Russian Dating Scam Hits Match.Com, Other Dating Sites

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The Russian dating scam has hit Match.com. Match.com is certainly not the only online dating site to be hit by the Russian dating scam, nor are dating scams limited to Russia or Russian women, but they certainly seem to be the front-runners.

Here’s how it works: a beautiful Russian woman, complete with beautiful Russian woman pictures, contacts her target through an online dating site. She starts a charming, and rapidly deepening correspondence, gets her target hooked, and then it comes: the request for money. There are variations on what the money is for, but usually it’s for a plane ticket.


 

In one such example, recently reported by the Register, a man using the Match.com account name of “HotLips” recounts his experience with a Russian dating scamstress, explaining that “After some correspondence, ‘she’, confessed that ‘she’ actually lived in Omsk, Russia. This was all accompanied by some very nice pictures of someone. Anyway, the sordid story continues and ‘she’ decides she loves me so much that ‘she’ wants to come and see me but, alas, ‘she’ can’t afford the airfare. However, ‘she’ knows a really cheap travel agent that will cut a great deal if we book right now (‘Her’ birthday’s coming up – did I mention that?)”

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Russian Dating Scam Hits Match.Com, Other Dating Sites

Presumably the reason for the liberal use of single quotes around the word “she” in HotLips’ account is because, of course, the odds are as good as not that the person behind the scam may be of the Y-chromosome variety, and not a woman at all. Hey, it doesn’t really matter, because they have no intention of ever meeting you in person anyways.

It turns out that there are entire websites devoted to exposing these Russian dating scams, and Russian dating scammers, some run by sites which also offer (apparently) legitimate Russian bride agency services. One such site, WomenRussia.com, has over 400 pages of warning stories posted by people just like HotLips, who were either duped, or would have been but for their quick thinking, by these Russian dating scam artists. Want to take a peek? You can see the latest Russian dating scam entries posted to the Russian dating scammers blacklist here at RussianWomen.com.

 

  
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Russian Dating Scam Hits Match.Com, Other Dating Sites

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  1. what a virtual shock!!!..i’ve been in touch for last some months of russian-dating.com…..found so many girls…asked different-2 ways money i.e…to pay loan and clear first then fly to me……amost ruined my time……god knows who the hell such scammers are around play with our soft and delicate heart……heheheh

  2. Mine is Mariya, I’m just having fun dealing with her. it has been a few months and no money requests so far. She says I’m her prince and I’m still waiting for the scam.
    cheap entertainment.

    1. Does she go by Mary?
      How long have you been chatting with her?
      Has she sent you pics? Is she Blonde and around 30?

      I think I am also chatting with her

  3. I was on match.com paid membership and was contacted by a women claiming to live in Siberia working for Social Services father killed in war and went by name Olga Alexseveena not sure her last name was but beautiful blonde women age aprox. 29. She daid she was legit and even got upset when I mentioned she could be a man named Boris as far as I could tell. I sent her no money and my suggestion to any one seeking a russian women online is dont its just not worth the trouble. That country and its people think Americans are stupid and deserve to get ripped off, anyone who sends money over the internet for love someone they have never met is stupid straight up. I did like the idea of a russian romance but its only trouble they think its a game and why not its easy money for most.

  4. Yes, I received many emails from Lyudmila Kildyakova for several months. I engaged with her for a while until she tried to get me to send her money. I figured she was a scammer from the beginning, but I played it out as long as I could without sending her money because I enjoyed our correspondence. She sent many nice letters and pictures, but she eventually wanted me to send her money. I continued to string things along for a while to ensure it was a scam. Once I told her I would not send her any money, she stopped corresponding. She also got mad at me for leading her on and then not sending her money. It is ironic that she got mad at me for leading her on and then not allowing her to scam me into sending her money. I wonder who she really was? Was she even the person in the pictures she sent? Probably not, which is a shame because the pictures revealed a beautiful long-haired brunette woman who seemed like she could have been very sweet, but they were probably pictures of someone else. Anyway, be on the lookout for her. She initially only revealed her name as Ludmila. After about one month of correspondence, I was able to get Lyudmila Kildyakova from her, which may or may not be her real name.

  5. Has anyone got an email from Lyudmila Kildyakova? She is playing this same game and I’m playing right back. I admit I was seduced but only gave my heart. Not my money.

  6. There are 2 ways to tell if a personals dating site is legit or not.

    1. You receive anywhere from 100-200 emails per day. There is no way to get caught up with it. You delete 1 email and 5 or 6 more come in to your inbox while you are deleting 1 email. There is no way you can be that popular.

    2. You receive about 25 invitations to chat with a girl who is interested in you every minute. That’s 1500 invitations per hour. Again, you are not that interesting. And the site has no way for you to “turn off” the chat feature. You are stuck with seeing those pop-ups as long as you are on the site.

    These 2 factors allow the site to make money off of you, because you are charged credits for opening a letter and credits per minute to chat. These websites usually have girls who “work” for the agency in trying to lure men into paying for one of these services. These girls are not serious, they are lying saying they are interested in you, when in reality, she is only there for the commission she will get by chatting with you.

    The only legitimate Russian dating site I have found is www.russian-dating.com. This site is free to send and read letters and there is no chat feature on the site.

    Make no mistake about it, all of those Russian dating sites only have one goal in mind – To take your money. Sorry, but that’s the way it is.

  7. yeah my russian girl is hot too her name is Anna her father died in chernobyl and she has birthday coming up has sent six pics and i just started talking too her but was immediately suspecious when on match .com she went from living in alabama to Russia was already aware of scammers so ive been playing along . is why i googled this site look out everyone

  8. Thats not just caring about users who can get spammed by so-called russian scammers- they have Nigerian IP’a and these people block real women from Russia and Ukraine.
    The reason is that these girls are threat to western girls, just by the looks and brains. If you have a choice of beauties to date, you probably fall for one, despite she is foreign, rather that meet some dorky local gal, just because she lives near.

    So all that genocide is only claimed to be in your interests. But thanx to other site with billion members, which has application 5 times cheaper than these morons, match*com can feck itself in the a*rse.

    Seriously, matchdotcomers? You think that you blocked russians away and western guys just randomly started dating around in their countries? If they need foreign, they will get foreign- thats why you recently welcoming so many africans and filipina and thai. Hows that better than russian girls?? Not smarter/educated/whatsoever- hows that going to help your demographic?!

  9. Well whether its match.com or any other big dating site, there is no way you can prevent this. Blocking IPs is not the solution either. Facebook claims to 1 billion members, I can assure you it has more non-real/spammer people than all dating sites combined.

  10. It seems all or many are novices to look for the foreign bride. I have had the experience as American having married the Russian woman and brought her to USA. I was married for 5 1/2 years and it ended in divorce. I later found out from her 2nd husband in USA that she had committed adultery on my while we were married numerous times with many other men. You cannot be assured that you will find the right woman just because you don’t send her money before you meet her as I never did. People are people and they are sinners. Nevertheless here are some tips:
    1. Never send money. If necessary buy her ticket for her.
    2. Send her flowers to get a photo of her which is recent. The agency which delivers the flowers will take her photos.
    3. Meet her in a third country, not hers. For example in Israel which is close by. This is very important because the local agency in Russia, Ukraine etc. will make money upon your visit for a 3 or 4 dinner dates by way of a cut they get upon the money you pay for the chauffeur, apartment, and translator. If you go to a 3rd country they won’t get anything. In addition the girl will have to devote the necessary time to you and just you as opposed to you being blown off because she has to do this and that for example go to work etc.. Do not go and see a girl unless you have developed a personal relationship with her first via correspondence.
    4. Pay the Attorney Michael Muinov of the All Russian Agency about $125 if you have met a lady with whom you are genuinely serious about and he will do a background check to see if she is a she and she is for real. Ask the lady for her date of graduation from the school, college or university and where she went. Who her employer is and where she works. Her address and phone number and e-mail address. Friend Michael on Facebook and he will give you a discount. I have used him 4 times and 1 was legitimate and 3 were scammers. Don’t expect a refund from the dating agencies once the girl’s information does not turn out to be genuine.
    5. Purchase Pimsleur language tapes/cd’s for levels 1,2 and 3 and be sure to listen to all before meeting the lady or you will feel yourself to be the fool unless she speaks English good enough on the telephone with you. Remember that her lack of knowledge of English is the number 1 reason why the serious lady (not a scammer) will break off from your pursuit.
    Keep in mind that Pimsleur is to teach you how to speak the foreign language in conversation. Yet, first and foremost before and while you are learning to speak you must first learn how to use the internet on-line translator of Google wherein you will see very quickly and easily that you can ask her anything you want in her native language. So in this way you immediately if interested in her want to get her e-mail address so you can type your letter in English, insert it into the on-line translator and then translate it into Russian or Ukrainian etc.. Then copy and paste the text onto the e-mails you send to her. Have her do the same.
    Keep in mind that you want person to person communication. You don’t want a situation wherein the local agency calls the girl on her cellphone and gives your lady the content of your letter and then your lady gives a reply back over the cellphone. That is not real communication. You want your lady to sit at the computer and type out her reply either on her home computer or at the internet cafe.
    6. Do your homework on her city or the nearest big city of where she lives on the internet like at Wikipedia etc. so you can be prepared for her first letter which will tell you all about her hometown for which you are really not interested.
    7. If you are looking for a lady who is not whore ask her about her Church membership and her denomination. Whore = Any lady who fornicates outside of marriage. Whoremonger = Any man who fornicates with a woman outside of marriage.
    8. If she has a child ask her upfront if her child’s father will agree in writing for the child to leave the country otherwise you may fall in love with the woman and her with you but when crunch time comes she won’t leave the Ukraine, Russia etc. because the father won’t sign the paperwork. They also may have to get their parents to sign paperwork even though they are over 21 as that was the case in Russia when I married there. Remember that you are not only dealing with your country but hers.
    9. After all of this and you are still serious, then seriously consider paying Michael some more money wherein he will send out a private investigator to do some leg work to find out what is really going on in her life. Remember that people lie and they are lie often.
    10. Pose the question to her if she would agree to get some pre-marital counseling before you would both marry if it would come to that.
    So I’m not saying don’t pursue it but rather if you do, be cautious and follow the above 10 points.
    PS: I have had numerous scammers write me asking for money. Be sure to report to any dating agency any girl asking for money so that they may report the lady’s e-mail address to Google or whoever and if necessary take action to remove the local foreign dating agency if they are involved in the scam. Don’t judge these agencies by scammers and also be aware that many of them include foreign ladies for example who are already in the USA who are still looking for the right man as they came here and married another man and are now divorced or widowed. You don’t have to go to Russia or the Ukraine to find the Russian or Ukrainian women. Stay away from all e-mails originating in Africa.

