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I am from Kazakhstan. But its impossible to send any email on the site
from 'kazakhstanian' profile at all. This is why my profile said that
I am from USA. Excuse me please for this misunderstanding. I hope on
your understanding.

My name is Galina. I do not know as to begin this first letter to you,
I just tell you something about me. I am 30 years old, my birthday is
20 December 1976 year. And when does your birthday? My country named
Kazakhstan. I live in village Ortau that situated in about 150
kilometers from the Agadyr. I live in very good village. It is not
big, just have one small shop and railroad station. I rent an room
here because its cheaper than in Agadyr. What about your city? What is
its name? How many peoples live there? In Agadyr I have a work. Every
morning I with my girlfriend going on railroad station together. From
there I reach up Agadyr. My girlfriend works on this railroad station.

I graduated from our States University, which is situated in
Karaganda. I learned English at school and University but already do
not remember many English - but I shall recollect and learn English
again. Please do not use dificult words and phrases in you letters. I
shall be capable to understand you but it will just take more time
this way. I was very surprised to receive your answer. I am very glad
that I can to write to you this letter. I did not trust before that
can be a dialogue through the Internet. It is my first experience. I
very much want to know you more. How you have got in the Internet and
why you search dialogue through on line? Please write me more about
you, your life, city and country?

I think you interresting about a reason why I am here. I search for my
soulmate, to share with him all my happyness and love. I need to find
real man for love and I hope its you. I understand that these desires
are banal but care, love and understanding any woman wants in


P.S Also I will try to attach my photos in my letter - I hope I will
do it correctly. Let me know if you receive it.

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2007-11-02, 16:18:32
OJAS from United States  
If you're a newcomer who found this thread via Google or whatever, PLEASE READ THIS: http://www.delphifa..p=10#59091

@allbies, once in a while check these links for information currency [Link Version 2007-11-02, 16:00:57]
2007-11-03, 09:37:33
I'm still messing with him.

Petr A Ozernyi-Zalesskiy <>
date Nov 2, 2007 3:56 PM
subject Re: Re[8]: Galina's Visa

Petr Petr Pumpkin Eatr

Ok I finally got everything worked out, did you get the money?

If not, what do I have to do next?


from Petr A Ozernyi-Zalesskiy <>
reply-to Petr A Ozernyi-Zalesskiy <>
date Nov 3, 2007 8:54 AM
subject Re[10]: Galina's Visa

Mr Scottish!

Did You sent money to paysgold?

Best regards, Petr A Ozernyi-Zalesskiy
Financial consultant
Manager of Visa Center

to Petr A Ozernyi-Zalesskiy <>
date Nov 3, 2007 9:25 AM
subject Re: Re[10]: Galina's Visa

Yes I did. Did you already get it?

2007-11-27, 09:49:31
Galina is still out there. Contacted me through stating she does not want to talk on website for everyone to see. Gives e-mail address to contact and goes through the whole spiel that has been posted earlier. All the same pictures so on and so on. Did not scam me. Never answers any questions (of course). The only thing that did change was when I asked for copy of her passport and copies of visa application so I could show a friend that was lending me the money that everything was legitimate. The letter changed and replied that my friend will not get copies of anything and quickly diverts back to the BIG LOVE that she has for you......LOL....I feel stupid but not stupid enough without researching everything.
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Dating scammer Galina

2007-11-27, 10:23:12
Galina is using the email address And the 'visa center' is using Following are the responses from the new manager of the visa department Mr. Kondratiy Verhovodov.

Letter #1


Thank You for contact me. I see from Your message that You serious and
responsible in Your decision.

We used special international service for wire money. It is safe and
clearly for all sides. This payments system called 'e-gold'. I think
You have heard about this system. it is very popular in America and
Europe. But only few organization used it in our country. We begun to
used it not much time ago but this system already proved it is secure,
fast and cheapest way.

First of all You need to create Your e-gold account. It is easy and
free and occupied about 5 minutes. You can make it on a official
website (You need to choose link 'Create An Account' on
this website)

If you have any questions I am ready to help You. I work every day
9:00-19:00 (Time Zone GMT +2:00)

Please write me back and confirm that You get this message and agree
to start a process.

Best regards, Kondratiy Verhovodov
Financial consultant
Manager of Visa Center

Letter #2

Mr Linz!

Here full information about Visa Center:
470061, Kazakhstan
City: Karaganda
Street: Alikhanova, 5
Phone number: +7 (3212) 44-24-44

Anyhow I can not speak in English.

Best regards, Kondratiy Verhovodov
Financial consultant
Manager of Visa Center

Another example of how he will assist you but cannot speak English but can correspond by e-mail in English.

2007-11-27, 10:28:41
I have informed both e-mail addresses that I have been in contact with the U.S. Embassy to assist in the matter and provided them with all correspondence, addresses and phone #'s to help the process go quickly. I am still waiting for a response.

