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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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Tatyana (Ivanovo, Russia)

Hi,I am a 42 year old white male living in the USA.  About a month ago I was contacted by a women going by the name of Tatyana. I was contacted through even before I had a picture posted. She is supposed to be a school teacher in Ivanovo, Russia and pays to use the Internet at school. She told me her father had left when she was young and she had been raised by her mother and grandmother. Her mother has remarried and moved away. Her grandmother has died and she lives in her apartment. She describes her situation as being very lonely and does not like the life in Russia.  I have been very suspicious of her from the beginning. 

One reason is because  she contacted me first which from what I have read is something that Russian women do not normally do. But I thought maybe this was an exception to the rule. I asked her for her mailing address and she would not give it. She said that the mail was very bad in Russia and most of the time people did not get their letters. I have no way of knowing if that is true or not so I had to give her the benefit of the doubt. She said the learned English at the University of Ivanovo. I tried to trick her and got on the Internet and found a picture of the university and emailed it to her and asked if it was where she went. She sent me a picture of her at the university standing among other students. So I am thinking now that she could be for real.  I received a total of eight emails from her and four photos. Each email was a little more intense. 

She never confessed love for me but she did say she was starting to have feelings for me as you will be able to tell in the letter I have enclosed. She never asked for money but I got the impression that things were leading in that direction. I did tell her that she looked at me as her night in shinning amour and that someday she thought I was going to come to rescue her someday. Since then I have not heard from her except for a letter I got today. I have enclosed a copy of it and I will explain it a little later.  Yesterday I was looking on the Blacklist and found a women named Tatyana on it . She had very similar features such as eyebrows, eyes and nose. I cannot be positive that it is the same women.  

Now for the letter. Today I received an email from Tatyana. This is where she made her mistake. The letter is an exact duplicate as the last one I had received from her. All except for one thing. My name is Jeff. In the letter, where my name should be is the name "Terry." Apparently she had made a mistake and sent it to the wrong email address. 

I have read that scamers will often write form letters and just fill in the name of patiently targets. I feel that this may be the case here. Below is the letter.


The last letter....

Terry Greetings, Terry. Today I have inconsistent  Feelings. Terry, last night to me There has arrived my mum. It was fine. I very much  During long time Did not see her. It was pleasant for me for seeing her.  We had many news The  friend for the friend. She has arrived to me late at night, and we spoke  
Almost all the night long For a long time. She has told, that in her all is very much  Good. She has good work And work is pleasant to her. I have told her, which Has happened in us in School. My mum was in good mood. It has shaken her very much  Urgently. It was  Awful for her. She has told, that children, who such  In the image break lessons  Make very bad things. Parents of these children,   Fine for the big sums  Money. Such horror of  danger in Russia.  First I very much was afraid to speak my mum about you, 
Terry. But I have made it. I have told her, it with the help of the Internet I have acquainted with the person, good and interesting to me.  I have  Told, that in us very interesting correspondence   Also that you are very much Interesting to me. I do not know, Terry, but I  Has told her, That I start to have feelings which represent  Something of the greater friendship. It not simply friendship. It - very good and beautiful  Friendship between The man and the woman. I have told her about your life In the USA. Mine Mum was very pleased, which I have acquainted with good  The man. She always Dreams, that I had a happy life, but in Ivanov,  I could not find such good The person as you, Terry.  I have told, that I nevertheless have no any love to you, Terry. Actually The love cannot be, so is fast. The answer of my mum was  Such: " the Daughter, With Terry you should continue to communicate and  Possible you Can in good pair if you become loving  The friend the friend. " I did not want to speak You about it because I do not want to hasten a case, but  I should not disappear That - be from you because you trust me and I  Trusts you. We should speak Always the truth.  Mum has left early in the morning, and I have left for work. It was  Interesting night. I always listened advice mums, and I want  To continue To write to you letters. Something will be possible in us  It is more than friendship? What do you think of it, Terry? Unfortunately now I should finish this letter.  It is always unpleasant for me to The stop to write to you, Terry!!! 
I shall wait your letter!

Yuliya Fedorova (Aramil, Russia)

I am a single father of 1, white American, age 31. I was first  contacted by Julia via Her profile on the site  stated that she was from Topeka, Kansas.

In all I have recieved 6 emails from Julia. I recieved the final  one (the money letter) today. I have not sent her any money and by  the 5th email I had my suspicions. After doing a search on the  internet, I found this wonderful website. I combed through the various women listed on the website and did not find Julia.

