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Name: Marina Podlesnikh


Russia, city Moscow, Mira street, house
30, flat 18, postal code: 117997

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This is a new set of pictures for an old scammer. I actually feel sorry for the girl in the pictures. Because I'm pretty sure she is an innocent. I have been searching for 5 days and cannot find these pictures on any sight. The letters I recieved are word for word and in chronilogical order of the letters from this girl (or guy) at this sight:
Here are the letters I recieved from my Dear Marina. In the order in which I recieved them:
Letter #1

Hello my new Friend John !!! How are you today ? I hope you fine !!! I
am very happy to receive your letter letter !!! It is very pleasant
for me that you turn up your attention to my profile !!! I have never
search men via Internet, and now I try to find my future destiny here,
because I can not live without good and careful man beside me !!! All
right I shall tell you about in late !!! And now I shall tell you
about me !!! My name is Marina !!! I am 26 years old !!! I was born on
the 10 of August in 1980 year !!! I am a Leo on mark of the zodiac !!!
I live in Russia !!! I was born in Kazan, I lived there five years !!!
Then my parents decided to live in to Moscow !!! Then I lived there
and studied there !!! After ended the school !!! I entered on the
economic Faculty in Kazan State University and ended it very well !!!
I met my husband there, with which divorced three years ago !!!
Perhaps we were very young !!! I was 23 years old and my husband was
24 !!! We often quarreled and abused to each other and so we decided
don't to pull out nerves !!! We had not child, we lived only both !!!
And so at me anything also has not developed in private life, since
time I decided never connection my life with Russian men !!! And now I
still hope to find my latter half on all peace who knows where is my
fate my be !? All in life happens also good luck and sorrow ... So I
always hope for one more chance in my life !!! I very like such men
which are loyally to there lover which are ready to help in difficult
minute, which are always will understand and will support and the
trust is very important !!! It is impossible to build any relations
without it !!! Are you agree with me ? I want to listen your opinion
about it !!! If you can to send me any photos I shall glad to receive
it !!! I want to see you very much !!! I shall send you my photos
which helped to made my girlfriend Veronika !!! I very much like to
pose in all photos so you do not think that I the model !!! I very
much like such style of photographing because all photos then become
bright and colorful !!! Sorry for my English and please you are free
to ask anything you like !!! Be sure, I'll try answer to you !!! Sorry
let me finished my letter !!! I shall wait for you answer with
impatience !!! Your new friend Marina !!!

P.S.: Dear unfortunately my old e-mail address
why that does not work and consequently I had to create a new e-mail
address on Yahoo Mail !!! Please write to me on my new e-mail: !!! Ok ???

