I got the same 'My name is Faniya. This letter shows you, that I live in the USA....' thing. Funny thing is that this person contacted me using match.com. Just wanted to let you know to be aware to not contact people outside match.com on the first mail :)
anonymous from United States
THIS IS THE MESSAGE I GOT FROM MARINA FEDOROVA (OR SO SHE SAYS SHE IS) THROUGH MATCH.COM, HER INITIAL LOCATION THROUGH MATCH IS LOS ANGELES, CA.
Hello my new friend! I am very glad to receive the letter
from you. I hope, that we can know each other better then. I'm going
to write to you a little about me. I attach my photos too. I'm 29
years old. I have light blonde hair and light-brown eyes. I was born
on the 22th of January 1977. I live with my mum only. My father died,
when I was a child. It was an auto accident. I miss him a lot!!!!
Since 2 years old my mum grew and educated me alone, It was very
difficult for her and I love her very much. And now she is the best
friend for me. I'm the only child in the family and I do not have any
children. We live in city Tver. My mum works in Tver in the hospital
as a medical sister. I'll tell you more about my parents in the next
letters. As for my native town, Tver is 200 km far from Moscow. Sure
you hear smth about Moscow or St-Petersburg??? once I was in these
remark able cities. Now I'm going to tell you evering about myself.
When i was a child i went to the kindergarden. You know that this
such? This institution for children till 7 years. In the USA are
kindergarden? As my mum could not spend much of time with me. (she
worked a lot!!!) When i was 7 i went to school. I studied very well.
I finished school in 1995 with Red diploma, by the way!!! I entered
the Krasnoyarskiy Academy. As I had studied perfectly at shcool, I
could study in Institute 'free-of-charge.' In 2000 I graduated from
this Academy. In 2000 year I began working in dental hospital as a
dentist in Tver. I also work sometimes in the other hospital. During
a week I work about 60 hours. I feel sorry for people who come to us
with toothache!!! I'm sure You've got good teeth???:) My mum works
not far from me. You know my job is rather difficult, but I like it.
I'm really glad that i deal with children!!! I guess sometimes it's
moe difficult to work with children than with the adults. But anyway
it's a great pleasure for me!!! It's cool that I can help children. I
shall inform to you concerning it little bit later.
My friend suggested me looking for a woman in the Internet. Why not?!
Let's try to know better each other and i think that it's a good
by the way I've got some questions for you. How do you find Russian
ladies and would you like to have some relationship with Russian.
Now i have to finish my letter, unfortunately. I would like to see
more of your pictures. I saw your pictures on match.com and I think
that you are very beautiful. You can to me send more? please write me
about yourself too!!! I'm looking forward to your e-mail!!! Please and
do not forget your photoes!!! By the way i hope that you do understand
anonymous from United States
O yea shi have many more face's and names !!!
Hello mine Frank,
I have received your help and have already bought tickets for flight of
Today I had very good day. Our meeting becomes closer, also I trust
that are very fast we can together.
I have already attributed my tickets in embassy, and to me have told,
that everyone will be in the order.
I so am glad, that we shall meet you on October, 3. You represent fine
Frank, it is day of our meeting,
are sacred day when there will be two hearts, loving each other. Be
close to you I can the happiest girl on light.
I love you, and I wish to be only with you. Fine Frank, my tickets have
been approved by embassy,
and now when registration of my visa will end, I can arrive to you.
Soon put our long-awaited meeting.
But I should tell to you, that for the beginning in your country, I
should have money for a credit card.
I should have not less than 3000 dollars on a credit card. In embassy
that it is an obligatory thing for my flight on you. I should stabilize
the citizen financially.
The embassy should be convinced, that I financially secure. I should
have money due to when I arrive to the USA.
The minimal sum of money which I should have on my credit card, does
3000 dollars. I require 3000 dollars,
I should force to save in the near future a credit card of money for my
residing at the city of Moscow.
