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Alla Babchinskaya (Odessa, Ukraine)

Hello, my name is Randy, and I'm 39, never married, no kids, and working as a PR profession in Southern California. This is my second report. I had a rather odd email corespondence with an Alla Alexandrovna. I contacted her on Friendfinder in April. In our next few, infrequent correspondences, one of her themes was how bad life is in Ukraine. As a visitor to the former Soviet Union, I know that's true, but I also figure that this is a possible set up for asking money. Sure enough, in a letter on June 6, she asked for money to pay for an internet service. She sent me this letter:

My girlfriend has told me, that it is best to receive money through firm "Western Union". I should give you the complete name and address. But I do not no what address give you as I live in a hostel. I went to this bank and they have told , I can give you the passport number. My complete name Alla Babchinskaya . Passport number KK-040588. Odessa, Ukraine. I hope with your help I can write to you without problems. I never used this firm, but I hope, that all will be in the order. My girlfriend received money from the groom from Germany through this firm.

I replied right away and told her that I had a mailing service that could pay for her correspondence to me, and that it would be be necessary to use the Internet. She then wrote back immediately saying that it would be too long. I said no, that the service was based in Ukraine. She again wrote back saying that she lived in a student hostel. I said that was no problem. Then, after I questioned her motives, she wrote back, saying:

Yes you are right . I am not Alla . I am her friend Natasha .

She then proceeded to send me her photo, even letting me know that she was the one "in the blue dress," as if she were trying to get me interested in her! I had a hard believing how brazen she was, to deceive me, then try to come on to me!

Anyway, I don't know what's going on with either Alla or Natasha, but I would steer clear of both. Fortunately, I didn't send any money, and I hope you don't, either.


Alya (Alevtina) Akpaeva, Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

I am a single, white American male, 44, living in a large Midwestern city. I contacted this 33 year old, single woman, after joining the Absolute Agency dating service, in January 2001. We began a steady correspondence by email and spoke on the phone several times. After a couple of months we began to make plans for her to visit the US. After getting to know and trust her over a three month period of time, I sent her a total of $1,300.00 for travel and visa expenses. After I sent her the final portion of these travel monies, I did not hear from her again for over five weeks. I finally did hear back from her again and she told me that she had been out of town taking care of her sick grandmother, who had died, and that she had to spend $500.00 of the travel money I had sent to her, on medicine for her grandmother. We spent another month, emailing back and forth, after which I offered to replace the $500.00 she had had to spend on her grandmother, so that she could finally make the trip to the US. Once she received this money from me, she never wrote me again. However, I did soon after, see her same picture and description, posted with the Absolute Agency, under the name "Kit".

I sent her money a total of four times, by Western Union, using her full name.

The Absolute Agency totally ignored my first letter, informing them of this scammer, (see letter below), and when I sent them a follow-up letter, they blew me off completely.

Signed, WW 

Letter to the agency:


I have been robbed by one of your clients. Beginning in January of this year I began writing to a lady who called herself Alya. Her profile, since deleted from your records, was: A592629. She lives in Yoshkar -Ola, Russia, and the address she gave me is: Russia, Mari El, Yoshkar-Ola, Stroiteley 19-20, Alya Akpaeva Alevtina. After having sent her a final $500 out of a total of nearly $2000 for travel expenses, I have not heard anything back from her for 2 weeks now. However, I see that you now have a new profile listing, for Kit A875179, which includes a picture of this same woman "Alya", who I have been writing to for the past 5 months. And the description she gives of herself is the same as that which was given in the January profile for Alya A592629. I hope that you are running a lawful service and that my very bad experience is an exception. I would hope too, that you will immediately remove this profile for Kit A875179, before she steals from anyone else. And I hope that you will contact this person and let her know that you are aware of her illegal actions. Lastly, I would ask that, if possible, you will bring legal action against her. I will cooperate with you in this matter in any way possible, which would include, if you wish, sending you all of the pictures she has sent me so that you can see how many other profiles she has listed with your agency. In addition, I can send you copies of all letters I have received from her. Again, I do hope that you are running a legitimate service and that you will take my charges seriously. I expect to hear back from you soon, and I will be happy to provide you with any further information that you need.

