Elena Fefelova (Surgut, Russia)My name is Pete and I am 48 Years old, am an engineer and live in the US. I have been divorced for 4 years and am the father of 2 great kids. I wish to let everyone know about a scammer I have been corresponding with. Her name is Elena Fefelova from Surgut, Russia. She was very smooth and waited about 4 weeks and wrote 10 letter before asking for money to purchase a visa to come and visit me here in the US. I became suspicious after 4 or 5 letter when I asked her about airports near her town and said there were no airports and that it took 3 days of train travel if I wanted to visit her in her town of Surgut. The last picture she sent me, I noticed a wedding ring on her finger and asked about it. She said it was just ornamental ring. The following day she sent me the letter asking for money and the name and address of the bank where to send it to. Needless to say, I never sent her any.Elena first contacted me, saying she saw a personal ad I had placed with an agency. This agency distributed mens ads to different agencies through out Ukraine and Russia. Well, as for the rest, I will let her letters speak for themselves. PeteHer letter of introduction. Hi. My name Elena. I have read your profile. It has liked me. I would like to correspond with you. Earlier I did not use dating sites. Therefore I bring to you the apologies if I have made something not so. You may write to me the letter on mine e-mail [email protected] I shall answer you letter and I shall send the photo. I shall wait for your letter. Once again I bring to you the apologies if I have made something not so.Letter 2
Hi, Peter. I have got your letter and was very glad. I thank you very much that you have answered me. As I promised you I will write in this letter more about myself. And I send you a photo with this letter. My full name is Elena Fefelova. I am 26 years old. On 5 of February I will be 27. I live in town Surgut, Russia. I think you dont know where it is situated. It is situated 2134 km from Moscow. I dont know what the difference in time is with you, buty the difference with Moscow is 2 hours. Next letter I will try to find a map of the town and send it to you. I live in my one-room flat, which it is left after my parents death. My father was a police officer. He was always an example for me. From childhood he taught me to the labour, because my mother was often ill and I had to do all the housework. Thats why I learnt to cook very well. My fathers name was Vladimir. When he was young he served in army in town Tbilisi (now it is territory of Georgia) He loved spicy food there. Thats why most of all he liked when I cooked georgian pilaw with cranberry. He called it pilaw for Vaska, because nobody cooked pilaw with cranberry yet. His battalion was sent to military trips often. In 1995 they were send to Chechnya. There was an antiterrorist operation in Chechnya at that time. He perished. It was a great greive for me and my mother because we father most of all in the world. After the fathers death my mother weakened very much, the fathers death became a great breakdown for her. He couldnt overlive it. My mothers name was Anastasiya. She was a very beautiful woman and she could sew and knit very well. And she taught me too. Now I prefer to make clothes myself. 3 years ago my mother died from cancer of milds. The doctors said that if the father was alive she would live longer. But I think that the doctors simply calmed me. After my mothers death I devoted myself to work.At the present time I work as an accountant. I like my job though I get tired. Lately I was taught how to use Internet. I am not well at it yet but I am trying to learn. I use Internet after the work because my boss doesnt let use the computer in privit purposes. But you shouldnt worry. I staied after the work when there is nobody and I am writing the letter. I can write you from Monday to Friday because we work on these days. But if you want I can write you from Internet-cafe on weekends.But I will have to pay for the time I use Internet. And I use free Internet at the work. But if you want I can write you. I usually spend weekends on fresh air at nature.We have got very beautiful places here and we with my girl-friends often go skiing.Only its a pity that we havent got specialy made places for skiing. But we have got large icy grounds, where a lot of people gather to skate. I like skating very much though I cant skate as a figure-skater.But any way it is very funny. In summer I like hiking with friends. We take tents, a rubber boat and go for several days to nature. Most of all I like shish kebabs. I dont know if you know what it is, but beleive me that there is nothing taster than meat cooked on coals and impregnated with smoke. On this I am finishing my letter, because it is late already and I have to go home. Next letter I will write you about myself more. And then I would like to learn more about you Peter. ElenaLetter 3
Hi, Peter. As I promised you last letter I will continue to tell you about myself. I recalled that I didnt tell you Peter about my education.I am correcting my mistake. In 1982 year I went to school. I studied there for 10 years. After succesful finishing school I entered a business college, where I got a profession of accountant. But it is difficult to find a job in our town if you havent got a higher education. Thats why in 1994 I entered Surgut State University. In 1997 I graduated and got a status of a specialist with a diploma. Now as you know I am working as an accountant. On the whole I like my job. Only I am not satisfied with my salary. But I dont despond. At present I am looking for the same job but with larger salary. I hope I will be lucky. I didnty write you about my private live. I think it is time to tell you Peter about it. I have never been married. I havent got children. Half a