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).
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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..
It seems that my feelings where right as the moment i started to write some times with diffrents Russian woman....In fact i worked in Russia and also have my connections. So, so i asked around with friends about these girls and young beautyfull woman. However, i do think with my ´´Head´´ but also follow my instinct.
Several Russian woman has gone home when i asked them to send me a picture of theire full body with tommy...so i can see if they were pregnant or have remarks...I also told them that my Uncle is head of the police department and that they will arrange the paper/work....and then it was inded verry quite....hahaha
beware from sthes scames and do niot think with your dick. You will be sorry.
Greetings my dearest Ruben! As I promised you, I will tell you aboutman, who I want to be near me, about man, who I will love and respect,who will be sure in me every moment. My dear Ruben, I am looking forserious relations, I don't need games and lie. I hate pretence,flattery and insidiousness. I need man, with whom I will live all mylife, with who I will play fantastic wedding, with who we will behappy together. I am looking for special man, not just man, but thebest friend and assistant. He has to care me and give me advices. Butthe same time he has to be passionate lover in bed. He have to behonest with me and he have to trust me. For this man I am ready doingeverything. I will cook him supper, when he arrives from his work. Iwill be good wife and the best friend for him. I will always respecthim opinion and understand him. Here is my dream about happy life,Ruben. I like you very much now and somewhere in depth of my soul, Ihope, what this man will be you, but it is too early speak about this.Ruben, I just want to tell you now, that you became a part of my lifeand our relations is very important for me. Ok, Ruben, it was verypleasure for me to write to you this letter, I gave my soul to thisletter and I hope, that you will tell me what are you looking for inyour future wife. I have to run now. I with impatiens will wait foryour letter. With respect Marina.
anonymous from Netherlands
How good this day begins!!! Have just come here and seen your letter!It is so pleasant, that you didn't ignore my ask to write me, howevernot you, not me don't know what will be the next. I would like totell you how I wrote to you and what I am looking for. I made a profile on a dating site with one purpose - find man from abroad and begin to build relations with him. I mean not just correspondence or chat, but build real love. I understand that it is not easy to make using internet, but I know that there are thousands of people, as me, who are looking for and find, people who don't afraid of troubles and barriers and go forward to their purpose to the end! What about me, I am not young, I am 29 and I would like to find a man to be with him for the rest of my life. I understand that not every man can allow to himself to have a correspondence, meet and live with woman from Russian Federation (yes, I forget to tell you that I am from Russia and life here), but I am sure, that there abroad there are men, who as me doesn't have enough happiness and love. I don't say that I am not happy, but this city, this country, this people make me so boring. I had many men in my life, they were rich, pour, handsome and nice, old and young, but all of them were Russian. Earlier I didn't think about serious relations or marriage, but now I changed. I want to have family very much. People who I had relations with were all Russians. I have nothing against Russian man, as much people say that Russian man drink alcohol much, don't respect woman, it is all not true or I would say bullshit (sorry). Russian people are very good, they generous and kind, but I don't like our mentality. To be more precisely it is bothered to me. That's why I want to find someone who will be riddle for me, who I will achieve for and learn all my life! Someone, who have different views, appearance, manners, someone who will learn me as I will learn him! I have to say that it is very interesting and fascinating when your second half, your love belongs to another culture. I am sending you my photo, hope you will like it. Tomorrow I will come here again and will see if you write me or not. Anyway if you are interested I hope to receive your photo and small story about yourself! I will wait for your answer!Best wishes, Marina!
@anonymous from Netherlands : what e-mail addy is she using??
Photos above used by scammer firstname.lastname@example.org
(email@example.com with plain)
firstname.lastname@example.org from United States
Tahis is becomming my FAVORITE SITE
This is an invalid i.p. address but its all I have
Can you tell me where It originated from This may solve my problem
tHANK 'GOD FOR PETER, AND DERICK AND ALL OF THE REST OF YOU
CREDO CHE KATERINA BLINOVA SCRIVA UN PO' A TROPPA GENTE
E LO FA ANCHE BENE PERCHE' C'ERO QUASI CASCATO.
ANCHE IO NON CAPISCO COME ABBIA FATTO AD AVERE IL MIO INDIRIZZO E-MAIL
COMUNQUE ANCHE A ME SEMBRA CHE NON LEGGA LA MIA POSTA.
PERCHE' OGNI SUA LETTERA CON RICHIAMA NULLA DI CIO' CHE GLI HO CHIESTO.
NON E' SEGNALATA SU NESSUN SITO DI SCAM MA .... LA COSA NON MI CONVINCE
anonymous from United States
Same e-mails to me. New name new pictures:
Hi Kirk! Have good day! I hope, that You have time to send me some
messages that we could it is better to find out each other. I shall
tell a little about myself; my age of 38 years old, friends name me is
Ekaterina. I live in beautiful green city. I was not married and I
live in an apartment of my parents. My father is on pension, mother
works in refectory like a chef. I have a high education, but it's very
hard to find work on your profession, and in this way I work like
waitress in a local bar. I work to be more independent and also I
ought to help my parents. 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 two pictures that you knew my
person. Also I want to ask you to send me some pictures of you. 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. Your friend Ekaterina.
E-mail 2:Kirk You e-mail means for me, that I too was interesting to you.
