My Story about Tatiana Valdimirovna Korchyagina. Scammer.
She got in touch with me at my e-mail address ######@yahoo.com. For some reason I seem to be getting e-mails from Russian women looking for men? Id answer some in the past and they all want you to pay for them to come over to the UK. No one seems to have any money.
Tatiana Valdimirovna (The name she first use to contact me) got in touch with me on the 12/12/09.I said where did you find out about me she said on the web site Marriage of Dreams. I search for serious relationship, are you interested? Picture enclosed of her. She told me all about herself how she had been used by Russian men. She was honest, caring, truthful, and respectful. She worked as a bookkeeper for a private businessman. She was looking for some one to love her and care for her and she was desperate to start a family with the right man. She did not like Russia and wanted to start a new life somewhere else. She lives in Smolensk in a two room flat. She told me this was on credit and she owed $3500 on it. Later it was $7000 in the last e-mail. Tatiana said do not e-mail me if you are not of serious attitudes. I told her Im a man of 51 a lot older than you. She said she was not worried by age gaps.
Tatiana sent me plenty of e-mails and pictures telling me what she was like and how good she was and I should not miss this chance with her.
85% of all e-mails sent by her you can read for your self. I printed a lot of and deleted the e-mails. So I have scanned to OCR to copy them some are not a 100% right. Other e-mails I forwarded to outlook express and have coped them on file. All enclosed as much as possible only my e-mail address deleted.
The letters she sent to me sort of grew on me and I became fond of her (old fool). I was lonely and miserable and use to like to hear from her.
She said why dont you travel to Irkutsk and we will meet. I said it was not possible, as I have no passport. I have not travel for a long while so I had no passport. Tatiana said in one of her letters that she had a passport and all was possible. The distance between us did not scare her. Tatiana said she would travel to the UK. She agreed to come over on the 5/2/10 until 5/3/10.
I told her there was no way I would pay for her to come to the UK. So she said what about if she pays half. She told me it would cost $1800 to come to the UK. Plane tickets, visa and insurance. All this had to be done thru an agency in Moscow. So I said I would think about it. $900 at the time was 600. So I agreed. I thought she is putting up half Ill take the chance. I told her you come and have a holiday with me no strings attached. We should at least meet. She agreed. Id never sent money abroad before so I didnt no what to do. Tatiana said, send the money thru Western Union. She gave me her address
The country Russia
Last name Korchyagina
Street Litinova, The house 17, apartment 214
I e-mailed her back and said to her, I thought your name was Tatiana Valdimirovna and you lived in Smolensk. She replied I used the name Valdimirovna as my last name, but it is my middle name. I do not live in Smolensk but in Irkutsk. She said there are many false people on the Internet how do I know you are not one of them. How do I know you are not a man who will use me as a prostitute when I arrive in your country? Can you prove it to me, I doubt it. So she told me we have to trust each other. Are you a real man who is prepared to meet me as a woman in love and not going to ask to many questions?
In her next e-mail she sends me scanner copy of the contract she has signed with the agency to come here. This what real fools me and I believed her so I sent her $900 thru Western Union.
E-mail received 2/2/10 she tells me she has received the money and how she is looking forward to meeting me and how will we feel when we meet for the first time.
Then I get an e-mail the following day. Tatiana said the agency asked her how much money she was taking with her to the UK. She needs at least $1000 to $2000 to be able to pass thru custom in the UK. Russian citizens need the cash on the trip to the UK so they can support themselves when they get here. Tatiana told me she did not know this and need the money urgently now other wise we would be unable to meet. I will refund you the money as soon as I meet you at Heathrow airport, I want to meet you Karl. Do not let me down.
I thought how could the agency give her a visa, arrange plane tickets and not tell her you must have at least $1000/$2000 cash with you when you travel out of Russia. I was blind I know Russia is corrupt but I should have smelt a rat here.
I told Tatiana I have no more spare money to send to you. She replied you must try Karl she keep e-mailing me until he last minute on the Saturday she was suppose to fly over.
I told her there was no more money. She said she would fly any way. I ignored her request and deleted most these e-mails asking for extra money. (85% of e-mails from Tatiana enclosed with my story) Dont give up on me Karl!!!
Tatiana did not leave Russia at the time. I believed her story of not being able to get thru customs in the UK when she got here. She said when she applied to come to the UK thru the agency they did not tell her she needed all this extra money to come over to the UK. I was a fool!!! The agency would have told her she would need 1800 for spending money on arrival in the UK. So she had to cancel the contract. I asked how much money did we lose? We are losing 90% of all services all we have left is $528 out of $1800.
