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2006-08-13 15:45:37 -
I have recieved a cashier check in the amount of $2600.00, Sovereign Bank. It is issued by Travelers Express Company,Inc. POBox 9476, Minneapolis,MN. Drawee:US Bank,ST.Paul,MN. The cashier number is 5026574 , Sovereign Bank; Branch:0384 and the agent for Travelers Express is Robert Arnold.
I would like to know if the check is good. The check is made out in my name. Need vertification.
Full routter no. and account no."5026574"096016765 0160010625462 ; Please e-mail me at ladybuddyblackie@yahoo.com for vertify if cashier check is good.
Thank You,
Ronald Miller


2006-08-13 00:01:32 -
Ugh, my husband fell for one of these scams. I'm so scared because the VERY next day the police paid ME a visit, and called my husband in to the sherrif's dept. He was upset and e-mailed the Nigerian scammer guy and insulted him, and now I'M paranoid because this guy has our physical address and i'm afraid he's going to hunt us down! what should I do?? My husband has to go talk to the president of the bank, and i'm praying to God that the bank doesn't press charges!!


2006-08-12 16:05:00 -
Here is a good one, although your website seems to be littered with this type of e-mail. I was wondering if this one classifies as such. Should I reply to it telling them I have forwarded it to the Federal gov't?

Ron


2006-08-12 12:53:30 -
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 15:17:54 +0100 (BST)
From: "thomas brown" Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert Yahoo! DomainKeys has confirmed that this message was sent by yahoo.co.uk. Learn more
Subject: first transaction
To: martinchyno@yahoo.com

Hello ,
How are you doing ?I am so sorry for getting back to you late.My mother had surgery for an aortic aneurysm and she is still in intensive care unit at a hospital in Uk. She was left paralyzed and is still on a ventilator. That means I cannot speak with her or hear her voice and that makes my heart sad.Now she is feeling better and now i can start making arransgemnts.My client called me today and told me that the payment will be delivererd to you TODAY BY UPS.This is the tracking nos to the package J1957029778you can check it on www.ups.com.This is what i want you to do ..And after you've cashed the funds you will deduct %10 from the funds which is your salary ok and you send the balance to my lawyer and branch manger in West Africa and deduct the western union charges from the funds
This is the information needed to send the funds via western union
LAWYER
NAME............................. OLU JAMES.
AMOUNT .....................$2000
ADDRESS........................205 ADEBOLA STREET.
IKEJA, LAGOS.NIGERIA.

ZIPCODE........................23401.

TEXT QUESTION.....WHAT'S MY BEST FOOD.

TEXT ANSWER........RICE.
BRANCH MANAGER
NAME............................. FRANCIS ADU
AMOUNT ...................2000
ADDRESS........................23 TOYIN STREET
IKEJA, LAGOS.NIGERIA.

ZIPCODE........................23401.

TEXT QUESTION.....WHAT'S MY BEST FOOD.

TEXT ANSWER........RICE.
Western union Fee is 6% of the money you are sending so deduct that from the whole difference and send the remaining.plz kindly update me with the exact amount sent and the 10 digit MTCN
number given to you from Western union okay.Am looking forward to hearing from you as soon as you get everything done. .
Thanks.
Any one heard off this, or the person by the name and names Thomas Brown and James Williams who is suppose to be his attorney, they sent me 6 money orders for $950.00 each I believe that this is scam!!! This is another email they sent me before this last one along with the money orders: Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2006 09:59:39 +0100 (BST)
From: "thomas brown" Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
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Subject: VERY URGENT
To: martinchyno@yahoo.com

Hello

Pls i am very sorry for the delay to have get back to you on time i have been ill for the pass weeks but thanks to almight God i am very ok now?

and i am also very happy to tell that you are going to have the funds sent to you and i shall also email you the details of the tracking of the package pls my Good friend once you have the funds all you need is to make sure that you cash it and take out your 10% and send the bal to the company which i shall email you the details as you soon as you have the package

i need to hear from you very soon to confirm you gotten my email

T.B


2006-08-12 06:42:00 - LegalLdy
Since my posting on Craigslist.com, I've received numerous solicits "spam" and potential "fraudulent" employment requests for someone to work the backside of their company, here within the United States (they claim to be from either the UK or in this particular advertisement from Africa). For your protection, I've copied and pasted the advertisement received. Beware, this is obviously a bogus company working the internet to "scam" consumers.

**** WILCO FABRICS AND PRINTSİ***** Hi, My name is Ray Martins .I live in Western Africa with my wife and two kids and three dogs. I majored in business management and have been working in a small firm till i recently inherited my late uncle's company WILCO FABRICS AND PRINTSİ,a year ago.The company produces various clothing materials,batiks,assorted fabrics and traditional costume for which we have clients companies that we supply weekly in the states. before the demise of my uncle, he was in the process of expanding into London, UK and the US.I am at the newly completed base in Africa right now and we have made such a large client based in the U.S. but I am always facing serious difficulties when it comes to selling to Americans,they are always offering to pay with a US MONEY ORDERS OR CASHIERS CHECKS, which is difficult for me to cash here in Africa or United Kingdom. I am looking for a representative in the states who will be working for me as a part-time worker and i will be willing to pay 10 % for every transaction made,This would in no way affect your present job or place of residence.This job requires someone who would help recieve payments from customers in the states and get them processed at U.S. banks. The requirements for this position are honesty,dedication and reliability.However arrangements are been put in place to set up an office in the states but for the time being the company needs a representative in the united states, who will be responsible for handling payments in the U.S. These payments are in form of money orders and they would be made in your name, so all you need do is cash the money order deduct your percentage and wire the rest back. It wouldnt cost you any amount,you will receive payments(money orders) which will be sent to you via fedex or usps from my business patners, you are then to cash it,deduct your 10% and send the remaining cash to us via western union money transfer. all western union charges will be deducted from the remaining monies before being sent. Kindly get back to us as soon as possible if you are interested in this job offer. further details will be communicated to you as regards your employment and all replys. E-mail: (computerdream111@yahoo.ca) WILCO FABRICS AND PRINTSİ Genenral Manager Ray Martins 2001 Holloway Avenue Lagos Nigeria E-mail: computerdream111@yahoo.ca MOBILE: +234-802-583-6282 WILCOFABRICLTD...


