Romance Scammer: Pirogova Irina (Shohonowa Irina)

Pirogova Irina Shohonowa
Pirogova Irina Shohonowa

Dating Scam – Pirogova Irina (  Shohonowa Irina )

Pirogova Irina Shohonowa
Pirogova Irina Shohonowa

From : Miss. Zhanna Mustafa Omar
Country : Russian Federation, 363750 Respublika Severnaya Ossetia g. Mozdok, ul. Kirova,78
From: Shohonowa Irina – Pirogova Irina < >

Date: Tue, Mar 8, 2015 at 9:01 AM

Subject: MY DEAR, PLEASE ASSIST ME OK‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‎…






Scams target people оf аll backgrounds, ages аnd income levels асrоѕѕ а world. Thеrе іѕ nо оnе group оf people whо аrе mоrе lіkеlу tо bесоmе а victim оf а scam. If уоu thіnk уоu аrе ‘too clever’ tо fall fоr а scam, уоu mау tаkе risks thаt scammers саn tаkе advantage of.

Scams succeed bесаuѕе оf twо things.

Firstly, a scam lооkѕ lіkе thе real thing. It appears tо meet уоur nееd оr desire. Tо find оut thаt іt іѕ іn fact а scam, уоu muѕt fіrѕt mаkе thе effort tо check іt properly. Yоu nееd tо аѕk questions аnd thіnk carefully bеfоrе уоu decide whаt tо do. Bеіng aware оf thе dangerous myths bеlоw wіll hеlр уоu wіth this. Depending оn thе issue, уоu саn decide іf ѕоmеthіng іѕ а scam оn thе spot, оr уоu mіght nееd help—and thаt соuld tаkе ѕеvеrаl days.

Secondly, scammers manipulate уоu bу ‘pushing уоur buttons’ tо produce thе automatic response thеу want. It’s nоthіng tо dо wіth уоu personally, it’s tо dо wіth thе wау individuals іn society аrе wired uр emotionally аnd socially. It’s bесаuѕе thе response іѕ automatic thаt people fall fоr thе scam. Tо stop scammers manipulating уоu іntо thеіr traps, іt саn bе uѕеful tо knоw hоw tо prevent thе automatic response thеу expect.

If уоu can, block thе SCAMMER. Yоu wіll live muсh safer wіth that. Report Scammer Hеrе
If уоu nееd furthеr help, gеt іn touch.



Letter 1

Hello Elena,

Thank you for your service! I saw the post you just left on the Russian women scams discussion forum from this evening. So I am including the information you outline on your “report a scammer” page:

Scammers name: Irina Pirogova (did not appear on Google with her last name, only as “Irina Terskaya”)

Address given:
Russian Federation,
363750 Respublika Severnaya Ossetia
g. Mozdok, ul.
otdelenie pochtovoi svyazi
do vostrebovania
Your Irina.
No phone – no phone number given
Email address:
Date of birth she gave: January 10, 1975

Information about your relationships:

She found me by sending me an email through the internet dating site “” – I am not a paid member there so I responded to her message and gave her my yahoo email and then she had cancelled her profile (singleme networks with many dating sites) on “singleme” – her user name was “LadyForMan” – on July 25, 2005

Anything unusual about “letters/relationship? Yes – she answered all of my questions, or personal statements and small storys of my life, etc… in a fair amount of detail and length!

Reason to ask for money? She had used all her money to get visa (copy attached) and for “most of airfare paid to travel agency” but came up short by $254 and will lose all her money if I do not send

What happened after receive money? I have sent NO money of course, but as of yesterday (Sept 24) I told her I was sending $ this weekend today – and asked her if she needed extra money for expenses – I have not heard anything back yet/since.

I am a single father in California and was contacted by Irina on True beginnings personals, she first was registered as but her profile disappeared as soon as I replied
Irina Shohonowa Terskaya, Russia is one and the same as Alena Sokolowa (Vladikavkaz, Russia) I was suspicious from the start but all I had to do was read some other posting on this site and I knew it was a scam. Her or His little habit of using (smile) all the time really gave it away. she is very slick so don’t be fooled by her I am glad is was suspicious and never sent any money.

