Dating company scam
I found a picture of someone named "Galina" in the Euroladies and European Connections dating services who was identical in age and appearance and occupation (a psychologist-teacher), but lived nearby in Cheboksary.
I notified the US Embassy in Moscow that someone by her name may be attempting to get a visa to enter the United States.
Lo and behold, almost in disbelief I actually did receive the 00 from Western Union that "she" had sent back to me. You are not right on the bill of the tickets a little. So, I started looking through the personal ads to try to find pictures and I looked at names that sounded similar to Ekaterina. The first name was Katy and the last names matched. Oh and because I read this blacklist I am pleased to say I lost no money.
Apparently, she or Evgeny did not like having their names, addresses, phone numbers, and even photographs displayed in this Blacklist for everyone to see. My aunt works in travel agency and she did(made) a bookmark on the ticket. The following is the second letter I received from her: Letter2Thanks that was written to me the letter you see by (with) you first who has written to me through a service of acquaintances.
The women are not aware of the essence of the correspondence, and never see the letters.
Also after proclaiming her love to me in several emails, including poetry, she was very insistent that the money come right away. She said she had instructed her aunt in Moscow buy tickets.
All the while she gave the impression that her "mom" was helping with advice. Then she was in an embarrassing situation because she thought I was paying. She asked me to send her money via Western Union to I also was scammed by someone named Galina (Galia) Alexsandrova who claimed to be from Kirov, Russia, but actually lives in nearby Yoshkar-Ola.
Using poor English she seemed to be prompted what to say. The letters from her were said to be via software translation.
She did not give me her phone number, she said she does not have a phone at home. She said she lived with her mother since the father left them at age 3.