I had a profile posted on an American dating web site and a female from my area answered me.
Her letter was a few lines long, in good English and she seemed honest and cute, so I replied.
The letter said she had a read-only trial account and would not be able to receive messages,
so she included a yahoo email address. She asked me to write to this yahoo email address.
I did this and a few days later her trial account was gone, she explained that she deleted
it because she found me. (that is what she answered, when I asked her about it)
This girl claimed to live in Kazan, Tartastan, 26 years old and called herself Barbi.
There was something suspicious about her letters, in particular I always had the
impression that she did not really read mine every time. Sometimes she wrote
personal, matching replies, then sometimes not. her photos of which she sent
about 25 so far, had number like 5.jpg, 6.jpg, 35.jpg etc.
Yesterday I did a query for some phrases of some of her emails and found them
posted on 2 other web sites. Apparently she wrote identical letters to other guys
using different names and different pictures. She or he asked those guys for money,
supposedly for tickets or visa paperwork. I guess I am lucky that she never asked
me for any money. However, I felt fooled when I saw "my" emails had also been
sent in parts to other guys.
For that reason I will post her here letters. I know that parts of these letters
have been posted on 2 other sites, but not all.
I include the full headers in the first email. The sender comes from a russian
dial-up but in another email I sent her a URL to one of my web sites and apparantly
"she" uses some sort of satellite DSL for the downstream, the IP number was
84.xx (to be filled in later).
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Hello Peter! Have good day? The computer in service of acquaintances
found to me Some profiles of people which coincide with my inquiry. I
Preliminary studied them and has decided to send you to the first the
message Because your profile seems to me more interesting. I hope,
that You have time to send me some messages that we could it is better
to learn about each other. I shall tell a little about myself; my age
of 26 years old and my birthday on On July, 22. I was not married and
I live in an apartment with my parents. Some years, after the ending
of training I work seller of home appliances in a supermarket. To me
To like productive leisure, periodically go in for sports for
maintenance of a body. I like to travel and be in different places,
but My work does not allow me to do it frequently. I have many
friends, We sometimes together spend time, play billiards and tennis,
we have Other entertainment. I send you the picture that you knew my
person. Me very much like different sweet things, such as a pie, cake,
sweet. But frequently I do not permit itself to have it to not be
thick. Still I love beautiful clothes and different things of light
colours. I like of light tone, such as light-blue, pink, beige. And
what your favourite colour? Please Ask things interesting you about me
and inform me some The information on you: what you love an
entertainment? What your character? What You love qualities in women?
Whether You had the wife? I shall answer on your questions and to
inform you it is more about itself in following e-mail! I shall be To
wait for your messages. My email is email@example.com I with
impatience shall wait letter from you and I shall answer you at once
as soon as you to me write. it will be pleasant for me to see your new
photos and to learn a lot of new about you. Write to me I wait. Your
Dear mine , where you were gone, why any more do not write me
the letters, I wait already what is the time, and them all no.
There can be I you something has offended? Write to me please.
With impatience I wait Barbi.
Hi Peter! Have good day! Peter, you ask, where I live - to To regret
it is far from you. Otherwise it was not necessary for us much e-mail,
To learn each other. I for the first time have acquaintance through
the Internet. It was very difficult to me to place my structure in a
service of acquaintances, because I am in Russia, the service of
acquaintances does not accept the members from this country. I had to
specify in a profile, that I am in USA. In this letter I shall inform
you a little information myself and if the dialogue with me will be
interesting to you, I shall tell about myself in more detail in the
following letters. I live in an average part of Russia, in city Kazan
in Tatarstan republic. But if we shall decide to meet, I hope, that it
not Will be a problem for us because I have made a little Travel to
other countries. I was in the several countries of Europe; For example
Turkey, Italy, Germany. I made these travel as The tourist. Therefore
Peter, you should not have excitement be relative That we not beside.
I such woman, that if I shall like The person for a meeting I shall
reach even on the moon. Besides in Our days is not a problem to make
such travel. I not I worry about it and I have necessary feelings to
get acquainted and it is possible To have relations with the person of
other state. It is very interesting - Other culture, thinking,
traditions. For me this new-Probably and you Peter Can learn, that
such the Russian woman. I hope that you have not lost interest to me
and will answer me soon. I wait for yours e-mail, my American friend.