Letter #2

Hello my new friend John !!! I am very happy to get your letter again
!!! At me directly oppress it is pleased when I got letters from you
!!! I hope that I liked the fancy you too !!! How are you ? What did
you do today ? It would be very interesting to me to learn you more
close !!! I already told you, that I ended economic faculty of the
Kazan state university !!! But my life composed so that I am the
bookkeeper in a civil engineering firm !!! I am very like my job !!! I
am work 4 years !!! Before this I worked saleswoman in a bookshop !!!
I live with my parents my mother and my father in three rooms flat !!!
I have not any sisters and brothers, I am the only child in my family
!!! My parents stayed on pension not long ago !!! My mother worked as
a baker on the plant bakery and father was a driver on instrumental
factory !!! And now they rest at home, and in summer they had rested
on country house !!! Some words about me !!! My height is 175
centimeters (5' 7), my weight is 58 kilograms !!! My eyes is blue, I
am a blonde !!! I don't have any bad habits: I don't smoke, I don't
drink hard drinks and, of course, I don't use any drugs !!! I can
afford myself to drink some soft grape vine or some beers in a good
company !!! On Saturdays my friends and I usually go to discos, to the
cinema or theatre or just to the cafes and bars !!! It's just a rest
after a hard week of work !!! My hobbies I am doing aerobics and go to
the fitness club !!! I try to do that every evening but unfortunately
I don't have much time for it now !!! My favorite anima is cat because
I have a cat, and his bred is Persian !!! Name of my cat is Stepa !!!
I like her very much !!! My favorite color is white and blue !!! My
favorite smell is the small of jasmine !!! I liked film ' The history
of love ' very much !!! And I liked good slow weaken full music !!! My
favorite music group is ' ATC ' and I like good old band ' Abba ' !!!
This group was very popular !!! And what is music you like ? Do you
like dancing ? I liked dancing very much as slow music as quick music
!!! I liked easy clothes, but I hated variegated clothes !!! I prefer
simple skirt, blouse, jacket !!! I like to travel very much !!! But I
have never been in other countries !!! I have never been outside of
Russia !!! But I dreamed since childhood of will went in other country
!!! It is very wonderful countries !!! There are another people in
other countries, are not ? It is interest, are the people kind or
wicked, hospitable or not ? People in Russia are very hospitable !!!
And specks that Russia is kind soul !!! Whom am I looking for my live
? I am looking for a man who can be not only a good husband, but
faithful and understanding friend as well !!! Which would trust me,
never humiliated, offended, stretched the hand when to me it is bad
!!! I want to have a happy family !!! Tell me about you please !!!
Where are you work ? Do you have any children ? Do you have serious
relations with other girls ? Or not ? I very much would like to learn
you more close !!! I am very like eat at home !!! I am cooking for fun
!!! I write you from Internet cafe !!! I have not MSN and Yahoo
Messenger !!! I can not install programs !!! Russia is very good
country but life there is hard !!! I have never been in your country
but sometime I visit this country !!! I have not brothers and sisters
!!! Dear I necessarily sometime shall shortly write to you the letter
by hand !!! Ok ??? You very beautiful and attractive the man which
very much is pleasant to me !!! That all for now please write me and
tell me please more about you !!! Your new friend Marina !!!

Letter #3

Hello my dear John !!! How are you today ? I am very glad to get your
letter !!! I am very pleasant to get your cordial letters, it warms up
my heart and I am very glad, that I had meet with you !!! I want to
tell you very important thing in this letter !!! Maybe you know, that
now there are many deceivers and swindle in Internet !!! Just so, I do
not want any games with you in our relations !!! I want full trust in
our relations !!! I liked you very much and I don't want to lose you
!!! So I ask you very much to don't play with me !!! There is no
nothing, sense to betray yours trust, because I don't begin to
sacrifice myself, I don't want to get in the prison !!! I want good
warm relations and retrain good end what do you think about it, my
darling ? Do you agree with me ? I know, that now it is very difficult
to trust for people, but believe me, please !!! What for I shell
betray you !!! I have parents and I don't want to look some criminal
girl in your eyes !!! I don't want to lose friends, I want warm
relations between ourselves !!! Are you agree with me, my darling ? I
want to find those man, who is always love me, who is always trust me,
who is never deceive me !!! This man, no must to offend me !!! I want
that he help me in difficult minutes !!! I want to make family, I want
to acquire children !!! Do you want have any children ? I want to
acquire boy and girl very much !!! And what do you want to acquire ? I
want to become best, fine and beloveds mother for my children !!! I
want to become beloveds wife for, my darling husband !!! I am very
young !!! I am only 26 years old !!! I want to have wonderful and
romantic future !!! I love one person so much and wanted to give him
everything, to make him happy !!! But he was so unfaithful and cheated
!!! It is a problem of many men in Russia, they drink too much and
then are unfaithful to their wives !!! I see that you are a very good,
honest person !!! And I am so happy I was able to meet you !!! You are
just my treasure !!! I know it is not a very modest question, but can
you please, tell me about your relations !!! Sorry for asking !!! But
if it is not pleasant for you to talk about this, let's close this
topic !!! Now I am romantic and pensive and the strong man's shoulder
beside is necessary for me !!! I would like to enjoy life to the
fullest !!! Life is short and every minute of it is worth living and
enjoying !!! Also, I like to think and I have many dreams ... One of
the dreams is to meet a wonderful man who will be my best friend and
love, with whom I can share the rest of my life through good and
difficult times !!! I hope, that you will become this man for me !!! I
dream of a meeting with decent and kind foreign man and to remove to
his country !!! I know that international marriage is special kind of
marriage when the confluence of different cultures and languages is
held !!! It's rather sad to part with parents and friends !!! I know
that on removing to another country I will have to change many
outlooks and life style !!! Dear the age between us with you for me at
all has no any value !!! Write me about it, please my darling !!! What
do you think about it ? I want to earn your opinion very much !!! I'll
finish this letter !!! Write me soon and take care !!! Your friend
Marina !!!

