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2006-09-28, 22:32:33 from United States  
Hi! I can't believe I'm seeing all of the same letters and pictures I have received from Yulia was contacted on At first I thought the letters were genuine, until many important questions I asked in my emails were never answered.
I became more and more suspicious. Today, I received the letter asking for money. I was also sent all the flight information to come to New Jersey on Sept 30th...using the same travel agency: 'Universal Travel Agency'. When I searched that name, I found out what I had suspected...this was all a SCAM. One thing led to another...I searched Yulia Kelmanova's name and it somehow got me here. THANK YOU!!! I want to bring these people down!!! How can we do it? Thanks for shedding the light...if you have any advice... please email me. Thanks! Joe D
2006-09-28, 23:36:06
anonymous from United States  
More of the same, here are several photos and emails...

Elena #1 of 6 from email

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 sister. 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 going to Moscow in a few hours. My trip will take

about five hours!!! I think I will write you on Teusday.
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 Elena
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2006-09-28, 23:38:54
anonymous from United States  
Elena #2 of 6 from

Thank you for your reply. I was very glad to see your reply in my inbox mail.
That would be right if I tell you more about me and my life because we have a chance to meet in real life
and thus we need to get to know each other better and you please also tell me more.

I am just a simple and ordinary girl with my own interests, hobbies and tastes.
I guess I will start from telling you about things which
also want to know from you, so you'll see my questions.
As you know my name is Elena and my last name is Karpunina.
I am 27 years old and on 7 Oct I will be 28. I am about 168 cm tall and my weight is about 53kg.

My body sizes are 96-62-91cm. I have brown hair and brown eyes
which you can see from my photos.

I know that many women abroad have possibility to improve their bodies and faces
and they look so beautiful. Unfortunately it is impossible here in Russia because even though
we live in Russia, this country is still far from civilization.
But I still think that natural beauty is far better.

I have a sister and my parents, but unfortunately i dont have pics to send you via email now. But i will try to find one.
Unfortunately we live in a two-room small appartment and it is not very
comfortable and not convenient. Honestly there is nothing good in the fact that I was
born and live in a small town of Russia.
There is no chance for a good living and it is very hard to fnd a job here.
All young people leave towns and go to big cities searching for work but unfortunately there is also
no luck for them in big cities since nobody is waiting for them there.
Living in Russia is living all by myself. It is a good and cruel school of life.

I hope that in the future I will work as a fitness trainer because I have a cetrificate and I am good at this.
I 've been working for two years as a fitness trainer and it was the best time in my life.

I don't smoke and drink socially, my preference in alcohol is red wine,
but only a glass or maybe two. I tried to smoke when I was younger. Silly me!
But I think almost everybody try to smoke when you are a kid, right?
I try to take care of my body and face as much as it is possible. I wasn't born yesterday and
I know that almost all 'men love women by their eyes', I mean this or that way woman's
appearence is very important for a man.

Speaking about my trip. I will come to the USA this month but I don't know when exactly,
I know that I will have alldocuments to travel very soon and I will travel to Moscow
again to complete all travel preparations.
I will get a visa and buy a ticket and then fly to the USA. I even don't know where exactly
I am flying because I haven't decided yet. I can choose almost any state to stay that
is why I need to know the name of the nearest international airport to you.
I just want to have somebody waiting for me at the airport and not to be alone there.
I will fly to the USA rght from Moscow and I hope you will want to meet me at the airport and
be my guide and besides it would be great to meet with you face to face and spend time together.
I know that it is not an easy thing as it might seem but there is nothing impossible, right?

I will be more then glad to know wthat you understand me and my thoughts and you are
with me in this question, but if not, then please tell me that you're not
interested in me and don't want to meet me, ok?

I think I shoud close this letter. It is no good that I don't have a computer at home
and have to send my letters to you from the Internet cafe which is far from my home.
I wish I could talk to you on the phone, but unfortunately we don;t have possibility for international calls
( I can't call you and you can't call me because we have here four-digital phone numbers).
It is possible to make international phone calls only from big cities.

Ok, that is enough for today. If I didn't tell you something which is important for you or maybe missed something,
don't be angry. Just ask me and I will answer for sure.

I will be here in the Internet cafe , because I have a lot of preparations before
going to Moscow. Pleae write me and don't forget me!!!

Elena Karpunina

my home address:
Tver, Pushkinovo 12-4

PS Please send me as many photos of you as possible so that I will know you at the airport.
And one more thing. I have a very important question for you:
- do you like strong drinks?
- if so how many and how often?

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2006-09-28, 23:39:20
anonymous from United States  
Elena #3 of 6

Well, hello my dear!!!
It is me again. I cannot belive I am in Moscow already. It was a wonderful

flight for me and everything went well. You know on the board of the plane I

was given a galss of red wine and you know what? I have never had such tasty

wine before.
Moscow us incredibly big city and it takes for abut few hours to get from one

end of the city to another and the traffcit is horribly heavy here. Youknow

even though Moscow is a capital of our big country, it is just like some

country. Different people, life and the prices are very very high. People are

very rude and angry, they always rush in a hurry and always trying to be


When I got off the plane and was waiting for baggage a policeman came up to me

and asked me to show my passport. They are all crazy here because of the

terrorism. I understand that they are cautious but still I think it is

humiliating. I took a taxi from the airport. You know it is not like usual

taxi, it is like a small bus. It takes about ten people and costs much less

then a usual car taxi and besides this 'bus-taxi' is very comfortable and the

driver was very polite which happens seldom in Moscow.He even was telling us

about Moscow and monuments while taking us down to the destionation.

