St Anthony and the Russian bride

Well, another day, another fatwa. According to his latest overblown missive, direct to you from a cave in India (alleged), Anthony G. Pike has declared war on Hoaxtead Research:

Not for the first time, we wondered: who is this lunatic, and what’s his game? Why does he claim to live in a cave? Why did he leave the UK in the first place? Is he really an ordained minister?

We began to dig around, and while we don’t have a full picture, some interesting snippets began to emerge.

‘Confessions of a Former White Hat Creep’

We found a number of references to Pike on a blog ostensibly written by James Casbolt, alleged “super-soldier” and MK Ultra claimant. The real Casbolt was jailed in 2015 for attempting to extort £2 million from his ex-wife’s billionaire family using sexually explicit pictures of the woman.

The fake-Casbolt blog is pretty clearly a send-up created by someone with a gripe against Casbolt, but a post about Casbolt’s friend Pike pointed us in a very interesting direction.

In this post, dated April 2013, the blogger claimed that Pike was being scammed by a young woman in Russia:

My poor, old geezer, mentor the Reverend Dr. Anthony G. Pike is gettin’ crusified by a con-artist!

He has sent over $3,000 to some “Russian (teen) Queen”!   He awaits his loves arrival to India!

He is the thoughtful sort as he has also spent money to have both Viagra and Cialis on hand to make her happy because she looks like she will be a real wild-cat in bed!

The cum-bucket Elana doesn’t even exist.

He thinks a hot Teen would want to shack up with his nasty, old cheese-balls. …

Her picture in that little innocent dress was cute, I bet she has a nice ass based on those long legs!

The Rev is starting to sweat. 

While the link in the above post leads to a WordPress blog which was terminated for violating WordPress’s terms of service, the Internet Archive came through.

It seems that Pike was all set to send the mysterious Elena a largish sum of money, but members of his family were attempting to do a bit of due diligence, presumably to protect Pike from himself:

From: jxxxx.pike@xxxxx.uk
To: cosmicrf@hotmail.com; is_elena@xxxx.com
Subject: 
Re: Elena Funds
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:28:53 +0100

Dear Tony and Elena,

We don’t want to cause anyone stress and we all want a successful outcome – that is you both living together as man and wife. Unfortunately however we do need to keep to some procedure that means everyone is happy. Can I suggest Elena that you get the 3 photographs that I requested, sent to us as soon as possible so that we can proceed. I appreciate Severomorsk is a military town, but airline tickets are not confidential and you no doubt have them from the aborted trip last week. Nor are national newspapers confidential, which are read by millions of Russians and no doubt non Russians as well. Also, it is not to do with getting paid back or anything like that, it is after all Tony’s money. It is just following some simple steps so that this matter can progress. Hopefully a simple formality Elena that you can arrange. I expect as a Russian person you understand the importance of following the procedure – because there is no wish in this to cause you stress or worry. Please relax and I look forward to hearing from you as soon as you can. With best wishes, Jxxxx

Pike, needless to say, was not happy with his family’s interference:

From: cosmicrf@hotmail.com
To: jxxxx.pike@xxxx.uk; jxxxx.pike@xxxxx.com
Cc: is_elena@ymail.com; rxxxxxx@xxxxx.com; Jxxxxxx.pike@xxxx.uk; Dxxxxxxpike@xxxxx.co.uk
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:12:59 +0530

Dear Jxxxxx,

Thanks for not wanting to cause me and Elena stress. However, as thousands of dollars are going down the drain, are you, Heather or anyone willing to reimburse me and Elena to the tune of thousands of dollars as time to pay the bank over $3000 is now over as the paperwork must be completed this week. Having snaps of Elena taken for your photo album is fine under normal circumstances, but wrecking a marriage and wasting thousands of dollars is not normal for the sake of a few snaps. Yes, a national newspaper snap should not be a problem, but its liable to be screened by military security nonetheless which may take many hours. Regarding tickets, I’m not sure if those old unused tickets are available or with the airline. The ‘blowing a kiss’ pic would be the simplest of all if Elena’s now in the mood to co-operate knowing that my family are accusing her repeatedly of being a gangster. As far as I’m concerned, I’ve got piles of photos of Elena and don’t need any more. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking and time waits for no man. Elena is extremely stressed and upset and so am I – so God help my family on Judgment Day!!

With love to all and my love forever to Elena, Tony

We assume from the above that the family wanted some sort of verification that Elena was who she claimed to be. Not an unreasonable request, under the circumstances.

