Name: Elena Protasova
Address: 32 Lenina Street, Apartment 52
On web sites: harzflirt.de and date-o-mat.com
Report: Typical travel scam. Ive been messing with her for 3 months now and the last month has been basically her begging me to send her money to visit. As a test I started talking with her from another seperate email addy as someone else. Same letters, same photos, and the same
On web sites: Australian Yahoo Personals
Report: I was contacted by Ekaterina on the Australian Yahoo Personals website. Her initial email address was email@example.com which then became firstname.lastname@example.org after further correspondence. Her initial email to me was:-
I’m a single girl from Russia. My age is 27, my height is
173 cm, weight is 51 kg. I have the blond hair and blue eyes.
Some words about me. I live alone in rented apartment, my parents live
in another town. I work as a teacher of Russian language at school.
Also I have a part-time work in a social sphere with small children in
childrens to a garden in the evening. I love kids so much!
Friends say, that I’m attractive, optimistic, kind and sensitive
person. In free time I love visiting my
friends, reading books, seeing movies and cooking. O! Yes, I cook very
good and I like to create new dishes. Also I like to keep fit and go
to the gym hall.
I’m in search of truelove, my best friend and soulmate. I want to meet
reliable and responsible man, who will be a special man for me. I just
need one special man and have no interest in others.
I’m very open and its easy to get to know me, so please ask me anything.
I came suspicious of her when I saw her photos and exactly the same email on another scammer alert site.
Name: Laura Jones
Email: un known
On web sites: unknown
Report: She is a gold diger and she uses people for money and she tells really sad stories and she says she is running a business to help children and adults to feed and clothes them when it could be litgitament business but then when she offerd to pay back the money!the money in return was boggus and counter fet money.
now her e-mail have been changed or discontinued or disconnected.
Name: Marina Balabaeva
On web sites: Japan Cupid
Report: Same letters as the other guys. When I asked her about the same letters to other people I never heard back from her. We chatted for about 3 months. She never asked me for money though. Same photos as well. I have a lot more.
Location: Russia, Olha, Lenina street 9, flat 37
On web sites: unknown
Report: I lost the first email but this is the second:
Hi my new friend
Im glad to see that you have decided to reply,I see it is very short letter.
It is all right because you are astonished to get my letter.
I want you to know that I have only good intentions and I have not any secrets.
The thing is that I will work in your country for three months or so and
I would like to meet a nice man to fall in love or just be closest friends.
I don't want to live in Russia because I have not any chances here,
it is hardly possible to explain from first time but I want you to know my plans.
I will work in any shop, bar or restaurant the agency that i am going through will suggest me some locations.
It will be my choice in the end as to what option to go for.
So I will have a simple work till I improve my English. And I can choose any
town of your area,agency will only help me to get a visa and all travel documents + some suggested placed to work in.
My best friend last year met the man from the USA when she worked there for three months, too.
She had two jobs. From morning till 4 pm she worked in amusement park and after it she worked as a waitress in some bar till midnight.
She was very tired of course but made very good money there.
It is special programm for young people who wants to work abroad and I think it is the right way for me ,
I am lost here,and I think that I look pretty enough to find a better place .I want to repeat the same way,it is
only my chance to meet a nice man.I want to work in USA or in Europe or any
nice country. I am full of plans and different dreams and I want to share my
life with good man because I'm also full of love and tenderness,I know that
I am not so beautiful like Hollywood Princess but I do hope to meet my Prince and
I am sure he will be not be disappoined to meet me in the real life! This is why I am going to go through the same way.
Well,I will close this letter and I do hope to get your reply.
I will leave russia in two weeks or so (I can't tell you everything exactly
right now) and I would like tobe sure that I have the man who waits for me there. I will work all day and I want to find a man to spend all free time
together to get to know each other better.if you have any interest to meet me I will be more than happy to meet you too.
I will tell you all details about me and my life if you like my pictures and
want to meet me! please send picture of you too!!!
