Molchanova (Volgograd, Russia)
Requests money for cousin to pay Russian Mafia.
I had been corresponding with Anna for around a week. We shared
about half a dozen letters. Things were going great then I received the following
letter. Apparently her cousin was in trouble with the Russian Mafia and
needed $750. When I first got the letter my initial reaction was to write a
nasty letter back but I played along and have got her address. She never
received a cent from me and never will. If you have started correspondence
with her or if she initiates correspondence with you - don't waste your time.
She is after one thing - money! She initiated contact with me through the
Online Gentlemans Catalogue provided by this web site. I fully recommend
this service even though this questionable person contacted me through
it. I am corresponding with quite a few real genuine women because of it.
Dear Dave. It was a big pleasure to read you letter. If you'd even know,
how much you mean to me! I'm thinking of you all the time, every day, every
minute, every second and I even saw you in a dream last night. You know,
darling, I thing that I won't be able to write you the next few weeks,
because I have to work very-very hard from morning till night now. You
see, my cousin was in need of money, so she (stupid head!) borrowed them
about famous russian mafia!). And now they want money back, but she does.t
have ones!!. And unfortunatly no-one (exept me)can help her.I know, that
it sonds a bit like fairy-tale, but it's true. Every exening when I go to
sleep, I hope that it is just a nightmare and in the morning it'll be
over, but... My lovely Dave, I'm very embarased to ask you of it, but she
borrowed a huge sum of money (750$) and I'll have to work for so many time
to have it and those people don't want to wait. (my salary -120$ by month)
I'm very scared about my cousin, I think that they may do something very
awful to her! Could you help us with the money please? I promise you, that
I'll return everything to you (may be not immidiatly, may be in parts) as
soon as I will be earn something. I just really need someone's help now
and I don't know whom to ask for it. My dear, I'm so afraid to lose you
because of that stupid situation, please, don't even dare to thunk that I
need you only for money!! I PROMISE you, that if you help me now, I'll
sure give you everything back. But if it is a problem for you or you doesn't want to do it (may be you have your own reasons), I'll
understand you. But I beg you - don't think bad of me. If you can't do that
thing I ask you, just forget everything is going to be allright in the end.
Remember thet I love you very much! I hope, you are missing me there, just
like I miss you!
.S. I send you an ocean of my kisses and my feeling, which are high as a
mountain! Would you please give me your phone number so I could call you?
I think it's time for us to hear each other and talk. I just want to hear
your voice! Hope to hear from you soon! Bye!
My reply (to get her address)
Hello Anna, thank you for your letter. Once again you looked very beautiful
in your photo. Anna, I feel so bad for your cousin. I have heard terrible
stories about the Russian Mafia. I hope she is alright. I hope my letter
didn't get to you too late. I was out with some friends tonight so have only
just seen it now. Please, how can I help, do you have an account where I can
send the money too or somewhere to mail a cheque too. I am really concerned
for your safety and that of your cousins.
Her Reply (Bingo, got you now you scammer)
Hello my dear Dave!
How are you?
I sending to you letter from my work and letter will be very little. If you really
want to help me, it is very good of you! I promise, I'll send you everything in
return (as soon as I will earn). I was in the bank today, so, they told me you
can send me money or an account, or Western Union. I don't know how you
can do this...
Wait you answer!!!
Love and Miss!
Socialisticheskay 20-A 33
(Yoshkar-Ola, Russia) Alias: Katya
My name is Dennis, I am a from Australia. I am 47 Years old, and I was
about to be scammed bigtime by the abovementioned person, before I got to
see your site. She asked me for 2500 dollars saying that 1000 dollars would
be refunded to me by way of a one way ticket. When I told her that we shouldn't rush
it and I would meet her in her country in April she wrote back saying that I should at least send her 500 dollars to start the visa processing.
