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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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..
Same script / letters for both addies so I guess same scammer .
thank you for writing to me, I really pleased!
My name is Nina, it's my full name, it's a special and rare name here, so I'm proud of it!
I'm 27, but everybody say that I look much younger, is it so???
We don't know each other yet, but we could learn, right????
I think yes,I'd like to find out
your inner world, dreams, desires, thoughts, plans, goals, I wanna know your qualities,
lifestyle, job, family, place where you live.............everything!!!
So lets start our communication???!!!
By the way I wanna you to share with me all your thoughts about me and I wanna know your opinion
as for me and as for lots of things, promise?
You'll probably ask why I'm looking for love here in Internet, yes? I should explain you-
it's simple, I've been always interested in older man, I love English, it's my favourite language,
I've been learning it for years since school, and the most important that I can't find careful, responsible and
attentive man here. I heard that men abroad are like I need and wanna, so I was thinking a lot
about it and decide 'Why not? I wanna be happy, love and be loved!' and come to Internet cafe....and you know!
I'm writing a letter for you!
So I'm new here and I choose you from all, you captured my attention, why???
Are you special? Could you give me all I wanna? I wanna long relations, love, happiness with beloved
I live in a small town of Ukraine - Antratsit, it's usual city, not very developed, but I like it,
I know there are a lot wonderful cities over the whole world and my dream to see couple of them!
Do you like travel? I like, I adore! I've been to Russia before, but I wanna go far away abroad, meet new people,
new culture, places, monuments, seas, lakes, nature, mountains!
I hope once my dream will come true! Would you join me?????
What else?....I work as choreographer at children group in our culture center here,
and I study English also, I'll be an interpreter!!!! I learn English so there won't be
language problems between us!Great, isn't it?!
I'm very sincere person, with sense of humor, I like companies, I'm the soul of company,
I have friends, I mean true friends! I like dance and I can, as it's my job.
So I enjoy my job and my study, I'm almost happy, but I miss my second half.
I'll tell you more if you answer me.....
I really wanna you to answer!
write to me soon
Yo recibi un texto identico en America del Sur. Pero la mujer dice llamarse Michelle.
El mensaje dice:
Hola mi querido Johnny! Have good day! Tiene buen día! I am glad, that my letters pleasant Me alegro de que mis cartas agradable
for you. Para usted. How do you feel? ¿Cómo se siente? I 'm very good! I 'm muy buena! I a little excited, and Yo un poco emocionado, y
yesterday I hardly fell asleep. Apenas ayer me dormí. I was grasped with an idea about our Yo estaba agarrado con una idea acerca de nuestra
meeting. Reunión. It is joyful event for me from i have much emotions. Es alegre evento para mí tienen mucho i de emociones. Such as Tales como
excitement both the big impatience and expectation of this day . Tanto la emoción y la impaciencia gran expectativa de este día. You Usted
have brought the whole sea of emotions in my life Johnny, and it is Han traído todo el mar de las emociones en mi vida Johnny, y es
difficult for me to consult with it, but I can tell, that it Difícil para mí a consultar con él, pero puedo decir, que
pleasantly and gave me new push and the purpose for life. Gratamente y me dio nuevo impulso y los fines para la vida. I think, Creo que,
lovely, that it is necessary for us to arrange our meeting so that Encantadora, que es necesario para nosotros, para organizar nuestra reunión a fin de que
there were no difficulties and inconveniences in our affairs. No hay dificultades e inconvenientes en nuestros asuntos. I can Puedo
arrange on my work, that to have some days free for me. Organizar en mi trabajo, que para tener unos días libres para mí. Johnny, and Johnny, y
will your work be to allow you to make it? Va a ser tu trabajo te permiten hacerlo? Probably you have the Probablemente usted tiene la
intense schedule on work also you should be busy. Intenso calendario de trabajo también debe ser ocupado. Then we can meet Entonces podemos cumplir
more close from you or even I could arrive to you for some days. Más cerca de ti, o incluso que podía llegar a usted durante varios días. For Para
me there is no problem to make long travel. De mí no hay ningún problema para hacer largos viajes. If such way more Si tal manera más
convenient for you and my arrival not will create inconvenience for Conveniente para usted y mi llegada no creará inconvenientes para
you Johnny , let's choose this plan. Johnny usted, vamos a elegir este plan. It for me even it is more good, Es para mí incluso es más buena,
because I can see as you live, your friends, you can show me where you Porque yo pueda ver lo que vives, tus amigos, puedes mostrarme donde
live and different places loved for you and if sometime you will need Vivir y seres diferentes lugares para usted y si en algún momento es necesario
to visit your work. Para visitar su trabajo. My work not so important also also here can manage Mi trabajo no es tan importante también aquí también puede manejar
without me, therefore I do not worry about my work. Sin mí, yo, por lo tanto, no se preocupe por mi trabajo. Inform me dear, Informar a mí querido,
the opinions! Las opiniones! If it is a good way for you too I shall make travel Si se trata de una buena manera para que usted también haré viajes
preparations. Preparativos. My hugs and kisses Yours Sheryl. Mis abrazos y besos Atentamente Sheryl.
