thanks Eddie......i have received many mails just as this and photos too...and still receiving....
anonymous from Australia
It seems as if this woman (man?) gets around. Pity she / he doesn't take much trouble altering her scripted emails. I found this site because I Googled text from her emails. That's why I uploaded so many from her - hopefully others might find out about her as I did.
Mine claims to be called Liana Saljahowa and is in league with someone claiming to be Lesnina Irina (Manager - yeah right, of 'Regata Travel' Agency).
So far I've received 10 emails. Her current email address is email@example.com. I used emailtracker pro (Visualware) to analyse the email headers - no great help because she is using Yahoo but it does identify the PC that she uses ...
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Hello!!! This is me again! I decided to send you more info about me.
Sorry I don't have much time to write now because my sister is waiting for me.
We will go home together. It is my first time I try to correspondence with man
in internet world. I do hope you will be enough patient to understand my writing.
I want you to know that I have only good intentions and I don`t have big secrets.
The thing is that I will work abroad for three or six months or so and I would like
to meet a nice man to be my guide or just be good friend to spend time with.
I think that it is hard enough to live in foreign town without friends and also I have
never been abroad. I am from so small town here in Russia,I am afraid to be lost.
I want to see the real life and it is impossible to see without person who knows all sides
of the life. It doesn`t matter what age is he or what is his eyes color, I just want to know
that he is kind and open-hearted inside. Last time many girls all over the world also want to
start a new life abroad, so many of them used a special program for young people who wants to work abroad.
I also decided to do so and to use it. This program just helps to register documents and gives suitable work
in your area. I already started to register documents and now I need to decide in which city I want to work.
I`m 28 years old and I`m not afraid of work (I will work as a dance teacher).
You know, I`m a professional dancer, I dance in group on festivals, wedding celebrations etc.
But when I will arrive (I will travel alone) I will work as a dance teacher (instructor),
I have an international certificate. I think it is the right way for me, I am lost here, and I think
that I look pretty enough to find a better place. I never been abroad so I decided to find a friend abroad
and make his city to be my destination. I want to repeat the same way,it is my only chance to change my life.
I am full of plans and different dreams. My hair is blonde and I have grey eyes. I think I'm somewhat pretty,
but first of all I want to be beautiful inside. I do hope that you will be not disappointed to meet me in the
real life if we meet. I will leave my town in a few days or so (I can't tell you everything exactly right now)
and I would like to be sure that I have a man who is waiting for me there. I will work all day and I would like
to find a man to spend all free time together to get to know each other better. if you have any interest to meet
me I will be more then happy to meet you too. Sorry I really have to go now. I will write more comments next time,
my sister is waiting for me and I have to go!
P.S. Forgot to say I'm sending two pics, one of them is my sister, my father and me.
Hello Mike!!! This is me again! I was so happy when I saw your e-mail in my mail box.
Thank you very much for your photo! I think its very important to know how a person looks like with whom you are corresponding!
I really like you so much! Now I know that you are interested in me and I hope we will be able to meet soon when I will come to your area.
I think I should write you more things about me, I hope it will be interesting for you to know me better!
As I wrote you I`m 28 years old, My birthday is May 10.
I'm 167 cm tall (5.5.) and 51 kg weight. I don't know exactly my bust-waist-hips measurements, I don't have a reason to measure it because I think it's OK and my body is proportionate )) I take care of my body, for truth its very easy for me, because I work as a dancer, so it helps me to keep feet!!!
As for my family - I live with my mother and my brother. My mother is 48 years old, I love her very much, she works as a hairdresser in a beauty salon.
I have a sister, her name is Olga, she is already married and she lives with her husband.
I also have a younger brother, he is 13 years old, his name is Maksim.
He is very clever and he wants to be a naval officer like our father. My father was a great person, he was courageous and brave. He is an ideal man for me.
My father died in auto crash... My mum cried for several months but now she is ok, she will never meet another man because my father was the only man in her life and now her aim in life is to grow up our brother.
