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2005-12-28 18:01:43 -
Heres the one I got....


Dear Corina,
In respect to the placement of your resume ,Would you like to work online from home and get paid weekly ?
MILLER TEXTILES needs a book-keeper in the states, so
I want to know if you will like to work online from home and get paid weekly without leaving or affecting your present job?
It's just that I presently run a textile and fabrics firm I inherited from my late Dad in the UK and we need someone to work for the company as a representative/book keeper in the states.
My company produces various clothing materials, batiks, assorted fabrics and traditional costume which we have clients we supply weekly in the states.
My clients make payments for our supplies every week in form of Money Orders, which are not readily cashable outside the United States,
So we need someone in the States to work as our representative and assist us in processing the payments from our clients and we will pay him/her wages.
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS RECEIVE THIS PAYMENTS FROM OUR CLIENTS IN THE STATES,GET IT CASHED IN YOUR BANK THEN DEDUCT YOUR WEEKLY PAY AND FORWARD THE
BALANCE TO THE COMPANY DOWN HERE VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.
Our payments will be issued out in your name and you get them cashed in your bank.
Deduct your weekly salary and forward the balance to the company via
Western union money transfer.
I AWAIT YOUR URGENT RESPONSE.
DAVID MILLER

second one...I did not think anything of it..silly me...

DearCorina,
As a prospective partner,thanks for your quick response.The pay rate is
10% per transaction.All our payments are legitimate and from legitimate
business sources and are traceable should it be
necessary to do so.
If you agree to this reply as soon as possible so that we can send
an application form MOU to you that will integrate you to our database and you can start as soon as
possible.
thanks.
NOTE:WE REQIURE NO MONEY FROM YOU IN ANY FORM DURING THIS
PARTNERSHIP,ALL
EXPENSIVE WILL BE BEAR BY US WHEN THE NEED ARISE AND WE ARE PAYING
10% FOR
EACH TRANSACTION.
DAVID MILLER
MILLER TEXTILES
LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM
+447031940571
FAX: +44-87-1247-6113


Then I got 6 MO....for $ 850 each,what really made me worry was that tha name of the person who mailed them to me was different then the name of the person who purchased the money orders...so I got suspicious...and emailed back this:


hi there,yes I did receive the money orders but for some reason I feel that this is not kosher for me.I will mail your money orders back to the sender today.
It just does not feel right to make that kind of money for doing soo little.I am sorry but I do not wanna get into any kind of trouble.The money orders will be sent back to the p.o box that were sent from.Let me know if u want thouse sent somewhere else.I am sorry but ,please dont send me any more.I reallly feel this is not for me.
Corina

hello and how are Corina ,i just got a confirmation from our client that a payment has been sent out to you and according to the tracking number details at USPS (www.ups.com) it shows it has been delivered to your address pls here is the tracking number for checking 0303 3430 0000 0585 1487 at 9:44 am on December 16, 2005 . have the money orders cashed immediatly remove your 10% and get back to me on the e mail so i will give you the information you will require in sending the funds to the company.

DAVID MILLER
MILLER TEXTILES
LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM
+447031940571
FAX: +44-87-1247-6113


Anyway I did mail thouse back...and of course they came back to me....the po box is non existent.
So....
I have not heard from them in a while, I hope they leave me alone.
Be careful everyone.....better be poor then getting in trouble.
Smiles...


2005-12-28 09:57:15 - wes
what about money orders from bank one are they fake too????


2005-12-27 11:24:45 -
Here is how you deal with them. Tell them you cashed the check and it got returned 4 money orders got returned and that they owe you $100 and demand your money from them when they call its so funny. You yell at them on the phone " Where is my money send me money!!!" meanwhile never cash their checks just keep asking to send you the right one. Or you can send them $5 and alert the local police to wait for these guys at the western union. I bet you they are dumb to show up and get arrested over $5 dollars.


