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Lidiya (Kazan, Russia)

My name is Kevin I live in England below are emails to and from what I believe is to be a scammer. This girl Emailed me through the last letter from her at the bottom of the page is a request for money and address requests. Other profile names I found on the dating site were lidysya and lidiya2003 I hope I am right that the person or persons involved are scammers I have also enclosed the pictures she sent me via email. The pictures below one was in her profile the others were sent via email. The email address this person uses is
Kindest regards, Kevin


Hello Kevin!!!!!!!!!!! I am very glad that you answered to me. In this letter I will tell to you slightly about myself. I was born and I live now in Kazan city in the Russian Federation. Kazan is very beautiful and old city. You sometime heard about it city? You sometime were in Russia? Kazan approximately 850 kilometers from Moscow. In our city it is a lot of sights and beautiful places. Near my house there is a park. I with my girlfriends like to walk there. In park it is a lot of trees and fountains. Where you like to carry spend a free time?  I shall tell to you slightly about the work. I work as the teacher in the music school. I teach children of age 8-12 years. I very much love the work because I love children. Unfortunately I don't have children. I never be marriage but I really want it. I very much want to have family and children's. I play on musical tools: the piano and a guitar. Do you may play on the musical tools? I like to listen to different music. I like to listen Madonna and more Russians singers i like classic music too. What music do you like listen? Do you heard about Russians singers Zemfira? She is the Russian singer. I like she song. She plays the rock. I like sports. I like to play tennis. Do you play tennis? What sports do you like? It is very interesting to me, i want know about you more more and more. Please answer to my questions!!! It is very impotent to me. I think that we will be a good friends. I send to you my photo. Do you like my photo? I waiting with impatience your letter. Lidiya (if you want may call me Lida) P.S Excuse me for my English. I don't very well speak in English and I use the dictionary. Unfortunately I don't have computer in my home and I write to you from Internet - cafe.  Bye-bye 

Hello Kevin!!!!!! I am very glad, that you write to me. We have today very cold weather. Now is spring and all time it is raining. All city very dirty, snow thaws and many pools.  I love spring but I do not love its beginning. I love the end of spring when the warm sun all nature shines becomes beautiful and the grass and trees turns green. I wait for this time with impatience. What weather you have now? Do you like spring? In this letter I want to tell to you little about my family. I was born May, 1. I am 27 years now. In my family I have only my mum. She lives in Kazan near to my home. She works as the seller in book shop. I very much love my mum, because she one at me. My daddy was die, when I be 8 years old. He was broke by the car in auto accident. I very much love he but Now him is not present with us. My mum lives single. She loves him too. I also have the aunt and grandmother. I want write to you why I have decided to get acquainted with you. Two years back I met the guy, but he many drink the alcohol and frequently beat me. Once he has strongly beaten me and I laid in hospital. I have left him and more did not see him. I long could not recover from this shock. You know, at us in Russia guys many drink alcohol. Now I don't have meet Russian guy and have marriage with he. I know it will be a bed family.  I two years did not meet good guys. At us in Russia it is very difficultly to find the good person and find a real love. And consequently I have decided to find the second half in other country.  To me has advised my girlfriend Masha will find my love with Internet. My girlfriend Masha tell me about the, she find her love in this web page. She tell that it is real good web page. She find her husband in it web page. It is my first experience to become acquainted in the Internet. Excuse me if I do it don't incorrectly. I don't know what I must doing. Sorry... In the first step I find Internet Cafe in my city because I don't have compute at my home and in the my work. I registration my profile and than, I try search the real future love. I find your profile and you like to me very much. Than I write to you little letter. I thought that you will not answer to me. But you answer to my letter and I was very happy. Now I try learn about you more. My girlfriend Masha has met the husband with the Internet and now they live together and are very happy. A floor year ago they had wedding. Unfortunately I should go to my mum. We will prepare the pancakes. You love pancakes? What your favourite foodstuffs? I like to prepare for pancakes, soup, pizza and other dishes. If one day I want to prepare pancakes to you. Also I like to prepare any new dishes. I will wait you answer. YOUR FRIEND FROM RUSSIA LIDIYA P.S. I send to you some more my photos i do it in my home.

Hello Kevin. Thank you very much that your writing to me. I'm very glad to get your letter. Today work all my day in the music school and now in the evening I write to you from the Internet Cafe. I teach music only the first year. But for ???????????? time I have fallen in love with the work. I have no brothers and sisters we with mum live one. At leisure I like to watch TV and  To walk on park. We with mum in Kazan have moved not for a long time Earlier we lived in a small village. I want tell to you about my dream. You know I'm very serious in my intention, I'm dreaming to create a strong and a happy family with my own man. A woman can't live without a man. I know that now many women think that to be independent is better, that men have too much power in the world and women must take it from them and to live the way they want. I feel that they are wrong in something. The life of a single woman is not that much fun as they want to represent it. She lacks something. When she cares about her family it brings her joy and inspiration to life. And as for me, I want a simple happiness - I want to get up in the morning and to smile to my beloved man, to say how much I love him. I want to kiss his eyes and to help him to believe in this morning and in this new day. I want to hear the voices of our children - full of happiness and laughter. I've never had it in my life before - I think that I should belong to the only one man in the world............................. But before we should learn each other better. I wait with impatience of your letters.  Your friend Lida  P.S. Today I wanted, send to you a more my photos, but I have forgotten a disk with my photos in my house. In Internet Cafe I don't have my photos. Sorry... I will send to you my new photos in the next letter.  

