First name: Vera
Last name: Golubeva
Verunchik, Verunya, Wera
St. Petersburg (Russia)
Russia, Saint-Petersburg, Sevastyanova str., 42-12
REPORT N1 (added on March, 4, 2008)
I received an unsolicited email from Vera describing herself as an attractive 29 year old looking to make friends in Australia as she was going to visit her uncle. The uncle conveniently lived in Perth, yet worked deep in a forest in Tasmania, which is as far as you can get from Perth and still be in Australia!
Vera made all the promises in the world, sent me photos and claimed to have been interviewed and obtained her Australian visa in an afternoon, and was scheduled to fly to Australia within 24 hours as she had already booked her plane ticket.
Alas, her uncle could not send her the $US5,000.00 (She muist have been booked first class!) via the bank as it takes 2 weeks in Russia to process a payment, or so she claimed. As her uncle was on-line I suggested he cable the money via Western Union, but Vera got very upset at this suggestion and pressured me to stop wasting time, cable her the money to Western Union in St Petersburg, and to supply my bank details so her uncle could reimburse me not only the money but expenses as well.
Of course I couldn't do that and realised it was all over. In my final email to Vera I attempted to scam some money out of her but of course she was never to be heard from again.
Emails from Vera Golubeva to Gavin (Australia)Hello Gavin !
Thanks for writing me!
So, something about me... I am 29. My height is 167cm. Well, I am not going to write you I look like, you can see it in my photo :)
I live in Saint-Petersburg, have you ever been there? Or have you ever been to Russia? Where do you live exactly?
I will go to Australia very soon that is why I am looking for friends or may be more there, who knows? :) For the moment I am waiting for my visa to be done. I am so sorry, I don't know what to say now because I have never corresponded with anybody except my relatives :)
I will come less than in 2 weeks !!!
I would like to have friends in Australia because for the moment I don't know anybody there except my uncle and... you :):):)
I think you would like to know some aspects about me.
Family... I have only my uncle. My parents died. I was born when my mom was 46 and I was the only their child. After my parents death I had only my aunt who married an Australian man many years ago. They are very nice people but my aunt died because of cancer a year ago. I still communicate with my uncle because he is my only relative. He lives in Perth but for the moment he works in the Southwest National Park in Tasmania, about 200km from Catamaran. He is a biologist.
My uncle always asks me to relocate to Australia but I haven't decided yet, I would like to see more of this country, to have friends there and only after that I wo
Created: 2008-03-04 Last updated: 2008-03-04 Views: 1395