I had a profile posted on an American dating web site and a female from my area answered me.
Her letter was a few lines long, in good English and she seemed honest and cute, so I replied.
The letter said she had a read-only trial account and would not be able to receive messages,
so she included a yahoo email address. She asked me to write to this yahoo email address.
I did this and a few days later her trial account was gone, she explained that she deleted
it because she found me. (that is what she answered, when I asked her about it)
This girl claimed to live in Kazan, Tartastan, 26 years old and called herself Barbi.
There was something suspicious about her letters, in particular I always had the
impression that she did not really read mine every time. Sometimes she wrote
personal, matching replies, then sometimes not. her photos of which she sent
about 25 so far, had number like 5.jpg, 6.jpg, 35.jpg etc.
Yesterday I did a query for some phrases of some of her emails and found them
posted on 2 other web sites. Apparently she wrote identical letters to other guys
using different names and different pictures. She or he asked those guys for money,
supposedly for tickets or visa paperwork. I guess I am lucky that she never asked
me for any money. However, I felt fooled when I saw "my" emails had also been
sent in parts to other guys.
For that reason I will post her here letters. I know that parts of these letters
have been posted on 2 other sites, but not all.
I include the full headers in the first email. The sender comes from a russian
dial-up but in another email I sent her a URL to one of my web sites and apparantly
"she" uses some sort of satellite DSL for the downstream, the IP number was
84.xx (to be filled in later).
Authentication-Results: mta251.mail.mud.yahoo.com from=yahoo.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
Received: from 184.108.40.206 (EHLO aqua.relinfo.ru) (220.127.116.11)
by mta251.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 07 Sep 2005 23:02:29 -0700
Received: from [18.104.22.168] (92.214.dialup.mari-el.ru [22.214.171.124])
by aqua.relinfo.ru (8.12.11/8.12.11) with ESMTP id j885LxCa024528
for ; Thu, 8 Sep 2005 09:28:33 +0400 (MSD)
Hello Peter! Have good day? The computer in service of acquaintances
found to me Some profiles of people which coincide with my inquiry. I
Preliminary studied them and has decided to send you to the first the
message Because your profile seems to me more interesting. I hope,
that You have time to send me some messages that we could it is better
to learn about each other. I shall tell a little about myself; my age
of 26 years old and my birthday on On July, 22. I was not married and
I live in an apartment with my parents. Some years, after the ending
of training I work seller of home appliances in a supermarket. 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. Me very much like different sweet things, such as a pie, cake,
sweet. But frequently I do not permit itself to have it to not be
thick. Still I love beautiful clothes and different things of light
colours. I like of light tone, such as light-blue, pink, beige. And
what your favourite colour? 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. My email is email@example.com I with
impatience shall wait letter from you and I shall answer you at once
as soon as you to me write. it will be pleasant for me to see your new
photos and to learn a lot of new about you. Write to me I wait. Your
Dear mine , where you were gone, why any more do not write me
the letters, I wait already what is the time, and them all no.
There can be I you something has offended? Write to me please.
With impatience I wait Barbi.
Hi Peter! Have good day! Peter, you ask, where I live - to To regret
it is far from you. Otherwise it was not necessary for us much e-mail,
To learn each other. I for the first time have acquaintance through
the Internet. It was very difficult to me to place my structure in a
service of acquaintances, because I am in Russia, the service of
acquaintances does not accept the members from this country. I had to
specify in a profile, that I am in USA. In this letter I shall inform
you a little information myself and if the dialogue with me will be
interesting to you, I shall tell about myself in more detail in the
following letters. I live in an average part of Russia, in city Kazan
in Tatarstan republic. 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, Italy, Germany. I made these travel as The tourist. Therefore
Peter, 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 Peter Can learn, that
such the Russian woman. I hope that you have not lost interest to me
and will answer me soon. I wait for yours e-mail, my American friend.
HI Peter! I am pleased to receive your reciprocal message. For me it
was pleasant to receive the letter from you today. I am very glad that
you have written to me. Thank for your picture, it me to like. I shall
be To increase and to unpack it. I liked absolutely all your pictures.
That picture with the clown really amusing! What small little mouse!
You have made absolutely correctly, that have not listened to the
neighbour and have let off that little mouse. Peter You e-mail means
for me, that I too was interesting to you. You Really Peter, see a
picture of me nice? Peter, at me is present to you It is a lot of
questions and I would like to ask them in the messages, I hope you
Will allow to me answers to them - OK? You for me the nice person, And
on this for me it is important to know your opinion on some things. Me
to not irritate, that you to be more senior than me. I to search for
the mature man, which would be to wise and scientific life. I like the
men which is more senior than me and can learn me to something in this
short life. I to want to connect destiny with the man of such age as
you. I think, that you read my structure and could see there, that I
haves serious intentions to get acquainted with the good person for
relations . I shall try to tell a little about my character. I do not
know as it to start, I think, that I very romantic person. I like to
communicate with people, it is pleasant to me Good humour. I very much
appreciate such qualities in people, as fidelity and honesty. I
believe in love, and I think it very valuable thing which needs to be
protected. I very much The jealous person. I adore, when to me pay
compliments and is ready to listen to them indefinitely. For me it is
necessary, that around of me there was a cleanliness and the order, I
frequently am engaged cleaning. Also to me to like to prepare for a
meal, various tasty things. It is pleasant to me romantic relations
between the man and The woman, but probably all women dream to get
acquainted with good The person to have with him beautiful romantic
relations. But frequently such things come to an end Very quickly. I
have no intention to spend myself on such acquaintances. While I have
not met In the life of such person to which I would decide to give
myself and the life. But me it would be desirable to find such person.
