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2005-12-01 12:58:19 -
i have a travelers check that was sent to me and i need to know if it is good or not it is for 1,000 dollars money order # is 54421707845, and on the money order it has payable thru WF National Bank of south central Faribault, MN routing # is 091900533:544 acount # 21707845 The issueing agent was Wal mart Financial service


2005-12-01 12:53:13 -
I sold this person some Cobra racing pipes on Ebay. He sent me a phony money order from WF National Bank. I can fax it to you if you like.

Here is his address and phone number. You need to act fast because I have not sent his pipes but he will get supicious immediately.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=4591422318&sspagename=STRK%3AMESO%3AIT

You should ship to: John Follmuth
425 1st St. North
Rockwell, IA 50469
United States
(641) 822-3124


2005-12-01 11:00:11 - Mike
Here is another scam I just got an email about today:

Hello Dear,

Good day to you, my name is Susan Bryant, I am an artist with my husband James Bryant, and we are the owner of Susan Art World .I'm from United Kingdom London, I'm married to James Bryant with two kids and four cats. 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 are 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 normally MARKET all my art works & galleries to private companies in UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA).

My husband and I are always facing serious difficulties when it comes to PAYMENTS, This is because all my customers in AMERICA are always offering to pay me with U.S POSTAL MONEY ORDERS, And it is very difficult for me to cash U.S POSTAL MONEY ORDERS HERE in LONDON, This is Because The United Kingdom Government does not permit the usage of U.S POSTAL MONEY ORDERS IN HERE IN LONDON.

Right now, my husband and I are looking for a representative in the (AMERICA) who can be helping us to cash the U.S POSTAL MONEY ORDERS IN THE (AMERICA) and wire the cash to here in london, we have a lot of customers in AMERICA and they all wanted to pay us with U.S POSTAL MONEY ORDERS, so we write you to seek for your help in partnership, we want you to our AMERICA REPRESENTATIVE so that all our customers can be issuing the MONEY ORDERS to your name and you will CASH THE MONEY ORDERS and send CASH to us here in LONDON.

If you accept this offer, you shall be receiving 10% commission as your interest for each transaction, which means that you can earning at least $3000.00 Three Thousand American Dollars Every week as your commission, if you accept this offer, all we need to do is to instruct all our customers to raise MONEY ORDERS on your name and send it to your address, Then when you receive the MONEY ORDERS and cash them, you will deduct 10% from the total money as your commission, and send the balance to us here in LONDON, This project is 100% risk free and it is legal from the American Government, if you are interested, kindly send me the below information's:

1. Your Complete Full Names.
2. Your Residential Address.
3. Your Telephone Number or Your Mobile Phone Number For East Communication.

This project is 100% risk free and it is legal from the America Government, so fill free to make up your mind and email me back with the above information's to enable us proceed. Thanks for finding time to read my proposal, Kindly reply as soon as you can.

Friendly Regards.
Mrs. Susan & James Bryant.
Email: susanbryant_2002@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +447-031928-940


2005-12-01 00:38:12 -
LOL
Jon Kalo has hired ME to work as a check cashing service. I was glad to make the extra money for christmas. Mr Kalo (and I use the term loosly) sent me 6 "walmart money orders" for $925.00. Boy am I rich! The folks at walmart and I sure had a good laugh when I took them there to make sure they were fakes. Well, now poor old Jon has had to use up a bunch of his own money cause I email him and tell him I have important news about his money. I keep him very up to date on how my friend at the local grocery store cannot cash them until her boss is out of the store. so far she has "cashed" two of them and I "took" 2 more to the bank who wants to wait 14 business days before releasing the money. oh--and geeze--I had to stay home and wait for the fedex guy and missed a whole day of work and now I am going to charge him for the lost wages. When poor mr kalo CALLS inquiring about his money--I ask him lots and lots of questions about Nigeria and his home in London (which according to mapquest is in the middle of a large park) Poor Mr Kalo is so helpful in answering all my many, many questions in detail(remember it's his dime!). I have asked poor Jon for some samples of his fabrics as I am redecorating my house and would like to recover a couple of sofas and have some comforters/spreads made for a couple of king size beds. I like to especially ask him about him being an agent for me cause I would like to buy some property in Nigeria. He gets so excited about the possibility on getting some more money from me(oops--do you smell another scam coming???)

This may not get anyones money back but I sure feel good about stringing poor old Jon along and making him spend his own money on the Fedex (which he said would come from England and instead came from France)and on the many phone calls (most of which he has to repeat cause I keep clearing my throat badly and blaming the noise on a poor conection and make him call back 2-3 times before I can actually "hear" him well enough. I am having such a GOOD TIME with all these questions to good ole Jon. Soon I will introduce my "husband" who has lots of money and will offer to cash checks too. (I can have more than one email account too!). I have framed and hung on the wall all of the "walmart money orders"

A very funny site with lots of scambusters on it is the 419 Eaters. Please go to the bathroom before you read this site cause you will laugh so hard at what these masters make these "scammers" do in the hopes of money, you will almost die!!!

