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Ekaterina (Novosibirsk, Russia)

I am a single business owner. She sent me a message on Match.com. And even though I had never thought about getting a Russian wife, she was too pretty to ignore. We've exchanged emails for about 2 weeks. She got very serious very quickly, and she also expressed an interest in coming to see me. Luckily I found this site and saw her picture under a different name. I never sent her any money. 
Thank you very much!
Nick


Elena Fefelova (Surgut, Russia)

My name is Pete and I am 48 Years old, am an engineer and live in the US. I have been divorced for 4 years and am the father of 2 great kids. I wish to let everyone know about a scammer I have been corresponding with. Her name is  Elena Fefelova from Surgut, Russia. She was very smooth and waited about 4 weeks and wrote 10 letter before asking for money to purchase a visa to come and visit me here in the US. I became suspicious after 4 or 5 letter when I asked her about airports near her town and said there were no airports and that it took 3 days of train travel if I wanted to visit her in her town of Surgut. The last picture she sent me, I noticed a wedding ring on her finger and asked about it. She said it was just ornamental ring. The following day she sent me the letter asking for money and the name and address of the bank where to send it to. Needless to say, I never sent her any.

Elena first contacted me, saying she saw a personal ad I had placed with an agency. This agency distributed men's ads to different agencies through out Ukraine and Russia. Well, as for the rest, I will let her letters speak for themselves.
Pete

Her letter of introduction.

Hi. My name Elena. I have read your profile. It has liked me. I would like to correspond with you. Earlier I did not use dating sites. Therefore I bring to you the apologies if I have made something not so. You may write to me the letter on mine e-mail sunrose_75@yahoo.com. I shall answer you letter and I shall send the photo. I shall wait for your letter. Once again I bring to you the apologies if I have made something not so.

Letter 2

Hi, Peter.
I have got your letter and was very glad. I thank you very much that you have answered me. As I promised you I will write in this letter more about myself. And I send you a photo with this letter. My full name is Elena Fefelova. I am 26 years old. On 5 of February I will be 27. I live in town Surgut, Russia. I think you don't know where it is situated. It is situated 2134 km from Moscow. I don't know what the difference in time is with you, buty the difference with Moscow is 2 hours. Next letter I will try to find a map of the town and send it to you. I live in my one-room flat, which it is left after my parent's death. My father was a police officer. He was always an example for me. From childhood he taught me to the labour, because my mother was often ill and I had to do all the housework. That's why I learnt to cook very well. My father's name was Vladimir. When he was young he served in army in town Tbilisi (now it is territory of Georgia) He loved spicy food there. That's why most of all he liked when I cooked georgian pilaw with cranberry. He called it pilaw for Vaska, because nobody cooked pilaw with cranberry yet. His battalion was sent to military trips often. In 1995 they were send to Chechnya. There was an antiterrorist operation in Chechnya at that time. He perished. It was a great greive for me and my mother because we father most of all in the world. After the father's death my mother weakened very much, the father's death became a great breakdown for her. He couldn't overlive it. My mother's name was Anastasiya. She was a very beautiful woman and she could sew and knit very well. And she taught me too. Now I prefer to make clothes myself. 3 years ago my mother died from cancer of milds. The doctors said that if the father was alive she would live longer. But I think that the doctors simply calmed me. After my mother's death I devoted myself to work.At the present time I work as an accountant. I like my job though I get tired. Lately I was taught how to use Internet. I am not well at it yet but I am trying to learn. I use Internet after the work because my boss doesn't let use the computer in privit purposes. But you shouldn't worry. I staied after the work when there is nobody and I am writing the letter. I can write you from Monday to Friday because we work on these days. But if you want I can write you from Internet-cafe on weekends.But I will have to pay for the time I use Internet. And I use free Internet at the work. But if you want I can write you. I usually spend weekends on fresh air at nature.We have got very beautiful places here and we with my girl-friends often go skiing.Only it's a pity that we haven't got specialy made places for skiing. But we have got large icy grounds, where a lot of people gather to skate. I like skating very much though I can't skate as a figure-skater.But any way it is very funny. In summer I like hiking with friends. We take tents, a rubber boat and go for several days to nature. Most of all I like shish kebabs. I don't know if you know what it is, but beleive me that there is nothing taster than meat cooked on coals and impregnated with smoke. On this I am finishing my letter, because it is late already and I have to go home. Next letter I will write you about myself more. And then I would like to learn more about you Peter. 
Elena

