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 220.127.116.11 (EHLO aqua.relinfo.ru) (18.104.22.168)
by mta251.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 07 Sep 2005 23:02:29 -0700
Received: from [22.214.171.124] (92.214.dialup.mari-el.ru [126.96.36.199])
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 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..
Great site! I started an email exchange with 'Nadya'- email@example.com just for laughs.
It is really interesting to see how these scams work since for the most part they all follow a similar pattern which leads to them telling you how wonderful you are by about the third email.
I can read and write russian on an intermediate level - none of my transliterated text (phonetic) russian sentences are every responded to. Also direct questions typical of any correspondence are never answered.
Since I am doing this just for fun (I am not looking for a russian bride!) I thought I would see if I could 'play the player'.
I went along with the avowals of love and turned it into a 'can you top this' sort of game.
I got a picture with her mother and now I am anticipating some archtypal sob-story, like mum is sick or mum is in hospital, etc.. I just emailed her a marriage proposal and told her to go out to a jewler and pick out an engagement ring! I said I would wire transfer the money to the jewler just to fuck with her/his head a bit. The I plan on telling this person not to pick up the ring, etc. because the police have contacted me and said they are working with the russian federation authorities who are monitoring the emails from her (or probably his) address. Again just to enjoy the game.
In short: if you are interested in a beautiful russian girl (and they sure have a few for sure) get yourself a ticket to Moscow and hang out and go from there. No one really falls in love with a stranger after three generic emails. If you are looking for fairy tales have your mommy read you a bedtime story. If you are a fat, balding middle-aged guy do something about it besides drooling over russian hotties that are fronting for sallow-faced ruskie mobsters. Hang on to your money at all costs but have fun playing them if you want
my name is daniel but friends does calls me danny..i was born and raised in india but got to the states 8years ago...i live in pace florida...i'm an international business consultant....i'm an easy out goin person with a good sence of humor very caring and loving...i got a large good heart...i love pleasing and respecting my woman's wishes and when i say i love my woman i do with all my heart till the dust from my bones are gone
anonymous from Canada
Hey Danny...This isn't a dating site
[hidden] from United Kingdom
Not sure if this is helpful or that she is a scammer.
e-mail address is MsMarina99@mail.ru
She contacted me through Face Party
anonymous from United States
More on 'Nadya' (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are about ten or twelve letters into this and the requests for money have started. She is asking for $114. to settle her internet cafe account and says that the account will be closed in three days if she doesn't pay up. She doesn't answer any direct questions and hasn't even offered a last name (real or otherwise). I noticed that her syntax and grammar have turned to complete shit in the last few letters. Could it be that she is just worried that her internet account will be closed and she will lose me, the love of her life, forever??? Ha! I doubt it.
The emails originate from russia at two in the morning, a little late for internet cafe, I thought. Also I never get a email over the weekend so maybe this scam-sweatshop is strictly five days a week. Who knows?
If anyone has photos of 'Nadya', a 28 year old actress living in Nizni Novogod please let me know through this website. She looks about 21 to me and claims to live with mum- but don't they all!
anonymous from United States
More on 'Nadya' (email@example.com)
I just did a search of 'her' email addy and it is showing up on makfinder-com.
Looks like she has changed careers in the last two weeks also. Claimed to be an actress now she is working in the exciting field of children's day care. She sent some nice photos so feel free...I won't get jealous-she loved me first!!!!!
anonymous from United States
'Nadya' (firstname.lastname@example.org) has finally gotten to the 'Western Union' part of our 'relationship'.
She goes by Nadezhda Morozova.
The last pics she sent were a bit more provacative but still pretty tame.
She claims to have no money for internet cafe but her pics show her in a bikini hugging a rather well stocked and fancy china cabinet in what is clearly a pretty delux apartment.
I'm afraid I am going to have to disappoint her!
anonymous from United States
I am very glad to know that we are almost near our goal and our meeting is waiting for us in a few days.
I think I will call you from the airport and wait for you there in case you
cannot be there in time to meet me. I shall wait as much as necessary.
It will not be a problem for me to wait for you because this will be the end of my long trip to you
and besides I will have some time to go to the ladies' room and make myself look better after a long flight.
So you will see me in a good shape.
The tickets are booked already and I will buy them right before the interview in the Embassy
to get my visa. People from the Embassy must be sure that I am not going to your country some illegal way
and stay there illegally, that is why my tickets should be two-way. That is the rule.
And honey, the problem is that I have some money but my flight from Barnaul to
Moscow costed a lot ( about 400$) and I had to give 100$ more to complete all travel papers and 30$ to open my visa.
Besides I have to pay for the room renting about 25$ every day ( I even don't have a telephone there),
I told you it is a very expensive city.
The flight from Barnaul to Moscow costed so much because the distance is too long.
It is my fault, I know. My parents told me to us the train
but I so much wanted to get by plane because I have flied before.
