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I received a few emails from this person. My email address was found on Yahoo also. I was a little leery because of the high quality of the pictures. Before it went any further I was searching the internet for info on Volgorad when I found this website. And lo and behold I found the same letters from Anna Yarovikova, also from Volgograd. Thank you for being there. 

Jimmy (USA)

I thank you very much and want you to know that you are doing a great job for the women who are honest about wanting to find a real man.

Carl (USA)


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Veronika Vaseliva (Volgograd, Russia) aka Anna Yarovikova

I am a a single father. I received a few emails from this person. My email address was found on Yahoo also. I was a little leery because of the high quality of the pictures. Before it went any further I was searching the internet for info on Volgorad when I found this website. And lo and behold I found the same letters from Anna Yarovikova, also from Volgograd. Thank you for being there. 


You would know how many pleasures to me have brought that you have answered me! Now I understand, that people in your country really responsible ! Today I came into computer club and have scanned some the images and with this letter I send them to you, I hope, that I to you like. I directly would like to learn more about you to learn your interests as you live as you work. I am very glad to have such friend, as  you. I in life very cheerful person and at me very responsible work as  I already spoke, I work to help the bookkeeper, and I not in what a case should not make a mistake, both in work and in life I not less responsible person, I think, that the person should concerns to associates as wants that to it concerned. In my life was a lot of pleasure, but besides it is pleasure always stood on a number with more sad events. I never was for the husband and I have no children, but I very  much would like them to have, but from the person with whom our love  would be mutual and that the child anything did not require. The main  features of human character I think Sincerity, kindness, politeness and as I think, that the person it is necessary should be the respectable citizen with love to the country. I very much frequently see young pairs, I see as they are happy, I sincerely am glad for them, but thus I remain itself the person whom not loved At me when that was one friend, but it is little bit sad history, I was possible shall tell to you about it little bit later. I as like to be on a nature, there I feel quieter. As other my hobby is domestic animals and in particular as I already spoke you my cat Murka. On it I also shall finish the letter to you, and with impatience I shall look forward to hearing.

Your new friend from Russia Veronika.

Hi my beautiful friend Jimmy
I am sincerely glad, to that you have answered me again. Your letters give me a charge of energy for all day! I read them with the great pleasure. In the letters you may ask me about everything, that 
interests you about me. But if I on them do not answer you, do not take offence, I simply can not understand it , set to me it slightly on another and I it is indispensable on him shall answer you. It is my first experience of acquaintance through the Internet, but this way has very much liked me as I was answered at once with the person who has liked me. I write the letters from the Internet of cafe so be not upset if I shall not answer you the letter at once, simply the Internet of cafe may be closed.
Today I went to church, today for me little bit sad date, this day my parents were lost. I orthodox christian, at us very beautiful churches, at that moment when I am in church I feel quietly, me already 
cease, that or to disturb. It is very interesting to me what weather at you today, I think, that at you should be warm. Spring my liked season, I likes to look, how the nature comes to life after winter. As
the first kidneys on trees are dismissed. Birds who an autumn departed on the south arrive , but they again will return. The first grows a grass, many children leave on street and are pleased to this season. Children it future our planet and on them all our hope, does a pleasure me the big pleasure to
observe of them. My parents educated me good formation as you know I has finished the Volgograd state university on a speciality the ecologist. But nevertheless I do not work on this speciality. Sometimes at me in life there come such times, that I seem to me, that already for whom it is not necessary, that I shall stay one, but nevertheless I calm myself and I believe that the main love in my life still will come, the god will help me with it. Tell to me more about itself, you like to listen to what your liked dish, what your liked film, what else music. My liked dish it pelmeni, this very tasty dish from 
Russian kitchen which consists of forcemeat of a beef and pork with an onions and spices wrapped up in a dough and are cooked. This really excellent dish. There may be sometime I of you him shall feed. My liked films it Gladiator and Angel city, is film about the big love when it was finished I very strongly cried if you of it did not look, look necessarily, it is pleasant to you. As to music, she is pleasant to me 
different on mood, I as like Russian classics Tchaykovskiy, Rohmaninov, Rimskiy-Korsakov as it is pleasant to me Madonna, Enya, Kylie Minogue. I think, that after that you will know letters more about me. I very much like your letters. On it I shall finish the letter. Your friend Veronika.

My friend Jimmy I am again glad to you to tell Hello
Our correspondence Seems has become stronger also we became already more close people! I am very glad to receive your letters when I come in the Internet of cafe and I receive your letter, at me at once 
am cheered up, so it is pleasant for me to receive from you letters, I hope, that our correspondence will be strengthened also we shall not overlook the friend about the friend! I have found you on a site of network Yahoo. Your boy simply charm. With the letter I send you the one more image, I hope it to you it is pleasant. You like my images? My girlfriends constantly ask me about you, to them interestingly what habits at you what you, I answer them, that I already for a long time did not communicate with such person as you, I really very much like your letters, I understand, that you that person on which are 
possible to rely! Today there was really ridiculous case with my cat Murka, I still hold houses fishs, my cat observed of them with top, but was unintentionally broke and has fallen in an aquarium to fishs, having frightened thus and and ?uaie after that she was all crude, but I of her have turned in a towel and she has gradually dried up. By the way, it is fast at me birthday, I was born May, 24, 1974 and I a meeting the 30 birthday. Tell to me as your affairs as you will spend the day, it would be very interesting to me to learn about you more...Unfortunately I on it finish the letter.
With the big impatience I shall look forward to hearing from you! 
Have good day! Good luck! 
Your friend Veronika. My great friend Jimmy

