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2005-11-28 19:31:31 -
I received 4 money orders from an individual "K Price" for $920 each for the rental of my property....asking me to cash the checks and then send the rest back to them Western Union. I haven't verified they are fake, though they are very fishy looking from "WalMart Financial Services" and Travelers Experss Co, Inc. SErial numbers are 54280049636 54280049646 54280049656 54280049666. BEWARE!


2005-11-26 19:13:00 -
I was selling some things on Ebay when this guy told me that he was interested in buying them, however he did not win, but insisted on sending me a money order for $3600, even after I told him to send me nothing. I asked where I could return the money order the day I received it and he just e-mailed me saying to just go to my bank cash it and wire it to somewhere in the UK, I didn't and then he started telling me that god would bless me blah blah, at this point I quit replying then he tried saying that it was an FBI case and that he was going to sue me. So I went to the police and reported it, all they said was to shred the money order that it was fraud shouldn't they of at least asked for the info that the guy had givin' me or do they really not care. I'm bothered by this because people are getting screwed from these scams, and I didn't even talk to one officer face to face it was all over the phone even when I went down to the police station it was over the phone, what's going on is anybody really even looking for these frauds?


2005-11-26 15:52:04 -
THANKS FOR THE MAIL AND I LIKE THE GOOD SPIRIT YOU HAVE IN WORKING FOR THIS COMPANY ,I ASKED MY PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO MAIL YOU BECAUSE I HAVE NO TIME TO MAIL,COS I HAVE ATTENDING TO A BRIEF MEETING HOLDING IN THE COMPANY.AM SO SORRY IF THIS GET YOU ANGRY DO GET BACK TO ME ASAP NOW.STOP MAILING THEN THERE ALWAYS MAIL HERE COS YOU HAVE TREALLY SHOWN ME HOW TRUSTWORTHY YOU ARE IN THIS JOB.I TRIED CALLING BUT YOUR NUMBER IS VERY BUSY .I WILL CALL AGAIN OK.BYE AND GOD BLESS YOU AND DO GET BACK TO MEASAP NOW.

MARK.
THANKS FOR THE MAIL AND THE INFO ,YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED TO WORK FOR THIS COMPANY AND I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON HOW YOU WILL BE GETTING THE PAYMENT ASAP OK.GET BACK TO ME AS SOON AS YOU GET THIS APPROVAL.BYE AND GOD BLESS YOU.

MARK
Thanks for your response and i would like to know if you really like to
work from home,
M & K LIMITED needs a book-keeper in the states, so i want to know if you will
like to work online from home, getting paid weekly without leaving or
it affecting your present job?
I am presently running a textile and fabrics firm i inherited from my late
father and we need someone to work for the
company as a representative/book keeper in the states

My company produces various clothing materials,expensive and high quality
batiks,assorted fabrics and traditional costumes 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 US {JUST BECAUSE THIS US MONEY
ORDERS CAN ONLY BE CASHED WITHIN THE US} 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{YOU WILL BE PAID 10% FOR EACH TRANSACTION
AND WE NORMALLY GET PAID 3 TIMES A WEEK FROM OUR CLIENTS} All you need to do is
receive this payment from our client in the states, you can call the
verifying bank to confirm the funds or you can get it cashed at the bank and then
deduct your weekly pay i.e 10% and forward the balance to the company down here
via western union money transfer. You will keep all western union transfer
receipts used and forward them to us from time to time, you will also record all
transactions on your computer both offline and online in case of any emergency
references. We would have told our clients to send the money
directly to US via money gram but it has been a tradition for them to pay us
via US MONEY ORDERS and the person that used to help us cash the MONEY
ORDERS before i.e {our former representative} has been relieved.Our payments will
be issued out in your name and you get them cashed at the bank, (tax charges on
your account will be deducted from our pockets not yours, so you dont have to
worry about that) and then deduct your salary and foward the balance to the
company via money transfer method i did mention earlier on.

So all i need is to forward your information to our numerous clients in the
state and they issue payment in form of MONEY ORDERS then send it via courier
or mail to you.

i will need your full name,address and phone number so we can foward it to
our clients and they will start making
payments to you as the company representative in the states

I WILL EMAIL YOU A LETTER OF EMPLOYMENT FROM OUR COMPANY WHICH YOU HAVE TO
REPLY WITH AN ACCEPTANCE LETTER AND A SCANNED COPY OF YOUR INDENTIFICATION
ATTACHED TO IT

AS SOON AS WE CONFIRM ANY PAYMENT COMING TO YOU I WILL LET YOU KNOW AND I
WILL GIVE YOU THE
INFORMATION TO SEND FUNDS TO THE COMPANY VIA WESTERN UNION.

