247 - North West Club (Arkhangelsk, Russia) - 2
Beautiful idea, I am very happy to have found
your website. I hope you will continue with it. Regretfully, it is necessary in this world.
I have been scammed by Julia 247, send by the following address firstname.lastname@example.org
After filling in the two words of this address I came on your page and found the
same letter addressed to someone else.
JB from the Netherlands
My name is John, single male, Joined kiss.com 1 year ago (good site; met
a lot of women). One Russian girl contacts me, within the 5 month period I really started to fall in love. I sent her 300.00 Western-Union. I deleted all her letters but read
the letters here and you basically know what mine were like. I have read almost almost all the letters from many people on this site and
others, and have come up with these clues that about 90 % of scams
use words like:
1 Trust or -We must trust each other
2 Love or Yes I do love you
3 Money or I need 300.00 more or less for Visa
4 Marriage or I want to marry and have a good life for our children
5 Necessary or It is necessary to send the money soon
Those are photos of "Maria
of Hearts (St-Petersburg, Russia)
I ANSWERED A PERSONAL AD FROM A WOMAN, IRINA
KISELEVA (acct K-104), WHO REPLIED VIA THE "MYRIAD OF HEARTS INTERNET CLUB" AGENCY, ST. PETERSBURG,
RUSSIA. THE WOMAN AND I AGREE TO MEET IN MY HOME. SHE WAS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE THIS PAST WEEKEND,
SATURDAY 08/11/01 OR SUNDAY 08/12/01, AS PER THE AGREEMENT WITH HER AND HER AGENCY. SHE WAS
PARTICIPATING IN A "STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM' THAT THE AGENCY WAS HELPING HER WITH IN TERMS OF SECURING
A PERSON/FAMILY WHO WOULD TAKE HER IN. IRINA CLAIMED THAT SHE WAS INTERESTED IN COMING TO AMERICA TO
STUDY AND FIND A "SOUL MATE" THAT SHE WOULD EVENTUALLY MARRY. ALL SEEMED WELL UNTIL AFTER I MADE
FINAL PAYMENT. I MADE TWO PAYMENTS; THE FIRST IN THE AMOUNT OF $1850; THE SECOND IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,200.00.
IRINA WAS SUPPOSED TO TENDER TO ME THE $ 1,200.00 UPON ARRIVAL, AND THE REMAINING $ 1,850.00 WAS TO BE PAID
BACK TO ME AFTER SHE WAS HERE FOR TEN DAYS. THE MONEYS WERE SUPPOSED TO COME FROM THE US
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION THROUGH A SPECIAL GRANT/STIPEND THAT SHE WOULD BE GETTING. IRINA AND
THE AGENCY CONTACTED ME BY EMAIL AND TELEPHONE (THEY ALWAYS CALLED ME) EVERYDAY, SOMETIMES SEVERAL
TIMES PER DAY AND NIGHT, UNTIL ALL THE FUNDS WERE PAID. AFTER
THE MONEYS WERE RECEIVED IN FULL, IRINA AND THE AGENCY DISAPPEARED. I HAVE MADE SEVERAL
ATTEMPTS OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS TO CONTACT THEM
BOTH IN AN EFFORT TO RECOVER MY MONEY, BUT TO NO AVAIL. THE AGENCY'S EMAIL ADDRESS IS NOT WORKING ALL
THE SUDDEN AND THE TELEPHONE NUMBER GIVEN TO ME BY IRINA ALSO STOPPED WORKING. I HAVE TRIED CONTACTING
WESTERN UNION AND MY CREDIT CARDS (I PAID WITH CASH ADVANCES FROM MY CREDIT CARDS AND BANK) BUT THEY
COULD DO NOTHING ABOUT THIS. I AM VERY UPSET,
DISAPPOINTED AND ANGRY AT WT THEY HAVE DONE TO ME AND WOULD LIKE TO PUT A STOP TO THEIR SCAM AND
PERHAPS FILE AN ACTION AGAINST THEM FOR INTERNATIONAL FRAUD, BUT I DO NOT KNOW WHOM TO
CONTACT AT THIS TIME. PLEASE SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO TO ASSIST ME IN GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS MATTER.