Letter 3

Hi, Peter. As I promised you last letter I will continue to tell you about myself. I recalled that I didn't tell you Peter about my education.I am correcting my mistake. In 1982 year I went to school. I studied there for 10 years. After succesful finishing school I entered a business college, where I got a profession of accountant. But it is difficult to find a job in our town if you haven't got a higher education. That's why in 1994 I entered Surgut State University. In 1997 I graduated and got a status of a specialist with a diploma. Now as you know I am working as an accountant. On the whole I like my job. Only I am not satisfied with my salary. But I don't despond. At present I am looking for the same job but with larger salary. I hope I will be lucky. I didn'ty write you about my private live. I think it is time to tell you Peter about it. I have never been married. I haven't got children. Half a year ago a had a boy-friendBut we interruted our relations. The reason is alcohol. At the beginning everything was wonderful. But then he began to drink alcohol. If he did it only at holidays I would not be against. But he drank constantly. I don't know as for your country but in our country the problem of alcogolism is a great problem. At fist I thought that only I had such problems with a boy-friend But I talked with my girl-friends and they told me that they had the same problems. That's why I want to find a friend not from Russia.I don't want to spend my life with an alcoholic. May be you think that I want an easy life. No, I don't want an easy life. I am not afraid of worc. All my short life I work hard. Even when I studied at school I tryed to earn money.During holidays I worked at the post-office and carried post. I don't hesitate of work. The only thing I want is to have a near me a beloved and strong man WOW I have written. And now I am thinking that I tell about it a man which I have never seen. I think that our correspondence is not a joke. For me it is very important. I heard that in Internet there are a lot of decievers.Please don't play with me and with my feelings.It will be a great stroke for me. 
Question:  You  asked agout our age difference
>I see your birthday is February 27, my birthday is on February 24,
>only difference is I am a few years older than you. Elena, I can see by
>your photo that you are a very beautiful woman. I am curious to know
>why a beautiful woman such as yourself, of 27 years would be interested
>in a much older man like me of 48 years. It is important for me to
>understand this. I think most women would prefer men closer to their
>own age.
You speak about age. For you it matters. You are interested in my opinion on this question. OK. I shall tell you. Age is not the reason. The age can not be a barrier. It is a simple explanation of many people. Answer the question: "When you love, you love by heart or eyes???".......... Well now you also have answered the question. The person loves by heart. Years are not barriers when you love. If you disagree with my ideas, write why. We may talk to you on this theme. I think I can prove you that age is not a handicap. Well, so I am finishing to write my letter. Ask your quastions and I will answer them with pleasure. If I have offended you Peter anything in my letter, please, forgive me. I could do it because of not knowing your traditions and rules. 
P.S. Next letter I will write you how I spent New Year and Cristmas.
I wait for your letter. 
Elena

Letter 4

Hi Peter, this is me again. Today I have got wonderful mood and I want to tell you about our holidays. Some days ago we like all people in Russia celebrated orthodox holiday Epiphany. This is the day when Jesus Christ was baptised. I think you Peter know it. From this the expression "holy water" appeared because Jesus was baptised by water from river. That's why we have got such a tradition - on this day people make a large there and the most courageous take off their clothes on the snow and jump into the icy water. Then they go out and dress. But before this a priest holy this water. It is considered that if you bath in this water you will never fall ill and you will wash off all your sins. And not only "sea cows" but common people from young to old bath there too. It is very funny to watch these people especially who tries for the first time. I had a desire to bath too but I couldn't And then after bathing people pour holy water from another hole into buckets bottles and carry home. On the whole it is very funny. In Russia New Year is very interesting too. Only it is considered to be a family holiday and I unfortunately haven't got any brothers or sisters. Though I have got an aunt who lives in town Tyumen. But she comes rarely that's why I celebrate New Year with my friends but this is interesting too. To tell the truth I feel upset that I have got nobody to whom I can put present under the New Year tree. Lately my parents always left presents under the tree and I couldn't wait New Year and tried to see what was there. For New Year I always buy alive New Year tree. I don't like an artificial one because from an alive tree there is a smell of needles all over the house. New Year 2002 I celebrated with my girl-friends at home. Usually we prepare a large table ourselves, a lot of people gather. On 31 of December at 10-pm we begin to see off old year. Then we watch a New Year speech of the president which stops 2 seconds before mid night. At midnight Moscow kremlin clock begin striking and while the clock strike. We must open and pour champaign and clink glasses. Then we go to our town square where there is a large New Year tree and almost all the town gather there. All familiars and non familiars congratulate each other some people mould from snow large figures - 2 meters high, snow hills for tresses and whatever. A lot of petards, fire works flash everywhere. Nearly in the morning we come back home, tired and hungry and rush to the food. Lately I dreamt to celebrate New Year in Moscow but my dream hasnit come true yet. As a matter of fact I didn't travel a lot though I was in Moscow twice with my father when he was alive.  Now I still want to travel some where for example even to Moscow. I want to go to one of the famous Moscow cinemas which are better then ours. I like film very much, especially when a film is interesting. I like your film especially fantastic films and melodramas. As for music. I like different music. I like Phil Kirkorov and group DDT. I think you don't know them. And then I like to listen classical music very much for example Bethoven. Then I like to listen Pavarotti. I try to translate many americans songs into Russian. It is interesting. Now I attend English courses. My teacher sais that I am rather good at English. I don't use a program to translate yours letters. I  read it myself. I studied my English in school and college. And I take english classes now. I do it for speak English more best. I speak on English. You ask about my boy friend and when we not together more. Our attitudes  proceeded with it 1,5 years. However we were engaged in sex only two times. 
Only do not laugh. I wanted to be engaged in sex with the sober person. I hope you of me understand. Therefore in sex I am not skilled. It disturbs you? So, I  have to run home. I will write you Peter tomorrow. Write me I am waiting for your letter with impatience.
P.S. I send you a photo. Near to me my schoolmates. I have met them near New Year tree. On middle my dog. Her nickname - black. 
Elena

