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Name: Anna Petrovna Sotova


Email: Annasot78@xdesign-pro.com


Address:
Lach,Russia
Komi region
Lermontova st.
Bld #7,apt #10


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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
know.
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
it
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
racing championship.
I see it's a very popular sport event in the states. I find it
interesting
too. I'd like to visit the race sometime. Is it possible? Is it
expensive?
I want to give you my address just in case. Here it is:
Country: Russia
Region: Komi region
Town: Lach
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
here.
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
Michael.
I want you to know that I started to feel some kind of affection
towards
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
explain
it. Well, it is late and I have to quit here. I've attached a picture
for
you. The quality is not very good, but I hope you will like it. I'll
try
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
working.
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
exciting
and nervous at the same time. I so used to have my mother somewhere
close
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
citizenship.
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/receive
calls if they are local only. Do you understand it? I hope. So I think
if
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
feel
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
friend
Katerina, as usual. She is my best friend. She is feeling well after
her
car accident by the way.
Well, my doctor is waiting for me. I have to go. I hope that I'll feel
much
better tomorrow!
Be healthy!
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
letters.
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
had
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
pieces.
I remember the times when everything was for free. It sounds like a
fairy
tale now. I have to pay 500 rubles ($20 USD) every time when I see my
doctor.
I'm not sure if it is too many for America, but it is quite expensive
for
Russia. I wonder how much does it cost to see a doctor in America. Let
me
know.
Michael, I want to ask you could you find out what the average
designer's
salary in America is. It is very interesting for me to know, especially
in
your area.
As I wrote you before I was going to reserve a ticket by this week. I
hope
that I'll it by Wednesday or Thursday. As soon as I reserve a ticket
I'll
let you know the exact date of my coming! I also will have to pay some
money
to my agency; because they helped me to find a place to work and helped
with
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
friends
which could hold you on in a hard time. Some of my friends will visit
me today
in the evening. They will help me to clean up my apartment and will
help me
to cook my favourite dish - chicken fry with potatoes. I'm very good at
cooking
and maybe someday soon you'll check it out! I like flowers very much
and I
hope that some of friends will tumble to bring me some flowers. I like
roses,
asters and peonies. Do you ever heard of peonies? I bet you do not, but
it is
a very popular flower here in Russia.
Did I ever tell you my last name Michael? I guess I never did. Well, my
last
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
and I'm
not in a rush either. Please get me right. I have to say that I
definitely want
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.
I'll write
to you tomorrow and will send you a new pic.
Your Russian friend Anna


Hi Michael!
How are you? How is the weather there today? I hope that much better
than here
in Lach. We've got a first snow this morning! It was really beautiful!
Everything
was white. I've got up very early today and what I've seen I could name
'The white
noiselessness'.
I went to my agency this morning and I was told that they could suggest
me some
job's options in your area. That's real great! So I can definitely say
that I'll
come to your area. I don't know how close I'll work/live to you, but I
think it
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
choice at
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
complicated and
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
interesting for
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,
dining room,
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
to know.
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
is.
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


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2007-12-12, 08:29:07
anonymous from United States  
hey ive been chatting..one sided i bet to ANNA, each time telling her we dont have this bank or that bank...she finally said im not her boyfriend anymore, and i broke her heart.!

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Hi Jay.
You left me alone with the problems face to face. I don't think you are my friend.
Or it is considered like a friendship in the states?

Anna
2007-12-12, 10:19:24
OJAS from United States  
To some newbies who may not know -
This is the third thread a scammer tried to mess with in the last few days, after the Natalya from Ossiniki and Natalya Solce threads.

It apprears scammers' incomes are getting disrupted and they are taking it out on anti-scam sites. An American having seen this thread seems to have given a middle finger to this Anna scammer (repeated references to Americans)

We of course continue informing others, undaunted by scammer reactions. Scammers would rather have us stop posting ... Fat Chance!
2007-12-12, 11:34:20
anonymous  
It took forever for her to lead up to the money conversation. I have not written back and continued to get daily emails after winking on Match.com. I have to say the emials are entertaining.

