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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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Anna Zhulina (Lugansk, Ukraine) 

First I want to thank you for your site. It has saved me time, money and my heart. My name is W and I live in Sweden. I had written to this girl, Anna Zhulina from Lugansk, Ukraine, for about a month before she finally sent that classic "My Mother is dying, I need money"-letter. First, when we met on the internet, I didn't notice anything suspicious, but after a few mails she asked me if I could send her money so that she could buy a cell phone. I thought it was an unusual request from a girl I didn't yet know. However, I sent her $200 through Western Union. Attached you will find her letters and pics, if you want to put her in your site as a warning to other men. She is very pretty and have no problems at all to get money from many men. 


W. Stockholm, Sweden  



Hello my dear W, Thank you for your replying on my letter. It's so nice of you. When I knew  hat you had sent me one more letter, it pleased to me very much. I'm so glad that among such beautiful girls you however paid attention to me. I would like to know you more and I hope one day we can establish a serious and long relationship between us. I believe that relationship is a goof foundation for any relation what so ever. In this letter I would like to tell you more about myself. I am creative and  curious by nature. I love to travel, to discover new places and meet new people, open mind and heart to the rest of the world and get enriched by it's marvels and wisdom. I am fun loving, but quiet and romantic in the same time. My friend's say I'm old fashion in a certain way. I like and value sophisticated as well as simple things. I like climbing mountains as well as walking along the beach. I like drinking a glass of red wine while listening to good music as well as sharing intellectual conversation. But times comes when friend's love is not enough anymore, you want the kind of love to make the sparkles light in your eyes in that specific, unique way. Especially I like autumn and rain, because it's time for reminiscence. I like just sitting near the window and see the rain. As every person I need in close relationship, do everything together, live and desire of life together. I learn to trust my instincts. I am interested to know you more. I believe in love and all the aspect of love and my heart is open now for a real relationship with you. Best regards. Anna. P.S. Please, I would like to have more pictures of you. Thank you in advance.  


Dear W! How I was happy to see your letter today. I really made my day. I am like on heavens. You know words cannot express all my feelings but I will try tell you, I am not for pen relationship but something that could be a reality - a relationship that could lead to being together as one, and, share all the treasures in stock. I feel I am so similar to you. I feel as though I'm a fairly simple person. When 2 people "fall in Love" there are a lot of things going on emotionally, physically and hormonally and eventually this conditions settle down and reality of real life sets in. It is easy to fall in love but it is hard work to stay in love and to keep the fires of passion burning brightly and requires both parties participation to make it work. When we fall in love, we as humans often overlook or not pay attention to qualities or traits of the other person that might be a source of concern. Now that there is mutual respect, trust and unconditional love present, there is nothing you can't talk about, work out or accomplish and there is no limit as to how far your love can be taken because there are two people living for each other and with the desire for the common goal of eternal love for each other. There is nothing more rewarding or satisfying than when 2 people from their love for each other, make love, create love and extend their love through their children. What do you think? You know, as for  experience with a man. I had one person in my life who I thought I loved with al my heart and i though that he was also sincere to me. We were together during a year, but then everything was broken He broken my heart. I  though that time that all my dreams and wishes and plans for the future was dead. I though that I'll not love any man, but people say true that time is a good medicine. I think that I am young and nice person and now I have a faith in my heart that I could find real person who could really love me as I am. You know, such pretty girl like I am could find man with whom she could spend good time. But I'm not interesting in such light dates, because such man is not interesting in me like a person. I'm very serious about any relations and it's very difficult for me to find a real friend, a person who could understand me, support in a hard minute. I want you to be a person about whom I could care. I want to begin the morning with you, to kiss you, to prepare a breakfast for you, to wait for you after your stressful work with a beautiful dinner. I'll be waiting for your letter. Sincerely yours Anna. 


Hello, my dear W, Thank you so much for your letter. It is so warm and nice that I was really impressed. I'll do all my best that you'll not be disappointed, because I think one of the most awful and painful things, which can happen with a person, it's when his hopes and dreams are broken. But by the other side, our heart can love and forgive and it's great. And I wonder to ask you for what you can forgive your close person and for what can't. I like your condor. It gives an opportunity to get to know person better and to avoid of making mistakes. It seems to me that candid relations, when people don't reserve their feelings and intentions, are like bright, sunny day and this sun warm both. I want serious relations. I'm looking not for a boy friend; I'm looking for a husband for me and for father for our future children. You know that my intentions are really very serious. I absolutely don't like when people can't trust each other and I hate when they lie. I think nobody can tell the truth all the time, because sometimes you can hurt someone if you tell the truth, there are situations when you tell lie you'll save person's life or maybe his feelings, but it's also very important. But I want to tell you that I always TRY to tell the truth only. I also want to hear only the truth in answer. I think that it's very important, because every relation friendship and love also has to be built on trust. I think that it's a very good foundation. I also want to create my own family with children, of course. You know I think that children are the best we can have in the life. They are the flowers of our life and our happiness. They are the only we need to live for. So I want to have a whole family, a husband I can trust in everything and he also can trust me and our children. I would like to ask you what holidays and with whom do you like to celebrate? Do you prefer to live in a big city or in a village? Why? Do you want to visit different countries? If yes, what countries? How do you like to see your house? In what moments in your life did you feel yourself very alone? When do you feel support? How many children do you want to have? Why? For what reasons are you become angry? I'll be waiting for your letter. Sincerely yours Anna. 


