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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
Please identify yourselves with some sort of signature so we know who the f*** we're communicating with.
firstname.lastname@example.org from United States
JeffG here again and I repeat.
(don't give me sh*t about reading the threads take your personal interchange of emails to email i.e. sweden's bla bla bla.)
Again xdesign-pro.com if you type in your browser is a php file! Even though I haven't used this/ I have tested this in my browser! (once again it is an executable file) GO read on php files and you'll see how this person probably uses this to gain access to machines. Now If I had a junk machine and a side network I might screw with it. but I'm not in that position. My theory now is people would get this .com addy to find out if the person is real and inquire but if the file handling blindly allows the file to excecuted? He's in your machine and uses it to gain access.
Okay I agree this guy is jumping from machine access to machine. Okay we've established -0800 hours pst and -0300 est Yes I have to agree it is probably coming from russia. but with or without cooperation of machine users is unknown.
Thus I don't think he's spoofing. This is landline based connections as a wireless would drop the protocols and the connection would be lost.
Should we contact yahoo or wait for more information? Or go to a larger complaint environment? i.e. there has been much info provided on this scam method and have found convictions on phoney dating intro web sites as well.
The environment is larger than this little forum topic imagines. So picking off the scam sites seems more logical than just telling somebody to go away in russian or reporting an IP address routed to a stolen ip.
I don't blame anyone for using dating intro web sites but it seem that is the use/abuse method. Are they ligit? Perhaps we should rethink a new course of action.
anonymous from Canada
Received today November 28 2007
I do not respond to Anna's emails but the emails still keep coming
every day since Nov 10 2007 never missed a day.( No emails on weekends)
Good day, honey!
Today is -8 -10C degrees of temperature here. It's not bad. Already during second day
the snow is falling. All streets covered by snow. Special machines can't clean streets
completely. What about weather there? How are you my beloved man Billy? I am feeling
good and write you from internet club. In the evening I will go to the cinema with
friends. I just tired because of events I got during last time. I mean the preparing
of leaving from my country. So I want to get some rest and want to be relaxed and get
some fun. I want to spend some time with friends. The name of movie is 'Knocked Up.
Russian translation sounds like - Nemnozhko beremennaya. This is american comedy
movie. I saw advertising of it and together with friends we decided to go to watch
this movie. I hope this movie will be good and we will like it. Did you watch it Billy?
Dear I want to tell you that I can't stop think about our meeting in close future! I hope
that we will meet each other soon and that we will love each other! I think of it constantly
and can't wait for this moment. Yesterday I dreamed about our future life and last night I
saw a dream about us. I know it's only dream but I want to tell you about it. It was a sunny
day and we walked together in a park. You kept my hand by yours. There was a beautiful fountain
and many green trees. We kissed many times. We speak a lot and when we come home, we had the
supper with candles, we looked into eyes of each other and then we made love all the night!!!
We were so happy! Can I ask you Billy? Will this dream happen? I love you very much and we
must meet and be together I want to know all about you I want know all your thoughts and dreams.
I'll wait for your e-mail soon, I love you Billy! Have a nice day my dear Billy!
Only your Anna.
So you don't confuse me with someone else i will identify myself as
Billy Canada That's what all my friends call me (Billy)
Eddie from Sweden
are you talking to me? blablabla. My name's Eddie and if you'd been here longer than a fart in the wind, you'd know that I'm a vet here. I've been posting for over a year, baited more scammers than you've had flat budweisers, I've even been to Russia and speak reasonable Russian.
We're supposed to be on the same side, but presumably Americans only side with each other.
Probably you're disrespecting me because you think I'm Swedish, which just shows what a s***kicker you must be. In any case, I wasn't specifically giving you s***...but there are plenty of newbies who wouldn't understand what the hell you're on about.
As regards your comments about the scammers and their techniques, I agree with most of your post. sincerely. you've raised some valid issues and pints..
However, I will give you a few weeks to research your theories and get back to you for an update. It's be interesting to see what you've come up with.
OJAS from United States
''but presumably Americans only side with each other''
This American understands that in the heat of a battle it is possible to get presumptious, or presumptuous.
That is one reason this American cautions about maintaining a civil language while expressing dissent ... It is possible to do so without disrespecting anyone on our side.
Having said that, the unused vocabulary rightly belongs in the direction of the scammer
If you interact with scammer in real time you may be able to tell how long data takes from him to you. (I clocked from N. America to a DSL modem in Russia about 8 minutes and from Central Europe about half as long)
anonymous from United States
I've be insulted but the problem remains!! And you are not the solution Eddie and thus perhaps a front yourself? hmmm? BECAUSE I DIDN'T DIRECT MY POST AT YOU!
AND Thank you for your most generous wellcome! I don't think swede bathing habits has anything to do with hacking, spamming, and this topic. When you get to about 5000 posts and replies on real tech forum(s) for about 5 year(s) I might consider your talents and googling for expertise is b.s. Thats in response to your imature flaming behavior! Aside from that you're too chicken to post your email addy so we could do this one on one! Anybody knows that flaming a thread(s) is the worst for same.
This just happens to be the place I need clues and getting them without your amature control freak idea you own the forum! I.e.? In the same token I don't care who you are!
