From: Paul Allen Panks (ppanks@juno.com)
Subject: Should I be wary of this? 
Newsgroups: alt.romance, talk.origins
Date: 2003-06-10 15:25:42 PST 

Hello,

Three months ago I met a Russian woman named Vera on Christian Cafe.
She seemed nice a first, but now I am becoming highly suspicious of
the whole situation. The reason being, she wants me to pay for a $357
visa (of the B-2 variety) so she can come to the United States to see
me. She currently lives in Saratov in the Russian Federation.

My question is, should I be wary of this being some scam, or that she
just wants a reason to get into the United States? She's saying some
stuff that is scaring me like, "Your Bride in Russia, Vera" and such.
She seems sweet and all, but how do I know it's really a woman and not
some college kids messing around with me?

Her english is broken and not very good. She has a tendency to use
parenthesis when describing things like, "She(it) is given out in
Moscow. Term of its(her) manufacturing from 7 - 10 days." Is this
bizarre or am I missing something here?

Right now, I am just playing along with her for the heck of it, and
not trying to commit fully either way (other than stating I would help
pay for the visa...which I won't...$357 is ridiculous). She gave me
some excuse as to why she couldn't afford the "357$" visa, saying
"mum" would have to "sell the garden".

Am I being the victim of fraud here? Just for reference, her e-mail
is: verochka1974@mail333.com.

P.S. Just to keep this midly on subject, has anyone seen the new
"Finding Nemo" movie yet? I believe we have more origins to fish than
previously believed.
 
Thanks.

Sincerely,

Paul Panks
dunric@yahoo.com


From: Geoff (gebobs@yahoo.nospam.com)
Subject: Re: Should I be wary of this? 
Newsgroups: alt.romance, talk.origins
Date: 2003-06-11 11:00:50 PST 

"Paul Allen Panks"  wrote in message
news:cb0ed86a.0306101423.34543d09@posting.google.com...
> Hello,
>
> Three months ago I met a Russian woman named Vera on Christian Cafe.
> She seemed nice a first, but now I am becoming highly suspicious of
> the whole situation.

Why? You meet a woman on an Internet dating service for the incredulity
impaired and for some reason you think she is other than a real
flesh-and-blood gal? Paul, you may be a skeptic yet!

> The reason being, she wants me to pay for a $357
> visa (of the B-2 variety) so she can come to the United States to see
> me. She currently lives in Saratov in the Russian Federation.

So long as she's going to pay for the dog-sled ride over the Bering
land-bridge, I think this would be cheap at half the price. Consider that 60
minutes with a mid-range hooker is going to be about half this, you'll be
laughing all the way to the bank on this one.

> My question is, should I be wary of this being some scam, or that she
> just wants a reason to get into the United States? She's saying some
> stuff that is scaring me like, "Your Bride in Russia, Vera" and such.
> She seems sweet and all, but how do I know it's really a woman and not
> some college kids messing around with me?
>
> Her english is broken and not very good. She has a tendency to use
> parenthesis when describing things like, "She(it) is given out in
> Moscow. Term of its(her) manufacturing from 7 - 10 days." Is this
> bizarre or am I missing something here?

Wow, that is soooooo sweet! Those Russian gals sure know how to lay on the
lovin'! How can you resist? Throw caution to the wind! Live for the day!
Love conquers all!...or...Caveat emptor.

> Right now, I am just playing along with her for the heck of it, and
> not trying to commit fully either way (other than stating I would help
> pay for the visa...which I won't...$357 is ridiculous). She gave me
> some excuse as to why she couldn't afford the "357$" visa, saying
> "mum" would have to "sell the garden".

You coy bastard!

> Am I being the victim of fraud here? Just for reference, her e-mail
> is: verochka1974@mail333.com.

Awwwright...! I'm gonna git me a nice potato-fed woman.

> P.S. Just to keep this midly on subject, has anyone seen the new
> "Finding Nemo" movie yet? I believe we have more origins to fish than
> previously believed.

So true...


From: Neil (neilkoomen@hotmail.com)
Subject: Re: Should I be wary of this? 
Newsgroups: alt.romance, talk.origins
Date: 2003-06-13 14:26:19 PST 

"Geoff"  wrote in message news:...
> "Paul Allen Panks"  wrote in message
> news:cb0ed86a.0306101423.34543d09@posting.google.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > Three months ago I met a Russian woman named Vera on Christian Cafe.
> > She seemed nice a first, but now I am becoming highly suspicious of
> > the whole situation.

(snip)

> > Her english is broken and not very good. She has a tendency to use
> > parenthesis when describing things like, "She(it) is given out in
> > Moscow. Term of its(her) manufacturing from 7 - 10 days." Is this
> > bizarre or am I missing something here?

Somewhere there's a potential joke here about when the she(it) hits
the fan. Too bad I can't think of one!
 
> Wow, that is soooooo sweet! Those Russian gals sure know how to lay on the
> lovin'!

Just imagine, our guy here could be all curled up with his Verochka in
his dacha, with her babushka and vodka. (And maybe her Skoda too?) Who
am I to say it's a scam? ;-)

Seriously, her comments are bizarre, unless you're maybe in a spy
movie and she's smuggling plutonium, surface-to-air missiles, or
something.

(snip)