DelphiFAQ Home Search:

Letters from dating scammer Maria in Omsk, Russia

 

comments521 comments. Current rating: 5 stars (121 votes). Leave comments and/ or rate it.

Today I got this letter from Maria who supposedly lives near Omsk in Russia. It is a form letter as well, I can tell that much already, and I also post the photos.
She sent me an email from an account at match.com, but by the time I got to read her email, her match.com account was already closed. However, she had left me a yahoo email address (spring_flower351@yahoo.com) which I briefly answered.

I received the following (form letter) answer, with 3 pictures - one of which you see here to the left, the other 2 are at the end of this posting:


From: spring_flower351@yahoo.com
Return-Path:
X-Account-Key: account2
Received: from smtp109.plus.mail.re2.yahoo.com (smtp109.plus.mail.re2.yahoo.com [206.190.53.34]) by plus50.host4u.net (8.11.6/8.11.6) with SMTP id k08Fvm630428 for ; Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:57:50 -0600
Received: from unknown (HELO LAB) (spring?flower351@62.168.235.245 with login) by smtp109.plus.mail.re2.yahoo.com with SMTP; 8 Jan 2006 15:57:39 -0000
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180

Hello,

How are you doing? I have to appologize in advance that
I cannot write you back at once because I don't have
a computer at home and I have to use an Internet cafe to write you. It i slocated not so far from my home.
First of all I'd like to thank you for responding me back
and I should be honest with you, I live in Russia.
I hope that doesn't scare you off. At least you can read my lettter up to the end and see if you want to
correspond with me or not. If you ask me why I put my profile not as Russian one, I will tell you.
Match.com was adviced to me by a friend, but I will tell you about it later. Unfortunately when I started with
my profile, there was no country listed as Russia, so I wrote that I am not in Russia.
I didn't want to lie or something about the country I live in, I hope you understand.
Ok, I guess I have to tell you about myself. I live in a village named Beregovoy.
If you want to see my city on the map it located not far from big city Omsk.
I have never been to your country but still I like this country traditions, customs... You I see graduated the faculty of Foreign
Languages in a College for three years and I write you without translator.
Once when I was studying at the College I had a chance to talk with an English man, but this was the only person
I talked in English face to face.
If you are still intersted here is some more information about me:
Despite of the Autumn it is still pretty warm here ( about zero centigrades) though usually it is colder.
And what about you? Is it warm there or cold?
You know I feel very lonely here in Russia because I couldn't find the right man for myself.
I know that there is no ideal people and I don't rush into it but still I believe that there is a man that will love me
just for who I am, with all my advatages and disadvantages. I want to settle down and have a family of my own.
A friend of mine who adviced me match.com also put her profile there and she found her real love there.
Now she lives with her husband and two kids are living in Germany, in province not far from Berlin.
Everybody wants to be happy and me too. I am not after money or sugar daddies or better life. Age difference is
also not important.
I am just an ordinary woman who wants to be happy. Maybe if I had family here in Russia I wouldn't even think to
write an American man, but I am an orphan and nothing keeps me to try to find love somewehere far from Russia.
My friends know about my idea and they support me and wish me oly happiness.

I guess you are interested in my likes and dislikes and etc:
- I am an orphan
- I work as a surgeon in a city hospital ( I graduated school, then I graduated College and
after that I got a diploma of a surgeon in Medical Academy) and you know I like my job, I like helping people and sometimes
safe their lives.
-I like almost all kinds of music but most of all I prefer Classical music and I hate rap.
-My favourite color os blue
-My favourite flowers are white lilies
-I love pets and anymals but unfortunately I spend too much time at work and that is why I have no possibility
to have a cat or a dog
- I am Christian and go to Church 2-4 times per month
- I have never been married and I have no kids
- I adore cooking and my fafourite food is Russian and Italian. My favourite dish is lasagna.
- I have a driving license but I have no car
- I like to go to cinemas and theatres but I don't like disco because it is very noisy there and it is always overcrowded.
- I don't smoke and I drink socially ( for example a glass of red wine)
- I don't have tattoos or piercings exept for my ears.
- I don't like winter but winters are usually cold in Russia

What else? I guess that is all for today. If you are really interested, please write me as soon as you can
I will reply to you. I hope you didn't get tired of my long e-mail, I just wanted you to have a better idea
of me. And you please write me more about yourself, your likes and dislikes, about the place you live in.
A couple of pictures of you would be very much appreciated.
Please write me back today or tomorrow.
Keep smiling!