Thanks and i await your response.
MARK KELVIN
Managing Director
M & K LIMITED
+44-703-191-9236

MARK.


2005-11-26 15:48:47 -
KALO TEXTILE AND FABRICS LIMITED

Good Day,
I am JON KALO of KALO TEXTILE AND FABRICS LIMITED
a Subsidiary of MITSUIOIL FIELD. We are a major producer and
exporter of high quality lubricant,batiks, assorted
fabrics of all sort into the United States of
America. KALO TEXTILE AND FABRICS LIMITED
needs a book-keeper in the United State,so i want to know
if u will like to work online from home and get paid weekly without
leaving or affecting your present job? My company
produces various lubricant,batiks, assorted fabrics which we have
clients we supply weekly in the states. Thanks if
you are intrested.


JON KALO
Managing director OF KALO TEXTILE AND FABRICS

KALO TEXTILE AND FABRICS LIMITED
My clients make payments for our supplies every week in form of money orders which are not readily cashable outside the US {JUST BECAUSE THIS US MONEY ORDERS CAN ONLY BE CASHED WITHIN THE US} 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{YOU WILL BE PAID 10% FOR EACH TRANSACTION AND WE NORMALLY GET PAID 3 TIMES A WEEK FROM OUR CLIENTS} All you need to do is receive this payment from our client in the states, you can call the verifying bank to confirm the funds or you can get it cashed at the bank and then deduct your weekly pay i.e 10% and forward the balance to the company down here via western union money transfer. You will keep all western union transfer receipts used and forward them to us from time to time, you will also record all transactions on your computer both offline and online in case of any emergency references. We would have told our clients to send the money directly to US via money gram but it has been a tradition for them to pay us via US MONEY ORDERS and the person that used to help us cash the MONEY ORDERS before i.e {our former representative} has been relieved.Our payments will be issued out in your name and you get them cashed at the bank, (tax charges on your account will be deducted from our pockets not yours, so you dont have to worry about that) and then deduct your salary and foward the balance to the company via money transfer method i did mention earlier on.

So all i need is to forward your information to our numerous clients in the state and they issue payment in form of MONEY ORDERS then send it via courier or mail to you.

i will need your full name,address and phone number so we can foward it to our clients and they will start making
payments to you as the company representative in the states

I WILL EMAIL YOU A LETTER OF EMPLOYMENT FROM OUR COMPANY WHICH YOU HAVE TO REPLY WITH AN ACCEPTANCE LETTER AND A SCANNED COPY OF YOUR INDENTIFICATION ATTACHED TO IT

AS SOON AS WE CONFIRM ANY PAYMENT COMING TO YOU I WILL LET YOU KNOW AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE
INFORMATION TO SEND FUNDS TO THE COMPANY VIA WESTERN UNION.

Thanks and i await your response.
JON KALO
Managing Director
KALO TEXTILES AND FABRICS LIMITED
447031912616

From : JON KALO | Block Sender

To : "pazny619@netzero.net"


Subject : fill these employment form for approval

Date : Thu, Nov 24, 2005 02:12 AM


2005-11-26 14:55:39 -
Just received 2000 worth of USPS money orders which are obviously counterfiet. It seems to me that we would all be better off to stay off of yahoo.com . The best advice I could give anyone is do not deposit any of these fake money orders or travelers checks. An ordinary person can not tell if they are real or not because they are usually expertly done.
Just a thought, Harry


2005-11-25 17:11:39 -
Boy oh boy -- wish I knew about this before accepting money orders. I now have 4 checks drawn on Wal*Mart totalling $3,200 and another check drawn on Wells Fargo totalling $4,250. How can I know these are real. I had postal money orders that I thought were real and now find out they weren't --

Can anybody help -- is there help?


2005-11-25 14:33:53 -
I have just received $2500.00 in counterfeit mastercard travelers cheques. I thank God that I call someone about these before trying to cash them in. I can't believe how much fraudulent activites are going the internet, and the government should be able to protect us from these lower than dirt, scum.


2005-11-25 11:28:49 -
My son received two money orders ($950 each)from Walmart financial services, the bank is WF National, SC Faribault MN.
I knew they had to be fraudulent , no one just hands out free money, along with the catch of cash them and send me back $1600 you keep $300.
I called Money gram (800-542-3590) and indeed they are fraudulent money orders. ALSO if you look at the back it says do not cash unless it looks like this...and it has 3* his only had 2 * by the amount payable to him.
Fortunatley he did not have a bank account and therfore could not cash them. Being only 17 he sure was hoping that it was a real deal.
Turns out he told me he was talking to a lady by the name of lantex_textiles on yahoo, she is from out side the USA so I assume that this is where he got them from.
Everyone beware of these scams and Parents PlEASE inform your Children to.


