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Hi my name is Steve and i am a single father, contacted on my yahoo personel site by maria from armenia who shows also to be listed on blackpage267 as avyagyan. I did not send money but would like her listed under this name as well. She is very persuasive, does use form letters as well as personal letters. thanks.

The letters that i received on 23/12/2004 bear a striking similarity to Olga Tregubova (Archangelsk, Russia) that is in Russian Bride Cyber Guide Black list, with some minor cut and paste. I could not find these photos in any black list database. I did an IP search and learned that the e-mail originated from the Mari-el Republic. Cheboksary is the capital of Chuvash Republic. Beware, I think these are new photos, possibly stolen. The girl in photo may be real.


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Anna (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)

I'm a single divorced father af 2, white American

Hello, well i SEE "YAHOO"personals is a popular sight to get found by would be scammer's. It took about 3 day's on the personal's sight and than I got a message from "Anna". I thought it was funny but I figured lets see what happen's. As a kid(i'm now 31) my parent's had exchange student's, one from Moscow. I figured I would see what she had to say. I have found the same message's on this sight and some same photo's, dyed hair in some of them. Same open letter's and no answer to question's. I decieded to look into her home city and so on, have found alot of info on the city, and it is infact beautiful as she? had said. I found this sight and it confermed what I thought after her 2nd e-mail. I did wright one e-mail telling her I have talked to other people and found out her game, I didnt tell her how I found out, it could give her something to figure out I'm sure she wont have time to for all her time is into finding another sucker. I reported her to Yahoo as well. Some people have no morals. I do hape more people will find this sight, I'm glad I have. I do ask what can be done? And to bring God into this some nerve. Her name is Anna from Krasnoyarsk City in Russia. I never let her get to the point of asking for money, I didnt have enough time to continue in her game. I will tell you also her first contact with me on the yaho personals sight she said she was in New York, New York, looking 50 miles from there. I hope the photo's work, never did this.


On 01/23/2005 06:04 pm EST, "pushmefus" wrote:

Hey there!!!
My name is Anna, I'm an attractive and athletic Russian 26 years old and 5'8" female who loves to laugh, easy to talk to and likes to try new things. Aren't you getting tired of the same ole same ole? Me too...So figured I'd try something new. I have seen your profile on the dating site!!!and I decided to write you! I consider myself to be intelligent, witty, passionate, sensual, loyal, honest, adventurous and loving person. I enjoy my life but have decided it is time for something a bit different. I've been focusing on friends and work and enjoyed every minute of it. I have decided it is time to think about something besides work. I am looking for
someone who can make me smile just by walking into the room. Someone I
can sit up all night talking with about next nothing and for both of us to walk away from the conversation having no clue how much time has passed. I would like to send you my picture, if you want talk more, please reply on my e-mail address waiting for your answer as soon as possible,
yours faithfully, 

Wed, 26 Jan 2005 12:30:49 +0300 

Hi, Ren!
How are you? Probably, if you have guessed, this is Anna:) I'm very glad to get your answer, Ren! First of all, please let me apologize for the delay in my response to you, Ren, but I was busy in last time. I'm happy so much that you
have written me, believe me, Ren! It will be very interesting to you probably to learn as I could find you? I want to tell you, that I have girlfriend, which has told me, that I can get acquainted with the man from other country. She as has
told me, that she knows where I can find to myself such man. We came
with her into the Internet, and she has shown me a site, on which I can find to myself such man, which is pleasant to me. Here I have seen very much plenty of the people, who as wants to get acquainted. I very long searched to whom to write. My choice has stopped on you. I have read your structure, and it very much has liked to me, and I have decided to write to you. For this reason we now also conduct with you correspondence. Also, I'm hoping that my e-mail was so big surprise for you too, really? But most important, I would like to say to you that I have decided to write you through the Internet thanking to my best
girlfriend Oxana. My girlfriend Oxana have met a good man through the Internet from Germany, Berlin City, by the the Internet too. Her boyfriend is Gunter. Oxana and Gunter are very happy together! I see that they are happy so much together, and I have decided to find a man from other country too, as Oxana did it :) Possible, you can ask me, why I didn't find a russian man? I will be
very serious, I will answer to you, that I had a boyfriend from Russia from my City, I loved him very much, but he has thrown me in last time. He found an other girl, as I have understood. Also I have seen that he liked to drink an alcohol very very much, as many men in Russia do it, may be you know about it. I don't like this when men like to drink so much as my last boyfriend did it! I am non-drinking and non-smoking girl! Simply, I don't have a harmful habits! Also I want to say that on the words of my girlfriend Oxana, the men from other countries, especially from Germany and USA, are very good, and they can to appreciate and to respect women as considerable men too. It's the opinion of Oxana, and I want to agree with Oxana completely. Oxana has chosen her boyfriend Gunter from Germany because she know German language a little. I don't speak German language, I can speak and write English language, and I have decided to find the man from USA and I have decided to write you, Ren. Well, Ren, let me to tell to you about me more... As I said you earlier, I'm 26 years old, I was born on March 18, 1978, if you can see I'll 27 y.o. soon :)
And when you was born? What's an exact date of your Happy Birthday? Tell me, ok? I'm White Russian girl on nationality. On religion, I'm Christian (Russian Ortodox), and I believe in God Jesus. I have never been married and I don't have any kids, I am a single girl. I'm a sensitive, a kind-hearted, a thoughtful and easily amused. On opinion of my close friends and relatives, I'm a kind, jolly, clever and intelligent, purposeful, sociable. About my City where am I live? :) I would like to tell to you that I live in Krasnoyarsk City here in 
Russia. Our City Krasnoyarsk is one of the beautiful cities of Russia, I like my wonderful City very much. There are many beautiful streets, squares and other sights in our city. But it's so cold here, the frosts force the people to go on the streets in the warm clothes, and what about your weather? Is it for cold or warmly? Most of all I want to say to you that my favorite season is the summer! I like when the sun shine on the streets, it are many votes of birds, it's romantically so much. And do you like summer? :) Also I would like to tell to you about my education. I have studied in a Krasnoyarsk state medical academy . I have ended the academy in 1998. Also I want to say to you that I have learned the English Language when I have studied in the university, I can speak English without any problems, I think so... But I can see that I'm making many orthographic mistakes, I think so, I hope that you'll can to
understand my English without any problems? Really, Ren? Please, tell me about this in your next e-mails, ok? Also I would like to tell to you that after the finishing of the university, I have gotten a diploma of a speciality "The Cardiologist". Now I work in our urban hospital. I'm a assistant of the doctor which will spend difficult operations on the heart. But not looking on all complexities of my work it is pleasant to me. I always dreamed to treat the people. And I have achieved it.Also I want to say to you, that I have an access to Internet by the computer which is situated in an cabinet of our main doctor here in our hospital, because I don't have a computer in my home, and I have asked the sanction at our main doctor for my using of the Internet, and he permitted me to use the computer in a free time from my job. Wowww, I have written so much! I didn't think that I can to write about myself so much, really. Probably, I'm finishing my e-mail to you. Ren, I'll be grateful so much, if you'll write me about yourself so much, as I did it. I would like, if you'll tell me,
for example, about your family, is your family large? About your city where are you living, I have never been in other countries and in USA too, and I'll be glad to know about your country. Ok, let me to finish my e-mail, I hope to see your answer soon! I'm attaching my photo, I hope you will find my photo good. Ok, good bye, Ren, hoping to see your message soon!
Take care, Sincerely,
Your new russian friend,