Hello my dearest man Dennis!
This is your Anna. I hope you glad to hear from me today. I hope you are ok and my last news
didn't totally disappointed you. Honey are you disappointed in me? Please write me back and say
me that I am wrong and you are not disappointed and love me. I think these words will help me
to overcome this situation more easily and will uplift my mood. I hope I will hear from you soon.
I will wait your next e-mail with great impatience. Because I am in bad situation and I need to
feel your presence and your care. I hope you can understand me. I would do all I could to take
care about you if you would be in situation like me. But I want to wish you be lucky and that all
bad things will never happen with you! Dennis I want to tell you some details about my
accident and want to give you some information about how we can be together. I searched during
all the day the way how I can fix my problems and how we can meet in appointed time. I hope
you will understand me and will try to help us to meet. Firstly in my last e-mail I forgot to tell
you some things about accident. I already paid almost all money for accident. I had no insurance
of my car and that’s why I was forced to pay from my pocket. Here in Russia not everyone have
insurance because we don't have obligatory insurance. If man want to insurance car, he will do it,
if he don't want, it's his choice. I hope you can understand me. Also we couldn't find boy and
eyewitnesses. This accident was happened in the evening and there were no almost any people.
But when I could find one man and asked him about accident he said he saw nothing! I was sad.
I thought a lot about my car and I decided to left it on a parking and I will try to sell it in Pervoural'sk.
I don't have resources to transport car to Nikitino. I think will be better to left car in Pervoural'sk.
Ok, that's all about my car and payment for accident. Right now most important thing is where
to find money to pay to agency to get back all my documents and ticket!!! Dennis, dear, please
forgive me, I didn't want to ask you about any financial help!!!! It would be last thing I would
ever asked you about! But I don't see any way how to overcome this situation. Honey can you
help me with getting money? I am so sorry and this is a disgrace for me. I know you thought
I am independent and self-reliant person but now I think you could change your mind? Am I right?
Please tell me that I am not right! I really hope for it. I am crying! I am asking myself all
the time how it could happen???? Ok, please forgive me for my tears. I want to tell you some
details of my searching. I went to agency and asked them about can you send money to agency
directly? They said that they don't work with foreign citizens. I found out that they work with
Russian banks and Russian citizens. They even don't allow credit cards and use cash only. You
know Dennis the credit cards are not popular here and all population of country prefer to use
cash. The person who use credit card is rare! So they said that I have to pay them directly by
cash like I did it before. Also I went to bank here and asked them could you send me any money
from your country to me, here. They said that there is no any bank who work with foreign banks.
You know my town is small. I asked maybe I can find this bank in Pervoural'sk. They said that there is
one bank but to get account there and to transfer money from your country Dennis to me will
take about two weeks. I think I don't have so much time! Sorry but our bank system works slowly.
I have asked employee of the bank maybe there is other way how to make transfer from one
country to other. He said me that he know company which make money transfers in the world
The name of company is western union. I hope you know this company. I remember, I saw
advertising of this company on TV. He said that I need to learn how they work in the office
of western union and gave me address. I was glad and thanked him. Honey I found this office
and I learned how they work and what we need to send funds. Honey if you have possibility to
use service of this company and want to help me to get documents back here is information for
you. But I have one problem with using western union service. I know that it's single way you
can use to help me but I hope you can understand me. I hope it will not be a problem for you.
I found out that I can't receive any transfer from you Dennis. I found out it in the western
union office! I can't get it because I am unemployed and have accident bills. This is our(russian)
rule here. This rule began functioning some months ago. I was sad. When I found out it I went
to my friend Tatyana and asked her about help. She will be glad to help me. Thanks the God that
I have good friends! So if you will go to western union to send funds please send it to the name
of my friend TATYANA ERYOMENKO! Don't forget, use her name! I need 720$. You can send it in dollars,
I will exchange it to rubles. To send money use this address:
UBRD
TRUBNIKOV, 52
PERVOURALSK
RUSSIA
This is address of western union in Pervoural'sk town. We will go there together with Tatyana. Also
I will need from you this information: confirmation number of transfer(10 digits), sum of
transfer, full name of sender and address of sender. If I will not have any of this information I
will not be able to pick your transfer up! Please don't forget, I need all this information!!! I will
be glad if you will send me information like I wrote here:
Sender's name:
Sender's address:
Confirmation number:
Sum of transfer:
It will be more convenient and easily for me. I just want to be sure that all information is correct
and don't want to make a mistake when I will write in papers in western union. If I will make
mistake they will not give me your transfer! I hope you can understand me honey! Dennis now
I want to tell you some details of my trip and of my documents. If you will help me I will pay
to agency immediately and will get all documents and ticket to New York City. I already wrote
you about it before. I think you remember. Please don't worry. I have to visit New York and stay
there about one day because I have to visit office of agency there to get additional documents
and directive to my new work. Also I will get advance there(3000$) so when we will meet each
other I will give you all money back and you will lose nothing!!! Are you ok with it dear? I think it's
good thing. After I will get all papers I will come to you! Agency will take care about my road
from their office to your area! They will pay for it! I remember information about closest airport to
you and I will come there after my stay to New York. So we don't need to worry about it. I will try
to call you from NYC and I will try to find place where I can send you e-mail. I will send you all
details of my coming to you from NYC again and we will be together!!!! Are you glad my dear! I hope
it will happen and we can be together already in december before christmas holidays and before my
birthday. I want it so much and hope for you my dear! You are my single hope in this world! I love
you and will love you forever! I will wait next letter from you with good news!