Hello my friend Kevin!!!!!!Now I come to the Internet Cafe and read your letter. Thank you for your letter very much. I happy read it. I like your letters much. I had a lot of works in my music school. I with children in music school have concerts in palace of culture. We very long training for concerts and these day were complete.  I with my children in the music group be very happiness in this music concerts. I had anxiety and fear before this important concert. This concert was really important for me and for my music group. I very much like music. My music group - children which I training for a concert has received 1 place in competition. We have presents and diploma. I and my group be very very happy. But all time in it concert I think about you and your letters. I was not absolutely happy because thought about you. I miss about your letters and you. Each day I think about you about us about our relationship.  The dialogue with you brings pleasure in my life. I think that we become more good friend and may be more. It is my dream. Yesterday I went to the cinema with my girlfriend Masha. We see the film - Chicago. It is very fascinating fantastic and interesting film. It is liked to me. I was admiration of camera work and scenario. Usually my favorite films are the novels about love but this film exception. We at a cinema have new system of a sound Dolby Digital it creates effect presence in the stage emotions of film. It was interesting and I had many good impressions. But strongest was from that as I have seen the man and woman they were in love. They sat on back line and have kiss. I will be very happy from that idea. I for one minute have presented as I and you when to the in cinema too. >From these ideas I became slightly sad because you are very far from me and I can not see you now I can not talk to you in real time to look in your eyes. It well be only my dream. But I want that this dream became a reality. You like cinema? I like cinema very much. Excuse me for long letter but I had many emotions and impression from this day. Now I go to home. I waiting for your letter. Your good friend Lida. P.S. I send more my photos to you. And photo my cat I live with my cat in my home now 6 years and i like my cat very much. I very much love animals. I want see your photos too.  P.S. Tell me more detail about your free time and about your work, what do you do???

My dearest Kevin!!!!!! I'm fine thank you, and very glad to get your letter! And how are you? Your letter is very special for me, reading it I start feeling that you are looking for the same as me. Yes I very much love a card. In weekends I sit at home I do work on the house or I walk on park. I shall try how many will learn to cost tickets aboard the plane. My dream I shall visit you to use the best efforts what to see you. I want to do all with you of that that you ask me. I dream beautifully to spend with you time. I feel that I shall be very happy with you. I shall prepare you for any food which you like. I shall be simply happy when you will speak (as is tasty) I was touched with your letters when I read them at me  There were wet eyes I not could constrain the emotions. I now can tell that I have fallen in love with you  I constantly think of you you constantly in my dreams. As though I wanted to run aboard the plane and to fly to you,  I want to be dissolved in your embraces. When I write you the letter I forget all on light,  I pass in the world which I earlier never was. It is the world of my secret dreams. You feel a little bit lonely, and that's makes sad. I know it, because I feel the same. I have dream, I want to know what does it mean to love and to be loved. I think that it's the greatest feeling in the world. It's the only thing which can make a person happy. And I need it. I think that when you are alone, when you don't have your sweetheart, your life is not so bright and seems to be a little bit empty. Even to enjoy the things you like is much more pleasant when you do it with your loving person, I know that you will agree with me. What can I tell you about myself, I'm an active person, I think that we live just once and we should try to get everything that the life has to give us. I think that it's better to do something then just to sit,waiting that somebody will bring it to you. I like romance and I want it to be an unseparated part of my married life. I'll try to make my future husband the happiest man in the world. In me he'll always find a necessary support and understanding love and care. I understand that life is not only a holiday but I want to share everything with my dearest man.   Your good friend Lida. 

My dearest Kevin!!! Thank you very much for your letter, thank you very much for your tender words. I don't know what happened but since I read your last letter you took a lot of my thoughts. To me on work have told that I shall have holiday May, 1 I shall have a rest all month. So I could visit you in May but I do not know where to take money to trip. My salary small and I have no accumulation of money I yet I do not know that to me to do. Something tells me that finally I met the man I was looking for. I can't explain it. I just feel it. When I come to the Internet cafe and open my mailbox my heart starts beating faster, because I'll see your letter. It's always such a pleasure to read it! I like sharing my thoughts and views with you, and I'm so happy when I see your understanding and support. I want this our relations to continue and maybe step by step, word by word, will come to the real LOVE???  Dear Kevin I ask you to share your feelings with me, I'd like to know maybe your heart also tells you something? Thinking about you.... P.S. Today I make many my photos and I send to you it. Write what you think about my photos, do you like it? Your Lida. 

Hello my dear Kevin!!!!!! Thank you for you letter. I am happy to read your letter. My full the address: My full name: Efimova Lidiya address:  country: Russia zip: 420004 city: Kazan str. Gorkovskoe shosse 43/1, abonementniy jashik - 42 I have not received the passport because  money are necessary for this purpose. Also money aboard the plane I are necessary have no full  The sums for that what to pay all travel. I so to want be your lady and yours princess in life. I so strongly to miss for you, that I to not represent life without you. Today I to go at an exhibition the French artist. I to see there picture, where the girl kiss with the man. I long to stand and to look in this picture and to present us with you. I to close eyes and to present, that we to be on a coast the river only two. The easy wind blows, the summer sun, water in the river very quiet shines. A grass easily shakes and the cane rustles. We sit a two on a coast the river and we are happy. You to hold me in the hands and us so it is good, that more than nothing it is necessary also we are ready to sit so all life. Then we to lay in a grass and long long kiss. I was so is exited my ideas, that I could not look a picture any more and I at once to write to you. It is very a pity, that to me only my dreams. I to want be with you and to carry out them. Your forever Lida. 

