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2006-01-23 11:18:15 -
I was selling my rims online and received the money order for them. I was instructed to Hurry and cash it and then send 1500$ to his carrier who would come pick them up. I fist noticed the letter did not have a return address. Now who would send 2800$ dollars without a return address. I still have not yet cashed it, but I am assuming that it is a scam, Beware of Craiglist scammers


2006-01-23 10:46:12 -
I've been in contact with a Mr. Larry Francis Reuben who claims to be with a company called H & F Fabrics. He wants me to cash money orders for him and send the money, halved, to 2 different addresses (both in Nigeria). I have all this information along with detailed instructions on what to do and how to do it. I went along with it at first to see what was up (they asked for personal information and I gave them my ss# with a wrong digit to be on the safe side). He's called my house and cell phone to get my email address again because some guy that was supposed to be handling all this lost his records or something like that. He said that I should have the orders by Thur. of this week. I don't feel right about this and after finding this site I'm positive it's the same type of money order scam. Can anyone please tell me what to do? I feel as if I'm in pretty deep with this but I've had one hell of a year with Katrina and all and I really don't need anything illegal against me also. Any suggestions will be accepted and appreciated.


2006-01-22 19:03:19 -
On the website www.hotornot there is a man named 'jerry' smith that is posing to be a widow from Iowa that is stuck in Nigeria because of no funds. Our first e-mail he told me he needed my help because he is stuck there after going for a modeling job that didn't pan out and he ran out of money. He supposedly also has 2 daughters with him named Joy and Juliet. He immediately sent me 5-$700 Walmart money orders but asked me to send the money via western union to Name:Segun Johnson
Address:9 toyin street
City:Ikeja
State:Lagos
Zipcode:23401
Country:Nigeria
Jerry's e-mail address is jerry444_lips@yahoo.com. I did not fall for the scam but am trying to get the FBI involved because he does not know that I am onto him. Watch out!


2006-01-22 16:39:00 -
i keep getting e-mails from a susan bryant who wants me to cash money orders


2006-01-22 11:09:22 -
i received an email today from sus art work and being very familiar with email fraud because of my own experience ,i immediately looked up the company and there was your site right on top. i in the last year had many experiences from dating sites,with scammers,even had merchadise sent to my home which i returned to the delivering compnay.i was never taken for anything because i have been around and know the game from the streets,when i was younger. what i want is a job with you.
christopher mapp


2006-01-21 20:25:03 -
tiffany_smith997 contacted me for collecting money for their company saying they are in england a tiffany Smith from uk working for lantex manufacturing compnay


2006-01-21 17:16:39 - CHAD CHRYSLER
NEED INFO ON REFUND ON LOST MONEY ORDER. FOR FRED HAYES#54734099739 FROM,01/03/06


2006-01-21 15:02:47 -
I, too, rec'd the message from SUS Art co. I find it rather odd that they would state that foreign banks would not honor money orders or traveler's cks. The banks have the wherewithall to ck on the validity of the checks.
I receive from 1 ot 3 of these types of offers, listed below, on a weekly basis.
Bill Meador
Teacher


2006-01-21 01:39:40 -
This is the e-mail I got: After losing $5750.00 in fake United States Postal Services money orders. They need to go to jail Please investigate. I have alot mre stuff also from them sending me stuff.

Hello!!

My name is Susan Bryant,I am an artist with my husband Tommy Bryant,We
own
Sus Art World in London(United Kingdon)I live in London United
Kingdom,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 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 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 partime worker and i will be willing to pay 10% for every
transaction,which wouldnt affect ur present state of work,someone who
would
help me recieve 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 state who
will be
handling the payment aspect for our company.

These payments are in money order and they would come 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,But i have my way of getting anyone
that
gets away with our money,i mean the FBI branch in Washington gets
involve It
wouldnt cost you any amount,you are to receive payments which will be
sent
to you by fedex or ups from my business patners, which would come in
form of
a money order then u are to cash it and send the cash to me via Western
Union or Money Gram.NOTE:All charges will be deducted from the money so
you
are rest assured that you wouldnt send a dime out of your personal
money.

If you are interested,please get back to me as soon as possible via
email or
call me on + 447031903413,or Tommy on + 447040101818...


