i have had the same email from a girl called Valentina from www.match.com
EMAIL FROM MATCH.COM :-
I have decided to write to you and my name is Lyuda!
You profile has liked to me and yours you look well in a picture.
First of all I want to tell to you that I want find that with whom could to live for a long time and happily.
I would like to tell to you a little about myself. I the educated girl, a harmonious body; mine tall 5 ' 7 ',
My weight 120 pounds. I cheerful, with good sense of humor.
I hope that you will answer me and I ask you to write to me on this email:email@example.com
I would like to send you some pictures myself and I shall be pleased to answer you if you
write to me. I shall wait and hope, that you will not ignore my letter.
Thanks! Yours faithfully, Lyuda
PS: I would like to ask you that you wrote to me on email, as I have no a lot of time to be
on the Internet, firstname.lastname@example.org
PERSONAL EMAIL SHE SENT TO ME:-
I waited your letter! Today I have woken up early. I usually wake up at 6:30. I
have opened in the morning a computer and have processed it is a little. I to be
ready to a meeting with experts. I already spoke you, that is necessary to
execute for me the message. I yesterday worked at home till 23:00!!! Also I
today have copied some pictures, and today I shall send you 1 more picture!
Well? You really loved my pictures? We only drank tea, and now I write to you!
How your day was? How work?
You know, I have received today the letter from another the person. It from city
New York, NEW YORK. His name Andrew. However I should tell, that it is not
required to have serious attitudes. I have written to this, and I have told,
that, in what the case does not want to spend all for anything time. I have
explained, that I search for serious attitudes.
I shall not write to this more. I promise you it. I want to ask a question to
you. What has induced you to write to me? Interest? Curiosity?
I still hope, that you can well understand my English language. I do not think,
which is very good for conversation in English, but also and and it is not so
bad! It is possible for understanding anyhow! I like to have an active way of
life! Sometimes I should work
Not only in our city. My work sends me sometimes on business trip. I do not go
for trip of work frequently. In my work I - am am helped by my automobile. It -
the Russian automobile rather convenient automobile! And cheap in service.
I have come in business trip to Moscow some times, and also I have left to Saint
Petersburg. You heard about this city?
I like to travel in the summer. I travelled across Russia, and also I was in
Hungary. In the world
There are many fine places. We in Russia also have many beautiful places!
Darren, I to you wanted to tell, that as I live right now. It I
think very important for us to know about each other in the biggest
degree. I from sufficient big family. I have the younger sister and
the senior brother. My brother is already married. The name my
brother Jury. My sister is more younger than I and his name of
Light. She while to study at university. I live in a separate
apartment. My brother also lives now with family in a separate
apartment. However it lives in city Yaroslavl. We are successful enough to
meet only the few once a year. It arrives to us. My parents now live close to
me. They live four together: the daddy, mum, the sister and the grandmother.
The daddy names mine Oleg, mums of name Galya. Grandmothers of name Raisa.
The daddy and mum now work. Mine the daddy the engineer. It works in the
building company. My mum works in hospital. She the doctor. I frequently invite
my parents on me on visiting, and also I go at visiting to parents! The daddy
and mum live together with 31 years!
*(my name)*, you from the big family? Tell to me a little about your family! Well?
I also want to speak that already has told to you that my correct name
Valentina. So it is written correctly in my documents.
It for me to work more many still today. I should perform good work! It is very
important! I shall wait your letter. I hope, that this good letter for you.
Sincerely yours, Valentina.
now after a few emails she whats to visit me but i have to pay for the flight through 'WESTERN UNION' some how only she can buy the flight tickets according to her visa rules. **** DONT SEND THIS PERSON MONEY*****
I am getting similar scam emails from email@example.com
with different photos. The Pictures are probably stolen from an innocent girl that has no idea her Image is being used.
anonymous from United States
This is the Second Email I received. Along with Pics of a real hottie.
