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Hi, and thank you!!!!! I have found your site, and you have saved me from total despair. I got hooked up two months ago with a couple of the 'bad' agencies, I will not bore you with the same old story. I did not lose any mula, but almost gave up completely on finding my better half somewhere in Russia. I would like to add - yours will be the ONLY site on all the internet, that I am likely to read every single phrase, ever!!!!!!! 


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Tatyana Repina/Anna Grushina (St Petresburg, Russia)  

My name is Harald, and I am a 40-year old journalist from Germany. Fortunately, I have not been scammed yet myself but came across your site soon enough. 

I just wanted to warn everybody that the a girl (read: somebody) named "Anna Grushina" is currently advertising with the image of Tatyana Repina shown on blacklist34. See the following URLs: 

The address is given as Russia 193168 Saint Petersburg P.O.Box 86 Anna Grushina (812)110 67-77 

Hope this helps. 



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Dear Harald, 

Thank you for help. We closed her profile (11789B - Anna Grushina ) on our web site. Thank you for using our service. 


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Tatyana Tsaregorodseva (Novosibirsk, Russia) 

Greetings! I would love to have you add my scam story to your site. Once I saw the pics posted for Tatyana Yurina from Novosibirsk, I knew for sure that I was definitely taken for $1800!!! 

I was contacted thru from a member "TNT2000." She called herself TATYANA TSAREGORODSEVA, with the address 23-61 Kirova Street in Novosibirsk, Russia. With the e-mail address I was definitely intrigued. We struck up an internet friendship/relationship and it all snowballed from there. We exchanged pictures and letters. I was really thinking I was going to meet a nice attractive girl from Russia----if Tatyana only knew what I was thinking NOW!!! I didn't think much when I received a request for help with a VISA---$300. That was in the middle of October. Then I was going to buy an airline here to have her fly over----oh no the ticket "had to be bought there." So, I did some checking and found out it was $150 less for a ticket to be purchased in Russia, so I sent over $900--November 3rd. Then once I did that, she e-mailed me that she needed $530 for some kind of insurance to allow her to leave the country. I sent $600 on November 8th. Then 3 days after I sent the $600. I received the e-mail from her saying that the money had been stolen from her while she was in the Moscow subway. I contacted Western Union to see where the money was picked up----all from the same location---not in Novosibirsk and in Moscow as I was told---all through a Bank called "Menate P/St. Petersburg," from a location called "Yoshkarola." Western Union did do a little checking, and in the last 45 days there had been dozens and dozens of money transfers to TATYANA TSAREGORODSEVA from the United States. Western Union would not tell me who or how much---just the fact that they were indeed large transfers and many of them. Western Union would NOT list her name as a potential scammer. It seems all Western Union is---simply a tool used by scammers in this particular case. I am not normally a stupid or gullable person---I'm in media and usually pretty savvy---but not this time. I wish I had found your "Blacklist" sooner----but unfortunantly it cost me $1800, and another $200 in Western Union charges. So---I am out $2000 to this scammer from Novosibirsk. I am including the letters she wrote to me, her photos, and after all this happened I got an e-mail---supposed to be from her mother---Svetlana. I have notified the FBI and will contact the Russian embassy here in the United States, but I want to warn any and all men---this woman IS A SCAMMER!! 

Here are the letters I received from her starting in September, so you can compare them to some you may have received or may be receiving:

 #1/September 28th 

Hi. My name is Tatyana. I have looked your structure on, it very much to like me and I have decided to write to you the letter. I very much want to get acquainted and strike up with you long acquaintance if certainly you do not object. On the character I very devoted woman and if I shall grow fond of someone I shall wish to remain together with him for ever. I am  always fair in the intentions. Most of all in life I do not love a deceit. I very much hope, that you will not leave my letter without attention and will answer me my electronic address: I Wait with impatience of your fast reply. And if you want, I can send you the photo. Tatyana. 

#2 Oct 1, 2001 

Hi my new friend J. Greetings from Russia! I am glad that you have written to me. I very much would like to learn (find out) more concerning you. My name is Tatyana, I live in the best city on light - Novosibirsk. Probably, it is necessary to tell a little about itself... My mark on a horoscope - Aquarius. Was born January, 27, 1973. Growth of 170 centimeters. Weight of 54 kgs. Formation (education) the maximum (supreme). I was not for the husband and I have no any own children. I haven't brothers and sisters. My father has left us with mum when I was some more absolutely small. Since then I about him nothing did not hear. About my appeal look at my photo. Please came to me the photo, well??? I shall be very pleased to see them. I have no any children. My favourite colors - bright. It is possible to tell, that the motto of my life is " do not make to another what yourself you do not wish ". What I appreciate in people? Kindness, mind (wit), tenderness, fidelity, sense of humour... And the main thing - honesty! I hate rage, envy, lie, treachery. And still - vainglory! Certainly, everyone has lacks (I too not an ideal). The main thing that them was very little!:). Unfortunately I have no any phone of a house. I work as the medical sister in children's hospital. I very much love the work. I to speak in English not much, but now I go on rates on studying the English language. Now it is a little about my interests. They WELL ARE VERY EXTENSIVE! First, I do not present myself life without MUSIC (capital letters!). It means - only "ingenious" or, at least, talented. What exactly? Beatles, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Queen. classics. By the way, I very much love alive music. Second, I very much love books. Actually, without them life too would lose much. I read, basically, "classics", love novels and philosophical things (Dostoevsky it is repeatedly re-read, Tolstoy, Pushkin, Sholohov... Well it is a lot of Them!). The reference book - " the Master and Margarita ". Thirdly, I love cinema, Films too I look "clever", but genres practically anyone. I like Mastroini, Kluny Hofman, De Niro, From directors Koppola, Parker, Torontino. Mihalkov, Ryazanov, and much, much... All and to not list! And fourthly, my weakness - I very much like to spend time on kitchen to prepare (be going) for new dishes and salads. I simply adore it!! Mine loved (liked, favourite) foodstuff it " Russian borch ". This very tasty dish I would hope that it very much was pleasant to you. That else... Still I very much love animal (especially cats). I have a cat, it's name a Boris. I adore the friends (them a little, but all of them are checked up by years). In general it is possible to tell, that I very sociable person. I want to find that unique and unique in the life with which I could divide (share) all life. In the choice I do not want to make a mistake. I would like to know as much as possible about you. My intentions are very serious. I at myself here have not found worthy to myself the man and consequently I have decided to try to get acquainted through Internet. Therefore I can write to you 6 days per one week. But, unfortunately, I to not have an own computer and consequently I shall write to you with internet cafe. I think that we shall be good friends or even more . On what I to hope. I would like to hear your ideas, that you wish concerning the future. I hope that you find my words are interesting also it starts to help to learn (find out) to you me little bit better. I wait for the answer from you again. You had such desire - write!! Your new friend Tanya. P.S. In a photo, I with my cat Boris. 

#3 October 2, 2001 

Hi my liked friend J!! I am very happy to receive letter from you letter. In your letters you show me the big interest, and it very pleasant for me. I looked at you and if it is fair, I do not know, why I have chosen your structure, it likely any mark from above. You trust in it? I yes. Today in us very good weather. I today havedecided to Take walk in such fine day. I saw so many happy people.... And I like in love in, liking sympathy which liked, a favorite! I like those who  kisses in underground transitions and in automobiles underground. I smile, when I see under a canopy at stops of the bus Para of scope. It is pleasant for me to look at boys - schoolboys Who bears bags for the girlfriend and buys for them ice-cream, and Then eat it together, biting off with turns because there was no money To two frozen... I would like to give all from them flowers and stars. And the dark blue sky with fluffy clouds. Also it is insignificant, what weather In the street. I continue a balcony. I raise eyes to the sky, and I find There an asterisk, and I think, that it may, you, there in me look also it shines only for me. I smile... I have decided to show today a Para of lines of your letter to my loved mum. Mum, reading has Probably good person has close told it you. Also that it trust you. She would like it we with you, had all well. We With you begin to understand and feel each other it is very important. We should entrust each other. Lie it is bad very much. Mum from The childhood always teach me to speak the truth. We with you Completely should entrust each other only the ambassador who may be a The good union. It is a pity, that we with you - while separately. But everyone Our letter rallies us, and distances between us become ever It is less and less. I like to dance!!! It very much to similar me. And you Like to dance and to what dances it is similar to you? I dance a waltz, it is a lot of another Modern dances. When I some was more absolute small I to go in The school of dances it was funny very much. You seem to me which most of all The good person I has met in life. I would like to write to you each day. If you certainly not against. It to similar me. I would like to hear Concerning you it is more. How you like to carry out spend a free time? Write to me not much about city in which you live? You like To be on nature and to sit in summer evening on fire? It you See so it is romantic, whether the truth? Write to me answers to mine Calls in question and to ask me anyone interesting you and problems. I hope to Receive the information from you soon. So we may begin to study each other. On it I finish the letter. I wait from you The answer. Tatyana. 