Besides the flight tickets cost much more now because after the New Year the prices for the
gasolne got much higher. I need to buy the tickets before my interview because I told
you that this is the rule before my visa issuance. Maybe you can borrow me some money?
I cannot live here too long because every day I have to spend money for a living.
Even the cup of tea costs almost two dollars.
I think it is not too great amount of money I ask and I am sure I will be able to to the return
you the money back in a few weeks after my arriving. I will earn some money and forst of all I will
return you all the money back.
At the agency they told me that you can send the money by Western Union.
It is pretty easy to use their services. The manager of the agency explained me how this system works.
It is instant worldwide money transfer system.
All you need to know is my first name and my last name and also the address where to send the money.
Once you do this, I will be able to pick up the money in any local Western Union in office in Moscow.
We need to do very fast because we don't have much time till my interview.
If everything will be allright and I but the tickets, I will be on this flight and come to you!
You need to send me transfer info and MTCN ( money transfer control number) I will get the cash.
I kiss you many many times!!!!
I am tired so much today, you know it is very hard to live in such city alone. So many different emotions...
See you soon, my darling!!!
anonymous from United States
from: YULIA KELMANOVA
I feel so lucky because I have met such a man from the first time and I will do all my best to meet you in real life soon.
Ok, this letter is going to be long too, so be ready to read it since I want you to know everything about me. I just don't want any misunderstanding between us.
I guess you have a right to know that I am not an angel like any other woman, I am just an ordinary girl with all ordinary human problems. Sometimes I can show my character and of course I don't expect you to be an angel too, I just want to meet a kind man. I am an easy-going person and can forgive almost everything, but there is one thing. I hate drunkers and rude men.
I love water and my favourite thing is swimming. I wish I could live near some sea or a ocean. You know, I have a dream. I want to see an ocean. I was always dreaming about it, sometimes I even think that I was a fish in my previous life ( hopefully some dolphin but not a shark).
I have graduated the Siberia State Univercity and I have a high degree or a license in trainers faculty and I can work as a fitness trainer or dance trainer. I like my profession and I wish I could work on this subject in some fitness club. I think it is very important to have a job which can give you not only a good salary but also good mood and get a pleasure from your job. What do you think? Unfortunately it is very hard to find such kind of job here becquse we have only a couple of such clubs and there is no vacancy.
Ok, some things wich I also like and don't like to do:
I love cooking and like make BBQ. I so much want to have a house of my own and make BBQs for my close people. I also dream to have a house with a fire place. I love cooking something new and something special. My friends were telling me that I need to work at a reastaurant.
I also love warm weather and I hate winters. Here in Russia winters are long and very cold.
I have never been married but I hope someday, I also don't have kids though I already have an experience of a baby sitter. Soemtime ago I had to stay at home because I couldn't find a job and I was helping my mother with my little brother. I hope one day to find that special one and it is impossible here in Russia because men are real drunkers and very rude.
In my previous e-mail I made a misprint. I asked you if you like string drinks. I wanted to say strong drinks.
I hate evil people and I hate politics. Last few years I associate politics with wars and as you can see from my letter I hate violance and wars.
What I like in a man? Faithfulness and honesty. He has to be open-minded and kind-hearted, also easy-going. And I believe that there cannot be any games in relationship between a man and a woman. It is very important for a man to be a kind man. maybe you think I am naive but i do belive that love and kindness makes our world still alive. Are you a kind man??? I do believe you are because soon I am flying to the USA and meet you there.
When I am in the USA I will rent some room near my future work and hopefully we shall spend free time together.
I have a questions. Is it ok for you if we live together. I mean if we like each other or maybe if there will be something more then just be friends. I think I will improve my English with your help and it will give us a chance to get to now each other better, who knows... We'll see. Do you have a big bed? (I am just joking).
I have a driving license but i am not sure if I am able to drive there in the USA, maybe you will give me a few good lessons.
My head is full of plans and ideas...
I am sorry for a long letter but I just wanted you to know me better. I am flying from Barnaul's airport to Moscow in a few hours. My flight will take about five hours!!! I think I will write you on Monday morning.
As soon as I arrive in Moscow I will have to find a hotel or rent a room to live in before my flight to the USA. I have already been in Moscow and I know all these things, so it will not be a great problem for me.
I was told it will take about two more days to complete all my travel arrangements and I do hope to see you in a few days already!!! Even don't think to look at other girls since I am the best one for you! ( joke)
hey everyone... i met this chick called tanya.. now she reckons that she is a lawyer, but after two weeks of talking to her she is wants me to send her $1200 us dollars to fly to sydney...
i checked the flights from kazan to sydney for the time she is meant to be coming, but couldnt find anything under $3000 us..
her pic isnt up here on this site... and her letters arent too dodgy... dunno.. too good to be true anywayz..
tell me what ya think This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Anastasiya Evdokimova from Volzhsk, Russia