HI Peter! I am pleased to receive your reciprocal message. For me it
was pleasant to receive the letter from you today. I am very glad that
you have written to me. Thank for your picture, it me to like. I shall
be To increase and to unpack it. I liked absolutely all your pictures.
That picture with the clown really amusing! What small little mouse!
You have made absolutely correctly, that have not listened to the
neighbour and have let off that little mouse. Peter You e-mail means
for me, that I too was interesting to you. You Really Peter, see a
picture of me nice? Peter, at me is present to you It is a lot of
questions and I would like to ask them in the messages, I hope you
Will allow to me answers to them - OK? You for me the nice person, And
on this for me it is important to know your opinion on some things. Me
to not irritate, that you to be more senior than me. I to search for
the mature man, which would be to wise and scientific life. I like the
men which is more senior than me and can learn me to something in this
short life. I to want to connect destiny with the man of such age as
you. I think, that you read my structure and could see there, that I
haves serious intentions to get acquainted with the good person for
relations . I shall try to tell a little about my character. I do not
know as it to start, I think, that I very romantic person. I like to
communicate with people, it is pleasant to me Good humour. I very much
appreciate such qualities in people, as fidelity and honesty. I
believe in love, and I think it very valuable thing which needs to be
protected. I very much The jealous person. I adore, when to me pay
compliments and is ready to listen to them indefinitely. For me it is
necessary, that around of me there was a cleanliness and the order, I
frequently am engaged cleaning. Also to me to like to prepare for a
meal, various tasty things. It is pleasant to me romantic relations
between the man and The woman, but probably all women dream to get
acquainted with good The person to have with him beautiful romantic
relations. But frequently such things come to an end Very quickly. I
have no intention to spend myself on such acquaintances. While I have
not met In the life of such person to which I would decide to give
myself and the life. But me it would be desirable to find such person.
I think, that for the woman the main thing to have in a life not
Career or other success, and strong family and the favourite person
beside what to care of him. Tell please, you dream to meet what woman
in the life? Excuse Peter, that I ask you to discuss such frank thing
with The person whom you know couple of days. But it is interesting to
me to know It about you. I shall wait for yours e-mail. Yours
Hi , I was sad that you do not write me and do not answer on my
letters. There can be I you than that has offended or you simply play
with me in games? I wait from you of the answer. Yours Barbi.
At that point I had started to ignore her because her letters were ridiculous, not reflecting what I had written.
However, things picked up then again..
firstname.lastname@example.org from Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada
What a great site ...and I should say that it is only like these that the scum will be exposed. I am playing a scammer along right now ....and will put up her/his email shortly ...sorry, just figuring things out right now. I know she/he is scamming because her/his photo's are already on the site ..but a new email. I am trying to get new photos of her/him to add to the collection. Have a great day. bab
anonymous from Canada
hi had this happen too...watch out for tanya.....her email is email@example.com
anonymous from United States
I am wondering if any one in this group has had emails from a woman
named IRYNA NOKELAYNEN, also uses the name IRNO and IRNIA
and NATALIA, from Odessa Ukraine.
Please take the time to write me any details
I am not going to write any thing negative about anyone, I am simply trying
to confirm some information that I have.
James Seidel from California
anonymous from United States
Don't think this scammer or group of scammers puts any real 'time' into these letters, they USE 'Bat! (v3.80.03) Professional' This is an Email 'client' management software tell then what they wrote when what you wrote when and can be automated to send further scripts ( letters where it changes the name of the victim IE you) Turn the tables on these people send mail to ABUSE@ -------- whatever the domain is and shut them down, so they keep having to change email accounts, They might not figure out its you because they probably send hundreds of these letters out everyday automatically. Don't worry they are too busy to read email because they are picking up their cash from some sucker, unless it has western union money control numbers.
anonymous from United States
James is this the Iryna person you speak of? Check the IP address
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Hi Phil . I am glad to receive again your message, every day we We
start to learn each other better and for me it is an interesting
thing, Yours e-mail. last time at me on soul is present boredom, not
Occurs any joyful things and your message now for me As a solar beam.