Pike, meanwhile, was in luuuuurve, and wanted nothing, including common sense, to stand between him and his bride:

From: cosmicrf@hotmail.com
To: is_elena@ymail.com
Cc: jxxxx.pike@xxxxx.uk; jxxxx.pike@xxxxx.com; rxxxxxxxx@xxxx.com
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:04:09 +0530

My Dearest Elena,

My family are attempting to blame you for them not sending the $3266 on the excuse that you’ve not sent them a ‘blowing a kiss’ pic or the newspaper and ticket pics; whereas, I have already given them clear instructions to send the moneygram either by my sister or by my brother, Jxxxxx. Therefore, the blame is on them, not you. Again, they are the ones mishandling my money, not you. In fact, my youngest brother, Jxxxxx, even goes as far as to suggest that I’m mentally deranged and unfit to handle my own money and consequently the family have a right to do what they like with my money!! So, Elena, please just send the pic(s) to me and I’ll forward them to my crazy family; otherwise, my family are pouring thousands of dollars of my money down the drain in an attempt to wreck our marriage and prevent your coming to India.

With all my love forever, Tony

Jerry tries to calm the troubled waters:

From: jxxxx.pike@xxxxx.com
To: cosmicrf@hotmail.com; jxxxx.pike@xxxxx.uk
Cc: is_elena@ymail.com; rxxxxxxx@xxxx.com; jxxxxx.pike@xxxxx.uk;
dxxxxxxxxxx@xxxx.uk; rxxxxxxxxxx@xxxx.com
Subject: Re: Elena Funds
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:23:43 +0100

Dear Tony and Elena,

Firstly, we all need to relax. We are talking about the rest of your lives together and a simple bureaucratic problem should not get in the way of that. Money has already been lost on the airline tickets that have to be re-arranged to another date and your travel to Madras airport. More money may be lost, but we should not worry about that at this stage. The important thing is Elena getting to India for you both to be together. I think we must stop this great pressure that says if we don’t act immediately the marriage can’t continue. It will proceed with you two getting together if we stick to the plan, because then everyone will be happy. Taking those 3 photographs should only take 5 minutes and then whatever Elena has to do to get them onto an E-mail. It is not to do with mistrust or accusation, Elena is OBVIOUSLY a lovely lady and we look forward to you two being together and Elena being part of the family. We simply need what we, in the UK, have decided would get us round our distance from the situation. It is not to do with the number of past photos or anything like that, it is just responding to an easy current request. Please let’s progress this without anyone getting upset. As ever we look forward to hearing from you Elena.

Warm wishes, Jxxxx

Pike strikes back: not only are he and Elena onto them, but if Elena ever had doubts that Pike and his family were rich, she doesn’t now:

From: cosmicrf@hotmail.com
To: jxxxx.pike@xxxxx.uk; jxxxx.pike@xxxxx.com
Cc: is_elena@ymail.com; rxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.com
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:53:04 +0530

Dear Jxxxxx,

I’m grateful for your attempt at putting on a diplomatic face, but the fact is Elena knows you and the rest of my family inside out and knows how you are ie. she doesn’t like you. In this respect, she has already taken the trouble to send a beautiful photo, suggested by her Mum, of her holding the ‘I love Tony’ sign. Elena was very happy with it and I was very happy with it and my son was very happy with it until the idea came into his mind that it was a fake which in turn entered into the mind of Heather and the rest of the family. Then, of course, the news reached Elena and she became very upset and I became very upset. Okay, the current situation is that Jeremy apparently doesn’t mind if thousands of dollars of my and Elena’s money are lost down the drain and that I will have to fork out thousands more dollars to cover the loss. In this respect, there doesn’t appear to be any hint that any member of the family who have caused this loss are willing to contribute from their own pockets to rectify it. At present, the loss stands at 60% of ticket value ie. $880 including re-scheduling charge, and another $3124 still to be paid for bank loan repayment making total amount required now of about $4000. Is the family going to pay this amount, not on your nelly, good old Tony will pay it all as he always does. I also don’t know if Elena wants to keep sending more photos as anyone can turn round and say they are fakes and Elena and I are both fed up with all these lies and insinuations which are resulting in further delays and massive loss of time and money. Remember, Elena resigned her job in the hospital a while back now and is just totally fed up with all these delays. By the way, Jeremy and Heather, I trust you are also willing to cover Elena’s loss of salary of $400 per mth or I suppose you want me to cover that also!! Okay, Elena, I’m not insisting you send any more photos unless you feel you want to. My family are all rich people, but as is often the case, its the poor people that help, not the rich. Elena, I will always help you and your family to my utmost both now and forever.

