Information on romance scams and scammers.
#167534 by hororon Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:36 am
A scammer used the fake woman's name of "Elena Epifanova" living in Rybinsk of Russia,
34 y.o., a employed restraunt hall manager. She sent me her pics almost every time with
her letters from the beginning.

In the end she asked me for $800 for round trip tickets to succeed in getting.
I was cheated. But she next asked $3000 for turist staying evidence
for getting visa at embassy, which should have covered 30-days of $100 each day.
She failed in getting money this time.

She appointed the international money transfer way like Western Union.
I used Western Union to send her money abroed to Moscow for the first time.

I lost about $1000 and could avoid losing $3000.

The following is the story.

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I am a Japanese.

I had a scam to have been stolen about $1000 via Western Union transfer way recently.

The fake partner is a Russian woman who lied herself to be a employed hall manager with
the name of "Elena Epifanova" with parents and sister of student for dentist living
in Rybinsk in Russia, age 34 and single, who lost the boyfriend from his betrayal.

She wrote to me that she want to come to Japan to meet me in the vacation of over 30-days.
She wrote to me that she are going to get visa taking work day off and
staying in the embassy in Moscow.
She exchanged e-mails with me at the internet cafe in Moscow.

She wrote that she have only $800 saving for herself and she must use
that money for staying in Moscow, transportation of bus from Rybinsk and
visa registration. She asked me for $800 for around-trip air tickets to
-and-from Japan in the way of Western Union.

I trusted her at that time and I transferred money to her. It was received.
I lost about $1000 more than $800 that I send a little of additional money
to be concerned about the lack for tickets.

The followings are her fake mails(for warning to next victims):
1.
Sub: "Elena How are things?"
"Hi! I'm Elena! I look up a second half! I commonly walk, sing. Answer me mail to [email protected] Best regards, Elena."

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Hi! I'm Elena! I look up a second half! I commonly walk, sing. Answer me mail to [email protected] Best regards, Elena.

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How is it going?? My name is Elena. i look for a mate! i often walk and sing... Send me email in [email protected] So long, Elena...

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Hi my new friend!
Thanks for you reply. I am so glad to see your letter. My real name is
Elena, but I have shorts name like Alena, Lena, Lenok, Lenusik etc, as
you see, its same names, but you can call me as you like.
I am 34 years old. I never been married, I dont have kids. I have
found your email on dating site. I'm sorry, but I dont remember name
of this site. I hope, its not a problem for us. I dont know why and
how I choose you. Maybe, my intuition has helped me to write you among
hundred other men. I live in Russia and I want to have a friend. Yes,
its big distance between us. But I think, the distance is not problem
for our dialogue. Anyway, we will lose nothing, if we will talk. I
send you my pics. I hope you like it. I will wait for your letter,
this is my private email. your new friend, Elena

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Hello ******!
Thanks for your letter. How are you? I hope, you are ok. I am fine.
I am sorry for didnt write you earlier, on this weekend we celebrated
Easter in Russia. We had good family dinner.
*****, I dont want to play games. I'm the serious woman and I
search for serious man. I want to tell you about me and my life, what
I like and what dislike. I like classic music, pop and rock. I like
sports, volleyball, tennis, gymnastic and fitnes. I like to swim, I
want to keep my body beautiful and healthy. I dont like shopping. I
know, women like shopping, but its boring for me. I dont like big
party. I drink alcohol sometimes. I dont smoke, because I think, the
cigarette does not decorate the woman I dont have tattoos and
piercing. Thanks for your pic. I like you. Please send me more
of your pics.

For living I work, I'm the manager at restaurant. My duties it is the
control of a condition of a hall‚ qualitative service‚ and dialogue
with visitors. This post demands the big responsibility, goodwill and
discipline. I like my job, I like to communicate with people. I have
higher managemen education. Every day I come for work at 10.00, our
restaurant opens at 11.00, I have one hour to prepare collective for
work. I work till 6.00 pm. Then change of other manager because our
restaurant works till 2.00 am. I have one day off work its Sunday.
When I have a free time, I spend it variously, I meet my friends. In
my city is a lot of fun. I live in city Rybinsk, located in 270 km to
the north from Moscow. My favorite color is blue, like beautiful sky.
My favorite flower is tulips. Tulips are a symbol of spring, easy and
beautiful flowers. There is a legend about tulips according to which
in a bud of a yellow tulip the happiness is put in pawn. Nobody could
reach happiness of that the bud did not reveal. When the little boy
walking with mum, has seen for the first time a fine yellow bud and
with a happy smile has run to it - the tulip has revealed. Since then
it is considered, that tulips bring happiness and good mood.

