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Anna Ivanova (Krasnodar, Russia)

I am 42 yo, been to Russia twice, Was first contacted thru Adult Singles Mail Service by this woman, received 10 letters before being asked for $$ for visa to come to USA. To top it off she says she is a 26 yo virgin. Here is her last letter. I will have some fun giving her some bogus WU # to play with her, and then say I am coming to her town. At the bottom is her last email. She uses 2 email addresses;


Greetings Peter! Good day! Time also has come will get acquainted really . So, now I with confidence can see your interest to me. Yes I can tell you frankly as my interest to you not less. For me  our correspondence became ordinary, as I used to do usual  things so long (wash in the mornings, make dinner and supper) I write you a letter. Peter, I want to see a good friend and in general I want to fond a man for all my life. I am very sirious with you, and you? Today I shall tell to you a little personal information  which certainly will be very interesting for you. As you already know I live in city Krasnodar. My personal address: RUSSIA Krasnodar Lenina street 12 flat 4 first name: ANNA last name: IVANOVA I have no telephone, becouse in the rented apartment there was not phone when I rant it. Ofcourse I can buy these servise but is not needable for me anf rather expan sive. Yesterday I spoke  with my parents. I needed to consult to them and to make sure that  they agree with our relations. When they have heard that I am  interested in you they were very glad. They were really happy and very much hope for continuation of friendship. Today I shall send you a few early photos. In these photos I'm 20 and 23 years old. And I shall send you my the best loved photo where I finish university. This day is very significant for me, you see that day my youthful life was finished. Also began adult independent. Now I should choose the way which will result me to successful and happy life. I want to tell you a small history about my life before. Certainly, when I was young I  want to have the friend as well as now. And so. I sometime related  with the guy. He lives in my city. This experience makes me  attantive, and I shall try not to make such mistakes. We relat ed with him  about 2 years. When we only have got acquainted with him I thought  that he very good guy, he rendered to me a plenty of marks of  attention, he gave me flowers and gave compliments. It is a lot of time  we spent together. In due course I began to understand that very  strongly was mistaken in him. A bit later he began to treat coldly to  me, he began to be rude to me to not answer my phone calls. But I loved  him as it seemed to me. Peaple say usualy - love always very strong  when it is the first time. Once in the evening when I once again could  not find him I have gone to walk on night city. Having despaired I  have casually glanced in one of bars of area where I live. There I had seen him together with my girlfriend.... My heart was broken. I still have remembered this moment and for long time. He has deceived  me and I long could not overlook about this wound. Understand me correctly, but I cautiously treat each person to whom I am not indifferent. I do not know than may our friendship will be finished, but I very much would like that we are true to each other always! Any kind of relations! I would like to read your letter as soon as possible Peter. I wait. Sincerely, your girlfriend Anna.

***her last letter****

Now I am disappointed. Probably we will never be together. The girl who worked in that agency has told that very much frequently such trips I pay by grooms. But it is  inconvenient for me to ask you such money. If to tell you on a secret my salary  with the tip makes no more than 200 dollars per one month. But in  Russian it is very big money. So... Now I have finally despaired. If you  decided to help me with the money you can sens me them by Western  union system. I heard alot information that this way is the best and the fasters. You just should find the Western Union in bank and say them my  first name - ANNA and second name - IVANOVA and I will recieve money  in "UGBANK"bank in Krasnodar. It placed there: TURGENEVA  street, 136. I realy want to be with you but I can not. Or maybe we never shall  be together, my Love. I love you every day... Write to me  what do you think about it . Your beloved Anna.  kind regards Pete

Ekaterina Ivanova (Yelets Russia)

Sometimes I am so very glad that all the coffee I drink actually helps me to think clearly. Here is information regarding another scammer that almost suckered another lonely fool. I hope it helps... Doug Williams Lancaster, Pa.


