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2006-07-13 12:23:20 -
I GOT SOME MONEY ORDERS REALLY THINKING I WAS HELPING SOMEONE SO I WENT AND OPEN A DUMMY ACCOUNT AND MONEY ORDERS IN IT CLEARDED I DREW THE MONEY OUT 2 WEEKS LATER THEY SENT ME A STATEMENT SAYING I OWE THE BANK 5,000 DOLLARS BUT IT IS NOT MY SOCIAL OR CORRECT ID SO IT WON'T COME BACK TO ME AND I DID NOT SEND THE LITTLE SCAMER THE MONEY EITHER.


2006-07-13 12:01:15 -
I was wandering about this cause I have had alot of contact with these people about this company, can anyone give me any information on this situation? Thank You


2006-07-12 20:06:35 - toNY
Dear all,
I also got 2 checks with amount $2,250 each. I found out that is a very organized crime and would like you to ask if there is someone who report this to the police or any other forces.
If did, could you please let me know where to report??
Thanks.


2006-07-12 15:23:31 -
This is the letter mr Larry Johnson sent my girlfriend

This is the scam

ARTHALL ARTS & CRAFTS
CityPoint, Level 32
One Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9AW United Kingdom
Tel/Fax: +447031872288
Email: larryjohnson201_arthalluk@hotmail.com

Hello,
How are you doing today? I hope all is well. Would you like to work online from home and get paid weekly ? ARTHALL ARTS & CRAFTS needs a book-keeper in the United States, so I want to know if you would like to work online from home and get paid weekly without leaving or affecting your present job? The company presently run an Arts Galleria in the UK and we need someone to work for the company as a representative/book keeper in the United States.

The company deals in the sales of Art and Craft works, sculptures and carvings, antique artifacts and produces various fabrics materials, batiks, assorted fabrics and various traditional costumes from all over the world and we have clients we supply weekly in the United States. Our clients make payments for our supplies every week in form of U.S. Money Order which are not readily cashable outside the United States, so we need someone in the United States to work as our representative and assist us in processing the payments from our clients and he/she would be paid a weekly salary.

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS RECEIVE THIS PAYMENTS FROM OUR CLIENTS ON BEHALF OF OUR COMPANY IN THE UNITED STATES, GET IT CASHED IMMIDIATLY WITHOUT DEPOSITION THEN DEDUCT YOUR WEEKLY PAY AND FOWARD THE BALANCE TO THE COMPANY DOWN HERE VIA WESTERN UNION/MONEY GRAM MONEY TRANSFER.

Our payments will be issued out in your name and you get them cashed in your bank deduct your weekly salary and foward the balance to the company via western union/money gram money transfer. Basically what the Company is searching for is a Representative/Book-keeper in the States who wou ld help to establish a medium of getting our funds from our customers there. If you are interested in working with us we would be very glad as inability to get our Payment in cash has posed a big problem and has affected account reconciliation and turn over grossly.

These are legitimate transactions between our customers and our company Representative and there is no legal risk as these are payments for goods already bought and delievered. We are offering 10% of whatever amount it is that you cash per week as salary and subject to your satisfaction you will be given the oppurtunity to negotiate the mode by which we will pay for your services as our official Representative/Book-keeper in the States. The mode we would prefer would be instant deduction of your salary from the Amount before going ahead to send whatever is left back via Western Union/MoneyGram Money Transfer.

We are aware that you would be charged to have the money sent, whatever that would amount to is to be deducted from the balance of the funds after you must have deducted your salary.

Please if you are interested forward the following info:

1.) Full Names
2.) Home/Cell Phone number
3.) Full Home Address, City, State and Zip Code.
4.) GENDER
5.) MARITAL STATUS
6.) AGE
7.) NATIONALITY
N.B. PLS FORWARD YOUR REPLY TO THIS EMAIL : larryjohnson201_arthalluk@hotmail.com Hoping to hear from you soon.

