This is a scam from Russia. The first contact was via a
dating site (as usual) Then I received the emails I am going to forward to you.
Of course I played the forlorn lover that simply was taken by surprise by the
unexpected need for funding lol Now heres where it gets
interesting. Via another dating site I was contacted in a similar manner, then
began receiving the identical emails and pics but of course with two
minor changes. The name was no longer Nataliya, but became Eketrina and the
hometown changed. The photos were exactly the same with the same captions and
other than those two changes the emails were exactly the same, word for word lol.
I think they finally got an interpreter to translate my answer to the second persona
because after the 3rd email they stopped. In both cases the original email came from a profile supposedly from
someone here in the states, then the next email explains that it was a friends
profile they had used. They are targeting American dating sites
now. I had heard from a friend that the Nigerians were doing that, but now it
appears the Russians are getting into the act.
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 6:42 AM
Subject: Hello again
This is me again! I decided to send you more info about me.
Sorry I don't have much time to write now because my sister is waiting for me.
We will go home together. It is my first time I try to correspondence with man
in internet world. I do hope you will be enough patient to understand my
I want you to know that I have only good intentions and I don`t have big
The thing is that I will work abroad for three or six months or so and I would
to meet a nice man to be my guide or just be good friend to spend time with.
I think that it is hard enough to live in foreign town without friends and also
never been abroad. I am from so small town here in Russia,I am afraid to be
I want to see the real life and it is impossible to see without person who
knows all sides
of the life. It doesn`t matter what age is he or what is his eyes color, I just
want to know
that he is kind and open-hearted inside. Last time many girls all over the
world also want to
start a new life abroad, so many of them used a special program for young
people who wants to work abroad.
I also decided to do so and to use it. This program just helps to register
documents and gives suitable work
in your area. I already started to register documents and now I need to decide
in which city I want to work.
I`m 26 years old and I`m not afraid of work (I will work as a dance teacher).
You know, I`m a professional dancer, I dance in group on festivals, wedding
But when I will arrive (I will travel alone) I will work as a dance teacher
I have an international certificate. 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 never been abroad so I
decided to find a friend abroad
and make his city to be my destination. I want to repeat the same way,it is my
only chance to change my life.
I am full of plans and different dreams. My hair is blonde and I have grey
eyes. I think I'm somewhat pretty,
but first of all I want to be beautiful inside. I do hope that you will be not
disappointed to meet me in the
real life if we meet. I will leave my town in a few days or so (I can't tell
you everything exactly right now)
and I would like to be sure that I have a man who is waiting for me there. I
will work all day and I would like
to find a man to spend all free time together to get to know each other better.
if you have any interest to meet
me I will be more then happy to meet you too. Sorry I really have to go now. My
sister is waiting for me and I have to go!
Forgot to say I'm sending a pic with my sister, my father and me.
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:36 AM
Subject: From the sweetest girl in the world!!!
dear Oscar! I think I'm a lucky girl to meet such good man as you in Internet!
I hope I will be lucky enough to meet you in the real life soon!I hope I will
be lucky enough to meet you in the real life soon!
Yesterday I told my mom about you. She said that now she doesn`t worry about me
as before because now she knows you are a kind
man and can help me if I need your help. You can show me your city and tell me
more about the life over there!
I think I didn't write you I like cooking. I can cook some Russian dishes for
you! Pelmeni, vareniki, blini, borsch, okroshka!
You will like it! Besides Russian cuisine I like Italian and Mexican. I love
spaghetti and pizzza!!!!! mmmmmmm !
I can't live without it! I like Mexican food because it's very spicy, although
I don't cook Mexican dishes too often.
I've been told my cooking is very tasty! I like to cook cakes. My favorite is
cheese-cake with raspberry! You know...
when I talk about food I'm getting hungry ))) I eat everything and I don't like
any diets but usually I don't eat after 7 pm.
This helps me not to be fat! I can cook many tasty things for you when we meet!
Sometimes I like to listen to music. I like almost all kind of Music and my favourite
one is pop music and classical. You know.. almost all Russian men are like
They are so rude, they can't be nice and polite, they don't want to have a
family. I think you are not like them.
I like to go to the cinema! I really like to watch a good movie with my
friends. 50 percents of movies in our cinemas are Russian
and about 50 American. Actually my favorite actor is Johnny Depp and I like all
movies with him. I've watched Pirates of the Carribean
(part 3) some time ago! I think the third part is not as good as the first
part. Have you seen it?
Could you recommend me any movie so I can watch it? What is your favorite movie
Soooooooooooooooo......... what else could I say? I have a driver's licence but
I don't have a car.
Sometimes I go to the theatre but not often. There is only one small theatre in
my city and there is nothing interesting.
