Name: Rachel Valdez
Location: San Antonio
On web sites: Craigslist.
Report: I just posted an ad on Craiglist last night, September 25, 2012, to lease out a room in my house.
To which a certain Rachel Valdez responded, the email address being email@example.com.
I Googled that email address and found that she/he is a scam artist.
This is the email that I received from her. Almost identical to the one the previous person received.
On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Rachel Valdez wrote:
Thanks for getting back to me. My name is Rachel Valdez (Female),I am 26yrs old,I am fun loving,personal,friendly, clean, caring,friendly and respectful of others. a non-smoker, don't
do drugs, i drink occasionally,and drama free. I graduated this year in Guam, I am single and have no children . i do bible study, and sometimes we do karaoke night with my roommate! i go to church every Sunday . I am coming for my masters degree. I was born in France(Bordeaux), my dad is from USA but my mum is from Paris.I went to University of Guam in the village of Mangilao, I speak both French and English, am presently on research work at Guam, am almost done with the research. Am doing it because its part of prerequisite for my
masters in Microbiology.
I would have loved to call you but this is a remote area calls its hard to go through from here and i don't want to waste much time. I am really interested in renting from you and i don't have pets but I don't care if there is any in the house. I would have loved to take a look at the place before renting it, but am very far, but with pictures, I am glad. I will also like you to tell me more about you and if you have garage or parking space cos I will have my own car come over, pls let me know the total payment of the place I will send your email to my dad for him to email you later bcos he is the one that will be paying the bills but nevertheless,I will like you to send me your full Name and the Physical address, your phone number as well,so that my Dad will issue out the payment for the place as soon as possible,with that you can hold on the place for me till I come .
I will be looking forward to your email soonest.
Thanks and have a nice day.
Name: Evgeniya - Zhenya
On web sites: friendscout24
Report: ha chiesto soldi per viaggio in Italy
Name: Donatella Lydia Ricardo
Location: Pardenone Italy (claimed)
On web sites: Match
Report: Was contacted, we emailed, she wanted to come to me in Norway from Italy (first northern Norway) but first she had to go to Togo with her mother, who came from there. Being there on the way to norway, she needed 450 euros - bankcard was blocked. I stupidly sent it and saw this website after. If what I see is true, she has scammed me.
Location: Semkir, Azerbaijan
On web sites: Don't know
Name: Catina Alberto
On web sites: Ashley Madison
Report: Yes I have been in contact with this woman for a year, she said that she had a contract that she went to the UK for and that she needed money to return back to Canada....So that we could be in love with each other lol .
Ya I was dumb and horny, got drunk one night and sent her $250.00 bucks, she still had a good story latter to try and get more cash from me.
Stay away guys .
She says she is in the UK , london is where she wants the funds sent to.
Name: Valeriya Kalinichenko
Address: Kazan, Moscow
On web sites: 76617840240
Report: Hi, my Mike! My dear, excuse, for a delay of the answer! 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 Mike!!!!
I was very happy to hear your voice ! It was really difficult to phone.
But I am glad that it was possible! I hope you were really capable to
understand my English and my speech:) It is a pity to speak not enough
time, but I think that we shall have an opportunity further. I had a lot
of excitement. You have a beautiful voice, and it has calmed me:)
I felt you near to me, it so is pleasant :)
My prince I have not stopped on it and later we with my girlfriend at whom
I have stopped in Moscow have gone to office of this airline, company that
reserves airway tickets. I asked them how I can reach Tampa and how
much it costs. They've told me that the roundtrip flight to your airport
cost 2187 US dollars. It was too expensive for me and I've
asked them to find the cheapest variant. And they've offered. It would be
only on the September 29 I have learned, that cost of tickets up to in one party will
make 685 dollars, I was wondered if it was possible to reserve a ticket and
to pay for it a part of the funds this time and the other part later,
because other people can buy the cheap ticket and I'm not. But they've
refused and I was in despair! I've asked them to help me so long time that
tears have come to my eyes! And they've agreed! I have learned, that now return
tickets are necessary for the proof of that I independently can return to Russia.
But there is an opportunity to change return the ticket on money in your
country, or to change date. To me have told, that if will take return
tickets the discount at a rate of 5% is given, it turns out that
685+685=1370 dollars and will subtract 5% these are 68 dollars that will
make 1302 dollars, but still it is necessary to add to this sum of 10%
from cost for registration of tickets and meal, it will turn out 1432 dollars,
6:45 am Depart Moscow (SVO)
Arrive Tampa 8:40 pm September 29
I will give you my flight number information, as soon as i have it in
my hand. The dollar exchange rate has fallen in our country and it is the
cheapest tickets of an economic class, is cheaper a way to arrive to you I
is not present. It was the best variant for me. They have told that I can
pay a part of money now, and the other part later. 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 770 USD. But it was
not enough for them. In a panic, all what and I could do - I pawned my gold
earrings and rings In a pawnshop and I got 178 USD. That is all I could do.