#4/October 3, 2001 

Hi my loving friend J. I am so happy to receive from you the letter again. When I find your letters in the letter box me at once to become easily and joyfully on heart. I feel, that every day we all become closer and more close to each other. I am sure that you do not forget me for one minute. I too always think of you. I very much love walks on a nature. I in general very much love a nature and animals. At us now autumn was included in full force and around all blossoms. Leaves on trees start to turn yellow and all around to become gold. And you love a nature? And what trees grow at you? At us grow: the birch, a linden, a maple, a fur-tree, a pine, a cedar and is a lot of another. Today we with mum went in a village to the grandfather, his(its) name Fedor. My mum has told the grandfather, that I correspond with the foreigner. Then the grandfather has called me to itself and has wished good luck me good luck in it. It(he) was glad, that I at last have found the person who is interesting to me. It you my dear, you seem to me very interesting person to correspond with you delivers to me great pleasure. In a village at the grandfather we went in a bath. The bath in the country is very popular in us, it is our pride. And you heard about Russian bath? If is not present, I shall tell to you about it. The bath is such small house which is made of logs of a tree. In this house there is a room in which it is necessary to bakee. Temperature in this room very high approximately 80 degrees Celsey. Near to the bath is the river, in which we to jump when to run out from a bath. It so is fine, when from such hot room to plunge into cool water. Tatyana is mine a full name, and in abbreviated form or simply Tanya. You understand me?Now I shall finish the letter. Write to me as I was possible more often very much I wait for your following letter with impatience. Sincerely yours, Tatyana. 

#5 October 6, 2001 

Hi J. I very much love to read your letters, and they deliver me many pleasures. With each your letter I am begun, understand, that in us with you that can which was going. I already more to reflect in the our attitude (attitudes) is more serious. My opinion - those, I examine(consider) it as most important between the man and woman by this complete trust (trust), I hate, when the people deceive each other. I began to correspond with the person whom to be outside of Russia therefore here I have not found that the man with whom it is possible to live the stayed life. Earlier I walked with one guy, but it(he) has hurt offended me, and after that I with anybody did not dare to get acquainted, till now. As I examine (consider) that it is the moment we of life to accept the conciliatory proposals, you see, that it also - important part of the attitude (relation) between the man and woman. You probably think, that I the most serious man, but it not so, I simply do not want to be mistaken in a choice of the future husband and man of sympathy.At the given moment my feelings to YOU already, that it is more than friendly. I to feel, that we as 2 small streamlets, which run in themselves, and at the end of ways merge in one large river. Which to break all barrier on the way for the sake of one purpose. To your words I begin to understand that you the man of honour. Your words, which you write to me warm my soul and heart. So it is wonderful, when there there is in this world a man to which I is not indifferent. It is pleasant to me so that to receive from you letter and feeling, which I thus check to not pass by words. Probably on it I shall come to an end, and with the large impatience Separately you are grateful before a card, that to you to me has sent. She(it) very much loved to me. It is very pleasant to me to study (find out), that we by mutual understanding the friend the friend, you see, that it - most important fact in the our attitude (attitudes). If we want to create strong union, we should entrust and understand each other everything, I feel perfect, concerning me can not worry with me, it in the order is ((good). Write to me, as it is possible more frequently, I very much love to read your letters, they establish in me any pleasure in life, to believe that in me somewhere far there loves, the man, mood at once lifts, it would be desirable to live and to believe that we when to be we shall meet. I shall wait your answer today. Many times you cover a kiss and from the basis of heart I. You in my heart each minute. In me even such feeling, that I have received loading (accusation) of the large energy within all day. Write to me concerning work. I would like to know concerning all of you, that in you the majority of a favourite dish, than you loves to be engaged in free from work time. Perfect I want to inform, that I have chosen in you soul superior others in love in, in mercy, in powerful desire to love and to bring happiness. And please, with me to be honour. You see, that the deceit breaks huge quantity(amount) of families. Today I shall visit church, and about me will ask about us. Be healthy and in the good arrangement of spirit, know that you always in my heart. Fidelity and tenderness are necessary for you? I have chosen destiny of fidelity, as closest to my character . Will be convinced. Unsuccessfully speak, that love blind; true in it fond is indifferent to this or that lacks, which it perfectly sees, if only it seemed, that it he)) finds in the man that for him(it) it (is) by most important. And it in you. As I would like to see us together, evening, in a room. We would reach (begin) from you long conversation. I shall wait your letter. Kiss from me. Tatyana. P.S. This photos is made one year ago. 

#6 October 8, 2001 

Hi my loved J. Today I with impatience have hurried in internetcafe Is faster to check an electronic box of the letter. I have found yours The letter and my heart were filled with high temperature and to knock with unknown Force. During our correspondence I have understood that you very good The person. Also that you maintain my attention. Also I hope, that I stand Yours also. Yesterday in church I have understood, that you the person Which I searched for all life. And when I saw carelessly yours The structure I at once has fallen in love with you without memory. I Became similar to the mad girl, raving love. All over again I was afraid to Recognize you it, thought, that when you will hear at once these words You will laugh at my feelings. You see, that I then did not know you so Well as now. But during our dialogue I did not store feeling Inside me it is direct also they have escaped outside of. Now I not to Recognize you it. I for ever yours. I hope you, you will not break (to break) mine Dreams concerning you. Mine full name Tatyana Tsaregorodseva or on Russian ( x). I do not want, that you lost for what !!!! You for me J! With love Tatyana!!!!!!!! 

#7 October 10, 2001 

Hi J!!! I very much LOVE the Letter which you have written to me, it was than most of all and VERY CLOSE HEATING!! It my HEART And SOUL GOOD!!! It has Taking into account me very much warm feelings inside, downwards - is deep in my SOUL. I Want more than life directly for YOU to be With YOU! YOU ARE VERY NECESSARY FOR ME!!! I am very lonely Here without YOU! Everything, that I have - your letters to lead me Progress (progress). I come back, and I read them when I am lonely for YOU. But Then it we do me, it is sad, because I can not be with YOU NOW! I WANT OUR UNION MORE THAN THAT - TO BE in which to me DEMANDED EVERYONE LIFE!!!!!!! IT HAPPENS!!!!! YOU - very much a thing about which I might Ask in LIFE, YOU CARE, LIKE, UNDERSTANDING, And HONOUR!!!!! I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH MY LOVE. I had no any such feelings of love in very long time. I May inform YOU, that YOU -THAT FOR ME!!!! UNIQUE I WANT!!!!!!!! NOBODY WILL COMPEL ME TO FEEL the WAY by WHICH YOU DO!! MY EMOTIONS, the STRONGEST FOR YOU And YOU ONLY!! I DO NOT WANT To LOSE YOU!! THEY - MY of SYMPATHY YOU, And ALL OF US HAVE NO SEIZED!!! SO, WHEN WE CLOSE we (COVER), MY FEELINGS WILL BLOW UP!!!!!!!!!!! IT WILL BE the HAPPIEST MOMENT of MY LIFE With FROM the QUESTION!!!!!!! Now I only can dream of this time, but soon real it is fast goes in Happen, and I SHALL BE the HAPPIEST WOMAN In the WORLD And YOU the HAPPIEST PERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE, PLEASE WRITE to ME, FREQUENTLY I NEED In YOU!!!!!! I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOTHING WILL STOP ME FROM a PRESENCE (FINDING) With YOU!!!!!! Today I am simple so have learned, that the visa it is possible to make. But I do not have such money to pay it. I to speak on the English language well enough. I to want to be closer to you! SET of LOVE FROM YOUR FAVORITE WOMAN Tatyana. 