My darling W, I can assure you that my life has change after your appearance in it. My mood is good and fine, because I'm waiting for your next respond and I know that I'll receive it. Now I began to love and to value life more because I realized that there are so much wonderful things and remarkable people in it. I read your letters and I feel your energy in my heart, inside me. Dear if you can value a woman, if you look for warmth, passion and caress, if you can love and want to be loved then our meeting may become a gift of Fate for both of us. And I am very happy to know you are romantic person. If you look for a woman who would make your blood run faster and your heart beat stronger then you might have found  what you searched for. I'll be glad to share with you my warmth and saved passion and tendered. I can be an embodiment of your hidden desires. My romantics and tender raised by your love and desire may turn into intoxicating magic cocktail with the taste of happiness. You'll become an owner and tactful keeper of secret nectar of love. I'll of romantic and woman secret. We'll present a new world to each other full of bright colors on the shining lights. We'll rise to the top of love on the wings of passion. Do you want there with me? Do you share my thoughts? Have you saved the passion and desire I search for? Do you want to try to create a new world with me? I can't give you my phone number. It is not because I don't want. I really want to hear you voice and to speak with you, but two difficult problems appear in our relations. First of all I have not a phone at home. We must have the phone this year, but there is a big turn and in our town people who can pay have the phone at home. It is a pity, but our family hasn't such money. The second problem is that my english is so bad I can rate my English as on the scale from 1 to 5 as 2. I studied it only at school 5 years ago and I just know simple sentences like "Hallo. How are you? What is you name? Good-bye." But it's not enough to correspond with you. Through such phrases I can't tell you about my feelings and my thoughts. I really want to hear you voice. I think through our breath we could feel closer to each other. I want to hear your voice and just say hello. If you don't mind, I can give you the phone number of my friend and if you would like to call me, please first write me the day and the time. Do you agree? Let me know?My sweetheart, I'll be waiting for your letter. I miss you so much. Your Anna. P.S. Can I have some your photos? 


My dearest W, You mean so very much to me. You are my sunflower delight. Just like this beautiful flower, you make my days so bright. You show me such tender loving care. My days are never blue. I can't begin to tell you, just how I feel for you. I give you all my love. My heart belongs to you. And every day I hope and pray, that you feel the way I do. I always dreamed of finding someone really special who would come into my life and love me, someone who would understand me, encourage my efforts and share my dreams. As a child I dreamt of a man that would make me smile and laugh. Someone I could trust, someone who would never hurt me. I dreamt of someone who would hold me close when we danced, someone I could be myself with. You have made my dreams come true. You are my dream. I promise to share all my hopes and dreams with you. I promise to share in the joy and happiness life brings. I appreciate your love and support. With you by my side nothing is out of reach. May our lives grow together and our love bring us closer. I promise to always honor and listen to you. I chose you because no one else me like you do. No one else could understand and support me like you do. No one else could be as giving and supportive as you. I wouldn't share my heart with anyone else but you. I chose you to share my life and love with. I would choose you all over again. My darling, I wish also to hear your voice and I spoke today with my friend and she allowed me to use her phone. May darling, may be you could call me on Friday at 5 p.m. my time. Her phone number is 38-0642-596-506. You know I always dream to have a mobile phone and I think that it could be wonderful to have it and to hear your voice each time when we'll need it. My darling, I feel so sad that I can't buy this phone by myself. I think that our talk will bring us closer to each other. this Sunday it will be a great holiday - Easter. I like it so much because this is also a big chance to me many close people, dearest and nearest people. Do you celebrate Easter and how? Do you like this holiday? I have some questions for you. Who are your 10 people who played and still play a big role in your life? What do you value in people? What don't? Where do you want to live? What year in your life was the best? Why? How can you complete this sentence "Man is…"? What event in your life gives you the most pleasure?  I'll be waiting for your letter very impatiently. With all my heart and tender kisses, Your Anna. 


My darling W, You do bring me the most pleasure a woman could ever have! You are my morning sunrise when I wake up and you are my sunset when I go to bed. I find myself thinking of you so much! Throughout the day I constantly think of you. I can be in a meeting at work and my thoughts drift to you. As I go to work I think of you. As I did my thoughts shifted to you, and I started to wish so much that you were there with me. I thought of you next to me, with your beautiful smile as we admired the beauty. It gave me many warm feelings! You are such a special man and I enjoy this feeling of falling in love with you! My sweetheart, I was so happy to hear your voice today that I felt like on the heavens. And even if I could tell you more and I couldn't understand you more, but I know that to hear each other brought us together. My dearest, You know we humans are very funny creatures with one (invisible) wing. Unfortunately none can fly with one wing only. But if one finds his better half and they hug each other, they will soar together like the two happiest people who can fly. First of all I want to say that I treasure the value of family, want to create my own strong family and fill it with interesting life, music, laughing, harmony, love and happiness. I know that you love me and I feel that my heart is open for your love because every time when I receive your letters and read your words, I feel that my heart starts to bite faster and faster. I know that this is because there is love to you, my darling. Thank you so much for your kind to sent me a mobile phone, but you know I think it will be dangerous. The post in my country work very bad and I know so many cases when people just lost their letters and packages and they never receive them. My darling, I think may be it will be better if I could buy a mobile phone here in my town and then we could hear each other's voice when we want and to talk with each other much  frequently. What do you think? My sweetheart, thank you so much for your kind to help me to pay for my letter for you. Yes, it is not very easy for me to pay for them but I don't want to ask you about it because I was afraid that you will think that i am using you. My darling, you know, I found out that there is English classes near my house and it costs $150 per month. I think it will be wonderful to learn English and to write you by myself. And more over I wish to tell you what I feel personally when we will talk by phone. My sweetheart, could it be possible for you to help me with it? My sweetheart, you told me that you need my postal address to send me a mobile phone, I give it to you, but please think about it very attentively because i am afraid that I could never receive it because of our bad postal system. My postal address is the 16th line, St.,38 Lugansk Ukraine My full name is Anna Zhulina. My darling, I'll be waiting for your letter and I'll be missing you so much. You are in my heart and that you so much for the wonderful poem that you sent to me, It is really amazing and honest, because it shows what love really is. I am thinking about you all the time. I imagine together and I'll can't wait till the moment to be with you. Your Anna. 