In my next letters I will tell you about my life, my family, and my
hobbies. It will allow you to know better me. And I want that you too
spoke to me about you and your life. I attach pics of me at my work. I
will wait for your letter. Elena

5.
Good day, ****!
I am glad to see your pics on my computer. I read your letters and I
write you from my office. I have laptop at my home, but I dont have
access to internet, because I live in new apartment and there is no
internet line. But I have TV, and I can watch news and movies. It will
take few time and i hope, soon I will have internet at home and we
will talk often. I give you my cell phone number 89201419812. its
number as we use in Russia. I do not know what area code you should
use and what is a time difference between us. I think, it expensively
to call me from your country. I never calling in another country
before.
My birthday is March,14 1979. My zodiac sign is Pisce. I dont believe
in horoscopes. I think, our destiny depends not on stars. Our life in
our hands. And our future depends only on us. I am 5'8 tall or my
height is 174 cm. My weight 120 pounds or 55 kg. I have my own
apartment, I have kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. Its enough for me,
because I live alone. Oh, not. I live not alone, I live with my cat. I
like animals. I send you pic of my cat, his name is Hero. This pic was
taken at my home by my friend. As I told you, I single and I dont have
boyfriend, but I had serious relationship. I will tell you about it
later, ok? I visit my parents often. My mum and dad are older persons.
My mum 62 years old, her name is Varvara, she is teacher . My father
is 71 years old, his name is Vadim, he is driver in a civil
engineering firm. I have young sister Anna, she 20 and she is student.
She want to be dentist. I love my family so much! I send you pics of
my family, when we celebrated New Year. I am sorry, but i dont have
recent pics of them.
*****, when I write you, I want to tell you about everything in my
life. It is a pity, that between us distance, if we lived near, we
could meet in cafe and talk about anything. I sincerely hope, that you
agree with my wishes. I hope, that sometime ours desire will be real,
who knows. I want to tell you alot about me. About my hobby. I very
much want to learn riding on a horse. Horses very beautiful and noble
animals. I have alot of flowers in the pots. I am not whimsical in
meal, I eat practically everything. I like meat, fish, vegetables,
fruit, rice. I like to read books. My favorite author is Mikhail
Bulgakov. Do you know russian writers? I like watch movies at home,
sitting on sofa or go with my friends to movie theatre. Last movie,
what we watched was "The Last Stand" with Arnold Schwarzenegger, it
was good. I like old american TV-show "Friends", its funny. I like
dancing, but I dont go to night clubs. What weather in your country?
We have warm weather now, we have alot of sun. I like summer. I want
to talk with you more, but I must work. I hope, my letters are not
boring for you and you do not want to sleep, when you read it. Have a
nice day! Elena

6.
Hi my *****!
Today I have good day. I have woken up with good mood and all day I
have only success. We have alot of people today. For work I carry a
dress. But when I out of work, I can carry jeans. I think, the clothes
should depend from a place and circumstances. For work I move within
20 minutes on my own car. Did you heard about Lada? I have Lada Granta
2012. I take it last fall. It is very practical russian car. My car is
only means of transportation. Today I have gone for work and by radio
I heard a song Rihanna "Diamonds". I like it so much. Also I like Lady
Gaga, PitBull. In music I do not have special preferences. My choice
of music depends on my mood. I like to listen radio.
I understand about your exam, I will pray for you. Dont worry about
your *******, its ok.
Thanks for your pics. Viewing of your photos help me to
know better you and your life. I wish to learn you better, and I see
prospects of our dialogue. Dear ******, do you think of our
relations, how about friendship and more? I want to know it.
I very trustful girl. i like you. In your letters I read many
compliments. You speak me such fine words which I never heard from men
in Russia. I open to you my feelings. It seems to me, that my life
starts to be filled with sense. I think of you... I try to imagine,
what you do at this time. ******, please, tell me how you see the
life partner? What qualities the woman of your dream should possess? I
have a chance to be your girlfriend? These are very important
questions for me, and I want, that you have sincerely answered on
them. I will wait your letter. Yours, Elena