Thanks for a wonderful service.


First email:

Hello my friend Richard, my name Julia I am pleased, that you answered me for my letter I want to tell you about myself and about my life. I live in Russia, in city of Aramil. I was born in city of Aramil My city not big to be not far from city of Ekaterinburg There are a lot of wood and fields. Very rich natural resources of  edge. This is mine home. We have very big forests, there it is a lot of wood very much animal. It is a lot of in our area of lakes and the rivers.  My date of birth 1980 May, 13. Now i`m 24 years more, but will be fast 25 years. Mine the sizes of personnels: my growth of 168 sm, my weight approximately 57 kg.
I have light brown hair and brown eyes. Breast - 87. A waist - 57. Hips - 86.
I growed in children's home, I dont know my parents never, they have refused
from me, and now I dont know my parents are alive or no, but I think, that I can
find them and when i look in their eyes,I think that I`ll forgive my parents  for their act.

From the childhood I would dream only of one that I had family. I have nobody, neither sisters, nor brothers. Till 18 years I lived in children's home, there I have received secondary education, have finished 11 classes.After children's home, i go to study in institute, I have study on faculty - management. In this time i worked in cafe in the evening, there I washed utensils and floors.
I like to do manual work.  I have finished some years ago to study and have received the supreme education. Now i have the diploma of the manager, also I work as the manager. I work in small grocery firm. I love this work,I conclude contracts on delivery of the foodstuffs for shops. I like my profession, as each day. And i like contacts with people, and it is so much for me.

I live in an apartment with one room with my girlfriend, so it is easier to us: we live together as we rent an apartment. In a free time from work I try to rest. I clean an apartment, very  much Ilike to prepare, I like to read, and I still study completely the English language.Me help in it my girlfriend. I think, we can understand each other. I listen to music, and I try to sing.I like to listen to classical music basically the Russian composers. And as I like different music, but as i like to dance, I love a waltz, seldom I went discos.

I so much like to go at cinema and theatres, I Like to go to opera theatre
Especially I like an opera "Ivan Terribl". I like to read poetry, in the following letter which I shall write to you to a small poem specially for you. As I love sports meets, I like to ski, it is a pity, that it is possible to do it in the winter.
Three time in the week I go to sports club. I like to navigation, I have rest to a nature. With pleasure I like go on a bicycle. I like to look in the night of stars very much.

My favourite color - red, (Color of scarlet roses). My favourite season - summer: it is possible to go on beaches. I love dogs and cats, but now i can`t have it.
Sometimes with the girlfriend on the weekend we go to park and there are some horses and we go on horses. But I think that when I will have happy family that we would have a cat and a dog.

But the main dream which I want to create happy traditional family with the men, who we shall like also we has children.  I think, that any woman dreams about it... Whether so? I very simple, kind and frank woman. I don`t like indignation. The most simple things can make me happy: a smile, a small gift, or person,who be near me. As well as everything, I don`t like lie and treachery,I ever don`t try to contact with each people, who lie. I very romantic woman, I very pleasant to look for stars in the clean sky as I already spoke before.
I want to be happy, I need in love in and supports of the lover person. And if
we Would receive be together,I`ll give all love,twice more.I think, that I can
be the good wife and mother because I want it.I don`t feel parental tenderness.
I do not see sense in life without love and children, without a favorite person
- the good husband.  I think, that this main things in life. I want to find the person,with who i can  lives all happy life. I want to lives for this and i`ll have this and we be happy. But my financial side of life is difficult, I do not hide about it.

I only want, that have create happy family and have found the good men. I can seems very direct,but I want only one,that you understand me, who I need
and it were necessary for me in this life. I want give my heart to men,who will love me.

If you have questions, write to me, I`ll answer with pleasure them.  I want that you answer me. Whatare you doing? Who yours parents? What you  want from life?  How you address to children? How many you want children? As you prefer execute a free time? Your hobby? And all all about you.  And many other things, that you do not want to write. Sincerely yours Julia

P.S. I havn`t computer, therefore I can not write on some times per day. I ask
you:don`t worry in this case. I think about you. 

