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Today I got this letter from Maria who supposedly lives near Omsk in Russia. It is a form letter as well, I can tell that much already, and I also post the photos.
She sent me an email from an account at, but by the time I got to read her email, her account was already closed. However, she had left me a yahoo email address ( which I briefly answered.

I received the following (form letter) answer, with 3 pictures - one of which you see here to the left, the other 2 are at the end of this posting:

X-Account-Key: account2
Received: from ( []) by (8.11.6/8.11.6) with SMTP id k08Fvm630428 for ; Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:57:50 -0600
Received: from unknown (HELO LAB) (spring?flower351@ with login) by with SMTP; 8 Jan 2006 15:57:39 -0000
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180


How are you doing? I have to appologize in advance that
I cannot write you back at once because I don't have
a computer at home and I have to use an Internet cafe to write you. It i slocated not so far from my home.
First of all I'd like to thank you for responding me back
and I should be honest with you, I live in Russia.
I hope that doesn't scare you off. At least you can read my lettter up to the end and see if you want to
correspond with me or not. If you ask me why I put my profile not as Russian one, I will tell you. was adviced to me by a friend, but I will tell you about it later. Unfortunately when I started with
my profile, there was no country listed as Russia, so I wrote that I am not in Russia.
I didn't want to lie or something about the country I live in, I hope you understand.
Ok, I guess I have to tell you about myself. I live in a village named Beregovoy.
If you want to see my city on the map it located not far from big city Omsk.
I have never been to your country but still I like this country traditions, customs... You I see graduated the faculty of Foreign
Languages in a College for three years and I write you without translator.
Once when I was studying at the College I had a chance to talk with an English man, but this was the only person
I talked in English face to face.
If you are still intersted here is some more information about me:
Despite of the Autumn it is still pretty warm here ( about zero centigrades) though usually it is colder.
And what about you? Is it warm there or cold?
You know I feel very lonely here in Russia because I couldn't find the right man for myself.
I know that there is no ideal people and I don't rush into it but still I believe that there is a man that will love me
just for who I am, with all my advatages and disadvantages. I want to settle down and have a family of my own.
A friend of mine who adviced me also put her profile there and she found her real love there.
Now she lives with her husband and two kids are living in Germany, in province not far from Berlin.
Everybody wants to be happy and me too. I am not after money or sugar daddies or better life. Age difference is
also not important.
I am just an ordinary woman who wants to be happy. Maybe if I had family here in Russia I wouldn't even think to
write an American man, but I am an orphan and nothing keeps me to try to find love somewehere far from Russia.
My friends know about my idea and they support me and wish me oly happiness.

I guess you are interested in my likes and dislikes and etc:
- I am an orphan
- I work as a surgeon in a city hospital ( I graduated school, then I graduated College and
after that I got a diploma of a surgeon in Medical Academy) and you know I like my job, I like helping people and sometimes
safe their lives.
-I like almost all kinds of music but most of all I prefer Classical music and I hate rap.
-My favourite color os blue
-My favourite flowers are white lilies
-I love pets and anymals but unfortunately I spend too much time at work and that is why I have no possibility
to have a cat or a dog
- I am Christian and go to Church 2-4 times per month
- I have never been married and I have no kids
- I adore cooking and my fafourite food is Russian and Italian. My favourite dish is lasagna.
- I have a driving license but I have no car
- I like to go to cinemas and theatres but I don't like disco because it is very noisy there and it is always overcrowded.
- I don't smoke and I drink socially ( for example a glass of red wine)
- I don't have tattoos or piercings exept for my ears.
- I don't like winter but winters are usually cold in Russia

What else? I guess that is all for today. If you are really interested, please write me as soon as you can
I will reply to you. I hope you didn't get tired of my long e-mail, I just wanted you to have a better idea
of me. And you please write me more about yourself, your likes and dislikes, about the place you live in.
A couple of pictures of you would be very much appreciated.
Please write me back today or tomorrow.
Keep smiling!

