Other Comments: This Anastasiya Basova scam time after time first ask help for passport and tickets to meet in Turkey than a strange story about insurance she needed 1000 dollar for that when I wrote I go not help she asked me later for 1800 dollar to help her parents for a new apartment and promised me to give it back again I didn't help her but before I asked every document as passport and ticket than I check her ticket as easiest way by Aeroflot and got information this ticket is false so I was right in my decision I send her a unknown WU number and wait her reaction.
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Hi OJAS - you've done a mighty fine job so far!!! Keep up 'your' good work, as it's helping me a lot and I in turn will help many others!!!
Good night and many thanks!
I'm so excited I won't sleep thinking about my meeting with Anastasia!
anonymous from Australia
007... got the same one today too, hope you're not jealous she's planning on seeing another man (only smile) after all even if you do have a lottery win, I am 100% healthy!! Do we reply to this with a filled form?
Do we know the location of this scammer? would love to get the authorities involved somehow...
Well done everybody, I feel like we are an elite special international task force about to crack some elaborate worldwide scam syndicate... I always was a dreamer.
Just out of interest, has anyone actually found a 'real', genuine girl from Russia/Ukraine?
anonymous from Canada
Yep, if it sounds too good to be true it usually is. Anastasia hasn't asked for money yet, just a letter for the Canadian Embassy in Moscow. She plans on visiting me on February 10th, 2009. Nice pictures, and my dentist girl has gone shopping for lingerie from Victoria's Secret. No doubt she'll wear it, but not at my house! At least she wished me a happy birthday! Love those chicks on skates!
I'm thinking of sending her a picture of John Holmes....... Here's her address (this gets better all the time):
How are you doing now? Weather is colder than usually, but ideas about you warm me! I need you so truly and I hope my feelings will not result me to disappointment in the future. I HOPE, YOU ARE READY TO PROMISE IT? Sometimes, still seems to me that our communication it is only beautiful dream. You have similar feelings? You will smile, but today ideas about you and about ours soon meeting, prevented to me to work. I cannot not think of it. I sincerely hope and believe, this year we shall have chance to create family and to find happiness. It will be so great if we shall decide to connect our lives! You have found key for my heart and have given me hope! We have soul's connection and it so important for me! Forgive me, yesterday I could not write to you. Visiting of church and other affairs, have taken all my time. I thanked God, that he has connected our hearts! It is a pity we could not go in church together with you! Also I have visited travel agency and have received all necessary information. Please tell me again if I can continue preparation of my documents for our meeting! Only together with you, we should do any step! I should receive new international passport and tourist visa to my trip to you. Validity of my old international passport has expired. Validity of the passport 5 years only. Preparation of documents will take about 30 days. I should collect many serious papers and after that, I shall have interview in embassy of your country in Moscow, before I shall receive visa. You will not believe, how much bureaucratism and formalities, there is. I am glad, that we have time before my vacation will begin. It hard process, but I shall solve it! I hope you will estimate my diligence when we shall be together! I shall use services of travel agency, it is more convenient and safe for me. I can trust this agency! Do not worry! I think I hasten a little, but I do not want to stop. To tell the truth, I still have not told to my parents, that we have decided to organize our real meeting. I think I shall tell him about it within the next few days. Their reaction is interesting to you? I hope, my father will not kill me! Only smile! I am adult serious lady and i am ready to make any serious decision, independently! But opinion of my parents important for me. I respect my mother and father. My dear, to me so comfortable with you! It's true! I see, you are True Gentleman and owner of your word. I see, you are reliable man which is always ready to support me. I think, you are close to my Ideal Man's. But I should spend together with you some time what to be confident for hundred percent. The sense of my words is clear to you? PLEASE LISTEN TO ME! I DO NOT SEARCH A WAY TO LEAVE MY COUNTRY. I HAVE STABLE COMFORTABLE LIFE IN MY PLACE AND ONLY FOR THE SAKE OF MY FUTURE FAMILY HAPPINESS AND MY SECOND HALF, I AM READY TO LEAVE ALL THIS! You understand me? I want that you clearly would see my reasons, for my arrival to you. I spent Christmas night in the house of my parents. My mother great cook and she cooked many tasty dishes. You will not believe, but we had supper on a new table. I am glad that my New Year's gift has liked my parents. Parents say hello to you! Yesterday I spent some time in shops. I have bought a new beautiful evening dress and new underwear Victoria's Secret. Sure you heard about this brand? It is my favorite. Yes I am crazy, but I want wear it for our first meeting. I hope you will not be against if I shall cook my hands our first romantic supper? I want that you would estimate my culinary abilities. I hope you has not fallen asleep reading my letter? Only smile! My honey, I need 'INVITATION' from you for faster to receive visa. Please fill 'FORM INVITATION ' and send it with your email. Do not worry, it will be enough. In embassy can always check up your information if will want. I hope, you understand, as far as it is a serious step for me, my trip to you. I shall tell you if I shall require the additional information from you! ok? My last photo, have taken i am. Forgive me if quality was not good. Now I shall be closed and I shall wait your answer. Sea of my kisses for you Todd! Sincerely with love your Anastasia. It is a copy form invitation if you cannot open a file. INVITATION «your full name and surname»«your full home address»«
anonymous from Canada
sorry i didnt noticed you have alread had it up , lol
I feel that we are now 'collectively' in control of the situation with 'Anastasia' - well done and let's keep it going to get a result!
