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Other Comments: Interesting new twist, exact same intial letter that the scammer I will be adding Natalia who also attempted scam. The clain is medicalproffesional which most of us know is one of the few people who can obtain a visa quite easily to the USA. Just in case someone is niave, no one can actually get a Visa to come to the USA (for business or pleasure trip) unless they can prove they have the financial resources to stay for the entire expected trip, nor can you 'sponcor them financially unless of course you do a fiance visa and one requirement for tht is to prove you have been to their country and met them first
2 things, some places where there is supposed to be an i or an apostrophe, there is a capital T --- overseas keyboard...
Also, I don't know if a PC does this, but a Mac will tell you that the picture in the email has actually been downloaded from the internet. Ta Ta
Cna anyone post any letters she/he has sent? I have been talking to tis woman but more or less knew it was a scam and have been playing along since I do get kinda bored. Just seeing what exactly she/he wants from me. I figured it is probably money but have been really bored so getting a good laugh out of it. I am curious about this whole scam thing. I have been reading ever since I got that first letter and saw her within a few weeks of looking. I have read it costs alot of money for these women to send these messages? Are there that many people out there willing t give money to someone they have never met. I understand if they give money being the letters I have recieved have been some of the most well written letters ever.
hastainter from United States
So anyway I wanted to see how far this would go and set up 10 e-mail accounts under my name with diff screen names. I have not altered my real info at all. All the e-mails link back to me and as you may have guessed I sent her a simple letter saying I saw her profile and would she like to get to know me. The reply was all the same with a different picture. It was the same letter over and over on all e-mails I set up. I had fun with this but it is time now that she has asked me for money. As you may be thinking No I am not lonely just bored with things in my life and wanted some excitement:) Well I got it in the form of some scammer. It was fun for awhile but oh well life goes on. Have fun I hope no one gets scammed by these people. Who ever would play on the emotions of others is the lowest life form. I do truly hope that it did cost she/he money to send the emails. That is the least it shouldve cost them. Ty for reading and be sure to do your homework. A red flag pops up any time someone sends me e-mail. I am lucky I did not get pulled in by this person. I do hope they start making tgis a serious crime.
Another pic she just sent. Funny thing is for such a 'poor' girl she sure has a nice place. Nice appliances too! Just look at that nice new Microwave on the fridge, and espresso maker just to her right. Wow! I don't even own one of them!
anonymous from United States
Here's a letter she just sent to me also. I'll also post a few others. I told her/he work was sending me her way and I should be there in about two weeks. This is what she/he sent back:
Hi, (name deleted)! Today I had so much work that I was afraid that I wouldn't
have time to get your letter. And I have to say that it is distressed me.
But now I have found free time and very glad. Thank you for your kind
letter. My last letter was sad. That's why today I will try not to write
about sad things. How there were your day? Now I am smiling and have a
good mood, because today we found out that in two days into Orlovka will
be coming big exhibition of rare breeds of cats and snakes. It is great
news because at this exhibition there will be the best representatives of
rare breeds, collected from all of Russia. Everybody wants to visit this
exhibition because it will last only for several days. I like animals very
much. Can you imagine that I never was in a zoo? It is my dream. Have you
ever been in zoo? We have here several small menageries, but I dream to
see giraffes and rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses and bears. I never saw
tigers and elephants in real life. Have you ever seen a tiger or a bear?
The biggest animal I saw in my life is a horse. I like horses very much
and think that these are the most beautiful animals in the planet. As
matter of fact I have always dreamt to have some pets. Unfortunately a
horse hardly would be placed in my apartment (smile). I dreamt to have cat
or dog. But when I think that a little puppy will wait for me home, alone,
I feel pity. That's why I don't have pets.
Thank you for your picture. It is a fine picture. You are a strong and
handsome man. I very much like this picture. It is wonderful, when a man
combines force and charm. It happens so seldom. Forgive me for my frank
words. But I always speak what I think. I think there is nothing bad in
it. You have pleasant appearance and it is wonderful. I will be glad to meet
you, but you know dates?
I informed you! I live in the village of Orlovka. It in the south of Russia in the
Rostov on Don area. From Moscow about 1200 km on the south.
What else to tell about myself? I always very much get tired on work.
And though my work is not heavy physical work but like any doctor, I am in
constant concentration and an internal moral strenuousness, because the
health of people depends on my attention. I am always waiting weekends
with impatience. Weekends are the only one possibility for me to get a
rest and to get new forces. Weekends I spend variously. Sometimes I want
simply to rest in my apartment. I live alone in my apartment. I have the
one-room apartment with a toilet and kitchen. I like my apartment - small
and cozy. On weekends I always clean apartment properly. I like purity.
