LATER COMMENT FROM A VISITOR IN DEFENCE OF NATASHA BLAZHKO: Dear Sir/Madam I refer to the allegations made against Natasha Blahzko from Odessa Ukraine which were published on your website. I believe these allegations to be untrue. I too have had dealings with Natasha and can state from experience that she is an honest and reputable individual. Natasha assisted my now wife (from Odessa, Ukraine) and I to correspond and to meet. We are both happily married and living in Australia. During the courtship with my wife and the subsequent preparation of her visa, Natasha helped my wife and I to translate each others letters, obtain invitations and facilitated my visits to Ukraine from Australia. She often did this at some expense and inconvenience to herself. Yes, Natasha offered me accommodation in Ukraine, but I was free to choose whether I accepted this or not. David suggests that there was some element of fraud in this and that Natashas modus operandi was to lure men to Ukraine simply so that they would use her apartment - I can assure you that this is untrue and absurd. From my experience, there was no pressure, nor were any consequences if I chose to book accommodation elsewhere. It is also true that Natasha on behalf of her clients requests money to assist women with their English. In my wifes case, I sent the money thru Western Union directly to my wife. Natasha does not ask for money to be sent to her. It is interesting to note that David in his written comments freely admits that he is uncertain whether Natasha is a scammer. He says (and I quote line 7 para 3 of his letter): " As I was only involved with Valentine I can only speak about how she operated." Accordingly, his comments in relation to Natasha can only be regarded as speculation and must be read in this light. I am unable to comment on the allegations against Valentine Drozdova - it is more than likely that the allegations involving her are true. Natasha helps many women in Odessa but unfortunately, not all her clients are bona fide in their expectations about relationships with foreign men. Davids experience is unfortunate and probably the result of him choosing the wrong woman to correspond with and being a little bit naive.regardsMichael (name and address supplied)Later comment from David (the author of the initial comment), 11 Nov. 2004:1. Natasha Blazhko married a man from Austin Texas who brought her to the U.S. About 3 weeks after arriving in the U.S. she disappeared and was last reported back in Odessa.2. Valentina Drozdova married a man from Oregon who found out about her involvement in the internet scams and was last reported still living in Odessa.
Valentine Drozdova Dnepropetrovsky Road 109, #4 Odessa, Ukraine 65017 firstname.lastname@example.org Natasha Blahzko Lustdorfskaya Road 119 , #3 Odessa, Ukraine 65088 email@example.com First request for money - March 15, 2002 My Dear David, I hope you are fine. I miss you. Would like to ask to help me with money now, because it will be difficult for me to pay for my passport, English lessons and Juliya. Nobody helps me now, I hope just you. I am really glad that you met with immigration lawyer. When you send me a list of requirements you should use FedEx they are faster. The rest of the letter was just b.s. about some holiday. I LOVE you, I WANT YOU TO BE ME NEAR NOW!!!!! YOURS FOREVER, VALJ. A Second request for money - May 22, 2002Hello my love!!!!!! How are you?????????? My darling love I hope youre doing fine. I miss your kisss so much. I need your hugs. My love I have a little problem. And I hope youll help me. Its rather cold outside and its rather cold inside my flat. And I havent any person to warm my soul. Our government turned off the hot water and central heating. Thats why I couldnt talk because the hot water goes cold very fast. I need a hot bath so much. Im afraid Ill be so dirty and fat next time when we meet. Could you help me with buying and box for heating and saving hot water. And I will always remember you while Ill having a bath. I know that you made a lot for me but I need such king of man like you. I need someones care and attention. My darling I need 300$ US for it. You have to help me. Its very difficult without a hot water. I hope you will help me my love. I love you! I miss you!!! I want you!!