With love to all and all my love forever to Elena, Tony

For the first time, we hear directly from Elena:

From: is_elena@ymail.com
To: cosmicrf@hotmail.com
Subject: Hello my love Tony
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:30:00 +0400

Hello my love Tony.

I am glad to see your letter and to write to you the answer! My love Tony I love you and as soon as possible I wish to be with you! Today I have read through your letter and I have been even more strongly disappointed. I again all in tears! Yesterday you demanded one photo, today you demand three photos. As to a photo with tickets I already spoke you that the ticket in an electronic kind as they are reserved. The photo with the newspaper, I already spoke you, that it is forbidden to send a photo with the newspaper as they can accept it as that that I can send the important information. And a photo with an air kiss, I in general consider as nonsense. I already sent you a photo where I wrote to you that I love you!!! My love Tony really from for these photos will collapse our happiness??? If tomorrow till the evening or on Monday in the morning I shall not pay the credit I cannot arrive to you. And we shall lose many money for the ticket! I shall wait your letter soon with good news.

With love yours Elena

Elena follows up a few hours later, this time sounding more panicked than militant:

From: is_elena@ymail.com
To: cosmicrf@hotmail.com
Subject: 
Hello my love Tony
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:30:00 +0400

Hello my love Tony.

I have read through your letter and from lines of your letter which are addressed to me, you wish to tell that to us to not be together? Or I have not correctly understood your lines. You have written that you will always love me! It sounds as as if we not when we shall not meet! My love tell to me that it not so! I wait your letter urgently!

With love yours Elena

Pike, for his part, sounds desperate, and more than a little peevish about his family’s insistence on ensuring that he won’t be taken for a very expensive ride:

From: cosmicrf@hotmail.com
To: is_elena@ymail.com
Cc: jxxxx.pike@xxxxx.uk; rxxxxxxx@xxxxx.com; dxxxx@xxxxx.uk;
jxxxxx.pike@xxxxxx.uk; rxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.com
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:40:53 +0530

My Dearest Elena,

Nothing is your fault and nothing is my fault. Your money has been stolen by a criminal gang operating in UK headed by my sister, Hxxxxxx, and younger brother, Jxxxxx, and their accomplices, Hxxxxx Pike, Rxxxx Pike and Jxxxxx Pike. I am, however, not going to report the matter to the police, but I’m going to allow the criminal gangsters to go on a round the world trip with holidays on the Costa del Sol using their ill-gotten gains. Meanwhile, you and I will suffer the loss as good soldiers of Christ who suffered the loss of all things so that others may not suffer. Elena, are you learning what it means to be a real Christian? This is all part of your training as my Queen and as my wife. Don’t think it was not meant to be. Jesus was smashed to a bloody pulp and hung on a cross because he was righteous and his accusers were criminals. Yes, you sent your beautiful ‘I love Tony’ photo which I keep in my shirt pocket beside my heart which also contains your passport photo as well. The criminal gang accuse you of faking photos and faking your passport, but we and many others around the world know who are the cheaters and who are the liars. Elena, I will bear the ticket loss and any other losses incurred. Please let me know, however, if you can be reinstated in your job at the hospital for the time being. This is important, I need to know that you will be having some income. Keep your passport safe as it may still be needed and keep all money with you safe. Meanwhile, I am planning to visit the Russian Cultural Centre in Madras to explain everything that happened. I do have a legal problem with taking money out of India as the Govt doesn’t officially allow it. Anyway, I want to make some friends in the Cultural Centre who may be able to pull a few strings. Elena, you are my wife whether near or far, always remember that. My love for you knows no bounds – the more the problems come, the more my love grows.

With all my love forever, Tony

It’s a little unclear how Elena can be Pike’s wife if they’ve never been together, and we’re not sure how appealing Elena will find Pike’s offer of being “smashed to a bloody pulp and hung on a cross” as part of the suffering they must endure to be together, but hey. Details.

