Scammer Alena Sokolova

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First name:Alena
Last name:Sokolova
Aka:Olga Smirnova, Larisa Popova, Anastasia Osipova, Elena Mesheriakova, Svetlana, Inna Rybakova, Tatyana Volzhanina, Oksana Simonenko, Yana Kantonistova, Maria, Natalia Cvetkova, Angelina, Nelya Sitnikova, Evgenia, Marina, Olesya Ilyina, Natalia Sheveleva, Anna Smirnova, Valentina Obelchenko, Olesya Kapusnyak, Lubov Bylinkina, Olesya Davidova, Karina Zubajrova, Tatyana Ivanova, Alexandra, Ekaterina Golik
Name aliases: Aleksa, Aleksandra, Alenka, Alenka, Alenush, Alesia, Alesya, Alexa, Ali, Aliona, Ally, Alona, Alyona, Alyonchik, Alyonka, Ana, Anastacia, Anastasija, Anastasiy, Anastasiya, Anastassia, Anastasya, Anastesiya, Anasteysha, Anechka, Aneshka, Angeleena, Angeline, Ania, Aniuta, Aniya, Anja, Anka, Ann, Annah, Annia, Annushka, Anny, Annya, Annyshka, Anushka, Anuta, Anuytachka, Anya, Anyka, Anyta, Anyuta, Asya, Carina, Catherine, Ecaterina, Ekaterinacka, Eleena, Elen, Elenka, Elenochka, Eli, Ellena, Ellene, Elona, Eugenia, Eugenija, Eugenya, Evgeniia, Evgenija, Evgeniya, Evgenya, Ewgenia, Ewgenija, Ewgeniya, Genya, Helen, Helena, Helga, Iana, Ina, Inchik, Innchik, Innochka, Inochka, Iyana, Jana, Janna, Janny, Jelya, Jenya, Kat, Katarina, Kate, Katerina, Katherina, Kati, Katia, Katiya, Katja, Katka, Katrin, Katrina, Katty, Katushka, Katy, Katya, Kensij, Ket, Ketrin, Ksusha, Ksushka, Ksyusha, Lara, Larica, Larissa, Larris, Lelya, Lena, Lenaa, Lenchik, Lennochka, Lenochka, Lenusik, Lenusikka, Lenusya, Lesya, Lienkchik, Liubov, Ljuba, Ljubasha, Ljubov, Lleena, Lora, Luba, Lubasha, Lubashka, Lubavochka, Lubow, Lybavushka, Lybawa, Lyuba, Lyubasha, Lyubochka, Lyubov, Lyubow, Maha, Marija, Marinka, Marinochka, Marisha, Mariya, Mariyah, Marya, Maryna, Marynochka, Masha, Mashenka, Mashka, Mashulya, Nansy, Nastasia, Nastasya, Nastena, Nastenka, Nastia, Nastja, Nastka, Nastuha, Nastya, Nastyona, Nastysha, Nastyusha, Nata, Natali, Natalie, Nataliya, Natalochka, Nataly, Natalya, Natalyy, Natasha, Natashechka, Natashenka, Natashka, Nathalia, Natty, Natusha, Natusik, Natusy, Natusya, Neli, Nellya, Nelyushka, Nensy, Nusha, Oksanochka, Oksy, Olchik, Olechka, Oleksandra, Olena, Olena, Olenka, Olesea, Olesechka, Olesenka, Oleshka, Oleshka, Olesia, Olgo, Olgunka, Olha, Olia, Oliya, Olja, Olly, Olra, Olushka, Oly, Olyushka, Oxana, Sasha, Sashenka, Stasya, Susha, Sveta, Svetik, Svetla, Svetlanka, Svetochka, Svitlana, Tanechka, Tani, Tantana, Tanusha, Tanya, Tanyusha, Tanyushka, Tasha, Tatana, Tati, Tatiana, Tatik, Tatiyana, Tatiyana, Tatty, Taty, Tetyana, Tina, Tonya, Tusya, Valentine, Valiusha, Yanka, Yanna, Yanochka, Yanusia, Yekaterina, Yelena, Yevgeniya, Ynna, Zhenia, Zhenya
Age: 27
Location(s): Baykalsk (Russia); Belebei (Russia); Belovodsk (Ukraine); Cheboksary (Russia); Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine); Kiev (Ukraine); Kremenchug (Ukraine); Lugansk (Ukraine); Moscow (Russia); Norilsk (Russia); Pervouralsk (Russia); Poltava (Ukraine); Salekhard (Russia); Sayansk (Russia); Snezhinsk (Russia); Tula (Russia); Ulyanovsk (Russia); Ursdon (Russia); Varkuta (Russia); Vladikavkaz (Russia); Vladivostok (Russia)
Address(es): Russia, Bashkortostan, Belebei, Lenina street 22-54
Russia, Tver, Kominterna str., 26
Russia, 428003, Cheboksary, Lenina ave., 62
Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk, 17 Lenin Street
Russia, Norilsk, Lenina street, 23-13
Russia, Pervouralsk, Lenina street 3
Russia, 117303, Moscow, Sovetskaya str., 24 kor.4 - 192
Russia, Salehard, Vatutina str., 4-5
Ukraine, 91000, Lugansk, Zhukova Block, 7
Russia , Sajansk , Pushkina 37 street, flat 3
Russia, 117283, Moscow, Novgorodskaya str., 23-12
Russia, Sajansk, Levina str., 7 flat 3
Russia, Sajansk, Lenina str., 3 flat 5
Ukraine, Poltava area, Kremenchug, 50 let SSSR str., 33-104
Ukraine, Poltava area, Kremenchug, 50 let SSSR str., 38-17
Ukraine, Poltava area, Kremenchug, Proletarskay str., 26/8, 35fl
Phone number(s): 79023251268
E-mail address(es):
Operates on site(s):
Scam media: unknown
Fake documents: unknown
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Report N1

