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chefandymac@hotmail.co.uk
10-04-2005, 10:13 PM
Hi there, i,ve just been scammed to the tune of ?1700 pounds.
I first "met" "Svetlana Ivanova" on a dating agency website.
Looking back i should have been suspicious as the search parameters on my website extended 10 miles from my postcode. This girl was from Russia!!!
So after building up what i thought was a relationship with this girl. I have foolishly sent money for visa, passport and money for her person so that when she entered the country she did,nt look like she was here for a free ride. THE IRONY... what a dickhead i am!!!

So... i was wondering if any of you guys out there could give me some advice on the chances of getting any money back. Can i hold anyone accountable, can i be compensated in any way, or do i just have to eat humble pie for my own stupidity? HELP

andy mac windsor u.k

elenag
10-04-2005, 10:15 PM
I just sent you a personal message

elenag
10-04-2005, 10:15 PM
I just sent you a personal message

nick20045
10-04-2005, 10:21 PM
first of all, did you read the rules from the goverment (imigration)?

http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1006977149953

if you read on there, you should have known in advance how to proceed. the chance of her getting a visa to enter the UK is about 1 in 1000.



to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on

nick20045
10-04-2005, 10:21 PM
first of all, did you read the rules from the goverment (imigration)?

http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1006977149953

if you read on there, you should have known in advance how to proceed. the chance of her getting a visa to enter the UK is about 1 in 1000.



to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on

Sonar
10-05-2005, 12:17 AM
Eat humble pie for awhile then forget about it. There is absolutely nothing that you can do to recover your money. Russian law does not recognize a crime simply because you sent money.
Seems that guys from the USA and UK are the ones scammed most often.
I wonder why that is???
Everytime a Russian woman (that I have never met) has asked me for money (for any reason) My reply is always this: No problem but I will bring it to you personally. Scammers will immediately back off.
A decent and honest Russian woman will never ask a man that she has never met in person for money.
Did you really think that she was just going to jump on a plane and fly to a strange counrty to be with a stranger??
It just doesn't happen that way. And how do you even know that it was a woman? Igor the taxi driver can write some pretty convincing love letters.
Next time, go there and meet her first.
Good luck to you man.


A man's mind, streched by a new idea, will never re-gain it's original dimension.

Sonar
10-05-2005, 12:17 AM
Eat humble pie for awhile then forget about it. There is absolutely nothing that you can do to recover your money. Russian law does not recognize a crime simply because you sent money.
Seems that guys from the USA and UK are the ones scammed most often.
I wonder why that is???
Everytime a Russian woman (that I have never met) has asked me for money (for any reason) My reply is always this: No problem but I will bring it to you personally. Scammers will immediately back off.
A decent and honest Russian woman will never ask a man that she has never met in person for money.
Did you really think that she was just going to jump on a plane and fly to a strange counrty to be with a stranger??
It just doesn't happen that way. And how do you even know that it was a woman? Igor the taxi driver can write some pretty convincing love letters.
Next time, go there and meet her first.
Good luck to you man.


A man's mind, streched by a new idea, will never re-gain it's original dimension.

nick20045
10-05-2005, 12:30 AM
quote:Originally posted by Sonar

Seems that guys from the USA and UK are the ones scammed most often.
I wonder why that is???

sorry but i disagree with the above comments. the rest of your post i agree with.

it is not guys from USA and UK that are scammed. it is guys who are so desperate that they are prepared to think with their heart or (pardon my french) knob that loose out.

learn a simple rule......

at any man woman or whatever, do this......

i am 46 years old (or whatever age you are). i have lived all these years without you and i can live another 46 years without you as well.

if you want to fit into my life i will accept you. if you do not want to, then good luck to you but i will carry on living my life.

make local friends. relax. chill out. one day she will be there. until then, dont be desperate. enjoy life. look at life in different ways......

you are single. you can go on holidays where you want, do as you want. when as you want

you have a partner. she will maybe want a different place. not when you want and not how you want.

as far as i am concerned, one day i will maybe find the right person. until then......

darn..... i like to enjoy life.

but by heck! i will not be fooled into love either. am i desperate for a girlfriend? heck no! i love my life

and until a person starts to love his life, then all there is is sadness





to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on

nick20045
10-05-2005, 12:30 AM
quote:Originally posted by Sonar

Seems that guys from the USA and UK are the ones scammed most often.
I wonder why that is???

sorry but i disagree with the above comments. the rest of your post i agree with.

it is not guys from USA and UK that are scammed. it is guys who are so desperate that they are prepared to think with their heart or (pardon my french) knob that loose out.

learn a simple rule......

