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).
Authentication-Results: mta251.mail.mud.yahoo.com from=yahoo.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
Received: from 188.8.131.52 (EHLO aqua.relinfo.ru) (184.108.40.206)
by mta251.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 07 Sep 2005 23:02:29 -0700
Received: from [220.127.116.11] (92.214.dialup.mari-el.ru [18.104.22.168])
by aqua.relinfo.ru (8.12.11/8.12.11) with ESMTP id j885LxCa024528
for ; Thu, 8 Sep 2005 09:28:33 +0400 (MSD)
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..
If you dig around on that site there's alot of good stuff on it.
anonymous from Sweden
anon...irvine california? that's a new one for me. good luck.
guida al poker from Italy
anonymous from Sweden
che cazzo dice, guida al poker from Italy ?
i yes these so called ellenas are trying to pull a fast one on me all 3 seems to come from usa california and washington dc all the way down to florida . all from internet cafs there a bouncing it back and through this triangle. so realy there dont want to tell you where there from what idiots and when there say there have no access to a telephone there are stupid russia come on. anyway check out this isp and get back to me .this is all 3 of them. either its the same person or all 3 are in on it . as follows 22.214.171.124
hi she is back again eveline from lithuania or is it usa i cant make her out same chit chat . or yes again she tellsme she as no telephone or mobile phone so i cant contact her please give me strength whats the fuck a matter with these girls have there got the same virus.
Keywords: brunette garden castle eiffel tower like building maybe in paris
hi yes bloody elena is back again the so called school teacher this time with a long stupid letter its the same story as before . but she as aged now to yes 19 from 22 or is it 25 lost count on that. she says she as managed to get a mobile phone wow does this mean i can telephone her not bloody likely as yet she says as she cant get connected to a network. what a bloody scam this is she says she as a lot of time on her hands i bet she as scamming punters no school because its having major structure repairs to it wow. all she talks about is the weather and the school and the man she is looking for. yes she wants to marry .she says there is no man in her country what a complete arsehole she is what s the hell is she looking for no men in russia what planet is she on. anyway i look forward to her next stupid letter to see what she says. or yes she as changed her address to moscow instead of cheboskary or is it america lost count.
Keywords: blonde silver grey pants black jacket tree
Anon 2007-06-26, 05:42:00, seems you're from a country with left-hand traffic. Lest our American readers be left behind, bloody = f***in, punter = gambler?, arsehole = asshole.
Does 'she' claim 'her' age is increasing, or decreasing?
Did 'she' buy a moblie phone with money from a successful scam?
Is 'she' going to say to 'her' next victim, that 'her' mobile phone is expensive?
Is 'she' waiting for next succesful scam to get connected to network?
If 'she' is going from Cheboksary, to Moscow, to America for sending e-mails, will 'she' not say to 'her' next victim that 'her' internet is expensive?
It'll be useful to post the header showing details, which site 'she' met you, 'her' present e-mail addy, IP Trace you have on 'her' location.
anonymous from Sweden
don't be a racist twat, anon US...should i translate that one as well? and 'punter' = john.
unless it's skeet, in which case all is forgiven. just remember who invented the language :D
anon...the IP address 126.96.36.199 is for Yahoo, so there must be another one. look for the 'originating IP'. If there isn't one then the scammer is using a proxy and could be anywhere. If u can't find an IP, it's 100% scam.
anonymous from United Kingdom
steve here elena from above as contacted me again her isp is 188.8.131.52 its from usa also using bat 3.5 pro her last isp was 184.108.40.206 again from san jose california usa what an idiot she is infact i think she is a bloke not a women she says this time arnt you intersted in me now . no bloody wonder why you cant get a straight answer from her. or she sends new photo see i would like to know who or what she is she is no teacher at all.
Keywords: blonde silver blue dress on sofa
firstname.lastname@example.org from Windsor, Canada
Товарищи бога, если это похожо на friggin утку, wadles как friggin утка и последний, но не в последнюю очередь землетрясения как утка, 'IT УТКА FRIGGIN!!!
anonymous from United Kingdom
Its true .....same sort's of text exactly.. using a yahoo.co.uk mail address.....wanker's
this thick teacher is getting me mad i dont know where she saw me because she doesnt say or wont say.i cant contact her no more she says because her internet is down. she says she will contact me when she gets up.well how is she contacting me then this is very strange iwonder if she is from the security agency eg mi5 mi6 kjb n s a fbi etc it sounds like a spy novel or a tease got me beat.
anonymous from United States
I got similiar things. I smell the fish right away. It's interesting anyway. What do they want? money. I bet she would ask for financial support so she can fly to US. HA HA.
hi this one is back again name ellena olga at first it was ellena again nice chit chat no mention about money etc she says she as bought a phone thank fucking god now i can talk to her she says but not now because she does not know how to work it. this is the one which is all alone in a flat in moscow i bet isnt there know one there that can operate a fucking phone give me strength are there all that thick there.any way she says ill tell you when phone is up and running. she also says she will go to internet caf to see my letters well thats where there are i said to her. you can see she is not up on computers or anything else. i wonder if she is a school girl or what she says she is 22 well its a young 22 if so. she is nice though but i smell a scam coming on soon. This image was also posted here: Dating scam from Kazan, Russia - Part 1