  11. Oh my God guys- We all have to e careful. This is the new/old thing- the Ukraine, Russia, Eastern Europe in general. There is a website called www.charmingdate.com. Stay away from that thing like the plague. The girls are real- that’s the scary part. They have the agency to do the ripping off for them. They will even send you pictures saying Hi Liam and things of that sort. But you pay for EVERYTHING. They are a den of thieves. Do I think there are some girls who legitimately want to meet a guy- yes. But you won’t get near them. I wish some guy with computer knowledge would pick this site apart. They don’t give you their emails, their phone numbers, anything. No personal info is allowed to be exchanged and I’ve been talking to the same girl for months. This place is such bad news I can’t explain it. It is so shady but looks like a legitimate sight. They even release ads around the web to tell you how to watch out for scamming. They are getting clever boys and we better get clever as well.

    Liam

  12. sounds the same for Ekaterina, in Ohansk, Russia. Glad I found this site. Feel like a fool, little bit.

  13. this russian girl anastaysia has emaild me twice this week sending pics of her ,asked her to phone me but she had lost her phone after leaving it in the internet cafe yep aknow pure bullshit,she hasnt asked me for money yet,,but when she does i will say i will send her money,but im not really im gonna build her or even him hopes u[p and piss them about haha

  14. Match.com are morons, all they have to do is to verify users – using phone number, etc, like Gmail & Paypal do.

    My sister lives in Ukraine and I was paying for Match.com membership because Match.com didn’t accept payment from her Ukrainian VISA card. Recently, Match.com charged my Paypal account for 3 months membership and cancelled her Match.com account next day just because they decided to cancel all Ukrainian accounts.

    Don’t send money, buy a ticket and flight. It is much easier for you to take a visa and flight than for your girl.

  15. Yes, all those guys were attacked by scammers from Ukraine, but I`m not the one of those liars at all. I tried to register on different sites but was blocked by their Support Service without any rationale! I did abuse nobody, behaved very politely even recognizing a real scammer in a person who I was talking to. And I got even more uncomfortable with a plenty of co-called «local» scammers who were very welcomed there for some reasons I still totally unfamiliar with.
    I am not going to complain that I am a poor rabbit etc., but must admit it isn`t easy at all to find a husband if you are overweight. Yes, I am overweight & just want to meet a right person to share my love, inner life, interests, preferencies & make a family. Being banned from majority of dating sites (just for being Ukrainian citizen)where I can probably find my soulmate, reduced my chances to practically zero. I live with my parents & cat & I am 36! years old. And nobody can explain you better what loneliness means. Just ask Tatyana.

    Tatyana, 36 yo female, teacher of the English Language

  16. p.s. sorry for typos as i been typong being ANGRY.

    p.p.s. Have to say while western guys pay lotsa money for ”Siberian brides visits etc”, thousands of Moscow gals (most of them high educated and having good jobs) are wasting money on Turkish and Egyptian hot machos, who are promising them ”love and marriage” and talking BS about ”your eyes are shining like stars in the skies”… but HEY theyre already married and all they want is have sex with hot girls who pay their living. So life is pretty ironic.

  17. Nice… freaking spammers!! :( Coz of them nice gals like me are totally unable to find any nice guy overseas. Match.com closed registration from Russian IPs. So. guys, I guess. Russian and Ukrainian ”princesses’ wont bother you in nearest future. And I was willing to pay them vy 40 pounds or whatever it takes. GRRR. With out demographical situation I gona die alone, surrounded by cats, as I am “already” 30 and count as ”old maid”. And some nice dude deserving loveing wife will have to do the same. Life sucks. :P

  18. anyone ever get an email from fidoele@ymail.com pretty sure my roommate is getting scammed by a russian chick and is too stupid to realize…says her name is Elena

  19. Same thing with me this EKaterina is clearly in love after a week and wants to come visit let’s see what happens after there is no money coming.

  20. YeaIamL8@yahoo.com I’m commenting on 1.Has anyone heard of this Travel agency “Faina – Round”
    The address: Russia, city Novosibirsk,Lenina street 17 – 23.
    Phone: 909-366-1577 faina_traveloagency at yahoo dot com
    the # and address are the same but the city is different It’s Krasnokamsk, russia Her name is the same Ekaterina A little different wording but sounds like same person I tried the phone #, disconnected

  21. Has anyone heard of this Travel agency “Faina – Round”
    The address: Russia, city Novosibirsk, Lenina street 17 – 23.
    Phone: 909-366-1577
    faina_traveloagency@yahoo.com

    I have tried to find out about with no luck. I have been contacted by a Anna and a Ekaterina. I have emalied Elaterina from Novosibirsk back and forth for over 4 months. In her pictures it looks as if she has had an accident because she has a small vertical scare on her nose. She has sent me pictures of her at work and even her and her mother she says lives with. I think that her grandmother may also live with them. She has also told me of her father being killed in the Afghanistan Russian war. Does this also sound familar:
    Ekaterina Pirogowa
    street Nekrasova
    Novosibirsk, Russia

    If any of this sounds similar PLEASE PLEASE contact me on yahoo at YeaImL8 or want to compare notes on Anna.
    Does anyone know of a way to have these ladies checked out?

  22. I joined Match and was immediately contacted by a girl from Russia. Your descriptions sound the same as my experience. It would be interesting to see if the pictures I received are the same as the other posts.I think the post about them having a us contact is correct.The email is not yalmevann anymore though and the name is not Anna. Has anyone heard of Mariya at marwespol at yahoo. The rest of the story is almost identical to the other posts though.You can reach me at my gmail at scotjones2011. Maybe we can exchange pictures of our Russian to be. Hey if anyone decides to fly there tell her I said hi. She sure is pretty, even if she is a scam.Also if you look at the security questions of both yahoo accounts they both say where did I meet my spouse. Alas, I was not the answer to the security questions, and I realize I am not the potential spouse I thought I was. It would be a shame if someone got in a locked both accounts out for a day.Do you think it would screw up their operations. Oops.

  23. This is so interesting. I was contacted my a Russian girl called Ekaterina. Same thing. Lots of letter, lots of pictures, she fell madly in love with me after two weeks. She wants to come see me. The last email was that she checked into it and that she found out it was too expensive. Has not asked for money yet but I’m sure that is coming next.

    I knew this was a scam but I was bored and wanted to string her along to see how long it would last…

  24. “Anna” did ask for money, 650 I confronted her about this site and she just sent the gerneric “so happy to hear from you…blah blah. so then i didnt reply and she asked why I didnt email – So i agreed to send the money and she replied so happy … blah blah. so i replied wtf, I sent 2 emails that i was on to her and she ignored me, I agree to mail the money she replied. So this last time I called her again that she didnt read the email that i sent, and that i knew she was fake – she just stopped emailing me. thank god she is gone!!

  25. The woman i meet hasnt asked for money. So before she did i said i would come to russia to get her .just to see what she would say. She said sure . now what?

  26. I was emailing with the anna chick, sent me about 30 pictures. Said all the same as other posted. I noticed strange things about 2 weeks ago,(3 weeks into emails) I did an IP lookup from the mail header, they came from US. There is a person in Russia where its Anna or not who cares. The time stamps and when the emails were received did not make sence and in one email there was a word attachment of the same letter. So it seems the emails are forwarded on from someone else in the scam, Im sure for authentic feel. Any way she is coming to see me soon she just got a loan for the travel and says she will be here in 2 weeks, I cant wait.. She has not asked for money so im waiting for that so I can make her think she is getting money. Then I will western union her 1.24, then photoshop the receipt so she wastes time going to WU office and back – Sweet revenge.

  27. Ruben…. The girl Anna that you refer to is most likely a scammer, as she has been corresponding to me at the same time as well…. Every day. I did an Internet search of the yalmevann part of her email address to see what I could find and it brought me here, where I read your post. After reading what you posted, I emailed her and confronted her. She replied that I was like other guys…. Not worthy of trust, and that she would no longer be corresponding with me. Lol! She talked in previous emails about how she would only be corresponding with me, always sending a picture with each email…. Telling me about her town, her parents, her job as a dance and piano instructor, then losing her job and not being able to find one. I figured the emails would then be geared about her wanting to come here and needing money to do so…. But found this and confronted her first. If you continue….. Be careful and let us know how it turns out. Good luck.

  28. This is almost funny. I’ve been corresponding with this hot Russian chick from Berezniki, Russia. Anna (yalmevann@yahoo.com), she’s a dance instructor. She also teaches piano. Her parents are Aleksandr and Svetlana from Zuevo. All prolly lies, lol. It’s been about a month now and we’ve emailed everyday. She wants to come live in the US with “her Prince,” because she just realized she is in love, but she went to the travel agency and the cost is too great. I’m thinking her next email was gonna ask for “support” to travel to me, but I’ll never know…I just blocked her after reading this site. Thanks!

  29. It looks like the more and more you search Match.com on google you are finding that there are many complaints about Match.com being a scam with many “posing” members from oversea.

    As there are many Legit member accounts on this dating site, Im sure there is equally as many fraud accounts that will try and scam member who are looking for true love.

    Just looking at how many complaints filed about Match.com “posers” I personally wouldn’t use Match.com

  30. Dear sgt ludacris are you for real,?I can see that the world could be changed into ludecras as in mad .yeh having been a victim of a Ghana scammer on a paid dating site dont help as even the police England were not any help or the Usa embassy london the defence section
    .Just some poor women which I am now amongst many others in the world .
    Several here being caught out for £80,000 and £40,000 in the papers here .Long have I camplained for the Internet Patrol to mention not just about Nigerian scammers BUT HAVE A PAGE FOR GHANA SCAMMERS but have had to leave all my comments under the Nigerian page scams under jane or Jbow .If you want to know the most dangerous scammer he calls himself william and has a vast network his tel number is 07031812767.I gave the met police this .I had to collect a trunk from canary wharf but when it arrived was supposedlu embargoed .however after paying for this USA soldiers trunk to come back it was a further scam by having to collect from a hotel in Vauxall.It had $4million doller’s in it all unclean and needed chemical to make good was I laughing no not me .