Money email:

Hello my love RichardI am happy so much to receive your letter. I think about you each minute.I have read your letter in the morning, before work, and was happy, that you have written me your airport.I did not want to wait even day and consequently I have taken today on work of day off.I madly want arrive to you, I can not wait (((( I going from wit grieving on you.I dream of you, all night thought about us and our future family, about ours beautiful children.Also has gone to in travel agency me told all about trip to you.All documents I will be made out 2 weeks.I should leave from Ekaterinburg up to Moscow, from Moscow already to 
you.Cost of the visa and expenses of registration: The visa costs - 130 USD (Term of the visa 3 months), Consular gathering - 65 USD Registration of papers - 94 USD.Cost of the ticket from Ekaterinburg up to Moscow, an expense - 115 USDCost of the ticket from Moscow up to Kansas City Int'l (MCI), Kansas City, costs - 895 USDFull cost of trip to you costs - 1299 USDIf you can help me, I already can arrive to you in two weeks, more precisely March, 7As I went into bank today, and asked, as quickly it is possible to transfer money, from you to me.The manager of bank, has explained me, that the fastest way of remittance, Western Union.The remittance is already possible for receiving in 10-15 minutes.For that what to transfer money, you need to go in any point Western Union which is in your cityTo  give my personal the data, ( Name, Surname, Country, City, Postal Index(Zip), Home Address)I now will write them to you:
Name: Yuliya
Surname: Fedorova 
Country: Russia 
City: Aramil 
Postal index: 
(zip) 624001 
Home address: 
Tekstilschikov 4-12a

After you will send money, to you should give control number of translation (MTCN)And you should send me it with your full personal data.It will be necessary for me what to receive money in point Western UnionI am upset, that I should ask you money to my trip to you,My heart is broken off on a part as I am afraid to lose you.If we can not be together, I can not trust in love more.Without your help I can not arrive, I don't know, that i'll to do,I just need to expect to the aid my loved the man, which has lit love in my heart and with whichI want to live all life.It's the most serious feelings to you.If you can send money, I already can begin the trip now.I so want to fly to you and to be with you together for ever.I close eyes, and I think about ours meetings, for the first time when you meet me at the airport,at you in hands a bouquet of roses and our  first kiss, burns our lips, I pay with happiness.I send you, WAV file, in a file I have written for you my voice, now we can not speak with youby the phone, but I ask, write to me your cellular and home telephone number, I will call you, as soon as I can,I want to hear your courageous and tender, gentle voice.I can not wait your answer, I will think of you constantly, and will hope that all will be good, also you can help me,And our hearts, will be together.One million gentle kisses for my fantastic men.
With love yours Julia 

Again thanks for such a wonderful site. -Richard

Olga Mikisheva (Saratov, Russia)

She the same women pictured in the Olga Mikisheva (Sayanogorsk, Russia)
story.Olga Mikisheva Saratov,Russia.

I am a single American man I was contacted on an American singles website named: The communication lasted approx. 3 weeks she proclaimed he love for me in a  week! She hinted she needed money for a mobile phone after a couple of  letters she asked if I could help her pay for the visa $250 and pass  port  $79 to send it via western union (she seen a commerical) and she said  she  would receive the visa in two weeks one that would allow her to marry  while  she was in the USA. She was creating urgency through her emails the  sooner  she had the money the sooner we would be together! Good thing for  this website because of the information on this site I was able to confirm my  suspension and whated to do my part and share my story/experience. Here is a copy of the letter requesting the money:


Hello my love XXXXXXX!
I am happy to receive your letter. Today in the morning as I spoke, I went to visa agency. I asked about moving to your country and I got the answer that I need the  visa, foreign passport and some other documents for registration.
We have defined a type of the visa and it's type which allows to marry in 
the future This visa allows me to be in your country during 90 days. I think, that it will be enough to know each other and in a consequence to marry. If we marry during validity of the visa, I can remain with you on more time. If we do not marry, I should leave your country on the termination of  validity of the visa.
I asked about prices and was very surprised, first I ask about time of performance. and they said that there is many people who wants to make documents and  leave the country Therefore, if I wish to fly in the country earlier, I should write the application and pay the visa on next week. Then the visa will be ready during 2 weeks. If I can not write the application and pay the visa on next week, that I should wait manufacture of the visa during 2-3 months.

I was very much surprised with the prices of services. The visa costs approximately 250 dollars, and the passport and necessary documents cost 79 dollars. It's make me little suppressed and disappointed. I don't have so much now.  I was make application but I must pay for it. I counted my sum and I found out that I have only about fifty dollars and my wages will be not soon.
I asked my friends about helping me and they said that have not at the  present moment. If you can help me money I shall be grateful to you. And we can be soon together.  I have found out, that is company which make remittances's western union.

