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2006-07-06 18:35:51 -
I recieved a check from United Bank 514 Market Street Parkerburg, WV 26101. I found the Bank and exact
mailing address. Then I looked up the Travelers Express Company, Inc with the address po box 9476 Minneapolis, Mn 55480 and I got your web site. ? real or not?


2006-07-06 12:25:55 -
Anyone hear anything about a company Called Lymansco?? Thay had a website, the checks were Bill pays, I even called to verify them. even let them sit for about 1 week before sending the funds. almost 1 month later they came back stop Payment. I have already filed a police report! but I do not know what to do or where to go to get this taken care of I want to get this guy back or at least hope I get my Money back almost 6,000.00$$ gone :-( I feel sick to my stomach! Justin Davis The company was Lymansco, he even had a website set up.

HELP!


2006-07-06 10:16:50 -
I recevied this "contract" from this e-mail address:(SANDRA SCHNECKENBERGER)
In responce to my resume on Career Builder.
This is not the first time "they" have tried to scam me. This time is's comming from a different ghost corporation.



Raa-Q Software Inc. Representative Contract - Earn $9,000-$15,000 Monthly."Apply now".No experience necessary?
?

?You can read the contract at the end of this email.?You can print the last page of the contract, sign it, make one picture of the signed page (digital picture if you have no scanner) and send this picture with signature back to us via email.????In order to start your job today we have some requirements:??1. Be at least 20 years old and have a bank account (in order to deposit checks if needed – IMPORTANT: WE WILL NEVER ASK FOR YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBERS OR OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION FROM YOU)?2. Have a postal address where you will receive money orders and cashier checks from our customers.?2. Check your email several times a day (two times each day is needed)?4. You need to respond to our emails same day.??Our support team will be next to you in order to have all payments processed same day.??All you need is an established bank account, where you will cash the checks. It really depends where you cash the checks. We do not welcome new bank accounts for our business for a few reasons. First, you won't be able to cash checks fast, because the banks put at least a few weeks' hold to deposits into a new account. ??We do make background research on all the international customers before we sell our software products. ?We also verify the checks for funds availability before it arrives to you. In an outstanding case of any problem, we offer a full guarantee to cover the fees. That way you can feel absolutely protected and safe. ???You will receive various payments from our US or Canada buyers for our software products/services and every customer will specify when the payment will be sent the amount and the products that were purchased.??In FRANCE they usually deliver the funds within 10 days if we have one bank account open to one US bank (we have the bank account open to one FRENCH bank -- this will delay payments with another 3-4 days) and this delay is not profitable for our company. ?With US representatives help we can process these payments faster and the customers will be served faster.?We are selling in US 95% from time software programs and sometimes IT hardware. We are also selling other various IT products if customers are interested. ??If there will be something that you don't know, simply ask our support team and you will have all the answers within few hours or minutes.??Please call me Carol , my name is Carol S Latta and I will keep you informed regarding payments and procedures. ??Here is step by step explanation of entire process:??1. You agree with our contract and are ready to process payments.?2. We advertise our products and in 4-5 days after you agreed with terms you start to receive payments from our customers (money orders, checks) made payable to your name and address for instant processing?3. You cash one payment (check or money order) - at the bank or check cashing store?4. You deduct your 10% from total amount of the check or money order that you receive and cash.?5. You transfer us 90% minus transfer costs (the transfer costs are paid from our 90%) with bank to bank transfer?6. You receive another payment and you process it.???This job implies only checks/money orders cashing, nothing else is required to work for us. We will never ask you any fees to work for us. If you know to cash a check, this is the job for you. Please don't expect to earn thousands of dollars in the first weeks, we promise that you will earn more than $9,000-$15,000 Monthly but first we have to advertise our products in US, you will surely make $2000 every week in your first month of work.???To begin this job we need your FULL NAME AND ADDRESS (your postal address -- home address) FOR PAYMENTS that will be mailed(shipped) to your postal address:??Full name:?Address:?City, State, Zip code:?Phone number:???The money orders and cashier checks that will be processed by you can be cleared same day you receive the USPS delivery. ??If you agree with the contract and want to start the job Your response with your name and address is expected today.??From the moment we have your approval that you agree with all terms of the contract and your name and address we will start the advertising program and ask customers to send checks and money orders to your address.???Thank you??????Raa-Q Software Inc.?Carol S Latta - Support Team?Address: Parc Fiorentina - 25 Rue la Tour Maubourg Cannes, France 06402?Phones: +33 (497) 992600 or +33 (497) 992602????????????