7.
Hi *****!
Thanks for letter. Your words bring pleasure for me.
Now in my city +15C its 60F. Its good weather for this time, we dont
have any snow, maybe just on lakes and river. How are you today?
Yesterday, I have met my friends, we long thought where we will go and
has decided to go to bowling, the truth I'm not good play bowling,
well there was that I beat out strike, I very much liked to play, do
you like bowling? Once I played billiard, I think, you call it pool.
But I didnt have success with it. I never play in golf, but I want to
try someday. I talk with my friends about you. I wished to share
pleasure, that I have you. My friends said, that there are many happy
pairs between foreign men and Russian girls. My friend belive in us.
And I think about us, why not? I always think of the good things. I
the optimist. I love my friends. With them I can spend much time.
I have thought and have decided, that I will take vacation. Because I
can use my vacation to meet you. Of course, if you want our meeting. I
have vacation of 30 days. I can spend all 30 days at once or divide on
two weeks. ******, what you think? It will be great, if we spend
vacation together? Will you able to meet me? Will you have vacation
soon? I would like to talk with you in real. We write our letters. But
even one thousand letters will not replace one real meeting.
You the one man to whom I write. It is new to me, interestingly. Now I
dont have man in my life. I dont have boyfriend right now. My last
relations with the man have finished 9 months ago. He was the good
man, but his money has spoilt him! Every day he worked and business
was for him on the first place more more and more, and he has
forgotten about me. Then he has got the secret lover. He lie to me. It
was painfully, he hurt me and I have left from him. I dont know why
people cheat us, when we trust them.
I search serious relation instead of for game. The man of my dream
should be fair, frank, kind, careful and with sense of humour. My man
should be reliable protection and a strong support of our family. I
think, that in relations between the man and the woman there should be
an understanding, trust, friendship and love! Without these qualities
the relation cannot be high-grade. You very nice man. I like your way
of life. Thanks for your letters, I can feel your private world. I
think, the soul and private world is more important than physical
attractive body beauty. You understand me, *****? I should close
now. I will think of you. Have a good day. Sincerely, Elena

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Next letter was sent to collect my real address
in my post card to that address.
Fortunately I didn't send my address.
Unfortunately I sent to this bad guy with many my family pics or so.
I have sent my real name, real cell phone number and fixed-line number.
That's my mistake. It might be used for bad purpose in the next scam.
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Sub: "My address"

Good morning ****!
Thanks for your letter. When I see your letter, on my face there is a
smile. Your letters make my day better. Now our letters is all what we
have. How was your day? What did you do yesterday? I want to know how
you spend your time. After work, I have got tired, and when I have
come to home, I have taken a bath and have early laid down to sleep,
at all there were no forces on to have dinner. Would you like to have
a dinner with me, ******? I would like to cook some dishes for us.
Today I have woken up very much early and with good mood. I feel so
good. I have noticed one feature when I wake up with good mood, my day
goes very successfully. *******, did you notice the same? Anyway, I
want to share with you my positive energy. I always try to take from a
life as much as possible. We live once and we should take pleasure in
our life to the full. We should appreciate each moment of our life.
Therefore, if we have possibility to meet, we should use this chance.
We should not be afraid. I dont shy of my feelings. Yes, I like you. I
dont know how it to explain. My emotions do not give in to a logic
explanation because it goes from heart. Yes, between us the big
distance. But when I read your letters, it seems to me, that you sit
near to me. I feel you. I have a big interest in your letter. and if I
miss your questions, please dont be mad, ask me again.
******, now I do not have plans for a forthcoming vacation. It will
be good, if we can have a vacation same time! Every day I know you
better, and to me starts to seem, that I know you for a long time,
dialogue with you brings to me pleasure. You know, I start to feel to
you, and my feelings already more than simply liking. Your letters, an
obligatory part of my day, I need to know, that with you everything is
ok. I do not wish to hasten, and I am not guided by emotions, I
sincerely speak to you about the feelings. I start to think more of
our meeting, and already I assume day when we will meet. You are good
and smart man, with sense of humor, are interesting to me with you, we
have some general interests, and the main thing at us is same
purposes, and it will be easier to us to realise our dreams in a
reality. You agree with me? Every day I think of our a meeting. I
would like to be near to you. Our first meeting will present to us
possibility to know each other. We can spend some time together, and
construct to the plan for the future life.
I will soon have vacation, and I think, that I could have travel to
your country for our first meeting. I have the passport which allows
me to travel all over the world. Last summer I was in Cyprus with my
friend. I send you pics, hope, you liked. ******, when you can have
time to meet me? I need to know about it, to have conversation with my
boss, and to define dates of my vacation. You understand me? Our time
we will be remembered for all life. I am assured of it. I trust you,
and I am ready to arrive to you for our first meeting.
*****, I trust you and I will give you my home address. You can
send me a postcard. I will be glad to receive it.