Letter #4

Hello my dear John !!! How are you today ? I'm fine !!! I have some
difficult day today, and I got tired very much !!! But I'm interested
to know so what you wrote to me today !!! I waited this moment when I
can to go and to get tour warm letter !!! But it is my fourth letter,
but I seem that I know you many years and very long, with early
childhood !!! May be you see that I am nice to you, I am unit
difference to you ? It was very interesting to me mix with you, to
earn each other !!! Dear tell me please about your childhood, I very
much would like to learn what from you there was a childhood !!! My
childhood, I think was very interesting in all world !!! It was best
years in my life for me !!! There were not any problems, any cares,
only gladness and pleasure !!! I am very liked to walk wit my friends
in the park !!! We went to swim in summer !!! We very glad to go in
the forest to skate to ski, to play in snowball in the winter !!! In
the childhood I with the girlfriends very much liked to take a walk,
were very naughty, climbed on roofs, for what very strongly abused us
!!! Then were together taught at one school and on it our ways have
gone away !!! All have run up who where who in university to study who
for medical college have left - other city !!! But all the same we
very much like to gather, talk, about the one who as lives, etc !!! I
very much love the friends and I do not want them to lose !!! I am
very liked to care for homeless animals: cats, dogs, birds !!! My
friends and I got and helped homeless animals !!! We fed, cared for
there and then we gave animals in good hands !!! I till now can not to
see for homeless animals, to me becomes not on itself, I am very pity
theirs and sometimes I help to animals, but I have no enough financial
means !!! I want to give back my childhood !!! My childhood was very
care free and happy time !!! By the way my children dream was so to
met with boy in other country I hope that my dream will realized !!!
Dear, I think that I wrote all what I wanted and I want to rest now
!!! Write me more quickly !!! Well, thats all for today !!! E-mail
as soon as possible and I'm be looking forward to your reply !!! Your
friend Marina !!!

Letter #5
Hello my dear John !!! How are you today my dear ? I was glad to
receive your e-mail !!! We've been knowing each other for so little
but it seems to me that I know you for a long time !!! I think its so
because we understand each other !!! You should know that you are
really important for me !!! It seems that you are interested in me as
well and its nice to feel that because you know its wonderful to
feel that somewhere there lives a man who think about me !!! Sorry
that I tell you about that but I just want you to know about that !!!
What are you doing now ? I'm interested in everything that happens to
you, I want to know about everything !!! I in free time from work I am
engaged in domestic affairs to knit to look the TV, to read magazines,
very much I like to go shopping with the girlfriend !!! In days off we
gather all company and we go to cinema, theatres !!! It very much is
pleasant to us !!! By the way what do you like from foodstuffs ? From
the Mexican dishes I prefer: the Mexican vegetable soup, chops in a
grill, burrito, cakes with almonds ... In us in Russia from the
foodstuffs are very popular: borsch, schi, pancakes, pel'menis, a
potato, macaroni etc !!! To me very much like this food !!! Dear
unfortunately I do not have home and mobile phone and consequently we
cannot talk to you while we shall not meet !!! You very beautiful and
attractive the man which very much is pleasant to me !!! Well, thats
all for today !!! Write me soon and take care !!! Kiss, take care,
Marina !!!

