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Name: Anna Petrovna Sotova
Bld #7,apt #10
Other Comments: Hi Michael!
How are you today? How is the weather there? I hope everything is ok!
I'm feeling well. I feel myself completely recovered. I want to thank
my friends. They helped to overcome the illness. My friends visited
me yesterday and I was very glad to see them. We did prepare chicken
fry with potatoes. It was delicious. They actually didn't stay till
late, because of my illness. All in all it was a very pleasant evening.
By the way they granted me some flowers. It was sky blue peonies. As
I wrote you before these are my favourite flowers and my favourite
colour. You should remember that Michael.
I talked to my agent and she told me that all of my papers are ready.
My visa is ready too and it is waiting for me in the main office of
my agency in Moscow. I'll fly out from Moscow and I'll pick up my visit
from my agency en route to the airport. I also talked with her about
the job they found for me. My agent said that I'll have a different
salary from one year to another. My salary for the first year will be
$40 000 USD, and $50 000 USD for the second year. Next 3 year salary
could be raised more, maybe it will not happened, but it will not down
under $50 000 USD. It's for sure. Michael, can you tell me if this
amount of money will be enough for me to live in your area? Let me
I think I will be able to afford a place of my own right away (I mean a
rent), but I'm not sure if I will be able to afford a car. Should I buy
a used car or I can expect that I can buy a new one? What do you think?
What are the prices for the used cars and for the new cars?
I was told that I'll get an advance as soon as I come to NYC. It will
be $5000 USD, which I'll have to return in six months. I believe that
is not a great amount of money, so I'll be very careful with them. I'm
going to reserve a ticket by Thursday or by Friday, not sure right now.
I wanted to make it tomorrow but I've got some affairs which I have to
finish right away. I'll let you know my flight schedule soon.
I watched a TV set lately and there was a programme about the NASCAR
I see it's a very popular sport event in the states. I find it
too. I'd like to visit the race sometime. Is it possible? Is it
I want to give you my address just in case. Here it is:
Region: Komi region
Lermontova street, building # 7, apt. # 10
But, please, do not send anything through regular mail. I want you to
know that our mail service is very bad. It is very slow and the cards
or packages could be lost or even stolen! There a lot such incidents
That is why I want to warn you from sending anything through our mail
service. I gave you my address to show you that I trust you enough
I want you to know that I started to feel some kind of affection
you Michael. I miss you letters when I have no possibility to check my
mailbox and to read them. It is very strange. I do not know how to
it. Well, it is late and I have to quit here. I've attached a picture
you. The quality is not very good, but I hope you will like it. I'll
to prepare a new picture for you tomorrow.
I'll wait for your reply Michael!
Your Russian friend Anna
Hi my faraway friend Michael!
It is 4:00 pm in Lach, Thursday. We've got a thaw today and the snow
has melted away. Everything has become gray and gloomy. My mood is on
the zero. In fact, I've got a flue or something like this. I feel
myself terrible. I think I have to see my doctor today. That is why
I'll be short today, ok? I hope you are well Michael and didn't get
sick. It's a horrible feeling.
I talked to my agent today and she said that I have to reserve a ticket
by next week. She said that my visa and other documents will be ready
in a week, so I can start to pack my baggage! I was also told that I'll
have to spend 2 or 3 days in NYC before I'll head to my place of
It will be needed to arrange some formalities and to sign a contract
with the employer. My agent said that I'll be met in the airport. Those
people will help me to reach the office in NYC. All in all I think I'll
come to NYC in a 2 week. It is really close from now. I'm getting
and nervous at the same time. I so used to have my mother somewhere
to me, that it will be very difficult for me to leave her here in Lach.
I'll try to take her to America in the future when I'll get a
I'll think how to arrange it.
Michael, I wonder what places I should visit in America. I've heard of
Niagara Falls, Las Vegas and Hollywood. Maybe there is something else?
Let me know. I very like to travel and to see new places.
I can't remember if I ever asked you about your horoscope's sign. As I
wrote you before I was born 23.12.1978 which makes me Capricorn. Do you
actually believe in horoscope? As for me I do. I find it fun.
I went today to our local connection center and asked if there is any
way you could call me from overseas. I want you to know that I have a
phone but it has a local number only. It means that I can make
calls if they are local only. Do you understand it? I hope. So I think
I'll call you when I come to NYC it will be ok.