Letter 1 (from Alya)

Hello, dear W!
Thank you very much for your letter. I like it very much. I like your profile with photo as well. You have a very nice face. I see that we have many things in common. As you do I like to travel very much, to meet different people, to admire different places, to be in touch with nature. I'd like to tell you something about me too, for you to know me closer. I live in a small town in the middle of Russia. It is absolutely green in summer and now it is white and covered with iced white snow. I love my town indeed, but I'd like to travel to some other beautiful countries. Tell me about the place you live in. Do you like it? How does it look? What weather do you have now? Do you have winter now too? I like very much to receive guests and to make picnics with them. Now when the weather is rather cold and there is much snow everywhere. I like to walk in the parks and to admire the fresh winter air. Have you ever been to Russia? If no, do you want to come here? I'd like to be your guide and to show you my country in such a way that you love it forever. I like to read good books when I have free time, I like to listen to the music. In general, I must say that I love all those small but important things that all normal people must like. I like when the sun shines and don't like when it is very cold and there is nobody to warm me. I like smile people around me and don't like when someone is hurt and I am unable to help him. I like it when there is a man whom I love and to know that he is happy with me, I don't like to be alone for a long time. As you do. I like to cuddle and kiss in front of the fireplace. It is so romantic!!! I think, we have a big chance to become closer. I want it with all my heart. I'd like to know a little bit more about you, your family, your dreams and hopes in life. Please, send me some of your photos. With best regards

Letter 2 (money request)

Hello, my dearest!
Thank you very much for your letter and your call. I really like it. I have a feeling that from each your call you know much to understand each other. I think, that I can used to your English and now can understand you , maybe rather badly, but I think, it is a great progress for both of us:). I really miss you thins week. I miss you tender voice on the phone. Every evening I read your letter and each time I find something new in it. It is like talking to you every night. I really want to talk to you for all the night, I think, it will be very interesting for you too. You are a very interesting person. I am very happy that we found each other to be together. Well, as last I wrote the letter to Natasha the other day. Still waiting for her answer. I am so anxious about it. But what if she won't answer me at all? Maybe, I should write her a more letter? What do you think? Thank you very much for your compliments about me, You do praise me. Thanks God, I don't cough any more(touch the wood):)! I can understand your worries about the time we are to separate. I see that you think about it a lot. But to tell the truth , I think more about our first meet, how our eyes will see each other for the first time. I think, it will be something special! I think, I slept well tonight. When I woke up my mother told me that I was smiling. I am sure I watched something nice, maybe you? But now don't remember it unfortunately, otherwise I would write you in detail my dream. I think, it would be very interesting for both of us. By the way, what dreams do you watch? Have you ever watched me in your dreams? I totally agree with you about the time for me to come to you. I checked my timetable and found the same. So, we agree upon this that the first two weeks of June will be perfect for both of us. Really looking forward to it. I went to the tour agency to ask them about everything. So, they told me that now is the calm or quiet time for them, people don't want to go out to have a rest. So, if we do everything now they promised me to arrange everything very quickly and without any problems. And if we delay now, foe example, in the middle of April or May, there will be crowds of people and it won't be very well. I was suggested to come to them as soon as my international passport is ready , take the money and sign the contract with them about their services and the money I will pay the for it. So, my passport will be ready this Friday. If you send me the money the end of this week or the beginning of the next week I will go to them and start the boll rolling, as they say. Now about the money, I have checked up the cost of the tickets, you know two way tickets are much more cheaper than one way!  The told me that that is the policy of American Government. So, two way ticket with dinner there , the medical support, the consul pay, The money for Visa, and for services of the agency. So, in general I will need about $700. Thank you very much for the explanation. I imagined it that way too. Yes, you were right, the first letter came to me on the birthday, but I got it only two days later. I was very happy about it, and at that time I thought that it was the God's sign. I still think so. I want you to be my teacher of English and other things. OH, yes, you will be my HERO! (You are already)! I really love gardening. My garden is very far from me, I have to cover a long distance to get to it. But it is more kitchen Garden as we call it here, but still I managed to put some flowerbeds in it. And answering your question, my favorite flowers are white roses and blue daisywheels. And what about you? Yes, you are right, I prefer tea and mineral water. I have flied before when I was a child. But now I don't remember it:(! And, to answer you last question I would say, an early bird catches the world. And, thank you very much for your sayings. I put them all into my dairy. I will keep it! As always, waiting for your letter and your call With much love and tender 

Anastasia Vetrova (Magadan/Russia) aka Tamara Repina (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia)

Single male USA, 40, scam by 

I had been contacted by Anastasia for a period of (3) weeks prior to her asking for Visa money. $270.00 She also called a few times to tell me she missed me. I knew something was up when she gave me a different birthday.


