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Irina Antonovna Smirnova - Vladimir, Yoshkar Ola, Cheboksary, Russia

I am a 36 year old white American divorced father of 1 that was looking for a very serious relationship leading to marriage and a family. I was approached by this person on the American Singles website. The written communication went on for about 3 months (Late February 2006 until April 2006).

She scammed me out of about 2500 USD. I fell for all the traps. "Help our meeting" = $450, "I need money to pass US Customs" = $700, "The money was stolen on the way to the airport" = another $700, "I need $164 extra to rebook flight" = at the same time as the other $700, "I have money for flight but only $200 for US Customs" = $500 (was not directly asked for). She gave me her address as :
first name is Irina. last name is Smirnova.
russia , VLADIMIR , 
Gagarina 7-49,
postal index 600000.

BUT money was picked up in Yoshkar Ola and Cheboksary when she was supposedly in Moscow.

I have over 200 letters but will only post a few of them, here is her first email:

Letter 1

Hi! Have good day!. The computer in service of acquaintances found to me Some structures of people which coincide with my inquiry. I Preliminary studied them and has decided to send you to the first the
message Because your structure seems to me more interesting. I hope, that You have time to send me some messages that we could it is better to find out each other. I shall tell a little about myself; my age of 27 years old . I was not married and I live in an apartment of my parents . Some years, I work as the seller in a supermarket. To me To like productive leisure, periodically go in for sports for maintenance
of a body. I like to travel and be in different places, but My work does not allow me to do it frequently. I have many friends, We sometimes together spend time, play billiards and tennis, we have Other entertainment. I send you the picture that you knew my person. Also I want to ask you to send me some pictures of you. Please Ask things interesting you about me and inform me some The information on
you: what you love an entertainment? What your character? What You love qualities in women? Whether You had the wife? I shall answer on your questions and to inform you it is more about itself in following
E-mail! I shall be To wait for your messages. Mine the address is Your friend Irina.

Letter 2
Wed, 15 Mar 2006 16:48:10 +0300
Hi my dear! Lovely I shall inform concerning travel in the following letter. I am glad to your message and thank, that you understand me . You are, one of those few people Matthew, in which I can find understanding. How has passed your day dear? I hope, that at you all OK! I have some news to you
Matthew. Today I had telephone conversation with agency of travel. They have told, that to receive the visa of the tourist in your country difficultly, but they, probably can to help me in it. The agent did not begin to discuss a detail by phone and we have appointmented tomorrow. Tomorrow I shall meet them and to discuss a question with the visa. I hope, lovely, that all will be - OK. I have some excitement concerning all it, but also I have firm intention to meet you dear! Therefore any difficulties and charges of money, will not stop me. Write to me, yours messages, dear, give me many forces and energy. My gentle kisses. Yours Irina. 

Letter 3
Thu, 16 Mar 2006 16:57:06 +0300
Hi my dear! Lovely concerning your question my picture is made 3 weeks back. I am glad to welcome again you and I with impatience wait, when I can tell to you HI - personally. Thanks for your message. Matthew, my day was very intense and is very tired. I reached in office of agency and signed with
them the contract. In conformity with the contract, the agency will prepare me for all documents for travel, to buy for me the ticket and to deliver me to the plane. From my city there are no planes to you and consequently I all over again will need to reach to Moscow, and therefrom already to you. My
agent needs some information for a route of the plane, inform me dear, the address and the nearest airport to you to which I shall arrive. This information is necessary tomorrow that the agent could develop route and to establish all cost of travel. Today I paid in him the first part of money, for the visa and other documents for travel. It was in some times more, than I thought. I planned, that the visa will cost for me about 200 $, but because of difficulties for its reception is was for me 700. dear, it is possible, that to me you will be required the help for payment of other part of cost of travel. I have some money still, and also took some money at my parents, but it is possible them will not suffice for payment of the second
part of cost, for insurance and tickets. It will be known after the agent will develop a route. The second part of cost I should pay under the contract, before to take away the visa. I shall inform you Matthew, if to be necessary for me the help. I hope, that it will not be a problem for you and I can not worry about it. I informed you all news about promotion of our meeting and now I go to have a rest, I am very tired today. I hope, what I can soon embrace you Matthew. I wait for your messages my favourite . My kisses and embraces! Yours Irina. P.S. Do not overlook to inform the address and the near airport. 

