Romance scam letter(s) from Elena Smetchko to Roger (Australia)
Letter 1
you like my pic? I very much want to see yours!
I would like to have a serious relationship although I don't know if that's possible in Int. so I'm looking just for a good man!
it is my first time I try to correspondence with man in Int. world. I want to see real life and it is impossible to see without person who knows all sides of the life .......
I will wo rk abroad for three months or more.
Today In my country many young girls and guys also want to start a new life abroad, so many of them used a special program for young people who wants to work abroad. I also decided to do so and to use it. This program just helps to register documents and gives suitable work in any state(town)of USA, Canada or Europa (or other big country).
I just need to choose.I already started to register documents and now I need to decide in which city I want to work.. I never been abroad so I decided to find a friend abroad and make his city to be my destination. I will leave my town in a few days or so.
I can't tell you everything exactly right now...... ....I think that my e-mail starts to be too long ??? ok ;-) I think that it is hard enough to live in foreign town without friends !But ...
I don't want to live in my country because I have not any chances here,it is hardly possible to explain it by the first time but I want you to know my plans. The forecast for my country in 2009-2010 awful (war, mass disorders of workers on periphery, Reductions of workplaces, Rise in price of the foodstuffs and clothes). It is very terrible.
The economic crisis will reach apogee...!
Im 24 years old and Im not af raid of work. I shall work in sphere of trade (food)
I think it is the right way for me!
I am full of plans and different dreams.
I have brown hair and brown eyes. I think I look very good, but first of all I want to be beautiful inside.
I do hope that you will be not disappointed to meet me in the real life if we will meet :-)
I would like to be sure that I have a man who waits for me there.
if you have any interest to meet me I will be more than happy to meet you too. My be it sounds silly but I just don't want to be alone in the evenings,and I want to be sure in advance that somebody waits for me! OK, I will wait for your answer.
I hope I'm your type of girl, I'm not sure ....but....!! I hope so! Elena
Letter 2
thank's for your reply so much!!!
Roger, I write you my emails from Internet cafe, I don't have my own computer. have you heard a saying The older the violin the sweeter the music?!
I hope soon I will be able to come to your area and we will meet each other!
Today I will tell my parents about you, I'm sure they will be happy that someone is waiting for me over there!
This time I will write you more about myself. I think you should know more about my life and my hobbies so you will know if we have any common interests.
First of all my full name is Elena Smetchko. 24years old, not too young I think? My birthday is 2 December. I'm 163 cm tall (5.4) and 56,5 kg weight..
I don't know exactly my bust-waist-hips measurements, I don't have a reason to measure it because I think it's OK and my body is proportionate )) I take care of my body, I do aerobics three times a week and I go to the swimming pool twice a week.
I have a younger brother he is 15 years old, he studies in Military school.
I love him very much, he is very brave and kind.
We all (me, my brother and my parents) live in two-rooms flat.
As I wrote you I live in Russa. The name of my city is Tashtagol, it's near Kemerovo city. Tashtagol is very small and Kemerovo is a large city, the main city in our district.
I graduated from Kemerovo Humanitarian University two years ago.
I`m a menager of the big shop, my city is small but we have a big shop here. Sometimes I attend courses in Kemerovo so I have several diplomas, but you know in russia we don`t have good work opportunities. But this work help me to take care about myself. When I come to your city I think it won`t be a problem to find work on my specialization (I shall work as the simple seller). My mother is a teacher of music in the school. I also could play a piano a little. I like classic music, jazz, rock, lounge. I like all kinds of music!
A little about my father: he is in a good shape because we usually make exercises together, he doesn`t work now, because he is retired already.
I love both my parents and I'm happy my parents will be not alone when I leave them and will go to another country. Of course I will miss everybody but I want to have my own happiness! do you have an International Airport in your city? please write me it's name an code.
or write me the name of the nearest INTERNATIONAL Airport to you. If you want I can call you when I will be in Capital, it would be nice to talk to you. We don't have international calls here. I suppose in few days I will fly to Moscov and start my trip!
There is no any messenger in this Cafe so we can only keep emailing each other. I hope you are not getting bored to read my emails?
My address here is RusFederation, Tashtagol, Gornaya street 2, flat 5, post code(zip) - 652990.
So now you have a representation of who I am.... I like to try new things.. :-) do you like my photos? On the photo I am with my dog!!! His name is Reks.. ok... it's time to finish my email. I'm sending a kiss by the wind ...catch my kiss !! bye! Elena
Letter 3
hello Roger! thank you!
it's good to write you again! excuse me for previous letter....