I write to you with my new mailbox email@example.com, please write
letters now only on this mailbox.
I will wait your next letter.
Kiss you , Tatiana (this is my name)!
Hello my dear Kevin, thank you for your answer!
At first I think I have to say that I am new in internet and I have only good intentions.
you should know that I am not very good writer in english, please be patient to read my
messages and see many mistakes. to be fair I don't know what you want to know about me,in principle
I am usual girl.I think I should tell you about me, my interests,tastes and hobbies.I think I will tell you
about things I want to know about you and you will know my future questions.
I am 25 years old,my birthday is December, 25, 1981. I so much don't want to get older ,when I can see old women I am
getting crazy to think that it is my future .I do all the best to keep my youth and I keep my body well.In spite of all
difficultes here I am trying to be in good condition and I do a lot of exercises to be in good shape!
I am about 172 cm tall (5.6) and my weight is about 56 kg. I've been told I look well enough ,
and I think that all women have own beaty. I have never been married and I don`t have children.
I have one youngest sisters and it is great problem for us because we have only two rooms flat.you can't imagine what does it mean to be born
in small town in Russia,there are not any chances to live well,to get a good job.All young people leave towns to search
great luck in big cities but nobody waits for them there. I want to leave Russia,I know it sounds ugly but I know that I
will be lost here like many young girls before me. It is not place to grow children and have stable future.I want to meet my right man .
I think in future I can work as fitness trainer I have a certificate. My mother is my great problem too,she has a great dream to see me
married and she wants to make me happy but I think it is only my business I am not a little child. She tells me every day
that I should get married very soon... To be fair I am not sure I am able to explain all in first message I
want to say so much! I just want you to know that I am not afraid to work,I am fairly goal
oriented and I am sure you will be not disappoined to meet me in real life.I am going to spend three months
abroad to work in any good place,agency promises to help me because it is only the way I can leave Russia.I will have all documents
to travel in a few days and i will travel to moscow then,from moscow I will travel to you and they ask me about name of the city i am going to work,
if you don't mind to meet me please tell me the name of your city and nearest international airport! I will book my flight from moscow!
I think it would be so great to meet my love and stay there forever.I know that it is not so easy like I think but I think it is possible that I meat my real love.
I want to love and to be loved I want to build our own happiness,only me and my man there. I don't smoke,I tried to smoke when I was younger.
I may have a glass of red dry vine,sometimes it helps to relax. I try to take care of my body and face. I know it is all I have.
My soul may have any itnterst for you later, I thinkso.I am not a little girl and I know that at first almost all men look
at body ,legs and face.God created males such persons. Well,I think I am lost in my letter,I am not sure you
understand my goals,please feel free to ask.
I live in Russia,town Olha, Lenina street 9, flat 37 ,it is near big city Irkutsk.
My town is rather far from Moscow. Moscow is a capital of my country. I want you to reply if you understand my mind,my intentions,my soul,if
not please reply too, I will continue my searching. Well, I will close this letter,I think you are tired to read
it.and If you think that I should write shorter letters please tell me. I write from internet cafe in
Irkutsk because there are not cafes and possibility to use internet in my small town,we have 4 digital phone number and we
can't call abroad.Even to call in any big town here in Russia I have to order the call in advance.and I would like to say
please don't worry if I keep silence sometimes I have no time to travel ,it is about 25 minutes by bus from my town till Irkutsk
Please tell me more about you,your tastes,likes and dislikes .also I have a few impotant questions do you
like strong drinks too much?can you be very drunk?very ofthen?can you be rude with women?
Well,I have to stop or I will write without ending.Kiss you !see you later. In my next e-mail I will write you more things about myself and
more details about my trip and work. I will miss you, your Tatiana
P.S. Very beautiful photos
Hello my dear
I am so glad to see your letter again,I think I am a lucky girl to meet such man and I will do my best to meet you in real life!
you know I can work in any city of your area because it is free choice and agency only helps me to get
only travel documents and ticket, and I do hope that we will like each other and now I have the destination.