And though I always try to keep clean my apartment, all the same, always
in the weekends I find what work to make in an apartment. But when I want
really to relax I listen to music or read books. I like to read books
especially historical novels about ancient Russia or other countries. I
like to spend time with my female friends. I have two best lady friends.
When we meet, the air is filling with laughter. We like to walk and to
talk; we go to cinema and walk in the park. If you want I can tell you
about my friends. I like very much to spend time in nature in the open
air. I like the sea. I live not very far away from the sea, but should
tell that I have been there very seldom. I like woods, mountains, lakes
and the rivers more. Camping in Russia is very popular. I adore to go to
the forest and to live in a tent though now I have such opportunity
seldom. I like to look at night illumination and cars headlights. I like
very much to look at the stars. In summer our sky abound with stars. It is
incredible beautifully. I like to cook on the fire. There is nothing more
wonderful than when the fragrances of forest, mountain rivers and smoke
mix together in the air. I am romantic undoubtedly. I really like to cook.
I know that I do it well, because I started cooking from childhood. My
mother taught me many things including cooking. She said: 'Lady who can
cook well doesn't have disadvantages and demerits, because tasty food is a
way to the man's heart (smile). May be she was right. We have In Russia
many national dishes, such as an okroshka, uha, borsch, golubtsy. I am not
sure if you know such dishes. These are Russian national dishes. What dishes
do you prefer (name deleted)? Looking back at your life would you like to change
something? I have to finish.
hope my letter was not stodgy and uninteresting. I will wait for
your letter with impatience. I wish you peace and kindness.
I want you to know that i am a very honest person and i hope that you are not
playing any games with me because i am not like that and i think that we have
a great friendship going here.
I really feel that I know you since long time... do you have this feeling?
I will send you a picture this weekend. I do not write to anybody except for you and
I intend to keep it that way. Are you writing anyone else?
Your new very good friend Olga.
P.S. Please forgive me if I have missed one of your questions as well. I have no problem
answering anything you have to as me, just tend to forget some of the questions..........
anonymous from United States
The previous letter too. As you can guess some things have been added to make it appear customized. Odd thing is we have been going back and forth for weeks now and not one request for money. I guess he/she is REALLY falling in love with me! ;-)
In the last email I sent I forced her/he to really customize it. I asked all kinds of questions like current pricing of things. I also asked for a pic with a current newspaper in it. Yet to receive that of course. Anyway... on to the email:
Hi (name deleted)! Today definitely good day - day of dialogue with my
friend (name deleted)! (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 Medvedev to live here
instead of the Kremlin, simply to understand what life is. Maybe in this
case all wars would end much faster? I wish that all people of power had
to go and live in the poorer parts of the world to see what they are doing
to people. I have always thought that would be a good life lesson for them.
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.
I will be very grateful to you if you will send me your picture.
Bread cost - 12 roubles (0.4$)
Milk - 1$ - litre
Gasoline - 1 litre - 0.9-1$
The average salary in Russia about 8 000 roubles a month (300$).
I have just been too busy to sit down and answer all your questions.
By the way (name deleted) 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 (name deleted)? 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 Orlovka. 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 Anastasia) 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 Anastasia, because it really a gift of
destiny. And I hope (name deleted) 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 (name deleted)? How often you
become tired? Do you like the nature, rivers and lakes, woods and
mountains? Are you religious person (name deleted)? I will wait for your letter
so please write me soon! Sincerely and with the best regards.
Your friend (I hope) Olga.
I do not know why. (name deleted), I feel that I have know you for a very long time and
it's very easy to communicate with you. You have such feeling? I feel as if i can
talk to you about anything, like you have been a part of my life for a long time.