#8/October 13, 2001(1st request for money) 

Hi my love J, I am very happy to read your letter, as always. Thank you so much for your nice letter! Well, I looked for visa one else yesterday and to me it is necessary to pay 45 dollars for the visa and 20 dollars registration I went to embassy and at me was 50 dollars in hands, I have told them, that I have 50 dollars and they have told well, give 50 dollars. And me have started registration. They started to make the visa for me. I so have understood that for the visa of this money will suffice, because to me so have told. But today I went there and to me have told, that to me gave the visa that it to finish registration urgently it is necessary to bring all those documents, i.e. pass inspection in hospital X-ray and it to cost 100 dollars and more and more registration and made many documents,  foreign passport, i.e. all these will cost 350 dollars US. You understand? I have told, and it is possible later I give them these money, because I do not have not enough money to receive all these documents, at me at once have shouted, have scolded and have told, that for you then have begun to make the visa if you do not have not enough money, but I speak, that the visa costs 45 dollars and registration 20, but to me have not explained at once to receive the visa, is necessary that were applied all necessary documents, I has certainly apologized, and has told, that I shall bring soon, one of these days. To me have told, that they may wait about 5 days and if I shall not bring the necessary documents they will stop to make the visa to me. And it is even worse, that if I not shall have time, to me have told that may not make to me the visa more, they will take offence at me, for my acts. But I promised, that I shall make all correctly and to me have believed. Therefore I very much ask you, try to borrow from somebody money if you now do not have it, at the friends for example. Because to me now in such situation the help nobody may, I searched already, but not any successes. Therefore I hope only for you, you one to me may the help. Because I believe in you, and in both of us, that all at us will be Ok! And I hope, that all will be good. I know it. I ask you to send this money to me as soon as possible. Please send to me 300 dollars in these 5 days. Ok? It's very important. I wait! And visa was finally done in 2 weeks or faster and will be good for three month. So, I want to tell that the money better to send by the bank system called Western Union. This system is very reliable also transferring money is carried out during 15 minutes. By the way you must send the money on my passport data.  Here is my data: TATYANA TSAREGORODSEVA, RUSSIA, NOVOSIBIRSK, KIROVA STREET 23-61. After you will send money you in bank will tell ten figures (MTCN, control number) and do not forget to write your full address and full name which you will fill at sending money and should inform me it. Yesterday night, I had this remarkable, sexual dream concerning you and me. I can not address, will carry out (spend) it to me immediately. I should express it to you, to be the divided (shared) part it with you. I should find out, whether you also have dream concerning similar character, or - only me. You and me, anyone still. I love you very much. I want to speak love to you. We now have a rain. The rain brings love. The love prospers in this weather. It - very romantic situation. I love you am very strong. Yours for ever Tatyana. 

#9/October 14, 2001/I forgot to include the MTCN # for her to pick up the money....wish I never had sent it!!! 

Hi my love J. I have received your email. I liked it. YOU HAVE OVERLOOKED TO WRITE to ME CONTROL NUMBER (MTSN), WITHOUT HIM to ME WILL NOT GIVE MONEY, LOVE MINE.Honestly, I completely use Obtaining of your characters. That I use most, that you very much open and It makes it very simple for me to open my basis(fundamentals) also. That I really liked, was your three sources of love. It - quiet comprehension, Mutual confidence, sharing and pardoning. It - loyalty through good times. The love is pleased with existing, it hopes during the future and it Does not reflect past. It - chronicle " day per day from " Borings, problems, compromises, small disappointments, large victories and General purposes. If you have love in your resource(safe life), it can fill very much many things you absence. Anyway, which one can a little too "be juicy" for the person, but it Something, that to cover with me within past several years. Successful opencast but it is honest they really do not mean much because them The things do not help the basis(fundamentals). I am pleased, that you can trust me, and you can name me love. I hope it of a Leg that path. If there is any time, where you doubt concerning me or if I speak something, that violations(disturbance) you, please inform to me. I think, what very simply be Honestly, when we speak concerning good subjects , however, I find it difficult to Be completely honest, when we speak concerning negative issuings. At least it Is for me. Specially, if you violation with me. I shall try to do Same.However, I should underline, I have no any reason to doubt concerning you. Honestly, your characters were filled so by large soul and basis(fundamentals), which one it does(makes) me feel really good. It was a long time, as I felt a warm  feeling Inside my fundamentals. I like to receive your emails. You, seem, Very pleasant face, it seems, really know that you search in a for Relation and does not wish to agree on less than that you search, It seems, really use resource(safe life), and have the strong basis(fundamentals). Thanks for discovery your basis(fundamentals) to me. I wish to study much more concerning you. I love you J. Your love Tatyana. P.S. This photo was made the last year. 

#10/October 16, 2001 

Hi my love J. I is very glad to see your letter. At ME FOR YOU GOOD NEWS! YESTERDAY I WENT To BANK And HAVE RECEIVED MONEY. And AT ONCE HAS PAID FOR the VISA. I so to be pleased, that we soon shall together my love!!! As I have learned(found out) that the ticket aboard the plane costs(stands) 932 $, up to you my love!I am simply happy and with such happiness I have written to you a poem. ARE YOU READY ...... SOFT GENTLE CONTACT KIND of LOVE...... YOU CAN NOT REACH ENOUGH THE MAN, WHICH CARES.....WHICH WILL NOT MAKE YOU WHO WILL PLACE a SMILE.....NSTEAD OF TO BECOME ANGRY ARE YOU READY To THIS  SIMILARLY TO a LONG SENSITIVE KISS OR TENDERNESS of LOVE THE MESSAGE to YOU YOU - BEST ARE YOU READY To LOVE IT is sent FROM ABOVE ARE YOU READY TO BEGIN TO OPEN YOUR HEART MY HEART IS SO COMPLETE by LIFE And LOVE TO GIVE I PRODUCTION FOR the MAN, WHICH ALLOWS ME TO LOVE And ALIVE In HIS(ITS) HEART IT(HE) WILL KNOW what IT is by, LOVE to love FROM ME And I KNOW, THAT the WHOLE WIDE WORLD WILL SEE FROM a BEGINNING WHAT LOVE IS......., WITH WHAT the LOVE CAN DO(MAKE) ARE YOU READY To THIS I shall wait for your answer. It is a lot of love to you mine by a road.With love Tatyana!  

#11/October 18, 2001 

Hi my love J. I am very pleased to receive from you the letter. The sun and good weather in street lights. I think, when to me will tell that the visa is made, only then it will be possible to speak about the ticket. You with me agree? I very much like all your photos which you send me! And the house too fine. I to be able to drive the automobile, but a driving licence at me is not present. Yes I am ready to to live life with you!I to wake up today in morning from good dream. Ours dreamed for the benefit of me at first with you meeting. I to arrive (to fly) to you and you to meet me at the airport. I at first to not see you and to search. Then I saw you. You cost(stand) with a bouquet of red roses. Seeing each other we run to each other at meeting. We urgently to capture each other and to kiss each other. In me on eyes of tear of happiness. It is real? Then we go to you home and me slightly to lie down to sleep from tiresome trip. When I to have rest we with you in the evening we enter into restaurant to have supper in candles. We drink a good wine drink, and we dance slowly dances all evening. After restaurant we go on foot on beautiful avenue. You to capture me, that it was not a cold. Your warm hands so  are gentle. We look together at stars and softly to kiss each other. When we were slightly froze, we to go to you home. We to accept a warm bath with foam together. Then we to go to you in dream and I to begin to you to do(make) massage for a body. And then I have woken also my dream, was completed. I so did not want to wake up, I wanted to see my dream by the end. But I was disappointed, that up to the end looked dream. I know, that it will be speed not in dream, and actually. I to wake up very much with good mood. Today I think to be lowered (go) in cinema and to see interesting film concerning love. Now I shall finish the letter. I shall wait yours after the letter. It - there is a lot of love from yours Tatyana. 