PLEASE ADVISE ME AS TO HOW I CAN PROCEED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED SUPPORT AND COOPERATION IN
THIS IMPORTANT MATTER! (P.S., PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ME AT ANY TIME OF DAY OR NIGHT.)
YOURS VERY TRULY,
Hello Jorge!! YOU ARE VERY HANDSOME!!! thank you for very nice letter. ) I sorry be late with reply and thank you for reply
to my ad. I speak and write English pretty good, but not perfect. I learning very fast. I do not
have a computer at home. I can not click to hyperlink either. I use agency to
send and receive e-mail. When I not able to reply quickly, this is problem.
Please not worry about I forget to you ok. J I am look for a sincere
relationship. Men my country are mostly drunken or do not want to make
commitment and to have family. I only 23 years, but I very mature and I help
with home of my parents and my brother. I would like to start a new life and
have family of own. I speak to my parents and they wish best for me, but
don't believe its possible sometime. They think I silly find love on internet.
They think no man in other country will send for me and that man
only to play internet. This has not stopped me. I have talked with agency that can
make for my documents, visa, tickets, etc. This my dream! I told my father
of what I planning, and costs, and he cannot afford for costs. Agency can
make for me visa and plane fair under special program. It called foreign
student exchange. I would be allowed into foreign country for 3 months. If I
become married or obtained a work visa, I could stay longer or always. I
don't want to scare you away with marriage of course. But I want to
be sincere and honest with you of what I want in life, and hopefully, we match. I
think i need only look in you eyes once, and I think then I know for sure :~).
If it not work for us, I would atleast make chance meet you and try make a life
with you. I would really like to come to you country and meet. I have friend
who put ad like this and meet for her soulmate. She then fly to other country
to meet he. They since become married and plan for family together. They live
California. I would love for this to happen me. I am very dedicate,
honest and treat love with great sincerity. I hope that you sincere. I would
love to meet you. I have enclosed a photo for you. If you are sincere with
meeting me and want woman with good value and respect to you, and to
know her place as woman, I would hope that you reply to me again, and that
we can meet very soon. I don't have any doubts or hesitation about my choice to
make this step in life. I know this what I want. And if could, I would leave
today to meet for you if I could. :~) I also ask if you interest me, that you not
to write for other girl. I not very jealous, but I give all my heart and effort to
decision and want same from partner.
I am client at agency that can help me with leave Russia. I have cousin who work this agency and am wait for hope
to meet my soulmate and leave very soon. Once my account pay, I can leave
less 2 weeks. J So you see how to serious I am I hope.
Please send me you address, and all name. I would like try send to you a souvenir from my
country. Where exactly you work? Do you have telephone i can to call. I do
not have phone, but I may have chance to use friend's phone or phone at
agency. send you number and I will try to call you soon.
Myriad of Hearts Internet Club
Gerasimova St 101, 2nd floor
St. Petersburg 871331 RUSSIA
Pavel Alekseev, President
Please contact Myriad_of_Hearts
for more information
Jitinkina (Yoshkar-Ola, Mari-El, Russia)
Same story, same photos, but I did not believe her.
But I did send her some money, as a small token of my good will. And I have some new email
Hi my love Peter! I have sent you the letter with the information yesterday.
You to not receive it? Well, I shall write to you once again. I to study I (find
(from) all concerning my arrival (achievement) in you by mine love. I -
necessary need (requirement) visa and passport, and also document concerning insurance and hospital. It costs 342 $ USA. I am written down on
reception in the transport company on Monday. I shall give back back return
documents concerning registration. To me to require(demand) by Monday the
next week to pay my documents in embassy. You will send to me this sum of
money by Monday? If it is possible, by Friday of this week, then I will not
need excitement about payment in time! My documents will be registration in
time 10 days. It is good? I shall take the tourist visa. For arrival for 90 days. It
I to think very well for us with you mine love! I have given you the address, on
which you through branch bank Western Union should send me money! I very
much to want as soon as possible to arrive in you my love. I to give you the
address of my bank, where there is a system of remittances Western Union.