My full name is Elena Epifanova
Chkalova street, 37-14
Rybinsk 152934
Yaroslavskaya oblast, Russia

I wish you good day. I will think of you.
I will wait your letter. With kisses, Sincerely, for ever yours Elena

9.

Hi darling *****!
*******, today here is rain with wind and now I have sad mood. But
your letter has brought to me pleasure. Thanks for your gentle words.
I am grateful to you, for your support. Distance between us at all
does not prevent to communicate to us. It is great. I understand you
about business of the Russian-Japanese language, it is good idea. I
understand you about religion. I think, the God is a love. And
everyone for himself solves itself as it to name. The god
lives in each person. I do not use the translator. I write you my
letters independently. I studied English when went to school. I know,
that it is not ideal, but I try to make my English better. Sometimes I
use online translator, when I cant to say, what I mean.
How was your day? Yesterday I was at my parents. We have made the big
family dinner. I have baked a apple pie. It is a pity, that you were
not with me. It would be great, if I could acquaint you with my
parents personally. During a dinner, my dad has told, that I already
adult, and I should think of a future. I have told to my father about
ours dialogue. My daddy has asked, what is your name, and I have told,
that your name is "*****". My parents listened to me attentively.
*****, I have no secrets from my parents, and I think, that you not
mad on me that I have told about you to my parents... My parents worry
about me, and my life is not indifferent for my parents. Also my daddy
has told, that he heard about girls from Russia fraudulently entice
into other countries, and take away their documents, thereby making
the girl the sexual slave. I have hastened to calm my daddy. I have
told, that you are good man, and I am assured of your feelings. Also I
have told to my parents about trust between us. I trust you and my
parents trust me. They respect my choice.
Today I have very intense day on work. Soon I will have conversation
with my boss, apropos a vacation, I did not talk yet about it, and I
can not tell exact date of my vacation, well I think it will be soon.
My parents said Hello to you! We take some pics for you, hope you like
it. Have a nice day. I with impatience wait for your letter.
Sincerely, for ever yours Elena

10.
Hi my sweet ******!
I am sorry for didnt write you this days, please dont be mad on me.
I was so busy on my work. But now I feel easy and I can read your
letter and answer you.
I understand everything, what you speak about our feelings. It is
pleasant to me to know, that ours feeling mutual. Never earlier I
thought that it is possible to feel love to the person which never
met. I did not know before, that it is possible to love on distance. I
concerned such histories with irony, but now I have fallen in love
with you. I am not frightened by thousand kilometres beetween us...
Yes, we have the distance, but our feelings will help us to overcome
distance. I miss you...Thanks for link, I wil look it later.
******, after our meeting, we can refuse letters... We will be
together. But I do not want to make fast steps, I want to have a
meeting together to spend time and talk in real live dialogue. You
agree with me? I appreciate such character traits, like tactfulness,
punctuality, ability to listen, accuracy, kindness. I like caress and
tenderness. I dream of strong man's hugs in which I can feel
weightless... ******, I dream of your hugs. Today my day quieter
than yesterday. Today on work all goes in a usual working rhythm. I
often think of you. Recently in my head more and more thoughts on you.
I imagine our first meeting. ******, what you think of it? How you
imagine our first date? It is very excited! In day of our first
meeting I will be the most beautiful girl. I want that you proud of
me. It is very important for me. I want to be your woman. Thanks for
answer my questions. It is rather important for me. I answer your
questions too. Please, do not shy to repeat your questions, if I
forget to answer. My work takes attention from me. Today after work I
plan to visit my friend, we want to go to movie theatre or you call it
cinema? I dont know what movie we will but I will tell you about it. I
tired to have lonely evenings at home. What plans at you for today's
evening? Mmmm.. It will great, when we will be together. I want to
hold your hand and walk... I dont want to leave you, but I should go
now... ******, I miss you so much. I send you my kisses. Thinking of
you, Elena