In the end of e-mail I want to remind you all necessary information
again. You have to send 720$ to the name of my friend: TATYANA ERYOMENKO!
Please send me this information:
Sender's name:
Sender's address:
Confirmation number:
Sum of transfer:
I need this information Dennis. After I get your letter with information I will go to western
union and will try to pick your transfer up and will get documents immediately. Then I will write
you and will send you all details of my documents and about dates of coming! Don't worry I think
everything will be ok and I will be careful with your funds also my friend will be with me!
Also remember I need to pay to agency until 21 December or I will lose all: all my documents,
opportunity to get it again during long time or at all, good chance to get good work and
possibility to meet you and to be with you honey! I hope you trust me and will help us to meet.
My dear I trust you and love you and therefore I decided to make big and serious step in my life
to come to unknown country, to meet you and to be with you! I hope you understand that my coming
will change my life seriously but I want it because I love you and can't live without you Dennis!
With hope, sincerely your Anna.




P.S. I have attached copy of my passport and ticket. This is part of documents I will get back after payment.
The agency allowed me to scan it. I sent it because I want to show you that I am really coming.
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2007-12-12, 11:39:17
anonymous from United States  
yeah i never got the sexually expicit ones, and my anna had her mom have some hospital visit.

also never answered questions,etc...still playign along...
2007-12-12, 14:21:59
anonymous from United States  
I have recived all of these letters and pics and i havent even emailed them back i knew it was a scam but the emails are very entertaining. I feel bad for the por sap that thought the email was true and that she really loved a guy she had never met and god forbid you send any money to the idiot on the other end of the scam . but whoever the girl is in the pic sure is hot


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2007-12-12, 14:24:26
anonymous from United States  
here is another pic I also just recieved the on ewith the pasport and ticket with the bad news about the car accedent
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2007-12-12, 21:47:57
anonymous from United States  
Yeah LOL with the great shots of women you'd think they'd get into a legit business like model fashions or something. Geez the crap coming out of china sucks and russian women are larger than petiit. Even so its' no excuse to rip people off just because you find there are a few sipping straws in your battery when you can't start the car! (john candy bless his heart)

Don't get me wrong but when I hear the name 'putin' I think of 'puke' pukin?
2007-12-12, 23:53:13
anonymous from Canada  
Eddie you just have to print out the passport and
airline ticket and then take it to a photo copier to have
it blown up. What's the use the authorities don't care.
This is international fraud and forgery. it's an international
federal offense. Where is the FBI and the Russian Authorities
Are they pissed off because i send no money and they get no cut?
How difficult would it be to have a setup where someone sends
money and have the authorities waiting to make an arrest?
But they don't care let's face it their attitude is if you are stupid
enough to send money to someone who lives in another country
that you have never talked to on the phone and never met in
person that's your problem Right? The authorities have better things
to do like drinking beer and watching strippers take their clothes off
right ?

Ha Ha Ha
Billy Canada
2007-12-13, 01:20:36   (updated: 2007-12-13, 01:27:04)
Eddie from Sweden  
Billy...hahaha..true. but printing and enlarging them would compromise the quality. Anyway, I have a laser printer and scanner right next to me. I just wanted to have a look at the ticket and my eyes aren't that good. ;D

As OJAS has posted links a few times, the Russian federal authorities do actually bust scammers from time to time. But not the local Mari El cops, who are in on the action.

It's just that there are so MANY scammers in Yoshkar Ola, it's almost like a cottage industry there. The reason that the economy of this particular republic collapsed in the 90s and hasn't recovered, the locals don't have any other income sources.
2007-12-13, 01:40:53   (updated: 2007-12-13, 02:01:27)
Eddie from Sweden  
Below is an article about Yoshkar Ola scammers, found on the Russian internet. The article was obviously in Russian, sorry for the somewhat lousy translation

Article:

'to do Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V'. -- the most popular joke in the recently held Yoshkar Ola comedy stage show. This year, jokes about scammers are very popular. Students are drumming and singing about the boy who loved money very much, and another boy marches across the scene with a poster 'I love Western Union'. The audience laughs hard, everybody understands. Because for the Yoshkar Ola students the question 'what does scammer mean' is not an issue, everyone is familiar with it, everyone knows what it means.

'Hello, my name Elena. I read about you in your profile. You are very interesting to me. I want to get aquainted with you. Write me, I shall wait'. All customers of the English dating sites periodically get such messages. And very soon any interested American, Canadian, British or a citizen of any other country learns that far away, in a Russian suburb lives Lena, who has dreamt about him all her life. Then our 'prince on the white horse' learns that it is love, and it was sent to him by God. And maybe (why not believe in destiny?) a gullible foreigner will send to a Russian princess a couple of thousand dollars or a ticket to be with him the rest of their lives together. In the end, he will learn that the girl 'Lena' is actually a 'fat Boris', but chances are, he will still hate the heartless Russian women.