Pike fires off another email, this one clearly intended to inform his interfering family that he is Mightily Displeased with them:

From: cosmicrf@hotmail.com
To: is_elena@ymail.com
Cc: jxxxx.pike@xxxxxx.uk; rxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.com; dxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.uk; jxxxxx.pike@xxxxxx.uk; rxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.com
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 09:14:51 +0530

My Dearest Elena,

I will always love you no matter what problems there are. I love you and nothing in heaven or on earth can change that, especially not my family. My brother is not your husband and has no right to order you around. They have also not given you your money which belongs to you because everything I have is yours, which means you cannot come to India. Yes, a lot of time and money has been wasted and I will bear the loss. Please recover whatever money you can from the ticket expense. I do intend to visit the Russian Cultural Centre aka Russian Cultural Academy in Madras and make some Russian friends who will be able to help and advise me on the situation. I have no interest to continue any form of contact with my family in UK. I love YOU, I love your Mum, I love your Gran and your Dad and Aunt are also included.

With all my love forever, Tony

So there.

Elena, meanwhile, sees the fish starting to slide off the hook. But never fear, she has the answer: the internet! Gosh darn it, why didn’t she think of this before? It’s all so simple….

From: is_elena@ymail.com
To: cosmicrf@hotmail.com
Subject: Hello my love Tony
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:58:09 +0400

Hello my love Tony.

I am glad to see your letter and to write to you the answer! My love Tony I love you and as soon as possible I wish to be with you and only with you. I read your letter and I see that you absolutely have despaired and receded from realization of our meeting! We have still time till Monday. And you should make all that in our forces. Last night I have met my girlfriend, and she works in bank. I went in tears and she began to ask why I in tears. I have told to her the developed situation. She has told that this all can will be solved very quickly.

If you have the Internet access to the account you can send money through the Internet. You can take advantage of any translation system of money, but it is better if you will transfer money with a couple into account. As you can send money from the account through Money Gram. You should come only on their site and all to study. My love Tony is real chance for my arrival!!! And your relatives cannot prevent our meeting! I madly love you and as soon as possible I wish to be with you and only with you! You as ask about my work. Unfortunately on my place have accepted already other girl, and I cannot be restored on work yet. In hospital there are no empty seats! But I think that it to do it is not necessary, if you can operate the account on the Internet. My love Tony Monday last chance to pay my credit and to receive the document on that that he is paid. I shall wait your letter today with good news.

With love yours Elena

Pike’s rage and despair are palpable:

From: cosmicrf@hotmail.com
To: is_elena@ymail.com
Cc: reesheather@xxxxx.com; jerry.pike@xxxxxx.uk
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:33:14 +0530

My Dearest Elena,

Not only has my family wasted thousands of dollars of my money which is also your money, but as you left your job in the hospital to come to India, you have now lost your job also to another girl, so are now unemployed; and all this is due simply to my sister not fulfilling her obligation to send you the money as instructed while at the same philosophising that somehow what she’s doing is okay even though in every normal person’s mind it is criminal to misuse and mishandle what is not hers. Elena, please give my love to your dear friend, but no moneygrams can be sent from India, period. If you go to the moneygram website for Indian moneygrams you’ll find this out. My sister and brother have destroyed your chances of coming to India and wasted large sums of my money, yet my sister philosophises that its okay to do this!! Meanwhile, Jeremy is still demanding that evidence of your existence is forthcoming despite mountains of photos including your passport and ‘I love Tony’ photo. Elena, you’re my perfect match and I could never dream of having anyone better. Yes, you’re a dream come true!! Anyway, although its now late in the day, I’m giving one final instruction to my sister to do her duty and send the $3266 moneygram immediately today before the Post Office closes.

With my love to all and my love forever to Elena, Tony, 19th April 2013.

Oh noes! Elena expresses her desperation with multiple extraneous exclamation marks!!! Also, if he cannot send money for her, he could at least sent some for her aunt. Just saying.

From: is_elena@ymail.com
To: cosmicrf@hotmail.com
Subject: 
Hello my love Tony
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:31:12 +0400

Hello my love Tony.

I am glad to see your letter and to write to you the answer! My love Tony I love you and I do not lose hope that your sister will see reason. I hope she will see reason and will make that that you ask! If she will not make it we shall lose many money on payment of the ticket. I not when shall not forgive to them that they pull down our happiness!!! Why they operate your money at will? They do not appreciate our relations! It refers to as egoism!!! I am very malicious on them, and at all I have no what words for your relatives. My love Tony I madly love you and as soon as possible I wish to be with you! If you cannot send money through moneygram you should be capable to send money for the account of my aunt. I am assured that you can to transfer money of the account into account! I shall wait your letter with good news soon!