It was my mother's idea to try to work to another country.
She loves me very much and she thinks that its impossible to earn good money in russia working as a dancer or dance instructor. She read many stories about girls who found their happiness abroad and now she wants me to do the same.
As I wrote you I live in russia, the name of my city is Lesnoy it is situated in Tyumen Oblast (District).
It will be great if you also tell me some interesting facts about your city.
I don`t remeber if I told you or not but I graduated from Tyumen University two years ago, Economy faculty but I don't work on my specialization because I can't find a good job here in economy sphere, my city is so small. I don`t use any translators and I can speak and write English well. I also have a certificate of aerobic's instructor.
I write my emails from Internet cafe, we have a computer but no Internet.
If you want I can call you when we get to know each other better it would be nice to talk to you. Today I'm going to tell my mother about you, I'm sure she will be happy I've met someone over there who can show me around!
I hope you are not getting bored to read my emails?
It's a pity there is no messenger here, so we can talk only using e-mails..
My address here is Russia, Lesnoy, Lenina street 21, flat 12.
So now you have a representation of who I am....
I just can tell you I enjoy life and I try to live to the fullest, I like to try new things. I'm very tender, caring, artistic, faithful, decent person.
Sometimes I can be not well organized, I think everybody had it's own minuses and pluses.
I don't look any special qualities in a man. I just hope he will be faithful to me and ready to create a happy family with me and I will do everything to make him happy. I'm looking for a soulmate! Do you look for any special qualities?
PS I'm sending more pics this time! They were taken in Egypt.
Hello dear Mike! I think I'm a lucky girl to meet such good man as you in Internet!
I hope I will be lucky enough to meet you in the real life soon!I hope I will be lucky enough to meet you in the real life soon!
Yesterday I told my mom about you. She said that now she doesn`t worry about me as before because now she knows you are a kind
man and can help me if I need your help. You can show me your city and tell me more about the life over there!
I think I didn't write you I like cooking. I can cook some Russian dishes for you! Pelmeni, vareniki, blini, borsch, okroshka!
You will like it! Besides Russian cuisine I like Italian and Mexican. I love spaghetti and pizzza!!!!! mmmmmmm !
I can't live without it! I like Mexican food because it's very spicy, although I don't cook Mexican dishes too often.
I've been told my cooking is very tasty! I like to cook cakes. My favorite is cheese-cake with raspberry! You know...
when I talk about food I'm getting hungry ))) I eat everything and I don't like any diets but usually I don't eat after 7 pm.
This helps me not to be fat! I can cook many tasty things for you when we meet! You know.. almost all Russian men are like bears!
They are so rude, they can't be nice and polite, they don't want to have a family. I think you are not like them.
I like to go to the cinema! I really like to watch a good movie with my friends. 50 percents of movies in our cinemas are Russian
and about 50 American. Actually my favorite actor is Johnny Depp and I like all movies with him. I've watched Pirates of the Carribean
(part 3) some time ago! I think the third part is not as good as the first part. Have you seen it?
Could you recommend me any movie so I can watch it? What is your favorite movie and actor?
Soooooooooooooooo......... what else could I say? I have a driver's licence but I don't have a car.
Sometimes I go to the theatre but not often. There is only one small theatre in my city and there is nothing interesting.
If I want to watch a good play I should go to the nearest big city, there sometimes can come some famous Russian actors
and dancers but I can't go there often because it's quite expensive.
I want you to know small things about my life, because it will show you who I am.
Ok, I think I will finish my e-mail for today, because its rather late here and I should go home to cook some food for my mom and brother!
I`m sending one more pic...
Hello Mike! This is me again...
Please write me the name of the closest Airport to you (possibly International) and it's code (if you know).
For example the closest Airport to me is Tyumen and it's code is (TJM). I already started to pack my things
and I want to start my trip so I will go to Moscow from Tyumen. I have so many worries and I'm so afraid to
start everything but if I don't start it now I will never do it!!!!!!!!!!!!
