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2006-03-29 18:28:58 -
RECEIVED AN E-MAIL FROM AN ANDREA WILLIAMS OF PORTFOLIOARTWORKS INC. OFFERING A JOB CASHING POSTAL MONEY ORDERS. IS THIS LEGITIMATE?


2006-03-29 16:22:09 -
i just recieved an email from this susan person and she must think im crazy to do somthing like this. What do these foreiners think of the United States of American that we are all stupid. Susan Bryant and many more have contacted me in the last 2 months to help them. No thank you. Sounds good but smells like trouble


2006-03-29 13:07:59 - Seth Cook
kevinhopewell@sympatico.ca>
Susan Harrison-Justain.
Director of SUS ART WORLD INC,
warning on this e-mail and message for fraud potential


2006-03-28 21:53:22 - Phillip Petros
Just a thought here, you can report scams to your email provider the following way.

abuse@yahoo.com, abuse@msn.com, abuse@excite.com, abuse@gmail.com, abuse@bigmailbox.net, abuse@aim.com, abuse@aol.com

The message line should read: CRIMINAL INTERNET FRAUD AND ABUSE

The email provider will then investigate and will shut them down. Provide them with a copy of the email and headers.

You can also send them to the FBI and Secret Service Task forces if you know the email address. I had them once but have misplaced them.

Just know to protect yourself and do not respond to them.

Good night and good luck.


2006-03-28 21:40:35 - Phillip Petros
Hello:

I just received this latest scam. It's a new one on me and thought I should post it in case somebody else gets it. I am posting it just as I received it. Also I am including the headers:

From willymcdonald@virgilio.it Tue Mar 28 18:22:29 2006
X-Apparently-To: Phillip Petros... private.. via 206.190.38.183; Tue, 28 Mar 2006 18:22:42 -0800
X-Originating-IP: [212.216.176.224]
Return-Path:
Authentication-Results: mta101.mail.re4.yahoo.com from=virgilio.it; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
Received: from 212.216.176.224 (EHLO vsmtp4.tin.it) (212.216.176.224) by mta101.mail.re4.yahoo.com with SMTP; Tue, 28 Mar 2006 18:22:38 -0800
Received: from pswm19.cp.tin.it (192.168.70.69) by vsmtp4.tin.it (7.2.072.1) id 4421891D0053206B; Wed, 29 Mar 2006 04:23:29 +0200
Message-ID:
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 03:22:29 +0100 (GMT+01:00)
From: willymcdonald@virgilio.it Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Reply-to:
Subject: JOB OFFER
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;charset="UTF-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Originating-IP: 213.255.201.14
Content-Length: 1263


Dear Sir/Madam,


PART TIME JOB
OFFER FOR YOU

I'm Mr William McDonald and I own a company Based on
Chinese and African textile and fabric material in South Africa ,I'm
in search for a trustworthy

representative in USAthat can help as a
link between me and my clients over there.I would like to know if your
are interested to work from home for us WAMCO

TEXTILE LIMITED .


Urgently need a representative in the states,work online from home and
get paid weekly without leaving or affecting your present
job? My
company produces various clothing materials, batiks, assorted fabrics
and traditional costumes.We have clients we supply weekly in the states
and my

clients make payments for our supplies every week in form of
money orders which are not readily cashable outside the US or Canada,so
I need a honest and sincere

individual in the States to work as my
presentative and assist me in processing the payments from our clients
and I will pay him/her 10% per each payment recieved

on my behalf,
your likely to recieve 6 payments per week,minimum of 4.



HAVE AN
IDEA OF WHAT YOUR EXPECTED TO TAKE CARE OFF

Receive payments from my
patronizing customers in the States on my behalf and get it cashed at
your bank,then deduct 10% from the total funds recieved as your

workmanship and forward the balance to me Via Western Union Money
Transfer.(the transfer charges should also be deducted from the total
amount your sending

to me). Sheryl Shavers (my former representative
has moved to Germany with her family)

Our payments will be issued out
in your name and sent to your contact address. So all I need is to
forward your information to my numerous customers in the states and
they will contact you before they issue payment in form of money order
to you.

Hope to get a favourable reply ,accepted to be my rep and
get back to me with the following informations in this format.

Full

Name :
full Address :
Tell number
:
Sex :
Age :

I will
need
this informtions from you for my record,also if you require more
information and photo of me,do not hesitate to contact me,i will
give
you a call asap.please send your replies to
william_mcdonald_2006@yahoo.
com

Thanks and God bless.
William McDoonald


2006-03-28 19:21:30 - dee
the way these people found me is I was unemployed and looking for work. I applied for a call center position and was contacted by gsm arena saying they were a cellphone distribution company (on my resume it shows I worked for a well know cellular service provider for a number of years; they really played me). I was then contacted by a Jennifer Bruce and a Mike Thomas who told me I was qualified to be an agent. They said they were selling these phones overseas and I was a mid level agent in sales. I did notice when I recieved the money orders they were from OH. They did mention in the email-which I kept them all-that they would be from a client here in the states.

Against my better judgement I took them in and you know the rest. I hope nothing happens...


2006-03-28 18:57:44 - dee
i received 3 today and the check cashing place took them and told me they were not real. they made a copy of them and the envelope (at my req) and took them- I will report them to the police today.


