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 126.96.36.199 (EHLO aqua.relinfo.ru) (188.8.131.52)
by mta251.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 07 Sep 2005 23:02:29 -0700
Received: from [184.108.40.206] (92.214.dialup.mari-el.ru [220.127.116.11])
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..
To me of 27 years, I live in Russia in, city Cheboksary, and I work secretary .At me, it is a lot of hobby. I like to listen to good music to be in the company of friends, to go together with them on city.
On free days we go in campaign! It so is healthy. Leaving on couple of days from city, we enter into wood, are closer to lake. It is very beautiful. All company we have an entertainment, bathes, we go on wood (wood)!
I love navigation. In the summer I bathe on lake! And I go with girlfriends to unite in the winter.
From familiar I have learned about acquaintances through the Internet. She which has told me, that through the Internet I can find to me directly the partner in life.
I have lost a lot of time when find on myself the partner in life in myself in city. But might not find.
The person with that whom I can correspond(meet) to the end of life which will estimate me, is necessary for me to respect, care, and
The main thing to like. I search for people with open soul, cheerful and sympathizing. I want to bring up liking it is him all soul and that he loved it
I, as well as I of it him.
Answers to my questions are very interesting to me.
1. Why you have chosen acquaintances through the Internet?
2. What you want from our acquaintance?
3. Whether you Love children really?
4. To inform it is more about itself.
5. Than you take the big interest ?
What I can inform about me directly?
I live separately from mum and daddy. I rent an apartment. My daddy worked as the engineer above factory. And mum the doctor in hospital. They of already advanced years, and mum are sick on an allergy.
But, as you probably know life in very difficult Russia, it is very difficult to find good work.
I hope, on longer attitudes with you.
How your affairs XXXX?
I am fine
I was very pleased to receive from you the letter.
I wanted to ask you slightly:
1. You would like to have the wife from Russia?
2. You Love animals?
I want to inform about the childhood slightly.
I was given birth and have brought up in city, Cheboksary it in Russia.
I travel on other cities slightly, I was especial not abroad. My city is located from Moscow on distance of 700 kilometers.
I on character (nature) of persons am rather romantic. I with friends, frequently, which we leave from city to continue a nature.
We go on foot on a wood, or we are sent on Kayaking., this year we within 6 days have made a way to 108 kilometers. I like to sit about fire.
I like to look at the night sky, on stars.
I like to listen as who to that game on a guitar. Unfortunately I - am not capable to play on guitar.:))) When I have a free time. That I like to listen to music. I listen to various music. It depends on my mood. I listen to classical music, popularity or dancing music more frequently. I do not love some turnips or heavy destiny.
Also I like to go to float, and I continue aerobics. Even in the winter I frequently go to slide on skates. Nevertheless I love discos.
I studied in the following city as the economist. As, whom now I work. Very much to similar me my work. Though in the childhood I dreamed to begin the teacher or the instructor in a kindergarten.
But people frequently work not in that post in which would like.
How has passed(missed) your childhood?
Write please, it will be interesting to me.
When my daddy has learned(found out), that I search for the partner through the Internet, was very much dissatisfied because it(he) heard, that with girls get acquainted and then when, they leaves abroad them, sell in slavery. You not such, the truth?
I very much want to find second half. Who will love me and our family to estimate and respect me.
Both of us want to build attitudes(relations) and so we have made to this a first step. It so is fine.
With impatience I shall wait your letter.
With wishes from Russia.
anonymous from Malta
Greetings my dear XXXX!!!
I loved your history about myself.
I want to write to you slightly about me directly. My religion this christianity.
And if it is more exact I the orthodox christian. Other part of Europe
Catholics. Only in Russia and in Georgia is orthodox. But I
Seldom I go in church or in a temple. I do not know why. Most probably
From for shortages of time. In the childhood sometimes I have gone to the grandmother in a village.
I remember it rather well.
I have gone to school to study 11 years. I always lived to the one address in the childhood. There I have found many friends. In
Me also - it is a lot of friends and simply familiar with school. I can not
To inform you about them about all. It very long.
