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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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2005-12-29, 18:12:51
anonymous from United States  
3 Standard scam tactics:

a) “Shotgun approach”. After a couple of letter exchanges, where everything seems to be going well, she writes that in order to keep corresponding she needs to pay $50 (or so) for the Internet access (or to the agency, or something similar) and she does not have that kind of money.. blah, blah, blah. You pay the money, and she either disappears or continues correspondence, which goes nowhere, asking you for small sums every now and then.

b) “Sniper approach”. You exchange dozens of letters over a few months (or weeks). She gets really personal, and you feel like you know her pretty well. You may have talked to her on the phone. She says she loves you very much.. blah, blah, blah. She is ready to come over to you (or meet you in France, Egypt, etc), only if you pay for her ticket. The smarter ones even say that she already has $X dollars that she borrowed from uncle Vasya, but only need $Y from you to complete the visa process and buy tickets. $Y is usually more than $1000. You wire the money and never hear from her again.

c) “Mother Theresa approach”. It’s the same as “Sniper’s” except after establishing a “relationship” with you she starts asking for thousands of dollars for her mother’s operation, uncle Vasya’s car accident, and so on.

2005-12-30, 03:07:40
anonymous from United States  
Your # and pics can be found on this gay site, WWW... (just kidding). Be careful next time.
2005-12-30, 14:08:29
anonymous from United States  
.HERE IS ANOTHER SCAMMER!

From : Sweety <sweety@postman7.com>
Reply-To : Sweety <sweety@postman7.com>
Sent : Wednesday, December 28, 2005 10:30 AM
To :
Subject : My kisses only for you

| | | Inbox

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Attachment : 2.jpg (0.05 MB)

Hi my lovely Allen! I am glad to see yours e-mail. to me pleasantly to
learn , that you support idea to meet and also wish me to see and to
spend with me time. I think, that in our following messages we can
discuss in more detail our meeting and establish time and a place for
this purpose. I want to tell to you dear, that it is very pleasant,
for the woman to be convinced that exist the man which waits her also
wants to hold in the hands. Such idea influences opinions women and
her behaviour. Therefore thank you Allen, that you have given me to
feel it. And what you have ideas and imaginations about that day, when
you will meet me? Inform me please it. Dear, at me there is a plenty
of ideas, how we can to spend together our time. Also I shall be going
for you some surprises and I think, that you will be pleased it. I
shall be to inform you Allen, about some ideas in the following
messages . But you should know, that when you will be in my hands it
is not fast you can get out of my embraces. I now shall not write
about those things by which I shall make with you, but you will
remember for a long time it !!! Now I finish the letter. I shall wait
for your messages . My gentle kisses!

Yours Natasha.


2005-12-30, 14:14:31
anonymous from United States  
More letters to help identify the SCAMMER'S


From : Sweety <sweety@postman7.com>
Reply-To : Sweety <sweety@postman7.com>
Sent : Sunday, December 25, 2005 6:25 PM
To :
Subject : It is me my dear

| | | Inbox


Hi my dear Allen! I am glad to speak again with you! Thank for yours
e-mail. I am glad Allen, that in our relations there is a promotion
and we became more close people. I tell about you mine much to parents
and friends. They hope, that will sometime get acquainted with you
Allen. They insist, that I would acquaint you with them, my parents
are especially persevering. I have told him , that is serious I treat
you Allen, also that you the good person. You know Allen, that parents
always wish children only good and are pleased, when their children
are happy in all. The daddy loves mine fishing and he now goes pleased
on an apartment and speaks, that now he has person , which can be
invited for fishing. I for a long time laughed and have told to him,
that at all I do not know, you like it to do{make} whether or not.
Also that he early it is pleased, in fact it is possible to you not
interestingly. Also know, that he answered? he has told, that in the
summer he will be going for you good fishing tackle also will learn
you to cook present to an uha (soup with fish). And you Allen, told to
close people about me? What they have opinion? inform me please it.
You have any plans concerning our relations? I think, that for us will
be very much it is good, if we can carry out some days together. It
will be to strengthen our relations and will help us to learn better
each other. Probably the next month we can meet. For example in Europe
or the other place. Understand me correctly Allen, I cannot yet to
invite you to itself. I live at the parents and for the present not
enough I know you for this purpose. Between us there were only we
messages and I think, that to us it is better, all over again to meet
in the friend place. I very much would want to be with you alone, to
see you the eyes and a touch to you! Dear so we can make full opinion
on us to learn about many things. Let's be to discuss it Allen. I wait
for your opinions, I miss also a kiss of you.

Yours Natasha.


