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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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Elena Busigina (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)

I wanted to thank you for your site it saved me a lot of money and heart  ache I'm sure. I saw a profile of the young lady I have been corresponding  with on your site. The name she used before was Lubov Smolenceva. The name she gave me was Elena Busigina. Her address was: 660049 Krasnoyarsk Profsouzov, 3-45 Russia

As soon as I confronted her with the information on your site of course I did not hear from her again. I just wanted to let everyone know of her new alias. Thanks again Don

Ekaterina (Tomsk, Russia)

Hi I'm a single father of 1 and received an email in response to an ad on, the only one in fact. She went by Ekaterina107 and the first email came from and she left as a contact email After reading through a few of the letters listed on the Black List I found her picture, attached to a never before seen letter. Later I found a few letters that match exactly to a few that were sent me, but the pictures were not of her. Generally the letters seem to be talking to a wall and have little to do with my responses. A few, however, were direct responses to a few frustrated responses, i.e. "why don't you ever answer my questions?" This has been going on for about 6 weeks now. The last letter was sent this morning, Monday, June 23, 2003. She is now being required to take a vacation and she is coming to see me, oh boy!!! I found that same letter and the letter that I can expect next. I will probably save her the trouble and send it to her first. Here are a few examples of what I received in the way of letters and pictures.

Letter #1 

Hi, my new friend,Richard! First, what I want to do - I want to apologize, that I did not answer you during long time. Please do not be angry with me. Unfortunately I had no opportunity to write to you sooner. Please forgive me for a delay. I hope you are not offended. I hope you will write me and will not hold evil. I am very glad that you have answered my letter. Thank you that you have found time for answer. I do not know what to write to you in my first letter because I never wrote letters and did not get acquainted on the Internet before. But I think will be correct if I will start to tell about me from the very beginning because I was first, who has written first letter. I really do not know as far as my life is interesting to you, but I think, if something will be not interestingly for you, you will tell me about it. Probably I should begin my letter with the most important thing as I have not told to you about it in my first message to you. Probably you will be very much afflicted when you find out that I live not in your country. But I very much hope that it does not frighten you, because I the same lady like many other ladies living in the different countries. I the same person with heart and soul. And if your interest is not limited by distance or borders, I really will be very glad. My country - Russia. Our country is located on continent - Eurasia. Russia is very big country and occupies very big area. Capital of Russia - Moscow. I was born and I live now in village Stepanovka. In Russia the village is a small settlement in which just a few thousand, or a few hundreds inhabitants. My village - village of city type. We have the same houses as in large Russian cities. But in comparison with the big cities, our village is considered as very small village of course. Probably if you want to have the best representation about where I live, I should tell to you that my village is located close to the big city of Tomsk. It's our regional center in the Siberian Federal District. Very big city. Tomsk is located on distance of 3478 kilometers from Moscow. It is very far. In the childhood I dreamed to be a ballerina or figure skater. But at conscious age my interests have changed. When I has appeared before a choice - where to receive higher education, I have understood that I want to be a doctor. I always showed big interest to scientific knowledge of this area. On this, at that time I already knew absolutely exact that I will be doctor, and I do not regret about my choice. My education consist of three steps. School - College - University. I began to get education in the comprehensive school. After I finished it I entered the medical college. I finished it with excellent results and entered the Medical University. At present I work in a small Dental polyclinic. I work as a dentist. Very interesting work though many my girlfriends disagree with me. I already spoke you that my name is Ekaterina. But in Russia actually each name has some forms, for example such as - the reduced form or the diminutive-caressing form or pet name. On this also my names is - Katen'ka, Katya, Katyusha. Richard I promised to share with you my picture, I fulfil my promise with worry and with pleasure. In addition to a picture I want to tell that I am blonde. My height is 5 feet 6 inches. My weight is 115 pounds. And of course you should know that I am 27 years old. My birthday - on August, 10, 1975 and I will turn 28 years old. I understand that all people have various tastes and interests, but I sincerely hope that my picture and my appearance will be pleasant for you. But if my appearance doesn't conform to your tastes and interests, I will understand you, of course. I the optimist at heart and it's frequently helps me in my life. I already adult woman, and I look at a life with a philosophical shade. But as though I did not try to inspire myself that I absolutely happy woman, I cannot do it. I have fine girlfriend, I have work and an apartment. But there are things without which people cannot be happy. And for me it's not material things, but spiritual. I have written to you the first and it means that I am ready to share with you my thoughts. I am very glad and grateful to you for that that you have answered me because I have decided to take only one chance in dialogue through e-mail. And if my letter to you would remain without your answer, I think I would not use this way second time. Anyhow, I hope that you, as well as I, have interest in our dialogue, and I will wait your answer. In the end of my letter I want to ask you the most banal questions. I want to ask you what music you like, what movies you prefer and have-whether favourite film. These questions are really interesting for me because I like American movies and American music very much. I with pleasure will tell to you about it in my next letter if you really want to learn more about me. Do you like your job, Richard? Have you ever had experience in correspondence with a friend from other country? Maybe you more skilled in this plan than I'm? I thank you for your answers beforehand. If you do not want to answer these questions, please do not answer. It simply my female curiosity. I will be very grateful to you also if you share with me your pictures. I thank you beforehand. I am sorry once again that I did not answer your letter for a long time. Forgive me, but I had no opportunity to take advantage of a computer. I will explain to you later - why. With the best regards. Ekaterina. 