Mon, 31 Jan 2005 15:58:02 +0300 

Hi my friend Ren!
I'm glad so much to receive your answer again! It's very interesting for me to read your messages, from them we are learning more about ourself, and I begin know more about you, Ren. My dear Ren, of course, may be you want learn about our correspondence, about correspondence's essence too, really? As I want to tell that I have decided to get acquainted through an Internet due of my girlfriend Oxana which one year back has gotten acquainted with the foreigner German Gunter, I have said you about this earlier. Ren, may be,
possible, we will together in the future time, may be I would like to look the marriage too, if you will want this, I don't want to hide this so important fact, but we must to learn more things about each other more and more, it will reasonably and correctly, really, Ren? I hope that you will agree with me with this fact too. Please, tell me about this, ok? But in my opinion, again and again, we must learn about each other more and more, I repeat this! Please,
agree with me, Ren! My dearest friend Ren, I would like to tell you about my family. I want to say to you that I have a large family too. This are my mom Anna, my daddy Petr too. Also I have two sisters. They are Katya and Masha. My sister Katya is 21 years old. But Masha is smaller sister between me and Katya too, Masha is 10 years old. On professions my mom is a seller in the shop, and my dad is an engineer on the factory. My sister Katya is a student of the university, she is studing on the lawyer, and Masha is a schoolgirl. Our family are living without any conflicts too, we have a good understanding between our members of our family. Because, I think that our parents gave to us a good education. I think that it's so good and I'm so proud that we have my mom and my daddy. Also I want to say to you that I live with my family in one apartment. Also I want to tell that I have consulted with my parents about the account my acquaintances with you through the Internet, they have estimated it as positively because they care about my future life of course. My parents would want that I have a happy life, and would want that I will find my man. As I told you earlier, I have never been married Ren. As already I spoke to you earlier, I work as a doctor in the hospital here in Krasnoyarsk City. I like my work. I should spend  advices with the patients. Certainly it is very responsible, to do the conclusions for the patients. But I work 5 years and for me it not
difficultly. Most of all I like to take part in operations. It is the very much exciting moment. I'm very interested to learn about your work, Ren, and what do you do in free from work time? During our weekends, in my free time, we are with my girlfriends, also with Gunter and Oxana sometime, go for a walk to the city, we like to sit in cafe too for a cup of tea. I like my girlfriends very much,
especially my best girlfriend Oxana. She is as native sister for me! By the way I want to say to you that Oxana works as a doctor in our hospital too. Also I want to say to you that Oxana and Gunter are living in Krasnoyarsk City now. Oxana have visited Gunter to Germany at  last time, Gunter asked Oxana to visit in Germany him after that when they have understood that they love each other. I remember, Oxana was so happy in this time. They lived together during two month in Germany. And then they have came to Russia, to Krasnoyarsk City too, simply,  Oxana said to Gunter that she have missed about her parents, and that she want to visit on some time her parents, and they came to Krasnoyarsk  from Germany. They are very happy together, they love each other very much, I envy to Oxana and Gunter slightly :) and also, of course, we meet with each other sometimes and spend a lot of time together. We are so
good friends! Also I want to say to you that I have never been outside of Russia, I have never been in an other countries, but I would like to travel at once, it's so romantical, I think :) Well, Ren, I must to finish my e-mail to you, I hope that we will continue to correspond with each other and you will tell me much more about yourself, and I will try to tell about myself as more as
possible in future e-mails. I want to ask you about more things, Ren, and I hope that you will understand my questions and will answer me for them. A great friend hello to you from my family, my friends Oxana and Gunter too. I hope to see your message soon Ren. Bye-bye...