Letter 4
Fri, 17 Mar 2006 19:00:47 +0300
Hi favourite Matthew! Lovely your pictures very much have liked to me very much. I am glad to read your message and to learn , that I can hope for your help in payment of agency. Dear, I feel itself it is a little inconvenient. Because I had to address to you for the help. I always counted myself the independent person, which itself can solve all problems. But, this time, I could not all to take into account and was mistaken that I can pay all travel itself . When I travelled earlier, it costed for me less. But I it is happy, what now I have you Matthew, - the person, which can come to me to the aid and help me in a life. After ours acquaintances, at me varies sensations of. Earlier I counted myself the strong and independent person, and it was pleasant for me to feel, that I can care of myself. And now I feel simply the woman who requires support. But it is pleasant for me, to feel beside strong the man which protects me from all excitements of a life! Matthew, I informed a place of arrival to you to the agent and he expected the staying charges for me. It will be for me 1350 $. Here tickets, insurance, road up to the airport and some other necessary charges. With me have still remained money, after payment of the first parts of cost. It near 550 $, and now is necessary for me, in 7-8 days near 800 $ to pay in agency the second part of cost travel. I hope dear, that this money not difficulty for you and you can help to pay to me, in 7-8 days, 800 $ in agency . I shall learn from the agent as you can send them it. Lovely, I hope, that I did not make to you difficulty by the haste. Probably it is not planned expenditure for you. If it so, not become angry about me please! I very much miss on you and I wait for ours meetings. I wait for your messages Matthew! Thousand kisses. Yours Irina. Nearest Airport: Baltimore Washington International (airport code: BWI) 

Letter 5
Mon, 20 Mar 2006 17:06:14 +0300
By road I informed you that I shall go to press through ornaments and to borrow(occupy) from money at the friends, lovely I have sold ornaments and has received for them 200 dollars, still has borrowed(occupied) from the friends 150 dollars. So I now need only 450 dollars I hope that you can to
help to our meeting by this sum. My kisses. Yours Irina. I like you. 

Letter 6
Mon, 20 Mar 2006 18:27:14 +0300
Hi my favourite Matthew! Love mine I need in this sum till March 26. I am glad to see your message. Dear, I received the detailed information on moving money. To make it, you need to go in bank in which is office " Western union " or " Attract Gramme ". In bank to me have told, that such offices are available in each city, therefore for you the problem will not find it. When you will send money, you will need to specify my full name and the address. When I shall receive this money I should specify your full name and the address. Also, I should inform in bank confidential number (MTCN.) this number to you inform in bank at sending money, and you will need to inform this number to me in the messages. All moving will borrow some hours, but it will be necessary to pay for it the some people money to bank. I think Matthew, that it is a reliable way of moving. Dear, be ready to make it in some days. When the agent will ask payment, I shall inform at once to you. Favourite, now to me is time to go, remember, that I miss your messages and write to me more often. Inform me also, what lady's wear for you more sexual. Probably I shall prepare for something for you, mine dear!!! My kisses! Yours Irina.

My information :
My the first name is Irina. 
My last name is Smirnova.
russia , VLADIMIR , 
Gagarina 7-49,
postal index 600000.

Then she came up with some story about getting caught in exit customs and arrested for trying to smuggle out some sort of cultural icon and needed 1900 USD to pay the fine. Which her "father" came up with. After all this I asked her to send me copies of her Visa and Passport, which she did and I
will attach also. 