Letter 2

Hi my new friend!
My name is Irina. I hope my letter will find you in good mood. I’m new to this way of dialog, and I really don’t know what to tell right now even though I understand that this first message have greater importance. I sincerely hope that you are looking for the same as I. Once upon a time, the loneliness has come into my home and since then does not want to let me off. I am looking for a partner in life to share simple pleasures and together take off from the soul the weariness and sadness given birth by loneliness. I am looking for a man to become friends first of all and to go together along the road of life, to have common joy, together enjoy autumn magnificence, together build the future. I do not know if it is really possible to find it in such a way. But I know that many people not been able to find happiness in the usual life, have found happiness in this way. I am happy where I now, and my life is a good life, but happiness has no sense if you cannot share it with person dear to you. I could not find here a man who will make me blossom like flower. That is why I took this courageous for me step. I have found your profile and decided to write to you. Something have sparked my interest in you, something said to me that you are a good man and I would like to learn you more, and I hope that you will have the same desire. I understand that those simple things which you and I write in our profiles cannot tell completely about individuality of each of us. But we always have chance to find out more about each other, that is why I write to you in hope to receive your answer. I have told in brief about myself in my profile, and I hope that you at least will have time to read it. And if you want to learn more about me, please, write to me! I heard that for many people the Internet is an entertainment, and some people use the Internet only to have fun. But I have no desire to play games, I am serious and sincere in my words. A good friend is also a blessing, so I keep an open mind, and I am open to all kinds of positive relationships. I tried to put my picture in a profile, but I could not. I understand nothing in computers and probably I did something wrong. But I will be glad to send my picture through e-mail if you will answer me. I will wait for your letter and if you are really serious in your search, maybe we will find interest in each other. My personal e-mail address:

Letter 3

My new friend. I send you again a letter that I sent you some time back. I still wait your answer very much. I do not know why you have not answered me. Maybe you simply have no time. Maybe my letter has not reached you. Therefore I have just in case decided to send this letter once again.
But if the reason because of which you don’t write me is my nationality, or my picture has not satisfied your interest, I ask you to tell me about it because I still have hope to correspond with you. Forgive me magnanimously if it looks like absence of patience. I did not want to irritate you. Simply I am not sure if you have received my letter. Sincerely.

Here is my last letter:

Hi, Rich! It is me, Irina. The first thing, I want to do, – to say ”thank you” for your answer! I was sincerely glad to receive your answer, and I am very grateful to you that you have found time for writing to me. I sincerely hope that you still remember me. I have written to you the small letter, and you have answered. Unfortunately I could not answer you in time as I use not a personal computer, and I have access to this computer not always. Please, forgive me for inopportuneness of my answer.

I do hope that your heart is open for new friends, because my heart is really open, and I’ll be glad to talk to you. Unfortunately I at all hadn’t opportunity to answer you instantly. I hope you are not offended. Please, forgive me for my delay. I am very glad that you have written  to me.
I know that right now I must write at least the most important things about myself. And I should admit that I feel uncertainty because I very much want to find the friend, but my desire is diluted with absence of any experience in dialogue via Internet. But I am sure that time will help me and you, if you feel the same. As you already know, my name is Irina. And my nationality is Russian. You asked if I live in America. But I thought that I have written in profile – Alania, Russian Federation. Really there isn’t it there? But as far as I remember, I wrote that I live in Alania, but not in America. I have simply specified at random a place where I wanted to seek a friend, and maybe because of it you have thought that I am living there? Please forgive me, if I incorrectly informed you about my residence. After I have written to you, I even did not visit my profile anymore. I haven’t experience in it. Please, don’t be angry with me. May be I really have made something incorrectly in my profile, because I never did it before, and after I have filled out my profile I even did not know how to check up all that I have written there. I wanted to
find my other half, I created my profile only to write my letter to you, and I was not absolutely attentive because I knew that as soon as you will write me, I will simply cancel my profile because I will not need profile anymore. I thought you already know that I live in Russia.

To be honest, I was afraid that you will not write to me, being disappointed in my nationality and the residence. And if you think that cultural differences are the obstacle for friendship; if my nationality have saddened you; if the distance for you is the main thing in a friendship and relations, I’ll try to understand you. But I sincerely think that for friendship there are no borders and distances. That is why I want to communicate with you, and I sincerely hope that you too will be glad to have the female friend
from Russia. Have you ever been in Russia, Rich? I live in the North-Caucasian area of Russia – in Republic Severnaia Osetia-Alania. I live in small settlement Terskaya between of several big cities. Large cities which are located close to Terskaya are Mozdok, Vladikavkaz, Pyatigorsk, Kislovodsk, Nalchik.
Rich, I am not the wonderful American woman who lives nearby to you, but I as well have the soul and kind heart, like any woman I have the tears when someone gives me a pain; I as well have a smile on my face when I am glad. And I hope very much that your interest in woman does not submit to distances and borders. Rich, I am sure that presence of my picture in the letter made you look at my picture before you began to read my letter, am I wrong? (smile). Perhaps you are interested in the other
type of women and perhaps my appearance does not satisfy your interest. But I hope that my appearance will be pleasant for you. My eyes are green.
My height is 169 sm (I think it is 5,7 feet). My weight, if I’m not
mistaken – 118 pounds. I am 30 years old. My birthday is January, 10

Photo from Pirogova Irina (  Shohonowa Irina )

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