Concerning my parents, they now on pension. They worked on military objects.. My mum
Working in military hospital, and my father worked above military factory
The engineer. My inquiry of father Nikolay, and my mother causes (names) Hope. Mine
Parents till now live together. And they like each other. They almost
Never swear and to not argue. They completely ideal pair. They
Have acquainted in the summer. I do not remember in what year. But I know that them
Have acquainted in the summer when the rain was. They have together disappeared on
Stop of item(point) from a rain. They have begun to speak and thus
They have acquainted. All life I dreamed of the brother or the sister. I
dreamed about it, that to whom - that I might open secrets or
To divide(share) interests, impressions. But in me the brother was not,
Sisters. I have the best girlfriend. I always can trust it(her). And in
I was not existing secrets from it. In the childhood our company - my friends were
Friendly. We almost never quarreled. And in general my childhood was
Silent. But when, to whom that danger or any trouble to which we threatened
Always were together. It has lifted in me friendliness and patience.
Please write to me about your preference in music, whether you play on
Any musical tools?
I wait your letter sincerely yours Elena.
anonymous from Malta
I very much was delighted to your letter.
When I have read it, have understood, that we have chances of the future.
My purpose is made in meeting good, reliable the man.
That with whom I might build future,
That he had open soul. As I want to start with him children.
I love children, but at me, they are not present, so in my life yet there was no man,
From which I would like to have children.
And when I in the street see two people loving(liking) each other with the child,
That I envy them white envy. Therefore as they have that of that is not present at me.
I would like to divide(share) with this person, both grief, and pleasure and a pain, and a regret.
On mine you are ready for this purpose.
I wait with impatience of your answer,
Elena from Russia.
P.S.:Sorry,but i can not use chat because i write you from
internet-cafe and it is cost very expensive for
With the best regards from Russia. Elena
Hello my dear XXXX!!!
I am glad, that you write me. But at me is a pair seriously questions to you.
You understand, at me you any more the first person whom I met.
Earlier at me the guy with which I was met, but we with it(him) be dispatched.
It(he) deceived me, it(he) spoke me, that is true to me though it was not so.
I have seen it(him) with any girl and in my heart as if there was an explosion.
At me disgust for this person at once has appeared. I did not want to listen to it(him)
Justifications. I have simply collected things and have moved on a new apartment in which I now live.
After that in my soul there was a deep scar and I hope, that from you I such shall not test.
I very long did not want to meet anybody but that I did not think at that moment, it
There was only an embitternment. Now I have understood it and consequently I have decided to search to myself of the satellite
Lifes again. I very much want, that we might become the present pair.
The most important that you were always fair with me and it will be a pledge of ours
Long relations. I very much want to trust, that at us all will be good.
I WAIT for your answer, YOURS Elena
anonymous from Malta
This is a scammer her name is NAtalia/Natalyshka her email is email@example.com, she uses another email which is firstname.lastname@example.org.She is from yoshka-ola Russia This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Natalya from Osinniki, Russia
anonymous from Malta
This is a scammer her name is NAtalia/Natalyshka her email is email@example.com, she uses another email which is firstname.lastname@example.org.She is from yoshka-ola Russia.
anonymous from United States
Troy! I'm so happy I finally have time to write you a long e-mail.
I have so many things to share with you. I have so many new emotions.
First of all I think its very difficult to live alone in such big city
as Moscow. It is so crowded, in my city life is more calm.
Ok, I think you are waiting for travel details from me, aren't you?
As you know, I was in travel agency today - the nearest possible flight will be
March 24. I hope you are OK with that date. Will you be able to meet me?
I hope you will have some free time to spend with me!!!!!
Today they sent me all information about my trip!!!!!
I will just copy and paste a part of information, sorry it was in
?????: Eco, ???????
??????: 24 ???? 2007 ???
??????????: 1330 USD.
Flights: Moscow, Russian Federation - Orlando, Florida, USA Saturday, March 24,
Flights Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation to Orlando International
(MCO), Orlando, Florida, 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
Flight Departing Arriving Stops / Aircraft Duration Seats available
1st Biz Eco
Delta Air Lines
DL 047 Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
Terminal 2 12:25
William B Hartsfield (ATL), Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Terminal S 16:15
Non-stop / 767 14h40min N/A No No
Delta Air Lines
DL 6075 OP William B Hartsfield (ATL), Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Terminal S 17:40
Orlando International (MCO), Orlando, Florida, USA 19:05
I think you can't read in Russian so 26VK9I is a confirmation booking
number, 1 passenger, economy class, roundtrip tickets.
My full name is Alena Bouchnewa
The date of flight is March 24, Saturday
Price: 1330.00 US dollars
(I want to let you know it's the full price for my trip, it includes
roundtrip tickets and documents and all fees.
Their details: Aztour Travel, Trehprudniy pereulok 6, office 2.
(095) 2588719 (095) 2588729
The details of my flight written in English, so please write down the
flight number and time of my arrival.
