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2006-01-04 11:51:43 -
I received an email from here.

OFFICE
34 Parliament Street,
York, YO18SG,UK
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 part 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 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, 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,

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


2006-01-03 18:56:54 -
I had a item on Pennswood classified ads, It was For Sale tanning bed 100. Well needless to say I received emails stating they were interested in my advert , and one so much as sent me a counterfeit money order I deposited this in my checking because this person kept writing and asking me about the transaction I wrote when the mo clears we will talk .Well 2 weeks later needless to say yes it was counterfeit.. Can any one tell me is there some where out here I can post these address , So everyone knows
Thanks
Peggy


2006-01-03 14:23:23 -
i also have been scamed and now i have to pay for it
i have gotten 3 postal money orders and they were fraud and the bank cashed them and now i found out they were fake and i have to pay now


2006-01-03 14:23:14 -
Here's another scam.

Dear Friend,
We might be strangers to ourselves now but as time goes on in case you are willing to assist me in making this proposal a reality,we will now probably meet in person.
We want to transfer to overseas account ($32,000.000.00 USD) Thirty-two million United States Dollars) from a Prime Bank here in Mauritius, I want to ask you, If you can look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable and fit to provide either an existing Bank Account or to set up a new Bank A/C immediately to receive this money, even an empty A/C can serve to receive this money, as long as you will remain honest to me till the end for this important business trusting in you and believing in God that you will never let me down either now or in future. I am the Auditor General of one of the prime banks here in Mauritius, during the course of our auditing,I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in 1996 and since 1998 nobody has operated on this account again,after going through some old files in the records I discovered that the owner of the account died without a [Heir/WILL] hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this account is PEDRO F. HASLER a foreigner, a great industrialist and he died since 1998.No other person knows about this Account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that until his death he was the manager GOLD ARK [pty].S.A.
We will start the first transfer with Twelve million [$12,000.000] upon successful transaction without any disappoint from your side, we shall re-apply for the payment of the remaining rest amount to your Account.
The total amount involve is Thirty-two million United States Dollars only [$32,000.000.00]. I want to first transfer $12,000.000.00 [Twelve United States Dollar] from this money into a safe foreigners account abroad before the rest. But I don't know any foreigner, I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local Person here, without valid international foreign passport, but can only be approved to any foreigner with valid international passport or drivers license and foreign A/C because the money is in US dollars and the former owner of the a/c is a foreigner too, and the money can only be approved into a foreign A/C.
However, we will sign a binding agreement, to bind us together when we meet face to face after the first transfer of $12Million before transferring the second part of $20 Million. I am revealing this to you with believe in God that you will never let me down in this business, you are the first and the only person that I am contacting for this business, so please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take urgently. Send also your private telephone and fax number including the full details of the account to be used for the deposit.
I want us to meet face to face to build confidence and to sign a binding agreement that will bind us together immediately after the first transfer before we fly to your country for withdrawal, sharing and investments .
I need your full co-operation to make this work fine because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this account, which I will give to you upon your positive response and once I am convinced that you are capable and will meet up with instruction of a key bank official who is deeply involved with me in this business. I need your strong assurance that you will never, never let me down.
With my influence and my position in the bank the bank official can transfer this money to any foreigner's reliable account that you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending our physical arrival in your country for sharing. The bank official Will destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any place and to build confidence you can call me for heart to heart discussion through my private satellite phone which I secured for the security and safety of this business as you know that this business is confidential.I will use my position and influence to obtain all legal approvals for onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance from the relevant ministries and foreign exchange departments.
At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 20% of the total amount, 75% will be for me, while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transfer. I look forward to your earliest reply through this email address ballasjohn1@walla.com

Thanks and God Bless.
Yours truly

Dr John Ballas.
N.B


2006-01-03 14:16:53 -
Here's a new but old scam. It also included a picture.


SUSART WORLD

INC
Dear Friend,
My name is Susan Bryant, I am an artist with my husband James Bryant,We own JONES 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 Jones. 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, 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 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 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 then you are to take it to your bank account to enable you cash it and send the money cashed for the MONEY ORDERS 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 Bryant.
Director of SUSART WORLD INC,
London, United Kingdom.
.

Get back as soon as possible via email at (susanartworlduk_03@yahoo.com) Regards
Susan Bryant.


2006-01-03 14:04:27 -
Hi All please be aware of the following scam email I received. It even included a picture of the supposed "artist" damn scammers!!!!