    These people all from Ghana the guy who I wrote to in Iraq well just a photo of a USA soldier stolen who I had been writing to for months .All these photos are being used on dating sites such as Badoo.com match.com singles50.co.uk last one having blocked all re registration details being incorrect .
    As for me I been blocking them for last year on Badoo.coman unpaid site . If you can help please do help us all if your just another scammer using this site you will be found out !

  31. INVOLVING GHANA. Having thoughts or doubts about who you are really talking or chatting with (whether he or she is a scammer or not) or you have never set physical eyes on that person(s) before. Internet scam has become very rampant in our today’s world now. Ghana Police Service is now at your door step and here to help you to be very sure about the following;
    1. Who you are talking, or chatting to whether he or she exists, pertaining to internet dating and business.
    2. Whether he or she is a scammer or not.
    3. To help the Republic of Ghana to fight against internet fraud and scam, in other to maintain the good name of the country, Ghana.
    4. Report in other to save other person(s) hard earned money from the scammers and fraudsters that is, not to fall a victim.
    You can contact us by the following email addresses;
    sgt.ludacris@gmail.com

    Looking forward to help you in all facet of internet involving a Ghanaian person(s).

  32. PLS INDIA MATCH.COM IS SCAM SITE…….DONT REGISTER BECAUSE WHEN YOU DO THEY WILL HACK YOUR CREDIT CARED INFORMATION………………..

    BE WARN MY GOOD PEOPLE

    MATCH INDIA A SCAM COMPANY

  33. I have plenty of evidence to back a class action law suit if there are enough of you others to jump on the band wagon. Backed up emails on more the one account for a long period of time just waiting.
    Burning people who are honestly looking for someone is wrong.

  34. MORE… GLEN BAGULEY ON MATCH.COM WAS FROM TAMPA FLORIDA, BUT CHANGED TELLING ME HE LIVED IN UTAH. I LOOKED IT UP AND THERE WAS A GLEEN BAGULEY IN UTAH. HIS # IS FROM VIRGINIA TOOK OFF THE FIRST 3 # FROM WHEN HE CALLED #703-3554-033. WHEN HE CALLED FROM NIGERIA HE HAD A HEAVY ACCENT (ITALIAN?)IT IS VERY SAD. I COMMUNICTED FOR A WEEK THEN FOUND THIS SITE…

  35. i spent about a month playing with irina, she said she was from outside of kiev ; she tried the sweet talking , and how we were the perfect pair , and sjhe could not wait to move here and be with me all of the time , it will take about 1 month for her to ask for money

  36. WATCH OUT LADIES FOR KEITH MOXEN LIVE IN FORT MYERS FL,HAS A SON IN SCHOOL I WEST AFRICA,THAT WAS HIT BY TRUCK WENT THERE TO TAKE CARE OF SON AND SONS NAME IS ARRON…. WANT MONEY FOR MEDS CREDIT CARD IS MAX OUT.

  37. I got contacted by several girls when I joined match.com. All were showing to be from Texas, but none of them were. I was able to weed 2 of them out easily. There is one, name Svetlana that seems sincere and her letters seem normal. We have been writing each other almost daily for 6 weeks now. She has never asked for money or said her family was sick like the other scammers I’ve encountered before and since. At first she even responded directly to my questions, but lately the letters seem fake, and even have the same number of lines in the letters, starting and ending the same way. At first she hinted about coming to me and I insisted that I go to her. (which seems to be the safe way according to my research) She was open to that and said she would meet me in the city. I asked her phone number, no response, I asked her how I could get to her and no response, just more letters about tell me how our first night will be etc etc… She gave me her address in a small rural town in Russia. I hope she is legit, and I will never send her money before I meet her in person. Does anyone have any insight or advice? Has anyone successfully met a girl this way? Any feedback would be helpful.

  38. Here is a typical and real conversation with one of this scamers. Many are in Ghana o Nigeria, and they say they are from Europe, buying art in Africa. They should prosecute this people, they want the money send thrue western union, can´`t they catch them there?

    Me@msn.com dice:
    hi
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    hi
    Me@msn.com dice:
    hi, are you in Africa?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    why is it now your chatt with me?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    since all this time
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    you see me online but you dont chat with me
    Me@msn.com dice:
    I was travelling, in Brazil and Argentina
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    yes i knwo but you are online
    Me@msn.com dice:
    cause my assistant opens the msn just to answer customers
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    ooh i see
    Me@msn.com dice:
    so are you in Africa now?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    yes
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    why you ask?
    Me@msn.com dice:
    just to know
    Me@msn.com dice:
    which country?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    okay
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    lagos nigeria
    Me@msn.com dice:
    you doing fine?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i am okay
    Me@msn.com dice:
    great!!! did you sell some art?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    no i went to africa to buy art not sell
    Me@msn.com dice:
    ahhh, ok
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    but i should come back on thrudays
    Me@msn.com dice:
    where?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    switzerland
    Me@msn.com dice:
    why don t you come here?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    were ???
    Me@msn.com dice:
    Sout America
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i can do that
    Me@msn.com dice:
    yes?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    but the ticket money is very much
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i cant afford it
    Me@msn.com dice:
    you don t have enough?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    yes
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i use all my money to buy arts
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    so i have very little with me
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    only enough to go back to switzerland
    Me@msn.com dice:
    ahhh, I see… I can send you the ticket
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    unless you add up
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    are u serious
    Me@msn.com dice:
    sure
    Me@msn.com dice:
    do you have a cam?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i dont have cam here
    Me@msn.com dice:
    can you go to a place with a cam?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    they dont have here
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    this place is africa very poor people
    Me@msn.com dice:
    a cam cost 5 dollars
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i know this just a hotels room
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i have back in switzerland
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    but here iam jst on business
    Me@msn.com dice:
    Lagos is not that poor
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    well the area i am in is poor
    Me@msn.com dice:
    or, I see
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    please send me email if you are serious
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com i have to go now
    Me@msn.com dice:
    so maybe is dangerous to send you the ticket there?
    Me@msn.com dice:
    ok, bye
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    yes
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    will you send me email
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    it is okay to send ticket
    Me@msn.com dice:
    I can sen it to switzterland?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    online ticket
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    you send it here
    Me@msn.com dice:
    I have to see you in a cam
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    u understand
    Me@msn.com dice:
    then I send it…. I can send it tomorrow…. today everything is close
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    if you cant send it like that then forget it
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i dont have cam here
    Me@msn.com dice:
    try to find one
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    when i go back to switzerland i am very busy
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    so i come from africa to south america then switzerland
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    sweet dreams
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    if that is okay with you then send me an email terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i wait for you
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    (K)
    Me@msn.com dice:
    I can send the ticket to the Swiss embassy….
    Me@msn.com dice:
    is that ok?
    Me@msn.com dice:
    or the money
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    if you cant send it here then forget it]
    Me@msn.com dice:
    Swiss embassy in Lagos….
    Me@msn.com dice:
    they will give it to you
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    jjust buy online ticket
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    you dont need to send it here
    Me@msn.com dice:
    so where do I send it?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    send the money through westerunion
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    westernunion safer
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    send it to my name
    Me@msn.com dice:
    is safer to the swiss embassy… I will send 4000 dollars….
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    how much your send ?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    okay
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    terry daniels
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    country-nigeria
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    city lagos
    Me@msn.com dice:
    give me your full name
    Me@msn.com dice:
    Passeport number?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    send it through westernunion
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    westernunion best
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i have to go now
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    just send me email if your serious
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com ,i like to se south america if your serious
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    you shouw me nice places
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    right?
    Me@msn.com dice:
    passport number?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    are you there???
    Me@msn.com dice:
    yes
    Me@msn.com dice:
    Terry Daniels….
    Me@msn.com dice:
    passwport number?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    why?
    Me@msn.com dice:
    so I can send it to the swiss embassy
    Me@msn.com dice:
    the money
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    ?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    ?
    Me@msn.com dice:
    whats the number?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    send it to westernunion
    Me@msn.com dice:
    Embassy of Switzerland
    157, Adetokunbo Ademola Cr.
    Wuse II
    Abuja 900288
    Nigeria
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    if you serious send me email terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com and let me know
    Me@msn.com dice:
    I will send it to the embassy darling, is safer
    Me@msn.com dice:
    wich part of Swistzerland you come from?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    if you dont want to send it throiugh westernunion then forget it
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i am in lagos not abuja
    Me@msn.com dice:
    why not through the embassy?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    embassey is in abuja
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i am in lagos not abuja
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    and abuja is another state
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    if you want to send it send it through westernunion
    Me@msn.com dice:
    I will send you the money to go to Abuja
    Me@msn.com dice:
    You are a Swiiss citizen?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    far
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i cannot travel from lagos to abuja
    Me@msn.com dice:
    You are a Swiiss citizen?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    if your serious then you can send it though westernunion
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i will like to come to south america but you not serious
    Me@msn.com dice:
    Are you a Swiiss citizen?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i am london citizen living in swiss
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i told you that before ,if you dont want to send it through westernunion then forget it
    Me@msn.com dice:
    so you have a british passport?
    Me@msn.com dice:
    are you black or white?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i aim white
    Me@msn.com dice:
    Why is the Name Terry Daniels from Nigeria appears in an FBI list as wanted and as black?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    are you serious or not ?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i aqm not only tery daniels in the world
    Me@msn.com dice:
    yes, of course, but answer that
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    dont you think?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    many terry daniels in the world
    Me@msn.com dice:
    but your yahoo adress appears there
    Me@msn.com dice:
    as terrygirlbabe7
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    my freidn your not serious man o
    Me@msn.com dice:
    are you wanted by the FBI?
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i am free
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    i dont have any problem with fbi
    Me@msn.com dice:
    they can catch you in western union
    Me@msn.com dice:
    you appear as wanted and as black
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    terrygirlbabe7@yahoo.com dice:
    your not serious man
    Me@msn.com dice:
    are you a hore?
    Me@msn.com dice:
    a wanted hore?
    Me@msn.com dice:
    they will catch you baby, I can help you
    Me@msn.com dice:
    tell me the truth
    Me@msn.com dice:
    comon terry, the truth
    Me@msn.com dice:
    we are after you….. we will go under another name and catch you…..
    Me@msn.com dice:
    you like easy money
    Me@msn.com dice:
    is the pic of the pretty woman in match yours?
    Me@msn.com dice:
    we will meet soon

  39. Guys, after reading this I just get more depressed. For some reason and for some while now, I’ve had this dream of finding this ‘Ukrainian/Russian’ angel. Yet the more research I do, the more negatives i get. Does ANYBODY know what the facts are, in short? Which websites are ACTUALLY legit?!?!?! I won’t bother you with spam or anything, but Email me if anyone can tell it to me straight ‘solopublic@hotmail.com’ PS. I use that email in public so I don’t get crap straight to my personal PC so go ahead and try spamming me!

    southerboy – South Africa

  40. per #57: yes, that works too. i know a russian girl living and working in massachusetts who got herself here on her own, without scamming anyone. if you ask her about these scammers you’ll learn a lot of russian bad language very quickly.
    “gunner”

  41. EHY JOHN, MAYBE I KNOW YOUR FRIEND IRINA…AND I THINK IT’S STARTING THE SCAM!!..IN THE FIRST EMAIL SHE SPEAKS ABOUT TRUTH AND ABOUT YOUR BOYFRIEND DEATH??? EHEH BUT I WANT TO PLAY!! :)

  42. watch out ladies Keith Moxen from chicago claims he is on business in Nigeria and has a sick daughter named Jane….he is looking for money! dont fall for him…scammer

  43. S. Phibber McGee,
    your suggestion noted, you’ve got a better command of russian than i. “yeb vas, dosvidonyah” is more effective.
    “gunner”

  44. Actually Gunner while that IS a good one I think putting “Yeb vas” b4 it would increase its effectiveness drastically!