#12/October 20, 2001 

Hi by road J. I so am happy that you have written to me and very much I wait that instant, that moment when I shall find myself in your strong and hot embraces. I want will meet you as soon as possible. It will be necessary for me to fly up to Moscow by the plane, and then there to buy tickets of the plane there, I have found out concerning cost plane ticket from Moscow up to you my love, it makes 923 dollars. If you can help me with this money I shall buy beforehand tickets of  the plane. If I shall do(make) it beforehand the VISA will be ready EVEN FASTER. November I shall be already in your hot embraces, my love!I am very strong because of it to experience. Well why in our life all so depends on money. I do not understand those people, which live only for the sake of money. My mum to feel already it is good, and she(it) transfers you hi. Dear, by mail that do not send. I do not trust mail. My mum speaks me, that you so worry, all will be good, I so worry, that I shall see you, I shall be pressed to you. I directly fly with happiness, in me there is a lot of energy, that is ready to sing and to dance love mine. On work I go in good mood, I how anew to be born. I think, that between us there should be a truth, I have written all as is. But it is good while all. Write, very much I wait for the answer from you mine, TIGER. KISS! KISS! KISS! With LOVE Tatyana. 

#13/October 22, 2001 

Hello , my pretty man in the world J!!! How are you today? I'm fine. I love you. Today I have once again learned(found out) about cost of air tickets. And yes I have found the ticket which costs(stands) 800 $. You know loved(liked,favourite) for me it would be more convenient to buy the ticket here. When x at me it is more convenient and not so it is terrible. You understand me?I even dream how I'm with you we go for a walk together, that we sit in restaurant at candles, it is very perfect dream and I want, that it was on the present. You think that too? I know, that you too so think, I love you and I want to be only with you!!!! I to feel your body near to mine, I want, that we to be kissed and to be embraced, I want you, I know, that at us all will be good. I at you want to ask, and what we shall do(make) in the beginning, when I arrive to you, we shall go somewhere and to look something, to travel? Write to me please what you think, what we shall do? I very wait for your answer, I think of you always when I sleep and when I work and even when to eat! Bye bye!!! I love you!!!! See you tomorrow! Your love Tatyana. 

#14/October 24, 2001 (2nd request for money to fly to Moscow) 

Hi J!!! Your words are very beautiful, you speak very well, it is very pleasant to me to read your letter, it is wonderful! I told, that I'm with you soon shall together, because I love you! I am happy from one only idea, when I think of you, I am very glad. I ALL OVER AGAIN ALL THE SAME SHOULD GO In MOSCOW BECAUSE THERE it IS NECESSARY TO CONFIRM the VISA. THEREFORE it IS NECESSARY to ME the TICKET UP TO MOSCOW which costs(stands) 210 $, And THEN ONLY To SEATLE (To MY HUSBAND)!!!! YOU TO UNDERSTAND ME?? My mum too is pleased, when looks at my happy face, you understand me? I hope, that yes. I earlier, how it seems, did not trust in destiny, and now it is simply interesting, if it not the destiny has reduced us together, then who? Probably it is destiny so to make, that we have appeared together, it is perfect!!! I wait with impatience of each your letter, you to me write please, what we with you in the beginning shall do, may be we shall visit somewhere? I shall wait your letter. I think of you always. Bye bye my sweetheart! Your lady Tatyana. 

#15/October 26, 2001...she doesn't have a bank account to wire the money to...I have to use Western Union.... 

Hi mine lovely, tender and gentle J! You can send money through the Western Union because the bank account at me is not present. I very much love you!!! I like color a peach. My size of a dress on ours a measure of 44 size. I to not have CD of the player. And I to write an arrival time to you when I shall be in Moscow. I very much love you my husband!Now behind a window the dampness, goes a cold rain and, alas, and my soul is compressed by a steel hoop by(with) melancholy on you. I am thrown by(with) that in heat, in a cold from one idea. That I already soon can inhale aroma of your hair, touch up to your leather(skin), touch by the lips of your lips. I present, as we with you sit, having embraced at the warm years(summer) night at border of inflow, gentle waves caress our legs, and in a wind to blow our naked bodies. The ocean of our feelings storms in me now, when I write you this letter. I like you sincerely and gently, is warm and is  passionate. Whether you feel too to me? If yes that I shall live by one hope and dream to embrace you. I like you very strongly!!! Yours Tatyana. 

#16 /October 28, 2001 

The request for the $900 for the ticket Hello my love J! I want to be with you right now! I miss you very much! I love you! The sum which is necessary for me about(near) 900 $ with fine charges. I to go in Moscow as soon as to receive money, I at once to leave there. You know, sometimes I close my eyes and I see you, I feel you, as though you stand near me! It's wonderful to feel  this! But I want, that this will be the reality! Do you understand? Well, these days were very difficult, because at my work there was the verification and I was very tired. And e-mail server was bad else. So, I hope that everything will be good now! And I want to read your dreams, about us, what do you think about us and what we shall do at first and then? When I arrive to you. I'll be waiting your letter with impatience! Bye bye my love! Your lady Tatyana. 

#17/October 30, 2001 

Hi my love J! I very much love you. I love you so, that all becomes transfixed in heart. I want to be near to you! And the words leave, be convinced itself: " Two silver wings " we are up in the air again on my way the moment so near the waiting increased our longing indeed to look, hold and kiss is now what we need My heart, my desire, who would hold here? a mind full of questions I no more could bear this day on my way to you what will it hold moments of fear satisfaction untold Two people one hope, one moment so dear two hearts, one soul you and I we are here will we become friends, be united as one " co incident " fate, may be our gods will be done Despite of all odds make our wishes come true may there be a future still for me and for you if " love is in the air " like mimosa in the spring will our hearts grow " two silver wings "? to you with all my  love. Yours love Tatyana!!!!! KISS/ KISS/ KISS!!!!!! 

#18/November 1, 2001 

Hallo, lovely mine J! As I have become bored(missed) of you! I so to worry concerning trip. But I to be pleased, because I to meet you my love!As I have no your exciting sight, your gentle embraces! Each day I dream of meeting with you, I get accustomed - suddenly, in the underground, in crowd your eyes will flash, your smile to burn me by the heat, tenderness and love. You - mine. As it is pleasant to realize it, as the magic it sounds, but even better other words - I  yours sound. Each day, each instant, each life I devote to you. Now you far from me - for thousand kilometers. And behind a window it is raining. Spring. Our liked season. We can by hours wander on park, look at drops killing the river, on perfect clouds and to think of Spring. To our Spring. Which in us. Today. Now. You see if the people like they always live in the spring. I like you. You like me. Strange, truth? Though no - naturally. As in physics. The force of action is equal to force of counteraction. Neither it is more nor less. And it is surprisingly perfect. But why I then I pay? With happiness? Can be. And, can from . How to me to live without you these hours? I do not know. Whole, you. Yours Tatyana . P.S. Yes, has forgotten to say to you.Know, and you see I you almost do not know, liked, but I believe, that you are. You see there is I on this light. And the friend without the friend in any way is impossible for us. And you know it itself 