I remember that I saw advertising this company on tv. I take a directory book and found the address of it and it's not far from  me. I went there, and I asked them about service. They said that sender must go to the western union, give them information:  the name and last name of receiver, country they make transfer and bring the ten digits secret code to sender. The receiver must know ten digits for receiving money. They say that the branches of it must be everywhere worldwide. Here is the information about me:

Country: Russia
City: Saratov
Name: Olga
Lastname: Mikisheva
Address of branch of western union:
Alpha - bank
The address: street. Moscowskaja, 70

I must know your full name, full address. You must know that I decide to ask you about it because I love you and trust  you very much. I decide to come to you because I feel this way and you are very necessary  to me, decided to come to the unfamiliar country and I never be outside my country. But I decided to do it because now you are part of my life and I trust you  in all.
I think you trust me too and love me too. You must inform me the closest airport to you I'll ask the help with ticket  from my relatives. Please, don't forget to tell me the closest airport. My love I need 300 dollars I think you will help me  because we found our  love and we want to meet closer. You must inform me ten digits and I can receive it. You must know we must hurry because I can receive the documents soon, and if we lost the time it is necessary for a long time. Now it's very difficultly to receive the visa to your country, and it's  fact,
but if I pay now, I think I do it. I think about sense of money, and I'm very sad if this paper can prevent  people to meet each other. In most cases the money play a main role in life but it's not right! I'm  sure. And the quantity of money was and will not important to me, I always not aspired to material enrichment and don't search specially for  rich male. I appreciate human qualities and relations, and I love you Anthony!!!  I love you all my heart, I want to be with you now. I want to be with you forever. If it's mutually we will be very happy in our life. I think you love me too and we will meet very soon. You are my love, my Angel. My heart is yours. Probably, you will not trust me after that the letter.
Probably, you will decide that I am a deceiver. But I can repeat to you, all my words, all my ideas, all my feelings to you  is a  true. And as though the destiny has not turned to us, as though you have not  decided, I shall love all the same you. And I shall prove to you, that it is not  simple words.  I'm waiting good news from you, I hope everything will be all right and we  will be together soon.
Every day I think about our meeting, and I think it's real, we must use this
chance of destiny. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! Always your love Olga

Her first letter to me:

I have received your letter today and I am very glad that you have written 
to me. I doubted that you will answer my letter, this usual business is possible to communicate with the help e-mail for you, I for the first time do it therefore I is a little confused. I do not know from what to start to speak difficultly with the person and to  not see his eyes, gestures, a smile, I shall send you the photo together with  this letter,  I hope that it is pleasant to you. 

To me of 27 years and I was not married and I have no children, almost all  my girlfriends have children though we coevals. I want to create family and to  have children, I think that all women want it. Probably I am mistaken, but I think so. In Russia I have not found male with which I could live life, it is possible here them simply was not present. I have decided to try to find the destiny  far from a native land, it is possible you my destiny, what you think of it? I want to offer you friendship, and it is possible later our attitudes will develop in strong feeling. I hope that it will take place. I many times was mistaken and now it is difficult for me to begin new   attitudes because I am afraid of a deceit and lie. 

I ask that you gave me a word that  will not deceive me, and I shall answer you same I am not able to deceive people, therefore I want to inform you that I wait 
from our attitudes. I want to get acquainted with decent male and to create with him family if  our attitudes will be not such warm that I hope for friendship with you. But if you want to write to me only for entertainment and you are not  interested with serious attitudes inform me about it at once, and we shall not waste time vainly. Now I want to tell to you about me directly, I was born and have grown in Saratov, my childhood till 8 years was similar to a fairy tale, I was happy  at me there were parents which loved me very strongly and I did not think that  soon all will change, I perfectly remember summer day why that to me was  terrible, I have approached to mum and has asked her, MUM YOU WILL NOT THROW ME? 

Mum has answered CERTAINLY IS NOT PRESENT, WE ALWAYS SHALL BE TOGETHER. After that  mum has gone to shop and she was brought down with the automobile... I could not understand when father spoke me that mum will not come any more, She spoke with me some hours back and after that to me have told that mum  never will come, it not seemed to me the biggest deceit, probably therefore I can  not have the attitude with the person which me deceives. After death of mum in my education daddy began to be engaged, he helped me  in all, I never can tell about him something bad. Another on his place could  omit hands and look as the ground leaves from under legs. But my daddy military  it is possible his character has helped him to sustain. He strict but fair always tried to help me with all there were it lessons or attitudes with  girlfriends or even friends. 

