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This one seems to fit the profile of a scammer. Any experience with her?

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2007-04-09, 10:52:45
anonymous from United States  
Finally! The girlfriend who works at the passport office letter! Her/his meeting is today to determine cost of passport and travel visa. Honestly I would prefer a little more originality in my scammers. Has anyone else received pricing yet, I do not want to be overcharged! If this scammer is contacting you, post your comments.
2007-04-09, 11:35:28 from United States  
Hi there, I've been in touch with Maria for a couple of weers now. And as in Jim's letter, by letter # 6 she is completely in love. She already got her passport with her friend's help and now she needs me to help her with the money to buy the tickets. Almost seven hundred dollars (I think she is just starting). She has to take a plane to Moscow and then one out of the Russian federation. Keep posting information.
2007-04-09, 17:21:42
anonymous from United States  
She or He is a pro. She had me going and ask for plane ticket thropugh Visa office. I thank all of you peaople for being diligent and posting this scam. I was almost a statistic
2007-04-10, 07:06:19   (updated: 2007-04-10, 07:55:09) from United States  
I'm very thankful for everyone posting this information about Maria. Of course, I have received basically the same emails listed above but I do have some additional information to add. Her full name and address (if it's true) Maria Grasdfolskaya
Chaykovskogo, 12, apt 4 Ocheretino Dnepropetrovskaya oblast Ukraina, 51657. She found me in and she is listed on that site redrosesred and in her email her address is I have received about 10 emails from her over the past 3 weeks but no request for money yet. I guess I keep asking her too many questions in my responses. I would like for everyone that wishes to do me a favor as I play this out and determine what to do with all the information. Please forward me all your email response from Maria to and indicate the date that you received this email. I would also be nice if you included your 1st name. If you do not want to forward the email from her, just send email a direct email including a short message of the your current status with her.
It would be interesting to know just how many people she is emailing a day. I guess we are the lucky ones that found this site. Thanks Jim for posting the 1st notice.
PS - I hope she does not know about this site!!!!
If you want to remain ANONYMOUS that would be fine as well but please INDCIATE THE DATE THAT YOU RECEIVED YOUR LAST LOVE EMAIL FROM MARIA in you comments. This will be a big help! It would help everyone if NO ONE SEND HER A LINK TO THIS SITE. The less she knows about this site the better. I guess I will find out today if she already knows about this site if I do not receive an email from her

2007-04-10, 07:14:54
Raymond from United States  
Here's the last email I received to add to the collection.
My love Raymond!
I do not know as to begin this letter. My heart is overflown with love to you. I very much missed on you and could not wait that moment when could read your letter again.I thought a lot about our meeting and what we have to do now. I think that we have to meet in person and I am ready for this step. How do you think about it? I dont see more best way to know each other. I think we can't get next level of relations just communicating through letters. I am very serious about you and about our meeting. We did a big step for making serious and longterm relations. I think we dont have to stop here, we have to make next serious step, the meeting which will let us to know each other better and it let us to continue our relations.

Today in a lunch break I went in Regional Passport Center and talked to the girlfriend. She has told that procedure reception of the passport will take 2 with half weeks cause its very big queue. But she will help me to make it for 5 days. Also she has told that at registration of the passport in this center they help the clients to receive the visa if I will have all necessary documents. The visa center is division of Regional Passport Center therefore they make all for the clients is quickly and qualitatively. So I have found out what documents I need to start to make the passport. Tomorrow I shall bring them and also I shall find out that is required for registration of the visa.
I would go to cash departments of airlines to know how much tickets cost. My dear Raymond, I need to know some information for this. Please write me what the closest airports to you? My love, what do you think about duration of a trip? These news is very pleasant for me and I start to feel that our meeting is real and dream to become real. I wait for moment when I can embrace you and present you my first kiss with impatience. I never thought that I can find the happiness. it seems to me that all this occurs not to me. I know that you the person which will make me happy to which I want to devote all my love and life. I am confident of you and I can trust you. I know that you will support me always. When we shall meet I will necessarily thank you with reciprocity and there will be not words in the letter. It will be the real feelings. My heart is overflown feeling of love to you. Now I feel the happiest in the world.

I have never think about a man as much as i think about you. You are always on my mind. I dream of the day also when we can talk for the first time I can't wait. I think we have something special. I can feel you every time I think about you. You are man of my dreams. I think I could really be happy with you. I must go for now but I will write you again soon. I kiss you now in letter but I hope to kiss you for real soon. All my love only to you, Maria

Let's see what I get today!!!!!

I not sure if see can even get a visa to the US. Everything that I have ready about the different visa's from the Embassy indicates that someone in the US needs to initate the visa process but this is mostly focused on the K-1 visa and you have to show proof that 'YOU' have visited her 1st for them to issue a K-1 visa

2007-04-10, 08:01:43
does anyone have any info on this one

2007-04-10, 09:33:44
anonymous from United States  
Hello Lads! Here is some more on our 'TRUE LOVE MARIA' It would seem she has been at this for awhile now! This came from the Russian Detective webs.
Names Used: Shakina Elena/Anya; Maksimova Elena

Associates: Artem Loginov; Denis Abramov

Address(es): n/a

Email Address(es):,,;

Shakina Elena rep #1

(submitted 02/06/05)
Shakina Elena rep #1

(submitted 03/14/05)

Ufa, Russia Ufa, Russia

Shakina Elena / Anya and Ufa Travel LTD Agency
Ufa, Russia
Tel. - n/a

Address: n/a


DOB: n/a

Submitte03/ 14/05


My name is David and i am from NZ.