OFFICE
34 Parliament Street,
York, YO18SG,UK
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 part 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 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, 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,

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


2006-01-03 10:40:47 -
I just received $5350 in Wal Mart checks for a horse I am selling. I am trying to see if they are legitimate at this time. Any help would be appreciated


2005-12-30 20:46:20 -
I was almost scammed by a Don Juan from Hawaii or Nigeria, not sure which. He IM'd me on my Yahoo Messenger. He was so respectful. We chatted for weeks before he told me he could not cash his money gram because Nigeria banks did not recognize them. I felt sorry for him being kind of "stranded in Nigeria". Then he asked me for $200 so that he could register for the trade fair to sell his wares (he mentioned that he was a model). Anyway, I had to tell him to never ask me for money again or we could not talk anymore. He stopped doing that until a few weeks later he said he was desperate to get back home to Hawaii and that the hotel manager was really getting on to him about the hotel bill. I asked why he could not get a family member to do this for him, then he says I am the only one - he has no family. I felt so bad for him - trusting him....but not enough to cash a money order by depositing it into my bank. I then found this website and found some testimonial that sounded like what he had told me. I sent him emails and sent a link to this website to him. I was kind of angry because I really did like him. Oh well, at least I don't owe the bank any money. The last time I spoke with him he said he had senr the Money gram out already. I have not heard from him since I sent this website link to him. Jeez....the things we fall for. I am so happy that I am poor and a skeptic.


2005-12-30 19:03:17 - Mr. Padilla
Lily Amador... Do not wire any money, this is a scam. Once the money order comes back, your mother will be liable, she will have to re-pay her bank and she will be out the 3,000. Take care


2005-12-30 18:57:58 - H.P.
Received 2,800 WAL*MART money order from an "agent" who wanted to purchase an eBay item from me. Funny thing is, the item was only 450, he wants the difference sent via western union to his "shipper" in order to ship the pair os shoes. The MO came from China and is payable thru the WF national bank South Central Faribault MN... obviously a scam. BEWARE!


2005-12-30 16:13:10 -
hi..

l just recieved $2500 from pulse inc. and the guys who l am talking with are from lantex textile (which is a big lie) so l just contacted with my local FBI office and reported them

WARNING: NANCY WILLSON IS A SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

also if anyone get a good offer anything from nigeria or a nigerian person.. ignore them.. they are all thief man.. l maybe talked 10 other nigerians they all offered me something and they were all scam.

be careful guys..


2005-12-30 13:48:14 -
We also received 10,000 from a Micheal Moore from England. Not sure what to do with these. I went to the bank with these and the bank would not cash. They didn't know if they were legal or not. Has anyone else received any e-mails from this name.


2005-12-30 08:54:36 -
lol.. In the email I got from Susan aka susart her email addresses are


2005-12-29 16:12:41 -
I posted a dining room for Sale on Craig's list for $300 and I received a money gram from ACE for $2,000. The customer claims it was an error and they want me to pay for shipping and return the balance. A flag went up though because they did not put a return address on the mail with the check and they sent it parcel post, if I was mailing $2000 I would want a signature and confirmation, it also came from Nigeria. It is from a woman named Lucy Chou with a gmail address. Needless to say after reading all this I won't even try to cash it.


2005-12-29 14:08:40 -
Hi. My name is Lily Amador, and I regret to say that my poor mother, has been a victim of a scam. You see, she received a letter coming from Standard Trust Inc. (telephone- 647-8851023) telling her that they have been instructed from Gambling Corporation to inform her of her Unclaimed Prize Money held on Sept. 7th of 2003.
They claim that due to a technical set back with their Database System, they delayed the release of the prize winning numbers to avoid circulating the wrong information to contestants.The letter states that there had been several attempts to notify her, the first notification was sent to her on April 2004, and the second was Jan 2005. As for this reson, this would be the ast notification. They attach a ticket number and serial number.... for which she says of $250,800.00 USD she would get the remaining split of $194,000, because it would be divided intot hese 17 contestants. MY CONCERN: they sent her a cashiers check, and being that my mohter, has, and continues to get into these sweepstakes, she managed to cash the check for $3,950.00. Being skeptical daughter that i am, I managed to call the bank number, printed on the front of the check- the name by the way is ECOBANK in Washington D.C. The customer service rep, that answered my phone call went by the name of Maria ID# 58147, I told her I wanted to verify if a check I received was valid, she asked for routing # and all other information... she then told me it was- indeed valid, and she even gave me the amount, which I had not given her. With this information, we then took the chek my mothers local bank, Wells Fargo, and managed to cash it with no problems or hesitations.After speaking with the 2 people at Standard Trust, Sandy, and Franklin( which sounds Jamaican)- they assure me, my mother will get her money after i wire them the $3000.00 to Canada by Western Union. My mother hopes this is true, and also points out she has nothing to loose..... since the check is for $3950.00 and they are only asking for the 3000.00. ................ My worries don't stop, we are and come from a very honest family, My mother believes, that after all these huimble years, it has finally paid off- her luck has came. Please let me know if there is anyone out there who can give us any advise.... They tell her, she has very little time and that she must wire the money right away otherwise, they will put a stop to the check assuming that it has been lost or stolen. Please call my cell phone...832-858-4023 or 713-928-9983. if you can direct me to someone that can help us out.... we dont want any problems with the government. Thanks alot.. Lily Amador


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