My darling W! I am so happy to receive your letter, because I missed you so much. My holiday was very good and pleasant . Easter is a great holiday for my family and for me. You know this is a great chance to meet all relatives, friends, nearest and dearest people. I wake up very early in the morning and went with my family to the church. There were so many people and it was great Easter ceremony there. Then we went to the cemetery where we honored the memories of our nearest and dearest who passed away.In the afternoon we went to the forest for the picnic. The weather was so nice and warm, that it seemed to be summer not a spring. I miss so much my family and I was so happy to see them together. We talked a lot and we discussed some problem and I felt myself like a small girl in my childhood. You know, I remember that when I was a little girl, every week my family and close friends were together. We usually had a dinner on Sunday or went for a walk to the park. But then my friends and some people of  my family went to live in another town and now it is very difficult to meet them, but Easter is sacred holiday. The only one person that I really missed is my beloved person. I wish to be with him. My darling, first of all, I think it is great that you could give me the phone when we'll meet, but I wish to hear you voice more and more right now, because I don't want to disturb my friend. She has a little baby and for me it is not very convenient to come to her and to use her phone. That's why my darling, if you could, I would like to buy a mobile phone here. I was in the shop and find out that it is costs about $250-300. I think that it will be better to buy it for myself here and to hear you so sweet voice every day. My darling, I appreciate you help to pay for me letters but you know that this is not agency or organization. This is a girl who makes a translations and I pay directly to her. And at last, as for the English courses. They don't have any brochure and you know that my friend ended this course two months ago and not she speaks very good English and it is only because of such course, that's why i think that it will be very helpful and useful to entered this course. I know that may be the price is high, but this is individual work. So, my darling, I think you must decide for yourself what to do and how it could be right to do, but be sure everything what you'll say, I'll understand. I am missing you so much and I can't wait till tomorrow to hear your voice. I miss you so much and I am thinking about you. With all my heart, your Anna. 


My darling W, my love, my tender dove, I love you more and more and I am thinking about you always. I feel so sad that I didn't write you early and I feel myself twice sad that we couldn't talk by phone today. I was out of town and I came in the Internet quite late to send you a letter that I'll be waiting for your call in my friend's house. I went to Kharkov and there I was in competitions of singers from around Ukraine and i am very proud that I took the 1st place. You know I sang my favorite song about true love and when I  sang it I was thinking about you and I feel that this thoughts helped me to won. The miracle of life shone in front of my eyes when you entered my life. Nothing can be compared to this feeling of filling up somebody's life. The excitement, which tortures me while waiting for your letters every day. The feeling  that you know every corner of my heart. All these things are the most beautiful signs of my love for you. Every single word you write every day is a part of my soul, as if I already know what you are about to say. Every step I make is safe, because I feel you around me. When we first met on the Internet, I didn't even suspect what a great person you were. But apparently life can show us such wonders, that we can stay amazed like children, wondering how this could happen to us! Well, I want to thank you for being my best friend, for being my angel, for being my soul, for being my life! And I want you to know, that I have never felt like this before. Nobody has taken me so far, except you, my prince from the clouds. You  brighten my days and give me the strength to carry on, fighting every day for you. You revealed the deepest emotions and feelings I've kept inside of me for so long. Feelings I didn't even suspect to be. But most of all, you showed me the real taste of love. You are my best friend and the one I want for life, my  yesterday, my today and my tomorrow. You are the one I love and I want everybody to know it! I love you more than anything! I haven't had a stronger feeling than this one I have now, that I want to face eternity with you by my side… I want to wake up with you. I want to lay by your side, I want to feel every beat of your heart And throughout the night I want to hold you tight. All the love inside me has been sleeping and waiting till you came along. My sweetheart, I told you that I appreciate that you wish to help me with my letters to you, and I told you that I don't use any translation agency. I pay exactly to the girl who translates my letters. So, I don't know may be you could send me some money for our correspondence and I'll pay exactly to a girl. The same, we are starting talking about money and I feel myself not very good. You must decide what you do by yourself, OK, my darling? I am thinking about you and I am missing you so much. I wish to be with you. This is all that I wish right now.  Forever yours Anna. 


