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Auf der Spur Russischer Betrüger

Vor einiger Zeit habe ich folgendes Mail in einer meiner Honeypots gefunden:

From: “hope” lybbuegx@fun.scrapbookscrapbook.com
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 2:46 PM
Subject: hello from hope

Do not ignore me please,
I found your email somewhere and now decided to write you.
Let me know if you do not mind. If you want I can send you some pictures of me.
I am a nice pretty girl. Don’t reply to this email.
Email me direclty at dhope@rtutdirect.com

Ich bekomme täglich solche Emails und habe mich darum entschlossen, der netten Lady doch auf ihr Email zu antworten. Natürlich kann ich nicht einfach den “Antwort”-Button klicken, sondern muss das Mail an “dhope@rtutdirect.com” adressieren. Ich schrieb ihr also eine kleine nette Email. Die Antwort lies nicht lange auf sich warten:

From: “Valentina” valenti@freemailserve.biz
To: <*>
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 4:20 AM
Subject: Re[2]: hello from hope

Hi my new friend
Im glad to see that you have decided to reply,I see it is very short letter.
It is all right because you are astonished to get my letter. I want you to know that I have only good intentions and I have not any secrets. The thing is that I will work in your country for three months or so and I would like to meet a nice man to fall in love or just be closest friends. I don’t want to live in Russia because I have not any chances here, it is hardly possible to explain from first time but I want you to know my plans. I will work in any shop, bar or restaurant the agency that i am going through will suggest me some locations. It will be my choice in the end as to what option to go for. So I will have a simple work till I improve my English. And I can choose any town of your area,agency ill only help me to get a visa and all travel documents + some suggested placed to work in. My best friend last year met the man from the USA when she worked there for three months, too. She had two jobs. From morning till 4 pm she worked in amusement park and after it she worked as a waitress in some bar till midnight.
She was very tired of course but made very good money there. It is special programm for young people who wants to work abroad and 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 want to repeat the same way,it is only my chance to meet a nice man.I want to work in USA or in Europe or any nice country. I am full of plans and different dreams and I want to share my life with good man because I’m also full of love and tenderness,I know that I am not so beautiful like Hollywood Princess but I do hope to meet my Prince and I am sure he will be not be disappoined to meet me in the real life! This is why I am going to go through the same way.
Well, I will close this letter and I do hope to get your reply. I will leave russia in two weeks or so (I can’t tell you everything exactly right now) and I would like tobe sure that I have the man who waits for me there. I will work all day and I want 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 than happy to meet you too. I will tell you all details about me and my life if you like my pictures and want to meet me! please send picture of you too!!! I write to you with my new mailbox valenti@freemailserve.biz, please write letters now only on this mailbox.
I will wait your next letter.
Kiss you , Valentina (this is my name)!

Wieder eine andere Email-Adresse: valenti@freemailserve.biz. Die Dame nennt sich also “Valentina” und sucht einen Freund. Sie hat mir sogar ein Foto von ihr mitgeschickt:

Hübsch! Da kann ich als Mann nicht nein sage. Ich schrieb also zurück und erhielt prompt erneut eine Antwort von ihr:

From: “Valentina” valenti@freemailserve.biz
To: “Alex”
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 6:10 AM
Subject: Re[4]: hello from hope

