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Address: Taganrog, Russia
Other Comments: This guy tried to scam my friend and I did a research on her (HIM!) Also I created a e-mail address to bust this guy. He is writing to me now thinking that I'm John. I will try to get as much information as possible and I will post it a.s.a.p. I got a new hobby- Busting these bastards! My husband is proud of me- I take care of the malekind! Hopefully it helps!
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Subject: Hi it's Natalia! I wish to apologize for a delay...
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 16:55:43 +0400
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Hi, my new friend,John! I wish to apologize for a delay, I hope
you me will not condemn...
I am glad that you have answered me. I was not sure that you would
write. Thank you that you found time for the answer. I think that you
have many questions for me.I will try to tell you everything about me.
I hope that you will tell me about yourself too. I don't know what to
tell you about myself at the beginning, but I hope that you will
OK I will try to begin. My name is Natalia. I am 29 years old.
I was born on October 1 in 1979 year. My height is 5 feet 6 inches.
My weight is 115 pounds. Probably you will be very much afflicted when
you find out that I live not in your country. But I very much hope that
it does not frighten you, because I the same lady like many other ladies
living in the different countries. I the same person with heart and soul.
I live in city Taganrog. Taganrog is situated near town
Rostov, Russia. Rostov is 1700 km southeast from Moscow. It is a very old
village. There were fights with fashists there. It was in 1942-1943.
Sea of Azov from Taganrog at 2 hours driving. Black sea is further about
350-400 km (I think 250 miles). I began to get education in the secondary
After I finished it I entered the medical college. I finished it with
excellent results and entered Medical University. At present I work in
a small Dental polyclinic. I work as a dentist. We have a little
collective, but very friendly. John, I shall have an opportunity to
send you letters only from Monday till Friday, because I haven't got a
computer at home. I use a computer at my work. On work I can use a
computer almost freely. So it is more convenient for me to write you
from my work. Though it too depends not from me. With a computer works
another employee. I have not bad relations with her, but she can give
me a computer only when she has a free time. For this reason I hope
that you understand me.
My new friend, answer my questions, if you can:
1. Do you like your job?
2. What is your favourite film?
3. What kind of music do you like?
4. Have you ever had a friend from the other country?(the friend on
I thank you for your answers beforehand. My new
friend, you may not answer these questions if you don't want. In my
next letter I shall necessarily answer other your questions. I will
tell to you what music and what cinema I like.
I send you my picture. I hope to you it is pleasant. I as wait that you
will send me the picture.
I will waiting for your letter with impatience. Natalia
Also I find this in the internet-->
Hi my new friend! My name it is Natalia. I hope my letter will find you in good mood. I do not search for sex for one night (meeting), I search long-term and seriose for relations for creation of family!I for the first time try such a way of dialogue, and I really don't know what to tell right now even though I understand that this first message have greaterimportance. But I have decided to write to you and maybe you willanswer. I sincerely hope that you are looking for the same as I. Onceupon a time, the loneliness has come into my home and since then doesnot want to let me off. The loneliness establishes own laws of lifeand life filles with sadness and disappointment. I freeze fromloneliness. Every evening I look at a sundown and I try to absorb allwarmth of day, up to last drop. I am looking for a partner in life toshare simple pleasures and together take off from the soul theweariness and sadness given birth by loneliness. I am looking for aman to become friends first of all and to go together along the roadof life, to have common joy, together enjoy autumn magnificence,together build the future. I do not know if it is really possible tofind it in such a way. But I know that many people not been able tofind happiness in the usual life, have found happiness in this way. Iam happy where I now, and my life is a good life, but happiness has nosense if you cannot share it with person dear to you. I could not findhere a man who will make me blossom like flower. That is why I tookthis courageous for me step. As speak, the journey of a thousand milesbegins with a single step. To tell about itself briefly is impossibly,therefore I will not try to do it now. I will wait for your letter andif you are really serious in your search, maybe we will find interestin each other. My personal mail address: [ email@example.com ]Neither of us knows to where this path will lead but I am willing towalk it and see where it takes us.I wait your answer! ;) Natalia.