11.
Hi Honey *****!
I have just returned from working meeting. This morning my boss has
collected all employees and has spent the worker the plan. Our
restaurant has very good reputation. Therefore at morning meeting was
new problems and the purposes are put. We should develop and we should
keep up to date and not lag behind from new technology. *****,
maybe, in your country it is developed for a long time already. But in
Russia the century of computer technologies has begun recently. Yes,
between our countries the big distinction. I do not know as for a long
time in your country there was an Internet - 20 years ago or 30? In
Russia the high-speed Internet is considered till now luxury. It is
very expensive. A mobile communication too expensive in Russia. I am
connected to the local cell provider and consequently my phone works
only in Russia. Unfortunately, we cannot speak on the phone or
exchange sms. It is sad for me. But I will search for a way to call to
you from post office for telegraph. My pics taken by my friends and
my sister. I dont have professional studio pics, I send to you all
my usaly pics. In russia there is most beautiful women than me,
I am simple woman with simple pics.
I do not search for a way to leave Russia. It is my native land and I
love it. Here my parents, my work and my friends. But for the sake of
love I am ready to leave it. For the sake of love and happiness I will
leave my work because I can always find the new. I have higher
education, I have finished university. I am ready to arrive to your
country. And I never will forget my parents and my sister. I am ready
and I want to arrive to you. I think, we should pass to new level of
our relations. We communicated our letters and now we should
communicate in real. Our meeting will allow us to understand our
relations and to be convinced of our feelings.
After morning meeting I spoke with my boss about my vacation. And my
boss has told, that I can take a vacation soon. Because then we should
plunge into work completely. Thus, I will soon have vacation. I think,
that will be good for us if I spend my vacation with you. What do you
think of it? Do not think, that I hurry up. During other time it will
be difficult to me to take a vacation. Time which we will spend
together will help us to learn each other. I understand, that you have
a private life. I do not wish to be a burden for you, I want to spend
together weekend. You agree with me? *****, you have brought
pleasure and sense during my life. I already wait our meeting that we
could refuse our letters. I want to see you and speak with you every
day. During our dialogue my life has changed. I do not have feeling of
loneliness now. Ours feelings will be even stronger. I sincere with
you. I will wait your letter with your thoughts. With kisses, Elena

12.
Hello my darling *****!
How is your mood today? My mood is very good and I wish to share with
you. You said you read my last letter, but in my last letter I said
that my phone cant connect with phones from foreign countrys. Thus
I will call you from post office, if you want.
Today I went to travel agency and find out rules of visiting of
your country. The employee has in detail explained me rules. To arrive
to you, I should have the passport, the visa and tickets. I have the
passport. Now I should make the tourist visa and buy tickets. The
travel agency has no power to make the visa. The visa makes only in
embassy. The employee will help me with it. But then I should go to
Moscow on interview with the consul-officer. It demands my personal
presence at embassy. The employee tour agency has told, that not every
person can get the visa in your country. But I am not afraid of
difficulties. I will go up to the end on a way to our purposes.
Together we will overcome any difficulties. I have told to the
employee travel agency, that I go to my man. I have told to him about
you, *****. According to the tourist visa, I can stay in your
country till 6 months. Distance from Moscow to Rybinsk about 300
km. These are 4 hours on bus. I cannot go to Moscow on my car, because
in Moscow crazy movement on roads. For me it is more safe to move by
the bus and the subway. I already have prepared almost all my
documents for embassy. I have my passport, I have made photos for
questionnaire filling at the statement on visa registration in
embassy. Tomorrow I will take the inquiry from my work. I also have
found out about cost of travel to your country. Official registration
of papers for the visa costs 130 dollars, registration of the visa
costs 50 dollars. The insurance costs 300 dollars and it covers for 30
000 dollars. But the insurance is voluntary, therefore I think, I will
not spend money for it. I hope, my plane will not blow up. Also I
should assure my documents of embassy, it demands 70 dollars. I need
cash for transport and a foodstuff in Moscow, it about 400 dollars for
me. And of course I need tickets to you. I do not know how much costs
tickets, I will look it at the airport. I am not rich woman, but I have
some savings, I have 800 dollars. It will suffice for registration of
my documents and residing in Moscow and on transport expenses. Now I
require money for purchase of air tickets.
*****, I think, it will be fair, if we spend expenses on our
meeting together. You can buy tickets for me? Unfortunately, I have no
enough money and I cannot arrive to you without your help. It is a
shame to me to ask you the help. I dont want that you think about me
bad. But I trust you and accordingly, I ask you to help us. Now I do
not know, how much tickets costs. I should go to Moscow and look the
prices. I will inform you how many it cost. i will come to you on
dates, what you will say. I dont want to be burden for you.
Please tell me the international airport closest to you. Where I
should fly? When i will be in Moscow, I will inform you all
information. I will keep you informed events. I think, it not the big
money. Because our happiness is more important that any money in the
world. Soon we will together! Can you imagine it, *****, I have
already prepared the report for my boss. As soon as my boss will
approve my report, I can go to Moscow, to begin process of
registration of my visa. I will take vacation since date of my flight.
Now I will take days off from my work.
Now I have a few questions to you, *****. What weather in your city
and what clothes I should dress. I do not wish to arrive to you in a
fur coat if at you the sun shines and people walking in shorts. I
hope, you understand me. I should arrive to what time of days to you?
It is convenient to you to meet me at the airport in the morning or in
the evening? Please tell to me what you think about the information
which I have found out today. It is important to me to know your
opinion. I promise, that I will be the most beautiful woman at the
airport. Day of our meeting will be in the especial day in our life.
You will be proud of me when we will leave together the airport. My
feelings to you become stronger. I will wait your letter. I send you
my hot and passionate kisses. Only yours, Elena