2006-03-28 18:53:24 -
I actually received (5) money orders for $850.00 each today. They originated from Nashville but the buyers address was Homeland, CA. I have contacted the US Postal Inspectors office here in Fort Worth, TX. Will let you know what happens.

Too bad this is not true 10% of 4250.00 is 425.00 Oh well.


2006-03-28 13:47:05 -
I recieved two money orders in the mail, and I wan to know if they are real or not. They are Wal-Mart money orders, the numbers on them are 54940175146, and 54940175145, please let me know if these money orders are valid or not, I do not want to get into any trouble over these.


2006-03-28 12:02:34 -
I received four Walmart money orders each for $925.00.with no instructions about where they supposed to go.And have not yet been notified by SusArt.I took one of them to Walmart,and the store manager was ready to cash it,but I suggested she should call the bank first,and found out that the check with the serial number had already been cashed,so I guess I wont get in trouble this time.
In a preious attempted scam,I had a lead to the printing co.who I beleive prints these conterfeit money orders.any beware of gift horse bob


2006-03-26 18:28:05 -
I met a man on line who told me that he was American and that he was travelling to Nigeria on a work contract. A week after he supposedly arrived in Nigeria he was robbed of all his cash money and that the banks in Nigeria would not cash his travellers checks. He begged me to help him because he had no one else to turn to. He asked me if I could cash his travellers checks if he sent them. I was reluctant but he persisted. When I agreed, he then told me that I needed to lend him the money for the special courier service because he had no cash. So he gave me an address and a name which apparently was not his but the manager of the accommodation that he was staying at and so I wired him $250us to him. These checks finally arrived after two months and because I was not familiar with travellers checks and did not know that when they are purchased they are signed in the presence of the person you are buying them from, they looked real. He said for me to sign them and that they would be able to be cashed and once I did that that I was to wire the money to him but deduct the money that I sent him for the courier service. Well, I went to the exchange place and when asked why they were not signed, I panicked and made up some story that my husband had purchased them and I did not know. I was asked to produce identification which I gave and she disappeared out the back. A short time later she came back and told me that they were counterfeit and that she needed me number because someone will be contacting me about them. I finally told her the truth as to how I received them but just the same a couple of days ago the police came to pick me up and took me down to the police station and interviewed me, finger printed me and I was charged. I am sure there a plenty of stories like mine, but unfortunately I was not smart enough to check out these sort of things on the internet.


2006-03-26 16:12:24 -
I was approached on yahoo messenger of this Susart World Inc.Now knowing what I know now, this company is a bust,ha,ha,ha.


2006-03-26 13:23:18 -
i get emails everyday from africa.about 20 a week and i block them but they still do it. how do i get rid of it with out changing email address


2006-03-26 10:21:11 -
I received this email. Could you send me information on this scam please.

Hello Dear Friend,

COMPLIMENT!!!

Good day to you, my name is Susan
Bryant, I am an artist with my husband James Bryant, and we are the
owner of Sus Art World .I live in London United Kingdom, with my two
kids, four cats, one dog and the love of my life my husband James
Bryant. It is definitely a full house.

I have been doing artwork
since I was a small child. That gives me about 23 years of experience.
I majored in art in high school and took a few college art courses.
Most of my work is done in either pencil or airbrush mixed with color
pencils. 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 U.S POSTAL
MONEY ORDER, which is difficult for me to cash here in London United
Kingdom.

I am looking for a representative in the states 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 United States. I mean someone that is honest, responsible and
reliable, cause the cost of coming to the untied 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 state who will
be handling the payment aspect.

All the payments are in U.S POSTAL
MONEY ORDER and my customers will issue the U.S POSTAL MONEY ORDERS in
your name and post the U.S POSTAL MONEY ORDER to your doorstep, so all
you need do is to take the U.S POSTAL MONEY ORDER'S to your bank and
cash them, then deduct your 10% and wire the balance back to me. This
business will not cost you any amount of money, my customers will send
you the U.S POSTAL MONEY ORDER'S through a courier company and the
courier company will deliver the package to your doorstep, as soon as
you receive the package from the courier company, just take the U.S
POSTAL MONEY ORDER'S to your bank and cash them.

If you are
interested, all we need from you now to start up this is your Trust and
three details as stated below:

(1) Your full name, which will be on
the money order.
(2) Your address where our customers will send the
Money order to for you to go and cash.
(3) Your cell or direct phone
number for easy Communication.

These details must be sent to my
personal email Address at (susjamesbryantartgallary@yahoo.fr). Feel
free to call my husband (James) on telephone number: +44-703-181-9866
for further discussion if necessary.

Once more, we hope to receive
the above requested Details as soon as possible to enable us forward
them to our customers who are ready to make payments. I assure you that
you will be happy working with us.

Thanks for your expected co-
operation.

Yours truly,

Susan and James Bryant
NB: endeavor to
send your reply through my
alternative E-mail address:
(susjamesbryantartgallary@yahoo.fr)


2006-03-26 08:08:52 -
My son who is only 17 years old has received 5 of these money orders, each in the amount of $925.00. Please e-mail me back to tell me more of this sdcam. Thank you.


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