Your new friend from Russia, Maria

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2006-03-19, 10:27:15
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Guess what.
2006-03-21, 10:59:07
anonymous from United States  
I got the same e-mails and pics but from a girl named Margarita Vaseilyeva, from Baikalsk Russia. Thanks for svaing me as well from the emotional roller coaster. I figured something was up when some of the questions I asked were not answered. Geez. But who ever the girl is we all agree she is HOT!
Take care guys.
2006-03-21, 14:02:42
anonymous from United States  
I to got an e-mail from Margrita Vasileva from Baikalsk Russia She said her address was lenina street 54-55. the same numbers listed on addresses in other locations. Her e-mail address is She has sent 7 pictures but I knew something was wrong when I saw the bikinni with her holding ice cream cones. Come on who does that? Watch out she is beatifull but asked me to send money to Advantix Travel. I've sent nothing and advise everyone else to do the same.
2006-03-22, 05:27:23 from United States  
Guys, MATCH.COM is full of these scammers.

I got an email from EVGENIA DOLGOVA and was suckered the first few emails but then caught on that it was a scam. Then, I got an email from a mercedes from Lima, Peru. I can't attach the pictures but believe me, she is as hot as they get!!1 HOT GIRLS should always be a red-flag. Also, the pictures that they send you are usually numbered, such as 1.jpg, 2.jpg and they are very small kbs. That should be anoher giveaway.
Guys, it is bad enough we are lonely but let us not be fools!!!!


Hello,Well my name is Mercedes but everbody calls me Meche,I put my profile there because i dont know about zipcodes, But I am in Lima,Peru.Thanks you for your letter,I am using an internet cafe to write to you now,Well I'm a student right now and I am studying to be a nurse aide I also do some modeling work so I can make some extra money and i guess because some people think that i'm pretty,I'm 24 years old,Single,never married,I live in Lima-Peru,Let me know if that is ok for you I'm in the school to be a nurse aide,I will finish my career in 6 months,I alyways wanted to be a nurse aide I want to tell you a little bit more about what I am looking for, I am looking for an honest man, one that is faithful, that is very important to me here the latin guys like to have many girlfriends. I'm a very honest girl,I dont like play games,I like spend time with my friends and family,I studied english for more than 1 year but i dont remember too well now so sorry for my mistakes,Well if you have any questions just let me know,I will send you some photos when you reply to my yahoo. I hope to hear from you soon. DONT FORGET TO WRITE ME TO MY PRIVATE EMAIL PLEASE:
2006-03-23, 02:56:27
Stuart from United Kingdom  
Hi All - In the version I got she's Margarita from Baikalsk. Thought it was a scam but replied anyway, mentioned beaches and warm weather and got a picture of her in a bikini, don't know how to attach it - pity as it's very nice :-) I'm in the UK and her form letters kept refering to the USA which gave it away. Nice pictures though - u have to laugh!

2006-03-23, 04:54:46
[hidden] from United States  
Thanks for this website. She is now using the same dotor crap. And says she lives in Baikalsk. She gave me an address there of Lenina street 55-54 But the name she gave me was Margarita Vasilyeva. And the website for the travel plans is under Avantix travel agency. Sent her an email say thanks the scam has been alot of fun, and if you still want to send pictures please send some with close. I found out the scan when she sent a sexy picture and said she had it taken a month ago but when it went into adobe photo shop the picture said taken on 7/9/2003 at 12:20am. That is what made me start looking up info and found this site. Thanks again for this site. I sent no money but almost sent her flowers for her birthday. You guys saved me
2006-03-23, 08:52:21
[hidden] from United Kingdom  
Well guys,
She is still at it! Only she has now changed her name to Margarita Vaselyeva from Baikalsk. Same letters and photos, though also a nice one of her in a bikini! I have been saying, ' if it looks too good to be true, it probably is!' I wish I had followed my own advice and also found this site before I wired $980 yesterday to her travel agent! Nice while it lasted. I am in England, so its not just you American lads who have fallen (almost) for her obvious charms! Well done for having posted this site anyway! Mark. Hampshire. England.
2006-03-24, 13:20:45
anonymous from United Kingdom  
I too have been scammed by this beautiful chick and am in the UK. She has been writing to me under the name of Margarita, a surgeon from Baikalsk. Indentical emails as above. Fortunately, we haven't got to the money bit yet, but I would never ever send money to any stranger, anyway. Thanks to whoever started this trail.
2006-03-25, 09:58:10
anonymous from United States  
I too have been scammed by this beautiful chick and am in the US. She has been writing to me under the name of Margarita, a surgeon from Baikalsk. Indentical emails as above. Fortunately, we haven't got to the money bit yet, but I would never ever send money to any stranger, anyway. Thanks to whoever started this trail.
Margarita has been a busy Beaver!
2006-03-27, 01:25:45
Jack from Netherlands  
I have a picture of a girl named Julia
with a white bear for her face on bed
anyone here have the same picture
her photo likes the same as from above

