Just received this unsolicited letter in my email.
How are you? My name is Nadejda. I am 26 years old. I live in Russia,
city Yoshkar-Ola. I am cheerful woman, and like to do many things as
sport, camping, go to the cinema, theatre etc. In a word I like to do
all what like all people. I work in marketing structure on sale of
cosmetics. My dream this travel abroad. I know the english language
well enough.. I began to study english language approximately one year
ago. I wish tell to you history which have pushed me write to you. 8
months ago I have got acquainted with the man from other country by
name Justin. During this time we had good relations. We have
understood that our relations become serious and we have decided to
meet in his country. I wrote the application for reception the visa. I
waited reception of the visa approximately half of year. All time I
kept in touch with Justin through the internet and often called to
each other. I and Justin waited reception of the visa to our meeting.
I have received the invitation from the ambassador for reception of
the visa. My director has given me long-term holiday from work and I
have gone to Moscow to receive the visa. I informed good news to
Justin, but he has answered, that does not want our meeting. He
played with me. He has informed that has the wife with two children
and at all has no plans to meet me. I was not ready to such turn of
events. I could not think what even after 8 months of acquaintance he
can so unscrupulously act with me. Now I am in Moscow trip to Moscow
and reception of visa. I do not want that all was gone for nothing and
will be glad if my visa will be useful to our meeting. I could arrive
already through 4-5 days, but a problem in that that now I have no man
which would like my arrival. Probable it will silly sound but if you
will be interested in a meeting with the good woman I shall like to
meet you sometime soon! As Justin was dishonest with me I have
decided to find the man which is interested to meet the woman from
Russia. I do not know your ideas about my letter, but it would be fine
if we could meet and have some weeks or months together. On my trip I
want to receive rest from my work and a life in Russia. Also the basic
purpose for the future it is search good men for serious attitudes
which go to a marriage. I have no children, but I want to have
children in the future. I am the mature woman and ready to creation of
family with good man. I do not know what you really search in the
future but if we could meet I shall be happy to discuss with you more
about our meeting. What are you going to do this time? It would be
fine if we could meet, do friendship or more than simply friendship. I
shall be happy if you also have a free time and we could meet soon. I
do not know your interests, but anyhow write to me back and I shall
tell to you more about myself. Write to me all that you want. Maybe we
have similar plans and it will be interesting to us together.
You can write all that you want. Ask any questions which interest you.
Write to me back and I shall tell more about myself and send more my
Please, write to me back on my regular e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a good day,
Note: She isn't looking for for me to PAY for a visa. She already HAS ONE (due to that dastardly "Justin" who played GAMES with her!)
Just betting that neither bastard "Justin" nor her "director" gave her air fare! H-m-m-m I bet I would have to pay for that.
Just a little twist on the classic "Send me money and I will buy visa and airline ticket." This one is evidently for those who know you can't just buy a visa. No matter - she HAS ONE already. Just buy ticket!
She did send beautiful picture too by the way - no doubt a Russian model.
A good way to determine that is to take a segment, a several word uncommon fragment, of the letter and Google it. Most well traveled scam letters will show up as a part of a blacklist somewhere. I've taken a few samples and done the search on this one and nothing has been produced.
Write to the girl someone and tell her you are interested. Let us know how it turns out.
Well in the letter there is no mention of "could you buy me a ticket" so what's the harm in seeing where it goes? If she asks then you know it's not going to happen, sounds like she's arranged the visa at her own cost, because if Justin was just playing for the buzz then he certainly wouldn't have sent the money now would he!
I'm in Australia so it won't be any good for me, but I have had an experience with a scammer and I've found out that she does not need his invite for a visa if she comes on either a business or tourist visa, is this the same in the USA? Of cause if she's paid and has a visa in hand she will not want to waste it, because it is a large amount for them.
You actually wrote to her and received that response?
Martin suggest that this is a spam letter - I don't think mass amiling generally contain pictures. I could be wrong (because I don't know that much about spam) but this file was some 27K - which is bigger than any other spam file I had received.
I'm thinking its more of an individual targeted scam - with me as the target of course.
I was reluctant to write back to her since I already DO receive enough spam - no need to prove my email address is a good one to these people. I'm setting myself up for MORE.
But in the interests of science and experimentation I have written back to her. Will tell you what occurs right here in this VERY FORUM!
Hey jetmba, that was exactly the point in light of your promise to report asap. I wait with baited breath. LOL I think 16 minutes is quite enough time for this sweet and lovely to get back to you the promises galore.:-) I can hardly wait to share the joy of your upcoming romance with ...............now what did IT say her name was? Oks..no...Le..no...An....no that wasn't it either...ohhhhhh yeah I think it was Yulia, yes that'll do, it's fairly close to Yuri. :-)
Actually Jet my letter was different to yours, here it comes:
It came from: email@example.com
Hello dear friend!
My name is Natalia. I am 26 years old. I'm from Russia, city Yoshkar-Ola.
I live together with my mum and I work as adviser on sale home appliances.
I have many various hobbies: sport, a photo, drawing. I dream to have strong
and happy family. It's my purpose in life. I want to be happy and to do
happy my family.
Recently I thought that I have it already. However.......
I wish to tell you history which have pushed me write to you.
6-7 months ago I have got acquainted with man from your country.
His name is Peter. Our meeting was at a seminar in city St. Peterburg.
It was the working meeting. Between us began the novel.
It was so fast and I thought that it's my man. Through 3 days he has left
home. We have understood that letters can not replace our meeting face
to face again. Peter has told that I should arrive to him!!! I was very
glad during that moment.
I wrote the application for reception visa. I waited reception of visa
approximately half of year. All this time Peter called and wrote to me
letters. All things was very good. I have received the invitation from
the ambassador for reception visa. My director has given me holiday from
work and I have gone to Moscow to receive visa. I said this news to Peter,
but he told that he does not want our meeting.
He played with me. He has told me that he has wife with 3!!!!!! children
and now he don't want our meeting.
I have been broken...
I could not think that it was game with my feelings..... I did not think
that people are so severe.......
Now I am in Moscow and waiting for reception visa.
I don't want that all was gone for nothing and will be glad if my visa
will be useful to our meeting. I could arrive already in 4-5 days, but
I have problem.
I don't know any man who would like my arrival.
I hope that it will not sound silly if I will ask you about our meeting
and good time together. I don't know your ideas about my letter, but it
would be fine if we could meet and have some weeks or months together.
I want to use my visa for trip to your country and search man with which I
would like to have happy and strong family.
I was never married and have no any children. I'm woman which ready to
creation family with good man. I don't know about you anything, but I want
it very much. It would be fine if we could meet, to do friendship or more
than simply friendship. I will be happy if you also have a free time and we
could meet soon. I don't know about your plans at present time, but I
sincerely hope that we can have meeting with you in the near future.
You can write all that you want. Ask any questions which interest you.
I hope that you understand my English :) I began to study English
approximately 1,5 year ago. Write to me back and I will tell more about
myself and send my photos.
Please, write to me back and send your pic on my regular email:
Yes it is tough, but they don't pay tax and they have flexible hours. I guess their hours are a bit like their truths, flexible. :-)
BTW the record time for a reply a friend of mine has achieved so far was 8 minutes from him sending his letter to a IT who supposedly lived 40kms outside the city and had to travel into the cafe' to check IT's emails sending IT's reply. I think Yuri is "Two Timing" you. I'd be devastated in your boots. IT seems like IT might be writing to more than 1. Oh sorry I missed the zeros, I meant to say more than 100. :-)