at any man woman or whatever, do this......

i am 46 years old (or whatever age you are). i have lived all these years without you and i can live another 46 years without you as well.

if you want to fit into my life i will accept you. if you do not want to, then good luck to you but i will carry on living my life.

make local friends. relax. chill out. one day she will be there. until then, dont be desperate. enjoy life. look at life in different ways......

you are single. you can go on holidays where you want, do as you want. when as you want

you have a partner. she will maybe want a different place. not when you want and not how you want.

as far as i am concerned, one day i will maybe find the right person. until then......

darn..... i like to enjoy life.

but by heck! i will not be fooled into love either. am i desperate for a girlfriend? heck no! i love my life

and until a person starts to love his life, then all there is is sadness





to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on

Sonar
10-05-2005, 09:46 AM
quote:Originally posted by nick20045


quote:Originally posted by Sonar

Seems that guys from the USA and UK are the ones scammed most often.
I wonder why that is???

sorry but i disagree with the above comments. the rest of your post i agree with.

it is not guys from USA and UK that are scammed. it is guys who are so desperate that they are prepared to think with their heart or (pardon my french) knob that loose out.
Been reading alot of scam stories for the last couple of years. 75% of them are from guys either from the US or UK.
Can't imagine what a guy is thinking when he's sending 1700 pounds to someone that he doesn't know.

A man's mind, streched by a new idea, will never re-gain it's original dimension.

Sonar
10-05-2005, 09:46 AM
quote:Originally posted by nick20045


quote:Originally posted by Sonar

Seems that guys from the USA and UK are the ones scammed most often.
I wonder why that is???

sorry but i disagree with the above comments. the rest of your post i agree with.

it is not guys from USA and UK that are scammed. it is guys who are so desperate that they are prepared to think with their heart or (pardon my french) knob that loose out.
Been reading alot of scam stories for the last couple of years. 75% of them are from guys either from the US or UK.
Can't imagine what a guy is thinking when he's sending 1700 pounds to someone that he doesn't know.

A man's mind, streched by a new idea, will never re-gain it's original dimension.

Dutchy013
10-06-2005, 12:35 PM
Probably because 75% of the guys on the net are from the UK/USA?

Dutchy013
10-06-2005, 12:35 PM
Probably because 75% of the guys on the net are from the UK/USA?

nick20045
10-06-2005, 12:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dutchy013

Probably because 75% of the guys on the net are from the UK/USA?

oh no its not! you are dutch :D:D:D and there are all sort of nationalities on here. and lets not forget the daft russian women trying to post and tell us to send loadsa loadsa money to "buy her effection", "charm her as a princess" and be daft sods and throw our money away. remember....... every woman needs lots of money! :D:D:D

miss amsterdam. (only flew through schipol airport this last trip). have only been once to amsterdam this year. :(:(

great people there and love the food.

to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on

nick20045
10-06-2005, 12:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dutchy013

Probably because 75% of the guys on the net are from the UK/USA?

oh no its not! you are dutch :D:D:D and there are all sort of nationalities on here. and lets not forget the daft russian women trying to post and tell us to send loadsa loadsa money to "buy her effection", "charm her as a princess" and be daft sods and throw our money away. remember....... every woman needs lots of money! :D:D:D

miss amsterdam. (only flew through schipol airport this last trip). have only been once to amsterdam this year. :(:(

great people there and love the food.

to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on

Dutchy013
10-07-2005, 03:52 PM
Nick, I live up to the reputation of being "Dutch", so the first Russian lady is still waiting for her money from me :D

Dutchy013
10-07-2005, 03:52 PM
Nick, I live up to the reputation of being "Dutch", so the first Russian lady is still waiting for her money from me :D

nick20045
10-07-2005, 04:09 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dutchy013

Nick, I live up to the reputation of being "Dutch", so the first Russian lady is still waiting for her money from me :D

Yikes! the Scots have invaded Holland :D:D:D

going dutch means splitting costs. not spending any money is Scottish. :D

to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on

nick20045
10-07-2005, 04:09 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dutchy013

Nick, I live up to the reputation of being "Dutch", so the first Russian lady is still waiting for her money from me :D

Yikes! the Scots have invaded Holland :D:D:D

going dutch means splitting costs. not spending any money is Scottish. :D

to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on

Dutchy013
10-08-2005, 10:19 AM
Nick, Look at the member list, most guys from UK/USA/Australia


quote:Originally posted by nick20045


quote:Originally posted by Dutchy013

Probably because 75% of the guys on the net are from the UK/USA?

