An American in distress in a foreign country, is supposed to contact American Embassy / Consulate for help, instead of asking you for money, unless you ARE an American ambassador / vice consul in her country!
'S' from United States
White girl + GHANA = SCAMMER!
anonymous from Belgium
They practise all in the same way. A lot of sweet words. A lot of doubios photos. They try to cach you with very sexy plans and photos. Thoose photos are stolen from russian porno sides. You can (but don't try) find there a lot of beauties, who are on the other hand the true, simply women, looking for the serious love. Remember: IT IS SCAMM there, only scamm!
Forgett the eastern world! They have now most our standards and they try to reach more.
I have seen the houses with swimming pools, the new German cars. What you see at the TV, poor russian people - forgett it ! You even can see poor american people. The russian girls, they have meanwhile computers, wears the best fashions and the laught over the western men, who are thinking, to find a romantic girl in the east. It is a buisiness, not more, not less! Now, young men, stop your fantasies. Your words for the 'Ladies' they are written in wind and water. Only bloody fools or greenhorns will send money to a virtual girl. I am a wounded gray woolf. There was one trap but not the second. NEVER TRUST IN THE EAST!
The cold war, is has an other face, but it is still the same.
DO NOT FRATERNIZICE WITH RUSSIANS ! YOU ARE THE LOOSER !
anonymous from Canada
I agree, but only a fool would send money to someone they have never met. CANADA RULES, Russia is the home of the fool, get it
Here is one I havent seen on your site yet and has almost Identical emails and 'problems. The main difference I see with what is already posted is this one has left a small town of Orrinisiki for St. Petersburg. She is also getting help from an 'agency'. I have spent several weeks back and forth with this one and even had a very convienten email change to add to her issues. The first email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) she used was actually a legitimate Russian website. The second is olyaslogamail.info . I also see that his is the first Passport post of this girl. A fairly clever forgery but the expiration isn't correct. I decide to pull out my passport and compare the two for fun.I hope it is helpful to whoever.
Hera are some additional photographs of 'Olga Zhirihina'. Oddly enough her birthday is the same minus one year of one of your other scammers. The same numbers are being doctored on the passport pics apparently. As I said before this one claimed to fly to St. Petersburg and then not have enough money for the flight to the US. Reasonably convincing I thought and I decided to actually send some money (very little) to keep this going and to see how far this would go. Western Union is actually pretty helpful in sharing the destination pickup. She claimed of course to be in St. Petersburg but the money was paid in Perm, Russia. Quite a distance apart to say the least. I have a least 12 saved emails from her all of which dodge my basic questions, even my offer to buy the tickets myself through my travel account. Cat and mouse is a fun game sometimes but I wonder how many blind guys there are out hter to perpetuate them continuing this type scam? This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Ekaterina Rozhentsova Dating scammer Svetlana Howralewa Dating scammer Svetlana Howralewa (modified photo) Dating scammer Svetlana Howralewa (modified photo) Dating scammer Yuliya Goncharova (modified photo) Dating scammer JANA (modified photo)
'DO NOT FRATERNIZICE WITH RUSSIANS ! YOU ARE THE LOOSER !'
what the f*** are you talking about? Have you even been to Russia? Have you met any Russian people? If not, I suggest that you keep you ignorance and prejudice to yourself.
prejudice = 'an unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling, especially when formed without enough thought or knowledge.'
Eddie from Sweden
To any newcomers who find this thread, via Google or whatever:
SOME GENERAL INFO ABOUT RUSSIAN GIRLS AND RUSSIAN DATING SCAMMERS:
If several or more of the following criteria apply to your Boris (the beautiful Russian 'girl' that is supposedly writing to you), resist the temptation to help 'the poor girl' by sending her money. You're really writing to a sleazy guy sitting in a smoky room in Yoshtar Ola, Mari-El Republic, with a bunch of other sleazy guys spamming indiscriminately on laptops. But remember that there are crooks and scammers in every country in the world, this is just a Russian variant.
# 'girl' writes to you first on a dating site...especially a free one (or an email appears out of nowhere in your mailbox). Real Russian girls are rarely so bold as to write to you first. (unless you're obviously very attractive or rich :). Plus if they're looking for a partner, they generally prefer him to be Russian speaking and live in Russia. Much more convenient!
# girl's much too young for you (or too good to be true/looks like a model/porno star)....although I have noticed a recent tendency for some scammers to use photos of slightly 'less attractive' girls.
# girl has some far-fetched excuses for you not visiting her in Russia (criminal city, not the Russian custom, terrorism, etc). ALL BULLSHIT!! Actually, the normal way to meet a Russian girl is to visit her in her city first!
# scammers rarely have children, but most the real Russian women I've ever met on the internet did. (except for Moscow career girls)
# photos are too revealing (can't be a respectable girl). Respectability is very important to most Russian women (especially Moscow career girls).
# most of the pics are old and a little bit faded with a curiously grainy quality that soon becomes easy to recognise (overuse?). A serious girl who's looking for a partner, would save up and go to a professional to have a photo set done, and/or borrow a digicam at least (dates should also be on the photos you receive). My fiancée did it. Russian girls aren't all that poor anymore, and if they seriously want to leave Russia, they know that posting sleazy pics will only attract cheap guys.
