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Black List - page 84: UPDATES
April 5, 2002 - page 3 

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Olga Verstakova (Volgograd, Russia)

Phone number: Home Tel. +7 8442 972119 Mobile Tel. +7 9023 104881 

Early Feb 2002, I contacted an Olga Verstakova from Starmatch agency, after several letters, we agreed to meet in Cyprus and I transferred USD760 to cover her travel expenses. I haven't heard back from her since March 5 and all phone calls are rejected once she knows it is me who is calling.

9 Feb 2002 

Hello Dear Adel! 
Thank you very much for your interesting letter. How are you doing? I do hope that you are fine and have great weekend!
Really it was nice to hear that my English is not too bad. I have written my letter by myself. I learnt English at school, after at Academy and after when I realized that I need it for work I used to take some lessons at privet teacher. Sometimes when I have a possibility I watch movies in English and I read books and magazines.
I am very glad to answer your questions... You know I felt very good impression from your letter... About my work I really don't know what do I have to tell... I think you have a very interesting too! Now is the beginning of lent term and we have to prepare for it at work. You know at our Academy we have also students from Asia and we teach them three studying years in English. I have never tried it because it's new (only the second year). Next week may be I will try to do and I quite worry about it... My English is not fluent and teaching needs special terms... But I hope that I will manage it. My father is physics teacher and he works at Academy too. My mother is an economist.
The weather here is very bad. It's about zero and very dirty! I use to go to work by feet but now it's impossible. I like nature very much and to watch nature (my road is near river Volga) is pleasure. Our city is one thousand kilometers from Moscow to South-East. What about the weather at your place? I saw on TV a couple of weeks ago that it was very big storm in Sweden. Is all OK at your place now? Where do you live in Sweden? Is it too cold there now?
My daily life is ordinary. I work... Sometimes in the evening I meet with my friend Julia (she is my best friend). Sometimes we meet with other friends, but not so often. In summer we use to go to country side. I like swimming and taking sunbathing very much! As you have seen I have a cat at home. But also I know that it is a responsibility to have them. That's why I decided not to take a dog. Cause it needs a lot of care. 
I like listening to music. Practically every month I buy a CD (when I get my salary). Fortunately we have a lot of illegal versions (may be one half illegal) and the price is not high. The last one I have bought is the CD of A-HA. I like this kind of calm music. What is your favorite stile in music? Do you have some favorite singers?
Dear Adel I also think that the best way to learn each other is to meet. I would like to meet with you very much. I think that the 12th of March is possible. I have an international passport. But how can we arrange it? Please let me know what do you think? We have here in Volgograd a lot of travel agencies and many of them offer help in getting Visa to Schengen (I suppose that Germany is Schengen) countries. What kind of information should I learn? 
So now I am ending my letter hoping to hear from you very soon. I am sending two pictures of me - in winter and in summer. And I would like to receive some of yours too...  
Have a nice weekend! 
With all my best. 
Yours, Olga. 
PS Dear Adel which e-mail address is preferably for you? I am sending the copy 

11 Feb 2002 

Hello Dear Adel! 
Thank you very much for your letter with compliments about my English (really it was nice of you) and your card with congratulation on Valentine's Day! How are you doing? I hope you are fine. Dear Adel I also think that meeting is the best way to know each other... I would like to meet with you very much in March. So I have learnt some information today about Visa to Germany. I can not prepare documents from Academy. At first I am not a students, after all bureaucratic machine and so on... The best way to prepare something like tourist Visa through a travel agency. I called today one. There woman said to me that it needs nearly two or three weeks and it costs approximately 150 USD. Unfortunately we don't have direct flight from Volgograd to Germany. At first I will have to fly to Moscow and after to change airports and fly to Germany. But I really hope that these problems can be solved... So what do we have to do now? Dear Adel may be we can discuss it on the phone?
My day today was a little tired. But the weather today is so nice! It's all day sunny! And of course it brings mood on the top!
So I am ending my letter hoping to hear from you very soon... 
Have a nice evening! 
Fondly, 
Yours, Olga. 

17 Feb 2002

Hello Dear Adel! 
Thank you very much for your letter with photos. You are really attractive man! About my photos I don't have many scanned photos unfortunately I don't have a scanner at home) so I am going to send to you some which may you have already seen on site... 
Dear Adel I am sorry for delay of my replay but I was so tired after working week. Friday was really crazy day! I think that we have charter flights directly from Volgograd to Larnaca but in summer only. I would like to meet with you in Cyprus specially I don't need a Visa there. But anyway I will have to fly from Moscow. For now we have flights from Volgograd to Sharm-Al-Sheih (I don't know right writing) in Egypt on 23 March and back on 31, also we have charter to Dubai (Arabic Emirates) may be once or twice a week. That's all. What do you think about all it? Dear Adel practically every evening I am home and I will be very glad to speak to you. I have a mobile phone but it's too expensive for me to speak on it for a long time (it's expensive here and also income calls from abroad will cost more anyway. So may be you will send me sms message and I will answer you that I am waiting for your call? 
My mobile phone is +7 902 310 4881.
I wish you nice evening with wonderful mood! 
Waiting to hear from you or to hear you very soon. 
Fondly, 
Yours, Olga. 


