Name: AHHA BNKTOPOBHA – ANNA
Postal address: Solovieva 105-83, 190120 (ADDRESS IN ST. PETERSBURG)
Anna initiated contact through yahoo email on 03/07/2008 asking my why I had not responded to her email. Attached was a nude photo of her. I was aware of these scams but decided to play along to see where it went and responded to her email.
In her 2nd email on 03/09/2008 she started to tell me a little about herself. She said she was 24, live in a 2 room apartment with her sister, 55 year old father and 49 year old mother who was a mathematics teacher. Said she live in a town called Rostovka, it’s near Omsk. She said she graduated from Omskiy Sports University two years ago, contemporary dance faculty. I was able to find no information on such a school in the internet, though it may exist. She gave some detail about herself, interests and activities, and of course that
she wanted to come to america to see it, also asking what city I lived in and the local airport code. She also included more pictures in the email.
In her 3rd letter, also on 03/09/2008 she sent more pics and said she wanted to come stay with me, and that she would be headed to St. Petersburg to secure a work visa. She also started to refer to me in an affectionate way in this email.She asked me to please be honest with her.
In her 4th email on 03/10/2008 she talked alot about American movies, actresses and musicians and stated that she had packed her bags to go to St. Petersburg to get her visa and make travel arrangements. Sent more pics. Closed letter with Love and Kisses.
In her 5th email on 03/10/2008, she said she was in St. Petersburg, was overwhelmed by the difference from her small town, that she had secured a place to stay and asked me to confirm where I lived, my name and the local airport code. She wrote me a poem, told me how excied she was and closed with “Your Anna”
In the 6th email dated 03/12/2008 she stated that she had almost all the paperwork finished to come over and was going to get her tickets for the trip over and back, talked about Madonna being there 2 months ago,although I could only find info on Madonna being there 2 years ago, and said she would send me flight info as soon as she had it. More pics included.
In the 7th and final email dated 03/13/2008 she opened with “Hello my Love” and proceded to tell me she had her visa, made flight arrangements and sent the flight itinary, but that there was a little problem. She was short $780 of the $1390 she needed for the tickets and asked if I would send her the money by western union. She gave me an address to send it to, and told me how much it meant to her to come be with me. She included 2 more pics, one of her nude (same nude photo as in the first email),a scan of her passport, and an audio clip of her. I of course did not send any money.
I waited a day before replying. In my reply I told her that since I had some vacation time available, and had always wanted to see Russia, that I would come to St. Petersburg and meet her there. Told her she could show me around there for a few days and then we would go to Moscow for a few days to see it before departing for the United States. I have not heard a word from her since then.
Letters from Anna:
From: “[email protected]”
Sent: Friday, March 7, 2008 2:10:41 AM
Subject: Hi, you not write me (( you want write me ?
Hello dear there are any problems with internet connection
and I do hope yopu got my yestarday letter! and I resend my letter I have sent I sent two letters and I do hope you got both! I thought I will send you few more pics of myself… When I decided to post my profile on that site I asked my sister Marina to take a naked photo of myself because I didn’t have any naked photos and I thought I will need them for this site because the site is very provocative and it was my choice to post my profile there (I think good sex is quite important for successful relationship).
Although I didn’t post my pic on the site because I was afraid some of my friends will see it and tell my parents about it. 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 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!!!!!!!!!! I just thought we’ve met on such provocative
site and I have to show you my body..
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 apologizeif you think now I’m not a good girl… I hope you don’t think so. Please let me knowand I will write you more if I’m forgiven for sending this pic!!!
And I’m sending one another pics!!!!
I hope you will answer this email and we will try to get to know each other better!!!!!!!!
AAAAAAAAAAAh!!!! I’m so ashamed to send this pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m impatiently waiting for your answer! your Anna
Hello, thanks for your answer to my letter, your Anna “[email protected]” ViewSunday, March 9, 2008
Hello Ray! happy see your answer my inbox
I write you my emails from Internet cafe, I don’t have my own computer. I’m sending few photos for you today! I hope you are not tired to look at my photos? This time I will write you more about myself. I think you should know more about my life and my hobbies so you will know if we have any common interests. I hope soon I will be able to come to your area by my birthday and we will meet each other! I’m not sure why I picked you but I feel something special about you!
We live with our parents and my young sister in 2 room apartment. I’m happy my parents will be not alone when I leave the for another country. My father is 55 years old now, my mom is 49. You see my mom is much younger then my father and they are very happy together. My mother is a teacher of mathematics in the school. The name of my small city is Rostovka, it’s near Omsk. Rostovka is quite small city and Omsk is a large city, the main city in our district.