Letter 1 (contact)

Hello, dear!
How are you? Are you happy, is there a smile on your face? I am happy for you, but I myself feel lonely without you beside me. My name is Anastasia. I was born on the 10th of July in 1974. I live in city of Magadan. Nature is so amazing and beautiful in our region. By nature I am communicative, cheerful, honest, loyal, sensitive and optimistic. My main life goal is to create a happy, united family with a faithful, honest, sincere and loving man. Family means a lot to me, and it is my main priority in life. For me the word "family" includes a man who can make me happy, home comfort and tranquility, quiet romantic evenings spent near the fire-place, noisy parties for friends and traveling for summer vacation.
Most sincerely, Anastasia.
P.S. Only necessarily write to me on mine present e-mail:

Letter 2 (money request)

Hi my love Duane! I not malicious on you. For us in city did not work Internet-cafe. Therefore I could not write to you. I miss for your letters these days. Today I have for you very joyful news, I called to American Embassy and has learned that the visa is really cost 270 US dollars. This is cost of the visa which called B-2. This is the visa of the tourists or visitors. I learned about other kinds of the visas, but me was told that the visa B-2 is the most suitable variant for us. Besides I was told that it is possible to prolong it if it will be need, therefore I agree with them completely. But unfortunately I do not have such money. As you probably know in our country a very awful condition of economy and people are not payed the money for very long time. Certainly it is a shame, but I am compelled to ask you these money for us to meet. If you can send me this money through the system Western Union. Money must be sent for my name to the address branches:

Avangard bank
Yakutskaya 38a
Anastasia Vetrova

When you will come to the bank, there to you will be given the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) which consists of 10 figures. You should send me these figures which will help me to receive this money. The system Western Union is the most reliable system money translations all over the world. It is safe and quickly. You can ask if I know so much about this system. This is explained by fact that one of my girlfriends works in this bank. I am very glad that you want to see me, unfortunately, there are necessary money for our meeting, but money is only paper, main that we shall meet with you. We should trust each other because we love each other and we soon will meet. I called to a uncle in Moscow and he has told that he can find the ticket with the discount for me, but for this purpose it is necessary to know where is the nearest international airport to you. Yesterday I saw sexual dream about us with you, it was very much excited and I want to tell it to you. I dreamed as we meet with you, as you take me to hands, we go to you home. At your home we go at once to a bedroom and you begin to undress me, our hearts are beaten synchronously, we are passionately kissed and you begin to teach me to all pleasures of sex. I love you and I begin to understand that love this such strong feeling, I am glad that I could test it due to you. 
With love forever yours Anastasia.

Anjela (Kherson, Ukraine)

Hello, my name is Randy, and I'm 39, never married, no kids, and working as a PR profession in Southern California. I have been to Russia four times, and Ukraine once. I thought I had found the right Russian girl, who was definitely not a scammer, but she was and has been reluctant to leave her country. So now I'm looking for someone else. One possible scammer I'd like to bring to your attention is a woman called Anjela, in Kherson, Ukraine. Like many others, I met her through Absolute. I contacted her in early July, and she responded to me quickly on July 7. For the sake of brevity, I won't put the whole correspondence here, though I am including her photos and her email: She describes herself as:

"my growth is 171cm. My weight is 54kg. I have blue eyes and blond hair. My bust: 89 cm, waist: 58 cm, hips: 87 cm (if you intrested it). I have some my photos scanned. But I think, that for you are important not my external data, and what I inside. I was born on July 17, 1979 in beautiful city Kherson, where I live now."

The first two letters were fine, but by the third one she was asking for money. Here is her request:

Hi, honey. I was very glad when has received your letter. Thank you that
you has written to me so much. I'm very happy that you have liked me. Forgive me, but I can not write much in this letter. Now we have summer, in the street it is very heat and is wet also to me hardly to visit Internet-cafe. Besides here expensive Internet - $2 per hour. I have a few money. Them will suffice for 1-2 visitings of Internet-cafe if I shall try not sit here much. I hope soon I shall receive the salary and I can write for you more. I very much want to write you and to know you better, but I so afraid that you will not want to wait while I can write letter for you. My boss promises to pay my salary in 19 days, but will you wait me, honey? I hope that you will wait litte! Our acquaintance is so unusual and wonderfully for me and I do not want that we parted because I have problems with Internet. Please, write me! I shall wait for your letter.
Kiss you.
With love. Your Anjela.