Beginning in Feb. 2004 I recieved the first letter from
Anastasiya. She seemed to good to be real and as time went by all of the warning signs posted in this web site came to be. Fortunately I was able to identify her as a scammer before any funds were sent and I am submitting this report as a result. Thanks to websites like this one we
have a chance to reveal people that are just plain theives.

Don (USA)

Report N2

I was contacted on my yahoo account by a person who sent me copy letters and pictures of a very pretty girl. Even sent a picture of her passport Visa. She fell in love in 2 weeks and now she awaits money for plane fare.

Joe (USA)

Report N3

Inna began writing me in late 2003, and described herself as an orphan and medical doctor, living in Saratov. We wrote alot to each other and we planned on meeting, but she asked for no money, until the last moment, I sent $200.00 US dollars, thru Money Gram, but she said she
needed more. I tried to send some thru Western Union, and they had gotten a hit on the name Inna Rybakova, and advised me that they would not send any money without my written request, which I did not do. After that I never heard from her again. Looking thru this site I found her under the name of Anastasia Osipova from Tver. She is very cunning, and extreamly clever. She gave me plane reservations and also a picture of her visa for our visit.

Mike (USA)

Report N4

I have been writing to Anastayisa now since february. Like some of the other reports that I have read she never asked for any money from me untill just recently when she said that she need $196 to help her pay for a plane ticket to come and see me. I never did send her any money and started to become suspicious of her. So I asked some friends of mine who live in Sweden to do some checking up on her and they found this websight
with her pictures on it. They are the exact same pictures that she sent to me in her e-mails.

Michael (USA)

Report N5

I was getting letters on my yahoo, by the name of Anastasia. We were corresponding very regularly, about two (2) months. then I was told that she wanted to come and see me, so fast like! Anyway, she was supposely, was waiting at the Moscow airport, then said to me, that I
needed to send her 1000 usd so she could come, and for insurance reasons.
So like a idiot, I sent her, not knowing that this was nothing more than a scam. Thanks to the people from msn and your web site, I was able to find her as a scam artist, and was luckly to get my 1000 usd back!!! Thank you
so much. Please, put her away, stop her from doing more harm to other people!! Again, thanks again.

David (USA)

Report N6

She contactet me in the last part of march month and i had no reason to be suspicious about her. When when I have sent her 670$, I never hear from her anymore.

Steen (Denmark)

Report N7

Im a 38 year old single male in the midwest. I was sent a letter via Yahoo personals from a woman posing as a single Russian woman in search as always for love and respect. I was scammed out of 300.00 dollars a few months ago by a woman who is already posted on your site as Olga Smirnova, since then I have checked with your site anytime I recieve a letter from a Russian woman, well low and behold Yana is also posted on your site under a couple different names including Volzhanina, from Cheboksary Russia. Now I would like anyone who is recieving mail from Olga Smirnova or Volzhanina to look at the exactness in the letters of both.
They either use a form letter or they are the same person operating under different names. When I sent Olga Smirnova money via Western Union it was recieved in Nizhni Novogorod Russia, and she claimed she was from
Chernokolovo-there is at least a thousand miles between these two towns/cities which leads me to believe this is a ring of scammers who are somewhat connected in or near Nizhni Novogorod. I wanted to thank you for this site and the job you are doing. I like many others have fallen prey to scammers and this site has allowed me to "check up" on any new ones sent my way. Im fluent in Russian and am able to read into alot of the english mistakes in the letters. One I found intersting with "Yana" is that she referred to herself getting into a bath tub by lifting "him"
referring to her leg which is a feminine nown in Russian if you are a woman...hmmmm...maybe the guys are just as big a part of this as the gals. Thanks again.