My dearest Kevin!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today I have weekend, my school is closed because we have a children's holidays. It will proceed one week. Now I have much free time. Today I walked in my city. We have good weather. I have gone to the Internet cafe and write to you letter now. Thank for your letter. Your letters your words are so dear to me. Darling, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me, I'm so happy to know that our feelings are the same. To tell the truth when I put my profile at the dating web site I wasn't share that it can happen. But it's so wonderful that it's so. I met my solute, and I'm so happy. >From this time I don't feel myself lonely anymore, because I know that there's you in this world. It's not important that we don't live in the same town, and even not in the same country, we are together. And our personal meeting it's just the question of time, because we both want it and wait for it. You know I trust my intuition, my feelings very much and they tell me that we can be happy together and maybe we were really meant for each other. I know that you are a very good man and i can trust you, I can share with you everything, I'm so happy for that. Darling, I'm thinking of you a lot, and I will be so happy to meet you. My dreams meet with you in real time. I dream about our meeting each day. I present our meeting at the airport as I strongly will embrace and strong, I will kiss you. We will be most happy in love all over the world. We will carry spend our time together and we will be happy. Now it is time to me to go at home. I shall prepare for supper. I will to prepare the soup. I very much love home cosiness.  I will wait your letter my dear Kevin. Your forever Lida 

Hello my dear Kev!!!!! Thank for your letter. How are you? I have on work holiday all May. In May I can visit you. I am feeling very bad today. And now I tell to you about my problem. Today I went to passport Visa service to learn about registration the International passport and Visa to your country. Next step, I went to travel agency to learn about buy ticket to you. I have the big grief. I don't know that it is so expensive. I very much want to see you in real life to embrace you, to kiss you, I want it very much. If we will have met I think that we were happiest people in all world. But I have one very big problem. Travel to you cost very expensive. Registration international passport cost 120 dollars and will be ready after 5 days. Registration and reception the Visa will proceed 4-7 days and cost 100 dollars plus service a travel company on registration the Visa there are cost 45 dollars. Registration the Visa through travel agency is very convenient and fast. Employees a travel company make all documents and only it will be necessary for me to pay money and after 4-7 days to take my Visa. Today I have learned about cost the tickets to you in travel agency. I will be obliged to get tickets only in travel agency in which I make the Visa because I will register the working Visa, not tourist Visa. Registration the tourist Visa is impossible after September, 11. Tickets cost approximately 450 dollars. I have necessity buy return ticket. Without return ticket I don't may get working Visa. It is very big money. The total sum which I necessary to me is 715 dollars. Now I have only 150 dollars these are all money that I could save up on my work. It is very big sum for me but I don't have enough money to my arrived to you. For my arrival to you necessary else 565 dollars. Without it money I don't may arrived. I don't know when and where I may find it money. it is very big money.  I don't know what I must do. I want to have a meeting with you. But I can't pay my arrived to you. I don't have enough money to it. I will wait for your letter. I hope that our dream about our meeting to be carried out. What I must do? I am very sad about it. Your forever Lida Send to you 100000000000000 million kisses.

Hello my dear Kev!!!! Thank you for your letter. Your letter has brought the big pleasure in my heart. When I will have money I at once shall start To do documents that will meet you. Today I feel very well. Now I precisely know that soon we will have a meeting in real life, and somebody and something can't prevent us to do this. Today we have fine weather. The sun shines, weather is very warm, my soul is pleased about approach our meeting. Today I did not work and I went to the bank (it name is: PROMISHLENNIY bank) learn about transfer money to Russia, but in the bank which is near to my home (PROMISHLENNIY bank) to me have told that I should have the currency account in dollars. I wanted open it but to me have told that I can not open account in USD. Accounts in USD in Russia can open only the enterprises and other official organizations. Simple people can't have the bank account in dollars he may have bank account only in Roubles. I have gone to other bank near to it (IMPERIAL bank) but there have told to me too that I can not open the bank account in USD. Having the big grief I have come back at my home.  Then after dinner I went to center of our city. I have decided to visit the most important and largest bank in our city it is: bank KAZANSKIY.  When I come in the bank I see the advertisement of Western Union. I visit the branch of the Western Union in it bank and have learned how you may transfer money to me. They have told that Western Union the most reliable and fast way transfer money from other country to Russia. I can receive money in some minutes after your transfer.  It is very safe because only I may receive this money. They have told that you need it information to transfer money. my full complete name is: Lidiya my full complete surname is: Efimova  my full complete address is:  zip code: 420004 country: Russia city: Kazan street: Gorkovskoe shosse 43/1, abonementniy jashik-42  To receive your transfer I need your full complete information. Money Transfer Control Number - it is 10 numerals (MTCN number); Your full complete name; Your full complete: surname; Your full complete home address; Your phone number; How much money you send to me. Without it information I don't may to receive this money.  I tell thank you to the god that he has helped to me find the  good and kind person as you. I speak many thanks to you for your help. I dream about our meeting and I know that our meeting in fastest time to be carried out. I wait for your letter with impatience. Your forever Lida.

Lyuciya Sabiryanova (Chelyabinsk, Russia)

I am divorced and a father of 2,33 years of age and lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada I was contacted through a internet caf email address, she said she had seen my profile on an internet site and first email contact was march 12/2003, till April 17/2003. she was interested in my profile and said she wanted to get to know me more. the money was requested through western union every time the money was sent to Lyuciya Sabiryanova, app $1000.00 Canadian. a total of three times. once for visa,2nd for half of plane fare that she said she had,3rd for insurance to leave country. the final story, I have not heard from here in 5 days after I sent the money ,if it is really her I sent the money too. she was supposed to come to Toronto to see me. this is my story Donnie Macintosh

Olga Antipova aka Ekatarina Dyachkova (Magadan, Russia)

My add: I am a single male looking for a relationship with a Russian woman. Friends first with possible marriage in the US.

The original contact started April 2, 2003 - April 13, 2003 The relationship grew too quickly and Olga was professing her love to me. Her email requesting money was:


Hi my love Tim! I begin To understand that my life it is not meaningful without you, because I love you, I think, that during this time, we have understood that at us much in common, we as one whole. Between us there was something unusual, the feeling has appeared, I think that we are necessary the friend the friend. I constantly think of you, you have borrowed(occupied) a place in my heart. I am very glad to this. You see in me there is a lot of not spent love, tenderness, caress and care. I want to give back this all to you. I spoke with my parents about that that probably I shall leave in America, they only were glad for me, mother blessed me, she(it) thinks that it and there is my happiness. Today I all day thought only of you, about that as we with you Let's meet. I to represent it to myself, as you meet me at the airport as we We search each other by eyes, we find and we rush in embraces each other. I have learned(found out) about cost of the visa, she(it) costs(stands) 350 dollars. I about it was told by(with) mine The girlfriend, she(it) works in a travel company. Today perfect, but me is sad because we with you so far apart. Between us huge ocean, but n the ideas I with you. I to love you and for ever in your ideas. For ever yours Olga . 

