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Just wanted you to know I found your sight very informative. I'm marrying a Russian girl next. Actually I'm in the airport waiting on my flight to Khabarovsk right now!!! I did not go through an agency to meet my wife, however a lot of information on your sight was helpful, especially the wedding info. This is my second trip to Russia, I have three friends married to Russian women, and know several single Russian women and I can say your info dispelling common myths is all quite accurate. 

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Black List - page 97: UPDATES
May 23, 2002 - page 2

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Olga Nickolaevna Balabanova

I was so pleased to receive your letter on my questionnaire in the Internet. I want to speak you, that your answer was so the large unexpectedness for me. I did not think, that I shall receive your answer so quickly. A thank for your letter. Ok, let me to tell to you concerning me directly lot of the information. As I have told you earlier, my name - Elena. Ok, I want to inform you also, that I am lady of age 25, I was born on June 4, 1976. Also I want to speak you concerning my parameters. My height - 173 that you understand my English language. Please, inform me concerning it, ok? I have no the own computer. I write you from Internet - cafe. I should finish mine email to you. I hope to receive news from you soon. Please inform me concerning you, concerning your life, ok? I would be pleased to know concerning you more. Ok, bye!!!  Expectation your following email, Sincerely Elena Best regards, Elena

This letter is a copy of the one on page 94. However your Natasha/natalya send the letter as Elena to me with other pictures. This woman (her pictures) was send under the identity of:  "Decent Girl" <>  Her letter: 

Hello! It's Decent Girl. Do you remember me? It's my second attempt to find a serious relationship abroad. I had a correspondence with the man from USA. I stopped writing to him two months ago. I had been corresponding with him nearly 1 month. He seemed to be a very nice man. When I thought we became closer he started to write me emails only about sex. I love sex but there's a limit to everything. He was crazy about sex and I stopped writing to him.  I can't find a man in Russia... maybe I will be more lucky in finding a man abroad? We will see... Here are some facts about myself: I live in Russia, Urals, Ekaterinburg. My real name is Olga Nickolaevna Balabanova. I will give you my home address later when I feel that we become closer. I graduated The Ural State Univercity, an economical faculty. I work as manager in some firm. I can speak and write English. I never use an interpreter. I was taught English at special courses "Eshko". I had been learning English for 2 years. I live with my family which consists of my mother, my father and two younger sisters. We own an appartment. I have a birthday on 12th of May, 1978. I'm 23 (pretty enough for creating a family). My horoscope sign is Taurus. My height is 171 cm (about 5.6-5.7). My weight is 53 kg (about 115-120). I'm looking for a single man, family oriented. I appreciate reliability, honesty, optimism, intelligence. I hate egoism, unfaithfulness.I want to create a family and maybe have children. After mooving abroad I want to work part-time. I'm shure that I could find a job in any country of the world. I have good skills in learning foreign languages, also I'm talented lady. I'm romantic person. I like walks in the moonlight and sweet evenings lighted with starshine.I hope it's enough facts about me... I promise you that I will send you many different pictures of myself (home, work, me&family, me&friends and so on).  Please, answer me as soon as possible. 

And perhaps interesting to know. The phone number of her girlfriend is: The telephone number is +7 - (code of Russia) - 3434 - 890446. It's my friend's flat. She lives there alone. She is very busy woman. Her name is Svetlana.I should still have pictures of Natalya/Natasha, who she/he send as Elena.
So as you probably already know someone is mixing pictures and stories. So one person has multiple profiles running. I spoke to both women via Kind regards, Lawrence

Oksana Stolyarenko & Paradise of Angels (Kiev, Ukraine)