Again I receive from you the letter and I am very glad to this event! I hope, that to you about what I write is clear. You know, for the small period of correspondence with you and have already understood, that to you have become attached, without your letter at me day any not such but as I receive from you the answer at once my life is filled with pleasure. And you attachment to me? I think what yes if it so that it is healthy! I shall give you my home address so we can correspond letters by usual mail, but nevertheless it is not so convenient, as it seems to me, in the first letters will go very long, and there is an every prospect, that the letter will be stolen, at us in Russia of it it is possible to expect... From many steal letters simply from there is nothing to do, but nevertheless I shall give you the address:
Volgograd 435056
street Karla-Marksa 58 flat 25
Vasileva Veronika
But it seems to me, that all oaee is easier to communicate through the Internet, in general I think, that the Internet this big achievement as people from two different ends of a planet may communicate 
with each other freely that I have got acquainted with such person as you already because of it only I shall tell to the Internet many thanks! Much to our regret I do not have phone, in Russia it is the 
whole problem, not enough at whom in Russia there is a phone of a house so we might speak by the phone, but it is possible if such opportunity I necessarily shall call you will be presented me.
You Believe, when I sit at work, I constantly think of you, I wait for that moment when I after work shall go to the Internet of cafe and I shall find out the letter from you, it does a pleasure me huge 
pleasure. With this letter I send my image. Whether my images like you, only is fair? Unfortunately my time in the Internet of cafe comes to an end. Write to me necessarily! I shall wait! 
Your friend Veronika.

Egorova Tatyana (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia)

Met through contact at, typical visa / airline tickets scam. Thanks to this site I was able to bust it before I got scammed out of any money. The 10 tips were dead on! We emailed back and forth for about 2 months before she was in love and wanted to come here. I have all the letters she sent and 17 pictures. If you need to contact me please do at She also used the name Egorova Tatiana. I have contacted and not heard back yet. Here is the first letter I received:


Hello my Dear Lee. I waited your letter. I very pleased that you write me.
I want to say you more about me. I live in two with my the daddy in city Yoshkar-Ola. my ma to live in Moscow and she has a no contact with us. she leaves when me was 20. presently me 25 years. my weight 48 kg (105 pounds). my growth approximately 168 sm (5 ' 6 " foots).  my mother plenty of drink the alcohol earlier and leave from us. my the daddy to do all for me. he gives me to learn in institute. to pay for my education. now I work in school by teacher of the drawing. I gave my profile in internet since I not to want to have a relations with man from russia. they not to respect the woman and not to know how to give him weasel. I had a a marriage with person from russia 3 back, then he defrauded me and I heard that he has other girl. I much suffered, but afterwards all ok. I very good and supportive. but not to love when me to defraud and not to respect:). I want to have a serious relations and not to play in gamez. I not much well speak on english, but I learn this.
Have you ever been involved in a serious relationship? When you are married, do you want to be a working mother, or will you stay at home to look after the children? Do you think a husband and a wife have specific roles in a marriage? What are some of your favorite activities? Do you like sports? What do you do to stay fit? Do you often go to movies, or museums? What is your favorite kind of music? Do you like to dance? What is your favorite holiday? What one place in the world that you have never been to would you like to see. I hope to hear from you soon. Please send me more photos! I consider that we only shall else hear each other, but soon our relations will become more serious and more warm with you. you very good and good person and I want to try to have a relations with you. be careful. write me soon.

So that's it I am searching again, Lee 

Inna from (Alchevsk, Ukraine) and Ekaterina Menshova

Hello, Here is a scam, fortunately I was vigilant enough. I had found her profile on (Doing a research on the Internet, I also found her on: 


Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 10:25:34 +0400
From: "inna-den" <> 
To: <XXX> 
Subject: From Inna 

Hello dear <XXX>
Thank you for your letter and interest in me. I hope that we will continue our correspondence and will
know each other better. What I can tell you about me? My name is Inna. It is very old and beautiful name. I was born in April 1978. Last year I was celebrating my 25th birthday and realized that almost all my friends are married and I should think about it as well. Somehow earlier I wasn't thinking about marriage and was very busy with studying in University. After I graduated I was busy to get a job, and by the time I was 25 I realized that education and work isn't enough for me, that I am ready to search for my partner,man who I will fall in love with and create a happy family!!! It is my goal for now and I will try to do my best to reach my goal. I will try describe myself,but don't know how to do that! I am nice,tender,gentle,generous, and kind person. I dream to take care of my family,have a nice and kind man by my side, share all his interests,be his best friend. Be near him in any times of life- enjoy life with him, when it is good time, and support him, if it is bad time. Dear ,I would like to know more about your life? What do you like to do in your free time? What are you looking for in personal life? I hope that I will hear from you very soon and wish you all the best,
Sincerely, Inna.
P.S.If You interesting in me please write Thank you!!!