13.
Hi my ********,
Thanks for your real name, I think its not difficult to prnounce. I'm
so happy for our relations, we have built so a wonderful, great
relationship, we really have good understanding of many issues and
things, we can talk and share on anything we need to, cause we have
the strong sincere love, we have built strong trust in each other and
in our relationship, all this is so very important. We are continually
building this relations of ours each day with every letter to each
other, just think when we finally are together how strong how great
our relations will be all because through our love and patients, our
sincerity and truth we established everything where it stands now and
will forever keep developing just as we want it to be, just as we hope
and dream it to be, then the day will arrive and all this of our
relations will be met in reality, how beautiful and exciting this is.
********v, I have received all documents from my boss, which are
necessary for visa registration. My boss has wished me a good trip to
Moscow. Now I have a lot of pleasure. I have a pleasure concerning
that soon we will together. I am assured, that a forthcoming vacation
will be the best for us. ********, I wait our a meeting. ********, I
trust you and I do not have any doubts in your sincerity. Soon we will
together. yes, I have antivirus software on my computer, its
Kaspersky, did you heard about it? I think, ywo weeks will be enough
for us. I understand that you want to meet me on June, its ok. I will
come to you when you will be ready to meet me, you will say date and i
will come to you. Thank you for your info.
Tomorrow I plan to go to Moscow. I will write you letters and to
inform, how affairs with visa registration and tickets. I will need
your support when I will be in Moscow. It is a big city, and I will
there absolutely one. I dont have friends or relatives in Moscow. I am
assured, that feelings what we have will help us to be together! Now I
should go to be prepared for trip to Moscow. I miss you so much! I
need you. Our meeting will be great. ********, will you have a camera
in day of our meeting or I should take mine? I know, the moments of
our meeting we will remember all life. I send you my pics from Cyprus
again. With hot kisses. Soon we will kissing in real. Yours Elena.

14.
Dear *********,
Thanks for your letters, I like it so muc.
I have very much got tired today. I in Moscow. I write to you from the
Internet cafe. ********, today I have visited embassy and the airport.
In embassy I have written the statement for visa registration. It was
pleasant to me, that in the visa centre affable people work. To me
have helped with everything. I have given all necessary documents.
Also I have made photos for visa registration. In embassy to me have
told, that I should get round trip air tickets. Air tickets are
necessary for visa registration. The matter is that employees of
embassy should be precisely assured of exact dates of my start and
returning back to Russia. I understand about your economic situation,
we will save and live modestly. Yes, I will study the Japanese
language and the Japanese culture. Thanks for phone numbers. I dont
need your the invitation because I will travel as the independent
tourist.
Today I have visited airport Sheremetyeveo, and have considered the
prices for air tickets. Choice of air tickets very big. The price was
the main criterion of a choice of air tickets for me. It was necessary
for me to find cheap air tickets. The employee of the airport has
helped me at a choice. Cost of ticket is $800. Now I
do not have enough money completely to get air tickets. I have paid
registration of the visa and the medical insurance in embassy. Also I
have paid residing at a room. I still have some money, but I need cash
to live in Moscow.
Also I have visited bank. It was necessary for me to learn, how I can
receive from you money. I have been never used it. In bank to me have
explained, that in the world there are many systems for remittance. We
can use Western Union or Money Gram that you have transferred money to
Russia, and I have got air tickets. Please forgive me, that I ask you
this help, but I very much do not wish to lose our meeting and
consequently I want, that you saw my diligence and interest for our
meeting. Already my visa is in process of registration. I am glad that
I managed to begin process of registration of the visa. I hope, that
very soon we will together. Moscow very big city. Please, do not leave
me without your letters. I am alone here, and I need your support
every day. I wait your letter. Yours Elena.