My darling W, my beautiful love, Let me start by saying that I thank God every night I found you. You came into my life when everything seemed so dark but you provided the light to find my way. I've never been so certain of anything in my life like I am of us. You have totally changed my outlook in life and I thank you for that. I never thought that someone could love me like you do, but guess what? I love you that much too. I feel as if I'm  walking over clouds just thinking about you. You make my life complete. I know you've said we could do foolish things while in love, but you know what? With you I wouldn't mind being a fool for the rest of my life. I love you so much and I know you love me too. I know that others looking into our relationship might think that we're saying too many foolish things too soon but they just don't know how we feel about each other. There's nothing foolish about the things I've told you, I meant every word I said. I love you and I would do anything for you, I love you so much. I LOVE YOU!! When I knew that you wish come to me in June, I felt myself very happy. I'll be the happiest woman to meet with you and to introduce you to my family. There is only one problem, I think it will be better for you to rent a flat here in Lugansk, because it is impossible to stay in my flat. It is very small. And my darling, please understand this what I wish to say. My parents know that I love you and that you love me with all my heart, but when I'll tell them that I wish to stay with you when you'll come in June, they said that they couldn't allow me to do it, because my parents are old fashioned and it will be very bad if I'll stay with you when you'll come here. Please, understand. I don't want to hurt you and your feelings. My dad said that first of all they must know more about you and then we'll see what happen. My sweetheart, I am so sorry but I didn't receive the flowers that you sent to me. I don't know what happened. May be there was nobody at home when they deliver your flowers to me. My darling, I think that it will be better if this flower agency called to my friend whose telephone you have and told when they wish to bring me your flowers and she'll tell me and I'll be home to receive them. My darling, I spoken to the girl today about English course and I asked her to write you about prices, but she said that she doesn't understand why she must do it. She said that if I wish to learn English, I must pay $150 for her and I'll start. My darling, I don't know what to do. What do you think about it? I know that how it will be wonderful to have privacy correspondence. Only you and me. My sweetheart, I wish also to hear your voice, because I am missing you so much. When can you send me money that I could buy a mobile for me? I wish to have it as soon as possible, because I am thinking about you and I wish to hear your voice every day and night.I love you with all my heart. I can't live without you. Forever yours Anna. 


Mij kohanij, mij edinstvennij W, I love you and you love me. And I am sure our love is the best that can exist in the world. You asked me why you love me. I will answer you. You love me because I love you. You love me because you are very very very good person. You love me because I cannot live without you, your letters ... Why do I love you? This question is really hard to answer. because you are the best man in the world for me... because you care about me and support me... because you wrote me such wonderful and beautiful letters... I don't know the reason of love but it exists (I mean - love). It is the greatest feeling of human being... My dearest W., I want also to tell you that I liked your words about us and about our life together in our home. I hope we will be together as soon as possible. I want you to be with me. I have never wanted any man to be in my life but from the time I've met you I want only one thing. I want you to believe that I love you and I also want to be with me always. It is the greatest dream of my life now. I know that you love me with all your heart and soul but I want to feel this love in my real life not only through our letters in the Internet. My dearest and lovely W., I want to tell you million times that I love you and I adore you with all my passion. I want to be with all in every part and event of your  life. I want to help you with your work, I want you to know that I will do everything I can for you and me to be happy during all our life. My darling, I really don't understand what happened with my flowers. I wrote you correct address. May be they couldn't find my house. May darling, may be it will be better if you could tell them my friend's phone number that you have and they called her and tell when they could deliver your flowers to me and my friend will tell me that I'll be at home. Or may be you could give me their phone number and I'll call them and explain how they could find my house? What do you think? My sweetheart, i wish to hear your voice, because I am missing you so much. My darling, when can you help me to buy a mobile phone that we could hear each other's voice when we wish? I am missing you so much and I'll be waiting for your letter. With all my love and true feelings Your Anna  


My darling W, I feel so awful right now and I have a strong pain in my heart. My mom is in the hospital now. When I came from my work today she was getting worth and then she had a strong pain in her right kidney and she lost consciousness and he called to the ambulance. The doctor told that she needs immediately surgery.She had a problem with her right kidney about 5 years, but it was not so difficult. She took medicine and the doctor said that one day she must have an operation because her right kidney will not work. But my mom had a strong belief that everything will be OK. More over this surgery costs very expansive. And now this happened. She is already in regional hospital and she need immediately operation, but we must pay for it. It is really really expansive. Today all our relatives, friend try to get necessary money but still, it is not enough for this. Now she is in the hospital and I couldn't see her because she is in very bad condition and her doctor told me that on Friday will be the surgery and we must have necessary money till Friday. I don't know what to do. We found a little money but we need $1000 more. Oh, my God, where could we take such huge money? This is really huge money for us. I was crying all day because this surgery is only one chance to save the life to our mother. If the right kidney will not be deleting, the intoxication will come and she could die. I couldn't over come her death. My sweetheart, I don't know what to do and I wish to safe my mom's life but without money this is impossible. Please, what could I do? Could I rely upon your help? I am going crazy. If I'll loose her, I'll loose the part of me, the part of my heart. Please, please, help me. I love you and I know that my mother is also very important for you. Please, safe her life. Every minute I am praying for her life. I must come back to the hospital now. I wish to be with my mom now. May be today I could see her? I love you with all my heart. Your Anna. 


Elena Vetoshkina (Novosibirsk, Russia) 

My name is Walter from Belgium (36 years old). 

Name of the girl is Elena Vetoshkina (Novosibirsk), 25 years old also named Zaychishka. She is already repertoried by you i think because i found in your database the bank account name Valentina Rebo in Estonia what she was using. I don't want to tell all the story, i send only some photos. 

Julia Egoshina (Lesosobirsk Russia) 

This person or people scammed me and I would like people to know about it. 

Thank you 



Hi, my new friend,Don! I am very glad that you have answered my letter. First of all I want to apologize fornon-answering sooner. I have no computer of a house. It is difficult for me to answer your letter at once. Thank you that you have found time for answer. I think that you have many questions about myself. I will try to answer them. I don't know what to begin with to tell you about myself. OK, I will try to begin. My full name is Julia Egoshina. How your full name? I am 27 years old. My birthday is on the 23th of July 1976. My height is 5 feet 6 inches. My weight is 115 pounds. I live in the village of Smorodinka. Smorodinka is located in 32 kilometers from the city of Lesosibirsk, Russia. Lesosibirsk the known city, in Sibir', Krasnoyardskii krai. I began to get education in the secondary comprehensive school, in Lesosibirsk.  After I finished it I entered the Krasnoyarsk medical college. I finished it with excellent results and entered Medical University also in Krasnoyarsk city. At present I work in a small Dental polyclinic. I work as a dentist. We have a little collective, but very friendly. Don, I shall have an opportunity to send you letters only from Monday till Friday, and sometimes on Saturday, because I haven't got a computer at home. I use a computer at my work. On work I can use a computer almost freely. So it is more convenient for me to write you from my work. Though it too depends not from me. With a computer works another employee. I have not bad relations with her, but she can give me a computer only when she has a free time. For this reason I hope that you understand me. Tell me a little more about yourself. I also shall tell about myself more in the following letter. Have you ever been to Russia? I have never been to yours, but perhaps someday I will get a chance to see it. I would like to see many countries of the world but while I was not, outside Russia. 