2006-08-11 21:45:22 -
Has anyone heard of a company called Soft Touch Designs located in London UK. Owner Paul John Johnson


2006-08-11 14:36:22 - T L S
Mike Perkins is a bust, the checking account was closed. It is a scam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2006-08-11 13:48:45 -
I have been chatting with an honest_mike6623 on yahoo who has sent me three money orders that I have been told have invalid numbers on them. I still have them and I have also reported him to the United Postal service for mail fraud.


2006-08-11 12:45:42 -
I got a e-mail from a supposed company in the UK called Surgimed International. They used Monster.com to do it, it almost sounds like and money laundering!

If the company is that large then they should be able to afford to have the funds transfered and cashed. I use to work for a bank they should have no problems setting up and over seas account and having the supposed "companys" that "already" have the "products" depositing them into the account or sending it to a bank here!! They are full of crap!!!!!!!!! DO NOT FALL FOR THIS GARBAGE!!!


2006-08-11 12:30:03 -
I am inquiring about an UK company.
Vinton Fund Management Ltd.

Srinivasen Solaraj
Whitefriars House
6, Carmelite Street
London EC4Y 0BS

Phone +44 207 822 7396
Fax +44 207 822 7395

www.vintonfunds.com
Vinton Asset Management
Vinton Investments


2006-08-11 11:48:24 -
I am just inquiring about a company call Surgimed international...is this frud?


2006-08-11 09:14:55 -
I received a similar e-mail from SINO textiles in Brussels, Belgium offering a position as bookkeeper. I kindly sent Mr. David Adrain an e-mail declining his offer and inserted a link to this website as reason.

I thought this was a fraud and thank everyone for confirming it for me.

Renee


2006-08-11 09:02:01 - CoCo
I received this email and decided to google as well. I didnt realize that these people were out there running these games. Sounded fishy so here is a copy of the email (well the majority of it):
From: "ALMA ADAMS"
To: "ALMA ADAMS"
Subject: JOB DETAILS
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 17:47:18 -0800
Dear Candidate,
We will never ask you for bank name, bank account number, routing number, credit card, passwords, ssn number etc. If anyone asks for those on our behalf please do not give out this info. This is to ensure that you will not be the victim of an identity theft case.
Before we start you have to understand what our company is looking for and if you feel that this type of job is good for you follow the instructions below this introduction. If you have one free hour daily (not including weekends) you are welcome to join today. Our job is a flextime, flex-place opportunity designed to fit around your family's income and time needs. You can earn from $50,000 up to $200,000 a year (depends on our sales) and more after one year working with us. Our company can guarantee $5,500 every month income in your first year of work.

Here you have the description of this job in simple steps:

1. You agree and sign the contract, send us your full name and postal address.
2. In 4-5 days after you have agreed to work for us you will start to receive checks/money orders/cashier checks made on your name from our customers in U.S. and Canada. Our customers use hospital funds and the checks are always covered. The payments are made for our products and services which have already been delivered.
3. You cash the checks/money orders/cashier checks at your bank using your pre-established account.
4. You deduct the 10% commission from the total amount of the check or money order that you receive and cash.
5. You send the remaining 90% minus transfer fees to our company as per our instructions to one of our offices. We have offices in almost all of Europe; we will instruct you where to send the balance. This means that the funds will not always be sent to our headquarters in U.K. You will not make the transfer on our company name. One of our employees will be the receiver for the funds. The methods we use for transferring funds are: wire transfers, money transfers, checks and money orders. Depending on our needs we will instruct you to send the funds using one of those methods.
6. After one month has passed since you signed the contract you will receive your first salary.
SURGIMED INTERNATIONAL is a privately owned company founded in 1954. The business is based in London at the heart of the UK motorway network and has developed from its origins, producing surgical needles, into a major business servicing the global healthcare market.
Today, SURGIMED INTERNATIONAL is building on the company's strong tradition for product research and development and is developing into one of the UK's leading healthcare groups. The company has developed and markets products in the growing areas of sports medicine, spinal surgery and biomaterials and has an established international distribution base across Europe, America and the Far East.

IMPORTANT:
-You have to be at least 21 years old.
-You have to be an American citizen, legal resident or immigrant in U.S.
-You must have an existing active U.S. bank account

Alma Adams
Administrative Director
Surgimed International


2006-08-10 16:22:01 -
I recieved an email from Surgimed International.

I checked them out using www.surgimedinternational.com

I found a company with that very same name. So it seems that they are using legit. company names for a profit.

DO NOT FALL FOR THIS. Obviously some people have fallen for this scam, thats why they continue to do this.

IS THERE A WAY SOME GOVERMENT OFFICES CAN STOP THIS?


2006-08-10 15:54:43 -
I received an email from a Alma Adams.

It just did'nt make sense to me. It came from
Surgimedinternational.

Is anyone familiar with this?

Should the FBI be notified about this?


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