2005-12-26 08:38:51 -
i recieved 4500
worth of travelers chcks from a tommy bryant
i called the local fbi office and was told not to cash them witch i wasnt gonna do anyway
but now this person wont stop calling my house and bothering me
so what do i do with the chcks and about the calls
thanks
ed


2005-12-24 15:19:08 -
I received a letter from London a couple of days ago. There was no return address on it and in it was four money orders. Each are 1,000. each. They were purchased on 08/10/2005. I talked to some one at the beginning of this month about babysitting there kid while they were in town. They said they were from Spain. I thought that some how it was connected.I e-mailed them and asked what was the status on the baby sitting job and I nee the dates they were going to be in town. They replied me by asking me if I received the check. I told them no but I still need the information so I can plain ahead. They then told me to take 750.00 out of what they sent me and then send them the rest. I never told them I received any money so now I know that the money orders were from them. I know they are stolen.What do I do now and how can I get them back to the oiginal purchaser or can I even do that.


2005-12-24 00:53:18 - anonymous
I received an email from someone who i met on myspace and once we started talking he brought up working for his company. Receiving checks, keeping 10% and then sending the rest to some other place. After lots of research, i noticed that this was truly a scam. Here is a copy of a letter that was sent to me.

HELLO,

Would u like to work online from home and get paid weekly ?
... FABRICS AND TEXILES needs a book-keeper in the state,so i want to know if u will like to work online from home and get paid weekly without leaving or affecting ur present job?It's just that i presently run a textile and fabrics firm in the UK and we need someone to work for the company as a representative/book keeper in the states.My company produces various clothing materials, batiks, assorted fabrics and traditional costume which we have clients we supply weekly in the states. My clients make payments for our supplies every week in form of cheque which are not readily cashable outside the United States, So we need someone in the States to work as our representative and assist us in processing the payments from our clients and i will pay him weekly salary.
ALL U NEED TO DO IS RECEIVE THIS PAYMENTS FROM OUR CLIENTS IN THE STATES GET IT CASHED IN UR BANK THEN DEDUCT UR WEEKLY PAY AND FOWARD THE BALANCE TO THE COMPANY DOWN HERE VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.
Our payments will be issued out in ur name and u get them cashed in ur bank deduct ur weekly salary and foward the balance to the company via western union money transfer .
SO ALL I NEED IS TO FOWARD UR INFORMATIONS TO OUR CLIENTS IN THE STATES AND THEY ISSUE PAYMENTS IN FORM OF CHEQUE THEN SEND IT TO U VIA MAIL OR COURIER.
I will need ur Full name, Residential Address and Phone Number so we can foward it to our clients and they will start making payments to u as the company'
representative in the states
I WILL EMAIL U A LETTER OF EMPLOYMENT FROM OUR COMPANY WHICH U HAVE TO REPLY WITH AN ACCEPTANCE LETTER AND A SCANNED COPY OF UR INDETIFICATION ATTACHED TO IT.
AS SOON AS WE CONFIRM ANY PAYMENT COMING TO U I WILL LET U KNOW AND I WILL GIVE U THE INFORMATION TO SEND FUNDS TO THE COMPANY VIA MONEY GRAM TRANSFER.
AS WELL YOU CAN CHECK OUT OUR SITE AT WWW.LANTEX.CO.UK


Warmest Regards,
LANTEX FABRICS CO.

The company is legit, but the job is not, here is the second message i received.

WE ARE GLAD TO HAVE YOU WORK WITH US..........AS YOUR FIRST WORK WHICH WE MAKE THE MANAGEMENT OF THE LANTEX FABRICS COMPANY GIVE YOU THE APPOINTMENT OF A PART TIME WORKER AS AN AGENT OF THE COMPANY IN THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA.....
A MAIL HAS BEEN SENT TO YOUR HOUSE MAIL,THROUGH THE ADDRESS ON YOUR FORM..THE MAIL IS IN FORM OF A PACKAGE.AND INSIDE IT CONTAIN A PAYMENT FROM A CLIENT FROM THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA WHICH IS IN AN INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDER.

THE PAYMENT WILL BE SEND TO OUR SHAREHOLDER IN WEST AFRICA...
TO THE NAME AND ADDRESS ABOVE........

