Other Comments: This Anastasiya Basova scam time after time first ask help for passport and tickets to meet in Turkey than a strange story about insurance she needed 1000 dollar for that when I wrote I go not help she asked me later for 1800 dollar to help her parents for a new apartment and promised me to give it back again I didn't help her but before I asked every document as passport and ticket than I check her ticket as easiest way by Aeroflot and got information this ticket is false so I was right in my decision I send her a unknown WU number and wait her reaction.
Here her header,
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From: pilorama2007 X-Mailer: The Bat! (v184.108.40.206) Professional
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Exactly the same email and photos sent to me the past few weeks!
I was always skeptical, but continued just in case. I mean whoever the girl is in the photos is a hottie! perhaps the scammer can send us all her details instead.
They were using the email firstname.lastname@example.org then to email@example.com
sent through a dodgy voice recording and never really answered any of my questions or even commented after I said I had a serious car accident!
'Anastasia' says that she will be traveling to me on Feb 10th 09 so I offered to pay for half her flights as I am starting to enjoy playing along. She declined so I am waiting for the scam to take shape. I assume there will be a 'problem' with passport or visa soon but I am waiting. I am trying to think of the best way to waste the scammers time and efforts....Any suggestions? I would love to have them kneecapped as Im sure they have taken advantage of a lot of men out there and swindled a lot of cash.
another picture loaded...
anonymous from Australia
this is a happy xmas party shot. dont get jealous but she had one slow dance with her boss. Only smile.
anonymous from United Kingdom
Hey thanks for that it all makes more sense now!
Now I've just got another email from 'her', together with your Happy Christmas party photo - Meet the Fockers!!! - so I'll string her along with in a similar fashion to you and see where I end up or should I say where 'she' ends up!!!
LATEST EMAIL dated 3rd January 2009:
'My sole. How are you there without me? How is your mood in these New Year's days? I hope you thought of me? Forgive me, I could not write to you two last days. Not looking on holidays, I had so hard a work. You do not take offence at me, I hope? I miss you so much and i have understood, I want to be with you only! It is the truth my dear! These words go from my heart and i always sincere and open with you! I need you only! My New Year's days were great. I have met New Year with my family and with my friends. I have organized great celebratory supper in my apartment and my visitors were pleased. I cooked many tasty salads, fried pig, stuffed fish, caviar salmon, cherry pie and other desserts. The celebratory supper has gone right and we spoke many celebratory toasts. My father has organized bright fireworks in street in the New year's eve. Was so cheerfully and everyone was happy. It is a pity you could not be together with us these days. But I am sure our patience will be renumerated and we shall be happy with you when we shall be together. You agree? Parents have presented me a beautiful gold necklace and have wished me realization of all my dreams. It is a pity you could not see reaction of my parents when shop workers have delivered my gift to door of parental house on December, 31. It was a real surprise! Mother and father thanked me for gift and father has told, it was his dream. I have told to him, I am happy that i realization his dream. After that we laughed and embraced long time. There were tears of happiness on my eyes during that moment. You should see it, my dear! The antiquarian table and chairs, were pleasant gift for my parents. Now, my mood fine and I want to share with you it! I want to share with you all my life. I sincerely hope and believe, our first personal meeting will be only additional proof, that we go in the correct way and all our feelings are true and real. For the last days I many times to think of you and about our relations. We have written each other many letters and every day, the trust grows between us. It is strange but I have feeling, that we know each other, long years. You have similar feelings? Today I spoke with my boss and have found out exact date of my vacation. On February, 10 my vacation will begin and I shall have 30 free days. It is exact date and I cannot change it. Only once in one year I have vacation. I think, within next few days I shall give you my phone number and we shall discuss details by phone. What do you think of it? PLEASE, TELL ME YOUR OPINION! ONLY TOGETHER WITH YOU, WE SHOULD MAKE ANY DECISION ABOUT MY OTHER STEP. YOU AGREE? TELL ME IF YOU ARE READY TO ACCEPT ME IN YOUR HOUSE, DURING MY VISIT TO YOU. Together with you we should solve, how many days, we shall spend together. Probably one week, probably 30 days? I shall wait your answer and only after that I shall be ready to other step. Tell me if I hurry and I shall tell to myself, stop! ok? Probably, too prematurely to speak about our meeting face to face? We can write each other thousand letters, but it will not replace a meeting face to face. I have told to you about it because I do not want to hide from you any my ideas. Your opinion, is important for me! My parents say hello to you! They hope, you can make me happy! I hope, my new photo from my New Year's party with my colleagues, will be pleasant to you. On January, 7 in my country celebrated is Christmas and I shall tell you about it in my other letters. ok? Tomorrow, I shall wait your answer. Kiss you hotly! Sincerely with love your Anastasia'.