If I want to watch a good play I should go to the nearest big city, there
sometimes can come some famous Russian actors
and dancers but I can't go there often because it's quite expensive.
I want you to know small things about my life, because it will show you who I
Ok, I think I will finish my e-mail for today, because its rather late here and
I should go home to cook some food for my mom and brother!
I`m sending more pics...
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2008 5:46 AM
Subject: Airport code
Oscar! This is me again...
Please write me the name of the closest Airport to you (possibly International)
and it's code (if you know).
For example the closest Airport to me is Chelyabinsk and it's code is (CEK). I
already started to pack my things
and I want to start my trip so I will go to Moscow from Chelyabinsk. I have so
many worries and I'm so afraid to
start everything but if I don't start it now I will never do it!!!!!!!!!!!!
I asked my sister to take a naked photo of myself because I didn't have any
naked photos and I thought I will
need them and it was my choice. Also I didn't want all men to look at this
pic.... and now I know you little more
and I will cross my fingers I'm not wrong in doing this and I will make a show
of trust and send you my naked pic
to you hoping it will be for your eyes only and you will not show it to
someone. I was not comfortable to pose for
such pic and I tried to smile, I think the pic is nice. I don't want to
chat about sex or something like that,
I just wanted to show you how my body looks like... and that's all. Maybe I
shouldn't do this but I will click
"send" button and close my eyes! I hope you will be not mad on me
because I sent this pic for you, I'm a good girl,
really!!!!!!!!!! Please don't show my pic to anyone and please don't ask for
any naked pics in different poses or
something like that. I'm a good girl and I'm not info taking naked photos!
I really apologize if you think now I'm not a good girl... I hope you don't
I'm impatiently waiting for your answer!
AAAAAAAAAAAh!!!! I'm so ashamed to send this pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 5:58 AM
Subject: My trip
Oscar!! How are you? I'm ok!!! I just returned from my work.
I was dancing at opening a cafe here. It was my last day at work,
everybody in my dance group told me so many warm words and wished me
luck in my trip! I told them about you and everybody said they will cross
one's fingers for us and they hope you are a good man and we will like each
We had some fun today and it was my last working day... but now I feel myself
I will miss my work and girls from my group... I almost cry now... anyway I
to make any steps back and I want to continue my arrangements.
I have some good news for you! After sending this email I will go home, take my
bags and go to Chelyabinsk! It is a nearest big city and there is an airport.
From there I will
fly to Moscow! I`m really afraid to fly on a plane! I hope my plane will not
I'm really afraid! It is several hours from Chelyabinsk to Moscow.
When I come to Moscow and settle down I will write you an email.
I hope tomorrow I will be able to write you. Please don't worry about me if you
hear from me tomorrow, that will mean I was not able to find a place to stay
and I will
write you the next day. In Moscow I will spend some time, I have to make all
with my documents and after it I will come to you! I've never been to Moscow
before and I'm so
nervous now... I've never went somewhere alone and now I should go alone to
such big city!
You know... I had such great desire to start my trip already.. and now I feel
myself like a newborn
kitten who has even didn't open it's eyes... I just want to hug my mommy and
don't want to go anywhere...
but I know that's my dream to start a new life and I will try to turn in to
Soon you will hear some news from me from Moscow!!!!!!!!
I hope I'm the one for you!
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 1:48 AM
Subject: Hello from Moscow
I'm so excited to write you again!!!!!!!!!! I'm in Moscow! You can't imagine
how happy I am because I already started my trip to you! I still cannot believe
I've done it! WoW! As I wrote you I was scared to fly on the plane but
everything was OK and I'm still alive )))) Moscow is a really big city! I've
been told the population of Moscow is about 10 million of people! From the
Airport I went by bus... it was so long way... about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
I've seen so many nice places in Moscow while going by bus! When I got off the
plane in the Moscow Airport policeman asked me about passport and he looked at
me like I am an enemy ))) I think all people here are a little crazy because of
terrorism. Everything here is very expensive, not like in my city... and
everywhere are big crowds of people! Everywhere is so many people! I feel
uncomfortable because of it but I hope I will be OK soon. I couldn't find a
cheap hotel, everything is so expensive in Moscow. Finally I found a place to
stay, I rent a room from an old woman. She is about 70 years old. She said her
husband died 2 years ago and she doesn`t have money to live, so she gives in
rent rooms in her apartment. She is very nice woman. She said I have to be very
careful. You know... she said many girls from small cities come to big cities,
they are looking for a better future and fortune but because they are from
small cities they can`t imagine their way to find the happiness can be not so
easy as they thought... and some of them can end up as prostitutes or something
like that. She said I should be careful when I meet you!! But I don't worry
about it! I feel with all my heart you are really nice man! Sorry I wrote you
about my worries.. I have nobody to write about it. My mother is worried enough
about me and I don't want to make her worry any more. I think that's really
good I've met you! I can write you about everything. By, the way, one more
thing about my trip. Agency will help me to rent a room to stay near my future
work in your area. I will share this room with a few girls yet, it is usual
procedure and it helps to pay the rent (it will be cheaper).And I have a
question, is it normal if we will like each other may be it is possible to live
together?of course if you or somebody doesn't mind. Do you have a big wide
bed?(joke). Anyway, if you will not want to stay with me it is ok for me to
rent a room, don`t worry!!! As you know I will stay there for three months and
later if I want I will be able to prolong my trip. I will arrive by my Work
visa, so I won`t have any problems with law while I will be working. I think I
will be able to improve my english and I think it will help us to learn each
other better,who knows. I miss my family... but I'm getting better with every
Now I'm very hungry and I will go and eat something. I hope everything will be
Please write me as soon as possible!See you soon! Big kiss from moscow!!
