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2006-03-22 11:13:32 -
sir i have 4 money orders and would like to no how to find out if fraud or fake how do i do that... money order 5356319383 84 82 81 the name on money order is tony craig do not case they or fake iam sure


2006-03-21 23:49:21 -
Here is another one. BE AWARE!!!!!!!

You can now email me at: jbrian_09@yahoo.com

Hello!!

My name is James Francis, I am an artist with my Wife Susan Francis, 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 Wife Susan.
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 Nationals of other countries, they are always offering to pay with MONEY ORDER OR CASHIERS CHEQUE, which is difficult for me to cash here in London United Kingdom.
I am looking for a representative in your country who will be working for means a per 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 mean someone that is responsible and reliable, cause the cost of coming to the state and getting payments is very expensive, I am working on setting up a branch in your country, so for now I need a representative in your country who will be handling the payment aspect.
These payments are in money order and they would come to you in your name,so all you need do is cash the money order deduct your percentage and wire the rest back VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.
But the problem I have is trust, But I have my way of getting anyone that gets away with our money, I mean the FBI branch in Washington will get involved when our Money gets missing.
It wouldn’t cost you any amount are to receive payments which will be sent to you by FedEx or ups from my business partners, which would come in form of a money order then u are to deposit it into your account and send the cash to me via western union money transfer and all western union charges will be deducted from the money.
If you are interested, please get back to me as soon as possible via email with the following informations.

REPLY STRICTLY THROUGH THIS EMAIL: jbrian_19@yahoo.com

1)Your full name

2)Your Full residential address

3)Your phone number


Regards

James Francis

- James Brian


2006-03-21 08:35:47 -
I just spoke with a women who called herself susart from the uk who wanted me to work for her by cashing money orders and cashiers checks . Doent sound right to me , should i believe her or not?


2006-03-21 00:40:35 -
I got this email today and i thought it was fake what should i do
"Susan Bryant" Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Subject: DONT MISS THIS PROFITABLE JOB OPPORTUNITY .
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 04:24:44 +0000




Hello Dear,
Good day to you, my name is Susan Bryant, I am an artist with my husband Tommy Bryant, and we are the owner of Susan Art World. I live in London United Kingdom (UK) with my two kids, four cats, one dog and the love of my life my husband Tommy 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 air brush 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 marketed all my art works & galleries to private companies in AMERICA (USA).

I'm always facing serious difficulties when it comes to payments, That is all my customers in AMERICA are always offering to pay with U.S POSTAL MONEY ORDERS or CHEQUES, And it is very difficult for me to cash U.S POSTAL MONEY ORDERS HERE in London United Kingdom, The British Government does not permit U.S POSTAL MONEY ORDERS IN UNITED KINGDOM .

Right now, I'm looking for a representative in the (AMERICA) who can be helping me to cash the MONEY ORDERS IN THE (AMERICA) and send the cash to me here in London (U.K), I have a lot of customers in AMERICA and they all wanted to pay me with U.S POSTAL MONEY ORDERS, so I write you to seek for your help, I want you to be my partner in AMERICA, so that all my customers can be issuing the MONEY ORDERS to your name and you will CASH THE MONEY ORDERS and send CASH to me here in LONDON UK.

If you accept this offer, you will stand the chance of receiving 10 PERCENT from all the money which my customers owe me, I will order all my customers to raise MONEY ORDERS on your name and send it to you, then when you receive the MONEY ORDERS and cash them, you will deduct 10% from the total money and send the balance to me here in London UK. This project is 100% risk free and it is legal from the American Government, if you are interested, kindly send me the below information's since i have some customers about sending the Money Order now so if you respond to this email with the below information's then i will forward it to my customer :

1. Your Complete Full Names.
2. Your Residential Address.
3. Your Telephone Number or Your Mobile Phone Number For Communication.
4. A Copy of Your Driver's Licence or International Passport.


Finally, i await to hear from you if you are interested and be informed that i want absolute trust, honesty and transparency in this. Email me back with the above information's to enable us proceed. Thanks for finding time to read my proposal, kindly reply as soon as you can.


Friendly Regards,
Mrs. Susan J. Bryant


2006-03-20 20:34:06 -
Ok, I was able to spot this scam before losing some serious money, too. I have been conversing with this person about my craiglist sale posting and today, I received two $2,500 in Money Order today which was waay more than what the agreement was for. Obviously, this screamed, "SCAM ALERT" loud and clear. I found this to be very dumb and unprofessional. At least make it for the right amount... then it may seem more credible.

From hotmail, you can turn on the "Advanced Message Headers" to look at the IP address and determine where your message is coming from. I was able to trace the email coming from the following IP Address:

80.179.251.3

Using an IP Address Locator, I was able to trace this back to Lagos, Nigeria. A definite indicator that this was a Nigeria Scam to me.

