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Are you an American or Western European man exchanging emails with a girl from Russia? I was contacted by a girl who turned out to be a scammer. Reader Derrick put together some great advice how to detect scammers.
I only have one advice (#8) to add: If a Russian girl tells you that she will get a visa to the USA instead of inviting you, that is - under the current immigration law - a SURE sign that SHE LIES.

Here is the process how a Russian woman can come to the USA:

If she is considered a relatively young/ attractive woman (let's say under 40, hope I don't hurt anyone's feelings here), then there is virtually NO CHANCE THAT SHE GETS A TOURIST VISA TO THE USA. First the Russian Federation will not allow her to leave the country. Then, even if she was getting out, the USA will deny her admission. The reasoning is that she is considered a risk. How could she not be a risk? If she had family in Russia (husband, children) or a valuable business or real estate. Most likely the woman who writes you will be considered a risk. The only way for her to get a visa into the USA is this procedure:

  1. the foreign man visits her in her native area in Russia
  2. they get engaged during such a visit - take photos of the 2 of you together
  3. he flies back and applies for a K-1 visa. A K-1 visa is also known as Fiancee visa, used for marriage-based immigration
  4. once the K1 visa is granted, the girl can enter the USA and stay there for 3 months. By the end of these 3 months you HAVE to GET MARRIED or the girl has to go back home.
  5. if you get married, the girl gets a greencard and can work
  6. after 3 years of marriage, the girl can apply for a US citizenship. That's when they interview you to find out if it's a real marriage. She also has to answer some questions about US history, political system, etc etc.


Here are Derrick's tricks (1-7) that he uses immediately from the start:
  1. GOOGLE or websearch the first part of the scammers first emails and/or 'profile'. SEE HOW MANY OTHER SITES their listed on! RECORD THOSE SITES FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. THAT alone can give you a good idea IF your dealing with a scammer OR not.
  2. GOOGLE or websearch the return email address. See how many 'hits' come from that search and also note all the sites. (many times you'll see the email end up on a 'scammers list') IF YOU FIND THE EMAIL ADDRESS LISTED ON A SCAMMER LIST - don't bother further, your only fooling yourself - no matter what excuse they might give you.
  3. FROM THE START - ASK FOR SPECIFIC INFOMATION! A full name, address, phone number - something. OFFER THE SAME in exchange, except make it a P.O. box and a CELL PHONE rental card that will protect your identity. If you see your requests ignored, which you usually will, don't waste your time further.
  4. ALWAYS ASK SPECIFIC QUESTIONS that would REQUIRE A SPECIFIC ANSWER outside the use of FORM LETTERS. IF YOU FIND your questions go unaddress in your reply emails from 'them/her' - YOUR DEALING WITH A SCAMMER. Again, don't bother further.
  5. DON'T WAIT 6 MONTHS to offer to talk with the PROSPECT by phone! WHAT A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME! IF THERE IS CHEMISTRY OR APPEARS 'INTEREST' BETWEEN THE TWO OF YOU - then sieze the opportunity. ARRANGE A PHONE CALL! International rates to Russia and most places are reasonably cheap. IF YOU GET THE REPLY ' I'M SO POOR I DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO A PHONE' - drop the whole thing, your only wasting your time and WILL BE SCAMMED at some point in the future.
  6. PHOTO FLOOD! IF IT/SHE/HIM/THEM - LOOK TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE - THEN IT PROBABLY IS! MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE SCAMMES USE PHOTOS OF MODELS IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES TO POSE ON THE NET IN THEIR PROFILE(s)! Consider this - IF THEY LOOK like a MODEL then tell you they're so poor they don't have access to a phone - YOUR BEING SCAMMED!

    ASK FOR A SPECIAL PHOTO TO BE TAKEN. IF YOU SENT YOURS, HAVE THEM TAKE A PHOTO SHOWING THEM HOLDING UP YOUR PHOTO IN THE PICTURE! That is a good 'scammer filter' - even the most adept with Photoshop will easily be spoted.

    BETTER STILL - ASK THEM TO TAKE A PHOTO THAT SHOWS THEM HOLDING A CURRENT NEWPAPER OF YOUR CHOICE OR THEIR COUNTRY, WITH A RESOLUTION THAT YOU CAN READ THE DATE! NOT some low grade - grainy photo! FEW WILL EVER DO THAT.

