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Thank you for writing and providing such an informative site. As I lick my wounds and contemplate my future, I am happy to learn something out of it and will eventually forgive this woman and move on.

Thanks again for providing an invaluable service.

Black List - page 73: UPDATES
February 28, 2002 - page 2

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Lubov Bazhenova (Tumen City, Russia)

My name is Joe and I am a widowed white American, 41 years old in South Carolina, and I work for the telephone company. I was contacted by "Luba" on She left a msg. with her email address for me to reply to which was
I replied, although I was skeptical. Within a few days of surfing the net, I came across this site and I found a Russian woman's picture who had contacted me about 6 months ago and as the typical story goes, declared her undying love for me after 5-6 letters, and then wanted money immediately to come to me. I then was suspicious and refused to send money and she stopped contact. Well, after seeing this, I was definitely suspicious about this "Luba". So I asked her for a full name, address, and phone number. She replied with 
Lubov Bazhenova,
59, Lunacharskogo, 2,
Tumen City, Russia, 625001
but of course she didn't have a phone, but wanted my phone number to call me. To make a long story short, when I got her full name, I came back to this site and I found this name along with several variations of it, and several different addresses, as well as totally different pictures of this person. Her story to me was exactly of the others on here, but some of the names of her family and friends were different. Of course there was this evil teacher at her university that was also stated in other letters I found on here. I also found her listed with six different "screen-names" on, and contacted them and she is now deleted. I also contacted and they stated they had removed her name. I don't believe they did because I tried it again just to see, and it did go through. I found it funny that a lot of her letters to me were word for word identical to some posted on here.
Joe C

First letter after initial contact:

Hello, Joe!!!
I was so glad to receive your quick answer on my email to you, which I have sent to you through site I want to say to you, Joe, that your answer was so large surprise for me, I didn't think that I will can see your answer so quickly. Thank you for your writing, Joe. Ok, let me to tellyou about myself more information ok, Joe? As I said to you earlier, my name is Lubov. But I want to say to you that my friends call me as Luba, Lubasha in more cases. My dad and mum like to call me as Lubonka, basically. It is so tenderly in theis opinion. Ok, I want to tell to you too that I'm a lady of the age 27, I was born in February, 27, 1974. Also I want to say to you about my parameters. My height is 173 cm(5'8''). My weight is 52 kg (115 lbs.). I live in Russia, Tyumen City which is situated in a Western Siberia. Here is exact coordinates of a geographical position of Tyumen City: a northern breadth is 5711' and an east longitude is 6529'. I hope that you will can to find my city on the map without any problems too. I want to say to you that the population of my city is approximately 555,000 people, in my opinion my city is not large in comparison, for  example, with Capital-Moscow. A distance between Moscow and Tyumen is approximately 2000 kilometers. Also I want to tell about time zone of Tyumen. It is +2 hour to Moscow time. For example, if in Moscow is 9:00 am, in our city will be 11:00 am. Also I want to tell to you about our weather. Today is -7 degrees on the street, it is snowly too, there is a large quantity of the snow, and what about your weather? Joe, I want to say to you that our city is one of the beatifulest ities of Russia, I think. Our city is a large industrial centre, city of a science and any cultures. I like my city very much. Also I want to say to you that I ave graduated from Tyumen State University, I have finished this niversity in 1999. I have a Diploma of speciality " The Organization of a leisure of outside educational activity of the schoolchilds". Also I want to say to you that I have learned English language in the Universtiy too, I hope that you understand my English, also I want to say that I can speak on English freely. Please, tell me about it, ok? Also I want to say to you that I use a computer, here in my job in the college, at our boss's cabinet, he has permitted me to use an Internet when we have a free time. Ok, I must  finish my email to you, I hope to hear from you your email soon, please, tell me about you, about your life, ok? I would glad to know about you more. Also I send to you my photo, I hope that you will like my photo, please, tell me your opinion about my photo, also I will wait for your pictures too. Ok, bye!!! See you soon...
Waiting for your next email,

letter #12 - where monies were first mentioned:

Hi my dear love Joe!!!
I am very glad to receive your warm and lovely letter my darling. I know that our hearts will together always, because our love is eternal, this great feeling connects the another people and us through a continents. My dear, my love Joe, as it seems, this feeling which includes a three basic feelings. These feelings are a trust, careful attitude to each other, and complete understanding to each other, sometimes even understanding without words,do you agree with me my darling? But not looking on that love is very strong great feeling, it also is very fragile, realy my dear, because only one word or an not right action can destroy it and already anybody willn't can to restore this great feeling. Probably, you will think that a purpose of all my correspondence with you it is only desire to leave for America. Believe me my darling, it is not so my love, the fact in that when I began to write to you, I couldn't to believe what it is possible to fall in love through the Internet. I thank Internet that we found each other my darling. Only I have decided to try to do it and that from this it has turned out. We with you love each other very much and we should be together, because we can't withoiut each other my darling. I have learned much in the searches as we want to meet each other very much. My dear, I have a good news for us my darling Joe!!! My girlfriend Natasha have connected with her aunt Irina to Moscow at last. Irina has said to Natasha that she has learned how much cost a visa and a foreign passport too. Irina have called in embassy and there have said to her that it will be better for us with you, Joe, if I will have the visa of a tourist too. This visa will valid during six months. With this visa I can travel till USA without any restrictions. The price of the visa, as Irina was informed in embassy, is 155 US dollars. Besides the process of registration of the visa costs 60 US dollars. By the way Natasha's aunt Irina as has taken an interest about other kinds of the visas too, as to her have said, that there is a set of kinds of the visas. For  example, visa of a bride. Irina has thought that this visa of bride approaches to us, but her in embassy have said that this visa costs more expensively and its registration costs a lot of money. It is 490 dollars US and the registration of the visa will during 4 months, it is very long. From it because the tourist visa is better variant than visa of bride now for us my love Joe. My Joe, I want to ask you my dear, that you will help me with the money recourses on the documents. As probably you know an economic situation in our country, simply it is awful, and at our college don't  give the salary to work personal during a long time. Our government explains it to those that they simply don't have money and they havn't a recourses on the salary for the teachers in total. By the way I ask you my dear send to me 305 dollars. It is certainly large money, you probably have thought what is it more than the cost of the visa. But I must have a recourses on the air plane ticket from Tyumen City to Moscow too the cost of which is 2720.50 russian rubles or it is 90 US dollars. By the way Natasha's aunt Irina will find the prices of the air ticket for the fling to  you too. She will say about it later through a few days, she will find a cheaper airtickets, also she ask you to say to me about the air tickets which cost in USA, ok my dear? But now at first I will must to begin a process of the registration of all necessary documents for my fling to you my Joe. If you will send me this so necessary recourses for this  documents, it will be better for making through a system of Western Union or MoneyGram too, but as Natasha with Martin have said me, it will be better to send a recourses through Western Union too. Also I want to say to you, Joe, when Martin asked Natasha to come to him in Oslo City, he have sent a necessary recourses on the documents and air ticket through the sistem of Western Union too. As to me Natasha and Martin have said, it is the best and fast transfer system of the Western Union too,  besides this sistem is a safe. You will can to use the sistem of MoneyGram too as Martin have said me, but it will better through Western Union. My dear Joe, when you will send the money, send it on this address, which is here:
Lubov Bazhenova,
Diplomat Bank,
Uritskogo St., 36,
Tyumen City, 625000
When you will sent this recourses, it will be necessary for me that you must send me an important information which from you required at a parcel of money. It is ten-digits, that is "Money Transfer Control Number" or MTCN. Without this data I willn't can to receive the recourses which are necessary for my coming to you my dear Joe. My Joe, I understand that it is a large money, but to me any more on whom I can to rely and on this I ask you about your help with it. We with you love each other very much and we will together, simply I am sure in it my darling. I am waiting and I am dreaming for a moment of our meeting in your airport my Joe. I will cry in this moment, because it will from our happiness my dear Joe. I dream as we will live together my darling, to go for a walk, keeping for our hands my love Joe. I want that you will show me your native land, a places where you like to go for a walk and you like to spend a more your time. I want very to be with you my, I want it very much my dear, I love you and I miss you my love Joe. My dear Joe, I want to say to you that I have spoke with my parents about us again. I want to say to you that they have so many happy smiles for us too, thay are so happy because we love each other very much, simple they have said me that we wwill happy with you and they wish us a large happiness together! They see my feelings and my happiness from our love with you, and they understand me that we with you can't without each other and wish us a great love in this time and our future life too! A hot hello from my parents to you, Joe, please, accept the love from my parents, they love you as a relative son! Also a hot hi from Natasha and martin too! Ok, let me to finish my letter, Joe, I hope to see your letter as soon, as possible, my love!
Thinking about you my darling Joe,
Forever, your love 

letter #13 and final letter:

Hi my love Joe!!!!!
I write you this letter very urgently, because my girlfriend Natasha has called to her aunt Irina to Moscow again. After their speaking Natasha has informed me in some information. The fact in that Natasha's aunt Irina has called in embassy again and there her have said that it is possible to receive the visa in a few some nearest days too, but it will necessary for this a money recourses very urgently. My dear, my love Joe, I ask you to help me with the charges 305 dollars as I asked you earlier on the registration tomorrow my dear Joe. My dear, I have tried to borrow this so necessary recourses at Natasha and Martin too, but they have spent this recourses for their future air tickets too in Oslo City. Also I have asked  this recourses at my parents, but as I knew, they havn't so big money too. I have tried to take a loan in the bank too, but it was without any results too. My dear, please, I hope you find this so necessary recourses for the registration of the necessary documnets for my fling to you, please, don't hesitate!!! I hope only on you, only on you my dear Joe!!! If now we let's miss this so sole chance, then it is necessary very long to wait then. I think that our God gives us such good luck and we with you should use it my darling. As only I will receive the money, I can ake off for Moscow, in embassy and issue the visa. As Natasha's aunt irina has said us an air ticket it is not problem because already for a long time she works in a system on tourism and also she will can get to me a cheaper tickets. My dear, also I want to say to you that as Irina have said to Natasha, the visa and passport will registate during 8 days too. From this I have made a happy conclusion that if I will begin a registration since Wednesday, or February, 20, the documents will registarte in February, 27. My dear, I will have my Happy Birth Day on February, 27! Joe, I will can to fly to you on February, 27! My dear, I can't believe in that we will spend my Happy Birthday together!!! I will so glad, so happy to be with you in my bithday! I will happiest woman in the world! Because I will spend my Day with my love man, my dear, Joe! I think what is it good and happy news to you and you will support me my darling Joe. I so wait for this moment what even I will go from my mind from expectation. My darling, my love Joe, at last night a dream about our meeting has dreamed me. It was a beautiful dream about that as we with you have met and then we had a nice night of hot love. You caressed me and my body by your warmth hands and I love it my darling. I answered you on yours caress by my sweet kisses and my warmth caress. I love you my dear love, also I wait for the moment of our meeting to carry out all ours dreams. If you will help me with the charges for the necessary documents tomorrow,  end it on the same address too, I have gave it to you. Also don't forget about that data about which I asked you. I hope that you will do all correctly, because from it depends as be fast we with you we can together. My dear  oe, I want to say to you that Natasha and Martin will go to Oslo City when I will go to you, they said me about it, I was so surprised by it,  also I want to say to you that they send you a hot hello, also my mom and dad are very happy that we with you wil together soon my darling. They said me that I must learn you Russian Language when we will together with you because they so want to speak with you my darling, when we will visit Russia in future, I hope that you willn't against from it that we will visit my parents in future my love Joe. My parents say to you a hot "relative" hi too. Again, my parents asked me to say to you that you are as a native son for them, they said. My darling, I so miss you my darling I love you and you love me too, and as it should seems to me, we must to be together my love Joe. I will wait your letter with a happy news for us my lovely man my Joe!
All my warmth kisses
my love caress only for you my Joe,
Your and only your great love, 

Lubov Smirnova (Makeevka, Ukraine)
Osanna agency Don Bass 

I am 37 years old from Switzerland - I started communicating with this lady  a few months ago - Her name is Lubov Smirnova. I knew her from I  was just coming out from another scammer relationship in which I had lost  some money. However, what seem unique to me with this one was her constant reference to God - she seemed quite real and apparently she didn't even ask for money, but constantly referred to her mother who was sick and the  medical fees, which seems to be too expensive for her. I was quite outright - I told her, I wasn't going to be responsible until I can sit down with her and talk - however, I was so stupid to send her a 50$ for our communication. What made me suspicious was the fact that she made a mistake on one of her later in which she referred to me with a name of somebody else - the whole scam came clear when I phone to the agency (Don bass - which is the real scammer) - she was not the same Lubov who is so tender but a cold voice of a monster. That's when I checked the blacklist and found the Devil - a pretender who comes as an angle of light!! The following are the wonderful sweet sensation of this devil.


