Name: Olga Prigunova
Location: Velsk, Russia
On web sites: www.match.com
Report: I was scammed out of several thousand dollars over a period of 2 months, I'm really ticked off that I was so stupid to fall for all of this mess, I finally found that it was a scam but it was to late and I want to prevent someone else from getting nailed by this idiot if I can.
I found her profile on match.com, read it and it was very short but interesting, all I did was send a ''wink'' and a short email to say I enjoyed reading her story and that she seemed to be an interesting person, the following day I received an email reply.
The first email I listed above caught my eye because I am a decent man who would not ever have contact with what I would consider a perverted person, so this got me interested, there was a total of 93 email letters received from this person by myself form 9-12-2012 - 11-10-2012, I can see now that most of the first mails were just from a template with my name inserted, but as the contact continued we did have live email exchange and she also called me on a ''pay phone'' three times, the calls were very short and I was always told that was because of bad connection, I was ask for $710 to cover documents but not until she supposedly tried to take care of it her self and then to her surprise had learned that the cost was much more than expected, the sob story of ''what do we do now? I don't know how I can make so I can come to you'' got me in a soft spot and like a idiot I sent her the (as she called it)'' the means '' for the documents, I then sent $1128.00 for a plane ticket, after the supposed arrival to the airport in Moscow, she could not board plane because customs required that she have a sum of $2970.00 in her possession so she could prove that she had the means to provide for herself if need be when she had arrived to America, she told me the money would not be spent and that it would be returned to me upon arrival, I fell for the scam hook line and sinker, the money was never requested by Olga Prigunova, she or whoever it was I spoke with only made it to where after they had supposedly tried to do it there self, they would then mail me to say it looked hopeless and that it seemed that there as no way ''she'' could ''arrive to me'' it was all a game to play on a persons sympathy so they would offer to help and that was was the root of the scam, offering the possibility of a wonderful relationship and playing on the persons sympathy so they would agree to help make it happen, it's really played out to be a win, win for both persons....
I sent the $2970.00 as requested, I was ask to send it in three separate transactions because that amount could not be received in an airport and to receive the entire amount would require that she left airport and traveled to a bank with a western union branch in it, I sent three transactions of $990.00 each along with the control number needed for her to receive the funds, she returned my email thanking me for helping us to be together, all seemed good, then the very next day i got bad news, she had been stopped by girl and while she was being ask question she was hit in head from behind and robbed, she had spent the night in police station and was told that there was gangs that had been doing these things in the area, she had left airport to go to internet cafe so she could send me email update when it had happened, now she had only her documents and no money, so again customs would not allow her to board plane, she had missed her flight and could only schedule new flight if she had the sum/means that customs required, this was a hard one for me, but I was lead to believe she was now stranded in airport with no money, no way to fly to me or to even go back home, she was scared and in such a big city, she was sitting in internet cafe with a bandage on her head and crying because she did not know what now to do... I could not bare the thought of this being the case so I agreed that I would send another sum of $2970.00 so she could make flight, she was very excited I was willing to help and promised she would return the funds as soon as she arrived, I was sent copy of new flight plan and copy of all documents that she had acquired form the very beginning, train ticket, visa, health inspection, letter from police that they would accompany her to plane because of the robbery.... everything seemed to be in order, but it was all a big scam......
Several times I had ask questions and they did not get answered, this did throw up a red flag but I knew that the language barrier could be an issue so I excused most of them, when I pressed the issue she would respond to the questions I ask at least in part.
Yep Igot scammed good on this one.
Aka: Yuliya Motrosowa
Location: russia, sosnogorsk
Address: Lermontova street 6
On web sites: Match.com
Report: She initiated contact with me. She sent me a
Name: alhassan baabara
Aka: mary keppe or jaime paker or celina sinnatturai
On web sites: skype
Report: she is presently calling herself alhassan.she contacted me on skype last weekend claiming i was the first one to accept her request to be friends.she started off slow and kept sending me the standard letter they all use about being stuck in ghana with her 92 year old grandmum.her parents had died a few years earlier.she had issues with her webcam so she couldn't send me good video unless i sent her 50 dollars.then it was a 100 dollars.then it went to 200 dollars.After 3 days of chatting with her i was getting so many lies about her life that i knew i was being scammed.I sent her 50 bucks thru moneygram and all of a sudden her webcam starts working and she does a strip tease for me in her bedroom.now she claimed from the start she was still a virgin and had never undressed in front of a man before but she looked like a pro that day.well,now she wants 300 dollars for a new laptop to bring with her when she showers.i told her i wasn't a perv and i'm not and that it is not important for me to see her when she gets out of the shower.that seems to be her whole scam.sending bad video and wanting money for a better computer.i haven't heard from her since the strip tease and i am hoping she will call me today so i could see what else she has in mind to get me to send her 300 bucks.she is a very beautiful girl with a body to die for.she also emailed me some revealing pics after'knowing' me for 2 days.the pics may or not be her actual pics.they bear a striking resemblance to her live video feed.she doesn't seem like a hard-core scammer to me but i think she needs to be stopped cause it is getting aggravating to see her always begging for money so she can give me some live action.lol
Name: theresa turkson
Aka: wendy wilsonscott
Location: ghana agona swedru
Address: chaple square st#ak4815
Phone: +233543896289 and +233574278689
On web sites: shagoholic
Report: She is trying to get money but have held off so far. What next?
