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2006-01-20 16:23:03 -
The same exact thing is happening to me right now. Some girl named Alice Billy contacted me on Yahoo a few months ago. We chatted a few times and then I didn't hear from her much after she "went on a trip to Nigeria." A few days ago she contacts me telling me that she had all of her money stolen, is stuck in Africa, and wants me to receive and cash some money orders, and wire her the money via Western Union. I played along and when the money orders arrived, I started doing some research. I wasn't all that surprised to find dozens of incidents similar to mine. I will probably contact the FBI and turn the money orders into them. I want my hands clean of this garbage.


2006-01-20 16:13:00 - kelly
what happen if i cash them in


2006-01-20 11:11:13 - Ms Bocock
I took 4 money orders for 950 each to the post office to see if they were real and of course they were fake. Susart world is sending counterfet money orders do not cah them take them to the post office


2006-01-20 06:51:48 -
(this is continued from below)


And this is her offline message she sent to me not long ago on yahoo messenger:



nasiru garba (1/11/2006 9:12:13 AM): and i have not been able to send the check i told you becos of my mom u know i cant leave her and go to somewhere else thata was why i haven't send the check and something is delyingme now whic is ur logging number
nasiru garba (1/11/2006 10:14:37 AM): i want you to send me ur logging number to me back so i can send u the cheque with out it i can't send the cheque and i want it from you and i am sending you 10,000 dollars becos i have to pay the bills for my mom and i have to buy my flight ticket and last month i promise to buy gift for my brothers ans sister which i didnt brough for them so i have to buy it for them and i after recieving the cheque i want you to remove 500dollars for urself as gift for chrismas and the gifts i promise to to buy for my sisters and brothers are playstation psp, playstation2 ,digital camera ,nokia 6680 and mp3. and i think they will be cheaper over there,what i want you to do for me is i want you to send me your logging number and after i get it i will go and send the cheque then after u revieve it you
nasiru garba (1/11/2006 10:20:19 AM): go to the bank and cash it then remove 500 dollars for ur self then u go to western union bank and send the 9500 dollars.
nasiru garba (1/11/2006 10:22:58 AM): then after i got the money i will purchase those thing i promise to give out then i will go to an agent and pay for my flight ticket becos i have already booked it last month.
nasiru garba (1/11/2006 10:24:41 AM): i promise to take off by ending of it month by the grace of God
nasiru garba (1/11/2006 10:25:17 AM): ok
nasiru garba (1/11/2006 10:25:31 AM): i will mail you my details for wester union
nasiru garba (1/11/2006 10:25:53 AM): and pls dont for get to mail me your logging number
nasiru garba (1/11/2006 10:26:00 AM): ok
nasiru garba (1/11/2006 10:26:06 AM): honeybye
nasiru garba (1/11/2006 10:26:15 AM): i miss u so much
nasiru garba (1/11/2006 10:26:33 AM): have a nice day and shar my gretting you ur mom and ur sister
nasiru garba (1/11/2006 10:26:36 AM): bye honey
nasiru garba (1/11/2006 10:26:45 AM): i love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
nasiru garba (1/11/2006 10:26:52 AM): byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee








here's the address on the envelope i received in the mail (it's not very legible, but i'll do my best)

Blessing, James
120 Ikorody Road
KGU / mile 12
Lagos
Nigeria

i just hope and pray that no one else gets stuck in this kind of mess... right now i THINK i MIGHT be okay cause i HAVE the money still and not one penny was spent. Wish me luck everyone and i will update this post as soon as i get home from the bank tomorrow.

Bryan


2006-01-20 06:51:09 -
I was stupid enough to almost follow through with something I believe is to be a scam. I was online chatting one day on yahoo in a chat room and came across someone with the screen name "afolereloveu". ( who goes by the name of Sharon )after chatting with "Sharon" for a few months, emailing back and forth and seeming to get to know her , she told me about her being out in Nigeria to help her mother who was sick and needed help, and her only help was me because she could not cash her "checks" she had. She told me she would send me the checks and as a reward for my help, I was to keep $500 of it to myself and for me to wire the rest of the money to her once she gets the information as to where I was to send it using Western Union. I figured, okay I’ve chatted w/ this person and she needs help, me being the kind hearted person I am sometimes... I figured, why not? I recently received 4 money orders, each having the amount of $980.00 with Wal-Mart Financial Services payable through WF National Bank South Central Faribault MN. I cashed the money orders and held onto the money fearing this was too good to be true. To send someone that much money and not know who they are and go on complete faith? Of course I didn't figure this out til I got home and started to do some research and the more I search, the more I came across sits with similar scams being pressed onto other people who have the same exact money orders I do!!!