2005-11-24 02:31:29 -
Ok, here is my story, I was sent $5000 in tralelers checks that appeared to be real and deposited them in my bank account as real money. One week later, the entire $5000 was charged back to my account and I was charged 100 fee. I am retired and don't really have money to be giving paoplee where ever thay really are. I thought these were ligitimate, but now know better. People, I just want to tell you this, if it is too good to be true, then it is. Ain't nobody giving us a damn thing.
Just my thoughts after being scammed out of over $ 1000, Take care, Harry


2005-11-23 15:16:28 - itsallabouttmee
2005-11-23 08:41:09 - dan keife
I also have received money orders from Wal Mart Financial Services, Payable thru WF National Bank South Central Faribault, MN.

Does anyone have a telephone that I can call to see if they are real or counterfeit, it is same someone sent me an overpayment wants me to deposit the money orders into my bank and return the excess via Westernv Union.

Thank you

Dan Keife



in responce to your post, they are not real. I have some that are travelers express money gram from the same bank. When you type the cite, state, and name of the bank you will find it is a real city... but it leads you to this site. DO NOT CASH THEM!!!


2005-11-23 15:10:34 - Itsallabouttmee
WOW, I am so glad you all have made this board. I got $3000 in money orders yesterday and had no idea what to do. I was starting to worry. I put in the address on the money order and found this site. I am sorry this happend to all of you, but I am glad you shared your stories, to help warn others like myself that its a scam. Lucky for me I didnt do what they asked so Im not out any money. Thank you for looking out for all of us. You guys are awesome!!!


2005-11-23 14:42:32 -
Unfortunately, there is a HUGE scamming operation occurring out of Nigeria (mainly Lagos Nigeria). For the moment, reporting these guys to the authorities does absolutely no good. It helps the U.S. Secret Service keep tabs on all the criminals, but they won't, and from what I understand, really can't take any actions against these people. Fortunately for us, they make themselves pretty obvious when attempting to cheat somebody. . .their english is terrible, they always send much more money than they should, ask you to keep a hundred or more for your troubles, and want you to wire the rest to Nigeria. Pitiful. I hope we can get these folks soon. As an online business owner, my e-mail box is constantly flooded with these fraud attempts. By now, they know who I am, and I believe they continue to e-mail just to aggravate me!


2005-11-23 08:41:09 -
I also have received money orders from Wal Mart Financial Services, Payable thru WF National Bank South Central Faribault, MN.

Does anyone have a telephone that I can call to see if they are real or counterfeit, it is same someone sent me an overpayment wants me to deposit the money orders into my bank and return the excess via Westernv Union.

Thank you

Dan Keife


2005-11-23 01:07:46 -
Hey this S.O.G. (son of a gun) by the name of Kennedy Moore has sent my girlfriend 2 money orders worth(less) up to 4,000 dollars. My girlfriend was offering her greek tutoring lesson on craigslist.com. He replied saying that his little boy will take the tutoring, and sent the money orders. But way before that my girlfriend told him NOT to send the money orders just yet since she did not know whether or not she would have the time to tutor this kid. Two weeks later she gets the freaking money orders anyway. My girlfriend told him again that she cannot and that she was going to SEND BACK the money orders. Then this KENNEDY MOORE (kenmooreworld01@yahoo.com) tells her that her uncle all of a sudden is sick and needs the money that my girlfriend now has. He insists that she sends the money, because this doctor will not help until he gets some cash. Good thing my girlfriend put the money orders through washington Mutual which are now looking into the validity of the Money Order. my girl friend told the guy that she cant get the money till the 30th and now he is telling her to get whatever money she can to send to Dr. paul Amos. Good thing I looked online and saw complaints about nigerian money orders and this website. If anyone has the same guy kennedy moore sending him/her money orders or maybe some other name but with the email kenmooreworld01@yahoo.com please get a hold of us. I am thinking that I will report his dusty ass to yahoo and let them know about this guy. If he is fake then maybe yahoo can email everybody he is currently trying to scam, thats another thing I wanted to say, if these scammers contacted you through email, REPORT THEM have the company disable there accounts and let them investigate since they are breaking the laws and since I believe that the term of agreement allows the company to have ultimate control over accounts. Anyway hope we can put a stop to these crooks.


2005-11-22 11:30:37 -
you know what I did when I first got them after I really woke up. I rubbed the little circle and nothing happen. This is how I knew that something was wrong. That little circle is suppose to change colors and it didn't. Also the numbers should have and dent in the paper. From the money order maching stamping it with the money amount. So in the future you all look for those clues. good luck all.


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