Scam report about Olga Kliashova

First name:  Olga
Last name:  Kliashova
Age:  30
Location:  Tomsk, Russis
Address:  Ulitsa Gogolya 44
Email:  pancakes836@gmail.com
Report:  I initiated contact with a woman online who presented herself as Olga Kliashova, born February 9, 1987, living at Ulitsa Gogolya 44, 634029 Tomsk, Russia, who engaged in a dating scam and asked for money under false pretenses beginning on March 22, 2016. I first met Kliashova on a dating website (Mingle2) on February 18, 2016. For about 9 months (with a 4-month gap) we corresponded through her email (pancakes836@gmail.com), and she not only described in detail the sad personal facts of her life (i.e., that she was an only child because childbirth was difficult for her mother, that she now lived alone in a rented flat in Tomsk, that her mother had died 5 years ago, that she was now caring for her father in a nearby village on weekends, and that she had gotten out of an abusive relationship with an alcoholic man named Nikita), but also her daily life as a teacher of classical literature in a high school. She also sent me 33 personal photos, all of which I later found had been stolen from the website of a Polish fitness model (living in London) named Anya Binkowski: https://twitter.com/anyabinkowski?lang=en Kliashova and I never met in person, but she claimed in her first letter on February 25 to be on the dating site because she was tired of being lonely and was looking for serious relations with ?love, care, respect, trust and honesty!? She professed that ?I consider that in any relations, it is the important points mutual support, understanding and trust and certainly honesty before each other! You agree? In the past I loved, but have been deceived and betrayed, I do not want that it has again repeated!? Early on, Kliashova told me she had no computer, that there was no Internet in her apartment, and that she had to use an Internet cafe to write to me. In her third letter, she told me about her family, how her parents had met, and why her mother had died. In her fourth letter, she wrote about her last abusive relationship, how she left him and returned home to her father?s village, then went back to Tomsk to find work in a new school. By her fifth letter, she expressed herself sure that she would ?like to begin new life together with? me and suggested a first meeting in my country, as she had an international passport but had never traveled outside of Russia. By her seventh letter, she wanted to call me already ?her man? and that she thought of me each night before going to bed. By her eighth letter, she was imagining romantic scenarios and even writing our love story in a book to be called ?a Love without borders.? I confess I was swept up in her long letters consumed with passion and suggested we speak by phone. In her ninth letter, Kliashova claimed to have gone to a cellular communications company to ask about making calls to other countries and was told ?that it is not possible for me. I cannot accept a call and text messages from other country because at me corporate communication also is restrictions. I can talk only inside my areas!! Therefore we cannot hear each other. Sadly.? Nevertheless, she then claimed that writing letters was not enough and that we had to meet face to face. Over that weekend, I sent her several articles showing how international calls could be made in her area. In her tenth letter of March 14, Kliashova insisted that ?I can use only in territory my areas. Yes, I [have] smart phone, but there do not have access to the Internet. Why for you it so is important, explain? You want to speak on Skype because you do not trust me? What doubts at you is?? In truth, I did start to have doubts about her at that moment, but she continued to profess that ?Honesty, trust and openness for me the most important thing in the relation!? She insisted that she wanted to be my girlfriend then although we never had spoken on the phone, saw each other on Skype, or met in person. In response, I tried to explain how important it was to speak and to see one another. In her 11th letter, Kliashova claimed to agree with me, but replied that she had ?read many real stories when people saw only photos each other and between them there was a communication.? She told me that she used a school computer to write me, although in her third letter she claimed something different and had to go to an Internet cafe to correspond. By her 13th letter she was closing her messages with hugs and kisses. In her 14th letter, Kliashova confessed to telling her father about me and received his ?blessing? for our meeting. She claimed she was ready to meet me because she wanted to ?to feel heat of your hands and tenderness of your lips and kisses!! ? She said she would make plans to go to a travel agency to get information about what it would take to visit me. On March 22, in her 15th letter, Kliashova first asked for support in coming to me. She also claimed that her father had asked for my ?full address and phone number to be on 100 % assured,? which I gave her that same day, although she had yet to give me her contact information. For the first time, I asked her for a copy of her passport to assuage my growing doubts about her (and to know if she was real or a potential scammer). In her next letter, Kliashova confirmed that her basic vacation started in June and would last 3 months, but that she could ?take vacation at any time because at school there is one more teacher of Russian and the literature.? She also claimed she was ?shocked? at my request for her passport and declined to send it. By then, I had serious doubts she was authentic. On March 28, Kliashova said she would go to the travel agency and then gave me a summary of what she was told the next day. According to her, the travel agency recommended a tourist visa, wanted her to sign a contract with the agency so that they could make all documents for her, and told her she could not say she was traveling to meet a man so had to rent hotels in order not to have problems with ?visa reception.? Kliashova stated that she would need $960 US to meet me, but that she had only $310 US at hand; she claimed not only to have gone to a bank to ask for a loan but also that she was refused financial help by ?friends and colleagues.? On March 29, I made a second request for her passport