So here I sit with the money in front of me right now, can't sleep because I am fearing the worst of what will happen to me when I go into the bank tomorrow morning and explain to them what happened and that the money orders I cashed might be fakes. all because I was willing to help someone out in a time of need. I just hope and pray that all they will do is want the money in return. I'm not even sure they are fraudulent, BUT with all the stories I’ve read on here , all have the same trademarks, I’m willing to bet these are as real as Pam Anderson's implants!!! I'm just happy that I didn't wire the money off...this way i can still give the bank the money back that I have. I hope this doesn't affect my credit or my good standing with the bank I have. if anyone else has any info to share, please do...my e-mail is lbcaliguy562@hotmail.com


Oh and by the way... here's two yahoo names I do believe she used...
"afolereloveu" she goes by Sharon on this name

and
"nygirlnas" she goes by Nasiru Garba on this name


2006-01-20 01:39:21 - Will
The Sus Art scam is still active!! I just got it.. The scam part is that the money order they send you will be a fake!! You will either cash it if the clerk does not see it as fraudulent or you will place it in your account and they hope you will send real cash by Western Union to them...Meanwhile your picture will be posted at the establishment you cashed the Money Order in as a counterfeit cheque passer or you bank will deny the funds to your account and since the money is long gone....you will owe the bank and have to prove you were not in on it!!! My sating I live by is" If it looks too good to be true, it IS!!!" Not probably is but just plain IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!!
Also beware of the car crash and the mining accident scams from Africa too!!!!


2006-01-19 15:39:31 -
i have received 4 money orders in the amount of 3500.00 they were ups to me today i have met a guy on yahoo messanger named vermillion401 he says he is in africa and to send him money so he asked me to cash the money orders and he asked if i had a bank account and i told him no so please beware of this guy his real name is mitch davison and he lives in indiana .


2006-01-19 15:30:41 -
Hello everyone, I received 5 money orders from someone claiming to be in london and needs a rep. same as the other stories, I actually deposited them into my account and my account is already overdrawn so they had to keep them for several days but theres not a dime in my account anyway so if the money orders are already there and in a couple of days I withdraw the money am I gonna have to pay the bank the amount which is 4750.00?


2006-01-19 07:21:30 -
I recieved an email from this "Susan Bryant" on January 19, 2006 so be aware its still out out there.

Dear Friend,

My name is Susan Bryant, I am an artist with my husband James Bryant,We own Susan ART WORLD in London(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 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 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,TRAVELLERS CHAEQUES AND SO ON, 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 TRAVELLERS CHEQUES 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 FUNDS 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 PAYMENTS which will be sent to you by the FEDEX or UPS from my business partners, which would come in form of either TRAVELLERS CHEQUES OR MONEY ORDER then contact me as soon as you have the payment (BE IT TRAVELLERS CHAEQUES OR MONEY ORDERS) so that i can relay the proper cashing instructions to you and subseqent western union instructions.

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,
#Your bank name

As soon as this information is received i will mandate my customers/business with immediate effect to start paying in your name, i will aslo give you a call.The payment will be coming in cheques or money orders and as soon as you have them kindly contact me so that i can give you cashing and subsequent instructions.After you must have cashed you'll take ot your 10% and send down the funds on further instructions.



Thanks for your assistant and God bless,

Susan Bryant.
Director of SUSART WORLD INC,
London, United Kingdom.
Tell:+447023053345


2006-01-18 21:55:44 -
I also got an email from Sus Art World, and when I sent them a long list of requirements, such as import/export permits, sales tax, SDN list exclusions, blocked countries,and counterfeit money order validation, they did not reply. If you do not know the acronyms I used, wait for my paperback on internet fraud, coming soon.