I want to say you that you are very interesting to me. I almost
do not know you, but my first impression about you very positive,
and I like to communicate with you! I want to continue and
I want to begin continuation after answers on your questions!
About phone. I have phone, but I do not know with what code to
you it's necessary to type it! As soon as I find out, I'll
necessarily give you a phone number! It will be interesting to
hear your voice!
I have thought that it will be interesting for you to get know
more in detail about we wash character!? In general I am the
person not choosy but my character is those that if I do
something, I do it well. I like to cook, and this is perhaps my
main hobby. I already told that I love humor. We with friends
sometimes gather together and we go somewhere to have a rest. One
of my walks with the girlfriend we have decided to remember the
childhood when we played on the court yard children's war with
everybody who lived there, probably it is games for a male, but I
always differed that that was and is very mobile and active
child, that's why I always played such clockwork games. Probably
because of this we have visited club with various computer games.
I send you the photo with the computer weapon in hands. This day
was the big entertainment for us... I hope very much, that it
will be pleasant to you to look at me. I am assured that you will
not be against if I will send you one more photo near our Russian
fur-tree(X-mas tree), am I right?
By the way, I womanly and fragile. But when someone speaks or
does something not the way which will be correct under the
relation to me or associates I answer very sharply and I will not
give myself in insult. But I think such would not be if a I have
a man near me which would be my protection and a support.
It's very interestingly and pleasantly to speak a lot about
itself, but I do not wish to seem to you monotonous and do not
know how you will react to it and it is very interesting to me to
find out more about you! I think that you understand what the
knowledge will be each other more pleasant and easier if we will
answer questions each other? That's why I will finish these lines
and with the hugest impatience I will wait for your letter with
questions on me, and the remarkable story about you.