Name: Viktoria Golyk
Location: Livinenka 19 kv 166 city Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Address: Livinenka 19 kv 166 city Vinnytsia, Ukraine
On web sites: fiance.com
Report: I report scammer:
Name: Viktoria Golyk
Birthday: September 16. 1988 (She has many different birthday in www.fiance.com, www.freepersonals.ru (she was already suspended), www.fdating.com (she was already suspended), because I reported she is a scammer. Her photos are fake, theft from the extremely beautiful Ukrainian photo model. I asked her to send me her photo with a blowing kiss for me, but she suddenly stopped writing me, because her photos are all fake.
Address: Livinenka 19 kv 166 city Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Phone number: +380632783234
This is her money letter: (October 31. 2012)
my foto for you ) if you serious you promise so help me with passport i hope !) my Name Viktoriya Golyk city Vinnytsia for passport i need 250 $ is it ok for you i would be happy if you help me and i could travel and visit you country too i want to visit Paris and London too.
Name: Natalya KIRGIZOWA
Aka: Anastasia Belyanina
Location: Rostov on Don
On web sites: Confirio I believe
Report: I even do not know what to tell first. I simply hope that you will be happy!
The most important, finest news - I did it! I got the visa! I am very happy!!!!
I as well have found out that I will get vacation November, 23.
I have been to the company that reserves airway tickets. I asked
them how I can reach Chicago (ORD) and how much it costs. They
have offered to me the roundtrip ticket that costs $1329 USD. I asked them to find
cheapest ticket, because this price is expensive for me. They have answered
that they have a cheaper roundtrip ticket and the beginning of the flight November, 27.
It costs $998 USD. It was the best variant for me. I asked them to reserve a ticket.
But they refused, because they can't reserve the ticket without advance payment.
I must pay full cost. I have asked if I can pay a part of money now, and the
other part later. They have told that it is possible, but I will be limited by term.
And if I will not pay the full cost of the ticket within of this term, I will lose already
nested money. I have agreed because it is the only chance for me, because
I must give to anti-emigration committee a data about my payment. By this moment
I had only the concrete sum of money which I had after all my expenses.
I paid $ 600 USD. But it was not enough for them. In a panic, all what Kristina
and I could do - we pawned our earrings and gold rings and I got $ 104 USD.
That is all I could do. The number of the flight on which I will get the ticket
is 2578 Aeroflot-Russian Airlines. The time of departure from Moscow is 12:00pm.
I will change a plan in London, number of the flight 6197 American Airlines.
After this I will fly to Chicago, to you. The time of arrival in Chicago is 6:45pm.
I know that probably I simply must tell that I can't come to you because
I haven't the remaining sum. I know that I promised to do all by self, and
I was sure that I can. I did not want to ask you. But after I did everything I did,
I cannot simply tell that I will not come to you. I have passed through so
many difficulties, and I have overcome the most difficult. But all the
same I have disgusting feeling that I could not fulfill the promise. I am
always ready to do all what is possible,- to fulfill my promises, but at
the same time I understand that any person could get in such a situation.
To get the visa I have spent much more money than I expected. But people
were ready to help me only if I will pay them. I paid more than 500
dollars to get all documents, I paid in municipal committee, in the
ministry. Even officers in army garrison have compelled me to pay for
their help. I did not expect all this, but up to the last moment I was
sure that I still can make everything. I expected that I can get a
vacation payment. We get a vacation payment after ending of a vacation.
I asked to give me this money now because I need this money urgently. But,
at the last moment I have got the answer that I can get this money urgently
only in case of serious illness or for example in case of death of the relative.
I feel so guilty. I was sure that nothing can prevent our meeting.
But I must pay remaining sum. It is $ 294 USD. And I must pay money
before November, 17, evening. Otherwise I will lose my nested money
and our jewelry will be sold out simply in vain. I know that I should not ask
you, and I am very ashamed to do it. I remember you said that you heard
such bad things about lady from our country. I know it and for me twice
difficult to address to you. But also comprehension of my position convinces
me, that any person could get in similar situation. I want to meet you and I
say sincerely that I need your help. I understand that I put you in inconvenient
position. But I am simple person, I am the simple woman. I am not the wizard.
I only ask you do not compare me to bad people and to think of me bad things.
