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Name: Yuliya Goncharova

Email:,'Svetlana Shneko'


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I am Thankful for this Website which gives an opportunity to post and research this Fraudulent act of preying on emotions and siphoning $$. The letters are written in such a way that a victim may acquiesce to the request in hopes of a realistic outcome. My opinion...That's what these romance scammers are banking on.

The following is the first Email received; It had several listed 'victimrecipient' addresses as you can see. The spammers use the shotgun approach to snag their prey (recipient). I changed the addresses of the victims to protect the innocent; the addresses of the spammer are as originally sent:

Svetlana ( +Add contact
Fw: Fw: I so want for us we meet :)

----- Original Message -----
From: 'Svetlana Shneko'
To: ; ; ;
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Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 6:21 AM
Subject: Fw:

> Hello have a good day,
I am not sure where to begin,it is first time I try to use internet to
meet the man but the thing is,that I will work abroad I can choice
USA,Canada or Europe and I would like to meet the man to share free
evenings and be my guide. My friends helped me to send a few letters
to different address and I do hope that I am lucky to meet good and
kind should know that now I live in Russia and my goal is to leave
country because it is impossible to live here for young pretty woman.they
tell I look well
enough,I am blonde with blue eyes,I am natural blonde.I will send a few
photos if you reply.
if you don't have wife nor girlfriend ,maybe we could try to meet?
I am free I have not children .and I have not boyfriend here.
I am 25 years old ,please reply
to my mail- See you soon ,with great hope.

The Response to the '' above was the following:

Yuliya Goncharova (
Xxxxxx Xxxxxxx` (
Re[2]: Fw: Fw: I so want for us we meet :)
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Hi my new friend
Im glad to see that you have decided to reply,I see it is very short letter.
It is all right because you are astonished to get my letter.
I want you to know that I have only good intentions and I have not any secrets.
The thing is that I will work in your country for three months or so and
I would like to meet a nice man to fall in love or just be closest friends.
I don't want to live in Russia because I have not any chances here,
it is hardly possible to explain from first time but I want you to know my plans.
I will work in any shop, bar or restaurant the agency that i am going through will suggest me some locations.
It will be my choice in the end as to what option to go for.
So I will have a simple work till I improve my English. And I can choose any
town of your area,agency will only help me to get a visa and all travel documents + some suggested placed to work in.
My best friend last year met the man from the USA when she worked there for three months, too.
She had two jobs. From morning till 4 pm she worked in amusement park and after it she worked as a waitress in some bar till midnight.
She was very tired of course but made very good money there.
It is special programm for young people who wants to work abroad and I think it is the right way for me ,
I am lost here,and I think that I look pretty enough to find a better place .I want to repeat the same way,it is
only my chance to meet a nice man.I want to work in USA or in Europe or any
nice country. I am full of plans and different dreams and I want to share my
life with good man because I'm also full of love and tenderness,I know that
I am not so beautiful like Hollywood Princess but I do hope to meet my Prince and
I am sure he will be not be disappoined to meet me in the real life! This is why I am going to go through the same way.
Well,I will close this letter and I do hope to get your reply.
I will leave russia in two weeks or so (I can't tell you everything exactly
right now) and I would like tobe sure that I have the man who waits for me there. I will work all day and I want to find a man to spend all free time
together to get to know each other better.if you have any interest to meet me I will be more than happy to meet you too.
I will tell you all details about me and my life if you like my pictures and
want to meet me! please send picture of you too!!!
I write to you with my new mailbox, please write
letters now only on this mailbox.
I will wait your next letter.
Kiss you , Yuliya (this is my name)!