Hello, my dear Mr. Bin!
I am very glad to continuer our correspondents. I hope that everything was OK with you and your relatives those days. I want to thank you for you. You change my life for better like the spring sun can change the weather for a few days-you are my life and my dreams. It is so wonderful to feel such way... But our life consists not only of good but bad time too. I am worry about my mother- she is in hospital now. Our doctors are good but the medicines which she need cost a great amount of money but the others help her very slowly. it is very difficult to understand that you can do nothing to help such person as your mother. I hope that The God hears my prays and helps her to recover as soon as possible. Sorry, I don't want to bother you with my problems and troubles but I feel that you are kind man and can understand what I feel these days. I am an optimist and believe only in better... Please, take care about yourself. I wish you to be health. I send you my kisses waiting for your soon reply. 
Only your



Hello, dear Mr. Bin!
I need your letters and your sweet thoughts and you,Honey... Of course,you are right that only our meting help us to realize better that we are the parts of one unit-you and me... It is wonderful to imagine your sweet smile, kind and full of love eyes and warm hands- you are the perfect man to me- I feel it by every inch of my body... I need to see you and to be behind you 24 hours a day, if it is possible... But nowadays you are there and I am here and only our letters can bring the peaces of our thoughts and feelings to each other. If only it would be possible to change something I wish only to appear in your arms. I send you my long warm kiss waiting your soon reply. 
Only your Lubov.


Hello, my dear Mr. Bin!
I feel myself so unusual way- you are so far from me and I have never seen you but it seems for me that I have known you for ages. I trust you so that ready to follow behind you to the end of Earth... Of course, I understand quite well that only our meeting show us the true reality of things- and help us to feel, if it is possible to create the family. Please, forgive me but I have no possibility to click see you photos and albums, I have seen only your beautiful card and rose. Roses in button are my favorite flowers- they look like a lady- full of beauty and mystery at the same time... Thank you very much for them. I like you very much,Mr. Bin. I wish to be behind you kissing every inch of your face... I so worry about my mother but I have no possibility to help her. I am so sad that these peaces of paper which we call- money means more in our life then the people lives. It is terrible. But I hope that the God is with us and help my mother to recover soon. My brother worried about her too. He was so young when our father died. I don't want that this illness take our mother too. We so love and need her. I am sure you understand me,dear. Please, forgive me that I bother you with my problems but I so trust you. Only such man as you can understand me and share my problem not only best moments of my life. I send you my warm kiss right on your sweet lips. 
Only your Lubov.


My sweetheart,hi!
I am so happy to receive your letter,my future!!! Mr. Bin,I trust on you, my intuition whispers me that you are the right person for me... Thank you very much for your prayers. My mother is much better now but lack of money to buy the necessary medicines play its role in her recover. But I am sure that our prayers help her a little,my Angel. Our God is so kind for His children that He is constantly taking care about us,human beings!!! I'm really happy that I met you in my life. I don't know what I would do either if I don't meet you, Mr. Bin. I'm certain that you and I are meant to be together. I just know that deep within my heart that this is all happening for a reason and though it may not be easy but in the end it will all be worth it and we will be happy with each other. I am so thankful that you have come into my life and one day I will be able to show you how much I appreciate you, dear. I wish we could have met years earlier but it is meant to happen this way so I can't change destiny. In life there are up and down cycles and at certain timeswhen you are up things don't cross your path at that time which you want, they sometimes cross your path when you are on a down cycle but if something crosses your path then, you will appreciate this more. I'm not sure I am making any sense here and I will explain this to you when we meet. When we meet I have so much to say which I don't think I could properly convey in a letter. You are my inspiration and you make me think that anything is possible and I never have felt this way before. I hope that you feel the same, my dear Mr. Bin. I must tell you that I feel very positive and excited about our future. I have to tell you bye for now, dear. I'm thinking about you all the time... 
Take care, 
your Lubov.

Letter with the wrong name

My sweetheart Mr. Bin!
I like how you share your thoughts with me, i feel how The Father's hand is guiding us to each other- we are on the right way,dear!!! My future husband i am very dedicated to our relationship. I feel very positive and excited about our nearest future... I wish to create a family with you and be a helping hand to our parents and loving ones. Thinking about you(about us!!!)I am ready to forget about all the difficulties and troubles- I wish to pray one day behind you- feeling your shoulder close to mine,my Mr. Bin. My address and full  ame are:
Sedova street,172a/18
My honey, I wish to hear your voice. It helps me to imagine myself close to you. You call me,my sweetheart!But unfortunately I don't have a telephone at ome. So we may use the telephone of the Linguistic club. Mr. Bin, don't be afraid of my bad knowing of English. I can speak a little, but I understand almost everything if you speak slowly, of course. So, here is the telephone number of the Club 380-62-385-27-21 Is it possible for you to call me on Monday,the 28 of January at 17.30 (Kiev, Ukraine time)? And mind the difference of time, my dear Keith. I miss your sweat voice and you,dear!!! I send you my warm kiss waiting your soon reply. 
Only your Lubov.