Letter 5

Hi, Peter. It's me your friend from Russia. My working day has finished and I continue to tell you about myself. Only I don't know if it is interesting for you to read about different trivialities of my life, because I write explicitly. Only I wrote few letters in my life, so I haven't got experience in it. Some people write letters each other for years and always find what to tell. It is surprising.May be for this it is necessiary to describe every lived day, what events happened on this day, and what plans appeared for the next day. I remember very well how my aunt told me about myself. When she was young she corresponded with a young man too. He lived in Hungary. He didn't speak Russian.He sat for hours to write a letter. As a matter of fact it was very difficult for him to write a letter. But my aunt had difficulties too thoug the Hungarian language is easier than Russian. But in spite of it they corresponded for three years. I can hardly imagine it. My aunt even told me on a secret that she had fallen in love with him. But this story has a sad end. The men changed the place of living. And my aunt  finished to study and left for another city. Unfortinately the man didn't  leave a new address. So my aunt never saw him. I don't want it to happen with us. May I write you a letter? Usual letter not e-mail. I want you, Peter, to see my handwriting. And I will pour perfume on my letter Then you will learn how I smell.( Smile) Is it really funny? I can give you my address but I am afraid that you will send me presents for my birthday. But you shouldn't do it because Russian post doesn't work well. Parcels often don't reach the place. My aunt set me a parcel half a year ago and I haven't got it yet. This is the reason becase of which you shouldn't send presents. Peter, you would better write me some good words or send me a photoby usual mail. OK? Please, understand, it will be more pleasent for me. Let's do in such way. You will give me your address. I will write you a letter. As soon as it will reach you we will check how the post work. OK. Do you know what helps me during all my life. It is my optimism. I have gone through so many difficulties that if didn't have optimism I wouldn't know what I would be. And then I like to dream very much and I alwais dream and hope for something better. This is good and bad. It is good because when you dream and aspire to something it is becoming to live more interesting. I don't wait when happiness will fall from heavens. No. I am trying very much and want my dreams to come true. But unfortunately live is incredibly difficult thing not everything in this life depend upon me. So it is bad to dream sometime too. Because when you wait for something for long and long and and dream of it and the dream don't come true, then the dream brings more pain than happines whatever you do. I dream about many things but my dreams are not in a hurry to come true yet.
>Elena, if you were to go to Moscow, you would have to go by train,
>is this correct?
Yes.
>How much time would the train take to travel to Moscow?
Three day
>Is there an international airport in Surgut or in a city close to
>you which has flights from Moscow to Surgut?
No.
Well, I think this is all. I have to run home. With the letter I send a picture of me and my mum.I wait for you letter Peter, as the spring flower awarts the raindrops.
Yours Elena.

Letter 6

Privet, Peter!(Russian)
Hi,Peter! (English)
How are you? I'm OK. My day was wonderful. But only there was a lot of work. Today our company has received a new portion of goods. And there were a lot of customers. I'm very tired and that's why this letter will be short. Excuse me please. Today, when I had a lunch break, small birdie sat down on my window. She sang so beautifully! If you could hear! I asked her to send her songto my dear friend Peter. Can you imagine? It seemed to me that she has heard me, because she has flown off immediately. So I think, you can wait. If there will be the singing birdie near you, it's she. If I were a bird I would fly to you. If I might become a bird, I would become a flamingos. I like these birds. And what about you, what the bird would you like to become? I send you a new photo. Behind of me you will see the five-floor house. In this house I live. I send you a map on which you can find city in which I live. My growth - 170 cm. My weight - 57 kg. I am finishing my letter. Excuse me that it is short. I'm really very tired. And I need in rest now. I promise, that next my letter will be longer. 
Kisses, Elena.(English)
Celuyu, Elena.(Russian)

Letter 7

Hi my dear friend Peter!
(Privet, moy dorogoy drug Peter!)
So little time passed, but I missed you Peter very much. Your letters for me as the sunny rays at the dark day. Recently I have printed all your letters. I save it for home perusaling. And I often read it. Sometimes tears appear. Your letters are so sincere. They have given joy to my soul and to my heart. I have never had such feelings. It's awkwardly for me to tell you the following things, but I'm trying to be sincere. I'm very lonely here without you. All that I have are your letters. Please, don't stop to write me your letters. When  I feel bad I read it, and my soul calm down. But I all the same sad, because you not near me. I think you are that person whom I want to have near me best of all. You care, you honest and sincere!!! I did not meet such people before. I feel that I fall in love with you. I haven't had such feelings for a long time. I want to tell you that you are unique for me. My feelings to you are strongest and it's all only for you! I don't want to lose you now, when I have learned you, now when I know you. Now I know that I will do everything to see you. I think that it will be the luckiest moment in my life. Can you imagine that I'm walking in the airport and I see you,Peter. I throw my suitcases and I run to your strong men's embraces. I embrace you and kiss you, but not to the cheek. I kiss you to the lips. I can only dream about it now. But I believe that it will happen in any way sometime. Is it true? Tell me! And I will be the happiest woman and you will be the happiest men!!! I send you a new picture. It I at work. Please, please, write me! Write me often! I need you!!! I love you by all my heart!!!! I believe that nothing will stop me and I will meet you!!! I think that you will like the kiss I'm sending you. My hot kiss for you(Moy goryachiy poceluy dlya tebya!)
Yours forever 
Elena.
Quick note: "drug Peter" means "friend Peter", not the junk or the narcotic(smile).