I send you my picture. I hope to you it is pleasant. I will waiting for your letter with impatience. Julia. 

Maria (Masha) Korobova (Novosibirsk Russia) 

I was on the Adultloveline dating site and I got this email from Maria "Masha" Korobova. She seemed very nice and want to email outside the  service. We trade three emails and she professes love to me. She sent me a  lot of pictures. I didn't think anything scary about it, because I just got  out of a relationship with a Czech girl and she lived locally, so I was like must be an Eastern Block woman thing. We trade some more emails, then the money for Visas questions and she answered questions about life in Russia 
and family. I think that everything is real, but after the money questions started, questions were not answered. Then she was endanger of being thrown in Jail for trying to get a visa and the cost jumps from $450 to $645 to $1500. I am not dumb. I have friends all over and with a few bluffs. I find out some information about dating Russian women. I confront her and she sends me an email about professing undying love. I tell her that we have to follow the rules of K- visa. She seems game and I feel bad because I questioned her. Then money and money and money questions, then she has ticket money because grandmother has sold jewerly for her, but she needs insurance money. I know that she cannot leave Russia and I have to visit her. So I bluff about going to INS and talking with Russian Visa Official and how he made me bring a picture and go through a scam artist book and my insurance company would cover her trip. She never wrote back, needless to say, that I didn't send money or buy a plane ticket. I had Russian embassy officials check for any visa possible and nothing. I was sure everything was a scam. I am turning her in, so that she cannot scam anyone else. 


Natalya Demidova, Olga Konopatina and Ludmila Travel Agency (Sarov Russia) 

I wish to report an incident of theft and fraud in Sarov, Russia. It involves the transfer of a sum of USD1918 to Ms Olga Konopatina who claimed she was a Travel Consultant at Ludmila Travel Agency in Sarov, Russia on 15/10, to cover the cost of a ticket from Russia to Australia, but I subsequently discovered this person does not work for the agency. It also involves the transfer of a sum of USD1400 to a Russian Citizen, who I thought was a friend, and who borrowed the money for visa requirement and indicated in writing to return the money at the airport when she arrives to Australia but she never arrived. Here are the details of the incident. 

On 8th of September last year, I received an e-mail message from a Russian Citizen on Friendfinder, who identified herself as Natalya Demidova. She asked if I could be her friend and wanted to correspond  with me and I replied to her e-mail on 19th of September. She seemed to be a nice person and I did not have a reason to doubt her. After we corresponded via e-mails for a few weeks, she wanted to come to Australia for a holiday and to meet me. She did not have much money to pay for her ticket and asked me to help her, promising in her e-mails to return the money later on. She identified Olga Konopatina as a Travel Consultant at Ludmila Travel Agency in Sarov and asked me to correspond directly with the agency to sort out a ticket for her. After corresponding with Olga through the travel agency, I sent the sum of USD1918 to the nominated agency bank account. Subsequently, Natalya told me her visa was declined because she did not have money to support herself when she comes to Australia and she asked for my help again, promising in her e-mails to return the money to me at the airport. I did not have a reason not to believe her and sent the sum of USD1400 to her directly via Western Union. After she received the second sum of money, she pretended she was dying after a car accident and one week later she sent me an e-mail to say she intentionally deceived me because she needed the money for a transplant surgery to her brother. I subsequently investigated the incident and found out Natalya was never admitted to hospital and her friend Olga does not work for the travel agency. That was the last I heard from both of them. 

I now understand there are three people involved in this fraud: Natalya, Olga and a male friend who was arranging the visa for her. I also feel this was a planned incident of fraud and Natalya was the mastermind of the whole operation. She seemed to be a genuine person and phoned me on a couple of occasions and it was all real. Olga has also pretended she worked for the travel agency using the e-mail address, postal address and the phone number of the agency, and it was all convincing. I did not have any communication with their male friend, although I believe the first sum of money was sent to his bank account, which I was told was the agency bank account. In fact, when I sent the money, I mentioned Ludmila Travel agency as well as his name as the beneficiary customers. This was the only precaution I have taken when I sent the money but it went unnoticed by the bank. 

During my enquiries over the last few months, the Bank of Melbourne, where the first sum of money was sent from, has confirmed the money has been cleared and they informed me there is nothing they can do to retrieve it back. The Western Union has also confirmed the second sum of money has been received on the other end. The Ludmila Travel Agency has also been contacted and they confirmed Olga does not work there and the money for the ticket did not go to their bank account. The hospital where Natalya mentioned was admitted following a car accident was also contacted and they confirmed they did not have a patient by that name. The e-mail providers of the e-mail addresses of Natalya and Olga and Friendfinder have also been contacted but they were unhelpful. Eesti Uhispank, where the money was sent to the Travel Agency, was also contacted and I was informed they are looking at the incident for me but can not release any information directly to me. The incident was finally reported to the Australian Interpol Police, Russian Federal Police and Estonia Police. 