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 10:40:10 +0400 From: "inna-den" <>
To: <XXX> 
Subject: From Inna 

Hello my dear <XXX>,
What a lovely letter you wrote to me,thank you. I also liked your photo,you are a very handsome man. I have to say,that you are not only handsome man,but also very intelligent and interesting person. I have a lot of hopes,that our correspondence may lead us to something bigger ,than simple friendship!!! Are you agree with me? Dear,thank you for asking me a questions,I will gladly answer them. I would like to continue introduce myself and tell you more about my family and city,where I live. I was happy child,because I have a best parents in the world!!! I also have a little brother Sasha,who is 12 y.o.,and I love him very much. Of course,we can't be very close with him,because it is a big age difference between us,he thinks that I am an old lady,but I know that in 5-6 years things will be different and we will be a friends. Dear,tell me more about you family? Do you have brothers and sisters? Do you have a dreams for the future? Tell me more about your place? As for me,I live in Alchevsk city in the east part of Ukraine. There are 100000 inhabitants live in my city,but because of hard economy crisis I can't say that all of them happy. however,I am young and full of dreams,and hope that everything will be just great in my life and I will have a wonderful family one day!!!
Hope to hear from you very soon.
Best wishes, Inna

After this letter my intuition told me she could be a scammer, as she was always writing me the very next day after my e-mail, whereas I was answering after 4 to 5 days. But the problem was she didn't answer any of the questions from my second letter: I had asked questions about her and she answered about her brother! My questions were very specific (to see if she does read my e-mails and writes me personally), but had nothing to do with creating families. So, I sent an e-mail telling her she has to answer my questions, otherwise I won't write anymore. In the same time, I started writing her under a false identity. More about this later.

So, here is her answer when I menaced not to write anymore:

Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 10:05:10 +0400 
From: "inna-den" <> 
To: <XXX> 
Subject: From Inna 

Dear <XXX>,
At first I want to say, sorry that I didn;t answer ALL your questions, but it was only our second letter! We can talk about them this time and next time, or do you want to create a family from the second letter?? I don't mind about serious relation, but there must be some mistery in me?? Oh, of course, MEN! You can't agree with me, anyway. I am very family-oriented girl and I miss my beloved and my family. I see that you are looking for the same. I want to ask you one thing. Tell me are you ready to start serious relations with a girl from Ukraine, the girl who does not know your language yet who has different tradition and culture? I ask because I am very serious about you and I do not want to lose contact with you. I believe that thing goes right with us in the future and I think we should meet in person one day and maybe I will stay with you forever. I know that it is not a simple thing to move to a strange country but if we are in love it will not be a problem is not it? As for me - I've never been to <YYY>, but of course this country is very magic and I'd like to visit it! ok, <XXX>, I am anxiously awaiting for your reply. I send you another picture with this letter. I hope you like it. Of cousre, I'm waiting for yours!
With Love Inna

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 09:29:17 +0400 
From: "inna-den" <>
To: <XXX> 
Subject: From "Diamond" 

Dear Sir, We are writing to you because your lady Inna has applied to us with the ask to help her with translation of her and your letters but she has found out that she can't pay for our service by herself. And for the moment she can't provide payment for our translations but as she wouldn't like to stay with translations of your letters and as she is very interested to stay in touch with you and develop your relations if you have the possibility to help her you can do it but it is up to you. For more details please contact us. We will be happy to help you.
Best regards, Manager assosiation of interpreters
Ekaterina Menshova

My intuition was true, they were scammers. I stopped everything at that moment. As I said, I sent her two letters from another e-mail address. No surprise, she copy-pasted the same e-mails. Her second letter generally tells all guys how they are handsome and intelligent. Well, I had purposely sent her a picture of a really ugly guy and the two letters I sent her under the false identity prove this "guy" is really brainless. What serious girl would like to hang out with a jerk? 

Now the ultimate proof of the scam : the fake Inna sent a letter to the fake me on Wed, 28 Apr 2004 09:29:54 +0400 and the e-mail from the "interpreter" Ekaterina Menshova was sent on Wed, 28 Apr 2004 09:29:17 +0400. So Inna sent a letter to the fake me from the same address 37 seconds after the scammer sent <XXX> (that's the real me) an e-mail where she pretends she has no more money! And if you read attentively, she wrote in her first letter she had a job!

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Julia Egoshina (Lesosibisk Russia)

Contact from this person originated from a add, Her email address is she said she worked at a polyclinic in Lesosibisk. She wanted to find an American man, in the third week she said she would get 2 month vacation and wanted to visit me in America and told me she had applied for a visa. She finally got the visa but was sad because she did not have enough money and asked that I send money through western union, United bank-Eniuseisk /Lesosibirsk. Unfortunately I got scammed before I figured it out.