I am savvy enough not to send money. Instead, I simply stopped writing here. By the way, I believe I asked her in the previous letter for her address, but she simply ignored my request. I find this site to be invaluable, for despite my experiences, I'm a bit naive in corresponding. Most of the Russians I met while in the country were quite nice to me once I got to know them, so I don't expect to run into many scammers.


Anjela Oleynik (Kherson, Ukraine)

Via the absolute agency and adult single site. Her name is Anjela listed on absolute under 2 ads, A913739 and A930221; I shall add 3 other photos to the one on those pages. I am based in the UK, and searching for my other half, but, it does seem with such scams going on, we will remain single forever! 
Anyway her 1st reply was to inform wrong country listed as below:

Hello. Thank you for writing me. At first I must tell you that I live in Ukraine in city Kherson. This mistake was make my friend then create my ad. She don't here now and I don't know how work wit my ad. I don't know computer well. I'm very sorry if you upset by this. But if you still want to write, then I with plesure write you and tell about me. I must go now. I haven't computer at home and can write only from Internet-cafe, but I can't sit heremuch. Bye fornow. Kissyou. Anjela from Kherson.
My e-mail is

2nd email contains the 4 photos.

3rd email states she will not be online for 19 days as her 'boss' hasnt paid her the salary, and would I wait WELL she is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS so I send a few replies off, as well as mentioning I've seen her ad on other sites!

Then comes the 4th, early reply , only 3 days later it reads :

O, my lovest
I can't write much time.. I have very big grief. My mum passed a road... Behind a rudder there was a drunk driver... There was a failure. When I hear about this awful incident, immediately has gone to hospital. A condition of my mum very hard. The doctors have said, that it is necessary immediately to make operation to her . It's very expensive, and our medicine is in a very pitiable condition therefore I must pay for operation. But it costs $370, and I managed to collect only $140. I try to find the stayed money, but I can't. It is necessary to make operation immediately. If not time, I would find stayed $230, but I haven't time. I can ask of the help only you. My mother is very dear for me. When we were left by my father, she was the unique people who always cared about me and understood me. Now I am obliged to make all that in my forces to help her. I can not look as my mum dies on my eyes! Please, if you can then help me. I will pray for you. But I don't know how you can send money quickly. Once I saw on the TV advertising Western Union system. I don't know as it works. Maybe you can found out that it is necessary. Here all my data: My name is ANJELA OLEYNIK. My adress is Ukraine, Kherson, st. Lenina 47, ap.11 If you can help, please, help me as soon as possible! I feels very bad now. I'm in despair! I'm waiting for your answer and pray.
Love you.

Alas it will not warrant a reply! I can understand agencies asking for money for internet and letter translation, they cannot all be bad? Those that offer credit card services MUST be more reliable or are they?  Any people out there had dealings with ? I KNOW about the INNA case on that site, Im not sure she uses them, as she asked me for a snail letter and never heard from her again, BUT I am writing to a lady there, though she has NEVER asked for money, only help with translations .... If anyone has had problems or knows of any with that one can they email at


