Sample of a Scam
This is a common intro letter
by a large group of scammers...
Congratulations Dear. I have seen your structure
site of dating. It is possible to get acquainted with you! My name is
Sveta! I am modest and very lonely lady! I search the partner in life
or simply interesting men for dialogue, I am interesting to learn more
about you wait your answer send me if it is possible still the photos
Here is what a stupid, lazy
scammer does to scam you...
- this scammer is now using the same letters but a new photo of
"Tatyana" which you can see here.
Here is the most basic (and stupid) agency scam going…
I sent a simple letter (all letters with about 10 sentences) to an ad I
found on a free site, here is the unaltered result…
Too sappy. Too much talk about husband & happiness. English is
much too good for an average girl. None of the letters actually say
anything. It's all sugar.
Hello Dear Jim!!!
Thank you very much for your letter. I was very glad to get your letter
in our marriage agency. I am admired with you !!! Let me write you my
biography. I was born in country Kyrgyzstan. And i have never been in (Jim's
city). I was born in 1973 of April 23. I have finished school
11 classes, then has arrived in university, I have got the diploma. But
my trade became unnecessary, I could not find long time work. I did not
require money, but it was interesting to me to work, to communicate
with the people and to be typed of vital experience. I have found work
in one half-year, I worked the barman in the Korean restaurant, it was
interesting, but heavy work... I received good money in comparison with
general earnings in our country in that time. But I have understood,
that when will pass youth, I can not work in such place and I have
decided(solved) to continue my education. As in that time the training
in our country became paid, it was difficult. But I do not see my life
here, as I search for the husband, I shall follow him, where he will
Dear Jim, i intend to meet serious man for relation. It don't mean for
me nation or age. Just a little love, and happy future of my children.
I intend that you has serious intentions... Send the photo.
What do you like to do??
What is your hobbies??
How spend free time?
Tell me more about yourself.
Sorry for my bad english. Take my pic.
Waiting your answer, Irina.
Answered within a day. I didn’t send a pic. So much love for
a 2nd letter. She's pouring out her heart rather
than simply telling me about herself. Why? Again, saying that she is
Hi Dear Jim!!!
I flied today, when the woman from marriage agency said that i got the
letter. Your letter is filled by honesty and kindness, it inspires to
me some hopes... You very nice and attractive the man! Here in
Kyrgizstan, where prospers nationalism and mass unemployment, it is
unpossible to find real man, real husband, which can love his wife and
provide her happy life, happy future of his family. I think that i can
be a good wife. Yes, not the best life is true here and probably women
search for themselves for good conditions for life, but I think, that
any person would act also. But I want, that you knew my true relation
to this. I only want good relation and kind person about me. I want
worthy relation to me, return I shall give also fine relation and my
love. You should also understand, that the gentle fundamentals for
relation is very bad, as two persons should go about all life. Here
remained of the strong men. You also should know, that I live in
country where each day there leave thousand Russian people. I radiate
from, that my children had the best life, than I. I think, that you
will perceive me. I only want that we with you prolonged our relations,
as I feel your energy and I think, that you that the man, which one is
necessary to me. Dear Jim, i also want to certify you, that I shall not
deceive you, I am true the very sincere and opened girl.
Waiting for your answer impatiently,
letter. I disappeared for about 3 weeks, then sent a very short letter
that said nothing. She didn't ask about it. Constantly reassuring me
that she’s not a gold digger. It’s just too loving
sweet. Especially for the 3rd letter.