I attach some of the e-mails I received from Natalya and some of the photos she sent to me. I am also in possession of all the e-mails received from Natalya and Olga and would happily forward them to your e-mail address at your request.  

Kind Regards 

Yours Sincerely, 



Here are some of the e-mails I received from Natalya and Olga 


Hello Christian! I am very glad to start to communicate with you. I am a newcomer in such relation in internet and it is all very difficult for me but I hope that I will know about internet more and it won't be a problem for me... Anyway I want to tell you about myself...I am afraid of that it sounds ridiculos but I really don't know how to start :) My name is Natalya and I am 25 years old. I live in city Sarov. The first appellation of this city was Arzamas-16 but since 1995 it called Sarov. I think that you have never heard about this city. I was born here and all my life bound up with this city. I live with my parents - my mother and father. My mother's name is Maria. She is 54 years old and she is the best mother in the world :) I think that every children tell same words about mother...My father's name is Leonid and he is 53 years old. I love my parents very much and I am doing my best for their happy. I am a single children in my family. When I was a little girl I wanted to have a brother or sister but my parents decided that I will be a single children in our family. All our family live in apartment which we rent. First of all I want to tell you that I don't want to play game and I am serious in my search and I want you to know all truth about me. I hate liars and hope that you will be honest with me. Anyway I am an optimist and I trust in light future. I forgot to tell you about my work. I work as seller in parfume shop and I have been working for here 5 years. I like my work and here is very friendly labour collective. My boss...sometimes I have a problems with him but I understood that he strict but equitable man. My free time I spend we my friends and we sometimes go to the clubs or bars. I have many friends and here in Russia we have a proverb: "Don't have 100 rubles but need to have 100 friends..." I agree with it on 100% and friends often help me in hard minutes of life. Oooooooff, :) I type very slow and I just tired to type. I will write you more soon. Please tell me about yourself, what do you like to do, about your friends and family what do you like and dislike in yourself...Also please send me your pics. May be I asked many things but I want to know you better and hope that you will write me soon. Bye. Natalya 


Hi my dear Eky! Thank you for writing me. I'm so glad to receive your letter. I hope that everything is fine with you there. First of all I want to try to answer your questions...What can I tell you abotu russian you can understand it is rhetorical question because all woman different and I can tell you only about me. i am serious in relation with you and hope that you too and I want to tell you thay I am looking for a man who will be a good husband and good father. And what about you? I am 25 and I have some experience in communication with man...I don't want to hide my past from you because our communication assuming absolute trust and understanding. I thnik that you will agree with this words. I broke contact with my past boyfriend Pavel one year ago because one day he left me without any words and go to my friend Marina. I was really shoked theese time and I just didn't know what to do... But time is a best doctor and some time later I understand that I was affection with him but I wasn't love...I understood one thing after this event that it is not very easy to find a love in modern world...I tell you about REAL love. If you are beautiful woman you can get a smile, compliments, etc. but practically all of it not the real feelings... Pavel didn't care about my soul and he thought only about my face and body..I don't want such kind of communication and I hope that you are not such kind of man. I want to trust in it. And now I am here in the internet because I hope that may be here I will find a man who will be honest with me and will be trust and understand me...a man who will be suport me in difficult minutes of life...who will be a good husband and good father for our children... I hope that I will find my prince one day and my main dream will come true... I want to write you more but I need to go now. Bye for now. Hope to hear from you soon. With all my tender feelings, Natalya 


Hello my darling Eky! I am sitting now in the library and it made me very sad that I saw my e-box empty and no letter from you :( I am little worry and hope that everything is fine with you. May be I told you something wrong in my last letter? But this were a words from my heart and it is the truth...Please write me soon I will be waiting for your answer with impatience my dear. With warm hugs and kisses, Your Natalya 


My darling Eky. Thank you for your letter but can I ask you what kind of suspicious you are feelings? I didn't write you earlier because I was busy with my work and now when I have a free time I am writing you a letter. I am missing about you very much and and really want to meet you. You asked me to make all together but I think that we do it this way because you offfered me to meet each other and I agreed with you. I told you that I talked with my boss and he didn't get me a vacation later but my vacation from my work is the only one time for our meeting...You just need to understand that if we won't meet this time then may be we won't meet at all because nxet vacatino I will have only next year but who knows what can happen...You just need to hear what your heart telling you and if you are not ready for this step then I just don't know what to do because now it is really apin for me to write you a letters and know that I won't see you... I really want to be with you my adore Eky and this my vacation I want to spend with you and it is my main desire now...I don't may be you lost interest in relation with me or something else...but as for me I am thinking about you all time and dreaming about moment of our meeting. I didn't want to tell you but I have already bought a little present for you. But now I don't know what to think because I think that I wrote you the best way for our meeting because I have a vacation and Olga help me with all documents and we can spend all time together. Please write me soon because tomrrrow I need to tell Olga if I will use her help because on Saturday morning she will go to buy a tickets to Moscow and if I will go there with her I need to tell her about it tomorrow. PLease my dear hurry up because we don't have a lot of time. With tender hugs and kisses, Your Natalya 