Hey! Wizard of OZ, I'm getting mighty jealous now, as it looks like you are about to steal my lovely Russian girl from right under my nose! I'm healthy too now, as my 'flu' has magically disappeared thanks to 'her' Love Potion No.9, but, may the best man win - Lottery win or not!!!
Please see my reply to 'her' INVITATION email just below this:
'Hello my honey and so nice to hear from you again!
But I am very disappointed that you have not sent me your new photo and your
telephone number as you promised me my dear in your last letter!
Did you like to see the details of my Lottery win here in the UK? I thought
it would make you excited and happy my love.
Tell me about it my love and make me a happy man!!!
It reminded me of you, so I am sending you the words to the song, so that
you can sing them too and be happy now that we are going to meet!!
'I've been cheated by you since I don't know when
So I made up my mind, it must come to an end
Look at me now, will I ever learn?
I don't know how but I suddenly lose control
There's a fire within my soul
Just one look and I can hear a bell ring
One more look and I forget everything, o-o-o-oh
Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you
Yes, I've been broken-hearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go?
Mamma mia, now I really know,
My my, I could never let you go.'
What do you think to it my love, do you like it?
Does it make you feel happy too?
Tell me about it my love!
Say 'hello' to your parents for me and do tell them that I am very happy now
that we shall soon be meeting. Also tell them that I will try very hard to
make you a very happy girl, especially now that I have big Lottery win!!!
Tell them to trust me my love, in the same way that I trust you!
Trusting each other is so important in a relationship, as we have already told each other several times before! You like it my dear?!
Please, please send me some new photos of you in your new 'Victoria's Secret' underwear my dear and please send me also your telephone number, as I want to tell you that 'I LOVE YOU' personally on the telephone and hear your sexy voice once more before we meet!
I miss you my dear, so much and I want to meet you and hold you tight and touch your body!
Please send it to me my love as it will make me feel so happy!
Lots of Love and Kisses
P.S. Shall I take the completed forms to my Embassy here in the UK, as I am working in
London next week and I thought it would save you time my dear, as you appear
to be very busy lately, rushing here and there regarding your travel arrangements?
That should throw 'her' off the scent for a while! I'm a very demanding man you know!
In answer to your question OZ - 'Do we know the location of this scammer? would love to get the authorities involved somehow...' well my 'Grande Finale' will be to send all our emails to the British and Russian Police, for them to investigate what I'm calling - 'Operation Scamma Mia'!
QUESTION FOR YOU:
As the experienced expert with loads of previous knowledge on the subject, do you know if there is a 'quick' way to get all the known 'Scammer' website links onto one page and bring them all together, so that we have a much bigger, worldwide team to combat these lot, for my 'Operation Scamma Mia?'
Just a thought!
anonymous from Norway
This Anastasia woman has been communicating with me since 24 november 2008. Yes all the pictures reproduced are the same pics I've received. And the letters too! Today I got her 'Invitation' to fill out and send to her. I've been playing along and I'll continue to do so. And oh by the way my 31 year old dentist is 'visiting' me feb 11 - march 11.