Thanks for listening and remember--YOU too can have fun with Mr Jon Kalo or whatever name he uses at the time he contacts you.
Amy


2005-11-30 19:34:37 -
i have recieved 3 money orders i need to find out iof they are fake


2005-11-30 13:33:34 -
hello my name is joseph judge 26 from attica ny in regards to the fake money order or conterfite as they say. i have one of them money orders in my possion and would greatly appersate that u contact me at 585 591 8005 plz and thanks i have taken this matter to the police department here in town so u will be hearing from them too


2005-11-30 10:46:30 -
I received (8) Money Orders from Walmart payable to myself with orders to send to Lagos Nigeria. The Money Oredrs were for $950.00 a piece, totaling $7,600.00 the Man's Name is Walter Smith, claiming to own a Textile and fabric Company. Mr. Smith's email address is:

waltersmithxx1@yahoo.co.uk

I am supposed to deduct 10% of $7,600.00 and send the difference to Nigeria. Counterfeiters will send this money so you can wash this money through your bank account and by the time the funds have been available and wired out from the counterfeit Money Orders, there is not enough time for your bank to verify funds are actually available from the institution that the Money Orders were supposedly purchased from. Therefor, you end up sending them your good money. Once the Counterfeit Money Orders are returned to the Financial Institution making you responsible for the Monies that were sent to the Counterfeiters. So, you are the financer of any number of illegal activities, up to, and including Terrorism.


2005-11-30 02:31:22 -
I receive six fake money orders, and deposited three of them into my account. My dumb ass then did the research on the Wal*mart financial services, and found this site. Can anyone email me back at aczp827@yahoo.com to tell me what will happen next, because if I don't take the money out, then I should not be charged with the amount I deposited. Right? So please anyone contact me and tell whats gonna happen.


2005-11-29 16:20:00 -
Greetings all, please be aware and pass on information to your family and friends that any money order with Wal-Mart Financial Services payable through WF National Bank South Central Faribault MN is more than likely fraudulent. I am working several cases on this issue. I continue to urge each and everyone of you to report these to your local police department. Somewhere down the line the suspect will be apprehended and brought to justice, but you have to document and have a paper trail. This is where good old fashion police work begins. Be safe!


2005-11-29 15:43:27 -
I would like for you to check out these Money Orders and see if they are bogus or not.

The issuing agent is The Money Box check cashing. These are the money order #'s

47258994803
47258994813
47258994883
47258994893
47258994793


Payee's Endorsement:

Please contact these folks. Travelers Express Company Inc., P.O. Box 9476, Minneapolis, MN 55480

Thank you


2005-11-29 09:35:31 -
heres my 2 cents ... i have an apt for rent and im trying to rent it via several websites online. basically i get alot of responses .. but the peopel that are trying to secure my room end up sending me money orders... this has happend to me more than 3 times now ... the first time i deposited the certified bank check from SBS bank.. but i had the bank call up the bank to where the check was issued .. and they told me it was a fraudulant check. then i recieved other money orders and never thought twice about cashing them.

what i have done in spite of all this i have kept up with the email conversations and i tell " them " that i have there money in hand ... and that i will be sending it to them soon.. haha .. another time i told them thanks for the loot ill be going on vacation now ...

either way .. dont get scammed ... im sorry to hear from anyone out there that actaully did.. its terrible ..

another way you can get around this is ask your client (scammer) to send the money to you western union... they will make up some BS about how its so far and they dont have access to one ... but then ... if you think about it ... why in the world do they request for you to send it back that way ??

happy holidays everyone .. God bless!!


2005-11-29 06:11:31 -
Watch for scams on the Singleparent.com dating site. Name will be Marckus Burnham...supposedly from Ohio, & the UK. Money orders are sent from Spencer Allwell. I did not accept these, and had them returned. Be aware of these names. What a scam!


2005-11-28 22:05:50 - VICTIM
I just got scammed for, and it seems there is not much I can do about it, but if it helps, i will post some of the scam artist info online, along w\ there "supposed" contact info.

BILLY KEN
(773)737-4172

Victoria Robinson
address:243 peckham rye, london, SE 5se UK
NAME - BALOGUN SAKIRU
ADDRESS - 120 AGUDA ROAD,
CITY : AGEGE
STATE: LAGOS
COUNTRY: NIGERIA
POSTER CODE : 23401


2005-11-28 21:54:50 -
chris, i also got a money order for walmart. called the number on the back of it and they said it was a fake. i am taking it to a bank tomorrow. would love to catch this joker. please email me at brian15151960@yahoo.com so we can discuss this further. thanks


2005-11-28 21:12:59 - Carrie
I received 5 money order from San Diego by the name Simile Oluwa through next day air. $950 for each money order. But the person who contacted me was C. Fletch in UK. How interesting! I don't think those money order are really neither, because it is also from Wal*Mart Financial Services and it is payable Thru WF National Bank South Central, Faribault, MN. Since they have someone who can buy money order from US, there is really no need to find another person to do extra job for them. Let's see what will he said when I tell him I am not going to wire the money for him to "Nigeria"
Peoople, please also be aware of scam from Europe, I got a fake check, and I was lucky that Western Union froze the money so I could get the money back.


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