Last Letter 

Hi my Richard! How your mood? Any your mood today I want to try to make even better. Richard, yesterday my boss informed me that I will have a vacation approximately in 2 or 3 weeks. But I have not been pleased. Schedule constituted by accounts department not change. I have begun to cry, because it means that I cannot write to you. Then I have found out that lady which gives me to use her computer, maybe will receive a vacation right after me, and if it will take place I can not use a computer two months. I have imagined that I should spend my vacation in my apartment, between four walls. I will aimlessly wander on streets and every night will sleep with tears on eyes. I have imagined that I should spend some months without you and in my heart has appeared awful emptiness. And I have told to myself: "NO! It not for me!" I decided to spend this vacation with you. Simply to meet. It's all that I want now. I have addressed visas agency. I wondered how much it will cost for me to make American visa. They told me that consideration of the application on reception of the visa costs 100 dollars. This sum does not come back even in that case if my application will not be approved. And for getting a visa is necessary to go to Moscow where there is an American consulate. They have told that I will must visit set of various departments both in Tomsk, and in Moscow. It is a usual way of getting a visa and procedure of reception can be delayed for even some months. I said I can't wait so long. To me have told that is possible to avoid set of problems and to make all in faster terms if to use Full Package of Service (FPS). FPS includes additional payments for a category of the visa, consular services, preparation for Interview with commission, interview. FPS costs 335 dollars, but the visas agency remove all problems and thus increases the chance of getting a visa without excessive delays (I can get a visa in a week or two). I said that this variant satisfies me and I agree. And I really have registered the visa application with great belief and hope that you want to meet me. Can you imagine that if everything will be well, in two weeks we can meet? Would be you happy if we could spend some days together? I have some savings. I do not want to cause you a monetary outlay. I will make all myself. You can think that I hurry events. But it is possible to wait eternally. But I am happy right now. In Russia speak: "The water doesn't flow under lying stone the". It mean that it is necessary to do a step onward to achieve something. I will receive vacation soon. During all my life I spent my vacation in my village. But now I can spend my vacation with my friend, with you! It is big happiness. You my dear friend, and friends meet sometimes. I think it will be wonderful. I hope, that you do not regard my words as impudence. I simply want to meet and spend some happy days with you. I hope, that your feelings to me have not changed after that. But I want to see you to slightly becalm my tormented heart. Tell me please, can you meet me? You will be glad if I will arrive to you? Much tenderness from Ekaterina!!! 

Elena Volohina (Sukhova,Kemerovo, Russia)

I am a 43 year old white American male....that got suspicious quickly........I just saw the same picture from another guys story. She is slick. No money from me. She contacted me via She gave me the following email address to correspond with her ' This is the same person as Darya/Dasha Miheeva.

