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First reported as Olga Malenkova
|Also reported as:||Tamara, Olga Kutsanova, Taisiya Kutsanova|
|Variants of name(s):||Helga, Lelya, Olchik, Olechka, Olenka, Oleshka, Oleshka, Olgo, Olgunka, Olha, Olia, Oliya, Olja, Olly, Olra, Olushka, Oly, Olyushka, Taisiya, Tamar, Tamare, Taya, Toma, Tomara|
|Known location(s):||St. Petersburg (Russia)|
Shkolnaya 5-17, 197183, St. Petersburg, Russia|
Novokolomyazsky str., 8/10-284, St. Petersburg, Russia
2 Alekseevskaya str., 7-46, 197349, St. Petersburg, Russia
|Phone number(s):||7(812) 431 17 85|
7(812) 115 36 03
|Found on website(s):||4 Star Personals, Absolute Agency, Bride, Singles Online|
|Available fake docs:||unknown|
I have just returned from St.Petersburg where I met Olga Malenkova.
SHE IS A MAJOR SCAMMER. Please warn anyone who has contacted her, they may loose a great deal of money.
She has cost me $2000 in a wasted trip and about $500 in presents and cash. Lots of tricks, but the best one was cleverly built up over my 5 day visit. The crunch came on the last day when she said that she could only come to England if I paid her $5000 so that she could pay her ex (drunkard) husband to let her and her mother stay in their flat (which he still owned). Of course I did not pay, but she has played similar tricks on others with more Success.
I put a warning on absoluteagency.com as they will not remove her profile. An American named Ron contacted me immediately. He had sent her about $2000 without even meeting her. First for her "sick mother". Then for a new computer, then for flood damage etc. When he stopped sending money she became quite unpleasant.
Please would you let me know the action you have taken as I would hate others to suffer emotionally and financially as I have done.
Can you recommend any Russian authorities I can inform of this matter?
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Dear Sir or Madam:
It seems as though a Russian woman who seemed interested in coming to this country to visit me has scammed me. I met her on a web site singlesonline back in December. I saw her picture and profile on the site and sent her an email saying "hello". She emailed me back giving me her personal email address and we started corresponding from there. We corresponded via email for about one month. She then gave me her home telephone number. We then continued to correspond via email (along with three or four telephone conversations) for another two to three weeks.
On February 1st she informed me that she thought I was only interested in an Internet relationship and that she was looking to meet her "other half". I then informed her that I liked her and was indeed interested in meeting her. I said that I would buy a plane ticket and send it to her. She said that it would not work that way. She needed to buy a "tour" which included the ticket, visa, hotel room, insurance, etc. I was uncomfortable doing this, but I liked her so I wired her $900.00 on February 27th.
I have attached a Microsoft Word file with all of her emails to me as well as Microsoft Excel file listing the "timeline" of all the dates of emails back and forth. Throughout the month of February from the time I agreed to meet with her through the time I actually wired her the money you can see she emailed me with long warm emails just about every other day. She also sent me approximately 20 pictures of herself from December until February 27th.
After I wired the money on 2/27 there were no more pictures. Her emails were few and short, and the ones she sent were for the most part a response to me asking her why she was not writing as much anymore. Whenever I called her on the phone after sending the money she was always tired and had little to say., or I would mysteriously get cut off.
I reached her on the phone on April 3rd. She told me that her computer was broken. That is why she has not been able to email me. We spoke 1 or 2 times after that very briefly. On April 12 she emails me from her other email address firstname.lastname@example.org, which she says, is her friend's house. In that email she says that she was just informed by her travel agent that customs in the U.S. will require her to have at least $50 for every day she is here. 14 days = $700.00. She asks if I can send it to her and that she will give it back as soon as she gets here. I told her to just come here and I would make sure everything was okay at customs. She said she was coming but she never did. (She was due to arrive on 4/17). On April 16th I had a friend who works for a travel agency check out the flight info Olga had given me previously. There was no one by the name of Olga Malenkova booked on the flight. Obviously she never had any intention of coming here.
She has personal adds on the following websites:
4 star personals
You can see pictures of her covering at least 10 years, so she has obviously been doing this for a long, long time. I am sending this correspondence to all parties associated with her and will do whatever is legally possible in prosecuting her and stopping anyone or any website or agency that allows her to continue these illegal acts.
Still on site, changed her height and weight and added black wig. After getting angry took a trip to find out why a person would lie and cheat people for selfish reasons. Would not answer door. From neighbors, I believe has eithera husband or live in boyfriend and this is a business. And they seem very sucessful. Quite extensive wardrobe of furs and clothing for a lady with no job.
