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Dating scam from Kazan, Russia - Part 1

I would like to warn fellow males from a scam artist, located in Russia.


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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)

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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).


Letter 1:

X-Originating-IP: [195.161.208.130] 
Return-Path:  
Authentication-Results: mta251.mail.mud.yahoo.com from=yahoo.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig) 
Received: from 195.161.208.130 (EHLO aqua.relinfo.ru) (195.161.208.130) 
          by mta251.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 07 Sep 2005 23:02:29 -0700 
Received: from [195.161.214.92] (92.214.dialup.mari-el.ru [195.161.214.92]) 
          by aqua.relinfo.ru (8.12.11/8.12.11) with ESMTP id j885LxCa024528 
          for ; Thu, 8 Sep 2005 09:28:33 +0400 (MSD) 
          (envelope-from dyshevnay@yahoo.com) 

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  dyshevnay@yahoo.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
friend Barbi.

Letter 2:

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.


Letter 3:

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.
     Barbi


Letter 4:

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
faithfully

                               Barbi.

Letter 5:

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..


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2006-05-15, 04:57:17
[hidden] from Netherlands  
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Anyone who is scammed should file a complaint and see to it that the girl is placed of the FBI scammerslist. File a complaint guys; the Russians also have an anti-scam police. Anyone who has lost a couple of thou or hundreds on a girl, file a complaint and send a copy to the Russian embassy in your capital, and ask for measures.
Russian authorities would like to do something, they say.
So, browse for the FBI and the Russian embassy. :-)
2006-05-15, 04:59:26
anonymous from Netherlands  
Report the scam also to anti-scam.org and contact Jim of agencyscams. He is an expert on scammers.
2006-05-15, 19:12:08
[hidden] from United Kingdom  
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Guys I got contacted via Tickle with Ms Tatyana Marasanova - who is still at it see below-:
At me very soon holiday on work and I very much want to lead it with
you and in your embraces!
To day I went to agency of travel to learn, how I can arrive to you.
To me have told, that it will cost about 550 euros and they can make
all my documents for two weeks.
This sum includes the visa which registration costs 150 euros, and the
ticket which costs about 400 euros.
I, unfortunately, have no such money and I cannot buy the ticket to
you. You likely know, that in Russia very small salaries. My salary for a
month makes only 130 euros. If I could buy the ticket to you, I would
be very happy. Now, when I have found you, I began to trust, that is
valid on light there is a present pure love which I devote to you. I
already was in full despair, that I never meet the present love. In fact
without love the person, the soul of the person dies and freezes, as a
rose thrown during a snow. Now I am sure, that YOU MY HAPPINESS, YOU MY
LOVE AND YOU ALL SENSE OF MY LIFE!!! But unfortunately we are divided
with this unfair money which prevent me to arrive to you and prevent our
happiness! And what such happiness of the person? I think, that it
happens not too much in our life. Likely the happiness, is those moments
when you know sense of the life when is to whom this life to devote, when
is for the sake of whom to live in this world. Now to me is for the
sake of whom to live, therefore I am happy, HAPPY due to you my Jeff!!! If
I had money, I undoubtedly would give all all all that at me is to meet
you!



Keywords:
2006-05-15, 20:55:44
anonymous from United States  

Here is your girl..


http://www.uaprofil..p?id=1889

Tatyana Marasanova



First name
Tatyana
Last name
Marasanova
Aliases
unknown
Age/DOB
27
E-mail address
natasha_nice@mail.ru, sunly@nerdshack.com
Address
Zaikina street, 5
City
Zelenodolsk, Tatarstan republic
Country
Russia
Phone #
unknown
Dating service
www.tickle.com
Scenario
Mass mailing of prewritten letters
Implicated persons
unknown
Reports
View report 01
Added
April 7, 2006
Updated
April 7, 2006
Letters

See Also

another one bites the dust!
Mrs.C




2006-05-16, 08:21:30
anonymous from Canada  
i received on from a nad miheeva ??
2006-05-16, 19:25:12
anonymous from United States  
I also have received letters from Tatyana. What you might consider doing as I have done. Just keep filling her mail box with mp3s and pictures. Just send as much as the box will hold. Her address at sunly@nerdshack will hold up to about 10 Meg.

