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).
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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..
I just realized today that I've met Olga or Nataliya or is it Elena Bahtina? That's the name she's going by now. email@example.com is the email of the month.What a waste of beauty!
david from United Kingdom
i been reading the stories on here with much interest...ive been corresponding with a girl from kazan who is called natalia....we have been writing to each other for nearly a year...she told me how much she loved me and wanted to be with me....her letters were always personally written to me....over this period i have sent her around 20.000$ for passport...visa...air tickets....money for her sick mother...she at times said that she could not travel and the air tickets then became invalid...so i again sent her more money for air tickets...then her money was stolen on the metro...it was one thing after another....i went to the airport several times to meet her and she never turned up...the last letter i had from her said that she was travelling through europe instead of flying and she had arraived in amsterdam...thats the last ive ever heard of her....im broken hearted...and ive cryed many times...im also in very serious debt because of the money i borrowed to send to her...my life now is one big worry and nightmare....i wonder now if she is with another man because for about a month she was unable to write to me as if she was entertaining someone from another country and maybe now she has used my money to go to his country.....im so confused i dont know what to believe...please could anyone give me some advice and also is it possible for me to recover any of this money.
firstname.lastname@example.org from Canada
David, this is Dave from Canada, I am in the process of working with the special Russian police inorder to capture my scammer from Kazan city. It is a long process but can be done if you look at the case of the fellow from Australia who wrote to President Putin and the investigation lead to the capture and arrest of a married couple involved in the scams, his money returned to him. I also began by writing President Putin, it took 2 e-mail letters before I got a reply from the Special branch of police incharge of this type of crime but I believe with the information they requested from me, they are very sincere in their search for her, him, they or who ever my scammer ( the Russians call them swindlers). I may not recover my money but would sure like to see them doing some time up in some prison in Siberia!!!
When they say don't send money,they say it for a reason and don't feel bad, for I any many others have been taken. You can read my story on this site infact.
If you want to contact me I would be glad to give you any assistance I can, who knows, perhaps our swindler is the same . It takes time, but you will recover from this.
I know where my money went to cause she was in contact with a fellow from Australia, using a different name but many of the same pics and some new and I believe she used my money for a BOOB job cause she sure has grown!! He luckily saw my story on this site and did not fall for her trap. Some of them are very good at this profession that they have chosen!
If anyone else is in contact with a woman from Kazan city at this moment, I sure would like to see some of the pics to see if the woman that I am after is one of them. I need some up to date IPS that she may be using for the investigation, but please do not post them here on the site because they may be receiving daily updates as well as you and I. Send them to me directly , thanks and GOOD LUCK TO ALL.
email@example.com from Canada
Windsor is in the Province of Ontario, not Newfoundland!!
anonymous from United States
She is now going by Yuliya Nalivayko. I know she is scamming me. She is still trying to get money for a visa. I am playing along to see just how far she will go. I receive emails from her every day. When she told me that she had an Aunt in Moscow that works for a travel agency and that she would help her with her visa I got suspicious because she said that she was a dentist. I can't see how a dentist can just get up and leave to go to Moscow and spend 3 weeks there with her aunt until she received her visa. Now after several weeks she is telling me that her uncle is still waiting for her to go to Moscow to help her with her visa. I think she forgot that she said it was her aunt that worked for the travel agency and not her uncle. Oh well!!! I haven't lost a cent to her but I am having fun keeping her online and sharing all of this information with everyone who is getting scammed. I will keep updating as much as possible.
David, I am sorry that you got scammed out of so much money. I hope that you do get reimbursed some how. This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Yulia Nalivayko from Samara, Russia Dating scammer Yulia Nalivayko from Samara, Russia
anonymous from United States
tseramed from Chile
have you considered the remote possibility these women could be actually bots?
david from United Kingdom
im very grateful for the kind response from david in canada and the other person who was sorry for the money that i have lost......its nice to know that there are nice people
on here who care...even though they are hurting emotionally themselves.........for me
2006 was the worst year in my life....it hurts so much to become so familiar with a girl
through writing letters to each other...and they become like family.....and then to find
out that it was all pretend.........to try and find comfort ive even tried writing to girls in
other countrys apart from russia...but its always the same problem...they want money
i feel now that a lot of these russian girls may have a drug habit which drives them to
take money from men....its a very sad reflection of the world in which we live....many
people warned me at the time...not to send money to someone that i had never met
and in reality that makes sense..but like most of us i just wanted to find someone to
love me...yes natalia has broken my heart and killed me inside......but in my heart i
still love her...maybe im a fool.....i would so much like to find answers to why natalia
could do this to me and my mum......she has left us in debt for many years to come
i wonder if anyone on here has received any letters.....from a girl called natalia from
kazan......her main IP address has been.......220.127.116.11 but in some of her last
emails her IP was through an american server........with her last two emails having a
time zone of +3.00... CAN ANYONE HELP
firstname.lastname@example.org from Belgium
These are the latest pictures of Nadezhda Sheganova. I'm in contact with 'her' since november 2006. I have realised there are 2 styles of writing English; one is quiet good; and the other one is quiet bad. She claims being a English teacher to me. What concerned me is she never answers to my questions, but only talking about 'her' love and devotion to me. I have sent pictures of my place but no one comment. No one comment on the pictures of myself netheir. She claims being 26 old, living in Tatarstan, not far from the airport and her birthday should be on 28th december. When I realised she could be a scam I 'googleled' her and have found this forum. I naver have sent any money and would not do it, never. I was ready to go there, but thank to my doubts, and now your site, this is one less to count in the possible match !
