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2006-09-21, 18:58:23
[hidden] from United States  
hello all just got another letter from 'Yulia' not an exact copy of ones I've seen here. also 1 more new photo that i also haven't seen here which i will post. also requested a few things in her next photo shoot which i will sure my reply in a few. it hought the one w/ the guitar was new, till i scrolled all the way up same with the parents one yes i did notice it was from 04
here is her letter:Rob,
hello dear,
I feel so lucky because I have met such a man from the first time and I will do all my best to meet you in real life soon.
Ok, this letter is going to be long too, so be ready to read it since I want you to know everything about me. I just don't want any misunderstanding between us.

I guess you have a right to know that I am not an angel like any other woman, I am just an ordinary girl with all ordinary human problems. Sometimes I can show my character and of course I don't expect you to be an angel too, I just want to meet a kind man. I am an easy-going person and can forgive almost everything, but there is one thing. I hate drunkers and rude men.

I love water and my favourite thing is swimming. I wish I could live near some sea or a ocean. You know, I have a dream. I want to see an ocean. I was always dreaming about it, sometimes I even think that I was a fish in my previous life ( hopefully some dolphin but not a shark).

I have graduated the Siberia State Univercity and I have a high degree or a license in trainers faculty and I can work as a fitness trainer or dance trainer. I like my profession and I wish I could work on this subject in some fitness club. I think it is very important to have a job which can give you not only a good salary but also good mood and get a pleasure from your job. What do you think? Unfortunately it is very hard to find such kind of job here becquse we have only a couple of such clubs and there is no vacancy.

Ok, some things wich I also like and don't like to do:
I love cooking and like make BBQ. I so much want to have a house of my own and make BBQs for my close people. I also dream to have a house with a fire place. I love cooking something new and something special. My friends were telling me that I need to work at a reastaurant.
I also love warm weather and I hate winters. Here in Russia winters are long and very cold.

I have never been married but I hope someday, I also don't have kids though I already have an experience of a baby sitter. Soemtime ago I had to stay at home because I couldn't find a job and I was helping my mother with my little brother. I hope one day to find that special one and it is impossible here in Russia because men are real drunkers and very rude.
In my previous e-mail I made a misprint. I asked you if you like string drinks. I wanted to say strong drinks.
I hate evil people and I hate politics. Last few years I associate politics with wars and as you can see from my letter I hate violance and wars.

What I like in a man? Faithfulness and honesty. He has to be open-minded and kind-hearted, also easy-going. And I believe that there cannot be any games in relationship between a man and a woman. It is very important for a man to be a kind man. maybe you think I am naive but i do belive that love and kindness makes our world still alive. Are you a kind man??? I do believe you are because soon I am flying to the USA and meet you there.

When I am in the USA I will rent some room near my future work and hopefully we shall spend free time together.
I have a questions. Is it ok for you if we live together. I mean if we like each other or maybe if there will be something more then just be friends. I think I will improve my English with your help and it will give us a chance to get to now each other better, who knows... We'll see. Do you have a big bed? (I am just joking).

I have a driving license but i am not sure if I am able to drive there in the USA, maybe you will give me a few good lessons.
My head is full of plans and ideas...

I am sorry for a long letter but I just wanted you to know me better. I am flying from Barnaul's airport to Moscow in a few hours. My flight will take about five hours!!! I think I will write you on Saturday.
As soon as I arrive in Moscow I will have to find a hotel or rent a room to live in before my flight to the USA. I have already been in Moscow and I know all these things, so it will not be a great problem for me.

I was told it will take about two more days to complete all my travel arrangements and I do hope to see you in a few days already!!! Even don't think to look at other girls since I am the best one for you! ( joke)

Your Yulia
now here's my reply
Hello my dear, Did you receive my replies and questions? If so, then why haven't you responded to them?The next pictures you send I would like a couple of things noticeable in them: a date stamp,brown shirt, beige pants or shorts, and outside next to a landmark, such as a park or something similar holding up the picture I sent you in my Iron Maiden tour shirt and of one the two reskins jersey pictures. The reason I ask these things is because I've seen some very disturbing things when I googled your home town. Some of the earlier letters you wrote me were exact copies of letters you had written other men. Upon further review of the site, I also discovered that you had gone by several different names.... so truly I have know idea which name is real my dear. I'm olny telling you these things because you told me truth and honesty is the most important and I agree, but what do you think I believe now? This current letter is the only one that is not an exact copy of the others, it have some things but not much.I'm giving you this chance to tell me that all this is not true before you fly to me and play me for a fool.
Bye for now my love

Keywords: brunette kneels on floor black skirt bed or sofa
2006-09-21, 22:55:23
anonymous from United States  
Tally ho!

