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2008-04-29 17:37:37 -
Just received5 money orders from anAnthonyMagni of AshleyFurnirureCo. with Wal*Mart on the face in the amount of $850.Advisenkt*


2008-04-23 23:12:33 -
Oh yeh there are fake money orders out there because i got 2 this morning that Fed-x delivered to me. I went to cash them and sure enough they were fake, i notified the law officals and a detective in my town and hopefully they will get these guys, there in Fortworth TX acting like they want to buy something from me that I had in the Georgia Trader, i cash the money orders send them $1400 and then i go to jail for fake money orders,,Not this girl im not that stupid These didnt come from the post office either! they were money gram money orders, from walmart or small gas station so they looked like it but there not,, People you best be on your toes and watch out for the money order scam. Thanks Donna


2008-04-22 17:24:10 -
I need help deciding whether or not this is fraud.


2008-04-21 13:52:00 -
CV


2008-04-21 12:26:25 -
I'm not sure if I'm at the right forum or website. I'm looking for someone who can help us or atleast give us advice.
My husband and I are sellin a few of our stuff to earn extra money for not just for bills but also for our newborn son.
My husband was selling his Xbox360 together with all the accessories. A guy called name Brian and he was very interested as he called 3 times before he was able to speak with my husband.
The guy didn't ask for direction going to our place since he can mapquest he said. A few minutes later he called and said he is at RiteAid store which is just beside our appartment complex. So my husband went to meet up with him and do the transaction. As soon as my husband walked in, he has this look on his face, showed me the money and then asked "is this even real money"? I saw the money and there was 4 $100 bill and everything is fake.
We couldn't help but cry. We needed the money so bad for baby stuff and pay some of our bills. We were both crying asking ourselves what have we done wrong....
We were just wondering if there's a way to catch the guy and how?
Please somebody, please help us!!!!!


2008-04-21 09:05:42 -
Albertsons Money Gram Money Orders...

Gary Steadman....sound familiar??


2008-04-19 00:03:50 -
Michael Sasse tried to con me with a Craig's List advertisement, under the guise of hiring me to tutor his son. He wanted to send me "400usd" and an "excess fund" which I would need to send to him after the tutoring sessions ended. It sounded fishy to me - but REALLY fishy to my wife. She googled his name and we found this site. Thanks for writing about this fraud, here :-)

Peace,
Jeffrey


2008-04-16 18:03:16 -
This may be a new angle on a old scam. English appears to be a bit broken when it comes to US slang. It's too go to be true. Watch out!

_______________________________________________________

Let me emphasize a few points:
This is being sent specifically to you because my researcher believes you fit this job like hand and glove.
If you do match this, then my researcher gets a gold star. If not, I apologize for wasting your time.

Please send me your resume and time we can talk.

I have been asked to set up a confidential dialog with you and the top executive at the company.

Naturally the ultimate offer will have to be significantly better than your current situation before you would consider a change.

They would like the opportunity to discuss this challenge with you and how it may turn into a career making opportunity for you.

PLEASE CHECK THE JOB DESCRIPTION BELOW TO MAKE SURE WE ARE ON TARGET WITH YOU.

VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

Responsible for profitable volume growth by planning, developing and establishing sales programs, strategic objectives, and policies for the Company. Provides leadership to regional sales management and coordinates with corporate functions to meet or exceed business objectives. Directs national accounts and government sales. Leads the merchandising effort for the Company.

Program Development: Achieves market share by planning, developing, and implementing innovative sales programs and policies in accordance with the Company’s strategic objectives. Coordinates with regional sales management and corporate functions on programs such as the development of sales objectives and measures, promotional and advertising strategies, sales compensation, and sales force development.
Sales Leadership: Provides sales leadership by coordinating regional sales efforts and mentoring regional sales management. Formulates, interprets, and enforces Company sales policies such as pricing, selling practices, online selling, and other sales related activities. Effectively communicates business drivers including product mix, emphasis on penetration or conversion of accounts, fleet utilization, margins, and other financial and operational objectives. Develops and executes strategic merchandising objectives to achieve sales and profit goals. Achieves financial objectives in terms of gross margins, promotional sales, inventory management, and operational efficiency.
Merchandising: Coordinates plan with executive management to determine appropriate items and mix to carry in store locations. Responsible for the design and execution of seasonal promotions including product selection, product margin, packaging, graphic design, and promotion. Responsible for the layout and design of products within store locations.
Business Development: Promotes company-wide sales efforts by leading the national and strategic account sales effort. Researches information on national and strategic partnerships, establishes pricing methods, recommends resource allocation, and cultivates relationships with strategic customers. Negotiates national contracts. Responsible for directing and managing government sales activities and initiatives.
Market Analysis: Identifies market opportunities and provides critical sales information by analyzing market research and customer segmentation, evaluating competitor market position and sales techniques, identifying new markets, and establishing sales forecasts.
Customer Relations: Enhances customer satisfaction and retention by establishing and monitoring customer service standards. Identifies and develops opportunities to improve products and services. Builds and maintains successful business partnerships by conducting visits to sales team and key customers.