I asked my sister to take a naked photo of myself because I didn't have any naked photos and I thought I will
need them and it was my choice (I think good sex is quite important for successful relationship). Also I didn't
want all men to look at this pic.... and now I know you little more and I will cross my fingers I'm not wrong
in doing this and I will make a show of trust and send you my naked pic to you hoping it will be for your eyes
only and you will not show it to someone. I was not comfortable to pose for such pic and I tried to smile,
I think the pic is nice. I don't want to chat about sex or something like that, I just wanted to show you how
my body looks like... and that's all. Maybe I shouldn't do this but I will click 'send' button and close my eyes!
I hope you will be not mad on me because I sent this pic for you, I'm a good girl, really!!!!!!!!!!
Please don't show my pic to anyone and please don't ask for any naked pics in different poses or something like that.
I'm a good girl and I'm not info taking naked photos!
I really apologize if you think now I'm not a good girl... I hope you don't think so.
And I'm sending two more another pics.
AAAAAAAAAAAh!!!! I'm so ashamed to send this pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm impatiently waiting for your answer!
Hello Mike!! How are you? I'm ok!!! I just returned from my work.
I was dancing at opening a cafe here. It was my last day at work,
everybody in my dance group told me so many warm words and wished me
luck in my trip! I told them about you and everybody said they will cross
one's fingers for us and they hope you are a good man and we will like each other!
We had some fun today and it was my last working day... but now I feel myself so sad...
I will miss my work and girls from my group... I almost cry now... anyway I don't want
to make any steps back and I want to continue my arrangements.
I have some good news for you! After sending this email I will go home, take my packed
bags and go to Tyumen! It is a nearest big city and there is an airport. From there I will
fly to Moscow! I`m really afraid to fly on a plane! I hope my plane will not fall down!
I'm really afraid! It is several hours from Tyumen to Moscow.
When I come to Moscow and settle down I will write you an email.
I hope tomorrow I will be able to write you. Please don't worry about me if you don't
hear from me tomorrow, that will mean I was not able to find a place to stay and I will
write you the next day. In Moscow I will spend some time, I have to make all final arrangements
with my documents and after it I will come to you! I've never been to Moscow before and I'm so
nervous now... I've never went somewhere alone and now I should go alone to such big city!
You know... I had such great desire to start my trip already.. and now I feel myself like a newborn
kitten who has even didn't open it's eyes... I just want to hug my mommy and don't want to go anywhere...
but I know that's my dream to start a new life and I will try to turn in to reality!
Soon you will hear some news from me from Moscow!!!!!!!!
Love and kisses!
I hope I'm the one for you!
Hello Mike!!! I'm so excited to write you again!!!!!!!!!!
I'm in Moscow! You can't imagine how happy I am because I already started my trip to you!
I still cannot believe I've done it! WoW! As I wrote you I was scared to fly on the plane but everything was OK and I'm still alive ))))
Moscow is a really big city! I've been told the population of Moscow is about 10 million of people! From the Airport I went by bus...
it was so long way... about 2 hours. I've seen so many nice places in Moscow while going by bus!
When I got off the plane in the Moscow Airport policeman asked me about passport and he looked at me like I am an enemy )))
I think all people here are a little crazy because of terrorism.
Everything here is very expensive, not like in my city... and everywhere are big crowds of people! Everywhere is so many people!
I feel uncomfortable because of it but I hope I will be OK soon.
Sorry I didn't write you sooner, it was not easy to find a place to stay here... I couldn't find a cheap hotel, everything is so expensive in Moscow.
Finally I found a place to stay, I rent a room from an old woman. She is about 70 years old.
She said her husband died 2 years ago and she doesn`t have money to live, so she gives in rent rooms in her apartment.
She is very nice woman. She said I have to be very careful.
