I object to your last post. It shows your ignorance and prejudice. You are judging an entire country on the basis of a few hundred prolific (male) scammers in Mariy El republic and surrounds. Very sad really. And actually even if the scammers say that they live in Kazan, most of them are still writing from Yoshkar Ola, where dating scams are almost a cottage industry. Anyway, have you ever even been to Russia?... clearly not, or you wouldn't be posting shite.
But I have!...twice in the last 12 months. Moscow, Ufa, Yekaterinburg and Ulyanovsk. I've also sponsored two (real) Russian girls to visit me here in Stockholm. (Needless to say, I'm not a sex tourist). In fact, the first Russian girl I ever met on the net was real and gorgeous and came to visit in December 2005. I'm now currently engaged to a different Russian girl I've been in daily contact with for the past year. She has her residency interview at the Swedish embassy on October 3rd. I'm sure you will wish us both the best of luck.
So I can tell you that the vast majority of Russian girls are just like any other girls, and have the same dreams. They are generally more traditional and family-oriented than Western European girls (and generally much more attractive than Belgian girls, I can tell you from experience). But the trick is not to become jaded by the scammers and learn to recognize when you're being scammed (really quite easy if you have more than a few brain cells), find Russian dating sites with real Russian girls, and then be prepared to travel to Russia to meet them, which is not cheap I agree. A generous heart and an open mind are not disadvantages either, which is why I would advise you not to bother.
Please think before you post in future.
anonymous from Netherlands
Pierre: lovely. The Russians enjoy a hot summer.
Pierre: That wasn't a respectfull remark! Eddie replied to a comment from Belgium, not yours. Can you accept that he knows what he's talking about?!
Eddie: Hope to see a pic of Olga and you together soon.
OJAS: When people want you to have their addies, they'll give it to you. The fact that I put mine on the Net doesn't mean that I give away other peoples' addies.
What ARE you talking about? Did you even read my comment? As Dirk pointed out, it was directed at some jerk from Belgium, who even posted a pic of a completely different girl than yours, as well as slagging off an entire nation on the basis of a few hundred petty criminals. I have every right to comment him.
And yes, you're right. This is a site to report scammers, which I have been doing since before you even knew what the word 'cкамерство' meant. I think you're doing a great job baiting your scammer! Keep up the good work.
But this is also a site with more than it's fair share of scam victims, a handful of whom seem a little bitter and prejudiced...calling their scammers 'bitches', even though they're mostly men, slagging off Russia in general, etc etc. Nothing wrong with a bit of perspective.
Hope that clarifies things.
Dirk...it would be an honour. I have to admit I'm finding the waiting a little frustrating. I also told OJAS he could have my addy, for what it's worth.
OJAS from United States
@Eddie - I was ONLY asking if it's OK to e-mail you
@Dirk - I ONLY said I'll request you - I NEVER implied you'd give away other people's e-mail addresses
@Pierre - I agree with Dirk, Eddie responds pointedly to Belgium post. I myself once mistakenly thought Eddie posted something scammer-friendly (LOL!) - (history)
@Eddie - By now you should be used to misunderstandings as a minor occupational hazard.
@Me - When there's a possibility of mistake, (e.g. an IP traces to a particular country) warn a poster to strike surgically at the scammer - Desist Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
For heavens' sake, we're all on the same side, will quickly get over such insignificant matters. Who would want a civil war, amidst the real war against criminals?
You all have a great day! :-)
Eddie from Sweden
Pierre...of course!...that's why most of us are here. Keep it up! I can tell you it works. In June/July, we managed to save a guy from Iceland and a guy from Norway quite a lot of money (those are just two I can remember).
I'm hardly scammer friendly, but I am Russian friendly. It helps to visit a country before having any opinions about it. Prejudice = an attitude acquired prior to relevant experience or knowledge. And as one of the few who can write in Russian, I very much doubt if the scammers think I'm friendly. I have at least 20 extreme insults in Russian.
OJAS...I've posted to dirk that you can have my addy. not sure why you would want it though :D
Don't you guys ever sleep! Isn't it the middle of the night in the US?
Come on, come on. Back to work.... And it is the middle of the night overhere!Ghee, those shifts will kill me at the end of my life! Ha, ha, ha.
Eddie: I am happy to tell you (and all of you) that we saved more than the two you remember. Putting my addie on this site didn't only result in nasty attacks on my computer. There were/are a lot of friendly emails from men all over the world, who wanted to express their feelings personally. I answered them all. At some times I even seriously considered to hire a secretary (from whatever nation). Conclusion:
WE ARE DOING SOME GOOD HERE. KEEP ON DOING IT, PLEASE.
anonymous from United States
Olya's zero key is stuck, she can try prefixes
100 million becomes 10 billion. Or 100 Meg becomes 10 Gig. Then comes Tera, Peta, Exa, Oh... Help her Microsoft!
One followed by hundred zeros is googol, the inspiration for the name google
anonymous from New Zealand
Just trying to figure out if i am bing scamed.Good info
anonymous from United States
I have been sending to this scammer the next letters in sequence before the scammer sends them to me! The same day or the next day, the scammer responds with the same letter I just sent plus the new pictures! I wonder how long it will be before the scammer actually reads the letters I send!
Sirfathead from Canada
This looks to be the same person.
anonymous from Canada
Eddie from Sweden
anonymous from United States ...LMAO!!! that's a great idea.
As I've mentioned before, the scammer won't read your mails until after the money letter...unless you write in Russian.