It is simple lyrical digression. You can not answer this question. If I didn't answer
one of your questions, it is cause I forgot to reply to it, if you can double space
when you ask a question it would be easier to read. Write once again the questions,
I will try to answer.
anonymous from United States
I have been corresponding with this woman for about a month . I suspected she was a scammer from the beginning . but believe in giving th ebenefit of the doubt She has not asked me for money Yet . and is supposedly making arrangments to come visit me in the next few weeks . So the mioney thing cant be too far away . I have seen a couple of teh letters she sent me on here and a few she hasnt also . she even sent me a pic of her holding a piece of paprer with my name on it to prove she was real . Funny thing is a couple days after swe started correponding i recieved another letter from a different won=man with oics take in the same areas and with the same dog that was teh clencher for me . I know seh is a scammer but i figure i have nothing better to do so why not talk to her She claims to bea Dr but has no internet access other then at her job . Im just trying to see if i can get her to send me nude pics lol if she does how do i post them on here so you can all see them .
hastainter from United States
So this is the Email I sent:
It was nice to hear from you. Your letter was very interesting. I do not have much time today and was just sending you a quick reply. I do not have a camera to use at the moment. I will get a picture as soon as I can for you. Is there anyway you can tell me a little more about yourself. What is it like where you live? I have heard alot about scams from Russian women. Can you send me a photo of a current news paper? One with clear dates on it? I am sorry if this offends you but I have read so many articles on scams and just want to make sure you are real. If you are angry with this please let me know. I am sorry to ask this of you but I do want you to understand that
I just do not want someone who is not true of heart to write me. I know those who scam are doing it because they are more than likely poor but if this is the case I am sorry. I would like to hear back from you if you are interested and please enclose a photo of a current news paper if you would. Please forgive me for asking this of such a beautiful young woman. Forive me for asking this of you:(
----- Original Message ----
From: Olga <email@example.com>
Sent: Mon, May 31, 2010 2:34:06 PM
Subject: Hi, it's Olga. I hope I'm not too late?
I must apologize to you for my slow response here. I've been busier
than usual and have just not had much time to sit and write to you.
I hope you remember me? I have written to you the short letter and
you have answered me. I wanted to answer at once to not keep you waiting
for my answer, but I got access to a computer only now. Please, forgive
me. I am very glad that you have answered to my letter. Thank you that you
have found time for answer.
Probably first of all I should write the most important thing. I hope and
I think you are not very much afflicted that I live not in your country
(I think you already know about it). But I very much hope that it does not
frighten you, because I am the same lady like many other ladies living in
the different countries. I am the same person with heart and soul. I very
much am afraid that my nationality and my residence will disappoint you
and you will not write to me more, but at the same time I sincerely hope
that nationality and distinction of cultures for you is not the most
important things in a lady. And if your interest is not limited by
distance or borders, I really will be very glad. My country is Russia.
Moscow is the capital of Russia. Now I live in settlement of Orlovka.
My life for an Russian is not the best I live in a rural area with trees and
fields. It's a small settlement, where live a few hundreds inhabitants.
Probably if you want to have the best understanding about where I live, I should
tell you that my settlement is located close to the big city - Rostov on Don.
It is a city located in Taganrog area - in a southern part of the European Russia,
near to Rostov Area and to such known cities as Novocherkassk. In the childhood
I dreamed to be a translator of the English language. I dreamed to work with our
President to know all state and international secrets! (smile). But the destiny
has disposed differently. I think our president doesn't need my services now
because I am the children's doctor, and I think that our president would not allow
me to examine him (smile)! I began to get education in the comprehensive school
with a medical bias. After ending school I entered the Medical University. Now
I work in a clinic. I work as an the children's doctor (pediatrist). I already
said that my name is Olga.
Wow, your still reading. (smile!)
I im blonde. My height is 5 feet 6 inches. My weight is 115 pounds. My eyes grey.
And of course you should know that I am 29 years old. My birthday is August 16, 1981.
I understand that all people have various tastes and interests, but I sincerely hope
that my picture and my appearance will be pleasant for you. But if my appearance doesn't
conform to your tastes and interests, I will understand you, of course. I the optimist
at heart and it's often help me in my life. I already adult woman; and I look
at the life with a philosophical shade. But as though I did not try to inspire
myself that I absolutely happy woman, I can't do it. I have fine lady
friend, I have job and my apartment. But there are things without which
people cannot be happy. And for me it's not material things. I have
written to you the first and it means that I am ready to share with you my
thoughts. I am very glad and grateful to you for that that you have
answered me. Anyhow, I hope that you, just as I, have interest in our
dialogue, and I will wait your answer. In the end of my letter I want to
ask you the most banal questions: what music you like, what movies you
prefer. These questions are really interesting for me because I like
American movies and American music very much. I with pleasure will tell to
you about it in my next letter if you really want to learn more about me.
Do you like your job, Lenny? Had you ever had experience in
correspondence with a friend from other country? Maybe you are more
skilled in this than I am? If you do not want to answer these questions,
please do not answer. It is simply my female curiosity. I will be
very grateful to you also if you will send me your pictures. I will be
happy to have your pictures in the computer. With the best regards.