ADEOSUN OLABANJI ADEBAYO

33 FATE ROAD
CITY.......ILORIN
STATE.........KWARA STATE
ZIP CODE.........234031
COUNTRY ........NIGERIA

REMEMBER 10% OF THE PAYMENT WILL BE YOU FIRST PAYMENT AS AN AGENT OF THE COMPANY...........THE CONTROL NUMBER WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU AT THE WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER WILL BE SEND TO AS A REPLY TO THIS EMAIL BY YOU...

REGARDS..
MANAGEMENT.

beware cuz the guy i received this from is named Rodney Scott!! This is a scam!


2005-12-23 19:18:22 -
valadate money order #53668627270 DATED 07/01/05 AMOUNT $ 2,250.00 PAYEE jOHN roroza CASHED 12/16/05 AT BANK OF AMERICA CLEARED ON 12/19/05.


2005-12-23 10:55:01 -
Well guys to prevent these guys activitie is simple dont engage them its useless to frustrate yourself and antagonize em no thats not the answer. When dealing with them be a gentleman or ladylike and be very nice to them put them at ease and at carelessness and just where ever this email originate from write to the email server admin and tell them about the fraud and let them trace this guys. Let the police handle. Also the mail you get from these guys try to handle it by the edges put it in a plastic bag and give it to your local police department maybe they are able to take some prints of of it and catch these guys.


2005-12-23 05:42:16 - SHONDA
Please Beware:
john smith wrote:
How are you doing?Its my great pleasure having you working with our company.
The company will be holding a conference in the NYC next month which you will have to attend,Well if you will like to attend the conference i will let you know as soon as the dated as been fixed,and moreso the company will take care of all expensess,i will be glad to see you at the comference.
I will let you know as soon as the first payment as been mailed out to you by our customer so you can have it cashed at your bank and have your cut deduted and send the rest through western union money transfer.
I will be expecting to hear from you and looking forward for a long time relationship.
Regards
They will give you addresses to sent the money to don't even cash them.PLEAASE


2005-12-23 05:25:58 - SHONDA
I WAS A VICTM OF THE SAME SCAM AND TO LET YOU KNOW SOME, IF YOU CASH THESE MO YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT MONEY AND THERE IS NOTHING THAT THEY CAN DO. THE DAMAGE HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE. SO IF YOU GET ANY IM ASKING YOU FOR HELP WITH CASHING SOME MO DON'T DO IT. YOU WILL REGRET IT IN THE LONG RUN.


2005-12-22 23:51:37 - Will
I talked these people and they seemd so business like. Im so glad that another person placed and aid on craigslist.com to warn it of a scam because I was going to cash the check as soon as I got it. Now I'm just going to ignore them and then if they keep bothering me, I'm going to report them. Good thing for sites like these because my suspicions after the scam alert ad on craigslist.com led me here.


2005-12-22 18:08:19 -
I would like to know if anyone knows how to report these scams because I also have be contcted by susart. She calls her self Shannon Bryant: jsusan_00@yahoo.co.uk also tsusan001@hotmail.com


2005-12-22 17:49:47 -
I also have recieved money orders with no return address and no name of the person sending them, however I recieved this from some woman I urge you to BEWARE OF THIS. If you know any further info on this person please contact me.

Dear Friend,

My name is Susan Bryant, I am an artist with my husband James Bryant,We own SUSART 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.

Tell:009447031925464.


2005-12-22 14:35:48 -
To stop the Nigerian/Mexican/UK scam mails, play around with one. Go along with the story, get your fake money orders, tell them you cashed then, tell them a bunch of lies, give a cell phone number that you can change easily. Once they think you have cashed a check, they will call non-stop.
Then you tell them off. Give them the website address of this site, send copies of your messeage to them to all the other scammers. Keep all the e-mail names & address's in a file. Each time a new scammer writes, send them all the e-mails of the others. Tell them to work it out with these other people who have too much money also.
That is what I did with the pet buyer scammers. I was getting 3 to 5 of them per day. I haven't had one in a week. I think they probably have a office of business. Once a scam business finds out you're on to them, they will take you off their list.
Joyce


2005-12-20 16:49:44 -
I received an e-mail where they are searching for reps to cash money orders for them and keep 7% of the money. this is a scam do not accept.


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