year ago a had a boy-friendBut we interruted 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 dont know as for your country but in our country the problem of alcogolism is a great problem. At fist 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. Thats why I want to find a friend not from Russia.I dont want to spend my life with an alcoholic. May be you think that I want an easy life. No, I dont want an easy life. I am not afraid of worc. All my short life I work hard. Even when I studied at school I tryed to earn money.During holidays I worked at the post-office and carried post. I dont hesitate of work. The only thing I want is to have a near me a beloved and strong man WOW I have written. And now I am thinking that I tell about it a man which I have never seen. I think that our correspondence is not a joke. For me it is very important. I heard that in Internet there are a lot of decievers.Please dont play with me and with my feelings.It will be a great stroke for me.Question: You asked agout our age difference >I see your birthday is February 27, my birthday is on February 24, >only difference is I am a few years older than you. Elena, I can see by >your photo that you are a very beautiful woman. I am curious to know >why a beautiful woman such as yourself, of 27 years would be interested >in a much older man like me of 48 years. It is important for me to >understand this. I think most women would prefer men closer to their >own age. You speak about age. For you it matters. You are interested in my opinion on this question. OK. I shall tell you. Age is not the reason. The age can not be a barrier. It is a simple explanation of many people. Answer the question: "When you love, you love by heart or eyes???".......... Well now you also have answered the question. The person loves by heart. Years are not barriers when you love. If you disagree with my ideas, write why. We may talk to you on this theme. I think I can prove you that age is not a handicap. Well, so I am finishing to write my letter. Ask your quastions and I will answer them with pleasure. If I have offended you Peter anything in my letter, please, forgive me. I could do it because of not knowing your traditions and rules. P.S. Next letter I will write you how I spent New Year and Cristmas. I wait for your letter. ElenaLetter 4
Hi Peter, this is me again. Today I have got wonderful mood and I want to tell you about our holidays. Some days ago we like all people in Russia celebrated orthodox holiday Epiphany. This is the day when Jesus Christ was baptised. I think you Peter know it. From this the expression "holy water" appeared because Jesus was baptised by water from river. Thats why we have got such a tradition - on this day people make a large there and the most courageous take off their clothes on the snow and jump into the icy water. Then they go out and dress. But before this a priest holy this water. It is considered that if you bath in this water you will never fall ill and you will wash off all your sins. And not only "sea cows" but common people from young to old bath there too. It is very funny to watch these people especially who tries for the first time. I had a desire to bath too but I couldnt And then after bathing people pour holy water from another hole into buckets bottles and carry home. On the whole it is very funny. In Russia New Year is very interesting too. Only it is considered to be a family holiday and I unfortunately havent got any brothers or sisters. Though I have got an aunt who lives in town Tyumen. But she comes rarely thats why I celebrate New Year with my friends but this is interesting too. To tell the truth I feel upset that I have got nobody to whom I can put present under the New Year tree. Lately my parents always left presents under the tree and I couldnt wait New Year and tried to see what was there. For New Year I always buy alive New Year tree. I dont like an artificial one because from an alive tree there is a smell of needles all over the house. New Year 2002 I celebrated with my girl-friends at home. Usually we prepare a large table ourselves, a lot of people gather. On 31 of December at 10-pm we begin to see off old year. Then we watch a New Year speech of the president which stops 2 seconds before mid night. At midnight Moscow kremlin clock begin striking and while the clock strike. We must open and pour champaign and clink glasses. Then we go to our town square where there is a large New Year tree and almost all the town gather there. All familiars and non familiars congratulate each other some people mould from snow large figures - 2 meters high, snow hills for tresses and whatever. A lot of petards, fire works flash everywhere. Nearly in the morning we come back home, tired and hungry and rush to the food. Lately I dreamt to celebrate New Year in Moscow but my dream hasnit come true yet. As a matter of fact I didnt travel a lot though I was in Moscow twice with my father when he was alive. Now I still want to travel some where for example even to Moscow. I want to go to one of the famous Moscow cinemas which are better then ours. I like film very much, especially when a film is interesting. I like your film especially fantastic films and melodramas. As for music. I like different music. I like Phil Kirkorov and group DDT. I think you dont know them. And then I like to listen classical music very much for example Bethoven. Then I like to listen Pavarotti. I try to translate many americans songs into Russian. It is interesting. Now I attend English courses. My teacher sais that I am rather good at English. I dont use a program to translate yours letters. I read it myself. I studied my English in school and college. And I take english classes now. I do it for speak English more best. I speak on English. You ask about my boy friend and when we not together more. Our attitudes proceeded with it 1,5 years. However we were engaged in sex only two times. Only do not laugh. I wanted to be engaged in sex with the sober person. I hope you of me understand. Therefore in sex I am not skilled. It disturbs you? So, I have to run home. I will write you Peter tomorrow. Write me I am waiting for your letter with impatience. P.S. I send you a photo. Near to me my schoolmates. I have met them near New Year tree. On middle my dog. Her nickname - black. ElenaLetter 5
