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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: [] 
Authentication-Results:; domainkeys=neutral (no sig) 
Received: from (EHLO ( 
          by with SMTP; Wed, 07 Sep 2005 23:02:29 -0700 
Received: from [] ( []) 
          by (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  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.

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


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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2006-05-30, 00:49:06
anonymous from United States  
has anyone been in contact with this girl??? if so drop me a line at

2006-05-30, 09:49:44
[hidden] from United States  
Hello, Irina Koulinicheva,
May I ask for your help? I feel that the letter below is a scam and will not send money.

My name is David, and my email is I have received a letter from a girl in Russia. Tanya Zherebzova if that is her name. Below is the letter she sent and this is the first time she asked for
money. She is originally from Siberia I think.

Here is the letter I received today about her requesting money. I have no money for her nor will I borrow for her. If you have any information about this person please contact me. I'm sending her picture (?) and the last letter I received.
David hello,it is me again dear,you know I am in Moscow now and I think I have made
almost the half of my trip.Everything goes so fast that I can't believe I will be on the plain on my trip you
in a few days.
to be fair I am tired a little.everything is not so easy like I is hard
enough busineess because of so many barriers on this way. I want you to know that you can't
imagine how glad I am to know that you want to meet me,it helps me to feel well.Now I feel beeter to know
That I will be not alone there.
well,about my news.
this is shedule of my flight I booked roundtrip because I have to show in embassy that
I have ticket wiht returning is the la


Information for Tanya Zherebzova

'Moscow travel LTD.3690768 Moscow,Amudsena street
28,office 31. (7 ) (095 ) 7978174 (7 ) (095 ) 7870178

Please use our service .

Best regards.Manager Stecigel Maria.

Flights: Moscow, Russian Federation - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Friday, June 02, 2006
Departing flights from Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation to Pittsburgh Int'l (PIT), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LEGEND: 1st=First, Biz=Business, Eco=Economy, N/A=Class does not exist, No=All seats full, OP=Flight operated by another carrier, R=On Request TR=Traffic Restrictions apply to this flight

Flight Departing Arriving Stops / Aircraft Duration Seats available
1st Biz Eco

Delta Air Lines
DL 031 Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
Terminal 2 13:15
John F Kennedy Int'l (JFK), New York, New York, USA
Terminal 3 15:25
Non-stop / 767 13h38min N/A Yes No
Delta Air Lines
DL 5244 OP John F Kennedy Int'l (JFK), New York, New York, USA
Terminal 3 17:05
Pittsburgh Int'l (PIT), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 18:53

Flights: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - Moscow, Russian Federation Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Returning flights from Pittsburgh Int'l (PIT), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA to Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
LEGEND: 1st=First, Biz=Business, Eco=Economy, N/A=Class does not exist, No=All seats full, OP=Flight operated by another carrier, R=On Request TR=Traffic Restrictions apply to this flight

Flight Departing Arriving Stops / Aircraft Duration Seats available
1st Biz Eco

US Airways
US 4324 OP Pittsburgh Int'l (PIT), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 16:20
Pearson Int'l (YYZ), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Terminal 3 17:42
Non-stop / DH8 12h20min N/A N/A Yes
SU 304 Pearson Int'l (YYZ), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Terminal 3 19:30
Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
Terminal 2 12:40

Price: USD 1190.00+ Round trip

I am so glad to see that we are almost near our goal,and our meeting wait for
us. I think I will call you from airport and I will wait for you there so
long as you need,I mean if you need any time to arrive in airport.
it is not problem to wait there because I know that it is the end of
my trip and I have time to improve my condition(some parfume)after
long jorney. I want you to see me in good shape!you know I booked tickets
on (friday) flight and I will buy before my intervew. People
from embassy must be sure that I am not going to stay
illegally and I have tickets with returning is
very strong rule. and honey the problem is I have some money but my flight
from Barnaul to Moscow costed so much(about 500$).and they have taken from me about
100$ to complete all travel papers and 30$ to open visa.and I have to pay for the rent of the room
about 25$ every day ,very expensive city.the price of the flight from barnual
costed so much because so many
kilometrs from there to Moscow.of course it is my fault because parents told me
that I have to travel by train but I so much wanted to fly I have never fly before.
I think it is to late to sorry and one bad thing yet that
prices of servise of aerflot (tickets)got more expensive after New year because of high gasoline price.
I have to bye tickets till my intervew,because of such rule. May
be you could borrow some money?I can't live here too long because every day
I have to spend some money to live.the cup of the tea costs about almost two dollars.
I think it is not too great amount I ask and I am sure I will be able to return it
back in a few weeks after my arriving I will earn some money and at first to
return all the money to you.
in Agency they have told me that you may send it by Western Union. It is
pretty easy to use.
The manager from the agency explained to me how their system works. It is
instant worldwide money transfer system.
All you need is my name and my surname and address to send me the money. Once you do
this ,I'll be able to pickup the money in any local Western Unuion office in
Moscow.We need to do it pretty fast, because we have no time till my intervew,
if everything will be all right I will be on this flight!
You will send me transfer info and MTCN( money transfer control number )
I will get cash.
Kiss you many times ,I am tired today,you know it is hard enough to be in
foreign city. So many different emotions .
Kiss you many times! Tan! see you soon!

Ah, silly me. Nearly forgot to give you my full name info and my address.

My address here (the flat i am renting)
Country : Russia,
City : Moscow,
Address : Bardina 24 kor.4 -192
post code (zip) : 117303
Full Tanya Zherebzova (right writting in English)

I have yet about 400 US dollars yet and I think I need about 950 US
dollars from your side with all travel needs and living here till my flight!
If everything will be all right between us I can stay with
you longer than three months,maximum I can stay about 6 months for
first time! We should change only the date of my returning flight.
I so much hope that you will help me
because it is only you can help me now, I don't know anybody here.Thank you in advance.
see you soon!!!please don't leave me here alone,PLEASE!!!!!!I will be more than grateful when we meet.........
Sorry my letter is not warm enough ,I am tired as a dog.