  45. there is only one word in russian you all need to learn to deal with these “ladies”, “dosvidonyah”. learn it and use it and keep your money in your pocket where it belongs.
    “gunner”

  46. Hey, heads up Brandy jones is at it again. Shes still in Nigeria as she says, this time shes and artist and saying she live in San Fernando,Ca

  47. Just started chatting with a girl name Irina.
    Email: irina.Zh2@gmail.com
    She sounds sweet. Anybody else run across her. I feel this one will start scamming me.

  48. I sent this letter to match.com customer service and 2 hours later they banned my profile!!!

    “Dear match.com,

    As a new member browsing profiles I have noticed rampant abuse by what seems to be spammers that post fake profiles in many cases using the exact same photo and profile text OVER and over again….

    Look carefully and you will see all of these profiles are from
    the SAME person:

    wharden66;kerie947;neikoselina;tyrelokissi;jilokuinsa;kiotesafina;Juannolian

    Why can’t match.com do a IP address trace and confirm that they are in one geographic location and/or from one source and BLOCK this IP address or even range of IP address if this is coming out of places such as Nigeria, etc…

    In one case match.com even allowed a person to post her email address straight on her USERNAME!!! check this out -> “rtimsie@yahoo”
    its in your database as I type this….

    I’m sure your company is large enough to deploy methods to
    do content and image filter. If multiple ‘different’ users upload the SAME
    image, then that should set off a red flag alert, if multiple profiles have the same words then that is either plagiarism or worse: a bunch of fake spammer profiles..

    It’s different to accept that match has not caught on to this yet, so my only conclusion is your company allows this kind of thing to happen to get
    more people to sign up and subscribe and to inflate your numbers.

    I have heard about the lawsuit where match.com paid its own employees to go out on fake dates to help out the company and make it look good.

    If this turns out to be an inside job, and in house tactic, then I will report this to the better business bureau, however even if its not a conspiracy, you and your company had better get its act straight, 30 fake profiles in three days is not good, maybe I will blog about this and reveal how terrible your service is and want kind of incompetent people you have for ‘approving profiles’.

    It ridiculous, I have tagged all the fake profiles and if they are not removed timely I will report your lack of concern for the safely and wellbeing of your members…

    Bo ”

    Here is the proof!

    This is just the tip of the iceberg, I saw so many fake
    profiles on match.com it was not even funny.

    And yet whenever I try to include something witty in my profile
    (not giving away my email or anything) it never got approved…
    and yet we have people including their entire email address
    IN THEIR USERNAME and match so approved it!!!
    so figure….

  49. I just received contact from Vivian Bernette who claims she lives in London right now but has an Aunt in Silver Springs MD, and another relative in Reading, PA. Funny, cuz someone else posted that one of these scammers also said they were from Reading, PA. Wonder why they pick Reading, PA? I live 20 minutes from Reading… nothing special about it. Anyway, she really came on fast and told me if I was interested that she needed to know so she could remove her profile from match.com immediately. I am waiting for the “hook” email any minute now. ABC’s Chris Hanson just did a DateLine segment on something similar.. you know, the email that asks you to allow some Nigerian businessman to deposit some huge amount of money into your bank account and then he will give you a fifth of the money for doing so… these guys are clever. taht was a great DateLine show. I can’t believe people are so desperate that they fall for this stuff. I see it coming a mile away. This girl was so beautiful who contacted me that she should be able to pick or choose whatever man she wants to be with… not that I’m not an attractive guy.. but Cindy Crawford or Kate Hudson never knocked on my door either. haha

  50. I just wrote my last letter to Brandy Jones. She is such an amateur. I can’t believe that she traps too many into her story about being a model in Nigeria. She is not a pro and anyone who falls for her will regret it. Beware, bad dog and dog’s name is Brandy. Look Out!! Give her a hard time and enjoy it.

  51. Brandy Jones has screwd me over big time. Because of her I am now buried in credit card debt as well as owning a bank money because of cunterfiet traveller’s cheques she sent me to cash for her.

    Had the misfortune of meeting her on True.com. She is still in Lagos, Nigeria.

    Claims her parents are dead. Still claims she is a model from the US, in Nigeria for a job.

    Would love to get her busted and try to recover any (or all) of my money. Any ideas how?

  52. Chatting with a Racheal Bashy, and a Susan Nowlan, both from Love Happens. They both just happen to be in Nigeria, although they are both supposedly from the states as well.

    Racheal has asked for me to cash a check for her, and Susan wants me to send her $800.00 so she can fly to see me. YEAH RIGHT

  53. Jerry, I do blame the scammer! If they only snare two or three victims per month, they have made a lot of money and given nothing in return. At the end of the day, they are exploiting someone’s loneliness and naivete, and robbing them too. That’s a horrid thing to do to anyone.

  54. You know what,–Its all very simple.–I don`t blame anyone for having doubts or there own opinion about the Russian dating BS.I don`t even blame the scammer,If I were in a bad situation in an unfortunate country, I might try a wide variety of ideas as well to make my life better.My point is this.–these are some awesome help me letters from someone,–That a scammer got hold of.—Schemers don`t scam without finding a weakness some where,—-There smart but stupid,if that makes any sense——–I`m not a desperate person for love, but sure don`t rule it out.,—I`d just like to think that most people are for real.—Don`t beat yourself up over it.–SMILE its out there some where

  55. It seems that this scam has been going on for a long time.I was comunicating with a girl from russia for about two months.I knew something was`nt right from the start,because I did`nt post my profile in russia.I live in Texas and was only looking in my general zip code area.Thats when a girl from Depere Wisconsin contacted me.She/he/it…sent the photos of the stunning blond that I`ve seen posted.Said her name was Olesia Paketova.When I got the money letter Its name was Paketowa Olesya Vladimirovna.The e-mail address was oceanpearl343@yahoo.com.I played along knowing i`d never send a dime,until they finally gave up about a week ago.Honesty I wish It would have been real,but she was going to have to finance her trip on her own if she wanted to meet this bad boy.I told her that I had a new corvette,two BMUs,an SUV,four jet skies,and a bad ass boat.Plus I had just bought a new house over looking her wildest dreams.I also told her that I owned my own computer company and stock in oil and gas worth about 3.5 million,And she`d never have to work another day in her life.HAHAHAHAHA.Told her I`d pick her up in a limo at the airport.–I don`t have any of these things,to offer her but I had fun with it.—Anybody know of a success story like this thats not a scam?—Oh by the way,I did`nt post the letters and photos of the scammer because there the same as all the ones already shown on this site.Just be aware of Olesia—Olesya.——-Thanx for everyones help and this site…Jerry

  56. Just don’t fall for it. If you message someone or someone messages you and they immediately ask you to “e-mail them at their private e-mail” – it’s a scam. Why wouldn’t they want to continue to use the mailing system built into most sites already? Because they wanna get your e-mail and harass you into giving them money. :)

  57. I am planning on visitng Bucharest in 2 weeks time. I signed up for Simpatie.Ro to try to become friends with while I am there.

    Afet being listed on the site for about 2 months, I was contactd by “princess4u” To IM her yahoo account. Even though I will be in Bucharest in 25 days, she want to see me here in the US in 2 weeks. She already has a visa as a single student in Romania…in fact her nbirthday is next month, so she was given $600 and only needs $250 more.

    This hurts…I AM the target audience. I am generous, and careing.

    The scam (and I am still not 100% sure, only 90% sure…she is VERY convincing) only works on good people. The gererous and trusting types. If evolution has it’s way, we will all die off due to being taken advantage of, and only scammers will be left in the world.

    Anone have any experience with this site, or Alina from Bucharest? Yahoo name is cristina.

    What stinks is on the 1 in 10-20 chance that this is real, is that we will both be losers, but alas, that is shy the scam works.

  58. Add Svetlana Vyalkova to the list of names the scammer of comments 25 to 30 is using.

    Same letter with a slight variation.

    Here is the money letter:
    Hello again Dennis! You can imagine how happy I’m am that I already started my trip and I want to continue it. I already feel that I became closer to you )) I’m really excited about it! Moscow still makes me both tired and excited. Anyway I’m really happy I’ve started everything. When I think about you it helps me to be more strong and tolerant, I see everything is not that easy but I hope the moment of our meeting is waiting for us. I have some news about my trip to you. This is the schedule of my flight. It is a round trip ticket because for getting visa in the Embassy I must have a two-way ticket. That is the law.

