I know of a 'service' that tracks these women down and makes sure that they do not scam again.
anonymous from San Diego, United States
My scammer answered an ad in the San Diego version of Craigslist, Personnals. She said her name is Tatyana Lebedkina, and she is from (you guessed it) Chita, Russia. She is supposed to travel, first to Moscow, then on to the United States, and stay in this country for at least 6 months. The agent supposedly making travel arrangements is Ms. Zverikova Svetlana. Tatyana supposedly makes it to Moscow before finding out that her mom didn't get the money she was expecting, and was going to forward to Tatyana. So, Tatyana says she needs me to send $950 by Western Union to any bank of Moscow. She promises to reimberse me after getting paid from a job she 'hopes' to find here, or from the money her mom will be sending.
She sends multiple pictures (that she says are of her) with each e-mail. The girl in the pics is blond, and very pretty. It's possible that she could be the same girl in some of the pictures already posted on this site, but none of the posses are the same. E-mails are very long, with lots of written broken English, and misspellings. Many of the phrases already posted in this site are the same, or nearly the same as what I was sent.
Hope this prevents someone from making a big mistake!
Guys, this is all too funny. I have been having a blast with this......whoever it is. Elena, is the name. Same gurl in the pic with the kitty cat. The funny part is I am in not in the United States. That is a big laugh. I did a lil' bit of research after the second email, from someone I didn't know and did not know how that person got my email. Well, wouldn't you know, this was what Google turned up when I search for the town of Chita. Supposedly she gets on a plane to Moscow today or something. I sent a reply back, with the bad news of my location. I will keep you posted of any update, if I receive any.
Lots of laugh. I hope they are enjoying themselves as much as I am.
firstname.lastname@example.org from Tel Aviv-yafo, Israel
She says she is Miss Olga, and asks me to help her get out of Irkutsk, Russia.
Yaacov hello again!I decided to send you more info about me.
It is my first time I try to correspondence with man in internet world.
The thing is that I will work abroad for one year or so and I would like to meet a nice man to
be my guide or just be good friend to spend time with.I think that it
is hard enough to live there and even don't know which bus I need to
travel to the bar or restaraunt.I need the man who will help me first months and I can't be without man too
long.I think that if we meet you will help me with finding nice
restaruant or bar with good reputation.The agency here
only helps me to get visa and leave russia!and I can choice any city or town in your area.
you know I am from town Chita here in Russia,it is Suberia,Irkutskaya oblast.you know I want to see the
real life over there and maybe you will be able to tell me more about your culture and life over there and give me some information in general! You know, life in Russia is
rather difficult,especially in small towns. I don't want to live in Russia because I have not any chances here,it
is hardly possible to explain but I want you to know my plans.I have
told you that my mom was abroad and I saw many stories in
news on tv about girls who started a new life and decided to work abroad... So we with my mom decided
to do the same and to try to find my luck abroad for me. I started to
register my documents about 2 months ago, so I will travel soon and I
will be allowed to work! You see I already started to register documents and now I need to decide in which city I want to work.
when I am in moscow I will tell them that I know the town I want to work.well,I will leave you for now I have to go,I have a lot of things today to finish!Kiss you !
please forgive me if I missed some of your questions but I am lost
last days ,so many things to do!Olga .