Marina Lyzhina (Orenburg, Russia)In October of 2001 I received an e-mail from a Russian girl saying that she had seen my picture in a personal ad on the Internet, and was wondering if I would like corresponding with her. Her name is Marina Lyzhina and she told me she was from Orenburg, Russia. At first I was a little hesitant, but I said to myself what do I have to lose. So I decided to write your back as a courtesy. Soon we were writing each other virtually on a daily basis. She seemed very sincere and very interested in me. She told me about her daily experiences and hardships. After about a 1?? months into our correspondence she told me of her desire to come and live with me in the United States. I had done some research into Russian women and found out that they were considered very traditional and loyal. This was what I was looking for in a woman since many American women are nontraditional and not very loyal. She had not asked me for any money to this point. This also, followed what I had read about Russian women. I had thought she seemed very sincere about her motivation. So therefore I had told her that I would pay for her travel and Visa. It is now December, and I arranged Marinas travel to Moscow to prepare the Visa paperwork while she stayed with her Aunt Olga, so she said. After she had supposedly arrived in Moscow, she wrote me saying that she was feeling ill. She had also told me that everything was going fine and that she would have the Visa by the December 10 and that she would arrange a flight for December 12. She originally told me that the flight would cost $802. The next day I had found a flight or $746 and told her I would buy this ticket for her. She then wrote back and said that her and Olga had found a flight for $546. She had told me that the deal would only be available for a few days. She knew that the flight I had found was a non-refundable ticket. I certainly was skeptical at this point but felt how could she lie to me now. So I sent the money Western Union as I had done with the original money, $295 for her flight to Moscow and the Visa. It had taken her two days to pick up the money in Moscow. It was only the next day when she picked up the money in Orenburg. I surmised later that she had never left Orenburg until I had sent the money to Moscow. I did not hear from anyone for over a week after sending the money. Then I received an e-mail from what was supposedly Aunt Olga saying that Marina was sick with influenza and in the hospital. I was extremely skeptical now and beginning to come to the realization that I was and had been scammed out of my money. Another week went by an only another e-mail from Aunt Olga saying Marina was getting out of the hospital soon. Finally, the e-mail I was hoping would not come finally came. Marina e-mail me saying that she had her Visa, airline ticket and money stolen in a subway. This was her final deception. I told her that the airline and Visa agency should have a record of her payment and she should be able to get a refund of the ticket and Visa. I told her I was not sending any more money Western Union. She wrote back and said she could not get a refund. She also hinted at me sending her more money. This was the last time I had heard from her. I have been sending Marina the same e-mail since the beginning of January. She has yet not replied to my e-mail, but the e-mails continue to go through. Her Internet address is still active, [email protected] and I am sure she is trying her deception on other American men. I hope you will help me in stopping her from scamming money out of any other American men. This whole experience, other than losing over $1,000, has been very traumatic to me. Sincerely, Martin J. VerelstLetter
Hi my dear love Marty!!! I am very glad to receive your warm and lovely letters with your love for me your photo my darling. I love your words of this nice song, I love you my Marty. I know that our hearts will together always, because OUR LOVE IS ETERNAL, this great feeling connects the another people and us through a continents. My dear, my love Marty, as it seems, this feeling which includes a three basic feelings. These feelings are a trust, careful attitude to each other, and complete understanding to each other, sometimes even understanding without words,do you agree with me my darling? But not looking on that LOVE is very strong great feeling, it also is very fragile, realy my dear, because only one word or an not right action can destroy it and already anybody willnt can to restore this great feeling. Probably, you will think that a purpose of all my correspondence with you it is only desire to leave for America. Believe me my darling, it is not so my love, the fact in that when I began to write to you, I couldnt to believe what it is possible to fall in love through the Internet. I thank Internet that we found each other my darling. Only I have decided to try to do it and that from this it has turned out. We with you love each other very much and we should be together, because we cant withoiut each other my darling. I have learned much in the searches as we want to meet each other very much. My dear, I have a good news for us my darling Marty. My mum called to our aunt Olga to Moscow at last. My aunt Olga has said to my mum at last day that she has learned how much cost a visa and a passport. She called in embassy and there have said to my aunt Olga that it will be better for us, if I will have the visa of a tourist. This visa will valid during 12 months. It is one year my darling. With this visa I can travel till USA without any restrictions. The price of the visa, asmy aunt Olga was informed in embassy, is 155 US dollars. Besides the process of registration of the visa costs 55 US dollars. By the way my aunt as has taken an interest about other kinds of the visas, as to her have said, that there is a set of kinds of the visas. For example, visa of a bride. My aunt has thought that this visa of bride approaches to us, but her in embassy have said that this visa costs more expensively and its registration costs a lot of money. It is 480 dollars and the registration of the visa will during 4,5 months, it is very long. From it because the tourist visa is better variant than visa of bride now for us my love Marty. My Marty, I want to ask you my dear, that you will help me with the money recourses on the documents. As probably you know an economic situation in our country, simply it is awful, and at school dont give the salary to teachers during a long time. Our government explains it to those that they simply dont have money and they havnt a recourses on the salary for the teachers. By the way I ask you my dear send to me 295 dollars. It is certainly large money, you probably have thought what is it more than the cost of the visa. But I must have a recourses on the air plane ticket from Orenburg to Moscow too the cost of which is 2520 russian rubles or it is 85 US dollars. By the way my aunt Olga will find the prices of the air ticket for the fling to you in USA too. She will say about it later through a few days, she will find a cheaper airtickets, also she ask you to say to me about the air tickets which cost in USA, ok my dear? But now at first I will must to begin a process of the registration of all necessary documents for my fling to you my Marty. If you will send me money recourses, it will be better for making through a system of Western Union. As to me my aunt Olga and Carl has said, it is the best and fast translation system, besides this sistem is a safe. By the way when Carl helped to Katya with the necessary documents for Katyas coming, Carl used the sistem of the Western Union too. You will may use the sistem of MoneyGram too as Carl said. He sent a money to Katya as help her with a recourses on the visa, passport and air ticket too. My dear Marty, when you will send the money, send it on this address, which is here: GazPromBank, 161 Turkestanskaya Str., Orenburg City, 460021, Russia, Marina Lyzhina. When you will sent me the recourses, it will be necessary for me that you must send me the an important information which from you required at a parcel of money. It is ten-digits, that is "Money Transfer Control Number" or MTCN. Without these data I cantreceive the money which are necessary for my coming to you my dear Marty. My Marty, I understand that it is a large money, but me any more on whom I can to rely and on this I ask you about your help with it. We with you love each other very much and we will together, simply I am sure in it my darling. I am waiting and I am dreaming for a moment of our meeting in your airport my Marty. I will cry in this moment, because it will from our happiness my dear Marty. I dream as we will live together my darling, to go for a walk, keeping for our hands my love Marty. I want that you will show me your native land, a places where you like to go for a walk and you like to spend a more your time. I want very to be with you my, I want it very much my dear, I love you and I miss you my love Marty. My mum and dad say you a hot hi and Carl and Katya too. They hope that we will together soon. Thinking about you my darling Marty, Forever, your love Marina.