Well, I already knew this. The first one was only half expected. Do these things actually work?This is your Viktorija Pashieva passport with Olga Jamova on it. My suspicion left me waiting for the shoe to drop. When it did, I got a little rough with 'her.' The end. I got another, a little more creative, but along the same tired theme. Then, I got another of the same identical series as the first one! This time it was Aleksandra Vasina. This one I had a good time with! I loved it! I answered the first letter with a list of everything I knew was going to be asked. I also told 'her' about the next one I expect. I also pointed out that it wouldn't work, because I already saw this one. I issued the caveat that I don't expect these to be responsive. The next in the series was an exact copy as the first round. I made my responses awful long and included a bunch of pictures of my area. I made sure to go on about my criminal history and referred to myself as a motorcycle dirt bag, junkie, ex con. (truth!) All along I issued my opinion of how lame this is, critiqued it in detail, observed that genuine criminals, like myself, don't do petit crimes and offered to get into something worthwhile. Included was a statement I don't need to respond to this because it isn't going to be read, but in case it is, refer back to act 1, scene 1. Act 2 being the arrival in St. Petersburg. Amazingly, the last scene (passport letter) was different! Instead of a flight plan I got some kind of instructive from a travel agent. Of course! By now, the first one was deleted and couldn't be referred to. I offered an alternative. I am well versed in world travel. I already know tourist visas require return trip tickets. Various forms of 'sponsorship' do not. I happen to have a Bulgarian girl in one of my apartments who sponsored by a local employer I also know. They use Intrax. Then, the love letters started coming, but no response to my research. I went back to the you're full of it mode. With lots of love, of course. I also said I was getting my own passport and don't worry, I'll find you! Finally, I offered to actually send money. A little bit as sort of a gratuity, because of the extreme effort and all the pretty pictures. One red flag on all these is the portfolio shots and professional quality of the pictures, make up, poses and outfits, etc. Nothing candid from a poor little girl or her home life in Irkutsk. But, the one with mom impressed me. I told 'her' I'd prefer to be fixed up with mom. She's at least half my age. But, I will not wire money to a name in city. At least give me the address of the Western Union there. Also, regarding the excuses about phone calls and agency rules and the general lack of facilities in Russia and St. Petersburg, I found the Internet yellow pages. That place is cosmopolitan. They have a lot more than I have here in Buzzardbreath, (I do call it that) including a Western Union. I finally found one, but I must travel. What they don't seem to have are internet cafes! They have ISPs and computer stores. I assume the costs of these have plummeted, as here. Looks to me like anyone living in Petersburg could have their own, there is culture and night life, and reason for a gorgeous model to want an old man in the cultural void of Buzzardbreath. Yes, we have turkey vultures and the town is rife with deer with occasional antelope, elk, moose, bear and mountain lion in the hills, etc. Never heard again. Oh well, no money for 'her.' Enclosed are some saved jpegs. More, if you want. Let me know. I asked 'her' why do all Russian passports have the same issue number, date of issue, signature, etc. This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Irina from Russia
anonymous from United States
Other passport. I also complained about how sloppy this is. Same letters, same passport, different pictures. I mentioned that I at least have the cognizance of Pavlov's dog. What an insult! What idiots. Does anyone fall for this? Give me some respect and try harder. The thing is, what profile? I never went looking for a Russian wife.
anonymous from United States
Finally, this one is a little different. But it has some similarities. Again, can't this nest of petit criminals communicate among themselves? Or, do they sell my address after they try? I suggest just having fun with these, if you're bored.