15.
Hi **********!
Thanks for your letter. I am very glad to read it. Yes, Moscow the big
city. And I feel so lonely here. I rent apartment. It costs to me of
70 dollars per day. Hotels in Moscow very expensive. I cannot go home
every day because I will spend more money for the ticket for a train.
Besides I very much get tired on way. I am so sorry for my English. I
understand, that you need time to understand what I wrote. I think, we
will not have problem with talking in real, because we always can use
gestures.
Thanks for your words. Its very important for me. Thanks for yours
support. I appreciate your care. Moscow very beautiful and very
expensive city. It is a pity to me, but I did not take my camera with
myself, therefore I cannot take my pics. When we will be together, we
will take alot of our pictures.
Thanks for sending the money. I was in the bank and i receveid it. I
didnt have problem with it, everything is ok. It was safe. How another
people can pick up your money, is you send it to me? In bank they give
me your money after me shpwing them my passport. Yes, Elena is my
name, Epifanova, is my last name (surname). All members of my family is
Epifanova. but father is Epifanov, because of russian language.
I dont have tickets, but tomorrow I will buy it. I
understand that I should arrive to you Saturday afternoon, its ok. I
will take my vacation from date of my flight to you. Now I take days
off my work just for visa process. My boss is good man and he
appreciate me as good manager, therefore he has allowed to take to
me few days of work. I need buy tickets on June,29 or July,6?
I will be in Moscow while I will make all my papers. I do not wish
to leave home not having finished visa process here. Tomorrow I will
purchace tickets and I will give tickets to embassy that it has been
approved and co-ordinated with a date of issue of my visa.
I miss you. I will think of you. Have good day, **********. I will wait
your letter. I send you my hot kisses. Only yours, Elena

16.
Hi My Honey **********!
Thanks for your letter. I am so happy to read it. Moscow - the big
city with a crazy rhythm. I have not got used to the big cities and I
get tired in Moscow. Thanks for your words, it fill my heart with
love. You make me by the happiest girl in the world. I feel so lonely
in Moscow. But thoughts on you give me forces. I work on my visa for
the sake of us and for the sake of our meeting. yes, i received your
letters from your cell phone too.
I yet have not bought tickets, because i need your approval with date.
I understand, that I should arrive to you in the end of July, it not a
problem for me. Please tell me, for what date I should buy tickets?
Very soon we will meet and we will speak in a reality. I will look in
your eyes, hear your voice and hold your hand. I dream of it. Soon all
our dreams will be real. *********, I just want to be happy. I want to
love purely, truly, not demanding anything in exchange to give you the
heat, shares with you all pleasures, to give you all the best, what I
have. I am not afraid. I listen, what say me heart … I love you, I
love how I can, how I am able. . In the Evenings my heart cries,
because again I sleep without you and on the morning I wake up in
empty bed... Sometimes I sit and just want to talk with you; I want
that you have huge me, have kissed me. You always near to me because
you live in my heart and give me a smile! Every day I say to destiny
thanks for a meeting with you. You the best, what could present to me
destiny, you my breath, my wings. Between us of a city, but are not
present a barrier to feelings. Between our bodies huge distance, but
between our hearts there are no barriers. You my life, you my love.
********* as soon as I will buy tickets, I will give you all
information I do not want that we were lost at the airport. I miss you
so much. I always think of you. You always in my head and you always
in my heart. I am very happy that I have you. Day of our meeting will
be happiest day in our life. I will dream of it. Have good
day. With kisses, only yours, Elena

