Ekaterina Skulkina (Kemerovo, Russia)Thanks for your web site! Below are letters, pictures, and details of an experiment with Ekaterina from Kemerovo using the email address [email protected] I am a 49 year old white American male. This woman sent me an email after I posted an ad at a personal dating site. Curiosity about her home town landed me at this black list and someones description of a "bunk bed" picture (for a different name) which sounded like the one sent to me. I then sent to her from a second email address using a different name, thanking her for contacting me and asking if she would please send more. (I.e., I am the one who initiated contact from the second address, pretending that she had contacted me.) I used a totally different writing style and completely different subjects for the two contacts. The second email address was one letter behind the first.From the first email address, my first letter expressed concern about scams and asked for evidence that she was "real". (I hadnt yet seen your web site, so it was a sincere letter based on a hunch.) Her second letter had nothing to do with my concerns, so I replied with subtle insults (nothing nasty!) that should be recognized by an English-speaking human. ("Thanks for the second picture. I see that you are really packing on the groceries my sweet little dumpling! As I write this, my ribs hurt so bad that I have tears streaming down my face!") Her third letter completely ignored anything said in my prior two letters. My third letter returned similar mild insults and didnt hear from her again. From the second email address, I wrote one letter behind what was received at the first address. Both email addresses received letters with the same time stamp, except one form letter behind to the second address. Being able to anticipate the next letter, I wrote letters from the second address that mirrored what I was about to receive - even someone who was translating would see that I was mimicing (and mocking) the letter that she was about to send. Additionally, I signed with a different name each time, and each of these names was different from the one that is in the address stamp in the header. The third letter was finally personalized by including the name that is in the email header -- which I had never signed on any of the letters -- a name that is more often than not taken to be a female name.In both cases, I received three identical letters and photos. The first letter includes the "stuffed animal" photo, the second letter includes the "zoo monkey" photo, the third letter includes no photo. Apparently, this organization actually reads replies to the third letter -- I never received a fourth letter to either email. However, I was spammed for smut to the second email address -- a yahoo account which has only been used a few times since it was created a year ago.The three letters and two pictures sent to me are below. The original names of the image files were 1.jpg and 2.jpg. Please note that I would never be so mean as to mock someone in the manner that I have described unless I was certain that a scam was in the making. But as long as I was certain of the game plan, it sure was an enjoyable intellectual sport! - "Leslie" Letter 1, 6 FEB 02:
Hi!!! I was very much of rad to receive your letter. My heart has suggested me that I should acquaint with you. A thank that you have answered to me. I want to find the half, with whom I could section happiness and difficulty of life. My intentions are very severe. I dwell in Russia, in city Kemerovo. My city is on the river Tom. Kemerovo - large city with a population of 534 thousand the man. A history of our city very large and interesting. Our city in 1721 was derivated.In our city there are many schools, in one of which I work. I have received formation of the teacher, has finished Kemerovo pedagogical university. This university is in our city. Now I work at school -38. I teach to children from 12 till 15 years. I teach lessons of Russian and literature. My growth(increase) of 168 centimeters, my weight of 54 kgs. I was never married and I have no children. I love to be engaged in sports, specially by gymnastics. I take up with it in a school sports hall. Still I love to rest with the friends on the nature. I do not smoke and I do not drink alcohol. I have a healthy way of life. I love to listen to different music, but specially I like classics. When I listen to classic music I receive large pleasure from it. I never thought that is possible to acquaint with the man through the Internet. I am afraid that it can appear a joke. I hope that you realize my letter well, as I do not know well grammar English and I use by the program of transfer(translation). I hope that it will not influence further acquaintance. I would like to learn(find out) about you more: hobby, what music you prefer to listen, your favourite food and etc. I shall dispatch you some photos. I hope that it will be it is pleasant to you. I shall wait your answer with impatience...... Your friend from Russia Ekaterina.Letter 2, 8 FEB 02:
Hi my friend!!! I am happy to receive from you the answer. I thought that you can not answer to me, when will read my letter. I very closely(very attentively) read your letter both has understood almost all and has learned(found out) about you more. I think that it will be interesting to you to learn(find out) about me more. I live with my aunt, as I have no the parents. My father was lost many years back in the russian-Afghani war. It was in 1985, when to me there were 12 years. It(he) was the officer of the Soviet army. It(he) has received many awards for a good and brave service. My daddy served in special group. Them have sent on the dangerous task, in which it(he) and was lost. Up to destruction of the father my mum worked the bookkeeper. She(it) was sick much ambassador of destruction of the father, left from work, its(her) heart has not sustained such loadings with experiences, it became bad to work. She(it) has died in two years after destruction of the father. I experienced about much it and now to me is very sick to recollect it. I would not know that there was with me, if not my aunt. She(it) has brought up and has brought up me. Its(her) support very much has helped me in difficult time. I am very grateful to my aunt and I try always to help it(her). The aunt has replaced to me the mum and I have no from it(her) of any secrets. We with it(her) well understand each other. I necessarily shall tell to it(her) about you. I have no the brothers and sisters. I was the unique(sole) child of my parents. I love to write to you the letters and I would like to write them as it is possible more often, but I have no an opportunity it to make, as I have no the computer of a house. I write you from a computer class at school. It is convenient for me because free-of-charge. I have many friends. When to me 26 years my friends were executed have presented me the charming cat, as they knew that I very much love animals. I have given it(him) the name Alisa. She(it) already became adult, and behaviour as at the small cat. You have animals? I have hobby to prepare various dishes. I love to find the new recipes of preparation and to surprise the friends. They always liked my dishes. My favourite dish Siberian Pelmeny. It is loved all by(with) mine native and friends. It is very a pity, that you can not it try. But I am sure that it would be pleasant to you too. You can tell to me more about your life? I would like to see more your photos. Now I shall be closed..... I hope to receive your letter soon.... Your friend Ekaterina.Letter 3, 11 FEB 02:
Hello my dear friend leslie! I am glad to receive from you again the letter. We have no a chat in a computer class. I am grateful to you that you have written to me. I think that each new letter pulls together us more and more. I think that you have learned(found out) about me much. I was familiar with young people, but not one of them might not it is pleasant to me. I have found you and I think that you approach me. I hope that I have made a correct choice. I do not want to risk. I want to be happy and to love persons which am worthy it. I write you with pure(clean) intentions. I want you to make happy. It is possible for me to make it how you think? Once I had long attitudes(relations) with one guy. We met it(him) two years. I thought that we marry. But his feelings to me have grown cold, he began to concern badly to me, began to drink and carry out(and spend) a lot of time with the friends a lot of. he told him bad things about me. he became rough with me. His(its) friends consist in a mafia and he began one of them. he had a good time with other women. he liked this sweet life. I might not continue to meet him and we have left. he in any way has not reacted to it. I was strongly upset and after that I was strongly disappointed in Russian men. Has passed already two one year. I have understood that can become the happy man with one Russian. Recently I was told by my girlfriend that it is possible to get acquainted with the man under the Internet. I have not believed this but have decided to try. And I have found you. I am very happy that we write each other. For me it is very serious. I to want to be happy with the man and to lead(carry out) with him all life. I to wait from the man of understanding, I to think that this most important and certainly big love and care of me and of our future family. I shall try to make the man happy. But without his help, without his love and understanding it will make difficultly. I once again to want to test such feeling as love. I very much to hope for it. Therefore I to write to you. I to think, that you to understand my words. I to want to learn(find out) your opinion on all this? I want to learn(find out) more about you. About your soul, a private world. That it is important for you: material or spiritual values? I want to see more than your photos. Now I shall be closed.......... I shall wait for your answer with impatience..... Your friend Ekaterina.