the map it located not far from big city Omsk.
I have never been to your country but still I like this country traditions, customs... You I see graduated the faculty of Foreign
Languages in a College for three years and I write you without translator.
Once when I was studying at the College I had a chance to talk with an English man, but this was the only person
I talked in English face to face.
If you are still intersted here is some more information about me:
Despite of the Autumn it is still pretty warm here ( about zero centigrades) though usually it is colder.
And what about you? Is it warm there or cold?
You know I feel very lonely here in Russia because I couldn't find the right man for myself.
I know that there is no ideal people and I don't rush into it but still I believe that there is a man that will love me
just for who I am, with all my advatages and disadvantages. I want to settle down and have a family of my own.
A friend of mine who adviced me match.com also put her profile there and she found her real love there.
Now she lives with her husband and two kids are living in Germany, in province not far from Berlin.
Everybody wants to be happy and me too. I am not after money or sugar daddies or better life. Age difference is
also not important.
I am just an ordinary woman who wants to be happy. Maybe if I had family here in Russia I wouldn't even think to
write an American man, but I am an orphan and nothing keeps me to try to find love somewehere far from Russia.
My friends know about my idea and they support me and wish me oly happiness.
I guess you are interested in my likes and dislikes and etc:
- I am an orphan
- I work as a surgeon in a city hospital ( I graduated school, then I graduated College and
after that I got a diploma of a surgeon in Medical Academy) and you know I like my job, I like helping people and sometimes
safe their lives.
-I like almost all kinds of music but most of all I prefer Classical music and I hate rap.
-My favourite color os blue
-My favourite flowers are white lilies
-I love pets and anymals but unfortunately I spend too much time at work and that is why I have no possibility
to have a cat or a dog
- I am Christian and go to Church 2-4 times per month
- I have never been married and I have no kids
- I adore cooking and my fafourite food is Russian and Italian. My favourite dish is lasagna.
- I have a driving license but I have no car
- I like to go to cinemas and theatres but I don't like disco because it is very noisy there and it is always overcrowded.
- I don't smoke and I drink socially ( for example a glass of red wine)
- I don't have tattoos or piercings exept for my ears.
- I don't like winter but winters are usually cold in Russia
What else? I guess that is all for today. If you are really interested, please write me as soon as you can
I will reply to you. I hope you didn't get tired of my long e-mail, I just wanted you to have a better idea
of me. And you please write me more about yourself, your likes and dislikes, about the place you live in.
A couple of pictures of you would be very much appreciated.
Please write me back today or tomorrow.
Add another rhat has recieved the same letters and photos,pity the poor dude that gets duped by this scam.Do they think nobody has heard of googling.Shame though she s convincing and gorgeous.
anonymous from Brazil
Anyone ever met or heard of a guy who actualy met one of these girls? Or even married as many of the russian websites show ? I wander.. we have a lot of victims.. where are all the lucky ones? Looks like there are NONE... its not just these girls, to me it looks like THE ENTIRE WEB SITE, and RUSSIAN WOMAN concept is a huge scan.. these girls must be whores or poor ladies who made a quick money by taking a easter, xmas, new year, friends, family, holding roses and cards, and some average normal pictures.. then they sign a form allowing these websites to use as they will... so the company pays translators to write as woman... (or they have real girls (fat and ugly) writing emails every day - therefore the duplicated letters... why should they write 30 different emails per day if they can just copy and past? its for different people anyway.. what are the chances of them meeting eacth other? (they forgot google lol).. Its unhuman to manage to write different emails.. even if they DO try to.. it will end up with a serial of emails....
Every country is the same, it does not matter if its a poor, painful or great and rich place.. if a girl is beautiful and fun to be with there will be plenty of guys to date and conquer them... why would such amazingly beautiful, hot, sexy, incredible, stunning woman be left with the option to find a husband thru a dating website? There is some serious shit going on in russia if these STUNNING woman cant get a local date.. where are all the guys? Do any of you have any idea of the number of people that there is in russia only? How many of them are man? And how many are hot enough to be a candidate to these hot ladies? There is no way that these girls www.anastasiaweb.com are real.. just search for BLONDE, BLUE/GREEN EYE in advanced search.. why.. why these stunning woman are single? Why looking for guys on a website? Why they dont care for age? I mean.. a 20 year old girl looking for 24-45 ? Is she insane or a reverted-pedophile? When she gets 40 the guy will be 85 ? Obviously two conclusions: Money sucker or the girl does not exist.. she got paid to take some pictures holding roses just to prove she received the correspondent gift. Oh yea.. I will pay to send messages when hell frozes over.