I think I'm a lucky girl to meet such good man as you in Internet! I hope I will be lucky enough to meet you in the real life!!! yesterday I told my parents about you.
they said that now they don`tworry about me as before because now they know you are a kind man and can help me if I will need your help. You can show me your city and tell me about the life over there! I think I didn't write you I like cooking.
I will cook RUScuisine for you! Pelmeni, vareniki, blini, borsch, okroshka!
You will like it! Besides I like Italian and Mexican. I love spaghetti and pizzza!!!!! mmmmmmm ! I can't live without it! I like Mexican food because it's very spicy, although I don't cook Mexican dishes too often. I've been told my cooking is very tasty!
I like to cook cakes. my favorite is cheese-cake with raspberry! You know... when I talk about food I'm getting hungry ))) I eat everything and I'm not on any diets but usually I don't eat after 7 pm. This helps me not to be fat! I can cook many tasty things for you when we will meet! You know..
almost all Russian men are like bears! They are so rude, they can't be nice and polite, they don't want to have a family. I think you are not like them.
I like to go to the cinema! I really like to watch a good movie with my friends. 50 percents of movies in our cinemas are Russian and about 50 American. actually my favorite actor is William Smith and I like all movies with him. I've watched "Seven Pounds" Have you seen it?
could you recommend me any American movie so I can watch it?
What is your favorite movie and actor? Soooooooooooooooo......... what else could I say?
I have a driver's licence but I don't have a car. My father has a russian car and he gives me his car sometimes.
I don`t like only cinema! I like theatre and opera too, I like ballet.
I am dancing modern dances a little!
Unfortunately there is only one small theatre in my city and there is nothing interesting. If I want to go to ballet, for example, I should go to Kemerovo, there sometimes can come famous Russian actors and dancers but I can't go there often because it's quite expensive.
By, the way, one thing else about my trip. Agency will help me to rent a room to stay near my future work. I will share this room with a few girls yet, it is usual procedure and it helps to pay the rent (it will be cheaper).
And I have a question, is it normal if we will like each other may be it is possible to live together?of course if you or somebody doesn't mind.
As you know I will stay there for three months but If I will like there I will be able to prolong my trip. I think I will be able to improve my english and you can learn Russian and I think it will help us to learn each other better,who knows.
I had no sex during one year.. :-) Do you have a big wide bed?(joke). And now I have some good news for you! After sending this email I will go home, take my packed bags and go to Kemerovo! From there I will fly to Moscow! I`m really afraid to fly on a plane! I hope my plane will not fall down! I'm really afraid!
It is several hours from Kemerovo to Moscow.
when I come to Moscow and settle down I will write you an email. I hope today I will be able to write you. Please don't worry about me if you don't hear from me today or tomorrow, that will mean I was not able to find a place to stay and I will write you after tomorrow.
In Moscow I will spend a week or maybe even more, I should make all final arrangements with my documents and after it I will come to you!
I've never been to Moscow before and I'm so nervous now... I've never went somewhere alone and now I should go alone to such big city!
I really want to talk to you by phone, but as I don`t have a mobile phone, I will find a public phone in Moscow with international calls.
you know... I had such great desire to start my trip already.. and now I feel myself like a newborn kitten who has even didn't open it's eyes... I just want to hug my mommy and don't want to go anywhere...
but I know that's my dream to start a new life and I will try to turn in to reality! Soon you will hear some news from me from Moscow!!!!!!!!
hope I'm only for you! love you and kisses! ps: I like bananas.. :-) I am sending you one "n a k" pic. I am sorry for my strange attitude.
My thought are so contradictive about us. This pic was taken by my girlfriend.
I want you to see all of my body so you know how I look and don't get too much surprised after we meet.
I understand that it is important to all men and you're not the exception. I respect men's attitude.
Once again, I am sorry and I hope you don't get me wrong for sending this photo to you.
I don't have anymore "n a k e d" pics. Have a good day! your Elena
Letter 4
I am very glad to write you again!!!!!!!!!! I in Capital of our country!!
I was in a travel agency, all my documents are ready.
Now they are checking a possible flight to your air port.
They will give me all information (date and time of my arrival, etc.) tomorrow I think.
Tomorrow I will continue to see M o s c o w, like a tourist.
