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.
Here her header,
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From: pilorama2007 X-Mailer: The Bat! (v188.8.131.52) Professional
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To: 'XXXXXXXXXXX' Subject: Re: Hello my lovely
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hey guys ,mine was bouncing back at me then i got this email today ! with a differnt email address it is email@example.com could it be there closing some of her email acc?scamming too man poeple ?
Hello my dear !!!!! How are you doing now? Today I have opened my box, but have not seen any news from you and after that, I could not send you my letter. I do not understand, why your letters cannot enter my box. Please, write to my new address. I hope, it will work more stably. I do not want to have problems with communication Answer me more soon if you have received this letter. ok? I hope you think of me? I am fine and I miss you so much! I am happy, that every day we all become closer to our first meeting face to face. We have written many letters each other and there has now come time to meet personally. We need personal contact. You agree? My feelings to you are so true and serious. I am ready to a new stage in my life together with you! I hope you too?! In the first I want to tell you, my documents in process. Every day, I spend a lot of time and my forces for to receive necessary papers, but I am glad to try. My honey do not worry, I shall solve all! I shall inform you on each my step. ok? I fall in love with you and every day, I need you more and more! In the beginning our correspondence, I was afraid to open to you my heart, but today I am glad that we have found each other. All my excitements, have left me now. Yesterday, I have visited my parents. They are interested in all details my trip to you. Mother and father, say hello to you. My parents are glad, that I have met Serious True Gentleman. You will smile, but today I had interesting incident during my working day. I was at my workplace and looked in window and my ideas were about you and I have not noticed, how the patient has come in my cabinet. Some minutes, the patient waited my attention and only after that, I have noticed his presence. You can believe in it Todd? You have taken all my attention and my mind. You are ready to find to me new work if I shall lose my work for the sake of you? Only smile! Do not worry, I am always attentive on my workplace. Last days, weather became warmer and we have a lot of snow. Today in the morning my automobile has got stuck in a snow near my house. I needed your help. Why you have not come? I joke again, because my mood fine. It was amusing, but I have solved it. I am a good driver! You smile? I cannot describe words as far as to me comfortable with you. I like to speak with you, I like to think of our plans for the future. I like to think of you always and everywhere. My heart starts to pulse intensively, each time when I read your letters. It is love? Probably! I fall in love with you and I believe our meeting face to face, will be additional proof, that our feelings are right and real. Please tell me, what you want to receive in a gift from me when I shall come to you? Or you want what it would be surprise? I am sorry, I cannot use my cellular during my working day. My boss, has forbidden to use cellular on a workplace. We can speak, when I at home. Now I shall be closed. I should have time for buy the foodstuffs for supper. Two million my kisses for you only Todd!!! Sincerely with love your Anastasia.
anonymous from Norway
That's a disappointing possibility 007, but 'she's' still talking to me as well as Dino. Think 'she's' probably narrowing down her victims. So when the money issue comes up I suggest we 'go along' with it by sending a false Money Transfer Control Number and a false secret question of Western Union. And of course $2000 should be very lucrative, but we can share the 'burden' of expenses by varying our 'contributions'. What do you say guys?
OJAS from United States
Typically a scammer opens say 5 (or more) e-mail accounts.
Next he steals 5 sets of pictures
Next he invents (or steals) names, Elena, Oksana, Natalya, etc.
Next he assigns ages, say in 2 year increments 28, 30, 32, 34, 36
When he sees a new profile, he begins phase 0, the overture
Instead of corresponding in the dating site, he will drag you into his e-mail.
Most often he starts with the 28, targeting middle-aged victims (mid-40s preferred)
Suppose you complain 28 is too young ... No problem, the same scammer next day sends you the 36.
You might now complain it's too old, ... again no problem, next day it will be 32's e-mail he gives. Do you still feel it's a bit young? ... He will nail you on to 34.
Once he gets you corresponding in his e-mail address, the phase 0 is complete.
I understood, mate. You were asking what if, when a scammer blocks using some criteria.
I know, no-one (but those low-lives) blocks me, we are all on the same side against them. Incidentally I have a readily hackable address, and they are busy sending garbage. Once in a while I clear the trash, effortlessly, but they spend considerably more time filling it up! LOL!
Since there may be newcomers who may not know some of these, it helps to understand the anatomy of a scam cycle (I don't mean to sound repetitive for those who already know these)
Phase 1 begins with your first e-mail to him, and concludes with his Money-Letter
The phase 1 is for KLM (Kisses, Love, Money) in that sequence. He sends you lots of kisses (pick your own number) you become his ''darling'' early on, he always waits ''impatiently'' for your reply, after ranting anything in pre-composed form-letters, completely ignoring your specific questions, but focusing only on showering his undying love for you.
Zakidka is usually done by low-paid second or third shift guys, knowing English is NOT a requirement in their advert for scammer employment.
When the sequence (of e-mails and photos) reaches the M-Letter, phase 1 concludes
I have been reading your posts and Ojas comments on it. If you accept a suggestion, listen to one very simple advice. When dealing with a scammer, you may not think as a normal honest person. You have to ways to follow. You have to think like one of them and it is not always so easy OR CONTINUE NORMAL AND FORGET IT..
