This article is 6 years old but the whole set-up and format never alters! The level of Rus-lish suggests that when the writer started out, they either swallowed a very large Anglo-Soviet dictionary or leaned heavily on a Babel-fish-style translating machine. Either way, the main thing is tenacity, and hidden behind that is a deep sense of despair. As if life is suddenly going to become a bed of roses here in the West?!! My most recent and first such 'dating-scam came from Russia too.
But I sort of doubt it did originate in or from the Federation as the female? writer always neatly skirted round giving out any info about herself and nothing at all suggested she could have been Russian. In the end, she came out with an absolute pearl:- she said she was on the verge of leaving Moscow but under a law of her country, a utility bill which happened to be outstanding needed settling before she could exit Russia!! I was gobsmacked by her cheek. As if. She came down to base and quoted me 190 Euros for settling said bill. Always expressed in Euros, never in roubles? There could be no link between the pix 'she' sent and the writer, who, I might add, started off haltingly and then suddenly a magic wand was waved and the fluency of her English even stopped me in my tracks. Despite everything, this scammer is very skillful but for sure, she aint Russian. No photo-copies of passports ever came my way, just a made-up name!
And if anyone reading this wants to be sent copies of her correspondence, please feel free to contact me as I had the good sense to keep them and not yet delete them. Tread carefully, guys,
there an awful lot of gold-diggers out there!
anonymous from United States
Yes the photos on this girl is reported as scam before by both Ukrainian and Russian scammers ,I am sure the girl has nothing to do with the scam in it self,her photos are stolen online.So has she asked you for money? What is her name? emailaddress? please post more information on this girl.
Has anyone come across this girl goes by Danan ask me for $2000 a few times already?
Looks like the Danan that contacted me saying she worked in a sports center in Mexico City.
anonymous from United Kingdom
I have noticed one big change since the Federation decided to annex Ukraine.
The almost daily scam letters stopped arriving.
By a curious stroke of coincidence or what? Or was there more to all this than we could ever realise?
I sort of doubt the scamsters are even based in the East. Armed with stolen photos and a dodgy e-mail address, they could set up shop anywhere in the world - literally!!
In fact the begging letters for want of a better description have not entirely dried up.
They do keep coming back for more. As if we might feel sorry for a girl/lady/whatever, trapped
in the former Soviet Union, desperate to get to the West regardless through whom, ready to
spend her sugar daddy's money as fast as she can get her hands on it.
In an ideal world, I would be delighted to take these guys out and spoil their little game or games for ever but if prodded hard enough, they just back off and re-group under a new identity.
Have you ever noticed one thing? Very rarely can you talk to any of these dudes via Skype or g-messenger/ hotmail messenger service? Another strong indicator that the individual who writes such trash and diatribe never existed. They must think we are all suckers.
anonymous from Italy
he recibido este correo hoy, dice que se llama maria
how are you, my friend Jorge!? Can I call you a friend? we have friends or not?
I very much would want, that we became at least good friends!
It Maria! You remember I wrote to you?
Some days have passed since that moment as I wrote you mine some words in hope, that you will answer me. But only today I could find time for work, and I can write to you. Please forgive me for this delay. But at me such work, and I am compelled to work much to provide my life. Henceforth I will try to write to you as it is possible is more often.
I very much rejoice now, that today could find a free time on my work, and write to you!
Jorge If it is fair I did not hope to receive your answer to my short letter...
Why you nevertheless have answered me? After all I at all did not speak anything to you about me, did not give you my phone numbers. What you has interested in me? Or it was mere curiosity?
As I also spoke to you, your e-mail gave to me my girlfriend Anna. We with it together studied in school in city Novotroick. It did not have parents, and she lived in children's home. But 15 years ago she was adopted by a family from Germany, and we did not see any more. Now she already married for the man in Germany and they have 2 fine children boys.
She told to me, that men in your country very decent people. She said to me, that on the present happy it is possible to be only with the man from other country. She knows, that in Russia it is difficult to find the good man, and suggested me to search for acquaintance in other country.
Now I am afraid, that you will not answer me. From Russia many girls try to leave. I wait, that today you will consider all, and will make the correct decision: to continue to write to me, or not.
Jorge, I Hope, that you will continue to write to me because you are much interesting to me.
You have drawn at once my attention, my girlfriend will not advise the bad person.
Approximately one year ago I had a man in Russia. We left it. It changed to me with other girl. I had the big psychological trauma, now I will never love the man from Russia. Now I do not have any man. I never was married and I do not have children. I hate Russian men.
By the way, I from Russia. The city of Novotroitsk. It is not far from the city of Orenburg. And approximately 1500 kilometres from Moscow. You know the city of Moscow?
I know, that men in your country very decent people. I consider, that on the present happy it is possible to be only with such man.
But you will ask probably a question: why I wrote to you, after all you live very far from my city? On it there are two reasons: 1) this very good place to live. I always dreamt to visit your country but while it was not possible to me. But I read about your country much, I watch TV, and I understand, that it is the country where everyone can do by the hands the happiness. In your country there is enough freedom to have a worthy life. I know, that at you everyone receives that he will earn itself. At you there is more than possibility to live adequately. There where I now live, it not the best place to live and create a family. I think, that you have more possibilities to do a good life. 2) and probably this most important thing, I think, that you the good man, unlike men who want from the girl only sex. I hope, that you more fair and decent. In Russia it is difficult to find the good man.
But you should not think, that here I live absolutely badly. Even in our country if the person aspires to something, can achieve much. I very strong and purposeful woman also try to do so that my life was better.
I have a good family which helps me to struggle with all difficulties are my parents and my native brother. But I wish to build, own family, with my favourite person! I do not want the man from Russia because all our men are spoilt also their majority want from the woman only sex. I do not know any Russian man except my daddy and my brother who would be respectful to the woman and did not put myself above it. I consider all of them haughty and spoilt. For them in a life it is important only money.
At me as you should understand, the most serious intentions. I want, that I had a man who will always love me with which we will be an excellent command on a way of achievement of our joint purposes!
It seems to me, that our women are good enough also they are worthy to live happily. And as it seems to me, it is possible to do happiness only in your country, in the country of my dream! I know, that you not such, as men in Russia. I hope, that you concern women is much better and your feelings are always true, frank and durable. You should know, that I the woman for whom love, fidelity, honesty is the most necessary feelings. I am not spoilt by an easy and self-denying life.
I wish to draw your attention. But I will not speak today much about me.
You can learn is better me from my following letters. Now I only will tell, that to me of 30 years, my growth of 168 centimetres, my weight of 55 kg. My birthday on December, 27th, 1983. My sign on the zodiac - the Capricorn.
I hope, you understand, that serious relations are necessary to me only, that I wish to create a family, and to have more the best life.
Jorge, If at you to me serious intentions we will be fine pair!
I have got used to struggle for the happiness and always to achieve objects in view. In my life already it is a lot of what I have achieved own forces. I not the poor woman, at me am good work, I receive enough of money to concern middle class in Russia, but it at all the most important. At me rich private world! Which my parents, school, university helped me to type. I am very grateful for it to them.
But I do not have family except my parents and the brother... I do not have true love... I hope, that with you I will find this love! I very much wish to create my family …
As you see, I write to you in English. I well enough know English language. I studied English language at school, and then and at university throughout 5 years.
I send my photos and hope to evaluate it lasts after me. A picture with my cat Alice. I love animals. I still have a dog, and I myself then I'll try to give you the picture of my dog Holli.
Please write to me as soon as possible!
I'll wait for your letter.
Your friend from Russia, Maria
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