Hello Dear Jim, I was
very glad to get the letter. Thank you much for your enteresting letter
! I shall hurry to answer thy letter. I want to write to you the
detailed definition of my nature and mine throttle. Jim, i am not
looking for rich man there with you, i only want kind and loving man
with me to create a happy family !!! Here is not mans for marriage
because most of them drink much alcohol and making drugs !!! And now i
found you there, you are so kind and heart-loving man !!! Man of my
dreams !!! I like romantic intentions, a considerable lobe of my
kindness I donate to the people. Mine throttle can embody pictures of
the nature and all that seizes me in travel. I can discuss with you in
friendly spirit different subjects. I can discuss with you issues of
our time and native born problems of human life. I want to find in you
the adherent, friend and husband. By the kindness and tenderness I can
make your life fine. My numerous and miscellaneous concerns can easily
surprise you. I do not like enthusiastic phrases, I do not like
flattery, false people. I abhor egoism. The people using an another's
transactions invoke in me hurricane of indignation. I want, that all
people on ground lived happily. In miscellaneous time of my life I met
the good and poor people. And I always appreciated ympatheticand kind,
off-the shelf to go on a victim for the friend. This value is very
difficult for saving up, it is even more difficult to search for it on
a zoetic path. I receive a sheer pleasure in dialogue with the friends
and interesting, fascinating people. However, I like to sit at home, I
like a domestic cosiness, I like calmness. At this time I listen to
music, quiet and quiet music, which one brings in mine I throttle a
delightful reconciliation. I am resulted in delight by Russian
romances. I like Russian romances in processing List, I like
Chaykovsky. I hope, that our fine dialogue will be proceeded. I with
steep respect am referred to you and I want to learn about you more and
more. I hope, that you the very sincere man. I wait for your answer
with huge impatience !!!
WHO would say that she has chosen you over other men she has
on the internet? Nobody! Again talking about money. Trying to guilt me
into a relationship.
Hi, Sweetest Jim!!!
Thank you for your lovely letter very much ! I have met many people in
Internet, but I have chosen you. I don't know why... The first reason,
because your letter very strongly differed from other letters. Your
letter was sincery. I have thought, that you the man, which very
seriously concerns to life and has a firm vital position. herefore I
chose you. I do not write now other men and I do not respond on the new
letters. The second reason consists that I pay for the letters
considerable for me money and I can not pay a plenty of the
correspondence. I have chosen you and I hope, that we shall do steps on
meeting to each other. I for you shall write, what man is necessary for
me. I do not search for someone especial, I want simple usual life, the
large money is not necessary to me. My Dear Jim, i only want, that my
future husband concerned to me yours faithfully and loved me. In reply
to it I shall give back him all myself without the rest. I would like
that he loved children and is skilful to accept the decisions. I do not
love the weak men. I also would like that my husband always wanted me
in sex, I want to feel about my husband by the present woman, which
love. I do not demand the raised(increased) attention to myself, but we
should always go on meeting each other. It will be great for New-Year.
Dear Jim, i also want to tell, that I hate greed. I consider, that this
very bad quality at the people. That all for today ! Wait for you, and
She loves me with all her heart? Already? Without meeting? Soon to be
wife? I never asked! My letters were always short because I knew it was
a scam from the start. Documents will be fast? Never!
I love you with all my
Hello my love Jim, I love to receive and read your letters, I wait with
great anticipation to see what you will write to me next. Jim,
"SweetHeart" Agency is realible, my friend Natasha found her second
part of heart , she moved to Greece, and now they waiting for baby.
Many single womens moved with this agency every day! She recomended
this agency for me to find my love, and i FOUND MY LOVE!!!!! I hope you
know his name :-) Jim, i need to pay money directly to agency (they
don't use bank's services now or some-thing else!), then they make wisa
and others documents (including airline ticket) for me!!! It realible
100 %! They don't get no one complain during 3 years. They work really
realible and fast, only about 3-6 days maximum to get all documents and
be with you. Yes it is alittle expensive, but i don't need run to
different places to get different documents. They will do it themself
fast and realible, think about it please!!! It a chance for me and i
hope for you Your wife will be very soon, Irina.
This letter from the agency came with
Irina’s last letter.
My name is Yulia Larina, manager of agency "SweetHeart" and account
manager for Irina Baranova, our client. She has asked us to send you
some information regarding the processing of trip to your country. We
understand that you may be interested in her arriving to your country
to meet with you.
I never said anything about Irina visiting me in
my country. I always said that I would go to her. She never mentioned
or asked about it.
letter looks familiar, that’s because it’s the
basic scam. I have received letters like this constantly for years.
It’s so easy to see it’s a scam. I hope it helps
you. Just remember, you don’t have to drop a girl after
getting a letter like this. Just wait until she, or an agency asks for
money…then let me know about it!
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DON'T SEND MONEY!!
Here is how a
real correspondance goes with a real girl. I met her through
a free site...