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 6:16 AM
feel so sad and heart broken because of this situation. I know that it is great
amount of money for you and it is also a great sum of money for me. I contacted
I tried to borrow the money everywhere I could, but useless. I don't know what
to do now.
I so much want to come to you and meet you and I though we could be a great
I know that it is a lot of money and everybody lives from "check to
check" I really don't know what to do.
I am crying and the I do believe that our meeting be something magic and
Don't you want me to be with you??? Tell me honestly!!!! We can meet each
other, I can get
a good job and earn good money, don't you agree? I just want to change my life
am going to work but not to be a girl who is living on someone's
I thought that it would be great if I am not alone there in your country
because you know it is kinda
dangerous to go to other coutry alone. I liked you and somehow you
managed to get deep into my heart.
I understand that though it doesn't make me feel comfortable. I do want to come
to you, be with you and have a good job.
I don't ask you just to give me this money. I ask you about a loan. If only I
could, I would never ask you for help.
And only you can help me in this situation. I need you and your help more then
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 5:41 AM
Subject: I want to...
I am sorry about all the problems with the money!
But without your help I will not be able to fly to you.
Mother gave me almost all the money that she had to
help me out with this journey.
If you can not help me, I will be returning to home.
But I do not want to be lonely again.
I do not want to return home.
I do not want to stay in Moscow either.
More than anything else, I would like to continue the trip!
I want you! I want you to surround me with your tenderness, warmth and care.
I certainly think about the future. I want us to be together.
I go to sleep and I wake up together with the thoughts about you.
They are not leaving my head.
More to that, Id like to wake up in your arms every day.
Id like to be sure that you really need me now and in the future.
I just want to look into your eyes.
I want to feel your warm breath.
I want to see your smile and know that this smile is for me.
I want to be waken up by you rather than some kind of alarm clock.
I want to be your sunshine.
I want you to warm your hands up in the back pockets of my jeans.
I want you to pay me with your kisses for the rental of my jeans pockets.
I want to believe you and never question anything you say.
I want to hear your voice. I want to get to your inner thoughts.
I want to be everything you need. I want you to know all these things.
Cant wait for the moment I board the plane and start my final journey to you.
I am looking forward to hearing some good news from you.
Hope you can help me out and give me your support.
P.S.For that you can trust me I sent you my passport!
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 7:31 AM
I have so many thoughts running through my head and I don't know where to start
I was planning this trip and Ihave never been abroad and this was the
first time I was arranging the trip.
I am not after best standards of living and I am not after sugar daddies, I am
be me. I am trying to develop myself in all areas and not to stay in the small
town deep in
Russia where there is no job, no money just for a living. nothing!
Maximum I can find is 500 dollars, and your 500 dollars will help me.
I can't find more money...I don't want to survive, I want to live.
It is not funny when you have a salary five thousand roubles per month.
Ok, enough about that. If cannot help me, then I must cancel the trip and go
because I have no any other way out. I wish I could come to you...I really
liked you a lot and
I guess there is something more, it is a sympathy for a man from a woman.
I wish I knew that everything will be so complicated. And I feel bad that I can
loose all my
saved money for the trip, I mean papers arrangements, trip and living here.
I have never seen you in person and now I guess I will never see you if you
don't help me.
Sometimes destiny plays bad and hurtful games with us, but this is life.
You are something special for me and I even don't know how to explain and maybe
I shouldn't say that.
Please let me know if I have chances to get your financial help or not.
I need to know this as soon as possible. If nothing works out with my trip,
then I will be here in Moscow for a few more days because I need to try and return
some money from the agency and then I will go back to my home
||When Oscar realized that it was a scam, he stopped all further contact with the scammers.