Qualifications
Ten to fifteen years experience in sales including significant sales management experience. Previous operations background strongly preferred.
Master of Business Administration or an equivalent degree required.
Must demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills by effectively guiding regional selling efforts and interfacing with senior management. Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interface with all levels including executive management. Requires proven negotiation and presentation skills.
Ability to travel from 50 to 75% of work time.


Sincerely,
Bob Kaufman

robert@innovation-usa-careers.com

Main office 516-365-1110

Check our innCareers.com website and job bank

innCareers is a research company that does career placements. We seek out special situations and special people.


2008-04-16 14:37:27 -
Hi.


2008-04-14 15:59:48 -
I got this email and wanted to know what's up with it?

Good day,
I really appreciate your interest in our job offer. I will provide you with the details of the job to be done. I will also add to this email our application form which you will complete and send back to us to register your application with us. Below are the details of the job and your application form. Oceanic Fabrics is an International middle-man trading company with our corporate headquarters based in London and liaison offices in Italy and Benin Republic. We need someone to work for the company as a Representative/Account Officer in United States. The company deals in the sale of Art and Craft works, sculptures and carvings, antique and produces various fabrics materials, batiks, assorted fabrics and various traditional costumes from all over the world and we have clients we supply weekly in the United States.



ADVANTAGES
You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent contractor right from your home office. Your job is absolutely legal.
You can earn up to $3000-4000 monthly.
You do not need any capital to start.
You can do the Work easily without leaving or affecting your present Job.
You have a strong possibility to become managers if you are Honest and hard working.
WHY WE NEED YOU
The reason why we need you is mainly owing to the fact that when we supply samples or large quantities of Products and payments are issued out in the form of Certified Official US Checks, it takes a minimum of 25 banking days for the payments to clear into our accounts here in the UK; this greatly slows down our working capital and incentives, It also slow down our full financial capacity, because we also have to make payments to the sources of the materials.
JOB DESCRIPTION
(A) Receive Payments on our Behalf from our American Customers; such payments shall come in the form of Certified US Official Checks
(B) Cash such payments at your local Bank
(C) Deduct the money that accrues to you.(10% Of the Money)
(D) Transfer the balance to the company via Money gram Or Western Union International Money Transfer.



Below is the form for you to complete and email it back to me for processing. You will be contacted back as soon as your application is successful.
I hope to receive your completed application form today.
Thanks and Have a Great day......



JOB APPLICATION FORM
1. First Name ________ _____________
2. Last Name_______ _______________
3. Contact Address____ _____________
4. City__ __________________________

5. State___________________________
6. Zip code____ ____________________
7. Mobile Phone#___________________
8. Home Phone#___ ________________
9. Nationality________ ______________
10. Age__ ________________________



Regards

S.Nelson.


2008-04-12 14:51:07 -
I got an email from Wingas. Are they a real company?


2008-04-10 15:37:02 -
I got pay from a customer with a money order that has stop payment from 6 month ago, somebody pay him with this and later put stop payment, I send him an order with fedex and they get this money order 8 months old and wasnt even under my name, when i try to cash it they told me it was fake, I call money gram and wasnt fake but they told me has stop payment an nobody was gonna cash it for me. Now I dont know what to do, I try working things out with this guy but nothing work, fedex try to pick up a new money order but he say no. If somebody read this can give me an advise of what i can do to get my money also i will report him to police because this is fraud. Thank you for reading an advice in advance .. i'm in CA he is in MO, money order i ask for $930 he send for $1000


2008-04-10 15:36:20 -
I got pay from a customer with a money order that has stop payment from 6 month ago, somebody pay him with this and later put stop payment, I send him an order with fedex and they get this money order 8 months old and wasnt even under my name, when i try to cash it they told me it was fake, I call money gram and wasnt fake but they told me has stop payment an nobody was gonna cash it for me. Now I dont know what to do, I try working things out with this guy but nothing work, fedex try to pick up a new money order but he say no. If somebody read this can give me an advise of what i can do to get my money also i will report him to police because this is fraud. Thank you for reading an advice in advance .. Money order was for $930 he send for $1000.


