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Thank you, I saw the woman I was writing on your site, and you saved me from sending that scammer money! Her name is Lidiya, and she sent me the exact letters sent to a guy named Kevin. It was on you page 174 updates 23 April 2003 page 2. When she was so brazen to ask for so much money, I thought I would check it out! I am glad I did! Thank you so much, I hope this person is put behind bars and soon!  Thanks again, Les 



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Darya/Dasha Miheeva (Sukhova, Kemerovo)

I am a 36yo single male in the USA. I am a member of match.com, and received an email via match from a woman in Russia. Oddly enough, I had been browsing a Russian site the day before. I was never able to locate her profile on Match.com no matter what country I looked under, or how I searched. I asked her a few times about that and go no response on that subject. She also wouldnt give me an answer to why or how she picked my profile out of the millions of men on Match. She wasnt looking at my area by zip code, so it would have had to be picked from a huge selection of profiles. Im convinced that I triggered something while browsing a Russian site. While looking for general information about Russia, I happened on this site. Way cool, what a service! The letters I was receiving were too in depth, too fast, not just romantic, but little girl, fairy tale quality. From the first letter I really didnt trust the situation. I finally sat down and went through a bunch of other stories and ran across some letters that were word for word what I had been sent. I havent found her picture here, but Im pretty sure that doesnt mean anything. In one of the other stories from a guy that was scammed, I recognized a picture of a woman from a US soft porn site, that was being used to represent a Russian woman looking for her soul mate. The people behind this are ambitious and adaptable. They obviously have a huge stock of pictures to draw from, and people that write the generic stock letters, and others that write the 'response' letters. I certainly got more 'generic' letters that were romantic, but had nothing to do with anything I wrote. She even had a nice little story about being an orphan, but having some old, childless, widow take her in and teach her how to act like a lady. The old lady died recently. Im sure the scammers thought she would be more attractive totally unattached. I asked for, and got, at least one picture every letter, 8 so far. Ill attach one of her pix so they cant use it anymore. This is from her first letter. I won't bore you with all the others. They're the same as the other postings.

Letters:

"My full name is Darya Miheeva. I have blue eyes and blond hair. My height is 168 cm (probably it's about 5 feet and 6 inches). I was born on March 23 (Astrological Sign is Aries) 1976 in village called Sukhova, Kemerovo, Russia. Sukhova is located in 15 km from city called Kemerovo. "  

There was no exchange of money, and she never directly asked for any, but she did  mention about how expensive the internet use is, and how before her boss made her pay for company time on the net. Her last letter was about getting a visa and plane tickets, and how much it would cost. Reading these stories, Im amazed at the time the scammers are devoting to playing out this game. Oh well, if it aint right, it aint right, no matter how bad you might want it to be. Im so glad I only spent a little time on this escapade. Duane   

 


Dzenis Krylou

The original contact came from Lavalife. I found your site, and of course her picture all over it, before the money requests started. You can also find her as Tatyana S. pg. 68, Svetlana Gornia pg. 86, and Yuliya Koryokina pg. 91. Here is the first letter:

Letters:

How are you ? How is the weather in California ? I am fine , but there are a lot of work . The wether here is very good , it is near 25C. I like summer , it is my favourite season , I dont like winter , because it is very cold( -20C ,-25C,sometimes -30C). Past two days I was very busy , we worked at nigtht-club "Joker", it was not very interesting for me , because there was many people there and a lot of noise. Tommorow I will work at wedding . I like work at wedding , because there are many happy people and a lot of fun. And after work at wedding I feel myself very good.  Before I came to internet-club ( I have not my own computer ), I phoned to my grandma from telegraph , she is fine and and at next week I will visit her.It will be very hard for me without her when I will be in California , but she sad that I must go and that she want better life for me . But when I will be far from her I will phone to her every week. So, now I am in internet-cafe and I am sitting and writing this letter to you... Do you like russian dishes ? I like cooking very much , and I can cook different russian and belorussian dishes , when I will come I will cook best russian dishes for you , I think you will like it . Most of all I like cook different cakes .(It is like sport for me ! :-) My grandma was my teacher and that is why now I am very good in cooking !)  Also I like animals and I think all animals are very interesting and amazing.And I like different TV programs about animals. In future I will buy dog or cat .  By the way , I want give you my telephone number in Beloozersk is : 10375164326847, It is a pity but I have not telephone in my flat in Brest , because I rent this flat and It is very small and simple , there is one room , kitchen and bathroom in it. That is why when I want phone to my grandma I must go to telegraph or use street telephones.But I visit Beloozersk every week , so  I will write you when I will go to Beloozersk next time and you can phone me , ok? And maybe you can send me your photo by post ? I will be very glad if you can send it , and here is my post adress: ul.Energetikov , d.14a , kv.92 (street , house and flat ) g.Beloozersk Belarus Dzenis KrylouAs about me , I will send by post my photo to you at Monday or Tuesday. I think you will recive it in two weeks. I have not any friends in California,I have one friend in New York(she is from beloozersk,but I dont see her since 2001) , only whom I know is you . Now, some words about my trip. I will come to California in the end of july,now I dont know date , but I will know it at the begining of july . I use "job agency" to get visa to USA. (it is the best way to get USA visa here and job agency find work for me ). That is why I dont know where I will work and in what town I will be , but in july I will know it . At first time I will get visa for 6 month , after 6 month I will back to Belarus to make new visa (it will take 2-3 weeks), and after I will back to California again . I will stay in California , bacause I want it , and if I want I will make it . By the way , Is it hard to get work in California ? As about me I agree on all kind of work at first time , and in "job agency" woman sad ,that she will try to find russian family who need babysitter , so maybe at first time i will be babysitter, it is very good job , because I like children very much ,and it will be easy for me. So, I must finish my letter for this time because my time in internet-club finish , and it is late and I must go home. I am very glad that I met you... I am waiting for you next letter....