Mine a complete name Natalya Jitinkina. My home address. Russia, Republic
MARI-El, city YOSHCAR-OLA, street Chkalova, house 32 an apartment 78. I give you the address of bank! Guta Bank, Street Vashskaya 8, city
Yoshkar-Ola. I also need your exact complete name without mistakes and
address of the nearest urban airport. It is very important! I very much to wait
on your fast answer! We have not enough of time. Your forever Natasha.
She replied to an add in which I was looking for a pen pal to help learn
Spanish. I personally believe that she is a doctor, or at least very intelligent.
this person is very evil, for I rapidly asked her to simply be
honest, stating, that I had disposable income, and would assist her, but I did not believe her claims
of love or her intention. No hard feelings for her, but I am concerned for the next guy.
Fedosina aka Natasha Kuvshinova
This woman is now going by the name of Marina Fedosina as listed in Slavonic Beauty (url is
). People should be aware that she has apparently changed her name.
and others - ads on Excite
Hi, Lately in personals.excite.com you can find the following
My name is Olga. I enjoy my life, my family and my friends, but it is not quite
complete, because it is missing that someone special. I am honest, passionate,
affectionate, spiritual, intellectual and optimistic. I would like to meet
somebody who shares those qualities. I love laughter, so a sense of humor is
definite must in partner, but knowing, when to be serious is just as important.
As for me, I have been told that I am sexy, because of my smile, my eyes and
my legs. I am seeking a soulmate, who has similar interest as I. A wonderful
guy who is very intelligent and handsome, strong and healthy in both body and
soul. I want to find someone who is not afraid to look at me, with all of his
heart and all of his soul, and I will know it, when I look into his eyes. I am
seeking a man for long-term relationships and marriage.
This part is the eye-catcher:
"I am sexy, because of my smile, my eyes and my legs. I am seeking a
soulmate, who has similar interest as I."
The ad is always the same except for the name and the picture. The woman
are too beautiful to be true. It is probably a scam, but I have NO evidence
that it is. However over 20 girls with an identical ad? Fishy me think!
I have to admit, Olga Sivkova pushed all the right button to hook me and did
until me and a friend found this web site. I found the same pictures and letters
she sent to Todd. I did get taken for her visa cost and a flight cost. We found
this site one day late, so if you get an e-mail from Olga Sivkova or any girls
from Russia, check this site out, it helped me
/ Aleksandr Kuleshov (Lugansk, Ukraine)
Rondez-Vous agency in Lugansk, Ukraine is a total scam.
The "director" Aleksandr Kuleshov is scamming people by posting fake girls
on Adultsingles.com. "Alla Vasilenko" is the name of the girl he used to scam me.
Photo attached. Please post this on your site to keep other from being
scammed like I was. The rest of my story is typical. He uses Western
Union to receive money in his name, as a travel / translation / computer service for the
girls. I confronted him and have received no response to my many letters.
Warn anyone against contact with any rondez-vous.XXXX.com, randevu.XXXX.com
or randez-vous.XXXX.com e-mail addresses or contact with this so called
Alla. If you correspond with anyone at this address you will
be corresponding with Aleksandr Kuleshov, not a woman.
After reading your page 24 about Svetlana Gausheva - she is without doubt a
scammer. I haven't been scammed by her - but i know that she was about to.
She advertised on her Absolutelyagency.com asking for $900 for her little
sister's operation. At my first thoughts, is she a scammer or not? So, I am
going to try and pretends to make an interest in her - I asked her what is the
matter with her little sister and am happy to pay the $900. Her reply wasn't a
genuine one. She wrote "My little sister hurt her leg..I don't know what it is
called...you know..she cannot go out there..." And she put her Western
Union details in for me to fill in. I replied: "I will be very happy to meet you and your little sister and I will
bring the $900"
NEVER RECEIVED ANY REPLIES!!!
she doesn't know about her little sister;
never received any replies when I offer her to meet her and her sister;
Western Union details - her name but not her parents (bit strange!)