In Moscov there are so many different museums! Here good weather, about +4`C, but I feel myself so alone. :-)
Everything here is very expensive, not like in my city...
Everywhere are big crowds of people!
Everyone rush somewhere and I don`t know anybody here. I feel uncomfortable because of it but I hope I will be OK soon.
You can't imagine how happy I am because I already started my trip to you!
I still cannot believe I've done it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Something amazing occurs inside of me after I have received your first letter!
My heart lost calm since then. But it's interesting that it does not want to find it again!
Every my cell shouts about how it wants to see you. I want to see and kiss you!
My sun, you know perhaps, but I'll tell you that you are the clearest man in the world. My sun!
I cannot even think without you, I become silly! I do not want even to breath without you!
I need you as an air. It's so incredibly stuffy without you, and I can really breathe of you!
I'm finishing my letter and I want to thank you for hope you offer me. P.S Please CONFIRM the name of int. airport (and his code) and be sure you wrote it right. kiss you,Elena
Letter 5

Roger hello! excuse me that I could not write to you earlier.....
I'm writing to you as soon as I can!!!!!! I was busy with many arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! also I had to repeat some words for my English test and I finally passed my test today morning!!!
today I was in the travel agency and I received an information about my trip!
I will be very thankful to you if you can meet me at the Airport! I will arrive to you on Sunday, 29 November
I shall inform number of flight, the terminal and an arrival time probably Saturday or on Friday.
more in detail look at the end of the letter. I copied the information of agency I hope so much it's a good day for you to meet me! I am so glad to see that we are almost near our goal,and our meeting wait for us. I think I will call you from airport before my flight.
You know I booked tickets on Sunday, 29 November flight and I will buy them before my intervew. People from embassy must be sure that I am not going to stay illegally, so I need to buy roundtrip tickets (with returning date).
I wanted to ask you about electronic tickets but they tell that I can't use because it is their businees to arrange all travel details and they have some extra money from all the things, you see it is just business.I think that you will be able to help me because I don't know anybody here and only you are my hope now, I think everything in your hands and I believe that you will not leave me here alone.please borrow some money. I am sure I will be able to return all your money back after a few weeks, I will get salary and I will collect the sum I own from you.
To be fair I am not sure I know what to say because I hate to ask but now I have no different way, you see.Please help me it is only money and much more important if we will meet in person I will do my best, you won`t be disappoined. I see that it sounds a little crazy but I can't believe that in the worst case I have to return home,they all will laugh at me.I think it rests with you to decide and I feel that you will help me because you are kind. I have about 300 US dollars yet and I think I need about 980 US dollars from your side with all travel needs and living here till my flight! (I had 1180 dollars, but flight from Kemerovo, opening visa, medical insurance and all travel needs costed about 800 dollars).
For truth I did not expect I will need to buy roundtrip tickets, but now I see that its a very strict rule.
I was sure that my mom will help me becasue she promised but now she sent letter that it is possible only in a few months or so because of family problems.and she can't send transfer now.I was in the bank to try to ask them about loan but they tell I have to have something to stay them and I have nothing to stay because I have only a few dress and things,some perfume and it is all I have,and small gift for you from russia with love. please send it today by Western Union or Money Gram
I will write you details:
send it to russia, Elena Semetchko !!!!This is my full name! Also I've got an advice to send you a scan copy of my passport in case you need to confirm my details. this is my full name used in all official documents. They said this is all info you need.
But please for any case write down more info. The address where I'm staying: smolenskiy pereulok, 24 - 14, post code (zip) 121099. I rent a small room In an apartment of an old policeman here, it's cheaper then hotel.The address of the closest Western Union (or MoneyGram) here is: "UNIASTRUM BANK" MOSCOV, SUVOROVSKAYA PLOSCHAD 1 post code 127473

I have some money but it's not enough to complete my trip.
Please send me 980 US dollars and I will complete my trip!
After it please write me all details about the transfer - your FULL NAME and Money Transfer Control Number.!! I will call you as soon as I receive it.
When I receive the money I will pay for my trip and only then the embassy will put all final stamps on my documents.
I've bought you few souvenirs with Russian attributes!!! I'm sure you will like them! If you need something more please let me know, they are not expensive. Also I bought two boxes of Russian chocolate! I hope so much when I come to you we will like each other!
You are already very special to me!
Please when I come to you tell me more about you and your country!
I will listen to everything you tell me and I will do everything you tell me! I trust you really much!