Hello my love Doug. Dear , today I had serious conversation with mum. She does not have any objections if I would go to USA. She wishes happiness to me. I had long conversations with her about you. She says that if you write such letters you are a good person. But she is still a bit prejudiced about the possibility of deceit. But I love you and completely believe you.  There is a firm in our city, which deals with visa registration. They charge 315 USD. It is unbelievably high for me. But it is so! Visa is arranged during 1 month. I know also that there is à governmental visa department. They charge a bit less money, however such visa is prepared from 0,5 to 1 year and it is not yet known how it will work.  My girlfriend recently visited Australia and she told me everything how to receive visa and to prepare for the flight. I'll tell you everything about this. You just have to listen me carefully. I am very glad that you want to see me. I also dream about this. I want to be with you!!! I understand that a lot of money is necessary to travel to you. And once again I'll tell you that the visa to refer to is B-2.  I do not know why I became so crazy about you. I think that it is the man about which I dreamed all my life. I'm so inspired with our future meeting that I cannot find a place for myself anywhere. 315 dollars are necessary to buy visa. This visa is valid for 90 days. We after all will have to come back to the issue of visa. Believe me now I collected all information. I am very grateful to you that you help so much to our meeting. I want to tell you that money is better to send on system Western Union. This system is very reliable and money transaction is carried out within 15 minutes. Here is information how to send money here:   GAZPROMBANK  SVERDLOVA 137  YELETS , 399770  (7) (074) 6748683  My full name is Ekaterina Ivanova.  After you will send money here the bank will tell you ten figures and you should inform me about them. I know that our relationship is under construction for trust. But we should trust each other without trust we simply cannot exist. My mother's sister works in Moscow in an airport. Mum called her today and spoke to her. Write me please what airport you will come to and then I'll tell you about the air tickets. The ticket for me will be with the discount due to my aunt. Many times I asked a question to myself: Why in this world everything depends on money? I consider that money is not the basis. The most important is when people understand each other. I can live without money. But I strongly want to arrive to you and money here is necessary. So it is obvious that money were separating us. I have a big desire to meet you, to embrace you and to kiss you. If I would have money I'll immediately arrive to you. Money is just a temporary paper. But human relationships are built forever. Now I understand that love is a strong feeling. I am glad that I have found this feeling. When I open the mailbox and see there your letter it is becoming easily on my soul. When I read it my heart blossoms. I want to sing with happiness. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!  Your Ekaterina. PS about spring- it is already here and last snow was about mounth ago! 

Doug, I'm blessed to have you in my life! Your make me crazy and I'm dreaming only about you, my dear! I'm so happy to know you, you even cannot imagine! I did talk yesterday with my father. He was very curious about the relationship between us. I said that the ties between you and me were getting stronger day by day. Then they were talking with my mom together. I did not hear what they discussed. But I feel their appreciation if what I'm doing and how I'm changing the route of my life. You know last night I felt that you are next to me lying on my bed. I felt your warm body, your gentle hands and your soft breath... I felt you everywhere around me. It was a very sweet feeling I cannot even describe it... You know what did we do...? I had a desire to eat whole of you, to embrace whole of you... I did not want to let you leave me... I just wanted you to be everytime next to me. I want to say you THANK YOU for your existence. For everything you did for me to light the dreams and sweet emotions go on. Look what a beautiful words I have for you: There's a sea between us, love, and I wish that it weren't true, for every day when I awake, I yearn to be with you. There are many miles between us, love, though you're always here in my heart, and every night, beneath the silver starlight, I pray for the day we'll never part.  I love you and will love all my life! Ekaterina.

