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..
make me laugh that these checky girls run by there gang master will do anything for money and hurt people along the way
My love Paul !!! I regret that all women asked from you only money
and consequently to the simple Russian girl difficultly to find
happiness.... Around it is a lot of swindlers!!!! It is necessary to
be cautious, You agree? Today, the weather is cold here again, and I'm
thinking of you! It was a great day when I received the first letter
from you I thank God and I know that I found the nice man and I love
you. Today I find out up to the end all about opportunities to come to
you. I miss you!!! I so much wanted to be with you last night! Hope I
can be beside you and see the beautiful new year's city! I am pleased
with an opportunity to meet you soon, and I want that very much, I
think you want it too, your letters was the ray of light in my life.
As you know I was not very interested in moving to another country but
I will do it. We have firm in our city which makes the documents for
people who want to leave the country. They told me that I need a visa,
foreign passport and some other documents for registration. We have
defined type of the visa - and this will be the visa of the tourist
validity for 90 days. First I asked the agency about the visa of the
bride, but they have told that it is impossible, as to receive such
visa, all over again it is necessary that I was included into embassy
in your country together with you. I asked about prices and was very
surprised, first I asked about terms of performance and they said that
there is many people who wants to make documents and leave the country
but if I make the application now, and pay for it now they will make
all documents not more than two weeks, and if I'll not make the
application, documents will be prepared not earlier than two or three
months because there are many people who wants to do it. I was very
surprised of its price. It cost 350 euros. It's make me little
stressed and disappointed I do not have so much now. I wanted to file
an application but I must pay for it. I asked my mother about our
savings she said that the money should not be a barrier between two
people who love each other. I counted my money and I found out that I
have only about 30 euros and my wages will be not soon. I asked my
friends to help me and they said that have not it at the moment. I
asked the advice from my mother and she said that maybe you can help
me because he loves me. I asked her how he can help me, because he is
far from me. My mother said that you can send the money through
company which make this service. I asked about it at my work and I
know now that there is reliable and fast company which makes transfers
in world and it's called western union. I remember that I saw
advertising of this company on tv. I take a directory book and found
the phone number. I have called there and have learned that it is
necessary to send money from UK. They said that sender must go to the
western union branch, give them information: the name and last name of
receiver, country they make transfer and bring the ten digits secret
code to sender. The receiver must know ten digits for receiving money.
They say that the branches of it must be everywhere worldwide. Here is
the information about me: Country: Russia, Index (Postcode) 422530,
Tatarstan republic, town: Kazan, name: Oksana Ryabinina. I must know
your full name, full address and the exact sum of money you send. You
might know that I decided to ask you about it because I love you and
trust you very much. I decided to come to you because I feel this way
and you are very important to me, I decided to come to the unfamiliar
country and I have never been outside my country. But I decided to do
it because now you are part of my life and I trust you in all. I think
you trust me too and love me too. My love, I need 350 euros. But it is
by not only visas. This sum includes cost of the visa, consulate fees,
the foreign passport. And also it will be necessary for me to pass,
and to pay for medical examinations. I think you will help me because
we found our love and we want to meet closer. You must know we must
hurry because I can receive the documents soon and if we lost the time
it is necessary for a long time. Now it's very difficult to receive
the visa, and it's fact, but if I pay now I think I'll do it. I think
about sense of money, and I'm very sad if this paper can prevent
people to meet each other. In most cases the money play a main role in
life but it's not right! I'm sure. And the quantity of money was and
will not important to me I always not aspired to material enrichment
and do not search specially for rich man. I appreciate human qualities
and relations and I love you!!! I love you with all my heart, I want
to be with you now... I want to be with you forever. If it's mutually
we will be very happy in our life. I think you love me too and we will
meet very soon. My heart is yours. I'm waiting good news from you, I
hope everything will be all right and we will be together soon. Every
day I think about our meeting, and I think it's real, we must use this
chance of destiny. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! Your love Oksana
Wow, this site has just helped me locate a Scammer! Magnus from Sweden said to watch out for Anna Ogannisyan, and she must be stopped! Oh, she is good! Her image in now on: Cuteonly.com and her name is Kristina Nikolaeva (used). You can search for 33 year olds and she will show up. She says she is from Arsk, Russia, but I sent her $250 for Christmas and it was picked up in Cheboksary. She claims to work in orphanage as cook. She said she used money for gift for kids at home, and gift for mum. Each email includes an amazing picture, and after 7 letters, she now cannot live without me!!!! Right! Boy, I thought she was too good to be true.
Bill from Arkansas
BadDog from United States
TO: XMORGAN@XXXXXXXX.Xmorgan@XXXXXX.net from Fayetteville, United States
Please write : firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to have your email
address removed immediately from your post or your email inbox will soon
be flooded by scammers and spammers.
Just friendly but urgent advice to protect your account. You can always
adopt an 'ALIAS' such as Captain Morgan, etc. so we may know you better.
Last name endings -ian, -jan, -yan are common among Armenians. As far as I know, Western Union is not allowed to operate in Armenia.
OJAS from United States
ciochy, you don't seem to understand English. This is NOT a Dating Site! You are inviting scammers by posting your personal info.
anonymous from United States
Thanks for the tip BadDog! I sent the message!!! I have been getting unwanted mail!!
steve from United States
She sound for real.It could be an actual girl, or couple working together. (girl and guy) everything is possible. I too went along for 8 weeks. She was really good. She would call me, and explained she had to go to a pay phone. Calls always can in around 2-4 am. She never asked me for money. When it came to traveling. She did not ask for much. She gave me a break down, and was moderate only $500, for the insurance, and rest train tickets. She would pay the rest. I dont want to burst your bubble. She might be real. Ask to buy the ticket, if she comes, your money. Insist on going and meeting her family. Again test her how she tests you. Just always be polite, go along with everthing, but never send money.
Hope this helps, Best of luck. And as for me, she dumped me when i insisted on flying there and meeting her. i told her I would borrow money from my credit car and both of us could travel europe when I would get there. She never called, or emailed again.
Tatyana email@example.com. letter:
I have received your letter, and I am happy. I so wish to learn
About you it is more. But I do not know from what to begin.
I am not so good to write, but I hope, that you understand me.
I as wish to tell about myself more. My name Tatyana. To me
Now 25 years and I live with mum in one apartment.
I was never married also I have no children.
The city in which I live, is called Kirov.
I work as the tutor in a kindergarten!
My work is pleasant to me, because I very much love children. To me like, when I to see their happy persons.
I have started to use Internet recently. After at us
There was a cafe Internet in settlement. I at first did not think of it?,but has decided to try.
that you would wish to learn about me??? Ask me, and I am obligatory to you to answer.
I hope, that you will send the photos also.
I would like to receive more them.
I hope, that it is pleasant to you my photos.
I would like you to ask. What it is pleasant to you in women? What character?
What should she be able? I very much would wish to know.
I hope, that tomorrow I again will receive your letter and your photo. I will be Very to wait.
you will not forget to write me the letter?
I hope, that was not present.
I very much wait......
Your new girlfriend Tatyana!
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