Several people on your site have had the same pattern of letters from this
scammer. The person I have been talking was listed in the Friendfinder.com
service, to which I am a member. She has had the following listing with that
service. v_katusha. Her e-mail address is (or was), firstname.lastname@example.org.
she first contacted me. It has now changed recently to email@example.com
You can still contact her on these emails. I do not wish to list all the letters
from her as they are identical to your previous victims but only the last letter
which I decided to write to her leading her to believe that I was interested in
sending her the money. This was after I knew she was a scammer.
Letter 10 (dated April 13, 02)
Hello, my dear Dennis. How are you, my wonderful love? I am well. I
thought very much about you, my darling. I very much have become missed of you. I
so am happy, that you again have written to me. I thought, that you have found
other woman. It was very - very bad for me without you. Sometimes I long
could not fall asleep on night, thought of you. But now all my sufferings and
fears behind. I am happy, because you again have written to me and has said,
that still love me. Now I am the happiest woman all over the world. My dear
Dennis, I can not live without you. My darling, I very much want to be
your wife. You will be the most perfect husband in the world. I shall be love you all
life, I shall be to you the correct wife. My mum love you too, considers, that
you are the best man. The age is not main for me, main - I am very strong love
you and I can not live without you. I very much want to be your wife. I wait
for your following letter.
I love you, my Dennis.
Yours Katya Gxxxxxxx. (My last name)
P.S. My home address:
Russia, republic Mari-el,
city Yoshkar-ola, street Lebediba,
house 60b, apartment 3.
My full name is Ekaterina Strelkova.
I now intend replying her with a link to her scams and and one of her tragic
money request letters to one of her other victims. I am sure not to expect a
Navalihina (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
I saw this story on the blacklist and am seconding it. This girl is a real piece of work. My name is Mark, 34, single, no kids. Below is one of her many flowery letters she goes by the email
firstname.lastname@example.org. What a great sob story I can already feel the tears:)!
Hi, honey Mark!
I miss you badly, honey. I love you so much. I can't be apart from you, it is so
hard. You are my life, I want to hug you so much, to feel your warmth, to look
into your eyes, to feel myself happy and safe near you. I am sure everything
will be Ok and the destiny will work for us and we will be happy together. I
often think about us and try to imagine our life together. Sometimes I feel you
so near and close to me. I even feel you on the distance. I feel when you
are in a high spirit and when you are sad. I am happy when you are happy. I want to
be with you so much and I though about the ways for us to be together. So I
tried to do something for us and decided to go to the Embassy to check what
I need to come to you. So, to come to your country I need to make some
paper work and to get visa. It will take some time, of course, and to pick up
many documents from my side. But I will do everything which depends from
me. But there is one thing which upsets me very much. You see, I need to pay
for getting visa. And you know that my salary is too small for it. I don't want
to complain but you know that I have a difficult financial situation
here. I have a great desire to come to you, to see you at last and only money separate us
from each another. I love you so much, honey and I don't want to lose you.
Nobody can help me with it. Of course, I could ask my Mom to help me but
she doesn't have such money though she would like to help us. I am honest
and sincere with you. I hope that you understand me and that you will do it for
me. I already gave some papers to them and they made a file for me. All I
need now is to pay them money. So it will be, $45 for visa and $30 for
registration, also I need to pay for medical exams - it will be $90, $60 for the
interview, and I need to get a foreign passport, it will cost for
about $50 and or some another expenses I may have. So in general I will need for about
$290. You have to send the money by Western Union. You need to send me
your full name, address, amount of money and the control number (MTCN).
You need my full name and address, so here it is ( GALINA NAVALIHINA,
Russia, Krasnoyarsk, Lenina str. 95 - 249. ) Honey, I will need to pay them in
week, so, please, try to send them this week. I really hope that you
understand my situation. I want to see you very much but without your help I
can't do it just because I don't have such money. Money is nothing but they
help to overcome all the difficulties on our way to each another. Sorry, dear, if
it upsets you. I just think that we need to trust each another and to share
everything. Hope that you agree with me. Just imagine that in short
time we could be together. And there is only one problem now which can
be solved with your help, dear. I love you so much, you are the best in my life and our
meeting could be the happiest event for us. Miss you badly honey and waiting
impatiently for your soon reply.