Another letter-> Was kinda the same, but I don't have it.
I search info on the IP address and:
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Hi everyone. Well, I have been in contact with this person who goes by the name of Natalia and, then I get hit with this e-mail:
Hi, my Love. Hi, my Chad!
I even do not know what to tell first. I simply hope that you will be happy!
The most important, finest news - I did it! I got the visa! I am very happy!!!!
I as well have found out that I will get vacation September, 6 , 2008.
I have been to the company that reserves airway tickets. I asked
them how I can reach San Diego and how much it costs.
They have offered to me the roundtrip. I asked them to find
cheapest ticket, because this price is expensive for me. They have answered
that they have a cheaper ticket and the beginning of the flight September, 9 2008.
It costs $ 1266 USD. It was the best variant for me. I asked them to reserve a ticket.
But they refused, because they can't reserve the ticket without advance payment.
I must pay full cost. I have asked if I can pay a part of money now, and
the other part later. They have told that it is possible, but I will be
limited by term. And if I will not pay the full cost of the ticket within
of this term, I will lose already nested money. I have agreed because it
is the only chance for me, because I must give to anti-emigration
committee a data about my payment. By this moment I had only the concrete
sum of money which I had after all my expenses.
I paid $ 856 USD. But it was not enough for them. In a panic, all what Elena
and I could do - we pawned our gold earrings and rings and I got $ 133 USD.
That is all I could do. The number of the flight on which I will get
the ticket is Delta 47.
The time of departure from Moscow is 12:55 pm. The time of arrival in San Diego is 8:19 pm.
I will change a plan in AtlantaATL, number of the flight 1047 DeltaAirlines.
After this I will fly to San Diego, to you.
I know that probably I simply must tell that I can't come to you because
I haven't the remaining sum. I know that I promised to do all by self, and
I was sure that I can. I did not want to ask you. But after I did everything I did,
I cannot simply tell that I will not come to you. I have passed through so
many difficulties, and I have overcome the most difficult. But all the
same I have disgusting feeling that I could not fulfill the promise. I am
always ready to do all what is possible,- to fulfill my promises, but at
the same time I understand that any person could get in such a situation.
To get the visa I have spent much more money than I expected. But people
were ready to help me only if I will pay them. I paid more than 500
dollars to get all documents, I paid in municipal committee, in the
ministry. Even officers in army garrison have compelled me to pay for
their help. I did not expect all this, but up to the last moment I was
sure that I still can make everything. I expected that I can get a
vacation payment. We get a vacation payment after ending of a vacation.
I asked to give me this money now because I need this money urgently. But,
at the last moment I have got the answer that I can get this money urgently
only in case of serious illness or for example in case of death of the
relative. I feel so guilty. I was sure that nothing can prevent our meeting.
But I must pay remaining sum. It is $ 277 USD. And I must pay money
before August 29 , evening. Otherwise I will lose my nested money
and our jewelry will be sold out simply in vain. I know that I should not ask
you, and I am very ashamed to do it. And maybe I really simply had to tell
you that I can't meet with you because I could not provide my travel
completely. But I cannot simply refuse our meeting because then all my
diligence, forces, nerves, means will be spent in vain. I understand that
for you it is too big sum to lend me. You are not obliged to help me. And
500 dollars which I have spent to get the visa, and 989 $ that I have
given for the ticket are huge money for me. But I want you to know that I
have given everything not for the sake of myself, but for the sake of us,
for the sake of you and me. And I was happy all this time. If you want to
meet me, to help me to make our meeting, please, send money to the help
before August 29, evening. I want you to be confident in my sincerity,
that is why I send you the view of my visa. I want you to see the result of my efforts.
If you can help me I will tell you what I have found out. Elena said that you
can help me with the help of remittance system. So I have addressed to the
nearest bank. I have been told that they use the system ’’Western Union’’.