I am a 30 year old white American preparing to attend graduate school. On May 17th 2002 I received an email through the by a 25 year old girl named Oksana Stolyarenko. I corresponded with "Oksana" for a few days, while being contacted by her supposed agency, Paradise of Angels, based in Kiev in the Ukraine. The agency's account manager, Tatyana Perlotva, explained to me that Oksana's pre-approved student visa status was about to run out on May 24th. They claimed that this deadline was government imposed, and not of their making. The cost of bringing Oksana to the United States on a student visa with round-trip airfare was $1850. "Oksana" went as far as to claim that she would receive a government stipend of $1100 per month, the validity of which I have yet to confirm. I requested to pay for Oksana's account and I was instructed to pay by Western Union as, again, her account was "about to expire." A "contract" including the name Pavel Alekseev ("vice president") was sent to me, and I was to make payment to Valentina Fal via Western Union. I sent the transfer reference number to Paradise of Angels, upon which they explained that they'd send me more updates soon. Thankfully, I found the blacklist site describing the agency's fraudulent ways (which were very similar to my experience, including the use of "Oksana") and I was able to cancel the money transfer before it was accepted. Robert Williams Reading, PA USA Below is the initial letter sent by "Oksana" (email

Hi Robert.. Did you receive my letter? i not sure. here is again.. i live Ukraine. i hope this ok. my ad not correct. i not know how change sorry :( i very happy you reply me. :)) yes i prefer mature man because they wise and more serious about life and family. this important to me. 

I speak and write English pretty good, but not perfect. I learning very fast. I do not have a computer at home and can not click to hyperlink either. :( I register with agency to send and receive e-mail when need . When I not able to reply quickly, this is problem. It cost some to send for email in ukraine. Please not worry about I forget to you ok. :) 

I am look for a sincere relationship. Men my country are most time drunken or do not want make commitment and to have family. I only 25 year, but I very mature and I learn most about home and family value from parents. i have for one brother.  I would like to start a new life and have family of own. Ispeak to my parents and they wish best for me, but my dad don't believe possible sometime. He think I silly to find happiness on internet. He think no man in other country will send for me and that man only to play internet. This not stopped me. I register with agency that can make for my documents, visa, tickets, etc. This my dream! :) I told my father of what I planning, and costs, and he cannot afford for costs. Agency can make for me visa and plane fair under special program for students. It called foreign student exchange. I would be allowed into foreign country for 3 months. If I become married or obtaine work visa, I could stay longer or stay for always. I don't want to scare you away with marriage of course. :) But I want to be sincere and honest with you of what I want in life, and hopefully, we match. I think i need only look in you eyes once, and I think then I know for sure about heart :~). If I to arrive and it not work for us, I atleast make chance meet you and try make a life with you once. I would really like to meet partner in other country. I have friend who put ad like my ad and meet for her soul mate. She then fly to other country to meet her partner. They become married and plan for family together. They live California. I would love for this to happen me too. :) I am very dedicate, honest and treat partner with great sincerity. I hope that you sincere to meet because I would love to meet person who has sincere heart also. If you are sincere with meeting and want woman with good value and respect to you, and to know place as woman, maybe you reply to me again, and that we meet possibly. I don't have any doubts or hesitation about my choice to make this step in life. I know this what I want. And if could, I would leave today to meet my partner and i not be scared this chance take. :~) I ask if you interest me, that you not to write for other girl. I not jealous, but I give all my heart and effort to decision and want same from partner who interest me. I am client at agency that can help me with leave Ukraine to meet partner. my cousin also work this agency and am wait for hope to meet my soulmate and leave very soon. Once my account pay, I can leave less 2 weeks. So you see how to serious I am I hope. :~) Where exact you live and exact work you to do? send to me you telephone and i can to call you. I do not have phone, but I may have chance to use friend's phone or call box if you sincere want to meet. I have chance call you in my next day i think.  Love Oksana, not forget send you telephone... i look forward speak you. Paradise of Angels Internet Club 5 T. Shevchenko Blvd., Kiev  01002, UKRAINE Tatyana Perlotva Account Manager 

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Tania Alexandrova (Magadan)

