Zayceva Svetlana 

(uses the same letters as Lebedeva Tatyana; Natalia Smirnova / Ekaterina Strelkova)

Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

Tel: not specified 

Address: house 40 Room 31Volodarskogo Street Yoshkar-Ola Rebublic Mari-El 424028 Russia


DOB: not specified 

Submitted: 11/05/05

Dear Elena

Let me call myself 'Fabio', a 43 year old male from Sydney, Australia. I was contacted at the RSVP singles site on 9.10.2005 by a woman calling herself Svetlana with the member name lkjh1. When I attempted to reply I found her profile had dissapeared from the RSVP site and so I contacted her using the email address she had left (stupid me!).

Name: Svetlana Zayceva 

Address: House 40 Room 31
Volodarskogo Street
Rebublic Mari-El

Phone: None

Email Address: DEVUSHKA_24@MAIL.RU 

I couldn't believe my good fortune when she turned out to be a beautiful 24 year old childrens doctor and then to my surprise developed loving feelings for me - all after just a few emails .......... Yeah, Right!
I initially became suspicious when she didn't answer specific questions I had asked and didn't react to or seem interested in personal information I shared. The fact that she couldn't access a phone cast some doubt in my mind and at times I really couldn't recognise her in some of the photos she sent.
After finding your site and reading Dating Scams 101, I used a phrase search and found a number of similar (sometimes exact) letters appearing under the names of Natalia Smirnova / Ekaterina Strelkova. Yep I was being scammed. 
Never having met a scammer before I was kind of intrigued and played along for a few more days until I received the money request. The scammer wanted $1571.00 USD for plane tickets and visa costs to be sent to her in Yoshkar-Ola in Russia through Western Union. She received no money. Interestingly I offered considerably more money to 'Svetlana' to travel First Class to Australia which she refused, offering instead to travel economy class - a thrifty scammer? 
After informing 'Svetlana' that I knew about the scam she sent one last email telling me how offended she was...........Yeah, I can understand why!
I hope by sending the following letters someone may be alerted to a probable scam.

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1ST LETTER 11.10.05

I am very glad, that you to answer to me. This day will be main in my life.
I live in Russia. I to receive from you the letter and should tell
about itself all. I to want, that we it is good to know each other and to
understand completely. You probably already notice what to use the
interpreter when to write to you. I to do it, because I am not so good to
know the English language. But it should not be a problem between us. I to
want to study your language and to learn you Russian. It will be very
interesting and it is useful for us. As to know language and culture other
country it is very important. It is the help to us will speak is open. I to
want to tell you, that acquaintance through the Internet this new to me. I
never to do it earlier. I very much to worry and to be afraid. I to not
trust, that such happens, but my girlfriend to get acquainted and now she is
happy. I to decide to try to write to you. I to worry, but I shall be open
and there will be a story about itself. Now I shall speak about myself. ie.
I live in Russia. It is the very large country, which to have
was a lot of an opportunity, but as I to think, she to not open yet all
potential. In Russia is all for good life: resources, there is a lot of
ground, the clever people, but now there is a transitive period. The people
here trust, that all will be speed well, but for the present it is not known
how many still to wait. Though the people, which want to work and to have
the purpose in life, live happily. There were only people, which bring up at
kommunism and very difficultly to break their stereotype about life, when
for you to do all state. They to not know, that such the market, market
attitudes and business. You do not think, that I so to divide the people and
to speak so, but it is the Russian reality. I to think what there to know
about Russia and to know our life. I too much to know about your country,
but to want to study more concerning it. You will learn me about your
country and city? It is very interesting to me! I live in city Yoshkar -
Ola. It is the not so large city in comparison with other cities. It is in
the central part of Russia. Our city is industrial here again to make the
much industrial goods. Now you to know about, where I live. I to think, that
it was interesting to you to learn it. I was born and has grown here. Here I
to go in a kindergarten, at school and in university. With me to remain very
good memoirs on my childhood. I was the very vigorous and inquisitive girl.
Now to me 24 years and I already to work. I work in polyclinic. By the
children's doctor. Pediatric. It is state organization.
You not strongly to get tired when to read my letter? I simply to want to
tell to you the life. I to hope, that you to understand, that I to write to
you. Now I very much to get tired and I shall write about itself more in the
following letter. I shall wait from you the letter and information on you,
if you to want, that I to know about you more. Good to you of day.
I hope your friend Svetlana.