Maria Bushmeleva (Pyatigorsk, Russia)

I am a 39 year old single white man with no children. Regular guy. I don't recall what website I found her from, but this has been going on  for months. How much money have I lost well you really don't want to know. She has used 
several different e-mails. She claims to be a doctor. She claims to be 30 
years old. I have lost over two thousand dollars to this scam. Don't I feel 
like a sucker. Here is her first letter:


Greetings my new friend Lee. I very much was delighted, when have received the answer to the letter from you. It was very pleasant for me, that you have paid attention to the simple Russian girl who wants to get acquainted with the man for creation of family. I have paid attention to you because on your structure you create impression of the pleasant, decent person. I would like to get acquainted with the person who on the present will love and respect me, will appreciate my human qualities with which I can overcome all vital barrier on which I can rely a difficult minute. My new friend I when it was not married,
but prompts internal feeling to me, that there has come time to find the partner in life with whom I can give birth and bring up kind and decent children, give them good formation and give and a correct direction in a life. To have children it is my dream. I very much borrowed the person and I do not see other way of acquaintance to the future husband, as soon as through the Internet. To all I cannot find among Russian men of the worthy husband. My friend I want to tell to you a little about myself. My full name Maria Bushmeleva, me of 29 years, I was born and I live in Russia with parents in the city of Pyatigorsk. It is fine resort city which is on Northern Caucasus. Our city very beautiful, here many improving bases of rest, medical dispensaries, due to a favorable climate and very pure to mountain air from all ends of Russia people go to us in city to correct health. In our places much useful to health of sources of curative water, and also a medical dirty. It would be desirable to learn, whether much you know about Russia? My friend I shall continue to tell to you about myself. My growth of 173 sm, weight of 57 kg, volume of a breast of 91 sm, volume of a waist of 61 sm, volume of hips of 94 sm, I was born on December, 23, 1974, I work as the doctor - pediatrist in a children's improving complex during 3 years, me have directed there on a direction, after the termination of the Krasnodar Medical Academy in 1997. I very much like my trade because I very much love small children. I very much like to play, discuss with them different
questions, from their point of view, in fact each of us was the child, it were the happiest and joyful years of our life which we recollect with the big love and a smile on the person. At leisure I very much like to read books, my favourite writers Michael Bulgakov, Alexander Djuma, me creativity of the Lion Thick is nice. Also at leisure I go in for sports to support the health and to watch a condition of the figure. I like such kinds of sports as tennis, volleyball, I very
versatile person in sports, on the days off I visit tennis court and I play in volleyball on a volleyball platform. I also have hobby, I very much like to be engaged in floriculture. I would like to correspond with you. Send me more than your photos. Write about itself, I want to learn more about you, than you are engaged, what interests at you, a hobby. It would be desirable to learn about your plans for the further life. I want to be fair with you... I very serious person and I do not search for the friend on correspondence. I need in loving and devoted to me to the man which becomes to me the husband, the friend and
beloved. I send you my photo, I hope she to you it is pleasant. I wish you good day and good mood Lee! I wait for your answer, Maria.

Now for the request for money letters:

Hi my loved Lee , all this so! You have correctly understood all! I

1) I, Maria Bushmeleva promise you Protection, that I shall be the wife most of all Obedient and love You!!!!!!! 2) My husband you there not anything, you will not regret.... I assure You! 3) I love you very urgently, my heart is fallen outside the limits with this remarkable Feeling to you. 4) Loved I want to be with you for ever, only with you up to the end Days. 5) I shall try to do that happy person on this planet!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 6) We shall overcome all difficulties together I to you I The promise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 7) That I shall allow the husband very much, in such attitudes, and I shall try To do everything, that it I would be pleasant to this, both and ours with it of attitude I Think, that you understand About that I
speak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8) To be the sensitive and cautious wife, I are capable to make, erase, clean all, I very well prepare. I want Cares of the husband!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 9) I am capable to be prepared actually for all!!!!!!!!! Both dinners and a Supper and the middle of morning Snack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1 10) I shall be the true wife for
you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1 11) I very much love children and if I shall have children that in me there There will be a boy and the girl! I think, that the boy will be similar to the husband, and the girl on I! 12) Me as the childhood has learned, that it I the girl and I should be Mother, and I in the
future Should obey the husband!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And to be to this the true wife! 13) As speak in Russia: meet on clothes, and carry out on the reason. 14) Together with you I am ready on any tests, any difficulties. That there I was not always It will be close to you, in your heart which is not observing distances. We Should be together. I Confident, that if very urgently, want love can to overcome anyone Distances, execute any dream. 15) I also do very good massage!!!!!!!!! I very well prepare, you know about it, Loved I when I shall be Not repeated actions of your former wife she was very bad mother and The
woman and is more So wife I not so is lifted what to be borrowed in such things. 16) I not so am lifted what simply to arrive in the USA and then where It to evaporate, mine Father since the childhood has learned me to what god has made The woman for the person, That she would give birth to it to children and cared of family. 17) That the husband should be supervised all, and the wife should obey and obey The husband!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1 I Ready by a
domestic life and I think, that I can do you mine by loved happy! 18) I the simple and fragile woman who wants high temperature of love and tenderness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My loved my data for the Western Union, my full name Bushmeleva Maria! In which you can transfer the address of bank of money for the visa! GAZPROMBANK KIROVA 27A PYATIGORSK, 3575003-25-52 Loved is the most nearest bank to me! Loved I shall spend this money only on the visa, and she the visa will be ready in a week! Love is required to me the information on you before I shall receive money, all have explained to me in bank!! All this only formality, the main thing that that I you love loved and I believe in that that we shall be together!!!!!!! Loved tell that you love me to
me it will be easier to overcome all barrier and distance and time between us! Tell you you love me? I love you loved! I shall wait for your messages hurry, that I would have time to give money to agents today! Love Maria!