That is the end of Tanya's letter. Do you have a record of this person. I'm not sending any money. I just want to verify
her identity.
Thank you.
David Albertson
2006-05-30, 11:20:39 from Netherlands  
Hi David, (from the post above)

I just remembered this sentence from her letter:

'Ah, silly me. Nearly forgot to give you my full name info and my address'
I have put in into google,and the page below came up...
The complete same letter!!!
That's really the best way to obtain information.

I have read so much stuff about this now, I almost became an anti-scam-specialist....It is hard to imagine, but a few weeks after i got finally rid of my scammer, i had still one sad moment, remembering how I felt before i knew she was a good to be true.
She literary STOLE my love! (and time) (and trust in Russian women) (and almost my money) Thanks to this site for opening my eyes...

2006-05-30, 17:05:52
anonymous from United Kingdom  
These are the letters from the 'red vine' group of scammers. I had 2 of these writing to me at the same time using the same letters and different photos. I sent them false WU information.
You should post 'her' photos and letters on as many antis-scam sites as you can.



2006-05-31, 05:46:48
anonymous from Netherlands  
for anonymous...
tatyana (submitted 5/27/2006 at 9:08:40) has sent me several pics and letters. always the same...looking for love. most are scams. been there done it. the bottom line, if they are contacting you, then ask yourself how do they have the resources???

Please tell me more; what was her story? All women and men seek love and that is not a crime, but did she ask for money, or what? Can you post the letter?
2006-05-31, 05:47:50
anonymous from Netherlands  

This image was also posted here:
Dating scam from Kazan, Russia - Part 1

2006-06-01, 14:08:47
anonymous from Canada  
recognize this one?
This image was also posted here:
Is this Russian girl scamming me? How to recognize scammers

2006-06-03, 20:56:20
anonymous from United States  
Beware this young lady!!!! Scammer for sure is in Russia not California!!! IP Adress tells all.
This image was also posted here:
Dating scam from Kazan, Russia - Part 1
Dating scam from Kazan, Russia - Part 4
Dating scam artist Anastasiya Romanova

Keywords: brunette grey top
2006-06-04, 00:41:10
anonymous from United Kingdom  
post her details them, IP address e-mail address Name City where she says she lives etc.
2006-06-04, 05:10:27
anonymous from Netherlands  
Let's be straigthforward and not accuse a girl without some evidence. So guys post the letter or her mails and gives us some evidence. There is a Russian guy who is trying to prove that his girl is not a scammer, as the scammer used her pictures, address and other personal data. That is hard.
I think we should not be lead by anger but go about carefully; accusing is easy, but as soon as your pictures are on the web as a scammer, well you might (as a person) get a problem.
I loathe scamming and I thought it emotional robbery when it happened to me, but even then I don't want to trash the girl now. She is still a person and a human being, a scammer yes, but she still enjoys some rights. Magna Carta, Constitution, etc.
2006-06-04, 13:33:17 from United States  
This ia about Taynachka aka tanya Marsanova - she is good, I lost no money from the exchange - she has written 20 or so e-mails, called on the telephone twice? She also says she recently sufferd a car accident with broken leg and concussion. She uses a friends PC named Natasha.

Keywords: blonde blue dress
2006-06-05, 12:59:08
[hidden] from United States  
Hello Peter,
Thanks for posting these examples up about the scams,
But, I am still stuck on this girl, can you check herv out for me?
I just have to know, you know?
We have been e-mailing each other for about a year now, and this is the first time
she has asked me for money, I am dissappointed in myself that it took this long to see through the smoke, but just in case.
Please can you help a broken heart?
P.S. I will enclose a photo to see if that helps any?

My love Tim.

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My love Tim.
My lovely many thanks for your letter. Want to tell that you are
mistaken, on the account of my love
to you. Understand I very strongly I love you, and I do not want you to
lose. You only one my unique
and Unique the man which I love. You are necessary for me, understand
it and I very much suffer that
You are not present near to me. My heart is simply broken off also soul
cries, that you are very
far. My lovely to me it is bad without you.
My lovely, I want to tell you, that I any more do not want to suffer
and we should solve for
ourselves that. Yesterday I went to travel agency and have written the
application, on official
registration of papers. My lovely, 7 June in 9 00 mornings I should pay
for this trip exactly 3000 $
the American dollars. At me to The regret does not have such money and
I address to you because I
more so can not suffer and we should To be defined in to itself or you
you help me and you send
money that I could leave to you or To us It is necessary to stop our
correspondence, I know that
will be hurt me, but I shall try to sustain. In My heart the love
always will live. Love mine,
please think above my words, and make Choice for itself.
On it I shall finish the letter, my lovely now before you a choice and
you should for yourself that
that To decide. What you would not make a choice, know, that I love
you. Our destiny in your hands.
I like You. With love Jenya.

2006-06-05, 17:07:14
anonymous from United States  
I'm not peter
but I did check this out some

he e-mail address is on this scammer site
plus that letter sure looks cut and paste to me.
Give me more infor and I will look deeper
2006-06-06, 10:29:41
anonymous from United Kingdom  
2006-06-06, 10:34:11
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Olya < is here



Mari El profile, but says she is from 'Shumerlya', or 'Cheboksary'. Uses anonymous proxies to send letters.
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Dating scam from Kazan, Russia - Part 1
Dating scam from Kazan, Russia - Part 3

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