Letter #6

Hello my dear John !!! How are you my dear ? I'm fine !!! I'm very
glad that you wrote to me a big letter, and that you explain me all
situation !!! We have very bad weather now !!! Today coldly !!! But
may be not so bad, if I should be more correct I very miss in so
weather !!! But sometimes it can be a pretty feelings !!! In childhood
I have very afraid cold weather !!! But now this is ok with me !!!
Because I'm a big girl !!! LOL. What is weather do you have ? It's so
interesting, we live in same world but have so different time and
weather, we talk on different language !!! I think that in the past we
had time then all people talk on same language !!! Do you religious ?
And what is you religion !!! I'm not so religious, but I trust in God
!!! I'm Christian orthodox !!! I don't know how much different we have
between Catholics and orthodox !!! Sometimes I visit a church !!! But
not often !!! I love to talk about religion but we will have time for
this, if you want of course !!! I write to you some questions and
write my answer to it !!! My dear what is your last name ? 1) What is
your favorite ice cream flavor ? I like vanilla ice-cream. 2) What is
your favorite scent ? My favorite scent is jasmine. 3) Who is your
favorite musician ? My favorite musician Eric Clapton and ATB. 4) What
is the best movie you've ever seen (do you like thriller movies ?). My
favorite movie is ' Meet Joe Black ' and ' Brave heart ', I like
thriller movie ' Seven ' and etc. 5) Do you like spicy food ? I like
spicy food. 6) Would you enjoy a multi-day hiking trip ? I enjoy
traveling. 7) What do you like best about me ? You intelligent and
caring man. 8) Where do you see us in the future ? While I don't know
but I want create a strong family !!! 9) Although we have only
e-mailed each other, I can't help myself falling in love with you !!!
Are you falling in love with me ? Sometimes I think why I don't meet
you early !!! 10) If you had one wish, what would it be ? My wish !?
My wish is very simple I want to be happy !!! Dear my full name:
Marina Podlesnikh. My address: Russia, city Moscow, Mira street, house
30, flat 18, postal code: 117997. Dear it would be very healthy, if
sometime could meet you, but unfortunately we can not, as I have
problems with my financial position, I do not have money to air
tickets !!! About if I only had this money I though tomorrow with
pleasure have arrived to you and we could is very healthy to spend
time !!! I will wait for you letter as soon as you promise me !!!
Sweet kiss warm hug !!! Your dear Marina !!!

Last Letter

Hello my dear John !!! How are you today my dear ? I am fine and so
happy read letter from you !!! Oh, how I was glad to get letter from
you today !!! You make me my day !!! Your letters are like sun it warm
me so much !!! As I wrote I am fine today !!! I woke up today at 8 Am,
have a breakfast, then I went to my work and writing letter to you !!!
Yesterday I met my girlfriend, she is my best girlfriend !!! I did not
see her for 10 months, 3 years ago she flied to USA, she married on
good man from Washington !!! Now she come to Russia to visit her
family and friends !!! We spoke with her about many things, and when I
told her that I found good man, she was so happy for me !!! She could
not believe me that I found you via Internet !!! I thought about you
today, I imagined myself that I come to you, you meet me in the
airport with bouquets of roses, and I was so lucky to see you face !!!
And you will kiss me first time, it will be so unforgettable time for
me !!! Do you want to see me ? You know that well be able know each
other better if we meet !!! Well, sorry if you dont like this idea
Ill not speak about that !!! As for me I really want to come to you
!!! What do you think ? Whats going on there ? Whats new ? Hows
your weather ? What have you been doing today ? Dear big to you thanks
for a song which you have sent me !!! I was very glad her to listen
and they to me have very much liked !!! For me everything is important
and so you are free to ask me about everything as well !!! Well, I
have to go now !!! Hope to hear from you soon !!! Have a nice day and
take care !!! Kiss and hug, Marina !!!