I understand, that it is bad news, I understand your situation of money
I did not know to tell to you about it, it - very much pity to me, that
I again should ask you of money,
but anyhow I should ask you it. Except for you fine Frank, anybody in
forces to help our meeting.
I am assured, that it is last step on a way to our meeting, there was
last barrier, and we should overcome it.
I with hope shall wait for your help. You can send me your help besides
to operate bank in the city of Moscow. Well?
Really, I very much regret, but I at all did not know about it. I knew,
that I should have a credit card,
but I could not assume, that I should have money for a credit card. I
that it very firmly now wash also your position with money, but fine
Frank, we should make this step.
3000 dollars - very much big money, I did not accept, that money to
arrive to you are necessary for me.
But we should break this barrier. I do not want, that money became the
reason of refusal on a way to our meeting.
You understand me, loved Frank? Also I wish to tell to you, that we we
shall not lose this money.
When I shall arrive to the USA, we can receive back this money in any
branch of bank.
Day on my credit card is necessary only for formality, that I could
We can receive this money back as soon as I shall arrive to you, Frank.
It is necessary to receive for me your help in the near future because
in another way
I shall demand money for my residing at Moscow. I very much would not
like to come back home not taken all things.
As soon as I receive from you the help necessary for my credit card,
I shall come back home in my city Alekseevka, and I shall
arrive to Moscow only on On October, 1.
before the beginning to you. I today promised in embassy, that I shall
have money tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.
It will be better, if I shall receive the help from you tomorrow.
Frank, now I precisely know, that our meeting demands many money, I
could not accept it earlier.
Our meeting demands many money and forces, but I very much wish to meet
you, loved Frank.
I love you and reception of my credit card, is last step on a way to
Please, understand to us, it is necessary to take all things quickly. I
very much am absent on you.
My airline Delta Air Lines
C impatience I shall look forward to hearing from you! Your Marina!
I'm save more then that mony one day I'm go to cach her I'm go to spend what ever money take vacacion next year and I'm promice mine self to kick her ...
Gentleman, I have been chating almost daily with Marina Fedorova since August 30 2006 when she got my profile from match.com. I have seen the exact same letters that I have received written above. The real Marina Fedorova is a Russian artist by the way. I guess our scammer likes the name.I know no other name she uses such as Faniya.Have any of you actually been taken for money and she never showed?? I have held her in abayence as far as sending monies ( I had an uncomfortable feeling in my gut)and thank God it hasnt cost me any money, just time writing the emails.I wont lie , I was a little disappointed when googleing her and finding this siteI have a load of pix(15) including the ones above on the pool table and the black dress.Best of luck
anonymous from United States
MARINA FEDOROVA , SAME LETTERS SAME STORY
anonymous from United States
You may also want to look here for a girl named Alena Pikusova, that is the name I know this girl by, would love it if you could send any pix you have of her to me at email@example.com also. Kudos for not getting scammed!~
anonymous from United States
I RECEIVED THIS FROM THE HARD HAT GIRL. HER EMAIL ADDRESS IS:
BE WARNED, THIS TOO CAME FROM A VIEWING ON MATCH.COM
?????, I knew that you will write me! I felt it! It really brings me pleasure, that I
have received the answer for my letter!
I want to tell at once, that I also have written to two more other men. However they have
not written back yet. Probably later they will write me. I hope, that you are not against
I wrote not only to you. I can't speak about it. You wrote me first and that's why I will
concern your letter especially closely!
My first letter to you was short. I do not know if I can write you much. I do not know
what tell you. Our dialogue on mutual questions and answers will be probable. Besides I
want you to tell me about your life!
?????, I want to know if you understand my purposes of our acquaintance? I want to explain
you the purposes of my acquaintance. I'm now 27 years it's a good age to create a family.
I am searching for my soulmate. I want to marry
to an American. I want to live in America and I want to have a happy family. In the USA I
can give more to my family and children. For this reason I want to live and work in the
USA. America is a beautiful country. I want to believe that your purposes are the same and
you also want to be married to a human being. I hope, that you also search for love and
happiness. I shall hope, that both of us want to live a worthy life in love and happiness.