You will not find any modern Russian dictionary giving the explanation of the word 'scammer', except for maybe English-Russian dictionary. In English, word 'scam' means fraud, but in Russian it has a narrower meaning: the fraud on the Internet dating websites. A scammer, respectively, is the same 'fat Boris' who pretends to be a girl, starts an Internet romance, and then requests money. The scamming in Russian has another, more colorful and patriotic name: 'to take the rich'. Indeed, why not 'take the rich', make them share their money. This even sounds like a fair deal, the weak takes from strong, poor from rich. This should calm the conscience of scammers, as we were told, they don't sleep good.

From all types of online fraud, scamming stands out because it is the easiest one to put on the conveyor. It is the real production process, where everything is divided into stages. To minimize the time and effort, the whole process has been systemized a long time ago. In the early stages, thinking is not necessary, you simply need to work hard. Usually, the scammer receives his first money after two months, this time frame should allow acquaintance, friendship, love and the desire to meet in person, unfortunately unrealistic. After establishing another faceless mailbox like 'ElenochkaForYou@....' or 'Natasha547@....' and registering on the dating sites, starts the most boring part for scammers - 'zakidka'. This is exactly what the above-mentioned comedy show meant by 'to do Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V'.

On the dating sites scammers start by looking for suitable candidates to scam. First, they select the country (usually USA), then the region or state, and make sure they do not interfere with a colleague, so they don't pick the same victims. The main parameters: male; between the ages of 27 to 50 years; race - all, except blacks (the scammers say that blacks will most likely take you, instead of you taking them). All letters, including the first introductory ones, are pre-written long time ago, and you don't have to think about anything, just do: 'Ctrl-C' (copy), 'Ctrl-V' (insert), and the letter are sent. 'After the overnight monotony work doing Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V, you become totally dumb and tired' - Andrei, who will soon have to do it for several nights in a row, shares his story, 'this is the most boring work, the most interesting part comes later'.

But the truth is, the further it goes, more sad it gets. With each new template and each new photo it involves you more and more. After the fourth template 'half of the rich' are gone: some don't like the girl, some are not looking for anything serious, but most are simply afraid to deal with Russia. In the end, the most desperate and naive remain. Or maybe it is more pleasant to say 'stupid'? Stupid and rich - this way you don't feel a pity for them. 'I simply don't get it, how can they meet somebody on the Internet and accept anything?', says Andrei, although he's been scamming for more than a year, he still doesn't understand this.

Those few foreigners who really want to find their love online, in the approximately seventh letter learn that they have found it, although they themselves are really the ones who have been found by scammers. Scammers proclaim their love, and do it naturally and fast (because their conveyor cannot wait). Next, depending on the reaction, 'the girl' immediately or little bit later requests money for a visa, tickets, or both.

'Sure, I am sorry for them', says Andrei, but refuses to talk more on the subject.
'This month I earned 15 thousand rubles, and two months ago only four' - Kolya believes that scamming is a real job, and for the provincial student it is a large amount of money. His office pays scammers 20% of received money, in many other offices they pay only 15%. 'We used to have a guy in our office, to whom one American during three months sent more than twelve thousand dollars'. According to Kolya, how much you earn, depends half on hard work and half on luck. But not everyone can force the American lover to send more and more - you need a good imagination. You have to invent reasons why his sweetheart cannot fly to him: she's been robbed in the subway, her mother is sick, she has been accused of withholding taxes and put in prison, and he has to send money for bail. 'Very popular is a story that she accidentally broke the expensive antique vase in a museum and should pay back 3000$', laughs
Nikolai.

Just like love, the desire to send more and more money has to be developed. To begin with, a foreigner is asked to send only $300 for visa. If he sends it, later it will be harder for him to reject the idea that his princess will fly to him, but will be much easier to send more money, because the barrier of mistrust has been broken already. Next, the amount of $1,400 for a ticket. The development of events is determined by a scammer's skills in brainwashing. There are many half-myths which circulate among scammers, how someone took one American for 40 thousand dollars in one month, that another American robbed his own company to get the money, and a really crazy one got heavily in debt, got fired from work, refinanced his house and sold his kidney for the non-existent sweetheart. Indeed some people still have faith in 'the humble Russian girl Lena', which turns into an obsession, and they are ready to go bankrupt for her: this is a big luck for scammers and they live off it.

