Scam letter(s) from Marina Smirnova to Christopher (USA)

Letter 1

Hi Chris.
Thank you for your picture, I like it. I'm glad to hear from you but I'm sorry I couldn't respond soon because I didn't check my email at once. I am not sure but I think the difference of time between us is about 12-13 hours. I will try to check this information again. How often do you check your email? I'm the new person in computer and internet but it's so interesting for me and I try to know more about it. I will buy the book about how to use the computer and will learn because it's not so easy. Is it easy for you to use the computer? How long are you online and how long time you have your profile in internet? Do you e-mailed many women? Do you e-mailed any russian women or they e-mailed you? What american people think about russians and russian women? This questions interested for me, please answer it, ok? There is a computer in my work so I decided to try to contact you because I registered on yahoo and have created my own profile with help of my friend. I already wrote about it in my previous letter. I tried to search the man who will love me, I wanted to meet the man and entered the criterion of selection. There were many many profiles! But I tried to find profile which will be good for me. And now I have your answer for my message and I am glad. And I want to let you know I write only to you at this moment, because I think I don't need to write to someone else if I already have one man who write me. I have chosen you because I must choose someone I'm interested and want to know him better. Probably millions people are in the internet and want to contact with someone but usually person choose one for corresponding. I'm glad that you answered for my letter and now we might start to know each other better. I think you interested to learn more about me, because I see you write me and this fact make me happy. I decided to use internet for searching the right person because there are many people and I'm interesting in international meeting because I had a bad experience with local relations. I decided to try to meet foreign man because I heard that a lot of women did it in all over the world. I think I have some chances to meet foreign man of my life because I can write, speak and understand english not bad. All people in our country learn english since 10 years old at school. Did you study any languages in school? So I can speak 2 languages russian and english. I'm looking for serious relationship including opportunity of meeting and maybe marriage in the future. My real name is Marina, my nationality is russian and I was born in russia, here in the city named "Noginsk" in 1978 so I'm 26 years old. I live here all of my life but if I will find man who will love me and I will feel the same I might leave my country and live with him in any place of this world. So I want to find the right man. And if you are far from me I think it's not a big problem because we live in the modern world and almost everyone can come to any place of this world by the plane or by the ship. I think we can have meeting if we will decide to do it but of course in the future because firstly we must know better each other. I like to travel but I'm not travel a lot and never has been outside of my country. I'm not trying to move to other country but I think it's possible and I will do it if I will want it of course! Can you tell me about yourself? Are you married? Or maybe you has been married in the past, I has been never married. Do you have children? I still have no any children, but I want. What is your work and how much do you earn per month? I work in the financial sphere. I am the tax inspector and work in tax management or tax inspection. I work very hard. Because many people here are evading from the taxes and I have a small wage. I believe my words may sounds funny but it's true. In previous letter I sent you picture. Here is another picture of me. I wold like to listen answers for this questions. How long you have profile in internet and what are you looking for? Do you correspond with many women? Did you correspond with russian women or did they e-mail you before? What do you think about russians? What is your marital status? Do you want to learn about me more? I hope I asked not a lot of questions? You can ask me the things you want to know also and I will try to answer you. I hope it's enough today.
Letter 2