2ND LETTER 15.10.05

I am happy, that you again to answer to me. I very closely (very attentively) 
to read your letter and to understand almost all. It was very interesting to 
me to read it (him) and I to learn (find out) a lot of new about. I want to
inform you. Why I search for the man from behind border. Half a year ago I had
a boy-friend. But we interrupted our relations. The reason is alcohol. At the
beginning everything was wonderful. But then he began to drink alcohol. If he
did it only at holidays I would not be against. But he drank constantly. I don't
know as for your country but in our country the problem of alcoholism is a
great problem. At first I thought that only I had such problems with a boy-friend.
But I talked with my girl-friends and they told me that they had the same problems.
That's why I want to find a friend not from Russia. I don't want to spend my life with an alcoholic.
May be you think that I want an easy life. No, I don't want an easy life. I am
not afraid of work. All my short life I work hard. Even when I studied at school
I tried to earn the money (smile). During holidays I worked at the post-office
and carried post. I don't hesitate of work. The only thing I want is to have a
near me a beloved and strong man. WOW I have written. I want to have strong
family and worthy job. I know that you are more senior than me. It not a problem.
The man should be more senior the woman. I think, 
that it will be interesting to you to learn (find out) about me. I live with 
together with the mum. At us with the mum the very good attitudes (relations) 
and she (it) my best friend, assistant. She (it) the most dear (expensive) man 
for me. I very much to love and to respect her (it). We always with it (her) 
can find general (common) language. I to think that you are good to understand 
it. My mother still to not know yet, that we to write each other. I for the 
present to not know its (her) reaction to all this. But I to think, that she 
(it) to understand me. I to think, that it (she) all the same should tell all. 
Today I to tell it (her) about it. At me is not present from my mum of any 
secrets. My daddy has thrown my mum when to me there were 6 years. It is very 
heavy to me about it to recollect. I would give back all, if only the daddy 
was a number (line). I to not have the computer of a house, therefore I to write to you 
from a computer class at university. There to work my best girlfriend. I to 
know her (it) from the childhood. We with it (her) together to grow. I to 
come to it (her) and there to use the Internet. It is very convenient for me. 
At me is much hobbi. In free from work time I to love to carry out (spend) 
time with the friends. I to love to listen to classical music. Me to like 
Bethoven and Chaykovski. What music to listen you to? To me to like simply 
good modern music, which to lift mood. I very much to love be on a nature. 
I to love be in a wood and on lake. Me very much to like camping. I to love 
to float. Each Sunday together with the girlfriend I to go in pool. You to 
love to float? I very much. I very much to love animals.
By the way I am very good to prepare. My favourite dish is a pie with apples. 
It (him) to love all mine native and friends. They speak, that better me nobody 
can prepare it (him). You are very a pity, that to me can not it (him) try and 
estimate. I to think, that you it (he) too to like. I very much to love Russian 
kitchen. I to want to know what dishes to love you? And than you to love to be 
engaged in free time? What kinds of sports to love you? To me to like to look 
the large tennis. I to want to learn (find out) more about you. You can to me 
tell about the life. I shall finish the letter. If you can, send to me still 
photo. I to hope soon to receive your letter.
Bye Bye Svetlana.