See any resemblence. Unfortunately, I ended my relationship with Marina after about the fifth or sixth letter. Luckily, I found this other scammer and was able to read the next letters I would have gotten. It's uncanny how they think to write the exact same letters (with different names of course) almost 2 years apart.
If anyone knows this girls real name, Please let me know.
By the way, the person trying to scam me, didn't succeed. After the 7th letter, I used another e-mail account and wrote to her pretending to be someone else and she sent that guy letter #1 That's when I knew. I told her I knew, but now I wish I hadn't. It could have been alot of fun screwing with her. (or him, or them)

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2008-05-14, 05:14:31
anonymous from Australia  
Hello from Veronika!‏
From: Veronika (
Sent: Tuesday, 13 May 2008 11:04:11 AM
Reply-to: Veronika (

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Hi Greg! Have good day! I am glad, that you have answered my message.From profile which have been recommended to me in website - yours Theprofile was for me the most interesting. I hope, that we can Tocommunicate and we shall learn more well each other. I shall tellbriefly about myself. My name Veronika. My age 26. I have endedcollege, in parallel also I studied in Theatrical institute and havefinished it perfectly well, and now, I have work of the lawyer incourt, my work to like me as I always liked this work. I haveaddressed in service of acquaintances because here I have difficultywith Search of the good person. As I am very lonely and I have greaterneed for having a number of the reliable and gentle person. I send youone of my photos. If in it will be nice for you, that inform me. Ishall be glad to continue our acquaintance, therefore that, as Ialready informed, you have caused sincere interest in me. Please askquestions, I shall be glad to tell about myself. I so have to you therequest! Please send some photos. I shall wait for your messages! Yourfriend Veronika!

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2008-05-31, 15:55:04
anonymous from Canada  
I received the exact same letters from 'Tanya' at I had a feeling it was all bullshit. No money lost at least.

2008-06-18, 15:18:00
anonymous from Netherlands  
Hi !!! It`s Marina !!! I`m best of the best !!! I`m Russian SCAMMER !!! I fuck You !!!
2008-06-30, 11:23:14
I've been in contact with Veronika too. Her (or his?) emails are almost word for word as the ones seen on this page and I received the exact same picture. I don't need much incentive to end this charade; scam or no scam, I'm getting all sorts of paranoias now that she knows my full name and has my pictures... I'll be the first to admit that I probably shouldn't have given her that.

BUT where's the scam?

How can we rule out the possibility that maybe she really is just some lonely girl in a rough part of Russia looking for some man from a safer part of the world? She's not just going to pick one guy to send these emails to and hope that he alone will fulfill all of her hopes and dreams; she's going to play the field a bit so that she has a few guys to choose from. And so what if they're word for word? If you were in search of that special someone via email, you would pretty much have a carbon copy ready to go full of the best story about yourself that will attract others to you; you want to put your best foot forward and why not have a tried and true format? If you looked at the initial emails & pictures that I've sent to girls in the past, they probably all look quite similar to each other as well. And the last time I checked, I was no scammer.

This girl hasn't asked me for money. Where's scam?

I know the majority of emailers out there are up to no good. But you can't just blacklist somebody for sending out multiple messages of loneliness.

2008-06-30, 13:10:42
OJAS from United States  
No-one is claiming that every girl is a scammer, in fact quite the opposite. Less than one in a thousand people in dating sites are scammers. They may have multiple profiles though. http://lonelyrussia..212095480
There is a fairly easy way to determine. Russians do not need a visa for Turkey. Buy her an e-ticket, but do not send money for the ticket. When you spend time with her in Turkey, make sure you take pictures together in front of your and her embassies, which you can later on use for sponsoring her.

Customs restrictions will also limit the amount in the event of a gold digger. Good luck to you.
2008-06-30, 15:12:46
OJAS (or anybody else with advice),

Ok. But Veronika's (the Veronika I'm in contact with) signature emails and picture are on this page. So why is she pinned up there? Is it just because her emails look suspicious? Or do you know for a fact that she's scammed before?

Is there a website you could refer me to that would further convince me of your claims? Yes, there's all sorts of websites out there that give advice on the tell-tale signs of a russian scammer -- and her emails do follow alot of those typical patterns. I'm aware of this. But if you have anything more specifically on Veronika I'd like to see it.