-Greg 


Ekaterina Ivanova, (Kurgan Russia)

I think this scammer believes in economy because the last six messages feel like they've been cut and pasted directly from a previous scam-the last message was exactly like one of your sample letters nearly word for word. I have received 10 letters. She responded out of the blue to a FriendFinders ad I wrote at least three years ago and because of that I felt it was almost certainly a scam from the beginning. It has been going on for 30 days and I admit to doing my fair share of baiting to get the hook requesting money. She has just made her first request for $315 (6/3/03) to be sent to: ALFA BANK GOGOLYA, 61 KURGAN, 640000 

Letter #1

Hi! My name is Ekaterina. I'm 26. My birthday is on May 14. I live in Kurgan. This is a small city in Russia. I have never tried this, you know, correspodence on-line. But I expect a lot from what I'm doing now. I like your profail, and I want to write to you. I was always dreaming about close frendship, living in peace and presenting to each other tender and love. Well, I hope we will find a lot of common between us. My English is good (both spoken and written). Really don't know what to tell you now. I'll be waiting for any sign from you (better at least a  couple of words about yourself) it will show that you are interested and I'll write you more then. Can you write me to the E-mail? It is very difficult to me to use Friendfinder.  Please write me here: purrkat@rbcmail.ru Sincerely Ekaterina.

Letter #2

Hi, Kevin, again! This is great to find a letter from you in my mailbox. Though I know a little about you now but I feel that you are an interesting man and it will be a great pleasure for me to communicate with you. I'm wondering what is the time  difference between us. E-mail is so good - it delivers messages in seconds. Many kilometers are between us, on the other hand, we are no longer so far away to each other. I promised you to write about myself. I was born in Lipetsk - quite large Russian city. My father is a colonel and he had to travel around all Russia during his military service in past. My mom told that they had changed a lot of places from the Eastern coast of Russia to the Western borders with Ukraine and Belorussia. I did not have that opportunity to travel with my family because when I was born my father's service was ending up. I was six when we moved to Kurgan. This was the last move of our family and my father retired. Now he is on pension. I went to school in Kurgan. In ten years I entered the Pedagogical Institute - an institution where you get high education, like college or university. Then I became an engineer in physics. I had a chance to be a teacher after graduation. But I went the other way. Teaching is not popular nowadays here. Teachers are poor. I'm not saying that I'm reach. I can survive being an engineer. But I decided to go study further as a post-graduate (you call it Master Study). Knowledge is never useless - the more you get it the less you worry about your future. Now I work at a plant of machinery. Quite depressing because the plant is staggering. Soviet time ran away like Forrest Gump, consequently, there are no governmental contracts with our board. No contracts - no work. The plant was basically reconstructed for the needs of local businesses. They produce metallic doors and other staff of whatever nature. I work as a specialist in metals. Unfortunately I live with my mother and father. No sisters and brothers also unfortunately. We occupy a three room apartment in the center of the city. I have my single room. My father loves my mother very much and our family is happy. But I, growing and becoming a real lady, want to find my love also. I would surrender to him all my tender and talent. I do not want to bother you with my long letters. I just hope we will continue to talk. I'm anxious to know more about you. Write me also about yourself - work, family, dreams. Please send me also your photo if possible. I check my e-mail often here in the office. I'll respond you immediately. Have a sunny day! Ekaterina.