2005-12-30, 14:15:30
anonymous from United States  
From : Sweety <sweety@postman7.com>
Reply-To : Sweety <sweety@postman7.com>
Sent : Friday, December 23, 2005 6:38 PM
To :
Subject : Are you ok?

| | | Inbox


Hi mine lovely! I hope, that at you all OK! It was pleasant for me to
read your message and thank for your words. I send you other picture,
probably to those pictures which you already saw, you got used. I
hope, that This picture will give again to you good emotions. Today my
work is finished earlier and I, having written to you this letter, I
shall prepare for a dinner for my family. Mine to mum is sick a little
and today to me to prepare for it. By the way, dear, what foodstuffs
is loved for you? That you prefer; sweets, meat, a fish? Inform me it
Allen. I am able to consult not bad on to kitchen, my mum cared of it
many years back. You can be convinced of it, in due time. I easily
make various salads, soups, and also game and a fish. In the greater
degree I prefer a fish, and also to me very much to like fruit; kivi,
bananas, pineapples and a melon. Today houses I shall prepare for the
chinese hen and vegetable salad. Probably you Allen, love the tasty
foodstuffs. We have proverb; ' the way to heart of the man - passes
through his stomach! ' I was many times convinced of it when observed
of my father. Therefore Allen, I shall reach to your heart with the
help of my culinary abilities. It is a joke!!! Now I go on kitchen . I
hope, that mine the daddy will be pleased. I wait for your messages!
You can see my other photos. it is made in my flat in march of this
year. I hope you like it. My kisses.

Yours Natasha.




2005-12-30, 14:16:05
anonymous from United States  
From : Sweety <sweety@postman7.com>
Reply-To : Sweety <sweety@postman7.com>
Sent : Monday, December 19, 2005 12:15 PM
To : trancegretion1@hotmail.com
Subject : Evening with the friends

| | | Inbox

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Attachment : park.jpg (0.02 MB)

Hi my dear Allen! I am glad again to speak with you! You write me,
that you would like to be with me that evening! You did not suffice to
me too very much! Though we and not badly have had fun, but on soul
there was what that a melancholy! By the way, yesterday I had quite
good evening with my friends. We reached in one club also there were
there some hours. First we had the good supper and some glasses of
champagne, then played bowling Also danced. Impressions have remained
good, only when I saw , as some my girlfriends danced and kissed the
men - I had small envy to them. I thought of you and represented for
itself, what you beside Allen. That you too embrace me and whisper to
me on an ear gentle words. And you Allen, when see around the in love
pairs people, - that recollect me? As frequently you with the friends
reach in any bar or club? When you are in these places girls
frequently try to get acquainted with you? To me very much frequently
men approach and try to begin acquaintance, but I at once I help them
to understand, that with me these things to fail. Allen, I frequently
I think above your messages and I understand, that you it is serious
concerning me. I too do not look at our dialogue as on an
entertainment, and I write you some very personal words and things, as
to the close person. And I want to tell to you Allen, that I am glad,
that at me is such the person - as you! I wait for your messages and I
think of you. Mine to you gentle Kisses!


Yours Sweety.




2005-12-30, 14:16:47
anonymous from United States  
From : Sweety <sweety@postman7.com>
Reply-To : Sweety <sweety@postman7.com>
Sent : Saturday, December 10, 2005 10:13 AM
To :
Subject : Hello , gorgeous

| | | Inbox

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Attachment : Mountains.jpg (0.06 MB), Mountains2.jpg (0.03 MB)


Hi my dear! I now read yours e-mail, and it was interesting to me to
find out your opinion that I spoke you in my last message. Our
exchange of opinions is interesting to me and I think, that now I can
make some opinion on what your character. Allen, I send you pictures
which have been made in mountain when I had a rest . How to you ?
Allen, I too would want to see more than your pictures. Dear, I would
like to find out, how you like to spend the free time. I very cheerful
person also think out Various entertainments for itself and the
friends. To me to like to help them to make life interesting. It can
be different things: Dances, cinema, parties or entertainments on the
nature. But if to speak frankly in the last these entertainments give
time I have less than pleasure. I frequently dream of romantic evening
with the favourite person, it can be a supper or simply walk . I
think, that in it there is a lot of charm. You the romantic person
Allen? Whether you think, sometimes, of such things? You like cosy
evenings with the family? I very much love holidays when all family
gathers, behind one table. It is very cosy and comfortable for me. And
how you like to carry out holidays dear? What for you makes a cosiness
and rest? Tell to me please about it Allen. Allen, excuse me for a
question: whether there is at you now any woman? I think, that you are
good, as the man and To like many women. Because at me good taste, and
you to like me. What your private life now, Please tell about it.
Probably you have to me any frank questions? I shall answer them.
Write to me more in detail about the feelings and desires, to me to
like to read, when you tell about yourself, I am ready To listen about
it. I wait for your messages.