Olya (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia)

Her name and e-mail initially was Olya - Meri2002@talkmatch.com with the initial subject line: Match.com - You've Got Mail: 1 

Her name in subsequent emails: ArtOlyaGirl - ArtOlyaGirl@yandex.ru ; subject line then varies (Hello Brad; gde ti moya radost; I to search for the serious man as you...; Hi my sweetness Brad; My dearest Brad; My pleasure Brad) 

I am divorced, Caucasian, 42 years old, self-employed. I received an email via Match.com, stating that she was wanting to have "serious attitudes" with me on 27th Feb 2002. I've since received 10 emails, and sent 10. The last received was a request for contribution towards US$375 to visit me. The first few of these emails are nearly identical to those on your site, but further evolved - listed on your site under Page 74: Updates 28 February 2002, Page 3 - Olya (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia) / AKA Natalya Dementyeva, Marina. The last email to which I have not yet responded, requests that I assist with US$375 travel, and Visa expenses to visit me - and urges urgency due to her holiday, and states that she had asked her mother to sell her garden to pay for it! This last email was only received 2 days ago. And I found this site prior to responding.  The photographs sent to me (4 of) are identical to those on your site under Olya (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia)  
Brad Clinch

Letter 1

Kind day. My name Olya, me 27 years. I live in Russia. I want to have with you acquaintance and to create the serious attitudes. I to want shortly to get the family. I very much to want, what I to find the love with you and to create happy family. I am adjusted very seriously to create the family, I to think that you as is adjusted seriously. I tried to find the love at myself in Russia, but at me it to fail. Because I want to find the adult and serious man with serious intentions. But the men adjusted not seriously came across me, they to want only sex. And I to not want to be engaged sex with the not favourite man. On this we did not have serious attitudes. I to want to try to find with you our love and to create happy family. If you to want to have with me the serious attitudes, I to wait for the letter on my new letter box ArtOlyaGirl@yandex.ru . 
The best regards, 
Olya. 

Letter

Hello Brad. I am very glad so soon to receive from you the letter. Me very much has liked, your photo, but I would like to receive new photos from you. I have bad English language. I want to speak, that I learned it at school, and behind that at university. Now I go on rates of study English. I have growth of 172 centimeters and weight of 51 kgs, I have education of the doctor, I the psychologist. I work in a children's garden and I live in city Yoshkar-Ola. it to be approximately in 700 kilometers from cities Moscow. I was never married and I do not have children. I want to speak you, that I very much love children. I possessed experience of dialogue at myself in Russia with the men. But they were not adjusted seriously and we had to part. I want to tell that I do not smoke and I do not drink strong spirits drinks. But sometimes I love to have a drink in the good company not much vine. I want to speak, that I am able well to play on a piano, I have finished musical school. I ! want to tell, that I live with my mum. I want to you to speak, that I love various music, but basically classical. I want to have the serious attitudes with you, to find with you the love and to create happy family. I shall be glad, if you it as will want as I. I want to speak, that I write you from computer firm and sometimes from my good familiar woman. I unfortunately do not have computer and telephone of a house. I think, what it will not be for you by a problem? I want more to learn about you, about your family. 
I think, that you can to me soon answer, 
I shall write soon 
Olya.


Paradise of Angels (Kiev, Ukraine)

Below is the scam attempted on me by Paradise of Angels through Match.com Attached are the pictures of "Oksana." 

Letter 

Dear sir:
My name is Tatyana Perlotva, account manager for Oksana Stolyarenko, our client. She has asked us to send you some information regarding the processing of her account. We understand that you may be interested in herarriving to your country to meet with you. Oksana's account costs is $1850. This will cover all of her legal documents, visa and travel costs.  Please be aware that Oksana has a deadline of March 21, 2002, to begin her process to your country, otherwise she will need to reapply. This deadline is mandated by government department sponsoring these programs, not our office. To reapply, her process could take between 6-10 months to be reapproved again  and there is no guarantee that she would be approved once again. Oksana is currently in preapproved status and can be made ready in 5-7 working days time from start of process. Because she is quite close to her deadline, if you decide you want to sponsor her, please inform us right away via e-mail, and we will forward the information on how to make payment arrangements, etc. Meanwhile, we will need the name of the International Airport you would need Oksana to arrive to. Once we retrieve payment, Oksana will be processed and ready for travel to your country within 5-7 working days. 
For your convenience, I've included a breakdown of cost below:

Service Description Cost

Open Acct Preparation of New Account 300
Visa Enrollment Foreign Student Exchange 200
Qualifying Process Process confirmation of physical test, interview and background checks 100
School Registration Enrollment to school w/30 day waiver to attend 300
Airline fee Tickets to any International Airport 700
Misc/fees Embassy, E-mail and various other process fees, etc. 250
CURRENY = U.S. Dollars Grand Total 1850

Oksana will arrive on Student Visa status. However, she will not be obligated to begin any schooling for 30-days. This means if you two would like to become married or engaged and reapply for marriage visa or fiance visa it will supercede the restrictions of student visa. Oksana is looking for serious relationship with you of course. She does not expect more than that. Our process is simply an avenue to put you two together. Do not worry, we will be sending many instructions, along with all of your options as packet with Oksana, both in English and Russian language.
If you have any questions, please feel free to forward them via e-mail.
Sincerely,
Tatyana Perlotva
Account Manager