Phil , thanks, that you wrote to me some answers to my questions.
Yours e-mail what you the person gradually helps me to understand.
Phil I send you other picture of. I hope, that it will be To like you.
Tell to me more in detail about the family. Whether it is a lot of at
You relatives? What at you with them of the relation? As frequently
you Gather? In my family very much close relations. I to you already
Informed, that I live with mum and the daddy. We live in a cosy
apartment, where There are three inhabited rooms, and as kitchen, a
balcony and a bathroom. I have a room. I the only child at the
parents. A name my Father Aleksey, him 51 years old and he Works the
builder. My mother Elena, her 48 years old. Now she does not work some
years and Is engaged in housekeeping. We like each other, sometimes We
are chosen for city for an entertainment. In the summer we go on a
beach and on fishing. During the winter period of time we go for a
drive on skates and a ski. This good time for me! In private life I
have emptiness. Last relations at me were the last year. One was The
boyfriend, but I have left him. we did not like each other and had
various interests. Among associates of me of people I cannot allocate
anybody for serious relations. Good men to become it is ever less and
annoyingly in Next time to test disappointment when you think that has
met The suitable person. Likely therefore I also have addressed in
service acquaintances. Probably here I can find the person who will be
Me to love, appreciate and understand. It is not important for me his
financial situation and work by which he makes. I have specified in a
structure that I search more Advanced age because I think, that the
person which has lived There is enough years, already has experience
and has learned to appreciate women and to address With them. I shall
be ready to give myself all without the rest to such person and I
think, that the main advantage of the woman is fidelity and skill To
make family happy, without quarrels and conflicts. On it I I finish
the letter. Phil , write to me the ideas that I Has told to you. I
wait for your messages. Yours Irina.
Hawaiianwolverine@yahoo.com from United States
Hey everyone! I have been receiving a few, but nice letters from an 'Irina' who says (remember, all this is 'here-say'..) shes from Zvenigovo, which is by Kazan, Russia. she is 29 y/o., birthdate:May 9, which is some kind of Russian holiday or has something to do with a Russian war-day. Anyway, here is her picture..I will send the other two. looks like the same person. she sure seems sweet, has NOT asked me for money. In fact, when I brought it up a couple of times, to 'test the waters', she did not bring it up. Oh, her name, she says is 'Irina Petrova'. I know there is an athlete from Russia named that. In fact, she got ahold of me from the website www.WAYN.com. (It stands for: 'Where Are You Now?). Has anyone seen this girl or had any emails/dealings with her? Please let me know on here! Its greatly appreciated. Keep it real, guys. Lets use our heads out there. DONT SEND ANY MONEY to them....we all cant emphasize it enough! ~Fred from Michigan
anonymous from United States
I am glad you have this site. I recently received 2 emails from Anna in Kazan. Her email is email@example.com. she is calling herself my girlfriend and I don't even know her. If anyone would like to see her picture and letters I am glad to provide them
anonymous from United Kingdom
Hi Guys .I played this olya for while and got this bank/agency details below ,to help others they might be scamming out Here!
Hi my love Jeff.
I am glad to receive your letter. I have a great news for us. I
applyed visa. And now i can to came to you and we should meet
very very soon, are you glad honey that it will be possible? But
travel agency where i applyed visa, it have some rules for
giving visa, i can take visa in my hands when i will show them
airticket to you. It's necessary rule. They must be shure in
my depart and then i told that i will show them ticket. Then i
went to the aircompany for buying ticket and i have asked how many
will cost London (LHR). They to me have told that it to me will
cost $ 495. Whether I have asked there are even more cheaply tickets.
They have told that it is most cheap tickets. I have told it that I do
not have such sum itself. And it to me have told that if I shall
leave the deposit that they to me will leave the ticket. But they to
me also have told that the deposit is not a subject to return. I have
asked why? They to me have told that if I shall not be in time on
flight or I shall not pay other part of money that to not return money back.