'are you talking to me? blablabla. My name's Eddie and if you'd been here longer than a fart in the wind, you'd know that I'm a vet here. I've been posting for over a year, baited more scammers than you've had flat budweisers, I've even been to Russia and speak reasonable Russian. '
Who fuc*ing cares! You're a dime a dozen big wind and spell sometimes with a British spelling pattern and your American writing habits are clues. You have a good grasp of the spelling in english/american style.
I consider you part of the hunted. The obvious being why would you dispell inquiries? Insult me and seemingly? What do you actually do that validates your position? Are you a scam artist hiding the facts to get me off the trails?
So why post and insult me!? Miss the old U.S.A. don't you?
The issue remains.
I didn't open the php discussion prior to your post because I didn't want to open a can of worms and have someone potentially click on xdesign-pro.com experimentally and open the file. It's a 50/50 tossup, but I like your idea of discussing it. Like yourself, I'm not willing to sacrifice the potential downside of opening it - it's not a browser issue, IE and Firefox both behave similarly.
Seattledomain.net registered the domain name xdesign-pro.com. Originally xdesign-pro.com did not a appear to be hosted, that is, it was a domain in name only - there was not a php file when clicking on xdesign-pro.com in October. Seattledomain.net does not appear to offer hosting and without knowing the specific names of the nameservers Seattledomains.net uses there is a brick wall of tracing DNS modifications to wherever xdesign.pro is hosted. Having said that, I only gave a cursory search a month ago.
My gut feeling is that the php file is not malicious and that the scammers initially registered a domain name to invent fictitious characters writing from this domain, (then abandoned the idea when they realized they'd also have to host a fictitious site) but obviously I could be wrong. Seattledomain.net has a listed physical address in Bellevue, Washington - interestingly however, email correspondence is Russian and not directed to their own domain.
The easy way is to write emails to seattledomain.net alerted them that someone is scamming using a domain name registered by them. At that point however, they would probably tell you that they only registered the name and would not give you the forwarding DNS hosting information, if any.
OJAS from United States
Nice to have techies here: Can someone help compare these and post which data are unique to which, not available from others?
As an aside, whois and DNS lookups could be fronts for data mining. I use http://www.arin.net..ndex.shtml which I assume is reputable, and also use other and quicker multiple query full header sites which I wouldn't post here because I don't know their validity.
I do know that I now receive Russian spam in the Russian language, which I never got before this Anna escapade. Whether it's a coincidence or not doesn't concern me, it merely joins spam I already deal with.
oh really? another mid-western American called Jeff?...how original. If you were half as perceptive as you seem to think, you would have noticed that I express myself far better in English than you....LOL....no shit, Sherlock.
so why don't you stop being such an insecure prick - bleating on about what a technophile you are - and help us get rid of the scammer crawling around on the Dating scammer Natalya from Osinniki, Russia thread?... do some donkey work clicking the spam button like the rest of us?
Or better still...just stay here and wallow in your own paranoia and delusions of Stateside superiority ...'who the f*** cares?'
P.S....do you think if I was really some sort of scam khokhol, and that this is all some sort of warped Swedish bathing-suit conspiracy, I wouldn't have spammed the email address you left on a previous post by now? Get with the program(me).
anonymous from United States
Subject: I WON $550,000 IN THE LOTTERY!!!
You will never believe this incredible news I have... I won over a half a million dollars in the Texas State Lottery!!! I am rich now!!! Do you know what a lottery is? It is a game where you pick numbers and if they draw your numbers, you win a lot of money. I won!!! No more Borsch, grechka and all that other peasant shit that you like to eat. I am so excited. I would like to take you on a vacation when you get here!! Maybe a cruise to the Caribbean or Bermuda. You can ride me like Seabiscuit while your very ugly friend Katerina sits on my face. I know you are expecting a large hospital bill, maybe I can help you pay it. Maybe you need help buying a car when you get here. I am going to buy a large house and a new car. This is so exciting, I don't know what to buy first!! Probably a large quantity of cocaine and a hooker or two for starters. I wish you were here already so I could buy you some nice things. You won't have to worry about bringing much with you because I can buy you whatever you want. Anna, I cannot wait to see your beautiful face and taste your pale sunless Russian body. I know it is very cold in Russia, and you Russian broads probably keep your beavers furry so that your legs stay warm, but you should know that it is unacceptable here in America. Bald is preferred, although most can get away with the landing strip. Now that I have this money, maybe we can get your mom over here, too. After all, I'm gonna need someone to keep my new house clean while I play fiddle-faddle on your naughty parts while watching reruns of Night Rider. I love that car. How do say 'donkey punch' in Russian? Oh, Anna, we will have so much fun together. I'm gonna go buy some new porn now.
Pickles and eggs-
----------And I got this response this morning:
Re: I WON $550,000 IN THE LOTTERY!!!
I'm sorry to say but another guy wrote me that he won one million dollars! So I think
it's time to stop our correspondence. He already sent me $10000.00 and I'll come to him.
Sorry for wasting your time. I hope you'll find what you want.
Bye bye NAME
Isn't it amazing how 'Anna's English suddenly improved so drastically??? I love it!!!