Paradise of Angels Internet Club
5 T. Shevchenko Blvd., Kiev 
01002, UKRAINE
Vladimir Orlova, President
Please contact ParadiseofAngels@mail.ru for more information

S.T. Nis


Paradise of Angels Agency (Kiev, Ukraine)

I met a lady through paradise of angels internet dating, from an ad that was placed on the match.com site and was contacted by the agency and the lady advising that papers could be processed for her to travel here within a short period of time and that she had already been approved for a student visa to the US. Processing money was required $1850, and after funds were sent she was in need of additional funds $1500 as required by US customs to depart the Ukraine to the US to show that she had support when arriving here in the US. This company gave me two reference individuals inside the US (NY & CA) who spoke to me on the phone and claimed to be very satisfied customers of this agency and that I would not have any difficulty with the transaction. I do have their emails, names and telephone numbers. I would have never considered sending this money had these individuals not spoke so highly of this business in Kiev, which makes me think that they had to be a part of this fraud. I have not been able to reach them or get a response from them since all of this has collapsed, despite the fact that I have left phone messages and emails for them. I have also not been able to get a response from the paradise of angles people through numerous attempts within the past couple of days via emails. They had indicated that the lady was confirmed on a flight to washington Dc yesterday April 1, and I waited for four hours at the airport and no one showed up. When I was unable to get any response from the agency that I sent the money to, I began to search the internet for their web site if they had one and found the scam alert site, in which I located the lady in question I was sending for. This is when I began to contact you for any assistance. The names associated with the Paradise of Angels internet club are as follows: Vladimir Orlova, president, Tatyana Perlotva, acct mgr, Valentina Fal (person who accepted western union wires) Pavel Alekseev, vice-president and oksana stolyarenko (lady who I sent for, email: oksana_117@hotmail.com The men who were given as references and who I contacted to verify the creditability of this agency were as follows: William Boyer, Brookyn NY 718 2884171, email: billyboyusa@hotmail.com and Timothy Felton in LA, CA 213-3040902, email: tfbusiness@yahoo.com. 
I am out a great deal of money. I do not know the reality of getting it back. So let me know as soon as possible. 
Thank you
Anthony D


Pavlo Sirotyuk (Volovets, Ukraine)

Just thought you would like to know that Pavla is still at it! Here is what she sent on 30 March 2002 under the yahoo profile "kolovorot2000". 
Thank you for identifying this scammer!

Letter

Dear anoriginalprofilename. I saw your personal add. You know you are very interesting person. It'll make me upset if it was only a joke. My name is Pavlo (it sounds like [PAVLA] in English). But friends call me Pava. I'm 23 years old. And I'm from Ukraine, The former republic of USSR. I hope you'll drop me a line and who knows… I'll be waiting for your letter very much. I also have many pictures if you want to see. 
Sincerely yours. Pavlo. 
P.S. Please use my e-mail address. Here it is: perepelka2002@yahoo.com


Randy


Sveta (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia)

I am a 37 year old white male living in Texas USA. I posted a profile on Friend Finder and soon after received the folllowing emails from SVETA at the following email address svetarus@bk.ru. I was searching for information on her hometown on Google.com when I discovered your website. Incredibly, the 3 emails from Sveta were displayed on several different pages to different people. The body of each email was identical. Sveta is using different pictures to what I could find on your website. In fact I'm not even sure that the photos are of the same person!
Thanks for the great website and warnings.
John

Letter 1

Hi. I am very pleased so soon to receive from you the letter. I would like to receive new photos from you. To Me very much to similar, that you to understand mine not so good English language Language. I want to speak, that I has learned(found out) it in school, and behind of it in College. I have growth of 170 centimeters and weights of 54 kg, I have Formation(education) of the doctor, I'm a psychologist. I work in children's hospital And I look behind of behaviour of children. I live in city Yoshkar-Ola. It to Be approximately in 850 kilometers from cities Moscow. I want to speak you, That I very much love of children. I had experience of dialogue in me directly in Russia with the people. But they were not adjusted (are adapted), is serious also we owed Part. And they very much frequently to drink alcohol and in set, and It not so is pleasant to me. I think, that in you - not a gift (pre-sent) such habit. I want to inform, that I do not smoke, ....

Letter 2

Hi my Dear. I to write to you the letters from Internet cafe. It is very speed. I do not have children! I was never married! I very much want to marry. My age 25 years. I earlier termination(ending) musical school. I to be able to play on the piano. I to work the children's medical sister. What you to love to do(make) in free from work time? It I by  the black sea. What you to love from the foodstuffs? Today at me by  target (day off) and I have decided (solved) to you to write. Today we with the mum we shall go to the grandmother. She lives in 50 kilo-meters from our city in a village. I live in city Yoshkar-Ola. There at it (her) a perfect nature and circle of one wood. She will prepare pies which are done (made) in the furnace. They very tasty (delicious) and fragrant. You probably such did not try. Mine the feelings with each letter to you become stronger and more strongly. I talked to the mum concerning ours with you of the ....