# girl claims not to have a mobile phone. Very unlikely!!! fer f***'s sake.....do you know a single girl without a mobile phone? Even poor Russian girls can't do without one, they're much cheaper than in Europe and a megafon telephone card doesn't cost that much either. You should be able to call her when you want. On the other hand, not having a landline or a computer is quite common.
# very long rambling/ecstatic form letters with a strange format, punctation and layout written in scamlish. (world's worst Babelfish copy)
# writes everyday in English (how does she have time if she's working? + most Russians outside Moscow can hardly speak a word of English). Anyway, what's the point of finding a girl if you can't communicate with her, at least on a basic level? And if she can't speak English, why does she have a non-cyrillic email account?
# doesn't answer direct questions (sometimes factual mistakes in the letter)
# falls in 'love' very quickly. Don't let your ego or loneliness pull the wool over your eyes. She doesn't know you. You could be an axe murderer for all she knows.
# uses a proxy server to hide his/her location, ie a SOCKS server / GPRS Internet. if you can't trace 'her' IP, it's 100% scam. If she uses gmail, be suspicious too cos you won't be able to trace the IP. Hotmail and yahoo are acceptable if she'll chat with you on messenger.
MOST IMPORTANT...if you get this far:
# wants money for a 'visa' and/or maybe tickets, but IT'S VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR A SINGLE RUSSIAN GIRL TO GET A TOURIST VISA TO A WESTERN COUNTRY! She can get a sponsored visa with your help, but then she needs a personal letter of invitation from you, a copy of your passport, a proof of your residence in your home country, a completed sponsor's application form (also from you)....not including the documents that she has to fill in herself. All of these she has to drop off at your national embassy in Moscow WITH PREPAID TICKETS and wait 10 working days. These are the rules for the Schengen countries...the USA and Canada are almost as complicated. Anyway, a normal tourist visa + travel costs + hotel rooms would set her back 2000+ US dollars for a trip to the US. She should be asking you for a lot of money! Why should it be so easy for a gorgeous sexy girl just to jump on a plane and fall into bed with you? Be realistic.
NB...you should check your national embassy website in Moscow for visa prices and procedures.
There are a few scammers that are more patient and professional. There are even a few real girls scamming, and professional gold-diggers. One or two (mostly in the Ukraine) are not even afraid to use their true identities. These scammers are harder to spot.
But a ground rule is: if you are looking for a Russian wife/partner, you must be prepared to travel to Russia to meet her. And if she turns out to be a professional gold-digger, which has never happened to me personally or anyone I know, you should try to be philosophical and treat it as an exotic trip to a foreign country, have fun anyway, and try not to waste too much money on her.
There are actually hundreds of perfectly nice Russian girls in Russia but you have to go there and get them. Chercher la femme.
anonymous from Belgium
Here the list of scammers in my archieve since 2006. Today only e-mail addresses:
Lily_Jane@mail.ru , email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com ,
firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org ,
email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
Some 100'th of shades printed paper and a lot of lost dreams. A letter to president Putin, asking him what he is doing against that crime - no answer.
People, keep your minds off of the eastern world !
Eddie from Sweden
anonymous from Belgium
thanks for posting your list. but my fiancée is Russian, what is your problem with that? Russia is not such a bad place (better than some parts of Belgium). Why do you judge a whole country on the basis of a few hundred scammers?
firstname.lastname@example.org from San Diego, United States
i love mayja
anonymous from Canada
Hi my new friend Im glad to see that you have decided to reply,I see it is very short letter.It is all right because you are astonished to get my letter.I want you to know that I have only good intentions and I have not any secrets.The thing is that I will work in your country for three months or so andI would like to meet a nice man to fall in love or just be closest friends. I don't want to live in Russia because I have not any chances here,it is hardly possible to explain from first time but I want you to know my plans.I will work in any shop, bar or restaurant the agency that i am going through will suggest me some locations.It will be my choice in the end as to what option to go for.So I will have a simple work till I improve my English. And I can choose anytown of your area,agency will only help me to get a visa and all travel documents + some suggested placed to work in.My best friend last year met the man from the USA when she worked there for three months, too. She had two jobs. From morning till 4 pm she worked in amusement park and after it she worked as a waitress in some bar till midnight. She was very tired of course but made very good money there. It is special programm for young people who wants to work abroad and I think it is the right way for me ,I am lost here,and I think that I look pretty enough to find a better place .I want to repeat the same way,it isonly my chance to meet a nice man.I want to work in USA or in Europe or anynice country. I am full of plans and different dreams and I want to share mylife with good man because I'm also full of love and tenderness,I know thatI am not so beautiful like Hollywood Princess but I do hope to meet my Prince andI am sure he will be not be disappoined to meet me in the real life! This is why I am going to go through the same way.Well,I will close this letter and I do hope to get your reply.I will leave russia in two weeks or so (I can't tell you everything exactlyright now) and I would like tobe sure that I have the man who waits for me there. I will work all day and I want to find a man to spend all free timetogether to get to know each other better.if you have any interest to meet me I will be more than happy to meet you too.I will tell you all details about me and my life if you like my pictures andwant to meet me! please send picture of you too!!!I write to you with my new mailbox email@example.com, please writeletters now only on this mailbox.I will wait your next letter. Kiss you , Darja (this is my name)!