Michael, from each letter I feel that I'm getting closer to you. Do you
the same? I feel some kind of connection. I can't explain it right now,
but I like it.
I've attached a new pic of me today. It was taken a year ago by my
Katerina, as usual. She is my best friend. She is feeling well after
car accident by the way.
Well, my doctor is waiting for me. I have to go. I hope that I'll feel
Your Russian friend Anna
Hello my friend Michael!
I am very happy to see that you wrote me! I was not able to check my
mailbox during the weekend, and I must admit I started to miss you
Indeed I'm feeling much better today. It was a terrible weekend for me.
My doctor said that I have to stay at home and do not leave my bed. I
a high temperature and a cough. I'm still feeling myself ill but much
better than during the weekend. I feel that I'm recovering Michael.
A medicine became quite expensive here since the USSR did fall to
I remember the times when everything was for free. It sounds like a
tale now. I have to pay 500 rubles ($20 USD) every time when I see my
I'm not sure if it is too many for America, but it is quite expensive
Russia. I wonder how much does it cost to see a doctor in America. Let
Michael, I want to ask you could you find out what the average
salary in America is. It is very interesting for me to know, especially
As I wrote you before I was going to reserve a ticket by this week. I
that I'll it by Wednesday or Thursday. As soon as I reserve a ticket
let you know the exact date of my coming! I also will have to pay some
to my agency; because they helped me to find a place to work and helped
the papers. I'm very nervous about my coming to America. I think that I
caught flu because of my agitated condition. It is so good to have
which could hold you on in a hard time. Some of my friends will visit
in the evening. They will help me to clean up my apartment and will
to cook my favourite dish - chicken fry with potatoes. I'm very good at
and maybe someday soon you'll check it out! I like flowers very much
hope that some of friends will tumble to bring me some flowers. I like
asters and peonies. Do you ever heard of peonies? I bet you do not, but
a very popular flower here in Russia.
Did I ever tell you my last name Michael? I guess I never did. Well, my
name is Sotova.
My full name is Anna Petrovna Sotova. So you know now.
Michael, I think we could be a good match. I do not want to push you
not in a rush either. Please get me right. I have to say that I
to meet you face to face, to talk to you one on one. Only time will
tell if we
are a match, but I'm happy that I have a friend like you are Michael.
I'll stop here. I feel myself tired a little bit, I need some rest.
to you tomorrow and will send you a new pic.
Your Russian friend Anna
How are you? How is the weather there today? I hope that much better
in Lach. We've got a first snow this morning! It was really beautiful!
was white. I've got up very early today and what I've seen I could name
I went to my agency this morning and I was told that they could suggest
job's options in your area. That's real great! So I can definitely say
come to your area. I don't know how close I'll work/live to you, but I
will not be a problem, right?! I can not say the names of the companies
and if they
have web-sites right now. But I can say that I really wonder myself. My
agent told me that
she couldn't advise what company to choose. She said that I can make my
New York office. There are some people there who can advise me what
company to choose.
I consider that it is reasonable and I think that I should make my
choice in the
States. Michael, do you know what will be the first thing I'll do when
I come to
NYC? I'm going to call you! I want to hear your voice very much
Michael. I'm still
looking for a chance to call you from Lach but it appears quite
expensive. I hope you understand it Michael, and will not be upset.
I don't remember if I ever told you about my town. Maybe it will be
you. The name of my town is Lach. It's a small town and the closest big
city is Ukhta.
The population of my town is about 25 thousands of people. My town is
located in Komi
region; it is not far from Siberia so the weather is very rigid here
too. Lach is a
very green town in the summer and very white in the winter! Every
winter we get a lot
of snow. There are some cinemas in Lach, we even have a theatre. The
streets here are
narrow, but it creates some kind of cosiness. I like it. I love my
town, but it's time
for me to leave it. Maybe I'll back someday, who knows. I think the
hardest thing for
me will be to part with my friends and relatives. I used to spend a lot
of free time
with them, I'll miss them. I'll also miss for my apartment. It is
actually not big (It
consists of 2 rooms), but very cozy. My apartment consists of bathroom,
hall, lobby and bedroom. I wanted to make a new design for it but it is
not actual for
me now. What can you tell about your surroundings Michael? I'd like
I must admit that sometimes I feel myself really confused because many
of the questions
you asked I already answered in my previous letters. I don't know how
to check it but
I'm wondering if you received all of my letters. It is a strange
situation. Maybe some
letters didn't get to your mailbox right away? I do not know why that
I've attached a new pic for you today. My friend Katerina did shoot me
last spring. You
probably admitted that I look different in my photos?! I actually like
to look different.