17.
Sub: Last step

Hi my love *********!
Thanks for your letter. I understand about your phone, but I have
simple phone with camera and email. I just can call ans sms. Today I
was at the airport, and I have bought tickets! Today I had the big
day! It has approached our meeting! I have already shown my tickets in
embassy. The consul-officer has approved it. Soon my visa will be
ready. I am very glad! You make me by the happy woman on this planet.
I will fly to Narita Terminal 1, with transit in Seoul.
July,21 will be a day of our meeting. I should tell, that soon put our
meeting. To me have told, that everything is ok and I will receive my
documents! You understand it? My tickets have been approved, and now
everything is all right! I very much want to arrive to you. And soon
we will meet. Now tickets in embassy, and it means that all goes well.
But today to me have explained one more condition which I should
execute to receive the visa! The matter is that your government cares
of your country and all tourists should have material stability.
Therefore, any tourist arriving in Japan, should have cash at a rate
of $100 a day. Unfortunately, I have missed this point and today the
lady from consular department has reminded me of it. Minimum quantity
of days during which I should have money - 30 days. This condition of
my visa. Therefore I should obey to rules and should have $3000 to
arrive to you. I am assured, it will be the last a step at our
meeting. We should not stop. We should make this last step! I with
hope will wait your help and the letter. Please send me $3000. I knew,
that we will have expenses, but I did not know, that so much it will
cost. Unfortunately, I should satisfy this condition.
My ********, we should make this last step. It is a considerable
quantity of money. I understand it. But I should you inform, that we
will not lose these $3000. This money is necessary to prove in
embassy, that I financially stable tourist and I can provide my travel
in Japan. I hope you understand this formality. When I will arrive to
you, I will return this money to you and I promise that I will not
spend it. You understand it? All money will be on my credit card. My
********, I ask you that you have sent money as soon as possible. We
already have made a lot of thing. Today I was very much afflicted also
it broke my heart to learn these news. But now I precisely know, that
I will not demand many money.
Once again forgive me, our meeting takes many money and forces. But we
have feelings to each other and we want our meeting. I am assured,
that we can make this step. I want, that you also were assured in it.
It will be last step which we should make. I send to you info of my
flight. You should meet me at the airport in day of our meeting! It
will be the big day! I will look forward your letter! With kisses,
Elena.

21.07.2013
Start: Moscow, SVO 19:55
Arrival: Seoul, ICN 09:15
by Boeing 772, econom class Q. Flight KE 924 Korean Air

Start: Seoul,ICN 10:10
Arrival: Tokyo, NRT 12:30
by Boeing 772, econom class Q. Flight KE 703 Korean Air
Terminal 1

18.
Hi my *********!
I am here. I always write you on evenings, because I am in embassy.
But now is afternoon. I know you have phone with email and you can
read and write when you want. But I told you, I have simple phone
withount any apps and i can write you only from internet cafe. I have
no problems with a sending of letters in this email. You didnt recieve
my letter and though I am cheated you? Why you think about me so bad?
Why you have this panic? Everything is ok. I am here and I will not
cheat you, because you my man. I will never hurt you. I know its hard
time for us, but we will fix it. I understand, that $3000 are the big
money, but this requirement of embassy. I should have this money to
prove to embassy, that I will not be the prostitute, to steal and the
beggar, when I in Japan. When I will arrive to you, I will give you
this money. You will not lose it. I had $800 for my papers and I have
told to you, that i will need tickets. YOU have agreed to help me and
with your approval I have gone to Moscow. Yes, when I travelled last
year to Cyprus, I had with it no problems. But now we have this
problem and we should solve it. I do not call to you because I save
each copeck now. I do not wish to spend money in vain. I will come
back to Russia on August, 18th. But I can always change date of my
flight. I can depart from Japan earlier or later, we together can
solve it. I have no secrets from you. Your Elena

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I asked her to call me by phone directly or to send me by cell-phone mail,
but no call and no cell phone mail.
I confirmed where the money was received by receiver.
The place was "CHEBOKSARY" city over 300km distant from MOSCOW.

I was cheated thoroughly and very stupid.
I put the above for others not to have scam like me.

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#167758 by Leopassi Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:58 pm
Thanks Hororon, if I hadn't read your post I could have got scammed as well. All the letters you have posted here she has written to me as well, almost word for word. She always sent me a clean reply without including the text from the previous message which makes me think that she is using a draft template which she simply uses to fill in the correspondent's name. She once copy and pasted some sentences from a previous message which made me suspicious. I'm fortunate that you and several others have chosen to reveal this outwardly charming and attractive lady - if indeed she is the lady pictured - for who she really is: a shameless scammer!
#217533 by frasse1965 Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:07 am
Thank you for the information about this scammer.. well i started to have contact with her for just some weeks ago, but she have change her name and mail adress.. here is her new data: Tatyana and her mail adress: [email protected].. Its the exactly same mails, she works in a restaurang, have mother and father and a sister who study etc but change the name of her family...still the same city, Rybinsk.. so be aware..

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