If you didn't understand anything please let me know, I can call you
today and explain.
You see I booked tickets on Saturday flight and I need to buy it
before my interview to get a visa. By the rules of your country to get
H-1 work visa I should collect all documents and book and pay for
tickets. This type of visa is easy to approve because it's for work
purposes. Many young people all over the world go to work to your
country and receive good income.
You know all my documents are ready so now I just need to buy roundtrip tickets.
Please try to help me to pay for my tickets next two days.
I'm asking for your help because
- I didn't expect I will pay so much money for a plane tickets from
Omsk to Moscow. Discounts were limited and I didn't plan this flight
in advance so I couldn't get a discount.
- I didn't expect living expenses in Moscow are so high.
- I thought maybe I can but a one way ticket to your country but I
need to buy roundtrip tickets, such are the rules to get a visa.
- You are my darling and I hope you will support me in good and bad
times in my life and I'm ready to support you too.
- I spent some money to but some souvenirs for you because I care
about you so much. So I bought some stuff for tourists here.
I know maybe it's a bit difficult for you to help me but please try to
do it and I can promise you few things:
I will return the money to you as soon as I earn it. I've been told if
I work there as a waitress in a restaurant (I already have few
arrangements) I can make very good money. I will work hard.
I will come to you on Saturday and our dreams will turn into reality.
I think only about you last days and I want to hug you as soon as I
meet you in the Airport.
I know it sounds so materialistic but I'm so ashamed now that I'm
asking for your help. I should listen to my mom and do everything very
slowly. I was saving the money few months and everything went slowly
till I met you in Internet. And after it I became like a crazy girl, I
rushed to meet you and I want in a hurry to make the distance between
us a little bit shorter.
Please try to help me. I know I'm not well organized. But I'm in love.
Of course now it's just online love and I feel when we meet each other
this love can become true and real.
I have some money but it's not enough to pay for everything...
documents, tickets, living and food expenses. Please send me 990 $
today and I will be able to complete my trip.
I checked all ways to receive your help in my situation, you can't pay
directly for tickets. To get a visa I should prove the my financial
responsibility and make payments by myself.
Now I only wish I've met you earlier, several months ago. I would be
possible to make K-1 fiancee visa but it take 3-5 months to make this
type of visa.
OK I will try to be short. The safest way to send the money is Western
Union, this company is used by all countries and has a good
I've learnt this today:
'Consumers have looked to Western Union® to help them stay connected to
loved ones around the world for more than 150 years. We are a global
leader in money transfer services, offering the ability to send money
to more than 245,000 Western Union Agent locations in over 200 countries
You should send 990 US dollars to
My full name:
I've been told it's enough information.
After it please write me:
The name of sender (your full name)
The MTCN number (money transfer control number)
I will go to any Western Union office which is close to me, show them
my identification, say MTCN and pick up the money.
After it I will go to my interview and get a visa and we will be
I'm sure we will like each other and we can probably stay together
forever! I will prolong my visa or apply for a green card!
Sorry I don't have a bank account, in Russia only rich people has it
and my parents are paying for the education of my sister, they helped
me as much as they could.
OK! You see I'm really sad now and I will try to smile! Everybody has
difficulties in it's life! I'm sure you will help me and we will meet
each other and have a great time together! Women sometimes could be
not wise and they are in love they forget about everything! I think
only about you! When I come to you I will listen to your advises and I
will do everything you tell me!
P.S. I'm sending a photo, it was taken about one year ago by mom
mother early in the morning. I hope someday we will wake up together
and smile each other!!!!!!! I have many photos with me, when I come to
you I want to show you some parts of my life.
I want to write you some more things about me. First of all I want
to tell you that its a great pleasure for me to write you. Internet
could make two different people closer to each other, it's so unusual for
me, but I really like it! I don't remember if I told you or not, but I
have never been married and I don't have any kids.
I haven't thought about having kids yet, at first I want to find my
I finished Omsk University two years ago, contemporary dance faculty.
You know, next few days I will fly to moscow to finish all arrangements
for my trip.
I'm so exited! By the way, I told my parents about you and
they are happy for me, because I will be not alone when I will arrive
What else could I say? I don't smoke and I drink socially. Sometimes I
could drink a glass of red wine on holidays, but not often.
I like to keep myself busy. I'm not lazy! I do all housework at home
and it's a pleasure for me to keep clean a place where I live.
I like to go watch sports and go to sport events. I'm sending a pic
from such event!
Also I'm sending a pic with my friend and one more usual pic.