2006-03-27, 16:44:17
anonymous from United States  
Guys, you can now attach a picture to your comment. Hope that helps.
Peter (Admin)
2006-03-28, 01:09:49
anonymous from United States  
Anyone who has free time to play with Yuri, here are the address that he or she
contacted me at

Looks like a scam
2006-03-30, 08:19:49 from United States  
Yes, I fell victim to Alena Antipina (this time from Kogalym) and have wired her more money than I would care to admit but no more. I caught her in too many lies. Did you guys know there is an Economic Solvency Fund that the girl must show money at the airport before being allowed into the US? Bullshit! Don't believe them guys! I checked with the American Embassy in Moscow and there is no such thing. I sent this girl money for her Visa and she even emailed me a copy of it, but the American Ambassy in Moscow never heard of her and has no record of her applying for a Visa. I even compared one of the sample letters on this site to one she has sent me and they are almost identical. But hear this! Even after I told her she was a scammer and would not send any more money, she even sent me another email saying she has been totally honest with me and that she is now going home from Moscow to Kogalym and will let me know when she gets there. Who gives a rat's behind Alena? You scammed me once and it won't happen again! One question guys! If a guy has been scammed what can be done if anything to recover any of the money lost? Probably nothing right? I just wish I would have known about this site before I was a fool and sent the money (4 times too). I can provide a picture if anyone needs to know what this version of Alena Antipina looks like.
2006-04-01, 15:19:43
anonymous from United States  
hey guys shes changed her name and email......

Have good day! Thank for your picture, she me to like. I shall be To increase and to unpack it. George, you ask, where I live - to regret it is far from you. Otherwise it was not necessary for us much e-mail, to learn each other. I live in an average part of Russia, in city Yaroslavl. But if we shall decide to meet, I hope, that it not will be a problem for us because I have made a little travel to other countries. I was in the several countries of Europe; for example Turkey, Egypt. I made these travel as the tourist. Therefore George, you should not have excitement be relative that we not beside. I such woman, that if I shall like the person for a meeting I shall reach even on the moon. Besides in our days is not a problem to make such travel. I not I worry about it and I have necessary feelings to get acquainted and it is possible to have relations with the person of other state. It is very interesting - other culture, thinking, traditions. For me this new- probably and you George can learn , that such the Russian woman. You also you ask concerning other address in my structure; first I specified in a structure the country, but then a computer of service acquaintances did not accept my structure and informed, that I tried enter the information once again. I did it still few times, but it again asked me to do new attempt. Then I did experiment and specified in a structure, that I from other country and my structure at once was it is accepted. I think, that it or a mistake with programs of a computer or this the service of acquaintances works not with each country. On it I stop the letter. Write and ask questions. I shall wait for yours e-mail. Yours Olga

Have good day!. Thank that you have answered to me. The computer in service of acquaintances found to me some structures of people which coincide with my inquiry. I preliminary studied them and has decided to send you to the first the message because your structure seems to me more interesting. I hope, that You have time to send me some messages that we could it is better to find out each other. I shall tell a little about myself; my age of 26 years old , my name is Olga. I was not married and I live in an apartment of my parents. I like home cosiness and I dream to meet a man who I can share all my life with. Some years, after the ending of training I work nurse in children's hospital. To me to like productive leisure, periodically go in for sports for maintenance of a body. I like to travel and be in different places, but my work does not allow me to do it frequently. I have many friends, we sometimes together spend time, play billiards and tennis, we have other entertainment. I send you the picture that you knew my person. Also I want to ask you to send me some pictures of you. Please ask things interesting you about me and inform me some the information on you: what you love an entertainment?
What your character? What You love qualities in women? Whether You had the wife? I shall answer on your questions and to inform you it is more about itself in following E-mail! I shall be to wait for your messages. Your friend Olga.