Letter #3

Hello, Kevin! 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 there 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.About My name is Ekaterina, I'm from Kurgan - moyo imya Ekaterina. Ia iz Kurgana. :)

Letter #4

Good morning, dear Kevin! 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.

Letter #5

Hi, Kevin! You are one of the best persons I have ever communicated with in my life. Though we communicate via e-mail I believe this is not much different from a real talk tete-a-tete. To answer your question- I am 27 now. About weather- it is about 20C and sunny here. 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. 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.

Letter #6

Hello, Kevin. Thank you for being a good friend. You know it would be great if we could meet. I like you very much. I like your delicate sense of a partner - you were always interested in me. And I like the way you write me. Your e-mails is the source of joy for me.  About my parients- they meet at the New Year celebrating about 30 years ago. Yesterday I went to our local theatre with my old friends. We watched a drama. However, I did not enjoy it that much because my mood was not for dramas yesterday evening, internally I needed anything vivid and humorous. So I persuaded friends next time to watch anything adventurous and breath-taking. Yesterday it was raining all day long and it was windy very  much. I'll be thinking of you today. Wish you luck and happiness.  Always yours Ekaterina.

Letter #7

Good day, dearest Kevin! 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.  

Letter #8

Good morning, dearest Kevin! I believe it's morning in the area you live. To answer your question about american people - I and my parents do not know a lot but most from TV news and newspapers. 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.

Letter #9

Kevin, I'm blessed to have you in my life! Where are you? I did not receive letters from you since May 23. 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.

Letter #10

Hello my love Kevin. 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 governmental  visa department. They charge a bit less money, however such visa is prepared from 0, 5 to 1year 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 razy 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: ALFA BANK GOGOLYA, 61 KURGAN, 640000 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.

Signed, Kevin 


Elena Pismena (Poltava, Ukraine)

I am a 53 yrs old Norwegian widower residing in Spain. I contacted Elena through an English catalogue-in-the-mail agency, whose ad I found in The Times around new year. I bought her address, including phone and E-mail for five Pounds, sent a comprehensive letter + photos, and waited. After two weeks I phoned her, and we hit it off right away. Although she is only 32 she was looking for men up into the 50s, and had no problems with my looks, rather the opposite. Her English is quite good when spoken, not so good when written ... which is exceptional. We mailed and talked on the phone for three months. She was enthusiastic about coming to Spain, told me that she worked in a Poltava bank, and could supply  Russian / Ucrainian customers if we were to set up a real estate business (which I am into to some extent). This woman sounded so resourceful and creative that I did not suspect her of anything. In fact I am still at a loss to understand why she decided to screw it all up like this ... she did not have to resort to criminality to get by in the world, she would do all right in any environment. What a waste! Anyway I sent her 1000 for air fare and other expenses. She told me she booked a tourist trip at Intourist, and had to wait for the Visa application to get through, having an interview at the Spanish embassy in Kiew in three weeks' time. Then she suddenly told me that she had lost her job at the bank because the manager was furious with her plans to go to Spain and disapproved at her having put some real estate magazines on display there (I had never told her to do such a thing). So all of a sudden she was jobless and pennyless. She was still going to come to Spain, and moved to Kiew (she said) in order to make the  final arrangements. I sent her 500 more for contigencies. Then she dropped contact. After a while I contacted a detective agency in Lugansk. They informed me that Elena had indeed lived at the Poltava address, but had disappeared when the detectives began sniffing around. The money had been partly used for refitting doors and windows in the flat. She never went to Kiew, never booked with Intourist, never had an appointment with the Spanish embassy. Her mother, the owner of the Poltava flat, was evidently an accessory to this, along with an elusive person by the name of Sergej. Elena seems to have played this game for at least three years. The oldest pictures I found of her date from March 2000. I am now, with the aid of the detective agency, preparing a formal complaint. 