2006-07-06 09:49:33 -
I have about 100,000.00 in counterfiet (fake money orders)from several different "clents/partners" All of them are scams. I have not deposited one cent. As I verfiy funds before depositing. I was burnt once by depositing the funds, they came back counterfiet and my back charges me fees for this. No leagal action was taken as I did not try to spend the money before It cleared. Most of the checks are horrible, you can tell they are fake. But I have had a few that were very good and someone went through alot of trouble to make them. Always verify funds before going to your bank. You can also breath on the back on a water mark should show up if it is real. Or Rubbing certain areas of the check. I have even warned them not to send fraudulent funds as I always check funds, they still send them. Once you try to confrount them, you will not hear from them again.


2006-07-06 08:26:46 -
does anybody know who we can contact in ref to getting counterfit money orders?


2006-07-06 02:15:13 - Ashley
Heres 2 letters I received from this guy. As you can see he is very personable which made him sound like such a nice guy and very believable:


Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 23:37:02 -0400 (EDT)
From: "KELLY NELLY" Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
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Subject: Re: RE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!JOB OFFER


Thank you once again for your prompt reply, before I go further I thought I'd inform you of both who you would be working for and what you would be doing. As I have previously already informed you, my name is KELLY NELLY(on Behalf of H & L Art works Limited) 35 years of age, 3 kids, a lovely girl and 2 troublesome kids, and the love of my life. I am a some what multitalented Man and I do quite a lot of traveling and get to meet quite a lot of people. I just resigned my job as a research scientist, but I still work as a freelance consultant for the instistute which gives me very much time to do my own work which is basically being a freelance researcher who could be employed by research institutes to do research projects anywhere in the world. I reside in London, UK and even though I have lived most of my life in other parts of the world, I am fully residing in London. Presently, I have just been granted a funding to head a research project in the tropical regions of West Africa regarding rare and vulnerable plant species and this would be commencing very soon, However my funding were by my American counterparts which sent me the bunch of payments mostly in US based money orders. Getting an accountant in the states or opening an account would have been my best choice but I have a deadline to meet and taking any of those choices would cost me time and a whole lot of other requirements I am not ready to deal with as I would be traveling a lot in the meantime.So presently, assuming you would be able to deal with cash, I would be willing to employ you on contract basis to be my payment representative back in the states, this way I could issue and make these money orders out to you, you could then cash them easily, withdraw 10% of the total amount on these money orders as your commission and then send the rest back to me through Western Union wire transfer. Bear it in mind that we would be dealing with quite a handful of cash and you could be making up to $6000 just working with me in a short period of time. I would be glad if you accept my proposal and I intend to commence on starting as soon as you are ready. If you are interested then we could make concluding arrangements.
Thank You,
H & L Art works
23 Haymarket,
London, and SW1Y 4DG
Rc:120032
Contact phone number +447031847360
KELLY NELLY.


KELLY NELLY wrote:
Hi, How do you do?
My name is KELLY and I would be very interested in offering you a part-time paying job in which you could earn alot!!! This job i offer would be based on a contract basis or commission terms, it is a part-time job and it would involve quite a handfull of trust and honesty because life is based on trust. If you would be interested in including a good-paying, part time job to your daily list of activities and earning up to $1000 per week, then you could kindly reply my email and I would be glad to brief you more about the nature of my employment offer. Please bear it in mind that this job has nothing to do with sales or marketing, well if you would like to be my guest its allowed. I just have an offer that you may find very good. if you are interested you can pls reply to this email @ KELLY_NELLY009@yahoo.com.
Thank You
KELLY.