Olga []

happy hunting ;)

Keywords: blonde red shirt blue jeans fountain
2006-04-02, 00:55:48
anonymous from United States  
hi everyone
I just stumbled across this site

One of the things that doe's make me wonder, is why so many people beleave these scammers..If you think about, it the first thing thay tell you is a lie..On the profiles thay always are listed as living in the U.S.A..or always somewhere other than russia?
My good friend Mike was contacted by a scammer named Nadya Ezhova. Her E-mail address is .. ..well we decided to have alittle fun with her.

I will try to post her pic. for you all.. looks a little like katie Holmes hu??

I have not seen her on any scammer list yet..

I have a speical dislike for thes women or man. I am a woman and thay give us all a bad name..and give Dating sites a bad name too..I met my Husband /Solemate on and we have been very happy... I wish all you the Best of luck in finding your true love..

So If you dont mind a little sick humor read on

Hello my foreign friend Mike!
I'm glad to hear from you today. I want to tell you that when I write to you my
emails I spent much time for it
because I must write my thoughts on english but I think you understand all my words.
Sometimes I use the
dictionary because can't know all words but I write the most part of email by myself.
Today is the spring day here in
syktyvkar but as you know there is cold climate because it's the north of our country.
I think that climate there where
you live is much warmer. I like when the sun shines and warm or hot weather. It
will be great to meet each other in
the future but I know that we must learn more about each other. Maybe I could come
somewhere even in your
country. I like to travel but I'm the lonely woman and I don't know where could
I to travel. When I was young my
mother and I travelled to the black sea in the summer, it was the pretty time when
I was young. Then the situation in
our country changed. I think you know that our country called USSR then it become
Russia. The economic situation
changed and we have lost the opportunity to travel there because the grants finished.
I'm not rich woman but I like to
work and I'm dentist as you know. I think that medicine is great speciality and
in other country I could to earn more
than here. Maybe oneday I immigrate maybe to your country but I don't know the future.
My personal life is not too
good now because I'm alone. Two years ago I had a boyfriend which name is Yuri,
he is the factory worker and it
was not the best time because he drink alot and sometimes beat me. I has stopped
the relationship of course. I'm
trying to be open and I want that you Mike will be open with me too because we are
trying to know more about
each other. Now I make about 5-8 thousands of roubles per month here and pay the
taxes. It's about a little more
than two hundreds american dollars. I rent the flat and it's cost 3 thousand of
roubles per month. I know that many
people acquainted through internet and come to each other, so I decided to try to
know you better. I'm glad Mike
that you write me and want to know about me. I want to know about you more and I
hope you will tell me about
yourself more.

I want to meet man which will respect the woman and which will have trust the woman
because I'm trusted and
honest woman. I'm sure it's possible and I'm interesting in knowing you better Mike.
I want to ask you some
questions: do you like to hug? do you like to hold hands? to make woman smile?
I like this things. I'm romantic
person! I have the good mood today and I want to smile because I feel that someone
special write me emails and I
communicate with real person from other country which name is Mike! How are you
today? I hope you are
good. Today I had a hard working day but in the evening I come home and will cook
beautiful dish called 'golubec' I
don't know how to translate it to english. It's the stewed meet with rice wrapped
up cabbage sheets. I think if you
will taste it oneday you will like it! What dishes are popular in you country/city?
As you know I'm in healthy image
of life I'm not drink and smoke. Sometimes in big holidays I could taste a little
wine. I think that the people must
aspire to health, I hope you think so also. I know that tomorrow I will work again
and if you will send me your email
I will send you email too! Do you really interesting in knowing me? It's so amazing
because I'm interesting. Can you
tell me what the prices in your country? For example the bread cost 7-8 roubles
here, the juice (1 Litre) cost about
40 roubles. How much cost the automobiles there? The russian cars cost about 120-300
thousands of roubles. I havn't
a car and driver license but I think it's not difficulty to drive the car. I think
that if the human want anything he will
do it anyway in general. I will finish my letter today and I will wait for your!
Hope you have a nice day Mike
and everything is good! I again scanned a picture where I smiling and send it to
you. Hope you like it.

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