I am a 35yr.old white male divorcee, IT Professional. For a month, I
had been communicating with her and things were moving pretty fast. I
had 'genuine' feelings for her. I was also concerned about being scammed. I sent a 'feeler'
message to her, asking if she needed $ to help pay for her time on the Internet,
just to see if she would go for the bait. She replied with a list of the things she
needed money to pay for coming to the US. She said to send via Western
Union. I called Western Union to not only find out if there would be any way I
could get my $ back, were I scammed. They said 'No'. While I was on the
phone with them, since she finally told me her 'supposed' last name, I went
through the list of individuals in search of her supposed full name. While
looking for it, I noticed, her first name and city as one of the links. I clicked on
it and was not surprised to see her listed.
Various clues that tipped me off were:
1. While I have a $2,000 PC and no scanner or digital camera to send her
pictures, she has sent a picture with every e-mail.
2. In one picture, it doesn't even look like her when comparing it to the other
3. She seemed 'too accepting' of my disabilities.
Smirnova (Kurgan, Russia)
I am a 33 year old male from the USA. Father of two children. I was
contacted by Irina and she showed great interest in just being a friend. Then as time went on I was eventually told she was falling in love with me. She then requested money for the visa and she would then pay for the airline ticket herself. The visa was
paid for by me but when she didn't have the money for the airline ticket I became suspicious. There is no agency
involved she contacted me directly, through Yahoo.
Rufus Lowman Jr
Jane Kudakova is now listed again at Match.com under the profile name of
Your_Search_ends and also at MatchDoctor.com under the profile of
Beautiful_Girl. She had been reported already on page 72 of your blacklist.
She is now using new photos on both sites as her old ones must have been
shown too many times I guess. Please add these new photos to your blacklist.
S. H. (Scam Hunter)
I am a Divorcd father of two wonderful
children. Katya contacted me on Dreammates.com. I had found your site while looking for maps of her region
It was such a lucky find. Thank you for the work you do at this site. I consider myself very fortunate.
She had not asked for money yet. I sent her a letter to let her know I was on to her.
Glad to hear from you again! A bit about me... I'm Christian, but I'm not
very religious. I believe in God, but I don't go to the church often. My
morals built on love and trust. I try not to do any evil to people even if it
would be bad for me. I believe that the Man must be the Man and not an
animal in all situations... I believe that love can make miracles, and
when you treat people with love, understanding and respect and do it sincerely and honestly, even
the worst man on the Earth can become the best man... And if you treat
people in such a way you have much more joy and love. I try to be calm
and kind with everybody and everywhere 'coz I think that if you're
calm you can get everything you want to. I try to trust people because
it doesn't make me worry and even I'm scamed I have no problem with my
conscience. I never judge people 'coz I'm not the Perfect who knows
everything about light and dark sides of the world. Hope to hear from
This scammer already appears on your blacklist.
My experience was with the same photo but her name is now Lena Bezruchko. The scam was for money
for visa and tickets. I used to think I was an intelligent 40 year old from
Australia, well educated and have dated a Russian before. A genuine one.
Lena (Natasha) is now working through a so called "Ranis" agency in
Lugansk. The Manager is Ekaterina Simonova or Denis Moskalenko in whose
name money was to be transferred via Western Union. Lugansk Bank Aval.
When I mentioned the blacklist there was no more communication. In the
process of losing USD150 (thank heavens I woke up) I also extracted an
address and phone number. I first saw Lena's photo in Soulmates.com.au.
One of the photos appears at agencyscams.8m.com on the home page button
"Top Russian Links"
Ludmila Borisenko alias Yulya Borisovna
I wrote to you before about Ludmila Borisenko.
I have found out she also uses the name Yulya Borisovna. Here are all
the photos that she sent me.
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