They have told that it is very convenient office for me; and this system works
always and reliably. I give you necessary elements for sending money
with the help of ’’Western Union’’:
But in connection with war I and Elena we have no the passport. The
Ministry of Defence of Russia gives out other document - the ticket for
war. All medical personnel receives the Ticket for war and hands over
the passport. Without the passport to me will not give your help. But other
my girlfriend Tatiana can receive your help.
>The name of bank:
>TAGANROG , 347900
for KIVERINA TATIANA .
In bank I have been told, that to get the money, I must tell to employee of bank
your full name, your full address, exact sum which I should receive and some
confidential numbers - Money Transfer Control Number. You will get this number
in your bank if you will send your help. Only with presence of all this information
I can get your help.
I do not know what answer I will get from you. I very much am afraid that you
will not help me. But I want to tell, that I really need you, and I simply can't endure
the thought that I did almost everything, but I will not meet you. I understand that
it is big money. I have given all my forces, but together we are stronger. I really
ask you to help me. I will give you back all your money at the earliest opportunity.
I have written you honestly and sincerely. Are you with me?
Now, I did a little research on this and the e-mail was the same word for word, except for some minor changes. The same e-mail was sent to another person last year who was scammed. Now, as I read the other information, this person claimed to be a Gynecologist and in the communications with me, this person claimed to be a dentist.
Anyway, pictures were constantly being sent to me and a few of them are the same as posted here. So, to all of you guys out there, beware. This person is a scammer. This person will claim to have done all they could with their money, but, in the end, this person will ask you to send money right at the last moment. This current e-mail I got this morning is an idea of what you will be hit up with. Don't Send Money. I even checked the Doninvest and it doesn't look like a real back. Luckily, I didn't send any money. So, I am glad that I didn't. Here is a picture of the supposed US Visa that was sent to me as an attachement.
anonymous from United States
This amazing. I have been receiving letters from 'her' since posting an ad on Craigslist 2 months ago. Same exact letters as are posted here. The last one she sent me referred to the clinic closing, and her desire to visit me. She didnt ask me for money and I cant figure out what the end game is here, but I'm going to play along and find out. I was guessing it was a fake, but the more we talked the less it seemed like it was. Glad to know the truth
LLC Commercial Bank Doninvest is a bank, but that's not their address in Taganrog, Moscow, or anyplace. I'd say the address is completely bogus. Here is a link from another scam using the same address but with a different woman's picture: http://agencyscams...aewa.html
FYI: Last I heard, banks still don't use Western Union because it's completely insecure. With the Money Transfer Control Number, our scammer can get your money at any Western Union counter in the world.
Yeah, I too, have received same response to my ad on Craigslist 2 months ago. It's funny that this person claims to by a gynecologist to some people, and, to others, this person claims to be a Dentist. At first, she didn't ask me for money as well, but, the End Game is clear, this person who claims to be Natalia will hit you up for money, plain and simple. There is no way around it. Don't get snagged into sending money. Be very suspicious. IF this person is Natalia (and I purposelly used IF in all caps), then, she is a scammer. Protect yourself and don't let the beauty in the pictures captivate you.
Here are several of the girls that are doing the russian scam. Many have sent emails to many different guys. BEWARE!!
firstname.lastname@example.org from Santee, United States
How I got wise to Natalia was whenm she/he gave me a repeat letter. Really bad cut and paste job! That's when I ran a make on her, and found this sight. The photos are all the same as what is posted here. The letters are all the same also, except for the name. It's been a few weeks, but I haven't got to the clinic being shut down yet.
I offered to send her an old laptop so we could email more often then her 'allowence' at the clinic, but she refused, saying that customs would get her into trouble. She has never asked for money yet. She found me on Craig's List also.
I just emailed her with the links, as I do not have the time to play her, although I wish I did. I'm a single guy, and she was really good at making me feel good until...
Oh Well.... maybe next time....
My only wish is that I could send a blanket e mail to everyone in my position asa warning, but it really didn't cost me anything, and it was a good scam while it lasted.
Feel free to e-mail me with your thoughts on this.