    AT THE LEAST - ASK THEM FOR A PHOTO of them wearing a specific combination of clothes and/or colors - something different then the usual 'model clothing' - most use to send out. OR AN OBJECT - TOASTER, ELECTRIC CLOCK, BY A COUCH, IN A ROCKING CHAIR something that would be very hard to use PHOTOSHOP to just PUT in another FILE PHOTO.

    *** IF this person is real or sincere, they won't mind doing this for you! ALSO - offer to do the same for their comfort also - that is only fair.
  7. IF THINGS GET SERIOUS - then ASK THEM TO DELETE ALL THEIR OTHER WEB PROFILE POSTS! CHECK ON THE ONES YOU NOTED EARLIER! Again, IF THEIR SINCERE - they will - happily as your their DREAM and future!
  8. If she talks about getting a visa or that she needs money to get a travel visa to the USA, she lies. See the proper course of action described at the top.



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2009-09-19, 12:52:15
bitchhunter from United Kingdom  



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2009-09-19, 12:53:05
bitchhunter from United Kingdom  



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2009-09-19, 18:52:37
Dirk from Heerlen, Netherlands  
Ulyana Saukina

Aka: Anna Krylova, Lidia, Tatyana Rodinova, Anastasia Ignateeva, Anastasia Pichugin, Anastasia Ignatevo, Diana Millar, Diana Horwell

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2009-09-20, 02:35:18   (updated: 2009-09-20, 03:07:41)
[hidden] from Brazil  
SCAMMER ????

She sent me 10 letters and 12 photos.
Yesterday she called me by phone (but doesn't have it) asking for money.
Is she a scammer?
I think YES!
What do you think? Do you know her?
Thanks!
Cesare



Aleksandra Zabolotskih

e-mail: aleksasladok@yahoo.fr

I.P.: 188.186.26.46 with plain

Address:

Street: Nut 428012

City of Cheboksary - Russia


MONEY LETTER 1: ( I never asked her to come to me or costs travel)


Hello Cesare!!!!!!

I am glad to receive your new letter.

I went to Travelling agency. To learn all information of a trip to Brazil to you Cesare.

I waited long when my turn will reach. In Agency it is a lot of clients and all wish to travel.

But I nevertheless have waited the turn.

My desired Cesare, news certainly are pleasant that I have learnt about all trips and as not pleasant in that that a trip to manage for me expensively. I now will write you the information on my trips to you Cesare.




The passport - 78$

The insurance certificate.-150$

Payment of work tourist Agency - 40$

Cost of official registration of papers for my trip, will cost in a total sum - 268$

The air ticket Moscow (Russia) - Sao Paulo (Brazil) - 850$

The trip total price to you Cesare, for me will be - 1118$.




I long thought, that to me to do and how to be with you shortly. But all rested only in money.

My salary does not allow me to have travel for limits of Russia and it will manage many months, to save money.

My salary to manage in a month 250$. From this money I pay taxes for apartment 120$.

At me remains 130$, but it remains on residing to the following salary.

I at first thought to go to ask the help from the family. But has forgotten, that they do not have money and they cannot help me. I have decided to ask the help at best girlfriend Natashe. We talked in this occasion much. She has told to me, that it has money and it can help me. But only can help 500$.

It is more at it than money is not present, what to me to help. It postponed this money for apartment repair. Natasha has told, that for the sake of ours of happiness it will offer the repair of apartment. She wants, that we would be together and are happy.

Cesare, but I do not have no other sum of money 618$. I do not know where to find such sum.

I do not want that you were upset. Certainly I wish to be with you, but I need to do nothing as to wait while I will not have a sum for a trip.

I think of you often and you very much like me. If I had behind wings, I would jump from a window and flied to you to your embraces. To tell to you as I want that you was always with me.

I receive from yours of words, a lot of pleasant and fine feelings for the day. You oxygen in which I require. You sense in my life Cesare.

I wish to write to you and to write, and it is better to speak to you and to see your eyes. To concern your hand and your person. I should finish the letter, I feel not a lot of tired and it is necessary for me to have rest, after Agency.

I wish you kind and joyful day.

I embrace gently.