Good day my friend Chris.
How is your day? I hope good.
I want to let you know about some thing. I don't understand what was wrong with me or with my computer but I have lost all your letters you already sent me. I have thought I saved it, but I don't have it right now. I have more free time now and I want to answer your questions, but now I haven't it now, and therefore I want to ask you: please ask me again what do you want to hear about me, ok? I think I have already answered some questions and now you know me better. I think you can ask me questions which I still didn't answer. I hope you can understand my situation and can forgive me for it. Now my computer works correctly and I think I don't need to afraid of losing your letters again. I believe it will not happen again. But anyway I will tell you more about me today. I think you would like to hear about it. I hope you will write me back soon. Yesterday in the evening I have thought about our correspondence. I have heard that a lot of women and men exchange e-mails and meet each other from different countries. I have already told you about it before but I remember it again because we have the same situation Chris. I think that an international correspondence is a great thing because it unifies many people and nationalities together. What do you think about it Chris? I'm very peaceful woman and I want peace in this world. I hate war and terrorism. I don't remember did I tell you that I am an orthodox Christian? When I am in church I pray for peace in this world. I go to church 2-3 times per month. I think that the God have to be in the heart and in the head of every man or woman. I hate lie and I like when the people are open as I told you. I'm optimist and I always think that everything will be ok. It make my mood better and gives the power for my living. Today is a cold weather and there is -20C today but the sun is shining in the sky. How is the weather there at your place today? As you already know Noginsk is not a very good place to live because there are many manufactures of different types of industry and it influences on the ecology. We have a lot of crime here and our militia can't control this situation. I think I will decide to leave this place and will travel to other place for a living because I have the desire and the power for this purpose. I want to live in more warmer place also. Maybe one day I will come to the other country for a living as many resolute women and may be some day we'll meet in real Chris? It'll be wonderful! But I don't want you to think that I want to leave my city for a finding a rich man or other same reason. I know that I can work and provide for myself but I want to love my future husband. As a woman I couldn't be alone. I think you understand what I'm talking about. So I want to be with a man who will love me and who I will love too. It's my dream now. I think if it is so I will be the happiest woman in this world! I'm trying to know more about you Chris because I'm interested in our acquaintance. I don't want to impose the opinion but who knows maybe we'll be pleased to meet and maybe more. It's a real thing. I think so because it's not hard to come to you Chris but I know we must learn more each other day by day. What do you think about it Chris? I ask you to write me all of your thoughts because I like to be open mind and I like when the people speak truthful what they think. I think if we will decide to meet each other in the future it will be great! Now it is too early to speak about it serious but it's interesting for me and I want to know what do you think about it? When I was studying at the school I have a girlfriend who named Svetlana and when she was 27 she e-mailed with an American man and then she have come to the United States to Michigan. I haven't contact with her because we are not very close friends but maybe someday she will e-mail me. I think she have found the right man for her because she lives there. The Russian women are not aspire to career, they just want to be loved and make everything for their husbands. I think that it's the Russian mentality and they are very hardworking women. But the men in Russia are not too good. Maybe that is why many women of our country look for the foreign husbands. I think it's a great union when a foreign man and a Russian woman are together! At least I think so. What do you think Chris? Maybe I'm not completely right... I finish my letter today and I hope to hear from you Chris as soon as possible! I have attached my another picture to this letter. This picture was taken at the day of tax inspector on the party. I already have wrote you about it in my previous letter and have sent you the picture of my friend and me. It was the same party.
Yours Marina.
Letter 3