2008-04-10 09:14:29 -
Uh Oh I cashed money orders at my bank, am I in trouble?


2008-04-09 22:00:05 -
Hello,Jxxxxx
how are you doing today?
Good to read back from you soon, i have your information and your address has been verified. Please confirm below:
sweetnspicy0576@yahoo.com
The address above has been verified and we are going to forward your information to our customers in the United States Of America so that they can make out our next payment to you and i will notify you as soon as any payment is been mailed to you and the UPS tracking number has been emailed to me.So i want you to check your email often incase i email you so you can be notified.be rest asured that you have to deduct your 10% first before sending any fund out as instructed
I hope i'm clear to you and i hope you understand all the email i sent to you? Please feel free to ask me any question and i want you to get back to me to verify you got this email.
Hope to read from you....
Very Respectfully,
Marketing Manager
The Farlows of great Britain
Mr. james smith
Little did I know it was a scam. I got a check in the mail,I went out today as instructed to cash the check at my bank, then took the money to westrn union where I sent the money to Nigeria.email as follows:
Hello Jxxxxx,
how are you today?hope cool.It is so good to hear your voice and i must let you know that you have a very sweet voice.Also i want you to know that funds is been needed at the company branch in west africa .You will have to cash the check at your bank and deduct 10% from it which is $355.Get the rest divided into two places and send in half to the two managers at the company branch through western union information.The money is needed at the branch of the company in west africa to rebuild the security department forum.Here are the informations in which you send the funds to below.
Send fist half to
NAME : OMOWAIYE J SAMUEL
ADDRESS: 35 DOVE STR
CITY: IKEJA
STATE: LAGOS
ZIP CODE: 23401
NIGERIA
Send the second half to
NAME : OLUYEMI SAMUEL O
ADDRESS: 1 AJAH RD
CITY: LEKKI
STATE: LAGOS
ZIP CODE: 23401
NIGERIA
I will be waiting to get the western union informations from you as soon as you get back from the bank.The informations i will be waiting for are as follows.
MTCN( money transfer control number)10 digit
Exact amount sent
Text question and answer.
And any relevant information that will be needed to pick the money by the managers.I will be waiting to hear from you asap
have a wonderful day
James Smith
I kept getting phone calls from James asking when it will be sent and that he needed the numbers to collect the money.very perssistant, in a hurry to obtain the money he sent me another email.
I am waiting to get the western union details from you ...please get back to me asap.here is my id jamesssmith2288@yahoo.com
Regards.
James
In his first email address it was james with 2 s's now it had 3..didn't think of it either..
After I sent an email to him with the numbers, and requested to have a confirmation that he was able to obtain it.
ok it has been sent.. for samuel oluyemi the MTCN: 146-279-8429 and for
samuel omowaiye the MTCN: 437-832-3031 They asked for a security
question and the question for both is who sent the money? the answer is
xxxxx xxxxx.
The exact amount is $1558.00 each.
also I have 2 different email addresses for you one with 2 ss's in the name and one with 3 s's so I sent it to both { with the different email addresses I should have caught it there}But didn't hear back from him... so I went to call the number that was posted and guess what?! it was disconnected. I then called western union and had the transaction cancelled. I was very lucky to get my money back,since it would have been taken from my account since the cashiers check was fake. The other thing is, the fed ex package that the check was sent in didn't have anything else in there to indicate who it was from or what it was for. It had the sender's name and address, but no phone number to contact him. I searched for his number online and called his home phone where his wife gave me the cell number to reach him- he didn't answer the calls nor did he respond back. This person lives in the States, Utah to be exact, I am assuming that he is part of this scam. The cashier's check was from a PNC Bank, located in Southcentral PA,{I just realized that a big red flag here would have been that the guy lives in Utah,and the bank is in PA,most people have bank accounts in the states they reside in}the check did not have the bank's branch number or ID- should have caught that as well. Sometimes when we are desperate to find work, especaily with the economical struggles, we tend to over look the possibilities of scams. I have learned my lesson today, and that is to always check the BBB to verify that it is a legit business, and always have the bank double check to be sure that the checks are real. And if you have the slightest doubt either cancel out on it before doing so or hold the cash until the cashier's check has cleared.


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