You know... she said many girls from small cities come to big cities, they are looking for a better future and fortune but because they are from small cities they can`t imagine their way to find the happiness can be not so easy as they thought... and some of them can end up as prostitutes or something like that. She said I should be careful when I meet you!! But I don't worry about it! I feel with all my heart you are really nice man!
Sorry I wrote you about my worries.. I have nobody to write about it.
My mother is worried enough about me and I don't want to make her worry any more. I think that's really good I've met you!
I can write you about everything.
By, the way, one more thing about my trip. Agency will help me to rent a room to stay near my future work in your area.
I will share this room with a few girls yet, it is usual procedure and it helps to pay the rent (it will be cheaper).
And I have a question, is it normal if we will like each other may be it is possible to live together?of course if you or somebody doesn't mind.
Do you have a big wide bed?(joke). Anyway, if you will not want to stay with me it is ok for me to rent a room, don`t worry!!!
As you know I will stay there for three months and later if I want I will be able to prolong my trip.
I will arrive by my Work visa, so I won`t have any problems with law while I will be working.
I think I will be able to improve my english and I think it will help us to learn each other better,who knows.
I miss my family... but I'm getting better with every hour ))
Now I'm very hungry and I will go and eat something.
I hope everything will be fine.
please write me as soon as possible!See you soon! Big kiss from moscow!!
Hello dear Mike!!!
Here is the info, about my flight, that I was given in agency:
Please use our service .Manager: Ms.LesniIrina
Moscoscow to Brisbane
Flight 1 Sunday, May 04, 2008
Departure: 21:15 Moscow, Russia - Domodedovo
Arrival: 11:30 +1 day(s) Singapore, Singapore - Changi, terminal 2
Airline: Singapore Airlines SQ061
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
Change of plane required. Time between flights = 9:40
Flight 2 Monday, May 05, 2008
Departure: 21:10 Singapore, Singapore - Changi, terminal 3
Arrival: 06:35 +1 day(s) Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane, terminal I
Airline: Singapore Airlines SQ235
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200/200ER
Brisbane to Moscow
Flight 1 Sunday, August 03, 2008
Departure: 23:59 Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane, terminal I
Arrival: 05:59 +1 day(s) Bangkok, Thailand - Suvarnabhumi International
Airline: Thai Airways Intl TG992
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300
Change of plane required. Time between flights = 4:26
Flight 2 Monday, August 04, 2008
Departure: 10:25 Bangkok, Thailand - Suvarnabhumi International
Arrival: 17:10 Moscow, Russia - Domodedovo
Airline: Thai Airways Intl TG974
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200/300
Price: foreign passport,visa,tax,consulate fee,ticket Eco.class.USD 1390.00+
I've got all the information and I'm resending it for you!! You see after my visit to the consulate and to the agency I am so happy to say we will meet in few days!!!! I am really lucky girl to meet you. Honey the thing is that I booked the nearest possible flight. I need some of your help. there is one small problem but I am sure we will be able to solve it. I wanted to ask you to help me to pay for my tickets directly but they tell I can't use your help or ask you about sending me tickets because I have a permission to use the help of the travel agency only because they do all travel things and it is their business to arrange all travel things for my trip, such is the law. It is not possible to get a work visa without the help of the agency, they have too strict rules of getting visas.
I was sure my mom will help me because she promised but now she sent a letter explaining it is possible only in few months or so because of our family problems. She can't send a transfer now. I was in the bank to try to ask them a loan but they said I need to have a registration in Moscow to get a loan from their bank and I don't have it! I think it is not great problem for you to help me. I even hope maybe it will be pleasure to help me because you are my knight, right? after all payments here and my flight from Tyumen I have about 500 dollars of my own money and I need about 950 US dollars from your side because I have to pay for my tickets and few more things, and I have to pay in advance about 1390 dollars. The tickets are roundtrip and this price includes all arrangements of documents and everything. Honey, I've been told fuel fees and tickets and everything became more expensive and I didn't expect it............