Letter 3

Hi my! I very much pleasure to your letter. I yesterday much to work and could not write to you! I to want to speak more about myself! My work consists in treating and to prevent diseases of children. It is the very neces-sary work. I to work on changes. It once in afternoon, other time in night. I very much to love my work. At home I have a dog. Its(her) name Palkan. It is the large dog, but very kind. When I to play on the piano she(it) to sing under music. I to play different music. Me to like music of the composers such as Bah, Shopen, Mocart and oth-ers. My favourite food is sea products, and, also various fruit salads,  but I also can prepare and other dishes. Ithe very good cook. In mine free from work time I to go walk in a wood or on lake, when warm weather. In winter evenings I love laying in beds to read the romantic books, and also to do(make) of a wool of the ram of a sweater and scarfs. I also very much love sports. I to be engaged ...


Tatiana Shishkina (Kazan Russia) 

I am a 40 year old male from Pennsylvania USA and I found your website when it was too late. What really seemed weird about this woman was after she scammed me she sent me an e-mail apologizing. Isn't this unheard of? I had placed an add on Lovecity.com and she contacted me. Neither of us had a picture on the site. At first the letters seemed that she wanted to be friends and then she started falling in love. Her letters were not explicit though and I thought of her as a wholesome person. After about 7 letters ( about 3 weeks) she started to fall in love. After about 12 letters she wanted to fly to me but didn't know how to. After about 15 letters I had sent the money for a visa ($248.00). Then next was an airflight of ($620.00) and last was an insurance of $550.00 but I told her I didn't have the money so a few days later she said she borrowed $200.00 from friends and would only need $300.00. All of these were sent by Western Union. 
He address is:
Tatiana Shishkina
Lenin Street 27-15
Kazan Russia 423600

First letter:
(the actual first letter is deleted from Lovecity.com files so this is the letter she sent after I replied only asking for more info about her without going into detail about myself. My add had some detail in it though)

Hello my friend.
I am sorry that it takes me so long to send to you a reply. It is very pleasant, that you have answered my letter. I want to know more about you. I am not good with Internet and computer. And I am sorry if anything were wrong in my profile. My name is Tatiana. I am 28 years old. I live in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. It is the town in central part of Russia. I work as a teacher in a comprehensive school. I am very cheerful woman and very much love children.  I was born at May 29, 1974. I am 5ft 5in (172 cm) height. I have blue eyes.  I keep health life, and engaged in sports, I go on dancing. I love to listen to music and to read books. Also I take a great interest in cookery and knitting. I dream to find the partner of life. It will be kind, sympathetic, tender and clever man. I would like, that such man will become my husband and live with me all my life. As for children, I don't have any. But I am not against them. I want to have strong, amicable family. I has never been married. I live with my parents. I very much love them, but I should arrange the personal life. May be, I am naive, but it seems to me, that with the help of Internet I can find the worthy man who is ready to share all my pleasures and problems.  At school I studied English. And now I study English independently. But my knowledge of language is not yet enough to talk now. I think that I can improve my knowleges with your help. Can you understand me?  I want to arrange my personal life. I want to find the man, who can become my husband. I want, that it was the kind, sympathetic, decent and clever man. I am really tired from loneliness. The reliable support in life is necessary to me. As for me I am ready to become the fond and tender wife, good housewife for this man. I would like to learn your thoughts and intentions. I think they are serious. I can't promise you anything, let's be the friends.  If you want to have fun, do not write me any longer, I will finaly learn about it. I need the man with serious intentions. You know, it seems to me, that you are respectable and honest man. I think, that we can understand each other.  I hope for your answer.
Yours faithfully 
Tatiana.
P.S. I have written enough frank letter. I hope you are not confused. People must trust each other.
 

I guess anyone could get suckered by this beautiful and innocent face

Letter requesting funds

Hello, Greg.
I love you. I miss you very much. Your letters do make me feel good. My mother even said me that I have looked better.  Thank you for your poem. It is nice. You asked if I play or sing. I don't play but I can a little sing song. I like to sing when someone play on guitar or piano. And I am told that I do it enough well. I have been to my agency today. They said that everything goes well.And I will get my visa next week, on Thursday. Greg, I asked them about a plane ticket. I was told that it will be cheaper to fly from Moscow. I can get there by train. It will not be the problem. As for price, I learned that I can buy plane ticket here in my company. They have their own travel agent. And it will be cheaper than to reserve ticket in other company. They work with Aeroflot Airlines, it is Russian airlines company. I checked the price from Moscow and it is about 620 USD. They said that it is the best price here in Russia. What do you think? They said that there are sits on flight on next Sunday. I'd like to fly to you on Sunday. And I have reserved ticket for this flight. Now I must pay on Monday. Don't you mind? Can we pay for ticket on Monday. Please, write me back. I am so excited. Send money soon if you can. I would like to pay for this ticket.

Today I had a conversation with Maria Ivanovna. She is the teacher of the English language at our school. She is 50, she's going to retire on a pension. We discussed with her the problem of language barrier. She has told me, that when she was on training in England, she has fallen in love with an young teacher (Englishman). They had a love-affair. In that time she had poor English, but her friend understood her. When they remained alone, she did not use her knowledge of English. She understood him without any words. Smile. I think, that we will have the same situation. Now I do not worry about it. But I will work on English much. Anna Vasilevna promised to have some English practice with me. I want to work with her on my speech. Anna Vasilevna has told, that I can write well, but my speech is not enough good to communicate without any problem. I hope, you will help me to take possession English in perfection.  Well, I close my letter. Think of me. I think of you constantly. I get very excited thinking of our meeting. 
I love you.
Tatiana