My embraces.Yours Sweety.




2005-12-30, 14:18:25
anonymous from United States  
Reply-To : Sweety <sweety@postman7.com>
Sent : Sunday, December 25, 2005 6:25 PM
To :
Subject : It is me my dear

| | | Inbox


Hi my dear Allen! I am glad to speak again with you! Thank for yours
e-mail. I am glad Allen, that in our relations there is a promotion
and we became more close people. I tell about you mine much to parents
and friends. They hope, that will sometime get acquainted with you
Allen. They insist, that I would acquaint you with them, my parents
are especially persevering. I have told him , that is serious I treat
you Allen, also that you the good person. You know Allen, that parents
always wish children only good and are pleased, when their children
are happy in all. The daddy loves mine fishing and he now goes pleased
on an apartment and speaks, that now he has person , which can be
invited for fishing. I for a long time laughed and have told to him,
that at all I do not know, you like it to do{make} whether or not.
Also that he early it is pleased, in fact it is possible to you not
interestingly. Also know, that he answered? he has told, that in the
summer he will be going for you good fishing tackle also will learn
you to cook present to an uha (soup with fish). And you Allen, told to
close people about me? What they have opinion? inform me please it.
You have any plans concerning our relations? I think, that for us will
be very much it is good, if we can carry out some days together. It
will be to strengthen our relations and will help us to learn better
each other. Probably the next month we can meet. For example in Europe
or the other place. Understand me correctly Allen, I cannot yet to
invite you to itself. I live at the parents and for the present not
enough I know you for this purpose. Between us there were only we
messages and I think, that to us it is better, all over again to meet
in the friend place. I very much would want to be with you alone, to
see you the eyes and a touch to you! Dear so we can make full opinion
on us to learn about many things. Let's be to discuss it Allen. I wait
for your opinions, I miss also a kiss of you.

Yours Natasha.



2005-12-31, 16:43:24
g7cyo@hotmail.com from United Kingdom  
Hi I have been contacted by a girl called or calling herself olga (olyasin) her profile is on several dating websites i was just wondering if anyone else had, had any conatct with her.
This really is a great site i have learned tons thankyou

FRED
2006-01-01, 15:36:12
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Hi. I cannot thank this site enough. I can't believe how stupid i've been in the last month. I've received about twenty messages. Each one is on this site almost word for word. Luckily I didn't send any money, although it was a close call! I have just received a 'farewell' message from her/him/them? after telling her/him/them that I wouldn't send any money. For a while I felt a little mean to have supposedly upset her!...but now i've seen the messages on here I don't feel so bad. Thankyou all.
2006-01-02, 22:23:43
anonymous from United States  
Hi I was contacted out of the blue by a supposedly beautiful Russian women calling her self Valentyna Smirnova from Kazan. She claimed she was a manager selling home appliances. She said she lives with her parents and has never married.

My name - Valentyna.
To me of 28 years.
My growth of 167 centimeters, weight of 54 kg.
In me Dark hair and blue eyes.
Mine 04.22.1977 birthdays.

Valentyna Smirnova.
The Russian Federation.
City Kazan
ZIP:420073
Street: Sibirskiy trakt 34 - 23

After a month of letters she announced she was in love with me and wanted to come visit me in the states. She is very patient she hasn't asked for money yet. But you can bet its coming. The key to spotting a scam like this is in her letters. They are 90% lovey romance with very few personal details. I would ask her questions or tell her things about myself and she would rarely answer any questions or address anything that I said. Occasionally she adds a few sentances onto the end of the email with some personal item. If you are getting these type of emails try copying different phrases and entering them into Google and you will see many examples of word for word letters being sent to other guys out there. Be careful and do not under any circumstances send any money.


2006-01-05, 22:46:14
anonymous from United States  
Well to the anonymous gentle man who deals with scum in the big apple. Ekaterina has been writing me for the last three weeks. her email address is: ekaterinaledy2321@rambler.ru
She has already hit me up for $478.00. I'm playing dumb and stringing her along to waste her or his time!! So if you guys recieve any email from the above person its a scam!! Maybe I'll send her a little virus
2006-01-07, 00:19:36
anonymous from United States  
rating
Damn! ekaterinaledy2321@rambler.ru must be very busy.
That is the same one that contacted me.
I asked her if she knew Vladimir Getcherocksoff and I too am stringing whoever along. Let them waste some of their time.
I feel sorry for the poor bastard that buys into this stupid shit.
2006-01-07, 23:37:45
[hidden] from United States  
Wow,
During the week I got a return letter from a Milen@. I met off of Match.com. She said she is from Lansing, MI. But her e-mail traced back to a Russia IP address.
(I am altering her name, so that the people in Russia cannot do a reverse search as we all have.) So, I did a Google search and found this site.

