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Tatiana is another example of a Russian dating scam. Are you considering finding a Russian wife, corresponding with a Russian woman, using a Russian dating agency, already been scammed or just want to be sure that your correspondent and relationship is genuine? Then read on, and find out about the bizarre world of the Russian online dating. Things are not always what they seem! Here's a typical scam email.
Hi! I'm so happy to receive your reply! It was good to meet you on dating site! You made my day! Why I chose you? I found you at the site by chance. Telling from the beginning of the story I know a woman who is on a dating site. That profile wasn't mine, it was a profile of that woman, but she let me find someone from the dating site from her profile. I don't know how to use the site, so I found you by chance and wrote you. I didn't know what will happen, I didn't know if you write me or not. But I am glad that we met each other.
I've never tried to find someone in Internet but soon I will come to your country to work there, so I will have a work visa and a permission to work.
My friend worked in the USA somewhere near Fort Lauderdale two years ago.
She worked in amusement park from 11 am till 6 pm and from 7 pm till 3 am she worked in a bar. Of course she was always tired but she made very good money! I think I can do it too! Now she is in Europe, working for 3 months.
She wrote me she liked to work in the USA better! I want to find a man who can tell me about the life over there and maybe of course something more then just a friend!!! I don't have a boyfriend so I'm open and ready for new adventures!!! I'm in Russia now, but soon I will leave Russia to make my trip so you can forget about our distance. I've never been abroad, only in the South of Russia, the Black Sea, Sochi (where will be Olympic Games).
I like warm climate )) According to my visa I can work in your country for 3 months, I can prolong it to 6 months if I want. After 6 months staying over there I can go home or try to get a green card. I think my level of English is not so bad, but still it is very simple. I can't read philosophy books in English or business books))) Anyway I want to improve my English while staying over there. I write and speak English by myself. We have Discovery channel here in English (my friend has cable TV, so I come to watch it!). I like this channel so much! Very interesting! I'm sending two pics, I hope you will like them. I will send more next time.
I live in small town here in Russia, and I decided to find someone by Internet not to be alone when I make my trip. The life is different in every country and I think it's hard to live there when you don't know anybody. I can do some simple job as a waitress, or to work in some shop.
And later when I improve my English I want to find a better job!
I will start my trip from Moscow, I will go there to pass English tests and have an interview. I think everything will be OK!
Working program helps me to get the visa, permission for work and all travel documents and they will help me to get job. It's a special program for young people who is not lazy and make some money.
Also they can settle me with another girls from Russia and Brazil who came to work there too, it's very cheap. Here I can earn only about 100-150$ a month to work from mornig till late evening (my city is really small). I think I can change my life and see many wonderful things and just different life. I am full of plans and different dreams.
I am sure you will be not disappointed to meet me in real life!!!
I don't have a special plan or something like that for a new relationship, I'm open to everything! I don't want to be an abuse for you, if you don't want me as your woman, we can be just friends!
But I hope you'll like me and my photos! I had a boyfriend, but it was nothing serious and we broke up one year ago because he moved to Ekaterinburg. OK, I will finish this email... I don't know what else I could write you in my first email. Please reply to me even if you don't like me, because you are the only man I am responding to. If you don't like me I will continue my search. I hope so much to receive your answer!!!
I hope we can have a nice communication by emails so I will know somebody is waiting for me over there! Not so long time to wait for me, really!!! I hope you are my soulmate and we can match each other!
Tell me about yourself and the place where you live! And send me photos! Sorry for being too talkative!!! Please write me back here, I write you from my private email address now.
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Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 1:53 AM
hi .. you are going to be moving here to Maine or just here in new England ? either way i can. i hope help you in some small way. i have lived here in Maine since 5Th grade . so i know a little about Maine anyways . i sure would like to get to know you better . i have time in front of a computer , but as fare as a social life i am laking , the biggest reason for this is . i work a rotating shift . and i work a lot . not because i want to , but it is expensive to have what i have and be able to pay for it . so i have little time to make friends. my whole world is the paper-mill . the people i work with know me better than my family . that is so sad but it is true. .................. like everyone i would love to fall in love . but here there is not a large population , i have had serious relationships in the past , one that lasted way too long . but i have never married . it is very hard to find that person that you are compatible with , ..... i think that i am so used to being by myself that i am used to it to the point that if all i ever get is a pen pal to share some mail with me i would be very happy . . i am also interested in travel . i lived in California for only 3 months i can hardly remember crossing golden gate bridge . if you could tell me off some of the adventures you have had there . i would love to hear of them . .............. some time this year i will go scuba diving for the 1st time when i get back from that adventure . i will have a lot of stories to share . well i t was nice to talk to you . i hope that i will hear from you again . i hope you will like it hear in new England . ............take care Jim
Hello dear Jim,
like I told you I will not be able to leave Russia without this 2000 dollars.
This is non-official rule and if I don't follow this rule, they will not let me pass the Customs and thus I will not be able to come to you. I am about to cry because in my thoughts I was laready with you and now this stupid rule prevents us from our meeting. Please understand that I don't need to spend this money, I just need to show it at the Customs. Please try very hard to get the money and I will give it to you back at the airport as soon as we meet each other! Please don't leave me! We have so little time left before my flight! There is also one problem.
If I don't fly to you right now, I will not be able to enter your country with any other kind of visa in the nearest few years and it will be complicated to get visa to the USA later because your Goverment doesn't like when we Russians put off trips and especially if I don't pass Customs, it means that I am into secure person. We cannot lose each other now when we are half step from each other.
I didn't know this will be so complicated but still I don't give up. I know you are a real man froma big letter "M" and you will not give up also! I pray for you and I crossed my fingers for you and waiting for good news from your side!!! Please write me as soon as posseble because I am very nervous and I beg you DON"T GIVE UP and try to get the money! Now if you don't try, we can loose each other even though we have never seen each other in person. But I have some feelings for you and I am afraid and hate to think that we will never see each other. Life is cruel and very often it is not fair with us and plays bad jokes but please fight and everything will work out!!!
What can you do to avoid being scammed on dating websites
Scammers are present everywhere on the dating websites. Even if you use established dating websites, like Match.com, eHarmony, etc., and even the women say they live in your own country, you may be scammed.
Before you invest your emotions into a long distance relationship, compare what they say against common sense. Someone who claims to be in love without, sight unseen, never having met you in person, is mostly a scammer or simply unbalanced.
Apply the same common sense rules of safe dating online as you would in person.