Scammer Soboleva Mariya

Ekaterinburg Russia

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This one is good. She follows through and keeps in touch with you until it's time to ask for cash. It's a good thing I never sent her a penny!! She uses pre-fab emails that you'll see here on other scammers letters.


Hi! Thank's a lot for your answer!
I could not answer you earlier. I did not see your letter. It has been placed in spam folder.
I do not know why it happens. Probably it is a mistake of a server. I will disconnect spam filter.
Telling from the beginning that profile wasn't mine, I know a woman who is on a dating site.
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, I'm not sure what could I write for the first time, I'm sending my photos...
I have many photos, sorry I don't have any professional one, just usual photos. Let me know and I can send more pics!
I'm looking forward to visiting your beautiful country and I would like to find a man over there who will be interested in meeting me!
I've never been abroad before and I would like to visit it so much!
I'm looking for a friend, lover or maybe even something serious...
I'm a free bird now, I don't have a boyfriend and I'm open to anything!!! Pls send me your photos and write me about yourself!!!!
I would like to have a serious relationship although I don't know if that's possible in internet so
I'm looking just for a good man who can show me over there and....... we will see!!!!!!!! I hope you like my pics!
I`m 27 years old, I hope my age is ok for you?? My height is 5.6
live in Russia.In small town in deep of Ural.
May I hope that you will write me back? I hope so much!
Also I hope I'm your type of girl, I'm not sure you like Slavic appearance!!

OK, I will wait for your answer. When I hear back from you I will write more things about myself and send more pics!

Maria (this is my real name)

Letter 2:

Hello!!! This is me again!
It is my first time I try to correspondence with man in internet world.
The thing is that I will work abroad for six months or so and I would like to meet a nice man to
be my guide or just be good friend to spend time with. I think that it is hard enough to live in foreign town
without friends. I am from a small town here in Russia, I don't want to be alone over there without any relatives or friends!
I want to see the real life over there and maybe you will be able to tell me more about your culture and life over there and
give me some information in general! You know, life in Russia is rather difficult,especially in small towns.
I don't want to live in Russia because I have not any chances here,it
is hardly possible to explain but I want you to know my plans.I saw many stories
in news on tv about girls who started a new life and decided to work abroad...
So I decided to do the same and to try to find my luck abroad. I started to
register my documents about 2 months ago, so I will travel soon and I will be allowed to work!
You see I already started to register documents and now I need to decide in which city I want to work.
I`m 27 years old and I`m a hardworking lady! (I will work as a dance teacher).
You know, I`m a professional dancer, I dance in group on festivals, wedding celebrations etc.
But when I will arrive (I will travel alone) I will work as a dance teacher (instructor),
I have an international certificate. I can teach ball dances and sport dances.
I want to work hard and change my life! You see that maybe I'm too naive but I still believe in miracles to come!
I decided to find a friend and make his city to be my destination.
I think it is great chance to change my life. I am full of plans and dreams!
My hair is blonde and I have mixed color of eyes (it depends on lightening)...
I think I'm somewhat pretty, but first of all I want to be beautiful inside.
I do hope that you will be not disappointed to meet me in the real life when we meet.
I will leave my town in a few days or so (I can't tell you everything exactly right now) and I would like
to be sure I have a man who is waiting for me over there. I will work hard and I would like to find a man to spend my
free time together to get to know each other better and have some fun together.
If you have any interest to meet me I will be more then happy to meet you too.
If you want I can call you when we get to know each other better it would be nice to talk to you.
Sorry I really have to go now. I will write more next time, my sister is waiting for me and I have to go!

Bye-bye!!! Maria

Letter 3:

Hello!!! This is me again!
I think I should write you more things about me, I hope it will be interesting for you to know me better!
My birthday is 21 of January 1982. I am a Aquarius. I'm 167 cm tall (5.6) and 51 kg weight. I don't know exactly
my bust-waist-hips measurements, I don't have a reason to measure it because I think it's OK and my body is
proportionate )) I am a christian and on Sundays I go to Church. I've never been married, don't have kids but I
love them and they love me! I don't smoke, drink occasionally. My favourite color is blue. As for my family - I live
with my mother and my brother. My mother is 48 years old, her name is Valentina, I love her very much. I have a sister,
her name is Zoya, she is already married and she lives with her husband. I also have a younger brother, his name is Maksim.
He is very clever and he wants to be a naval officer like our father. My father was a great person, he was courageous and
brave. He is an ideal man for me. My father died in auto crash 7 months ago... My mum cried but now she is ok, she will never
meet another man because my father was the only man in her life and now her aim in life is to grow up our brother. It was my
mother's idea to try to work to another country. She loves me very much and she thinks that its impossible to earn good money
in russia. My mother read many stories about girls who found their happiness abroad and now she wants me to do the same. As I
wrote you I live in Russia, the name of my town is Novaja Ljalja it is situated in Sverdlovskaya Obl. (District). It will be
great if you also tell me some interesting facts about your city. I don`t remeber if I told you or not but I graduated from
Ekaterinburg University two years ago, Economy faculty but I don't work on my specialization because I can't find a good job
here in economy sphere, my city is so small. I don`t use any translators and I can speak and write English well. I write my
emails from Internet cafe, we have a computer but no Internet. If you want I can call you when we get to know each other better
it would be nice to talk to you. Today I'm going to tell my mother about you, I'm sure she will be happy I've met someone over
there who can show me around! I hope you are not getting bored to read my emails? It's a pity there is no messenger here, so
we can talk only using e-mails... My address here is Russia, Novaja Ljalja, Mira street 36, flat 24. So now you have a
representation of who I am....I just can tell you I enjoy life and I try to live to the fullest, I like to try new things.
I'm very tender, caring, artistic, faithful, decent person. Sometimes I can be not well organized, I think everybody
had it's own minuses and pluses. I don't look any special qualities in a man. I just hope he will be faithful to me
and ready to create a happy family with me and I will do everything to make him happy. I'm looking for a soulmate!
Do you look for any special qualities?



P.S. Forgot to say I'm sending a pic with my sister, my father and me(2 years ago).

Letter 4:

Hello dear! I think I'm a lucky girl to meet such good man as you in Internet!
I like your photo very much and I can look at you without any stop!!!!
I hope I will be lucky enough to meet you in the real life soon! Yesterday I told my mom about you.
She said that now she doesn`t worry about me as before because now she knows you are a kind
man and can help me if I need your help. You can show me your city and tell me more about the life over there!
I think I didn't write you I like cooking. I can cook some Russian dishes for you! Pelmeni, vareniki, blini, borsch, okroshka!
You will like it! Besides Russian cuisine I like Italian and Mexican. I love spaghetti and pizzza!!!!! mmmmmmm !
I can't live without it! I like Mexican food because it's very spicy, although I don't cook Mexican dishes too often.
I've been told my cooking is very tasty! I like to cook cakes. My favorite is cheese-cake with raspberry! You know...
when I talk about food I'm getting hungry ))) I eat everything and I don't like any diets but usually I don't eat after 7 pm.
This helps me not to be fat! I can cook many tasty things for you when we meet! Sometimes I like to listen to music.
I like almost all kind of Music and my favourite one is pop music and classical. You know.. almost all Russian men are like bears!
They are so rude, they can't be nice and polite, they don't want to have a family. I think you are not like them.
I like to go to the cinema! I really like to watch a good movie with my friends. 50 percents of movies in our cinemas are Russian
and about 50 American. Actually my favorite actor is Johnny Depp and I like all movies with him.
I've watched Pirates of the Carribean (part 3) some time ago! I think the third part is not as good as the first part. Have you seen it?
Could you recommend me any movie so I can watch it? What is your favorite movie and actor?
Soooooooooooooooo......... what else could I say? Sometimes I go to the theatre but not often.
There is only one small theatre in my city and there is nothing interesting.
If I want to watch a good play I should go to the nearest big city, there sometimes can come some famous Russian actors
and dancers but I can't go there often because it's quite expensive.
I want you to know small things about my life, because it will show you who I am.
Ok, I think I will finish my e-mail for today and I should go home to cook some food for my mom and brother!