She had all the flight information and when she asked for insurance money I started to get suspicious and called the airlines about this. They said they didn't know anything about this and she also wasn't on the passenger list. At this point I truly wanted to believe her and asked some prying questions as to who wants the insurance why are you not on the passenger list and I also stated my friends doubts. You will see the results in the next letter:

Letter

Hi, Greg.
I see that we must to gain an understanding. These last two days I was running over to my company and checking all that facts that you noticed in your letter. I want to tell you at first that you made me a little sad. You told you think that I am not going to come to you on Wednesday. Greg, you are wrong. I have very strong willing to come to you. I have checked all you were talking about. I asked them in my company why I am not in the passengers list. You see they said that they reserved some tickets for their company and it is the reason why I am not in passengers list. I will fly under their company name ticket. Do you understand? As for insurance I have found out that my company takes money for insurance not Aeroflot. They explained to me that they are responsible for my life when I am in travel. There is the law in Russia, that doesn't allow to be responsible for others without insurance. You see it was just juridical question. I didn't know it. I am sorry. I would had to know it earlier. You asked if I am able to come on Wednesday. Yes, but I need to pay this accursed insurance. I understand that your finances are very low now. But I don't know what to do? You asked me to get money here. I have asked some my friends to lend money to me. I could get only 200 USD. I am sorry I can't do anything else. I need your help. Maybe you could borrow another 300 USD for me. I need them tommorow morning. I will see if I could delay paying before Tuesday, but you see I will have to come to Moscow on Tuesday. Well, everything is in your hands. Make your choice. You told that the guys at your work made you angry because they said I just wanted your money. You must say they were wrong. Thank you that you don't doubt in me. Greg, I love you very much. We will be happy together. We have to do last step. Please, do something. If you really love me send money and I come. If you doubt in me, just tell me. I will return your money to you. If the only reason for your doubt is money than it is not worth to worry. I will return all money as soon as you want. But I am afraid that they will not return money for visa. Make your choice. Please. I hope it will be for me. Not for these guys. I love you, and I want to be with you.
Tatiana.
p.s. You asked me to to ask someone to take photo with me and with a sign saying "I LOVE YOU GREG". Sorry, I have no time to do it. You also asked for name of my company. It's called "Cruiz".Greg I am not playing games. I love you.

So I sent her the money she replied with a thank you, well I will let you read it:

Letter

Hi, Greg.
I love you. I have got money and already paid for all. Thank you. You see I am in hurry now, so my letter will be short. I have a train to Moscow in two hours. I must have time to go home to take my luggage. It is not large. Two suitcases: big and small. To be honest I am a little afraid to go to Moscow it is very large city. But I hope everything will be all right. You wanted to know what I will have on me. It wil be blue jeans and blue jacket. You will find me easily. And in any case don't forget a poster with my name. Thank you for advice of your mum. Say her hello. Well, I must go. I will write you as soon as I get to Moscow ans find there an Internet cafe. I love you and I will see you Wednesday! 
Bye now my love. 
Tatiana

I went to the airport waiting for 5 hours as there were 3 flight delays and lo and behold she never showed up!! Well, I blasted her with a couple of e-mails the next day. I knew I would never hear from her again......or would I? Check it out!!

Letter

Hi, my dear Greg.
I love you. But I must say something important to you. You sent me money and I promised to come. I am sorry I can't come to you. I must confess that I lied to you. Please, don't do anything. Just read it and try to understand.  Everything I said is the truth, but only two things I lied. I said that I was going to come. And I said that I have no any children. I have a son. You see, it is the most important thing in my life. I love him very much. He is 5 now. And he is very ill. All these money I tryed to get for him.  He is a handicapped person from birth. He has weak heart and he needs to have an operation. At first  everything was allright with his heart. But last year thing turned for the worse. Doctors said that he will die if he will not have this operation done. This operation is very expensive. You know that I am a teacher and I have no money to have this operation done. I worked very hard trying to get money. I was trying to work at three works. I couldn't do anything. I gave way to despair. Then I heard about Internet scam. I would never want to do this horrible thing. I hate myself for this. But I had to get money. I am very sorry. Please, forgive me if you can. I know you probably don't believe me. I will be damned for it. I know I hurted you very much, but please, try to understand me.  I am not going to justify what I have done. There is no justification or it.  I was trying to ask people for help they were deaf to me. Only one woman from Germany helped to me. She sent 100 USD. But it was not enough.  I will never do it again. I promised it to my self. It is better to be a prostitute. This way you will not have to lie. I know you probably want to punish me. I am ready. You can bring an action against me. Well, you will be right. I know I have done the worse thing and I am ready to be punished. I am ready to go to prison. But my son will stay to live. And he will be grateful to me that I have saved his life.  Please, don't write me any more. I can't read anything from you. If you want to shame me, don't do it. I am already shamed myself. Goodbye. I can't write any more. I cry.
Greg, I am very sorry.
Yours Tatiana

Did you ever hear of a scammer confessing? This one did. But I pressed charges anyway. 
Watch out guys, she's good!
Sincerely,
Greg 


Tatyana Mokrushina (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia)

My name is Ken; I am a 41-year-old divorced father of one. Tatyana Mokrushina through Match.com contacted me. I do not have a copy of the first E-mail but I have included copies of the E-mails asking for money. The E-mail address she used is tanya_pg343@pochtamt.ru Tatyana stated in her E-mail that she lived in Omsk where she worked as a hairdresser. But, after sending her money and suspecting a scam I contacted Western Union. I discovered she had picked up the money in Yoshkar-Ola. I must admit after reading some of the letters in your database I find huge similarities. I only wish I would have discovered this web site before sending money. Actually I did do a search on "Scams" before sending money, but came up with nothing concerning Russian women. Later I changed my search to, "Russian Scams" and your web site came up. I am following the steps outlined in your instructions in "what to do if you're scammed". My questions are: Do any of these women ever get arrested and prosecuted? Do the Russian women with honest intentions ever contact men through services such as Match.com, Kiss.com, etc? Here are some of the letters and photos. 
Thank you for the work you do and this web site.