anonymous from Brazil
I am very picky about girlfriends.. in all my years I had only one serious relationship, a blonde with greeneyes.. stunning... after her, I coudnt find a better one (I only want original-born blonde, with green or blue eye) call me crazzy or whatever.. I will NOT marrie if I dont get that kind of woman... thats why I decided to seek russian woman... I mean.. just search for blonde-blue/green eyed at the 19-24 years old.. its impossible... not only there are so many but after adding some in my favorites I actualy got around 40 first mail letters from them, including 10 from my favorite list...... How is that possible? It is too good to be true, I am not ulgy.. but from my personal experience in finding stunning girls... its just too impossible.. or there is something AMAZING going on in russia. Some of the ladies make me want to buy the 300 bucks credits and start talking to them... but I just get real.. there is no way that they are actualy real woman, all I can see is a crap typer on a chair making these fake emails.. All my years going to pubs and around, I have seen.. adound 9 stunning blonde-born woman at the same age as myself.. only one got serious with me... now this anastasia website gets 10 stunning woman interested in me per week.... no way.... if that is real.. can you imagine what will happen if we all go to russia and simply WALK on a street ? I think it will be just like a celebrity from hollywood... stunning woman running at you 'OHH LOVE ME, TAKE ME TO THE USA'.. LOL. I mean.. the country must be beautiful.. only beautiful woman there... Just go to an american dating (normal one) website and look the average of beauty.. its so RARE to find beautiful girls in there.. not just american, but probably any dating website... but when its about russian you can HARDLY find an ugly one.
anonymous from United States
I'm glad I found this web site. I already knew there was a big scam going on. It's not hard to figure out when you have it going on with five of them at the same time. They may send email everyday for a month and never mention money but just play along with them and you will see in the end it's send money for travel. The first thing to look for is they have no phone in their home or computer they all work out of an internet cafe. I have so many letters. I wish you could read the last one from Natalia after I turned her down. They don't want to give up. I don't think I have apicture of tiffini from Nigeria but here's Natalia, Kity, Larisa, and I don't have the other what's her name from Russia. I don't seem to be able to show but one picture but trust me they are all beautiful and very convencing.
Ok I found this web site glad I did, but this is to much fun maybe I will get some hot pic I will try lol
email@example.com from United States
Actually I don't blame the girls in the photos but the Russian Mob that is behind such extortions. It seems someone may have gotten hold of photos either from a photographer or even photo websites - plus they use the same letters in all writings. They take advantage of ladies for profit and usually some government agencies over there profit as well. There are reputable agencies for meeting and marrying ladies from other countries but they are not just 'fishing' the web for men like this. A co-worker of mine used such a site, married one and now has a son and doing fine.
The person I believe behind this is the one from that bogus travel agency - Amadeus Travel - that makes the request for funds in the woman's name - seeking it to be sent via Weatern Union or to his company's bank account in Austria. These gals probably don't get a dime or even know their photos are flying all over the U.S.
And there are ladies in those countries that seek older men for marriage for security, financial support and have established themselves as good providers. But also remember that countries like The Philippines and Russia do NOT allow their single women travel Visas due to the fact that many have ended up as slaves in the Middle East, in sex clubs in the Caribbean and Northern Europe or as Homicide victims as many documentaries have shown. So don't be fast to judge the ladies in the photos - rather be against the groups behind these scams of Extortion - which is all it is.
firstname.lastname@example.org from United States
Wanna see something funny? Go to www.agencyscams.com/photos1.htm They even used a photo of JESSICA ALBA and used the name OLGA OREHOVA. How stupid is that?
anonymous from Australia
Looks like they havespread there wings to MySpace now got this in my private message box:
My email: MariaLEZH@yandex.ru
My name is Maria and me of 26 years.
I live in Russia the city of Kazan could.
I like to prepare for m many other things.
I liked your structure and I hope that we can start to correspond with you.
I yet do not know your email but if you will write me the letter on my email that I I shall be very glad to begin to correspond with you.
Write to me from the E-Mail on my which I to you now I shall write once again.
It is my email.
Write to me the letter and I shall be glad to begin relations with you.
The great thing is that these morons fail to realize we can look up anything world wide on the Internet, which is what I did to debunk a lot of what they were trying to say or request. I even found an english language page for the towns they (she) said she lived in and did some research - finding that no such travel agency they requested the funds to be sent to ever existed. They also stated that her round trip plane ticket would cost $750 yet I checked with the Russian Airline AEROFLOT and such a ticket costs over $1,800. Just take these letters with a grain of salt and then do some research. It's fun to shoot them down.
anonymous from United States
Yes, I signed onto Match.com a few weeks ago to try my luck. I've received e-mails from a few of the ladies with photos above. It's pretty funny stuff but sad for those who have sent money. I could tell immediately it was a scam. None of my e-mails and comments were address directly. None of my questions addressed at all. Be aware. If it looks to good to be true, it is.
Hey Guys, well I found this site after I had 9 days of silence from Yulia after sending thru a quote from Amadeus Travel. Thing here was that I am in Australia and the quote was Russia return USA.......silence began when I replied to Amadeus for a reworked quote....yep I was suckered (with scepticism) right up until the 11th hour. I was thinking that there might have been issues in different respects...yep con came to mind but being the sucker that I am (for a heart and a pretty face) I also considered that something may have happened to her. I undertook a www search for a directory of Hospitals in Baikalsk with the intent of performingthe customery ring around...before I got to the Directory, I found the 'blacklist'......this whole thing sucks.......yep we all stood to lose money but those of us who were falling the wrong way well this is emotionally screwed......nobody has the right to f*ck with people like this. I live my life as a witch (yeah ok scoff where you will but I do not judge you) and I can make life different for these arseholes but it goes against the rede but should some sort of organised mass action be planned....count me in. I'm not interested in financial gain but I sure would like to visit Russia and have a peek.
Thanks sincerely for those who took the time to initiate this and to those who have taken the time to add to it......I will not add new pics or addy's coz everthing I have is same same but different to what is here already.....cheers