Hello my name is Bob, i just wrote you a scam letter i received. i forgot to put in that i am a 44 yr. old male from long island new york thanks i just read my letters from a woman called tania alexandrova,city of magadan proletarskaya,3-15. i received 14 consecutive letters.this letter is exactly word for word a carbon copy printed in blacklist here it is her second letter :

Hi I very much of rad that you have answered to me. I very much liked yours the profile on this site and have decided to write you. I search for the man in which I can conduct all life. it very much far from Moscow. I live in Russia in city of Magadan. Our city is very small and have despaired to search for man for life. I shall tell you about myself.( sound familiar guys?) my body height of 175 centimeters. weight of 68 kilograms. to me 30 years. I was never married. i have derivation of cook and higher education on a specialty economy and marketing, but at present time I work. by the cook in a restaurant. I have no children .for me beautiful eyes by I think you will estimate. I love to be engaged in sports. I frequently go in a training hall. I do not smoke or drink alcohol. I concider that is the deposit of youth, beauty and health. I think that with you will agree. I live with mum. I has told it(her) that today has come letter from man from America.(except I never sent her a letter and at this point did not even have her address, I didn't realize it then, but she says in another letter that she goes to the computer center or the cafe internet)  there is more but take it from me this  letter is word for word the same letter received from another gentle men. except her name was Anastasia Vetrova.  I will try to insert a picture of her. but remember the name guys.............Tania Alexandrova................. city of Magadan proletarskya,3-15 Russia  actually i was heartbroken but did not send her a dime......

Tatyana Levkovskaya (Kiev, Ukraine)

I got a letter from a person claiming to be Tatyana Levkovskaya from Kiev, Ukraine. She sounded very sincere until I saw the same letter posted by another person on here (see She uses a different name and photo but same letters. Be careful this one knows all the right things to say to you! She never asked for money but that may be because I confronted her about finding her letter posted on here. She pulled my name from a personal ad on We wrote back and forth for about a month, she replied almost every day except weekends. She has a lot of very romantic things to say, in fact I still find it hard to accept she was attempting a scam. She broke my heart!

Letter 1

Hello, Prince! I've read your ad recently and you seemed like an interesting person to me. I would like to get to know you better! Well, let me try and tell you a little about me, My name is Tatyana. I'm 25 years old and I'm from Ukraine. I work in a wholesale perfume trade company as a receptionist. I love my job! New people, meetings, phone calls all that bring me great pleasure and feeling that I'm needed and can help. About me, I am a fun loving and funny person (so I am told). I enjoy what life has to offer me, and like the outdoors immensely, at the same time considering myself rather adventurous. I enjoy sports: swimming, basketball and volleyball. It keeps me fit, young at heart and mind. Music just turns me on, any kind of it- from Gershveen, Rahmaninov to Beatles and Queen. My passions are reading, theatre and traveling. I dream to see the whole world one day. I am a very giving person, and would like very much to be able to give of myself, to someone  P.S. Pay no attention to the data of my profile. I simply dont like to fill in long profiles. There is such a feeling that I am accepted to work into some secrete service. I think wed better learn each other during our correspondence.

Letter 2

Hi Mike! I was glad to hear from you.So I'd like to get to know each other better through our correspondence. And I'll be glad to tell you more about myself. I am from Kiev, Ukraine as you know. It is really a nice country with its wheat fields, vast steppes, thick forests , mountains of Crimea and Kiev where I live now is very picturesque because of lots of parks and ancient monuments of historical heritage. Its rich and turbulent history is reflected not only in legends and chronicles but in stone as well. Every street, every building and every monument can relate many exciting things. I'm planning to go to the USA and if we have an opportunity to meet it will be a good chance to get acquaintance closer. And now our correspondence can give us a lot. Tell me about that place where you live. Where do you like to spend your weekend? Without fail you have many interesting beautiful places where it is possible to spend a good time. Especially I like mountains and sea, like travelling. My dream is to travel round the world. Are you fond of travelling? If it is so we have much in common. I also enjoy it. Every summer I try to find time to travel. I adore mountains, overcoming the difficulties and in the evening when you are tired to hold a cup of fragrant tea & look at the fire. Tent -it's cool, it is like a house behind your shoulders, when you don't depend on the time and there is no need to return somewhere. I think to live in the movement is wonderful. I wish I could see the world!I try to use every single hour that is free. I am fond of sports. It keeps me fit & give me strength to enjoy life more & more. I don't smoke or drink. My height is 168 cm (5'6"), my weight is 58 kg (128 lbs ). I have never been married and have no children. One of my favourite occupations is cooking. It is so pleasant to cook tasty dishes for somebody you love. Especially if this dinner has a romantic atmosphere. By the way, what is your favourite dish? Ask me everything what you want to know about me. I promise to be sincere in my letters. I send you my photo. Hope it'll bring some warmth in your heart. Send me yours please. I will be waiting for your answer .With best regards, Tanya.

