Irina Timoshenko (Odessa, Ukraine)

 

E-mails: irochka30t@heartafire.com, director@heartafire.com, odessairina@mail.ru, irinalihan@yahoo.com
I am writting to tell my story about Irina Timoshenko of odessa ukraine her e-mails she uses are irochka30t@heartafire.com, director@heartafire.com, odessairina@mail.ru and irinalihan@yahoo.com phone + 38 048 777 54 62 and address is 6/9 Nekrasova Str. odessa, ukraine 65026 also have attached photos for you to place on your site.

I was taken in by the scam by Heartafire and Ira.
Also know as Irina or Irochka. This scam involved translation fees, internet expenses and gifts while in Ukraine. I corresponded for almost two year with Ira. I did check over the internet to see if this was a scam six to nine months ago. I confronted the agency but the director denied all allegations. I wanted to do some follow-up research on the agency.
So, I asked for names of people to contact for references from Heartafire. They provided four names initially and one a few weeks before my departure to Odessa, Ukraine. I got positive e-mails back from four people and no response back for the fifth person. I would seem that all this was research was to no avail for my trip.

I meet Ira at the airport and was picked up with the agencies VIP service. It is just another way to get some money for people who make the trip to Odessa. We then went to an expensive restaurant along with the interpreter for the agency, Larissa (sp). I knew after about two hours that this was going to be a long five days in Odessa. Ira informed me that she would not be able to meet until late the next evening after five oโ€™clock. She was working at the port (customs sections) until her test to become an official custom officer. I doubt the whole situation know looking back on the week. We then go to the seaside that evening with her friend Vonna (sp) and get back late that night. I am informed that they can not meet the next day which is Friday. So, I am own my own in Odessa checking out the sites around the apartment. Saturday Ira,Valintina and Alihan (Iraโ€™s son) want to go to the beach for the day. So, yet another expensive day with the taxis, food at the beach drinks, and then we all go to an expensive restaurant after the beach for barbeque type food. The girls then want to stop at an giant mall which has a market inside to go shopping. So, Alihan is skating while the girls are shopping in the mall and looking at shoes. They are trying on sandals for awhile and finally ask if it would be ok for me to buy as presents. I picked up the tab for the shoes since they were not real expensive. Then Ira and Valintina start shopping getting a lot of higher priced item like lotion, makeup and hair coloring. I was getting very curious about this whole situation with the shopping. We were about fifteen miles from downtown Odessa and there was now way to get back on my own to the apartment. We get to the checkout lane and Valintina want me to pay for all the items. I was hesitant but then thinking about getting back to the apartment on my own, just went ahead and paid for the items. I pretty much new it was all a scam at this point. On Sunday the girls came by to give me some information on tours around Odessa. I had a headache and was not feeling all that well and did not go on the tour. We went out to lunch at a midrange restaurant and then to a mall/grocery store near the apartment. I was again asked to give Ira some money for a sweater or shirt. I refused this time since it was an easy walk to the apartment. I did not see Ira the next day which was Monday but she did ride with me to the airport. So, my conclusion is that there are less than 5 percent of the people who use the agency that actually find a partner. The people or names that the agency sends you for reference are probably also part of the whole scam. In that case you are looking at zero percent of people finding a partner! The other clients are pretty much all scammed the agency, girl or both on their trips. You will get charged for the hotel, taxi, interpreter, internet expenses, phone calls and other items. You are not going to find much in Ukraine but a lot of heartache! Save your money and use some agencies in the United States or your country. I hope this helps you in some small way not to go to Ukraine or some other country looking for love. By the way looked on Heartafire site today and Ira is back out there looking for another victim!!!!!
also the agency is a scammer agency they need to be added to your list www.heartafire.com

thanks don

Her letters:

Hello
Thanks for your reply to my ad. I’d like to know you better. Let’s talk and see where the destiny brings us. I’m glad we look for the same, as I came here with the serious purpose to find good person to build family with. It’s difficult to write about yourself to someone you don’t know, but I’ll try. I live in a beautiful city of Odessa in Ukraine. I think that I’m very kind, calm, feminine and tender woman. At the same time I’m strong and self-confident. I’m passionate and committed to my man. I was married and got divorce 8 years ago. Now I live with my son, who is 10 years old and parents. My family is very important for me and my son is the joy of my life. I work in fashion shop and it takes most of my time. What I lack is my soul mate, with whom I’ll go through thick and thin, to share that special warmth people can give each other. I must say you that my English is poor and I use translation services. Is it ok? Tell me more about yourself: work, interests, family and goals. Tell me also something about your country. See some pictures and send some of yours too, please.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Kind regards, Ira