She told me there was know way in the future she could save up any money to come and visit me as she had a loan on her flat. I pay $670 loan for apartment on flat every month. Tatiana said in total I owe $3200 if I could help her pay the loan on the flat she could sell it for $70000 and then leave Russia and come and live with me. I did not answer her request for a loan to pay for her flat.
Tatiana still wants to meet me and come over to the UK. I tell her I have this ex girlfriend who now keeps turning up unexpectedly. So right now it is not possible to meet anyhow so we should leave it for now. But this does not deter Tatiana and she still keeps send me e-mails asking me when she can come to see me. I miss you Karl why do you not write I miss your e-mails. What is there to keep writing about I thought to my self. Anyhow she keeps e-mailing me and we agree to meet in May. In between March and May she told me she had a new e-mail address and not to use email@example.com and use new address firstname.lastname@example.org I still did not suspect any thing false going on but I should have done (fool). She was probably scamming some other guys as well using the same e-mail address.
Any way May comes around and I tell her there is no chance of you coming over to see me because this ex girlfriend will not go away. So Tatiana says, Karl do not give up on me, you give me hope, I dream about it every day, yours and yours only Tatiana, I kiss you!!! (Ive asked other women would you get involved with a man who has a ex girlfriend hanging around and turning up out of the blue. They all said no way, they would not want the hassle) Tatiana was not deterred the e-mails still keep coming!!!
Karl if I come and see you I will do anything you say to fit in with you. I will give you your money back to you as soon as I see you at Heathrow. I want to meet you and start a new life with you. I dont want to stay in Russia!!! I will give you your money back as soon as I come thru customs in your country!!
So being old and stupid I still believed she was genuine because of the contracts from the agency she sent me I still believed her!!!! So I told her Im saving money up for her to come over possibly last week in August for two weeks.
So we agreed for her to come over last week in August and 1st week in September. Ex girlfriend agreed to keep out of the way and let me get on with it. She said at the time I hope your not e-mailing any Russia women because all you will do is lose 1000 and never see them!!!
Tatiana tells me she will need 1200 not $1200. Again I was a fool and never thought why all off a sudden and not $$$. I will give you 1000 as soon as I see you in the
UK. I trusted her. Some one I had never ever seen face-to-face I was a fool. Probably the most foolish thing Ive ever done in my life. Karl send me the money thru Western Union to Tatiana Korchyagina. So I agree to send 1200 thru Western Union. On the 13/8/2010 I phone Western Union up to transfer the money. The man from Western Union warns me about sending money to Russia. He asks have I seen this woman, how well do I no her. I lie to him and tell him I have met here. I should have listen to him he was right and I was a fool because I believed this woman was for real. Tatiana tells me she is getting ready to come over and is getting all the paper work sorted out with the agency. I will come over on the 21/8/2010.
I e-mail her and tell her the money is ready to be picked up and give her the number required to get the money. Tatiana e-mails me back and tells me she cannot get the money because Western Union need proof of who she is. The agencies have her passport so she cannot prove she is Tatiana Korchyagina. She asks me if I can transfer the money to a friend of hers so she can pick it up for her. Phone up Western Union Karl and transfer money so I can get it Karl so I can come to you!!! Agency has my passport and I cannot get money from Western Union. I still did not suspect anything was wrong. She must have been up to no good because she could not get the money from Western Union. (She was probably scamming other men at the same time as me. I never asked Western Union when I changed the name from Tatiana Korchyagina to Tatiana Kupriyanova why can Korchyagina not have access to the money. There again I was a fool and my heart was ruling my head I should have suspected something was wrong because she was never ever intending to come to the UK)
Karl send money to
Tatiana e-mails me back and tells me all is well she has the money. Karl I will be coming to see you!!!
Then she drops the bombshell and tells me. Karl I cannot come to see you!!!! I owe $7000 on my flat and the agency will not book me tickets or give me visa to come and see you. I cannot leave Russia. Im sorry I love you forgive me.
I still believed her and sent her an e-mail telling her to send me 1000 by money transfer and I would get a passport and visit her in Russia. I told her I would have no problem getting in Russia. But I have never heard from her since the last e-mail on the 20/8/2010. I have even posted two letters to Tatiana Korchyagina and one to Tatiana Kupriyanova but Ive have not heard from them since.
I have been scammed. I was a big fool I let my heart rule my head. Never send money to people you have never met. You dont know whom you are talking to on the Internet it could be any body. It was the copies of the contracts that convinced me she was for real. All the e-mails from the first to the last were a lie. After all Tatiana warned me there are many false people on the Internet. She should know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just read the e-mails she sent me. Dont be fooled and dont make the same mistake I made. Ignore the sexy pictures she sends you. She wants you to wank over her and get your hopes up. It will cost you dear!!!!!! Just read all the e-mails she sent me.
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