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2005-10-27 01:15:22 - lc
I have been recieving e-mails from nigeria also and I recieved one for susartworld (aka susan bryant) I read the e-mail and I tried to check out her website and there was no such website but I did find susartworld and also found this site in the process so now I'm telling my story well I didn't fall for it because something told me to check it out first I'm so glad that i didn't my symphthies to the other innocent victims and I reported them as spam.......


2005-10-26 18:42:38 -
Okay, I have read through all of these scams and I had met someone from a dating service, that has also sent me $10,500.00 in money orders from Wal*Mart Financial Services payable thru WF National Bank, South Central Faribault, MN. His sad story is he is working in Africa, his wallet was stolen last week and his grandmom is sick. He says he is from Sherwood OR. His dating screen name is whwhite112 or his IM name is styleplus2005@yahoo.com His English and grammer is not all that great. The name he goes by is Harry Williams. I can't believe he sent me that much money, fake or not!


2005-10-26 16:40:21 -
the U.S. secret service is responsible for financial fraud. If you have lost money on these scams, here is the info for contacting them:

http://www.secretservice.gov/alert419.shtml


2005-10-26 15:15:31 -
Additional note: IF anyone knowing JO reads this please ask her to contact me, okay? Oh.....and everyone please, please take a moment and look at and review the interesting info available under yahoo groups at the "romance scam" group. Thanks so much for taking time to read me!


2005-10-26 15:11:18 -
Jo...I too, have encountered Dr. Michael Gregory. I googled his alias and noticed your letter you posted about your encounter. He tried to scam me too!!! Though I am now weary of the whole thing it initially became a game of cat and mouse for me. Please contact me (as well as anyone else reading this who has encountered micheyy2000 or micheyy2001. He calls himself Michael Gregory....and as Jo and those of you who have had the misfortune of getting tangled up in an "encounter" with him...there is so much more to the story than Jo has typed or I will type right now. Jo's posting dates back to 2005-10-09 at 10:24:26. I look forward to hearing from JO and anyone else about this person. I hate to even honor him by establishing the fact that he is human.....scum is more appropriate for sure! Please note!!! he is at cupid junction (his sexual preference there is "bi") also as well as being listed at a blackmenwhitewomen personals site and another site listed as date2nite! I have already been in touch with a local FBI agent. If michey is truly in lagos, no extradition treaty exists between the US and Africa. I had thought I was finished with this matter but michey persists in IMing me and taking note of my listing at webdate.com to see that I was online! I had emailed webdate three times and was successful in getting his profile yanked but the bastard is on there again as micheyy2001....so everyone beware! ......


2005-10-26 14:54:48 -
I knew this was a scam, but I played along for the fun on knowing that some idiot would have to make a fake money order and pay for the stamp to mail it. Anyway, the guy sends me a Walmart money order from the WF National Bank for $2,500 to buy a $300 paintball gun. HA HA. Here is the interesting part: He wants me to wire the additonal $2,200 to this address in ALABAMA:

Elizabeth Ann Young
2101 e.willowst, appt 811
scottsboro,alabama 35768

Unfortunately, I live in Idaho so I am unable to pay "Elizabeth" a visit. Maybe someone who is closer can!


2005-10-26 14:07:51 -
I got this email asking if I would be interested in working out of home, i said yes, i can make some money, I ask Qs for which i did not get satisfactory answers, but i get moneyorders in the mail...I jst lookied up the internet to find out more on how to cash M/O and I come across this scam..Supposedly this guy sitting in UK wanting me to act as intermediary to cash money order, take my 10% and send him the rest; he even spoke to me on the phone..
Where can I report this to ?


2005-10-24 23:56:41 -
I am also a victim of the Walmart Money Order Scam. this e-mail add.willbure1@yahoo.com hired me for the position of m.a. he also send me a money order for the amount of $3000 he said that this money is for my transportation going to the location of my work but guys believe my this money order is fake because the bank holds my acct. then when im askin them to withdraw my money they told me that the money order check is fake and they charge me $61 for that fake check and they told me that if i dont pay that amount they will report me to the credit service and all my credit card will be cancelled and i cant loan anything for 5 years


2005-10-24 17:23:33 -
I was almost a victim here, I have been talking to a model named Billy Crane in yahoo who chat who asked me to recieve his work check from a modeling agency intexas who still owes him money from one of his photo shots there, because he is in africa right now on another photo shot. I thought nothing of it there and said sure, have it sent here and then i will get it to you. Well today I recieved four checks from Travelers Express Money Gram, International Money Order for the amounts of $950.00 each. The bank it's payable thru is WF National Bank South Central Faribault,Mn. I went to my bank to cash them and the bank wanted to put a 30 day hold on each check because they felt they are fraud because the Authenticate Rub spot would not turn colors like it was suppose to if you rubbed it. I got the checks back from the bank and have them here with me and looked them up and found this web site here. All the check numbers start with 091900533':534. I never new about this scam going on there, so please be careful there every one this could of costed me $3,800.00 that I don't have if I would of left them in my bank account to try and clear them on the 30 day hold there. I still don't know forsure if these are bad checks or not here.