You Really Kirk, see a picture of me nice? - OK, in the following
messages I shall send you other pictures of me. Kirk, 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.I come to internet cafe because I want to acquaintance with
guy from other country, in our country all men are rough, and almost
of them always drink. My girl friend went to the USA last year and now
live there with beloved man, they met by internet. It's she tells me
to find a friend in internet. I saw site, was given me by Anna of
site, and suddenly my eyes stop on you. I like you and decide to write
you. I want to tell to you about myself more in detail. I live in
Russia - Kazan city. It's beautiful and green city. Our city is not
very big but there are a lot of noteworthy places, nature is very
wonderful. We have theater, native museum and many other architecture
places. I never was outside Russia. I very much love summer, because
is warm and is green.My birthday 16.10.1970. I like to cook very much
especially I like Russian food: different salads, pelmeni (like
raviolly), borsh (soup) and many other dishes. I am not very good at
of other countries food or some others but I prefer the food, which
was made at home but not in other places. We have different kinds of
sporttoo like football, hockey. I like different kinds of music, it is
usually depends on my spirits. For example, when I feel sad I listen
to classical music. I like Madonna. I don't have a man here as it is
difficult to find a good man in Russia. I had serious relations but we
parted with him. But it is another story and I will tell you it in
another letter. I think you differ from Russian men. I see that you
are a clever, kind, tender man this is one of the reasons why I want
to write you. I don't smoke, drink and have no bad habits. I can have
a glass of wine for some occasions. My favourite colour is violet, as
it is a colour of fantasy.I studied English at school and at
university. I studied at university KGU Kazan State university. I
studied there 5 years at economic faculty. My speciality ' the finance
and credits '. I would like to have my own business and I don't mind
to have my own restaurant. I don't have any brothers, sister, cousins.
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 Kirk, 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 have shortly
written to you my outlooks on life if to you there will be it
interesting, That we can discuss these themes in more detail then. I
to send you other photo!!! I hope to you it is pleasant!!! I shall
wait for yours e-mail. Yours faithfully Ekaterina.
They start like this, and i have promissed myself, that every letter with picture i will enclose.
Especially for you
First of all, I want to apologise for disturbing you with my email. This is not a spam but a real email. My name is Aleksandra. The reason why I am emailing you this is the fact that I am in search for a person for a life to grow old with and a friend, my soulmate. I hope you I hope you will read my message up to the end. You know I am tired of being alone. The internet dating is unusual and new to me and I have never done that before. I am not sure how I got your email, but I was at the internet and somehow I entered a website Knuz and don't know how I got your email and I decided to drop you a line. I don't want you to consider that I am some kind of virtual programm or something. IN this email I am Regards! my pictires and I hope you like what you see. Let me tell you some more about me and my life. I mentioned already know my name is Aleksandra and I am from Russia. I am 24 years old but people say that I look younger. I can describe myself as kind, loving, tender, open-minded, intelligent, with a sence of humour. I would appriciate if you have the same traits of character. My family is not big and I live now with my mum and I am lonely without my partner's attention. I want to love and to be loved. I hope you are not mad with my email. If your interested in me and in knowing each other better,if you like to continue our correspondence please email:alxdra99001[at]mailcafe24[dotcom
Looking forward to your reply.
I got same email lol
Hi my dear ! How are you today? I am very glad, that you have
found time to answer my letter. I want to tell you more about myself,
I hope that you will much glad to hear about my family and my life.
I'm 24. I was born 29 November 1983. I was born in town Vasilievo,
here I was at school till I am 18. Then I went to Kazan to study at
the institute. I hgraduated from the Kazan Financial-Economic
Institute. Now i have the diploma and have received a profession of
the manager in sphere of trade and have work in large trading centre
'Aquarius' in town Vasilievo. I love this work and i like to contact
with people, and this is very important for me. I like sports, I like
skiing. And it is a pity, that it is possible to do it in only in
winter. I visit sport club twice a week. I like to swim and go to the
forest for picnic. Also I like ride a bicycle. In the night I like to
look at stars. My favourite season is summer as it is possible to go
to beach. I love dogs and cats. I have a cat. It's name is Baron.
Sometimes on the weekend my friends and me we go to the park and there
are some horses there and we ride them. But I think that when I will
have a happy family we will have a cat and a dog. I live togehter
with my mother. I have a separate room. It's very small but very cosy.
There is a lot of flowers in my room, I like to look after them. The
dream of my life is to create happy traditional family with the man,
who loves children. I think, that any woman dreams about this... I
have never been married and I don't have children. Why do I search for
a man in internet? I do it as I am disappointed in russian men. I do
not want to have a husband from Russia because they frequently drink
alcohol and do not respect the wives and frequently treat their wives
roughly. Nearly all my friends who married the russian men were
unhappy. Sometimes russian men beat their wives and russian women may
have bruises on their hands or body! And I have made a decision - I
will NEVER marry a russian man. I want to be happy, and if we are
together someday, I ` ll give you all my love. I think, that I can be
a good wife and mother because I want it. I'm very simple, kind and
frank woman. I don ` t like cheating. The most simple things can make
me happy: a smile, a small gift, or person, who is close to me. As
well as everything, I hate lying, I ever don ` t try to contact with
people that lie. I am very romantic woman.I do not see sense in life
without love and children, without a favorite person - the good
husband. I think, that this is the most important things in my life. I
want to find a person, whom I will spet all my life with. I may be too
forthright but I want only one man, who will fully understand me. I
want to give my heart to a man, who wil with l love me. Please answer
me what are yours parents? What do you want from your life? DO you
like children? How many children do you want? What do you do during
your free time? What is your hobby? Write about everything. I hope to
hear from you soon. Best wishes from Russia, Aleksandra!