anonymous from Canada
Hello!!How you? I am glad, that you have written to me the letter, I was very muchThere is enough to receive from you answer. I am happy, that you haveWritten to me, that you trust me. Besides I hope, what my E-mail wasSo the big surprise for you also, Really?? Possibly you ask me why IHave not counted Russian as the person??? I shall be very serious, I shall beAnswer your question, in me, the friend was, I loved it very much. ButIt has thrown me. It has found other girl. Also I have noticed that itLoved to drink alcoholic drinks very often, in us manyPeople drink from Russia. You can know about it?? I do not love whenPeople and my drink of friends. I not by time do not drink and have not madeSmoke. Simply I have not what bad habits!! Allow me to inform aboutDirectly on more, me 26 years, I was born on August, 14th 1980, my attributeOn twins of the Zodiac. And when you were born??? I white RussianThe girl. My religion, I the Christian, I very much trust in god Jesus.I was never married, and I have no children, I am a unique girl.I - the Sensitive, kind, thoughtful and easily surprised person. ButIn opinion concerning my close friends, I cheerful, clever andThe intellectual, purposeful, sociable person. I would like to inform youThat my city Kazan to be in Russia. In our city - very beautiful streets.Most of all I wish to speak that my majority of a favourite season in this summer.I love, when the sun in streets when birds sing, it soRomantically. And you love summer?? Also I would like to inform youAbout we wash formation. I have studied University. I have finishedUniversity, In 2003 Also I wish to speak you which I have learnedLanguage of Englishmen when I studied at university, I can speakEnglish language Without any problems, I think so. But I can assumeIt is a lot of mistakes in words, I hope, that you will understand me without anyProblems Really? Please, Inform me on it in yours afterElectronic letters, well? Also I would like to inform you, that from the endUniversity, I have received the diploma of a speciality 'Teacher'.Here in Russia As in many other things the countries, it is very difficult toFind good work above the Good speciality. Now I work as the teacher , I very much love children. Unfortunately I have no any phone,To use the Internet of the house..... But I saved money from mineThe wages up to have an opportunity to use the Internet throughThe Internet of cafe to be opposite to our cafe during a free time fromWork..... I have an opportunity to write! I did not think, which I canTo write About me, it directs so much, really. Possibly, I finish mineE-mail to you. I shall be grateful so if you will write to meAbout independent so it - very much from as I have made it. I would like,If you inform me on your family, whether it is really yoursGreater family? About yours city where - you, alive, I never was in otherThe countries, and I shall be it, is glad to know about your country.Well, allow me to finish mine, Send by e-mail, I hope to see your answerSoon! I have placed my photo, me hope, that you will find my photo good. Well,Good, hoping to see yours the message it is fast! Care, yours faithfully,Your new Russian friend, Valentina.
Does anyone know of a Russian lady 29-30 years old named Olga Ivanova? Met on a dating site, and immediately she is in love and wants to come to marry me. This within 2 weeks. Says she can have visa and passport within one week. Very beautiful girl, but suspicious.
anonymous from France
Olga Ivanova is well known SCAMMER. Only google her name, and you will see...
anonymous from France
Somebody knows about this one ?
anonymous from France
Dating scammers generally work in 'crews', with 15-25 guys involved in an operation. They range in age and hierarchy from young apprentice (16-18), to seasoned western union jockey (26-30). An apartment is rented to hook up the computers, some housing 20 machines networked through one DSL connection. Offices are never used, as the local tax inspector will always check on new rentals. Their tax collection system is nothing like in the USA, agents find you long before any money is due, in an effort to make sure you don't cheat. In their business it is of the utmost important to remain anonymous, and private housing provides that cover.
If a 20 man crew is at work, you can be sure that there will be 30 girls with them, girlfriends plus groupies that cook and clean, hoping to hook up one day with a top earner. Most young girls in Cheboksary make $20 a month at a part time job, being around young guys who crank out $30,000 a month and have their own 5 bedroom apartment will make any provincial beauty moist. A successful crew will install a jacuzzi, and keep two refrigerators stocked with food and snacks, hard work is rewarded with pleasure both for the sake of it, and to keep stress at bay. Most work 12-16 hour shifts, the apprentices on night shift and the captains on days. During breaks a scammer will take either his girl or one of the groupies to an empty bedroom, go at it, then get right back on the computer. If the bed isn't empty they'll go at in the same bed where their coworkers are laying. No less should be expected of 20 year olds earning six figures a year. To picture the wiley atmosphere fueld by youthful hormones and ridiculous income combine Boiler Room with Animal House.
Profits are generated by writing love letters to foreigners who then rush to western union thinking a desperate supermodel will soon be serving his every need. Most are pot bellied, lower-middle class types, who can't afford a #10 stunner in the USA, and resort to romantic arbitrage, in effect outsourcing their relationship to cheap overseas labor markets (if paraphrasing Lou Dobbs). Again the scam is fueled by the victim's own greed. Instead of settling for a homely girl, he wants the skinny 18 year old blonde, despite his own physical and financial misgivings.
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