Good morning, dearest Doug! I believe it's morning in the area you live. It's already seventh or eight's letter I write you. Don't you see that we have become much closer than ever before. You even cannot imagine what you mean for me. You mean a lot. You can ask maybe: why. I don't know. What I really know is that I love you. It is not hard for me to say it again - I love you. I have never known such a beautiful soul like yours. You opened it once for me and never did close. Now I open my soul for you. I give you my heart and my tender. I was thinking of you last night. I did not eat dinner. My mom was surprised very much. I did not tell her about my feelings to you yet. I'm afraid she won't understand. Her generation didn't know about fast means of communication such as e-mail. But I know that Internet did bind many souls and hearts together already. However, maybe I'm too prejudiced about my parents. I'm just afraid because I have never told my parents that I loved anybody, and because I didn't love anybody that much. You are so nice, you are so gentle. Sometimes you are humorous and sometimes delicate. You are open-minded and honest to me. I love to read letters from you. My heart's always jumping when I see when I see a message from you in my mailbox. Then I eat it as a whole running across the lines and only after that I read it carefully several times. See, I'm becoming crazy of you. I don't want you to be pushed with my sentiments. Excuse me if I'm too expressive. Maybe you did not expect this from me. But something has changed the way of my life recently and I believe it's you. I'm thinking of you every hour and every minute. I wish we were friends for a long long time. Wish you a wonderful day! Ekaterina.

Good day, dearest Doug! You are my inspiration of every day and night. Only thoughts about you govern me now. You are always on my mind. How is your day? I had really started worrying about you. I was very glad to learn a lot about you. You are very interesting to me. Did you tell your family or friends about me? What do they find about all this? My parents are very curious about you. I have already got acquainted them with some information about you. They are very positive of what is happening between us. Did I tell you about my active side of life? I mean sports and so on. I like jogging. When I was a student I was a good runner and took part in several local competitions. I did swimming as well. However, work takes a lot of time now and I do only jogging in evenings along the closest boulevard. It takes usually 20 or 30 minutes but I feel then refreshed very much. Unfortunately I do not like jogging in the rain. When it is raining or there is strong and cold wind I do not go out. Winter also closes up me at home. But sometimes I like skiing. I do not sky often because a lot of preparations follow the sky exercise. Do you like jogging or skiing? You know my dream is to sky down the hill. We have only a cross-country skiing here. We have no high hills around. What are your dreams? I have never thought before that I'll get acquainted with a man from another country. This seemed to me unbelievable. Sometimes I cannot still perceive all this. But when I do I have a great feeling inside. Wish I could offer you more than just an Internet communication. Wishing you all the best Ekaterina.

Hi, Doug! In past I did ignore Internet connections with somebody and did not realize that it could be so vivid and delightful. Before writing you something had changed in my mind that said me to try ("why not"). And now I'm happy that it has occurred. The weather today is nasty. It is not snowing but it is windy and cold. Only a few days ago we had the sunshine and the light breeze. What is the weather like where you live? Dear, I wanted you to tell me a little bit about your past. Did you have women? What life experience have you got? If you find my questions a kind of rough do not answer them, alright? I understand that it is a private sphere which is inviolable and untouchable. But I think you want to hear about me. And I decided to tell you about myself. I had a friendship with one guy from the same course of the Institute. We got acquainted on the third year of our study. I would not say now that I loved him. I just liked him. We spent some time together. We walked, went to movies, theatre, exhibitions - were kind of happy. We were together for about 4 years but we did not have a common housekeeping. One day I thought to ask him to be my husband. And he agreed. But he agreed an a way which says that "I'll see... or maybe". I just felt it... Later I saw him together with another woman. You know what did I feel. I just was so happy - I was off the hook. We could marry and what would wait for me - the same what waits a lot of newly married couples - divorce. But at the same time I was sad. And I had understood that all our previous relationships was an illusion of love. Actually he was not even interesting for me- I understood this later. The time cures. Several years gone. I did not have anybody else in my life. Now I feel lonely. I would be happy if you share with me also a secret from your past. Well I need to go now! I'll be waiting for your letter! Wish you all the best today! Ekaterina. 