I hope no other man gets this person. One thing I would suggest to any man 
who is searching. GET A PHONE NUMBER. Talk to the girl on the phone. Atleast  you will know from the phone number where you are calling and if the person  is really in Russia. Address are worthless. It could be months before you  find out that it is fake.



Elena (Astrakhan, Russia)

Hi - I am a 53 year-old computer programmer in DC area. I was contacted
by "Elena" through After I replied to her email
address:, I got the following letters:


Letter # 1 January 30, 2005

Hello my new friend Mike.
I can not express in word a pleasure from your letter, I waited for it very much!
I want to tell you many thanks for your letter when I have seen it in my mailbox I at once have begun to write the answer. I am very glad to have such friend, as you. I think that it is necessary for us, learn each other, you agree with me?
It necessary for serious relations. I in life very cheerful person I like all while it is an entertainment. There are some qualities of human character which like me very much it is sincerity, kindness, politeness. write to me that you like in the person and what qualities of human character are more important for you.
I have no friend at present. I want to inform you about myself some words and let's see if we are interested in  each other to go on with our communication. I am from Astrakhan, it a big, nice town.  I live together with my mom and daddy and I think that we very friendly family I single the child in family, also have no brothers and sisters. I think that for you interesting, know about my a figure and appearance.  I have hair is blonde and brown eyes. My height is 5 ' 6 ' and my weight is 120 lbs. You can see my figure on a photo which I shall to send you with this letter, I hope that you will love it. Now my age is 27 years, soon I shall celebrate the birthday to me there will be 28 years it will be February, 21, 
Write to me when there will be your birthday. I have different hobbies and interests.  I like to listen to music, best of all I like melodic, romantic ballads, 
about love, but I find very interesting also other kinds of music. I adore literature and especially poetry. I know a lot of poems, but only few of them by heart. 
Why? Because I learn by heart only those special poems that I love.  I don't smoke, not used drugs. I drink sociality  I take care about my appearance and my health.  I would like to meet a male, nice, attentive, caring, healthy and to fall in love if we understand each other,  take care of each other and if we are ready to share all in this life, good times and happiness and bad times as well. 
I'm dreaming about my own family, my beloved husband and to have children
with him in the future. I think that our purposes coincide, and you want it too. I was never married and had no children, but very to love them  Children - to decorate happiness our life and to do its happy.  I also want to learn about your private life and about your attitude to children  I have a question for you. What do you expect from this relations? And how do you imadine your future with a girl
from another country? And what's your dream family?  Please, answer my questions in details because they are importent for our relations and possible future tigether.  I believe that two persons can do much for their happiness if their desires  and the purpose in life coincide that they will try to make happy each other. Let's try to get to know each other better and let's try our chance. 
I'm going to close my letter but I hope to get your soon reply with answers to my
queations and your story, write me more about yourself I'd be very glad to get your letter, I'm looking forward to get it soon.  I hope that you understand my English Take care. Best regards. 

I wrote back saying I was much older than her, old enogh to be her father, and that I have had prostate surgery, and that she should look for someone her own age. Must admit I was very intrigued with her and began falling in love with her photos. I gave her a choice of moving on or writing me: I couldn't believe it when she did! I was SO happy! But, doubts started nagging me and I wondered what could make this girl write to ME?

Letter # 2 January 31, '05

Hello my the friend Mike.
I so am glad to receive your letter! I very much want that our relations had continuation, because I like you very much.  When I have received your letter today I as if a bird have flied up in the sky.  I waited for your letter all day, I can write to you only in the evening because  in the afternoon I am on work and I can not write to you. Now we have evening and  I have arrived to the Internet of cafe to look there is your letter or no.  You have written to me it wonderfully! I have overlooked to inform you that  I write from the Internet of cafe, I have no computer in my house  it very expensive, but probably in future I shall by to buy a computer. I have overlooked to tell to you about the work I finished medical
university,  and now I work in hospital, my speciality is the dentist My work take all my free time.  Some people work only for reception of money, and they do not love work,  I receive not many money, but I love the work I became the dentist because  I wanted to help to people to recover from a pain. Now I shall try to tell to you that I love and that like me more, I like when people after recovery speak me, thank you,  It brings to me the great pleasure and is warm to my heart. My favourite foodstuffs is salads, I love the easy foodstuffs 
I like to prepare also, probably ever I can, prepare for  you something tasty of Russian kitchen. I like to support my figure, for this purpose  I visit sport club and I am engaged there in aerobics, you love my figure? I love the sun very much when there is a decline, and it of brightly red color. When you look at it that there is a desire to think of eternal  beautiful and at the same time fragile and gentle. I speak about LOVE! love-such simple word, but in it consists so much,   I want to tell to you that I think about it. If all people though for one
minute  will this feeling in the world will not be wars, fear, murders. I very much want to learn more concerning you:  What work you do make? What causes in you a smile, or boredom?  for me inside world of man is more important that how he is looks.  Probably therefore I have so much questions to you, I want that you asked me questions too,  and I shall answer it necessarily. Now time has come to finish this letter, I shall miss you!
I shall wait for your following letter with impatience
Your Elena