Letter 2

Hi!! I am very glad that you to write to me. I to do(make) it for the first time and consequently very(very much) to worry. I to not know from what to begin but to try I. I was not so good to know the English language and consequently I shall use the translator. I to not think that you to not want with me to speak. Ignorance of your language should not be a problem between us. Probably in the future you may teach me your language, and I shall teach you the. ?? I certainly earlier to get acquainted to want to try through the Internet but I to be afraid. Because I to hear that some people to deceive. Therefore to be broken their feelings, they to become closed and very much very lonely. But I to think that it to not happen to me, I to hope for it. I all the same to dare to write to you. I shall tell about myself directly. Me call Tatyana. I to live in Russia. It is very big country, but as you probably to know to live in Russia very difficultly with its(her) laws. There are no you should not think that I to not love(not like) the native land, I am simple to not want that persons to feel like restrained in the the country. At us very many good and clever people only they are not capable to open the opportunities. The state correctly is not able to estimate the person and consequently it(he) to begin to become reserved and simply to be lost. Excuse that I to start conversation about it but it should seems to me that you to know what to occur in Russia in the validity. Russia now to be at a transitive stage as I to think. But I all the same to like the native land. I very much to want to know about your country to know about that how to live other people. That they to feel in the the country. As they to concern to it(her). You will tell about the city? I to you to tell about the. I to live in city with the beautiful name Omsk.Our city is disposed on the river Irtysh. It is very beautiful river.Our city to have the very good industry.It(he) at us very much advanced, but also as well as everywhere at us is the minuses. Well that is unemployment, drunkenness, laziness of our people to work. I to think that it to suffice everywhere and not only at us. And so I to live in good city. Now you approximately to know where I live. I to be born and bring up in the city of Omsk. Here I to finish school and university.Here I to receive a speciality the hairdresser(barber) and now I to work in a hairdressing saloon of our native city. Tell without superfluous modesty I to be the very good and qualified technician in this area. To me to be executed 26 years and I to think that for the woman it simply bloom. It is very difficult to receive from us work after the termination(ending), but I to try and achieve it. You see the person may achieve all that it(he) to want, you too so to consider? I to begin to work with 8.00-18.00. The Hairdressing saloon to be not so is close from my house but I have already got used. I either to go on foot or to go by the bus. To me very much is valid to like my work.You probably to get tired to read my letter, but to me my life, even in brief simply would be desirable to write to you. I will think that you to write to me, I to hope for it. I with impatience shall wait from you for the letter and the information which you to want to inform me. I to wish successful you day. I to hope that we with you is very strong to make friends. How you to consider? I shall hope that we to find out a lot of interesting the friend about the friend. I to think that I all the same to find love on all life. 
Your friend 
Tatyana.
Best regards,
??????? mailto:tanya_pg343@pochtamt.ru 

Letter 3

Hi my loved(liked) friend Ken . I am glad that I again to receive from you the letter.Thank large that you to exhibit such attention to me, but for me the truth is inconvenient if you to send me something, yes I to be afraid that it to not reach all the same. To me to seem that with each letter at us to become warm attitudes(relations), we to become not much closer. We to begin to learn(find out) about each other more that to me very much to like. You to not think that I so to speak spontaneously, not having thought. I you see am valid to think of it very much. I to not want that you to think that I thoughtlessly to concern to this. I to meet the man earlier. At us all to be good, we very much to love(like) each other. But then it(he) to become any another's. It(he) to become irritable, began to come to us home drunk. If at him(it) something to not be got on on work all rage it(he) to vent on me as though I to be guilty in it. To me to become everyone are more sick every day. ! I to suffer(bear) it very long. You may ask me why I so long to suffer(bear). I to answer you that I am very strong to love it(him), I might not without him(it). And it(he) all to become another's and malicious. To my patience to come the end and I to tell it(him) that to us is time to leave. As it was hurt to me to speak it, but I to overcome myself and to tell it to it(him). After that I am very strong to be disappointed in our Russian men. I not unique who to collide(face) such situation. At us in Russia it to be the normal phenomenon. Therefore I and to not want to search the man at us in Russia. You to think that I to not suffer after his(its) leaving(care). There is no I very strongly to cry at night. I again to give to not want be the loved(liked) person and again to test it on myself. I to want normal family, the good husband. I very much to want to live humanly. I to get tired to be one. And when I to dare to go that I on a desperate step, I to want to try happiness through service of acquaintances. Therefore I to begin to write to you. I to want that persons of me to understand, like, concern to me well. And I shall promise that I to love it(him). I to think that the main thing between people this mutual understanding and honesty. I shall try to do(make) persons happy if it(he) to want the help to me in it. I to want to hear that you to think of all it.Still I to you to want to tell that so to receive, but we with mine the mum shall move soon to the new habitation. Simplly to be folded such circumstances. Therefore we can have other address. But I nevertheless to give you the home address:
644000 Omsk
Street ?????? 17-8
Mokrushina Tatyana.
I to want that you too to send me the home address( city, street and so on) Only please do not overlook(forget) to write to me the address. Suddenly it will be necessary to write to us with you the letters by mail. I certainly can not know I to receive your letters here at us in Omsk. I think that they may to not reach and simply to be lost. I to think that it is better to you to write on my electronic address. So to us be to communicate with you easy and more conveniently. I to send you my photo. My birthday to be September 28. On a horoscope I to be familiar ????. I shall promise that I to write to you later and certainly with impatience I shall wait for your long-awaited letter. To protect itself. 
Your friend 
Tatyana.