Anna Molchanova Russia

I have noticed a mistake in the black list reguarding "ANNA MOLCHANOVA"The information about her scam tactics are correct but her email is not.I was writing to her on a regular basis and asked your advise "is she a scam?":you replied "I think so":I decided to take your advice and didn't send her any money.YOU WERE CORRECT!!" Her email is

Ekaterina Sokolova (Novosibirsk, Russia)

This one's convincing, but black list pg 61 and 90 reafirmed my fears, She initailly contacted me the same as the other on Date dot con.,,,no pun  intended. this is the second one that ive found on the black list and if you  mention coming to visit them instead of them coming here it seems to slow  them down. both fell in love by letter # 3, I'm a 38 year old American and  may have been born in the dark,,but it wasn't last night. You will notice  she mentions its her first aquaintance on the's the same  letters basically already mentioned..if you would like to have more info  feel free to e-mail


Hi Douglas!!! It's me Ekaterina from the Russia. Excuse me for the long answer. I so excited that you have answered my letter. I am very glad. At all I do not know from what to begin the letter. Probably, you will want to learn (find out) something about me directly? Well I shall tell in brief about myself. I the ordinary Russian girl, practically am distinguished by nothing from the others. Probably to describe itself it was easier, if I did not do (make) it for the first time . Excuse me for mess of words, it because I worry a little, you see this my first acquaintance through internet. It is time to continue the story about itself. My growth of 170 centimeters, and weight of 52 kg. These are normal proportions for the girl who keeps up itself and goes in for sports. I very much love occupations by sports, without it I feel not so well. I go in for sports from the childhood, I participated in competitions on track and field athletics, and repeatedly won first place. My age of 27 years, it can seem at first sight unnaturally, but it is the truth because I very much care of the health. And you go in for sports? However, it has no for me the big value. Important that we have found with you mutual understanding. I live and I work in city Chelyabinsk, here I was born and have grown, very much to like me my city. On the nature I the cheerful person, try to enjoy each moment of my life and to transfer with a smile all difficulties of my lonely life. I live one in a small apartment some years. First I liked such life, but in due course I have understood, that in my life there is no man, on this I have taken advantage of services of service of acquaintances. Also I think, what not š­ . You see you have answered my letter. I shall tell about the work: I work as the dancing-master at school. To me to like to be engaged in dances. And you are fond of dances? If you are fond, with which? I dance a waltz, a tango and variety dances. Now at us there comes spring, all around starts to vary, and in my life changes too begin. Do not pay attention to mine not absolutely correct English because I use the  program the translator for a spelling of letters. But I well understand the English language and constantly I study in new words, soon I shall seize it in perfection. Do not leave my letter without the answer. I wait for your fast reply with impatience. Sincerely Ekaterina.

Irina Glaz (Moscow,Russia)/Anjela Oleynik (Kherson, Ukraine)

Just in case anyone cares.................... Anjela (Kherson, Ukraine) Anjela Oleynik (Kherson, Ukraine) Email address Is also known as Irina Glaz (Moscow,Russia)-#5771673 at 

Thanks and keep up the great work, Gary

Lubov Zinina (Syktyvkar, Russia) 

I am a single father of one son. I am a white male, 51 years old. I live in Saint Louis, Missouri. I am a school teacher. The original contact was from Lubov after reading my profile at a singles site. We have sent about 20 emails back-and-forth over the last month. After several very romantic letters, Lubov wrote me an email concerning sending her some money in order to obtain a visa to visit me. 