Her next email requesting money was which was the exact email I read off  of your blacklist:

Hi my love Tim. I rang in the American embassy, they have advised me to take the visa of the tourist, This visa B-2, she(it) is real during 90 days. She(it) costs(stands) 350 bucks, But I now do not have such money. If you can, transmit them to me through Western Union, address of separation: AVANGARD BANK PROLETARSKAYA, 17  MAGADAN  MAGADAN 685000 RU  Antipova Olga  My girlfriend to work in bank and she(it) to me to advise the system Western Union, she(it) to speak that it is the most reliable and fast system of remittances. This system should be in each bank. If you will help me with money and our occurring, you to go in bank and there to give you 10 digits when you to dispatch money, 10 digits you to dispatch to me and about the help these 10 digits I can gain your money here in my city in bank. I Very much of rad that you want to see me, unfortunately, to meet Are necessary money, but money it only paper, main that we shall meet with By you. We should trust each other because we like each other and we soon Let's meet. I rang to a uncle in Vladivostok and it(he) has told that can make to me The ticket with the discount, but for this purpose is necessary to know where nearest to you The international airport. Still I talked to my girlfriend which works in travel agency and She(it) has told me that the visa B-2 the best variant that to us with you to meet. She(it) speaks that when we shall meet we can discuss that as we shall live Further. Yesterday I saw sex dream about us with you, it(he) very much has liked me also I want To tell it(him) to you. Me has dreamed as we with you we meet, as you take Me on arms(hand), we go to you home. For you at home we go at once in a bedroom and you Begin to undress me, our hearts are beaten synchronously, we are passionately kissed and You begin to learn(teach) me to all pleasures of sex. I to love you and I begin to understand that love this such strong feeling, I of rad That I could test it(him) due to you. With love forever yours Olga. 

You guys ROCK. When she asked for a Visa that I knew couldn't be granted,  I searched your site and found her exact letter on the site. Thanks for  you help. I'm buying your blacklist book now!!!! No scam was committed thanks to you!!!! 

Regina Podgornova, Bel yar

My name is Greg McLemore, 41 years old, single, live in Houston, Texas. I recieve first letter in Feb. 19, 2003. Sound just like the rest of the letters that everyone else got. Same request. I did send $460 US dollars. For plane tickets. It sucks to put your feelings out there and have them squashed. Live and learn and get revenge. I would post letters but they are just like the ones in the list already. Here are the pictures that I have. 

Kseniya Shamova (Volgograd,Russia )

I am a widowed white male, 44, USA.I received a letter via yahoo personals from "Kseniya"after a couple of exchanges, I was suddenly her new best friend. From that point on , amid the stories about how she lost her parents in a fire, how her first love became an alcoholic, how lonely she was, with no "suitable" men to be foundetc, she became very warm and open, sending pictures, many of which are on this site, and eventually saying that I was her loveshe couldn't go on without meher last communication was about how she had called the embassy and was heartbroken to find it was 350.00 for a visa, and with much "pain" in her heart, asked me to send it to a bank there Fortunately, I found this site, and her on itsent her letter telling her she was found out and haven't heard from her since..first contact was 3 April 2003last:14 Apr. 2003 This was my first encounter with such a scamI thank those who cared enough to share their stories and info. on these people Don C.

Svetlana Glushkova (Samara, Russia)

Dearest Albert!!!!! At me good news. I yesterday have not born after to write to you the letter and at once to speak my mum and daddy, that I to  want to visit you. They to approve my decision. And to speak, that so it is  much better to learn to us each other than on Internet. I yesterday all day to go to receive the information concerning my  documents. I have found out all that is required to me to arrive to you. I  went to the transport company. I to carry with myself my mum. She speaks,  that will help me in reception of my documents. My mum speaks, that  problems with reception of the visa will not be. As she will involve a  society of invalids of our city where she works in the help. For my arrival it is required to legalize papers the following. The passport for travel abroad, the visa for the period of one month both  medical and social information, my documents will be ready during three weeks after payment. To me distances of the quotation in dollars USA. We in Russia basically have quotations in these monetary units. I do not know why. For this  purpose it is required to me 275 dollars USA, my mumand daddy speaks, that  at them is present 100 dollars USA, it is more at them is not present. It  is necessary for me of 175 more dollars USA. I hope, that you to help me in  it, that as we should operate together. To me have appointed reception in  the transport company on Friday, by this day I should pay cost of my  documents. Send me please 175 dollars USA today that I might pay my  documents tomorrow. It will be more more convenient, that all to make in  time. I to go to bank, to me have told that the fastest and reliable way to  transfer money, it is system monetary transfer Western Union. You simply  should go in the bank where are present Western Union and to do make  translation of money resources. I to give you the address and the name of  mine Western Union where you may transfer money quickly. Alfabank 443001, Russia, Samara city, Street, Molodogvardeiskaya, 151 Ph.: +7 8462 42-06-24, 42-06-17 Fax: +7 8462 42-06-25 E-mail:

Also to me to speak, that you may take advantage Internet of a site for a  sending of money to not go to bank. The following information is necessary for this purpose for you: my full name, Svetlana Glushkova, My home Adress: Russia, 443001, Samara city, Novo Sadovaya street, home 34 apartment 2 7. You should as inform me the exact full name, the home address and the nearest airport where it is convenient for you to meet me. Ok? Excuse, now I should go on my work to prolong my holiday. Very much I wait for the letter and ours with you of a meeting, it Is a lot of kisses and respect. Yours Svetlana

Tatiana Botvinkina (Kremenchug, Ukraine)