I am very shrewd about scammers
Scammed me, and I want everyone to know about how. She said her parents are
dead, and her boss will pay her only if she has sex with him. The story is
she is now homeless because she couldn't pay her rent, and the landlord put
her out. She needs 336.00 dollars to pay him. Her only friend's husband
doesn't like her, so she is sleeping in a post office. By the way the post
office has a Western Union office. It is at Nikolaev, Lenin Street in the
Ukraine. I was amazed at the speed she was able to find a Western Union
office here in the United States that I could go to.
- aka Mila (Odessa, Ukraine)
st. Shilova 40, apt 17
Odessa 6500, Ukraine
I am Louis Ducoudray, architect, beach hotel owner in Costa Rica, early
50's. I met Svetlana -she uses Mila for a name- at www.Adultsingles.com her
ID: D327706. And is also at www.absoluteagency.com ID A868194. I became
suspicious since her second letter. I have also reported this scammer to
and Western Union and to Costa Rica police authorities. In Mila's first letter,
June 20, the introduction is identical, a literate copy of profile A551203 in Absolute Agency.
I am not perfect but I do like the person I have become threw all my
mistakes. Over the last few years now I have been serching for my soul mate
just have not had much luck so I decided to try the marriage agency. Someone
who is sincere understanding and kind. Someone who will take me and my
faults and will let me see theirs. Someone who will walk with me down life's
road, while we go threw and the wonders and trials that life has to offer
loving each other all the while.
Absolute Agency Profile A551203 Oksana, says:
I am not perfect but I do like the person I have become threw all my
mistakes. Over the last few years now I have been serching for my soul mate
just have not had much luck so I decided to try the marriage agency. , I
want someone how is romantic, pasionate, vey affectionate as I love to hold
hand and cuddle. Someone who is sincere understanding and kind. Someone who
will take me and my faults and will let me see theirs. Someone who will walk
with me down life's road, while we go threw and the wonders and trials that
life has to offer loving each other all the while.
Absolute Agency Profile A551223 Zanna says:
I have a strong sense of adventure, and I LOVE to travel and see and try new
things and meet new people. I enjoy learning about other cultures. I am very
spontaneous, but can also plan ahead when the situation calls for it. I
definitely have taste for and appreciate the finer things in life such as
good food, wine, music, and most importantly, good company., What am I
looking for. Love, true love
Mila's 3rd letter June 26, Mila says:
I have a strong sense of adventure, and I love to travel and see and try new
things and meet new people, but unfortunatelly didn't get much of a chance
to travel in my past. I enjoy learning about other cultures. I am very
spontaneous, but can also plan ahead when the situation calls for it. I definitely have
taste for and appreciate the finer things in life such as good food, music, and
most importantly good company.
I sent a copy of these paragraphs to Natali Romanovskay, manager of
Ukrainian Marriage Agency, email@example.com:
"I'm sending you an attachment of extracts of Mila's letters and those of
another lady. The paragraphs, as you can read for yourself, are identical.
Do you have an explanation for this, Natali, other than SCAMMING?"
I also saw her profile and photos at Ukrainian Marriage
Agency (Amour of Ukraine) firstname.lastname@example.org, whose manager is Natali
Romanovskaya. Svetlana appears as Mila 251. I sent Natali $60 by Western Union MTC
0372392776 08/06/01 which Mila asked for correspondence. I wrote this message to
Natali July 6:
"Natali: I'm addressing you as manager of the site. Read this message
carefully, please. As you have confirmed, I have paid $60 for correspondence with Mila#251. I am notifying you, in advance, of a very
serious complaint. The letters of Mila are full of inconsistencies (they
lack continuity); they are contradictory and lack coherence with her other
letters. I have all my letters and her original letters to prove it. It is
completely evident I am being SCAMMED! Her letters are not replies to mine.