With love your wife Elena

Oh, dear. Things aren’t looking good for Pike and Elena. However, we now know what the $3,266 was for: Elena needed it to clear her bank debt so she could leave the country. Funny rules and regs they have in Russia.

From: cosmicrf@hotmail.com
To: is_elena@ymail.com
Cc: rxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.com; jxxxx.pike@xxxxx.uk; dxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.uk
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 21:37:31 +0530

My Dearest Darling Elena,

I’m so sorry and sad when I have to write to you bad news and not good news. It is compulsory that my sister has to send you the $3266 moneygram, but she has no interest for either your welfare or my welfare. If she had, she would never withhold my money from you and would never allow thousands of dollars to be wasted. I have also checked out the Russian Cultural Centre in Madras, but it appears it would be of no use in the situation and I have also checked out the Russian Consulate in Madras and there would be grave difficulties in me obtaining any kind of visa to visit Russia as I don’t have a current Indian visa or Residence Permit which is normally required to obtain a visa to Russia. Therefore, everything now hinges on my sister sending you the required amount to clear your bank debt and be given permission to leave the country. If my sister fails to do this, the only alternative would be for me to obtain an exit visa to leave India and return to UK, but I would have grave difficulties trying to get my money out of the country. The only simple answer, therefore, is for Hxxxxxx to send you the $3266 moneygram and get you on the plane on Tues morning; otherwise we are both stuck.

I will always love you forever, Tony

Is it all over for the star-crossed lovers? Not quite…in late June 2013 she dropped him a quick line:

From: is_elena@ymail.com
To: cosmicrf@hotmail.com
Subject: 
Hello my love Tony
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:23:33 +0400

Hello my love Tony.

I am glad to see your letter and to write to you again. My love Tony I am sorry that I did not write yesterday to you. I simply had no time what to visit the Internet of cafe. Yesterday I weigh day has lead in registry to receive documents. But there were what that difficulties, and our documents are not ready. To me have informed that our documents will be ready only on Saturday. Well I think what not that terrible, we can wait for two days. I madly love you and very strongly I wish to be with you. I shall wait your letter soon with good news.

With love yours Elena

Isn’t that nice? She madly love him and strongly she wish to be with him…if only he could cough up that money he promised her.

A month later, Pike writes that his lovely Russian bride has “mysteriously disappeared”:

From: cosmicrf@hotmail.com
To: cosmicrfgroup
Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 16:21:58 +0530
Attachments: elenapassport.jpg (54.2 KB), elenalove.jpg (18.2 KB), agpchrist.jpg (33.7 KB)

Its now been 1 mth since St Anthony last heard from his beloved Russian Queen Elena, 30, in the Russian Naval HQ of Severomorsk 1000 miles north of Moscow. Now, regarding Elena’s mysterious disappearance, there is now overwhelming circumstantial evidence to suggest that she has been silenced by the FSB just as St Anthony’s right-hand man, ex-NASA SETI PR officer and VOA broadcaster, Bob Arnold, 54, was silenced on 24th April 2009 in West Covina, CA. However, while it is certain that Bob was murdered, there is still hope that Elena may still be alive somewhere on the Russian mainland. However, after the FSB blacklisted St Anthony and Putin is still yet to reply, hope is now fading for St Anthony’s beloved Russian Queen to emerge unscathed from whatever horrors she was plunged into by the Russian Secret Service. However, God is a God of MIRACLES and I believe that God will send his angel to open the prison doors and release our Russian Queen from a lifetime of servitude in the gulag. Elena, wherever you are, don’t give up hope, your knight in shining armour is still here ready to save you from your oppressors. With all my love forever, Tony

Poor Elena has now been demoted: instead of becoming Pike’s wife in his cave in India (a most appealing prospect, we’re sure), she has been downgraded to just another conspiracy theory.