Hi, Peter. Its me your friend from Russia. My working day has finished and I continue to tell you about myself. Only I dont know if it is interesting for you to read about different trivialities of my life, because I write explicitly. Only I wrote few letters in my life, so I havent got experience in it. Some people write letters each other for years and always find what to tell. It is surprising.May be for this it is necessiary to describe every lived day, what events happened on this day, and what plans appeared for the next day. I remember very well how my aunt told me about myself. When she was young she corresponded with a young man too. He lived in Hungary. He didnt speak Russian.He sat for hours to write a letter. As a matter of fact it was very difficult for him to write a letter. But my aunt had difficulties too thoug the Hungarian language is easier than Russian. But in spite of it they corresponded for three years. I can hardly imagine it. My aunt even told me on a secret that she had fallen in love with him. But this story has a sad end. The men changed the place of living. And my aunt finished to study and left for another city. Unfortinately the man didnt leave a new address. So my aunt never saw him. I dont want it to happen with us. May I write you a letter? Usual letter not e-mail. I want you, Peter, to see my handwriting. And I will pour perfume on my letter Then you will learn how I smell.( Smile) Is it really funny? I can give you my address but I am afraid that you will send me presents for my birthday. But you shouldnt do it because Russian post doesnt work well. Parcels often dont reach the place. My aunt set me a parcel half a year ago and I havent got it yet. This is the reason becase of which you shouldnt send presents. Peter, you would better write me some good words or send me a photoby usual mail. OK? Please, understand, it will be more pleasent for me. Lets do in such way. You will give me your address. I will write you a letter. As soon as it will reach you we will check how the post work. OK. Do you know what helps me during all my life. It is my optimism. I have gone through so many difficulties that if didnt have optimism I wouldnt know what I would be. And then I like to dream very much and I alwais dream and hope for something better. This is good and bad. It is good because when you dream and aspire to something it is becoming to live more interesting. I dont wait when happiness will fall from heavens. No. I am trying very much and want my dreams to come true. But unfortunately live is incredibly difficult thing not everything in this life depend upon me. So it is bad to dream sometime too. Because when you wait for something for long and long and and dream of it and the dream dont come true, then the dream brings more pain than happines whatever you do. I dream about many things but my dreams are not in a hurry to come true yet. >Elena, if you were to go to Moscow, you would have to go by train, >is this correct? Yes. >How much time would the train take to travel to Moscow? Three day >Is there an international airport in Surgut or in a city close to >you which has flights from Moscow to Surgut? No. Well, I think this is all. I have to run home. With the letter I send a picture of me and my mum.I wait for you letter Peter, as the spring flower awarts the raindrops. Yours Elena.Letter 6
Privet, Peter!(Russian) Hi,Peter! (English) How are you? Im OK. My day was wonderful. But only there was a lot of work. Today our company has received a new portion of goods. And there were a lot of customers. Im very tired and thats why this letter will be short. Excuse me please. Today, when I had a lunch break, small birdie sat down on my window. She sang so beautifully! If you could hear! I asked her to send her songto my dear friend Peter. Can you imagine? It seemed to me that she has heard me, because she has flown off immediately. So I think, you can wait. If there will be the singing birdie near you, its she. If I were a bird I would fly to you. If I might become a bird, I would become a flamingos. I like these birds. And what about you, what the bird would you like to become? I send you a new photo. Behind of me you will see the five-floor house. In this house I live. I send you a map on which you can find city in which I live. My growth - 170 cm. My weight - 57 kg. I am finishing my letter. Excuse me that it is short. Im really very tired. And I need in rest now. I promise, that next my letter will be longer. Kisses, Elena.(English) Celuyu, Elena.(Russian)Letter 7
