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 126.96.36.199 (EHLO aqua.relinfo.ru) (188.8.131.52)
by mta251.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 07 Sep 2005 23:02:29 -0700
Received: from [184.108.40.206] (92.214.dialup.mari-el.ru [220.127.116.11])
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..
How do you get her/his IP Address from the email or IM?
Hellooo Keith! I am pleased, thank you for contacting me. I like your
profile. I hope you have time to send me some messages and we could
to learn each other. well... Now about me though you already know a
little from my profile. I am 28 years old, my name is Lana, but the
truth, it only friends name me so. I was never married I live in a
apartment of my parents. I have good job. I work as the manager. It is
very difficult work, but i like it. Here at work are good collective,
I work with good people, most is my friends. I hope, what you also can
tell to me about your work? Do you like your work? As to my hobbie, I
like outdoor activities, sports, travel, listening to music, concerts,
movies, swimming, some socializing with friends at bars or clubs but
not too often, I love comedy movies the best I like romance,action. I
like music from the different. I like some top music, some rock, disco
music, live music, and occasionally romantic music. I like to dance
very much. I have many friends, we spent time together. Also I prefer
healthy style of a life. 2-3 times in week I visit the gym (and
sometimes it is less :^) ) I hold my body in the healthy form. And you
have any sports in the life now? Tell to me. I send you my pictures i
hope you like. Also i want that you send to me some your pictures. And
tell about you about your interesting things what you like to do, your
hobby, what your character? What qualities do you like in women? I
hope we shall have time for writing other interesting letters to each
other. We shall look what will be... Write to me, I shall wait your
letter. Your friend Lana
To the mans entry above that says that it is ironic that these women or whoever they are want to build a trust in you and feel that they could trust you. If these woman dont make you believe in the God of the bible and send the same message of temptation as the devil did to eve in the Garden, I dont know what will. Just like the devil they want you to believe that they are innocent and sweet. The Lion in Lambs clothing, or beauty often hides a heart thats hardened. Whatever you want to classify it as, they are acting as the deciever, searching for hearts or souls to devour. Because you are not just losing money if you send it, you are losing trust in women by their trying to decieve you into sending them money by using key words of innocence for the act of deception. As satan is the great deciever, these images act as angels dressed in white, but are actually rotten to their core. They lure you in with their beaty and kind words to inflate your ego and then try to scam you out of money. They will say whatever it takes to create you to send money via 'western Union'. Angels of Deception is what the people are behind the keyboard in the far off land of Russia. The gloves are off and their is no fair fighting in this spiritual battle, they are even using Christian websites to decieve. I say spiritual battle because they are skilled in decieving the heart of a man. Its more than just the money you may have lost, no matter how strong a man you are.
anonymous from United States
Oh, they haven't decieved me. I knew from the get go that these people were evil.
Women are the root of all evil, as you stated, since Adam ate Eve. Yes the forbidden
fruit was the sweet taste of Eve's private parts (Dont want to say the P word)
Also; isn't that what the institution of marriage is all about? A woman spreads her legs for a man's money/love/security so what's the difference between that and a scam such
as what this website is all about?
anonymous from Spain
Boys who met this great girls from russia....i have to tell you somthing this girls are doing the best to take the money from people who things everything its posible for money even to buy a girl in russia or western europe..but not,remember they are more clever that any dum stupid american person with money but not brain who can see that...i hope they are many natalias,elviras,natashas etc to take as much as posible they money of you!!! money not allways buy everything guys!
From somewhere in europe where people are more clever that in fucking america....
anonymous from Netherlands
Seems that this site outlasts its functionality now that a bum has made its glaring appearance. Now what about theology?
Wickedness is everywhere but not in a relation that enters the state of 'You' Or 'thou'. Not 'Es-sagen' as Buber states. Read up on the essence of human dialogue. All scammers fail to enter a lively discussion but project just their own wishes and inaptitude to serve anyone but themselves. They are the gods that only want to donate gift to their own mouth.
Just pay attention to the words of these women and see if you are really spoken to as a person. If not, do not trust this person (man or woman). He is simply not relating to who you are-YOU!! She is projecting and rehashing dreams, belging smoke.
firstname.lastname@example.org from United States
Dear Russian Scammers,
You may steal money from American men, but that is all you're stealing. You, on the other hand are selling your soul to the Devil for money. You may steal money for a year or two and that will be all you get. Then what will you do to survive in Russia where people are afraid to save their money in banks because their own government will steal it? People working government jobs aren't even sure when they will next get paid. Hopefully, you are saving some of these ill-gotten gains for your future. Even if you steal a few thousand dollars from American men, these men still have a future of financial security because they live in the USA, the land of opportunity. Maybe they lost some money, but you are talking about one or two months of salary. But they will still have money in a financially secure American bank and a home that they own themselves. You on the other hand, live is someone else's apartment, one you will never own! We come from two different cultures! American culture is based on honesty and integrity. These Russian scammers will say anything just to get money from men who think all Russian women are as honest as American women. Russian women are not as clever as they seem to think they are. The money you gain from these deceits will not last you forever! If you would actually fulfill your promises to these men who sent you the money, you would actually have lifelong financial security and happiness. Instead, you face an uncertain future in Russia the land of liars and deceit.
anonymous from Spain
oh my good how many lies and stupid things you say.....i am not from russia but i know pretty good the USA and i thing you live in under earth....goverment in the states its the most corruct in the world who makes wars will thousends of people just for petrol...mama mia,your dumm president its the most stupid person....the most rich country its as well the most poor,the difernt between rich and poor its the huges in this world....sorry but like me many people where happy when happen (sept 11) we dont like the attitude of the states in the rest of the world.....good save russian women ;)
anonymous from United States
Shut up you fucking raghead terrorist ^
anonymous from Spain
the only thing i fuck its your fucking mother bitch.........
Ah gents. Anastasiya Vatcheko strikes again. She took a bit longer to fall in love and ask for money. Then she said that she would find a way to get a Visa if I did not trust her and would not help her (nice tactic). I'm going to see what she proposes first, but it is sad if this girl really is a scam. Her Match.com profile is gone...and she has changed email addresses twice in 30 days. I would love to track down this criminal and punish him/her. Shame isn't it. Didn't get me for money...hopefully she will not get you.