Who is this fatal girl? The whole point is that this girl does not exist, she is created by the joint efforts of a scammer and a victim who sets the direction. While similarities do exist: she is usually between 25 and 30 years old, beautiful and smart, looking for a serious relationship. Men from Russia don't suit her because they are rude and drink too much. She believes in God and loves the most popular movies and music, uses a dating site for the first time, and always uses the Internet cafes. 'It is very important that the girl looks natural, so they believe in it. Not a supermodel, but good-looking', explains Kolya. Almost all photos are stolen from the Internet, so the real girls are completely unaware that they are indirectly helping to scam foreigners. The site womenrussia.com has a big collection of Russian women gathered from scammed men from all over the world, the so-called 'black list'. Sometimes there might be a very unexpected picture. A real girl called Elvira accidentally discovered her photographs and personal details there: 'one friend of mine wanted to prove to me how much scamming is developed in Russia, and entered my data, it turned out that I was on all scamlists for a long time'. Most photos are simply stolen by scammers from the girls' personal pages and blogs, and if you check, the 'black lists' are also full with pictures of Alsu, Valeria and many other Russian celebrities.

According to the old-time scammers there are almost 300 offices in Yoshkar Ola (other estimates give the number of 500). Each office has five working scammers, and there are also girls who pick up money. Of course, there are no statistics, and the situation is estimated by eye, but if it is true, every 100th resident of Yoshkar Ola is a scammer. And if we take into account that almost all scammers are students, and usually guys rather than girls, the typical scammer is easy recognizable. In Yoshkar Ola, the capital of Mari El and concurrently 'the capital of Russian scammers', all scammers recognize each other. 'Yes, it is true, our city is the capital of scammers', Andrei says with some pride, he recently got a transfer of $1,000, and is in a good mood today, 'other cities have some scammers too, but we have more. There are so many scammers in our city that is almost a legitimate business.'

'I will rent my apartment to scammers', says the elderly lady Olga Mihailovna, housewife, 'they are nice guys and always pay good rent'. 'In the office where I used to work, if we earned 20,000 dollars per month, the owners would pay us bonus, but some offices may earn 30,000 dollars or more per month' says Andrei. Good office earns about 15,000 dollars per month. Accordingly, the annual income of an office is about 200,000 dollars. And if it is true that Yoshkar Ola has 300 offices the annual income of Yoshkar Ola is sixty million dollars.

Nevertheless, scamming never became the official national business of Yoshkar Ola. The authorities recently closed several offices: they turned off the lights in the entire house, and when scammers got out to see what's going on (they need electricity to work!), cops broke into the apartments, arrested everybody and sealed the apartments. After that, the city became quiet for some time. Sure, during this period of time many foreigners wondered why their 'love' doesn't write to them. But just two weeks later everybody returned back to their offices. There is enough work for both: scammers scamming, and law enforcement agencies catching them red handed from time to time.
2007-12-13, 02:05:18
anonymous from United States  
Scammer Anna or Anya Safronova (Posted 12/13/07)

It seems that this person never reads your e-mail for she very seldom will answer any of your questions but she always just keeps asking you more and more questions until somewhere in her e-mails to you she finally asks you for money and then trys to make you feel bad if there is no way you can help her out of what ever problem she has decided to lie to you about.

I would probably add an e-mail letter or two but you basically have all the same letters that I have been receiving from a person who called herself “Anastasia” Anna or Anya Safronova, Sadovaya street 10 - 4. NIkitino town, Russia, Sverdlovsk area / E-mail Address: Email: Annasot78@xdesign-pro.com. I answered an ad on Craigslist in the Madison, Wisconsin area and Anna has been sending the same letters you have posted only with my name on them instead of your name.

Photo of Anna and three Friends at Birthday : Anna, Tatyana, Olga and Elena. My friend Olga (Left of Elena) became 29 years old yesterday. She is a trader of book shop. My friend Elena (Right Side) is already 29 years old. She work in the school by teacher of russian literature. Tatyana is 27. (rt of Anna w/ Olga on rt next to Elena) work in bar. Tatyana

Family info: I am alone and have no family! I had family but not now. Parents and me were born in Nikitino. I live in this small town all the time. The distance from Moscow to Nikitino is about 2200 kilometers. My parents passed away 3 years ago (2004). It was terrible car accident. My father's name is Vladimir, my mom's name is Liza. My father was 52 years old and my mom was 50 years old. The drunk driver brought down my parents by car and they died in short time. I was single child in the family and have no any brothers and sisters. But all the time I dreamed about sister or brother. But my parents had other thoughts about it. My aunt(sister of mother) live in other city and it's far away from me. Her name is Svetlana. I have one aunt more but I didn't hear from her during long time. Sometimes it make me feel so lonely! I want to tell you that she live in USA. I don't know her exact address but I only know that she live in Idaho state. I couldn't find address of her and can't contact her. She lived in Moscow and met one american guy. After 1 year of their relations he brought her to America and after next 2 years, they had married.