The agency will also suggest some places to work in. I do hope I have met my right man!you know I have told you before one
of my friend worked abroad last year and have met right man,now they live there and they are going to
marry. by the way now they are arranging the trip to Russia,(he wants to meet her parents and friends)
I think if I feel that you are my dream and you have the same feelings we could think about our future together.
if not I will just work and return back when the time to travel back. you know I am new here and I am afraid to make any mistake.
I have one great lack,I am very impatient sometimes I can act without thinking.
Sometimes I think that my dream is getting for real and it is so bad to be disappointed later.
I want you to know all small things about me because it shouldn't be any misunderstandings between us.
I want you to know that I am not angel and sometimes I can show my character.And I don't wait that you to be angel too, I just want to meet a kind man .
I am very kind and I can forgive almost all I can't forgive if my man sleep with different woman, I don't know many nessesary words in english.
I hope you can read between lines. A little more about myself!
my favorite activity is fitness. I wanted to be as fitness trainer but
I finished The Irkutsk State Univercity, trainers faculty as fitness
trainer but I don't work on my profession because there are no good fintess clubs in my city,
I used to sit at home and to do all housework,helping my mom. I would like to have good job,
I may work dancing teacher, or trainer of fitness,you know I have a certificate. I worked as a trainer a year ago .
and I would like to do it again .you know how many more younger girls want to get this job too!Alot of competition here. I want to tell you about things I like:
I like to make barbecue and I so much want to have my own home with fireplace.
usually I make very tasty ones and in principle I like to cook and it is not problem for me to cook something tasty and I don't like to visit cafes and restaurants,
at first usually they can't cook weel(maybe only here) and second too high price.
I like warm weather. and my great dream is to live somewhere on tropical island. Also I want to tell you about my dislikes:
I hate our long winters it seems to me they will never end. I hate lies and unfaithfulness.
I hate evil people and politicans I think they like to play wars, I hate any ars.
What I like in a man: faithfulness, honesty. He has to be open- minded and open-hearted, also easy-going. and much more important he is kind,kindness makes our world!
Are you kind and gentle man ?????
I think my man should be kind ,it is great feeling after love,only kind person may be happy, all rude people are unhappy.
or must be. A few questions yet, agency tells that I will have a room in nearest hotel near my future
work but if we like each other may be is it possible to live together?I think we will enjoy life together. do you have your car?animals? I
can't drive and I do hope you give me a few lessons, to be fair I have so many plans .I will find out all travel details
about my flight this week. I will leave my town today in a two hours and i think I will be not able to write to you today or so.
When I am in Moscow I will send you short letter to let you know that I am all right and they tell that it takes about two days to
get all nesseary papers, please confirm your phone number and international airport, I want to be sure I have all your details and
Please don't look at different girls. I am the best(joke). Well, I will close this letter I think I am bore today,and please feel
free to ask. See you soon!I can't believe everything is for real. to be fair I am lost and my head is like any big station with a lot of voice!
KISS and LOVE Tatiana!
then a stop to reaply she
Name: Galina Kalinina
Location: Sovetskaya 12-39. Mari-El. post code 424000. Russia
Address: Sovetskaya 12-39. Mari-El. post code 424000. Russia
On web sites: unknown
Report: Out of the blue I recieved an email of her. I knew instantly she was a scammer. It looks like all her emails are
Name: Svetlana Kraeva
Aka: sveta, svetlanaan, sveta777, svetlana
Location: russia, yoshkar-ola, zvenigovo, kirov
Address: Svetlaya street, 8, 2., Russia, 424079, Yoshkar-Ola, Mari-El
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etc.
On web sites: unknown
Report: typical money, visa, insurance and ticket-scam.
i have only learned to late and lost 1180 euro.
Name: Irina Shadrina
Location: Cheboksary - Russia
On web sites: unknown
Report: She sent me a lot messages and many pictures, but her last messages she asked me for money, two o three times, I didnt send her anything, and she never wrote again.
here one of her letters:
Hello my love my darling, my future husband !!!