Bye bye everybody, and take good care. Her adress: Nadco79@yahoo.com
Steve From Spain.
This is a letter from her, well, a declaration of CYBERLOVE !!!!!!!
Hello my dearest Steve! I want to say to you that I'm
happy so much to
receive your answer on my last e-mail, my Steve!!! I
think about you
my Steve every single day. Every minute I think only
about you about
the things you tell me. It is so interesting for me
to associate with
you. I wait for your warm messages all the time
Steve, I wanted to
tell you about one thing and thought pretty a lot
about how to do it,
my Steve. I realized that I can’t find a place for
myself without your
letters. I never felt better before! Your e-mails are
so important for
me, they are a part of my life, they are something
like a source of
pleasure in my life, I want to tell you that your
occurrence in my
life, Steve, is the best that happened to me, your
messages make me
fell great happiness and pleasure, Steve. I just
wanted you to know
that I am really honest with you, Steve, and try to
I feel in my heart, Steve. Also I realized the
fact that I thought
about my feelings to you, my Steve, I have come to
conclusion that we
were created for each other, my Steve. Last night I
didn't sleep well,
I couldn't do it because I thought about us, my
Steve, about how it
all happened, I mean the way we met on the Internet,
about your warm
messages, and about you, my Steve! Sometimes I think
that it is almost
impossible, then I realize that I have you in my life!
I thought about
all, my Steve, I want to tell you that I can’t be
without you my Steve
and I also thought about the possible answers from
your side. But it
will happen anyway, so I prefer to tell you
about it now. I just
wanted to let you know that I fallen in love with
you honey. I love
you my dearest Steve! My Steve, it happened so quickly
and suddenly, I
didn't expect it, my darling, it's so sensual for
me, my Steve, I
can’t be without you Steve. I LOVE YOU, DARLING! I am
sorry for being
so expressive, but I feel like I want to scream
about it, about how
much I love you and care about you!!!! My lovely
Steve, I wanted also
to tell you that I have noticed through our
messages that we both
interested in each other, don’t you think so? I
wish you also feel
such great feelings towards me, my Steve. Also last
night I addressed
to God, I thank him for the fact that we found each
other, my Steve.
All my girlfriends always asked me about my
personal life. They saw
that I have nobody for a long time, and not going
to do something
about it. My real friends were sincerely
worried about me. But
yesterday I met some of them and told about what
is going on in my
life. I was never sure about anything like I am sure
that I love you
with all my heart, and the limit of my desires is to
spend the rest of
my life with you sweety!!!!! I just want our
feelings to be mutual,
and we will be the happies pair in the whole world!!
I truly believe
in it with all my heart and I know that when you
believe in something
very strong, it will happen one day!!! So I hope
that we will be
together one day my Steve!!!!! I also told about my
feelings to you to
Klava and Larry. They really happy for us and wish us
all the best. I
am so happy honey… Also, my dear Steve, I
want ask you a very
important question for me, I think that it will be
so fairly from my
side, my darling. Do you have or do you write to
another woman, my
Steve??? It's so important to me my Steve, I
hope that you will
understand me, because I love you and I don't
want you, Steve, to
correspond with another women. I want to say to you
that I don't write
any men except you, my Steve. I don't want another
man, because I love
you, Steve! But more over I don't want another woman
to steal you from
me, my love Steve!!! I say to you about it very
seriously, my Steve!
It will be so pity for me if you have or write
another woman, my dear
Steve, and deceive me in our relationship, please,
tell me, Steve, do
you write to another women? We must trust each
other, ok my darling?
Of course, my darling, maybe you will ask me about
my job when I am
far from Russia. Of course, I will miss my job, but
I think that my
love to you is much more important than my job.
I must change my personal life, my dear I am trying to say that I think
that we must be together. And that I think about it all the time. Ok
honey, I have to go now. I will miss every single moment till I see your letter again.
As usual, warm greetings from my girlfriend Klava and Larry. All my warm kisses, Warm hugs, Your lady and beloved woman, Nadezhda This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Nadezhda Sheganova at Quality@Coal-n-Wood.biz
email@example.com from United States
Great web site guys......I found one of the gals I was talking to, here also.
Keep up the good work.
anonymous from Canada
Hey guys , I read lotts of yr msgs, but WOW , there are sure a lott of scammers....One thing I dont understand is , why would these people goo through all this trouble by sending us Hott looking girls and letters ,cause I know us guys arent that stupid to send money to females who we dont know and havent met yett......I also received a letter from Rusia ,and her name is Alina from Olha, but soo far she hasnt asked for any money...but dont worry guys I wouldnt dare tooo....I,ll just sit and relax and have Fun for awhile and see if she does come to Canada on her own money.....Dre
anonymous from United States
I recently have been notified from a Elvira!! With a e-mail of firstname.lastname@example.org. If anyone has anything on this one please let me know!
email@example.com from Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada
What a great site ...and I should say that it is only like these that the scum will be exposed. I am playing a scammer along right now ....and will put up her/his email shortly ...sorry, just figuring things out right now. I know she/he is scamming because her/his photo's are already on the site ..but a new email. I am trying to get new photos of her/him to add to the collection. Have a great day. bab