2006-01-18 17:52:28 -
Be aware....Sus Art is a fraud!


2006-01-18 12:10:28 -
What exactly is the scam here? I'm trying to figure out the angle of the con artists. I read through the email and can't figure out what is detrimental to me.


2006-01-18 09:52:24 -
This is the directions I got after receiving the travelersExpress MO's totaling 3800.00 dollars.

from aminatu1@yahoo.com

Baby This what u should do, do exactly as i have written here ok, Baby You need to go to western union and send the money with you to the Travelling agent , Abbey scott, 28 awolowo street, City:Ikoyi, State:Lagos,Zipcode:23401,Country:Nigeria, this is the reciever's information you will give to them at western union, the money they will charge for sending because its large amount, deduct from the amount with you, and send the rest balance ok, so when u have sent it , Mail me the Money Transfer Control Number, The Secret question, and Answer, and the location where u sent it from ok, Baby so that my travelling agent can revieve the money here , and he will make my travelling papers ready by Saturday so proably Monday i will take flight,in short in a weeks time we will be together, you will come pick me at the airport, i will send u my flgith details when have bought ticket ok, so baby do as i have said Love you,


2006-01-18 09:30:36 -
TRAVELER'S EXPRESS COMPANY, INC.
iSSUED FROM US BANK
DRAWEE - FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, MINNEAP0LIS MN 55480
Global Lottery Resources Management
LOCATION 2514736 - Stephen Brown Peter Williams
Scam?


2006-01-18 00:57:36 - Mary F.
WILCOX FABRICS AND PRINTS
Good Day,
My name is Lyord Williams(jnr).with regards to your
resume posted on a job recruitment site, the recruitment office of wilcox fabrics and prints,producer of various clothing
materials,batiks,assorted fabrics and traditional costume wishes to
notify you on a job opening in the u.s. as a company representative.please send us
an email if you are interested.

MANAGING DIRECTOR
LYORD WILLIAMS
WILCOX FABRICS AND PRINTS
______________________________________________________

WILCOX FABRICS AND PRINTS
Hello,
My name is Lyord Williams(jnr).,I live in LEEDS,Uk with my wife and two
kids and three dogs. I majored in business management and have been working in a small firm till i recently inherited my late uncle's company Wilcox Fabrics and Prints,a year ago.The company produces various clothing materials,batiks,assorted fabrics and traditional costume for which we have clients companies that we supply weekly in the states. before the demise of my uncle, he was in the process of expanding into West Africa and the US.I am at the newly completed base in Africa right now and we have made such a large client base in the U.S. but I am always facing serious difficulties when it comes to selling to Americans,they are always offering to pay with a US MONEY ORDERS OR CASHIERS CHECKS, which is difficult for me to cash here in the United Kingdom or Africa.
I am looking for a representative in the states who will be working
for me as a part-time worker and i will be willing to pay 12% for every
transaction made,This would in no way affect your present job or place of residence.This job requires someone who
would help recieve payments from customers in the states and get
them processed at U.S. banks. The requirements for this position are honesty,dedication and reliability.However arrangements are been put in place to set up an office in the states but for the time being the company needs a representative in the united states, who will be responsible for handling payments in the U.S.
These payments are in form of money orders and they would be made in your name, so all you need do is cash the money order
deduct your percentage and wire the rest back. It wouldnt cost you any
amount,you will receive payments(money orders) which will be sent to you via fedex
or usps from my business patners,
you are then to cash it,deduct your 12% and send the remaining cash to me via western union
money transfer. all western union charges will be deducted from the remaining monies before being sent.
Kindly get back to us as soon as possible if you are
interested in this job offer. further details will be communicated to you as regards your employment.

WARM REGARDS
Lyord Williams{JNR}
MANAGING DIRECTOR
009447031912588

* These are the two messages I received from this scammer. I knew it was too good to be true. Easy money. So I wrote back to him asking for details about his company like wanting to see his website or a brochure. Then he sent me the second e-mail "describing" his life, but no website or brochure. So I wrote back to him letting him know I was turning him in. I told him that he sent the e-mail to the wrong person b/c I knew he was a scam artist. He never wrote back. Then I found this website. I hope people see this website first.


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