Hello Mr.Gad. My name is Olga Konopatina and I am a travel consultant of "Ludmila" travel agency. I should inform you that it will be much easier for Natalya to receive an Australian visa if she will already have her tickets there and back home. We have contact with an Australian embassy and more over Natalya is my close friend and I will go to the embasy with her myself so I can give you a guarantee that the visa will be received. It will be a Travel visa and she will be able to stay there with you for a month. And of course the tickets will be refunable if the visa won't be received. I should inform you that you should confirm that you will pay for the full package of services (including visa, international passport, tickets to Moscow, tickets to Melbourne, medical insurance) on Monday. In this case our agency will take allNatalya's expensives before the money will be received and she will be able to go with me to Moscow for receiveing a visa on Monday. Please, contact me before Monday. Here is agency's bank accaunt: Beneficiary Customer: SHATILOV ALEKSANDR, Tallinn, Estonia Beneficiary's Account: 10010323738013 Beneficiary's Bank: Eesti Uhispank, Tallinn, Estonia S.W.I.F.T.: EEUHEE2X Receiver's Correspondent: The Bank of New York, New York S.W.I.F.T.: IRVTUS3N Thank you for using our services, Best regards, Olga Konopatina Olga Konopatina Travel consultant e-mail: "Ludmila" Prospect Lenina 59-3, Nizhegorodskaya Oblast, Sarov, Russia 607186 "Turning dreams...into memories "  


Hello Mr.Gad. Thank you for your confirmation. Tomorrow we return to Sarov and we will contact with you on Monday or Tuesday. Natalya will get a visa when money will come on our bank account. Please write  your contact phone. When money transfer will be done we inform you from this e-mail address. Thank you for using our services, Best regards, Olga Konopatina Olga Konopatina Travel consultant e-mail: "Ludmila" Prospect Lenina 59-3, Nizhegorodskaya Oblast, Sarov, Russia 607186 "Turning dreams...into memories " 


Hello my love. I am little worry because I am sitting now in the library and my e-box is empty and you didn't write me... :( It made me a sad because I hope that you wrote me a lot warm words but you didn't ....My love Eky please try to write me as often as possible because you are the sense of my life and now I just can't imagine my future life without you my honey...I have just returned from Olga and she told me that money didn't come and my darling Eky please go to the bank on Monday and resend money by usual transfer and as you did it last time send a copy of bank paper to Olga's and my address. I am praying God that everything will be fine and we will be together in about a week. I hope that if you resend money on Monday then I will get them in the end of next week and I will be able to come to you in the beginning of November. When money come Olga will book a nearest flight for me and I will inform you about schedule. I love you my darling and all what I want now is to be in your arms and I am ready to repeat this words many many times and really want to say them to you personally with great impatience. I am sure that we will be together and spend great time together. I have to go now and it is very cold here! I will come to the library tomorrow morning and hope that you will write me a letter with a lot of warm words.

I love you my Eky,
Your Natalya


Good afternoon my love Eky! I am sitting in library and it making me sad that you didn't write me :( My dear I am missing here without you and can't wait when my loneliness will finished and I will be with you my love...I am waiting for your letter and flower waiting water...I love you Eky and hope to receive a letter from you soon Love you, Your rose, Natalya 


Hi my darling Eky. I am very glad to receive a letter from you and my love you need to understand that I don't want to bother you at all with anything. You are great man and I love you very much. You deserve happiness and I want to bring happiness in your life but I understand now that all I bring to you is only problems and I am very sad about it. I hope that we will be able to solve this stupid problem with money as soon as possible and then I hope that we will build our happy future together. That's why I am trying to do my best for solving this problem and Olga do her best too and I am very thankful to her. As I wrote you before I have already tried to find different ways of solving this problem and as I wrote you before I found out that preparing visa using invitation letter from you will take about 40 days but it is all my vacation! You know my love Eky I will do anything for your happiness and if it will be easier for you not to send money but to send an invitation letter and wait this long time - I will do that way. Of course it will be very hard for me, maybe I will lose my job and spoil my attitudes with Olga and her friends but I will do it if you want. Really I love you and I will do anything for you because you are the best man in my life and if I will lose you - I will lose everything and my life will become a nightmare... 

Another way: in the attached file you can see points of "Western Union" in your city and you can send money using their service. I will be able to receive them in any point of "Western Union" here in Moscow very easily. For sending money you just need to know my full name and home address in Sarov. I think that it is the best way for solving our problem now. Please answer me soon my darling Eky... 

You little russian princess Natalya 


Hi Eky. It is Olga. I just has returned from hospital from Natalia and I was shocked with that that you have written! Natalia did not want you to deceive - she(it) really now in hospital in very heavy condition and it is disgusting to hear such words for it(her) when your support is necessary for it(her). I thought that you love her (it) but after such words I in it doubt. For it(her) there is nobody more important you and if I to it(her) shall tell that you have written I am afraid that she(it) will die. All our friends by turns are on duty at it(her) and complex(difficult) operation soon is necessary it(her) and we all we pray that all will be good. The address of the hospital is Clinical Hospital N 33, Russia, 603076, Prospekt, Lenina, 54 I need to go and Iunder request Natalia's mum shall come here tomorrow though to tell the truth after your words I do not have desire with you to communicate. 