Love Letter

Greetings my love Ken . I so am glad what to receive from you the letter.Tell please Kendre that I with pleasure to go with it(her) anywhere and I to think that we be together to conduct wonderful and unforgettable days. Ken, and with you certainly my lovely man too. Today at me good day, today on work at us to be not the big party. All to be very cheerful, to me to approach(suit) my familiar and to ask as us affairs. I to answer them that while at us with you everything is all right. Lovely I to want to tell you that tomorrow or earlier shall try to call with ours work in the American Embassy and the visa is better to learn(find out) about cost. Still I probably to learn(find out) in airline the ticket aboard the plane how many will cost to reach you. I shall try to find out it as soon as possible. We now should be typed(collected) patiences to carry out this dream and to transform her(it) into a reality. Yes I certainly very much to want to see you and I to hope that it to want I the reality soon begins to run up to you to embrace you strong strong, to kiss and tell you lovely, that I VERY MUCH TO LOVE YOU. Only the dream of you to do(make) me happy and bad mood as a hand removes. All my colleagues to speak that I very much to change, become more cheerful and cheerful. And all this due to you. Thank you for all. 
I to write a small poem and to want to present her(it) to you in all sincerity: You are far, as in the sky a bird,
Also divide(share) us the seas, 
But you will dream me at night,
You see very much I love you.
I shall remember you,
Me, I hope, you not will overlook,
And I shall inspire myself,
That you will grow fond of me more strongly.
I love you all heart wild,
I am in love by each cell(cage),
So feeling I am full great,
So, tenderness of love it is full.
I without you an empty place,
I without you do not eat, I do not sleep,
With you from one we of the test,
So I am strong you I like!
I like so sincerely and cleanly,
I like so wildly and guilty,
To myself I do not find a place,
Love, you see it is not ridiculous?
To you I want to admit all,
Soul to you to open the,
That I do not want to leave you,
That I for a long time love you! 
I to hope that she(it) very much to like you. My love how to be spoken to not know borders. And only the dream of a meeting with you to warm my soul. I to want to tell you that I to fall in love just as the small girl which with impatience to wait the first appointment. I to grieve without you. Protect itself and think of me. 
I always in your heart. 
Your Tatyana.

1st Letter asking for money

Hi my love Ken .Excuse that so long to not write to you, simplly at me be very many matters. I to tell you my dream. I to want to find the man with which I to live all life, that at us with it(him) to be remarkable attitudes(relations), I shall love very much his(its) daughter, as own. Still I to want to tell you on the score of my arrival to you, with it here to not be of any problems, to me here to tell that I am not so necessary to you to go in Russia that can receive the visa. From Moscow up to Omsk approximately 3 hours aboard the plane. Today at us cold day. But love to you to warm my heart. You may not present at all how change my life. My God I so am glad that I to not be afraid to get acquainted through the Internet, you see thanking the Internet we with you to get acquainted and I to think to be together. Only I to not want that you to not trust me, you see I to speak you it sincerely and I to not want to test again a deceit on the part of the man, I to think you will not cause to me some tears and will not deceive me. At last that I to phone up to the American embassy and they to advise me to take the visa of the tourist. After one woman with which I to get acquainted to advise to take to me the visa of the bride. The visa of the tourist - it visa B-2, she(it) is valid during 90 days, she(it) to cost 310 dollars, but unfortunately I to not have such money, you should not think that I to elicit this money at you. But for me it is the big money and I may not find them. I for a long time already to suspect this theme. Why if people each other like may not they is simple to meet, why it is necessary to pay for all. But alas such life and with it there's nothing to be done. Lovely if you may the help to me, and I to hope that we completely to trust each other and you to not throw me, you may send this money to me through the Western Union the address of branch:
SIBAKADEMBANK
Street Pushkina 32
Omsk
644024
RU
Tatyana Mokrushina.
I to learn(find out) in bank that when you will send money to you should give in your bank number money transfert. It is 10 figure. Only knowing them I may receive your money. Certainly it is very inconvenient for me to ask this money you, to me to become it is very a shame. But you too should understand me. You see money it only a paper for which is possible to get that of that we may not get simply so. Money it is a thing coming and as I to think it is not necessary to regret that for the sake of what all this it is done(made). Money coming and happiness and love with the loved(liked) person eternal. I to think that you too so to think. I to think that trust between people the most important, you see if people not will trust each other about what love there may be a speech. That I to appreciate trust, honesty and understanding - here first of all in the person. I to have familiar at the airport and they tell that they may the help to me about tickets, possible reduce they to! me the price for tickets, but for this purpose I should know what international airport the closest to you. Only I once again to ask to not think of me poorly, that I all so quickly to decide. Simply I to not want to lose you, I to not want to start all all over again. Sometimes to me to seem that I to find the love. It will seems to me that you soon near to me, will embrace me and to whisper in ear me on fine words, I may seem silly and it is not feasible, but understand me correctly I very much to want it. I already to begin to live for the sake of this moment. I to want that you to kiss me up to unconsciousness and our bodies will merge in a sweet anticipation of love. When I to think of it to me it would be desirable to nestle on you and to begin to cry. Believe I of you very much to like. I am glad that I yours. 
With love 
Tatyana.