Dave (USA)

Report N8 (added on April, 12, 2005)

This person contacted me in 2004 using the name Oksana from Kiev.
I eventually recognized her as a scammer than and stopped communication.
Last week she contacted me again as Maria from Russia using some photos identical to the ones used in 2004.

Scott (USA)

Report N9 (added on April, 12, 2005)

J'ai ete contact? sur Yahoo en precisant l'adresse mail que j'ai contact? elle m'a repondu mais ne m'a jamais demand? d'argent!!! par contre j'ai re?u des photos.

Jean Louis (France)

Report N10

Alena contacted me through Yahoo Personals and sent me her email address. We began a long correspondence after she pleaded with me not to neglect her because she was from Russia. With each letter, the friendship became more romantic till she claimed she was about to lose internet access and take vacation at same time. She wanted to visit me on that vacation. She promised to pay all expenses, but made a deal for an airline ticket in which she claimed she would lose hundreds of dollars if I did not come immediately to her rescue with $274 USD. I was in position of hastily assuming she was an outright fraud or giving her the benefit of the doubt. I gave her the benefit of the doubt and sent her $300. That kept her happy till she arrived in Moscow on the train and claimed to need
another $500 for anti-immigration committee. I told her I did not have the money and did a web search for "anti-immigration committee" which led me to this Stop-Scammers web site, and to letters of hers which were
virtual copies of letters she had sent to me.

Mike (USA)

Report N11 (added on August, 18, 2005)

Scam in progress. I keep your in formed. Found some of the photos on other sites. Under Aka Alena Sokolova.

Scott (USA)

Report N12 (added on August, 18, 2005)

This woman claimed to be a Dentest in Russia, making only $300 US a month. Recomended a travel agency "deluxe-tour@". I was uncomfortable about it but figured I would roll the dice. I lost. $989 I was a fool.

Jim (USA)

Report N13 (added on September, 6, 2005)

I was contacted by Larisa through Match where she had/has a profile under the name nicerose611. She emailed me with her address ( saying she liked my profile and wanted to write to me, but could I use her yahoo address instead of going through Match. I wrote her a couple of times until it was clear she was not only
not answering any questions I asked, but her emails seemed like form letters professing love without any reason. By the third letter or so she said she needed money to come and visit me, and had a Russian travel
agency ( contact me with an itemized list of expenses that needed to be paid (by me) in order for Larisa to come and see me. No money was sent and I reported her profile to the Match folks.

Eric (USA)

Report N14 (added on October, 28, 2005)

I was contacted by email through match by, and directed to write her at The profile on match had been deleted, and the name ocean_dreams555 did not appear in the yahoo member directory. I responded, and she replied with pictures and explanation she was from
Tula, Russia, and looking to marry a man of any age in the USA. I performed various searches of blacklist sites and the internet but did not find anything. However, the form of her letters and the scenario seem to be indicative of a scam.

Denis (USA)

Report N15 (added on March, 7, 2006)

She sent me an email saying she was from Florida, USA. I answered saying that was pretty far for a relationship. She answered back saying she wanted to be honest with me etc. Then sent me pictures of what I have found out to be a popular Russian actress. Now she wants money for a travel agent to bring her to me for her birthday March 10th.

Gary (USA)

Report N16 (added on April, 12, 2006)

Nothing yet it's too soon but I found her profile and thought it would be a good idea to up-grade her new mailing site for all to see...

David (USA)

Report N17 (added on April, 12, 2006)

Well, I'm not exactly sure if this is the same Marina that has been reported under profile=533 but she looks and sounds very much alike, although of course she wrote in (almost) german.
She found my profile on an Austrian dating website and sent me pictures. I was suspicious from the start - too beautiful to be true! I'd like to see the other pictures you have, just to be sure, and warn my fellow lonely hearts around here...

Johann (Austria)

Report N18 (added on September, 8, 2006)

Travel Scenario

John (USA)

Report N19 (added on November, 16, 2006)

I have receved several letters and the most recent one she is asking for money. I will send you a word document with here pictures and letters.

William (USA)

Report N20 (added on March, 7, 2007)

This one was a fast mover, she told me she had a work visa for the United States and was hoping to meet someone to show her around and possibly give her a place to stay, and of course there was the possilility of our falling in love, and could she stay with me? It only took about a week and she was in Moscow and needed additional money for the trip to the USA, and of course she would pay me back as soon as she found a job.

Ken (USA)

Report N21 (added on March, 20, 2007)

Hello fellow seekers of foreign love... this kind of scam comes in your junkmail box asking you to reply for pictures and corespondence.. after I replyed, I received this 5 paragraph letter telling me all about her hopes.. dreams and wishes. When you write her back everything afer that is automatic... they never really talk to you they talk at you... the letters, for the most part, are all prefabricated with a dash of whatever you mentioned to them in your last letter..but in as little as two or three weeks the lady is already at the airport awaiting payment from you to continue her journey straight into your arms. They are well prepared with all documents passports visas etc.... I didnt send anything this time because I could'nt figure out why such a beautiful woman woman as she was, would go through all of that trouble and travel across the world without verifying anything I had told her in my letters..I have included a few more pictures than was already on here.