On the money orders (which were TravelerExpress MoneyGram - International Money Order), it states, "Payable Through WF National Bank South Central Farlbault, MN", which does not seem to exist based on searches from the Internet, however, it did give me this link where I found this forum.

The money order also lists "Issuer/Drawer: Travelers Express Company, Inc", but does not list an address. I found that to be odd.

I have to admit, the money order does look genuine and it even has a small area where it states, "To Authenticate Rub Here", which does not seem to be do anything.

Another indicator that something suspicious was going on was the envelope. The postal stamp says "Espana" and it looks like it was sent through (by way of the location stamping) Murcia, Spain. There was also no return address on the envelope.

There was also a sense of urgency in the emails from this person and it started to sound really fishy. They mentioned things like, "You are not to send the rest funds via paypal but western union ok...After sending the money via WESTERN UNION,my shipper will come around to do the pick up ok..again,do not send the difference thur paypal but via western union ok...?" I mean, how can you read that and not know that something is up? It sounded very routine and demanding.

Does anyone know where/who I can report this to? -- or where I can send the fake money orders to? These money orders are too rough to use as toilet paper.

-Brendan


2006-03-20 19:37:03 -
I also recieved 3 MO from a guy claiming to live in Nigeria. He sent them assuming I would cash them. How do I report this?


2006-03-20 18:21:31 - mar
i got this application of employment from this lyord williams



WILCOX FABRICS AND PRINTS
EMPLOYMENT FORM

FIRST NAME………………………… SURNAME………………………………
ADDRESS……………………………………………………………………………..
CITY…………………………………….. STATE…………………………………..
ZIP CODE……………………………….. COUNTRY……………………………...
PHONE NUMBER (S) ………………………………………
………………………………………
GENDER…………………………….. MARITAL STATUS……………………..
AGE………………………………….. NATIONALITY………………………….

ATTESTATION
According to how you have been briefed earleir. You
are required to receive payment on behalf of the above
metioned firm. You are to deduct 12% of all funds
processed on a particular order & forward the balance
payment via western union to any of the companies
regional warehouses that will be given to you later.
You will notify the company a week ahead if eventually
you want to discontinue this job. So as to terminate
all payment coming your way to avoid conflict.
In agreement to this kindly append signature below.
………………………………………

LYORD WILLIAMS {JNR}
MANAGING DIRECTOR
WILCOX FABRICS AND PRINTS


2006-03-20 12:58:12 -
i received 5 wal-mart money orders, each for $925.00, i went to walmart and showed them the money orders they expressed that the way to verify if their fake is there should be a pink circle on it with numbers and when you rub it whatevers in it should disappear, if it doesnt then their a fake. so be aware i dont want anyone to lose their hard earned money to these scum.please be careful.


2006-03-20 12:43:44 -
id like to know more due to i just received five money orders for the same amount from someone in payment of a service only to find their a fake.


2006-03-05 03:58:03 -
I keep getting e-mails similar to this one I just recieved recently and they are all about the same just different people.

Greetings to you Mr Edward ,

l am Dr.Mrs Judith Mokoulou , senior Accountant working in a bank here in Republic of Benin West Africa.lknow my mail must come to you as a big surprise, but I believe it is only a day that people meet and become great friends and business partners.I write you this proposal in good faith, believing that I can trust you with the information I am about to reveal to you. Like I said, I have a transaction that will benefit both of us, as your assistance is required as a foreigner.

I use to head the Accounts department in my bank head office, but last year October I was transferd to one of our Bank branch in Cotonou because the person in charge of the branch here passed on, so that was how I became the present head accountant in the bank , during when I was auditing all the account As I resumed duty,I discovered a fortuned,l discovered an account with total sum of $28.1,000,000 million(twenty eight million one hundred united states dollars) that has not been operated on for the past years. From my investigation, I found out that this account belongs to one Late Dr.George Brumley Jr from Atlanta, a retired physician , also an Oil dealer, who unfortunately lost his life including that of his entire 3 generations family in a charter plane crash in kenya in July 20th 2003

YOU CAN VIEW THE SITE BELOW;

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/07/20/kenya.crash/index.html

I have kept a close monitoring of the account since then and nobody has come forward to claim the money as next of kin to the late Late Dr.George Brumley Jr ad fromfurther investigation l found out that he died alongside his whole family members leaving nobody with the knowledge of the fund,and as a matter of fact I cannot directly take out this money without the help of a foreigner because this is occasioned by the fact that the deceased customer was a foreigner and also a Beninois cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner and that is why I am contacting you for an assistance to claim the funds and share it with me. As the head accountant bank in my bank branch, I have the power to influence the release of the
funds to any foreigner that comes up as the next of kin to the account, with the correct information concerning the account, which I shall give to you.