#19/November 4, 2001 After the $900 was sent 

Hi love J. At ME FOR YOU GOOD NEWS! I HAVE RECEIVED MONEY ALL HAVE PASSED WELL! TOMORROW I In MOSCOW And FROM THERE TO WRITE to YOU AS ME TO MEET And WHAT FLIGHT. OK?I already spoke somehow, that you "sit" in each my section, so it is a lot of you in me and that I  did not do(make) - I all time remember you, I think of you. You know, lovely, at me one habit has appeared. When I lie down to sleep, I extinguish light I start to think of you. I touch our next days with you, they such happy! What happiness - to be with you beside to keep for your hand, to look in your eyes and to see in them shine of own pleasure! I fall asleep with thoughts(dumas) about you and to wake up to me it would not be desirable at all. Therefore, when I wake up, I  would not like to open eyes. You are not present beside, and the next sad day again begins. In the mornings I would like to cry. But I courageously collect the lax soul, the ideas creeping away in the different parties(sides) from bed, I tear off from a pillow the heavy head, I try to put even externally all in the order and I rise. Then I wash " with you ", I have breakfast " with you ", my utensils " with you ", I erase(wash) " with you ", all " with you ", " with you ", " with you ". Never before my life was not filled with such expectation - daily, hourly, every minute. Heart so extraordinary becomes transfixed, as soon as I shall think, that we shall meet, and I can nestle on you. Never suspected, that I am able so to wait. And, can, there are simply nobody. You know, that it would be desirable at present? With you beside go barefooted legs on pools under a years(summer) torrential rain, but necessarily warm to laugh and breathe fresh - fresh air which only and happens pure(clean) during a rain. It not seems to you, lovely, that my letters remind the logbook. All occuring events, material and moral, I on a paper. I as  though by the ship which drifts in the storming sea of life. All is carried by by me at reckless speed, and I in the closed space of it of " the Flying Dutch " still has only the handle and a paper. It not seems to you, lovely, that my letters remind the logbook. All occuring events, material and moral, I on a paper. I as though by the ship which drifts in the storming sea of life. All is carried by by me at reckless speed, and I in the closed space of it of " the Flying Dutch " still has only the handle and a paper. Already so long we from each other in inconceivable gave, I hurry and I hurry time which near to you flies imperceptibly, and without you lasts is intolerable. I as though in any imprisonment as though it is punished for something, I choke without you, I do not live, I have turned to the big walking hours, I simply physically feel, how this clockwork of time does not  work in separation from you. I as the bird who has got in a cell(cage), am beaten in last hope to escape from a captivity and to depart to you, as to my unique bright asterisk. So many the crossed out days in my calendar - the days which have been carried out(spent) without you! It is so much caress and tendernesses in us with you has collected for this time, that it seems to me, when we shall meet - this wave will overflow us with a head, and I at all against to plunge into it(her) and to be floating on its(her) current all life. I would like to become such small - small enter your heart and to remain there for ever! I so a long time have given you everything, that is at me - soul and a body, heart and reason then - when you also did not think to take it from me. I to belong to you. I ask you, do not doubt, never doubt of me whatever happened - I yours, I always yours! In a head something not clear is created, all time I think, I think of you, about myself, about us. Something turns endlessly in my poor head. Very much and very much I am afraid, that you not so will understand, not that will think. I have suddenly forgot to transfer the ideas on a  paper. Very much I regret, that our system of  communication(connection) so is imperfect, my letters are late, and I  so instantly would like to transfer you the pulses arising in my brain to see your eyes, to hear your voice, to smell your smells - me alive dialogue with you is necessary. I feel only one - I can not, I shall not manage to transfer you that is now created in my soul. And nevertheless, you all the same would be better beside then all would explain you my eyes, my hands, my lips. I LOVE YOU!!! Yours love Tatyana. 

#20/November 6, 2001....a request supposedly from Moscow for another $530 

Hi my love J. I am very glad to see your letter, I now to be in Moscow, I to write to you from the internet-centre. I have not enough of time to write to you much because here to cost very dearly internet. I you understand that you could not to take money, you me to ask where to send of money I you to speak that in Moscow because I now in Moscow, I to hope that you to me to send of money today because I here one, I very much love you to ask that you to me to send of money, I you, I so wait for this moment when I shall be with you, I very much to want you to see, I am very happy that you at me is, me who is necessary except for you, I very much to ask you that you to me to send 530 dollars, without the insurance me to not let out from the country. Remember, I love you also I to you to trust. I shall finish the letter. I shall wait for your letter. Yours forever Tatyana Tsaregorodseva. 

#21/November 8, 2001 The Money "has been stolen" 

Hi my love J.J, I do not know from what to begin to write to you, but at me very bad news, it not that that bad, they simply break my heart. I can not hold the tears on eyes and at me heart is poured by blood. I not many times was in Moscow, it is possible to tell, that I there in general in second time, I very badly know Moscow and when I to go in the underground, there were very many people. Me pushed from different directions, it very much was not pleasant to me and at me the bag was in hands, but her(it) didn't it was visible, when I to leave from the underground, I have seen, that my bag is open, I have thought, that like I would close her(it), why she(it) is open, I look in it(her), and there, there is no at me is not present money, my notebook, all documents, temporary sanction to be in Moscow, glory god at me passport have not stolen, I sat on bench and could not be set with place, I thought, how you is all to tell, you see it were such hopes on mine future(next), on our future, at me tear are poured river, I to run to militiaman and to tell all it(him), that has taken place, it(he) me asks, you remember person of the man, which at you has stolen thing, but I can not recollect, there was very many(a lot of, very much) people near to me, someone left, someone came, I do not know who at me has stolen everything, militiaman me speaks, as we shall search thief now, and I to cry and nothing can tell it(he) me speaks, Then I can not by anything the help to you. Me have taken up to houses and has told all to my aunt, and both of us sat and did not know what now to do(make). It(she) too had words, that something to tell me, she(it) completely was upset, is sad, I all the same have decided to you to write and to tell in what business, probably now you hate me, you think, that I you to deceive, you certainly can so think, this your right, you have on this right, but know I always to trust to you and to love you, I knew, that you me too love and if you spoke the truth, please, if can do not think about me poorly, because I shall love always you. You probably will tell, there can not be such, that so simply have stolen things, if you do not trust, I do not know, as though we could with you live together, if you do not trust me, basically, to me it seems, that you now to see me and do not want, because all so has turned out, and I do not know, how I now  shall go home, because at me anything is not present I hope, that will be the kind people and they help me, I do not know as all this to tell to the mum, because at it(her) sick heart, and suddenly at it(her) happen a heart attack with strong experience and frustration she(it) can die, I do not know, how to say this all to my mum Then probably I'm so sorry and goodbye . I'll be love you all my life Your love forever Tanya. 

I wrote back to her....playing along...saying I wanted to come see her...etc. Then I received 1 other letter this one from her "Mom." (And there's "ocean front property in Casper, Wyoming" also) 

#22/Letter from "Mum"/November 17, 2001

Hello J.J ! It is written to you by mum Svetlana. I now to be in Moscow. I to not know how to speak about it, but between you should be arrangements. I have arrived(flied) how to learn(find out) about it. At once! Happened terrible, I to not know at all how to write, at me tears cost(stand) on eyes. I daughter Tatyana was brought down with the machine. Now she(it) lays in hospital, and does not come in consciousness. Doctors struggle for its(her) life. These words to me to be given difficultly so excuse if what not so have written. She(it) was so is happy that the destiny has found the unique person in this life, but probably not. The daughter of me has warned, if what to happen to write to you. She(it) to be afraid. That you thought, that she(it) you has deceived or still something. She(it) the fair girl. And on the account of money which you sent it(her), I to not know, at it(her) remained not much that remained after medicines. And if you want I can to send you that you did not think, that she(it) to deceive you. We fair people. She(it) very much loved you. Well like and all. Thank you big. Mum Svetlana. 

Surprisingly----NO request for money. Again---a word to the wise I was scammed big time----the silly things we do for what we think is "love." If you have information regarding this woman, please feel free to contact me: 

J.J. Hemingway 726-E. Greta Avenue Spokane, Washington, USA 99208 509-465-1850 

She needs to be stopped---no tell how many people have been scammed the same way I was and how many more will be scammed. There are 11 photos that she sent me, so you'll know what to be looking for 

Thanks again for taking the time to read this and passing along any information you may have! 

J.J. Hemingway Spokane 

Valentina Mironenko (Lugansk, Ukraine)

I am writing to you, as I feel that, yes I have been scammed, from an individual with the help of a dating agency called "Fortune", one of their offices are at Lugansk, Ukraine. They charge $100 for writing and translating 20 letters to and from the woman you have chosen. Up to now, I have only received about 6 letters, in a two month period. The person from the agency is named Inna Vitsentiy, the address of this so called agency is Sovetskaya 14, Lugansk 91000, Ukraine. They gave me the telephone number which is +380642562223. 

Now about this lady. Her name is Valentina Mironenko, her address is Matrosova Street 4-17, Schastie, 91000 Lugansk Region, Ukraine. I will now paste three letters from her on how she obtained $100 for herself, as I now, do not believe what she has written to me. She is now advertising herself on with the handle of Val 28. 