Good morning, dear Doug! I believe it's morning where you are. Thank you for a wonderful letter! I have realized that you are great and it is very interesting for me to talk to you. The way you write says that you are sensitive to me and you understand me pretty well. You know I like you too. Maybe we can be friends? Maybe we could meet one day and talk somewhere in a small restaurant. The rush order we did execute prematurely. I work in the office of engineering and planning. Our shop produces metal bars and and other steel framework very necessary for building. And the task of our office is to project new varieties of framework, to test it with different methods (chemical, electric, physical, etc.) and to improve and to rationalize the process of production. Write me please also more about what you do. At this moment I'm a kind of free and I was reading Victor Souvorov's book. He was a secret service man in Soviet Era. And he writes about the Soviet system of intelligence. The book is called "The Aquarium". I believe it first was published in Great Britain in English where he run from the Soviet regime. This book is about himself and his past work and has a documentary style. Do you read anything? What kind of books do you read? But honestly I do not read that often. Only about a book a month. The rest of the time I have to spend for scientific literature necessary for my development as a specialist. I read books and articles both in Russian and in English. Well, enough about that. Did you really like my pictures I sent you? Do you have the most recent pictures of yours? I'm anxious to see them. Could you tell me more about the place where you live in? Are there mountains? I like mountains very much though have never seen them. I did not have enough of chance to travel in my life. Have you travelled anywhere? Was it great? Have you been to Russia? By the way what do you think of Russia and Russians? I heard anecdotes that some of the western people really believed that when you visited a small city in Russia you would be able to see a real bear walking on the streets. Is it funny? I hope you are alright. Wish you another successful day! Ask me anything what you are interested in. Your friend Ekaterina.

Hello, Doug! Thank you for your reply. It made by day really brighter. I read your letter with a great interest to you as a person and as a man. I have never felt so closely a spirit of another life style which you represent living on a very far point of the Globe. But I believe that we are the same as human beings. We love and smile, we hope for the best and pray the God feeling something irreparable. How is your day today? Mine is great. Our department received a rush order. This means a lot of work. Maybe I'll have to stay at work till midnight for the next couple of days. But I hope that it won't be reflected on my ability to communicate to you. This is another side of my life and I never let it be mixed with my job. Do you smoke or drink? I do not smoke. But I never resist when offered a glass of a good wine. I like basically Moldova's or Georgia's wines. These are the two former Soviet Republics. Political background has changed but the wine produced there has not. I'm not sure whether you have ever tried these kinds of wine but I strongly recommend. What are your hobbies? I like to draw sometimes. I draw nature, trees, forests, the sky, the sun, lakes and flowers. Unfortunately I don't usually keep the pictures I draw. I present them to my friends. The recent one was a beautiful butterfly I saw in August when our family traveled to our summer cottage near a beautiful lake. Mother, father and me had vacations and we stayed here for a week. I can send it to you if  you'd like. I'm sure you'll like it. I usually draw in summer. I like the yellow colors of fall and light colors of spring as well. But the winter when everything is only black and white is boring. It is boring to draw, of course, but it was never boring to go skating or to hear the crunch of snow-flakes when walking. What kind of movies do you like to watch? I like adventures like Indiana Jones, or detectives about James Bond or Puarou. But I like elements of romance and drama as well. The recent movie I was watching was the Fight Club. Yes, you are right, it is not on the list of my preferences. However, I was recommended to watch it. And the idea behind the movie was great. Among the music and songs I prefer to listen to E. Morricone, Fr. Garsia, Santana and Chi Mai. I can work listening music. However, the music disturbs the others here. Therefore, I usually listen to it at home laying in the bath or drawing anything. I'm going to wish you now to be purposeful today and to step closer to your aim or a dream. Write me more about yourself, alright? I have a great interest. So long! Ekaterina.

Nadegda aka Lyuciya sabiryanova (Tyumen Russia)

I am a single man of 34, I seen this woman on the balcklist that has been in contact with me. The difference being that she is going by the name of Nadegda. No last name has been given yet. The email address she is using now is The picture is the exact same one she has sent to me. The initial contact came through Matchclick. com. She says she is from Tyumen, Russia.