Letter 8

Hi my beloved Peter.
My working day has finished and I'm hurrying to write you a letter. It's so nice to get letters from you. This morning I didn't go to my job, because this morning I flew to my job. Today I came to my job beforehand. And I was first who came to the office. First of all I checked my e-mail and I was so glad when I saw your letter there. I was on the seventh heaven. And I was happy all the day. My colleagues were surprised. They have asked me why I'm so happy. And I have simply answered, that I have good mood. They don't know that I correspond with you. When I read your letter, my heart sang. You my heart, you my soul, you my love and you my life. I need you; I want to be near you. I want to feel your breath. I want to embrace you. I want to kiss you. My lips will touch yours and your lips will touch mine. I don't know, what's happened with me. It didn't happen to me before. The weather is sunny today. The sun brings joy and love. The love blossoms in such weather. I'm glad that I have friend Peter, and Peter has me, Elena. Tell me about your ideas, job and friends.Tell me about your thoughts and dreams. I want to know all about you. Absolutely all!(smile) Last night I thought of us. About you and about me. About us together. I couldn't fall asleep. I thought what I can do to see you. And I thought what I can do to meet you. Today I went to the company that deals with making the visas in our town. I wondered how much it will cost for me to make American visa. They told me that this service will cost 260 USD. I said it's very big money, and visa can't be cost so much. Then they answered me to go to the American embassy and make visa myself. I thought and have decided, that the making of the visa in the company is better and more cheaply, because the American embassy is located in Moscow. I shall spend more money if I shall go to the embassy. The way to Moscow and back also residing there will cost much. I shall spend more money than 260 USD if I go there. I asked how long time it will take to make the visa. I was answered that it will take about one week. May be 2 weeks if there will be some troubles. I have asked, whether there will be troubles with visa, because there were the terrible terrorist actions in USA. I was answered that they will ask information about me in the police. And if in the police they will be answered that I the law-abiding citizen,  I shall get the visa. I have never outraged the law. And I have never done anything unlawful. So I must get the visa. And the visa will be valid within 90 days. I understand that our relations are not long yet and founded on trust. But I think that we should trust each other. Our relations are impossible without it. Many years I ask myself one question: "Why does everything depend on money?" I think that the money is not main thing in life. The main is when the people can and want to understand each other. I can live without the money. The main is to have a loving man near me. I want to come to you, but the problem is money, which I need to carry out my dream. The money separates us. Money, money and money again. The damned and accursed money... I have a wild desire to meet you, to embrace you and kiss you. If I would have money, I immediately would come to you. Money is a paper, but people's relations will stay forever. I understood only now, that the love is a strong feeling. And I'm glad that I have found this feeling. You are my feeling. You are my love. I had some savings. Also I asked my aunt to help me with money. So I can pay a part of money for the visa. I can pay 60 USD. And I shall search for the money further. Tell me Peter, can you help me? If you have an opportunity you can help me. I wondered how it is possible to do. There is an international company, which deals with money transfers. Its name Money Gram. It has Offices in many cities and countries. There is an Office in Surgut. If you want and if you can help me, you can send me some money using Money Gram according following data: 
IMPEXBANK SURGUTSKY
11/5 LERMONTOV ST
SURGUT, TYUMEN REGION, 
RUSSIAN FEDERATION 
626400
for Elena Fefelova
To get the money, I should tell the employee of bank your full name and some confidential numbers, which will give you, when you will send the money. The ring on my finger it's not wedding band. It is simple an ornament (decoration only for beauty) and no more. I haven't phone at home. And it's very pity. But I can call to you from the international public telephone booth. I'm very glad that you want to meet me. I dream about it too and I want to be with you!!! I want to thank you before you help to organize our meeting.
Much love from Elena!!!
Receive many kisses!!!
God Bless and Protect Us.