Hi, my lovely David, Thank you for your beautiful letter, my darling. I have a problem now, and you are the only man, who I can share my problem with. I trust you and I love you with all my heart. I got into the difficult situation. As you know I was in the hospital, I spend a lot of money for it, because the treatment is very expensive. I paid 430$ for my treatment. But my salary is very small , last month I earned 80$, and that's why I borrowed 430$ to cover my hospital expenses. But today I met the person, who lent me the money, and he said, that he needs his money back immediately, and I should return them during 48 hours. He demands his money back. I don't know what to do. I am very desperate. My parents saved some money, but it is too little, about 100-110$. Sweetheart, can you borrow me  the rest of this sum, 320$? I know it is a great sum of money, but I don't know what to do. I don't ask you to present me this sum, I ask you to borrow. My parents have a small house in the country side, and now they are selling it. As soon as I sell the house, I will return you the money. I promise. But know I need this money, 320$. Can you help me, sweetheart, or not? I am very disappointed about this situation, and it is a shame for me to ask you for money, but I need them very urgently. If you don't help me with the money, I will understand you, because every person has his problem and he should overcome it on his own. But if you decide to help me, can you send the money via Western Union, on the address: Ukraine, Lugansk, on the name of Valentina Mironenko. Please, reply as soon as you can, because I need to know your response very soon, Please, don't leave me alone with my problems, Love you, Kiss you tenderly, Valentina. 


Hi, my sweet David, Yes, I understand you very much, my darling, don't worry. I also know that many girls use the foreign man only for the money. I am not going to prove you that I am not the same, you will see, what I am , when the time pass. I am grateful to you for any help, and 100$ it will be a good help in my situation. And I hope, that the rest of the money I will find somewhere. Thank you, my lovely David. I will write more tomorrow. Please, when you send the money, send me the control number of the money transfer. My full name is Valentina Mironenko. I thank my destiny, that I have you in my life. I need you, only you, sweetheart. Kiss you, Valentina. 


Hi, my sweet David, Don't worry, I will pick up the money tomorrow, because I have the meeting with the man ,who lent me this money, tomorrow, and I will return him this money. My friend also promised to borrow me the rest of this sum, and I hope that tomorrow I will return the whole sum. Today I was at work till 18.00, usually I work till 17.00, but today I was very busy with all the papers, numbers, and didn't manage to finish my work by 17.00. And that's why I couldn't go to the Western Union office before, when I came at 18.15, the Western union was closed.Also I felt myself today not very good, I had a bad head-ache, I think it is the result of all my problems and nerves. But thanks God, I have you, my sweetheart, the only person, who brings me joy and happiness. I love you!!! Tomorrow I will pick up the money, and if there will be any problems, I will let you know. Hope to hear from you very very soon, Kiss you tenderly, Yours, Valentina. 


My lovely David, Thank you very much for your help, sweetheart, finally my problem is solved, and I again feel myself very active and optimistic. I have been thinking about you a lot these last few days, it seems that you have become part of my day-to-day virtual life. Whenever I work, watch TV or lie in bed I think and dream of you :-) It was supposed to rain over the weekend, but instead we just had a lot of cloudy weather. It slowly cleared up Saturday afternoon and we had a nice sunny, but cool day. Perfect for a nice barbecue though. Whenever summer comes along, we generally try to fit in as many barbecues as possible. I do all the cooking, which I don't mind because afterwards we just sit, chat and have a nice relaxing evening. Sunday was much the same, which made the weekend very pleasant indeed, but it lacked one vital aspect, you were not with me. I don't know what the future holds professionally but especially personally and although I am generally happy with where I am, something is not quite right. Have you ever completed a jigsaw and when you get near to the end, you can't find the last piece. You search everywhere, but you can't find that damn piece anywhere. You get frustrated and annoyed, but there is no point getting upset because you know it will turn up eventually, it always does. It is like loosing something and when you least expect it, you find it in your washing basket or a draw. That is what I think about our correspondence, however it is making me feel whole and complete, as though I have found that missing jigsaw piece. It is most definitely early days and I am in no rush. Time is a great healer (as they say) and it is also great in slowly getting to know someone. The only barrier to time is distance and I really feel the distance between us sometimes. Do you have a favorite place or activity that you like to do when it rains? One of my pleasures, is lying in bed listening to the rain as it hits the glass, it is almost hypnotizing. The pitter, patter sound it makes is comforting (in a strange way), and I can just sit for hours listening to it. How about thunder and lightening? I like waiting for the bolt of lightening then counting one, two, three... Inevitability the "BOOM" follows. Then it starts all over again, but this time the "BOOM" is closer. This is why lying in bed next to the person you love when it is thundering, is a wonderful experience. Sorry, but I don't understand, do you want to come to me, or you want to invite me in your country? It would be great to spend my vacations in England. OK, my sweetheart, I close up for now. Hope to hear from you very soon, Take care, Kiss you tenderly, Valentina. 


I have had one more letter from her, saying that she is back in the hospital, or so she say's, and she tried to explain why her profile was still on! 


Hi, my darling David, I know that I am very sorry , I made you worry about my silence, because I know how important our relations are for you . Inna told me everything , about my profile and how she communicated with you on the line. I want to explain you the system how the agency works. They put my picture with my profile in the Internet and then they check my mails and send the first general letter to my admirers. Then the agency shows me the letters of my clients with their pictures, and I choose some of them. So I don't have a deal with my profile and the Internet. I just can allow to put my profile and remove it. Now I want to explain, why I was silent, for about a week. I am again in the hospital, I felt myself very bad for the last time , I was weak and even 1 time I lost my conscience. My parents brought me to the hospital and there I was taken the analyses. I have very low hemoglobin and low blood pressure, that's why I was so weak. Now I am taking the treatment to make my hemoglobin higher and to make the blood pressure normal. And I will be in the hospital 3 days more. But I should say, that I didn't forget about you, sweetheart, I remember you and I want to see you besides. You are the only happiness in my life now. I didn't want to tell you that I was in the hospital, because I didn't want to make you worry about me and about my problems. But I am happy that you want to come to me. I think that the best time for it will be in January , beginning from 14th, because at that time I will have a vacation in the University and can take some days off from my work. What do you think about it? My lovely David, don't think of me bad. I love you, and I am very interested in our further relations. You cares about me, and it is very important for me. Please, don't be angry with me. I love you. Write to me as soon as you can, Take care, VAlentina. 

It seems to me that this girl is very cleaver at playing on the conscience of people. So for all you guy's out there looking for that someone special! Be careful as it seems that some people are not what they claim to be. Yes I have been a fool and out of pocket of $200, but I will put that down to experience. It has also occurred to me that the agency ( Inna Vitsentiy) and Valentina Mironenko are working together on this, as the response time for the so called scam way very quick, I fell for it. I have attached some photo's of this girl and you can understand why I got a little bit too involved and did not take care of my instincts! It is a pity that this goes on. So once again be careful out there 



Victoria (Yoshkar-Ola, Mari-El, Russia) 

This is a picture of Victoria who write letters very similar to ones already listed here... I was scammed before, hope this helps somebody. 



Hi my dear Richard!!! I write this letters from an Internet cafe. It's very fast. My weight of 54 kgs. I'm 171 cm tall. I to not have children! I was never married! I very much to want to marry. My age 25 years. I've finished a musical school. I am able to play on the piano. I work as a children's medical sister. What you to love to do in free time? What kind of food do you like? I have a day off today and I have decided to write a letter to you. My mum an me are going to visit my grandmother today. She lives in 50 kilometers from our city in a village. I live in city Yoshkar-Ola. There are perfect nature and circle of woods. She will prepare pies which are made in the furnace. They are very delicious and fragrant. You probably never ate such tasty pies. My feelings with each letter to you are becoming stronger and stroner. I talked to the mum about our relations. I told her some phrases from your letter and she said that you are probably honour man and your feelings are sincere about your relations to me, but you should not hurry up with acceptance of the serious decision, you should understand the feelings. We with you as two climbers which rise in a mountain, I am on the one side, and you are on the other, and the final point is the top on which we will meet. We should climb to the top not looking on obstacles which can will meet on our way, and then everything will be very well. I shall wait for your answer. Always yours, Victoria. 

Here is another picture of Victoria Oh by the way look at how she signs her letter using the name Irina! Know Thats interesting! 


Hi my dear Richard! It's a very big pleasure to read your letter. Yesterday I had a lot work and was very tired. I want to say more about myself! My work consists in treating and preventing children diseases. It is very necessary work. I have sliding work schedule. It once in afternoon, other time in night. I like my work very much. I have a dog at home. He is a large but very kind dog. When I am playing the piano he tries sing under the music. I am playing different music. I like music of the composers such as Bach, Shopen, Mozart and others. My favorite food are sea products, and also various fruit salads, but I also can prepare other dishes. I am a very good cook. In free time I like to go for a walk in a wood or on lake, when warm weather. In winter evenings I love laying in beds to read the romantic books, and also to make a wool of the ram for a sweater and scarfs. I also very much love sports. I to be engaged in gymnastics. Also I watch football, hockey, basketball on the TV. I am very happy, that I have found you. I always wait for your new photos and pictures. My city is small it is near Moscow, and it 150 kilometers far from the city Kazan. My grandmother sends you a big hello! She taught me to how make tasty pies. I think that when we would be together, I shall make tasty pies for you. I am going for walk in a park tomorrow. I hope you are not against. What will you do today? I am interested in each your step. Well? I shall write to you tomorrow. I am waiting for your letters! Kissing and hugging you, yours Irina. 