I have to be sure that I will be able to book my tickets or I will lose all the money I gave them in advance. I'm not going to ask one more time for your help, you see I am in such situation... I will be waiting for your answer. I know it sounds like I am a poor outsider but you see I don't have enough time to find the money I need and find somebody to help me, you know my mom gave me all she could collect for my travel. I hate to ask but now I don't have any other choice. I need some help from you, please help me to leave Moscow and it is all I ask now and you know I am full of the love to share with you. Kiss you, counting days and minutes before our meeting. You know it is only money, and I think it is not too hard for you to help me, you see I have such chance only once in my life. I know you are a kind man and I hope you will be able to help me. I promise I will return all the money and I will earn money because I am ready to work as hard as I can!
Million of Kisses,
Your poor Liana
you know my rent address here is Russia, Moscow, Pravdy 133, Street 12, flat - 43. Remember my full name is Liana - (first name) Saljahowa -(last name). It is right writing in English, and you should put it on western union list and you can choose any bank in Moscow, they tell it is international service and I can pick up the money at any bank of Moscow. They said I can get only western union transfer because I have not any bank accounts in Moscow and I have only passport and it is enough to get it!
If you need the address of Western Union in Moscow is
Actually I've been told you can send it to any of their offices. I can call you as soon as I receive the transfer to let you know about it. And please after you complete a transfer write me the number of your transfer, I'm not sure how it's call but they will give you a number of your transfer.
P.S. I am not sure I should tell this but I want to let you know if you don't like me when I come I will not bother you and it is only your choice to spend time with me or not. I know you may be too busy, and in any case I will return the money back. I can have a room for rent if I want, a job and I want to say please don't worry I don't want to use you just to reach my goal. I am sure when we meet we will have no regrets about it, I promise. I dream about our first meeting, our first night and I have some sexy lingerie with me! I think everything depends on you! I will keep checking my mailbox because I can't sleep if I'm not sure everything is allright and you can help, please, honey, don't leave me alone I've done so much to start this trip and I don't want to give up. And I can stay more than six months, I can stay longer and I can prolong my visa. I want to get to know you better..... to learn more things about you, to touch your hand.. look in your eyes...
Hello dear Mike!!!
I feel so sad and heart broken because of this situation. I know that it is great
amount of money for you and it is also a great sum of money for me. I contacted my family,
I tried to borrow the money everywhere I could, but useless. I don't know what to do now.
I so much want to come to you and meet you and I though we could be a great couple together.
If you don't want to have any kind of relationship, then I ask you to help me as a friend and give me a loan.
I know that it is a lot of money and everybody lives from 'check to check' I really don't know what to do.
I am crying and the I do believe that our meeting be something magic and extraordinary...
Don't you want me to be with you??? Tell me honestly!!!! We can meet each other, I can get
a good job and earn good money, don't you agree? I just want to change my life better. Is this a crime?
No. Besides, I was going to work but not to be a girl who is living on someone's money.
I thought that it would be great if I am not alone there in your country because you know it is kinda
dangerous to go to other coutry alone. I liked you and somehow you managed to get deep into my heart.
I know that probably it is a lot of money for you or maybe you don't want to trust me. I understand that
though it doesn't make me feel comfortable. I do want to come to you, be with you and have a good job.
I don't ask you just to give me this money. I ask you about a loan. If only I could, I would never ask you for help.
And only you can help me in this situation. I know that you are a kind man and I beg you to help me.
I swear I return you the money once I earn it. I need you and your help more then ever!
Hello dear Mike!
I have learnt today it will be much cheaper to
send the money through Money Gram, the procedure
is the same but it's cheaper. Please send it by Money Gram
I can get only western union or money gram transfer because
I have not any bank accounts in Moscow and
I have only passport and it is enough to get it!
I do not wish to give you a words of good bye!
I am sorry about all the problems with the money!
But without your help I will not be able to fly to you.
Mother gave me almost all the money that she had to
help me out with this journey.
If you can not help me, I will be returning to home.