Natalya Butakova (Omsk_Russia)

I feel as though I am lucky. I had been corresponding with this girl for about one month she found my name at a personal site. It was not until she asked for money that I came acrossed your web site and began to ask myself if I was a target for such a scam. As you can see from the letters she wrote she continually repeats herself I asked her specific questions and never got any answers from her. She told me that she only made $65.00 a month and could not afford the cost for a visa, medical exam, paper work, work permit, ect.. When she finally asked me for money ($250) she sent me a nude picture as if she was tempting me by saying look what you will get if you send me this money. Well like I said I was lucky to find your site and read the scams I did not send her money and she stopped sending me letters. I hope that others will read these letters as well as the other ones you have posted. Good luck to everyone who is looking and better luck to the ones who have been scamed. Here are the letters she sent me as well as the photos. Thank you for offering the information you have on your site I am glad you posted the letters you did though I had no intention to send money to someone I have never met I know that some people would have and been out for a great deal of cash. 

Letter # 1

Hi Darryl, I was very glad to get your reply. I came to the  Internet cafe just to find some information and was looking through the sites. And suddenly my eye fell down on you. I don't remember what kind of site it was. I liked very much what I have seen and decided to write you. So if it is interesting for you, I believe I should tell you now more about myself. Well, my name is Natalya, I am 29 years old. I have  blue eyes and fair hair. But I try to change my image often as I always like to be different. I live in Russia, the city of Omsk. It is not big but very green and cosy. If you come here, you will find an ensemble of different architecture here. The e are also theatres, cinemas, cafes and many other cute places. I work as a waitress in the local bar. Though I have a higher education, I can't find job on my profession that is why I work there to be more independent. My parents are on pension already. But pensions are so small that my father works part time as a watchman in the car park. And now I would like to ask you some questions. Tell me more about yourself, please, everything you want me to know. Where do you live, what place do you work in? Tell me about your parents. Everything you write me will be interesting for me. Unfortunately, I don't have a phone and computer that is why I use the service of the Internet cafe that is why sometimes there could be delays in my replies. Hope you understand me. Waiting for your reply. Natalya.

Letter # 12

Hi, honey Darryl! It is amazing to get your letter again!!!!!!!!!!!!! In hands I to hold a gift for you, my love! I  miss you badly, honey. I love you so much. I can't be apart from you, it is so hard. You are my life, I want to hug you so much, to feel  your warmth, to look into your eyes, to feel myself happy and safe near you. I am sure everything will be Ok and the destiny will  work for us and we will be happy together. I often think about us and try to imagine our life together. Sometimes I feel you so near  and close to me. I even feel you on the distance. I feel when you are in a high spirit and when you are sad. I am happy when you are happy. I  want to be with you so much and I though about the ways for us to be together. So I tried to do something for us and decided to go to the Embassy to check what I need to come to you. So, to come to your  country I need to make some paper work and to get visa. It will take some time, of course, and to pick up many documents from my side.  But I will do everything which depends from me. As for visa, there is a Fiancee visa  but it is not the best variant for us as we haven't met yet and we don't have the documents and pictures to improve our meeting. They will not allow me to go there as a guest but it is possible to get a Labour or visa for Work there. I can get this kind of visa very easy and  quickly now. But there is one thing which upsets me very much. You see, I need to pay for getting visa. And you know that my salary is too small for  it. I don't want to complain but you know that I have a difficult financial situation here. I have a great desire to come to you, to see you at  last and only money separate us from each another. I love you so much, honey  and I don't want to lose you. Nobody can help me with it. Of course, I  could ask my Mom to help me but she doesn't have such money though she would like to help us. I am honest and sincere with you. I hope that you  understand me and that you will do it for me. I already gave some papers to them and they made a file for me. All I need now is to pay them  money. So it will be, $45 for visa and $40 for registration, also I need  to pay for medical exams - it will be $50, $40 for the interview, and I need to get a foreign passport, it will cost for about $50 and for some another expenses I may have. So in general I will need for about $225. If you want to help me, my love I have found out that You have to send the money by Western Union or MoneyGram. You need to send me  your full name, address, amount of money and the control number. You need my full name and address, so here it is: Natalya Butakova 32-12 Motornaya Str., Omsk, 644109, Russia I could find such information, love mine. I really hope that you understand my situation. I want to see you very much but without your help I can't do it just because I  don't have such money. Money is nothing but they help to overcome all the difficulties on our way to each another. Sorry, dear, if it upsets you. I just think that we need to trust each  another and to share everything. Hope that you agree with me. Just imagine that in short time we could be together. And there is only one problem  now which can be solved with your help, dear. I love you so much, you are the best in my life and our meeting could be the happiest event for us. Miss you badly honey and waiting impatiently for your soon  reply. Yours forever Natalya. P.S. Trust me and in some days I shall be with you.