Average temperature in January – does not test 42,7 degrees, in July + 18,7 degrees. For a year drops out up to 202 mm of deposits, and as very much the greater river “Irtysh” here proceeds Distance up to Moscow – 6210 km
I graduated from Omskiy Sports University two years ago, contemporary dance faculty. Yes we have such faculty in Sport University! So I’m a professional dancer. I don’t want to have a dancer’s career because I will have not much time for my private life and for relationship with a man. I
work as a dance teacher, I teach children from 10 to 15 years how to dance! Also I have a certificate of fitness instructor, this is my another hobby. So it would be perfect if later I will find a work as instructor or teacher of dances!!! I think it’s a very good job for a woman, I’m always in a good shape
and I keep myself not that busy! Do you know how to dance? If not I can teach you! I can dance many different styles.
When I come to your city I will work as a waitress in a restaurant. I would like to work as a dance teacher but I think you understand it’s not possible to arrange such work by Internet because they want to see how well I dance.
Anyway I will try to find such work when I come over there. Or maybe not a dancer but aerobics instructor, I think it’s also very good job. Of course I will miss everybody but I want to have my own happiness! In winter I like skiing, although we have cold winters… our summers are warm usually.
I color my hair to blond. The natural color of my hair is fair. I hope that’s not a problem for you or you like natural color of hair? I like classic music, jazz, rock, lounge. I like music at all! I want to try how to ride a motorcycle someday! I’ve never tried it! I very much love flowers, I very much like roses and violets I can play piano also, she teached me how to play piano. I finished music school and I still play piano about once a week. I suppose in few days I will leave for St-Petersrug and start my trip! There is no any messenger in this Cafe so we can only keep emailing each other. I hope you are not getting bored to read my emails?
My full name – Anna Bazhoulina . My birthday is on March, 23rd . I’m 25 years old, not that young I think?
I’m 173 cm tall (5.6.) and 51 kg weight (about 120 pounds, I’m not sure how much it is in pound but I’m
not fat!). 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 take care of my body, I do aerobics three
times a week and two times a week I go to the swimming pool twice a week. My address here is Russia, Rostovka, zip code : 430231, Traktoristov 51 street, flat 183.
So now you have a representation of who I am….
I just can tell you that I enjoy life and I try to live to the fullest, I like to try new things. I’m not that smart.. I was not that good in mathematics, physics, biology and so on! But 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!
OK… it’s time to finish my email. I’m sending a kiss by the wind to you and if I sent it to the right destination you should receive it by evening )))) I hope you will catch my kiss somehow ))) Do you have an International Airport in your city? Please write me it’s name an code. Or write me the
name of the nearest Airport to you. If you want I can call you when I’m in St-Petersrug, it would be nice to talk to you.
Now I’m not at home often and of you call me my father will pick up the phone and he can’t speak any English and he will be shocked to hear the English speech. I still
didn’t tell him about you but I’m going to tell him this week, I will write you about his thoughts on this topic!
bye! Sincerely your Anna
Hello again, little more about me!! “[email protected]” ViewSunday, March 9, 2008 12:09:51
just want to add few things… I think last time I wrote you not all my thoughts… My mind is always in a mess when I write you because it’s hard to write everything to somebody who is so far away. I don’t remember if I wrote last time I’ve never been married, don’t have kids but I love them and they love me! I wrote you I teach children how to dance and I know how to understand their wishes and worries. I don’t smoke, drink occasionally. And I want to tell you that I always wanted to find an older man. Why? I have two answers..
Firstly, I think older men are much more serious and they can take care of me, they are more experienced in life and can teach me many things. “The older the violin, the sweeter the music” I believe in it… I think I’m not that young already but I don’t have much experience in life and I want to have someone who has more experience in life then me.
Secondly… maybe I’m not right about it… but I want to be honest I’ve always had such worry… if I marry a man nearly my age… and after some years I will become not that young and beautiful… I think it’s more hard for a woman to be attractive then for a man… and he will find a younger mistress and I will become very miserable. I don’t want my man to be unfaithful. I know I can be faithful to my man and I will never cheat on him. But this is just my worries. This is not my goal. Please tell me if you think you will love your woman at any age and not find a younger one? Can you be faithful? And sorry my profile was not accurate. Honestly I thought it will be just like a joke to post my profile, I just wanted to try if my English is well enough to talk to someone from another country and I wanted to know if I can communicate with foreign people. But now it’s not just I want to try my skills… I became attracted to you and I
really want to meet you. If you will not like me or something else we can be just friends. I hope I will get my work visa soon in St-Petersburg and all documents and come to you! I don’t have any area limits with this visa so I can work
where I want. Also I’m sending more my pic I’m just trying to be honest with you and write you all my thoughts on
different issues. Please be always honest with me also….