    —————————————————————-
    Information for Svetlana Vyalkova:

    “Exclusive Tour Agency” 129465 Moscow, Lomonosova 43,
    office 31. phone +7 922-150-1526,
    e-mail exclusive-tour@narod.ru
    Please use our service.
    Best regards. Manager Anton Lazarev, Elena Vorobeva

    Flight: 10th of March, 2007.
    Moscow, Russia – USA

    Aeroflot
    SU 241
    Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russia
    Terminal 2 11:00
    Heathrow (LHR), London, United Kingdom
    Terminal 2 12:15
    Non-stop
    321 15h50min

    British Airways
    BA 49
    Heathrow (LHR), London, United Kingdom
    Terminal 4 14:05
    Seattle/Tacoma International (SEA), Seattle, Washington, USA 15:50
    Non-stop
    744

    Return flight: 9th of June, 2007
    USA – Moscow, Russia

    British Airways
    BA 48
    Seattle/Tacoma International (SEA), Seattle, Washington, USA 18:40
    Heathrow (LHR), London, United Kingdom
    Terminal 4 11:45+1 day(s)
    Non-stop
    EQV 14h30min

    Aeroflot
    SU 242
    Heathrow (LHR), London, United Kingdom
    Terminal 2 13:30+1 day(s)
    Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russia
    Terminal 1 20:10+1 day(s)
    Non-stop
    321

    Price: USD 1250.00+ Round trip tickets. Eco.class.
    ——————————————————————
    It would be great if you can meet me in the Airport and wait for me there. I will be very thankful to you if you can do it. If something happens and we will not be able to find each other I can call your phone number or you can make a paper with my name and hold it! If you will be late because of your work or something else I can wait for you at the Airport… I will be tired after such big flight (I will be on the plane many hours! I’m not sure how much, I will find
    out) and have some rest.
    So I booked tickets and I can pass my interview only when I pay for my tickets, I didn’t know about it. I can receive my visa after I pay my tickets so they want to be sure I have roundtrip tickets so I’m not going to stay illegally over there. I think there rules are too strict… I have some money but my flight from Irkutsk to Moscow costed so much (about 550$) because it’s so far from Moscow. Of course it is my fault because parents told me that I have to travel by train but I wanted to do everything faster so I took a plane… Anyway now it’s too late to sorry. Another bad thing yet that prices of service of aerflot (tickets) became more expensive because of high gasoline price. I didn’t guess that everything costs so much and they didn’t say anything. They say they arranged my trip, visa and all necessary documents and money is only my business. I have to buy tickets till my interview because of such rule. Maybe you could borrow me some money? I can’t live here too long because every day I have to spend some money for food and rent of room. Really expensive city. The cup of the tea costs about almost two dollars. I think it is not too great amount I ask and I am sure I will be able to return it back in a few weeks after I arrive. I will earn some money and from the first salary I return it back to you. in Agency they have told me that you may send it by Western Union. It is
    pretty easy to use they said. I have been to the bank and they gave me the information. All you need is my name, my surname and address to send me the money. Once you do this, I’ll be able to pick up the money at any local Western Union office in Moscow. We need to do it pretty fast, because we have no time till my interview, if everything is all right I will be on this plane! You will send me a transfer info and MTCN ( money transfer control number) I will get cash. Kiss you many times, I am tired today,you know it is hard enough to be in a city where you don’t have any friends or relatives. So many different emotions. Kiss you many times! see you soon!

    Ah, silly me. Almost forgot to give you my full name and my address.

    My address here (where I rent a room)
    Country : Russia,
    City : Moscow,
    Address : Usacheva 20-14.
    post code : 119041
    Full name: Svetlana Vyalkova

    I have about 300 US dollars. Please try to send about 1000 US dollars so I will be sure I have enough money for all my travel needs and flight. I know you will try to help me! I can’t wait to hug you when we meet! If you can’t meet me at the Airport we can meet somewhere in the city, but I don’t know how much the taxi cost over there. I’m glad I have a job lined up and when we meet each other maybe you will even want to have closer relationship with me and maybe we can even live together someday! If you want! It’s just my dreams… But if you don’t want to live with me I will live with other girls who came to work too.

    You are a great man and I hope you will not live me alone in Moscow and help me
    I will be more then greatful when we meet….
    I am sorry tht my letter is not so warm but I am realy tired as never.

  59. Guys enjoy the the journey. They give us attention that we grave. I enjoyed it. it was fun while it lasted. No I did not send any money!!!

  60. I am so glad I found this site! I have been talking to a girl named Irina off of true.com. She sounded sweet but then I got an email from another girl named Irina. And it made me wonder. So I did some searching and found this site. The type of emails that was sent to me are the same type posted here. Thanks everyone. I guess I should be expecting an email asking for money soon. I think I am going to play around with the person to teach them a lesson for wasting my time.

  61. D.Peju on 1/25/07 listed a scamnmer by the name of Diane. This person also uses the name Lubow Bogdanova .

  62. Ok. Another name to put on your list: lovenata@gmail.com, 27, name d Elena Antohina who tried to catch me on match.com. ‘She’ just wouldn’t give up even when I pointed out dozens of inconsistencies… amazing waist of time.

    So, I wanted to tell to you more about myself. To me of 27 years. My

    growth 168 cm. My weight 54 kg. I work as the waiter in small cafe.

    Coming every day after work, I would like to see there the favourite

    person. I had attitudes with Russian men, but they use alcohol much

    and can be rough with girls. Such attitudes do not arrange me. I want…

    and finally, 2 months later…

    Yves, I cannot master one payment of this travel.

    I have own money only approximately 350 – 400 euro. I hope you understand that I cannot independently pay such big money for travel. If you have helped me with money, it would be simply wonderful.

    Yves, I hope, that you will help me and we shall start to do my documents next week (if you will help me this week).

    —-

    I wonder if the girl in the pictures that were sent knows what they are being used for…

  63. I just started corresponding with Brandy Jones. (lol)
    Got bad vibes right off the start. I want to see where she goes with this, so I’m going to play along.
    Here is the email she sent me.

    “Thanx for the mail i really apprecaite it am Brandy Jones am a model am 28, 6′ (182 cm)H, 120 lbs (54 kg) W,..i am single never been married with no kids, am an american Florance, SC…i was born into a family of two girls my elder sister is married,she got married some years ago to an italian and presently my parents are divorced,my mum got married to another man she fell in love with in Brazil and presently they are together,while my dad is still single but he is in italy with my sister and her husband and eversince my parents broke up it sort of tore our family apart then i have learnt to take life by it’s horn and to face things alone i was once a victim of love,i was burned by my ex-boyfriend who went out with my closest friend and when i got to know about it i had to leave him for her and ever since then i have been searching for mr right presently am in nigeria to model for a newly established clothing firm i would be back in the states soon,I’m interested in wanting to know more about you how to & what you really like & pleasure & what pleases you hoping your multi-orgaasmic, one very intense orgasm on top of another, I do know how to treat as well as respect a man & show a man a good time, people tell me I’m fun to be with & around also I do like being with & around fun people, I’m uninhibited, always like & enjoy meeting new people having fun & good time hoping their also uninhibited as I am, however I’m very interested would really like to talk and have a stimulating conversation with you a,conversation to laugh have fun as we get to know each other better being comfortable with & around each other as friends with benefits which ever case may be no strings or attachments unless we both mutualy deside otherwise, I do really like & enjoy giving pleasure bringing a man in such intense pleasure at same time trying to catch his breath, I love to please & being pleased & enjoy giving pleasure to please a man almost as much as I really like & enjoy recieving same from him, I don’t play mind or head games & won’t tolerate people who play games on me or other people.
    Im very open minded always ready to try new things very expiermental too like having new expeirences I am ready & willing too have fun most anytime, also very sensual,really like mutual sensual massage oils witch kinda sets our very sensual mood, Im very passionate,affectionate & attentive to your sexual wants,needs & desires in or out of bedroom & in every day life as well I’ve always been a very giving person I love being that way cuz its just me being me, can be very spontaneous, & adventureous, I really like paying attention the little things kissing,touching & caressing every inch of your wonderful senses body & wispering or talking in your ear things you want to hear dirty or other wise as you prefer & just cuddeling with each other. however if looking, wanting,needing & or desiring other stimulating things just tell me lots of our fun & enjoyment it’s my pleasure to please & satisfy you Im willing to do almost what ever it takes to satisfy you as we both have a good time, I like both indoor & outdoor activites,& enjoy taking day trips or just taking rides around the area seeing & finding new things & places, I’m very level headed & grounded always have been & use good common sense accordingly in different situations I’ m very devoted,honest & true to the one i love am looking for a man who would cope with the kind of job i do a man who would take me for who i am and not raise his hand on me no matter what,a man who would raise a family with me and love me all my life,for fun i like dancing,reading,travelling,my favourite color is pink what about you i would like to know more about you what do you do for fun…what is your favourite color…what touches you in your inner most part… what do you do for a living…Are you romantic…if you are interested you could drop a few lines for me and lets get started.

    Ciao

    Brandy”

    If anyone is corresponding with her/he send me an email at exxtreme@hotmail.com

    Let’s try and catch her at her game.

  64. I have too been taken by storm, But I have now can up with an idea. the method I beleive is for these women to use the legal site the when it time for more private talking they give there private information (via e-mail adress), and you then can speak to them. I think it would be a good idea that we use keep these women talking whikle we (cc) there adress to a scaming agency. They will never know picture and all can be forwarded to the agency and they can be taken care of.

  65. “Svetlana Melchakova” also made an attempt on my hard earned $$$. The e-mails were verbatim to those in post #25. “She” first came at me on Match.com with the following Match profile…

    selenaflower
    Don’t Like Liars or Players
    Active within 24 hours

    33-year-old woman
    Newton, Massachusetts, United States
    seeking men 30-40
    within 150 miles of Newton, Massachusetts, United States

    … she then switched saying she was in Russia (Perm) and asked that I e-mail her at spriny75@yahoo.com. Sent pics of a stunningly beautiful woman, most of which looked professionally done (a tip off… if things are so hard, how the F can she afford a better camera than me?)… Pics included one of her and her cousin, in a kitchen wearing an apron, wearing a brown coat and hat etc. This went on for weeks until the final e-mail below…

    Note: I replied with the following link… http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_2088.html

    Hello again ******,
    You know that I am in Moscow and I think I have already done almost the half of my trip preparations.
    Everything is going so fast and I cannot believe I will be on the plane to come to you in a few days.
    Frankly speaking I am very tired. Everything is not so easy as I thought it would be.
    It is rather hard business because of many barriers in this item.
    You even can’t imagine how glad I am to meet you and I feel so great thinking about it.
    And now I feel better to know that I will not be alone ethere in the USA.
    I have some news about my trip.
    This is the schedule of my flight. It is a round trip ticket because for getting visa in the Embassy I
    must have a two-way ticket. That is the law.

    —————————————————————-
    Information for Svetlana Melchakova:

    “Ultra Travel Agency” 129465 Moscow, Lomonosova 43,
    office 31. phone +7 922-150-1526,
    e-mail ultra-travel@narod.ru
    Please use our service.

