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2006-03-04 20:34:42 -
I have been contacted so many times by so many different people asking me to be their partner,and help them transfer money from an account of someone who is deceased,and has left large sums of money in an account in a bank in the U.K.
The person who opened the account is surposedly deceased from being in a terrible accident,that killed not only him,but his entire family.And that the bank has been trying to locate the next of kin,(in the U.S.,where the deceased is from) but to no avail. And they want to use me as the next of kin,so that I can claim the money and in return,we will split the funds 30% to me and 70% to him.But there is also someone else involved and they are going to send me money orders so that I can cash them and send the money via Western Union,to four different other people,and then they will contact me with further instructions. Is this legitimate or is it someone trying to scam me? I recieved the M/O,and they look real,but there are 4 of them and each is for the amount of $750.00,also I was told to go to the bank and open and account and to cash them,they said for me to send $2000.00,to each of the four people.When I emailed them and told them that I couldn't do that because it didn't total up to that amount,they told me that they would get back intouch with me.But I haven't heard from them again as of yet.What should I do? I want to call the Athorities,but what do I tell them? I'm afraid of those guys from the U.K.,but I'm afraid of the police too. I need some good legal advice!


2006-03-04 15:59:54 -
Mr. Scott Desmond of www.portfolioartworks.com "fame"
was the individual who contacted me--still have 12 money orders totalling over $10,000. I wrote a letter to one name on the money orders, but received no reply back, so I'm not sure if they are legit names or not.

Any suggestions on what I should do with said MO?????

Thanks,
Jonathan Presti
jpresti1@excite.com
West Lafayette, IN


2006-03-04 04:25:27 -
Dear Friend,

This is the respect of the payment sent to you by one of my customer that came out fake,I want to use the oppurtunity to appologize to you that i nor my husband(Tommy) was a party to that. This Customer saw our website through the internet and contacted us that he want to buy some of our art works which we did sent to he.

He also said he was going to pay us in Money Order or Travler Cheques whic take 30 working days to clear over here in the UK,That is why we have contacted you to assist us in cashing it.Later we found out that the payment that was sent to you was FAKE. I and my whole staff and worker's are sorry for this troble we have put you to. And we promise to make it up to you.

My purpose of this email to you is to appologise and to continue our busniess relationship with you,Due to this anoter payment will be sent to you but this time it will be a bank to bank wire transfer to aviod any frudlent cheques or Money order's.

All we need from you is your account details from WELLS FARGO BANK or BANK OF AMERICA,if you do not have an account with this bank please try to open one and the charges use to open it will be deducted after the transfer has been made. Once you have this done send back to me this details below.

Bank Account #:
Account Holder's name:
Bank Address:

Once this is received you will be furher advise.Thanks and remain Blessed

Susan & Tommy Bryant.
London, United Kingdom.
Tell: + 447040101818.


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2006-03-03 16:27:25 - jewel
I was scamed by a money order from london for a Perisian Kitten


2006-03-02 20:07:55 - Kris
I received this back in January. When they send the money order by UPS, no return address with UK stamps, 5 money order each $950. I began to suspect it's a scam, and when I search on the company, it led me to this website. Thank you. Read closely and you'll see that she mention her husband with 2 different names.



Dear Friend,
My name is Ashely Wood, I am an artist with my husband James Wood, We own SUS ART WORLD in London, Zealand(United Kingdom)I live in London United Kingdom, with my two kids, four cats, one dog and the love of my life my husband James Harrison. 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 art 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 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 OR CASHER'S CHEQUE, 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 OR CASHER'S CHEQUE 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. But the problem i have is trust, i have made arrangement with the FBI in Washington, that if anybody gets away with my money they will definately get hold with the person, and the person will go to JAIL for LOOTING my funds , you are to receive the MONEY ORDERS OR CASHER'S CHEQUE PAYMENT which will be sent to you by the FEDEX or UPS from my business partners, which would come in form of a MONEY ORDER OR CASHER'S CHEQUE then you are to take it to your bank account to enable you cash it and send the money cashed for the MONEY ORDERS OR CASHER'S CHEQUE to me via WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM.

NOTE: All charges of 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, please get back to me as soon as possible via email.

N: B, Please send to me the listed information below:
#Your full name:
#Your full home address,
#Your age,
#Occupation and as well your
#marital status, and your,
#direct contact telephone number,
I will be needing your home address, so that the MONEY ORDERS or CASHIER'S CHEQUE will be sent to you in your name via FedEx or overnight shipment.

Thanks for your assistant and God bless,
Ashely Wood.
Director of SUS ART WORLD INC,
London, United Kingdom.
Email: dammyk98@msn.com
dammykashely@yahoo.com


2006-03-02 15:36:49 -
I received this back in January. I just wish I knew it was a scam. I have lost $6,000 due to these idiots. I just received another $17500 in American Express Travelers Checks. Glad I found out this was a scam before I made another big mistake. My question is: cant they trace these emails back to the people that are sending them? Everyone that uses a computer has an IP address.


Hello To you this lovely moment. I hope this email meets you in good
faith.
To introduce myself, My name is Troy Adams and I am an artist. I live
in the
United Kingdom with my two kids, four cats, one dog and the love of my
life.
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 and Canadians whom I really love as a great people
they
are. They are always offering to pay with a POSTAL MONEY ORDER or
CASHIERS
CHECKS or WIRE TRANSFER , which is difficult for me to cash/ clear here
in
The United Kingdom.

I am looking for a representative in the states who will be working for
me
as a partime worker and I will be willing to pay 7% 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 United
States
and Canada and getting payments is very expensive, I am working on
setting
up a branch in The United States and Canada, and so for now I need a
representative in The United States and Canada who will be handling the
payment aspect. I will also like to know that you wont be needing to
put any
money of yours in this and it will not be affecting your present state
of
work or your schedule.