2nd Letter asking for money

Hi my love Ken .Excuse that so long to not write to you, simplly at me be very many matters. I to tell you my dream. I to want to find the man with which I to live all life, that at us with it(him) to be remarkable attitudes(relations), I shall love very much his(its) daughter, as own. Still I to want to tell you on the score of my arrival to you, with it here to not be of any problems, to me here to tell that I am not so necessary to you to go in Russia that can receive the visa. From Moscow up to Omsk approximately 3 hours aboard the plane. Today at us cold day. But love to you to warm my heart. You may not present at all how change my life. My God I so am glad that I to not be afraid to get acquainted through the Internet, you see thanking the Internet we with you to get acquainted and I to think to be together. Only I to not want that you to not trust me, you see I to speak you it sincerely and I to not want to test again a deceit on the part of the man, I to think you will not cause to me some tears and will not deceive me. At last that I to phone up to the American embassy and they to advise me to take the visa of the tourist. After one woman with which I to get acquainted to advise to take to me the visa of the bride. The visa of the tourist - it visa B-2, she(it) is valid during 90 days, she(it) to cost 310 dollars, but unfortunately I to not have such money, you should not think that I to elicit this money at you. But for me it is the big money and I may not find them. I for a long time already to suspect this theme. Why if people each other like may not they is simple to meet, why it is necessary to pay for all. But alas such life and with it there's nothing to be done. Lovely if you may the help to me, and I to hope that we completely to trust each other and you to not throw me, you may send this money to me through the Western Union the address of branch:
SIBAKADEMBANK
Street Pushkina 32
Omsk
644024
RU
Tatyana Mokrushina.
I to learn(find out) in bank that when you will send money to you should give in your bank number money transfert. It is 10 figure. Only knowing them I may receive your money. Certainly it is very inconvenient for me to ask this money you, to me to become it is very a shame. But you too should understand me. You see money it only a paper for which is possible to get that of that we may not get simply so. Money it is a thing coming and as I to think it is not necessary to regret that for the sake of what all this it is done(made). Money coming and happiness and love with the loved(liked) person eternal. I to think that you too so to think. I to think that trust between people the most important, you see if people not will trust each other about what love there may be a speech. That I to appreciate trust, honesty and understanding - here first of all in the person. I to have familiar at the airport and they tell that they may the help to me about tickets, possible reduce they to! me the price for tickets, but for this purpose I should know what international airport the closest to you. Only I once again to ask to not think of me poorly, that I all so quickly to decide. Simply I to not want to lose you, I to not want to start all all over again. Sometimes to me to seem that I to find the love. It will seems to me that you soon near to me, will embrace me and to whisper in ear me on fine words, I may seem silly and it is not feasible, but understand me correctly I very much to want it. I already to begin to live for the sake of this moment. I to want that you to kiss me up to unconsciousness and our bodies will merge in a sweet anticipation of love. When I to think of it to me it would be desirable to nestle on you and to begin to cry. Believe I of you very much to like. I am glad that I yours. 
With love 
Tatyana.

I really did become intrigued and fascinated with her letters and photos. I did send money. I am waiting on Western Union to obtain a copy of the signed receipt. Then I will submitted my application to the Russian Embassy to request prosecution for fraud. 
Thank you.
Ken


Yulia Kiseleva (Arkhangelsk, Russia)

Another scam person. I'm 37 and I have an add posted on the Absolute Agency web site. "yulia" wrote to me and each letter she made sure she included a photo of herself. By the 6th or 7th letter she was claiming to be in love with me. She says the agency told her a visa would cost her $300.00 and she told me to wire her the money to her account at the Guta Bank in  Arkhangelsk. I did some checking the visa cost for multi visits for one year is $150.00 and then the Unites States Embassy site in Russia clearly states that a tourist visa for a single women for russia is not to be gotten in almost every chance. I told her about the $150.00 cost of the visa and she wrote back  telling me, "lets buy the visa and be together" The next letter I told her that the embassy told me to ask her for her work address and telephone number and her home address. "since she did not have her own phone" I also told her the embassy told me that she would only be able to get a visa as my wife to be and that I would have to prove to them that we had spent time together in Russia. Guess what. I have not heard from her since. Surprised, not at all thanks to your web site. Also she liked to mention about going to church and thanking God for putting me into her life. She claimed to work in an automobile engine factory. I'm planning on traveling to Russia to see a female friend of mine this summer and would have made the trip to her town to visit to meet her.


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