I am single, 50 years old, seeking soulmate in Russia, but I've been there once or twice so I know a "few" things about the tricks and scams and red-flags. I believe she initiated contact with me through Absolute Agency. A provocative picture appeared in the first letter. By the 2nd letters she was calling me "darling" and "honey" and asking me what I would do to a woman like her, but you know 'internet is so expensive to me, can you help'?  Actually, little Tanya, what I'd like to do is turn you over my knee, you little minx, but I'm happy just to report you to the blacklist...I played along, acting like, oh I know it costs much, how is the best way to help you? By the 3rd letter, she was saying you know I heard from other girl you can send money Western Union and then explained exactly how to do this. She didn't get the money. I wrote back and said hmmm your child Liza looks just like Nikita, but that's a Tatyana Botvinkina in the same town, must be a co-incidence... I doubt I'll hear from her again (this is what was mentioned on the blackist about her, no one else got her photo though)

I saw from this website she also used the name Tatyana Botvinkina, but same town and city, although she appears to have moved apartments. Address is in letter #3 below Her three letters and several photos are attached below. if I've saved one other man from this little minx, it's worth it!! I did edit out my name in the letters below. I'm sure if you see this in your mailbox, it will have your name instead of mine!

Letter #1:

My Darling ---! You even cant imagine what a pleasure it was for me to see your letter in my  mail box.  It looks like an answer for all my prayers and wishes to find somebody who can understand me and need the same in this life. Love, tenderness, caring, happy  family.  Is this You, my Dear? Do you believe in destiny, in real life?? I do ! I believe in great love between two peoples.  It doesn't matter how far peoples  live from each other, even if they live in different parts of the world.  I feel that somewhere in this vast world there is my  soulmate, the man who will make me happy with him love and care. I am optimist  by nature and in everything I see something beautiful and I enjoy every moment of my life.  If you are tired of loneliness, I am here for you, ---! I am your dream ! Life  is so wonderful and full of surprises ! It would be so nice to share it with someone kind and a positive person. For me, the most important things in a man is him inner soul and him attitude to me, but not hes physical appearance. I am quite sociable by nature, but calm by character, with a high sense of humour. I have a lot of things in my life that make me happy. But in order to  be completely happy, I need the other half person in my life. Only the very special man, who will fill that part of my soul which is still empty. Im 27, 170 sm. high ,weigh 47 kg. I have a little angel, it is 3 years old.  Sometimes my kid asks me when we will have the father and I always answer to her that very soon father will come, we should just wait for a while. All children are small angels in our earth, and we all love them very  much. I love my angel very much too. I work as a teacher in the cindergarten. I like reading books, kino, painting, staying in nature, making sport (skiing, badminton, hiking and so on), and and and. I have so many different interest and I am always open for new things. Something what is very important to me is music. All kind of music, depending on the situation - for dancing, dreaming, relaxing or whatever. I like people with own opinions, powerful and not saying always yes, I prefer frank and straight conversation.  Darling, if you have the same point of view about life, and if you like my letter, I will wait for your letter. Please tell me more about your life, your hobbies and dreams I will wait for your letter. I would like to ask you, ---, to send me your photo though appearance is not important for me. The main thing is his inner life and his soul. I wish you to have a good day. Tanya and Liza Write me only to my e-mail:
P.S.I live in Ukraine and You know I'm afraid it will make you upset. I have never visited other places pin my life. This some mistake in my ad. But I like your country very much 

Letter #2

My Dear ---! I'm very glad to get your letter. I'm happy to think that we have the same points of view. Thanks for your picture. I liked it very much. May be I'll tell a little of my inner world, which is very important for me as against appearance. My philosophy is that I live my life the best I  possibly can and take care of those for whom  I care.I treat all people with consideration except those who hurt the ones I  love,these people I never forgive as I consider it my duty to protect those I  love.When I love someone I do it with all my heart and soul.I am a very  passionate person and I gain much happiness from loving  and pleasing the man who shares my life.Now I look for the one special  person to spend the rest of my life,loving and caring for.  I wish I could think of more to tell you, ---, and I am sure there is much you  would like to know so please ask me and I will tell you anything. Honey, when is your birthday? What colour are your eyes as I cannot see in the  photo. My birthday is 5 of february. Tell me all the things you enjoy and would like to do with the woman you find. I go to Internet-cafe to send you letters, ---, here I use computer, Internet and translator. These services cost much and it's not easy to pay it. I'd be grateful to you if you'd help me pay our correspondence. It'd be very pleasant and important for me to feel your care. About your question about children. Now its very hard for me to grow up the   hild by myself. And I just dont think to have many of them. Of course I like  children very much. But Im sure all decisions must be taken together in a really happy, friendly, and loving family. And no matter what the decision is, itll always be common, desired and thought out.  Sometimes I and Liza walk in park after taking him from kindergarten. We walk together and speak of our affairs. Butit's sometimes dull that there's no the third person, whom Liza could call Father". I hope much that it'll change somewhere and we'll be together with our Father. I want to hope that you'll be this person. What do you think of it, ---? I and Liza kiss you We wait for your letter much Tanya and Liza 

I acted stupid and asked her to explain just how I could send her money?

Letter #3 Arrived....