2007-11-28, 09:19:20
Here is the response I received from the 'Visa Center'


I do not send any papers of our clients to You because of safety
reason. It is illegal act and pursued under the law.

My work here is not to prove anything. I am financial consultant. My
work here is to assist You in Your wishes to help Miss Galina with cost of
ticket only.
We made favor to Miss Galina and let Her give You our email address. It
is more than we do for clients usually.
I do not have time to solve Your personal problems. If You have any
questions of trust it is Your personal problems. You can decide it
with Miss Galina only.
So if You want work with me please follow my instructions then contact me.

Best regards, Kondratiy Verhovodov
Financial consultant
Manager of Visa Center

And now the response from Galina asking for copy of Passport and visa application. Galina does not want to come to USA to badly, now does she. Her sweet amorous nature changes very quickly.

Copies of passport and visa application? Are you kidding? There is no
ANY PAPERWORK without money for a ticket! So, are you going to help me
or not?

I hope this helps anyone who is contacted by Galina.
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Dating scammer Galina

2007-12-04, 06:46:48
anonymous from United States  
Hello,my name is Rob i received your e-mail this morning happy to see you are interrested in me i'm looking forward in talking to you so we can get to know each other and perhaps get married but there is little that you must about me I'm muslim Islam is my religon my wife must become muslim as well so think about what you want because I'm ready to settle down again I'll ask for someone to honest, trustworthy, family oriented,religious,think about it be for u reply.e-mail me direct @
2007-12-16, 21:14:50
Adele from United States  
The above girl you call Galina is also known as Sofia. Her email address is My friend just got scammed for $3000.00. I already posted what happened on the first site about dating scams. It's on page 128. There is also information on this girl on page 106.
She was to be here tomorrow at 7:30pm. The email my friend received this morning said that she went to the hospital because her Grandmother who had a heart attack a few weeks ago was getting to come home. In all the excitement she lost her pocket book with all her money and tickets too. She said she called the hospital and they didn't have her handbag. Later the police found it, but all that was there was her passport.

Anyway, this Galina or Sofia whatever name they are using is a deffinate scammer. My friend has the same photo's. I'm posting another on this site so you can compare notes, but the letters are the same one's my friend received as well.

Thank you to everyone that have been so helpful and forthcoming with information. My friend feels so foolish.....I do too for not checking better. Live and learn I suppose.

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2007-12-17, 01:22:08
Eddie from Sweden  
...I misunderstood your post on the other thread...I thought Sweetberry was your email address so I just sent a lot of anti-scam info to the scammer!!

If your friend has already lost $3000, it's a bit late to post this, but here goes anyway...all of this info can be found on the welcome page/ primer for newbies, just below this post:

Hi Adele....I understand your dilemma and I'm sending as much information as I have available (quite a lot) on the subject of US visas, Russian dating scams, and real Russian girls etc.

First of all, there a 0% chance of this person actually turning up in the USA. It's a complete scam and you can find dozens of examples of this 'work visa' scam on Delphifaq. There is, in fact, such as thing as a work visa - it's called an H1-B visa, I believe. (I'm not American and I'm not 100% familiar with the rules, only those of the Schengen states)...but I know it's very rare to be granted one and, in any case, US and European visas are never granted without plane tickets having been purchased in advance and/or hotel rooms, visible means of support, or sponsorship....especially the support! If you don't have any money in the bank, you won't get into the US. Since this scammer claims not to have any, you see why I assume it's a scam.

Here's the US embassy website in moscow, so you can do some research of your own:
USA: http://moscow.usemb..=reqvdocs

As regards Russian scams and scammers:

The vast majority of Russian dating scammers are not women at all, but actually men, mostly students, working in organized cells - known as 'offices' in Russian scamming jargon - in or around Yoshkar Ola, the capital of Mari El republic, sometimes in Chuvashia....occasionally further afield.

Most scammers are VERY lazy and only looking for quick cash money. They use email extractor programs to get your mail addresses (if you don't have a profile on a dating site, that is)...for example:

..and multiple identities with copied form mails and spam programs on automatic reply, very often the BAT!, with which they can personalize small parts of each letter if necessary.

They mostly won't read your mails until after the pay-off - known as the 'money letter'- because they don't have time, ie because they're mailing, and trying to scam, as many guys as they can (economies of scale).....and also because they're semi-literate lowlifes who can't speak much English anyway. They call this initial phase 'zakidka' -- which means 'fill 'em up' in Russian slang. IN OTHER WORDS, you can write almost anything in your replies and they won't notice, the scammers only get interested when they're curious to see if you've taken the bait.