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Hello ***,
Thanks for your nice letter and picture. How are you? I’m pleased to hear your complements. I also think that you are a good looking guy and a nice person. I hope that we will be able to build friendship here. I have the same dream to find special person to fall in love and build family with. Well, what more to say about myself. I live in a beautiful city of Odessa in Ukraine. I think that I’m very kind, calm, feminine and tender woman. At the same time I’m strong and self-confident. I was married and got divorce 8 years ago. Now I live with my son, who is 10 years old and parents. I’m the only child. My parents do a lot both for me and my son. My family is very important for me and my son is the joy of my life. I work in fashion shop and it takes most of my time. But when I have some free time, I like to go out, settle things at home, cook, watch a movie or read. What I lack is my soul mate, with whom I’ll go through thick and thin, to share that special warmth people can give each other. I’m caring and committed to my man and expect the same in return. I must say you that my English is poor and I use translation services. Is it ok? Tell me more about yourself: your family, work and interests. What city do you live in and what it’s like? Feel free to ask me any questions too. See some pictures of me. I hope to hear from you soon.
Kind regards, Ira

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Hello ***,
Thanks for your letter and new photo. You look very ineresting and I’d call it manly. I like that in man. your complements make me feel very pleased. So, you tell you are picky or other people tell it about you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m also quite picky, though I don’t look for perfect person, as I know that we all have some faults and those who say they don’t, just pretend. You know, though physical attraction is important it’s inner world what count after all. We stay with a person, not a picture. For me it’s very important to find the person, who has kind heart and generous personality. I mean that he would like to do for his partner as much as for himself. Well, let’s go to more practical things. I’d like to know more about your life. What are you interested in? What is your work? How hard it is? What do you like to do in your free time? What is your family? Have you been married or engaged before? What happened to your last relationship? You see I ask you many questions. It’s because I want to know more about you. I hope we will get to know each other better with every letter and it will help us to understand each other needs and desires.
Take care. I hope to hear from you soon.
Ira

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Hello ***,
thanks for your new nice letter and picture. I also want to continue talking to you. I wish we could go for a date now, but it must wait, right. Maybe it’s also good, as when we finally meet we won’t be total strangers. I wonder what it will be like to look in each other eyes. Are you a good singer? ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I have a day off and I visited my son in his sport camp. He went there earlier than we expected, as their couch gathered them now according to their desire. He already has a good tan. The camp is in the suburbs and I’m glad that he will ret there, as air is fresh there and it’s located close to the sea. Their couch is there for them. So, I don’t worry about Alihan. He told me that they run 2-3km every morning. The camp is located in the suburbs of Odessa in nice resort. When we returned in the city, heavy rain started and continued during 2 hours. You know, I don’t remember such a rainy season. I think that nobody expected rain today, because in the morning it was sunny.
I send you few more pictures. Have a nice weekend with my kiss. ๐Ÿ™‚
Ira

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Hello ***,
I also hope that we will continue our correspondence, as I like you a lot. I find you very interesting person and think we have a lot to talk about. You are wise and considerate man; I don’t want to hurt you either and don’t want to be hurt myself. I want to discuss one question with you according to our correspondence. You know, that I use translation services in the agency and due to it we can get to know each other. They provide with 5 letters free from both sides. Due to it we had the chance to know each other a bit. But this 5 letters are over soon and further correspondence have to be paid. Also i have to pay for scanning photos. Now i have little debt here, because of photos. It will be very hard for me to pay the services on my own. So, I’ll be thankful, if you consider to shoulder or share these expenses with me. Tell me your opinion. I look forward to your reply. Now have a wonderful day.
Yours, Ira

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Hello ***,
I’m happy to get this wonderful letter from you. Your words sound like a music for my heart. ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoy your letters a lot and look forward to develop our relations. I believe we have met for a reason. Yes, are are far away from each other, but isn’t it said that love conquers all barriers. The more hardships we encounter, the more more chances we have to prove our care. What are your thoughts at this point? Thank you for desire to help with my account. It’s not good to send money through post. guess that the best way to send money is by Western Union. We have a lot of their offices here and I hear advertisement on TV that it’s the fastest and safest way. But I’m not sure. You can write to director of the agency and ask her for details. I look forward to your next sweet letter.
My kisses back to you, Ira

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Hello ***,
My last name is Timoshenko. Here is the address: Timoshenko Irina, Nekrasova 6, apart 9, Odessa, Ukraine, 65026
Thanks for your understanding; I hope to keep in touch again.
Your Ira