Hi my love Chris!
Today is quite cold here again but when I think about you Chris it becomes warmer to me no matter how cold it is outside. Today I’ve surprised a lot that our hopes are coming true! Guess why? I think you would like to know it! Today after my work I’ve gone to the travel agency and they’ve told me that my visa is ready now! I was very glad because it was so fast! I’ve asked them to scan it and I send it to you today because I think it's the great news not only for me but for you also! But like any travel agency this one not only prepares visas but it reserves tickets too. I’ve decided to use their service again because they have a great reputation and respect in our city. They’ve told me that the roundtrip flight to Dulles cost 650 united states dollars. It was too expensive for me and I’ve asked them to find the cheapest variant. And they’ve offered. It would be on the 25 February and cost 610 united states dollars. I asked them about possibility of reservation tickets and payment by piecemeal because other people can buy the cheap tickets but I'm not. At first, 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’ve spent all my money, but it wasn't enough. So I’ve gone to pawnshop and pawned silver and gold jewelry which I had. I’ve got $110 and that was enough for an initial payment. I have paid $140 today for it and it was all money that I have.
This is the flight information about this flight:
7:15 am Depart Moscow (SVO)
Arrive Washington DC (IAD) 1:05 pm Fri 25-Feb
Duration: 13hr 50mn
Air France 2545 / 28
Connect in Paris (CDG)
Now I’ve all necessary documents including my visa and want to see you as soon as I can. That is why I need to pay for this ticket now Chris. I’ve asked about it in this travel agency which helped me to formalize my visa and it will be cost not much if I will get this ticket now. If I'll buy the ticket and visa both it will be cost more cheaper than I can buy it in the other place. So I had the money for a visa and I’ve paid for it already and I have it! Everything is alright and I must pay now for this ticket. I don't have enough money for it now. It is very hard for me to tell you Chris about it! But I’ve done everything I can! I’ve paid for a visa more than three hundreds of dollars. I have bought the tickets to Moscow. I’ve paid for a part of the flight ticket. But this money is not enough! I don't want to burden you. I want to come to you with my own funds but unfortunately I have failed. Now I have to pay the remaining part. It is only 470 dollars. I must pay this money before 23 February, otherwise I will lose my money and the flight ticket! If you love me Chris, if you trust me and if you want to see me soon, please send the money for this ticket as soon as possible! I will be sure in our meeting if I will have the ticket for a flight to you Chris! And I don't want that they’ll sell the cheapest ticket to other people. I understand that it is a difficult decision for you, but we must trust each other! Any serious relations without trust is impossible, it will not have the future without trust! 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 your love and your heart to the woman who you don't trust, so as I am. It's a first trial for us! Many things depend on it, may be everything! We must trust each other! That's why I was the first of us who made the first step. Step to you Chris! I confused that money play a great role in a meeting of two people who love each other. So I need 470 dollars for the ticket, because I have some money and I've counted all. It's the best way to buy the ticket because it's cheaper than we will buy the ticket separately. I want to be with you Chris with all my heart and I do everything for it, you see Chris! So I need your help and we'll be together!!!! You must always remember that I love you and trust you! Maybe it's our future and I see that our future will be very wonderful! We'll be together very soon, I must buy the ticket and I will be yours and you will be mine!!!!!! I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH, PLEASE DON'T FORGET IT!!!!!!!!! Of course if you don't want you can not to help me. It will be bad but not fatal. I will lose my money and this ticket. IT WILL BE TOO BAD... I say so because I am in despair and confusion. Now, when we are divided only with one step, I am afraid. I am afraid that you will not help, and all my diligence will be gone. I love you and I want to be with you Chris and the word of honour, your help is necessary for me. I have not calculated my forces. But together we are much stronger. It is much easier to go through difficulties and barriers together. I want to present you all my infinite love and fidelity. I did not want to ask you. I thought, that I can make it all by myself. The loneliness has made me strong. I have got used to live without a help, and to rely only on myself. I address to somebody for the help very seldom, but now I ask you to help me. I have made a step forward. I hope you will make a step towards to me too. I hope it has not offended you. I love you and I trust you Chris. I know, that you will not throw me now when there is only one step. Tell me Chris, can you help me? If you have an opportunity please help me. I wonder if it is possible to do. I’ve asked my friends about helping me and they said that have not it at the present moment. I’ve asked the advice of my best girlfriend Vera and she has told me that maybe you Chris can help me because you love me! I’ve asked her how you can help me because you are so far away from me? She has said that Chris can send the money through the company which makes this service. I’ve asked about it in the bank and I know now that reliable and fast company exists which make remittances all over the world and it's called Money gram. I has remember that I saw advertising this company on TV. I’ve taken a directory book and found the address of it. It's not far from me. I’ve gone there and I’ve asked them about their service. They’ve said that a sender must go to the money gram branch, give them information: THE NAME AND LAST NAME OF A RECEIVER, A COUNTRY WHERE HE MAKES A TRANSFER AND THEY GIVE HIM THE EIGHT DIGITS CONFIRMATION NUMBER TO A SENDER. THE RECEIVER MUST KNOW CONFIRMATION NUMBER FOR A RECEIVING MONEY. They say that the branches of it must be everywhere all over the world. I have found out about where is the Money gram here (by the way, they have a website, called You can send me money using money gram according following data:
For : Marina Smirnova
(Money Transfer Control Number) which will be given to you Chris! Also in this banks they have another similar service called Western union but as I have been told by bank workers it is more expensive to use it than money gram. In other details it is all the same except that the western union have the ten digits of confirmation number. Here is adress of western union branch for you:
For : Marina Smirnova
I love you very much! I think about you Chris all the time! I think about a meaning of money, and I'm very sad if these papers can prevent people to meet each other. In most cases the money play a main role in the life but it's not right! I'm sure. And the quantity of money was, is and will not important to me. I have never aspired to the material enrichment and don't search specially for a rich man! I appreciate human qualities and relations and I love you Chris!!! I love you Chris with all my heart, I want to be with you now... I want to be with you forever! If it's mutually we will be very happy in our life! I think you love me too and we will meet very soon. You are my love Chris! My heart is yours! I will wait for good news from you, I hope everything will be all right and we will be together soon. Every day I think about our meeting, and I think it's very real now, we must use this chance of destiny. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!
Forever yours Marina.
Created: 2006-09-01    Last updated: 2006-09-01    Views: 1084


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