Patrick (USA)

Report N22 (added on April, 20, 2007)

I found this woman on a dating marriage site and after three emails I recived a letter from A-Project Translation Services saying her money had run out and they were sending email to inform me of the costs to continue the correspondence with this woman. They gave me telephone numbers to call to get the costs for continuing emails. I googled her name and it came up a scammer on several sites. I have several of her letters and photos and a copy of her passport (don't know if it is real or fake). I will scan these documents and send them to you in a separate email as my scanner is attached to another computer. The information on the Translation company is as follows: A-Project translating Company, 91055, Koroluova Street, 78, Lugansk, Ukraine. Tel: 38-095-388-03-51. They even advertise for me to visit to check and see if their organization or the lady is on the list. The executive director is listed as Stanislav Denezhkin.


Report N23 (added on May, 16, 2007)

I was contacted by Luibow thru a dating site. See wants to relocate from Russia, and wants a relationship with me in the USA. Lmao. I googled the school she went to (Irkutsk Humanitarian University) and it brought me to this site.

Doug (USA)

Report N24 (added on May, 23, 2007)

I was curious why she was so friendly in her e mails and found if you go to a google search and type in Irkutsk Humanitarian University you will see the second website down click on that site and you will find the almost exact letter to donn that she wrote me below, she also sent pictures of supposedly herself in a bikini(very convincing) watch out for this one. she's real cute and smart

Mitch (USA)

Report N25 (added on July, 25, 2007)

I received a unsolicited email from her saying she liked my profile and chose me.So I responded. That was on july 4th of all days.Then she sent me another email just like everyone else, with pictures, saying she was going to be coming to the US for work. That she wanted a friend so she would not be lonely. Then she sent an email saying she was on her way to Moscow to get visa and plane tickets. The I get an email asking for: the nearest airport,my full name,address,phone # and more pictures of myself. Like an IDIOT I sent the information. Then another arrives saying the flight is going to cost 1190.00 and if I could help. Then just on July 17, 2007 I get another email saying she is running out of money and wants me to send $1000.00 via Western Union. I figured it might be a scam. So I play along. So I said I would see what I could do. I have yet to hear anything yet. I going to try and string her along. I also reported her to the FBI. If that will help, I don't know. Figured give it a try.

Matthew (USA)

Report N26 (added on July, 25, 2007)

Olesia contacted me thru a singles dating service. Claiming to be a dancer and wanting to come to the U.S. to find her soulmate and start a new life. The letter is the same as one listed on this site almost to the letter! I'm sure the letters that followed, are as the same. Last contact asked for a thousand dollars. The money was to be paid back as soon as she came here and got a job.Pictures of the same girl were attached to some emails. No indication as of yet if angelinatour agency ,Russia, is a participant by choice or not. Other affiliate of this person was learned to be whose registrar is :RUCENTER-REG-RIPN. Maybe one should consider the last part ?RIPN? as in rippin people off? Original email had the same format as one in the example column of this site , right down to the dance faculty of Irkustk Humantarian University, with the exception of one years difference in the amount of time since graduation. I was suspicious from the start, this person would not really acknowledge certain comments I sent, as if sticking to a script or storyline. TOO obvious, however , there are people who might have fallen for it , I'm sure.

Michael (USA)

Report N27 (added on October, 18, 2007)

She sent me a message to contact her directly which I did. I received a nice response about coming to work here and wanting a boyfriend and included 2 attractive photos. The second email I got is shown on this site with minor changes and included 3 more pics. 1 now posted on this site. I was doubtful all along and now had enough info from her to check out her tail.

James (USA)

Report N28 (added on November, 9, 2007)

This girl has been using the pictures of a celebrity.

Waqar (USA)

Report N29 (added on February, 20, 2008)

This woman pretended to be from Connecticut USA, when I contacted her found out she was from Russia wanting a U.S. Visa, have not replied to her.

Neil (Canada)

Report N30 (added on March, 28, 2008)

Easy translation scam after 5 emails.

Dave (Netherlands)

Report N31 (added on July, 1, 2009)

On April 23, 2009 I received a first message sent by and on June 30, 2009 I received nearly the same message sent by She thanks me for my message and my photo: I never sent her one message !!! I checked both E-mails with Google and Katia is registered on several sites. It seems to be a translation scam.

Claude (Switzerland)

Report N32 (added on September, 2, 2009)

Asked for money to pay for internet service.

Jeff (USA)