#1. Feb. 3. Maybe a week after I sent my first letter. Look at the
dates on these letters. This is real life, not a scammer sitting on a
Thank you for a very interesting letter about
your life. I am sorry for the late reply but it is better late than
never. Your life seems to be very interesting and full of different
events. Frankly speaking I envy a little those people who travel
several times a year or whose work is connected with business trips. My
kind of work doesn't allow me to travel very often. I work in a
shipping company as office manager and I spend the most of my work time
in the office. Among numerous responsibilities I deal with translation
and notarization of ship documentation. There's a lot of work to be
done daily but so far I am satisfied with this work. I have three weeks
of vacations annually and of course I try to devote these precious days
to travelling to some place, be it inside of the country or outside of
it. I visited China and South Korea several times. I have been all over
the Far East because all my close relatives live there but have never
been to the central part of Russia including (Jim's city).
Of course there are many places I want to visit. I have graduated from
Far Eastern Technical University where I studied English linguistics
and intercultural communication. I am 25 now but no one gives me my
age. I look younger. I like to dance (I attend dance classes), like to
go the theater, like to spend time with my friends. I adore listening
to the music when I come home after work, it helps me greatly to relax
and gets my mood up. I am currently live with my parents. I have elder
brother. He leads his own life and I see him very seldom. They are very
close to me and I love them all.
Tell me about your family. What attracts you
in living and working in (Jim's city)? Did you
like Vladivostok when you visited it? I would like to know more about
you because you seem to be a very interesting and intelligent guy. I'll
send you some pictures of me a little bit later, from my home computer
(I'm at work right now). And I would be glad to receive some your
pictures. I hope our letters will pour a little light on both of our
souls and will let us get closer.
Have a nice day! Waiting for your reply. Bye!
Letter #2. Feb. 7. It
came without me replying to her last letter.
It is Olga. I'm sendimg you a picture of me as
I promised. Waiting for your message. See you. Bye!
Letter #3. Feb. 18. She
didn't send any letters. Then she sent me a card for Valentine's Day.
How many scammers sent V-Day cards?
I'm glad you liked the card I sent you. I'm
writing you just to let you know I've NEVER forgot you and I promise to
send a letter in the nearest future. I've been busy and had to stay at
work till late the last week. So far I'm sending you a joke which has
been sent me by a friend of mine. Have a smile! :) Please, send me some
pictures of you, I've nevr received any from you. Have a great day!!!
See you later.
Letter #4. Feb. 19. OK,
she talks about her dream. That's why she has an ad on the internet.
But she doesn't read me a fairy tale full of sugar. She says it in 3
sentences. Then it's finished. And she was just repeating my words.
I'm more or less free to write a letter to
you. Our boss went for a business trip so all us can have a little
break for a while. I completely agree with you that Japanese food is
the best one in the world. I've never been to Japan but I have visited
S. Korea where there s a plenty of Japanese restaurants. I preferred to
go to Japanese restaurants, they were very delicious and not expensive.
As for Korean food I couldn't eat it it was so hot! I also like Chinese
food. By the way, do you cook yourself or prefer dining out? Do you
live in a hotel or rent an apartment in (Jim's city)?
I don't usually devote much time to cooking. I live in my parents home
so my mom mostly cooks for the family. I have a Persian cat Kapitosha
very fluffy and kind. He is a real member of our family, we all cherish
him. My mom and dad are very close to me ... Last year we celebrated
25th anniversary of their marriage. It was a great party, their
friends, lifetime friends came to congratulate them. My mom was in a
white bride s dress - she was beautiful! They love so tenderly and
respect each other greatly. I am so happy for them because they have
found the second half of each other... I wish I would find the second
half of mine - a man, tender and generous, with whom I would feel happy
making him happy... Well that's my dream I guess... It is just like
yours, like anyone who haven t met yet the right, ideal person to share
love and passion. And I'm sure I'll find him very-very soon ! I don t
have a lot of friends, in fact I have three close friends, one of them
is the closest but she's currently living in Beijing for 1 year. She's
extremely lazy when it comes to writing letters. All our friends know
this her trait so no one takes offence. I can only guess how she is
doing now. Well anyway I love her, she's my best friend. Last weekend
me and my friends went to the forest. There was a lot of snow, much
more than in the city. We had a great time! We were sledding down from
the hill. It was frosty and we made a fire and drank coffee with cognac
to get warm. Then we tied the sleigh up to our car and drove sitting on
the sleigh. That was really fun! Please, tell me how you usually spend
your leisure time. Well I'd better close for now, have a nice day
(morning, evening). Bye!