Maria Saleeva (Norilsk, Russia)

I am a white American male, single, no kids, age 37. I received contact from this person through I corresponded with her for about four weeks. I became suspicious when she declared her love to me and then asked for money later on. I am familiar with the visa process, so I did not send any money. I continued to communicate with this person since I found no scam info on her. I finally found a similar picture at under known scammers ( Elena Koldyreva from Ekaterninburg ). Attached are several photos, "money" letter, her given info, and e-mail routing info. 

She claims to be from Norilsk, but does not describe the weather accurately. This town is closed to foreigners, so going there is out of the question. Did not reply to my meeting her in another town in Russia.

Initial letter:

Hello! Let me introduce myself. I am a nice-looking girl from Russia. My name is Maria, I am 27 years old. I am rather tall (170cm), slim. My hobbies are music and reading. I am fond of sports. Ia m good at badminton. Besides, I like walking on foot. It seems to me that nature is the most harmonic and beautiful thing in the world. And I often try to spend my free time in the open air. I also like to travel. It helps us to meet other people, get new interesting useful information and communicate. I have graduated from the University. I am a teacher of a secondary school. I speak English and a little bit German. I am a sincere, faithful, kind and tender girl. I like to laugh and enjoy life. I have a good sense of humour and I like jokes. I don't drink or smoke. I am interested in marriage. I have never been married because it is a very serious question for me. But I hope to create a family someday. I would like to meet a SINCERE, kind, tender and honest man with similar interests and values. To my mind, the main human value is kindness. If you are kind everything will be fine in your life. People must be kind to each other and try to do only good things. In spite of today's world problems we must not forget taht we are people and all in this world, in our lives depends upon us. A man can build and also can destroy! But it is much better to be a builder, isn't it? If you are interested in my personality, please write me about yourself.

Money letter: ( 7th letter in chain )

Hi my love John, 
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 minutes. By the way you must send the money on my passport data. Here is my data: 
Metallurgists STREET 34-93. 
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 

Given info: 
Metallurgists STREET 34-93

Here is the routing info: ( dialup account in Mari-El Republic - ( maybe Yoshkar-Ola) - far from Norilsk ).
Note: The user ( last quad ) is different for every letter

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J W. Evans

Maria Saleeva (Chelyabinsk, Russia) 

I'm a single man who is 34 years old, never married and have relatives in  Sweden and Norway. I was looking for a woman in Russia or the Ukraine because I have heard that they are very good women from my relatives in Scandinavia. My first letter from her was the 30th of January and we are still actively e-mailing each other so she doesn't know that I'm on to her. I noticed on page 71 (please check that page) different addresses are used. So there may be more than a couple people scamming out there with her pictures.  I didn't find out until now that there were black lists and I may be reporting on another lady soon.



Metallurgists STREET 34-93. 


John B.

Maria Saliva (Khabarovsk, Russia)

I am a 46 year old man from the USA.  This is the third scammer that has contacted me this year.  I am getting smarter about identifying them now.  From the very beginning I knew this lady was a scammer. First she contacted me from my profile on Friend Finders...same as the other scammers.  Her email address was similar the is used my many of the scammers on your list. She fell in love with me by the third letter and was asking for money on the fourth.  Of course she asked that I send the money by Western Union like all the other scammers.  I played along but this time I sent her four identical copied or pasted letters I had sent my mother and the photos I attached were of my dog!  Never once did she comment on the letters or photos...of course not she never reads the letters or opens the attachments. I will not bore you with any more details because they are the similar or the same as the others.  I will paste the first and money letter along with some photos.  I hope she enjoys my dog photos because that is all she got from me.  