Any person could get in a similar situation. And maybe I really simply had
to tell you that I can't meet with you because I could not provide my travel
completely. But I cannot simply refuse our meeting because then all my
diligence, forces, nerves, means will be spent in vain. I understand that
for you it is too big sum to lend me. You are not obliged to help me. And
500 dollars which I have spent to get the visa, and 704 $ that I have given
for the ticket are huge money for me. But I want you to know that I have given
everything not for the sake of myself, but for the sake of us, for the sake of you
and me. And I was happy all this time. If you want to meet me, to help me to
make our meeting, please, send money to the help before November, 17.
I want you to be confident in my sincerity, - that is why I send you the
Scanner of my visa. At least you will see that I am completely honest.
I address to you only because I need it right now, because the
anti- emigration committee waits for me with all documents and
I am obliged to come to committee according to appointed term.
I do not know if you can to help me. But I have no other exit. I need you.
If you can help me I will tell you what I have found out. Kristina said that
you can help me with the help of remittance system ''Western Union''.
So I have addressed to the nearest office ''Western Union''. I have been told
that this system works always and reliably. And in the Western Union the
maximal term of transfer of money - some minutes! Do you heard about the
this system? You can send your help to any Western Union in Russia.
All you need from me is country and my full name. My country is Russia.
My full name is NATALYA (my name) KIRGIZOWA (my surname).
The nearest city where I can receive your help it Rostov on Don.
In Western Union I have been told, that to get the money, I must tell to employee
your full name, your full address, exact sent sum and the confidential number -
Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). You will get this number in your Western Union
if you will send your help. Only with presence of all this information I can get your help.
I do not know what answer I will get from you. I very much am afraid that you
will not help me. But I want to tell, that I really need you, and I simply can't endure
the thought that I did almost everything, but I will not meet you. I understand that
it is big money. I have given all my forces, but together we are stronger. I really
ask you to help me. I will give you back all your money at the earliest opportunity.
I have written you honestly and sincerely. Are you with me?
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Name: Ekaterina Evseeva
On web sites: Speed date
Report: she iniated contact. exchanged about 30 e-mails and she sent me about 50 pics. on speed date, initially said she was from Warrington, PA. wanted money sent via western union for visa and insurance ($524)Occurred twice.said she was a elementary school teacher. twice stated her job discription exactly the same way. I researched scams and found a lot of similarities and just stopped writing.
Name: Laura Ben
Location: Auckland,NZ; Dubai, UAE; London, UK
On web sites: pink sofa
Report: The scammer contacted me on a website called Pink Sofa, a website for women looking for women. She flirted with me and wanted to correspond on hotmail almost immediately and I have corresponded with the scammer for about three months. I noticed some weird things like not answering questions, even if they weren't that personal. The so traditional scenario of losing her parents was present and no close relative or friends were found. The only other person she ever mentioned was her personal assistant/accountant James Simon. I also found it weird that she wrote poems that were easily traced to www.loveyou.com. As she said she was from the Netherlands originally I didn 't react upon bad grammar etc.
The first money request was initiated when she supposedly returned to Dubai from Auckland. She had left Auckland for the UK first to get more funds for finishing her project, the construction of a childrens hospital in Dubai. She had problems with a tax debt and the construction site had been closed down. She asked for about $8000 and I helped her out with about $5000. The money were sent via WU to Laura Ben and James Simon.
After about a week a new catastrophy occured. She didn't have money for the running cost. I helped her out a little again and money were sent to the same names as before.
After this nothing special happened and I was kind of lured in to safety again. Then I recieved a mail that she had finished the project and were heading to the UK to cash in. By then I had a feeling that something was going to happend again and yes it did. To be able to get her pay that now was in an escrow account because she didn't fulfil the contract on the estimated time, she needed to pay either 150.000 or 90.000. By this time I was convinced something was wrong and denied her all kind of help. We've had contact after I denied her but today I blocked her mail. I've been checking the documents she sent and are sure they are fake as well as a lot in her story is the same as in a lot of other romance scams.
Name: Janet Mark Opoku
Aka: many names
Location: Ghana, Accra
On web sites: has many sites
Report: She promises to be your lover and come here to be with you, but needs money for eveything. visa, airplane ticket ,clothes ,food cable TV bill for grandpa . Just one problem after another. Always needs more moneyMoney always senrt to Francis Opoku, or Zakarri Issah. I have sent her more than $18,000 in about one month. Stupid me. She is very good at what she does.
Name: Sandra Mellin
Location: awutu bawjiase ghana
On web sites: Upforit.com
Report: Says she is from Portland USA working as volunteer for Awutu Bawjiase Orphanage and that she wants to come meet face to face in Australia and for me to help pay her flight of $2700 when ask for her full name and dob never get an answer. My computer died and told her so by text but she continually asks to skype her and for my email address which she has. she asked me to ring her but when I did was very bad connection and could hear man voice. Even asked me to donate money to the orphanage.