My Religion:     Christian, Orthodox Christian
Schooling: 10+ (+5 yrs. @ Univ.)
I studied or am interested in: I have studied during 5 years in technical university of Yekaterinburg. My specialty is Engineer of buildings constructing or just architect. Also I finished special courses of interior design because to find good work here is so hard. So I work like designer now.

I have a car and I have a driver license. May car is named Oka. It's little car made in russia. The color of my car is grey. My Oka has winter type tyres to with thorns

The ACCIDENT SCAM
Hello my dear xxxxxxx.
How are you? How is the weather there? I hope you feeling good. I have some good and not
good news for us. I don't know how to begin. Well, the good news are all documents are done
and I can come to you soon. Agency prepared all things for my trip to your country. They
prepared all necessary documents and reserved ticket for me from Moscow to New York City.
I have paid these services some months ago. So I had a ticket. I just needed to pay for documents
and for other necessary service. I got the money and decided to go to Pervoural'sk town as soon
as I can. So I went there to pay completely and to get documents. I drove my car to move to Pervoural'sk
and to visit agency. When I came to the agency and paid them, I got all documents and ticket. I was
very glad and happy! I wanted to come back to my town soon and to let you know about these
good news! Here good news are ending. Later are not good news xxxxxxx. When I drove car to
my home I got accident! The boy ran out to the street in front of my car!!!! It was so unexpected
for me, I could react but all I could do is turn my car to the left side! Because at the right side
was parked big truck and I couldn't stop without blow to boy at this short distance. The boy
ran out behind of that truck and I couldn't see him in time. Because of it I turned to the
left and I struck other car!!! It's bad news. But more bad things are the car I struck was foreign
expensive car and I would have to pay to fix all damages! The man from that car called road
police and they made up protocol of accident. The boy ran away and we couldn't find him! So all
fault was mine. But I hope you can understand that this fault of that boy. But I couldn't prove it
because boy was absent. When the expert commission said me about sum of money I have to pay
I was shocked and cried a lot!!! I didn't have this kind of resources! The damages of the foreign car
were big and my car suffered strongly too! Don't worry I am ok and my health is good. I got only
couple of scratches and bruises. The police took my car and placed it to the pay auto parking. My
car can't move now and I used bus to come to my home. The police gave me copy of protocol
and other papers and bill to pay for accident. They said that I have to pay it in short time and all I
thought up is move back to the agency and ask them about getting money back. I told them about
my situation and after two hours of talks they gave me money back. They took back all documents
and ticket. So now I have no it in my pocket and all documents in agency again! But they said
that I have to pay them back during 10-12 days else they will cancel my request for getting work in
your country!!!!! So they will delete my documents and will cancel reserved ticket! Agency said that
they can't hold my documents and ticket long time. So if I want to get documents and ticket and
to come to you I must pay them completely during 10 work days. Else I will lose all I have!!! All my
dreams will be broken! I will not be able to get new job I can't start new life in your country but
more important I will not be able to meet you and to be with you xxxxxxx!!!! This is terrible situation
for me and I am in depression now because even that I got money from agency it will not be enough
to pay for accident completely!!! When I came home I asked my friends about help they were
shocked and commiserated to me. We could find some money but I still have to find some funds!
It's not much of money but I don't know where to get it! My friends did all they could and I can't
ask them about help again because they will not be able to help. They would like to help more
but they can't! They said that I can give debts back as soon as it will be possible for me. I thanked
them. I don't know what I would do if I would not have friends! I will try to figure out what I can
do and will tell you about my results. But more important for me is where I will find money to
pay to the agency! If I will not do it I will lose all documents and will not come to you! This fact
oppress me and put me in depression. I don't know what to do and what to think up! I can't believe
that it was happen with me! Why xxxxxxx? xxxxxxx I know that you love me and want to meet me and
therefore I want to ask you maybe you can suggest me what to do? Honey do you have any idea how
to overcome this situation? Do you still love me my dear and will support me morally before I will be
here? Will you continue to write me?? Are you angry for me because of this occasion and because
of that we can't meet each other??? I hope you did not change your mind on me and still love me
and want to meet me. It was not my fault but I can't prove it! I just don't know when we can meet
each other at all if I will not find necessary sum of money during 10 - 12 days(till 15 December).
Because I will lost documents and to get new will take about 6-12 months and agency said that
perhaps I will not get it again at all because at the first time I didn't use it!!! There are many
people who want get documents and government will work with them and not with person who will
refuse from documents some times. I hope you can understand what I wanted to say. I tried to
get loan from bank but I have failed. They will not give money to person who will left country
and all the more so if I have accident bills. I will try to sell my broken car but It will not be easy
because we don't have a lot of men who want buy broken car. I don't know when I can do it and
I think It will cost very cheap! Also my car was old and this is other reason why I will not sell it
quickly. At least I think so. But firstly I will need to take my car from parking and to deliver it to
my town. I think I will have to use special truck which will transport it from Pervoural'sk to Nikitino.
But It's extra expenses!!! Right now I can't find any way where to find money that's why I asked
you about advise. Maybe you could help me by any way. You are my single hope now and perhaps together
we can find way out from this situation. What do you think xxxxxxx? Please write me back as soon as you
can and let me know your point of view. It's important for me to hear your thoughts. Remember I love
you and want to be with you but I am in difficult situation, I don't know what to do and need some help!
I need to find money to pay to agency during 12 work days(maximum) else I may forget about new job and
coming to your country and about our meeting!!!! I hope for your quick response and for your words which
will support me and will turn me back from depression to normal condition. I will wait for your next
e-mail with great impatience. Remember honey I think of you and never forget. I love you xxxxxxx!
With great love and hope from your Anna.