Hi my long-awaited Keith! I waited for you, all my life. Today I have news. Good or bad (you to decide). Yesterday my boss informed me that I will have a vacation approximately through month. But I have not been pleased. I did not expect that I will receive a vacation, very soon. But schedule constituted by accounts department not change. I have begun to cry, because it means that I cannot write to you. I cannot use a computer. 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 some months. I have imagined that I should spend my vacation in my apartment, between four walls. I will sit without an opportunity to read your letters, I will sit in loneliness and to think of you Keith. I did not take my vacation the last year, and now I shall have 2 months of a vacation, but it do not bring to me pleasure. I have imagined that I should spend some months without you and in my heart has appeared awful emptiness. All world around became uninteresting for me. And I have told to myself: "NO! It not for me!" I have told to myself- "I should be realist, cease to live in fantasy". I thought what I can do to see you. I decided to spend this vacation with you. I thought what can I do to meet you. Simply to meet. It's all that I want now. I have a passport, but I don't a visa to your country. Today 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 180 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 Krasnoyarsk, 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 Krasnoyarsk it is far from me (300 km), and Moscow further away(about 4 000 km). 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 345 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 2 or 3 weeks). I shall have the tourist visa. Which allows to be in America till 6 months, as the tourist. It is the most convenient visa to me. I said that this variant satisfies me and I agree. I have been thinking a lot about what it will be like to finally meet you and to have you near me. I am also a little nervous, not for any bad reason, it is just that I want so much for things between us to work out. I have only known you for a short while, but in that time I have had many days to reflect on our letters, on our desires, and on our mutual need for eachothers love. I am hopeful that the time we spend together will give me the opportunity to show you how much I have grown to love you. I never thought I would feel the way that I do after only a short time. I think there is what that cosmic connection between us, I also feel that there is something about our meeting that must be designed by fate. I have been consumed with the thought of you. I imagine us living our lives together and I am excited from head to toe. I feel that I have found somebody that can understand me and love me for it. Somebody that wants the same things in life and is not afraid to achieve it. Somebody that can see my soul and wants to join it. That's how I see you. I must get rid of the self doubts and move to our future. We are separated by boundaries, by an ocean, but our souls are linked. The link is through a simple thread of the Internet. It could be so simple to cut, but this thread is just the start of a stronger and deeper link that must follow. We will cross the boundaries the ocean, and be linked by touch. You might ask yourself what does this letter mean. It's simple, I have made a leap of faith to you. Your are in my soul. You can think that I hurry events. But understand that until we look into each others eyes we will not truely know what the heart feels. For in order for us to fill our hearts and souls with joy we must first sooth the eyes with the sight of each other and know in our hearts and minds what we say is true. You are truly the type of man I would love to meet. We cannot change our past, but we can hopefully make a brighter future if we have made poor decisions or if fate has just given us not so good beginnings. And I really have registered the visa application with great belief and with great hope that you will be glad to meet me, with belief and with hope that you want to meet me. Tell to me Please, you can meet me at this time? Tell me please, you will be glad to meet me? You will be glad if I will arrive to you? 

Much tenderness from Julia.

Hi my love Keith! This letter is from the almost lucky lady. Why is ''almost''? As today I went to visas firm. I was told that my visa was ready at last, (I send you it's SCAN). I was most happy the person at that time. But this firm not only makes visas, it also reserve tickets. I decided to use their service again. I was told that the flight to Greensboro costed 1,386.00 USD. It was too expensive for me, and I asked them to find the cheapest variant. And they offered. It would be on the Thu 13-May and cost 994.00 USD. I wondered if it was possible to reserve a ticket and to pay for it a part of the money this time and the other part later. But they refused and I was in despair. I asked them to help me so long that tears came to my eyes. And they agreed. I wasted all my money, but it wasn't enough. So I went to pawnshop and pawned silver and gold embellishments which I had from my mom. I got 190 USD and that was enough for initial payment. I have paid in whole 615 USD. It was my last money. The number of the flight on which I reserve the ticket is: 1:30 pm Depart Moscow (SVO) Delta 31 Arrive Greensboro (GSO) 9:14 pm US Airways 3149

It is very difficult for me to tell you about it. But I have done everything I can. I paid visa. I have bought the ticket on a train up to Moscow. I paid a part of the ticket. But this money is not enough. I don't want to burden you. I want to reach you with my own money but unfortunately I have failed. Now I have to pay the remaining part. It is only 379 USD. I must pay this money before April, 29, Otherwise I will lose my money. If you love me, if you trust me and if you want to see me soon, please, send the money for the ticket before April, 29, morning.
I understand that it is a difficult decision for you, but we must trust each other. Any union without trust is impossible if it is a union of wife and husband or a union of boy-friend and girl-friend or a union of business partners. I don't want to be hypocritical. That's why I want to tell you following: I do not think that you would like to give the love to the woman whom you don't trust. So I am. It's a first check for us. And much depends upon it, may be everything. We must trust each other. That's why I was the first who made first step. Step to you. Of course if you don't want you can not help me. It is bad but not fatal. I will lose my money. It is too bad but not too fatal . I speak so because I am in despair and confusion. Now, when we are divided only with one step, I am afraid. I am afraid that you will not help, and all my diligence will be gone. I love you and I want to be with you and the word of honour, your help is necessary for me. I have not calculated my forces. But together we are much stronger. It is much easier to go through difficulties and barrier together. I want to present you all my infinite love and fidelity. I did not want to ask you. I thought, that I can make all itself. The loneliness has made me strong. I have got used to live without the help, and to rely only on myself. I very seldom address to somebody for the help, but now I ask you to help me. I think, both of us want this meeting, means also charges we should divide for two. I have made a step forward. Make also you a step towards to me. I hope that has not offended you. I love you and I trust. I know, that you will not throw me now when there is only one step. Tell me Keith, can you help me? If you have an opportunity please help me. I wonder how it is possible to do. There is an International Western Union (by the way, they have a website, called You may send me money using Western Union according following data:
Rossiya. Lesosibirsk,
United Bank- Eniuseisk, 114 Gorkogo street
For Julia Egoshina
To get the money, I should tell the employee of bank your:
1 full name
2 full address
3 exact amount
4 some confidential numbers (Money Transfer Control Number),
which will be given to you, when you send the money.
Without this information, I shall be not capable to receive money.
I love you very much! I think about you Keith every time.
Forever yours Julia.