Ekaterina Ershova (Magadan, Russia) aka Natalie Derevyashkina

I am a 35 year old single father of two and I live in Alaska. I received, on 29 June 2001, a contact via the meeting site. As with the rest of us, I thought it was fantastic.  I responded to the initial letter.  The sender claimed to be an "Ekaterina Ershova" in Magadan, Russia and her email is/was The initial letter claims she was using a translation program @ an internet cafe (sounds familiar) and has training as an economist, but works as a cook in a restaurant (ring any bells, gents?), lives with her father Vasily (a boiler serviceman) and her mother Tatyana( a school teacher) (I did find a Tatyana Ershova via internet searches, who is and educator on several councils in Russia, but not in Magadan), is Orthodox Christian, and she doesn't smoke (except in one picture, she is astride a horse and holding a cigarette!).  She mentions her loyal sheepdog Tuzik, who protected her from an attack (Rin-Tin-Tin and Lassie combined, I presume) and the men in Russia who are all drunks and smoke and want to drag women into bed.  After several letters (never on the weekends, and usually a day's response lag time, also word for word from letters on this site) "she" began professsing  deep love and writing poetry (I found in a letter that one of us have posted on this site).  I responded in kind, and questioning about Magadan (which is actually my hometown's "sister city", so I have a fair amount of information to draw on) and not getting matching responses to sites and streets, the warning alarms began going off.  Her letters also never used my first name, and I do know that even in Cyrillic text, there are corresponding letters. For approximately 2 weeks this proceeded, exchanging letters and photos (her's were always of better quality than mine, how odd, especially in the Rodina (motherland))and then the pitch came. "Ekaterina" claimed that it would be $ 240.00USD for a B-2 Tourist Visa and that her uncle (who "happens" to work at an airport) could get her a discount fare.  She also said that we must hurry to be together and this was so little money to an American!  I replied, explaining that I have a friend at work, who married a a young lady from St. Petersburg and through the families, I can make all of the arrangements.  I also advised her that I would cash in a couple of investments and send her ticket and "visa" through contacts in Magadan, upon receipt of her scanned passport information (of course, I never received that) . Finally, I advised her to be patient, as my portfolio is rather diversified, and to sell the investments too early would cause a severe penalty, so it would be about 2 months to complete all of the necessary arrangements. I have not received a response since (that was on 15 July 2001).  I sent one final letter advising her that, I found a site, with "her" letters on it, word for word, she is a scam artist, and I would contact so they could try and screen their members better. Additionally, I would contact the American Consulate to advise them that anyone using my name, address, or other pertinent information is attempting by fraudulent purposes, to possibly enter the United States to conduct criminal activity.  I also "her" advised that a contact I made in the military (I am a Reserve Officer) who will contact the FSB and attempt to track said persons.  As you may know, the FSB is comprised of a great deal of former Spetsnaz (Russian Special Forces) and rather loyal to their country and take a dim view of criminal activity. A word of advice, even though I was not scammed for any funds (I did not send anything), I did send 3 photos of myself and one of my children, and as a result, with technology available, the criminals involved in this could use our picture to scam women, in reverse of what is happening to us now.  I understand that once we get a jpeg. image, we want to return the favor, but we do have to be careful of our personal security.  Do not forget, with you home address, name, telephone number, where you work, credit can be obtained on your name.  I would even watch your telephone bills for several weeks, to insure that no 3rd party calls have been charged to you. Good Luck, Guys...Ron

Ron, Fairbanks, Alaska

Ekaterina Ershov/Magadan/Russia

I'm a single man of 46; never married.
On the end of June ('01), she wrote me first one I was scammed before on an unrelated issue a few yrs ago and I was concerned about her, too. After a bit of research, especially at this site, I found out a red flag was non-specific answering of my questions. Also, seemed a bit too good to be true. But, was sealed the deal was this: I saw the same letters on the scamming list by the name of Elena Karaseva, Magadan, Russia. So, I'm not sending her any money. End of story. Thanks for your help.

I can't prove it, but I wouldn't be surprised if "she" isn't even a she, but a company operating in Magadan.

Here's a couple of letters she's sent and some of her photos (she doesn't matter the other photos of her I've seen here).