2006-07-06 02:02:37 - Ashley
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 14:11:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: "samuel ferrar" Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
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Subject: EMPLOYMENT
To: activesam06@yahoo.com

Dear,
Would you like to work online from home and get paid weekly ?
MILLER TEXTILES needs a book-keeper in the states, so
I want to know if you will like to work online from home and get paid weekly without leaving or affecting your present job?
It's just that I presently run a textile and fabrics firm I inherited from my late Dad in the UK and we need someone to work for the company as a representative/book keeper in the states.
Our company produces various clothing materials, batiks, assorted fabrics and traditional costume which we have clients we supply weekly in the states.
Our clients make payments for our supplies every week in form of Money Orders, which are not readily cashable outside the United States,
So we need someone in the States to work as our representative and assist us in processing the payments from our clients and we will pay him/her
wage.
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS RECEIVE THIS PAYMENTS FROM OUR CLIENTS IN THE STATES,GET IT CASHED IN YOUR BANK THEN DEDUCT YOUR WEEKLY PAY AND FORWARD THE
BALANCE TO THE COMPANY DOWN HERE VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.
Our payments will be issued out in your name and you get them cashed in your bank.
Deduct your weekly salary and forward the balance to the company via
Western union money transfer.
I AWAIT YOUR URGENT RESPONSE.
SAMUEL FERRAR
MILLER TEXTILES
LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM
+447031940571
FAX: +44-87-1247-6113


2006-07-06 00:48:40 -
I know people have the secret desire to get rich quickly - why else, other than the occasional compassion for the "victim"'s unbelievable story, would we succumb to 419 scams?

But, face it... unless you win the lottery or achieve something equally unusual and extravagant, how are you going to manage earning financial freedom without actually working?

I'll be honest with you - I can help you make extra money in a legitimate fashion. Yes, there IS some work involved, but it's a great way to make extra money or even a career if you are very dedicated.

Here's the scoop:
I'm the CEO and President of Custom International Enterprises - http://www.custom-international.com - we are a web design, advertising, and marketing firm that started very recently. No, I am not a 419-er, and no, I will not ask you to forward money from America... what would be the point? I'm an American resident of Gainesville, Florida. Also, no, this is not an offer to become a distributor, and NO, you do NOT have to pay to join. Those pay-to-join jobs are full of it! Why should you have to PAY when you're trying to GET money?!

So, what do you have to do?
Simply find me new clients and earn commission. You get 10% on sites and advertising packages $299 and under, 15% on $300-$499, 20% on $500-$1,000, 25% on $1,100-$4,999 and 35% on $5,000 and over. My average site prices range from $500-$2,000(that's between $100 and $500+ for you PER SITE reference).

If you are interested, e-mail me:
amroach@custom-international.com
I have contracts binding the name of myself and my company to this agreement, and I pay promptly through a method of your choice: PayPal, check, money order, or wire transfer.


2006-07-06 00:35:00 -
I got an e-mail from "Sus Artwork Inc" and followed through with it. I got sent a check for $20,000 and am still waiting for it to clear and settle before I do anything. It's a completely legitimate payroll check with a watermark on the back and the perforation - as a CEO of a company, I know how to spot bad checks and money orders, and this one went under my radar.

The people I bank with at Wachovia told me it was a real check, too. Before I even deposited it, I called the bank to verify funds, and they were available. Then, I contacted the company directly to ask for the CFO, and it was the man's name on the signature. I was VERY cautious, but so far, I see no reason not to believe this check is, indeed, real.

I requested my bank to put a hold on the check, and I am not even TOUCHING the funds until the end of the month - long enough to allow the check to be returned if it is a fraud.


2006-07-05 16:30:56 -
I have received hundreds of e-mails, all with VERY simmilar verbage, minor details changed, all promising hundreds to thousands of dollars. only a few have come from TRA Holdings, others from people claiming to live in United Arab Emerates, Hong Kong, Japan, etc. I have researched this as far as possible, and cannot figure out why money order cannot be cashed in a foreign country. Some of the e-mails have even mentioned personal checks instead of e-mails. I have seen warnings all over the internet warning of 'stolen' money orders, at places like craigs list and ebay that specialize in person to person sales. they warn that money orders and cashiers checks can be fraudulent.


2006-07-05 15:02:05 -
My latest email from these fools! Check out the subject:
RESPOND OR THE F.B.I GETS YOU.

Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2006 03:37:57 +0100 (BST)
From: Send an Instant Message "SuzanArt World UK" Add to Address BookAdd to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
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Subject: RESPOND OR THE F.B.I GETS YOU.
To: suzanartworld_james@tahoo.co.uk
Susans artist workshops
SUSART WORLD INC.
Attn:Rep

Been calling your phone and no one will be pick up WHY?

Just as i came back i got so many complain from my wife about you not wanting to let us know about our money.From all indications and explanations it shows that you don't want to send our funds that is in your possession to us.