Letter 7 
Fri, 21 Apr 2006 07:54:41
Thank you my love. And after that I may be able to help you with the rest of the money needed. If that is ok?  
Matthew wrote: 
Lovely tomorrow I shall send to you that that you asked, as I need
make listing that I could send you copies. Your Irina.

Letter 8
Sat, 22 Apr 2006 14:39:25 +0400
Lovely under your request I send you my passport and my visa. I still need in 500 dollars as I asked in a duty all my girlfriends but they have no such money. I as very much want to see you face to face. I
cannot wait our meeting I want to see you as soon as possible. Write to me your Irina.

As of now, when I asked when she was booking her flight, she "disappeared" for 2 days and came back with a story about being in a car accident. I told her that if she can not come to me, I will come to her. And believe me, one way or another we will come face to face. 

She is currently using 2 email addresses:

Watch out for this one guys,


Irina Aleksandrovna Latypova aka Aleksandra Aleksandrovna Potorochina (Primorsk, Russia)

Greetings to whom it may concern, my name is Jay, a full-time employed, single white/caucasian 31 year old male living in Monroe, LA. I have stumbled upon another recent scammer that has been hitting up alot apparently posing as a girl from Plano, TX but then revealing herself as from Primorsk, Russia. Her screename on is "Julikana", I have already contacted them about her as a Russian scammer as well to have her account removed and her IP perma banned.
Typical bait and switch "visa and tickets" scammer, thankfully I have NOT sent her any money, I was wise to be suspicious of this individual's true motives. I have yet to resolve our conversation after she sent me her forged Visa (verified that it is indeed forged by the St. Petersburg U.S. Consulate) and at this point I don't care to.

Here is a reply from the U.S. Consulate on her forged visa:

-----Original Message-----
From: ACS, STPETE []
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 3:01 PM
Subject: RE: Dear Ladies or Gentlemen of the US Consulate of St. Petersburg, I have an inquiry into a certain Russian individual's recently issued Visa.

Dear Mr. Gilbreath,

I'm afraid that the visa is an altered scan and in fact does not exist. Usually this scam will result in an American citizen sending money via pony express, never to be seen again. I hope this is helpful.


Her supposed physical address is:

Lebedeva Street 6-15
Primorsk, Russia, 188910
The Primorsk this individual lives in is in the Leningradskaya Oblast as to avoid confusion, as there are 2 other Primorsks in Russia in my research on Here is some correspondance emails, even one from another member of whom she has also contacted that emailed me about her:

Letter 1
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 17:04:35 +0400
Subject: Re[5]: Hello again

please see the scan of my visa, I think it will prove you that I am
really want to be with you...
yours Aleksandra Potorochina
Lebedeva street 6-15
Primorsk, Russia, 188910

Here is some of my pics

Here are some of my emails from her:

Letter 2
From: Irina Latypova <>
Reply-To: Irina Latypova <>
Subject: Re: Dear Irina, please read and understand... 
Date: Wed 04/05/06 01:31 AM 

Hi, my darling XXXXXX!!!

I understand everything quite well. But you should understand me also. I have to pay for visa in some days(During 7 days). If I don't pay in time, they will just refuse me with it. There are many people who want to get visa and to leave Russia. So they don't pay much attention to you in the Embassy. You just need to do all the paper-work and to pay money, only after that they will talk to you. You should understand what to receive in your country the visa very difficultly!!! But now I can make all this very quickly and without problems, there is only one problem, these are money!! It is a shame to me to ask it you, and I never anybody did not ask money. It is very a shame to me. But desire to see you very big and consequently I ask your help. So, dear, please, try to do what you can and as soon as possible. Y ou are my only hope. But of course, I will understand everything...
I love you and wait for your soon reply. 