As if to prove this point, Pike ends the sorry saga with a note to the powers that be in Russia:

From: cosmicrf@hotmail.com
To: andrey.pavlov@xxxx.org.uk; is_elena@ymail.com; dxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.uk; rxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.com; jerry.pike@xxxxx.uk; robinhubertfitzgeraldpike@xxxxx.com; jolyon.pike@xxxxx.uk; antigray@xxxxx.com; johnkh25@xxxxx.com; sorchafaal@xxxxx.fm; william.goddard@xxxxx.uk
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:30:20 +0530
Attachments: putinpike.jpg (56.7 KB), putinpike1.jpg (33.3 KB), elenamumgran.jpg (48.0 KB)

Dear Mr Pavlov & All, Attached is my 3rd letter to President Putin via his website to which I’m still awaiting a reply. Hopefully, the President has a sense of humour and this letter will trigger his response. Meanwhile, the FSB have really cooked their goose this time, but I have faith in Putin that he can sort them out before Czar Nicholas III sends them all packing to the gulag. P.S. I forgot to tell him that I have no official affiliation with any alphabet agencies – so please don’t treat me as an MI6/CIA agent trying to get my wife to smuggle secrets out of Severomorsk naval base. Its only that my wife happens to live there, but I have no interest in your stupid secrets, but I suggest you give asylum to NSA agent Ed Snowden as he has a helluva lot of secrets which will blow the good ole US of A to kingdom come!! Long live the motherland and Czar Nicholas III of the Theocratic Parliament of Russia. Yours sincerely, AGP, 31st July 2013.

Letter to Vladimir Putin via Website
Attachment: elenamumgran.jpg (48.0 KB)

Dear Mr President,

I’m sorry for my outburst in my last letter on 26th July, but I love the motherland more than you can ask or think and my beloved wife, Elena Bakanova, born 3rd March 1983 in Severomorsk, who disappeared at the end of June needs to be found. I also see you like catching pike and I assure you you’ve caught a whopping 75 kg Pike this time!! However, there’ll be no kissing this Pike, okay, as queers are banned in Russia, right? Now, Mr Putin, your FSB must be reined in as they have blacklisted me in regard to the disappearance of my wife which only proves that they are responsible for her disappearance. Please, therefore, check out my wife’s address at the Severomorsk naval base given in my 25th July letter and also her Gran’s address in Murmansk which my wife now owns. She used to work as a children’s doctor at the polyclinic, but had resigned her job to come to join me in India. Thankyou, Mr President, for your time and trouble. Long live the motherland and Czar Nicholas III of the Theocratic Parliament of Russia of which the Russian Orthodox Church is its primary support, and you, of course. Yours sincerely, AGP, 31st July 2013.

There is no record of Mr Putin’s response.

Just to show we’re good sports, we’d like to suggest that Pike might be interested in this page, which outlines the Russian Bride Scam in all its glorious simplicity.

“I love you (insert name of gullible fool here)”

Sound familiar?

68 thoughts on “St Anthony and the Russian bride

  1. And as always, his death threats are enthusiastically supported by Andy “I’m a man of peace” Devine.

    Speaking of which:

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  2. I always have to have a bit of a laugh when a scammer gets scammed

    I knew one in real life that was a notorious scammer in Australia, but he had literally sent hundreds of thousands to ‘buy an emerald’, and it was always ‘coming soon, just need to pay this fee’- he first started paying these fees back around 2003, and when I lost track of him, he was still ‘expecting it soon’ over a decade later…
    The amount of money he had himself scammed out of people with his fake ‘imported Thai furniture’ that he charged a fortune for, while buying them on the cheap and printing up his own ‘receipts’ from the supposed importer showing them to be made of luxury timbers, when they were literally cheap discount store ones, with some stain added and some minor modifications so the buyers didn’t recognise them as being the same ones they could buy for a tenth of the price at the local discount furniture store….
    Funnily enough it wasn’t the only time he got bitten, he had a Thai ‘child bride’ about thirty years younger than him, who used his money to build a huge house for her family back in Thailand, and when his money ran out, ran back to them and they continued to live in ‘her’ house…

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  3. She tied St Anthony to the bed
    And said I’m gonna be your master
    Come on baby don’t turn me loose
    Just keep on doing it faster, faster
    St Anthony, St Anthony, St Anthony, St Anthony

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  4. So the Rev can’t leave India as he has no residency permit?. A flight to Russia from India can be had for under $500 return & takes about 5 hours.
    Russians have been free to travel for years and Asia is full of gigantic hotels that cater to Russian group tours in their 100s. Pikey doesn’t sound to bright. I love his email to Vlad Putin with it’s “kissing pike ” and “queers”. Missed that sort of language at Diplomatic School.