2005-10-23 11:36:41 -
is there anyone out there knows where u can get help to get these ppl my local state police says nothing there can do I am in dedt now b/c of this person


2005-10-23 01:04:51 -
I am also a victim of the Walmart Money Order Scam. I live in San Francisco, Ca. and I was "hired" to be an bookkeeper/fund manager for theis guy in the UK. Same thing: I was told to cash the first three of six money orders totaling $950 each. Well I tried to cash the first two and they were both taken away for being fake. They knew right away, luckily, that I was a victim because I basically had a breakdown in the middle of the check cashing store. The guys email is/was H_LLimited@hotmail.co.uk and the name is John Keller. What is worse is that I based everything on working for this guy and now I am losing my home, because I cannot get a loan or find a loan shark anywhere.


2005-10-22 13:06:14 -
Hello everyone i just recieved a so called money order of walmart finances from celestial church of chirst in Nigeria. Its a donation for my wedding we dont have the resources right now. i placed a donation ad on savemesites.com to see if any can help we are raising five kids at this time and dont have the extra cash for a very small wedding. And a few days passed since i placed this ad I recieved emails from this person. Thank god i checked fast didnt even deposited in my account. This is very sad i was so happy when i recieve it but looked so strange and never i saw a money order in the amount of $3,000 dollars i told my fiance that the amount is to high usually its about 500 or so not 3,000 dollars. It really saddens when you have people playing games like this. I just wish the FBI catches these people. So if anyone would like to read my story and make a donation i will appreciated. my webiste page is www.savemesites.com/page/freepage.php?site=3318.


2005-10-21 17:10:40 -
I WAS DEFRAUDED BY THESE PEOPLE. I WAS HIRED BY THEM AS AN ACCOUNTS MANAGER TO PROCESS ACCOUNT FUNDS. THE BANK ACCEPTED THE MONEY ORDERS AND I SENT THE FUNDS TO THEM. NOW I AM RECIEVING NOTICES FROM THE BANK THAT THEY ARE COUNTERFEIT. I WILL NOTIFY THE FBI WITH ALL MY DOCUMENTATION. I MADE COPIES OF EVERYTHING. SUSAN AND TOMMY BRYANT. SUSARTWORLD. NOW WHAT CAN DO ABOUT MY BANK WANTING THIER FUNDS?


2005-10-21 15:10:34 -
hello,
I am a victim of the walmart money order scam and the guy who send me the money still want the money. i want to meet him in person and slap his face!


2005-10-21 15:06:58 -
I am totally amazed when I am reading how so many people are being scammed or attempted to be scammed. My story is similar, but slightly different. I met this guy from nocheatersdate.com and after talking to him for a couple of weeks, he tells me how his mother needs an operation and how his lawyer would send him the money, but he needed me to send the money western union after I received it from the lawyer. He said there was no way for him to accept US currency(going to Africa) and if I sent it through Western Union they would transfer it into African money. Well, to make a long story short, he kept saying the lawyer sent the money, but I never got it..until yesterday and this was going on back in July of 2005. I received 4 WF TravlersExpress MO in the amount of $1000 each. Well, thank God for his grace because I went to a local check cashing place to try and cash them, I was told 'something is wrong with these' and he did not cash them. When I went home I called the number on the back of the money orders and found out 3 of the 4 were already cashed in December of 2004' and the other they had no record of! I knew the owner of the check cashing place and he said if they would have been smaller in amounts he would have cashed them without a second thought because he knew me, but thank God he checked it because it saved me from oweing $4000 to the check cashing place. I never even signed them. They came in an evelope addressed to me, with no return address and "By Air Mail par avion" sticker on the envelope. This person uses Hank Benson -Benson_Solicitor@lawyer.com (the supposed lawyer) and he goes by Harrison osas_tin@yahoo. Basically he tries that smooth talk and love bull..he even told me I could have a portion of the money "just for helping". I'm a compassionate person, so I just wanted to help...thank God it could have turned out much worse. I still have the MO's and all of the cooresponding emails, but I am trying to decide which way to go legally, but after reading all of these post, I had to share with you...there are so many SCAMS going on, if we don't look out for one another...who will. BE SAFE EVERYONE and REMEMBER...if it seems to good to be true, it usually is! I've learned my lesson!


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