3RD LETTER 20.10.05

Hi my XXXXX! I very much pleasure to your letter. Now in Russia autumn.
Temperature +2C. I to want to speak more about myself!
I work in children's polyclinic. My post. The children's doctor, Pediatric.
I began the work as the medical sister. But the time goes, and I became the
skilled doctor. I sit in the study. We conduct reception of children together.
I and Irina Genadievna. I have worked 5 years by the medical sister and floor
of year by the Doctor. Now I the doctor. How many at you the doctor earns of 
money? I very much to love my work. At home at me is present
Dog. Its (her) name Palkan. It is the large dog, but very kind. When I
To play on the piano she (it) to sing under music. I to play different music. To me
To like music of the composers, such as Bah, Shopen, Mocart and
Others. My favourite food is sea products, and, also various
Fruit salads, but I also can prepare and other dishes. I very much
The good cook. In mine free from work time I to go walk in a wood
Or on lake, when warm weather. In winter evenings I love laying in
Beds to read the romantic books, and also to do (make) of a wool of the ram
Sweater and scarfs. I also very much love sports. I to be engaged
By gymnastics. Also I to look on Tv football, hockey, basketball. I
Is very happy, that I to find you on a site of acquaintances. I always
To wait for your new photos and pictures. My city small it (he) to be
Near cities Moscow, and still it (he) in 150 kilometers from cities
Kazan. I today to go on walk in park. I hope,
That you not against. What you will do (make) today? Me interests
Each your step. Well? I shall write to you tomorrow. Very much, very much
To wait for your letters! It is a lot of, much, kiss also embraces much. Yours Svetlana.

4TH LETTER 22.10.05

Hello XXXXX!
Today at me by target (day off) and I have decided (solved)
to you to write. I work for 6 hours per day. I sent you a photo.
They were accepted in different time. The first photo was
accepted in club. Today we with the mum we
shall go to the grandmother. She lives in 50 kilometers from
our city in a village. I live in city Yoshkar-Ola. There at
it (her) a perfect nature and circle of one wood. She will
prepare pies which are done (made) in the furnace. They very
tasty (delicious) and fragrant. You probably such did not
try. Mine the feelings with each letter to you become
stronger and more strongly. I talked to the mum concerning
ours with you of the attitudes (relations). I spoke her some
phrases from your letter and she spoke that you probably
honour man and your feelings sincerely under the attitude
(relation) to me, but you should not hurry up with
acceptance the serious decision, you should understand the
feelings. We with you as two climbers which rise in a
mountain, only I on the one hand, and you with another and
final point is top on which we owe will meet. We should
advance to top not looking on obstacles which can will meet
on our way, and then at us will be very well with impatience
I shall wait for your answer.
Whole also Kiss Svetlana.

5TH LETTER 23.10.05

I am very glad to receive news from you again and again.
I very much liked your photos! I 
spoke with the grandmother concerning you. My grandmother 
passes you hi. She is glad for me. That I have met the man 
of my dream. I very much love to prepare various tasty meal. I
shall prepare to you the most tasty dishes at ours with you
meeting. I much to our regret do not have of the brothers. 
I only have cousin Vika. I very much like to read yours of the letter
and they deliver to me a lot of pleasures. With each your
letter I begin understand that at us with you can that that
will turn out. I already more reflect on ours with you the
attitudes (relations) more seriously. My opinion is those, I
consider (count) that most important between the man and
woman this complete trust, I hate when the people deceive
each other. As I consider (count) in what that the moment we
of life to accept the conciliatory proposals, you see it too
is the important part of the attitude (relation) between the
man and woman. You probably think that I the very serious
man, but it not so, I simply do not want to be mistaken in a
choice of the future husband and liking man. At the given
moment my feelings to YOU already that more than
friendly. to your words I begin to understand that you the
honour man. Your words which you write me warm my soul and
heart. It so is wonderful when there is in this world a man
to which I is not indifferent. It is pleasant to me so to
receive from you the letters and feelings which I thus test
to not pass by words. Thanks for the invitation in Australia.
I very much would want to meet you. Probably on it I shall finish and with
the large impatience. I shall wait for your next letter.
Strong I embrace also kiss. Yours Svetlana.