Feel free to ask me anything. Olga
Here is the reply I was sent:) With photos.....
I hope you are glad to receive my letter because when
I have received your letter I really was glad. Many thanks. At once I want
to tell to you about my opportunities to write letters to you. I write
letters on my job because I have no the personal computer. The computer is
in an accounting department. Lady who works with a computer will allow me
to use a computer in my interests sometimes. It depends not from me,
unfortunately. I work from Monday till Friday. It is Russian standard.
Therefore I will not be able to write you and to receive your letters
Saturday and on Sunday. But sometimes I work Saturday and even Sunday.
In fact any pain hasn't schedules(smile). Therefore, maybe I will be able
to write letters in the Saturday or Sunday.
Well, I will tell you more about my interests. I like various
types of music. I like to listen to classical music. I like Dire Straits.
But my favorite is Pink Floyd. They are not similar to anybody. It is a
great band. I like Robbie Williams, Madonna, Beatles and many others. In America
there are a lot of great musicians. I like Russian musicians but likely
you do not know them. OK, movie! I like works of such Russian directors as
Konchalovsky, Mikhalkov. My favorite movies are 'The Barber of Siberia'
and 'Burnt by the Sun'. It's masterpieces of the Russian cinema. The
American movie in Russia is considered like the greatest. I like American
movies very much. Brave Heart, the Sixth Sense, Rainman, One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest, the Godfather, Groundhog Day, the Scent of a Woman,
Dragonfly, Apocalypto. My favorite actors - Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis,
Al Pacino, Kevin Costner, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Tom Hanks, Kevin Spacey.
My hobby, if it's possible to tell so - the English language. I have loved
English long ago, when I studied at school. In Russia the program of training
necessarily includes foreign language, as a rule - English, German or French.
I have entered in group of the English language and I am happy that I made it.
I like your language very much. After school, I continued studying English
at the university. I like this language. I have been studying your
language for 18 years. I want to know this language perfectly. I know that
now I admit mistakes, but I hope you won't angry. But my biggest
predilection that will be with me during all my life is the knitting! My
mom has taught me to knit in the childhood, and now I knit ,
jackets and waistcoats for myself and for my friends. I like to knit very
much, and I like woolen clothes very much. Basically all warm sweaters
that I have, I have made by my own hands. I do not know if in your country
the knitting is popular, but here it is very popular. What else to tell about me?
I have no children and I was never married, though of course I was in relationship
and even thought that it will lead me to the happy future. But now I haven't
anything except of bad and painful memoirs. I never smoked and I do not drink
alcohol (white wine is rare)and I do not use a drug. I am not a cheating
person please believe me on that.
You have written such a big letter (smile). But all the same I am very
glad. Why you write nothing about yourself? You do not like to tell about
yourselves? I hope you will tell more about yourself, like I do it, OK?
If you have no desire to speak with me, tell me about it straight.
You have not answered any my questions and I feel that you are
not interested in dialogue with me at all. Am I right? I hope no…
A good question, though I am for real. I understand most men have
apprehensions about woman from online sites. I agree that there are many
desperates and criminals. In fact I respect your question and feeling. But
be rest assured I am very much real, professional and down to earth person.
I do not have a camera to use at the time, but I will take a pic which you ask, I promise!
Lenny, how you would describe your character? I never tried
to describe features of my character to somebody. I live with a smile on my
face and with hope in my heart. I think I can consider myself an optimist.
Yes, I the optimist! :) And maybe it has helped me to dare to write you.
I saw a great deal in my life, and for 29 years I have passed through a lot of
vital tests. And I know that I do not need many things to be happy. All I need
is a man, friend, soul-mate, love. And my life has led me to the fact that now
I seeks it in such way. And I do not think it is bad. How do you think?
I live honestly, and it brings pleasure to me. I know that happiness not
requires many things. Likely the main thing that does not suffice me now is love.
People without love cannot be happy. And I speak not only about love between
a man and a woman, but also about love to a family for example. I have no family
anymore and it really oppresses me. I always recollect my family. Lenny, you meet your
family often? I very much want to return that time when I had family. Are you looking
for the soul mate or just a friend? What are you looking for in a soulmate, Lenny,
if you are looking for? I hope to receive your letter soon.
Sincerely and with the best regards.
So what do you do for fun? Hopefully you get to have time for your self. You can't
work all the time. You have to make time to have fun.