These payments are in money order and they would be written out to you
in
your name and sent to you via courier, so all you need do is cash the
money
orders and checks, then deduct your percentage and wire the rest back.

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 gets
involved.

It wouldn’t cost you any amount and you are to receive payments which
will
be sent to u by FedEx or USPS or UPS from my business partners or
customers
as you may prefer to call them, which would come in form of money
orders and
checks then you are to cash it and send the cash to me via Western
Union
Money Transfer or MONEYGRAM after deducting your own commision. All
sending
charges will be deducted from the money. If you are interested, please
get
back to me as soon as possible via my direct email address below.


Regards
Troy Adams, CEO
PORTFOLIO ARTWORKS INC
info@lacaser.com
mrtroy@middlecom.com
troyadams11@netscape.net
www.portfolioartworks.com
106 Jermyn Street,
London, SW1Y 6EQ, UK.
+44 7023054616


2006-03-02 13:30:45 -
Another scam. I think.

"I need your help!

Our company processes UPS/FedEx refunds and we are swamped.

We are looking to fill 8-12 positions immediately. You would need a
computer and at least 5-10 hours per week that you can work from in front
of your computer.

This is a very simple position which may be done on your time. All that
we ask is you log a minimum of 5-10 hours per week. You can do this at
midnight, early morning or in the middle of the day - it is up to you.

I have put some information online for you to review:

http://www.auditjob.com

Have a great day,

Linda"


2006-03-02 13:29:39 -
Another scam.


2006-03-02 09:42:20 -
I just got 3 money orders from a guy that said he lived in Dublin, PA and wanted to buy a table set from me i posted on a local site. When the mail came, each money order was worth $3,000. I sent him back an email telling him I know about this scam and everything he sent me, I forwarded to the FBI. I still have all the emails and his counterfit money orders. I have sense that its not worth mailing a table set of $200 to somewhere for $2800. I am really mad that someone would try to use me like that and I told him that.

To all people posting on here. If they rush you or sent you more than expect and most of the time money orders are not valid over $500, please look into it. Get their phone number. Something about them. This person has threatend me and everything but I just kindly forwarded all to the FBI. Please be careful online. I knew nothing about this until I did the research on scams after he sent the orders. People please check these things out.


2006-03-01 15:56:57 -
Here's the email he sent to me!


ARTHALL ARTS & CRAFTS
CityPoint, Level 32
One Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9AW United Kingdom
Tel/Fax: +447031872288
Email: arthalluk_representative004@hotmail.com
JOB OPPORTUNITY

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.) 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 : arthalluk_representative004@hotmail.com
Hoping to hear from you soon.
Mr. Larry Johnson
ART HALL, UK


2006-03-01 14:56:40 -
I received an email from Larry Johnson, with the company Art Hall, Arts & Crafts. Stating JOB OFFER, blah blah blah....our clients will send you the money order. Then you send us 90%. I emailed him back with my info but stated that I would like more information on this before I decided to accept the offer. Well, I didnt get any other information but I did receive a package today with a money order for $4,500. What the hell do I do with it. Return to Sender? Turn it in somewhere? HELP!!!!


2006-03-01 05:55:39 -
OFFICE
34 Parliament Street,
York, YO18SG,UK
Phone: +447034254419
Fax :+448717775244

Dear Friend,
My name is Susan Harrison-Justain, I am an artist with my husband James Harrison,We own SUS ART WORLD in London,Zealand(United Kingdom)I live in London United Kingdom, with my two kids, four cats, one dog and the love of my life my husband James Harrison. 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 art 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 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 OR CASHER'S CHEQUE, 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 OR CASHER'S CHEQUE 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.
But the problem i have is trust, i have made arrangement with the FBI in Washington,that if anybody gets away with my money they will definately get hold with the person,and the person will go to JAIL for LOOTING my funds , you are to receive the MONEY ORDERS OR CASHER'S CHEQUE PAYMENT which will be sent to you by the FEDEX or UPS from my business partners, which would come in form of a MONEY ORDER OR CASHER'S CHEQUE then you are to take it to your bank account to enable you cash it and send the money cashed for the MONEY ORDERS OR CASHER'S CHEQUE to me via WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM.
NOTE: All charges of 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, please get back to me as soon as possible via email.
N: B, Please send to me the listed information below:

#Your full name:
#Your full home address,
#Your age,#Occupation and as well your #marital status, and your,#direct contact telephone number,
I will be needing your home address, so that I will send the MONEY ORDERS to you via FedEx or overnight shipment.
Thanks for your assistant and God bless,



Thanks for your assistant and God bless,

Susan Harrison-Justain.
Director of SUS ART WORLD INC,
London, United Kingdom.


2006-02-28 17:27:35 -
I'm so tired of getting e-mails from people desperatly needing my help. They say they have large sums of money for me,but its crazy! I'm only 21 years old and struggling to get my GED. I want them to leave me alone! I HAVE NO BANK ACCOUNT!!! I have no money and no money to give.Please, if anyone could help me stop getting these e-mails, I'd gladly accept it!


2006-02-28 15:25:48 -
I was recently contacted by a David Miller from a Miller Textiles in reference to a making deposits and sending them money via western union.
Thanks to this website I didnt make a terrible mistake!


2006-02-28 15:18:49 -
I received an email from SUS ART WORLD also but the owners names where different -- Susan and Jackson Jester and they lived in Nigeria West Africa. They wanted someone in the US to handle money orders for them. I would to help put a stop to this if any one has any suggestions.


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