Letter # 3 February 2nd "05

Hello dear friend Mike,
With each new day of our acquaintance, I understand that you, are very interesting for me.  I wait for your letter very much when I come in the Internet of cafe and I find your letter,  my day is filled with life. I hope that you feel also concerning my letters. And you attachment to me? I think what yes if it so, that it is cool!  Today we have good weather. Though already has come an autumn, 
but the sun shines very brightly in street. I love summer, but I like all seasons 
in each season there is something than is possible to admire for example the autumn,  when leaves become yellow and fall from trees. I very much like to walk at this time in park  or in a grove, it is very beautiful leaves on ground lay as if a carpet of yellow color  and rustle under your legs it so pleasantly and beautifully. In the winter it is possible  to observe snow, I like to observe when snow falls from the sky, but winter this cold time,  therefore I love summer more all. Summer is a season of rest and I had holiday  in middle of July I have some photos from this period and I shall send you  it together with this letter. I want call you that to speak with you, you want it?  Probably my English is not so good, but I think that we shall understand each other  without problems, it is a pity but I have no phone in my house. In Russia many people  have no phone in the house, I shall find out as I can to call to you from trunk-call  station in our city if I can do it we can speak. I ask that you gave me the phone  number that I could call you. If we can not speak on phone now that I offer  to continue our correspondence with help e-mail at present. I want to inform you why I have decided to write to you to other country  and why I do not search for the relation more close, for example in my country,  I can inform you that I already tried to search for relations here, but I not could  find the person with which me pleasantly will spoke, here very much many people  abuse alcoholic drinks, or even drugs, I can not speak with such people,  it is impossible to talk to them because they use a lot of not normative lexicon.  Not so long ago I looked transfer on TV and there was spoken about a difference  in cultures of the different countries, there was spoken that people from  your country very cultural and decent. I can tell with pleasure that I agree with it,  it is pleasant for me to speak with you and I do not want to lose touch with you. But remember, that we should learn each other more and more, you agree,  it's very important for me. Because on statistics, majority of a pairs to get  divorced because they knew each other not enough, and I don't want to do a mistake now  I hope that you will can to understand me, Ok? As I spoke you earlier,  we must to learn about each other more and more from our e-mail.  I shall think of you!
Your Elena

She was really cute, but friends warned me something smelled. By this time I began asking tough questions like "Please provide me a photo of you and your parents". "Why do you not answer my questions?" At this time she has dropped off. However, I recognize a photo "she" sent me here on this board. I sent her a "what did I say" letter but, no reply. Then I researched the Internet and found many other guys who have the same story and similar letters. No money was asked for but I could see it coming later. I think my questions scared "Elena" off.


Tatyana Shabrina (Cheboksary, Russia)

I am divorced 50 years old self employed subcontractor in constuction.

I was originally contacted through my listing on American singles .com. An IM came through asking for a reply to this person whose profile listed Slaughterville,Kentucky as the home. The requset for money came in the 7th message after 8 days. The last message came came on the 3rd of Febuary 2005. I replied saying there was a payment in the mail and attached a favorite photo from the past. There certainly must be a payment in the the mail to someone somewhere in the world.


Hello Don!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why you have not answered my letter or my letter from my photo has not reached you. Problems with a server? Write, I shall send again to you my photo! Or you have learned, that I from Russia and do not want to develop our friendship. Write, simply that I knew. I shall write to you each day!!!! I promise!!!

Hello my dearest Don!!