Your new friend from Russia, Maria





Content-type: text/html

Comments:

You are on page 8 of 35, other pages: 1 2 3 5 6 7 [8] 9 10 11 32 33 34 35
2006-02-22, 13:18:12
anonymous from United States  
rating
I'm glad I found your site, getting the same thing, pictures, text. Her name is now Julia Kovalenko. Which now means she is posing as a person of some stature. found some things about the name on google when I plugged in the name
2006-02-25, 12:33:29
anonymous from United States  
WOW SHE ALMOST HAD ME GOING TOO..WHO EVER STARTED THIS WEB SITE I WOULD LIKE TO BUY THEM A BEER.SAME NAME JULIA AND ALL THE PARTICULARS I`M GOING TO STRING THEM ON FOR AWHILE AND HAVE SOME FUN.BE CAREFUL
2006-02-28, 16:44:03
anonymous from Canada  
I believe she is now using the name Alena Antipina. Same stories, same letters, same typos. This is insane. Her new email address is greenrespect@bk.ru and I cannot believe I sent her $400 dollars. What a fool. I am glad it was not more though. How can we stop these scammers. If something seems too good to be real, it is NOT real at all. Be careful guys.
2006-02-28, 16:49:22
jpmckern@hotmail.com from Canada  
rating
My Prince John,
I Am So Happy To Hear From You !
How Are You Doing ? I Am Very Fine,
Very Hard Working Day.17 Patients Visited
Me Today And I Put All My Froces To Help Them,
Yes,It Was Very Busy Day ! I Had One Break About 20 Minutes.
I Need To Relax With You In Bathroom,I Want You To Make Massage
For Me My Prince :) Do You Want It ? I Am Sure That Yes :)
You Know,One Of My Patients Was Woman About 35 Years Old,
She Has 3 Kids And Raise Them Alone.He Own Little Buiseness Here
And Divorced About 4 Years Ago.Her Husband Was Alcoholic And Get In
Trouble With Police Three Times This Year.You Know,This Woman,Her Name
Is Victoria,Allways Suffer From Depressions.It Is Very Hard To Raise Kids Here,
Only One Good Thing That He Olderst Son Is 14 Years Old And Help Her With
Buiseness.This Woman Comes To Me Every Day And I Try To Give Her Enough
Attantion And Medical Help.Today Was Very Busy Day And I Understand That
I Need To Work With Her More,So I Told That My Door Is Allways Open And She
Could Come In Apartment I Rent And We Can Talk There.My Prince John,pe You
Do Not Mind If We Live Together And Sometimes Patients Could Come For A Visit
In Our Home ? It Will Not Be Oftern,But Anyway Sometimes It Is Nacessary.
Well,This Is Just Little Part Of My Work And I Hope It Was Interesting To Read :)
You Know,I Miss You So Badly And Want To Fall In Your Embrances :)
I Think Brothers Will Cook For Me Something Tasty Because I Am Tired,
Victor Told Me That He Know How To Cook Vanila Ice Cream :) So Will Chek !

Poem For You My Prince :
Long Winter Days...
Lonely Cold Nights,
We Spend In Separation.
Hot Kiss Was Lost Somewhere,
Warm Tear Fall Down On The Snow,
Will You Find It There ?
Heart Will Never Be Frozen,
It Belongs To You,
As My Love ...
I Love You And I Miss You

With Kisses
Your Alena


Same scam. Help us God!
2006-03-09, 20:49:08
klikonit@hotmail.com from Canada  
rating
Hey guys, she uses Evgenia Dolgova from Baikalsk Irkutsk region as well. Haven't gotten to the cash part but the first three are identical. Anybody interested: The area is gorgeous although being polluted by a paper mill. Sounds like awsome skiing too!