Hello my dear Alex, thank you for your answer!
At first I think I have to say that I am new in internet and I have only good intentions.you should know that I am not very good writer in english, please be patient to read mymessages and see many mistakes. to be fair I don’t know what you want to know about me,in principleI am usual girl.I think I should tell you about me, my interests,tastes and hobbies.I think I will tell youabout things I want to know about you and you will know my future questions.I am 26 years old,my birthday is October, 5, 1981. I so much don’t want to get older ,when I can see old women I am getting crazy to think that it is my future .I do all the best to keep my youth and I keep my body well.In spite of all difficultes here I am trying to be in good condition and I do a lot of exercises to be in good shape! I am about 172 cm tall (5.6) and my weight is about 56 kg. I’ve been told I look well enough, and I think that all women have own beaty. I have never been married and I don`t have children. I have one youngest sisters and it is great problem for us because we have only two rooms flat.you can’t imagine what does it mean to be born in small town in Russia,there are not any chances to live well,to get a good job.All young people leave towns to search great luck in big cities but nobody waits for them there. I want to leave Russia,I know it sounds ugly but I know that I will be lost here like many young girls before me. It is not place to grow children and have stable future.I want to meet my right man. I think in future I can work as fitness trainer I have a certificate. My mother is my great problem too,she has a great dream to see me married and she wants to make me happy but I think it is only my business I am not a little child. She tells me every day that I should get married very soon… To be fair I am not sure I am able to explain all in first message I want to say so much! I just want you to know that I am not afraid to work,I am fairly goal oriented and I am sure you will be not disappoined to meet me in real life.I am going to spend three months abroad to work in any good place,agency promises to help me because it is only the way I can leave Russia.I will have all documents to travel in a few days and i will travel to Moscow then,from Moscow I will travel to you and they ask me about name of the city i am going to work, if you don’t mind to meet me please tell me the name of your city and nearest international airport! I will book my flight from Moscow!I think it would be so great to meet my love and stay there forever. I know that it is not so easy like I think but I think it is possible that I meat my real love. I want to love and to be loved I want to build our own happiness, only me and my man there. I don’t smoke,I tried to smoke when I was younger. I may have a glass of red dry vine,sometimes it helps to relax. I try to take care of my body and face. I know it is all I have. My soul may have any itnterst for you later, I thinkso.I am not a little girl and I know that at first almost all men look at body ,legs and face.God created males such persons. Well,I think I am lost in my letter,I am not sure you understand my goals,please feel free to ask. I live in Russia,town Hor, Dolores street 9, flat 37 ,it is near big city Habarovsk. My town is rather far from Moscow. I want you to reply if you understand my mind,my intentions,my soul,if not please reply too, I will continue my searching. Well, I will close this letter,I think you are tired to read it.and If you think that I should write shorter letters please tell me. I write from internet cafe in Habarovsk because there are not cafes and possibility to use internet in my small town,we have 4 digital phone number and we can’t call abroad. Even to call in any big town here in Russia I have to order the call in advance.
and I would like to say please don’t worry if I keep silence sometimes I have no time to travel ,it is about 25 minutes by bus from my town till Habarovsk Please tell me more about you,your tastes,likes and dislikes .also I have a few impotant questions do you like strong drinks too much?can you be very drunk?very ofthen?can you be rude with women? Well,I have to stop or I will write without ending.Kiss you !see you
later. In my next e-mail I will write you more things about myself and
more details about my trip and work.

I will miss you, your Valentina

Uhhh. Ich hasse ihre 300-zeiligen Emails, aber was will sie von mir? Geld? Ich weisses nicht. Deshalb schrieb ich ihr erneut eine Email, worauf sie wie folgt antwortete:

From: “Valentina” valenti@freemailserve.biz
To: <*>
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:20 AM
Subject: Re[5]: hello from hope

Hello my dear Alex
I am so glad to see your letter again,I think I am a lucky girl to meet such man and I will do my best to meet you in real life! you know I can work in any city of your area because it is free choice and agency only helps me to get only travel documents and ticket, and I do hope that we will like each other and now I have the destination.The agency will also suggest some places to work in. I do hope I have met my right man!you know I have told you before one of my friend worked abroad last year and have met right man,now they live there and they are going to marry. by the way now they are arranging the trip to Russia,(he wants to meet her parents and friends) I think if I feel that you are my dream and you have the same feelings we could think about our future together. if not I will just work and return back when the time to travel back. you know I am new here and I am afraid to make any mistake. I have one great lack,I am very impatient sometimes I can act without thinking. Sometimes I think that my dream is getting for real and it is so bad to be disappointed later. I want you to know all small things about me because it shouldn’t be any misunderstandings between us.I want you to know that I am not angel and sometimes I can show my character.And I don’t wait that you to be angel too, I just want to meet a kind man . I am very kind and I can forgive almost all I can’t forgive if my man sleep with different woman, I don’t know many nessesary words in english. I hope you can read between lines. A little more about myself! my favorite activity is fitness. I wanted to be as fitness trainer but I finished The Habarovsk State Univercity, trainers faculty as fitness trainer but I don’t work on my profession because there are no good fintess clubs in my city, I used to sit at home and to do all housework,helping my mom. I would like to have good job, I may work dancing teacher, or trainer of fitness,you know I have a certificate. I worked as a trainer a year ago . and I would like to do it again .you know how many more younger girls want to get this job too!Alot of competition here. I want to tell you about things I like: I like to make barbecue and I so much want to have my own home with fireplace. usually I make very tasty ones and in principle I like to cook and it is not problem for me to cook something tasty and I don’t like to visit cafes and restaurants, at first usually they can’t cook weel(maybe only here) and second too high price. I like warm weather. and my great dream is to live somewhere on tropical island. Also I want to tell you about my dislikes: I hate our long winters it seems to me they will never end. I hate lies and unfaithfulness. I hate evil people and politicans I think they like to play wars, I hate any ars. What I like in a man: faithfulness, honesty. He has to be open- minded and open-hearted, also easy-going. and much more important he is kind,kindness makes our world! Are you kind and gentle man ????? I think my man should be kind ,it is great feeling after love,only kind person may be happy, all rude people are unhappy. or must be. A few questions yet, agency tells that I will have a room in nearest hotel near my future work but if we like each other may be is it possible to live together?I think we will enjoy life together. do you have your car?animals? I can’t drive and I do hope you give me a few lessons, to be fair I have so many plans .I will find out all travel details about my flight this week. I will leave my town today in a two hours and i think I will be not able to write to you today or so. When I am in Moscow I will send you short letter to let you know that I am all right and they tell that it takes about two days to get all nesseary papers.
Please don’t look at different girls. I am the best(joke). Well, I will close this letter I think I am bore today,and please feel free to ask. See you soon!I can’t believe everything is for real. to be fair I am lost and my head is like any big station with a lot of voice!
KISS and LOVE Valentina!