Since you are the manager of Ukrainian Marriage Agency, and you have
received my $60 through Western Union, I urge you to take immediate
action on this matter. Either Mila#251 is a scammer or someone on your site is
doing the scamming in Mila's name + photos."
One of Natali's replies:
I have to tell you that I have no right to look at what the girls are
writing in their letters in order to excplane you this situation. I have no
control over it and you have to understand it. I can tell you for sure that
Mila does exist and I have seen her with my own eyes. And there is no way that someone else
will use her letters to write instead of her. We are pretty aware over here that
there you can got into much problems with scaming over the internet so we
would never do something like this. So, what you get from Mila is complitelly
comming from her. So, if you have any doubts about her letters, you be
better ask her if you have any confusuions with the letters.
Best Regards, Amour 2000.
I followed Mila's game, completely aware she is a scammer and invited her to
Costa Rica. This is an extract of one her 16 letters, July 13
I write to you tonight with my heart in my hand, it is an russian way of
saying that I am being very honest and true... I would love to meet you in
Costa Rica. I think it would be right and wise to finally meet each other
there... To get done my international passport for two weeks will cost 250
USD... I have been talkign to the travel agency today and they told me that
the best and easyest way for me to get visa is through the travel agency, it
will cost 380 USD and will be done in two weeks... And we will be able to
buy a plane tickets from this travel agency with the student discount, which should be 370
USD two ways. Will you be able to take care of those excpencives?
I had previously informed her that visas for Costa Rica are given
immediately at the Moscow Costa Rica Consulate, for FREE!
An excerpt from her August 20 letter:
"I don't know the exact price to Costa Rica, I think it is about 850$ from
Odessa, but 370$ with the student discount. It is AeroSvit airlines. The
name of the agensy is ODESSA-AIRPORT. That is airport darling Louis, they
don't have an e-mail address..."
After these and other letters, it was absolutely clear she was trying to
scam me for +$1000. No Aerosvit airline flies into Costa Rica, and the
Odessa Airport is not a travel agency! I wrote several times asking about flight route, to please explain her
contradictory information and today, August 22, she sent this letter:
Thank you for all your sweet letters, but I really cannot handle all your
questions to me. I have got tired Louis of that empty talking. Everything
that I said in my letter regarding the prices it correct and I am not going
to excplane you so many times why is this and why is that. So I think we be
better to stop here, because we will get to nowhere. Wish you
Here are some of the photos they
use. Beware, they are really beautiful (the photos). Thanks for you wonderful
service and congratulations on your work!
(aka Natalia Kuvshinova)
Hi Elena, My name is Darryl, I wrote you last week about a Tatyana
(aka Natalia Kuvshinova). After reading many of the other stories on the blacklist, I
realize as much 40% are the same person(s). Only the names and pictures
(and address's) are different. This person(s) makes a good living from
American men. I'm sure you will receive even more letters about her, him or
them by the time this one arrives. I'm not sure how to go about it but this
person must be stopped. I thank you for providing a great service and saving
me from falling into the web.
Tatyana of Irkutsk (different pictures)
I am a single American, 34 who placed an ad on Matchdoctor.com last month. I
had corresponded with this Tatyana from Irkutsk for about a week and a half. I
never sent any money since I suspected a scam when she failed to answer
personal questions. After reading Daryl's second letter he had received,
I went back and checked my second letter, it was verbatim right down to the
Rottweiller. Only a few name changes were different. This person did however
send different pictures. The address is different from the one sent
to Daryl. I've added a couple pictures since it may be multiple scam of some sort.
Koneva st. 23-98
This is letter #5:
Hi my liked friend!!!
I am very glad to receive your letter. I hope that you can understand my
letters. Today At us solar weather and it is very wonderful. I have pleasure in
life it Your letters. Yesterday with me there was a unpleasant case. When I
went evening from The Internet - centre me nearly was brought down
by(with) the machine. The driver was drunk. I was in a shock. I All night could not fall
asleep. Well that a number(line) was the parents. They have calmed me.