Hope this is of help to others. Leif.
2006-03-10, 07:27:44
anonymous from United States  
HEY BUDDIES! THIS IS THE 2ND TIME SHE CHANGED HER NAME ON ME AND SHE IS STILL COMING AT ME EVEN THOUGH I SENT HER THIS WEB SITE. IT DID NOT EVEN AFFECT HER. WHAT THIS REALLY IS: SOMEONE STEALS THE GIRLS PICTURES AND RUNS A SCAM WITH THEM 9 TIMES OUT OF TEN.... THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE MORE THAN LIKELY DOES NOT EVEN KNOW SHE HAS BEEN A VICTIM... LATER RODNEY FROM TEXAS
Hello!!! I cant belive that you wrote to me, and its very interesting. How are you? My name is Ekaterina. And I am very glad to see you in my mail box. I am so nervous to write you this letter cause its my first convirsation throw internet. Also i must say that i dont have my own computer, i use it in internet cafe. That is why it takes a lot of time to write you back.
Also i would like to explain you that i am from Russia,and i live in Orenburg.
Its very good city. With a good traditions and grate history.

Now some special information about me and what i like:

- i am Christian
- i like roses
- my favorite color is blue
- my favorite music is pop.
- i like animals
- i like cooking very much (my favorite dish is apple pie)
- also i like read books (Bulgakov, Nabokov.)
- i like cars but i dont have it.
- i like quiet places.
- i like go to the cinema.
- i dont smoke, and drink - socialy
- i dont have any tatoos or pircing.

It was what i like, there are some things a dont like:
- i dont like go to disco, cause there are a lot of people
- I dont like winter, cause its very cold in Russia.
- i have high grade education i finished The Medecal Academy, I am a Doctor,I am a Dentist.

Unfortunatly, i have never been in USA. But i hope in some days i will fly to your country.
I hope you are not very sad that i am from Russia. My profile shows that i am from USA cause Its my first time, i have never done it before and maybe did something wrong, but i want to be honest with you thats why i am telling you where i am realy from.
In this letter i would like to tell you about myself as much as i can and you can see who i am.

Sorry for long letter i hope you are not tired yet.!!!!

Today we have -3 (temperature) and its very good. What about in your place?
I desided to put my profile on Match.com. And find someone from another country, because i am very lonely in Russia,
and i could not find someone who understand me and care about me. And i know that many russians girls found their love in your country and i am also decided to do it.
By the way my friend has found her husband on Match.com, he is from France, and now they are very happy together and they are living in Leon.
And i also want to be happy with someone special for me, and who will be next to me. And age doesnt matter for me at all, the main thing is to be happy and find love.
I ve told my friends about my desision to write to you and they are supporting me, cause they worry about me and wants to see me happy.
Some information about my family, my parents past away and i live alone now. And i dont want to be here alone. And i dont have any brothers or sisters. Thats why i want to try to find my love in other country.

That is all for today, now its your turn to ask me a questions.
Tell me what you like, and dont like, your favorite things,and evrething
you want to tell me.

I hope my letter is not boring you, good buy for now i have to go home. If you write me back i will answer as soon as i can.

Your friend from Russia
Ekaterina

2006-03-13, 21:15:46
anonymous from United States  
Just got a letter from' Satellite travel ' in Omsk....and the lady's name, this time...Elena Schastlivtseva. Same scam letters as the rest wanting the same amount of money, $970 for passport, visa and ticket. I guess we all want to believe them, but they didn't know that this time they had sent one to a guy who had been to Russia and Ukraine 5 times already looking....and I've learned a bit during that time. I wasn't quite as stupid as they thought. Too bad things like this happens....it hurts the good girls who do really want to find a legit guy. My experience....the girls there must meet you in person....and know you a while....before they would ever think of writing anything 'gushy'....if then. There are good girls over there....just be careful.....I've met my share of players....like the one who wanted me to buy her a G string on a first date. :) Take heed and be careful....Kenneth....from TN
2006-03-14, 15:48:27
anonymous from United States  
Hey guys, Ive been dealing with Evgenia Dolgova from Baikalsk. It was pretty apparent from the beginning it was a scam but I figured Id have a little fun with it. After I got my letter from Advantix Travel wanting $970 I told her Id send the money and that I just recieved a big inheritance and all other kinds of BS. Im going to try and Paste my last letter to the skeezer. I hope it works. Oh by the way thanks for all your help!! Read the letter and ytou`ll see why! You should like this.

Dearest Evgenia, the love of my life,

Thank you for your last letter. I understand that it`s not always possible for you to write me but soon we will never have to worry about that. I have had my bank transfer the money to the bank of Advantix travel agency so we should be hearing from them on the details of your trip.