Darling ---! I'm glad to get your letter. Now I feel that we with Liza are not alone. Thank you for your understanding and willing to help me to pay correspondence. I'm very grateful to you for it. I don't know what to tell you, I want about pleasant and good so that it'd raise you mood and help to live. Your letters help me much and I read them every day with great pleasure. There's much dullness in our life. But I hope that all will change to the better, As you appeared in our life. You mean much for me, ---. And you're the best I with Liza have. I want to love you both and to live only for you. It's my greatest wish and striving. I want us to be together, to be glad each each other every day and ther'd be nothing more beautiful in the world! I want it so much! I think once it'll happen. We deserved it and waited for it so long time. I want to tell you, ---, why I'm not seack man in Ukraine. And why I made conclusion to write you. Of course, the economical situation in Ukraine is bad.  It's very hard to live here. But even this is not main condition. I afraid to  live here from our people. It's terrible for me to look at they, what they have become. Yes, perhaps, it's from economy of our country. But I think that we  may not live such way. Our man can't love woman and take care of she. They  can't be trustful and rightly. Women give for men all herself, and what she  take back? It's very sorrowfully and it's big tragedy for many woman in Ukraine. Our women want only one  to have good family, to love and be loving by one man.  Our men see it. Time goes out, and they get used to it. It become a few for  they. They think, that they have it, it nowhere to go and it'll be so always.  Yes, and women suffer it many time such relation to them. It's always a pity child for women. Because after breaking off with such man, a child stays without father. Men finds another woman, forgetting about his leaving child. It's a terrible situation. And I have understand this, because I by myself was in role of such women. Now my ex  husband doesn't need his child. And Liza has realized it and not very miss he. The more painfully, when you are  disappointed, it's when your child is disappointed. That is why I don't want to seek another man in Ukraine. Dear! If you really want to help me with a payment of our  correspondence, I will be thankful to you. ---, I asked from the girl who also goes to the internet club and is in correspondence with a man for a long time.  I asked  her if she knew how to make a transfer. The fact is that I have never  faced this.  And I don't know if there are any companies who make money transfers from  abroad to Ukraine.  And she explained me that there is a system called "Western Union".She told me  that to make a transfer with this system you have to know my full name and address. She also told that when you make a transfer they'll tell you a code with 10 numbers. And if everything ok and you'll really be able to help me try not to forget to send me the code and your full name in your next letter. Because another way I won't get the money.  My full name  Tatiana Botvinkina,  town of Kremenchug, Poltava area, Ukraine.My adddress - Pervomayskaya str.,  7-68. Our correspondence cost about 100$ in month. Next letter you must sent me  cod transfer, your full name and sum. Darling! I sincerely hope that we with Liza will be so important in your life as you're in ours. That we'll be together once and forever and you'll need it forever as we. I want us to make you happy as well as you. Let it be just letters now only. But they mean so mush for me and keep me warm. I want you to know that I need nobody except you. and I'm not interested in other men. Now it's important that it'll be OK with us, ---. I kiss you and wish all the best With Love Tanya

Tatyana Biryukova

This person contacted me thru on 2/2/2003 the e-mail address that was used for the initial contact was but all the other correspondence was thru  So I fortunately found out before things got to far down the road and any loss of money. I was sort of worried when after three or so e-mails she started saying that she loved me and couldn't live without me and I would respond back but she wouldn't seem to get what I was saying or seemed to ignore what I was saying. After being scammed once I tend to take things a lot slower and do some checking up on the women who contact me from Eastern Europe, well fortunately I did find some pictures of her here and after checking some of the letters I found a common pattern between what I found here and what she was sending me. I'll let you be the judge. At least this time I just lost time and not money. :) I did send one last message stating that I knew she was a scammer and that I will be reporting her to several anti scam web sites. She all most had me, seemed to have so much in common, scary. 

So onto the letters,

Dear briguy68b, Hello, how are you doing? Nice to meet you here on!!! I'm Tatyana from Russia, I'm 30 y.o., and I stand 5"8', and my weight is 125 lbs. I have seen your profile, and I have decided to write you. I write you my message because I am searching for my true love! I have been trying but so far I have been unlucky so I decided to try my luck here. I am very sensible and affectionate. I can describe myself as loyal, caring, intelligent, sincere and a very understanding person. My dream is to find a person who knows how to love and and be loved. I feel I have so much love to give and so much inside my heart to share. If you feel the same way as I do contact me on my e-mail I would like to send you my picture if you want, I hope to hear from you soon. Good bless you! Take care, yours new russian friend, Tatyana 