Anyways after reading what I have here on DelphiFAQ.com, I decided to try 2 experiments (explained at the bottom, with results, and conclusion), all in pure fun and intellectual growth.

Good thing I did not get asked as of yet for money or got past letter #2 before doing a Google Search. The e-mail I got is below. On January 5, 2.

************************************************************************
Hellooo *****!

Good surprise to receive yours e-mail :) I am pleased, thank you for
contacting me. Internet dating service has found to me the matches. I
preliminary learned them and i has decided to send message to you to
the first. I like your profile more interesting than others. I hope
you have time to send me some messages and we could to learn each
other. well.. a little about me, i am 28 years old, friends name me
as Milena. I was never married I live with my parents. I have good job. I
work as nurse in clinic, I make injections, the patients do not feel a
pain :-) i do it well... Also I can make some medical massage, My
patients are children, I think my work very necessary for people, I
like to help people. Do you like your work? I love amusement parks,
outdoor activities, sports, travel, listening to music, concerts,
movies, swimming, some socializing with friends at bars or clubs but
not too often, I love comedy movies the best I like romance,action. I
like music from the 70's and 80's. I like some top music, some rock,
disco music, live music, and occasionally romantic music. I like to
dance very much. I have many friends, we spent time together, usually
we go to the cafe, to watch movies, to the concerts, we have many
other entertainment. I have sports activity i prefer healthy style of
a life. 2-3 times in week I visit the gym (and sometimes it is less
:^) ) I hold my body in the healthy form. And you have any sports in
the life now? I send you my picture i hope you like. Also i want that
you send to me some your pictures but please not of big size. Tell
about you about your interesting things what you like to do, your
hobby, what your character? What qualities do you like in women? I
hope we shall have time for writing other interesting letters to each
other. We shall look what will be... Write to me, I shall wait your
letter.

Your friend Milen@.


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Here are the details of the 2 Experiments.

Experiment #1
I took her info off of Match.com (just as it shows there), and placed it on another smaller less popular site. I then waited to see how many other possible targets responded.

Result:
In less then 24 hours, there were 78 'Flirts or Winks'. Of those 78, there were 60 e-mails wanting to meet. Of those 60, there were 27 that were looking for love, 30 looking for just sex. 23 looking to get married (marriage proposals).
(Mind you, I never replied or sought out others on this site, these were replies right from the first contact from the guys)

This was disturbing, as it shows, if the Russian scam is able to 'hook' at least half of these guys in a 24 hour period, there is an alarming amount of money being sent to those do this scam in Russia. Also keep in mind; it was a small, less popular or advertised dating site located here in the US.
Some thing is to be said about whom really controls the hearts of men.

Experiment #2
Since I got her e-mail (and it did trace back to a Russian source, the gig was up) she had a Y@hoo.com e-mail account and so I did a 'Raw' contact. Meaning, I sent an e-mail (from a different e-mail account I have) to her directly without using Match.com as the middleman. I told her I liked her profile and picture. yadda yadda yadda. All the time not letting her know I know the name given in a previous e-mail, to my other account. To add a bit of flavor to this, I used the pictures of a guy who was from another dating site, and attached it (so to keep whom ever is doing this in Russia from catching on.) As well, not mentioning how I came across her e-mail (as in keeping very bland to the depth of the e-mail).

Result:
I got the same letter, only the name addressed, was the new name given. Word for word! As well as the same picture from the 2nd e-mail.

Conclusion:
It is true; Russian Scam Artists have started to really really infiltrate the online dating sights.
They are using a 'Copy and Paste' format for the replies.
They are using (as I have investigated as well) pictures of girls applying to be models in Russia, and other former soviet block countries. There fore the name is not really the person in the picture.
They are using an extensive method, where they are using in most cases, the same phony name for the same picture to many guys.
They are also, not replying to direct questions, till they have you hooked and believe they can milk you of your hard earned cash.

There was a place here on DelphiFAQ.com that explains the correct and legal way to meet and wed a foreign woman. I suggest, go that route.
2006-01-08, 20:37:25
ptiemann_2000@yahoo.com from United States  
A surgeon from near Omsk in Russia wrote me today after contacting me on match.com. I found her letter and photos online already, with a different name / location of course. Here's my posting; I'll string her along a little.

http://www.delphifa..1016.shtml
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