I am very glad to receive your letter. I hope that you can understand my letters. How at you an affair? How mood? I think, that at you all is good. I shall ask the god that you were healthy and happy. You so frequently ask about, whether I am real. Certainly I am real. And how can be differently? And why you name yourselves silly? Unless the silly person could construct such house, how at you? You the clever, kind and fair person. I am grateful to the god that has got acquainted with you. I have seen a working table of your computer on a photo. I
am flattered, that you have placed me on him. Today at us solar weather and it is very good. I today worked and had the conflict to my boss. It has shouted at me and I was upset, I all the day long went with bad mood. But it that, I have pleasure in a life is your letters. Yesterday with me there was a unpleasant case. I have gone in the evening to take a walk, and when came back home to me teenagers have stuck, it is good that the neighbour the dust has left to bear and has interceded. I wanted to tell to you about my payment at work and it only 80-90 dollars per one month to me pay also it very little even for Russia. And I am very much interrupted and it is very difficult to save in such complex difficult conditions. I work and I learn teach children of 7-10 years and so difficultly smile to them each day and to explain when sometimes it is not necessary to eat in the morning at all. So it is difficult to work as the teacher and for it pay I very
much a little was mistaken in a choice a trade but there is only that that this work very much is pleasant it to me understand for me all I so I want the child and while at me him is not present the much is the whole 24 schoolboys with which I addresses as with the and still I very much love children. Children it is flowers our life and they simply brighten up our life. And I would like to call to you soon but I do not know when give me a payment from work so if you have a little bit superfluous dollars you might not give me I so want to hear your
voice. I simply was very unpleasant to ask about it but I nevertheless shall try. So I expect give me on a bell whether or not? Well, I wanted to tell to you, that my heart began to beat more often when I think of you, my heart is beaten so when I think of you!!! I ask you that you have sent the photos which at you are. They will help me to feel your presence near to me. I want to feel you, your gentle sight, your smile, your hands. I so need in heat and care and I think, that I ask not so much. I search for pure ove and romanticism in attitudes I love when all beautifully, perfectly, gently and romantically!!! Desire to have the family, the favourite person beside, feeling, care and constant support in a difficult minute to what to aspire each person in a life and I too. To me already it is so much years, and I and have no, about what to you I speak. I was close fortunately in the past. But my trust is broken. I should trust the person with which I all life, trust his ach word, gesture, a sight, a smile. In the world now so it is a lot of meanness sand a deceit that is necessary to concern to people which surround you very closely .I do not speak you, that is necessary to concern with mistrust to everyone, just necessary to know the person so what to be completely confident it . I know you not for a long time, but I can tell, that you very good and open. And it very much involves me and gives me to trust,
that I can love and be loved !!! My mum learns me that I should be always open. I have told to it , that our attitudes develop successfully and she is happy for us. She dreams, that I at last was not one and had family. We are far apart. But it does not prevent our dialogue. Though I already thought, that dialogue through the Internet needs to be understood each other more strongly. What do you think of it? I would like to see you not only on a photo. But I do not know as
it probably, because we very much far apart. You like me also I think that our attitudes can be deeper. I do not know as to explain it words. I simply feel it. Your letters do my mood high. To me to become joyfully on soul. I think that sometime we with you shall meet. I would like to arrive to you , to meet you to look as you live. I want it because I start to understand that between us there is something more than friendship. This feeling of trust to each other seems to me that, it seems to me that it is love. It seems to me that you too feel it. I now very much wanted to talk about you! I so want to share with you pleasure personally. When I see your eyes and a smile of that I am glad. I want to see your pleasure and to divide her with you. I want to know, what does you happy? And I shall try, what everything, that I do was the present happiness for you. Give me chance to make it!!!! And still I want to tell you my voice that you might hear my voice and I hope to hear your voice and I was very glad if I hear as you speak to me that
or I have written down this small file in the Internet of cafe and paid for this service. Let me chance know the favourite and loving woman. I wait for your
beautiful letter and I promise, that I shall think of you every minute.

With love your friend Tatyana!!!

P.S. I have have found out that money it is possible to send through firm Western Union. Just now my passport is in a passport office. We in Russia have change of old passports of the USSR on new Russian. My passport will be made out about 1,5 weeks. But you can send money to my aunt Tatyana. She at once передест to me your money. The data with which help you can carry out remittance:
Tatyana Shabdarova
(7)8352421966 - Menatep St. Petersburg
Lenina Prospekt, 6A
Tatyana Shabdarova is my aunt. I shall wait from you for messages


Svetlana (Severka, a suburb of Ekaterinburg, Russia)

I am a single, 30 years old European American computer engineer. I live in Chicago IL. I had entered profile in Yahoo personals. There I was contacted by two Russian women in the middle of December 2004. One of them said that she was from the small city of Severka, a suburb of Eketerinburg. She said she was a chemist, only child, grew up with her mother since the father disappeared when she was very young. The usual story. She fell in love with me after 7-8 letters. She told me the story about the tourist visa and the 345 US dollars for the full package service. She has sent me so far 16 letters. She writes almost every day. She uses big love words and very poetic expressions. She never answer my questions. When I asked her for contact information, telephone, place of work,etc she said that is classified information! I checked this website and she is the same person as the following, only pictures are different (letters are identical):

- Dilyara Scedeva or Sagdeva from Kalinino, Astrakhan area, Russia 
- Vera Shikoreva from Sarov, Russia
- Natalya Yelkino from Serov, Russia

In her last letter she asked me whether I would do everything for her and for the sake of our future. Thanks to this website I realized what is going on before it was too late. Her e-mail is


First letter Dec 17 2004:

Hi, my new friend,Michael!
Thanks for your open and honest message!  My friend! I want tell to you.Thousand words replace a photo! I send you the photo. I wait your photos!!I want to answer your questions.Ask me! I shall be the answer to you.I from Russia. I live in city Severka.It is small city. It Ural in Russia.It is 15 km from Ekatrimburg. Ekatrimburg afinding 2000 km from Moscow on the east.I am new to this internet and dating scene. I was very curious. I know itis somehow not so reliable. I hope that I have not discouraged you.I havefound your message and profile pleasant. Dating is not a joke for me, i dontlike games at all, and hope you are serious, I want to thank you for takingthe time to email your interest and I am very flattered about the opportunityto get to know you better.I must admit that I am attracted to your personality,as well as your perception, of what type of woman you are interested? Whatspecial things are you looking forward to concerning your "new friend" in your life?I would like to meet some one who respects themselves and others as well.I lonely woman, who would like to meet someone who will love and understand me.I am very lonely inside and outside, it does get sad at times but I don't justrush into things. But, I know I may find my man...sooner or later. I   surely would love to see more than your pictures (also more your new pictures the SMILE).Although, physical appearance is just some of the most common mistakes you couldencounter. I would love to get to know you inside and outside as much as possible.Let me tell you a little bit more about myself. I believe that I am a strongwoman with goals, ideals, and aspirations. I think that having those things givesyou the incentive to not just live life but to savior it. I am 28 yearsold.I was born on March, 21, 1976. My height is 168 cm-5 feet 6 inches. My weightis 52 kg- 115 pounds. Right now i been work for acompany for about 3.5 years. I work in the field of chemist. I thechemist, but I am very young and I work as the laboratorian the assistant.It is decent job I have always wanted to have a profession helping people.Now I should finish my letter, and start to work.I send you my picture. I hope to you it is pleasant.I will waiting for your letter with impatience.