Hi my love Brian! I have gotten your warm words from your answer on my last message my darling! My dear, my love Brian, in my last e-mail I have told you about my love feelings to you, Brian, I wrote this message with so close love feelings to you, dearest, I didn't can to hide my love to you, my soul prompted me that I must to tell about my love to you, because it is so dificult to hide a close feelings to love man, Brian. I love you, Brian, and I want to say to you that, please, don't discharge me from you, Brian. Brian, it's so pity for me that our messages connect us only, I want to see you in reality my Brian. I so want it, darling! Our e-mails connect our close love feelings to each other, our messages are our rescue with boredom and from all of boring things. I want to say to you my darling that I cann't without your messages now Brian, your e-mails are necessary for me so much my Brian, I love it and I love you my dearest Brian!!! My love Brian, I want to say that my parents and my best friends Natasha and Frank are very happy for us my love Brian, they are all time ask about you, about your feelings to me and I don't worry say about our love feelings now, because I don't want to hide my love to you from everybody my Brian, I have found sense of my life my Brian, I LOVE YOU AND I MISS YOU BADLY, DARLING! My love Brian, I want to say to you that my collegues on my job are very happy for us too! In total all my collegues says me that they are very glad for us too, but one of the waiters say about me very bad things too, she is Raisa, she is 44 years old. She is not so good woman, she gossips about me that I am not considerable woman, because I found you my Brian in Internet and she considers that it's not good my Brian, because she said that in their past live time when in Russian Federation was Soviet Union, in this time boys found the girls and that it was better than in present time, when in more cases girls find boys. I was so bad from Raisa's words my Brian, because I think that she is not right, realy my Brian? I think that man can chose like woman or woman can chose like man if they want it mutual, really Brian? I think that we have mutual love feelings and it is better of all when the loving each other people love each other mutual, I think that it is an important fact of love about reciprocity. Really my Brian, is our feelings mutual??? I think from our messages that it's true my Brian. Also I want to say to you that Raisa doesn't have a husband, she lives one, she considers that all men do not deserve her attention because, I think, that she is not simple in herself soul, I think that she think very high about herself simply, she think that all men is silly men, it's her opinion only, I don't know why she think so bad about men, why??? My dearest, did you meet such, I think, silly peoples as Raisa the ideas of which is not right in my opinion. I think that she is not right in that she said about men!!! I think that this woman is egoist woman, I think that you will agree with me my Brian. But I don't want to say about this woman to you in all because it is so boring for me. Ok? I want to speak about us my dear. My Brian, I want to say to you that my parents so happy that we met each other, I say you again and again about it!!! I have consulted with my coming to you, I want to say to you that from my words about it my mom and dad were so surprised too, they asked me, am I sure about my coming to you, and I have answered that I cann't without you and I have decided to be with you, Brian, all my life too. My mom and dad have agreed with me, because they understand that I cann't without you, and also they have told me as they love each other when they were young people too. I want to say to you that my mom and dad have asked me to say to you a warmth hello from them again and again! They wish us a good life together too! My dearest Brian, also I have a good news! I want to say to you that Natasha and Frank have reminded me today with my possible coming to you my Brian. The fact in that Natasha have a good aunt Marina in Moscow which, possible, will can help me with an information about my coming to you in USA Brian in future soon! Also I want to say to you that Natasha's aunt Marina has helped to Natasha at once when Natasha and Frank have met each other in Internet, when Frank asked Natasha to come to him in Germany, Hamburg City. Natasha's aunt Marina has helped to Natasha with all information for need necessary documents for the Natasha's coming to Germany to Frank. This aunt Marina works in one of the individual travel firm in Moscow City. It's so positively for us because she will can to help me with all important detaled things of information about all necessary documents for my future coming to you in USA my love Brian. Also I want to remind that Natasha and Frank will go to Germany soon, as I said you earlier, because Frank want it, Natasha want it too, they decided about it earlier. And Natasha will address to her aunt Marina about all necessary information for coming to Germany too, and Natasha will can ask Marina about all necessary information for the documents and prices of my coming to you in USA. Natasha will try to connect with Marina in Moscow soon on days, and will ask about all important information too! Frank and Natasha say to you a friend greetings again and again my Brian, and hope that we will together soon too! They are so happy, and happy for us my love Brian. Also I want to say to you my Brian that it's so good that Natasha and Frank, and also me and you my Brian found each other by the Internet, I think that the Internet is the assistant in everything, in Internet people can find any information, and it's inportant that the people can to fall in love by the Internet, realy my dear Brian??? I so love you my darling, I'm sure in my love with you so much, and I want to say to you that with every day I want to be with you more and more my Brian, I love you so much dear, I can't without you my Brian, you are so necessary for me Brian, I love you, Brian!!!!!!!!! Also my Brian, on days, possible tomorrow or after tomorrow, I want to go to the church that I must thank God that we found each other my love, I so thank our God, I know that God helped us to find you my Brian, I know about it, Brian! My darling, on this I will end my e-mail to you, I will wait for your next emails with my great love desire!!! You must know, Brian, how I feel so happy myself when I read your messages my darling! Well, I must be off my Brian, I will think about you Brian so much, I love you, and I want to be with you as soon as possible my love Brian!!!!! 
Truly, xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox Kisses and huges your love, Tatyana

Hi my dearest love Brian! I did not hear back from you. Where are you? I hope you are doing o'key? I have e-mailed to you so important information about my coming to you, but you don't write me back. I really miss hearing from you so please send a reply. I do love you so much my Brian and want to be with you as soon as possible!!!!!!!! As usually warmth hi from my family and from Natasha and Frank to you Brian! Happy Easter to you my love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yours love Tatyana  

This site is great and has helped me out a lot as well as a few others to weed out the scammers and save me time and money. I seem to get about 10 e-mails a year from women in Eastern Europe so I don't want to spend a lot of time e-mailing people who are going to waste my time.  

Universal Agency. Alena (Lugansk/Donetz )

Im a single man without kids and selfemployed I contacted this girl, afther I saw her ADD at "heart 2 heart".  I wanted to know her and my intention was for us to get together. I yust sent here a letter. She (?) wrotte me back, telling me how much she was looking out to create a happy family and those things. I answer her, telling her about me and my dreams, and asking here to tell me about her, her address, enz... All I recived back where the same word as in the firs letter and a request to help her directly with translation costs. Of course I did not sent her a cent because I had read obout scam and felt this could be one more, and because her letters seamed empty to me, I had the idea they where written perhaps by a different person, not her. Perhaps she even dd not know nothing about it, and if she did she was playing with me. So I requested to the agency about that. This was the answer !! Spanish were always idiots, sorry. one more proof dear and the next: F**k off !! So guys: If you want to give it a go with the girl of this agency I would watch my money.

First letter:

Hello dear XXXX, My name is Alena or Lena this is a nice way of calling me! I was very glad having received your letter XXXX. Thank you for writing to me from far away Spain XXXX, I am very happy having received your message XXXX. I am also looking for long term serious relations in my life XXXX. XXXX, please, find attached my photos that I am very happy to be sending to you!  Ok, like I said, my name is Lena/Alena :) I am 22 years already. I am still a student but I do have a lot of dreams :) I have recently won the college cooking championship and I am very happy about it! I forgot to mention that my major in College is cooking, I love making nice and tasty food, making people around happy with it! I have always dreamed of becoming a professional in this! And I am sure I'll be that way... Of course, this is not my only dream, I also want to be happy and to be smiling always! I want to be next to a person who is willing to share with me all the secrets of his heart, to be kind and nice to me always no matter what and I will be doing the same to him too.. This why I came to this Dating Agency that is helping me with everything, I still hope that my dreams will come true XXXX. What do you think? From your new friend, Alena

Money request: Watch this!! The second letters we exchanged and she already know about the potential of our relation :-)