Regards,
Mr. Larry Johnson
ART HALL, UK


2006-07-12 15:17:09 -
My girlfriend met a Larry Johnson Online that sent her 5 checks in the amount of 925.00 , well like yall all know they were counterfit, I hae noticed that almost all of us have yahoo address , If anyody has been scamed bt Mr Larry Johnson please email me ,


2006-07-12 02:52:49 -
Put an item on sale at ebay. Was contacted by a ebay member from India about purchasing item. didn't buy it during auction but send me an other email and offered to buy item and pay by certified check. Certified check seemed a sure thing to me. So I agreed. Emails went back and forth and he told me that the client he was buying the item for would send the money for the shipping costs too. Item was to be sold for $2,900.
Received 2 MoneyGrams $2500 each by mail today. They came in an envelope with chinese postage stamps and a mailstamp from china. no return address on it. Did some research on internet. Seems to be a fraud.
Filed a complaint with ftc (recommended by the website that published the fraud) Will also contact local branch of secret service tomorrow to inform them.
Also received a phone call today from the email contact to ask if payment had arrived. I told him it hadn't. Caller ID showed a phone number from Albany NY. According to ebay profile the ebay account of the person was in india (account not active anymore, was opened the very same day, I was contacted). In his emails he said he was doing business from the uk.
Got not damaged but am worried because he has my address.


2006-07-12 00:59:39 -
I have recieved money orders showing that they are from your establishment


2006-07-11 20:59:31 -
I HAVE A MONEY ORDER FOR 950.25 NUMBER 5517515537 PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I CAN CASH THIS MONEY ORDER


2006-07-11 17:52:01 - Steve
I've received 2 checks for $500.00 each. Should I go to the bank and ask if they are fraud? I mean are they going to try and arrest me for trying to cash them, or what should I do?


2006-07-11 16:39:02 -
i have been use lied to and i am going crazy
i should have done my homework before i gave him my address but come from a very low-income family and i thought this could help my family to move and also help me to go to beauty school
but now what am i to do he has my name and my address what going to happen now what can i do


2006-07-11 11:03:27 -
I was trying to pick up some extra work on the internet under a job seach engine, answered an add for a bookkeeper in the USA. Was sent some information and it didn't sound right or TOO good to be true, so I asked for more infomation. Never received it, but yesterday UPS delivered a letter with 4 money orders each for $835.00. Issued by: Wal-Mart Financial Services on the WF National Bank South central, Faribault, MN "Travelers express Company, Inc. dated 6/20/2006. For a while, I didn't know what it was for, the name of Lauren Brooks 82nd. Street, Edgemont, Illinois 62203 as purchaser...I didn't recognize. I went to Walmart to shop last night and showed the money orders to them, they didn't recognize them, didn't look like the ones they issued. Said to take them to the bank and see if they were real....instead I went on the internet and confirmed my doubts. Today I have two urgent emails from a Greg George one confirming the fact he had tracked the package to me and it was confirmed it had been delivered. Another giving me directions at western union and two individuals in Nigeria. What I don't understand I didn't even tell them I would do this, I haven't heard from this person since I asked for more information.

I am a bookkeeper, and have been doing books for 20+ years and I know there's no free lunch. I am taking all this to the police department today. I don't know what they'll do with it, probably nothing.

Cheryl


2006-07-10 04:00:47 - Vanessa
Almost scammed...Beware Crystal Group.
Luckily I thought the idea of taking a percentage of $3000 was too good to be true so I researched fake money orders online. Be careful...this person tried to get me via myspace.com


2006-07-09 23:59:19 -
Hi.. To all victim or next victim to internet scam.
Be legit.. There is'nt any easy money falling from
the sky. Don't accept or made purchase ovr the
internet mostly are scam. Such as cheap product
that sound too good to be true (auto)plus,
selling your product that people offer money
orders, cheque or any currency through mail.
Mostly, amounts that's more than you requested.
Remember Nigeria Africa is poor country there;s
no money ovr there for them to inherit. We america support and made donation ovr decade. There's no
reason for them to family or worker ovr there have
a security fund to be inherit. SCAMM>>> Plus,
anything from UK are also the latest in regards
of big compny that need employment for depositing
cheque. Remember, these all professional! They
have good communication skills and make up
good scenarios. What they are trying to make
you to attractive to the story and follw their
steps accomplishing the funds. Don't trust
Western union. Imagine if they email 100 people
some will work and most get into deep trouble.
Also, scammers afraid talking ovr the phone.
They mostly, do ovr the internet. I've tried
getting their idenity and having them calling
me but , they never do. They all chicken.
Myself, i had approach many of these problems
but for a research I've plyed their games but,
when they notice I know their tricks they dissappear.
Example.. This guy name Micheal White offer a
cheque for my product and call the shipment once
the funds is being recieved. I respond him that
I recieved the cheque but, it's more than I
request. I've told him that i've cashed it and
tell him he need to come and get it because i'm
too busy to wired bak to him . Which i know it's
a scandal so I gave him the nearby police dept.
address.. What a fool...! But were not.......
Remember a real job is real. Need money try lotto
those are miracle money... I hope this answer most
of your questions.? We can't rely on FBI or
police enforcement they're too busy fighting crime
and prtect and serve.....