I wrote Olga for a few weeks way back in 1999. After less than two weeks of correspondence she began offering to come to Canada. She used the usual send me the money so I can buy the ticket here routine on me. I didn't fall for it. A few weeks later she wrote me telling me her Mother had died and she needed $450.00 U.S. to pay for the funeral. During the time I was writing her I did something to catch Olga at her scam. I recommend this to any man corresponding with a Russian or Ukrainian woman - Open another e-mail account for yourself under a ficticious name - write her and see what she says to the second guy (you). Olga has been at this for a long long time. She has had her profile on over a hundred singles sites over they years and makes a lot of money at this. I have reported her to every site I have seen her on. Just last week (May) I spotted her on bride I reported her to bride.ru but haven't heard back from them.
Unfortunately I did not find this site and about this woman in time, for others I hope my report might help and in the end possible prosecution of this black hearted woman.
I first saw Olga's pictures on www.bride.ru in December of 2003 and wrote her briefly before going to Saint Petersburg. I was planning on going anyway so the first trip was not just for Olga. Olga and I where together 4 times during my stay in Saint Petersburg and of course she is a professional I fell for her line, hook and sinker. We had a lot of time together so I thought this was for real. Of course things started off right away when Olga told me that on her way to meet me she had her current month's salary stolen from her purse. I gave her almost 700$ dollars over the next week to help supplement her lost wages.
The last night in SP, with Olga, she told me she loved me and wanted to be with me in the USA. She had said that she had found a travel agency that would set up her trip to come to USA in 3 weeks for 1850$. Well I know there is no way to get a trip to the USA and the VISA, especially for Russian women, in three weeks, so I told her I could not send that much, but we would talk about her coming to the USA the next time I was in SP. Then the stories started coming fast and strong. Next it was that her apartment had been damaged by water and that her and her mother had no place to live. She needed money to fix the flat. Again I would not fall for it. But in the mean time I did send her money for a phone, for the flat, so we could talk more, then again thru western union, money for a new cell phone, because she said her cell was damaged and that way with the money we could talk more.
Of course the phone was never installed in her flat and even with the 'new' cell phone; the ability to contact her became harder and harder while the length of any conversations where becoming shorter and shorter. When we would be talking on her cell phone we would be mysteriously disconnected, and when I would try to call back the cell was either turned off or she would not answer.
Of course she had all the right excuses why I could never get hold of her. She was working two jobs to pay for her damaged flat, she was at camp, teaching children aerobics. Yes she said she was an aerobics instructor and had clients from 9:30 in the morning till 10 at night. Yea clients all right, men. She did not have her cell phone with her, she was taking a bath, and so on and so on.
I did come to Saint Petersburg again in July of this year. The first day in SP Olga stood me up by not showing up at all at our arranged meeting. Some excuse about her ex-husband being drunk and blackmailing her out of her apartment. The next day we meet at the 'DrGo' restaurant, located at Primorsky Prospect 15, Saint Petersburg, where the story was that she needs to pay back the money she borrowed to fix the water damaged flat. Of course I looked into her eyes asked her every question that I had suspicions about and she had the perfect answer for every thing. So the deal was I was to meet this 'friend' of Olga's, who had supposedly loaned her money to repair Olga's flat, give Olga's friend some money, then Olga would come and stay with me for the time I was in SP and we would from there plan our future together. Olga called a cab and we traveled to some remote location in the suburbs of SP. Some lady did come down to meet us, I handed over almost 600$, saying I needed to get to the bank in the morning to get the rest and this 'friend' even thanked me for helping Olga. Now I believe this friend, was either Olga's mother or another person involved in this on going scam. So after Olga wanted to go to a club for a few minutes before going to my place. Well to shorten this story she basically went to the restroom and never came back. Here I was in the middle of who knows where, in the suburbs of SP, no one spoke English and it was close to the time when the bridges open up, about 1am in the morning till 5am. So if I did not find my way across the bridges I would be stuck in this unknown location till at least 5am if not longer. I did manage to wave down a taxi and after some troubled negotiations I got a lift home, and am sure paid way more than normal, if I had not been a foreigner in obvious distress.
The next day I went to the US Consulate and reported this incident. There I picked up a list of lawyers in SP. I contacted a lawyer who in turned called the The Chief Office of the Internal Affairs, The Department of investigation of crimes related to foreigners.
Of course I was extremely nervous but they calmed my fears and where quit friendly and helpful.
Again to shorten the story I have filled the report with several authorities in SP and they brought Olga in. Yes they found her. Turns out she and/or her mother or who ever Taisia Kutsanova is, own three cars between them. Also there are two to three different addresses between these names. One address is in a new and expensive district of SP and the other might be a second apartment or front location. Also I know that Olga and her mother own a 'dacha' (cottage) in the country side around SP. Olga is making very good money at this.