At school I had many friends, I was the sociable girl and studied it is not poorly possible even to tell that well, I was very diligent and in it too a merit of my father. I without problems have arrived in the Saratov state university, I have not casually decided to become the expert of botany, I long thought where to me  to go, and have decided that I shall treat plants. I have finished to study in 2000 and right after it I began to work,  probably you can guess on what specialization I work? I shall give you the help, almost everyone has a joke about my trade. 

The  joke about how I try to bring up on trees of a bulb. (Smile) I work in a botanical garden, as the selector of plants. Well, I shall finish the letter. I could write to you more about the life. But I am a little tired. As I have not enough practice in the English  language. But I think, that if we shall continue to find out each other more  in due  course I shall find out the English language more.  With hope to receive your reciprocal letter.
Your new familiar Olga

Anastasia Apakova (Surgut, Russia) 

I appreciate this list compiled and contributed by the general public and this website. I started receiving emails from this person from a personal ad on yahoo. I never sent her money and the letters were very typical of the letters already posted. No personal questions were ever answered and the letters were very cookie cutter templates of others.


Letter Dated Feb 4, 2005

Hello dear Jon.
Thank you for your letter. I like to talk with you and I hope we'll  talk even more. I don't know when you receive my letters but I write it on day time, what is time difference between us? I think about 8-10 hours, what do  you think?
I guess about your interest to my life, dreams and opinions, so I'll  tell you some about me. I have not been married and I don't have any children, but I have dream  to find the loving man, and to create a family.  I'll give this person all my love and tenderness. So I want to have a  whole family,  my husband I can trust in everything and he also can trust me.  I think, that relations, such as love, basically should base on trust.  What you think of it? I like to communicate and consequently, at me it is a lot of friends. But I can not name all their good friends, at me only one good  girlfriend. But for me it is necessary not only this big company, but also the  person with which I can divide difficult and happy minutes of my life and  present him caress and care. I had sad experience with the one male. He deceived me with other  woman, and I was disappointed in our males.  I not want, that it to repeat. My day begins that I wake up early and I  go for work. When I come back from work, it becomes already dark. When I come home,  I like something to prepare. The ambassador, I lie down to sleep and I dream of the prince. I feel very much weariness here from a daily life, the life in Russia  is very difficult and I sometimes is very much tired from it. In the advanced countries any worker can go to have rest in a holiday,  to receive force for the further work, but in us too small income, therefore it is inaccessible to us.  It is very pleasant, when know, which for many kilometers you have the  person who estimates, understands you.  You agree with my idea? Unfortunately I have no opportunity to buy a  computer and to place home phone because the computer costs approximately  800-1000 $,  and installation of a domestic phone number - 300 $, they - very big  money for me, and I cannot allow it for independent.  I very much love the work because I should communicate with people  much. But in Russia not enough such work which could suit that person on  which he works.
I very much frequently get tired, but for me it not a flour.  Still I like to listen to music. I do not know which, probably I listen  to music on mood.Basically I listen to radio. I like to keep up the figure. I love the  body. I have good education and international profession,  dream to have happy family and big heart, so I'd like to find second  half of my heart abroad. I with impatience shall wait for yours next letters.  Yours faithfully Anastasia.

Letter Dated Feb 15, 2005

Hello my love Jon.
Today I was very glad to see your new letter.  With each your letter I understood that I have found my soul mate. 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. I all time think only of you. For me everything else becomes less important. Now in my life the main it you. I all time think only of you, you in my ideas, in my dreams... You became a part of me.  You the person of my dreams, you of whom I dreamed all life.  I want to tell to you the dream. All time dreams me, that I fly in the plane, then the plane falls on 
the ground. I leave from the plane and I search eyes of you, and I find. On our faces at once there is a smile and we run in embraces to each  other. When we embrace, on my face there are a few tears of happiness. And we make the first kiss, which the most pleasant and the most  gentle. Each night, this dream dreams me.  I very much want, that this dream became a reality and we would be  happy. I thought of our relations. Now I with confidence can tell, that I trust you. But most of all I would like to be near to you in it minute. And to tell, that I LOVE YOU my dear Jon. I want to meet you very much! I have found sense of my life, I love you and I miss you my love Jon. You must know how I feel myself so happy, when I read your letters.  I want, that these feelings were mutual and we could enjoy our love.  My darling, on this I will finish my letter to you, I will wait for  your next mail with great love desire. I will miss you, i love you and I want to be with you!  Yours for ever Anastasia.