It's virtually guaranteed that the girls in these scam pics aren't directly involved in the scamming because the scammers steal their pics from the internet or pay unsuspecting friends for them, or buy and exchange them on scammer websites. Mostly they steal them. (Once an experienced Russian scammer actually admitted to me that he stole all his pics from and Occasionally they'll use a local girl for a pic set, usually a scammer groupie. Real female accomplices are otherwise only involved either to phone a guy up, for the sake of appearances, or to pick up the loot at Western Union.

And more recently, the majority of Russian scammers have started using proxy servers or IP spoofing to hide their real locations so ALL YOU REALLY NEED TO DO IS TRACE THEIR IP ADDRESS to confirm the scam! (if you haven't worked it out already, of course). Untraceable IP address = scam. Spam program the BAT! = 75% scam

Here's a link to a website in Chuvashia, explaining how it works there: http://www.cheboksa..mers.html

Here's a link to a Russian newspaper article that explains how it all works in Yoshkar Ola:

As regards how to tell if a girl is real or not:

If several or more of the following scam characteristics apply to your Boris (the beautiful Russian 'girl' that is supposedly writing to you), resist the temptation to help 'the poor girl' by sending her money. You're really writing to a sleazy Russian guy sitting in a smoky room in Yoshkar Ola, with a bunch of other sleazy guys spamming indiscriminately on laptops .

# 'girl' writes to you first on a dating site...especially a free one (or an email appears out of nowhere in your mailbox). Real Russian girls are rarely so bold as to write to you first. (unless you're obviously very attractive or rich :))) They will often reply to your mails, but rarely take the initiative. It's the man who does the chasing in Russia. Plus, if they're looking for a partner, they generally prefer him to be Russian speaking and live in Russia. Much more convenient!

# doesn't answer direct questions (sometimes factual mistakes in the letter). Her replies should be exactly that...replies...however short they are.

# girl's much too young for you (or too good to be true/looks like a model/porno star)....although I have noticed a recent tendency for some scammers to use photos of slightly 'less attractive' girls as well.

# girl has some far-fetched excuses for you not visiting her in Russia (criminal city, not the Russian custom, terrorism, it's her dream to come to your country, etc). ALL BULLSHIT!! Actually, the normal way to meet a Russian girl is to visit her in her city first. Russian TV is full of documentaries about Russian girls who have emigrated and got murdered, abandoned, etcetc. They should usually want to meet you first before they gallivant off to your country.

# scammers rarely have children, but most of the real Russian women I've ever met on the internet did (except for Moscow career girls). It's often the reason that they're looking for a partner.

# photos are too revealing (can't be a respectable girl). Respectability is very important to most Russian women (especially Moscow career girls). They're hardly likely to send a half-naked photo to a virtual stranger on the internet. Think about it!

# most of the pics are old and a little bit faded with a curiously grainy quality that soon becomes quite easy to recognise (overuse?). Again a scammer admitted to me that low-quality photos are a key factor in his scamming. I found this curious because a serious Russian girl who's looking for a partner very often saves up and goes to a professional to have a studio set done (often corny ones posing with a chair etc), and/or borrows a digicam at least (dates should also be on the photos you receive). My fiancée did it. Russian girls aren't all that poor anymore, and if they seriously want to leave Russia, they know that posting cheap pics will only attract cheap guys.

# GIRL CLAIMS NOT TO HAVE A MOBILE PHONE. Very unlikely!!! fer f***'s you know a single girl without a mobile phone? Even poor Russian girls can't do without one, they're much cheaper than in Europe and a Megafon telephone card doesn't cost that much either. You should be able to call her whenever you want. On the other hand, not having a landline or a desktop/laptop is very common.

# very long rambling/ecstatic form letters with a strange format, punctation and layout written in scamlish. (world's worst Babelfish translation)

# writes long letters everyday in English. How does she have time to write those long letters if she's working? And if she doesn't have a job, how can she afford a computer + internet connection? Even Internet cafés are relatively expensive in Russia. Anyway, most Russians outside Moscow can hardly speak a word of English. (What's the point of finding a girl you can't communicate with, at least on a basic level?) PLUS.. if she can't speak English, why does she have a non-cyrillic email account like gmail or yahoo? Most real Russians use, or hotmail and yahoo are acceptable if she'll chat with you on messenger (preferably with a webcam).

# falls in 'love' very quickly. Don't let your ego, kind heart, loneliness or lust pull the wool over your eyes. She doesn't really know you. You could be an axe murderer for all she knows. As I mentioned, Russian TV is full of documentaries about Russian girls who have emigrated and got murdered, abandoned, etcetc.

# uses a proxy server to hide his/her location, ie a SOCKS server / GPRS Internet. if you can't trace 'her' IP, it's 100% scam.
THE FIRST THING YOU SHOULD DO IS TRACE HER IP ADDRESS. In fact, it's the only thing you need to do really.