Elena Grineva (Kremenchug, Ukraine)

Hello, My name is JACK and I'm 49 years old and I'm American. I have 2 lovely daughters. The 'scammer' is named Elena Grineva. I remember writing  her 2 years ago and saw her ad accidentally just recently. So I wrote her again to see if in fact she was still trying to scam people. 2 years ago I didn't know any better . She pretends to be a 'rookie' at this thing. She says she works two jobs day and night but her responses to me emails were almost immediate ... at least within a few hours and always during her work hours. GO FIGURE.
Any questions ... please write to me at " ritzar@aol.com"
JACK

LETTER #1:

Hello dear Jack!!!!!!!
I was so happy to get your message and I am very pleased that you are interested in me,hope I will not disappoint you. If only you could know how lonely I am now in this imperfect wolrd.I was disappointed in men in past.Maybe this is because in our country men forgot that there are some very important values in the life such as decentness,faithfullness,honesty,caring and respect.I think that a family,children and relative people should be most important and dear for each person.But in our society nowadays these all things have lost their value and meaning. 
I was born and grown in such a family which was full of love,caring, mutual understanding and that is why I have always been thinking that in such a way it should be in this world. But unfortunately my life went in other way. But anyway life is going on and I do believe that everything will be fine.I am trying to be strong and overcome through the hardships in this life in order to fall in love again and feel and know that I am beloved as well.I am looking for my destiny,my second half in this world ,I want to be a good friend,a faithful wife and a passionate lover for my future only one man. I would like my man to be decent,loving,caring,tender romantic,real gentleman who will love me and respect me and we would be a perfect and the best couple in the world.
Maybe you are my perfect man whom I am looking for ? I smile. Dear Jack ,please tell me more about yourself and send me your photo. Looking forward to your reply.I send you my photo.Hope you will like it.
Sincerely
Elena
 

LETTER #2:

Hello dear Jack!!!!!!
Thanks for your photos,you look very well. You cannot imagine how happy I was to recieve your letter,it was like something turned inside me and I felt pleasant warmness which I am still feeling.I am really pleased that you wrote me because it means that you are really interested in me,i nterested in creating strong family with good children and caring ,loving wife. I would like to know more about you,your personality as soon as possible and that is why we should write each other as often as possible and make the efforts to meet in person and stay together forever.My dear,now I would like to tell you something about myself. I live in Ukraine in a small town Kremenchug which is 300km far from Kiev city,our capital. I have a son Hleb who is 7 y.o.He goes to school.He is a very good boy and I thank God that I have him in my life.Hleb is my only happiness proudness in my life for now,I love him very much .Yes,I would be happy to have even more children as children are the flowers in our life. I work on two jobs in order to survive in this crazy poor country.You even cannot imagine how we live here,maybe if once you come here you will see it by yourself and will be surprised how our people can live in such bad conditions.I do not want to stay here,I wish  these grey everyday life go to the past and I have new interesting life I dream about.I want to have only one lovely man who will love me and take care about me.It is so pleasant when man takes care about his woman and is faithful to her.But for now I have nobody beside me to take care of,I am alone and has to take care about my son as well by myself. Dear Jack,I ask you very much to write me only in the case if you are really interested in meand have serious intentions towards me.I am trying to be careful with these marriage services.I heard that some girls are writing to several men trying to chose one of them.But I do not want to do in such way because I found you and I am interested in you,I am willing to meet you in person and make our lonely hearts in one big loving heart and be together forever.
I would very glad if you can visit me here,we would be able to know each other much better in person meeting,we can write all the words in the wolrd but it would not be equel to looking into each other eyes. I ask you think about it,understand your feelings,thoughts and wishes and after it if you decide that you have found that perfect woman for you in myself so I will be the happiest woman in this world. Looking forward to your reply.I liked you very much and it would be wonderful  if we were together.
Kisses and hugs
With love 
Elena
 

LETTER #3:

Hello my dear Jack!
I am so glad to get a letter from you.I am very pleased to know that you are thinking about me and my son.I like to read your letters as in such way I can  know you better. You asking me would I like to have a daughter?Yes,I dream  about having a girl because she would be a small princess,a beautiful doll.You are happy men because you have two daughters and they can brighten your life with their baeuty.I would like so much to get closer to them,to know them better.Of course I would teach them to be perfect and gorgeous and true ladies.
About my jobs,so in daytime I work in the shop as a goodskeeper and also I work in the firm as assistant of accounter in the evening time but this job is good because I can take some paper work to do it at home.But I am so tired already to work so hard and so much and the awful thing is that I cannot devote much time to my son.
My dear,I will be so happy if you visit me here because the personal meeting  is much better than correspondence as we can write all the words in the world but it would not be equel to looking deep into each other eyes.I think we have found each other in this world and our first meeting will be unforgatteble and you will never regret about it.Dear Jack,I should end the letter.I am sorry I cannot write you big letters as I have to pay for it much money.It is very hard life here in Ukraine and nothing is free here.Our people have to work at two or more jobs to survive. My dear,I do not want to disturb you but I would like to ask you to help me in payment for our correspondence.I would appreciate you very much and we will be able to write each other often and without any problems,I do not want to lose connection with you. Looking forward to your reply with great hope.
Kisses and hugs.
With love 
Elena

LETTER 4: MONEY REQUEST. (Note, this girl has been doing this for 2 years yet she pretends she is a rookie).