Elena Shakina contacted me about 6 weeks back through NZ Dating. Her new address is

The only additions to the article i read on your site is that see has had to leave her job because her boss wanted to have sex with her and that i must arrange her travel plans with this guy @ rambler who i didnt bother to contact. See would very much like for us to be together for her birthday mid January. The sons name was Ti.


Shakina Elena / Anya and Ufa Travel LTD Agency
Ufa, Russia
Tel. - n/a

Address: n/a


DOB: n/a

Submitte02/ 06/05

She contacted me through a dating agency here in Australia called RSVP. Her nick was 'motherwithsun' . Aparently she has used RSVP before and used the name '

I became suspicious initially of the 'nice' photo's that most
people do not have. As if they were taken at a modelling agency. Infatuation set in but not because of her photo's. She dangled several carrots in front of me from time to time. Then the misinformation of a mother that lived some distance from her, now suddenly, this mother lives with her. She gave her sons name as Vanya, she slipped and mentioned Timur. I queried this as her English was good but not always correct as would be expected and I overlooked her grammatical errors. I asked her to explain Timur, and the next day rationalising it as perhaps some airline service. It was after correspondence to her 'travel agent' that he mentioned her son as being Timur. I wondered but again rationalised it as a nick name or such.

I replied to the initial travel agents email, who, by the way, had a site that was being upgraded and would soon be up for perusal. He replied, praising me on my comment on his good English, and let slip that Elena had used his service to travel to the United States of America.

The tourist agency she provided an email adress for is . The name of her 'agent' is Mr Artem Loginov travel consultant of 'Ufa Travel LTD'.

He inadvertently let slip her surname Elena Shakina , and gave her sons name as Timur Shakin . She told me her sons name was Vanya. The travel agent, in a subsequent email, mentions her son's name as both Vanya and Timur. I found this to be quite odd. I provided the picture she sent me in the attachment, it is the same as the one on She appears on page 9 of web site She is the second
one down Elena/Anya.

If you need any more pics or information just ask. I am
so happy you had that link on your site, and thanks for your reply Elena
All the best,


back to summary page for EleShakina

Lads, the internet is a useful tool, not only for the SCAMMERS

2007-04-10, 10:07:18
anonymous from United States  
So it would seem she has a kid and has been a very busy scammer! for at least a few years now!!
2007-04-10, 10:49:15
anonymous from United States  

Go to this link to see the process a Russian woman has to take to get to the US.


Raymond makes the folllowing
excellent suggestion:
I hope she does not know about this site!!!!
This is a good idea. In my last email to her, I asked her if she has tried to make a connection with any other American men. She did not respond. Maybe someday in the future, without telling her of this site, I'll inquire about Jim, John from LA, Raymond, etc. That ought to drive her nuts!!
This site was a good find for me. I can see where I may have got sucked in; although as of yet, no request for financial help.
John Boy

2007-04-10, 12:32:09
anonymous from United States  
Don't forget to include our friends David in New Zealand & Rick in Australia along with LA John, Raymond, Jim , John-Boy and of coarse myself! I would love to know how long the complete list is!! Please post other Pictures that are not already showing up here!!
2007-04-10, 13:33:50
Raymond from United States  
Raymond - Well, I got my email today 4/10/2007 at 10:54am so it look like she does not know about this site or she did not review before sending me the latest email. I'm sure I would not have heard from her if she say my name post on the site.
On the posting above that says include myself - anonymous. Do you want to give your name so it can be included by John Boy? Also, did you receive an email today - 4/10/2007 from her. I would like to try and figure out how many emails she is sending out from that train station in one day in 20 minutes.

John Boy, when was the last date that you received an email message from her (date)?
I sent her a direct question today, asking her is she was listed on any other sites and if she was emailing any other men. Now, that she is so deeply in love with me and she has found her soul mate. I feel she should not be emailing you guys!!!

2007-04-10, 13:39:29   (updated: 2007-04-10, 14:07:13) from United States  
Good catch. I'm building up a list of names, which I'm calling 'Maria's Victims.' I'll make it as complete as I can before I send a confronting email to her. It probably won't do any good, but the thought of her sqirming and wondering how I got these names is appealing to me... John Boy
P.S. Raymond, I'll respond to your question to your email address.
2007-04-10, 14:35:23
anonymous from United States  
I did receive my email today, it was rather brief, not her typical letter to me??? I shall keep my name to 'myself' at this time. I want to mess with her for a while longer before the plug gets pulled on this game!

Remember Boys, we are only victims if we allow ourselves to be taken! I strongly suggest we check out these women carefully and activily provide information to web sites such as this, they have saved my bacon more then once!
2007-04-12, 14:05:46   (updated: 2007-04-12, 14:07:15)
anonymous from United States  
heard nothing from this scamming 'ho' in a few days now!!
Wonder if it saw this web site or perhaps is suffering a case of writers cramp or carpell tunnel syndrome!!!!!!!!
2007-04-13, 10:56:02   (updated: 2007-04-13, 10:59:44)
anonymous from United States  
In my last email to this person, who calls itself Maria, I asked whether or not its profile is posted on any other singles sites. Also, if it emails back and forth with any other men, and specifically with any other Americans. Its reply to both questions was a simple 'No.'
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