Sorry my email is not so sweet today but I'm really tired. I will go
home now. Today was my last day at work before I start my trip.
I will write you more tomorrow!! Lot's of kisses to you!
I don't know guys,it sure is a fucked up world we live in! I just spent about 3 hours looking at pictures of at least 5 'women' that I have been writing back,and forth with for months! After reading these letters that you guys have been receiving,the same GD letters that I've been receiving for months!Word for word!I'm going to post a few other different pictures I have of these same lying whores,and I honestly think that I'm going to go into the john and puke! All the hours that I've wasted writing letters to them!I'm by no means a naive man,but these assholes are really good at what they do!I guess for them it beats the Hell out of working 10 hours a day at some bullshit job for a hundred and twenty bucks a month,so I can't say that I completely blame them.But it sure is fucked up to mess with peoples hearts,and emotions in such a cold careless manner!All I know is,What goes around,comes around!Trust NO ONE on the internet! I leave you gentlemen with one last shot of 'Maria'
anonymous from United States
Here are some letter i have received
Hello, my long-awaited darling,Jeff!
I’m so happy. Soon we will meet each other.
Are you happy about it? Soon you will see me.
I am really happy that it all turned out like this. I want to ask you
– do you want to meet me?
I’ll arrive at a place close to you, will you be able to meet me in
I really want it.
I’m a little scared to think about the way it all’s gonna happen
– our meeting, our first real talk.
I’m sending you a kiss. I have to finish my letter now
P.S Write to me please. What international airport near to you.
Yours Tatyana,Tatyana' <Voluptuous@Dasuh.com>
anonymous from Canada
This is for anonymous from Malta who posted pictures in March 2007. The photos you posted bear a striking resemblance to actress Nadia Bjorlin. Her official website is http://www.nadia-bj..rlin.com/. I'm wondering if the scammer stole the photos off the Internet.
@United States: Nikolay Nikolaev Martel.com is not your scammer. This guy is the contact name for the Internet Service Provider. But you are not the first to make that mistake.
Hello XXX!!! My full name Nadezhda but you can call me Nadya I like it more! Ilive in Russia in famous town Kazan! It's about 600 miles from Moscow! Our townnot small here lives about 1000 000 people! We have 13 cinema 6 theater and somemuseums! I like to live in this town but here I can't be happy. I tried to meetwith some different man, russian man but it didn't have a success! Theyeverybody wanted only one thing from me it's my body! But I wanted that for themwas interesting my soul and my heart! That's why I decided to seacrh out side ofRussia, I know that it's also not so easy that there many additional questionsbut I think foreign man are much better! I heard many good thing about them!Ofcause I know that every where there are as bad as good people but I thinkabroad there are more good people! One more reason while I don't want to livewith russian man it's my father! He left us when I was very young he gound otherwoman and went to her! My mother did everything for I get only all good fromthis life! And I'm sure that without my mother I couldn't became such girl likeI'm now!I want to ask you about your city. How many people lives in it? How big yourcity? How look your city? How your city differs from others cities in yourcountry? I want to know about it because maybe I shall decide to visit you soon,if we shall be find out each other better in the next letters. Now I live in small one room flat with my mom! She work as seller in the bigshop. I received aducation of medic and now I'm work in hospital as districttherapist! I have some district and people come to me with different problemsand I send them to other doctors or give my conclusion about their problems! Ilike my job because I alsways wanted to help people! It's all what I can forothers! I know that abroad doctors get very big salary but here it's not so! Mysalary just $400 per month! Together with mother salary we have a good earningsfor my city. For my country is norm. One day I decided to save my money for mytravel. Also I should tell you that, not so it is important for me what betweenus a difference in the age of, I think that for me it even more interestinglywhen you are more senior than me as I am sure that at you the big lifeexperience, with you it will be interesting to me and will not be boring, youalways can give me advice . You should not worry because of this difference inthe age of, overlook about it! I hope I didn't bored you with my letter and youwill write me as soon as possible! I will be very glad to know somethings aboutyour life, work and anything you would like to write me! In my next letter Ipromise to write you about my hobbies and interests!Bye for now!P.s. soon I'm going to your country and if you will be pie boy I will be able tovisit you there, because your age and profile are very much interest for me! NowI cannot tell exact date, but I will plan to visit your country after 2 weeksand to be there 3 months. I want to start to learn you in other letters, pleasewrite me more about you. I think it will be interesting. ANy way I will writeyou about it later when all will be much clear!!! Nadya.