Good luck,
Fred e Jones

Letter 1

Hi! I am very glad that you answered to me. I very much liked yours profile on this site and I have decided to write to you. I search for the person with which I could To conduct all life. My intentions very serious. I live in Russia in  city of Magadan. It very much far from Moscow. Our city very small and I already have despaired to search The person for life. I shall tell to you about myself. My growth of 168 centimeters, weight of 53 kgs. To me 27 years. I was never married. I have education of the cook And higher education on a speciality economy and marketing. But in the present Time I work By the cook in a restaurant. I have no children. At me very beautiful eyes, I think that you will estimate My sight on a photo. I like to play sports. I often go in an exercise room and in fitness club I I like to keep Itself in the form. I do not smoke and I do not drink alcohol. I consider(count) what is it lien of youth, Beauty and health. I think that you with me will agree. I hope that my photos will like you. I I ask you to send me your photos. I think that appearance not most important, but it is very interesting to me to see yours Photo. I live with the mum. I has said her, that today me has come letter from person from America. She has said what is it well, but it is impossible to trust at once. We should understand the friend It is better than the friend. We should pass Long way that in the end we shall understand together whether or not. But I think that we Let's shall well. I shall help you to study about me. I not so well speak till English. To write to you the letters I while I shall use a translation program. I think that You can understand all My letters. If something to you will not be understandable, say to me about it. Your letters Will help to me To teach(learn) your language it is better. I have no the home computer, because it very much Dearly for me. I shall write to you From the Internet of centre.  I shall tell to you about the city. I in him was born and has grown. Of Magadan is located at coast Ohotskoe of the sea on an isthmus between continent and By peninsula Starizkyi. From two parties is washed by waters of bays Nagaev and Gertner. The general(common) area of city makes about 18 000 hectares. Maximum height above By sea level up to 700 meters. The population of city about 14000 persons. Year Educations 1939, and since 1954 - regional centre of the Magadan area Average temperature in the winter -18, summer +13. A climate damp, marine. Duration of the shortest day approximately 6 hours Territory in thousand square kilometers 1199,1. Distance from Moscow up to Magadans - 7110 kms. A difference in time with Moscowow+8 hours.s. I to like the city. To me to like to go for a walk on his(its) streets, to visit museums. At us ininCity is of theatres, museums, houses of culture.e.We with the girlfriends often visit(attend) cinemas and we look various films. It is morereIn total to me to like when to come spring. On streets water flows and  the kids start upupThe ships, sing birds, the sun shines and heats. The nature anew  is born also I II feel that the new life, ? of Russia begins. My girlfriend has advised memeTo look for his(its) uniqueueIn Internet. I did not expect that you to me answer. I thought what is it simply joke. I II hope that we with yououWell we learn(find out) one another and the computer can, it is simply impossible, will help to ususTo find one another.r.I want to know more concerning you. Tell to me about your habits,s,The friends.s.Tell to me where you live. That you like is.s.I shall wait for your answer. Your friend from Russia Ekaterina

Letter 2

Hi my friend.
I am glad that again I write you. Thank a perfect photo. Unfortunately, I too can not transfer(translate) a unit of measurements. I did not expect that I shall write to you again. To me very much It is pleasant, that you liked my last letter. I very much love to travel. I earlier very much with the mum went on Russia, when some more prices for the tickets were not Expensive(dear). Now I can afford to go with friends not far from city on Lakes. We go in campaigns in the summer. It is very perfect, at us very beautiful edge(territory). I wait time when I again can take bag and I shall go on lake, wood, guitar, The tent, unless it is not perfect? I love to look cinema, I like the Russian comedies, and melodrama, me very much To like film Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo de Caprio. I when it(him) look I Always I pay. I believe what there is such love, and you? I unfortunately have no the telephone of a house, at us in edge(territory) it is a problem, frequently switch off Electricity or gas, and telephone to put, it simply was the fairy tale, but it It is impossible. I can call you from mail, if you will give me the telephone number. At us very good family, the father works in boiler-house stoker, and mum the teacher. My mum call Tatyana Ivanovna, it is the very interesting man. With it(her) I always I am divided by the pleasures and griefs. She(it) never will give up to me in advice(council). I not I would know that I did(made) if I did not have such perfect mum. If you Saw as to learn(teach) children. At its(her) lessons always to reign an atmosphere of understanding. My father is called Vasily Semenovich, it(him) by(with) 55 years, it(he) soon will leave on pension. I Is glad that it(he) has not given in to the Russian habit to drink vodka, in our city very much Many men drink because of financial problems much. It is very heavy for them Families. I to not want that my future children grew in such family. It is one more The reason why I want to leave. I think that you  understand me. I have finished institute 4 years back. It is perfect student's it  was time. Sessions, you know that this such, do not sleep at the night worry,   and when comes Day of examination, heart simply jumps out from a breast. I think that you too it Has gone through. I very much liked to study. After institute me have offered to work in By restaurant and I could not refuse because at us in city very few workers Places. We live poorly, but is amicable. I not so small, but frequently am addressed(paid) for advice(council) to By it(him). It is very perfect when in family there is a mutual understanding. I always to dream To create such family. Only I to want to have of three or two children. I in Family one, parents to present all love in me. I do not think that I have grown egoist. I very much love honesty and decency. If I to create the family I I think that in the attitudes(relations) with the husband the complete trust to each other, I will be main To consider(count) that it is a pledge of strong family. I love animals. At me at home the dog lives. Her(it) call Tuzik. It is the sheep-dog, I love To go with it(her) to go for a walk, to play she(it) answers me by reciprocity and always protects me If to me someone wants to stick. At us very much not quiet city. But I am not afraid Because at me is Tuzik. I think that you closely(attentively) have read all, shall write to me again. I shall be with impatience  To wait for your answer. Write to me about itself more more and do not overlook(forget)  to send me number The telephone. I shall wait. Ekaterina