Aleksandra.



MONEY LETTER 2: ( I said to her that I dont know Western Union address in my city - lol)


Hello my dear Cesare!!!!!

I have received your new letter. I cannot believe to you, that you do not have Western Union.

When I went to bank. I asked the manager. Whether is in your city Western Union. To me have told, that there are such banks and you without problems can help me.

I have been surprised by your words. I have gone to bank and have told it, that you cannot help me. They have given me listing where there are banks Western Union.

I think, that you can go to any of these banks. And to help me.

You wish to give me your credit card. But I am not able to use credit cards.

You understand me, that I will do documents and the ticket in travelling agency.

Travelling agency to do only all together. They to do documents and the ticket at once.

They I do not represent service separately. I will conclude with them the contract. Where they undertake to make to me all together. If I do not through travelling agency.

I will do itself documents. It will occupy a lot of time and more money. And it is a lot of nerves.

I do not wish to spend the nerves. Stand in the big turns behind documents.

It is better and is more safe to do through travelling agency. It is reliable and is more economical.

I will send you Western Union addresses. Where you can address. And to help me.

That I could arrive to you. And we were together with each other.


BANCO DO BRASIL

PRACA ALDO DE LIMA PEREIRA GALERIA MARGA

CENTRO TANQUINHO

Tanquinho, BAHIA 44160000

+55-75-2492216


BANCO DO BRASIL

PRACA EDVALDO NILO, 14

CENTRO ANTAS

Antas, BAHIA 48420000

+55-75-2771160


BANCO DO BRASIL

AV. INOCENCIO MONTEIRO SOUZA, 390

CENTRO ITAETE

Itaete, BAHIA 46790000

+55-75-3202151


BANCO DO BRASIL

PRACA CASTRO CINCURA, 428

CENTRO PREFEITURA MUNICIPAL DE MACAJUBA

Macajuba, BAHIA 46805000

+55-74-2592130


BANCO DO BRASIL

PRACA CORONEL PROPERCIO, 100

CENTRO MUCUGE

Mucuge, BAHIA 46750000

+55-75-3382218

I hope, that you can faster help me, that I could arrive to you.

I very much wish to be with you together my dear. To feel your touches of lips.

To feel your strong embraces. My Cesare I will hope for you.

I wish you only the most good.

I will wait your new letter.

Yours and only your loving Aleksandra.







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2009-09-20, 02:37:48
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Aleksandra Zabolotskih

e-mail: aleksasladok@yahoo.fr




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2009-09-20, 02:38:57
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Aleksandra Zabolotskih

e-mail: aleksasladok@yahoo.fr




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2009-09-20, 02:43:42
[hidden]  
Aleksandra Zabolotskih

e-mail: aleksasladok@yahoo.fr




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2009-09-20, 04:11:04
Dirk from Heerlen, Netherlands  
IP 188.186.26.46

Could be forged: hostname net26.186.188-46.yoladom.ru. does not exist


% This is the RIPE Database query service.
% The objects are in RPSL format.
%
% The RIPE Database is subject to Terms and Conditions.
% See http://www.ripe.net..tions.pdf

% Information related to '188.186.0.0 - 188.186.31.255'

inetnum: 188.186.0.0 - 188.186.31.255
netname: ERTH-YOLA-PPPOE-1-NET
descr: CJSC 'Company 'ER-Telecom' Yoshkar-Ola
descr: Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
country: RU
admin-c: ETHD12-RIPE
tech-c: ETHD12-RIPE
status: ASSIGNED PA
mnt-by: RAID-MNT
changed: ****@ertelecom.ru 20090825
notify: ****@ertelecom.ru
source: RIPE

role: Network Operation Center CJSC ER-Telecom Company Mari El branch
address: 12, Lenina st., 424000, Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
phone: +7 8362 210035
fax-no: +7 8362 210035
e-mail: ***@yola.ertelecom.ru
admin-c: SMS68-RIPE
tech-c: ALB49-RIPE
tech-c: AVA89-RIPE
nic-hdl: ETHD12-RIPE
changed: ***@ertelecom.ru 20070123
notify: ***@ertelecom.ru
source: RIPE
mnt-by: MNT-ERTHOLDING