Eky. I am so sorry that I didn't answer you but I think that you know that I was in the hospital because of car accident and it is total truth. You want to know all the truth and here it is. I understand that it is all terrible because I destroyed all your dreams but I want to tell you that anyway I have a tender feelings for you and you are really good man and you deserve happiness. I know that I don't deserve forgiveness but after this letter may be you will understand me. Some month ago my brother was in the hospital a lot of time and doctors told us after month that my brother need operation for transplantation of liver and he told that for it we need to have a donor and that such kind of operation cost very expensive and if we want our brother alive he need operation this year. You are a doctor and I think that you know how much such kind of operation cost...We were really sad about it and just can't imagine where get a money and I saw a program on TV about is and decide to use this way. I know that it is terrible thing from me but at least now our family have a money and my brother will be live. You wanted a truth and here it is. And you need to decide what to do - you can go to KGB or somewhere else but I think that you have a relatives too and now my destiny in your hands and I am not judge for you. If you will go to KGB then I will go to prison...such a life...but after my communication with you I understood that you are perfect man and it is my opinion. Natalya

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I am a 37 year old single man with an ad posted on Yahoo personals. I received a response to my ad that is posted below along with three different letters before I found your site using Google. After reading your guide which help convince me further that this was a scam I ran a Google search from different words from the body of the text of the letters and found many similar letters almost word for word, but slightly different. I did not wait for the money question, though I may string her along to see what happens, I just asked for her address. None of the pictures matched, so I have attached two. I was suspicious from the start since the email headers had false info in the details section. Thanks for this site I hope this helps. I am going to do my best to get the offending web server blacklisted as a scammer. Kenny 


Hi, my name Olga. I'm a kind, romantic woman. I like to make my house beautiful and cozy. I like naturevery much and I don't like conflicts. I prefer to solve them benevolently and with a smile. My hobbies are: swimming , gardening, cooking. I would like to meet really man. He has to be kind, reliable, family-minded. I look for a man of my dream. You can write to me in Olga. 

Hi, my new friend,Kenny! I am glad that you have answered me. I was not sure that you would write. Thank you that you found time for the answer. I think that you have many questions for me.I will try to tell you everything about me. I hope that you will tell me about yourself too. I don't know what to tell you aboutmyself at the beginning, but I hope that you will understand me. OK I will try to begin. My name is Olga. My friends call me Olya, or Olenka. You can call me as you want. I won't be offended. I am 29 years old. I was born on January 17 in 1975 year. My height is 5 feet 6 inches. My weight is 115 pounds. Probably you will be very much afflicted when you find out that I live not in your country. But I very much hope that it does not frighten you, because I the same lady like many other ladies living in the different countries. I the same person with heart and soul. I have been given birth in village Koryakovo. Koryakovo is situated near town Kostroma, Russia. Kostroma is 372 km north from Moscow. There are near 1 thousands people in Koryakovo. It is a very old village.

I began to get education in the secondary comprehensive school. After I finished it I entered the medical college. I finished it with excellent results and entered Medical University. At present I work in a small Dental polyclinic. I work as a dentist. We have a little collective, but very friendly. Kenny, I shall have an opportunity to send you letters only from Monday till Friday, because I haven't got a computer at home. I use a computer at my work. On work I can use a computer almost freely. So it is more convenient for me to write you from my work. Though it too depends not from me. With a computer works another employee. She has shown me your information on the Internet and I have dared to write to you. I have not bad relations with her, but she can give me a computer only when she has a free time. For this reason I hope that you understand me. My new friend, answer my questions, if you can: 1. Do you like your job? 2. What is your favourite film? 3. What kind of music do you like? 4. Have you ever had a friend from the other country?(the friend on correspondence). I thank you for your answers beforehand. My new friend, you may not answer these questions if you don't want. In my next letter I shall necessarily answer other your questions. I will tell to you what music and what cinema I like. I send you my picture. I hope to you it is pleasant.

I will waiting for your letter with impatience. Olga. 

Hi Kenny! I am frankly glad that again I have a possibility to write you. Thanks for your letter. I really waited  your letter and I was glad to receive it. How is your mood? I hope my letters and reasons don't irritate you. Thanks for photo to me is pleasant for receiving. I think, that pictures speak much about the person. Thanks! For me today is a sad day. I am afraid that if I will start to tell, I will spoil your mood. Maybe I should tell only cheerful things? Though, I really want to exempt my soul, because every year today wafts to me memoirs about one of the worst days in my life. All the same I think that I should tell. Since I want you to get to know me completely, I am obliged to tell you about my family. I think you should know that now all my family is only I one. It's really so because I have never seen my grandfather and grandmother, I was the only one child in our family, and my family was - mom, dad and I. My mom died when I was 21 years old. Three years before death, mom was knocked down by a car with the drunk driver and she was paralyzed. She spent three years in the wheelchair. I and daddy took care of her and we did all to make her life easier and joyful. Practically all my free time I spent near mom. She was ashamed of her helplessness. When she has died I was alone at home. Father was away. I remember how I put my hand on her pulse, it got dark in my eyes and my feet didn't obey me. I couldn't imagine that we will live without mom. All what I did in my  ife, I did for her. 

Daddy at this time was far from home - he worked in the train. He has come back only in two days. After mom has died, daddy started to drink often and has lost work. After that he began to drink every day. He loved me very much, but his alcoholic dependence was much stronger than his love. I have been compelled to study and work simultaneously to support myself and father. From time to time dad stopped to drink and even found some works. But soon again started to drink and I couldn't stop him. Three years ago he again started to drink and has died of heart attack. It was new shock for me. Though father got drunk, he very much loved me and always spoke that he dreams to see me in a wedding dress. Now I appreciate the difficulties of that time in a different way. My parents dreamt to bring me up as honest and decent lady. And I tried to do everything to be worthy daughter, to be worthy of their love. And I hope I became such lady as my parents wanted to see me. Forgive me that I have told you about this so in detail.

But I say about my parents very seldom. But when I say about them I can't do it in couple words. Forgive me. I decided to share my recollections with you as with a friend, because I did not speak about it with anybody for a long time. Please, forgive me. But I have decided to share all what in my soul. My father has died this day, that's why this day I always talk about him. I will stop on the cheerful note. I send you a picture of our family. It is Birthday of my mum. And other picture - I small. I have to finish. How you spend your days off, Kenny? Are you romantic man, Kenny? Sincerely and with best regards. Your friend Olga 

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