Here is our last correspondence which was an obvious scam. 


Hi my love Gary! Today is not cold here again, and I'm thinking of you Gary. It was a great day when I received the first letter from you I thank the God and I know that I found the man which name is Gary and I love you. Today I find out up to the end all about opportunities come to you. The holidays was too slowly lasted without hearing of you Gary, and I miss you Gary. I am pleased with an opportunity to meet you soon, and I want it very much, I think you want it too, your letters was the ray of light in my life. As you know I was not interested in moving to other country but I will do it because I found my love and it's you Gary!!! 
We have firm in our city which makes the documents for people who want to leave the country. I asked about moving to united states and I got the answer that I need the visa, foreign passport and some other documents for registration. We have defined(determined) a type of the visa and it's type which allows to marry in the future but if it will be not realize I must return to my country after ninety days it's limit for visa. I asked about prices and was very surprised, first I ask about terms (time) of performance and they said that there is many people who wants to make documents and leave the country but if I'll make the application now, and pay for it now they will make all documents not more than two weeks, and if I'll not make the application, documents will be prepared not earlier than two or three months because there are many people who wants to do it. I was very surprised of price of it. It cost three hundreds and twenty nine american dollars. It's make me little suppressed and disappointed I don't have so much now. I was make application but I must pay for it. I asked my mother about our savings she said that the money should not be a barrier between two people which love each other. I counted my sum and I found out that I have only about fifty dollars and my wages will be not soon. I asked my friends about helping me and they said that havn't it at the present moment. I asked the advice my mother and she said that maybe you Gary can help me because he loves me. I asked her how he can help me, because he is far from me. My mother said that Gary can send the money through company which make this service. I asked about it on my work and I know now that exists reliable and fast company which makes remittances in world and it's called western union. I has remember that I saw advertising this company on tv. I take a directory book and found the address of it and it's not far from me. I went there and I asked them about service. They said that sender must go to the western union branch, give them information: the name and last name of receiver, country they make transfer and bring the ten digits secret code to sender. The receiver must know ten digits for receiving money. They say that the branches of it must be everywhere worldwide. Here is the information about me: Country : Russia City : Syktyvkar Name : Lubov Lastname : Zinina Address of branch of western union: SEVERNY NARODNY BANK PERVOMAISKAYA, 68 SYKTYVKAR,167000 7 (821) 2441931 I must know your full name, full address, your contact phone. You must know Gary that I decide to ask you about it because I love you and trust you very much. I decide to come to you because I feel this way and you are very necessary to me, I decided to come to the unfamiliar country and I never be outside my country. But I decided to do it because now you are part of my life and I trust you in all. I think you trust me too and love me too. You must inform me the closest airport to you I'll ask the help with ticket from my relatives. Please don't forget to tell me the closest airport. My love Gary I need 289 dollars I think you will help us because we found our love and we want to meet closer. You must inform me ten digits and I can receive it. You must know Gary we must hurry because I can receive the documents soon and if we lost the time it is necessary for a long time. Now it's very difficultly to receive the visa to america, and it's fact, but if I pay now I think I do it. I think about sense of money, and I'm very sad if this paper can prevent people to meet each other. In most cases the money play a main role in life but it's not right! I'm sure. And the quantity of money was and will not important to me I always not aspired to material enrichment and don't search specially for rich man. I appreciate human qualities and relations and I love you Gary!!! I love you all my heart, I want to be with you now... I want to be with you forever. If it's mutually we will be very happy in our life. I think you love me too and we will meet very soon. You are my love Gary. My heart is yours. I'm waiting good news from you, I hope everything will be all right and we will be together soon. Every day I think about our meeting, and I think it's real, we must use this chance of destiny. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! I write my letters by myself but sometimes I use the translator when I couldn't understand the mean of some words. Your love Lubov. 