I will write you later, I will look if I have more nice photos to send you.
Have a good day! Anna
Hello dear.I today will go in St-Petersburg,Russia “[email protected]” ViewMonday, March 10, 2008 12:22:55
Hello my dear Ray , how are you ? today
It’s good to write you again!
Thank you for your photo, you look very well, i feel in love!! I think I’m a lucky girl to meet such good mas as you in Internet! I hope I will be lucky enough to meet you in the real life!!!!!!!! Yesterday I told my parents about you. They said now they worry about me not that much as before because they know you are a kind man and can help me if I need your help. You can show me your city and tell me about the life over there! I think I didn’t write you I like to cook. I will cook Russian cuisine 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 like 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’m not on 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! 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.
Yesterday I’ve seen a great historical movie!!! It is called “The Mongol”.. I really liked it so much! It was produced Coproduction of film: Russia-Kazahstan-Germany
and there you can see some good actors! One of directors of this movie is a well known Russian director Sergey Bodrov Senior. If you didn’t see this movie find it and watch! I advice it to you! Actually my favorite actor is Russell Crowe and I like all movies with him. I’ve watched “3:10 to Yuma” and very good film “Gladiator” Have you seen it?
Soon I want to go to the premier of new movie – Vantage Point This film the leaging role is played by the actor: Forest Whitaker Could you recommend me any American movie so I can watch it? What is your favorite movie and actor?
Some time age I watched “Saving Private Ryan” (directed by Steven Spielberg). I’ve read this film and I like it so much! Breathtaking! Anyway I think the book is better then the movie. Soooooooooooooooo……… what else could I say?
I have a driver’s licence but I don’t have a car.
My father has a Russian car and he gives me his car sometimes. I like not only the cinema! I like theatre and opera too, I like ballet. I like ballet”Swan Lake” I know about ballet not much, Kind of theatrics, basic which expressive means are indissolubly connected among themselves Music and dance Unfortunately there is only one small theatre in my city and there is nothing interesting. If I want to go to ballet, for example, I should go to Omsk, there sometimes can come famous Russian actors and dancers but I can’t go there often because it’s quite expensive. And now I have some good news for you! After sending this email I will go home, pack my bags and today later I will go to Omsk! From there I will fly to St-Petersburg! I was on a plane only two times in my life and I’m afraid to fly! I hope my plane will not fall down! I’m really afraid! So it is several hours from Omsk to St-Petersburg and I will come to St-Petersburg late night. I don’t think I will live in hotel there, it’s very expensive. You know, by statistics St-Petersburg is the more expensive city in the world after Moscow or Tokyo. I will rent a room in apartment, it will be cheap. Of course it will be very modest but it’s OK for me! When I come to St-Petersburg an settle down I will write you an email. I hope tomorrow I will be able to write me. Please don’t worry about me if you don’t hear from me tomorrow, that will mean I was not able to find a place to stay and I will write you tomorrow. Anyway, I hope I will write you tomorrow!!! In St-Petersburg I will spend a week or maybe even more, I should make all final arrangements with my documents and after it I will come to you! I’ve never been to St-Petersburg before and I’m so nervous now… I’ve never went somewhere alone and now
I should go alone to such big city! You know… 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 mommy 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 St-Petersburg!!!!!!!!
Love and kisses!
I hope I’m the one for you! So sorry of long my letter
From both nervous and excited, your Anna
Hello from St-Petersburg, Russia, your Anna “[email protected]” ViewMonday, March 10, 2008 10:56:19
Hi, my sweetheart Ray ,how are you ? today
I’ve seen so many nice places in St-Petersburg( in Russia) while going by bus! When I got off the plane in the St-Petersburg Airport policeman asked me about passport and he looked at me like I am an enemy ))) I think all people here (and everywhere) 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’m still uncomfortable about it but I feel soon it will be OK. I’ve been to few shops here today and I see goods are much more expensive here then in my native city.
I am much tired from flight from Omsk up to ST-Petersburg
I’m so excited to write you again!!!!!!!!!! I’m in St-Petersburg!