PS I'm sending more pics this time! They were taken in Sochi one year ago

Letter 5:

Hello! I don't have enough time to write a long email I'm in a hurry....
Please write me the name of the closest Airport to you (possibly International) and it's code (if you know).
For example the closest Airport to me is Ekaterinburg and it's code is (SVX). I already started to pack my things
and I want to start my trip so I will go to Moscow from Ekaterinburg. I have so many worries and I'm so afraid to
start everything but if I don't start it now I will never do it!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will go to airlines office now and will buy a tickets to Moscow, its very expensive, but I have some savings so I
have money to pay for plane ticket to moscow and to pay for renting room in moscow. As soon as I will arrive to Moscow,
I will finish my documents to travel, as work permission, medical insurance etc. I`m waiting a confirmation of airport
from you, so I will buy ticket to your airport. I know it won`t be cheap, but my mother will receive a salary for
last 6 months (her work detained wages) and will send me money when I will find out the cost of tickets!I will know
this info in Moscow. I asked my sister to take a naked photo of myself because I didn't have any naked photos and I
thought I will need them and it was my choice. Also I didn't want all men to look at this pic.... and now I know you
little more and I will cross my fingers I'm not wrong in doing this and I will make a show of trust and send you my
naked pic to you hoping it will be for your eyes only and you will not show it to someone. I was not comfortable to
pose for such pic and I tried to smile, I think the pic is nice. I don't want to chat about sex or something like that,
I just wanted to show you how my body looks like... and that's all. Maybe I shouldn't do this but I will click
"send" button and close my eyes! I hope you will be not mad on me because I sent this pic for you, I'm a good girl,
really!!!!!!!!!! Please don't show my pic to anyone and please don't ask for any naked pics in different poses or
something like that. I'm a good girl and I'm not info taking naked photos!
I really apologize if you think now I'm not a good girl... I hope you don't think so.
I'm impatiently waiting for your answer! AAAAAAAAAAAh!!!! I'm so ashamed to send this pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Letter 6:

Hello!! How are you? I'm ok!!!
I just returned from my work. It was my last day at work,they tell that there
are so sorry that I leave them and they have great hope that I will return back
one day soon I have told not any promises. My boss is very nice woman and she
is really sorry that I leave them she says that I am very good worker
and she thinks that she will have problems to find different girl like me
to work. But she understand that I want to leave this country because of so
many problems for young girls here and every days there are new ones because
of finance crisis here a lot. I told my friends about you and everybody said
they will cross one's fingers for us and they hope you are a good man and we
will like each other! to be fair I feel myself so sad... I will miss my work...
I almost cry now... anyway I don't want to make any steps back and I want to
continue my arrangements. Please forgive me but today I have not time to write
long letter again. After sending this email I will go home, take my packed
bags and go to Ekaterinburg! It is a nearest big city and there is an airport.
From there I will fly to Moscow! I`m really afraid to fly on a plane! I hope my
plane will not fall down! I'm really afraid! It is several hours from here to Moscow.
I've never been to Moscow before and I'm so nervous now...I had such great desire to
start my trip already.. and now I feel myself like a newborn kitten who has even didn't
open it's eyes...I just want to hug my mom and don't want to go anywhere...
but I know that's my dream to start a new life and I will try to turn in to reality!
Soon you will hear some news from me from Moscow!!!!!!!!I do hope you are really kind man
and will not make me sad!??!!?!?!right!??!?I`m so exited we will meet soon!
I will be able to find a work as soon as I will arrive to you, so I won`t have money problems.
You know I sent documents for visa to moscow about 2 months ago, so when I will arrive
to moscow my visa will be already ready!!well,I have to run,I think I will be able to send
letter from moscow tomorrow but if not please don't worry I m not sure how long I will need time
to find rent room and cyber cafe. Please wait for me and don't look at different girls,
you know I am the best!!!(joke) and please forgive me that every time I have not time
but when we meet we will have a lot of time to talk and you will know all about me then!

I hope I'm the one for you!

Your Maria

Letter 7:

Hello dear!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so excited to write you again!!!!!!!!!! I'm in Moscow! You can't imagine how happy I am because I already started my trip to you! I still cannot believe I've done it! WoW! As I wrote you I was scared to fly on the plane but everything was OK and I'm still alive )))) Moscow is a really big city! I've been told the population of Moscow is about 10 million of people! From the Airport I went by bus... it was so long way... about 1 hour and 30 minutes. I've seen so many nice places in Moscow while going by bus! When I got off the plane in the Moscow Airport policeman asked me about passport and he looked at me like I am an enemy ))) I think all people here are a little crazy because of terrorism. Everything here is very expensive, not like in my city... and everywhere are big crowds of people! Everywhere is so many people! I feel uncomfortable because of it but I hope I will be OK soon. I couldn't find a cheap hotel, everything is so expensive in Moscow. Finally I found a place to stay, I rent a room from an old woman. She is about 70 years old. She said her husband died 2 years ago and she doesn`t have money to live, so she gives in rent rooms in her apartment. She is very nice woman. She said I have to be very careful. You know... she said many girls from small cities come to big cities, they are looking for a better future and fortune but because they are from small cities they can`t imagine their way to find the happiness can be not so easy as they thought... and some of them can end up as prostitutes or something like that. She said I should be careful when I meet you!! But I don't worry about it! I feel with all my heart you are really nice man! Sorry I wrote you about my worries.. I have nobody to write about it. My mother is worried enough about me and I don't want to make her worry any more. I think that's really good I've met you! I can write you about everything. By, the way, one more thing about my trip.
Agency will help me to rent a room to stay near my future work in your area. I will share this room with a few girls yet, it is usual procedure and it helps to pay the rent (it will be cheaper). And I have a question, is it normal if we will like each other may be it is possible to live together?of course if you or somebody doesn't mind. Do you have a big wide bed?(joke). Anyway, if you will not want to stay with me it is ok for me to rent a room, don`t worry!!! As you know I will stay there for three months and later if I want I will be able to prolong my trip. I will arrive by my Work visa, so I won`t have any problems with law while I will be working. I think I will be able to improve my english and I think it will help us to learn each other better,who knows. I miss my family... but I'm getting better with every hour )) Now I'm very hungry and I will go and eat something. I hope everything will be fine.
Please write me as soon as possible!See you soon! Big kiss from moscow!!


Letter 8:

Hello dear!!!
Here is the info, about my flight, that I was given in agency:

Information for Soboleva Maria

Kind regards,"Costa Tour", 136210, Moscow, Begovaya 25,
office 16. e-mail: [email protected]

Please use our service. Manager: Mr. Ivan Nikitin
Flight, November 01, 2009

1. Moscow/Washington UA965 Flight duration: 11h 15

United Airlines
12:20 Moscow (DME), Russia , Domodedovo
15:35 Washington , DC (IAD), USA , Dulles International
Change of plane required. Stop duration: 2h 10

2. Washington/San Antonio UA7359 Flight duration: 3h 48

United Airlines
17:45 Washington , DC (IAD), USA , Dulles International
San Antonio , TX (SAT), USA , San Antonio International terminal 1

Price: foreign passport, visa,tax, consulate fee, ticket Eco.class.USD 1590.00+
I've got all the information and I'm resending it for you!! I am here after my visit to the consulate
and to the agency I am so happy to say we will meet in few days!!!! I am really lucky girl to meet you.
Honey the thing is that I booked the nearest possible flight but I have a little problem and I really hope
you will be able to help me. You see I never expected I will ask you for such help but I have nothing else
to do. You know my mom promised to send me money for tickets by western union as soon as I will find out
prices but she was told on her work that because of economic crisis she will receive all the money she saved
from every months salary only in a few months. So thats why she can`t send me all the sum for tickets now
and she was able to send only 200$ I have got it today. I wanted to ask you to help me to pay for my tickets
directly but they tell I can't use your help or ask you about sending me tickets because I have a permission
to use the help of the travel agency only because they do all travel things and it is their business to arrange
all travel things for my trip, such is the law. It is not possible to get a work visa without the help of the
agency, they have too strict rules of getting visas. I was sure my mom will help me because she promised but
now she sent a letter explaining it is possible only in few months or so because of economic crisis. I was in
the bank to try to ask them a loan but they said I need to have a registration in Moscow to get a loan from
their bank and I don't have it! I think it is not great problem for you to help me. I even hope maybe it will
be pleasure to help me because you are my knight, right? after all payments here and my flight from Ekaterinburg
I have about 700 dollars of my own money and I need about 950 US dollars from your side because I have to pay
for my tickets and few more things, and I have to pay in advance about 1590 dollars. This price includes all
arrangements of documents and everything. I have to be sure that I will be able to book my tickets 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
such situation... I will be waiting for your answer. I know it sounds like I am a poor outsider but you see
I don't have enough time to find the money I need and find somebody to help me, you know my mom gave me all
she could collect for my travel. I hate to ask but now I don't have any other choice. I need some help from
you, please help me to leave Moscow and it is all I ask now. Kiss you, counting days and minutes before our
meeting. You know it is only money, and I think 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 a kind man and I 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 I can! You know my rent
address here is Russia, Moscow, Derbenevskaya 45, flat - 107. Remember my full name is Maria - (first name)
Soboleva - (last name). It is right writing in English, and you should put it on Money Gram or western union
list and you can choose any bank in Moscow, they tell it is international service and I can pick up the money
at any bank of Moscow. They said I can get only Money Gram or western union transfer because I have not any
bank accounts in Moscow and I have only passport and it is enough to get it!
If you need the address of Money Gram or Western Union in Moscow is
Moscow, 115114