2nd part of Scam w/ sending money thru 'Western Union'
I searched during
all the day the way how I can fix my problems and how we can meet in appointed time. I hope
you will understand me and will try to help us to meet. Firstly in my last e-mail I forgot to tell
you some things about accident. I already paid almost all money for accident. I had no insurance
of my car and that’s why I was forced to pay from my pocket. Here in Russia not everyone have
insurance because we don't have obligatory insurance. If man want to insurance car, he will do it,
if he don't want, it's his choice. I hope you can understand me. Also we couldn't find boy and
eyewitnesses. This accident was happened in the evening and there were no almost any people.
But when I could find one man and asked him about accident he said he saw nothing! I was sad.
I thought a lot about my car and I decided to left it on a parking and I will try to sell it in Pervoural'sk.
I don't have resources to transport car to Nikitino. I think will be better to left car in Pervoural'sk.
Ok, that's all about my car and payment for accident. Right now most important thing is where
to find money to pay to agency to get back all my documents and ticket!!! Robert, dear, please
forgive me, I didn't want to ask you about any financial help!!!! It would be last thing I would
ever asked you about! But I don't see any way how to overcome this situation. Honey can you
help me with getting money? I am so sorry and this is a disgrace for me. I know you thought
I am independent and self-reliant person but now I think you could change your mind? Am I right?
Please tell me that I am not right! I really hope for it. I am crying! I am asking myself all
the time how it could happen???? Ok, please forgive me for my tears. I want to tell you some
details of my searching. I went to agency and asked them about can you send money to agency
directly? They said that they don't work with foreign citizens. I found out that they work with
Russian banks and Russian citizens. They even don't allow credit cards and use cash only. You
know xxxxxxxx the credit cards are not popular here and all population of country prefer to use
cash. The person who use credit card is rare! So they said that I have to pay them directly by
cash like I did it before. Also I went to bank here and asked them could you send me any money
from your country to me, here. They said that there is no any bank who work with foreign banks.
You know my town is small. I asked maybe I can find this bank in Pervoural'sk. They said that there is
one bank but to get account there and to transfer money from your country xxxxxxxx to me will
take about two weeks. I think I don't have so much time! Sorry but our bank system works slowly.
I have asked employee of the bank maybe there is other way how to make transfer from one
country to other. He said me that he know company which make money transfers in the world
The name of company is western union. I hope you know this company. I remember, I saw
advertising of this company on TV. He said that I need to learn how they work in the office
of western union and gave me address. I was glad and thanked him. Honey I found this office
and I learned how they work and what we need to send funds. Honey if you have possibility to
use service of this company and want to help me to get documents back here is information for
you. But I have one problem with using western union service. I know that it's single way you
can use to help me but I hope you can understand me. I hope it will not be a problem for you.
I found out that I can't receive any transfer from you xxxxxxxx. I found out it in the western
union office! I can't get it because I am unemployed and have accident bills. This is our(russian)
rule here. This rule began functioning some months ago. I was sad. When I found out it I went
to my friend Tatyana and asked her about help. She will be glad to help me. Thanks the God that
I have good friends! So if you will go to western union to send funds please send it to the name
of my friend TATYANA STOIKO! Don't forget, use her name! I need 720$. You can send it in dollars,
I will exchange it to rubles. To send money use this address:
SCB-BANK
VATUTINA 23A
PERVOURALSK,
RUSSIA
This is address of western union in Pervoural'sk town. We will go there together with Tatyana. Also
I will need from you this information: confirmation number of transfer(10 digits), sum of
transfer, full name of sender and address of sender. If I will not have any of this information I
will not be able to pick your transfer up! Please don't forget, I need all this information!!! I will
be glad if you will send me information like I wrote here:
Sender's name:
Sender's address:
Confirmation number:
Sum of transfer:
It will be more convenient and easily for me. I just want to be sure that all information is correct
and don't want to make a mistake when I will write in papers in western union. If I will make
mistake they will not give me your transfer! I hope you can understand me honey! Robert now
I want to tell you some details of my trip and of my documents. If you will help me I will pay
to agency immediately and will get all documents and ticket to New York City. I already wrote
you about it before. I think you remember. Please don't worry. I have to visit New York and stay
there about one day because I have to visit office of agency there to get additional documents
and directive to my new work. Also I will get advance there(3000$) so when we will meet each
other I will give you all money back and you will lose nothing!!! Are you ok with it dear? I think it's
good thing. After I will get all papers I will come to you! Agency will take care about my road
from their office to your area! They will pay for it! I remember information about closest airport to
you and I will come there after my stay to New York. So we don't need to worry about it. I will try
to call you from NYC and I will try to find place where I can send you e-mail. I will send you all
details of my coming to you from NYC again and we will be together!!!! Are you glad my dear! I hope
it will happen and we can be together already in december before christmas holidays and before my
birthday. I want it so much and hope for you my dear! You are my single hope in this world! I love
you and will love you forever! I will wait next letter from you with good news!