There is something that I need to tell you though. You see I am not actually in construction. I actually manage an escort service and this is why I am on Match.com. I meet unsuspectiing young women and convince them to work for me as prostitutes. I know that this may surprise you but I want to be completely honest because you are my love.

I have many Russian women working for me as well. They are very talented and would probably work for free because they enjoy the work so much. Most of them unfortunately were raped and abused by their fathers, uncles and brothers while they were young. This may be why they are so talented. Im sure you may know some of them. I`ll name them and you can let me know if you have met these women.

Julia Kovalenko
Ekaterina Iskova
Maria Tulkina
Nailia Marleeva
Natalia Smirnova
Margarita Plaskina
Oksana Mogilnikova

I`ve got great news for you!! You are NOT an orphan!! Your mother has been working for me for years and she cant wait to get reaquainted with you my love!! She is very busy theses days because she is VERY poular in the Ghettos of New York and Washington. You know what they say.Once youve had black you never go back!!

Well thats all for now my sweet beautiful russian cumdumpster.
Pat Mc Groin



2006-03-14, 20:35:07
anonymous from United States  
I recieved the same letters and pics under the name Evgenia Dolgova. Turns out the photos are of a famous Russian actress. Do you notice that when you ask questions in your letters that they never get answered. I'm sure that our letters aren't even being read. Some dude named Igor or Boris just sending out hundreds of responses each day, playing the odds that some will pay off and some won't. You gotta hand it to the dude; he sure can write good letters.
2006-03-15, 22:52:46
anonymous from United States  
WATCH OUT guys! The lady is still Ekaterina, but from Odenberg, Russia. Same emails as above. Got me from Match.com claiming to be from New Hampshire. The first clue is that her (his?) profile is removed. What a scammer! I received the same pictures of the Russian actress. The email is now always.withsmile@ yahoo.com. DONT FALL FOR THIS TRAP!
2006-03-17, 01:02:50
[hidden] from United States  
rating
SHE GOT ME TOO REAL GOOD AT IT SHE USED THE NAMe EKATERINA VASILYEVA E-MAIL WATERSHINE AT YAHOO.COM GOT ME ON MATCH.COM SAME LETTERS SAME PICS WANTED 980 DOLLARS FROM PHONE TRAVEL AGENCY GLAD I FOUND YOU SITE JUST IN TIME..DOES THE REAL ACTRESS KNOW WHAT SHE IS DOING WITH HER PHOTOS???
2006-03-17, 06:54:54
[hidden] from United States  
I recently have gotten much the same from a women calling hersrelf Elena but with differnt pics. Blond, blue eyed knockout.
2006-03-17, 07:08:35
anonymous from United States  
and again this time margarite from baikalsk
2006-03-18, 03:25:39
anonymous from United Kingdom  
rating
Watch out for MariaLEZH@yandex.ru I viewed her profile on friends reunited dating a uk site. Soon as I read her profile, her profile off frd all usual about no home phone uses internet cafe she work in insurance lives in Kazan. Beautiful girl black hair thou one photo of her on beach wear bikini has hair dyed with some blonde. No requests for money yet. This great site so I am warned.
2006-03-19, 10:05:49
anonymous from United States  
WOW,WHAT A SHOCK I HAVE ALSO RECIEVED THESE MESSAGES FROM MARGARITA AND I AM IN THE UK.THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION.I KNEW IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.WELL DONE BEST WISHES DAVE
You are on page 8 of 35, other pages: 1 2 3 5 6 7 [8] 9 10 11 32 33 34 35

 

 

Are you being scammed and this is your first visit here?
Read the welcome page/ primer for newbies.
Thanks to Eddie for writing it up.

Please also read Miss Marple's article about recognizing male dating scammers.

NEW: Optional: Register   Login
Email address (not necessary):

Rate as
Hide my email when showing my comment.
Please notify me once a day about new comments on this topic.
Please provide a valid email address if you select this option, or post under a registered account.
 

Show city and country
Show country only
Hide my location
You can mark text as 'quoted' by putting [quote] .. [/quote] around it.
Please type in the code:

Please do not post inappropriate pictures. Inappropriate pictures include pictures of minors and nudity.
The owner of this web site reserves the right to delete such material.

photo Add a picture:
Picture Search

You have received photos and wonder if these photos has been posted here before? Because you suspect this could be a dating scammer, but you do not want to post this picture? Try the Picture Search