It was about my purposes and I probably should speak now about me. I shall write only the
truth about me.
I do not think, that there is any sense to tell a lie. Are you agree with me? Both of us
search for love. I want, that my love was strong, pure, true and up to the end of my life!
The Internet featureless and I shall hope only for your honesty and I shall trust you. I
in general have got used to trust people. I do not trust the Internet however, but I heard
many happy histories about other people. Those people spoke, that they found each other in
distance of several thousand miles and fell in love. Now they are happy and live together.
My work allows me to use a computer and I found time to read about it. I even idn't
imagine how many people search for love in the Internet!!!! There are a lot of web sites
which suggest to find people. I could write you independently from my computer. It coasted
me approximately 30 dollars to be a member and to write to you. I wanted to open again
today match.com but I was told that I should pay money again and I refused the service. I
cannot send the letter any more and that's why I hope, that you will write me! Otherwise
it will be necessary for me to pay 30 dollars again!
I want to tell you so many things! Please excuse me if I won't be able to tell you much
today. We will have still time to speak! Before us still it is a lot of time to learn each
other! Today I had a lot of work. We will soon have meeting and I should prepare the
report. By the way! I told you nothing about my work. I work in a company
'TRANSTEHSERVISE '. Our company is engaged in sale of gas to consumers. I work
as the senior head of a sales department of gas. I am on this post for 1,5 years! My work
gives me good money. I have worthy living. I work, I got tired at work. I receive fair
money for the work. ?????, tell me about your work. Are you pleased with your work? It is
important to like the work.
Today I want to send you some pictures. Later I will send you more pictures. I have also a
computer at home and there are more pictures. My home computer is not connected to the
Internet and that's why I can send you my pictures only from work. I will take measures to
send you more of my pictures. OK? And I want to see your pictures also!
I think that I have forgot to tell to you that I was trained at university and to receive
higher education in area ' social work '.
I was trained 5 years and it were very much fun and instructive years of a life!
By the way I live in the city of Ryazan ! You heard about this city? It to be between
Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
It is really historical city and we to have many sights.
Well, I will wait for your next letter. You probably already have many
questions for me? Write soon! Have a nice Day! Faniya.
Saturday, October 7, 2006
anonymous from United States
i got this letter too
My name is Mariya. This letter shows you, that I live in the USA. It is
a mistake. I live in Russia. I wrote, that I live in Russia, but it was
said anyhow, that I'm from the USA, therefore not to be surprised. I
live in Russia. The matter is that acquaintance on the Internet now is
popular all over the world. I have noticed
your profile. James, you live in the USA and this is a good place to
America is the country of freedom. I've never been to the USA however,
but I know about your country much. Each person has the right to a good
life and you have enough freedom to have a worthy life. Everyone has
equal opportunities. In the USA I think more opportunities for a good
life. There where I now live is not the best place to live and create a
family. But even in such country I can do a good living. I like to work,
I have family values and I want to have the best life with a good man,
the man who I shall love and who will love me as well. I think that
women here are good enough to be the wife of the American.
I am the woman who appreciates love, fidelity, honesty. I am not
spoiled by easy and carefree life.
I saw your profile on the Internet and you have drawn my attention. We
can know each other better. I also want to draw your attention by my
letter and that's why today I won't write much to you. I only willl tell
now, that I'm of 27 years. My height is 172 centimeters (5 ’ 7 '). My
weight is 55 kg (120 pounds).
I hope, that you understand, that I want to create a family, I want to
live in the USA and to have the best life. I achieved in life much, I
have got used to go up to the end in achieving the purpose. I have
everything in this life except for family and true love. I am searching for
love now. I am not a poor woman. I belong to the middle class in
Russia. I have a good work and I have enough money for living here. Besides I
am rich spiritually.
I hope, you can see my picture. With hope, Mariya.
Thursday, October 12, 2006