Hello my dear Jack!
I am so happy to get your letter and photo.But I see on the photo only one of your daughter,she is very nice girl,I hope next time you will send me photo of your second daughter,I am sure she is also nice. My dear,today it is St.Valentine's Day.I am so glad that we have aquainted closer to this holliday.I want to conratulate you with this wonderful day.I wish we could be together on this day as it is the day for people who are fallen in love.All my friends will be with their lovely men but I will be alone again.I will stay at home and all of my thoughts will be about you only.I want so much to see you,to feel your heart beating,to hear your breathing and laughing,to find myself in your arms. My dear,I want to tell you that Gleb's father is not involved in raising his son,I am doing it by myself with no help from the side.That is why I think that he will not object because he is not interested at all in his son's life and destiny.As I told you already men in our country do not take care about their families,they just try to escape from the problems drinking much alcohol,using drugs and so on.That is why I am not looking and do not want to look for my destiny here.Many of my friends got married with foreigners and left for different countries and when they visit  their parents here they look so happy and full and strong families.Looking at them I came to this marriage agency and started to look for my destiny.I do want to believe that my second half I've been looking for is you.That is why,I am not willing to leave my country but I am willing to live in the place where my lovely man lives either in America. Honey,of course,I will be happy to meet you in Kiev as I do want to see you in person and you will be my guest and I will do everything in best way for you. My dear Jack,you know,I am a member of marriage agency.The marriage a gency's service costs per month 50$ and besides each sent orrecieved letter  costs 2,5$. Approximately per month it will cost 100$.I talked to the women who visit this agency also and they advised to use the service of Western Union as it is the quickest and safest way of transfering money.You should go to the WU office and send me money through them using my full name and address:
Elena Grineva
d.8,kv.73
ul.Pavlova
Kremenchug 39600
Poltava region
Ukraine
Well,my dear,I am ending the letter. Looking forward to your reply.
Kisses and hugs.
With love Elena


Evgeniya (Jane) Kudakova (Lugansk, Ukraine)
-agency - Slavonic Beauty

I am a white male from the USA and would like to report to you a scammer Evgeniya (Jane) Kudakova from Lugansk and what appears to be a scammer agency Slavonic Beauty. Her e-mail address that she uses is Jane1@boxis.com.ua . I first wrote to her at Match.com under the profile of janekud. She also has a profile at friendfinder at Kud_Jane and Abslolute Agency under ID# A1073412. She uses an Agency called Slavonic Beauty http://sbagency.hypermart.net . The manager at this agency is Svetlana Litvinova I would be very careful in dealing with this agency as there are many well known scammers listed on their site, maybe they are all scammers! They tried to get me to send them money in order to talk with her. I did send her a telegram to the address that she gave to me but they were unable to deliver it as there was no such address. She has all of the makings of a scammer even though I did not get a chance to send her or for her to ask for money except for this Agency which I am quite sure is a fraud especially by the fact that almost all of the women listed there as known scammers. 
Sincerely,
S. H. (Scammer Hunter)


Inna Biryukova (Kiev, Ukraine)

I met a girl: Inna Biryukova with Kiev@ukrainiantours.com, and had a terrible experience with her. She works with a man named Andre (he is the brains behind the scam) and I visited her last summer in Kyiv. What a shock! Firstly, she is not educated as her profile says. She doesn't write the letters, Andre does (I have had the same letters sent 2 weeks apart, I should have known immediately) She uses the address: 
8 Boychenko St Apt 301, 
Kyiv 
252000, 
but her phone number is the same as the agency's! There was no response. This man is terrible. When I met her there was no connection as she did not know whom I was after many months of writing, so I knew immediately, she never wrote the letters! 
Sincerely,
Dale Mulford


Ira Socochan (Donetsk, Ukraine)

I am a white male in the USA and would like to report a scammer who is trying to get me to wire her money via Western Union for a visa, passport and airline tickets to visit me. Her e-mail addresses are Ira@uspeh.donbass.com and also Ira1@uspeh.donbass.com. I first contacted her by Match.com under the profile of Ira4 and she also has a profile listed at Friendfinder under the profile of lubok555, another one at Match.com under flower16234 and one at Absolute Agency under Ira ( ID# A1314678). Her current e-mail address is Ira1@uspeh.donbass.comShe is a definite scammer. Her name and address is:
Ira Sorochan
Sumskaya st. 27/2
Dnepropetrovsk
Ukraine 49035
Her date of births are Dec. 20th at Match.com and Jan. 14th at Friendfinder. Enclosed are several of her photos and letters which she has written to me. I have not sent her any money at all. Here is the address of her agency which is most likely bogus and I would be very careful in dealing with them: "USPEH" http://uspeh-tc.chat.ru The Informational Centre of translation "USPEH"
Pushkinskaya street 52 office 37
Gorlovka
Donetsk Region
84601 UKRAINE
E-mail: center@uspeh.donbass.com 
Sincerely,
S. H. ( Scammer Hunter )


Irina Smirnova (Nizhnevartovsk, Russia)

I'm a single father of 2, I'm 37 years old, I'm a systems administrator for a law firm. I was contacted a few weeks ago, around the 15th of January by someone claiming to be this Irina Smirnova. I even gave my phone number and did receive a phone call. That was about Tuesday 1/05/02, the call lasted about maybe 30 or 45 seconds her saying she could only talk for so long. Anyway I was lucky enough to have found your website, and located her picture under your blacklist. She is using a completely different name under the picture listed on your website, but that or those are the pictures I received. I just wanted to warn others that this person whoever they may be is using a new name for this picture now. I'm not sure if it's important but this is the last letter that I received from her or whoever it is. 