This is the last letter I received from Natalya my response to her was to  ask her all the questions I asked her before which she never responded to  such as if she has found a sponsor who will verify a job (she told me she  was able to get a work permit visa) and how she would pay her friend back  for the money she was borrowing to get her visa. Like I said she never  wrote me back.

Hi, sunshine Darryl!!!!!!!! I am back home. My trip was good. As always we were happy with my  grandmother to see each other. We did some work in the home  and then my beloved grandmother cooked  pan-cakes with honey for me. Have you ever tried pan-cakes. It is very tasty. One  day I will cook it for you. I am sure you would like them.  Then I took a bus and came home, it was already very late. All my trip  back I was thinking about you, how we do many things together, I imagined how  we look into the eyes of each other and feel the endless love. Dreams, dreams,  dreams… But soon it could be true… I am going to the Embassy today. I hope to get a positive response so  much. If you could only imagine how I am scared but I will do my best to get  visa.  I love you.  Kisses and hugs. Natalya.

Well I hope you can use this information. Create a nice dayKeep up the good work Darryl

Ruclanu (Pavlodar, Kazakhstan)

I am 25 years old and a student from Kentucky. This person contacted me first at three days ago (april 24,2003). Her user name there at that website was "oksama" she seemed nice when she sent me this letter: 


"Hello unacquainted friend. I read Your message and You me much like. I want with You to write to each other. My name Ruclanu, live I city Pavlodar. Country a Kazakhstan. In may 25 numbers us send in America in Kentucky. I hope that we with You are met. In the following letter I shall write You much all in detail,  With hope on meeting Your Ruclanu. The Photo I shall send as soon as I shall get Your answer. Write me on my emal address:" 

I then sent her this message: 

"Ruclanu, Hi! My name is Matt. Thank you for writing me. I am interested  n talking more to you. What is your life like? Do you have brothers and sisters? What was it that made you write me? I am going to college and enjoying it. But I don't know what I want to do with my life. I am still trying to figure that out.   There was something in your letter that I did not understand. You said, "In may 25 numbers us send in America in Kentucky." What did you mean by that?  Well, I am going to send you this same message to your other e-mail address at : So, you will get two of these. Matt"

She then sent a message to me that was exactly like the one she sent to mark (That letter is posted in his story.) the only difference was she changed the date of her arrival in USA, and she mentioned that she liked Sheaksphere. Unfortunately I accidentally erased this letter, along with the picture of along with it. Today, I just happened to be at google (I wanted to find out the meaning of her name) and I found this website as I was doing so. This website just saved me from making the biggest mistake of my life. She has not asked for money as we just started sending each other e-mails. Thank God for that! I am sorry for every one here that got hurt, and I hope that there will be other guys out there like me who find this website before she gets her hands on them! Thank you!  Matt

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