I am seeking your co-operation to present you as the next of kin to the account. There is practically no risk involved, the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law.If you accept to work with me, I agree that 30 % of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account,10% will be set aside for expenses incured during the business. The 10 % will go back to you after the transaction.and 60 % would be for me. There after I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated.

Contact me as soon as you receive this message if you feel we can work together, so we can go over the details and I will send to you by email the text of the application.Please, treat with utmost confidentiality. I wait your urgent response

Regards
Dr.(Mrs) Judith Mokoulou


2006-03-05 03:53:49 - Edward
I recieved this e-mail a few days ago and had reason for suspicion, because I know there is a Susan Harrison-Tustain who is a famous artist. This is not her.

OFFICE
21 Llanover road plum stead
SE18 3ST London.
Reply e-mail below for further correspondence
susanart_gallery002@hotmail.com


Hello,
Good day to you, my name is Susan Harrison, I am an artist , and the
owner
of Susan Art World .I live and work in London with my two kids, 2 cats,
one
dog and the love of my life ,my husband James Harrison. It is
definitely a
full house.

I have been into artwork since childhood. That gives me
years of experience. I majored in Art in high school and took a few
college
Art courses. Most of my work are done in either pencil or airbrush
mixed
with color pencils. I have recently added designing, ancient
antiquities and
creative artworks on the computer. I have been selling my art for the
last 3
years and I have had my work featured on trading cards, prints and in
magazines. I have sold some of my art works to some private companies
in
United States of America .
But I do face some difficulties when it comes to Payment , because all
my
customers in America always offer to pay me with U.S
POSTAL MONEY ORDERS, and I find it very difficult to cash the U.S
POSTAL
MONEY ORDERS in London, This is because the British Government does not
permit the usage of U.S POSTAL MONEY ORDERS in Britain.

Right now, I'm searching for a representative in United States that
will be
able to cash the MONEY ORDERS in America and wire the available funds
to me
in Britain.
Who to trust are my problems. I’ve series of arrangements with the FBI
in
Washington, in attempt for anyone to make away with my funds;
definitely the
law will cash-up him, and definitely will face the consequences.

You are entitled to 10% commission for any transaction(that is for any
money
order cashed ).This transaction is risk free and legal from the
American
Government.

Please get back to me with your Complete Name,Residential Address and
Telephone Number if you are interested.
Once again this transaction is 100% risk free and legal from the United
States Government and the British Government, so feel free about this
transaction and get back to me with the required information's to
enable us
proceed. Thanks for going through this proposal.
My warmest Regards and thanks for your anticipated assistant,
Susan Harrison-Justain.
Director of SUS ART WORLD INC,
London, United Kingdom.


2006-03-05 00:25:12 -
i also was contacted by a adshead phillip,company name difficile limited,about the money order cashing.his father passed and he now inherited a textile company and needs a rep here in the us. Don't you think his father wouldn't have done this many years ago? don't be a fool and take the bait.nothing this easy is true.besides a cahiers check may take time to cash but it will be honored in the u.k.. the wait is just part of doing business and they know that. why all of a sudden has so many people been contacted from the u.k.? scammers are pulling at you,and if you take their bate you may end up with a new cell mate and lose everything you have now! watch your selves this could be alkeida not a citizen of the u.k..most anyone can get a po box if asked for....take care...jerome.


2006-03-05 00:25:12 -
i also was contacted by a adshead phillip,company name difficile limited,about the money order cashing.his father passed and he now inherited a textile company and needs a rep here in the us. Don't you think his father wouldn't have done this many years ago? don't be a fool and take the bait.nothing this easy is true.besides a cahiers check may take time to cash but it will be honored in the u.k.. the wait is just part of doing business and they know that. why all of a sudden has so many people been contacted from the u.k.? scammers are pulling at you,and if you take their bate you may end up with a new cell mate and lose everything you have now! watch your selves this could be alkeida not a citizen of the u.k..most anyone can get a po box if asked for....take care...jerome.


2006-03-05 00:13:52 -
i input a message just prior to this. then i began to read when i looked below.if you scroll down 6 or 7,i received the exact same message as kris.his lady says her name is ashley wood,mine said her name was susan harrison-justain.this is a definate scam. think! if you can western union the money so can her customers just as easy!i would be very careful excepting any of these money orders (launder the money),it could be any thing from a mob to the alkeida doing this.you may end up in a federal prison some place if this is the case. if its alkeida groups you don't want what the government will give you for supporting their groups.be aware,many kinds of scams.its just to easy to make good money to be true.


2006-03-04 23:58:31 -
i have been asked today to be a representative for susan harrison-justain.to receive money orders and cashiers checks in my name and cash them and send money off to u.k. i caught this as a scam right away when she said it was to hard to cash a cashier check and wanted me to western union the differance to her. if i can western union so can her customers just as easy.


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