My modus operandi:
First letter: IP from a different country, fake info, using The BAT, “empty” header, and a lot of other very simple evidences: SCAMMER!!!!
First: If you don’t want to lose your time:
Send a very tough dirty letter to him (preferably but not necessarily in Russian), saying that you know he is a scammer; use your intelligence to scare him (although I doubt they get scared of anything) and never answer again. You will see the answer.
So far I got only one that keeps mailing me every day after 4 months. These guys are pros they want money not losing their time fighting a lost battle.
Second: If you have time to waste and want to have some fun:
Well my friend, in this case you will have to be prepared to build a very nice lovely story (after the money letter when the big boss takes over your case) and start to play and give him a lot of homework to do. (At least while working for you he will have less time to scam others). I had been dealing with one now for more than a month and I can tell you that he worked a lot for his never sent money.
As I have no time now to do that, (it would take me some 10 pages to show you what we can do with these jerks), I give Ojas my permission to send you this scammer’s history. Otherwise you can write me and I can forward it to you. Just as an illustration of this nasty scammer’s world.
BTW: Here there is a Dating site where I found 1148 Russian profiles. Out of it I can assure you that more than 300 are scammers. I just checked before writing: until yesterday night I have filed 368 scammers. I wrote them many times and what happened? Nothing. Scammers are gold member 90% of them and they will not be happy to lose money. So they are still there after many alerts. Some scammers have more that 3 or 4 profiles in the site there is one that I found 12 profiles. He as a thread here and you can check the letters coming from all over the World saying he is a very honest lady and ……..The name?
Don’t laugh Ojas, you know the lady.
ANNA STROKOVA aka ANNA VADIMOVNA
THE TRUTH IS WE CAN NOT DO MUCH ALONE BUT TOGHETHER WE CAN MAKE IT A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO THEM.
For posting, these are very helpful for future readers
1) Copy / Paste the profile, + download and post profile pictures. A simple link to profile is not helpful, since scammers get kicked out soon.
2) His invitation to correspond using e-mail, instead of on the dating site
3) His introductory letter. This is a template, he will be using repeatedly. Google for some exact phrases, up to 10 words max, include spelling, grammatical mistakes, unusual constructions.
4) The pre M-letter. This is the warm up, just preceding the Money-letter. In the warm up, he usually aims for your heart, with a sob story, but not yet ask for money. Occasionally, he aims for the organ below, with seductive photos, these are unusua.
5) The M-letter, with which he proves that he is a scammer, by asking money from a stranger.
Up to this point, it is the scammer who runs the whole show.
Phase 2 begins with your response to the M-letter. Suddenly his English improves, he (a different guy from phase 1) starts reading the mails because it is important to lure you to his bait.
A less common practice is milk the cow, without feeding it. In this approach, he might ask for $100 for a phone call for you to hear ''her'' sweet voice (can be a 12 year old reading a script with difficulty). After that money for visa, then the plane-fare, then on the way to Sheremetyevo airport, getting robbed, then at the airport being stopped at customs, needing additional thousands.
But a more common line is the shortage by 900+ (pick your currency, dollar, euro, pound). This is his try for a Grande Finale. It might scare you to see 4 digits, so often it will be 3 digits, the leading digit will be a 9 and last digit 0, in majority of the scams. The moment he receives the money, he disappears with his Grande Finale.
However, since the scammer reads the mails in phase 2, baiters run this part of the show.
During phase 2, send lengthy letters, burying the money somewhere toward the end. Do not make paragraphs, do not leave a blank space when starting a new sentence, make it difficult on the eyes to read. A good example is to copy / paste, some minor editing of http://www.delphifa..176#86685
If you find or compose phase 2 responses, post them, it can save composing time, for, the next baiter can copy / paste
... To be continued ...
anonymous from Norway
Hi guys. Seems like am still in OJAS's phase 1 but looks likie the final stages of phase1 where documents are the main concern. This is illustrated in the mail which came in today around 16:35 my time:
honey, how are you doing now? i miss you so much and you always in my heart. we have left a long way behind and have deserved our meeting face to face. i have lost all my forces in the last days and i do not feel good now, but i have not time for to be depressed. i have very hard work today and some last days, but not looking on it, i spent many time today and every days, for preparation of documents for my trip to you. you do not imagine, as a lot of bureaucratism is in it, it is real hard process, but I shall overcome all barriers, i am sure. together, we are team and it gives me hope. you should be ready at any moment, give me any additional information. probably, during preparation of documents i shall need it. ok? i am sure, you understand our situation and do not take offence for my short letters last days? i hope you will be patient with me now! now i should give all my attention and care, for preparation my documents for our meeting. now, i should care of it first of all. sorry, i shall be closed. i am very tired and i need rest. also i should have time to receive some document. probably, you can call me today after 10 pm moscow time and will wish me good night. i shall be glad. i count days up to our meeting. i am nervous a little, but it is normal in our situation. what about you? my hugs and kisses for you only. sincerely with love your anastasia.