Add me to the list. This is one busy scammer. I wish I could meet this brunnette tho. shame.

She goes by:
Yulia Kelmanova
my home address:
New Socolovo town,
Proletarskaya st. 12-4

'her' email is I'm only at the second letter so I haven't been hit for money yet, I hope the pics get better and that I havent seen them all here.

I found this site same way, did a yahoo search on 'her' home town. Thanks everyone! I doubt I would have sent her money anyway, but I might have drove to the airport.

I could post her letters but they aren't very different then all the ones above.
I think I'll see how far this goes...

Thanks Y'all!

2006-09-22, 00:42:38
anonymous from United States  
Hey Guys!
I don't think any of these photos are the scammer. Think! It's probably a guy (nigerian scam??? Remember?) who is trying the old nigerian scam twist. Don't send a link to this site. Send their e-mail to some place that will send them a lot of junk.
Sign them up for all the free laptops, ipods, anything since they want free stuff let's give it to them!!! That will shut them down!!! The scammers (cause it may be a group) should not know we know. Let's take em down and have some fun while we are at it!!!
These girls may be just innocent young girls who had thier photos high jacked. Also if you get a letter with broken English. Send back broken English so they won't get better at thier scam. We need to not give them tools to use against others. We need to get in contact with anyone and every one!!! Send this link to all your friends. Have them send it out to people they know.
I got some more pictures yesterday. The same as on this site. The letters are word for work. Take care! Let's get an e-war going on these people!
2006-09-22, 02:08:22
anonymous from United States  
I talked to a frend of mine that works in the local police dept. and his specilty is in internet fraud. He told me thaat as we know this is a VERY old scam but an effective one. He said a quick guess would be they would anywhere from 1 in 500 to 1 in 100 to send something. and with these being form letter they are send in one person could be in contact with 500 to 1000 people in a single day.

Also on the photos he told me that most likely thet the scammers hacked into a legit dating site. Then took photos and presonal info of girls on that site. He was in on a bust of a simaler scam here.

Unfortunitly he told me that because that this is an international scam it will be very difficault if not impossible to catch this group
2006-09-22, 04:29:38
anonymous from United States  
that was my third or forth letter
2006-09-22, 11:51:38
anonymous from United States  
We don't know who these people are. They could be a whole group. Russian M*fi*? All organized to pull down what they can $$$. Who knows maybe the cops are in on it in their town. If you can't see who is on the other side of the screen you know you are in cyberhell. Stolen credit card numbers is a good idea. Also phoney credit card numbers. How bout some of them they send in the mail? You know the ones they entice you with to get their card. I like the pictures with money and the bird! Good show!!! Take care all.
2006-09-23, 16:14:33
Mrs. C from United States  
you said
'These girls may be just innocent young girls who had thier photos high jacked.'
I find it hard to beleave that the girls in the picks are not involved
How would anyone have 20 or more pics of the same girl without her knowing it
so many also seem to be the same patterns

Never sign their full name on the passport. it is suppose to be a legle document?
Professional looking headshots
in front of a window with lace curtans
at some russian landmark
at a home
on a bed showing some skin
outside with trees
at the beach in swim suite
with roses or a plant
with stuffed animals
in 'low rise' warn looking jeans that buy the way are the latest style.. here in the USA I was shocked to see the prices of over a hundred bucks for them
2006-09-24, 10:54:30
[hidden] from United States  
just got the email about sending money. By now I knew she was scamming me, but decided to let it ride for now, but now I had enough

Hello again, Rob!
You know that I am in Moscow and I think I have already done almost the half of my trip preparations.
Everything is going so fast and I cannot believe I will be on the plane to come to you in a few days.
Frankly speaking I am very tired. Everything is not so easy as I thought it would be.
It is rather hard business because of many barriers in this item.
You even can't imagine how glad I am to meet you and I feel so great thinking about it.
And now I feel better to know that I will not be alone ethere in the USA.
I have some news about my trip.
This is the schedule of my flight. It is a round trip ticket because for getting visa in the Embassy I
must have a two-way ticket. That is the law.

Information for YULIA KELMANOVA:

'Universal Travel Agency' 129465 Moscow, Lugovaya 56,
office 31. phones +7 (095)7978174, +7 9122954558
Please use our service.

Best regards. Manager Kozlov Sergey

Flight: 30 September, 2006
Moscow, Russia - USA
SU 317 Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
Terminal 2 15:00
Dulles Int'l (IAD), Washington, District of Columbia, USA 17:20
763 10h20min

Return flight: 28 December, 2006
USA - Moscow, Russia
SU 253 Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
Terminal 2 08:55
Charles De Gaulle (CDG), Paris, France
Terminal 2C 10:45
321 14h27min
US Airways
USUA 6295 OP Charles De Gaulle (CDG), Paris, France
Terminal 1 13:00
Dulles Int'l (IAD), Washington, District of Columbia, USA 15:22

Price: USD 1190.00+ Round trip tickets. Eco.class.