Irina Latypova
Lebedeva street 6-15
Primorsk, Russia, 188910 

Here is some of my pics <>

Here is another one she sent me later asking yet again for money for helping pay for a ticket:

Letter 3
From: Irina Latypova <>
Reply-To: Irina Latypova <>
Subject: Re: YAY!!!! 
Date: Wed 04/19/06 03:08 AM 

Hi, my dear!!!
I've got my visa. So don't worry. Everything is Ok. I didn't have any problems. Some news for you, don't know either good or bad. My good friend is going to give me some money. But the problem is that she can give me only $400 and the ticket costs $624. So I still need $224. The problem is that they will wait only for some days and then they will sell the ticket to another person. The price is very reasonable and I don't thin I will then find something better. I can understand them as it is the way for the to earn money. So they are not going to wait as much as I need it. Dear, just think. Only some days and we will be together. It is the last step before our meeting. Please, do it for us. I love you and need you so. It is so difficult for me to be far from you now when I need your support. I am very confused to ask you about this but that is the only way for me. Send me money to my name (Irina Latypova) by Western Union, please. As soon as I get money I will pay for it. But we should do it faster as it could be sold to another person. I am waiting for your soon reply.
Miss you badly.
Irina Latypova
Lebedeva street 6-15
Primorsk, Russia, 188910

Here is some of my pics <>

"Angellika" Maria Balakina - Zvenigovo/ Mari El,Russia

So, I was looking for great women in Denver and subscribed to I got the connection from Angellika and we were off to the races talking to each other. This went on for about two months. She finally said she wanted to come see me. I told her I would not send any money to help her. She went ahead and got a passport and visa. I have an email with her documents on it. She just needed help with the travel. I sent her $970. The trip was a legit one as I tracked the flights from Moscow to Frankfurt to Denver. On the day she was to arrive, no Angellika. Attached are photos and emails of what happened.

The prices are specified in $. at an internal rate of airlines.

Moscow (MOW) - Denver (DEN)
The price for 1 return ticket: 1093,33 $. 

In total for 1 ticket: 1 x (USD900,00 + USD193,33) = USD1093,33 
Payment is made in roubles at the rate of airlines at date of purchase.

Attention! At booking tickets inside Russia and the CIS cost and presence of places is not guaranteed! You can look the schedule and contact our operators by phone, to reserve the air ticket.

Tickets are necessary for redeeming in for day of booking (on April, 21 2006, 18:00). If the ticket is not redeemed up to the specified term, the airline demands to cancel booking.

If air tickets are not redeemed before the specified date, your booking will be cancelled. You can pay air tickets Cash at the moment of delivery (except for air tickets which do not surrender and do not vary, and tickets of Aeroflot of economy class) in Moscow within the limits of MKAD or Saint Petersburg Cash in one of our offices.

Delivery of air tickets

Couriers of service of booking will get to you air tickets home or in office in Moscow (within the limits of MKAD) and C Petersburg. Delivery is carried out at week-days in working hours. Cost of delivery - $10 Delivery of air tickets in other cities is carried out from Moscow by express mail DHL. Cost of delivery of air tickets makes from $40 across Russia. Sending of air tickets the express train is carried out by mail only after payment. Term of delivery makes 1-3 working days. Cost of delivery is not included into the mentioned above cost of the air ticket.

Airline: Aeroflot Flight: SU105
Departure: on April, 25, 11:10, the Sheremetyevo / 
Arrival: on April, 25, 12:35, Frankfurt Intl 
Places: Econom a class, it is reserved 

City of change: Frankfurt 

Airline: United Airlines Flight: UA8878 
Departure: on April, 25, 13:50, Frankfurt Intl 
Arrival: on April, 25, 15:49, Denver Intl Arpt 
Places: Econom a class, it is reserved 

Time in a way: 14 hours 40 m. 


Airline: United Airlines Flight: UA8879 
Departure: on June, 05, 17:50, Denver Intl Arpt 
Arrival: on June, 06, 11:05, Frankfurt Intl 
Places: Econom a class, it is reserved 

City of change: Frankfurt 

Airline: Aeroflot Flight: SU106 
Departure: on June, 06, 14:05, Frankfurt Intl 
Arrival: on June, 06, 19:20, the Sheremetyevo / 
Places: Econom a class, it is reserved 

Time in a way: 15 hours 30 m.
Total it is necessary to pay 1093,33 $ on April, 21 2006, 18:00.