In fact, I'm not a natural blonde. I like to colour my hair. I hope
it's not an issue
for you Michael? I tried some colours but I think that the blonde hair
is the best choice
for me. Don't you think so?
Ok, it's getting late here. I have to close now. I'll write you
tomorrow Michael. It is
so good that I have so much free time this week so I can write you
everyday. I hope you
don't mind that I write so often.
Your Russian friend Anna
@Oldbies, once in a while check these links as they may be
1) Removed from external pages
2) Removed by scammers from delphi
anonymous from United States
I too got the same letters and images, thanks dude for the help.
anonymous from United States
How have you been there? I hope that everything is ok with you and the
weather is not sucks there! The weather here is not bad here also. It
is kind of cold but I like it. Today is the 31st of October and it
that today is the Halloween! I want to wish you to have a good
Gil! We don't celebrate Halloween here in Russia, but I've heard
that it's a pretty big holiday in America. What are you going to do
today? How do Americans celebrate it? I'd like to know.
Well, I have some sad news. They concern my mother's health. We've got
the results of the medic tests today. They show that my mother has a
breast cancer and it seems that my mother needs a surgery. Her doctor
said that it is very good that the illness was detected so early. So
the situation is not as bad as it could be. Too bad that my mother does
not have a medical insurance, but I'm going to help her to pay for her
surgery. I have some money that I saved for my trip to America. So the
money issue does not bother me at all. The only thing that bothers me
is my mother's health. I already lost my father that died from the
heart attack some years ago. And I'm very disturbed now. That is why I
think I have to delay my flight till the time I'll be sure that my
is recovered after the surgery. I hope it will not upset you Gil.
I do believe that you understand my situation and will make the same
decision as I did. My mother is still in the hospital and now she is
getting ready for the surgery which will take place by next Monday or
Tuesday. I'll keep you updated about my mom's health Gil. The doctor
said that I have nothing to worry and everything will be ok. So I'm
I'm going to meet with my friend Katerina today. I want to take a long
walk with her in our town park. I like to walk in our town park from
time to time. It makes me feel much better. It's some kind of a relief
I went to my agency today to forestall my agent that I have some
and I will need to delay my trip. I was told that it is ok and they can
wait for me for some time. That's great! What concerns to the company
be working for I was told that all be decided when I come to NYC.
So I'll have any problems with my agency. They can wait.
Gil, I wonder if you can dance any ballroom dancing yourself. I have
to say that I can dance Tango, Cha-Cha-Cha and Waltz of course! I'd
to dance with you some day soon! Maybe we could be a good pair. I could
teach you how to dance if you can't.
Well, I have to quit here. I feel myself a little bit tired - too many
things that need my attention.
I have to apologize if I still didn't answer to some of questions, but
promise I'll do it soon. I'll also try to find a new picture for you
Gil. I'll write to you tomorrow and will give you the latest news.
I'll wait for your reply Gil. Do not forget to drop me a line at least.
Gil... it's interesting, but comparing the scamlish in your scammer's mail to the hundreds and hundreds of scam mails I've skimmed in the last couple of years, it's really quite a bit better than most. Doesn't seem to have been done with an internet translator, or revisions have been made afterwards, because some of the phrases definitely couldn't have been done by a translation program.
'sucks', 'a pretty big holiday ', 'Too bad that', 'I have to quit ', 'the
money issue does not bother me at all', 'drop me a line'...etc
Definite signs of idiomatic American English. And the quality of the rest of the text is quite good too.
Definitely written by a real person (though obviously not by the scammer who sent it to you)
Have to agree with you Eddie! No-way is that run through a translator.You're the language expert but to me,it look's as if whoever wrote it know's American english pretty well. Can't think of the word for it but the use of I'll,didn't and what you pointed out... I'm curious to know if they've been templated yet or not? It wouldn't surprise me if they are at some point.
I just went back and read the other letter's.Whoever wrote them is GOOD! I saw the mention of NASCAR and the championship so they're up on current event's too! They are byfar some of the best I've ever read!
Gil? If you can post a full header from a letter it would be helpful.It might shed some light as to where the email's originate from.Also,post as many of the letter's as you can,that way if they do become templated and reused other's may find them,even if they get edited many phrases and sentences will stiil show up in a search.