    Best regards. Manager Aleksandr Ivanov

    Flight: 3rd of February, 2007.
    Moscow, Russia – USA

    Delta Air Lines
    DL 47
    Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
    Terminal 2 12:55
    William B Hartsfield (ATL), Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Terminal S 16:50
    Non-stop
    767 11h55min

    Return flight: 3rd of May, 2007
    USA – Moscow, Russia

    Delta Air Lines
    DL 46
    William B Hartsfield (ATL), Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Terminal S 15:40
    Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
    Terminal 2 10:30+1 day(s)
    Non-stop
    767 10h50min

    Price: USD 1190.00+ Round trip tickets. Eco.class.
    ——————————————————————
    I am very glad to know that we are almost near our goal and our meeting is waiting for us in a few days.
    I think I will call you from the airport and wait for you there in case you
    cannot be there in time to meet me. I shall wait as much as necessary.
    It will not be a problem for me to wait for you because this will be the end of my long trip to you
    and besides I will have some time to go to the ladies’ room and make myself look better after a long flight.
    So you will see me in a good shape.

    The tickets are booked already and I will buy them right before the interview in the Embassy
    to get my visa. People from the Embassy must be sure that I am not going to your country some illegal way
    and stay there illegally, that is why my tickets should be two-way. That is the rule.
    And honey, the problem is that I have some money but my flight from Perm to
    Moscow costed a lot (about 400$) and I had to give 100$ more to complete all travel papers and 30$ to open my visa.
    Besides I have to pay for the room renting about 25$ every day ( I even don’t have a telephone there),
    I told you it is a very expensive city.
    The flight from Perm to Moscow costed so much because the distance is too long.
    I could take a train but it would take a few days for the trip to Moscow and I had no time for the train trip.

    Besides the flight tickets cost much more now because after the New Year the prices for the
    gasolne got much higher. I need to buy the tickets before my interview because I told
    you that this is the rule before my visa issuance. Maybe you can borrow me some money?
    I cannot live here too long because every day I have to spend money for a living.
    Even the cup of tea costs almost two dollars.

    I think it is not too great amount of money I ask and I am sure I will be able to to the return
    you the money back in a few weeks after my arriving. I will earn some money and forst of all I will
    return you all the money back.
    At the agency they told me that you can send the money by Western Union.
    It is pretty easy to use their services. The manager of the agency explained me how this system works.
    It is instant worldwide money transfer system.
    All you need to know is my first name and my last name and also the address where to send the money.
    Once you do this, I will be able to pick up the money in any local Western Union in office in Moscow.
    We need to do very fast because we don’t have much time till my interview.
    If everything will be allright and I but the tickets, I will be on this flight and come to you!
    You need to send me transfer info and MTCN ( money transfer control number) I will get the cash.
    I kiss you many many times!!!!
    I am tired so much today, you know it is very hard to live in such city alone. So many different emotions…
    See you soon, my darling!!!

    Oh, silly me! I almost forgot to give you my full name and my address here in Moscow ( where I rent a room).
    Country : Russia
    City: Moscow
    Address: Ryabinovaya, 53 kor.1 – 109
    postal code (zip) : 121477
    Full name: Svetlana Melchakova ( this is the right writing in English)

    I have yet about 400 $ and I need about 970$ more from your side with all travel needs and living here till my flight.
    If everything will be great between us I will be able to stay with you longer then three months ( I can stay maximum for six months because it is my first trip to the USA) All I will have to do is to change my return ticket date flight.
    I so much hope that you will help me now, I don’t know anybody here and that is why I thank you in advance.
    See you soon,

    Don’t leave me alone here, PLEASE!!!!
    I will be mor ethen greatful when we meet….
    I am sorry tht my letter is not so warm but I am realy tired as never.
    your Svetlana

  66. Got the same e-mail regarding being a trainer and graduating from Siberia State University from Svetlana Melchakova from Dobryanka, Pushinka . Found out this was a scam when googling this town. The girl in the pictures was beautiful.

  67. I do not like being made to look like a monkey humping a football, so after Diana Menchikova was exposed, I decided to dig a little deeper into the scam scene. I found the exact same letters….word for word under the name of Vasilya Salinova from Osa City, Russia. Of course the pictures were different, but the same people were responsible for the scam. If I find other names that connect I will certainly list them here.

  68. Looks like Diana Menchikova likes to sleep around. I got word for word all of the emails that others on this site have stated. I sent her an email telling her that I was able to predict the future, and listed all of the future emails that I was knew that I would receive from her. I would be willing to bet that I never hear from this scam artist again!

  69. I received correspondence from a Russian “Julia Amorova” and some lovely pictures, but I found the same letters and pictures on the Russian Scam site under a different name.

  70. lavasine@yahoo.com found me on match.com, sent lots of cute pictures and was unbelievably convincing………if it wasn’t for a warning from friends to beware of this scam, I was asked for $950 bucks! and who knows….. Hello David!!! How are you? Today I had a wonderful dream, that we
    finally meet, I feel myself like the happiest girl in the world!!!
    In Moscow its very warm weather for Jan 19, about +2`C, but I feel myself so alone.
    Everyone rush somewhere and I don`t know anybody here.
    Today I was in a travel agency, all my documents are ready.
    Now they are checking a possible flight to your airport.
    Tomorrow I will go to travel agency again and they will give me a
    shedule of my flight (date and time of my arrival, terminal etc.).
    Now I will continue to see Moscow, like a tourist.
    In Moscow there are so many different museums! I will go
    to The State Tretyakov Gallery (The National Museum of Russian Fine Art).
    It is not far from the Kremlin, there should be a lot of tourists from all
    over the world. I read about this gallery before, its collection contains
    near 130 000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics. It should be
    really amazing!!! Ok, honey, today I tomorrow receive all info about my
    flight I will send you an e-mail, ok?
    Also I made today a photo here in Moscow, so I hope you will like it!!!!
    I kiss you many times, your Diana
    Hello dear David, thank you for nice pics
    I feel so lucky because I have met such a man from the first time and I will do all my best to meet you in real life soon. Ok, this letter is going to be long too, so be ready to read it since I want you to know everything about me. I just don’t want any misunderstanding between us.
    I guess you have a right to know that I am not perfect and I am not an angel, I mean I am just an ordinary girl with all ordinary human problems. Sometimes I can show my character and of course I don’t expect you to be an angel too, I just want to meet a kind man. I am an easy-going person and can forgive almost everything, but there is one thing. I hate drunkers and rude men.

    I love water and my favourite thing is swimming. I wish I could live near some sea or a ocean. You know, I have a dream. I want to see an ocean. I was always dreaming about it, sometimes I even think that I was a fish in my previous life ( hopefully some dolphin but not a shark).

    I have graduated the Siberia State Univercity and I have a high degree or a license in trainers faculty and I can work as a fitness trainer or dance trainer. I like my profession and I wish I could work on this subject
    in some fitness club. I think it is very important to have a job which can give you not only a good salary but also good mood and get a pleasure from your job. What do you think? Unfortunately it is very hard to find such kind of job here becquse we have only a couple of such clubs and there is no vacancy.
    Ok, some things wich I also like and don’t like to do:
    I love cooking and like make BBQ. I so much want to have a house of my own and make BBQs for my close people. I also dream to have a house with a fire place. I love cooking something new and something special. My friends were telling me that I need to work at a reastaurant.
    I also love warm weather and I hate winters. Here in Russia winters are long and very cold.

    I have never been married but I hope someday, I also don’t have kids though I already have an experience of a baby sitter. Sometime ago I had to stay at home because I couldn’t find a job and I was helping my aunt with my little niece. I hope one day to find that special one and it is impossible here in Russia because men are real drunkers and very rude. You know for me age difference deosn’t matter. I think it is better that you are older then me because older men are more experienced and they know what they want to get from life. I hate evil people and I hate politics. Last few years I associate politics with wars and as you can see from my letter I hate violance and wars.

    What I like in a man? Faithfulness and honesty. He has to be open-minded and kind-hearted, also easy-going. And I believe that there cannot be any games in relationship between a man and a woman. It is very important for a man to be a kind man. Maybe you think I am naive but I do belive that love and kindness makes our world still alive. Are you a kind man??? I do believe you are, because soon I am flying to the USA and meet you there.

    When I am in the USA I will rent some room near my future work and hopefully we shall spend free time together.I have a question. Is it ok for you if we live together. I mean if we like each other or maybe if there will be something more then just be friends. I think I will improve my English with your help and it will give us a chance to get to now each other better, who knows… We’ll see.

    I have a driving license but I am not sure if I am able to drive there in the USA, maybe you will give me a few good lessons.
    My head is full of plans and ideas…
    I am sorry for a long letter but I just wanted you to know me better. I am flying from Perm’s airport to Moscow in a few hours. My flight will take almost five hours!!! I think I will write you tomorrow.

    As soon as I arrive in Moscow I will have to find a hotel or rent a room to live in before my flight to the USA. I have already been in Moscow and I know all these things, so it will not be a great problem for me.

    I was told it will take about two more days to complete all my travel arrangements and I do hope to see you in a few days already!!! Even don’t think to look at other girls since I am the best one for you!(joke)

    Your Diana

    And then the final:

    Hello dear David, thank you for nice pics
    I feel so lucky because I have met such a man from the first time and I will do all my best to meet you in real life soon. Ok, this letter is going to be long too, so be ready to read it since I want you to know everything about me. I just don’t want any misunderstanding between us.
    I guess you have a right to know that I am not perfect and I am not an angel, I mean I am just an ordinary girl with all ordinary human problems. Sometimes I can show my character and of course I don’t expect you to be an angel too, I just want to meet a kind man. I am an easy-going person and can forgive almost everything, but there is one thing. I hate drunkers and rude men.

    I love water and my favourite thing is swimming. I wish I could live near some sea or a ocean. You know, I have a dream. I want to see an ocean. I was always dreaming about it, sometimes I even think that I was a fish in my previous life ( hopefully some dolphin but not a shark).

    I have graduated the Siberia State Univercity and I have a high degree or a license in trainers faculty and I can work as a fitness trainer or dance trainer. I like my profession and I wish I could work on this subject
    in some fitness club. I think it is very important to have a job which can give you not only a good salary but also good mood and get a pleasure from your job. What do you think? Unfortunately it is very hard to find such kind of job here becquse we have only a couple of such clubs and there is no vacancy.
    Ok, some things wich I also like and don’t like to do:
    I love cooking and like make BBQ. I so much want to have a house of my own and make BBQs for my close people. I also dream to have a house with a fire place. I love cooking something new and something special. My friends were telling me that I need to work at a reastaurant.
    I also love warm weather and I hate winters. Here in Russia winters are long and very cold.