After my response to the above email at the new address
'', I then received the following email:

Yuliya (
Xxxxxx Xxxxxxx` (
Re: Reply from Xxxxxx
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Hello my dear (what is your name?), thank you for your answer!
At first I think I have to say that I am new in internet and I have only good intentions.
you should know that I am not very good writer in english, please be patient to read my
messages and see many mistakes. to be fair I don't know what you want to know about me,in principle
I am usual girl.I think I should tell you about me, my interests,tastes and hobbies.I think I will tell you
about things I want to know about you and you will know my future questions.
I am 25 years old,my birthday is May, 25th, 1981. I so much don't want to get older ,when I can see old women I am
getting crazy to think that it is my future .I do all the best to keep my youth and I keep my body well.In spite of all
difficultes here I am trying to be in good condition and I do a lot of exercises to be in good shape!
I am about 172 cm tall (5.6) and my weight is about 56 kg. I've been told I look well enough ,
and I think that all women have own beaty. I have never been married and I don`t have children.
I have one youngest sisters and it is great problem for us because we have only two rooms can't imagine what does it mean to be born
in small town in Russia,there are not any chances to live well,to get a good job.All young people leave towns to search
great luck in big cities but nobody waits for them there. I want to leave Russia,I know it sounds ugly but I know that I
will be lost here like many young girls before me. It is not place to grow children and have stable future.I want to meet my right man .
I think in future I can work as fitness trainer I have a certificate. My mother is my great problem too,she has a great dream to see me
married and she wants to make me happy but I think it is only my business I am not a little child. She tells me every day
that I should get married very soon... To be fair I am not sure I am able to explain all in first message I
want to say so much! I just want you to know that I am not afraid to work,I am fairly goal
oriented and I am sure you will be not disappoined to meet me in real life.I am going to spend three months
abroad to work in any good place,agency promises to help me because it is only the way I can leave Russia.I will have all documents
to travel in a few days and i will travel to St.-Petersburg then,from St.-Petersburg I will travel to you and they ask me about name of the city i am going to work,
if you don't mind to meet me please tell me the name of your city and nearest international airport! I will book my flight from St.-Petersburg!
I think it would be so great to meet my love and stay there forever.I know that it is not so easy like I think but I think it is possible that I meat my real love.
I want to love and to be loved I want to build our own happiness,only me and my man there. I don't smoke,I tried to smoke when I was younger.
I may have a glass of red dry vine,sometimes it helps to relax. I try to take care of my body and face. I know it is all I have.
My soul may have any itnterst for you later, I thinkso.I am not a little girl and I know that at first almost all men look
at body ,legs and face.God created males such persons. Well,I think I am lost in my letter,I am not sure you
understand my goals,please feel free to ask.
I live in Russia,town Olha, Lenina street 9, flat 37 ,it is near big city Irkutsk.
My town is rather far from Moscow. Moscow is a capital of my country. I want you to reply if you understand my mind,my intentions,my soul,if
not please reply too, I will continue my searching. Well, I will close this letter,I think you are tired to read
it.and If you think that I should write shorter letters please tell me. I write from internet cafe in
Irkutsk because there are not cafes and possibility to use internet in my small town,we have 4 digital phone number and we
can't call abroad.Even to call in any big town here in Russia I have to order the call in advance.and I would like to say
please don't worry if I keep silence sometimes I have no time to travel ,it is about 25 minutes by bus from my town till Irkutsk
Please tell me more about you,your tastes,likes and dislikes .also I have a few impotant questions do you
like strong drinks too much?can you be very drunk?very ofthen?can you be rude with women?
Well,I have to stop or I will write without ending.Kiss you !see you later. In my next e-mail I will write you more things about myself and
more details about my trip and work. I will miss you, your Yuliya

After my response to the above email at the new address
'', I then received the following email:

Yuliya (
Xxxxxx Xxxxxxx` (
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Hello my dear Xxxxxx
I am so glad to see your letter again,I think I am a lucky girl to meet such man and I will do my best to meet you in real life!
you know I can work in any city of your area because it is free choice and agency only helps me to get
only travel documents and ticket, and I do hope that we will like each other and now I have the destination.
The agency will also suggest some places to work in. I do hope I have met my right man!you know I have told you before one
of my friend worked abroad last year and have met right man,now they live there and they are going to
marry. by the way now they are arranging the trip to Russia,(he wants to meet her parents and friends)
I think if I feel that you are my dream and you have the same feelings we could think about our future together.
if not I will just work and return back when the time to travel back. you know I am new here and I am afraid to make any mistake.
I have one great lack,I am very impatient sometimes I can act without thinking.
Sometimes I think that my dream is getting for real and it is so bad to be disappointed later.
I want you to know all small things about me because it shouldn't be any misunderstandings between us.
I want you to know that I am not angel and sometimes I can show my character.And I don't wait that you to be angel too, I just want to meet a kind man .
I am very kind and I can forgive almost all I can't forgive if my man sleep with different woman, I don't know many nessesary words in english.
I hope you can read between lines. A little more about myself!
my favorite activity is fitness. I wanted to be as fitness trainer but
I finished The Irkutsk State Univercity, trainers faculty as fitness
trainer but I don't work on my profession because there are no good fintess clubs in my city,
I used to sit at home and to do all housework,helping my mom. I would like to have good job,
I may work dancing teacher, or trainer of fitness,you know I have a certificate. I worked as a trainer a year ago .
and I would like to do it again .you know how many more younger girls want to get this job too!Alot of competition here. I want to tell you about things I like:
I like to make barbecue and I so much want to have my own home with fireplace.
usually I make very tasty ones and in principle I like to cook and it is not problem for me to cook something tasty and I don't like to visit cafes and restaurants,
at first usually they can't cook weel(maybe only here) and second too high price.
I like warm weather. and my great dream is to live somewhere on tropical island. Also I want to tell you about my dislikes:
I hate our long winters it seems to me they will never end. I hate lies and unfaithfulness.
I hate evil people and politicans I think they like to play wars, I hate any ars.
What I like in a man: faithfulness, honesty. He has to be open- minded and open-hearted, also easy-going. and much more important he is kind,kindness makes our world!
Are you kind and gentleman ?????
I think my man should be kind ,it is great feeling after love,only kind person may be happy, all rude people are unhappy.
or must be. A few questions yet, agency tells that I will have a room in nearest hotel near my future
work but if we like each other may be is it possible to live together?I think we will enjoy life together. do you have your car?animals? I
can't drive and I do hope you give me a few lessons, to be fair I have so many plans .I will find out all travel details
about my flight this week. I will leave my town today in a two hours and i think I will be not able to write to you today or so.
When I am in St.-Petersburg I will send you short letter to let you know that I am all right and they tell that it takes about two days to
get all nesseary papers, please confirm your phone number and international airport, I want to be sure I have all your details and
Please don't look at different girls. I am the best(joke). Well, I will close this letter I think I am bore today,and please feel
free to ask. See you soon!I can't believe everything is for real. to be fair I am lost and my head is like any big station with a lot of voice!
KISS and LOVE Yuliya!

The above is the latest and I am sure I will receive the series of sequential letters. I am not responding to EMAIL #4, so we will see what happens.
Today evidenced by the Email Date I received EMAIL #5 as follows:

Yuliya (
Xxxxxx Xxxxxxx` (
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My honey ! it is me,can you believe I am in St.-Petersburg. I can't believe ,it was wonderful flight and they gave red vine in plane, wow,I have never tried
such tasty one!!!!!
I went the bus up to the Subway from the airport .In Subway long went, it was so is delightful
I was in travel agency today, but my documents are not ready yet, it will be ready tomorrow.
I will go to travel agency again to get all info about my trip. And of course, when I will get it - I will send it to you!
It is such great city and it takes a few hours to travel from one end to other.
I rented the flat for few days.
People said to me some nice places in St.-Petersburg while he was
Such a great city it is. I have no words to explain. you can't imagine how great St.-Petersburg is,to be fair I wouldn't like to
live here,a lot of cars,people , voice and pollution.Ugly traffic and people with crazy eyes.
When I get off plane in airport St.-Petersburg policeman asked about passport and he looked at me like I am any enemy,
I think all people here are a little crazy at terrorism.Life here in St.-Petersburg is expensive. I was going through some shops today
and it is much more expensive than in our town. Food and all the general things. It is the same country but different prices, what a great change.
I think people living in St.-Petersburg are very cautious ,I think so. But I think that I have done my choice and to be fair I don't want to
live here,it is not the city of my dreams. you know I am not coward I am not afraid I know it is my chance to meet
kind man .I do hope I am right. and I think you are too kind to make any bad things I feel it.
Well,I will close this letter ,please write as soon as possible!see
you soon! KISS . Great kiss from St.-Petersburg!!!!!!!!! Yuliya