Hi Keith!!!! Since I started talking to you, I just can't stop thinking of you. I have a very warm feeling inside from all the things you said about how you feel when you think of me.  My day brightens tremendously whenever I see an e-mail from you. My heart and soul are now connected with regardless of where you may be. When I come back from work home, I involuntarily think of you. It is much more pleasant to me to go home now. I in general like to walk along the street and to breath fresh air, especially when the weather is warm. As a matter of fact I don't want to go home. It is very boring and lonely at home. Sometimes I don't mention it, but sometimes when I come home with good mood, I want to talk very much, to share thoughts with anybody, to have fun. But my flat is empty and I have to be in full solitude. And my good mood disappears. I simply sit down in an arm-chair and look at the window. And when the silence deafen me when I hear as My blood flows in my veins, I hear movement of my eyelashes, at that moment becomes unbearably and my heart compresses. I don't know how to struggle with it. I can listen to music or read a book. But in some moment I understand that I just deceive myself. In fact I want a beloved person to be near me, with whom I could spend evenings, to meet morning, to speak about yesterday and to dream about tomorrow day. I want to walk and to feel a strong man arm holds me. I don't want to cook meals only for myself. I want somebody to appreciate it. But enough about it. Otherwise I shall sad again. I have just cured a little boy's teeth. I asked him: What do you dream about? He answered that he dreams to become a grownup because grownups don't have problems with teeth. It was so funny. I often remember childhood. I always dreamed to become a grown up as soon as possible. As every child I completely believed that grownups don't have problems at all. I dreamt in the childhood and I dream now. Of course, the world of dreams is an illusive world. We live in a real life, so we can't to sink into the world of dreams and phantasies for long. When a dream becomes obsession, it can bring only pain and disappointment. Practically dreams do not always realize. It happens that you use all power, all aspiration to make the dream come true. But as much you try, not all in this life depend on us. When the dream for a long time does not come true, as though you did not try, dream ceases to be that star, which was for you lighthouse in ocean of the life, which illuminated your way. But anyway, I think that it is impossible to live without dreames and hopes. When there is a dream, the life is filled with sense. The dreams are those things that do us people that distinguishes us from the whole rest alive world. The dreams contribute variety in ordinary and grey life. The dreams force to think, analyse, choose and come to a conclusion. The Faith and Hope - an eternal satellites of our lifes. And regardless of what waits you at the end, joy of the victories and subordinated tops we remember better, than disappointment and pain of the defeats. You agree with me?I am surprised that I write you all this. I have never had a person, with whom I could share my thoughts. But now I have found you, and I am very glad. Forgive me for my frankness. If I said something superfluous forgive me please. Do you like when your friends come to your home? What clothes do you like the lady wear?
I will wait for your letter with impatience.

Julia Skvortsova (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)

I am 35, single, going back to school and self employed. I was contacted by this person on 03/22/2004 through Yahoo! personals under the member name of "julyskv". The email gave me the impression of a form letter, but I replied anyway just to see what would happen. Her photos and name were not on any of the blacklists. I have been communicating with this person for a little over a 
month now. Only last night did I find the posting on 10/03/2002 about a girl named Anastasia Fedorova/Nastya (link: - the first email that she sent her man, my Julia must have plagiarized - I was in awe to see that even some of the sentences were word for word. The circumstances were the same also - contacted through Yahoo Personals, failed to answer questions that I had for her and that she seemed to fall in Love for no real reason. Although, the person I guess was a little impatient with me because they asked for money in letter 8, not letter 13... She was asking for $750 (payable though Western Union), she said her mother was going to give her $800 that she had in savings - $750 wasn't all that much to me, but apparently to them it is around $4,000 (5 times as much). Unfortunately I sent the money, and to my astonishment she continued to reply. At first her emails were full of "wooing" me - talking allot about dreams, destiny, prince and princess's, fairy tails, etc... After I sent her the money - her letters dried up until it was time to get her Visa, she told me that she needed a round trip ticket and she only bought a one way. She blamed the mistake on the agent because he never told her she needed a round trip. She has been much more talkative since I have been telling her that it would be hard to come up with the rest of the money. From the get go I was very forth coming with her from the aspect that I do not know whether to really believe in her - I thought it odd that she never really acknowledged my concerns - she seemed to avoid it in a way. At one point, it seemed to sink in and she freaked out, saying that she 
did not want to loose me and the was going to try and call me and tell me how much I meant to her. She said that only after a few days she had quit her Job, and she also had no phone for me to call her. This is all coming to an end with her saying that she was going to ask her mother to sell her house to 
come up with the money so she could be with me, I've told her that I would sell my tv and entertainment system in order to pay for it (just leading her on - can't give up the big screen!). This chick was sly, she used photos that I have seen on the internet somewhere before - I can't find them anywhere now though. She even gave me the name of the agency, agent and their phone number 
- so I could verify it my self, and pay for the ticket my self.