and asked if she had a bank account?thinking that a bank would take steps to verify her true identity before opening an account and thus lessening my fears that she was a fraud. On March 30, in her 21st letter, Kliashova stated that she did not have a bank account, obtained her salary in cash, but would speak with her ?best girlfriend and ask her bank details, [so] that you could transmit there money.? On March 31, I declined to send any money to Kliashova through an unknown friend and once again asked for her passport to confirm her identity. On April 1, in her 24th letter, she claimed to have gotten a loan from another bank so she would go back to the travel agency and conclude the contract. Her avowed reason for not opening a bank account on her own would be that ?it will occupy 2-3 weeks? without good reason for the delay, then accused me of doubting her for not using a girlfriend?s account; she also claimed that she did not want to send me her passport through the Internet as there were ?many swindlers who can take my personal data and use them in the bad purpose,? but that she hid ?nothing from me.? Of course, all of this was nonsense. In reply, I doubted how any bank would give her credit without an account as collateral; stated that a bank account could be opened in a few days; questioned why she would not give me her phone, address, or place of work; explained again the need for her passport, and claimed anything sent through the Internet would be encrypted for safety. In response, Kliashova insisted it was a ?usual situation? in Russia to be paid in cash and to pay bills in cash, claimed not to understand encryption, and asked again if I had doubts about her, which of course I had. On April 2, I asked for a third time about the bank and passport, but agreed to drop the discussion and play along as now she had ?a credit line from a bank and [did] not need money transferred to [her].? On April 4, in her 26th letter, Kliashova wrote that she lived ?in Tomsk, in a rented apartment. My residence permit in other place. Officially I live together with the father, in village. Therefore I never needed any card or the account.? On April 5, I innocently asked Kliashova for a photo with her students in the classroom she worked. In reply, she declined again to provide any proof of who she was or where she worked, stating, ?And as to your request of a photo I cannot make it without the permission of each parent. It will be considered as intrusion into private life of the child with the parties and I do not want problems, which can arise because of it. I hope, you will understand, that I try to tell.? I then asked for a photo of her alone in her classroom, which she ignored. By this time, her letters were growing shorter and less informative, ostensibly because she was busy at school. On April 19, in her 33rd letter, Kliashova said she would need to pay her bank loan off the following week. When I did not respond, she wrote me on April 25, in her 34th letter, about the alleged loan, asking if ?maybe you can help to return me that money in bank?? That same day, I played along and offered to pay the bank off directly if she could send me a copy of the loan agreement and give me the ?address, phone number, and email of the bank?? I suspected she would not comply, and was not disappointed. On April 27, in her 35th letter, Kliashova stated she had all the documents but did not want to send through the Internet because ?Swindlers can intercept my data and use it in the purposes.? She also stated that she owed $700 USD and suggested ?a fast and safe system of remittances . . . called moneygram? where I could send her money so that she ?close at once a debt in bank.? On April 29, I gave Kliashova 3 options to resolve her problem?mail the documents to my home address, fax them, or let me contact the bank directly, which I was certain did not exist. The following day she declined and accused me of not trusting her. In response, I pointed out that ?I know so little about you . . . no full name, no home or work address, no phone number, no bank account, no Internet, and no Skype.? On May 6, in her 38th letter, she finally gave me her full name, address, and city. I checked the location on Google maps and found no address corresponding to what she had given me. To check her story, I not only sent her an empty box as an Easter package, but made sure she knew I was doing so. In a panic, Kliashova claimed to be upset by this news, stating she was ?assured that I will not receive that package. . . . that I live in the rented apartment, I am not registered there and actually I there am not present. Therefore be not surprised, if your parcel comes back to you.? On May 11, I professed not to understand how she could not be ?present in a flat you rent and use during the week. . . . that there should be no reason why [the box] will not appear at the address you gave me. If it comes back, we can discuss why then.? At this point, Kliashova disappeared and I did not hear from her for 4 months, until she wrote me again on September 14. The following day, I informed her that my box had come back because the postal authorities claimed that the address she gave me did not exist. On September 16, in her 41st letter, she continued to play innocent: ?Not truth that such address does not exist. I live in this house some years. I said that it is the rented apartment and that it is not necessary to send any souvenirs.? Once again, she brought up her alleged debt to the bank, which she blamed on my ?mistrust.? On September 20, however, Kliashova changed her behavior and declared that we should not give up on each other but ?should go up to the end.? The following day she asked if we ?speak again about a meeting or only we remain pen friends?? On September 26, Kliashova insisted that she did not want to quarrel with me or have ?conflicts.? I received one last letter from Kliashova on September 27, in which she wanted to know if there was still ?no trust? between us, as she wanted ?to know only truth.? By then I had discovered all the photos she had sent me were stolen and decided to ignore her. I never sent her any money and wrote her off as a liar and a scammer. Although by then Kliashova had deactivated her profile (OlyaRU), I still filed a scammer report with Mingle2.

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