    I have never been married but I hope someday, I also don’t have kids though I already have an experience of a baby sitter. Sometime ago I had to stay at home because I couldn’t find a job and I was helping my aunt with my little niece. I hope one day to find that special one and it is impossible here in Russia because men are real drunkers and very rude. You know for me age difference deosn’t matter. I think it is better that you are older then me because older men are more experienced and they know what they want to get from life. I hate evil people and I hate politics. Last few years I associate politics with wars and as you can see from my letter I hate violance and wars.

    What I like in a man? Faithfulness and honesty. He has to be open-minded and kind-hearted, also easy-going. And I believe that there cannot be any games in relationship between a man and a woman. It is very important for a man to be a kind man. Maybe you think I am naive but I do belive that love and kindness makes our world still alive. Are you a kind man??? I do believe you are, because soon I am flying to the USA and meet you there.

    When I am in the USA I will rent some room near my future work and hopefully we shall spend free time together.I have a question. Is it ok for you if we live together. I mean if we like each other or maybe if there will be something more then just be friends. I think I will improve my English with your help and it will give us a chance to get to now each other better, who knows… We’ll see.

    I have a driving license but I am not sure if I am able to drive there in the USA, maybe you will give me a few good lessons.
    My head is full of plans and ideas…
    I am sorry for a long letter but I just wanted you to know me better. I am flying from Perm’s airport to Moscow in a few hours. My flight will take almost five hours!!! I think I will write you tomorrow.

    As soon as I arrive in Moscow I will have to find a hotel or rent a room to live in before my flight to the USA. I have already been in Moscow and I know all these things, so it will not be a great problem for me.

    I was told it will take about two more days to complete all my travel arrangements and I do hope to see you in a few days already!!! Even don’t think to look at other girls since I am the best one for you!(joke)

    Your DianaHello dear David, thank you for nice pics
    I feel so lucky because I have met such a man from the first time and I will do all my best to meet you in real life soon. Ok, this letter is going to be long too, so be ready to read it since I want you to know everything about me. I just don’t want any misunderstanding between us.
    I guess you have a right to know that I am not perfect and I am not an angel, I mean I am just an ordinary girl with all ordinary human problems. Sometimes I can show my character and of course I don’t expect you to be an angel too, I just want to meet a kind man. I am an easy-going person and can forgive almost everything, but there is one thing. I hate drunkers and rude men.

    I love water and my favourite thing is swimming. I wish I could live near some sea or a ocean. You know, I have a dream. I want to see an ocean. I was always dreaming about it, sometimes I even think that I was a fish in my previous life ( hopefully some dolphin but not a shark).

    I have graduated the Siberia State Univercity and I have a high degree or a license in trainers faculty and I can work as a fitness trainer or dance trainer. I like my profession and I wish I could work on this subject
    in some fitness club. I think it is very important to have a job which can give you not only a good salary but also good mood and get a pleasure from your job. What do you think? Unfortunately it is very hard to find such kind of job here becquse we have only a couple of such clubs and there is no vacancy.
    Ok, some things wich I also like and don’t like to do:
    I love cooking and like make BBQ. I so much want to have a house of my own and make BBQs for my close people. I also dream to have a house with a fire place. I love cooking something new and something special. My friends were telling me that I need to work at a reastaurant.
    I also love warm weather and I hate winters. Here in Russia winters are long and very cold.

    I have never been married but I hope someday, I also don’t have kids though I already have an experience of a baby sitter. Sometime ago I had to stay at home because I couldn’t find a job and I was helping my aunt with my little niece. I hope one day to find that special one and it is impossible here in Russia because men are real drunkers and very rude. You know for me age difference deosn’t matter. I think it is better that you are older then me because older men are more experienced and they know what they want to get from life. I hate evil people and I hate politics. Last few years I associate politics with wars and as you can see from my letter I hate violance and wars.

    What I like in a man? Faithfulness and honesty. He has to be open-minded and kind-hearted, also easy-going. And I believe that there cannot be any games in relationship between a man and a woman. It is very important for a man to be a kind man. Maybe you think I am naive but I do belive that love and kindness makes our world still alive. Are you a kind man??? I do believe you are, because soon I am flying to the USA and meet you there.

    When I am in the USA I will rent some room near my future work and hopefully we shall spend free time together.I have a question. Is it ok for you if we live together. I mean if we like each other or maybe if there will be something more then just be friends. I think I will improve my English with your help and it will give us a chance to get to now each other better, who knows… We’ll see.

    I have a driving license but I am not sure if I am able to drive there in the USA, maybe you will give me a few good lessons.
    My head is full of plans and ideas…
    I am sorry for a long letter but I just wanted you to know me better. I am flying from Perm’s airport to Moscow in a few hours. My flight will take almost five hours!!! I think I will write you tomorrow.

    As soon as I arrive in Moscow I will have to find a hotel or rent a room to live in before my flight to the USA. I have already been in Moscow and I know all these things, so it will not be a great problem for me.

    I was told it will take about two more days to complete all my travel arrangements and I do hope to see you in a few days already!!! Even don’t think to look at other girls since I am the best one for you!(joke)

    Your DianaHello again David,
    You know that I am in Moscow and I think I have already done almost the half of my trip preparations.
    Everything is going so fast and I cannot believe I will be on the plane to come to you in a few days.
    Frankly speaking I am very tired. Everything is not so easy as I thought it would be.
    It is rather hard business because of many barriers in this item.
    You even can’t imagine how glad I am to meet you and I feel so great thinking about it.
    And now I feel better to know that I will not be alone ethere in the USA.
    I have some news about my trip.
    This is the schedule of my flight. It is a round trip ticket because for getting visa in the Embassy I
    must have a two-way ticket. That is the law.

    —————————————————————-
    Information for Diana Menchikova:

    “Ascent Travel Agency” 129465 Moscow, Lomonosova 43,
    office 31. phone +7 922-150-1526,
    e-mail ascent-travel@narod.ru
    Please use our service.

    Best regards. Manager Aleksandr Suvorov

    Flight: 27th of January, 2007.
    Moscow, Russia – USA

    Lufthansa
    LH 3189
    Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
    Terminal 2 07:00
    Frankfurt International (FRA), Frankfurt, Germany
    Terminal 1 08:25
    Non-stop / AB6 16h15min

    Lufthansa
    LH 454
    Frankfurt International (FRA), Frankfurt, Germany
    Terminal 1 09:55
    San Francisco International (SFO), San Francisco, California, USA
    Terminal I 12:15
    Non-stop / 744

    Return flight: 27th of April, 2007
    USA – Moscow, Russia

    Lufthansa
    LH 455
    San Francisco International (SFO), San Francisco, California, USA
    Terminal I 14:00
    Frankfurt International (FRA), Frankfurt, Germany
    Terminal 1 09:35 + 1 day(s)
    Non-stop / 744 14h50min

    Lufthansa
    LH 3184
    Frankfurt International (FRA), Frankfurt, Germany
    Terminal 1 10:50 + 1 day(s)
    Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
    Terminal 2 15:50 + 1 day(s)
    Non-stop / 320

    Price: USD 1190.00+ Round trip tickets. Eco.class.
    ——————————————————————
    I am very glad to know that we are almost near our goal and our meeting is waiting for us in a few days.
    I think I will call you from the airport and wait for you there in case you
    cannot be there in time to meet me. I shall wait as much as necessary.
    It will not be a problem for me to wait for you because this will be the end of my long trip to you
    and besides I will have some time to go to the ladies’ room and make myself look better after a long flight.
    So you will see me in a good shape.

    The tickets are booked already and I will buy them right before the interview in the Embassy
    to get my visa. People from the Embassy must be sure that I am not going to your country some illegal way
    and stay there illegally, that is why my tickets should be two-way. That is the rule.
    And honey, the problem is that I have some money but my flight from Perm to
    Moscow costed a lot (about 400$) and I had to give 100$ more to complete all travel papers and 30$ to open my visa.
    Besides I have to pay for the room renting about 25$ every day ( I even don’t have a telephone there),
    I told you it is a very expensive city.
    The flight from Perm to Moscow costed so much because the distance is too long.
    I could take a train but it would take a few days for the trip to Moscow and I had no time for the train trip.

    Besides the flight tickets cost much more now because after the New Year the prices for the
    gasolne got much higher. I need to buy the tickets before my interview because I told
    you that this is the rule before my visa issuance. Maybe you can borrow me some money?
    I cannot live here too long because every day I have to spend money for a living.
    Even the cup of tea costs almost two dollars.

    I think it is not too great amount of money I ask and I am sure I will be able to to the return
    you the money back in a few weeks after my arriving. I will earn some money and forst of all I will
    return you all the money back.
    At the agency they told me that you can send the money by Western Union.
    It is pretty easy to use their services. The manager of the agency explained me how this system works.
    It is instant worldwide money transfer system.
    All you need to know is my first name and my last name and also the address where to send the money.
    Once you do this, I will be able to pick up the money in any local Western Union in office in Moscow.
    We need to do very fast because we don’t have much time till my interview.
    If everything will be allright and I but the tickets, I will be on this flight and come to you!
    You need to send me transfer info and MTCN ( money transfer control number) I will get the cash.
    I kiss you many many times!!!!
    I am tired so much today, you know it is very hard to live in such city alone. So many different emotions…
    See you soon, my darling!!!

    Oh, silly me! I almost forgot to give you my full name and my address here in Moscow ( where I rent a room).
    Country : Russia
    City: Moscow
    Address: Akademika Koroleva, 6 kor.2 – 112
    postal code (zip) : 127063
    Full name: Diana Menchikova ( this is the right writing in English)

    I have yet about 400 $ and I need about 950$ more from your side with all travel needs and living here till my flight.
    If everything will be great between us I will be able to stay with you longer then three months ( I can stay maximum for six months because it is my first trip to the USA) All I will have to do is to change my return ticket date flight.
    I so much hope that you will help me now, I don’t know anybody here and that is why I thank you in advance.
    See you soon,

    Don’t leave me alone here, PLEASE!!!!
    I will be mor ethen greatful when we meet….
    I am sorry tht my letter is not so warm but I am realy tired as never.
    your Diana

  71. This Juliya Plotnekova person picked my profile from AmericanSingles.com. She send after sending 15 or so pictures that she was coming to my area. Here is her last email. If you like at her emails you can see that there cut and pasted to more then one person. her email is karakul80@yahoo.com

    I`m so disappointed, I don`t know what to do.
    I just called my parents from a public phone and my father told me that I`m
    a silly girl because I didn`t know that I need to buy roundtrip tickets.
    But they are unable to help me, because they don`t have such money.
    I also asked my friends but their answer was “no”.
    I thought that I will never ask you for such help, but I don`t have
    another way…I do hope to get your letter with words that you will help me
    because if not I have to cancel all travel preparations and collect things to go
    home. I can’t imagine I am at home again,without any result and just
    lost all the money I had before, wow, they will kill me. I mean my
    parents and my sisters because I took all the money we had because we
    thought that I will meet right man and I have had so many plans and
    dreams. Now I see I have met this man!
    Honey please take me from here, I will work hard to earn money
    and I am sure I will be able to return all your money and return your
    kindness because you are so kind to me. My poor English is problem to
    express all my feelings I only hope that you can read between words
    and I very much hope that we will meet each other on Friday.
    I`m not a gangster or a Mafia, I`m a usual girl which just wants to be
    happy.
    Please answer me, I don`t know what to do. I`m waiting for your answer
    in Internet cafe. I kiss you, Juliya!