- The Rose of Winds Travel and Visa Agency
- +7(920)2912656
- Alexander Shurupov

I haven't called them - but I'm sure it is fake. I told her at one point, that I was going to report her the authorities when she did not reply to me for a few days (after saying it would be very difficult to come up with the money) and she did not seemed phased at all, she simply said "Shame on you!" and 
asked why I was always so suspect of her, and what was wrong with me... She also sent me a picture of her Passport, as one of the first photos. I've got a few more pictures of her also, if anyone wants them...

Fun, fun, fun...
Curtis Wood


Letter #1
Hi Curtis! First of all sorry for not writing to you for so long. I hope it is not a problem. It was a pleasant surprise for me when I found your answer in my mail box. I have tried to write to you but I thought that you will not answer to me. It so is interesting to correspond with a foreigner from America. I know computers very badly but I am taking computer courses. So I now know how to use mail on the computer. As you have understood I live in Russia in the city of Nizhny Novgorod and my real name is Julia. If you want I will tell you about my city.
Today I went to a computer club and I have made new photos that I can send to you if you want me to. In this letter I will send you my photo. I am twenty nine years old now but on 5 May I will be 30. I'm look for a man to develop relationship, live with and to plan my future life. I am alone but I do not want it to go on like this. I divorced 2 years ago and I haven't yet got kids. I have serious intentions and I do not want to make a wrong choice. I have tried to write to you and now I see that you have answered to me, I think we can begin to correspond with you. I have written to you only once and you answered my letter. So I hope that you got interested. Am I right? We are two people in the world who want to meet someone. I think we can try to get to know each other better but, of course I don't insist. That's your choice. I want to ask you whether you corresponded with women already? Do you have friends from Russia or friends who know Russian people. It's interesting. Can you speak Russian a bit? I studied English at school and university. I hope you understand me and my English is not poor. I have finished university, speciality: economy and finance and now I work in as a financier in an agency. I have computer here and I use it for our to correspond with you. But you must know I can't use it for long time and, please, when you send me photos try them smaller, ok? They do not allow to use internet explorer but e-mail is available. So I write you from work. Sometimes I refer to a translator program to write to you because I don't know
some words but mostly I write myself. I can write you 5 times a week, I think I can't write on sundays and saturdays. (I don't work on weekends). Now I live alone, actually rentig a flat. For the first time I hope this information will be enough. If you answer me I'll write you tomorrow. I'll wait for your response. And we will talk about all other details later. And if you are really interested and write me, please, tell me some information about you and if you can send pictures of you. I would like to see them.
Best regards,

Letter #2
Dear Curtis. I am very glad to have received your letter, it was very nice to have heard from you and enjoy hearing from you. First of all I wanted you to tell, that I work the seller - adviser in shop of home appliances... Earlier I worked the tutor in a kindergarten, but I had to leave from this work.. There paid very little and me did not suffice for a life. I love very much children and it was difficult for me to leave from a kindergarten. I like to cook very much, it is very pleasant when is tasty cook also for you praise. And what it is pleasant to you from products? I love ice-cream about strawberry jam, chocolate, pel'menis. You know, what
such pel'menis?? It is tasty very much!!! Here in Russia it is very difficult. Earlier to us at all did not allow to speak about a politics, and it became now better, but authority in hands of greedy and bad people. These people have forced me to throw favourite business, I had to leave from a kindergarten. People at which authority think only of the purses, they constantly deceive us and it is difficult for us very much. Tell it the truth, what at you the good government and it thinks of you and cares? I want to live very much in the country where the government thinks of people. Our city beautiful very much, here is a lot of very much trees and colors. It is old city and at him the big history, we have ancient fortress which refers to the Kremlin. It is beautiful also to me it is pleasant to walk about walls of the Kremlin. I do not have not enough person with which I can walk in the evening along the street with which I can sit on a bench and put the head to him on a shoulder. Tell about the city what beautiful places at you is? It seems to dear me, that our meeting is destiny. Today at night dream has dreamed me... To me dreamed, that I walk with the person and it is good me near to him. I have woken up and have understood, that did not see his person, but it seems to me, that the destiny has happened us not, well and which I was possible you that person with which to me is possible to trust. I want to trust very much to the person, I want to present all caress to the favourite person, I am tired to be one. And you, you can believe in destiny? I wait from you for the answer, Julia.

Letter #3
Greetings my lovely Curtis! How are you today? I have missed you very much! For this time I many times re-read your letters, I understand yours English well enough. Today I have tried to recollect, why I have written to you. I do not know... It is as a whiff of wind, as movement of energy invisible to us, I already had similar sensations in the past and never was mistaken. I trust this feeling very much! And at you it happens such?

I write only to you, I like to write very much to you!! And do you write to other women? Please tell to me how you like to spend time? I have a small apartment, cosy very much and we like in the evening to meet with friends and to sit on kitchen!! It is very cheerful, when all of us gather and we drink tea. We joke, we recollect different histories, I am a cheerful person. Yesterday I told my friends that I got acquainted with you. Friends understand me and say, that in the USA men treat women well and if we are born for one another there should not be any doubts about our choice. Is it true that in the USA you are all sport fans and you frequently go to see sporting competitions? In Russia it is dangerous to go on sports competitions, there are a lot of fans and they drink much beer and get drunk, and then they start to shout, swear, and sometimes fights begin.