You also could keep sending her letters teasing her about the money you are going to send to her. Just keep asking detail after detail.

She did have a web site up called http://www.happyway.ru. It has since been taken down.

If you are interested in where the letter originated, you will need to look at the full header of the email. It will state in the letter 'received from (IP address@scammersname)'. You can find the origin at the following web page just copy and paste the IP in to the appropriate blank. http://www.dnsstuff.com/ or http://remote.12dt.com/rns/. Although you may get an origination, it may also be spoofed. You can also do a tracert of the address.

If they have a web page up that looks bogus, you could ping it or for the more adventures start doing port scans. Linux has this software in the system already. For windows you will need to down load it.

I finally got her so pissed off at me she wouldn't answer my letters any more.

Victor
2006-05-17, 03:06:16
anonymous from Netherlands  
Well it is sickening, but she is headed for the slammer, I guess. It is a shame.
But she is using tickle. She has been using a satellite internetprovider, located in cyprus. So this is bigtime, not some small outfit. Go to the FBI guys and report her, and write to the Russian embassy.
There is anna marasanova with a travel agency in Tatarstan. But as nerdshack,com is anonymous email it is hard to trace. She might be living anywhere. A sophisticated operator.
2006-05-18, 09:23:47
anonymous from France  
I exchanged hundreds letters with eastern ladies... 95 % scammers. I never fucked one of them.
I have been holidays 3 weeks in Ukraine (Yalta), I fucked 3, one per week...
Better keep your money for your own travels, guys... (lol)
These girls never travel abroad ! !
For sex, Asian girls are better...
Mike
2006-05-18, 10:13:29
anonymous from United States  
Hi. Thanks for everyone's help with this -- both informative and entertaining! I followed your advice and asked specific questions, asked if I could visit her there, if we could chat over yahoo IM....this was her/his response. I only post this here because it was finally personalized and addressed my specifics. Just add this one to their list:

Hello, my love Adam!
I want to meet you and I would be glad if you will come in Russia, but there is one BUT!
The employees of the Internet cafe beforehand warn women concerning meetings.
Now I will try to explain: If a man comes to Russia to his beloved woman, woman bears
responsibility for his safety. We have such groupings of the gangsters, which meet and track down the foreigners in the large airports. These gangsters plunder and injure the foreigners, especially the Americans. There are even such cases, that they kidnap the people and require large repayment for his freedom from their relatives!
I would not like something like that happened with you. I would never forgive myself, if something similar that happened to you! I love you very much and do not want to lose you! It will be much better if I come to you. Just taking into consideration that I never was abroad. It would be twice pleasant from this travel, I could see a lot of new and interesting, and most important, I could see you, my love! Agency of the visa in which I have addressed have assured me that for official registration of papers necessary small time. But problems with reception of the visa will not be. It is necessary only to pay and problems will not be! I have addressed in reliable agency of the visa. This agency of the visa works some years and makes out various kinds of documents for Russian citizens for departure abroad. And nobody had complaints to this firm. Than faster I shall receive money for registration of the visa by that we can faster meet!
I would be happy to hear your voice, but you are right, it will be expensive to me to call to you and all of us can discuss on the Internet. But soon we shall together and phone or the Internet will not be necessary for dialogue! Write to me what do you think related that. I close for now having all the above in mind...Looking forward to hearing from you.
Your lovely Valentina