Letter #1 via

HI! I'm a lonely young woman, and I search for the soulmate. My name is Elena, but my friends name me Lena. If you want, you can read my profile and if you will like it, you can reach me at: and I will send you my picture. I search for serious relationship. If you are not interested in serious relationship, then don't write me please. I did not use dating service before. So, I apologize, if I have acted not well.  Hope to talk with you soon, Elena.

Letter # 2

Hi Kevin! I have got your letter. Thank you, that you have found time for the reply. First of all I want to apologize for non-answering sooner. Past time I have been really busy, also I do not have computer at home. But now I have some free time and we can talk. Probably my following letter, will be in couple of days. OK, let's go. My full name is Elena Volohina. 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. I have lived here all m  life and I never was outside Russia. But I like the USA because it is the great and beautiful state. I want to find out more about this country and about people who live there. Though I never visited the USA, but I much watched TV about this  country. Americans are Great Nation. I was familiar with group of the American students, who have trained for one month in Russia, at the university where I studied. I liked American people. One American girl from this group has helped me to register a profile on a Dating Site. I was not able to do it myself, because I know a computer at the lowest level. Yesterday she has left for the Great Britain to continue her training. And I would like, to find new friend, but now I would like to find the boyfriend (smile). For this reason I began to study the English language strenuously. But I still know English not so superb. Nevertheless I study it constantly. Also I almost do not know American slang(sleng?). I'm dated through the Internet for the first time, therefore I apologize, if I have made something incorrectly. If you have any questions, you can ask me. I will try to answer them. I thank you beforehand. I wait with impatience for your reply. Sincerely,  Elena. P.S. I have attached my pic as I promised. With the best regards from Russia. Excuse me if my letters did not reach you. I had a problem with a server. It did not work some days. To me have helped to create a new letter box. Now you can write to me on '' I think it will work better.

Letter #3

Hi Kevin! I am very glad that I have chosen you from all the others who were at the site. I had no a lot of time to look all profiles on a site. I have chosen the first profile which has liked me. Probably my hand was directed with success. It was experiment. I have caught fortune for its tail. Smile!!! I work as a manager in Kemerovo for the furniture company. I'm a manager and I communicate with different people of different age. I noticed that I better speak with the people who older than me. They are more polite, intelligent and suave, so it is possible to hear bad words from young people, they are louts and boors. I never have been married and I want to marry the men who is older than I. I am sure that men of this age are good husbands and fathers. I have no children but I would like to have many of them. I think that I would be a good mother. I have never seen my parents. I grew in the orphanage where there was lack of warm of parents. I know, how it is difficult to not have a close people. I am ready to give everything for my future husband and children. They won't be lonely, because I will encircle them with warm and love. Living in orphanage I understood the real values of the life: do kindness to people and it will come back to you doubled. There are a lot of problems in Russia. People became evil and closed. That's why I decided to find a friend abroad Russia. I call it a lonely tale I find myself walking in a path of loneliness, a path which I've set myself on. This path I speak of, consist of many doors, which I've already walked through. Am I destined to go endlessly door to door, never finding the right entrance. Am I looking for perfection, which doesn't exist. No! for I am not perfect, I search deep within myself for the  answer. Understanding is what I seek. I'm a men understood individual, I sometimes don't understand my own actions.I'm like the wheel of time, always going forward, never looking back. Tic Toc time is ticking, and I'm still alone.Is it a sin to be alone? Its not a sin to be alone, but to be endlessly alone is a crime, A crime of the heart. Loneliness after a while leaves the heart empty. The world does spin happier when your with someone, but it has to be right someone. we all walk a lonely path one way or the other, but when that special someone comes along to shine their light of happiness upon you, life is worth living. So I have told you my dreams. May be they will not come true but these are my dreams. And what about your dreams? I like my job; I spend much time in the gymnasium, doing aerobics and shaping. I often walk in the forest; I like to listen to classical music. All it distract me from everyday problems. So what do you do, when you have problems and when you are sad? I wait for your Kevin letter. GOOD LUCK!!! Yours friend Elena. P.S. This picture has been taken the last year, at my home.  

