This was the last email I received. I tried calling the "travel agency" but every time I got a message in Russian. I assume it was saying that the number was no longer in service.Thanks for putting this web site together. I dont feel quite so bad knowing that this is a common occurrence. Since then received other emails asking for money. One, [email protected], told me she needed $900 to treat her mother who had been involved in a car accident. I wrote back pretending I didnt trust wiring money and I offered bring the money in person! Of course, I never heard back! I would be pleased to answer any questions people may have. Sincerely, Simon Holden
"The agency book a certain amount of the tickets for every flight. And as soon as the cost of the tour is paid the ticket will be registered on my name. Its necessary to have a ticket to start an opening a visa process. It takes about 3 weeks to receive a visa. So as soon as the tour are paid as soon Ill receive a visa. So, at first, Its necessary to pay the money for the tour. There are two ways to do it: You can send the money to the account of the travel agency or send through the Western Union on my name (My full name is Iryna Zverava). Do as Its easy and convenient for you.The agencys account is:BENEF.BANK CODE: ALFARUMM BENEFICIARYS BANK: ALFABANK, MOSCOW BENEF.BANK ACC: 890-0061-537 INTERN.BANK CODE: IRVTUS3N INTERMEDIARY BANK: BANK OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK BENEFICIARY ACC: 30112840600000000130 BENEFICIARY: International Media Bank, Podgorica BENEFICIARY INFO: For further credit Account R-8990-7765-1442 "Golden Travel" agency Try to say me quicker your opinion about it. Is that Ok for you? I hope, Its Ok and well meet for Christmas. I have already started to collect the necessary documents. I bring the papers about my parents salaries. Its necessary to prove that Im able to pay for the tour and will be able to support myself during my staying in the USA. But I think that if the tour is paid of Ill not have any problem with my visa. My friend assured me that Ill receive a visa without any problem. Its very seldom American embassy refuse the tourists in the visas before the Christmas. Its necessary to be a criminal. :0) so I think, well meet without any problems."
"I went to the travel agency and they said that they did all their best , but they advised me not to hurry up , because the result will be negative. Simon, I am so sorry about all this. Unfortunately there is no other solution. Today is the 23 - I am already late! I am in a shock about everything. I am sorry for this."