Internet Dating Scams
The growing popularity of Internet romance has led to the growth of fraudulent online activity directed at Americans. The United States Embassy in Moscow is receiving increasing numbers of complaints from American citizens who have been lured into online relationships via false internet profiles. Often, these are men pretending to be women who make contact with Americans — usually men — over the Internet through dating websites or chat rooms. The fictitious person then seeks to create a virtual relationship through the exchange of photos and e-mails. At some point s/he begins to ask for money, frequently asking that it be transferred through wire services. S/he commonly states that the money is needed to help resolve a family tragedy or arrange for a trip to the United States. A copy of a fraudulent U.S. visa is sometimes attached to prove good intentions. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow urges Americans to exercise caution — many U.S. citizens have lost hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars.
anonymous from United States
I GOT THE SAME EMAIL BUT WITH A DIFFERENT ADDRESS. HERE IT IS:
From : mypersonal <firstname.lastname@example.org> [+] Date : Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:06:57 +0500
Subject : Reply your first message
Hello my friend
I am so happy to see that you have decided to reply to my short email.
I hope all is fine and you're not too much surprised to see my letter.
I want you to know that I have only good intentions and I have no secrets.
The thing is that I will work in your country for three months or so
and I would like to meet a nice man to fall in love or just be closest friends.
I don't want to live in Russia because I have not any chances here,it is hardly possible to explain from first time but
I want you to know my plans.I will work in some clinic as a dentist or as an assistant (for the first time)
the agency that i am going through will suggest me some locations. It will be my choice in the end as to what option to go for.
This way I will be able to earn some money and pay for all my expenses. I can choose any city or town.
The agency will just help me to get visa and all the documents required for travelling and will suggest some places
I can work in as I told you before.
My best friend last year met the man from
the USA when she worked
there for three months, too. She had two jobs. From morning till 4 pm she worked in amusement park and after
it she worked as a waitress in some bar till midnight. She was very tired of course but made very good money there.
It is special programm for young people who wants to work abroad and I think it is the right way for me ,
I am lost here,and I think that I am losing the best time in my life. I am wasting it. I am not saying that Russia is bad, I just think
that I will be better in a different country and It will be easier for me to get a better job in a different country,
it will be easier to find the right man for me, my love! I would like to work in the USA, Europe or some other good
country. I have many aims and I want to make my dreams a reality. I would like to share my life with a right person
with the same aims as mine which are the love and care for the right person.
I think that I don't have the looks of Julia Roberts or Angelina Jolie but I really hope to meet my prince and I am
sure that he will not be dissapointed when we meet in real life. These are my plans for the future.
I think I am better to close this sort letter to you but I hope to receive an answer from you.
Ah, I forgot to tell you that I am leaving Russia in about 2 weeks (I can't tell you the exact information right
now) and I want to make sure that I found a man who waits for me there. I will be working the whole day and I want
to find a man who will be spending his and mine leasure/free time together, so we can know each other better this way.
If you're interested in meeting me then please email me back and let me know a little more about you and send me your
photo. I will write more info about me in my next letter. I am writing to you from my personal email box (email@example.com). Please write
me back here. I will be checking it frequently to see if you replied or not. I will be expecting your reply soon.
I will wait your answer and tell you more about me. and send you more my photos!!
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damn!..first i was thinking this 'poor' girl is deceived for someagency, many times i got this email for this agency, n i repley one day n i said: hey stop please, im a woman!, n later this girl 'Tatjana' sent me a email, firts i felt sad for her, in her letter she ask for a nice live a nice men, n i sent a email again n said hey sorry but im a woman i can not help u n i wanna know how im in this agency!...she never answer the last thing...i cant understand how have they my email!!!...n how am i enrolled in this shit!...if i never try that!
anonymous from United States
HEY GUYS HERE IS TEH SAME ONE WITH MORE PICS- DO NOT SEND MONEY AT ALL!!!!i DID NOT THANK GOD (GOSS PAH DEE!)