I am including the photos as you see are listed in the attachments in the emails above.

My opinion is that there are a group of clever partners running this scam. I've seen the same letters with different pictures used. My opinion is that these pictures are snagged or bought and are used as pawn victims of this identity scam to draw the attention of the scammers prey. My opinion is that they have runners picking up $$ from Western Union, etc which makes possible $millions$, (just calculate the numbers). Opinion...By using variegated swapping of letters, pictures and email addresses they keep on ongoing momentum. Opinion... It's similar to the Identity theft process in america, except this is WorldWide. Clever Crooks!?

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2007-11-26, 15:02:16
[hidden] from Canada  
Ah, thanks OJAS. I actually read threw a few more pages and saw that I apparently never got the last few emails where 'she' finally starts asking for money.
2007-11-26, 15:35:01
OJAS from United States  
Glad to be of help, hidden Canada
2007-11-26, 17:28:35   (updated: 2007-11-26, 17:30:47)
anonymous from Netherlands  
hello too you all im a guy from Holland 51 years of age and me too recieved some mails from irina i will share this with you all also included a picture.Im Glad ive done some research on this girl

Hello, jan! How are you doing? I'm doing fine!
Thank you for your answer on my last e-mail so much, jan. In my opinion, it's so wonderfully, that we are writing to each other, because from our messages we learn about each other more and more, really, jan? I'm interested in our correspondence very much, it's very interesting to learn about you, about your life in your country, believe me, as a whole, I read your letters with a huge pleasure!
Ok, jan, I hope that it will be interesting for you to learn about my enthusiasmes, my favourite things as a whole:) From music???:) I like to listen the russian and foreign musical executors. From Russian musical executors I like to listen the songs of the following groups 'Zemfira', 'Splin', 'Ariya', 'BI-2', and so on. Did you heared about this musical groups? Ok, from the foreign executors I like to listen ' Bon Jovi ', 'U2', 'Cranberries', 'Scorpions','Elton John ', and so on. In general, I like to listen good and modern music, jan, and what kind of music do you like?
It would be interesting to me to learn about it. Please, tell me, ok?
From movies? I like to look the comedies, fantastic films, romanticism and so on.
About my hobbie? I like to collect various beautiful female magazines, about a style, about female life for example and so on. For a small period of the time, I have a large collection of different magazines.
Simply, I like to read the best magazines.
I would like to tell you about my dreams too. I'm dreaming to drive a car in the future, it would be so cool and interesting. But I want to tell, that our family don't have the car, it's very expensive to buy the car, but our father has told that probably, through one year, he will can to buy the car and I'll can to learn how to drive the car:) jan, would you like to learn me how drive a car at once?:) It will be kindly since your side:) By the way, my parents and friends ask about you all time:) Especially my parents, I have told to my parents, that you are decent and good man, my parents are very pleased to our norrespondence on the Internet and our relations, jan. My parents wish to us a good relations in the future, and it's possible, in the future, if we will be together in your country, they would want that we will be a magnificent pair
too:) But remember, jan! We should learn each other ever more and more! Really.? It's very important for me, jan! The fact in that, if you know, that on the statistics, majority of a pairs are separated because they knew each other not enough, and I don't want to do a mistake at once, I hope that you will can to understand me, jan, really? As I spoke you earlier, we must to learn about each other more and more from our e-mails.
Dear jan!!! Also I want to tell you, that I would like to speak with you by the phone at once, I hope, that it's a good idea, really, jan? I want to hear your voice, jan, I hope that you want to hear my voice too.
Dearest jan, you can give to me the number of your phone, I can call to you from the City's Telegraph, please give me your phone number, ok? I have a huge desire to hear your voice, jan, I hope that you want to hear my voice too. Please, send me your phone number in your next e-mail, ok??? Please, don't forget, jan!
jan, I can't believe, I have written to you such large e-mail. I hope, that it will be interesting to read about me more. Really?
jan, I would be grateful to you, if you will write to me in your next e-mail about your enthusiasmes, about your hobbies, what kind of music do you prefer? What kind of movies and another too? What is your favorite color too??? My favorite color is blue, it calms so much.
Well, let me to finish my messgae, also I send to you a photo as the attachfile, on this photo are my friends Sasha, Jim and me. I hope, that it will pleasant for you to look on this photo. By the way, my parents, my sisters and my friends ask me again to say to you a great greetings from them! It's as usual. jan, I will wait for your next e-mails! jan, please, write me as soon as possible! Ok?
Good-bye, see you soon.
PS I still want to add, that I shall cause you little bit later.
I want while with you to communicate on a E-Mail. I shall examine with you conversation by the phone approximately in two weeks.
I should have additional money to conversation. To us at work will give Money only a bit later! As soon as things approach, I call you!!!