Letter- dated Feb 17, 2005

Hi my angel Jon!!! It is very pleasant for me to receive your letters. I with the great pleasure read each your letter. I all time think of us. I want to tell that I all time grieve without your letters. My ideas all time about you. I want to tell, that I very much love you!!!! I am sure our love is the  best that can exist in the world. You are the most important and best part in my life, I adore you!!!!!! 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 Jon, I want to tell you million times that I love   you and I adore you with all my passion. Each day I sit at a window and I think of you. I think, that we already together, I sit at home and I wait, when you  will come. Then I see your shape  and you go to me. I see, that on your person there is a smile. I meet you in doors, I embrace also whole. Then we go on kitchen and we sit down a table. I light candles and I bring to you supper. Then we go in bed and we spend unforgettable night. I all time think of you!!! I want to shout for the whole world,  that I love you my dear Jon. I think it's time to solve what we will do.  I think, it will be better, if I'll arrive to you.  I know agency through which my girlfriend has received the visa and   tickets. Visa was making for very short time, and a month later she has departed  from Moscow by airplane.  I want to arrive to you  very much, I never travelled on such long  distance, but for the sake of you and for the sake of our meeting I am ready  to make improbable things. I want, that you have met me at the airport, it will be the happiest  day in my life. What you think of it? I hope for your consent if you agree I'll go and  I find out  all about the visa and how can I arrive to you.  In the following letter I'll tell to you all about it. Write to me   about yourself. Is all good with you???  My mum send a regards to you. It is time to me to go, I shall write to you later. I shall  miss, I very much love you!!! With huge love yours Anastasia. 

Last Letter-February 21, 2005 (Asking for money)

Hello my love Jon!!!
I have gotten your answer, it's so happy for me to receive your  necessary love for me, your warmth words my dear.  When I read your letter it seems that I feel your presence near to  myself,  I feel your breath and warmly of your hands. I love you so much that I can't without you now my love, you and your  messages are so necessary for me, you are the inseparable part of my  life.  I  say about it very seriously! Because you know how much I love you my  darling  Jon! You charm! You my life!! I LOVE YOU!!! In my life I do not have  enough only one, it YOU I with impatience wait for our meeting, it will be the happiest day! When it happen I will be very happy.  I want to kiss you, I want to take your hand and  to feel the heat of  your hand,   I want to to glance into your eyes and read the love in it,   I want to feel your breath and to hear the knock of your heart.  I  want to listen to your voice and to see your smile, I want to see you  when you  happy.  I want to learn you... because I LOVE YOU!!! I think you know about  it.  I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!!!! The love of Anastasia and Jon is  eternal!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Now about travel to you, it is difficult to receive the visa to the  lonely Russian women The majority of people of Russia are compelled to wait  approval of the  visa a lot of time, from 6 months about one year  In some  cases, it is especial to girls, refuse, but due to my familiar  (she works in  embassy of Moscow) it easily. Are necessary to pay registration of necessary documents only   If you really seriously concern to that that I have visited you, I can  settle these formalities  Whether I should know you are capable help me with the finance for the  visa and air tickets? Inform me the closest international airport, I want to look flights and  cost of air tickets.   

I remember, that Svetlana spoke, for registration of the visa necessary  time from 2 - 4 weeks. Svetlana has learned how much cost a visa and a foreign passport too.  She have called in embassy and there have said to her that it will be better for us, if I will have the visa of a tourist.  This tourist visa B-2, the visitor visa will valid during six months.  On this type of visa I'll can travel till USA without any restrictions.  

The price of this visa, as Svetlana was informed in embassy, is  110 US  dollars.  Besides the process of the registration of the visa costs 55  US  dollars.  Svetlana also has taken an interest about other kinds of the visas  too,  as to her have said, that there is a set of kinds of the visas.  For example, visa of a bride. 