Letter 8 in which she confessed her love to me:

Hi, my far, but dear friend Michael.
Many thanks for your letter. It was the long-awaited letter. I amreally madly glad to receive your letter. I am really glad that I havefound you. Please, READ ATTENTIVELY THIS LETTER, and try understand meas it is possible better.Michael you are starting to get a hold of my heart all is closer andcloser but please just dont break my heart.I should tell to you that I have ocean of emotions and sensationswhich I had no in my heart before. And on this, my reason and my heart sayme that I should answer by sincerity your constant sincerity. My heart and my reason says me that I should tell what I feel now because it is a part of our friendship and I should share it with you. I should tell that itwas required some days to think over this letter, because I wanted to say just the right things to you. I didn't want to offend orupset you in anyway, and it really bothered me that saying something wrong may do that. I normally speak directly from my heart, and I am right now,but sometimes, words must be carefully chosen. I feel somewhat lost when I have no opportunity to use a computer to read your letter. In my soul,Ifeel contentment and joy when I think of you.I have never done this in my life, (tried to initiate a relationshiphalfway across the world), and I might have much to learn about how toproceed, but I am more than willing to learn whatever it takes to succeedif that is your desire as well. I also believe that couples should be thebest friends possible, which trust and share with each other everythingthat they feel. I do not know if my word and thoughts make sense to you,and I try very hard to put them in typed words that you will feel andunderstand. I believe in God, and I believe that I have been put through trials to prepare me for meeting a man with whom I will spend the rest ofmy life loving, to better appreciate him, respect him and cherish thelove, that he would give; only asking that I return the same. I hope thatmy words and letters are not boring to you, but they are much more thanmere words, they are my thoughts and feelings, and I send them out to you.I very much desire that you find it in your heart and are comfortable withsharing your personal feelings with me, I wish to know you on a moreintimate level, I would like you to share your dreams, your hopes, yourfeelings of the heart with me, I truly wish to connect with you on a levelthat goes way beyond mere friendship......Probably it is love? All in comparison with you is insignificant, that it is practically impossible forme not to fall in love with you. Please do not think me foolish forthinking these things, I believe that in order for anything to succeed you have to be honest, and that is what I am doing with you. Could youclose your eyes for just a minute, and think and dream of what a life wcould share, what it would be like, the fun of learning each other. Ireally believe that dreams do come true for people which dare to believein dreams, because if they believe in them hard enough, dreams couldbecome in reality. I guess that you are shocked that I feel this way, buthere, where I was raised, the gift of true love from a man is somethingthat is more similar to a Mirage or self-deception, rather than mutualfeeling which two enamored people can give each other. I hope that I amnot rambling on with my words. I have so much that I wish to share with you, and each time I write to you, I feel there is never enough time tosay everything that I want to say, and I always feel that I have forgotten something important that I wanted to share with you. Michael, when I speak of you and I think of you, it does not matter for me what anyone else thinks. I want to tell that you are very beautiful for me. I mean, I find that you are not only attractive as a man, I also speak of the beauty that is within you, beauty of your internal world, and alas, thisparticular type of beauty is very special and rare. Most men have only appearances, but not have beauty inside, and this is where true beauty is.This, is that for me is the most important and significant in all limits of my character, my soul and my consciousness. Your words spoken to me with so much kindness and care, they express the beauty within you. I think that you are truly handsome, the essence of what beauty should be, and there is nothing that anyone could say to me that would compel to change my mind even a little bit. I want to reduce essence of all my letter only to one thought. I do not know if I could clearly explain allmy thoughts and feelings, which overflow me now, or not. I want to tellthat I feel, we become very good friends and I really enjoy our friendship. I aspire to learn you more and I dare to hope that you suppose a thought that our relations can develop more than it enough for simplefriendship. It is that way which I feel. As always I hope that my letterfinds you in good health and spirits, and I hope that every yours wish youhave comes true one day. I will look forward to your reply as always with anticipation and impatience.... Sometimes I not the answer to your questions.

But it to not mean if I not attentively to read it...I understand your letters.... But.... I Russian... The ideas I expression on the..Therefore you not always to understand my answer... sorry Be relative trip to you. I think my heart to prompt me.I want to you.... But I cannot completely payment the charges..I not know at all how many cost..... It is difficulty for me to go to you.But I to want to you..... I shall search for an opportunity!!!I can find out about the visa.... If you to want... I hope that your reply is not of a harsh nature, and I look forward to its arrival. 
With tenderness, Svetlana.

I pleasure if to see your photos.... Thanx!



Masha Korobova (Irkutsk, Russia)

I am a single, 30 years old European American computer engineer. I live in Chicago IL. I had entered profile in Yahoo personals. There I was contacted by two Russian women in the middle of December 2004. One of them was Masha Korobova from Irkutsk. She said she is a doctor (cardiologist). She is the same as:

Elena Patrusheva from Novosibirsk, Russia
- Tatyana Kyzkina from Irkutsk, Russia
- Tatyana Shilova from khabarorsk, Russia

She told me the usual story about her living with her mother, she makes $120 per month, she is lonely because Russian men dont pay attention to her inner world, etc. The funny thing is that in one of her letters to me, she warned of the scammers and asked me to be careful. I sure was!


