Here is the text of my first email correspondence with Elena Rzhakhova (but I had to press her to get the name). And, I've included the first pic she sent me. 'She' found me on iwantu.com, a haven for scammers I think.
Very pleasantly that you have responded to my message. I shall write shortly about myself.
I live in Russia. To me of 28 years.
I search for serious and long relations.
I consider myself very feminine, romantic, full of life energy & love to share, affectionate, sympathetic,
sensual & caring, sociable, easy to get along with,conservative when it has to
do with family values, family-oriented, cheerful, easy-going,
sensible, well-bred, loyal, peace-loving (I hate arguing).
I do not have children, but I'd love to with the right reliable person.
For fun I like to go in for sports, go to a cinema.
I like to visit concerts and exhibitions.
I lead healthy life & try to keep fit. I do not smoke,do not accepted drugs.
If I have interested you and you have serious intentions write to me. I shall be very glad to your letter.
In more detail about myself I shall write in the subsequent letters. Elena.
************** This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Tatyana Smirnova from Molodezhnyi, Russia
anonymous from United States
Oh, and here is a great couple of pages about her (also turns up on a google search for 'Elena Rzhakhova'):
She sent me all of the pictures from both of those links. We have been corresponding for months now. I thought she was real, but then I started doubting it. I finally got her last name, then a google search turned up this forum plus the above links.
I am posting this here not out of anger, but to warn others out there of this scam. I wish I'd known about this earlier; it pays to do due diligence! :-)
she is still writing to me and even trying to prove her ID with this fake passport....
Below is what she wrote in the last email...
'About love and fidelity,
YOURS Elena .
Presently I answer your questions about necklaces , this gift from my
grandmother , she already óìåðàëà!
Yes I go in internet cafe , I go each day in internet cafe that to look wrote
My full name Elena Sosnova Nikolaevna!
My city Yoshkar-Ola
My street Mashinostroiteley house 4 apartments 19 , I having looked yesterday's
letter which I wrote you and I mistakenned the number of the apartment beside me
number of the apartment 19!
My post cod 424020!
My shop name 'Fairy' in she works 6 workers!
When I shall get from you letter that I shall write you in manually well!
I did you copy of the passport that I real girl!'
Keywords: fake passport with or to get a visa for immigration to the USA
anonymous from Sweden
OH MY GOD!!!! these photos have been doing the rounds for years. a scammer sent them to me last July on Russian Brides, and then in October I saw another scammer using them on Romantic planet. Seems like every other scammer is using her nowadays.
She must really bring in the punters.
firstname.lastname@example.org from Egypt
you very pretty...
i think u not from earth u from anther plant....
cause u have nice (eyes doddy,face,all you).....
you realy fantastic.....
i waill wait replay to me
anonymous from United States
Well I'm not sure but this mail has all the tattle tails of a B.S. story ,has not asked for money ,,yet but soon I guess have you seen her pics before olga g
ALGUÉM CONHECE ESTA GAROTA, ELA ME DIZ QUE SE CHAMA EKATERINA, MAS SEU E-MAIL É KATYA.SWEETGIRL. POR FAVOR SE ALGUÉM SABE ALGO DESTA GAROTA ME DIGA , ANEXO 1 PHOTO DELA.ELA DIZ QUE É DE CHEBOKSARY. OBRIGADO. This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Angelica Semenova from Cheboksary, Russia
anonymous from Brazil
It WOULD LIKE TO KNOW SOME INFORMATION BY THIS GIRL OF NAME EKATERINA SOLOVEVA, OR KATYA SOLOVEVA. I THANK TO WHO WILL HAVE SOME INFORMATION TO GIVE MYSELF ABOUT THIS GIRL OF CHEBOKSARY, RUSSIA. This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Angelica Semenova from Cheboksary, Russia