I hope you will not do something to hurt my feelings.... I think you are really good man. I will never do anything to hurt yours!!!
By statistics Moscow is the second most expensive city in the world after Tokyo... everything is so expensive here... and I have to pay for my rent and food and buy tickets.. please help me..
Sorry if I missed something or didn't comment please let me know I was so busy with with all preparations!!!! Elena > TRAVEL INFO : Elena Semetchko
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Letter 6
Hi My Man! Thank you for money!
Are you surprised to hear that? I never called you like that, right!?
Now I know for sure that beyond this line - there is my love to you.
I want to love you. I want to love you now, love you today and tomorrow.
You know I was really sad yesterday. I was nearly sure that I had no chance to see you. Today, I have a new hope. You lit a small fire at the end of a long and dark tunnel. Did anyone tell you that you are magician? You're like magician and can perform miracles. If not, I say this to you.
You can change my dreams, hobbies, my life and my outlook on life!
YOU CAN CHANGE ME! Is there any words in the world, which would be able to fully describe you? !
Of course not. People who were making the language simply didn't know you.
We will get back to this a little later.... I am writing to say thank you.
Thank you for making me the person I am now because of you! Thank you for your beatiful letters that can't leave my mind now. My head is spining.
You opened my eyes on some things! In other words, THANK YOU ROGER for being here for me. I love you and waiting for our meeting! I will write to you tomorrow in the evening or I shall call to you! Your Elena
Letter 7
hi Roger! ok! thank you for helping me! I really appreciate it!
I am getting a little nervous about the trip, but I know that you will help me to get started when I'll be far away from my motherland. I hope you can send me some money as soon as possible, so that I have time for the last interview at the embassy.
I'll be waiting for your next email anxiously and I am happy that I'll be soon able to see your eyes and kiss you. I want to believe that this moment will be very soon!
Right now I am sitting and listening the warmest and beautiful love sons and dream about a fairy tale that lasts all life long!
THIS POEM IS FOR YOU MY LOVE «...the blue evening is melting,
sleep, I'll be sitting by you,
sleep and don't worry about anything,
pull my hand to the sky,
and light up a star.
Feel the warmth of the star,
Sleep and don't worry about a thing.» I read somewhere that woman is expecting a gentle relation to her.
I think the one who wrote this is right. It is hard to believe and trust to man, but I really want to! I want to be gentle and sincere, sometimes a little capricious and beatiful only for my man. I want him to be ahead of the whole planet, him and not me. I want to be by his side. I will be supporting him and inspire him.
Unfortunately this world is changing.
Sometimes I think that i firsty a good specialist and secondly a good woman.
But I want it to be a different way round. It is strange, I am dreaming about you, I would like to be fragile and gentle with you, I would like to make you happy!
And then I go and do the things I don't really want. I am firstly a woman!
Every day is like that - a vicious circle.
I keep on asking myself what womem do men need:
Gentle and fragile? Or may be differet one - srtong and rough?
While finishing this letter I would like to ask you once again - CAN I RELY ON YOU?
I am not scared to let my life to you. I WILL BE WITH YOU FOREVER AND NOTHING WILL TEAR As APPART! If it all depended on me, I wouldn't waste any time and would come to you as soon as I can, my honey! Elena
Letter 8
Hello Roger! Thanks for your care! Today or tomorrow I’ll take the money, then I’ll buy a ticket and I’ll write you at once. I want to be with you very much. I want to feel hot all over from your loving arms and tender lips.
I want you to look only to my side. I’ m exited when a man try to get my love sincerely and romantic.
In these cases I always reciprocate his feelings. And then I’m on cloud nine.
I dream about you tender kisses that make my head to go round.
My heard is bleeding when I see grief in letters.
I like to read your letters. They seem to be full of desires. This makes me happy.
Sometimes I want to understand what are your really dreams about? May be you are unhappy or you are lack of something.
If it is true it will be over very soon. You will be ok, you will have everything.
Love is the most important thing in life. Call me loudly! Wake me up from cruel reality!
I will gift you with love and affection! My heart will be beating without restraint only with you.
I dream to stiffen in your sweet arms. I want my neck to be covered with you light kisses, I want your hands to slide down and I would set them straight.
I dream to bit your ears slightly and to whisper you the words of love. I dream you to smile confusedly.
I dream us to be happy together.
I dream our hands to interlace and our hearts to breath in one burst of passion.
Here I am dreaming? And what if you feel lonely at the moment or something hurts you.