My name is Olya. This letter shows you, that I live in the USA. It is a mistake. I live in Russia. I wrote, that I live in
Russia, but it was said anyhow, that I'm from the USA, therefore not to be surprised. I live in Russia. The matter is that
acquaintance on the Internet now is popular all over the world. I have noticed
your profile. David, you live in the USA and this is a good place to live!
America is the country of freedom. I've never been to the USA however, but I know about your country much. Each person has
the right to a good life and you have enough freedom to have a worthy life. Everyone has equal opportunities. In the USA I
think more opportunities for a good life. There where I now live is not the best place to live and create a family. But
even in such country I can do a good living. I like to work, I have family values and I want to have the best life with a
good man, the man who I shall love and who will love me as well. I think that women here are good enough to be the wife of
I am the woman who appreciates love, fidelity, honesty. I am not spoiled by easy and carefree life.
I saw your profile on the Internet and you have drawn my attention. We can know each other better. I also want to draw your
attention by my letter and that's why today I won't write much to you. I only willl tell now, that I'm of 27 years. My
height is 172 centimeters (5 ’ 7 '). My weight is 55 kg (120 pounds).
I hope, that you understand, that I want to create a family, I want to live in the USA and to have the good husband. I
achieved in life much, I have got used to go up to the end in achieving the purpose. I have everything in this life except
for family and true love. I am searching for love now. I am not a poor woman. I belong to the middle class in Russia. I
have a good work and I have enough money for living here. Besides I am rich spiritually.
I hope, you can see my picture. With hope, Olya.
Monday, January 15, 2007
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OK - add another to the list from the USA. I am amazed that the lertters are the same..I will not post my screen name because I want to play with Mariya for a bit, I may send 1 US dollar via Western Union and, tell her to add it to the 1 Euro she got from the English gentleman.
I guess everyone can add me to the list of stupid dumb-asses. I have been writing to 'Mariya Antyuhova' since October. She initially contacted me after seeing my profile on yahoo personals. She sent me many e-mails very similiar to the ones listed above. She also has sent me many photos but they all differ from the ones on this site except the one where she's by the Garfield poster. Just like the others, she told me her father was an engineer and her mother was a doctor. She told me she loved me by the third e-mail and wanted to visit me in the USA.
At first she didn't request any money. Then she wanted me to pay for her plane tickets ($1,130). I told her I would. Then she goes to Moscow to get her visa and says they won't give her a visa until she has already purchased two plane tickets. She tells me that she has taken the medical exam and has started to fill out all the documents for the visa at the Embassy.
She tells me I needed to wire her the money through Western Union so she can buy her plane tickets. I wrote her back and told her I would not send the money but I would buy her the plane tickets through a travel agency and send them to her. Then she says she can't wait and needs the money right now so I write back and tell her to go to a travel agency and get me their number so I can call them and pay for the plane tickets on my credit card. Then she tells me they don't take credit cards and she must have cash in hand for the tickets. So I'm getting kind of suspicious about 'Mariya' so I contact the Consular at the Embassy in Moscow. I ask them about 'Mariya Antyuhova' and they check their records and say they do not have any record of her applying for a visa.
So I e-mail 'Mariya' back and tell her what the Consular told me. I was expecting not to hear back from her. She says that she hasn't filled out any documents yet because they won't let her start the process until she can show them two (round trip) tickets to the US. Thats why she needs my money. She explains that the Embassy is very big and they probably don't even remember her and her name may have gotten lost in the central computer.
So I contact the Consular again and ask if it's true that they require a person to have their plane tickets already purchased before they will issue a visa. And I'm told that they do not require it, in fact they discourage it until the visa is awarded because in most cases visas aren't granted and one would just be throwing their money away.
I have not confronted 'Mariya' about the info I found out about her lie about the plane tickets yet and I have no intention of sending her any money. I am still e-mailing her back and forth almost every day so I figure I will screw around with her a little about the money issue and keep 'her' hopes up. I have posted the photos she has sent me below.