You can’t imagine how happy I am that 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 )))) St-Petersburg is a really big city! I’ve been told the population of St-Petersburg is about 10 million of people! From the Airport I went by bus… it was so long way… about 2 hour and 15 minutes.
I found a place to stay, I rent a room from an old woman.
She is about 64 years old. She said her husband died 5 years ago and she has two grown up children but they are already married and don’t com to visit her very often so she is alone and she has not much money so she give 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… or even abroad… they are looking for a better future and fortune but because they are from small cities they didn’t imagine their way to find the happiness can be not as 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 you! I feel with all my heart you are really nice man! And I think I’m enough educated not to end up as a prostitute and I will find my happiness! Sorry I wrote you about my worries.. I have nobody to write about it.
My parents are worried enough about me and I don’t want to make them worry more. I think that’s really good I’ve met you! I can write you about everything. I miss my parents… but I’m getting better with every hour )) Now I’m very hungry and I will go and eat something. I wish to light this a small poem to you while I flied I had time it to compose :
My poem for you!
My voice for you both tender and languid
Disturbs later silence of night dark.
Near bed sad the candle burns mine;
My verses merge murmuring, flow, rivers love,
Flow are full you.
In darkness your eyes shine before with me,
To me smile, and sounds are heard by me:
My friend, my gentle friend. I Like .. Yours Yours!
In pinetions long hopeless,
In alarms of noisy vanity,
The voice gentle sounded to me long
Also lovely fig dreamed.
And heart beat in ecstasy,
And for it have revived again
And a deity, and inspiration,
Both life, and happiness, and love
Please confirm the name of airport and be sure you wrote it right. Please confirm me your full name and telephone number. Please don’t be mad! I just want to be sure I have your contacts! This way I will feel more confident.
I am afraid to make any mistake… I hope everything will be fine. I’ve been told I may have all further information about my trip after tomorrow. As soon as I learn it I will write you an email!!! I don’t have enough time now to write more things.
I think of you my honey “[email protected]” ViewWednesday, March 12, 2008 1:14:58
Hello my sweetheart Ray,how are you ? today i want say “HI” from St-Petersburg again!!!! While staying in St-Petersburg and I feel very exited!! I can`t wait when we meet!!! I feel that we can spend great time together! Anyway I feel myself so lonely here… Everyone rush somewhere and I don`t have any friends in relatives here. You know in small cities (like in my city) the life is so slowly, nobody hurry somewhere and here everybody is in a hurry. Today I was in Russian art Galler , I really liked it. In past I saw this paintings just in books on pictures and now I`m able to see in real life. I`m so exited! I like arts so much! I feel myself like I`m able to do everything in the world!!! You know Madonna came to Moscow about two months ago with a concert! I’ve heard it was perfect!!!! Anyway if I had a choice I would choose one our meeting then ten concerts of Madonna! I think she looks quite good for 49 years old (although I will tell you a secret, her hair is not natural, it’s a wig.. I’m not sure if that’s right word in English). Anyway I’ve done this pics for you and I hope you will be satisfied with them )) Today I walked in the Park… I liked this place too. Do you know the band Scorpions? and their song Still loving you ? I’ll fight, babe, I’ll fight To win back your love again I will be there, I will be there
Love, only love Can break down the walls someday I will be there, I will be there If we’d go again All the way from the start I would try to change The things that killed out love
Your pride has built a wall, so strong That I can’t get through
Is there really no chance To start once again
I’m loving you Try, baby, try To trust in my love again
I will be there, I will be there Love, our love
Just shouldn’t be thrown away I will be there, I will be there
Scorpions is one of favorite bands of my father! That’s why I know the words (unfortunately I don’t know all words).
I’m not great fan of Scorpions but I like this song very much!!!! Do you want any souvenir from russia? Pls just tell me!!!! I already bought few magnets (again I’m not sure this is the right word, I didn’t take a dictionary with me in Internet cafe but I have it with my luggage) with images of St-Petersburg and Petergof. You can hang up them to your refrigerator (do you have any already??). We have few magnets from Sochi on our refrigerator. Also I bought you two little souvenir bottles of vodka ))) They are really small and just souvenirs! Now I will go to the travel agency again and they will give me a schedule of my flight (date and time of my arrival, terminal etc.). Ok, honey, in tomorrow I will receive the information about my trip and write you about it as soon as I receive it. Stranger in St-Petersburg=))))your Anna!!!!
Hello my love, My flight info! “[email protected]” ViewThursday, March 13, 2008 12:42:05
Travel Info ” Kosmostur” client: Miss Anna Bazhoulna.