The LAST thing you want to do is send a scammer links to anti-scam sites. Then they just change e-mail address, use different photos. Makes it harder to find them. They don't need your help , midislandmarc.
But it is a natural reaction from many 'victims'
anonymous from United States
The real Natalia Vetlickaia is a Russian pop music star: see Наталья Ветлицкая.
anonymous from Lakeland, United States
I received this after e-mailing back and forth with 'kristina' about 3 times... how much of a scum-bag do you have to be to play the 'my parents are dead' card?
Hi Rob! Today definitely good day - day of dialogue with my
friend Rob! (Smile). How it is wonderful to receive something that
you really wait. And in a case with me it of course your letter! Thank you!
Today was a difficult day, and dialogue with you removes my physical
weariness. The quantity of patients has considerably increased for some
last years. Here many people lives in the remote areas, impassable
districts. They lives even without an electricity in absolutely unsuitable
conditions for a life. And it certainly becomes the reason of a plenty of
diseases. The sad fact. Sometimes I want our president to live here
instead of the Kremlin, simply to understand what life is. Maybe in this
case all wars would end much faster? Forgive me that I tell you about our
problems, simply I write all what in my head. If you do not like to read
about it - simply tell me.
Thank you for new pictures. I already spoke, that you are a handsome man.
Your new picture confirms my words. You really very charming and attractive
a man and to look at you is very pleasantly.
Do not worry about my translation. I already spoke I write and
translate your letters. I read your letter and at once I understand all
sense of each word. I understand absolutely all what you write. I
understand sense. You think that your language is difficult, but actually
it not so. I have been studying your language for 18 years and for me
this language is very simple.
By the way Rob I have asked you about your family in my last letter
because it really interestingly for me, as all my family has passed away.
My parents were military, mom was the military doctor, father was the
officer and we hadn't constant house because they very often got the
notice about new place of service, in places with the military conflict.
Therefore my childhood was not very cheerful. We lived in temporary
habitation outside of zone of conflict, therefore sometimes I did not see
my parents some weeks, and I was at home absolutely alone, being an
eight-year girl. Therefore since the early childhood I am able to cook,
sew, knit and do any heavy physical work. Now I absolutely agree that it's
correctly said that:'Thing that does not kill us makes us stronger'.
Don't you agree Rob? When father got new place of service near to
Kazakhstan, I have gone to study in the good medical university in Tomsk.
I lived in student's hotel on distance of 600 kilometers from my parents.
But we had meeting some times in the year. Later my parents got new place
of service and have left to live in the Bolshinka. And I saw my
parents only once in one year. At university for the first time in my life
I have found a true friend (it is Elena) who is my best and reliable
friend till now. We have together passed through a hard time when have
been compelled to study and work in the evening and at night,- just to
support itself. After ending of university I was to get direction for
intern in Tomsk area, but I have received the letter from mom where she
informed that daddy has been killed in military collision. There is
nothing worse than to find out about death of the parent from the letter.
After that I began to live with mom because I was afraid to leave her lone
at such difficult period. One and a half year ago my mom has passed away.
I will not describe all pain and suffering which I had at that time.
Simply I want to tell that all ups and downs, all pleasures and
misfortunes that were in my life have led me to who I am now. The destiny
was not tender with me, but I am grateful to my destiny for my parents, I
am grateful to my destiny for my friend Elena, because it really a gift of
destiny. And I hope Rob you are not angry with me that I talk to you
about it? It is my life and it is a part of me. And how you would learn me
more if I would not tell you it, really? And I as well would be glad to
learn more about you. Your life is very interesting to me. Are you
grateful to destiny for anything in your life Rob? How often you
become tired? Do you like the nature, rivers and lakes, woods and
mountains? Are you religious person Rob? I will wait for your letter
so please write me soon! Sincerely and with the best regards.
Your friend (I hope) Kristina.
anonymous from United States
I just sent 'Kristina' a letter telling her that I hope we bomb the sh** out of her little settlement of Bolshinka.