I love I love I love you my darling. You yes cannot will imagine as I is now happy. I have just read through your letter, and on my eyes tears now run, but do not worry it tears of pleasure. My darling I love you more lives, and I am grateful to the god for that that it has connected ours to you hearts.
Oscar my darling I have told to my mum about you and about our attitudes, I have told to it that you transfer me greetings and that you promise to care and love all life me. You cannot my darling will imagine as my mum was happy when it has heard these words. It has told that only will be glad if at us with you all will be good. My mum transfers you greetings and wishes us with you the big love and happiness.
My darling I wish to tell to you fairly that earlier I could not trust in that what probably to love which person you when did not see. But now all my opinion on it has changed. My darling after ours with you of acquaintance all my life completely has changed. My friends and my parents speak about it all. My darling now I trust in that that the love on distance is possible. I love you more lives my darling, and I am grateful to you for all that you do for me. Oscar your love allows me force to live in this difficult world.
All these years I searched for the person which will love and respect with me, I would dream of that that will find the person which to wish to create family with me and which will wish to live with me all life. And here my dream has come true also I cannot trust in that that it is all the truth my darling/
you cannot present as I is now happy, I again and again read your letter and I understand as strongly you me love. My darling I wish to tell to you that I completely trust you in all and I know that if I shall arrive to you that you will care of me and to love me.
My darling yes I wish to be only yours all life, yes I wish to be your wife and yes I wish to have children from you.
My darling I now sit here in the Internet of cafe and I represent that as to us it will be good together. I think of that as I shall come to you and I represent ours with you a meeting. I see that as you meet me at the airport with a greater bouquet of colors. My darling when I see you that I run to you on a meeting and you take me on hands and speak me (Irina my love you cannot imagine as I it is happy that we at last that together)
My darling I see our future and I want all will tell to you that at us with you well. I very much very strongly wish to arrive to you and to remain with you to live on always. My darling I wish to learn as much as possible about your country, I would want that you acquainted me with culture and traditions of your country, I would want that you acquainted me with your friends and parents because this all really is very important for me/
I completely and in all trust you, and I know that when I shall arrive to you that you will care of me and I have told about it to my mum and it trusts the same to you. My darling I really would want that you were my husband. I would want that we with you had children because I you will be assured of that that the best father, I know that we with you can give good education to our future child.
My darling of rather our meeting, at me already has now begun holiday and I am ready to that what to arrive to you as soon as possible.
Today I yes went to a travel company and learned there about that that is necessary for me will for that what I could arrive to you and to me have told the following.
1) I should do my passport which will cost for me 200 $ and will be ready within 5 days.
2) I should do which give the visa to me is right to come to you for the period of 90 days. The visa will cost for me 250 $ + 100 $ consular gathering.
My dear really it is very a shame to me before you with that that I have no money for a trip to you and me sadly from that that I should be asked from you the help but we do not have other choice.
I have learned about that where you can send me of money. To me have told that at us in city is Western Union and that it is very reliable remittance . My the darling for that what you could send me of money to you it is necessary to know the following information on me.
My full name irina Shadrina
The country Russia
St Lenina 50/61
Post cod 424018
My darling to me as would tell that for that that I could receive your money I should know as the information on you. And still you should give me MTCN.
My darling I ask you please there is nothing do not worry all it will be good, I am not going to deceive you or to play with you. My darling I swear to you that that I when in a life I shall not break your heart because I very much very strongly love you and if to you that will be bad to me the same it will be bad because we with you native people now .
My dear I has decided to do so, that as soon as my documents I will be ready shall send at once to you a copy of it because I would want that you saw that all goes well. I love you and I promise you that I shall arrive to you!!!
I love you and I shall wait your letter, yours and only your future wife Irina!!
On web sites: unknown
Report: Received email from her and smelt a rat straight away. Visa mentioned etc
Name: Jessica Williams
On web sites: unknown
Report: will pretend they are in a conference, run out of money for food.