oh no its not! you are dutch :D:D:D and there are all sort of nationalities on here. and lets not forget the daft russian women trying to post and tell us to send loadsa loadsa money to "buy her effection", "charm her as a princess" and be daft sods and throw our money away. remember....... every woman needs lots of money! :D:D:D

miss amsterdam. (only flew through schipol airport this last trip). have only been once to amsterdam this year. :(:(

great people there and love the food.

to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on

Dutchy013
10-08-2005, 10:19 AM
Nick, Look at the member list, most guys from UK/USA/Australia


quote:Originally posted by nick20045


quote:Originally posted by Dutchy013

Probably because 75% of the guys on the net are from the UK/USA?

oh no its not! you are dutch :D:D:D and there are all sort of nationalities on here. and lets not forget the daft russian women trying to post and tell us to send loadsa loadsa money to "buy her effection", "charm her as a princess" and be daft sods and throw our money away. remember....... every woman needs lots of money! :D:D:D

miss amsterdam. (only flew through schipol airport this last trip). have only been once to amsterdam this year. :(:(

great people there and love the food.

to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on

nick20045
10-08-2005, 01:16 PM
anybody noticed!

the original poster stayed only with 1 post!

kind of feel sorry for him.

to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on

nick20045
10-08-2005, 01:16 PM
anybody noticed!

the original poster stayed only with 1 post!

kind of feel sorry for him.

to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on

Sonar
10-08-2005, 01:27 PM
quote:Originally posted by nick20045

anybody noticed!

the original poster stayed only with 1 post!

kind of feel sorry for him.

to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on
Yeah, I see that quite a bit on all of these type of forums.
I for one, have absolutely no intention to ridicule anyone who has been scammed. But unfortunately, these kind of guys are what actually keep scammers in business.
I'm sure that if the guy would have found this site (or one like it) before he sent money, he would have become educated very quickly.

A man's mind, streched by a new idea, will never re-gain it's original dimension.

Sonar
10-08-2005, 01:27 PM
quote:Originally posted by nick20045

anybody noticed!

the original poster stayed only with 1 post!

kind of feel sorry for him.

to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on
Yeah, I see that quite a bit on all of these type of forums.
I for one, have absolutely no intention to ridicule anyone who has been scammed. But unfortunately, these kind of guys are what actually keep scammers in business.
I'm sure that if the guy would have found this site (or one like it) before he sent money, he would have become educated very quickly.

A man's mind, streched by a new idea, will never re-gain it's original dimension.

Dutchy013
10-08-2005, 01:33 PM
We can burry this "Topic" too its grave.

Dutchy013
10-08-2005, 01:33 PM
We can burry this "Topic" too its grave.

nick20045
10-08-2005, 01:39 PM
hey! thinking of it!

1700 UKPounds..... do you know how many viagra you can buy with that amount of money?!!!!!

anyways...... cockney mother (cockney means from London) goes to the social to register for being a single parent.....

name? says the girl at the counter.

Jane Smith says the girl......

how many children? says the girl at the counter

14 says Jane....

14!!!! says the girl at the counter...... ok what is the first one called?

John says the girl.

OK what is the second one called? says the girl at the counter....

John says the girl.

Hold on! says the girl at the counter. that is the name of the first one. what is the SECOND one called?

they are all called John says the girl

why? said the girl at the counter......

well, it is a lot easier this way. says the girl. john get ready for school, and they all get ready. john get your dinner. and they all get their dinner. john go to sleep and they all go to sleep, says the girl.....

so what if you want to talk to one of them "personally" says the girl at the counter!!!!!

oh that is very easy...... says the girl to her. i just use their surname. :D:D:D:D



to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on

nick20045
10-08-2005, 01:39 PM
hey! thinking of it!

1700 UKPounds..... do you know how many viagra you can buy with that amount of money?!!!!!

anyways...... cockney mother (cockney means from London) goes to the social to register for being a single parent.....

name? says the girl at the counter.

Jane Smith says the girl......

how many children? says the girl at the counter

14 says Jane....

14!!!! says the girl at the counter...... ok what is the first one called?

John says the girl.

OK what is the second one called? says the girl at the counter....

John says the girl.

Hold on! says the girl at the counter. that is the name of the first one. what is the SECOND one called?

they are all called John says the girl

why? said the girl at the counter......

well, it is a lot easier this way. says the girl. john get ready for school, and they all get ready. john get your dinner. and they all get their dinner. john go to sleep and they all go to sleep, says the girl.....

so what if you want to talk to one of them "personally" says the girl at the counter!!!!!

oh that is very easy...... says the girl to her. i just use their surname. :D:D:D:D



to all russian scammers: i am somewhat of a bullshi*ter myself but i do like to listen to a professional. please carry on