Thnx for the postings on this issue. However, I would not have sent any money anyway.
The following is the climax of the email conversation from 'Elena' needing 950USD!
'I am here after my visit to theconsulate and to the agency I am so happy to say we will meet in fewdays!!!! I am really lucky girl to meet you. Honey the thing is thateverything is ready and I have to leave moscow on Saturday but I have alittle problem and I really hope you will be able to help me. You seeI never expected I will ask you for such help but I have nothing elseto do. You know my mum promised to send me money for tickets bywestern union as soon as I will find out prices but she was told onher work that because of economic crisis she will receive all themoney she saved from every months salary only in a few months. So thatis why she can`t send me all the sum for tickets now and she was able tosend only 200$ I have got it today.I can`t delay my flight because allmy documents are arranged on exact dates.. John I wantedto ask you to help me to pay for my tickets directly but I was told intravel agency I can't use your help or ask you about sending metickets or ordering electronic ones because I have a permission to usethe help of the travel agency only. Your see its business of travelagency to arrange all travel things for my trip, such is the law.If Iwill but ticket by myself, I won`t be able to use my work visa. so youcan`t send me tickets. I`m sure my mom will help me but she needsdmore time and I can`t wait so long because I need to buy tickets tillmy flight date. I was in the bank to try to ask them a loan but theysaid I need to have registration in Moscow to get a loan from theirbank and I don't have it! I know I`m asking you for very big but maybeit will be possible for you to help me. You are my last hope and Ihave nothing else to do. If I will not buy tickets my visa will becanceled and it will be forbidden for me to apply for visa again fornext 8 months. I have only about 150 dollars that I expected to takewith me for the first time and plus 200$ mom sent so if you will helpme with 950$ I will have enough to buy tickets and have some extramoney for travel needs. I know its a big sum of money ,but please tryto help me and I promise I will return you money back after my firstsalary or as soon as my mom will send it , as she promised. I willcross my fingers hoping for your help because I want to meet you somuch!!!!! I will be waiting for your answer!!!I will be here in lateevening and please don't worry if I can't answer immedeatelly I havetoo much to do. John make a transfer by western union, Ihave got transfer from mom and have all the info for it and it was soeasy to get.Only show my passport. You should know my rent addresshere is 11/29 Pushkina street, Moscow, Russia.108076 Remember my fullname is Elena- (first name). Sidorovva-(last name, its theright writing in transliteration from russian, I was told it bymanager in travel agency). and you should put it on western union listand you can choose any bank in moscow,so I can pick up the money atany bank of moscow. and nearest bank with western union office here is- name of the bank - MK BANK,street-Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya, 12; city-Moscow, postal code -123610;it will be safe to use western union transferbecause I need to have passport to receive it!And please after youcomplete transfer write me the number of the transfer, P.S. I`m sosorry I asked you for such help, but you see you are my last hope andnow my only wish is to meet you. I want to start a new life and I`msure we can spend so many happy days and probably nights together!Please try to help me with the sum and in one month I will return youmoney back!! P.S.John dear I am not sure I should tellthis but I want to let you know if you don't like me when I come Iwill not bother you and it is only your choice to spend time with meor not. I know you may be too busy or just meet different woman but inany case I will return the money back. I will have a room for rent ifI want, a job and I want to say please don't worry I don't want to useyou just to reach my goal. I am sure when we meet we will have noregrets about it, John I promise. I dream about our firstmeeting, our first night .............I think everything depends onyou! please, honey, don't leave me alone I've done so much to startthis trip and I don't want to give up.and as always forger aboutimportant thing,please tell me your full name I mean right writingbecause when I was getting mom's transfer they asked about full nameof the sender,not only my name!it is the law!'
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I`ve got a new letter from Olga only this time with other pictures. After one letter it stopt.
Hello again,I sent this letter yestarday and you didn't reply I resend
it I think that maybe something was wrong with internet connection!
Hello Again!!!! My name is Olga, thank for your answer to me!!!!! What is your name???
It is funny that now in modern world we can write to each other and see the reply so soon,
not like in past.I live in Russia and so many kilometers between
us but now it is not problem to keep conversation!
I remember that I was very young and had friend in different town I waited for a few days to get
the handwritten letter from her,we live in very modern world,right!to be fair
I'm not sure what write for the first time, I think that at first you should see my photos and I'm sending my
photos...I have some photos, to be fair I have many photos I like to
take photos and I wanted to work as model and I worked in model agency
for two years but I left this business because of so much dirty there
and now I work as waitress,it is not very good job too but I have some
money and there is not good job here for young people and now with
crisis problem it is getting harder to find any job.I want to say that
I can and like to dance a lot.I studied dance from 6 years old.you should know I'm looking forward to visiting your beautiful country and I would like to meet a man over there who will be interested
in meeting me!I will work in any bar or restaraunt because it is my proffesion now and I am good waitress.My mom was abroad a few years ago,and she has told that
I have to leave russia and try to live in civilization country,she
thinks that I am enough pretty to live
here without any chances,I don't feel that I am beautiful like Hoolywood girls but not the worst variant,I think so.
I've never been abroad before and I would like to visit there so much!
I'm looking for a friend, lover or maybe even something serious...
I'm a free bird now, I don't have a boyfriend and I'm open to
anything!!! Please if you have time and the wish to meet young lady please write me about yourself too!!!!
I am looking just for a good man who can
show me over there,who can help me first months I think it is hard
enough to be alone in foreign country for your enough girl you know I`m 25 years old, I hope my age is ok for you??I
live in Russia.In small town in deep of Syberia.There is big enough city Irkutsk and many people
work there ,there is not well paid job here.
I hope that you will write me back? I will wait for your answer. When I hear back from you I will
write more things about myself and send more pics! and please some
pictures from you ! and please forgive my broken english! Olga.
PS: People from travel agency help me to arrange my travel and they
created my personal mail box for my correspondence and they tell that
it will be better if I have someone there who will wait for me and
help me first days.and This is my personal e-mail address so please send a word to let me
know if you want to continue correspondence, I will
wait for your answer!!!