Or on the contrary you give you love to another. If it is so my heart will be broken, because it is very fragile. I will protect and keep you away from the temptation to look at other girls!!!!! Love you! Elena
Letter 9
Thank you for money! Like I told you I was interviewed at the Embassy about my visa. I was asked a lot of different questions,like my background, salary, the aim of my arrival to the Australia and other form questions.
Thanks God the interview went well and my visa is ready to be issued.
I was so happy to hear such wonderful news, since in fact it means, that we have to wait just a few days to be finally together. I would finally kiss you and give you the warmest hug and it would be for real indeed.
But I was also told about one stupid thing which I must do.
Now they have new rules this rule is not official.
I am so nervous and I even don't know how to tell you that.
You see I have to show 2500$ at the Customs here in Moscow and in your country.It is bad news.. Good news - today I have received a transfer from my daddy 970. I did not expect!!!
I pay for the ticket by father's money! Thanks you. I shall bring your money back.
In embassy demand 2500 from me. You had sent me 1000.
I need now 1500! all sum (1000+1500) I shall bring with myself!
As I was explained that each person from former republics of Soviet Union arriving to your country should have this amount of money.
It is necessary to prove my "financial stability" and ability to travel
In the Australia and to pay for all charges. It is necessity, because many people especially single women arriving to your country do a lot of crime or something illegal.
Now the rules to pass the Customs are harder especially after terrorist actions which happen in your and my country.
Now I can pass customs only showing this money to prove.
I understand, that it is a good rule for your country from the point of view of safety.
But what shall we do now? I even couldn't imagine this will be such big sum of money 2500$. My dear,if only we knew about this stupid rule, we would prepare for that. We are so close to each other but we need to solve this problem.
Roger, please understand that I do not need to spend this 2500$, I only need to show at customs to pass it.
Unfortunately for example your support letter will not help me.
I am now far from friends and I can not expect for their help.
And even if I were near my family and friends now they would still not help me because they don't have this sum of money. My dear, now I hope only for your help. I shall pray God about it. The happiness is so close, but I cannot make anything.
It is not in my power. if I don't pass the Customs now as planned my visa will become invalid and I will not be able to enter the Australia durig at least a few years.
I am shocked and you are my only hope in this situation.

We cannot lose each other Roger, especially now.
The positive moment in this situation is that I repeat againI don't need to spend this money,I will only show it at the Customs.
I need only show money, I shall not spend it. I am very much worried.
You are my sunshine in the darkness because in this world full of cruely you managed somehow to get deep into my heart.
You are really a man and I ask you not to give up.
Maybe if you don't have this money you can borrow from your friends for a few days and I will give it to you as soon as we meet at the airpot. Please try to get the money. I need 1500!!
my last interview in embassy in Friday, . I hope! Flight Information – Sun 29 Nov 2009 This flight leaves on Sunday and arrives on Tuesday.
Flights 553
Operated by Aeroflot Departs: 19:40
Sheremetyevo (SVO) Arrives: 08:40
Bangkok (BKK)
Coach | Airbus A330-300 (Wide-body Jet) | 9h 00m
Stopover in Bangkok, Thailand (BKK) for 8h 25m
Qantas Airways
Flights 302
Operated by British Airways Departs: 17:05
Bangkok (BKK) Arrives: 06:05
Kingsford Smith (SYD)
Coach | Boeing 747-400 (Wide-body Jet) | 9h 00m
Stopover in Sydney, NS, Australia (SYD) for 3h 40m
Qantas Airways
Flights 741
Operated by Qantas Airways Departs: 09:45
Kingsford Smith (SYD) Arrives: 11:25
Adelaide (ADL)

I know you are a strong man and you will not give up!!!
I need in your moral support!
I am all alone in this cold and angry city and only you are my hope and support!

With all my greatfullness, respect and heart Your Elena
Letter 10
Hi Roger! I love you!! Today I will go to bank! You can not imagine how tired I am.
The only thing that keep my head up for the last days is thought about our meeting in a few days.
I can’t wait for this day. I am so excited!!!
My kisses are going your way!! XOXOXOXOX Hope you like them.
Soon I’ll be able to kiss you in real life.
I’d like to taste your lips and feel the warmth of your breathe and feel your gentle touch.
My arm in your arm, all these things make me crazy.
I am going to finish my letter for now and will be expecting to hear from you as soon as possible. Elena
Created: 2009-12-07    Last updated: 2009-12-07    Views: 370