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  5. James Casbolt’s case should ring alarm bells for the Hoaxers but it won’t. He got 12 years for harassment in 2015.Some quotes are telling:
    “Superficially James was quite plausible,” says one acquaintance.”But if you talked to him for more than a few minutes his very strange views began to surface. “He was odd, to put it mildly. He thought the world was full of ‘agents’ who were out to get him.
    “The internet was the perfect outlet for him because he could find plenty of others who were willing to believe in him.
    https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/595391/A-liar-and-a-fantasist-James-Calbolt-sentenced-to-12-years

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  6. I don’t have a photo of Elena but here’s one of the elusive Mr. Pike (from circa 2013, if memory serves). I just hope it doesn’t “collapse our happiness”…

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  7. “We’re not sure how appealing Elena will find Pike’s offer of being ‘smashed to a bloody pulp and hung on a cross’ as part of the suffering they must endure to be together”

    Oh come on, EC – everyone knows crucifixion’s a doddle!

    (Go to 50:16 and 51:51)

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  8. My heart broke when I read Elena’s letters. Not for her or Pikey but for the English language. The biggest liar in this entire scam appears to have been Google Translate.

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  9. I wonder whether Anthony’s family would be prepared to give us the lowdown on the elusive Tony.

    If I’ve understood correctly:

    – Younger brother = Jeremy (aka Jerry) Pike
    – Youngest = Jolyon Pike
    – Sister = Heather Rees

    And these aren’t certain, so I’m willing to be corrected:

    – Robin Hubert Fitzgerald Pike = dad?
    – Helena Pike = mum?
    – Daniel Zered Pike = son?

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  10. By the way, I won’t link it but Eddie’s just breached again and named a protected witness. Oh dear, I hope he likes prison food.

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  11. Don’t be too hard on “Elena”.
    After all what’s a gal to do when she wants to get out Severomorsk ?.
    However I think this is very similar to Thailand where the lasses and lads (and Ladyboys) go to a professional ‘letter writer’ who knows all the heart strings to pull once an aging Farang has become smitten with endless “love you long time” endearments.

    The letters start off with the usual proclamations of love followed by a need for $$ to pay for English lessons, the buffalo has become sick on the farm and finally Mamma needs an urgent operation.

    # Off subject but this video is to cheer up the Reverend and to urge him to look for love further afield. Over 20 years ago I visited an Argentinian pal in Buenos Aires & on the first night he took me see a local star Lia Crucet. For some reason I’ve never forgotten the night and pleased Youtube are now hosting her videos.
    For you Pikey:

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  12. The good news for readers s̶l̶a̶p̶p̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶i̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶g̶h̶s̶ weeping uncontrollably about the plight of Captain Caveman and the lovely Elena is that in an alternative universe far,far away the money was released and thankfully all attempts at IVF failed.

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  13. A quote from Daniel Zered Pike ( aka the Watford Hermit”):
    “I was quite a bright child and believed in the divine. I have Buddhist, and maybe a bit of ancient relic Hindu, beliefs where I feel I was reincarnated here and that there are a lot of people like me. In terms of upbringing, my father was from England – now living in India – and my mother was from India. My father actually worked for the British government and worked with classified information such as UFO sightings etc. – maybe that pushed the limits of my open-mindedness too.”

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  14. The only potential snag with looking further afield is that i think Mr. Pike likes his women “racially pure”.

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  15. It was “100% definitely Stephen Keys”, then it was 100% definitely George Dufort, then 100% definitely Flo Destroyer, then 100% definitely Kilrush, then 100% definitely Ray Vark, and at the moment it’s 100% definitely Wavy Evergreen. I wonder who it’ll 100% definitely be next. Lord Lucan?

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  16. I’m glad I’m not the only one who think of that song when I see the name St Anthony. However, it does date me a bit doesn’t it?

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  17. Robin’s DOB is in November 1953 – so maybe a bit young to be his Dad?
    Heather’s DOB = Feb 1952.
    Maybe Robin & Heather are his syblings?
    Other close family members are Bernice (DOB April 1987) and Margaret (March 1962 – maybe Robin’s wife?).

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  18. Further update: Anthony and his Syblings…
    Anthony Gerald b.1950

    [redacted for privacy]

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  19. The point of the scam was to extract money from Pike’s family, which they seem to administer on his behalf (perhaps he is unfit to have access to the funds). Parsimony suggests that he was part of the scheme.