This reservation will be automatically cancelled if the ticket is
not purchased until Monday on March, 17th
Travel dates for: Miss Anna Bazhoulna – Reservation code: 3GGHR
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. Should you have further questions please call your Airline contact. J-1 Visa,Travel. Travel Abroad: When preparing to travel abroad for less than 5 months, it is important to ensure entry to another country and reentry to the U.S. Depending on the country to be visited and the student’s nationality, it may be necessary to apply for a visitor visa. In order to return to the US, a student must have: a valid passport or travel document, valid visa and an DS-2019. Furthermore,
page 4 of the DS-2019 must be signed by the RO. Travel to Canada, Mexico or adjacent islands other than Cuba for less than 30 days, does not require a valid J-1 visa in some cases. Travel Within the U.S.: No special permission is needed, but it is important to have a valid passport, DS-2019 and I-94.Thank you for your booking and have a pleasant journey. Kind regards,” Kosmostur ”
196066 , Saint-Petersburg, Moskovskii steet, 301 office 1032
Please use our service. Manager – Ms. Terpkina Marina
Data flight: Monday on March, 17th
Departure: 08:40 St Petersburg, Russia – Pulkovo, terminal 1
Arrival: 09:45 Moscow, Russia – Sheremetyevo International, terminal 1
Airline: Aeroflot SU1408
Departure: 11:55 Moscow, Russia – Sheremetyevo International, terminal 2
Arrival: 16:50 Atlanta, USA – Hartsfield Jackson, terminal S
Airline: Delta Air Lines DL047
Departure: 18:50 Atlanta, USA – Hartsfield Jackson, terminal S
Arrival: 19:53 Tallahassee, USA – Tallahassee Municipal
Airline: Delta Air Lines DL791
The open date of return flight.
Price: USD 1390.00 + .Eco.class.
Ray,hello,this is the info I have got from agency and
I think I have the problem. and it seems to me I need your help because I must get this flight and nearest possible flight for me only in March and I hate to imagine if something goes wrong, I have done too much to lose all now. I know it sounds like I am pooroutsider but you see I have not time or somebody to ask about help and I have nobody to help me, you know my relatives gave me all that we could collect for my travel. I hate to ask but now I don’t have any other choice. I booked the tickets but I can pass my interview only when I pay for my tickets, I didn’t know about it. I ca receive my visa only after I pay my tickets so they want to be sure
I have a roundtrip tickets so I am not going to stay there illegally. I think their rules are too strict… The problem is that everything is getting more exspensive. Oh, I forgot to tell you that the date of my return flight can be changed.
I promise that I will return all the money I borrow as soon as I can. I will get salary and collect the sum you lend me, 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 was in the bank to try to ask them about credit but they tell I have to have something to leave them and I have nothing to leave because I have only some clothes, some parfume and it is all I have, and small gift for you from russia with love People in the bank gave me an advise that if I have good friend (I told them about my problems and you ) that you may send me money very fast, they tell that there is the system Western Union or Money Gram and it works very fast, I am not sure I know how it works but they tell you need only my name and address here in St-Petersburg and I have to have only passport to get it in any bank of St-Petersburg and only I can get the money when you send it, I think it is good way and like I was explained it is very safe and takes a few minutes only. I have about 610$ yet and I need about 780$ from your side, you can send me it ?I am talking about American dollars. After getting money I will make all payment and I will have an interview, it is a must. I also have good news!!! They say I can stay longer than three months I can stay about six months for first time. I will have to change the date of my returning flight only.
I also want to say that you don’t have to worry if you don’t like me or something in my charachter I will not disturb you. It is only your wish to share your time with me, and money is money, I will return it all to you anyway. I am sorry for such a cold letter but I am getting crazy to think that you can just
don’t reply and I will stay here without any result of all my hopes and dreams , and hard work too. Oh, silly me!
I almost forgot to give you my full name and
my address here in St-Petersburg( where I rent a room).
Country : Russia
Address: Solovieva 105-83
postal code (zip) : 190120
First name : Anna
Last Name : Bazhoulina
You should put this info on their list and send me info when you send me the money. I will need to know MTCN (money transfer control number) or Reference number which will
be given to you when you send me the money and your full name. Well I will finish this letter since I am a little tired and feel not well. I know that it is hard decision for you because you don’t know me well enough, but dear please help me and you will not sorry of it I promise!!!
Please don’t leave me alone in hard minute I will pay the same when we meet!!! And I will have paper with my and your names when I will be in your airport I don’t want to miss you,
Kiss many times!!!!
With great hope,