Isn't she sweet?
2006-05-20, 03:50:56
anonymous from United States  
have anybody seen this girl? she seemd to fall into this group of fakers, but i can't find any one else who has contact with her.
i did find a letter she sent me that was the same as some posted here. could it be a form letter to get started?
i use a form letter myself so i don't have to rewrite the same info over an over (a guy has to write alot of letters to get anywhere in on-line dating!)
i have been in touch for about 2 months and she hasn't asked for money. but she has invited me to go fising on the lake with her father, for instance.
her name is nelli, she winked at me on match.com
here's the header from the last email, can anyone identify the source.
X-Apparently-To: stephen@sealucre.com via 66.163.179.172; Fri, 19 May 2006 06:51:09 -0700
X-Originating-IP: [209.191.125.44]
Authentication-Results: mta101.pa.mail.re2.yahoo.com
from=yahoo.com; domainkeys=pass (ok)
Received: from 209.191.125.44 (HELO web38413.mail.mud.yahoo.com) (209.191.125.44)
by mta101.pa.mail.re2.yahoo.com with SMTP; Fri, 19 May 2006 06:51:09 -0700
Received: (qmail 73373 invoked by uid 60001); 19 May 2006 13:51:08 -0000
DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws;
s=s1024; d=yahoo.com; h= Message-ID:Received:Date:From:Subject:To:MIME-Version:Contentent-Type:Content-Transfer-Encoding; b= kSXFdDz9vrLtcnpO3YK+Eru4svMZAFWdXu1zeGOzAq83GYFA2rCdo1wYGKTUp6boLdi9l9wY8WX6XYDDPk6R2at/ aqcOUDlaV6G1Y6dA53QFmc0tsXbcnf2nf2vCRqdP7RqbhjPlz2f+ZdQ4yvWfbFX9Ynuvg4XAbAHCbdFSlEeI4o= ;
Message-ID: <20060519135108.73371.qmail@web38413.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Received: from [84.246.64.86] by web38413.mail.mud.yahoo.com via HTTP; Fri, 19 May 2006 06:51:08 PDT
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 06:51:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: Nelli Nelli <neeellliii@yahoo.com>
Subject: If you have no serious relations to me, but tell directly!!!
To: steve <stephen@sealucre.com>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

thanks in advance, this is sure an interesting thread!
stephen


Keywords:
2006-05-20, 04:31:49
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Results of IP Tracking for 84.246.64.86


IP address 84.246.64.86
Hostname gamma.spacegate.com.ua
ISP infrastructure network for satcom CC
Country Germany

Using satellite equip to hide the original source.

IP address: 84.246.64.86
Reverse DNS: gamma.spacegate.com.ua.
Reverse DNS authenticity: [Verified]
ASN: 33944
ASN Name: FOKUS-SATCOM (Fraunhofer FOKUS CC SatCom)
IP range connectivity: 1
Registrar (per ASN): RIPE
Country (per IP registrar): DE [Germany]
Country Currency: EUR [euros]
Country IP Range: 84.246.64.0 to 84.246.71.255
Country fraud profile: Normal
City (per outside source): Tehran, Tehran
Private (internal) IP? No
IP address registrar: whois.ripe.net
Known Proxy? No
Link for WHOIS: 84.246.64.86

Some scammers also use anonymous open proxies to hide her real IP and location
2006-05-20, 09:13:34
stephen@sealucre.com from United States  
hi anonymous, thanks for your info, sorry to bother youy with what might seem an obvious question.
would a legit russian woman use this kind of sattelite set-up on purpose to hide or could she inadvertently be using it not knowing she remains hidden behind it?
i am hopelessly falling for a scam?
thanks to all you folks for input
stephen
2006-05-20, 14:54:25
anonymous from United States  
hi Stephen

If you give us more info we might be able to look her up
something like a copie of a letter,last name. where she is from
stuff like that will make it easer
2006-05-20, 14:55:07
anonymous from United States  
hi Stephen

If you give us more info we might be able to look her up
something like a copie of a letter,last name. where she is from
stuff like that will make it easer
2006-05-21, 03:09:02
anonymous from Netherlands  
Some satellite firms do operate a regular phone-in service in Russia. That would be a centre for its local phone-in network, connecting to other places (Cable is impossible in parts of Russia). Watch out for the company who offers such services and look for internetcafe's in the city she is living. Might be a hint.
When there is none, or the date of transmission is beyond openinghours.. might be..?
Not necessarily a scam, and girl do tell sweet lies, but be clear, my friends, be honest yourself, and not just a girl to unload your projections. Or make her a star in Heaven, she is flesh and blood, and knows pain, and has hopes too. And can be might determined.
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