Letter(s) from Marina Zarbova to Edward (USA)

Letter 1

Hi Ed. You not forget me?
I receive your letter! I gratitude you! YOU not forget me and answer me! It is very pleasant!

I promised to you - I tell about me in more detail.
I was born May,18 1978. I was born and live in native city.
Shuya is the third largest town in Ivanovo Oblast, Russia, situated on the Teza River. Population: 62,449 (2002 Census)
I think - you can look in internet about my city.
I live alone. My parents to die 6 years ago.... They were good people... I do not have any brothers and sisters.
Therefore I appreciate my friendship with girlfriends.
I have been never married and to not have children... But i'm 28 years and I want have family... I want care of my husband and children...
Therefore I have decided write to you.
You have answered me, therefore I remove my profile... I want write only to you now!
I am rare travel. Several years ago I was in Poland. It was business trips.
I design projects for repair of apartments and offices. i'm Interior designer My education - the engineer-builder.
I never was in your country... Probably this is interesting....
I write to you from work. I not have a home computer... But I shall frequently write to you - if you want it...
I work 5 days in a week... Sometimes I work in Saturday... Therefore I shall write to you at the first an opportunity...
Write a little about your city, your work... In next letters I shall write to you more about myself, my hobbies...
Ask me any questions. I was good to understand English language and I can talk and write...
Sorry if I make some mistakes... I shall be diligence! I promise you!
I wait your letters!
Best wishes!

Letter 2

This letter is from the almost lucky lady. Why is "almost"?
As today after my work I went to visas firm. I was told that my visa was ready at last, (I send you it's SCAN). I was most happy the person at that time. But this firm not only makes visas,
it also reserve tickets. I decided to use their service again.
I was told that the flight to Philadelphia on September 15 costed 1289USD.
It was too expensive for me, and I asked them to find the cheapest variant. And they offered.
It would be on the September 15 and cost 1020USD. I wondered if it was possible to reserve a ticket and to pay for it a part of the money this time and the other part later. But they refused and I was in despair.
I asked them to help me so long that tears came to my eyes. And they agreed. I wasted all my money, but it wasn't enough.
So I went to pawnshop and pawned silver and gold embellishments which I had from my Mom. It is memory of my mom.
I to cry... But I want to see you!
I got 150 USD and that was enough for initial payment.
I have paid in whole 600.50 USD.
It was my last money. The number of the flight on which I resevered the ticket is

12:30 pm Depart Moscow (SVO)
Arrive Philadelphia (PHL) 8:35 pm
Duration: 16hr 5mn
Delta 47 / 1071
Connect in Atlanta (Hartsfield Intl.)

It is very difficult for me to tell you about it. But I have done everything I can. I paid visa.
I have bought the ticket on a train up to Moscow. I paid a part of the ticket. But this money is not enough. I don't want to burden you. I want to reach you with my own money but unfortunately I have failed. Now I have to pay the remaining part.
It is only 420 USD. I must pay this money september 9 , Otherwise I will lose my money.
If you love me, if you trust me and if you want to see me soon, please, send the money for the
ticket before september 9 .
I understand that it is a difficult decision for you, but we must trust each other. Any union without trust is impossible if it is a union of wife and husband or a union of boy-friend and girl-friend or a union of business partners. I don't want to be hypocritical.
That's why I want to tell you following: I do not think that you would like to give the love to the woman whom you don't trust. So I am. It's a first check for us. And much depends upon it, may be everything. We must trust each other. That's why I was the first who made first step. Step to you.
Of course if you don't want you can not help me. It is bad but not fatal. I will lose my money.
I make a credit card. I have money for charges in your country.
But I cannot use them in Russia. Only in your country. It is a special program of our government.
It is done for the help to our tourists!
I use it! Therefore I can arrive and give you a part of money!
I not want to speak about it. I write to you about illness my girlfriend's daughter. She be ill a cancer.
I to give them some money 2 weeks ago. Her illness reinforcement, therefore I should help them.
People should help people, if at them a trouble. You agree. I don't think, if a ticket will be expensive.
I not a regret about the help. Her son can die... But money to not suffice me now... It is very a pity..
Tell me Ed, can you help me? If you have an opportunity please help me. I wonder how it is
possible to do. If you cannot will help this very sad. But I shall search for other ways.
I need 420 USD only! If I shall have it, we shall meet! It is last boundary on our way.

There is an International Western Union (by the way, they have a website, called www.westernunion.com).

You may send me money using any one of Western Union's office in Russia


zip 601900



1 your full name
2 your full address
3 confidential numbers (Money Transfer Control Number)
4 exact amount money

Without this information, I shall be not capable to receive money.

I shall pray about your help!