% Information related to '188.186.0.0/19AS41786'

route: 188.186.0.0/19
descr: CJSC 'Company 'ER-Telecom'
descr: Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
origin: AS41786
mnt-by: RAID-MNT
changed: ****@ertelecom.ru 20090720
notify: ****@ertelecom.ru
source: RIPE

% Information related to '188.186.16.0/20AS41786'

route: 188.186.16.0/20
descr: CJSC 'Company 'ER-Telecom'
descr: Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
origin: AS41786
mnt-by: RAID-MNT
changed: ****@ertelecom.ru 20090720
notify: ****@ertelecom.ru
source: RIPE

% Information related to '188.186.24.0/22AS41786'

route: 188.186.24.0/22
descr: CJSC 'Company 'ER-Telecom' Yoshkar-Ola
descr: Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
origin: AS41786
mnt-by: RAID-MNT
changed: ****@ertelecom.ru 20090904
notify: ****@ertelecom.ru
source: RIPE


http://www.dnsstuff..186.26.46

2009-09-20, 16:37:20
OJAS from United States  
2009-09-20, 22:01:28
anonymous from Abington, United States  
Is this a scammer I was already taken once .
Please if some one recogconizes this face please tell me.


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2009-09-21, 08:48:05
DUCATI from Spain  
YULIYA
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Dating scammer Natalya from Osinniki, Russia



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2009-09-21, 09:16:36
wanwan from Japan  
Stupid Olga,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


Hello my love George.
Forgive, that I very quickly have not answered you.
For technical reasons the Internet of cafe I did not work also could not visit it.
I hope, that you have not lost me.
George I very much missed on you. Yesterday I thought of us and about our joint life much.
In general these ideas very much frequently visit me. They cannot be banished.
I hope, that you understand feelings of the woman, feeling of the in love woman.
Inform me that you think, your ideas of dream?
You see our future together? It is possible, that you think that I very naive, but it not so.
You it is valid my dream, my meaning of the life.
I love you Your bride in Russia Olga.




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Sender


IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
188.186.2.136 RUSSIAN FEDERATION MOSKVA MOSCOW 55.75
37.583 - +04:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL RU-RAID -

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
7 - (RSXX0063) MOSCOW





IP Address Country Region City Latitude/
Longitude ZIP Code Time Zone
81.19.66.33 RUSSIAN FEDERATION MOSKVA MOSCOW 55.75
37.583 - +04:00
Net Speed ISP Domain
DSL RAMBLER MAIN NETWORK RAMTEL.RU

IDD Code Area Code Weather Station
7 - (RSXX0063) MOSCOW






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IP Information - 188.186.2.136 IP address: 188.186.2.136
Reverse DNS: net2.186.188-136.yoladom.ru.
Reverse DNS authenticity: [Could be forged: hostname net2.186.188-136.yoladom.ru. does not exist]
ASN: 0
ASN Name: IANA-RSVD-0
IP range connectivity: 0
Registrar (per ASN): Unknown
Country (per IP registrar): RU [Russian Federation]
Country Currency: RUR [Russia Rubles]
Country IP Range: 188.186.0.0 to 188.187.255.255
Country fraud profile: High
City (per outside source): Unknown
Country (per outside source): -- []
Private (internal) IP? No
IP address registrar: BOGUS
Known Proxy? No
Link for WHOIS: 188.186.2.136


Reverse DNS authenticity: [Could be forged: hostname net2.186.188-136.yoladom.ru. does not exist]

LOL !



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http://www.trusteds..86.2.136+


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I can not find X-mailer !

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From: olechkaa1981 <olechkaa1981@rambler.ru>
Reply-To: olechkaa1981 <olechkaa1981@rambler.ru>
Organization: olechkaa1981


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http://www.scamwarn..13&t=2701

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http://419-scams.th..m/?p=3024

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My boys ,our lovely(?)Olga has forged her mail header infos,has hidden her X-mailer info,be careful !
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2009-09-21, 12:32:42
anonymous from Canada  
anastasiyafateeva@hotmail.com


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2009-09-21, 12:33:33
anonymous from Canada  
anastasiya fateeva, anastasiyafateeva@yahoo.com


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2009-09-21, 12:34:08
anonymous from Canada  
anastasiya fateeva, anastasiyafateeva@yahoo.com


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