Hi my dear friend Peter! (Privet, moy dorogoy drug Peter!) So little time passed, but I missed you Peter very much. Your letters for me as the sunny rays at the dark day. Recently I have printed all your letters. I save it for home perusaling. And I often read it. Sometimes tears appear. Your letters are so sincere. They have given joy to my soul and to my heart. I have never had such feelings. Its awkwardly for me to tell you the following things, but Im trying to be sincere. Im very lonely here without you. All that I have are your letters. Please, dont stop to write me your letters. When I feel bad I read it, and my soul calm down. But I all the same sad, because you not near me. I think you are that person whom I want to have near me best of all. You care, you honest and sincere!!! I did not meet such people before. I feel that I fall in love with you. I havent had such feelings for a long time. I want to tell you that you are unique for me. My feelings to you are strongest and its all only for you! I dont want to lose you now, when I have learned you, now when I know you. Now I know that I will do everything to see you. I think that it will be the luckiest moment in my life. Can you imagine that Im walking in the airport and I see you,Peter. I throw my suitcases and I run to your strong mens embraces. I embrace you and kiss you, but not to the cheek. I kiss you to the lips. I can only dream about it now. But I believe that it will happen in any way sometime. Is it true? Tell me! And I will be the happiest woman and you will be the happiest men!!! I send you a new picture. It I at work. Please, please, write me! Write me often! I need you!!! I love you by all my heart!!!! I believe that nothing will stop me and I will meet you!!! I think that you will like the kiss Im sending you. My hot kiss for you(Moy goryachiy poceluy dlya tebya!) Yours forever Elena. Quick note: "drug Peter" means "friend Peter", not the junk or the narcotic(smile).Letter 8
Hi my beloved Peter. My working day has finished and Im hurrying to write you a letter. Its so nice to get letters from you. This morning I didnt go to my job, because this morning I flew to my job. Today I came to my job beforehand. And I was first who came to the office. First of all I checked my e-mail and I was so glad when I saw your letter there. I was on the seventh heaven. And I was happy all the day. My colleagues were surprised. They have asked me why Im so happy. And I have simply answered, that I have good mood. They dont know that I correspond with you. When I read your letter, my heart sang. You my heart, you my soul, you my love and you my life. I need you; I want to be near you. I want to feel your breath. I want to embrace you. I want to kiss you. My lips will touch yours and your lips will touch mine. I dont know, whats happened with me. It didnt happen to me before. The weather is sunny today. The sun brings joy and love. The love blossoms in such weather. Im glad that I have friend Peter, and Peter has me, Elena. Tell me about your ideas, job and friends.Tell me about your thoughts and dreams. I want to know all about you. Absolutely all!(smile) Last night I thought of us. About you and about me. About us together. I couldnt fall asleep. I thought what I can do to see you. And I thought what I can do to meet you. Today I went to the company that deals with making the visas in our town. I wondered how much it will cost for me to make American visa. They told me that this service will cost 260 USD. I said its very big money, and visa cant be cost so much. Then they answered me to go to the American embassy and make visa myself. I thought and have decided, that the making of the visa in the company is better and more cheaply, because the American embassy is located in Moscow. I shall spend more money if I shall go to the embassy. The way to Moscow and back also residing there will cost much. I shall spend more money than 260 USD if I go there. I asked how long time it will take to make the visa. I was answered that it will take about one week. May be 2 weeks if there will be some troubles. I have asked, whether there will be troubles with visa, because there were the terrible terrorist actions in USA. I was answered that they will ask information about me in the police. And if in the police they will be answered that I the law-abiding citizen, I shall get the visa. I have never outraged the law. And I have never done anything unlawful. So I must get the visa. And the visa will be valid within 90 days. I understand that our relations are not long yet and founded on trust. But I think that we should trust each other. Our relations are impossible without it. Many years I ask myself one question: "Why does everything depend on money?" I think that the money is not main thing in life. The main is when the people can and want to understand each other. I can live without the money. The main is to have a loving man near me. I want to come to you, but the problem is money, which I need to carry out my dream. The money separates us. Money, money and money again. The damned and accursed money... I have a wild desire to meet you, to embrace you and kiss you. If I would have money, I immediately would come to you. Money is a paper, but peoples relations will stay forever. I understood only now, that the love is a strong feeling. And Im glad that I have found this feeling. You are my feeling. You are my love. I had some savings. Also I asked my aunt to help me with money. So I can pay a part of money for the visa. I can pay 60 USD. And I shall search for the money further. Tell me Peter, can you help me? If you have an opportunity you can help me. I wondered how it is possible to do. There is an international company, which deals with money transfers. Its name Money Gram. It has Offices in many cities and countries. There is an Office in Surgut. If you want and if you can help me, you can send me some money using Money Gram according following data: IMPEXBANK SURGUTSKY 11/5 LERMONTOV ST SURGUT, TYUMEN REGION, RUSSIAN FEDERATION 626400 for Elena Fefelova To get the money, I should tell the employee of bank your full name and some confidential numbers, which will give you, when you will send the money. The ring on my finger its not wedding band. It is simple an ornament (decoration only for beauty) and no more. I havent phone at home. And its very pity. But I can call to you from the international public telephone booth. Im very glad that you want to meet me. I dream about it too and I want to be with you!!! I want to thank you before you help to organize our meeting. Much love from Elena!!! Receive many kisses!!! God Bless and Protect Us.