Hi my dear XXXX, It was a great joy for me to receive a letter from you! Dear XXXX, let me thank you for your very warm and tender words yes, I will be happy to come to Spain but I think all it takes is just learn more of each other XXXX.. I, myself, looking for serious relations and further afterwards and I am ready to relocate for my love and future family.. I am eager to keep talking with you XXXX! And you?  Dear XXXX, I know you might have some questions about who is helping me with all this: I will tell you right away that I am a member of a Ukraine Dating Club or an Agency that is helping me. I really appreciate them greatly, without them it would be very hard for us to meet, if not impossible! They do have a lot of experience in helping the lonely people: our last lady and her husband who just married in the US and are happily living for a couple of months already have just sent here "Thank You" letter where they are very thankful for all the efforts that were put to bring them together! It was a big job but two hearts are together now. Is not it great? Is not it worth it? Is not it an example to follow..? Dear XXXX, I have talked with our Manager and asked her to explain to you about how to join us for our further correspondence and our future relations. I feel that our relations have a big future potential. Do you want this XXXX? All is takes is just a little trying and patience! XXXX, please, trust me and know for sure that none here wants to hurt you but rather to help you and me! Your new friend.. Alena

Vera Tokareva (Sochi, Russia)

I am a single father of 2, White American, Marketing. I was contacted on my mail, I was told I was found through a dating service. We sent letters back in forth every day except weekends, for about a month. She wanted to come live in America, It was over two weeks before Love was mentioned. I told her that I would come to Russia to get her then she said she had gotten advised a visa was three hundred dollars ($300.00) and she only had money to get to Moscow. She wanted me to send the money by Western Union To: Agent Location Details MOSCOMPRIVATBANK SEVERNAYA, 12  SOCHI , 354000  RU Vera Tokareva  This was her second request for the money. This is the first letter I received form her! 


Hello my new friend Forrest. That has written thank me. I am very glad to see that you to want to learn(find out) me better. I too to want to learn(find out) about you it is little bit more. So let's get acquainted. Me call Vera. I to want to tell, that it is not so good to know the English language, but I shall try to write to you letters itself. I may understand it(him) but at me very much it is not important with grammar. So excuse for my English. I to hope, that you can understand it and will write to me again. I hope, that the language barrier will not prevent us to communicate, as I to want to study more in English. You will help me the letters? I to want to tell to you it is a little about myself. I work in a pension fund. I give out pension to pensioners. I have the maximum(supreme) pedagogical formation(education). I on a speciality the expert in psychology and the teacher. You to love children? Very much to like me my work though she(it) here in Russia underpaid and borrows(occupies) a lot of time from us. My working hours from 7:30 till . Where you work? Than you are engaged? I want to describe myself. I have growth of 173 sm and weight of 61 kg. To me of 30 years. I never was married and to not have children. At me houses are the computer but I to not have a house of the phone therefore can not work in the Internet. Therefore I basically shall write to you from work. I to work since Monday till Friday. I to have 2 days off: Saturday and Sunday. I shall not write may fastly to you in days off. Unless I will need to go in computer club. But it costs(stands) money. If I to find money that I can write to you and on Saturday and Sunday. But it will be not always. I shall write to you during working week. Yes we to get acquainted. But I till now to not tell where I live. And so. I live in Russia, in city of Sochi. The history of Sochi begins with 1838 when the military settlement was based on territory of the future city. Who might think then, what one of outposts of Russian empire becomes a well-known city - resort, and Plane-tree reddening, planted(put) in 1913 in honour of 75 anniversaries of the basis pupils of the Sochi grammar school - his(its) symbolical embodiment? However, now she(it) a picturesque tent borders the modern Resort prospectus of Sochi. Sochi - city of dream, the resort capital of Russia located in northwest of Caucasus. Sochi concerns to a ????????-geographical province. Sochi - a unique place in Russia in which reigns a subtropical climate. Within all year the nature of city of Sochi pleases his(its) inhabitants and visitors with flowering of representatives of exotic flora. Unique beauty mountain Sochi, cleanliness of reserved air and the tender sea have allowed city to take a strong place in dreams of tourists. The sun does not leave(abandon) city of Sochi of 300 days in one year. Warm Caucasian air gets warm in the summer up to average temperature in 26,5C, and water - 24,5. Concept of winter of Sochi relative - average winter temperature - 8C. The resort season in Sochi begins in the spring and lasts before the termination(ending) of October. This very beautiful place. You may describe a place where you live? To you probably it is very interesting where I to find you and why I to choose you you. I to find you on < / >. But you see there there were many structures of other members. Yes before to write to you I to see(overlook) many structures of men. Why you? Also I do not know why, but to me to be remembered you. I not skilled in this business. I the first time to try to get acquainted through the Internet. To me in Russia not so carried with love and I on advice of the girlfriend to try to address in the Internet, to try to find here the love. And still the intuition prompts me that I to make a correct choice. And I to decide to write to you. I shall finish the letter. I hope, that you may understand my letter and you are interesting that I to tell to you and you will write back. Write to me please. Aboutmyself I more am more detailed to promise to tell to you in the following letter. Your friend Vera.  

This is the letter asking for the money:  

Hi my love Forrest. I about pleasure to want to answer your letter. I have growth of 173 sm and Weight of 61 kg. I very much to miss for you. I to think of you all day. I so am happy, that we can be together. I to learn(find out) as you can help me about money on the visa. I to go in bank and me to tell, that is possible to send money through system of remittances Western union. It will be very fast and not a problem.. Bank, which to be near to my work to have branch Western Union. I to inform you it: Agent Location Details MOSCOMPRIVATBANK SEVERNAYA, 12  SOCHI , 354000  RU Vera Tokareva  When you send money you should to me to inform number of a remittance both complete name and address, that I to not have problems with reception of money. I am sure, that all this it to turn out. I already to speak, that on the visa will be necessary to me 300 dollars. Recently to me any more so is lonely, as earlier, because you are at me. And all this due to you my love I to shine with happiness is direct now. I to represent each day our first appointment and our first kiss. I to represent as we to look in eyes each other and to smile. I to want, that it is all has taken place by a straight line now. But I to understand, that it is necessary to wait and to suffer(bear). I am sure, that in some weeks we shall embrace each other. I to want to wish to you successful day. I to want, that you to think about me and to think of our meeting.  I always shall be yours and only by yours. Yours forever Vera.  

We are still writing, she does not know I know the scam till Friday!  Thank you for you help 

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