But I do not want to be lonely again.
I do not want to return home.
I do not want to stay in Moscow either.
I do not want anyone but you.
More than anything else, I would like to continue the trip!
I want you! I want you to surround me with your tenderness, warmth and care.
I certainly think about the future. I want us to be together.
I go to sleep and I wake up together with the thoughts about you.
They are not leaving my head.
More to that, I’d like to wake up in your arms every day.
I’d like to be sure that you really need me now and in the future.
I just want to look into your eyes.
I want to feel your warm breath.
I want to see your smile and know that this smile is for me.
I want to be waken up by you rather than some kind of alarm clock.
I want to be your sunshine.
I want you to warm your hands up in the back pockets of my jeans.
I want you to pay me with your kisses for the rental of my jeans pockets.
I want to belong to you and. I am yours and you’re mine.
I want to believe you and never question anything you say.
I want to hear your voice. I want to get to your inner thoughts.
I want to be everything you need. I want you to know all these things.
Can’t wait for the moment I board the plane and start my final journey to you.
I am looking forward to hearing some good news from you.
Hope you can help me out and give me your support.
P.S.For that you can trust me I sent you my passport!
Hello dear Mike,
I have good news!!!! I managed to postpone my flight to you on Thursday!
I cannot wait till our meeting andI want to thank you millions of times for everything you do for me, sweetheart.
I feel we shall spend great time together! Me and you...
Please write me as soon as possible because I feel nervous since I didn't fly to you today.
I hope you send the money and finaly we will meet.
Impatiently waiting for your meeting and dreaming....
With everything I have for you...
I've received quite a few photos (attached) ... including a naked one and a copy of her (fake??) passport). I'm not bothered about posting her nude photo if she's happy to use it to sucker guys then game on ...
I passed her details to the Russian Embassy in Australia, yahoo and the ISP of the so-called travel company.
Somehow she thinks I'm rich ... which is OK because I want her to cough up some more. Hey, no effort - no joy.
This person is persistently trying to get me to cough up some money. I've posted the images I received as well as most of her letters. Most of the images are already here but under a different name. Mine claims to be Liana Saljahowa firstname.lastname@example.org .
Some folk seem able to identify a person's IP address from an email. I'd love to know how to do this too. I use Emailtracker Pro (Visualware) and it has been of limited help. I have no idea how to nail her IP though.
I managed to get his / her accomplice's internet account closed by whining to a Russian ISP no less. They jammed it within a couple of minutes. They used email@example.com and happily confirmed bogus travel and other details to me ... No letterhead and obviously no real company either.
I'm not so dumb to believe a knockout would drop out of the blue into my lap ... I have trouble attracting flies let alone gorgeous women. I can still dream though :) As soon as I received the messages I googled sections of email and found this place ... and her images. Certainly gets around. You would think that after untold numbers of failed trips to Moscow to (select destination) she might get a hint and give up.
This is essentially a function of the law of large numbers. Suppose each week they spew out 20,000 emails to people and ask each for $1,000. If 0.05% succeed then they get $10,000. (If they are brilliant and score half f one percent they earn $100,000 a week) This is an amazing income stream and no wonder criminal work the internet this way.
Bottom line: if something looks too good to be true it generally is a rip off.
Bottom bottom line ... so who is feeding their habit? They'd do something else if people weren't silly and bought into the scheme. Sad.
BTW - Why doesn't Yahoo ream them all? I've sent all emails (including headers) to them and they have promptly done nothing. Way to go Yahoo!
this scammer is also using the name Anna KRASNYKH they think the passport will sell them but I noticed it was isued in 2006 and that didn't fit the rest of the story line. I will include a few pics. and the passport
Rich This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Anna
Looks like he's using 'Miss Anastasiya' and the email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Subject: Your Angel from Moscow!!!
You can also run a background check on people you consider getting involved with. Most companies charge a low monthly fee. After running the name and address of the person, if no info comes up, then they are phony. Just a suggestion.