First Email

Hi Bobby!
I am glad that you answered to my email. It's interesting to receive the email from man of another country. I want to tell you about me and my life. I am cheerful woman, I think that the people don't must be gloomy. I like camping,fishing (there are many men in my country who love fishing. I like to see movies. Usualy it's romantic movies, comedies. Now I want to tell you where I live. So, I live in Nizhnevartovsk, it's not small town in our country. There are many beautiful places here. Maybe you saw this places on the pictures in internet. Do you saw? Please tell me about your live place, your town. I want to know where you live. I have the purpose: I want to find my soulmate, I'm looking for companion of life with which I want to be. Of course I don't want to make mistake. My intentions are serious. You may think: why am I looking for man in other country? I think: Our country is beautiful of course, but there are some problems. There are financial problems in our country. It derivates drunkenness among the men, growth of number of criminal elements. I had two men, they are liked to drink alcohol. So, I decided to find my man in internet from other country, I choose the america because I think it's more successfull country. In future, if I shall have a children I want that they must live in normal society. I badly know the computer, I ask the internet center consultant from internet service for help to find the nominee, he show me 'match' service, I saw the profiles and I decide to write you. I decide that you quite worthy man. So what you think? You may ask about my english. You must know, our people learn english in school during five years. Then it learns in universities or college. By the way I finished the college of culinary. You know, I like to cook very much. My favourite dishes are italian and russian. I know english not bad. I can read and write english, I speak a little. Sometimes I use the dictionary to translate some words. I am 27 years old. I live in small flat which I rented. I have a mother. My father dead five years ago. He was taxi driver and he has got in failure (auto accident). I am very missed him. I havn't any brothers and sisters. My mother work in food-processing industries, she is casher of food store. I am work as bookkeeper in office of public catering. I make the receipts, checks and other. I think that you understand my english. Do you understand? I hope yes. I write you from work, we have two computers here for accounts department. I work five days per week. Sometimes I work in weekend. Please tell me about your life. What are you doing in weekends and free time? What do you do for a living? Do you work? I want to know more about you, and you? Sorry, I havn't pictures of me now, I shall try to scan it and send it to you in next email. If you will answer me, I shall write to you more about me and send my picture. So, please send me your pictures. I shall wait your email.  
Irina from Russia. 
Take care.
Irina

Latest Email

Hi my love Bobby!
Today is cold day here, I waked up at 6 o'clock and go to work. I go to work by bus, I stand on bus stop and I has frozen because the cold wind blows and I stand about 15 minutes there. When I went to work I looked tha email from you and I was very happy when I find it in my email box, Now I'm sitting and writing to you my love Bobby. When I was on bus stop I was frozen but when I think about you it's warm me and my heart. I Love you Bobby! I work here and think about life, I work on my work place and have about 1800 roubles per month, it's about 50-60 american dollars, the money is not important to me, I want only happy life, and it's enough to me. I want to ask you about your work. My work is not very hard, I like to work in general. I like to contain my house in cleanliness and order. Every weekend I make a general cleaning, I don't like the dust and dirt. I'm a clean women. And you must know that my love for you is clean and goes from heart. I think that the important thing is frankness, I totally frankness with you because I trust you and love you Bobby!!! I want that all people were honour, I like honour! We have the chance to embody our love and connect our hearts in life. I really want to see your face and talk with you Bobby! Tomorrow, I shall learnpossible ways of meeting,  I'll write it to you and we must decide about our meeting, I beleive and hope that you want it too, do you want it Bobby??? I want it all my heart. I'll write you when I'll know about it. How are you dream our meeting? I dream about it every day and I think when I'm go from plane, I'll see you. You meet me in airport we make hug, kiss and we go like the happiest humans and speak... It's my dream. I love you Bobby, I'll write you more later and I'm looking forward your email today. I LOVE YOU, PLEASE DON:T FORGET ABOUT IT!!!!!
With love, 
Irina.
p.s. I found out the rather visa. In our city there is a tourist agency. This agency will help me to make the visa to arrive to you. This visa is valid 90 days in America. I shall find out more rather visa.I enjoyed your words! It is very pleasant to me to receive many your letters after week-end!!!! I heard your music. It of SUPER!!!!! It is surprising! I like this music. I am very glad to receive many your letters after week-end!!!