In the end of e-mail I want to remind you all necessary information
again. You have to send 720$ to the name of my friend: TATYANA STOIKO!
Please send me this information:
Sender's name:
Sender's address:
Confirmation number:
Sum of transfer:
I need this information xxxxxxxx. After I get your letter with information I will go to western
union and will try to pick your transfer up and will get documents immediately. Then I will write
you and will send you all details of my documents and about dates of coming! Don't worry I think
everything will be ok and I will be careful with your funds also my friend will be with me!
Also remember I need to pay to agency until 16 December or I will lose all: all my documents,
opportunity to get it again during long time or at all, good chance to get good work and
possibility to meet you and to be with you honey! I hope you trust me and will help us to meet.
My dear I trust you and love you and therefore I decided to make big and serious step in my life
to come to unknown country, to meet you and to be with you! I hope you understand that my coming
will change my life seriously but I want it because I love you and can't live without you !
With hope, sincerely your Anna.

I did not send any money to this Scammer (What-ever it's name is) and so Ms Anna stopped writing me with the excuse that I am sorry but I will not come to you. I will try to find necessary funds and will come to USA without your help. But I don't think I will come to you. No I will not come because I don't want to be with a man who even dont trust me even after call! Bye and please don't write me again. I already understood what kind of person are you. I am really sorry. Anna.
Moral to the story [' Do not to send money to any woman you have not met in person. If you don't send money you don't get scammed! You have been warned!']
2007-12-13, 07:23:44
anonymous from United States  
i asked her the followign and got a sur;prising responce:

hey good news!

i found some money from a friend he said i could borrow. only thing is, he wants to be with me to give the money to you. as he said he doesn't know you. So you should come to my city when you get here, an ill get you $750.00 American.


so she/he writes back:

Jay, you are obviously crazy! If I had the money to come I'll never ask you about the
help! Try to use your brains sometimes Jay. It helps.

Anna


...i wrote back, whatever happeend to your loving affectionate GF from russia?
2007-12-14, 00:03:29   (updated: 2007-12-14, 00:05:33)
anonymous from Canada  
Posted Dec 13 2007 by Billy Canada

To the Russian Scammers who take advantage of
those who may be lonely and looking for that
special someone in their life. You will never be blessed
with good fortune because you attract into your life what
you think about and all you think about is taking advantage
of people and stealing from them. Yes i understand that
jobs are few but you have the ability to start an online
business as you have access to a computer. But you would
rather steal cheat and lie. So your future looks grim because
you attract into your life loss pain and sorrow. Take a good look
at the picture that follows these words because it will always be
a dream for you and you will never achieve your dream of being
financially wealthy because you attract poverty into your life.


Keywords:
2007-12-14, 10:17:19   (updated: 2007-12-14, 10:30:49)
anonymous from Netherlands  
2007-12-14, 10:52:08   (updated: 2007-12-14, 10:58:47)
from United States  
Dankjewel Nederland

Inquiries for the same e-mail http://www.global7r..ry=russia
Inquiries for the same lastname http://www.global7r..ry=russia

Inquiries for the same e-mail http ://www.global7russia.com/dating/inquiry.asp?scam=noscam&q=1&email=anna07mail@xdesign-. com&firstname=tatyana&lastname=stoiko&city=pervourask&countrntry=russia
Inquiries for the same lastname http ://www.global7russia.com/dating/inquiry.? scam=noscam&q=4&lastname=safronova&firstname=tatyana&city=pe=pervourask&country=russia

Due to posting difficulties copy URL from the second set and post, remove the blank space before colon : in the URL

Still posting difficulties pesrist

In the above Netherlands Post Click on Tatyana Stoiko, then click on the e-mail link in that page for first page.

Instead of e-mail link click on Last Name for the second page.
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