First name: Svetlana
Last name: Birak
Lana, Sveta, Svetik, Svetla, Svetlanchik, Svetlanka, Svetlanoka, Svetlanulka, Svetochka, Svitlana, Svletana
REPORT N1 (added on August, 5, 2005)
I am writing to advise you of another scammer who should be added to your list. Svetlana Burak of Brest Belarus is such a person. Over a period of nearly 2 years she managed to get me to send her more than $2,150.00. She is a very clever woman who professes to be a economist working as a manager for a large corporation.
Even though I was very cautious and very much aware of scammers, Svetlana (Sveta) managed to get me to send her money for an airline ticket.
When the day of her flight arrived, she claimed that there was some mistake with her tickets and that she would need to spend several extra days in Frankfurt. Needless to say, she did not come for the visit as expected. From this point onward I was very careful and continued to write to her for another year since she explained that during her stay in Frankfurt she need to enter the hospital for an appendix operation and then returned to Brest to find that her brother had been injured in a natural gas explosion at their country home.
The letter exchange continued for some months and finally she began to plan for another trip. She claimed that she still had the money for the airline ticket and we again planed for her to come to America for a visit. I should tell you that she sometimes worked as a model and managed to travel extensively. She claimed to be able to get a visa based upon her stability in the country of her birth. I was still concerned and she eventually told me that she would not be able to come unless she managed to pay the police some amount of money to process her paperwork. I know something of the police in her country, and I did believe that they were attempting to extort money from her to allow her to leave. At this point, I was asked to send her $1,000.00 to pay to the police. I refused, but she continued to write and finally told me that she would be able to pay the money to the police herself if she received some funds she expected. She told me the date of her trip and asked me for the loan of $600.00 just to insure that she had enough for everything. She said she would pay it back if she did not need the money when she arrived, but she did not want to have to cancel the trip again. At this point, I sent her the last $600.00 by way of Western Union. Needless to say, she did not come and I have had no additional communication from her.
I am including some of the photos she sent to me (there are more than 75 photos she sent). I hope you will post them at your site and hopefully they will prevent someone else being as foolish as I was. She is a very clever woman who managed to get me to send money even though I had doubts all along the way and suspected she could be a scammer. I suspect that the reason our letter exchange continued for so long was that she was also writing to others during that time. I suspect there may be many others out there who have sent or will send her money unless they are warned in time. I cannot otherwise imagine why she would spend so much time for just $2,150.00. I suppose if she were writing to 6 or 7 people and somehow managed to get them each to send this much the sum would be enough to live on. In the past she has used at least 2 different email addresses as follow: email@example.com and: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emails from Svetlana Birak to Terry (USA)My dear Terry!
I am very sorry that i was not be able to write you. I have my ticket for next week but it is seemed that i will not be able to come. I am really don’t know what to do. I paid too much money for the last documents in policemen station. I also had to go to Minsk for some papers . I was so happy that everything finished and i can forget about everything. This Monday they said me that i have to pay again and it will be finish. I have to find about 1000 dollars till Monday. I promise you i do my best but i am not sure i will be able to do this. I can sell my car but it will take some time for me . Terry listen i dont want to ask you money again because i know how much you have already paid so i can only ask you please come to me. I want to be with you and want to marry with you as soon as possible. I dont want to be alone any more. All this make me crazy . Sometimes i think that all this will never finish and i can only say that i am so sorry that i live in such country and i only make problems for you. I want to make you happy but i dont know how i can do this. Please forgive me today i am in very bad mood . I have some idea hope tomorrow i will be able to do this if no John please if you really love me come to me. Forgive again i want to rest little bit. I will write you again tomorrow hope i will have some good news. Have a good day. I miss you. Sveta
Hi My Dear Terry1!
I am very sorry for the shot message. I am very
Created: 2005-08-05 Last updated: 2006-07-31 Views: 1135