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 18.104.22.168 (EHLO aqua.relinfo.ru) (22.214.171.124)
by mta251.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 07 Sep 2005 23:02:29 -0700
Received: from [126.96.36.199] (92.214.dialup.mari-el.ru [188.8.131.52])
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..
It is surely the same person, or the same letters... all the same stuff anyway .. i checked a little bit and found names like larissa or natalya, closely linked with the ideas and sentences shown here also. it seems natali or nataya are amongst latest nicknames that are used with this 'package' of letters.
Eddie from Sweden
anonymous 2008-01-05, 14:10:15
I had a look but couldn't see what it was you were getting at. Could you be a little less cryptic? do you mean that this is the same Yoshkar Ola scammer 'office'?
antiklik from Germany
CAUTION! ANNA GRIGORIAN 32 years - still a scammer from Kazan!
See the forum 'Dating scammer Ekaterina Rozhentsova', the last pages!
topchef from United States
Ive been getting the same letters from a woman named olga was just wandering if anyone else is too.
firstname.lastname@example.org from Franeker, Netherlands
anonymous from Norway
This is the same picture that I found here. She told me that her name was Ekaterina and worked at a car-rental company in Kazan, Russia. Scammed me out of about 1000 usd, but when she claimed to need a further 2400 usd to get more papers, visa and a supposed credit limit she needed, I called it quits. She diden`t come back with no abuse, but rather stopped mailing me. Her adress was:
LENIN STREET HOUSE 5 APMT. 11
I really hope that some of these scammers are brought to justice some day. This site has helped me a whole lot lately. I`ve tested some pictures and gotten hits on three of the women I`ve bin corresponding with lately. THANK GOD FOR THIS SITE MY FRIENDS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. This image was also posted here: Dating scam from Kazan, Russia - Part 1
I to have been scamed by the same person.
I to have been scamed by the same person.
Johnny,In,Columbus from United States
I have received this photo also and she claimed to work at a computer center in ola Yoshks or something close to that. In the past 2 weeks I have recieved out of the blue e mails from russian scammers saying they found me on various social net sites. Seems their activity is high at this time.
IS ALL FALSE.............................................ATENTION....
I am happy to see that you are so resolute, I mean that it was great
to receive your letter. It means that you are tired of being lonely
and you want to have the relations that will make you happy. i am
ready to give you this and you just have to open your heart for me...
I also tired to be lonely and i think that may be together we will be
able to built the future. What do you think about this? I want you to
penetrate into my life and to make it marvelous. And in my turn i will
share it with you...Your Irishka.
Hello Peter! It is pleasant for me to see your letter and it is
pleasant to know that I have received from you the letter. First of
all I want to tell you thank for that that you have found for me time
and have written the letter. What I can write about me directly? I am
a romantic girl, Sometimes I think, that I am too modest, sometimes
was not present, it depends on my mood. I can speak, that I - the
unbiassed, creative person. I like to Paint, like to listen to music,
like to travel. To me to like to go to cinema or in theatre when there
is a free time from work. As it very much calms, but does not like to
sit in front of the TV set and to sit without work because it
irritates me and me it would be desirable that that to do. Like to
receive flowers, as well as other women, and especially I love roses.
I am a friendly girl. And I hope, that I find the good person with the
help of the Internet. My name Olga, 28 years, was born I January, 27.
I was born in Russia city of Samara and there grew in the house the
boarding schools when to me I was executed 18 years began to study
from technical school and after that I studied at university as a
trade the Manager. Now I have good work. Due to study I have achieved
in life much. My dream it to have good family to have the child from
the loved person. Also that we would live long and happily))))) if it
is all there will be I shall be the happiest woman on light)))) me as
it would be desirable to learn about you. Where you were born? As whom
you work? With whom you live? It would be interesting to me to know it
as persons cannot be understood if not that you do not know about it.
But actually in the person the main quality this that that at him in
hearts as heart speaks us what to do difficult and good minutes of
life. I should in what games, I am going to find to myself the man and
to be happy, I hope that you too seriously concern to me. I hope that
I have interested you, you to me interesting. With this letter I send
you my photo, and I hope that it to like you. With impatience I wait
from you the letter. Olga
How are you?
Message: hello my new friend!
how are you?
I hope everything is ok, and we can start our communication!
write me here
Hi from Irishka
Message: hello! The life is unexpected and great to know that there are
pleasant surprise. I hope that my letter will be one of such
surprises... What do you think about this? Please tell me that this is
one of those. I want you to make acquainted with me as i hope that we
will be able to become friends and even more. So my name is Ira And i
am a girl from Ukraine that were interested in you when I was looking
through your profile. I am here to find the love and i am very serious
with my intentions. I will be glad to know that you want the same at:
email@example.com . Please tell me a little about you if you are
interested in the same things. I hope that i will receive an answer
from you very soon. Waiting for you, Irina.
Message: Hello! I search for serious and true attitudes, I want what games as I and so has gone through in a life a lot of bad, and now I hope that I can find the true and good person. My name Olga I live in city Samara. If will write to me that please do not play with me and write all as is. If want with me dialogue that write to me on Email: firstname.lastname@example.org I hope that though have a little interested you. Also I hope to receive your letter. Olga
Re:follow on from post by anonymous from Slovak Republic .
This is an interesting one > email@example.com < is calling himself 'Nina' and using photos of a US porn star easily googled ' Sweet Adri '
Also > firstname.lastname@example.org < as ' Nina' was using photos of ' Sweet Adri ' .... she won't be pleased .