Hi - the 'pussy cat' one came quite early on in the relationship!
You're right again, just had an email about the sore throat...here it is below!
'my honey, how are you there without me? i feel, i fall in love with you! how it can take place to be? i am crazy? so strange, we did not meet with you face to face, but this special feeling arises in my heart. my heart starts to pulse quickly when i think of you. you know, you always in my ideas and in my heart! forgive me, my letter will be short today. yesterday i with my friend olga skied and today, i do not feel healthy. headache and inflamed throat i have now. i think, i have caught cold. now i shall be closed and i shall hasten home. i think, hot tea with honey and hot bath will help me. on photo there were my colleagues. tomorrow i shall tell to you why for me important to meet you in your place, not in moscow. i am glad, that you have won in lottery. i hope, tomorrow i shall be better and we can speak more. ok? my special kiss for you only! sincerely with love your anastasia.'
What happens next, as you appear to be one or two steps in front of me?
I'm playing 'her' along until I get the last laugh!!!
Looks like we've got a photo 'cross reference' to another scammer...Dating scammer Nancy Milman from Accra, Ghana.
WOW! the plot thickens!!!
anonymous from United Kingdom
Just can't wait for tomorrow when 'Anastasia' will tell me 'why it is important for her to visit me rather than me visit her!' I told her that I was going to Moscow on business soon and I could meet up with her and stay there for a while!
I also told her that I had won the lottery!!!
Watch this space for the next episode!!!
anonymous from United Kingdom
You can get lots of ideas for other 'scammers' webpages!
Or I could quote 'Anastasia' verbatum - 'There is such proverb in my language, ' the bitter truth, it is better than sweet lie'
If you can't beat 'em join 'em!!!
OJAS from United States
Thanks UK, and Oz.
The Ashes are a few months away, nice to see you blokes on the same side against the scammers. And you got us too, in yet another time zone. No respite for scammers, someone somewhere in the world is always watching them.
'I am so lonely without you! How is your day today? Please do not worry, I feel better now. Ideas about you, tea with honey and vitamins, have helped me to win cold. There are special recipes which you use for treatment of cold? I have so great mood now and I want to share with you it. Last days, I even more often think of you and about our first meeting. I am sorry, I could not constrain my emotions yesterday and have admitted in my feelings to you. I am crazy girl! You will smile, but I feel my self the silly seventeen-year-old girl now. I fall in love with you! It so strange to have similar feelings in our situation, but I do not want to stop. What does mean 'LOVE' for you? For me, 'LOVE' means such special feeling, when my heart quickly to pulse, when wings grow behind my back and I want to fly. When I become absent-minded, when my ideas to belong only to one man. LOVE, MEANS HAPPINESS FOR ME! My dear, you believe in opportunity to find love on internet? The difficult to believe in it, that I discuss with you these things, but there is a real connection between our hearts and it gives me hope! I am happy, that you are in my life. I am happy, that our ways were crossed and we have each other. There were men in my last life which tried to win my heart, but only you could find a key. It truth, I feel it! Probably it is destiny? You believe in destiny? You will not believe, but I say your name every night when I fall asleep. I dream of you! Why I am so open with you? Why I am ready to trust you? In what way, you could win my heart? You can answer these questions? I think, in this weekend I shall give you my phone number and we shall speak personally! You are ready to this step? Probably tomorrow, I shall have time for visit to Travel Agency. I want to find out information necessary for my trip to you. My honey, it is important for me to visit your place and to see my eyes, you and your life, your relatives and friends. After that I shall be glad, if you can visit my place and meet my parents. What do you think of it? I shall inform you on each my step when I shall begin preparation of my documents for my trip to you. ok? Today at night will come Christmas, I want to spend this time with my parents. There is a fireplace in the house of my parents and I like to be warmed at fire with ideas on you. Please, think of me today at night! ok? I am romantic, I think! What about you, you are romantic? Tomorrow I have free day and I plan to go in church. I shall thank God, that he has connected us. Also I plan to go on shops and to update my wardrobe! My honey, i have so many ideas which I want to share with you, but I should be closed now. Already late. Tomorrow I shall have more time and I can answer in more details. ok? Happy Christmas to you and I send you all my love and best wishes! One million my kisses for you only! Sincerely your Anasta. '
'It's thirsty work this scamming business, let's have a drink or two, before composing the next email to those 'suckers' out there!!!'