My former husband from the start was tender and kind, but he started to drink alcohol and bring home drunk friends. I worried very much and spoke to him, that it is not necessary to drink alcohol, but he did not listen, but only shouted and beat me. Then he started to use drugs, I could not sustain it and left him. I am afraid of men from Russia, they drink much and sometimes beat women. I cannot imagine my life without sport, I visit swimming pool 3 times a week. I was professionally engaged in badminton, I was engaged in it since early childhood, but I play it only with my friends now, after that I together with my friends go to the sauna (it sounds "banya" in Russia), it is our tradition, it is so funny! We do it every weekend.

I got a letter today, it was from my school friend Masha. Buy the way, she have met a foreign man, he was from England. She moved to him, and they got married! I did not believe, that 2 people can meet each other, and fall in love, begin relations, and create a perfect family! But they have done it! She is happy now, and we keep corresponding regularly. She helped me to make my first step, you know, this step is the most difficult, so I decided to search for my best half in the Internet:) I think, that it was a perfect idea, because we began our conversation, and it means a beginning of strong relations, and may be, new feeling between us. Do you feel something? What do you think? 

I think, that Creator's hand directs us, and He helped me all my life. I believe in God, I'm Christian. My mom is a very believing woman, and I have been brought up in Christian family with strong traditions. You know, my Mom have brought up me alone, and she only relied on herself, and God always helped her. I visit church every weekend now, and I pray, it helps me to cope with difficulties in my life.

Yours Julia

Letter #7
My dearest Curtis! First, I want to say to you, that I thought a lot about you, about us, and the distance between us, you are so natural and full of love, that I want to be there right now with you. I want to feel you, smell you, touch you, hear you... It's not possible for this moment, and this hurts me. This makes me suffer! I'm dreaming to be happy in my life, I want to make you happy, to make you feel comfortable with me without fears, that you can trust me. I want to love you, like you have never felt this before, doing everything together and having fun. I have so many ideas in my mind, that you will never be bored, life is a serious thing, but it must be surprising at the same time. You live only once. I want to surprise you, I am your surprise! My feelings to you are so big, that you can't imagine. But sometimes the love and feelings are painful for me. What if I don't get you? I don't want to think of it. You are only one man for me in the world, you have all the things, that I'm looking for and want to have. My dreams are becoming to reality, because of you. Thank you for this! If I could give you one thing, I would give you the ability to see yourself, as other people do, then you would have seen, what a dear and special person you are...My sweet, I asked God for a flower, he gave me a garden, I asked for a tree, he gave me a forest, I asked for a river, he gave me an ocean. Asked for a friend and he gave me YOU. Sometimes my eyes are full of tears, when I think of you my love. You are my only Love, and will always stay in my heart. I will always love you, today, tomorrow and forever. I will never do something, that could hurt you, never. My dear! I went to travel agency this morning, and I found out all conditions of my arrival to you in details. Frankly speaking, I was in shock! If I am able to pay for visa with help of my mother, I won't be able to pay for tickets (even for cheapest!). But I can't get visa without buying tickets in this travel agency. Getting of visa is not a problem, agency takes care about it, and they can get it quickly, but only if I'll buy tickets there. My problem is only a tickets. I feel so bad, I even could think about, that tickets to USA costs on 5 times more, than tickets to Europe. I really don't know what to do! I'm afraid, I feel scared by my feebleness. Now I can only dream about my arrival to you. My love, it's a pity, but if I want to buy tickets, I have to save up my year's salary (and don't spend it even for food!)! I'm so sorry. Your, Julia. 

Letter #8
My love Curtis! Now I absolutely have no doubts, that my intentions are very serious. Thank you for taking the time to write me, If you only knew how happy your letters make me. Thank you for being so sweet. Every day I find myself, spending more time thinking of you. Every day, before go sleep, I imagine our first meeting. How I come from airport, and I see you at the first time. I really can't imagine how many emotions I'll feel, because even thinking about it, my heart beating is becoming faster and faster. It seems to me, that I did not want anything in my life, as to meet you. My de ar Prince, your letters are pure inspiration to me. I want to see you, and tell you, that I miss you more and more as the days pass. I want you to be my happiness for ever. A lot of time has passed, I feel nervous, because I think that love has finally found me, can this be Love? Yes. My inner feelings never liar. I think of the future, many years from now and I see you and me, together, married, our family, I know it may sound a kind of silly, but it is my dream, you are my dream, a life by your side. My dear Curtis, I wonder how will it feel to have you in my arms, to kiss you, to love you. It makes me crazy, no, YOU make me crazy! I can stay with you 6 months, then if I won't want to come back (or if we'll be married), I'll be able to stay with you, and do everything for new visa or something else from USA. I already got a passport, so I have it, and I need only to buy ticket and visa. I need 350 $ for
visa, and exams for getting it. And I need about 1200 - 1400 $ for tickets, it depends on a date of my arrival.I think, that we have to divide charges, because my mother saved some money 800 $.My dear, so, I need 750 $. now, may be I have to pay more, but for getting visa, I have to pre-pay for tickets 1200 $. But the agency will not make visa if I will not buy tickets from them. This is obligatory condition. I hope, that it'll be a good news for you, as for me, because nothing can prevent us to be together. Yours Julia.