Well this is Victoria aka Irina sorry still no last name i asked her about a phone number so of course she claims not to have one. This letter is really looking for sympathy and trust so no doubt she will ask for money soon.  


Hi my dear Rich! I am very glad to receive news from you again and again. I like to prepare various tasty meals very much. I shall prepare to you the most tasty dishes at ours meeting. I am living alone with my mum. My daddy left us when I was only 6 years old. I do not have brothers and sisters. It's a pity. I live in a beautiful city. I unfortunately still do not have telephone. I've worked hard for the last year to earn money for the telephone, but we are still unable to pay for it's installation. I want to hear you very much, but I to think, when we meet we shall not only speak with each other, but also greater! I very much like to read your letters, they are giving a lot of pleasure to me. With each your letter I am understanding more and more what will turn out. I am already taking our relations much more seriously. My opinion that the most important thing between man and woman is the complete trust, I hate when people lie and deceive each other. As I consider in that moment of life we have to accept the conciliatory proposals, you see it is the important part of the relation between the man and woman. You probably think that I am too serious, but I simply do not want to be mistaken in a choice of the future husband. At this moment my feelings to YOU already much more than friendship. I am understanding that you are honour man. Your words you write me warms my soul and heart. It so is wonderful that there is a man is in this world, to whom I am not indifferent. It is pleasant for me to receive letters from you and feelings which I thus test to not pass by words. Probably on it I shall finish and with the large impatience. I shall wait for your next letter. Strong I hugs and kisses. Yours Victoria.

PS: I have signed the last letter IRINA absolute casually. Simply in
Russia my friends sometimes name me so.

Yana Volkava (Novosibirsk,Russia) 

My name is Mark, I am a divorced 33 year old male living in NYC. I was recenty contacted by Yana Volkava. We were exchanging emails and by the fourth email she was asking me to send her 378.00 to pay for her visa. I thought, hey I have not even talked to this girl and she wants me to send her money. I sent her a letter asking her for her number. We went back and forth, I even sent her my number and she would send me a letter saying how much she loved me etc. I sent her my number today and came accross this site. When I saw her name on the black list I was not surprised. I am very greatful for this information because I would not have known that I was being scammed or not. I was going to pay to have her come, but now I am just going to play her game, but by my rules. From reading the blacklist, it appears that Yana Volkava or whatever her name is, is sending letters the same  letters to guys like us with different pictures.


Yulia Solovyova (Serov, Russia) 

I am a 34 year old, divorced male living in the U.S. I received an email from a woman named Yulia Solovyova. She resides in Serov, Russia. Her email address is She first contacted me on a singles dating site. We corresponded for about 2 months, which after the third or fourth letter she had asked me to send her some $ in order to help pay for a visa. The visa was to cost her $310, which I later found out should have only costed around $150 (it depends on what type of visa they are getting, most are $150 or less). She would hardly ever answer any of my questions directly, but when she did they were very short and to the point and usually at the end of the letter (probably added at the end of the "form letter"). I caught her contradicting herself on several occasions. She always asked for money to be sent to her through western union and to be sent as quickly  


Letter 1 

Hi, american friend. Thank you very much that you have answered my letter. please, forgive me that I haven't written you at once. The reason of my long silence is a computer. Unfortunately I haven't got a computer at home. I've got a computyer at my work. I can use it 5 days per week (from Monday till Friday) . Last time it worked not very good and the computer was taken for repairing. Now it is o'key and I can answer you. I hope you don't worry that I won't be able to answer you at weekend. But if you want I can write you using Internet Cafe. I haven't found your name at Please write me what's your name. I don't know how to call you. I will call you my american friend. I hope I haven't offended you by anything. If I have offended you by calling you this name, please, forgive me. Now I am going to tell you about myself because the information at about me is not full. My full name Yulia Solovyova. I am 27. My birthday is November 20. I live with my aunt. Unfortunately I haven't got parents, I lost them 2 years ago. They perished in the traffic accident.I was shocked and it is still difficult for me to write about it. I have never been married and I haven't got children. During my free time I like cooking and kniting different things. My favourite dish is "French meat". I think I will be able to cook it for you some time. I like to listen to music and to dance. When I want to to rest I listen to classical music, when I am in a merry mood I prefer dancing music.But nevertheless I feel lonely Because I haven't got brothers or siters. American friend, may be you have got a question why I can't find a boy-friend in Russia and why I use OK. I will answer you this question. I had a boy-friend. Our relationship was short. He was light-minded. He used to drink and to go to other women. In our country men drink toomuch. It's a great problem for our country. I thought that only my boy-friend behaves so. But my girl-friends have got the same problems. It's good that I understood it at once. Sometimes I would like to leave for another town but I haven't got friends there. But I don't despond and try to smile because smile is always nessesary. I think that woman should do housekeeping, cooking and bringing up children. It's pleasant when loving wife and happy children meet you. But don't think that I am afraid of work. I attend English courses because I am not good at English. When writing letters I use dictionary. Please write me concerning my English, because it is necessary for us and it will help us to learn each other better. American friend, for me our correspondence is not a joke. It is very serious. I don't like when people deceive each other. I hear that now there are a lot of different jokers in Internet which use Internet for there entertainment. If you are such a person I will be very angry. I was already deceived many times in my life by other people. I ask you don't do it with me. It's mean when people deceive each other. I want you to understand that our correspondece is very seriouse. If you find my letter interesting please write me back. I am waiting for your reply, american friend. Your new friend Yulia. 

P.S. I promised you to send a photo. I keep my promise. Also I will try to find and send you a map where you can find my town Serov I live in. 

Yulia Solovyova (Serov, Russia) 

Thank you so much for this list, I still have all my money. Watch out for this one!! Yulia Solovyova Russia, 62440, Serov, Sverdlovsk Region, Zaslavskogo, Street, 23-85 We met on

I would like to send some of her letters and pictures in hopes others will know what to be aware of. After her second e-mail to me she was already in love and of course needed $310 for a visa, sound familiar? Both her parents died in a car wreck 3 years ago (sympathy). She has never driven a car though, how amazing. She is 27, are all women in Russia this age? She only know's the metric system and weigh's 125.5lbs., but measures her height in centimeter's. I even have a picture of her vacationing on the Black Sea, over 2,000 miles from where she lives. I know some things about Russia and in the past it was political figures that went there. I'm sure it is a vacation for the wealthy only. Sort of like an American going to Hawaii for vacation.  From her pictures her flat appears to be nicer than my living quarters. I also seen a large, 25in. or larger T.V. in her picture. She has also apologized for the quality of her photo's, wish mine were as good and said she needs a digital camera! Not bad for the average Russian salary of $40 a month and she works as a food inspector. By the sixth e-mail she has managed to get a $300 visa and now just needs an airline ticket for $540. I checked all the airlines and the best I could find was $818.  Like others I've read, she doesn't have a phone. Uses her computer at work, I guess they must provide scanners for the sent pictures also! Wish I worked for such a company. Let me send some examples of her e-mail in hopes it will keep others from getting scammed!   




Hi my unique and desired man Charles!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excuse me that I did not write to you for a long time. I was not able to do it, because I have caught a cold and was sick. So I did not go to my job. But now I have recovered and I write you this letter. AND I'M VERY-VERY-VERY GLAD TO DO IT!!!!!!!! I so strongly missed you!!! How are you?! Charles my love, I have one more good news. My visa at last is ready, and I send you its scan. Write to me your thoughts about it. What you think about it? Can I ask you about the airport closest to you, that I could begin a searching for the cheapest airfare? OK? All my love and much kisses, Yulia. 