Is that you want to run with my money? I have been able to get all your information Woking place address, Home address and all of your telephone numbers even with some other details.For your information I am a business merchant that have done business with various people form different countries especially with Americans and I have my way of getting anyone that gets away with my money, I mean if i wish to get the FBI branch in Washington gets any one that run away with my money It wouldn�t cost me.

In short,I want you respond with the situation of my money in your possession so that i can informyou with the wiring/sending instructions that you send.If you don't respond in 3 days i'll assume you want to STEAL my money and i'll have your information passed to the FBI rightaway.

I am sure you will not want the FBI coming knocking your door, so please respond and let me know the situation of the funds as i will be on standby.

With Anticipation,

God Bless you and yours

Suzan & James Bryant.


Thanks for your assistant and God bless,
Susan Bryant.
Director of SUSART WORLD INC,
London, United Kingdom.
Tell:+447023053345 .


2006-07-05 09:01:08 -
I recived a similar letter from susan bryant,
susan Harrison-justain art.


2006-07-05 06:38:46 -
I have recently been contacted by 4 companies that found my resume on monster.com. One was the SUS Art World that sent $1900.00 in counterfeit money orders and an address in the UK to wire money to.
The second was the TSR Corp that sent over $20,000.00 worth of merchandise which was ordered from Saks, Neiman Marcus, and other stores online, to be forwarded to a man in the Ukraine which was bought with stolen credit cards.
The next was the Gutrans Corp. They "sold" things over Ebay and had the check or money order sent to me to be forwarded to the Ukeraine.
The third was the Crown Oil and Gas Co Ltd in Canada. They sent counterfeit checks to be cashed and the money sent to Nigeria.
I am only writing because I want this to be stopped.


2006-07-04 17:25:18 -
here is that scam ive been responding to. i did get fed-x from him. i did get four postal money orders for 850.00 each. ive had him call over 20 times and always have some mix up with the ten digit western union code. hee hee! here is his telephone # he has been using 7-150-714-2665.

im just wasting his time. heee heee!!



Dear Friend,

My name is Susan Bryant, I am an artist with my husband Tommy Bryant,We own
Susan ART WORLD in London(United Kingdom).

I have recently added designing and creating artwork on the computer, I
have been selling my art for the last 3 years and have had my work featured
on trading cards, prints and in magazines, I have sold in galleries and
to private collectors from all around the world. I am always facing serious
difficulties when it comes to selling my art works to Americans, they are
always offering to pay with MONEY ORDER, which is difficult for me to cash
here in London United Kingdom.

I am looking for a representative in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA who will
be working for me as a par time worker and i will be willing to pay 10%
for every transaction, which wouldn't affect your present state of work,
someone who would help me receive payments from my customers in the states,
I mean someone that is responsible and reliable, because the cost of coming
to the state and getting payments is very expensive, I am working on setting
up a branch in the state, so for now i need a representative in the UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA who will be handling the payment aspect for our company.

These payments are in MONEY ORDERS and they wouldcome to you in your name if
you are willing to assist as a representative, so all you need do is cash
the money order deduct your percentage and WESTERN UNION Charges then wire
the rest back.
NOTE: All charges f the WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER will be deducted from
the money, so you are rest assured that you wouldn't spend a dime out of
your personal money.

If you are interested, N: B, Please send to me the listed information below
to this email add (susartworlduk@aidiary.com)

#Your full name:
#Your full home address,
#Your ,#direct contact telephone number or cell phone,

I will be needing your home address for the shipment of the MONEY ORDERS to
you by my customer’s..

Thanks for your assistant and God bless,

Susan & Tommy Bryant.
London, United Kingdom.
NB:Endeavour to send your reply through my alternative e-mail address:
(susartworlduk@aidiary.com)

here is that scam ive been responding to. i did get fed-x from him. i did get four postal money orders for 850.00 each. ive had him call over 20 times and always have some mix up with the ten digit western union code. hee hee! here is his telephone # he has been using 7-150-714-2665.

im just wasting his time. heee heee!!


2006-07-04 03:33:52 - Boy
Dear all friend,

A number from UK +4470------ is not a real phone of them, its link to server and divert to thier phone. Yes or no beware of it, check thier email header; the IP ADDRESS will show where they from.


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