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 and all papers 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. But I have received only a part. We get
other part a vacation payment in three weeks. Besides,
some of my funds were stolen out of my house and I have been
compelled to buy new door for my apartment. But I cannot leave my
apartment with broken door. And of course I have been compelled to pay
much for it. I feel so guilty. I was sure that nothing can prevent our
meeting. But I must pay remaining sum. It is 491 usd. And I must pay funds
before September 27, morning. Otherwise I will lose my nested funds 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. And maybe I really simply had to tell you
that I can't meet with you because I could not provide my travel completely now.
But I cannot simply refuse our meeting because then all my diligence,
forces, nerves, means will be spent in vain. I understand that it is big
sum to lend me. You are not obliged to help me. And 500 dollars which I
have spent to get the visa, and 948 $ that I have given for the ticket also
I restored a door in an apartment before departure. It all are big
funds 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, transfer funds to the help before September 27, morning.
I do not know if you want to help me or already not.
But i think you have told that I should let you know if there is
anything you can do to help me. I believe you even though I am afraid
to ask. But I have no other exit. I need you Mike. If you can
help me I will tell you what I have found out. Here we have remittance system.
And I have addressed to the most convenient bank. I have been told
that they use the systems
Name: Natalia Bezdenezhnykh
On web sites: Unknown
Report: Contacted me saying she found me on some dating site...couldn't remember which one. Sent me two of the pictures posted here.
Name: Sarah Lister
Aka: Terry Page, Terri Page
Location: United Kingdom
Address: Den man Drive North in United Kingdom
On web sites: BeNaughty.com Shagaholic.com
Report: Had several emails from her, first suspect email asked where the nearest airport was when she had already said she has lived in the area for many years. After the 2nd email she said she loved me because of the way I wrote in my emails, then when she said she was ready to come back home she sent me a request for money to help get her goods through customs saying they were stopping the items and that she needed to pay 3400 pounds. She even sent a pdf file supposedly from the customs office which has spelling mistakes in it. Couldn't get a straight answer from her and requests and questions I made went unanswered.
Name: Maggie Steroux
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
On web sites: match.com
I'm writing this with tears in my eyes,My family and i came down here to London,England for a short vacation and we were mugged at gun point last night at the park of the hotel where we lodged all cash,credit cards and cell phone were stolen off us.I've been to the US embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all,My flight leaves in hew hrs from now and am having problems settling the hotel bills.The hotel manager won't let me leave until i settle the hotel bills now...Well I really need your financial assistance..Please, Let me know if you can help us out? Am freaked out at the Moment.
my love, thank you for your letter. As always I was very happy to see your news. I'm always interested to know what's going on with you. I'm always interested in your thoughts. Because I really love you. That's why I want to meet you soon. I want to be around you, that we could spend time together. I wish that we could talk to each other about everything. You're going to tell me something. I'll talk to you as well. We will spend days and nights. We will love each other a lot. Do you want this?
We are and will always do together. You're going to show me various interesting places in your town. I really want to be with you soon.
I believe that we communicate with you for a long time, you know I love you. And when I read your letters, I feel that you answer me in return. This is the most beautiful feeling - love. Do you agree with me?
But my love, why do not you say anything about our meeting? You know what I really want to come to you soon. But you ignore all my letters about the meeting.
Of course, I love you get from romantic letters. But now I want to meet you in person.
Letters can never replace a real meeting. Letters will not be able to show you all the power of my love for you. Only meet in real life could do it. Or do you think differently? Please answer me!
I want to see a concrete answer to my question.
Write me your thoughts. Do not ignore my questions!
You promised me that we will soon meet again. And I signed a contract with a travel agency. Now I'm not doing this deal. Because I can not get from you a specific answer. Do you still want our meeting? You're going to help me? I need the exact date when you can pay for my trip to you?
And I'll tell it to the agency. If payment is not effected in the near future, then I'll have to pay fines. Since I do not fulfill the contract. Do you understand that?
It's all very seriously.
Please answer me all of my questions. I should receive a response.
I love you. I want to be with you soon. I miss you.
Another email from a scammer... love scam.. she/he/ wants me to send money
My dear now I that you to see ready to be with me! And as is ready to help me that we with you to be together.
Now I will give to you data of the agent which your help through Western Union and by that we to pay my documents can accept. And As soon as your money to come, I can receive my documents and go to you!
Here data of the agent!
Name: Christine Mae Lopez
Location: Manila Philipinnes
On web sites: Flirt
Report: I cant remember who initiated contact. Claims she is being beaten by manager and she doesn't want to be an adult model anymore. Claims manager has her passport and locks her in a secluded apartment and almost never feeds her. She wants money for food and to pay off her manager and then wants money for a plane ticket to whoever you are. She offers to be your sex slave for a month if you only help her and if that doesn't work she wants to be your girlfriend. She says she's fallen in love with you and that she will commit suicide if you don't help her.