I just feel that this warning might save someone else from some problems in
the future. Here are the latest photos I received.
Robert


Irina Smirnova (Omsk, Russia)

I am a black male age 31 living in the United States. I placed a classified ad on the internet to see if I can meet someone because I had a hard time meeting a good woman. One day I received a response from a woman in Russia. She told me a little bit about herself, her family, and her career. I responded to her as I was interested in her. Over the past two months we would write to each other all the time exchanging more and more information about our lives.  She seemed to have feel in love with me or I thought she did. I found it kind of unsual that she did seeing as though we never talked over the phone but I just thought maybe because where she comes from she was more concerned with a mans personality then what he looks like. Right around the first week of February she wrote me an email letter stating that her Aunt Olga has found a way to get her a visa in the same day and that she needed $299.00 USD to sent to here Via Western Union or we would miss this chance for her to come and be with me. I got really suspicious of her because out of the nowhere she would ask money from me and she would never answer any specific questions that I would email her. She was very detailed on how and when I should send the money but questions I would pose to her she would gave evasive type of answers. The place she told me to send the money is the same as the one posted on this site. It is: 
ROSBANK 
SPORTIVNY PROEZD 5A
OMSK
644042
RU
IRINA SMIRNOVA
Also the pictures I have are the same as was sent to G.L.G with the same email address at irina_voot@fromru.com. I really thought this woman really cared about me but it broke my heart to find out that she was a scam artist. She is still sending me emails claiming that she loves me and can't live without me but I know that it is all a lie. I like to Thank You for having this site up. It really saved me from severe emotional pain and financial liability. 
Alonzo.


Irina Tarakanova (Kiev, Ukraine)

It seems like this Person (who ever it might be) does not quit easy! I read the other men's "ad's" on her, But now she is saying that she's living in Kiev Ukraine, and the Agency working whit her is now "Paradise of Angels", and Tatyana Perlotva is the account manager! And she told the same thing after 2 emails, she needed $1850 to get to the USA, on a student visa and her deadline was on the 18 of February of 2002. She asked me for my phone number, and then she called me about 3 times in all, I got suspicious and I contacted my long distance phone company, and they tracked down Irina's phone call , and the company found out that the call was made from inside the USA, it was not an International call.......I already contacted the Consular Offices of the USA in Kiev and the Ukraine Embassy in Washington checking out the address they gave me! I suppose they are working on it! The money was intended to a Sergey Khomenko in Kiev. They are working with Western Union............Be smart, guys! don't be scammed!.....and thanks to the owner and manager of this webpage.
Sincerely
Jorge................Arizona, USA


Ukrainian Pearls (Odessa, Ukraine)
Email:
ukrpearl@ukr.net

Victim: 49 year old, white American male, divorced with no children; high income professional seeking marriage partner from Russia or Ukraine

I met Tanya, a young Ukrainian woman with a 5-year old son, on the Internet in January 2001 through Dating.com, not Date.com. We began corresponding with each other through an interpreter who was employed by Ukrainian Pearls, an introduction and dating service based in Odessa, Ukraine. I paid a 3-month membership fee of $160 for unlimited translation of emails and interpreter for telephone calls. The dating service also provided flower and gift service at a nominal fee. I thought everything looked honest and respectable. I started sending money transfers via Western Union to Tanya for her travel and living expenses in preparation for our first meeting. I also sent her money for the purchase a home personal computer, so we could communicate easier in the future. I send $3500 from March - June 2001 through Western Union. She always "acknowledged" receipt of the money, but never told me how much she received. I was a little suspicious, but ignored it. We met in Odessa, Ukraine in July 2001. I paid Ukrainian Pearls another $2000 for apartment living accommodations, bicycle rentals, driver fees, and interpreter services. During our 2-week visit, Tanya never mentioned anything about the money she supposed received from me. Again, I ignored her silence, but I grew concerned that something was wrong.

I returned to America and continued corresponding with Tanya. In August, Tanya informed me by telephone in broken English that she never received the $3500 that I sent her through Western Union. She was so embarrassed about not telling me. She feared losing me. I inquired about the matter further. I emailed Ivan Kretchan, proprietor of Ukrainian Pearls and voiced my complaint. Ivan refused to discuss his business policies with me, even after being a "good customer" from January through August. I pressed the matter again by repeat emails. I also emailed our interpreter about the matter. The interpreter claimed that he translated every email and his boss, Ivan, told him to never disclose to Tanya how much money I had sent her by Western Union. I learned that Ivan always picked up the money at Western Union on behalf of Tanya and never gave the money to Tanya. Ivan also ordered Ruslan, our interpreter, to change the translation of my emails so that Tanya never knew the exact amount of money that I sent her. I ordered an investigation from Western Union, but they were unable to produce documentation that was sufficient to prosecute Ukrainian Pearls for attempted embezzlement. I never heard from Ivan again. He fired Ruslan for insubordination. He visited Tanya at her place of work and verbally chastised her in front of her co-workers for telling me the truth. Tanya was so embarrassed by the entire experience that we separated. I never heard from Tanya or Ukrainian Pearls again.

I will never send money again through Western Union for anyone because, in spite of Western Union's "strict policies" about "only designated recipients can receive funds," the truth is that ANYBODY can receive funds on behalf of someone else, if they have enough connections or corruption at the receiving center. Ivan terrorized Tanya into believing that if she told me the truth about the disposition of the money I sent her, she would never see me. This is emotional manipulation of the worst kind. It is evil and nearly impossible to identify until the damage is done.
Randy Volkening
rvtech@earthlink.net


 

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