Life is very expensive here. I was shopping today buying some food and all

every-day food costs a few times expensive then in my place. All the rest

general things costs a lot of money too.
I rent a room in the appartment and an old woman asked me to be cautious when

I fly ot the USA but I made up my mind and I will fly ot you and meet you

because you are a kind and good man and won't do me any harm, I feel it.
I am sorry if my letter sounds starnge to you but everything is mixed up in my

head and I am so excited about my trip. My feelings are overwhelming me.

I was also at the agency today and my trip information is not ready yet, but

they promised I will have this info tomorrow. So, once again I need you to

give me the name of the state and the exact full name of the airport because

there are similar names of the airports in different states. I don't want to

arrive in some other airport. I also need to know your full name and your full

ltelephone number ( includng country code) in case we get lost or something.

Tomorrow I will write you with all the information. Excited??? Me too!!!
Well, I will cose this letter. Please write me as soon as possible.
See you soon!!!

Elena with a great kiss from Moscow!!!
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2006-09-28, 23:39:52
anonymous from United States  
Elena #4 of 6

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2006-09-28, 23:44:22
anonymous from United States  
Elena #5 of 6

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2006-09-28, 23:44:41
anonymous from United States  
Elena # 6 of 6

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2006-09-29, 17:11:31 from United States  
Geees how many f***king names does she go by? and those photos,(at least the last ones weren't even her's. man, she's or he's busy trying to get us 2 send money!!! This is the USA, we're smarter than that!!!
2006-09-29, 20:56:59
[hidden] from United States  
This little tart used the names Natailia Popova and Natalia Popowa with me during the same encounter, guess she changed her name part way through it! lol
Addresses she used with me were : for both spellings of the name I see.

This girl has TONS of photos and alt names out there, you browse through the other scammer sights long enough and you will see her pics everywhere! Multiple names with each one. She should have her own thread!

She was my 'first' scam, I did not even know about these sights until researching my current contacts who had me feeling like I was being set up again. Told her I could give her the money she wanted AFTER she got off the plane and was in my arms! :) No, she never showed, imagine that.
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2006-10-01, 00:29:59
anonymous from United States  
Hi guys,

Yulia was using and contacted me through under the name of someone in Virginia.

All the same letters and photos, but there is the student one that is new. I'll add that one. Plus her guitar photo is great. Notice the guitar is upside down! She is acting like she is so moved by the music she is playing, having an artistic moment in Siberia. What a freak. That chord is gonna sound as bad as she is. She didn't get to the 'send money' part yet, but I'm sure it was coming. I told her no way when she invited herself to move in and then she tried one more seductive letter and then bailed. I figure I've had enough gorgeous freaks in the past and didn't need another one. But her whole story was freaky. Thanks for exposing her.

2006-10-01, 00:37:23
anonymous from United States  
Yulia (pronounced You liar.....the r is silent),

Upside down guitarist photo.
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2006-10-01, 00:40:46
anonymous from United States  
2006-10-01, 11:30:17
anonymous from United States  
Another one! I'm on a Russian Dating Scam roll! Lucky me! First Yulia, and now Svetlana.

check this one out:


I am from Russia. But its impossible to send any email on the site
from 'russian' profile at all. This is why my profile said that I am
from USA. Excuse me please for this misunderstanding. I hope on your

My name is Svetlana. I do not know as to begin this first letter to
you, I just tell you something about me. I am 28 years old, my
birthday is 7 July 1978 year. And when does your birthday?
My country named Russia. I live in village Yagunovo that situated in
about 40 kilometers from the Kemerovo. I live in very good village. It
is not big, just have one small shop and railroad station. I rent an
apartment here because its cheaper than in Kemerovo. What about your
city? What is its name? How many peoples live there? In Kemerovo I have
a work. Every morning I with my girlfriend going on railroad station
together. From there I reach up Kemerovo. My girlfriend works on this
railroad station.

I graduated from our States University, which is situated in
Novosibirsk. I learned English at school and University but already do
not remember many English - but I shall recollect and learn English
again. Please do not use dificult words and phrases in you letters. I
shall be capable to understand you but it will just take more time
this way. I was very surprised to receive your answer. I am very glad
that I can to write to you this letter. I did not trust before that
can be a dialogue through the Internet. It is my first experience. I
very much want to know you more. How you have got in the Internet and
why you search dialogue through on line? Please write me more about
you, your life, city and country?

I think you interresting about a reason why I am here. I search for my
soulmate, to share with him all my happyness and love. I need to find
real man for love and I hope its you. I understand that these desires
are banal but care, love and understanding any woman wants in


P.S Also I will try to attach my photos in my next letter - I hope I
will do it correctly. Let me know if you receive it.

2006-10-01, 16:04:36 from United States  
hey ya'll just thought i'd let everyone know that i haven't heard from her since i received the email with the middle finger, some of the photos I've seen some haven't. Mike, I've never recieved a letter like that before. You must've gotten lucky, all my letters were from letters,
2006-10-01, 23:56:28
anonymous from United States  
HI Rob,

The above was a form letter too. The take home lesson here is that the grass isn't greener in Russia. Above average looking women are just as tweaked over there. And the good news is that we don't need to cross the Atlantic to blow cash on good looking women who have an exaggerated sense of entitlement. Here is another photo of Svetlana. Any chance she will not blimp into a round thing in 20 years? Anyway, the middle finger photo is great. I love the photo the guys included above of the grizzled dude with the hand-rolled cig flying the double birds. I may have to use that if I keep hearing from Svetlana. Oh, I was nice enough to 'unsubscriber her' e-mail address from a relentless porn spammer that sends 10 twisted porn e-mails a day in an unfilterable format. I hope she likes that as much as the crap she is sending us. Got the idea for that from this site too. After all, it is sometimes better to give than receive.

Best wishes,

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