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  20. How do these people arrive at their bizarre ideas?. This goose thinks his convoluted letter making all sorts of claims is somehow going to impress a judge. Now he thinks that, probably some secret agency is blocking his internet access at his local library.
    I use 3 libraries at present and often sit down quickly to do a bit of internet research in them. Social media websites are always blocked along with others for very good reasons one being no library wants to be responsible for illicit material that may be accessed or illegal stuff that may be posted. Just how THICK are these people?

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  21. I suspect the overseas “administration” may be a little more practical rather than controlling. Money transfers and cash to the sub-continent (Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh) are quite tightly regulated. There are limits and you may have your money confiscated. My “inheritance” is apparently sitting in a bank account that can’t be touched from the UK (It’s actually my mother’s money and she keeps telling the family that it’s a lot, but I doubt that.) She was even forbidden from donating it all to a local Catholic church mission.

    I’m more amused by the thought of the Rev sending love letters to a 200 lb Russian gorilla in a negligée!

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  22. Eddie Is A Moron has posted a snap claiming that a D-Notice has been placed on the rather sad Yellow Jacket Mob (all 30 of them) forbidding the media from reporting about their silly marches (he must be the worst cameraman on YouTube).
    Still hasn’t noticed that a D-Notice is voluntary and only used in cases of national security and even then editors can ignore them.
    These fanatics are so arrogant as to believe their endless marches down a city street are somehow news or worthy of security services bothering with them. Such ego.

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  23. Handsome chap isn’t he. I might pop over to India, but there’s no way I’m living in a bloody cave!

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  24. I’m very much in favour of India for Indians. Perhaps I should drop a message to the Indian High Commission about the non-visa holding cuckoo in their nest and where to find him 😉

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  25. In the USA:
    Neo-Nazi publisher ordered to turn over personal information
    By MATT VOLZJanuary 19, 2019
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered the publisher of a neo-Nazi website to reveal his net worth and identify any phone numbers, email addresses, social media accounts and technology he used when he called for his readers to unleash a “troll storm” on a Montana woman.

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch on Friday ordered The Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin to comply with most of the requests in a lawsuit by Tanya Gersh. She accuses Anglin of invasion of privacy and inflicting emotional distress on her and her family after they received hundreds of harassing and anti-Semitic messages starting in late 2016.

    Anglin had accused Gersh, a real estate agent in the Montana resort town of Whitefish, of seeking to force the mother of white nationalist Richard Spencer to leave town in 2016 by trying to persuade her to sell her commercial property.

    https://apnews.com/273e1da35f4b40f78dde140f129a5984

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  26. Fruitcake quote alert – apparently the common law papers have been singed by the judge 🤭

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  27. To reiterate, it was just so that we could approach them for info’, not to attack them in any way.

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  28. Neelu,rather than fannying about posting get rich quick,magic money tree bollocks in ALL CAPS and confirming to all and sundry that you are a self possessed,greedy nutjob,why not simply invest in our TOTALLY FREE instant cash ap?

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  29. Said loon says he works at Media City north of Manchester. One problem. Media city isn’t north of Manchester. It’s in Salford to the west.

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  30. Slapping my forehead. Those comments above are part of the reason people use aliases here – who wants to be doxed by dangerous people? (Though it could be sabre rattling). Doesn’t it cross their minds that if the people behind this site (as opposed to people like myself who just comment sometimes) had the links to the great and the good (I suppose the hoaxers would think it was the great and the bad) or MI5 or whomsoever that no-one would have run into a hitch getting GoDaddy (or any other platform) to remove despicable content.

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  31. Thanks for this, Lurker. We’ve noted the names given, but redacted them for privacy reasons. It’s also been pointed out that the names in the main post should probably be disguised, and I agree, fixing that now.

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  32. I think conspiraloons have feelings of helplessness and a lack of control and rather than ascribing it either to the fact that shit happens, or (ironically given the religious trappings some of them adopt) accepting the will of God and having faith in a better future, they ascribe that helplessness to an external source. They need to believe that MI5, Bilderberg, the Jews, the Vatican etc., are responsible for their feeling out of control of events. Which means that reason will not help – the original feeling isn’t rational, it’s emotional, and so is the response. Of course the way people like Sabine or Neelu respond only removes even more control from their lives, so it’s a vicious circle.

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  33. “apparently the common law papers have been singed by the judge ”

    This is Anglo-Norman legalise for “The common-law judge was a performing monkey”, or ‘le singe’ in your actual French.

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  34. Yes, I agree it is on the borderline.
    The info I have posted is based on a single Google search on one name that is openly available from Rev Dr Anthony G. Pike’s own website.

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