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2006-02-02 23:54:20 -
Oh, sorry to add a second comment, but my favorite reply to the various Nigerian/Benin etc. secret bank accounts with millions of dollars that I'm going to get a percentage of is this:

"I would be most happy to assist you in moving these funds to the US. To that end, I require a deposit of $5000 USD to my paypal account, listed under this email account, to cover my expenses and as a token of good faith on your part. I anxiously await word from paypal that you have made this good faith payment. Best regards."

BTW, my paypal account isn't under that e-mail address.


2006-02-02 23:47:50 -
I received a similar letter from Susan. She's adjusted it a bit. Besides the picture, there are several images of Greek/Roman and earlier antiquities, I am guessing as "examples" of her work. I'll show her newest format and what I responded:
OFFICE
34 Parliament Street,
York, YO18SG,UK
Email:susanartbiz@yahoo.co.uk

Dear Friend,

My name is Ms 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 Mr 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 momey 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 Amareica who will be handling the payment aspect for our company.

These payments are in order 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 order 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 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 order or casher's cheque to me via Western Union money transfer or Money Gram.

NOTE: All charges of the Western Union money transfer or Money Gram.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 forward it to my customers to send you the casher's cheque . 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.

My response, which was totally ignored in the follow-up:
I must say, this is a most impressive bait. Very pretty, professional looking, etc. I am confused a bit by the images of the antiquities at the bottom, are you saying you created them? And finally, my husband actually works as a forensic accountant for the FBI in our local office and we know that no one makes arrangements with them in advance to get hold of anyone looting funds as embezzlement. The FBI works interstate crimes, large scale organized crime and major crimes, so I am doubtful about that not so subtle threat. Please send me a website address so that I may study your work and what you are proposing I collect funds for. Thank you.

I've enjoyed messing a bit with the scammers who've deluged me the last couple weeks. One was going to send me a huge check, but needed me to wire him $185 in order to have his UN Courier Diplomatic Services bring my check personally from Benin, which he stated was under French government. Sheesh.


2006-02-02 20:48:33 -
received 4 money orders for $850.00 a piece. what do i do now?


2006-02-02 04:14:35 -
Here is an e-mail I received. I am assuming this is fraud Is that assumption correct.

LONDON LUGGAGE COMPANY.
45-51 Elm Grove Road,
Barnes,London , NW7 8AJ
http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1208/8451.php
+44703 184 6535



I am Mr. DAVID LAWRENCE, the managing director of the above mentioned
company.My company has been undergoing some problems receiving our checks
from our reputable customers from overseas and WE have decided to appoint
you as our debt collector from our overseas creditors.
The creditors always send us checks for our payment but foreign checks
take longer time to clear and sometimes some of them got lost in transit and
it becomes problem to us getting our money.

We have now agreed that any debt you collected on our behalf, 20% is allowed
for you as your share while the remaining will be remitted to us through
wire transfer or the bank account information we shall give for that purpose
or via western union money transfer to any of our offshore payment centre.

To commence on this deal, you are to send the following in your reply:
1. Your Full Name and it will appear on the check
2. Your current telephone and fax numbers
3. Home address, State And Zip Code not postal address
4. Your company’s name if any or occupation.
5. Age

Note that your duty is ONLY to collect money on our behalf from our debtors
overseas. If you are interested, please reply to
barreddiewilliamsesq1@yahoo.com ASAP.



Yours sincerely,
DAVID LAWRENCE
London Luggage Company
+44 703 184 6535


2006-02-01 22:20:08 -
Also, if you would like to make an Internet Crime Comlaint, visit: www.ic3.gov

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

Just a thought for those who have been a victim or know someone who has.


2006-02-01 22:14:59 -
Like many people on this site, I too have recieved the emails from Susart World Inc. What craks me up is the fact that in the email Susan states that her last name is Chris. Then she goes to say that her husband's name is Chris Dandy. If that didn't make you second guess the email, well I don't know what to tell you. Also, I noticed that in the email that Susan sent to Ted Pratt (a couple of entrees below mine), Susan states that her last name is now Bryant and her husband's name is Tommy Bryant. The least this "lady" could do is keep her information strait.


2006-02-01 15:31:29 -
I too have received this message from SUSART WORLD INC. Smells like trouble.


2006-02-01 14:34:16 -
Don't be stupid, this is just what it seems, a big scam.


2006-02-01 07:13:39 -
I just got a phone call from one of these scammers and said he was sending a money order to me, but was really curious as to why this company (Susan Bryant)was was wanting me to be a representitve and to handle money orders. Guess i'll have to have the FBI look into it. Thanks for the info.