I did not respondů..Gary in Saint Louis 

Olga Toktasheva (Kazan, Russia)

I am a 35yr man with 1 child, She sent me a letter stating she found me in OneandOnly agency I've been sending e-mail from her for about over 4 months As i look onto this sight i have seen that she been also saying the same stuff to me about her history with her decease husband and her x boyfriend that took off and sold her company 

She also been requesting money for sometime now through a bank ALFA on 101 Lenin street Kazan, As i pointed out to her that i will go to Russia and visit the surroundings, She was most eager to say that it would-be cheaper for her to come to me, and she said time to time again that trust is the utmost importance and i must do this to prove our love for each other, I have been thinking about doing this for her for 2 weeks now till i seen this web page that brought me valuable information about these scammers THANK you BLACKLIST !!! and the people who support this. I haven't written her back since but next time if she does i let her know what kind of a scam full deed she is pulling it has been a week since she wrote to me. 


Greeting my love Joe. I am very glad to receive your letter. Only today I have understood that I love you. Yes I love you though it sounds strange. I did not test similar feelings many years. As it is not a pity that very soon we may will meet, but I shall wait this day. I have already told parents that I can leave them on some time. They have told that will miss me very much. But they will be happy if I shall be happy. I have learned about cost of the visa. It costs 350 $. Unfortunately, it will be necessary for me of 7 months to save up such money. My salary of 70 $. In Russia pay for good work a little. It is very sad. What you think of it? Olga 

Hello my love Joe.Thank for care, at me everything is all right, thank for care. I had no an opportunity to you to write because at us there were holidays and there was no opportunity to write to you As to your visit to me that will be easier and cheaper if I shall come to you, it will allow to save about(near)800 dollars I long waited for the moment when I again shall be may to Receive from you the letter. This moment has made happy me when I have received Your letter. I have told about us to my to friends. They are very pleased, that I have The found happiness and I have the good friend In USA. Certainly I have told that we only friends, but in To depth oppress I hope for the greater. For me as well as my parents. It seems, that you and I already on so was a lot of Close with each other, we, as though the husband and the wife, only, unfortunately, Shared into huge distance. But not supervision it we should continue to love everyone Another and to trust each other. You agree with me? Each day I feel more and more happy. I think, that it - destiny it It may be dangerous to me, but I want to love you very much. Your letters are filled Such tenderness and care. Sometimes to me it becomes very sad, that we are shared with such big distance. Sometimes I Think - my God, thank for that that have helped to find to me of such good and kind person and to help us to meet. I dream of our meeting and about which as we shall leave on walk with you, to Hold for hands As we shall care one by one and as we shall do Love. I LOVE YOU, I WANT YOU, YOU FOR EVER In MY HEART, In MY IDEAS. I dream as You will carry me on hands to kiss and embrace my gentle a body. It is a pity, that it only dreams. Whether is doomed to come true? The god Only knows about it. I spoke with the friend and she has advised me to take the visa of the tourist,this visa B-2, it is valid during 90 days. It costs 350 dollars. But I have not such money. If you can then send them to me through Western Union, address of branch: ALFA BANK Lenin street, 121 KAZAN RUSSIA OLGA TOKTASHEVA When you send money you necessarily will write ten numbers of a remittance. It is necessary that I could receive money in bank. I am very glad that you want to see me. Unfortunately, to meet are necessary money, but money is only paper, main is that that we are going to meet. We should trust each other because we love each other and we are going to meet soon. Still I talked to my friend which works in travel agency .She has told me that the visa B-2 was the best variant for us to meet. She speaks when we meet we will able to discuss how we are going to live together further. I love you and I begin to understand that love is such strong feeling, I am glad that I could test it due to you. I kiss you and wait your letter. Always your OLGA. 

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