As flight will be also the plane will depart.And that place which for
me will be empty and consequently they do not return an occasion the
deposit. And I have agreed on it as I have an obligation to agency.
But I could not find the certain sum of money. And now I do not know what
to do. I have thought can you are capable to help me as to me any
more to whom to address. I hope you can help me. It is necessary for
me $ 200. Can you send me by tomorrow?
My flight will be 8-Feb ,2006 at 8:30 pm Moscow time. Time of an arrival
9:40 pm. Number of flight which at me will be Aeroflot-Russian Airlines 247
I very much I hope for yours to help.
If you can help me I send you my coordinates.
The agency 'vetertur' offers me variants as I can pay for the ticket.
They offer the clients 2 ways of transfer of money:
1. Transfer of money to our bank account.
The account of our agency in bank:
BANK FOR FOREIGN TRADE
SWIFT: VTBR RU M2 KAZ
ul. Pravobulachnaya, 13, Kazan, Russia
ACCOUNT NUMBER 30301 840 5 50020003800
Account # 40817840038000004319
Ms Semenchenko Kausariya Vadimovna
Bank - correspondent:
BANK for FOREIGN TRADE 890-0055-006
1.THE BANK OF NEW YORK USA SWIFT: IRVT US 33
2.JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NEW YORK, USA SWIFT: CHAS US 33
3.BARKLAYS BANK PLC, LONDON, UNITED KINDOM UK, SWIFT: BARC GB 22
2. Moneygram system for my full name: Dunaeva Olga.
To me have told that this method on much faster.
You can send for my name. And I to pay money in agency.
In bank I have been told that to get the money, I must tell to
employee of bank your full name, full address, exact sum which I should
receive and some confidential numbers (Reference Number). This number
will give to you in your bank if you will send your help. Only at
presence of all this information I can get your help.
The first system of transfer it to agency 'vetertur'. To me the agent
has told that it is system payment will borrow more time. Than the
second. And I shall lose time which I can lead with you.
The agent has informed me that it will go more than two weeks.
Please forgive me all my words. I say so because I am in despair
and confusion. Now, when only one step is separated us, I am afraid. I
am afraid that you will not help, and all my diligence will have no
use. I need you and I want to be with you and the word of honor, your
help is necessary for me. I have not calculated my forces. I understand
that it is a very big money for you. I did not want to ask you. I
thought that I can make all myself. The loneliness has made me strong.
I have got used to live without help, and to rely only on myself. I ask
somebody for help very seldom, but now I ask you to help me. And of
course I will give back all your money at the earliest opportunity.
Probably I have offended you. But I need you. I do not know if my
letter have brought to you a pleasure or only frustration, but I have
written to you honestly and sincerely. I am waiting for your reply.
Kiss you. Your love Olya.
anonymous from Czech Republic
anonymous from United States
Those notty little whores from russia, this is the same stuff, just different pics, Singlenet.com butifullady novocheboksarsk russia. if you guys still fall for this shit you deserve it. if you fallow the rule that all girl from russia are whores, and scammers. you will save money and time, the best way to get to them is tell your friends, and they inturn tell there friends. ooo first you have to have friends.that is why your on line trying to fine friends, DON't Try SOOOO hard.You will find one right near you. Keep useing this site to let others know what site they are useing and their 'USERS' I.D. keep passing the info on.
firstname.lastname@example.org from United States
Is there a women out there on a dateing site the really wants a dateJ
anonymous from United States
but hey,, olga did say she would give the money back at the earliest opportunity... (alot of sarcasm here!)
email@example.com from Canada
I placed a profile on seekingchristian.com and recieved a response from this girl from Kazan, she said her name was Anna, and she was a teacher of invalid children. I recieved about 7 letters from her and then they stopped about christmas 2006, each one leading but never asking for money, although many warning signs are present. I found one site with a reference to her e-mail and the same letter that she sent to me at the website above. I have found one scammer with a surprising resemblance in some photos to a known scammer, Lena Koselapawa, also know by other names. If any one knows if it's the same girl, or has recieved similar letters, post a comment or let me know at my e-mail, ya never know............?