Letter:

Our investigators provided a background check in Poltava, Ukraine due to your order and found out the following information:  1) Elena Pismenna was a  customer of www.pi.net.ua (an Internet provider in Poltava called POLTAVAINFOCOM). After getting a dial-up connection this Internet provide  offers its clients to use: a mail server (SMTP, POP3, IMAP) with address @pi.net.ua it means that Elena Pismenna has a dial-up Internet connection (Internet access) at her apartment because she could get an e-mail box yelena@pi.net.ua only in case when she was a client of this Internet provider. We are sorry to  inform you, but she didn't use any Internet cafe to write you because she had an Internet access at home.  2) Elena Pismenna resides at : per. Horolskiy, 12-103, Poltava, 36034 Ukraine phone number 00380-532 666493. This apartment belongs to her mother as well as a phone number.  3) Elena Pismenna was in Poltava at the time of accepting your order (Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18), but she suddenly left for Kiev, Ukraine having told not a single word to anyone. As her mother told our investigators, Elena left for Kiev for 2 or 3 weeks.  4) We don't know for sure yet if Elena has worked for Privatbank, Poltava, Ukraine. We have unofficial evidences that Elena didn't work at Privatbank, Poltava. But UaDetective agency is waiting for a Privatbank answer for our official request about it.  5) It's become known that Elena is communicating with men; people who know her told our investigators about a man called Sergei.  We enclose photos of a house where Elena's apartment is. As far as our investigators could see, Elena's apartment is under repair now: the front door and windows were changed for more modern and safer ones. We can suppose that changing the door and window sets cost owners about $700-$750. Financial source of this repair is unknown: Elena's mother doesn't work, Elena seems not to work too, because she can easily leave for Kiev for 2 or 3 weeks which can never be a business trip (a common business trip in Ukraine is about 3-9 days), bank accountants can have business trips only in the case when they have a seminar or a conference for a day or two. IIDear Mr. WIGGEN: Subject: Second report  The Embassy of Spain in Ukraine didn't confirm the fact of applying for a visa and getting visa by Elena Pismenna.  The travel agency Intourist Kiev had never had a client named Elena Pismenna from Poltava, Ukraine within the period from February till April.  Elena Pismenna wasn't an  official worker (accountant) for Privatbank, Poltava due to staff register. Privatbank takes active steps for broading its activity that's why there were any staff shortening. On the contrary they are hiring new people. Elena Pismenna's mother hide information about the place where her daughter stayed at. Our investigators checked all the state and private hotels, and rentals. No person named Elena Pismenna stayed there since the period since May 19, 2003 to May 30, 2003. Respectfully yours, Svetlana Ivanova Chief Consultant  UaDetective Agency TSV


Lyudmila Kazantseva

My name is Tim. I live in the U.S. I joined Love Access after divorce and there was a profile of Russian girl no pictures with an Email address. Her name is lyudmila Seventzeva. We began discussion out of my interest in Russia. She seemed so excited first time on Internet through Internet Cafe. Started telling me good friend, and over five weeks she stole my heart with unbelievable words of kindness and love. She did the Visa thing send 300 us. Thought maybe this was real and she had sent pictures and she was beautiful blonde 5.6 130pounds. She said she was an Orphan and the Ministry of Orphans could help her with flight tickets. We wanted to meet so she had me wire money Western Union, and picked up. Later she gives me a sad story that Ministry of Orphans will not pay for plane tickets could I send 1000.00. I said no but came up with the Idea to Prepay everthing on her behalf to fly to Russia. She did not like that idea and said her agency would be able to do it faster and easier because she had to fill out government papers for me to arrange flight. Finally she agreed to my intentions saying it was the only way. I set up arrangements 2 way ticket shortest route cost 1680 us. I heard from her one more time to ask about tickets she said she understood. Did not hear for 4 days and sent many emails with instructions. She then sends email telling me the Internet Cafe PC's went down and she just now got fixed. She promised we would talk every day until her flight which was the next Tuesday. I did not hear from her again. I cancelled tickets before the flight date and received my money back less than 50. My advice is never send cash to the woman. Always send directly to the service with a clause to back out if necessary. This saved me a ton of money and I now no the truth. She never intended to be here with me. She broke my heart believe me these women are cold. I would love to meet a wonderful Russian woman that would be with me in America. But Lyudmila Kazantseva is not the one you want to talk to. She worked it perfectly. Broken english but you could understand. Dreams and statements of loyalty love trust. She sent a number of pictures most were from a studio some were not. I don't wish this to happen to anyone else. The pain I feel now is unbearable because I truly believed her and opened my heart up to her completely. Now she is gone.  Tim - US Scammed


Ukranian Tours

Scam organisation 'Ukrainian Tours', also known as Star of Ukraine, Ukrainian Star and Wind of Love ( www.windoflove.com ) are now scamming under the identity of 'Red Rose Trip' ( www.redrosetrip.com ) Martin


