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 18.104.22.168 (EHLO aqua.relinfo.ru) (22.214.171.124)
by mta251.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 07 Sep 2005 23:02:29 -0700
Received: from [126.96.36.199] (92.214.dialup.mari-el.ru [188.8.131.52])
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..
Gilthoron, This thread has articles on headers http://www.delphifa..495.shtml
There is info on this site on blocking future WU / MG payments to your scammer email addy, search for it, or someonne can post for you. Trace the IP of the dating site where you met your scammer. If the IP traces to US, complain to the FBI against the services, they have jurisdiction over hosts in US.
It is definitely worth a try to go to the local police.When I went I was wondering too what they would say.Either they will laugh in your face or they take it serious...
Anyway,that's not even as far as you can go...If you want,you can contact the Russian Embassy in US and the American Embassy in Russia.At least,that's what I did.(Of course,I had to write to the Belgian part of the Embassy...)
What I have learned so far is that you can even contact The Russian President and Prime Minister,but first I should write my complaint to International Affairs of Russia.I should have the e-mail adress somewhere...If I can find it.That's my next step....
It is good that you still have everything.When I went to the police I took copies of that with me,so you still would have the originals...You can take it as far as you want,that's your choice.In my case I know that someone is going to pay,no matter how long it will take...
True,the Internet is such a wonderful thing to contact people from all over the world!It's such a shame that there are people out there who misuse it for their own profit.What with the people they screw with?That's none of their concern obviously....But remember,you'll reap what you sow.Honest people like ourselves have nothing to fear (except the fact that we have to be careful that is...) I don't want to be in their shoes when they screw the wrong man! Or the wrong woman,it's not just the guys they screw...
Anyway,I hope I have been a bit helpful.If you should have any questions,just ask!I'll try to answer them!
Sigh. yes, yes I was the fool. I watched the video. Very nicely done. Thanks for the advice and concern OJAS and Reaper. What do you think of this turiel travel thing? And I am not talking to any more scammers at the moment. Just locals, and maybe I will hook up with one nearby sooner or later. I honestly do not know why I did this when I knew this was going to happen. I could use the money, sure, but that is not the reason I am going to pursue this in the way you have advised. I will contribute by doing my part to this effort to make this harder to get away with for these criminals. I will certainly continue to run suspects who get in touch with me through this data base and report what shows up if and when anything does.
I thank Delphi for running this service for all of us out here. It is greatly appreciated. I will get this process going as soon as I have time. I am doing online school and a lot of other work at the moment. Soon I am going to go to the local cops with original and printed info, but I expect little from it. Still, it is the official place to start and must be done that way. Then I will contact Russian Detective who have already advised me. Thank you all..............
Gilthoron This image was also posted here: Dating scam from Kazan, Russia - Part 1
anonymous from United States
and no none of those blondes. But those first Perm photos I replied to are her and I have the exact same pictures.
Gilthoron This image was also posted here: Dating scam from Kazan, Russia - Part 1
Hey anonymous from sweden, what else can u tell me about anna biryukova? my dad has been talking to her for months since at least june, she is trying to get money out of him im sure its the same girl as the photo u posted!!!!!! have a look...he has no idea im posting this
The pics on page 43 of a lithuanian girl in front of Eifeltower and nortedame is probelly from Legoland in Denmark. Many Lithuanian girls works in masageinstitutes in Denmark. I willl guess she can work in Århus, that is the second biggest town in Denmark, and easyest to travel to from Legoland (in Vejle). The real building behind is simular to danish old farmhouse. That is why I put my guess on this lego-park, as well as the boats in the lake between the girl and NortreDame (famouse church in Paris) is probelly made in Lego.
People travel from hole of Denmark to Legoland, and Denmark is also one of the most popular places for Lithuanian girls to go for selling sex
Good evening. Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life.
I am from Malta and also now'm speaking English, please tell me right I wrote the following sentence: 'hair replacement in cape coral florida.'
THX ;-), Verne.
anonymous from India
What Peter told i also got same copy of letter. But when i got first letter i know that it is a scammer. But i continued letter for fun and after sometime i wrote dont try to fool me. I told if you will not stop scamming then i will trace you and you will be in prison.
I think we should give them serious punishment so then will never do it again.
firstname.lastname@example.org from Estonia
I have last weeks been into a blond girl from this town, with a birthmark under her nose. She is almost for sure a scammer, but I have not the evidence that is needed to list her. Just be carefull if sher ask for money to visa. I offered her a secured way to get the visa for schengen. Easy for her to get it, but no money sendt to her. She stopped to write imediatelly. But that do not proove scam ,s o I do not backlist her. It can be other reassons for stop to write, like found the love in her life.