6TH LETTER 26.10.05

I am very glad to receive from you the letter.
Today to rise early and to do various fruit salads. I to not
have a lot of food, I to watch (keep up) the figure and
constantly to do not the large jogs after work. I
shall be very glad to receive still new your photos. Mine the mum too very
much loves to read your letters. I to do their
translation on Russian and we together with my mum to read.
I was never married, but very much it to want. It is very pleasant to me to
learn (find out) that we by mutual understanding each other,
you see it is the very important fact in ours with you the
attitudes (relations). If we want to create strong union, we
should trust and understand each other in all I feel fine,
concerning me can not worry with me that's all right. Today
I have received from us at job wages. To you probably will
be ridiculous but she has made seventy dollars. Well good we
shall not speak about problems which rise on our way. Write
to me as it is possible more often, I very much like to read
your letters, they install in me any pleasure in life, to
believe in that at me somewhere away there is liked a
man, the mood at once raises, it would be desirable to live
and to believe in that that we when be we shall meet. I
shall wait for your answer today. Many times you a kiss and
from the bottom of the heart I embrace. You in my heart each

On all rest of life yours Svetlana.

7TH LETTER 29.10.05

Hi my XXXXXX! Whether today first of all I have gone to look
the letter from you has come. And very much was delighted to
your letter. At me even such feeling, that I have received a
charge of the large energy for all day. And I very much
liked your photos!!! Write to me about
the work. I would like to know about you all, what at you
the most favourite dish, than you love to be engaged in free
from work time. Lovely I want to tell, that I have chosen in
you soul superior others in love, in mercy, in mighty desire
to love and to bring happiness. And please, with me be
honour. You see the deceit breaks huge quantity (amount) of
families. My friends are happy for me. That I have met the
man from Australia. Today I shall visit (attend) church and I shall be
asked for us. Be healthy and in a good arrangement of
spirit, know that you always in my heart. The fidelity and
caress is necessary to you? I have selected destiny of a
fidelity, as closest to my nature. Will be sure. Vainly
speak, that the love is blind; True in that fond is
indifferent to those or other lacks, which it (he) perfectly
sees, if only it seemed, that it (he) finds in the man that
for him (it) most important. And it in you is. As I would
like to see us together, evenings, in a room. We would
get (start) with you long conversation, one that I love; we
would touch the people, things seen for day. Recently has
found east love treatise and would like it (him) to you to
read - Three sources have inclinations of the man: soul
reason a body. An inclination of souls derivate friendship.
An inclination of mind (wit) derivate respect. An inclination
of a body derivate desire. 
Yours Svetlana.

8TH LETTER 31.10.05

Greetings my XXXXXX!!!!!!!!!
I am very happy to receive your letter today. Today
at us simply remarkable weather. It is very good me, as I to meet you
in my life. I to not be yet never so is happy. I now completely to
change, it to notice all my familiar and friends. It is all due to
you. I as though to fly in heavens. Nothing it is necessary to me
except for your letter and you. I each time to go with alarm to my
girlfriend. I to think suddenly you have not written to me, suddenly
you to not receive my letter. But when I to see. That all is normal to
me to become well and I with pleasure and with good mood to write to
you the answer. I yesterday to think of our attitudes (relations) and
about our feelings. I already to become attached to you and I to not
know, that to me to do (make) when I to not see your letters. I always
to think of you. I begin to distract on work more. I of nothing can
make with myself. I to think, that all this is possible to name in a
word love. Yes I to love you. I to speak about us to my mum. She (it)
to ask me you is valid to love it (him) and to want to be with it (him).
I to tell not thinking, that very much and I can not present myself
without him (it). I to tell to it (her) about you and she (it) to tell.
That you very good person and are possible to trust you. But she (it)
all the same to experience for me a little. She (it) to tell me, that I
was not mistaken in a choice and still (even) early to speak about
love. She (it) speaks, that we should learn (find out) each other even
closer. But I to understand her (it). She (it) to love me. And it is
simple she (it) to me native mother. I to think. That you to understand
me. She (it) to wish good luck us happiness and the big love. And you
correctly understand my letters. It is very a pity. But I do not have
telephone. In Russia not each family in a condition to establish the
telephone in an apartment. It is very expensive. I do not know. As we
can speak on the phone. Yes I receive holiday each year. My holiday
will be at the end of November. Me give 26 days. At me no video player.
At my mum a name Nina. I very much like the job. I accept children
since the first month of life and till 14 years. To me address both
patients and healthy children. I today
very much to get tired on work. At me very difficult day was. I shall
write to you tomorrow. I with impatience shall wait for your following
letter. Because we with each letter to each other to become all is
closer. I to notice, that our letters are more and more full of love
and good mood. I to want, that it always would proceed. I to send to
you the most passionate kiss. And to wish you successful day. To take
care my love. You always in my heart. Yours love Svetlana!!!!!!!!!!