2006-02-01 04:36:57 -
i loved this site so much i thought i add another this is with the nigerian syndicate fruad they have evan gone as far as impersonating thier own president stateing one to being an heir to nothing as i see it send them currier fees and legal fees at once via western union oboy im going to be rich and they will send you a ck for millions to deposit into your account well loosen up people its not going to get better as long as people like us listen to them no i didnt sent no money but the temptations are there yes people its all fruad think how easily they gotten ya email and wrote to you thier soddy lines they have come about a account sitting dorment to the late so and so and we like to name you as the legal heir but this money can only be claimed by a foriener yes they couldnt evan spell that right dont answer the emails and it will stop is only advise i has or forward a copy and paste to the
FCCFBI.com and let them deal with it as you read on with my ranting of such deveilish tripe you will see its too good to be true shred it keep your good name from becoming a victem specially giveing out valuable information that could lead to identity theft yes someone in nother part of this globe maybe peradeing arround as you so beware
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THE PRESIDENCY
OFFICE OF CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO GCFR
PRESIDENT, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

ASO-ROCK VILLA ABUJA
E-MAIL: president_olusegunobasanjo_gcfr@yahoo.com.ar

From The Desk Of:

PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO Date: 20th January, 2006

Our Ref: PRS/COM/00452/IMP

Attn: Certified Beneficiary,

RE: FINAL PAYMENT NOTIFICATION THROUGH DRAFT/CONSIGNMENT.

I AM CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO (GCFR), PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF ARMED FORCES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. I WISH TO INFORM ALL THE CONTRACTOR/INHERITANCE BENEFICIARIES THAT SINCE I ASSUMED OFFICE FOR THE SECOND TENURE ON MAY 29TH 2003 AS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA, I HAVE IN NO SMALL MEASURE TRAVELLED TO VARIOUS COUNTRIES, AMERICA, EUROPE AND ASIA TO RESTORE BACK THE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP LOST BY OUR PASSED MILITARY REGIME DUE TO THEIR SELFISH INTEREST.

AFTER MY MEETING WITH THE UNITED NATIONS AND WORLD BANK DIGNITARIES, THE FEDERAL HOUSE OF SENATE HAS DECIDED TO RID OUR ECONOMY OF ENORMOUS DEBT BURDEN TO ENHANCE MORE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MY GOVERNMENT AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.

THEREFORE, I THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA HAVE MAPPED OUT ENOUGH FUNDS TO OFFSET ALL DEBT OWED TO CONTRACTORS BY THE PAST MILITARY GOVERNMENT. I HAVE INSTRUCTED THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (FMF) AND SENATE COMMITTEE ON CONTRACT PAYMENT TO SUBMIT THE FILES OF ALL AFFECTED CONTRACTORS FOR PROPER AUTHENTICATION BEFORE I WILL PASS PRESIDENTIAL FIAT TO CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR FUND.

IN THIS REGARDS I HAVE ASSIGNED PROF, CHARLES C. SOLUDO, AS THE PAYMASTER GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA. TO HANDLE ALL FORIEGN PAYMENT PROCEDURE, THEREFORE ALL CONTRACTORS ARE ADVISED TO COMMUNICATE HIM DIRECTLY ON TELEPHONE NO. 234-1-476-5249, E-MAIL: cenbank.gov.paymentoffice@gmail.com TO ENABLE ME ACHIEVE MY PROMISE OF PAYING ALL FOREIGN CONTRACTORS AT THIS FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR 2006.

NOTE: THAT THIS LETTER IS AN EVIDENCE OF NOTIFICATION OF PAYMENT TO YOUR COMPANY AND AFTER 10 DAYS OF THIS LETTER COUNTING FROM THE DATE OF DISPATCH WITHOUT HEARING FROM YOU, I SHALL DECLARE YOUR CONTRACT SUM. A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FUND AND SUBSEQUENTLY CONVERT IT INTO THE GOVERNMENT COFFERS. THIS DECISION IS BINDING IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE {356} ACT OF THE LAWS ESTABLISHING THIS SUPREME OFFICE. The joke is with this Prof.Soludo he asks you to sent him transfer fees via western union he will personally see that your paid your inheritance and if you cant meet up with the fee he will gladly assist you with it awww my poor uncle may he rest in peace btw who was that masked man

All correspondence should be relayed to the Paymaster General CBN, Professor Charles C. Soludo.

Best regards,

CHIEF OLUSEGUN. OBASANJO GCFR.

PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR


2006-02-01 03:57:08 -
Seems SUSART Susan gets arround big time she says her art has been sold arround the world laffen yes her traveler checks and money orders I recieved 4500 dollers in 500 doller travelers cks wasnt evan a good forgery it appears she has operatives arround the globe i recieved these traveler checks from hong kong from a Mrs Tayler There is a Fraud line available to repoirt such fruads FCCFBI.com Beware people [scams] like this are run dailey from all over the world never sent money to them via western union if dealings cant be done bank to bank transfers as businesses do then its fruad in the makeings This person is not just commiting internet fruad she is also commiting Maifruad and by excepting her offer innoscently your being related to this fruad so think twice before committing yourself yes I almost earned the title of Sukah
Sus Art World Inc.
112 St, Mary's road,
Liverpool L192 JG,
UNITED KINGDOM
Phone # 447040122410

Hi Dear, Ted W Pratt.

Good news, one of my Customers inform me that you will be in receipt of her own payment in your name as my Art Works Representatives in United States of America, we have forwarded your name to her as she has requested it from our Art World Inc.

Actually she promise me before the weekend, I hope that she will do as she said to me and it will be in Travelers Check sum of $4,500.00 and her name is Pamela Taylor, I want you to be expecting the Travelers Check in the Address you gave us.

As soon as you receive it take it to your Bank with those Travelers Check, on those Travelers Check, you will see a place were you will be required to Sign and put Date, and also write your Name, then the last space below is when you will be at Bank Counter Sign before your Bank, don't Sign the last Paragraph Below till you get to your Bank, you will Sign it when you get to your Bank, just Sign the First Space on Top and put Date, then you will Sign the last space when you get to your Bank, once you Cash the Checks, this is how you are going to Wire the Money here.

Ted, in case if you have not used Western Union Money Transfer before, kindly look for Western Union Money Transfer Agent Stores in your Area around your house, just drive to their store and send the balance of the Money to with my Husband’s Name. Use the information's below for the Western Union Money Transfer:

Receiver's Name: Bryant Tommy.
Western Union Test Question: What Color.
Western Union: Answer: Green.
City & Country: UK London.

Ted, please make sure you send the Balance of the Money to above name and information's, then after sending the money, kindly scan the Western Union Payment Receipt and send it to my email box, or you can write out the Western Union Sender's Name and Western Union MTCN # Control Number and forward it to my email box, because the Western Union here in London must demand the MTCN # Control Number from him before they will release the Money to my Husband, so try to send me & my Husband email address: bryanttommy_susanartworld@yahoo.co.uk we appreciate, remember to deduct Western Union Wire Charges Fees.

Again the Western Union Information's after you sent the Money to him and I will confirm from my email box, I will email you back as soon as my customer Mrs. Pamela Taylor, will be sending another one in your name within Two days as I confirm the first one, so that you will be fast enough to be Cashing the Travelers Check, if you Calculate it in a month you will make a lot of Money too.

Finally Ted, I want to assure you that this business is 100% legal and it is risk free, so therefore, we need your full maximum corporation, you shall be earning at least $3000.00 every Two-week as your own commission, please let me know if you receive this email, Thank you once again and God be with us.

Well you will be expecting it this week or before the middle of next week, we love you as we work out good tidings this year. In Jesus Name We Pray. Amen.

Thanks for your assistant and God bless.

Sincerely.

Susan & Tommy Bryant
SUS ART WORLD INC.
United Kingdom London.


NB: Ted, Always email me on this mail, this email box is secured, all our communications must be on this email box, Thanks for your understanding.


2006-01-31 19:50:55 -
WARNING !!!
Money orders fron the noney box delivered by a dhl delivery service are going around .These are fake if you cash them you will have your bank account taken and will be on bank list.
These are requested to pay 1.00 dollar in check to accept the package that is how they get you bank information .They will not accept cash for delivery it must be a personal check or business check .
These check are showned issued from wf national bank
south central
faribault,mn
If you get these package i have been advised by dhl delivery service to refuse to accept.it may seem like nothing for just one dollar but the information on your check can clean you out !!!!


2006-01-31 18:03:33 - Mark
Ms. Kolhagen,Ms. Nobles, and Ms Mosher

The email is a fraud. However the artist picture that you see is stolen from Mrs. Tustain. She is a real artist, but the people trying to scam you used her picture and changed her name a little. She had nothing to do with it. It is a scam. Never give you private info to anyone. Nothing is ever free. Especially money.


2006-01-31 17:26:40 - Mark
Ok Here it is !!!

Some of you may already know. The real artists name is Susan Harrison - Tustain. She is a real artist, but NOT a scam artist. Some of the discription in the email is copied and the later is added. She is aware of this and has made every effort to inform the public of the near use of her name an her likeness.


2006-01-31 17:04:41 - Mark
I don't know if there is any direct connection, but Susart is a city in Iran. The verbal used in the email may be French.


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