----------------------------------------------------------- -------

I am very glad to know that we are almost near our goal and our meeting is waiting for us in a few days.
I think I will call you from the airport and wait for you there in case you
cannot be there in time to meet me. I shall wait as much as necessary.
It will not be a problem for me to wait for you because this will be the end of my long trip to you
and besides I will have some time to go to the ladies' room and make myself look better after a long flight.
So you will see me in a good shape.

The tickets are booked already and I will buy them right before the interview in the Embassy
to get my visa. People from the Embassy must be sure that I am not going to your country some illegal way
and stay there illegally, that is why my tickets should be two-way. That is the rule.
And honey, the problem is that I have some money but my flight from Barnaul to
Moscow costed a lot ( about 400$) and I had to give 100$ more to complete all travel papers and 30$ to open my visa.
Besides I have to pay for the room renting about 25$ every day ( I even don't have a telephone there),
I told you it is a very expensive city.
The flight from Barnaul to Moscow costed so much because the distance is too long.
It is my fault, I know. My parents told me to us the train
but I so much wanted to get by plane because I have flied before.

Besides the flight tickets cost much more now because after the New Year the prices for the
gasolne got much higher. I need to buy the tickets before my interview because I told
you that this is the rule before my visa issuance. Maybe you can borrow me some money?
I cannot live here too long because every day I have to spend money for a living.
Even the cup of tea costs almost two dollars.

I think it is not too great amount of money I ask and I am sure I will be able to to the return
you the money back in a few weeks after my arriving. I will earn some money and forst of all I will
return you all the money back.
At the agency they told me that you can send the money by Western Union.
It is pretty easy to use their services. The manager of the agency explained me how this system works.
It is instant worldwide money transfer system.
All you need to know is my first name and my last name and also the address where to send the money.
Once you do this, I will be able to pick up the money in any local Western Union in office in Moscow.
We need to do very fast because we don't have much time till my interview.
If everything will be allright and I but the tickets, I will be on this flight and come to you!
You need to send me transfer info and MTCN ( money transfer control number) I will get the cash.
I kiss you many many times!!!!
I am tired so much today, you know it is very hard to live in such city alone. So many different emotions...
See you soon, my darling!!!

Oh, silly me! I almost forgot to give you my full name and my address here in Moscow ( where I rent a room).
Country : Russia
City: Moscow
Address: Sovetskaya 24 kor.4 - 192
postal code (zip) : 117303
Full name: Yulia Kelmanova ( this is the right writing in English)

I have yet about 400 $ and I need about 950$ more from your side with all travel needs and living here till my flight.
If everything will be great between us I will be able to stay with you longer then three months ( I can stay maximum for six months because it is my first trip to the USA) All we will have to do is to change my return ticket date flight.
I so much hope that you will help me now, I don't know anybody here and that is why I thank you in advance for your help.
See you soon, Rob!

Don 't leave me alone here, PLEASE!!!!
I will be mor ethen greatful when we meet....
I am sorry tht my letter is not so warm but I am realy tired as never.
your Yulia
2006-09-24, 17:26:32
anonymous from United States  
Yulia Kelmanova has posted these same letters and pictures to me. She or he found me on the dating site scamming that site too). Her e-mail address is I am so thankful that I went to look up her home town and found this site. Thanks guys
2006-09-24, 20:11:05 from United States  
hey guy's be very aware of her.... she'll saturate with emails then, when u tell her u won't send the money.. u here nothing.. at least i haven't too bad shee''''''''''s hot love to get in bed w/her if the pics were true.
see ya'll
2006-09-25, 09:57:07
anonymous from United States  
just got my final letter kinda of it was a pic of the middle finger
2006-09-25, 11:26:18
anonymous from United States  
unrea!! Ive just got two e-mails from her.i started looking in it,thank god that i was looking up her collage an this pop up!!thanks guys,you save me , people shouldnt (people like her)have computers,there are good people out there !sorry to all!!!!
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Keywords: actress flowers
2006-09-25, 13:10:46
Mrs. C from United States  
The scammer uses pictures of a Russian actress Ekaterina Guseva.

2006-09-27, 18:51:44
anonymous from United States  
hey annonymous 9/25 @ 11:26, what dating site were you on? my was now onto mrs. c, your link doesn't work. please correct that so i can tell if that is true.
2006-09-28, 01:59:55
Mrs. C from United States  
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