Letter #10
My dearest Curtis! You are the one, who makes me so happy to write you these letters. All your letters are so nice, and you give me the feeling, that I'm flying in the sky. I can imagine always very well, what you write me, and it gives me the feeling of warmness, happiness and power. You make me so happy, that it is not easy to be expressed in words, I cannot write it in words, but I think you feel it. You had gave me the feeling, that you are the person, which is my other half, and I know, I'll never lose my other half. I'm not surprised about the situation, that I'm so sure about you, somebody I never talked and saw. I think our relations, became something special now. How can I tell you, how much you mean to me? I never thought, I could have such feelings of love and romance for a man, I have never met! It is tempting to think we have the perfect relationship, and I know we do! My dear Curtis, about my ticket and visa. Today I was researching accessible ways how you can help me. It is Western Union. I found out that is working in America and in Russia too. You can send money to the address nearest to me bank: 
name of the bank: NOMOS-BANK 
Street address: STUDENAYA, 32 
City, zip: NIZHNY NOVGOROD , 603000 
My full name: Julia Skvortsova.
I can receive this money and I will immediately go to the Visa Agency
and will buy ticket and pay for the visa application. When it done, I
will inform you about my trip to you!

Letter #30 - reply from accusing her of being a scammer...

Curtis! My love.... Honey...What can i say? Shame on you. I can`t write to you earlier and there was a number of reasons. Just can`t imagine how can you thought such a things about me. Whether I am very strongly disappointed in you and I do not know if i`m ready to come to you. For a couple of days my mom felt herself badly. I can`t just left my mom laying in her bed. Yesterday i`ve went to the agency and they give me all the required infomation. Here it is:
The agency name is "The Rose of Winds Travel and Visa Agency". Phone number: +7(920)2912656
Agent Name:Alexander Shurupov.
Sorry, that i could write to you only this evening, i just was worry about my mom.
Why do you always suspect me??? What`s wrong with you?
Yours Julia.

Ludmila Tarasova (Miasskoe, Russia)

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Hi my sweetheart! I so happy to get your mail and to write mail to you again! Dear Macs, I have some good news for you! Today I was at my father and spoke a lot about you and me. He can't understand, why I found my soulmate so far from me, but he understands that if I love someone, nothing can stop me. Its seems he like you. He is very glad for me that I met a man who I seeked for a long time. He believes in you and he trusts you. I asked him a lot about our future how it can be. He told me that we have to meet first and then to decide what to do. Also he told that if our relations after it will be successeful, he will present us his flat. He does not live in this flat now. Or he can sell it then we would not have any financial problems with visiting our country few times a year. It is enough big and good flat and it costs about 28 000 dollars. But it can be sold only after it will be privatized and it can't be ealy then in 8 months. My father dreaming to sell it and he think that now there is a good reason for it. He hopes all will be fine in our relations. He tells that this money should be enought for us for the first time for living, for period seeking for job.
So, I have another news: I was in CMVA. I was so worried if it will impossible to get visa for me. And I was so happy today talking with communication manager of CMVA when he tolding me that I have a great chance to make a visa and to get it approved. He asked me a lots of
questions and he suggested me to fill some documents but I rejected because I am not sure now about some details of my coming to you. We have a lots of questions without answers now, some unresolved questions. So here is information about visas that I can do: 
1) Tourists visa. It allows me to come to your country for period from 2 weeks till 1 month. It cant be prolonged and on the expiration I have to back to Russia. It costs about 210-250 dollars USA depending duration and including ensurance and neccessary medical tests and
other. 2) B-2 visa. It calls "visa of the bride" also. Its good for period
from 2 weeks to 3 month. It can be prolonged maximum for 2 additional
months and then I also have to back to Russia. It costs about 340
dollars USA including all services. 3) I forgot a name of this visa. For approve it we both have to visit Russian Embussy at your country and fill some documents. This kind of visa allows us to get married. I can't get it and approve it at my country. We shall get it for my next trip if we decide to get married.
Any kind of visa will take 2-3 weeks to be ready and approved. (? visas take MONTHS to be approved!) My dear Macs, how do you think, which visa is better for us? I was really sad to know that visa costs such money. Tommorrow I will write you news about a cost of the ticket. When we shall have all information we shall decide how to do better. Please write me all your ideas, 
Yours, Ludmila
P.S. I am thinking about writing post mail from you. I have not wrote it to someone, so I dont sure what I have to write at envelope. Please write me and let me know. So, my post adress is:
Russia, 456000 town(city): Miasskoe 
Street: Sadovaya
House: 29Ludmila Tarasova 

P. S. some guys have all the luck three (3) out of how many? I am talking to them still ? "!match kept this scamer on the web site for over a month after they were informed. I had spotted her on an other black list. their opion was non-shellant "our clients do their own policing" My notes where removed after my second compliant, and so was she, I have little proof of our E-mails? my gut feeling is that they were in on it or it was producing cash for them, all most as if they set it up on their own? "Tickle" removed them right away and sent a good e-mail back. If you look close in the girls lens you can see Boris maybe you can I. D. him?

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