Letter #1

Greetings  Tim.  
You  really  compel  me to be pleased each your letter, I Pleased, which you want to communicate with me. Then I shall continue  History  about  me it is direct. My growth 170 cm. - average growth  for the girl And I do not think directly very highly. Mine too average  weight, I weigh Only 56 kg. Color of my green eyes, it is bad probably  In  a  photo which I have sent you. I have passed(missed) to inform you in My last (last) letter, that I never was for the husband, and that I never had Children you already know about it. I am right? I hope,  that you Understand my letters because I am not absolutely well capable  to write In English, though I completely understand it, and I can  speak.  On  it  to  I  to have necessity to use the program - the translator.  To  speak,  in  English  I have at school then I studied  at  university,  and  I had the highest Estimations. I always very  well wanted to speak English. I like to Listen to various music. For  me  there are no distinctions in it That it: SHAKE or POPULARITY, the main thing, that music was beautiful. In The general whom music of the  tool  is more to similar me, I very much, likes to go in Theatres and to look actions and games (play). My favourite color, Color of red roses.  I  am  very similar to these colors. I am very similar To read novels  of  love.  Most  of  all  in  life I do not love treachery The favourite  person. Probably it that I had in the last trouble With it, I  already  spoke  you  about  it.  A question - that I loved that The person  in the past, but it(he) has deceived my dreams, it(he) had the mistress.  And  When  I  have learned(found out) (found out) about it, could  not arrive  in  itself  very much Long time. After that I long could not trust people. I have told you About this case because I want to  entrust  to  you  all  secrets  and I hope, That you will not have secrets  from me, you see only so we can be very much Good friends who have  no  secrets from each other. I would be Characterize style of my life according to one offer: " do not wish the person From this you do not  wish  yourselves. " Such value of life to me Very much to similar and  I  would like this, all people on a planet lived Precisely as. In leisure  I  like to be engaged in sports meets. It helps me to Stay in the  excellent  (various)  sports  form. Now in us colds begin Also it will  be  fast  snow, both I shall ski. And you ski? I heard, That for this  purpose  it  is necessary for you enter mountains Because in you not  enough  snow  lower(omit)  or  do  not leave in The general? I am right? Inform me more about city in which you live. I shall be pleased to study (find out) it. I wait your answer. Also I Still a lot of many about me is direct. 

The money letter #4

Congratulations  my love Tim, 
I am very happy to read yours The letter,  as  always. Many thanks for your good letterI was interested One  Travel agency about an opportunity of travel to USA. And then to Me have told, that with it there are no problems, and I can arrive in You.  Only for this purpose again and again it is necessary for me to Issued  (released((exempted))  for  me  directly the visa, and then I have  left in Embassy, And in me informed, that to me it is necessary to  pay  on 47 Dollars the Visa and registration to 21 dollar, I have left  in The embassy and in me, there was 50 dollars in hands, I have told  them,  That I have 50 dollars, and them have told well, give 50 dollars.  And  Me  have  begun  registration.  They  have  started to do(make)  (do((make))  (do(make)  ((do(((make))  (Do(make) (do(make)) ((do(make)  (((do(make)))  the visa to me. But to finish registration it  It  is  urgently  necessary  to  bring all Documents which is the review  From pass to hospital and It to cost 102 dollars and more and more  Registration  and made According to many documents, foreign The passport  and  all  necessary Accusations which is all from them, USA For  413  dollars,  will  cost.  You Understand? I have told, and it Possible(probable),  later, which I give Their their Money because me to  run  into  debt  There  is  enough money to receive all from them Documents.  To  me have told, That they can wait approximately within the limits of limits of 5 Days and if for me As I believe in you, and in  us  to  both,  that all in us It will be Good! And I hope, they - Everyone,  I  shall be good. I know it. If you Can send this money to me as soon as far as far as Possible(probable) (probable). Please, if you  can  send me this money these 5 Days. Well? It - very important, which  we  could  meet (to execute) You. I wait! And the visa at last was made in 2 weeks or is faster if To pay 24 more $, Also it will be good  for three-monthly. It - visa B - 2, the tourist. But Concerning me  have  explained,  if  us to want, Marry, she(it) (it) (on it) (on (It)  we can be changed (are replaced) (are replaced) ( Replaced) for constant.  So,  I  want  To  inform,  that Money it is better To send system  of  bank  named  the  western  Union. It - System, it Is very reliable,  also  Transfer  (moving)  of  money  (moving)  (moving) is executed  Within  the  limits  of limits of 15 minutes. As you should send  Money  to  mine The passport the data. - my data: Maria Saliva, USSIA,  Khabarovsk,  STREET LENINA 42-92. After you will send money,  you  in  bank  Informs  ten  numbers  (numbers)  (numbers  ((number)) (numbers number) ((number ((number))) (MTCN, number (number) (Number ((number)   (number   (number)   (number   (number)))   the   control (management) (management) (management), Also does not pass (avoid) to write  your  full  Against the address And YOURS the FULL NAME (NAME) (the NAME ((NAME)) (the NAME (NAME) ((the NAME ((the NAME)) which you are   filled   in   a   package   (the  Package  ((the  package  (((a parcel(sending)))  money also should inform me it. Yesterday night, I had  remarkable,  sexual  dream to be relative you And I. As you take Hands  of  me  to offer a kiss and to pass soft, Wide bed. Gentle and sensitive to place me in it (her(it) (it) ((it) to Touch everyon  he Part  of  my body (body) (body ((body) (body (body) ((body ((body))), and  me yours. It deletes (deletes ((rises ((lifts))) us up to Clouds of  happiness  and  Ecstasy.  I  should  express  it  to  you  to  be Divided(shared)    (divided((shared))    (I    have   Divided(shared) (divided((shared)))  the Part it with you. I should find out, whether you Also have dream Concerning similar character (mark) ((mark mark), or - only I. You and I, anyone still. I love you very much. I want to speak  Like  To  you.  We  now  have snow. Snow brings love. The love prospers  in It is Weather. It - very romantic situation. When all is white,  Beautiful  falling (about (autumn) of snowflakes. I love you, is very much Strong.