MOST IMPORTANT...if you get this far:
# she asks for money for a tourist 'visa' and/or maybe tickets, ignoring the fact that IT'S VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR A SINGLE, POOR RUSSIAN GIRL TO GET A TOURIST VISA TO A WESTERN COUNTRY!
Most Russian girls outside Moscow and St Petersburg are quite poor, and immigration control would consider them an overstay risk. They would never let be let into your country without a healthy bank account.

She can get a SPONSORED visa with your help, but then she needs a personal letter of invitation from you, a copy of your passport, a proof of your residence in your home country, a completed sponsor's application form (also from you)....not including the documents that she has to fill in herself. She also needs a job in Russia, a letter from her employer and insurance. All of these documents she has to drop off at your national embassy in Moscow WITH PREPAID TICKETS and wait about 10 working days. These are the rules for the Schengen countries anyway...the USA and Canada are almost as, if not more, complicated. Anyway, a normal TOURIST visa + travel costs + hotel rooms would set her back 2000+ US dollars for a trip to the US. She should be asking you for a lot of money! Why should it be so easy for a gorgeous sexy Russian girl just to jump on a plane and fall into bed with you? Anyway, no respectable Russian girl would ask directly for money, but might accept some if you insisted. should check your national embassy website in Moscow for visa prices and procedures.

There are many variations on the scams, some quite slight. Some scammers claim to 'have a visa' already and need money for tickets, a last-minute medical examination, etcetc. Some claim that their mother needs a last-minute operation, etcetc. A few more patient and professional scammers will take months before they hit you with the money letter (though if you follow my tips, you should be able to spot the scammers before then). There are even a few real girls scamming, and professional gold-diggers (mostly in the Ukraine). One or two of them are very bold, and not even afraid to use their true identities. These scammers are harder to spot, and there is no easy way to identify them, all you can do is use your instincts and common sense, and DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

and, of course, a golden rule: DON'T SEND MONEY...unless you're 100% sure she's real.

Another ground rule: if you are looking for a Russian wife/partner, you must be prepared to travel to Russia to meet her. You also need to behave generously towards her; after all, you need to prove that you can support here (and her kids) if she migrates to your country. But if she turns out to be a professional gold-digger, which has never happened to me personally or anyone I know (but I know it does happen), you should try to be philosophical and treat it as an exotic trip to a foreign country, have fun anyway, and try not to waste too much money on her.

There are actually hundreds of perfectly nice Russian girls in Russia but you have to be prepared to go and get them. Chercher la femme. It certainly worked for me.

To be honest adele, if you're friend is determined to get himself scammed, there's nothing much you can do

Please feel free to reply if you have any questions
2007-12-17, 17:05:26
anonymous from United States  

Is alaso a scam!
2007-12-22, 11:39:08
anonymous from United States  
Galina is now Regina at, everything is word for word the Galina emails and the Kondratiy Verhovodov
nice pictures but inconsistent times and stories, some write english netter than others, i have played with them for three months, it is fun
2007-12-22, 23:28:48
MYYBRII@AOL.COM from United States  
Hello my name is mark Iam being scammed by a ukraine phony named maria she sent a photo by the 2nd e-mail.She was gorgeous,I knew right away this was a scam she is 32 I think.the reason I knew it was a scam was my photo and age,my basic profile had to be seen by her and I'm thinking wait a minute I'm fifty I could'nt get a women that nice looking when i was 20 and in perfcet shape.I mean come onI'm average looking,I work in construction have a little spare tire going on what the hell would a girl like that ever want to be with someone like me whoa to good to be true,So I started digging and came across your site.Iwasn't that shocked what I was shocked at was reading how many men were taken for so much money.What the hell is wrong with you guys.I won't rub it in.ANY WAY SHE MIGHT BE IRINA SHE LOOKS LIKE HER butIlost her photo somehow .I asked her to send me more photos but she ignored me.I'm just playing around now .I'm waiting to drop the bomb on her or him.Imean damn It could be some lazy dirty bastard trying to scam me for all I know.She says she is a math teacher in BALAKEYA i think the spelling is correct,she is from CHUGUYEV,born4/11/76 5ft 7in tall blonde hair(in the photo it was brown) green eyes ,her e-mail want to thank you guys for running this site it's been very helpful and you guys that got burned or hurt in some way keep your chin up. thanks MARK
2008-01-14, 18:54:28
anonymous from United States  
2008-01-25, 16:03:16
anonymous from United States  
Hello, everybody! Don't you want to stop this scam?
I have done research and realized that domain was registered in Russia by russian company I talked to customer service of that company and they said that they can stop it because registration information is false.
To do it they need headers of letters you got from scammer and letters.
Is anybode ready to stop it?
register company is
To complain you can above mentioned site or this: http://publicdomain..ontactus/

And is alias of
2009-02-21, 00:51:56

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