Tatyana Ivanova (Novosibirsk, Russia)

Hello. I have had the unforgettable expierience of almost getting burned, big time. i have read on page 174 of the black list , the same exact script that was sent to me. the girl contacted me from AOL or someplace . her name she said was Tatyana Ivanova from Novosibirsk. !st letter was introductory. bye the third letter she is in love with me. now here is the real clincher. she went on to tell me about us meeting at the airport , then the embrace. it goes on to the dream she had and about teaching her all the pleasures of sex. it must be the same pass along script. By the fourth letter, she was asking for 650 dollars airfare, visa etc. But , I swear, i have just read the same exact letter on page 174 by a Olga Antinova.Last paragraph. You guys rock . Richard 


Tanya 007/Tatiana03C1/Tatyana Opviso

I am Ram from USA. I reluctantly placed my profile in American Sigles.com where Tatyana sent me a message and after my email to her for more details she sent me the following email. She did call me, but the call didn't last long for clear talk. Thanks to Alexandra, a friend of mine in Ukraine, who advised me to avoid her saying that Tanya could be a scammer. Hope this information would be useful to everyone trying for a partner through internet. Watchout for scammers!!! 

Following is the email Tatyana had sent to me before she telephoned:

Thank you for you reply :) i live Ukraine. i hope this ok. i very happy you reply me. :)) yes i prefer mature man because they wise and more serious about life and family. this important to me. I speak and write English pretty good, but not perfect. I learning very fast. I do not have a computer at home and can not click to hyperlink either. :( I register with agency to send and receive e-mail when need . When I not able to reply quickly, this is problem. It cost some to send for email in ukraine. Please not worry about I forget to you ok. :) I am look for a sincere relationship. Men my country are most time drunken or do not want make commitment and to have family. I only 25 year, but I very mature and I learn most about home and family value from parents. i have for one brother. I would like to start a new life and have family of own. I speak to my parents and they wish best for me, but my dad don't believe possible sometime. He think I silly to find happiness on internet. He think no man in other country will send for me and that man only to play internet. This not stopped me. I register with agency that can make for my documents, visa, tickets, etc. This my dream! :) I told my father of what I planning, and costs, and he cannot afford for costs. Agency can make for me visa and plane fair under special program for students. It called foreign student exchange. I would be allowed into foreign country for 3 months. If I become married or obtaine work visa, I could stay longer or stay for always. I don't want to scare you away with marriage of course. :) But I want to be sincere and honest with you of what I want in life, and hopefully, we match. I think i need only look in you eyes once, and I think then I know for sure about heart :~). If I to arrive and it not work for us, I atleast make chance meet you and try make a life with you once. I would really like to meet partner in other country. I have friend who put ad like my ad and meet for her soulmate. She then fly to other country to meet her partner. They become married and plan for family together. They live California. I would love for this to happen me too. :) I am very dedicate, honest and treat partner with great sincerity.  I hope that you sincere to meet because I would love to meet person who has sincere heart also. If you are sincere with meeting and want woman with good value and respect to you, and to know place as woman, maybe you reply to me again, and that we meet possibly. I don't have any doubts or hesitation about my choice to make this step in life. I know this what I want. And if could, I would leave today to meet my partner and i not be scared this chance take. :~) I ask if you interest me, that you not to write for other girl. I not jealous, but I give all my heart and effort to decision and want same from partner who interest me. I am client at agency that can help me with leave Ukraine to meet partner. my cousin also work this agency and am wait for hope to meet my soulmate and leave very soon. Once my account pay, I can leave less 2 weeks. So you see how to serious I am I hope. :~) Where exact you live and exact work you to do? send to me you telephone and i can to call you. I do not have phone, but I may have chance to use friend's phone or call box if you sincere want to meet. I have chance call you in my next day i think.  Love Tatyana, not forget send you telephone... i look forward speak you :) 


Dezenis Krylou (Beloozersk, Russia)

ul.Energetikov , d.14a , kv.92 Beloozersk  Berarus piano22@yandex.ru Phone# 10375164326847 AKA: Tatyanna(Tanya) Salashina (Tula, Russia) Svetlana Gorina (Yoskar-Ola, Mari El) Yuliya Koryukina (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia)

My name is Scott White. I am a 46 year old Engineer in Southern California. I have recieved 4-5 emails. I went online to check her out and with the help of your websight I have found her listed with the above aliases. Her letters are the same as the others, so I wont copy and paste. I havn't been hit up yet but I am not going to give her a chance. Attached are the photos she has sent to me.


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