First Letter Dec 18 2004:

Hello my friend Michael
I am very glad to see your letter.Even it is unexpected, that you have written so quickly.In general I do not know from what to begin the letter. Mgggggg..., ok. Recently to me have advised to search for the man in Internet and I decided to try. To me spoke, that in your country of the man very decent, respect women and to drink alcohol a little.

it is very good. I have gone to club of acquaintances and the beginnings to look profiles.I very much was surprised when have seen such plenty profiles men which search for the woman!!!  Really in your country so many lonely men?!!! It is very sad.:( 

So many men are lonely and have no happiness in private life.:-((

I have accidentally seen your modest and sincere profile. I have very much become interested in you and have decided to write to you. I did not think, that you to me write. You at all do not represent as me it was pleasant to receive your letter.Well, I to tell it is a little about itself.As you already have understood my name is Mariya.

Masha, Mariya, - it is all one and too a name.Masha - so mum names me. This diminutively caressing name of my name.:-)I am 27 years old. I was born April, 20, 1977. I live in Russia in suburb of city Irkutsk. 

For the information this city was created approximately 350 years back.

I never was abroad and in your country earlier.In mine profile I have written residence USA because the base does not accept my Russian postal index. Why I do not know. I work the doctor the cardiologist 2 years. My education: I have finished 10 years of school, medical college and medicaluniversity.As you see I studied much. My work consists in revealing and treatment of diseases of heart. Also I give out the receipt on medicines. Doctors as you understand work necessary for a society.Therefore I give all myself to this work. Besides till 24 years I all studied as this speciality.Unfortunately it prevents my private life a little.I am 27 years old and now I understand, that the family children and loving husband is necessary for me. My main vital principles it is honesty, kindness, decency under the attitude to all people, Tenderness and love and respect for loved to the man. I do not love lie and to not love false people. I do not respect arrogance in people. I think that the arrogance worsens to live to these people and environmental people. In people I respect honesty, compassion to poor people, love and respect for associates. Therefore I abuse myself if when that have thought of any person poorly.ok, that it is possible to tell about myself. My growth 5,5 and weight 105 lbs.I the blonde with brown eyes. I like to look comedies. Music I listen to anyone. But most of all I to love a jazz. For fun I to like to read books, to play table tennis, to walk with girlfriends. MY FAVOURITE WRITER PUSHKIN. STILL I VERY MUCH TO LIKE MARK TVEN! I DO NOT DRINK And DO NOT SMOKE. Drugs even never saw.

I studied the English language at school, but already almost all have forgotten.Therefore I shall use the program of the translator on a computer. And frequently I am terrified to translation quality of this computer program.I think, that sometimes I shall write itself and there will be probably Russian words.It because I and the computer program of the translator does not know all words in English. ok, my main hope and dream is search a man, who will love me and creation with him family.

I want to know all about you and about your life. As we live in the different countries at me there are questions: Are you ready to  have the relation with a Women from Russia? As you concern to Russian to women. What relations we expect from our meeting in internet. Whether it is valid you are serious in intentions to find to itself the wife and it is not important in what country she lives? Or the woman living abroad is not of interest for you. Whether your dreams coincide with my dreams. Please to answer sincerely all my questions.

Please if you are not serious in search of serious relations that tell me it. I shall understand and to not take offence. And if you want that I shall be only your friend. I hope, that you understand my English. That I have much written that. I hope you to not get tired to read it.:-)) I very much wait your letter. Sincerely I hope that you appear the truthful and decent person.

Yours friend Masha 

p.s.I hope, that you will like my photo.

Letter 6 when she told me she is in love with me:

Hello my dear friend Michael!
I all these days thought of you and about our relations.I am sure, that I have already found the man of the dream, and this the man  is you! Now I understand that my life, nothing means without you, because I like you!!!I like you my Michael!I do not know, how differently explain this feeling.In your letters so many heat and cares, that it forces my heart to beat faster, and my feelings to you grows many times over and if further so will proceed, my feelings will leave from under the control and I can not live without you.When I began to correspond with you I had hope that at us with you all will be good. With each your letter I understood that I have found male which is necessary forme. I want to tell, that my feelings and the words in relation to you always were sincerely and I always understood that we put a lot of trust.Now I am sure that I can trust you. Sometimes just to hold the hand of that person you like can make all the worldly troubles disappear. A perfect evening for me is maybe taking a long walk with that special man in my life.I like you, Michael, and I want to say to you it alwaysIt is pity that only our letters connect us, I want to see you in realityI dream, how you meet me at the airport, how we search each other by eyes, we find and we rush in embraces each other.I want to meet you very much!I know that you too want it I have found sense of my life, I like you and I miss you my like Michael.My darling, on this I will finish my letter to you, I will wait for your nextmail with great like desire. You must know how I feel myself so happy, when I read your letters. Maybe someday I will be able to find all the correct words, to be able to tell you.I want, that these feelings were mutual and we could enjoy our like But in the meantime I do hope that you know deep within your heart that having you by my side is a gift more precious than gold. I will miss you, I want to be with you!
Yours Masha Korobova

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