9TH LETTER 2.11.05

HI XXXXXX! I am very glad to receive news from you again.
You seem, that to me the very courageous and honour man. I
see that we are necessary each other. It is pleasant to me
to hear. That you want to send me a gift. But my friends
do not have Video. Not seldom I visit
(attend) church, and I am asked for you and ours with you
meeting. How you there without me? I here very much
without you You in ideas always with me. You show very
strong interest to me it very pleasantly to feel. I began
very much to think of us with you that waits for us ahead.
Write to me all questions which you interest. I shall be
very glad to answer to you them.. You now are, by the second
man in this world which to me is necessary most of all. The
first man is my mum. I very much hope for that that our
meeting the speed future is held. I am very grateful to you
that you trust me. Through the Internet it is as that not
naturally, we should take each other. in hands and look each
other in eyes and speak about that as the world is perfect.
At me very good mood. I want to know all. To me you are very
important. When I began to correspond with you I had what
that hope that at us with you all will be good. With each
your letter I understood that I have found that man which to
me is necessary. I as well as you want to see you believe to
me very faster it it would be desirable. I want to embrace
you caress. I consider (count) what exactly creation of a
spiritual emotional basis of the man and there is a purpose
sense of family education. I want to you to tell one that my
feelings and the words in relation to you always were
sincerely and I always understood that we put a lot of
trust, that our union would be when that real. I shall be
with impatience to wait for your answer today. Yours
My home address. 
Republic Mari-El
City Yoshkar-Ola
Volodarskogo street
house 40 Room 31
Svetlana Zayceva


Hello my love XXXXXX!
I am happy to receive your letter. I very much want to meet you. Yesterday I went in transport inspection. Also has found out. That is necessary for trip in Australia.
1) The international passport is necessary. $ 78 USD.
2) The short-term visa. Is given out for the period of 90 days.
3) The obligatory insurance $ 120 USD is necessary. If
with me that be happen.
And me then will render medicine the help free-of-charge.
4) Medicine the conclusion. me him will make free-of-charge.
As I Medicine the worker.
5) Ticket aboard the plane up to cities Moscow $ 93 USD.
What to receive the visa. The following documents are necessary.
The passport.2 colour or black-and-white photos 55.
The application for the form DS-156. 
The information from a place of job with the instruction
(indication) of a post and wages (original).
Your complete data which are specified in the passport.
With your address. 
The visa I shall receive in city Moscow. Embassy of
Australia in Moscow. 
The address.
City Moscow 
Podkolokolay pereulok
house 10/2
I should give in a visa service the tickets aboard the
plane up to Australia and back.
Registration the visa 14 days. Cost the visa $ 140 USD. 
Cost of
the tickets aboard the plane up to Sydney
in both ends $ 1140 USD. Without the tickets aboard
the plane in both ends will not give out the visa.
On all trip it is necessary $ 1571.00 USD. I spoke with the mum. We do not have such money.I very much wait our meeting. I want to love you, so in your eyes would be fire of heat and friendliness. The honesty, reliability, fidelity - quality is necessary to me which so do not suffice in the today's men. I want to be happy with you. I thought, that never any more I shall not test an inclination to the man, but you have destroyed all, and I would want that you learned me to live by the rules. Acquired for me became more dearly lost. Than it would not be finished, I do not wish to lose of time for nothing. You for me as a beam of light, in dark space.
Nevertheless, love this warmest, beautiful feeling. The man which loves, it is easier to it (him) to live, but only then when this feeling mutual. If there is a favourite man, nothing it is terrible, to you there is to whom all it is possible to tell. Dear than the favourite man already anybody is not present and can not be. For the sake of love already it is necessary to live. And that I have met you, love, destiny. I very much love you!!!
Only yours Svetlana.