Hi my love Charles! My visas firm can reserve tickets, and I used its services again. I WANT TO MEET YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!! My plane on Thursday December, 6 7:25 AM Depart Moscow (SVO) Air France 2545  Arrive Chicago (ORD) 1:29 PM United Airlines 943  Connect in Paris (CDG) Full cost of flight is 16550 Russian rubles. It's about 552 American dollars. Besides I should pay 5% the Russian tax for sale. I can pay for my ticket up to Moscow, but I can't pay full cost of the ticket to you, my love. But I must do it as soon as possible. Unfortunately the office of the Western Union in our city recently was closed. And I do not know why it happened and when it will open again. But there is an international company, which deals with money transfers like Western Union. Its name Money Gram. It has Offices in many cities and countries. Also it has website There is an Office in my city. Please go to Money Gram office and send me money for air ticket according following data: Russian, Serov 17 L.TOLSTOGO STREET URALPROMSTROYBANK for Solovyova Yulia I SHALL WAIT FOR YOUR LOVE. To get the money, I should tell the employee of  bank your full name, postal address and some confidential numbers, which will give you, when you will send the money. NEXT THURSDAY WE WILL MEET!!!!!!! YAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! My visa means that I should return to Russia by the February, 20-th 2002. The visa is valid within 90 days. BUT IT CAN BE PROLONGED! And I wish stay with you forever. With all my love Yulia! I have already bought to you a gift for Christmas. Hi, american friend, Brian. Thank you very much that you have answered my letter. please, forgive me that I haven't written you at once. The reason of my long silence is a computer. Unfortunately I haven't got a computer at home. I've got a computyer at my work. I can use it 5 days per week (from Monday till Friday) . Last time it worked not very good and the computer was taken for repairing. Now it is o'key and I can answer you. I hope you don't worry that I won't be able to answer you at weekend. But if you want I can write you using Internet Cafe. Now I am going to tell you about myself because the information at about me is not full. My full name Yulia Solovyova. I am 27. My birthday is November 20. I live with my aunt. Unfortunately I haven't got parents, I lost them 2 years ago. They perished in the traffic accident.I was shocked and it is still difficult for me to write about it. I have never been married and I haven't got children. During my free time I like cooking and kniting different things. My favourite dish is "French meat". I think I will be able to cook it for you some time. I like to listen to music and to dance. When I want to to rest I listen to classical music, when I am in a merry mood I prefer dancing music.But nevertheless I feel lonely Because I haven't got brothers or siters. Brian, may be you have got a question why I can't find a boy-friend in Russia and why I use OK. I will answer you this question. I had a boy-friend. Our relationship was short. He was light-minded. He used to drink and to go to other women. In our country men drink toomuch. It's a great problem for our country. I thought that only my boy-friend behaves so. But my girl-friends have got the same problems. It's good that I understood it at once. Sometimes I would like to leave for another town but I haven't got friends there. But I don't despond and try to smile because smile is always nessesary. I think that woman should do housekeeping, cooking and bringing up children. It's pleasant when loving wife and happy children meet you. But don't think that I am afraid of work. I attend English courses because I am not good at English. When writing letters I use dictionary. Please write me concerning my English, because it is necessary for us and it will help us to learn each other better. Brian, for me our correspondence is not a joke. It is very serious. I don't like when people deceive each other. I hear that now there are a lot of different jokers in Internet which use Internet for there entertainment. If you are such a person I will be very angry. I was already deceived many times in my life by other people. I ask you don't do it with me. It's mean when people deceive each other. I want you to understand that our correspondece is very seriouse. If you find my letter interesting please write me back. I am waiting for your reply, Brian. Your new friend Yulia.

P.S. I promised you to send a photo.


I keep my promise. Also I will try to find and send you a map where you can find my town Serov I live in. Today I've got your letter. I was very glad. I will tell you about myself more. I have already writen you that I am 27. My weight is 125,5 pounds. My height is 170 sm. I live in town Serov. The town is situated near the Urals mountains. The distance between Moscow and Serov is 1420 km. The town is not big. The population is 99,8 thousands of people. There is a river Cavca near the town. It's not big. But one can bathe there. There is another river Sosva, it is 9 km from town. It's much bigger. In summer when it is hot I like to go to bathe. I like to rest on fresh air. I like to travel. I visited all the nearest districts. Unfortunately I haven't been in America. Is it a beautiful country? I hear there are beautiful Niagara falls there. Have you been there? It was 3 years ago when I left home for long. At that time my parents were alive. We went to the south to have rest near sea. The town we stayed in was called Sochi. I liked the sea very much. I am sending you a photo where I am lying on the beach. In our country it is very hot in the south unlike in our town. The temperature in our town is different. In summer the middle temperature is +20-25, in winter -40. In winter it is very cold. Today there was fist snow in our town. Today when I went to the work I put on a warm coat. What weather do you have. Last letter I haven't told you about my job. I will correct my mistake. I work in a small company. I am a commodity expert. Our company does wholesale trade of food products. Our customers are different small shops. I do analising of the trade. I watch what goods are sold better and what worse. Then this information I give the people who do shopping. Unfortunately I am not satisfied with my job. My boss is angry when the workers use the computer for there personal needs. But I don''t do any harm for my job when use the computer. It is a mean of my communication with you. My boss doesn't know that I make correspondence and use Internet. But you shouldn't worry. Everything will be OK. Are Americain bosses angry when t6heir workers use Internet for their needs I wonder. How do you spend your weekends I wonder, Brian? Last weekend I learnt how to cook Russain beetroot soup. By the way do you know how to cook "French meat"? You should take a frying pen, put meat steaks on it, fry it, then put potato cutted in curcles on it. Then one should put cutted onion and cheese on it. Then everything is poured by mayonnaise and put in the oven. I want to ask you a question. Can you drive, Brian? Unfortunately I can't. But I want to learn very much.I think I will learn with the time. May be you think that I correspond with you only with the aim to go abroad. I hear that many girls get married with foreigners with the aim to leave country and then give them up. You are mistaken if you think that I am such a girl. I can explain. In the fist, to get married with a foreigner it is not necessairy to correspond with him. There are a lot of dating agencies in our country. you can apply ther and you will get married easily. In the second It is very important for me with whome I will spend all my future life. I can't live with the person not only because he is rich and occupy a high position in the society. The main thing is his soul. Excuse me if I have offended you by anything. Simply I wanted to be sincere with you. I think I have ennoied you by my long letter. I am finishing it. And waiting with impaition for your reply. Bye (English) Poka (Russian) You friend Yulia 


Hi dear, Brian. (English) Privet dorogoy, Brian. (Russian) How are you today? How was your working day? I am wonderful. But there was a funny accidant at my work. I poured coffee on my dress.I had to go home to change my clothes. And did you have some funny cases? By the way my working day begins at 6 00 in the morning. I get up, take shower,warm breakfast and run to the work. I am to be at work at 8.00.I work till 12.00.Then breakfast till 1 p.m. Then I work till 6 p.m. It takes me 1 hour to get home. I live in a flat. My flat is not very big. There 2 rooms there. One room is a bedroom. Another is a living room. There is also a kitchen there. Actually it is not big but it is enough for me. So this is my home. May be you are laughing, but many people in Russia live in sush flats. People in their own houses live actually in villages and settlements. In towns only rich people have their own houses. Unfortunately I don't have telephone in my flat. But I can phone you from internatinal telephone station. It was snowing half of the day in our town. People put on warm hats. My mood began rising, because the streets became white. It means soon there will be Cristmas. In Russia it is a very merry holiday. People congratulate each other and give presents. One can hear music all the night. People celebrate all the night. There are a lot of garlands lighting in the streets. It is very beautiful. Recently I watched a movi about Cristmas. It is called "Operation Cristmas". By the way my favourite film is "Gladiator". It took Oscar. Have you seen it ? If no, watch it, I advise you. Did you like my last photo? I open you a secret. I went in for dancing and that's why I have got such a good figure. I used to do ball dances. Our coach made us do gimnastics to be always in a good shape.But don't thing that I am boasting. I thing you understand everything that I am writing to you. If you didn't understand anything, ask me and I will write you. By the way your letteres help me to learn English. Practically I don't use a dictionary now. Only in rare cases. At the English courses I attend, the teacher say that I speak English rather well. Good bye. I am waiting for your reply. (English) Do svidaniy. Ya zhdu vashego pisma. (Russian) You friend. Yulia. 

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