Letter #5. Feb. 26. A
real, common letter that we all get. Have you ever gotten a letter like
this from a scammer?
Russian) I hope everything is good with you. I'm waiting for a letter
from you. Write. Don't forget :)
English) Have a nice day!!!
Letter #6. Mar. 13.
Interest in me and my life.
It was nice to hear from you! You were right -
I am currently busy and will be till the end of the week. I couldn't
even touch the computer. Our company celebrates Birthday this Saturday.
There will be a big party and I am responsible for its organization. It
takes so much time and energy that I feel so exhausted and fed up with
all that bustle. The weather here is pretty good but not warm. It
fluctuates from -5 to +5 degrees. What is the weather in (Jim's
city)? You said you like answering questions. Ok, I have
some questions to ask (by the way, I've already asked some of them but
you didn't answer). Where do you live in (Jim's city)
- appartment, hotel or somewhere else? Do you cook yourself or prefer
dining out? Do you have vacations and when? Well, I guess enough
questions for this time. You promised to send me some pictures of you.
I'm still waiting :) If you don't have time to write long letters -
that's OK. I guess it would be easier to write short letters - often
than long ones - seldom, do you agree?
Well, I'd better be going right now. Have a
nice day! Bye!
Waiting impatiently for your letter!!!
Letter #7. Mar. 14.
Another quick reply. Disappointing to read, but great to receive.
Russian) I got your long letter, thank you!!! (In English) I want you
to know that I'm really happy to receive your letter! I
will write you as soon as I get more time.Bye for now!
P.S. You made me smiling!
Letter #8. Mar. 24.
More about her actually life, her family and what they do.
The week was really crazy thanks God it s
over. I was dying to write you realizing that you await a letter from
me but I had neither time no possibility to do it. I was to prepare
important documents as soon as possible so I was as busy as a bee. I
tried to write you at home but I came home too exhausted and not single
idea came to my mind. Will you excuse me? How was your first class of
video course on Wednesday? I suspect it was successful! I had some
experience in teaching. When I was the fifth year student I taught
English (speaking practice) to the freshers so it's familiar to me. I
would like to attend your class which must be interesting! I have
always liked listening someone playing guitar... I would love to play
myself but I can't. I remember when I was 7 or 8 years old my mom took
me to the musical school. She wanted me to play guitar or piano. They
examined me and said I had a very good ear. I started to attend the
classes but we lived too far from the school and neither dad no mom
didn t have enough time to take me there daily because of their work
schedules. So my wish to play guitar or piano is still just a wish. My
family. Well I was lucky to be brought up by both mom and dad. My
brother, dad s son (he's 28), never lived with us he lived with his
mother. Sometimes he visited us for the weekend or we met at my
grandmother s place. Now he is independent guy - very good and kind. I
love him! But regretfully we don't see often we re having our own
lives. When we meet we banter each other: Have you married yet? :) My
mother has been working in the Diagnostic Laboratory of City Hospital
for almost 30 years. My father is working in the Vladivostok Branch
office of a Korean company manufacturing electronics. Last Saturday
(March 15) we celebrated our company s Birthday. The party was great.
It was in a restaurant and there were a lot of people there. I've taken
some pictures and can send you... but under one condition, OK? Please,
send me some your pictures. The weather here is getting warmer and
warmer. I'm so happy that spring has come.
I hate cold, I just can't stand cold! It s about +8 - +10
degrees. The slush has already dried out and now there's only dust that
makes the shoes dirty on streets! I'll close for now. It's late here
and I'd better go to bed Thank you for your letters. I really enjoy
talking to you! And I will impatiently awaiting for your letter!!! See
Did you see the words
"love" or "trust" in every letter? Or anything about money? No, this is
a real girl. She wants to know me. She doesn't want money. I hope you
see the huge difference. Usually the 2nd letter will tell you.
It's easy for me to
find scammers. Scammers usually never answer me, I live in Russia and
speak Russian. But my alias, they answer. So, when I send a letter and
get no response, and 2 days later my alias sends a letter and gets a
response (both without photos), I have my answer right there.
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