Marina Svetlova (Murmansk, Russia)

I'm very glad to finally find you list. I was scammed by Marina Svetlova of Murmansk, Russia. This happened around Aug 2001 to Oct 2001. I actually sent her money several times. It was a little rewarding to see her pictures and letters she sent to others was the same as some of that she sent to me. I actually received about 60 letters from her. She was to fly to me 2 times. I went to airport - no Marina. Thank you for your services. Maybe some other honest hard working guys won't get ripped off. 
Her e-mail address at that time was

I have since destroyed all pictures and letters because I felt pretty stupid.
Bruce E

Natasha (Yoshkar-ola, Russia) and Olesya (Samara, Russia)

I am a divorced white 49 year old American. This contact originated by her E-mailing me from the Absolute I have carried on a conversation for about 1 month with Natasha. At the same time she said she wanted to come here to be with me, my company changed E-mail addresses. I then got an E-mail from a woman called Olesya, wanting to start conversations. Today, on my old E-mail ( which is still being forwarded) I got the request for money. I already knew it was a scam because under her second name she sent a picture that I could tell was the same as Natasha. ( Same day, Same clothes)

Initial letter for Natasha:

Hi, I have seen the announcements on and I liked your structure very much! You have seemed to me as the good man. My name is Natasha. I am 28 years old. I work as the children's doctor in hospital. I like children and animals.I am interesting in reading books and going in for sport. I have the romantic character. I want to find the happiness!!! If you think me the person you like,look through for my structure I hope a lot for the answer in a short time. 
I am waiting for your letter, 
My e-mail is

Letter wanting Money (after just 3 weeks)

Hi my dear Fred,
I have learned that is necessary for me the passport and the visa. I have girlfriend which can to make for me all necessary information for reception of the visa.I can receive for small time the visa and the passport for 350 $. I can hope only for your help. I still can be in time on to you on mine birthday. Today at us coldly and in the street ice. I constantly think of you.

Initial letter from Olesya

Me name is Olesya.
After Valentine day after all my girlfriends have left to meet with the husbands and guys I has decided, that the friend with whom I might connect all further life too is necessary for me, but such person with whom I would not be happy is not necessary for me. 
My number ID A1968018 
I shall tell to you slightly about myself, me 26 years, I live in city of Samara in spite of the fact that it is very beautiful city, here very difficultly to find the good person with which it is possible would be to connect the life, the purposes of people in our city very much low, and the girlfriend has advised me to look same people as well as I in the Internet, I and have made I have gone to the Internet of cafe and have found a site which to me the girlfriend has advised, at her mum as has got acquainted with the person from Germany. From all countries which were offered me on a choice, I have decided to choose USA, on films and under stories I know, that people for which his (its) personal honour and decency is appreciated more than any petty interests live in this country. After short viewing structures I have seen yours which most approaches me, and have decided to write to you in hope that I shall receive from you the answer. Excuse I has distracted from the story about itself slightly. As I to you already spoke me 26 years I live in Russia, city of Samara, my weight makes 54 kgs at growth of 171 centimeter. At me higher education on a speciality the ecologist, but on the trade I do not work, as on it (her) it is very difficult to find work. I work to help the bookkeeper in the company which is engaged in sale of home appliances. I live one without parents, my parents were lost at a fire of 6 years back, my grandmothers and grandfathers communists, my relatives were noblemen when Russia king corrected earlier, but there was it for a long time. I never supported ideas communists, they have resulted the country which once was great power, in full route. But about it I shall not continue to me this subject not so it is pleasant have shot. 
I live together with mine cat Murka, she (it) my best friend! She (it) also likes to ask to have a meal black color at me, in exchange on it she (it) may sit next hours me and purr. Unfortunately I badly know the English language so I the first time shall be to use the translator, but I go on rates, on studying language. With impatience I wait from you for the answer. 
Your new friend from Russia 


