3) I was written to every weekday, 5 days a week like clockwork. she never addressed the issue only said she'd miss me this weekend.
8) and finally when I asked about things from past letters it was as if her memory was gone i.e. I asked about her parents and what they thought and she said she hadn't told them, yet in a previous letter she briefly mentioned their happiness for her at finding 'true love' so far away.
She goes by the name of Viktoryia Siaminova in Minsk and gave an address.
I needed to wire her the money plus a bank charge of 25% in order for her to obtain the visa and trip.
Right after this she mentioned a wonderful trip sponsored by the local University and set up by an Aunt and it would allow her to visit New York on a visitor's visa for 3 weeks and we could meet.
On my own I sent her a small sum ($50) via Western Union to cover internet access fees.
30112840600000000130 International Media Bank, Podgorica For further credit IMTB Acc.
What is most unusual is that I speak Russian as I did that in the US Army and thus she should have been happy for me to visit her.
Let me add some things that threw up red flags for me: 1) She had no desire to meet in Minsk but rather in my country.
2) She had no desire to talk on the phone even though I speak Russian fluently if not poorly. 5) The one actual letter I got with an actual picture of her from the post office was typed and not signed, she feigned poor handwriting for typing it. I wanted to discuss the fact that I had children and she skirted the subject. 7) When I finally talked about buying air tickets etc.
Of course in the first month she said she was doing fine and didn't need any money.
bank code: IRVTUS3N Intermediary bank: BANK OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK Beneficiary acc: 30112840600000000130 Beneficiary: International Media Bank, Podgorica Beneficiary info: For further credit Account R-8990-7765-1442 (here, between the brackets, may be inserted any name)I was corresponding with several Russian women when 1 girl in particular seemed to stand out. Each letter was so perfect it seemed that she read my mind.
bank code: ALFARUMM Beneficiarys bank: Afla-bank , Moscow Benef.acc: 890-0061-537 Intern.
R-2937-8470-7143 (here, between brackets, can be mentioned any name or organization - usually a name of travel agency)Benef.