'Russian Scammers, Russian Scammers Exposed, Russian Dating Scams
When the highly educated are impoverished, a culture of scamming is bound to emerge. Russians are teased by candy behind the store window, their faces squashed up against the glass, almost tasting it. They see the material wealth of the West and know they cannot earn it by traditional means, a 9-5 job. Mathematics PHDs, the same people who earn $300,000 creating quantitative trading models for hedge funds, earn only $150 per month in Russia working as night watchmen and cleaning ladies. The meat grinder of a failed political system consumes all, and spares only those who do not follow the rules.
This is a common scheme but it does not pilfer such high volumes of money as the HYIPs. Most are suckered for a few hundred bucks, while the former have been known to remove entire 401k accounts from naive baby boomers.
Dating scammers generally work in 'crews', with 15-25 guys involved in an operation. They range in age and hierarchy from young apprentice (16-18), to seasoned western union jockey (26-30). An apartment is rented to hook up the computers, some housing 20 machines networked through one DSL connection. Offices are never used, as the local tax inspector will always check on new rentals. Their tax collection system is nothing like in the USA, agents find you long before any money is due, in an effort to make sure you don't cheat. In their business it is of the utmost important to remain anonymous, and private housing provides that cover.
A successful crew will install a jacuzzi, and keep two refrigerators stocked with food and snacks, hard work is rewarded with pleasure both for the sake of it, and to keep stress at bay. Most work 12-16 hour shifts, the apprentices on night shift and the captains on days. Girlsfriends hang out with them while they scam, and they often party together after scoring a big win. To picture the wiley atmosphere fueled by youthful hormones and a ridiculous tax-free income, combine the movies 'Boiler Room' with 'Animal House'.
Profits are generated by writing love letters to foreigners who then rush to western union thinking a desperate supermodel will soon be serving his every need. English speaking girls often hired as 'bell girls' who call victims, pretending to be the girl in the letter. Most are pot bellied, lower-middle class types, who can't afford a #10 American stunner, and resort to romantic arbitrage, in effect outsourcing their relationship to cheap overseas labor markets (if paraphrasing Lou Dobbs). Again the scam is fueled by the victim's own greed. Instead of settling for a homely girl, he wants the skinny 18 year old blonde, despite his own physical and financial misgivings. For this very reason male victims of romance scams rarely report the crime for fear of humilation.
Package and Money Transfers
An e-mail is sent to you asking to be a 'transfer agent' between a Russian company and their US clientele. The job entails cashing checks and receiving wire transfers in your bank account from a domestic source, then resending the money to Russia. Compensation will be 15% of the monthly volume transferred, which adds up to $5000 dollars, wow! In addition to forwarding money you will receive packages at your house and reship them to Russia.
Who's money are you sending? What's in these packages? You are the middle man in a credit card theft scheme that is impossible without the aid of a US citizen or resident. The Russian scammers, (also working in a similar crew), hack credit card companies and merchant databases for fresh Credit Card #s and pins. These are then used to purchase goods online, be it cell phones, laptops, memory, cameras, etc.
Why can't the scammer just have it shipped to Russia directly, why does he need me? Merchants are not that stupid: Russia, Nigeria, and other scam happy nations are never shipped to unless the credit card is drawn from a Russian bank bearing the same address. They will however ship to a US address if it differs from the one on the stolen credit card. That would be you, the 'transfer agent'. Some crews buy the item then immediately resell it on Ebay. Once the package arrives at your house you will be instructed to send it to the person who bought it from them on Ebay, and cash the check in your bank account, which then is wired to Russia minus a 15% cut. (can you feel the criminal charges piling up?)
Eventually the credit card company will match the stolen card purchases to YOUR address, not the Russian scammers. The FBI will charge you with mail fraud, possession of stolen goods, and other niceties. The prosecutors office assumes you are guilty and does so viciously. Do not expect to get away with an oops I didn't know it was illegal excuse.'
I think if you look in reverse order of pages of the Portuguese thread, http://www.delphifa..8#comments your list may already be there, I may not get much research time today, I am only writing what I can readily remember.
You are right about having become one of your scammer's patients, this is their term for you. At the end of Mail 2, ''I owe to each of the patients to present чуточку to love and надеж'' http://www.delphifa..?p=3#58164 ('Чуточку' means a little bit. 'надеж' is part of word 'надежда' - hope)