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 22.214.171.124 (EHLO aqua.relinfo.ru) (126.96.36.199)
by mta251.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 07 Sep 2005 23:02:29 -0700
Received: from [188.8.131.52] (92.214.dialup.mari-el.ru [184.108.40.206])
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 email@example.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
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..
HI ZIKIN I AM ADEL FROM EGYPT..firstname.lastname@example.org
She or he wants money for the internet bill 400$ and are very eager to get them.
Here is the name of the girl Juliet Bethel and the email is julietbethel@Yahoo.com
His man is David George
Zip code 23 402
I have had contact before probbleby by this man but the woman had another name. but the same photos.
anonymous from United States
got the same letter, I think my scammer is the hotest I've seen yet though.
hi zakin i am adel from egypt...goodface good eyys,,good all your body..so ilove you
OJAS from United States
Her tiger-skin sofa is worth a couple of grands ... easily ... She is going to sell it and rush to board her plane ... Are you ready to receive her? Fall in love with her ... be quick before someone else finds her!! Go receive her at Cairo airport ...Arrange a party for her in your home town! HURRY UP !!
anonymous from United Kingdom
YES ALL ON INTERPALS.COM, A GOOD SITE TO SEE SCAMS
Wow!!! This person now has a new email going by the name Katrin with the IP 220.127.116.11. When traced when to SAN DIAGO! EMAIL: kat2008'
From THE SAME PLACE! i have been getting the same letters. I dont know how to post as a topic thats why am adding it here for people to know the Email address and the picture. I recieved lots of mail as the same as above but I am smart I dont send any money. come and I will give you the money. here is the first letter and frist picture i got!
Hello (Scamvictim) ! Good surprise to receive yours message. :) I am
pleased, thank you for contacting me. I like your profile. I hope you
have time to send me some messages and we could to learn each other.
Now about me though you already know a little from my profile. I am 27
years old, my name Katrin, but the truth, it only friends name me
so. I was never married I live in a apartment of my parents. Anything
interesting in my work is not present. I work as the dispatcher in an
automobile column. In our organization of 17 trucks, and I supervise
they in time came on base and in time left on work. I write out
traveling sheets. Also I measure on a map their route to know how many
will cost the delivery trucks for the customer. Tell to me about the
work. Do you like your work? I also like to travel and i like new
different places, but my work does not allow me to travel often. I
have many friends, we spent time together, usually we go to the cafe
to the movie to the concerts, we have many other entertainment. Also I
prefer healthy style of a life. 2-3 times in week I visit the gym. I
hold my body in the healthy form. And you have any sports in the life
now? Tell me. I send you my pictures i hope you like. Also i want that
you send to me some your pictures. And tell about you, about your
interesting things, what you like to do, your hobby, what your
character? I hope we shall have time for writing other interesting
letters to each other. We shall look what will be... Write me
Evan, I shall wait your letter. Your friend Katrin.
anonymous from United Kingdom
SAME LETTERS AS BARBI!! BEWARE OF SCAM - email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org it appaers as Kat2008 (SACMMER!!)
what i was amazed about was the fact that I did not have a internet profile on any site! but because its cut and paste its all the same.
Hi (SCAMVICTIM)! I am pleased to receive your reciprocal message.
Thanks for your photos, to me is very pleasant to receive them.
Your mail means for me, that I too was interesting in me. Do you
really like me on picture? well.. in the next letter i shall send you
another my picture.
Evan, i have questions and i would like to ask them in letters, I
hope to get your answers OK? It is important for me to know your
opinion on some things. But first I should be honest with you. You
ask, where I live - unfortunately i live far from you. Otherwise it
was not necessary for us much e-mail, to learn each other. I live in
Russia, in city Yoshkar-Ola. But I think, if we shall decide to meet, I
hope, that it will not be a problem for us. Because I travelled to
other countries much. I was in such countries of Europe, as Finland,
Poland, Latvia. I traveled as the tourist. Therefore Evan , you
should not have excitement be relative that we not beside. I am woman,
that if I shall like man for a meeting i shall reach him. Besides in
our days it is not a problem to travel. I don't worry about it and I
can do it, it is possible to have relations with the person of other
part of the world. It is very interesting - other culture, thinking,
traditions i like new places. Probably you Evan can learn Russian
woman. I hope you will not be frightened also we shall continue our
acquaintance? And as to my place residing in my profile, first I
specified in a profile the country, but then a date service did not
accept my profile and informed, that I tried again. I tried it still
few times, but then i again has received a message to do new attempt.
Then I did experiment and specified in a profile, that I from other
country and my profile at once was it is accepted. I think, that it is
mistake of computer programs or the date service works not with each
country. And city which in my profile, it was casual, I simply a
finger have specified in a place on a map and it appeared this city.
I think you read my profile and could see that I have serious
intentions im looking for serious relations.... I shall try to tell a
little about my character. well.. I think im very romantic woman. I
like to communicate with people, it is pleasant to me i like good
humour. Also i very much estimate, honesty, loyalty, understanding,
patience. I believe in love, and I think it very valuable thing which
needs to be protected. I adore, to hear compliments and is ready to
listen indefinitely. For me it is necessary, that around of me there
was a cleanliness, I often do cleaning. I love a cosiness in the house
and I enjoy in the silent evening of a house. Also i like to cook,
various tasty things.... well also I am always ready to be the most
patient. i think i good woman :) Probably all women dream to find good
man and dream about beautiful romantic relations. But often such
things come to the end very quickly. In relations should be not only
romanticism but a reality also. I have no intention to spend my time
on such relations. While I have not met such man in my life. But i
hope to find such person. I hope to make family. I think its main
thing, not career or other success. Happy good family and love person
are main. Tell me please what you want in the life? What the woman You
dream to meet in the life? Excuse Evan , that i ask you to discuss
such frank thing with me whom you know couple of days. But it is
interesting to me to know it about you. I shall wait yours e-mail.
LETTER BEFORE MONEY TO BE ASKED:
Hi my lovely (SCAMVICTIM) ! I am glad to speak again with you!
Dear (SCAMVICTIM), I have good news. I have met the agent of travel
agency to learn concerning the visa. He has explained me a situation
about reception of the visa to you. Your government has made more
strict control over entrance to the country because of terrorism and
consequently to receive to you the visa uneasy. But the agency will
make it for me. The agent has told, that they recently already
received some visas of tourists in your country. I am very glad
Evan, that we will not have with it big difficulties. At first I
had fears, that the agency cannot make it or for this purpose very
long time will be required. But the agent has told, that the visa will
demand from them two or three weeks. Tomorrow I will need to reach in
office of agency, to sign there the contract and also we shall decide
question on payment of them. Well my lovely now the time to me to go
to make photos for the visa and to fill in questionnaires for embassy.
The agent has told, it should be is prepared tomorrow when I shall
come to them to office. I very pleased Evan, that now our
preparations have begun and will pass a little more time we shall be
together! Have good day my dear Evan , i hotly kiss you!!! Your