Greg : you were the one who posted her up there. Has she asked you for money yet? Was there actually any scam that took place between the two of you?

2008-06-30, 19:37:22   (updated: 2008-06-30, 20:17:45)
Dirk from Heerlen, Netherlands  

Good question. There is always doubt. Here is one advice I can give you. Check the IP-address! Veronika told you where she lives. The IP should be there (or close). If it isn't: SCAM!!! In case you don't know how to check the IP. I posted links here:

From my personal experience. One mail a day? That's not how the story goes. I am in contact with a real Russian woman. We grab every opportunity (night or day, during free time or during workinghours) to email, chat or talk on Skype. It's very intens. We even shoot and exchange photo's of every detail that happens in our lives. We are virtually together, with 1500 miles between us. Wouldn't you and Veronika want that?

BTW: I wouldn't worry too much about the pics you sent. I send pics of the real me to scammers all the time. They even have my home-address and several phonenumbers. So what? Those bastards are welcome to visit me! Don't worry... They won't.

2008-06-30, 20:32:40
Dirk from Heerlen, Netherlands  
2008-07-01, 09:42:18
OJAS from United States  

As Dirk says, it requires some none-too-easy criteria to isolate genuine girls from sacmmers. I have been wrong several times in my subjective opinions as pointed out by our delphian friends.


Derrick's advice http://www.delphifa..f991.shtml needs to be sharpened. One should not disrespect or intimidate a genuine girl by demanding a photo with a newspaper. However do it by all means to scammers.

Eddie's ordeals in getting a Russian to even visit him may now be outdated http://www.delphifa..412.shtml

Thousands of Russians are allowed to travel, and could afford the tickets

As I write this post, a good Russian friend is visiting the US http://www.delphifa..206#96536

More info on these links:

Since you do not show your country I took Turkey as an example of a neutral country. But the same applies to Malaysia and Tunisia depending on your geography.

As long as you are willing to do your homework before rushing to Western Union, help is available here, just feel free
2008-07-01, 18:06:17
Dirk from Heerlen, Netherlands  

'Thousands of Russians are allowed to travel...'

All Russians are allowed to travel abroad. As a matter of fact: Mister Medvedev is talking to the European Union about allowing Russians to visit the European countries without a visa. One more step in the best direction (personal remark, but I think you agree).


Don't hestitate to ask. We can do this in private, if you are still in doubt. You can email me on:

2008-07-01, 18:21:03
OJAS from United States  
Thanks Dirk, for your update.

Steve, like I said, any post can get obsolete. You need to get the current info. E.g. I used a US Embassy link in Moscow that has since been removed by the embassy.
2008-07-02, 06:31:26
Dirk from Heerlen, Netherlands  
2008-07-05, 18:02:25
anonymous from United States  
This is a busy gurl. has been messing with a friend of mine. Shame on her.
2008-07-05, 22:44:33
anonymous from Canada  
I think that it would be pretty safe to say that any girl asking for money is a scammer.

How come that message above from marina is from Nederland and not from Russia???
2008-07-06, 06:35:57   (updated: 2008-07-06, 06:39:00)
OJAS from United States  
Anon Canada 2008-07-05, 22:44:33 ''any girl asking for money is a scammer''

1) ANYONE asking money from unseen strangers is a ...
Proud Russian girls do not ask money from strangers http://www.delphifa..159#83712

2) Most scammers are men http://www.delphifa..p=0#97531

3) ''How come that message above from marina is from Nederland and not from Russia???'' Scammers can use open proxies from any country ... More on this and other general info on other subjects in the first 4 posts of the Welcome thread http://www.delphifa..412.shtml

4) http://www.delphifa..l?p=0#990

5) What can happen to scammers in Nederland http://www.theregis.._arrests/

6) The self-proclaimed ''Nederland'' post 2008-06-18, 15:18:00 that you mention seems to have escaped most of us; Otherwise you can be sure it would have received the due reaction
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