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Dating scam from Kazan, Russia - Part 1

Dating scam from Kazan, Russia - Part 1

I would like to warn fellow males from a scam artist, located in Russia.


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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)

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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).

 
 Letter 1:
 
 X-Originating-IP: [195.161.208.130] 
 Return-Path:  
 Authentication-Results: mta251.mail.mud.yahoo.com from=yahoo.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig) 
 Received: from 195.161.208.130 (EHLO aqua.relinfo.ru) (195.161.208.130) 
           by mta251.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 07 Sep 2005 23:02:29 -0700 
 Received: from [195.161.214.92] (92.214.dialup.mari-el.ru [195.161.214.92]) 
           by aqua.relinfo.ru (8.12.11/8.12.11) with ESMTP id j885LxCa024528 
           for ; Thu, 8 Sep 2005 09:28:33 +0400 (MSD) 
           (envelope-from dyshevnay@yahoo.com) 
 
 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  dyshevnay@yahoo.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
 friend Barbi.
 
 Letter 2:
 
 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.
 
 
 Letter 3:
 
 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.
      Barbi
 
 
 Letter 4:
 
 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
 faithfully
 
                                Barbi.
 
 Letter 5:
 
 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..


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