2006-07-09 14:20:31 -
Hi
It is a alert notice for every one. One fellow asked me some money to help her ill family. When I refused then she told me You can help in another away. She sent six money order of amout $985.00 and requested me to send this money to Lagos, Nigeria. Her email was like quoted like.
"i understand and thanks for your help and Understanding and my Passport and visa are still with my travel agent i will get them with my itineary when he gets the Money from you Like i said earlier Send the Money Via western Union location close to you its the Safest way to send Money sweetie i will explain to you how you going to send it there offfices are very close to you...

Thanks very much.I just got the tracking numbers for the Money Order .

Here is the tracking number:- 16732858553

you can track it at www.dhl-usa.com

It will be deliver to you today just track it so you will be sure about the time.Immediately you get the money order take it to your bank and cash it there.I'll be waiting to get your email under 1-2hrs as soon as you cash the Money order at your bank and send the money i'm already talking to my Travel agent concerning it and he's promised to get me on board by the next available flight immediately they receive the money,but i'll have the flight details forwarded to you as soon as he gets the Money you sent to him through westernunion.

please Cash 4 pcs of Money Orders at your bank and then head straight to the nearest western union Location to send the Money the instructions on how to send it is written below...When you cash 4 pcs of money orders keep the rest of the Money Orders with you so we can cash it together when i arrive later this week...Ok...

Here is the travel agents info at which you will use to send the money to at western union money transfer.

FIRST NAME:-AZEEZ
SURNAME:-DAVID
AMOUNT:$3,800
SECRET QUESTION:WHO IS MY LOVE?
SECRET QUESTION:JENNIFER
MTCN:????????
CITY:LAGOS
COUNTRY:NIGERIA
ZIP CODE:23401

If you are asked any question at western union about who you are sending the Money to tell them you are sending the Money to your family and its very urgent so the Money can get to me faster if you tell them otherwise it will be delayed and my travel itineary will be out of date then i will have to start all over again so we both don't want that to happen..don't forget tell them you are sending the Money to your Family and its Urgent...Mail me as soon as possible if you have any questions get it done today.."
When I contacted to my nearest bank university credit union, Utah, USA they found all are fake money orders.All these money ordrers are deposited to that bank.
Please be aware to all these incidents. Now it is very difficult to help any one.
People will cheat you on the name of GOD, Ground of humanity.
My massage to every one-" please don't help ony without knowing in details to someone eespecially in case of money order.
All the best!
NKS


2006-07-09 12:01:19 -
i recently received an offer to work at home part time. the man introduced himself as, Dennis Bibbs, an artist from Canada with quite a story. i'll not bore you with that. he offers to give 7% of any money orders i will cash for him and then wire the rest via western union and of course i can tke out wire expense from the mony orders i receive. he actually had me fill out an application to work for him. the application was for H & S Textiles. he also asked me to send a copy of my identification. i filled out the application and sent a copy of my i.d. immediately he e-mailed back to me that i would reeive cashiers checks and or money orders in the total sum of $3000-$15,000. within a week i received via UPS a plain white envelope with my full name hand printed on the envelope. inside the envelope was a US Treasury check for $5000.30. beleive me folks this ckeck looks completely real. it has multi colored graduating ink tints and is watermarked like the real thing. in fact, before i realized it was from this Dennis fellow, i thought the IRS had sent me a refund check. i looked up his name and found it here on computer crime research center. be carefull folks. i'm sure the FBI and INTERPOL will be glade to see this check.


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