Actually I've been told you can send it to any of their offices. I can call you as soon as I receive the transfer
to let you know about it. And please after you complete a transfer write me the number of your transfer, I'm not
sure how it's call but they will give you a number of your transfer.

Million of Kisses,
Your Maria

P.S. I am not sure I should tell this but I want to let you know if you don't like me when I come I will not bother
you and it is only your choice to spend time with me or not. I know you may be too busy, and in any case I will
return the money back. I can have a room for rent if I want, a job and I want to say please don't worry I don't
want to use you just to reach my goal. I am sure when we meet we will have no regrets about it, I promise.
Please, don't leave me alone I've done so much to start this trip and I don't want to give up. And I can stay
more than six months, I can stay longer and I can prolong my visa. I want to get to know you better.....
to learn more things about you, to touch your hand.. look in your eyes

Letter 9:

Hello dear!!! I feel so sad and heart broken because of this situation. I know that it is
great of money for you and it is also a great sum of money for me. I contacted my family,
I tried to borrow the money everywhere I could, but useless. I don't know what to do now.
I so much want to come to you and meet you and I though we could be a great couple together.
I know that it is a lot of money and everybody lives from "check to check" I really don't know
what to do. I am crying and the I do believe that our meeting be something magic and extraordinary...
Don't you want me to be with you??? Tell me honestly!!!! We can meet each other, I can get
a good job and earn good money, don't you agree? I just want to change my life better.
I am going to work but not to be a girl who is living on someone's money....
I thought that it would be great if I am not alone there in your country because you know
it is kinda dangerous to go to other coutry alone. I like you and somehow you managed to get
deep into my heart. I do want to come to you, be with you and have a good job. I don't ask you
just to give me this money. I ask you about a loan. If only I could, I would never ask you for help.
I'm sending you a copy of my passport in case you need it. I have my pics on documents!!!!!! I look
so surly there....and ugly..... I like to smile! It's a pity it's forbidden to smile on photos for
documents. Do you usually like yourself on your pics for documents? I hope you can trust me more now,
I swear I'm not going to do anything to hurt your feelings, I'm an honest girl!

Your Maria


Hello dear, I feel so uncomfortable about my letter where I asked you to send money and
I am sorry that I made you to feel ill about it but I simply I can't find money in time. I don't
want to complain of something but I just want you to understand me right way. I have enough
income to live here. My salary is not well, but it is enough to pay expenses for living, buy
food and some clothes. It is enough to live inside the Russia, but when I want to come
somewhere outside it is impossible for me. Most Russian people can't afford to travel
because it is expensive. It is the reason why I haven't traveled anywhere from Russia.
I know that in this life I must rely only on myself. I am not afraid to overcome difficulty.
Today I tried to take the loan from another bank but they rejected. I can't miss the chance
to come to you. I know it is one-time chance for my life. All my plans and hopes are frustrating.
But I want they come true. I want to start new life with you. I can't believe that my life and my future
depends from the money. It is so miserable. I wanted to ask you about electronic tickets but it would
be useless for me. Our travel is organized by the government. It is not the payment for flight only.
It includes airfare and residence and transportation where I will stay for work. You can't just buy the
ticket for me because I will need additional money for other things. I must pay them here in cash to fly to you.
I just want to show you real situation about me. To be honest I thought about it when I decided to
write to you first time. But I hoped that money will not be the issue. I just miss you and I want to
meet you. I ask about the help to OUR future. I will never hurt you or cheat you, please, think about it.
Our life is too short and we can't lose this chance.

Your Maria


I think you all get the picture. I have more if anyone needs more info.