I received about 8 more letters similar to this. She never actually asked for money directly. But I am sure that it was just around the corner. Kevin

Natalia/Natasha Abramova

The scammer name is Natalia Abramova or Natasha as well!!!!! Phone Number 7 812 943 4770 Address: Moskovsky Ave. 40 Flat 20, St. Petersburg, Russia


hi Bill It is very pleasure for me that you want to meet in real life. Spetmber is fine for me, but can you image what about we can talk with you until that time? It is about 3 month and we never see one another in real life. What about we can talk with you? Write in every letters how we can see one another????? I don't want be alone all sommer and wait our meet.....hope you can understand........ I understand that you are busy, but I just wanted to see you only for some days. May be during week end. If I could come at Friday and leave you at Tuesday. 5 days together is more better than write one another long letters...... and after we will meet in real life we can image already how plan our next relations...... We will have future after our meet. I still want to know you mind about it.  Kiss you Natasha

hi Bill My father just told me that you have called me. Thank you very much. It is so pleasure. I am at work now and I would be happy to talk with you now, but it is not convinient for me to speak English in bank. Hope you understand.....because my boss told that nobody can't talk for personal calling during work..... only very important. I am happy that you made good decision, and I think it is great to meet with you during holiday at 4th of July. as I know it is independence day there. I could come to you at 1 of July and leave you at 10 of July. I hope it is not bad for your work and it is help us to know one another better and build plans for the future. Call me please at 9 p.m. of my time and I would be happy to talk with you. I told you that I have valid US visa. Also I called to travel agency now and found out flight details to San franciso. I can fly by AirFrance to Paris and than by American Airlines to you. questions. can you help me with cost of my tickets? can I stay into your house (so don't spend money for hotel)? Kiss you Natasha

hi Bill I was happy to hear your voice. You have lovely voice very much. Sorry for my tired voice, I just came back to home and it is easy for me to talk by computer. I have MSN messeneger and Yahoo What is more better for you?  Kiss you Natasha 

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hi Bill I recieved your money and I bought tickets. Now I will make copy of my tickets and will send you. I would like you send me today about 500 usd, becasue I spent all my own money for tickets, and I fould out that I need to have cash money when will go to US. Now I explaine you why i need it. As you know you there are many girls from Russian and Ukraine go to abroad work as prostitutes, and that is why Russian goverment made rule for young lady which go abroad for long time.. to have cash for life. Also when I arrive to US and will go throw custom office they will ask you about why I came to US. I can't tell them that I came to man, because in US very difficult rule about it. My visa is not fiance and only tourist and there is opportunity that they can't give me to be in US. I heard story about it already. I need to tell them that I cme to enjoy sun and hot sea. I don't need to spend that money and will return you everything when will see you. Hope you didn't understand me. I begin nervous little bit about it because don't want lost chance to see you.  Kiss you Natasha

Bill I send you copy of my tickets. I just came back to home from my girl friend, and she have very bad scanner. I spent about two hours to make copy for you and tired very much. Also I send you some of my pics. Hope you will like it.Kiss youNatasha 

Svetlana Lubimova

Hi I am a 41 yr old man that have been curious about svetlana she found me on and she has never really asked for money at least not yet she has though for the past 2 months has sent either or another mans name or had sent the same letter one time she did make mention of going to get a visa so I sent her some information and gentlemen out there don't be fooled I do research on anyone whom I communicate with when on the internet first I went to and sent this information to svetlana then I also sent her another web page well after sending this information I didn't hear from her for about a week I have about 20 pictures of her , her dad , her mom aunt and cousin with her in some of these pictures for one reason or another I have tried to paste them with this e-mail and I can't get them to attach on she is found on pages 2 and 3 and 4 age varies from 26-28 lawyer to an executive all pictures are on the browse state of California I hate sending this because I trusted someone with my heart she now goes under natika on I have been fooled but I will not give up hope I plan on joining this site and find me a true Russian bride also good luck in your searches

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