Regards
Susan & Tommy Bryant
http://www.susartworld.com/

NB:Endeavour to send your reply through my alternative e-mail
address:(susan_bryant103@yahoo.co.uk)


2006-01-21 01:24:01 -
I am a victom to this scam with the fake money orders. Mine were 5 United States Postal Service Money Orders though.


2006-01-20 22:43:41 -
This one almost coaught me! I wrote their real comapny a enquiry about the ad on their website. And bummer! They dont need me and Wendy lee just dosent work there either! All emploees use their real addresses, and no free ones.. so here is a big business NO probably in most cases, NO hot mail, NO yahoo, heads up!
Here is the letter and some banter:

The answer from the real company:
Our company dont't need a US/Canada/European representative at present. Thanks for your interest!

We announce seriously that we Able Technology (Hong Kong) Ltd. don't have an employee called Mr. Wendy Lee. All employees must use our company email @abletechnology.com.hk for business purposes. No employee is permitted to use the free email address such YAHOO, HOTMAIL,and such like that, for business pruposes.

Recently, we have also got emails from other customers to ensure if Mr. Wendy Lee works in our company. Please beware of this swindler Mr. Wendy Lee who uses our company information to canvass business.

Best regards
Tina Hung
Able Technology (Hong Kong) Ltd
Tel:+852-2389-6583
Fax:+852-2389-6526
sales@abletechnology.com.hk
www.abletechnology.com.hk

----- Original Message -----
From: Verna Dunlap
To: sales@abletechnology.com.hk
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 1:56 AM
Subject: Please reply this is true


Please let me know if the corrispondence I received from the following person is a true Sales Curator for your company. I have been requested for business from the United States side and am worried these days about doing business with people that may not even work for you. by the way, Your products webpages are included in the letter. http://www.abletechnology.com.hk
E-Catalog Address http://able.hkinventory.com


I have been asked out of confidence to contact this person at a differnt address, this is why I feel I must check with you if they are really part of your company. I hope they are! I would love to work for you!
.. You need not call, if you would please just drop me a note back, thank you very much and have a great day!
posh

earlier that day from Mr. Wendy Lee
Sales Curator,
Mr.Wendy Lee
Please for the sake of confidentiality i would prefare you to reply me
via my private email account; lwendy_abletech@yahoo.com.hk

Darn, would have loved to handle there business over here! I have a international book keeping business and am chomping at the bit for a multi Million dollar busines that needs visability here in the states!

posh
I have received in the past three months of answering these so called business ventures 6 money orders. I opened an account for them, I left the money in tell the bank called me and told me they were bad. They were all bad. Four Wallmarts and 3 US postal. I will never take a money order again, nor will I ever pay out for a client I dont know before their money clears. Even clients in the area have had trouble with their checks these past two years and boy does that create a circle of problems when you figure the checks are good. What a world and with Terrorism, I will not ever take the chance... That's why I write the head office that is a member of the chamber of commerice, get their email address and fax number and drop them a note I have three letters back from promising businesses that turned out to be not from the company at all. I want to make sure I have the info right on them before I post them here, one is called golden take and the other Was julia something, Ill be back..
posh


2006-01-20 21:36:36 -
Kelly....


just take them to the police or trash them... whatever you do.. do NOT cash them or use them... unless you want to owe the bank all the money you know you don't have. oh and you might want to take the envelope to the post office so they can trace where it came from ... i'm supposed to do that with mine tomorrow when i go back to the bank again.

Bryan


2006-01-20 21:34:16 -
Well... i went to the bank and told them the truth about everything that happened, and i returned the money and i asked them to please check to see if the Money Orders were fake... i got a call back from them tonight at 5:45 pm (pacific standard time) and everything checked out as i thought it would be...fake as can be!!!! i'm just glad i brought the money back right away!! the bank said they would not penalyze me for anything and i was in the clear... as for my "friend" who is still asking me for the checks.. i'm going to have some fun with this and screw around w/ her for a bit and get more info from her, i'm also going to get her info as to where she wanted me to wire the money and give that info to the bank and they'll take it from there. I'm just sooooooo glad and extremely happy nothing bad came out of this for me. So people, PLEASE be careful and be aware of the scams! i know how hard it is to build credit up and keep your life on track in an honest way, don't let these people get the best of you and pull one over you! take care everyone and again, be careful!!!

Bryan


2006-01-20 20:58:16 -
Just fake money orders


2006-01-20 19:53:50 - jack
Just received Sus Art scam letter now.


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