11TH LETTER (THE SONG) 3.11.05

Hi my love XXXXXX!
I am happy to receive your letter. It is pleasant to me
to hear. That you had beautiful dreams. Thanks for the
invitation in the visitors. I can take holiday for 26 days
at the end of November. Today I to go in transport inspection.
Also I shall find out. That is necessary for trip in Australia. I
to send you this song as my recognition I love from all my
heart. You concern my life

I live for you

As your eyes they understand

I live for you

Come to me

Lay your body down

I won't deny you anything

Look at me

I feel so different now

You're the one I cry to

You're all around me

I breathe you in like air

Your arms have found me

Like waves that find the sand

And baby I'll be there...


You touch my life

I live for you

Because your eyes they understand

I live for you

In my life

You come through

I live for, I live for,

I live for you

Walk with me

The future's in the wind

Though the road is winding

I'll be near

Talk to me

Tell me all your fears

I'm the one you cry to

You call me lover

And tell me I'm your life

I won't run for cover

I've shown you who I am

And in the darkest night

In your arms, I come alive

In my live

I am free

No one could ever understand what you do to me

You hear my soul

So deep in you

Nobody knows the things you know

I live for you

In my life

You come through

I live for, Ilive for,

I live for you. I very to wait for your letter. It is a lot
of love and respect. Yours Svetlana.

12TH LETTER 4.11.05

Hello my love XXXXXX!!!
I am happy to receive your letter. Thanks for warm words. It is pleasant
to me to hear. That our meeting is held very soon. It is not necessary
of superfluous money. I can fly ekonom a class. It is the cheapest tickets.
In transport inspection to me have said. As you can pass me money. The fastest
and reliable kind of transfer of money. Is Western Union. You can pass me money
through Western Union. I very much wait our first meeting,
our first kiss. About, it will be so romantically!!! I love you!!!
I have written this small product. I think That it to you it is pleasant.
It too mine and to some extent about me
You hear?
Why you are silent .
Why you look by glass eyes .
I so wanted to be a number (line). Always . Hear, always .
I so am long you searched.
Once I have decided (solved), that has found you, you, what searched for.
I so wanted to love you. Simply to love, without any conditions, understand .
I wanted to fall asleep and will wake up in the morning near to you.
I wanted to cook to you a soup, to see off you up to doors, gently to kiss and to begin to
wait and to miss
Already then, when the door will be closed behind you.
I wanted to love you how the woman can love.
I wanted to quarrel and to be reconciled only with you.
I wanted simply to lay with you on a sofa, when behind a window a rain .
I wanted, that you did not approach (suit) to the telephone, when it (he) calls not by the way.
I wanted to fall with you on a bed, to hold your strong strong hands in, to kiss you
And to not allow to touch itself and thus to kiss, to kiss, to kiss .
I wanted to be sick of your pain and to be pleased with your pleasure .
I could become all for you, only not by your shadow .
My strong kisses!!! Only yours Svetlana.

13TH LETTER 5.11.05

Hi my Love XXXXXX!
I still am at university. You on a line???? I am very happy. That our meeting is held very soon. I already wrote to you. You can pass me $ 1571 USD through Western Union. I send you the address of bank in our city. In which to be Western Union.
Republic Mari-El
City Yoshkar-Ola
Proletarskaya street 
house 14
I Like you!!!! Only yours Svetlana.

14TH LETTER 5.11.05

Hi my Love XXXXXX!
I am happy to receive your letter. Now I went in bank. And me there have said. from you there is no money. What such???? Write to me. I shall wait your letter. Yours Svetlana.

15TH LETTER 5.11.05 

To me have said that there is no money. They asked me. To fill in the form.
1) Your name XXXXXX
2) Surname XXXXXX
3) You should write to me number from 10 figures MTCN. I do not know it(him). Write to me it(him)?


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