The photos sent from the two 'women' were of the same girl in the same clothes.
Fred A Slaymaker,
Decatur, IL 

Olga Yureva (Kazan, Russia)
AKA Zinaida Petrova, Elena Votrina, Elena Volodina

street of Gorkogo 24-6 
city of Kazan, 

Her latest email address is:

I am a single white American male 45 years old, who thanks to your site was  saved a lot of money and heartache. I originally was contacted by on 1/20/02 about a match from their service.

From email #7: 

But before our occurring it - there are a lot of  difficulties. I have the girlfriend, which one work in transport agency. She(it) has told me, that in USA the visa, which one lasts within 3 months there are 350 bucks. It is very expensive for me. I do(make) my grant 60 bucks per one month.

From email #9: 

I talked to my girlfriend from travel agency. She speaks that visa B-2 is necessary for me. The visa is registered 2 weeks and operates 3 months then. It to cost 350 dollars. Tickets to cost 1200 dollars there and back. It is very many money. Unfortunately I have no such money. If you may help me with money to speed up our meeting, you may send money through Western Union. The address of bank:
1 Dekabristov street
Kazan 420066 RUSSIA.
Olga Yureva

Money was only requested in these two emails. After finding your site 2 days ago, and praying to God that what I found was not true, I contacted one hour ago with what I had learned. I will inform you of the outcome on their part when I am contacted by them. I have included a copy of the email below:

Dear Sirs:
I recieved an email on 1/20/02 from your site about a possible match with a girl that uses the name russiangirl. Her name is Olga and we have corresponded heavily since then, with plans on meeting in the future. I know this is sounding like a "true love found" letter, but let me assure you that it is not. The saga took a severe left turn about 3 days ago when I discovered a website discussing Russian girls scamming men for money for non-existent plane tickets and visas. That website is
I believe that she is one of those listed on that website, because a picture that she sent me is listed under three different names on that website. Those three names are:
Zinaida Petrova
Elena Votrina
Elena Volodina
The name she used with me was Olga Yureva. 

And to make matters worse, the letters on that website all sound eerily familiar to the ones I have recieved. I have copies of all 15 emails she has sent me, along with all of the photos she has sent. She suddenly changed her email address 2 days ago to 
Her old email address was
I hope that this is coincidence, but I fear I am wrong.

 I hope this email 
saves the next person from certain heartache and possible financial ruin.
Robert Orth

Olga Yurieva (Kazan, Russia) - 2

I'm a single dad of 1 daughter, living in Australia. I was contacted by this person "Olga Yurieva" through the Freindfinder website.

I have seen most of the letters she has sent me on your website, and her photos also. When it came time to "give money for a visa" I decided it was time to do some checking, and luckly I found this website! She is also listed under these names on your website; Anna Garanina Vladimirovna / Natasha Kuvshinova / Elena (Kazan Russia) I wont bother copying the emails as most of them are already listed on the website.
I'll attach only a single photo as you have them all too!!
Thank goodness for this website!!

Update on possible information on the whereabouts of this person for those who have been scammed
Upon checking the details of the emails this person sent to me I have found this:

Received: from ([]) by
mx01.****** with Microsoft SMTPSVC(5.0.2195.4617);
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 22:44:24 +1100
Received: from andron ( [])
by (X.X.X/X.X.X) with ESMTP id OAA23500

When I checked I used and I found that this is a Russian Internet service provider, providing dial up accounts.

This information will be of value to those who are forwarding complaints to the FBI, and will provide a possible trace to the person who is sending these emails.

This person obviously has an internet account with this company. Everything is traceable on the internet now days, all you have to do is contact the company, and match the times the emails was sent, with the company's log of who was accessing the free email account in question, in my case it was They can match the IP address used to access that website, with the time, and then you have the dialup account used to take your money !!
With that a name and address can be retrieved from the dialup company in Russia and the FBI can go to work.

Thanks for helping us all out.

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