Your friend Irina

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2007-11-28, 23:33:03   (updated: )
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Name: Tatyana



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'Tatyana' says that she is a pediatrician in Novyy Tor'yal, which is a settlement in Tori El. I have recieved many pictures from her in emails and a lot of these pictures are plastered all over other scam sites. I would never send money to anyone I have never met, but I hope these pictures helps others that might.
2007-11-28, 23:33:03   (updated: )
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2007-11-28, 23:33:03   (updated: )
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2007-11-28, 23:33:03   (updated: )
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2007-11-29, 03:57:15
anonymous from Sweden  
[hidden] from United States 2007-11-28, 23:33:03 (updated: )

Yes, these pics are getting pretty well-thumbed by now. First came across them nearly 2 years ago. Thanks for posting!

2007-11-29, 16:19:31
drod from United States  
Found a new link to model site.
Lists her name as 'Stanislava', age 24, with 99 photos.

Just another name or the REAL one?????

good hunting...........drod
2007-12-07, 13:19:36
anonymous from Mexico  
2007-12-12, 13:48:00

have had the same basic scam
two at one time
Vika a pediatrist
and Olga a physical fitness trainer
very clever work indeed
but transparent and obvious what is going on.
you may not know originally, but it soon becomes obvious what you are dealing with.
sort of fun to play with for a while.
how pathetic

2007-12-12, 19:08:20
from United States  
Hidden 2007-12-12, 13:48:00 ''Vika a pediatrist''
We in the US have pediatricians and podiatrists. Notice ''her'' spelling paed ... may have been tried with victims in other English speaking countries, where also no such profession exists. With ''her'' Americanized spelling of a non-existent American profession, ''she'' need not try US
2007-12-19, 09:53:59
she is also annadruzhininn

2008-01-12, 03:09:13
anonymous from Israel  
This young lady has quite a few names but the same wording the same desire to work 2 jobs,no life in Russia,I dig the parts where she is a fitness trainer with a certificate
mother anxious to see her married lives in a small appartment sharing her room with her sister,was given red 'vine' on the plane,etc etc now which airline gives out red winw so freely..all bull
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2008-01-12, 03:13:47 from Israel  
The head scammer is a serious group of people
they even go way out to get the finest details of your home-country's airport details,where the 'Russian' aircraft lands,which terminal,flight details
Pity they don't know that some airlines mentioned by them don't get to certain countries

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