  72. Got an email from a Juliya Plotnekova allegedly from Angarsk, Russia and after about 7 or 8 emails and a load of pictures of a very attractive lady I was asked to lend her the bucks to fly to New York. Sure. Her email was karakul80@yahoo.com.

  73. I’ve been receiving emails from Natalia too. I’ll tell you what I’ve done in the past, I’ve had fun with these people.

    I’ve strung them out for a long time. I’ve made them call me “Big Daddy”

    I’ve sent emails to them about my fond feelings for applesauce and lite brite.

    Just F uck with these people,, its really fun

  74. Got hit with several emails from women from West Africa. If you get one from Gifty Addea, do not respond. She is a visa a travel scam artist and is on many dating sites. Don’t fall for compliments and some nice pictures-most of the pictures are from models. Go to russiantearoom.net and you will see THOUSANDS of blacklisted people on there. I could not believe there were that many woman out there doing this. It took me 3 emails to realize what was going on. whew!!!

  75. I was on American singles dating service where I received an email. I contacted the person and they said to that their information isn’t correct to email them @ this address(Lookinglove@promailonline.com) I feel head over heels over Natalia. She was coming to this country and she wanted to find a man. She was going to be a dentist asst.
    The story was nice and made me feel important. The pictures were out of this world. Everything was great until she got mug somewhere and she need 700 dollars to continue her flight. My last email told her, I hope I wasn’t going to get scammed. I was on the way to the bank when I decided to go back and check more on this. This is where I found out I wasn’t the only victim. I hope this saves someone some heart ache and keeps money in there pocket.

  76. I compared a suspicious email from a ‘Russian woman’ I met through match.com with other suspected scam emails that I found on the internet. the commonality I’m seeing is that they actually live in Russia and they said the reason their profile said they live in the US is that the dating site does not accept Russia as a valid location. the emails blame the misinformation on “mistake of computer programs or the date service works not with each country”, give or take a few words here and there.

  77. Ladies be warned!! I just got onto match.com and within a week I had received four e-mails from gentleman in West Africa Nigeria. All of the gentlemen were supposedly working for a Textile and Oil Company could settle any where and would be coming home soon. Two of the e-mails I did not know that the men were in Nigeria until after I responded to the e-mail. I answered one of the e-mails and began receiving instant messages from him. The first day the e-mails seemed geniune. By the second day he was telling me he was hungry and didn’t have any money left until pay day. He then asked me if I could loan him some money. Which I refused. I thought I would never hear from again, but no the next morning he is waiting via an instant message for me. He’s still hungry. He had excuse for every suggestions I had. Then came the kicker. When he comes back to the States he has no one to pick him up. What are you suggesting I asked. He asked if I could pick him up at the airport and if could he stay with me until he bought a house. I told him that I was suspicious and felt that this was a scam. I asked him for his full name, date of birth and street address. No record could be found for this individual. I think that they must watch for all the new members who join onto match.com and then start sending e-mails. I thought it was suspicious that I was receiving so many e-mails from guys working in the Textile and Oil Company business in S. Africa Nigeria.

  78. Beware one Tomaris Khodjaeva from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Located on the website Elena’s Models. After corresponding for a while a recieved requests for money from both the mother and daughter (well that was what the emails sent in russian claimed. By very very careful of this one, as far as I can see she is not listed on any scammer sites, but give me time

  79. If you do a search for a women from Russia on the dating sites they are all good looking .Funny Pretty much if there photo doesn’t look like some amatures backyard photography your getting scamed. I ask for them to send me photo with current date “IN” it. I never get a response after that.

  80. I just wanted to say good looking out. After I got the initial letter via Brandy a little harmless curiousity led to this page, and well I ended up becoming wiser without getting any poorer.

  81. BRANDY JONES GOT ME ALSO AKA CINDY ADAMS FROM AVON ME ON YOU SIGHT PRETTYCINDY GOT ME FOR 619 USD DO NOT TRUST HER FOR ANYTHING HE/SHE USED BRANDY JONES AS THE CONNECTION AND SAID BRANDY EAS THE THEIF NOT HER IF ANYBODY KNOWS THE WHERE ABOUTS OF THIS PERSON PLEASE E MAIL ME

  82. New Scam Brandy Jones aka Helena Harris, she says she lives Reading, PA currently in Nigeria working as a model. She found me. I was not looking in Nigeria. She talked to me for about a week before she was to return home. She gave me a fake address… this is where I caught her. I told her that my brother was a PSP Pennsylvania State Police officer and he did a check on that address and a John brooks lived there. So I said who is John Brooks? She answered he use to live there before her. I had her so I said ‘No really is he your husband? She said No He’s my friend Stacy’s husband. Actually he is the guy from Shaw Shank Redemption. I told her this and said ‘ he’s the guy who hung himself, just like you just did… LOL
    Watch this girl her typing skills are not from the states. The wiring address was from Lagos, Nigeria under the name of Brandy Jones

  83. I’m pretty fed up with this and might cancel match.com if they can’t police this better. Its bad enough trying to meet someone these days than to have these predators preying on your situation like this. It sickens me.

  84. “BeauCreole”,
    “Wait for it…” the money letter will be coming any day now. She, if indeed there is a “she” at all, is just a bit more smart and patient than the rest, and “she” wants to make sure the hook is set. send money when the begging leter comes in and you’ll end up like too many others, sadder, wiser and poorer. Keep your money in your pocket to spend on your own wants and needs.
    JWW

  85. I have a question for anyone. I’ve been talking on line with a Ukrainian girl. She says she’s in love with me after a while. But she never asked for anything.
    She lives outside the Ukraine, but not here in America. I told her I wanted to see her, so she said she was coming to my city.
    She recently emailed me the confirmation ticket for her flight. With it, she only said she will be happy to finally met me. I don’t see the scam here, but this is my first experience with this kind of thing. What does it sound like?

  86. It’s not just Match.com… True.com has the scamers as well. I’m dealing with one right now that I met there. She said on her profile that she was from Peru, Indiana… but in her e-mails, she told me that she is from Omsk, Russia. It’s only been about 3 weeks so far, and she hasn’t asked me for money yet. However, she did just recently profess her love for me. I thought that was odd considering that we’ve only known each other for a short amount of time. I figured it might be a scam since she lied about her location on True.com. I’ll keep talking to her untill she starts asking for money. Funny thing is, she says she is a cosmetologist. Isn’t that a decently high paying job? Well, I’m just waiting for her asking for the cash. I probably got another week or two before she does. If she doesn’t, I guess that means she is for real. At least I’m getting good photos of a hot chic out of it.

  87. Just got scammed by an ostensibly beautiful Russian woman who wrote to me for over a month before she ever asked for the money for the visa, etc. Sent many pictures, many of them snapshots, and I fell for it. Cancelling my membership on Match.com and on Yahoo. Too many scam artists.

  88. dont trust the dating site love accsess most of it is ok but if you do a surch for women from the ukrain you will get some stunning looking women be warnd they belong to a translation company that will after 3 emails tell you your girl can no longer aford to send you emails if you offer to pay it wil cost you 200 a month then you will be asked to pay for english leasons dont do it its a scam

  89. This is happening here in the UK now too. I was on the local version of Match.com when i got hits from not one, but two gorgeous blondes from Wigan (not far from Manchester where i live). The similarity of their profiles got my attention, so i started asking some trick questions about Wigan which “they” completely fluffed. Another website which is SUPPOSED to be for Manchester alone is just full of African women! (oh, and one New Zealander who wandered in by mistake). At the time i couldn’t see how anyone could run a “419” scam via a dating website, but obviously they can and do and have been for some time, so the watchword is keep both your heart AND your eyes open.

  90. The Russian dating scam is so pervasive on the Internet today, and for good reasons. A typical Russian earns about $36 a month at his job. So, online date scams is big business for them. Imagine this, if they get even just one person a month to send them $400, that is about a whole year’s pay. In American terms, that is like getting someone abroad you’ve never met to send you $30,000, just by communicating with the person via email for a few weeks.

    The big dating sites are hypocrites. They can easily combat this scamming thing, but they won’t do it because it affects their bottomline. Basically, they don’t care about their users, as long as they get paid. I run a dating site myself, and these scammers can’t operate effectively on it, because my system actively isolates their mail and prevents delivery. There are certain keywords and key phrases that their emails always contain. Such keywords is what I go after to detect a scammer’s mail. They stay away from my web site because I don’t make life easy for them. The big dating sites should be considered accessories to crime on this issue. For safer dating, sign-up at my site: http://www.oasisoflove.com/

  91. I am a member of a few dating sites. You just would not belive how many Russian an women from Africa have asked me for money.
    “If it sounds too good to be true it usually is.”
    Lucky for me I am very poor sigh luck of the ‘7’ both good and bad.

  92. Ironic is an understatement. I noticed that right off. They do that, and then I read in Lockergnome that Google has taken it upon themselves to control a person’s website they have listed under “Google Search” as well? Yup! If they don’t like your site for any reason they deem fit, they cut you off for 30 days – period – and then you have to get down on your knees and kiss their big toe, or some other part of their anatomy, to get listed again. It’s nothing but pure censorchip, but it’s their ball, so what can you do? It seems like to me that Google is not the way they used to be – honest – up front – live and let live, and it also seems to me that they are now too big to fit their britches. It makes me wonder what next they will do?

  93. Pretty ironic that the Google ads inserted here included all kinds of “date Russian women” sites.

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