Letter 1

Hi my sweetheart Scott! I am glad to read your message. We have won this war. Dear, I should address to you for help. Earlier I counted myself the strong and independent person, and it was pleasant for me
to feel, that I can care of myself. And now I feel simply the woman who requires support. But it is pleasant for me, to feel beside strong the man which protects me from all excitements of a life! Scott, I
informed a place of arrival (Denver International Airport, DIA) to you to the agent and he has calculated the staying payment for me. It will for me 1100 $ . it tickets in both ends. and now is necessary for
me $1100 to pay till April 21, till 18:00 in agency the second part of cost travel. I have paid the visa of travel . I want embrace to you on April 25 and till June 5 don't release. I hope that you won't against?:))) Agent informed me, that they don't accept payments, bank moving of money to the account, from private persons. They accept such payment only from the organization at travel by groups. Therefore I should make the second part of payment by cash. The agent has told, that in our city some banks are engaged in moving of money from other countries. He has told. That they make it quickly, it demands for them
about one day. There are in our city some systems for moving work. It is " Western Union ". In agency have told, that within the 2 days my visa will be here. The embassy approved my questionnaire and therefore I can soon arrive to you Scott. Also they asked to pay till 18:00 on the Moscow time of April 21. Therefore, lovely, try today to send to me money $1100, for payment of them. My information for this purpose: 
My name: 
My Adress: street of Truda 8, Zvenigovo, Mari El, (Russia).

Also, do not overlook to write to me confidential number, your home address, first name and last name. Approximately in a 5 days , I can arrive to you. Please, dear, plan this time for me. I have intention to take away You, these days, from all your affairs, that you belonged only to me. I want to surround you in this time with my caress and care. My hugs and kisses, Yours Angellika. I wait for your letters dear!

Letter 2

My lovely and gentle Scott. I have received your letter. I have gone to agency and has offered them your idea. But me have explained. Agency of travels hasn't the right to accept translations in currency from foreign states. It is a tax crime. In territory of Russia all money operations are carried out only in roubles. Accept as payment in USA roubles for goods or services? Therefore it is necessary to me receive 1100 $ and exchange currency for roubles. Then go in agency and they will accept payment in roubles. Therefore you need to go in bank in which is office " Western union ". When you Scott will send money,
you will need to specify my full name and the address. Before I can receive money I should specify your full name and the address. Also, I should inform in bank confidential number (MTCN.) This number to you inform in bank at sending money, and you will need to inform this number to me in the messages. All moving will borrow some hours. My love I very long waited the unique man. If we shall have time(be in
time) to make it today. That April 25 I shall be only yours. When I see your photos, I know: love is the most precious thing that exists in this world.

Yours for centuries Angellika

Letter 3

Hi my flowering blossom of love! It is amazing that we miss someone whom we have never met. I feel like I truly know you. I enjoy looking at you and thinking about what you might be doing. As you read this message, imagine me looking into your eyes and drawing your lips close to mine. I want you to feel the electricity that will flow between us when our lips finally meet. My feelings continue to become stronger each time we communicate. I have very good news Scott. Travel agency will accept my payment even on April 22. My brother has made pledged security (automobile). I very much miss you. I very much would like to share with you joyful instants. To give you the love, to listen to your gentle words. You my light, my sun. I am similar to a flower which can not without a sunlight and lasts to the first beams of the morning sun. Today my day was not the best without you, You my pain and my pleasure... I with impatience expect your letter. 
Your Angellika .

ps I already pack suitcases:))) In Russia speak: Mood in suitcases

Letter 4

Hi my love Scott. I have received your letter. I send you scanned my visa and passport. I have put in pawn my gold: Ring and chain. Now I have 130 $ and money to ticket up to Moscow. You should send 970 $. I hope you too can not fall asleep at the night Have a great day!
Gentle kiss. Yours Angellika 

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