Last letter (so far)

Hi my love. The visa to me to permit(solve) be with you 90 days you is right and that she(it) will be received unessentially that by(with) you to arrive to me. Yes I really to want to arrive to you and to lead(carry out) with you well time. I have received from you the letter and the life for me was filled with sense. I begin To understand that my life it is not meaningful without you, because I like you, I Spoke with my parents about that that probably I shall leave in America, they only Were glad for me, mother blessed me, she thinks what is it and there is mine Happiness. Today I all day thought only of you, about that as we with you Let's meet. I represented it to myself, as you meet me at the airport as we We search each other by eyes, we find and we rush in embraces to each other. I have learned(found out) about cost of the visa, she costs(stands) 220 dollars. To me mine has said about it The girlfriend, she works in a travel company. Today perfect spring day, but me is sad because we with you so Far apart. Between us huge ocean, but in the ideas I by itself. I To like you and for ever in your ideas.
For ever yours Katy.


This is the same person that scammed Steve - as her address is the same Puskin 43-90. Similiarities of a general letter, with just my name in the Subject line. She also like Leonardo Di Carpio & such. Then she wanted $220 for a visa. I will send the results of that. Photos of her included, I will forward a letter. Thanks Steve! 


Elena Gotchalk/Lonesome Marriage Agency

Elena is alive and well as I discovered a few days ago on Love@aol. Thanks 
Pete you saved me a few bucks. Her email: She went right 
for the money in this letter!

My First Letter From Elena: 

Dear Tom!
Before I go further I want to say that please do not think that I'm trying to make my letters interesting in order to know each other. This is not my way. I am being truthful about me and my intentions and I would appreciate if you will be the same! Little about myself: I was born in 12.11.1979. And now I study at the University, faculty of Economic, 2 course. I like swimming, travelling, listening to music, reading and watching TV. I am looking for friends from over the wordl, which could visit me here and invite me there. Also I have a brother, he is 16. I'm looking for serious relationship only and NOT e-mail games or funs etc. May be this letter will give you impression that I'm too serious, but the fact is yes I'm serious in life and always think about today and the future, but if you knew me well you would see that I'm most fun loving girl, to joke, have fun and enjoy life, but I'm looking for some one special to share all these god things in life Not just for a temporary period but for LIFE. I know and I'm sure you know too that in life there are always happiness and also problems. This is when two strong people who love and trust each other must stand by each other and help each other. About my character!. Well, I'm a very romantic girl, I love romantic moments with some one very special, to have candle light dinners, romantic music and atmosphere I love so much, Iam very tender and caring towards those who care and are tender also , I love to make jokes and like those who have sense of humour , down to earth , those how are open and not reserved. I can be very open and not shy providing the other party is also the same . I strongly believe in honesty and the truth. To be responsible and reliable you will find one of my true characters also. It would be against my nature NOT to be responsible wherever and with whoever Iam with and whatever Iam doing I take responsibility. I do not like irresponsible, unreliable people who do not care at all!. I hate lies , especially with friends and beloved ones. I will never associate and be with a dishonest person. I know that a relationship takes time between men and women. I am willing to invest this time. Having a man as my lover and friend is my dream. (Husband and Wife). I wish to have a strong bond with my husband. To play with him. To dream with him. To share life with him, both the good and the bad. But mostly the good things I wish to remember with my family. More than all other feelings I wish to receive from my husband is respect. With respect and trust, love may grow strong between us. I am against separations . I think if two people love, respect one another then they will not be able to leave one another. If they do that means there is not enough love between them. Of course there are always other reasons. I correspond through the LoneSome Centre in my home town. I explain to you a situation. I have not any computer at home and the internet is not free in Russia. Internet service of this centre is not too expensive but not pleasant  for me, because I am a student and I have not a big scolarship. And I think that it is not a problem for you to cover this costs. And we could correspond to each other without any problems I think. I explain this service to you: typing a letter by operator, receiving, sending, printing. About it I would like to tell you that for sending one letter to you I should pay 1.5 dollars but for receive a letter from you I should pay 0.5 dollars. That is why I can not talk to you very often, but if you pay for our correspondence to the LoneSome center through which I talk to you, we could talk to each other much more and know each other better. Now you see the situation. lol Their e-mail address is 
Thank you for reading my message and I hope to hear from you soon.
I'll wait for your reply.


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