Sie hat also Fitness Trainerin an der Habarovsk State Univercity Studiert – nur komisch dass es diese Universität gar nicht gibt (Es gibt nur die KHABAROVSK STATE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY und ich glaube kaum, dass man an einer Technischen Universität Fitness Trainerin Studieren kann…) Sie hat mir auch zwei Fotos von ihr sowie von der Stadt Khabarovsk zukommen lassen, in welcher sie angeblich wohnt:

Schön, sie reist also nach Moskau und wird sich wieder bei mir melden. Achja, der Header der Emails sieht wiefolgt aus:

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Super, sie ist endlich in Moskau angekommen:

From: “Valentina” valenti@freemailserve.biz
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 9:11 AM
To: <*>
Subject: Re[6]: hello from hope

My honey ! it is me,can you believe I am in Moscow. I can’t believe ,it was wonderful flight and they gave red vine in plane, wow,I have never tried such tasty one!!!!! I went the bus up to the Subway from the airport .In Subway long went, it was so is delightful I was in travel agency today, but my documents are not ready yet, it will be ready tomorrow. I will go to travel agency again to get all info about my trip. And of course, when I will get it – I will send it to you! It is such great city and it takes a few hours to travel from one end to other. I rented the flat for few days. People said to me some nice places in Moscow while he was Such a great city it is. I have no words to explain. you can’t imagine how great Moscow is,to be fair I wouldn’t like to live here,a lot of cars,people , voice and pollution.Ugly traffic and people with crazy eyes. When I get off plane in airport Moscow policeman asked about passport and he looked at me like I am any enemy, I think all people here are a little crazy at terrorism.Life here in Moscow is expensive. I was going through some shops today and it is much more expensive than in our town. Food and all the general things. It is the same country but different prices, what a great change. I think people living in Moscow are very cautious ,I think so. But I think that I have done my choice and to be fair I don’t want to live here,it is not the city of my dreams. you know I am not coward I am not afraid I know it is my chance to meet kind man .I do hope I am right. and I think you are too kind to make any bad things I feel it. Well, I will close this letter ,please write as soon as possible! see you soon!
KISS . Great kiss from Moscow!!!!!!!!! Valentina

Sie wartet jetzt also auf die Reisedokumente… bin gespannt was sie von mir will…

From: “Valentina” valenti@freemailserve.biz
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2008 15:07 AM
To: <*>
Subject: Re[6]: hello from hope

TRAVEL INFO : Gogolewa Valentina

© Travel Agency Blue River .
TRAVEL INFO : Gogolewa Valentina – private tour.(work visa)
Travel dates for: Ms. Gogolewa Valentina
Please label the inside and outside of each piece of baggage to be checked in with your name and where possible your address. Suitable baggage labels and stickers are available free of charge. In advance of your journey. please note the current free baggage allowance included in your ticket price. You can find this information in the internet or via your Airline contact person. In case you booked a special fare please note that it can be subject to restrictions. Travel Abroad: When preparing to travel abroad for less than 5 months, it is important to ensure entry to another country . Depending on the country to be visited and the student’s nationality, it may be necessary to apply for a visitor visa.The student must have: a valid passport or travel document, valid visa. Furthermore, page 4 must be signed by the RO. No special permission is needed, but it is important to have a valid passport,valid visa and all travel documents.

Thank you for your booking and have a pleasant journey. Kind regards.”Blue
River” is a licensed and
officially registered travel agency.
Travel agency Blue River.

Our goal is to provide quality services for group and individual travelers.
Please use our service. Managers: Ms.Elena Gatiatoullina. Ms.Viktoriya Kataeva.

The nearest possible flight is – April, 29 Tuesday 2008. From Moscow
Sheremetyevo (SVO) Inter Airport Russian Federation.