I think, that for the woman the main thing to have in a life not
Career or other success, and strong family and the favourite person
beside what to care of him. Tell please, you dream to meet what woman
in the life? Excuse Peter, that I ask you to discuss such frank thing
with The person whom you know couple of days. But it is interesting to
me to know It about you. I shall wait for yours e-mail. Yours
Hi , I was sad that you do not write me and do not answer on my
letters. There can be I you than that has offended or you simply play
with me in games? I wait from you of the answer. Yours Barbi.
At that point I had started to ignore her because her letters were ridiculous, not reflecting what I had written.
However, things picked up then again..
My situation is very different to these scams. but nonetheless I am still very hesitant.
I met a russian girl whilst I was on holidays in Asia. I met her face to face. So no initial email contact and not an internet dating thing. I spent the most amazing 2 weeks with her. But... Her name is widely used in dating scams. and she is from kazan. Many coincidences with some of these scams. I have seen her passport so she is not lieing.
i also try to be cautious with these things and sometimes I feel that this is too good to be true. Should I be cautious or should I follow my heart? Any thoughts?
Most scammers are men pretending to be women using stolen pictures, names, ect.
You met this person face to face so if she is not a type of golddigger, I can safely say she is NOT a typical scammer. Cheers mate!
anonymous from Forestville, Australia
Thanks for a view point from anothers eyes Doc. I guess at this stage Ill follow my heart and see how things pan out. Cheers mate. Glenn
[hidden] from Spain
Been reading all yr postings with lots of interest,
I've been in contact with some one from a village near kazan. she looks for real as I haven't had any of your probs but everytime I come to this site I get spooked. I was going to visit this week but can't cos of work. she was all excited about it. so i suggested she would come to visit and i said i'd send 100 euros for passport (it costs about 27 e)
Her name is Ekaterina Petrova
Address> Kirshit village,
Here's her main photo
Has any one come across her
OJAS from United States
If she asks money, it is a scam. But before posting pix of unknown people wait until you have a proof like money letter, different cities in dating profiles and emails, proxies, claiming to write from internet cafe and using client emails like The Bat!, sending celebrity photos, etc.
When no proof of scam is available, innocent people should not be reported on scam sites.
anonymous from Norway
Yuliablon@ yahoo.com er nettsvindler som ber om mer og mer penger etter en stund.
Virker seriøs til å begynne med , men endrer takt og tone om man stiller spørsmål ved dette.
Bare ute for å lure penger fra deg og lover ekteskap og kjærlighet.
i needto find ekaterina kuzmina -volk of velsk russia
i needto find ekaterina kuzmina -volk of velsk russia
Scam? EKATERINA KUZMINA VELSK RUSSIA dating history report ...www.global7russia.com/.../inquiry.asp?...kuzmina...ekaterina...velsk...You +1'd this publicly. Undo
ekaterina kuzmina velsk russia Dating inquiry history report. Avoid Scammers.
anonymous from Jakarta, Indonesia
yes, I try to look for my lost contact she sent many photos and she told me that she is Medical Doctor ( surgeon), her name Yulia. she lives alone , because her mother just passed away. please let me know when you find her. Kind Regards LZ
Here are a some thoughts to keep in mind when contacted by a sexy Russian babe who professes romantic interests. If she talks about getting a visa to the USA instead of inviting you to come there - under current immigration law - it's a SURE sign that SHE LIES ! It doubtful the Russian woman could get permission to leave Russia unless she has a fiancee visa used for marriage based immigration. In order for her to get this type visa, you must first visit her in her native homeland. You get engaged during such a visit, then fly back to the USA and apply for the proper marriage visa. After the visa is granted, the girl can enter the USA and after all the guidelines are met, she can get a greencard to work and eventual US citizenship.
anonymous from United Kingdom
Anna Maltzeva the Russian scammer from Kazan, real name is
Anna Aksenova, she lives at Tatarstan, Elabuga, Zelenaya, 18-10, 423600, Russia
anonymous from United Kingdom
ANNA MALTZEVA REAL NAME IS ANNA AKSENOVA, THERE IS A BIG REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST OF THIS PERSON. SHE IS THE LEADER OF THE CITY OF PREM'S RUSSIAN ONLINE DATING SCAMMERS. SHE IS A DANGEROUS PERSON WHO THE RUSSIAN POLICE HAVE FAILED TO CAPTURE, DESPITE BEEN GIVEN HER ADDRESS WHERE SHE OPERATES.
TATARSTAN, ELABUGA, ZELENAYA 18-10, 423600, RUSSIA.
anonymous from United Kingdom
Anna Aksenova / Anna Maltzeva this Russian scammer uses two names she claims her real name is Anna Aksenova and Anna Maltzeva his her Mothers maiden name.
The City of Prem, Russian Police are still looking for her after nearly 2 years, she is also on the FBI, English and Russian Police most wanted person lists.