She thought, that it is the best variant  for us, but her in Embassy have said that this visa costs more  expensively and visa's  registration costs a lot of money. It's around 650 US  dollars and the registration of the visa will during seven months, it is   very long and expensive! From it because the tourist visa B-2 is the bitterest variant than visa  of bride now for us my love Jon!  My love, I want to ask you one thing, I will need to ask your help with  a financial charges for the getting all necessary documents for  my  coming to you.  As probably, may be you know an economic situation in  our country, it's  simply awful.  

Our government explains it to those that simply  they don't have a  money, it's a difficult financial situation,   and they don't have a recourses on the salary for the any kind of the  job in total.   My dearest, my love Jon, I have a great desire to come to you, to see  you at last and only  recourses separate us from each another. I love you so much, honey, and I  don't want to lose you. Nobody can  help me with it.  Of course, I asked my  mum and my friends to help me with this expense  on the necessary documents for my coming,  but my mother and my friends doesn't have such money though they would  like to help us. 

My dearest Jon, in general, I'll need for 400 US dollars. It's certainly large money, you probably have thought what is it more   than the total price of the visa and visa's registration,  but I will must to get the foreign passport too of course the price of  which is 60 US  dollars. Also I will need to pay for medical exams, it will be 50 dollars.  And of  course I will need to pay for the coming from Surgut to Moscow,  I have learned  about the price of the airplane ticket Surgut - Moscow, it will be 2500.00 Russian rubles or it is around 85 US dollars. Svetlana will try to find the cheaper prices of the air ticket for  going to you.   

She said me, that will try  to find a cheaper air tickets! I so happy  from this so happy news!  But now, at first, my angel, I will must begin a process of the  registration of all necessary  documents, in total I will need 400 US dollars.   My dearest Jon, if you will send me this so necessary recourses for  this documents, it will be better to do through a system of Western Union Svetlana trust this system Western Union, as She have said me, Western   Union is the fastest and reliable system of remittances worldwide!  

Also Svetlana said me, you will need in some detailes  from me, you will  need my full name, and address of the nearest bank where  is situated  the system of Western Union in Surgut: 

Anastasia Apakova
Post code - 628405
Surgut city
Street Dzerginskogo, 11

The receiver must know ten digits for receiving money (Money Transfer 
Control Number (MTCN)), your full name and full home address. My love I need your help, I think you will help me. Soon we will be together and it will be  wonderful.  If we fated to become single whole, I believe that it will be.  Our hearts are like two great oceans.  They are vast and very deep yet calm an  peaceful on the surface.  Our feeling run very deep and they are very strong.   Sometimes we get afraid we will be pulled under by the current.  I dream that  our two oceans will meet in a powerfull wave that will   shake the very earth.  And when all is done there will be one vast beautiful ocean, beautiful,   powerful and heart, one ocean.   Jon you have given me much  more than you can realize. You are my prayer, my shelter from hopelessness  and despair, only you   can keep the spark in my soul burning bright.   Write back as soon as possible. I'm waiting for your letter.   And I'm thinking about  you.  Kiss you. Yours for ever, Anastasia.

Tatyana (Kazan, Russia)

I am a 58 year old Caucasian American man, currently separated. I was first contacted by Tatyana through Yahoo Personals. Almost immediately, red flags went up. She had no personal profile or photo on the site, and due to our age difference and the distance between us, I thought it highly improbable that her contact with me was legitimate. Despite my suspicions, I decided to give it a chance anyhow. Her first direct email to me was extraordinary in length and detail. She attached her photo, which was a portrait shot of a very lovely young woman. Admittedly, this was all a great boost to my ego, although it struck me as odd that she asked for my EXACT date of birth when she already knew my true age. I replied with answers to many of her questions about me, but avoided providing my birth date. When her second email arrived (last night), it too was lengthy and detailed, and surprisingly contained a casual reference to marriage. She did not, however, acknowledge any of the things I told her about myself in my email to her. I had a limited awareness of Russian Bride scams, so I conducted a bit of Internet research to find specifics on how they were currently being performed. There were few surprises, except for the sheer volume of these scams that are out there. I even checked some of the black list archives, but found no reference to Tatyana in Kazan.

I mulled over the situation until this morning, and concluded that I was merely stroking my own ego by allowing her to lead me down this path. I sent her an email thanking her for her interest, but explained that the prospect of a realistic relationship was unlikely. I told her that I wanted to end our correspondence, and I wished her luck.