I went in church and only there to me became quiet. I christian and always go
in Church. Our churches very beautiful, walls and ceilings a list by icons,
everywhere The candles cost(stand). In church so quietly and there I always
I find a peace of mind. To me to like to listen as sing songs, as read
Prays. I love your letters, when I read them I feel as we approach. We are
Far apart. But it does not prevent our dialogue. Though I already thought,
that It is absolutely enough of dialogue through the Internet not to understand
each other more strongly. What you think of it? I would like to see you not only on
a photo. But I not I know as it probably, because we very much far apart.
You to like me And I think that our attitudes(relations) can be deeper. I do
not know as to explain It is by words. I simply feel it. Your letters
do(make) my mood high. To me It becomes joyful on soul. I want to ask you to write to me your address, I am possible I shall write to
you the letter. I I do not remember you wrote whether or not, I can not keep your letters,
because them can To read somebody another. My address Russia, 678876
IRKUTSK, koneva st. 23-98 But I think that it is not necessary to write to
me because can has stolen The letter, and would not be desirable for me that
who knew that about that about what we with you we think. I I hope you me
understand. I shall wait your letters and I hope that you will write to me soon.
I think that Sometime we shall meet you. I would like to arrive to America, to
meet With you to look as you live. I want it because I begin to understand that
Between us there is something greater than the friendship seems to me that
feeling Trust each other, it seems that it is love, you seem that to me too
Feel it. I wait for your answer, it is very important to me to know that you think of
that that I have written
To you. Your friend from Russia
I came across her profile in Kiss.com. She also has a profile on
Friendfinder.com, and many others (can't remember all of them). Her photo is
always the same (a photo of her is attached), and in her profiles, she
always provides a link to her website. I sent an introductory message to her
on her personal website, and received an auto-reply requesting $50 via
Western Union, "to continue our correspondence". I replied by requesting
that she send snail-mail via postal service, and of course she never
replied. There are many profiles like this, so beware guys...
Sukhodoevskaya (Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk region, Russia)
Severnaya Street, 9-27
I am a 43 year old single man who has never married. I met Yulia just before the New Year through a reputable agency. After a few months of using regular post for our correspondence I grew weary of the waiting and suggested that I would help her have a telephone installed in her apartment. I also sent her information on where she could find internet access in Severodvinsk and suggested she try e-mail. Suddenly she had a co-worker/friend that would let her use her e-mail and she was willing to hook up the phone if I was willing to help. The cost would be $140.00 but the wait would be 10 years. To avoid the wait the cost would be $580.00, and her uncle was willing to pay half. I ended up sending her about $450.00 after which she informed me that the phone company would not be able to install because her apartment building wasn't wired for it. I suggested she have it installed at her mothers house. Again it could not be done. She suggested that she use the money to get a visa so she could come and visit me. I told her that this would be next to impossible and to not bother trying as it was a waste of money. Meanwhile, I had grown suspicious after the phone did not get hooked up and one day on a whim I put her name in my search engine and was surprised to actually get a hit. There it was, a letter describing her as a scammer on 1st-international. I was shocked and started looking for other postings, I found her photos at
http://members.tripod.com/warningwithlove/profiles5.htm, she is #89. So I was now convinced she was a scammer but I did not let her know that I had found out. I tied to get her to send my money back with no results. She told me she had to go on a work related trip and would e-mail me in 2 weeks. After 3 weeks I e-mailed her to find out what had happened, during this time she had also rejoined the agency that I found her on using a different photo. So I now confronted her with the evidence and she replied stating how sorrowful she was and that she would save money from her salary to send back to me (she supposedly used the money to apply for a visa through a travel agency that was rarely turned down but it would be a difficult procedure to have them refund the money). I told her that I didn't believe her story and demanded she send my money back, which she has not, so here I am. I had informed the agency once I knew she was a scammer (they already knew and had removed her from their listings and had credited my account for her address, but they do not inform members when they find a scammer). I also informed them of her second photo and they removed her immediately. I do not have a scanner or the computer savvy to send her letters but you can see her photos at the link above which someone else has provided. Also the e-mail address that she used was
email@example.com. I will be reporting her to all of the suggested sites.
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