Price: foreign passport,visa,tax,consulate fee,ticket Eco.class. US dollars 1290.00+ —————————————————————————————————–
This reservation will be automatically cancelled if the order is not purchased until April, 30 Wednesday 2008.
Hey my love,I have got all the info and resend to you, you see I am after visit to consulate and agency and I am so happy to say that we will meet in a few days!!!! I am really lucky girl to meet you.Honey the thing is that I booked nearest possible flight .I need only your help.
there is only a small problem but I am sure we will be able to solve. I wanted to ask you to help me to pay for tickets but they tell that I can’t use your help or ask you about sending me tickets because I have permission to use the help of agency only because they do all travel things and it is their
business to arrange all travel things for my jorney,it is the law.and it is not possible to get work visa without help of agency,too strong laws. I was sure that my mom will help me becasue she promised but now she sent letter that it is possible only in a few months or so because of family problems.and she can’t send transfer now.I was in the bank to try to ask them about loan but they tell I have to have something to stay them and I have nothing to stay because I have only a few dress and things,some perfume and it is all I have,and small gift for you from russia with love.and I think it is not great problem for you to help me.I even think that maybe it will give you the pleasure to help me because you are my knight,rught? after all payments here and travel by plane I have about 300 US dollars my own money and I need about 990 US dollars from your side,because I have to pay for ticket and a few thigs yet,and I have to pay in advance about 1290 US dollars and if the tickets will
cost less i will get some money back. when we meet I will return this sum and some extra money because to send thransfer costs money too.I have to be sure that I will be able to book it or I will lose all the money I gave them in advance.I’m not going to ask one more time for your help,you see I am in hard situation.I will be waiting for your answer .I know it sounds like I am pooroutsider but you see I have not time or somebody to ask about help,you know my mom gave me all that we with mom
could collect for my travel.I hate to ask but now I don’t have any other choice.you saw all my body and I believe you I have done almost all here and now I need some help from you,please help me to leave Moscow and it is all I ask now and you know I am full of the love to share with you. Kiss
you, counting days and minutes before our meeting.you know it is only money ,and I think that
it is not too hard for you to help me ,you see I have such chance only once in my life.I know you are kind man and I do hope you will be able to help me.I promise I will return all the money .and I will earn money because I am ready to work as hard as possible! Million Kisses, Your poor Valentina you know my rent address here is Russia, Moscow, Tihaja 17-20, zip 192174. Remember that my full name is GOGOLEWA -(last name). VALENTINA – (first name) it is right writting in English, and you should put it on western union list and you can choice any bank in Moscow,they tell it is international service and I can get money in any bank of Moscow. they tell I can get western union transfer or money gramm because I have not any bank accounts in Moscow and I have only passport and it is enough to get it! P.S. I am not sure I should tell this but I want to let you know that if you don’t like me I will not bother you and it is only your choice to spend time with me I know you may be too busy,and in any case I will return money back .you know I will have rent room ,job and I want to say that you don’t worry that I want to use you just for my goals.and I am sure that when we meet we will not regret about it,promise,and I hate people who imagined so many silly rules and laws. and I have only small suitcase with me.and I dream about our first meeting,our first night and I have some sexy night dress with me! and I think that now everything depends on you my hope and I will check my mail all day and all night because i can’t sleep if Iam not sure that everything is all right and you can help,please dear don’t leave me alone i have done so much and I am almost near you. and I can stay more than six months,I can stay longer it is possible if we fall in love and going to marry. But I think we need time to learn each other. and as soon as I got transfer ,they tell in the bank you should send me transfer number and I will be able to get transfer then, I will send exact schedule and number of the flight and terminal number and time
of my arriving to your airport.

Komisch dass ich bereits bei ihrem ersten Mail wusste, dass sie irgendwan einmal Geld von mir brauchen würde. Sie will, dass ich einen Teil ihrer Reisekosten in die Schweiz übernehme (990 US Dollar) und ihr das Geld an ein Western Union Konto überweisen soll:

Russia, Moscow, Tihaja 17-20, zip 192174.
Remember that my full name is GOGOLEWA -(last name). VALENTINA – (first name) it is right writting in English, and you should put it on western union list and you can choice any bank in Moscow,they tell it is international service and I can get money in any bank of Moscow.

Das hätte sie wohl gerne. Tja da muss die nette Lady leider in Moskau bleiben. Übrigens, eine Kopie ihres Passes hat sie mir auch zukommen lassen:

Ebenfalls seltsam: Es gibt gar keine “Travel Agency Blue River”!


Hinter solchen Spam-Mails stecken Russische Betrüger, welche auf das Geld einsamer Männer aus sind. Die Masche ist bekannt als “Russian Dating Scammer”. Es gibt weder eine Habarovsk State Univercity noch existiert eine Travel Agency namens “Blue River”. Täglich erreichen mich knapp ein Duzent solcher Emails wo Isabel, Valentina & Co mein Herz erobern möchten. Deshalb gilt:

Finger weg von den hübschen Ladies!