I also notified Yahoo Personals that I suspected Tatyana represented a Russian Bride scam. Based on Yahoos policies, however, I will not be informed of any action they may take. In an effort to rationalize my decision, I performed a bit more research. I found the Women Russia web site, and decided to peruse the black list archives. Not surprisingly, on Page 334, John had reported an identical experience with the same Tatyana of Kazan on February 01, 2005. 

I was mildly disappointed to find that Tatyana's letters to me were carbon copies of her letters to John. She also sent me the same photos. The only differences I noted were her stated age  26 with John, 35 with me, and that she liked John's structure but my profile. It did, however, make me more comfortable with my decision to stop corresponding with her. I'm now convinced that I avoided considerable emotional trauma and personal expense. Copies of her emails to me, and the photos that were attached, follow in chronological order. Tatyana used the email address,, which differs from the one she used with John.

Here is the first, and only, message I received from her on Yahoo Personals. There was no screen name. She was identified only as a Personals Member.


On 02/17/2005 03:29 pm CST, "Personals Member" wrote:


My name is Tatyana, me of 35 years. I liked your profile on a site and I at once have decided to write to you the letter. I very much liked yours the image and in the following letter I shall send you the image, I hope, that I liking to you also
am strong, as you to me!!! With impatience I shall wait for your letter!!!!
Please write the letters on mine e-mail:
Sincerely Tatyana

February 19, 2005

Hi, Dave!
How are you? Probably, if you have guessed, this is Tatyana :) I'm very glad to get your answer, Dave! First of all, please let me apologize for the delay in my response to you, Dave, but I was busy in last time. I'm happy so much that you
have written me, believe me, Dave! 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 Natasha. My girlfriend Natasha have met a good man through the Internet from Germany, Berlin City, by the the Internet too. Her boyfriend is Frank. Natasha and Frank 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 Natasha 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 Natasha, 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 Natasha, and I want to agree with Natasha completely. Natasha has chosen her boyfriend Frank 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, Dave. Well, Dave, let me to tell to you about me more... As I said you earlier, I'm 35 years old, my growth 5 ' 6, and I weigh about 57 kg, I am "Scorpion" on Zodiac, I was born on November, 20, 1969 :) 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 Kazan City here in Russia. Kazan is situated around 1,000 kilometers from our Russian Capital Moscow City. The time zone of Kazan is GMT+6. Our City Kazan 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 Kazan Polytechnical University. I have ended the university in 1996. 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, Dave? 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 Book Keeping And Audit". But unfortunately I didn't need my education yet, because here in Russia, as in many other countries, it's very difficult to find a good job on
a good speciality. Now I'm working as a waiter in the bar. I like to work here in our bar, and our visitors are a good clients. 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 boss here in our bar, because I don't have a computer in my home, and I have asked the sanction at our director 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. Dave, 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, Dave, hoping to see your message soon!
Take care,
Your new russian friend,

February 20, 2005

Hi my friend Dave!
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, Dave. My dear friend, 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 Natasha which one year back has gotten acquainted with the foreigner German Frank, I have said you about this earlier. Dave, 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, Dave? 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, Dave! My dearest friend Dave, 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
Marina, my daddy Pavel too. Also I have two sisters. They are Katya and Masha. My sister Katya is 19 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. As already I spoke to you earlier, I work as a waiter in the bar here in Kazan City. It's a perfect and cosy bar. My job is very pleasant for me, people in our city are kind, and visitors of the cafe are not roughness to us, certainly there are cases when the visitors are not correct with us and spoil mood, but it happens very seldom. I'm very interested to learn about your work, Dave, and what do you do in free from work time? During our weekends, in my free time, we are with my girlfriends, also with Frank and Natasha 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 Natasha. She is as native sister for me! By the way I want to say to you that Natasha works as a waiter in our bar. Also I want to say to you that Natasha and Frank are living in Kazan City now. Natasha have visited Frank to Germany at last time, Frank asked Natasha to visit in Germany him after that when they have understood that they love each other. I remember, Natasha was so happy in this time. They lived together during two month in Germany. And then they have came to Russia, to Kazan City too, simply, Natasha said to Frank that she have missed about her parents, and that she want to visit on some time her parents, and they came to Kazan from Germany. They are very happy together, they love each other very much, I envy to Natasha and Frank 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, Dave, 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, Dave, and I hope that you will understand my questions and will answer me for them. I want to learn more about your country, please, tell me about your family, about your friends. A great hello to you from my family, my friends Natasha and Frank too. I hope to see your message soon. Bye-bye...


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