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2007-08-23 15:30:46 - christine
So I get this email in my inbox and figured it was a scam instantly because I didn't recognize it. Sure enough, I've seen the same email posted online as a scam. I hate these kinds of emails. Is there any way to stop this person?

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Hang Seng Bank Ltd,
Taikoo Shing Branch,
25 Taikoo Shing Road,
Hong Kong.

Email: patrick_chan557000@yahoo.com.hk

Dear Friend,

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Patrick Chan Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd.I have a Secured business suggestion for you.

Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Col. Hosam Hassan who was with the Iraqi forces and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Thirty million United State Dollars only in my branch. Upon maturity several notices was sent to him, even during the war early this year. Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later find out that Col.Hosam Hassan and his family had been killed during the war in bomb blast that hit their home.

After further investigation it was also discovered that Col. Hosam Hassan did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the Paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his
deposit in my Bank. So, Thirty million United State Dollar is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration 6 years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.

Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Col. Hosam Hassan so that you will be able to receive his funds.

WHAT IS TO BE DONE ARE:

I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful.I have contacted an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Col.Hosam Hassan,all that is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full Names and Address so that the attorney can commence his job. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also file in for claims on your behalf and
secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by you.

There is no risk involved at all in the matter as we are going to adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents.Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue.

Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 60% for me,40% for you, Should you be interested please send the information? below,

1. Full names and Age
2. Private phone number
3. Current residential address.

I will prefer you to reach me on my private Email address or Fax it to my private fax machine number below:
Email: patrick_chan557000@yahoo.com.hk
And finally after that I shall provide you with more details on this transaction. Your earliest response to this letter will be highly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Mr. Patrick K.W Chan.


2007-08-23 11:13:42 -
hello


2007-08-23 08:41:56 -
I recently recieve an email from John Kalo from Kalo Products & Company. I would like to know if this is a fraud or scam.


2007-08-22 08:24:36 -
Dear Representative,
Funds have been sent by our client to your address and I expect you would receive it today.
Please have the payments taken to your bank and cash...
After funds have been released to you, deduct your commision of 10% plus transfer charges. Please divide the balance (90%) into equal halves and proceed to the closest Western Union agent to have funds sent to our lawyer and superior officer to enable them close the lease agreement on the new & bigger warehouse,...and also for the clearing of our goods which have just arrived the port in West Africa to our market which is equally large to avoid deamorrage and further delays.

So you would send funds in this order to our lawyer for the signing of the lease contract and to our personnel at the sea port for the clearing of our goods at the port.

Please note you would be have to send funds in this order via WESTERN UNION:

First half of funds should be sent to :

Name : DESMOND RENNER
Address: 45 LIBERTY ROAD
City : LAMBARDI
State: ACCRA
Country : GHANA
Postcode : 00233
Text question : FAVOURITE COLOUR
Answer : BLUE

Second half of funds should be sent to :

Name : DANIEL DELLOR
Address: 12 OSU ROAD
City : LAMBARDI
State: ACCRA
Country : GHANA
Postcode : 00233
Text question : FAVOURITE COLOUR
Answer : BLUE

All transfer charges are to be deducted from our balance....

AFTER SENDING IT PLS SEND ME THE 10 DIGIT MTCN GIVEN TO YOU BY THE WESTERN UNION AGENT AND TOTAL AMOUNT SENT.


PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS URGENT INSTRUCTION.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CORRESPONDENCE SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS ALONE. ANY PHONE CALL YOU RECIEVE FROM OUR AGENTS SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY RELAYED TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS IN FULL DETAILS WITH WHAT WAS ACTUALLY DISCUSSED,AND LASTLY ANY MONEY PROCESSED AND FINALLY TRANSFERED VIA WESTERN UNION SHOULD BE RELAYED TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS WITH THE RECIEVERS NAME USED,AMOUNT SENT,SENDERS NAME AND ADDRESS USED AND MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER,THIS IS URGENT BECAUSE WE NEED TO KEEP RECORD ON THE TOTAL AMOUNT SENT TO YOU MONTHLY BY OUR CUSTOMERS.


Hope to hear from you as soon as you receive this email.
Regards.
Michael Sasse.


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2007-08-18 05:04:54 -
I received the email below and thought I would report this to you.

Thank you.





From : David Mark | Save to Address Book

To : edandlyn1@netzero.com


Subject : Part Time Job Offer

Date : Fri, Aug 17, 2007 10:23 PM




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HOUSE OF BLISS AND TEXTILES INDUSTRY LTD

URGENT REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED.

ATTN:

I'm David Mark ,Human Resources head of HOUSE OF BLISS TEXTILES Based IN GEORGIA . We
are currently in search of a book-keeper/company representative in your location
states.Our website is currently under construction and> which should be ready in the
month of August.

Your Job description is as follows:

1)You would receive payment on our behalf from any of our various clients which would
come in the form of Bank transfers,and money orders and Wire Transfer Into Bank
accounts.


2)You then get the payments cashed/deposited at your bank.

3)As soon as the payment has been cleared by your bank,you then deduct a commission of 10%
of each payment you would be receiving on our behalf which you are entitled to as our
representative.

4)You will be adviced how to wire the remainder funds back .details would be given as soon
as it has been confirmed you have received payment. Our payments will be issued out in
your name as we would inform our clients to do so.Therefore the following details would
be needed from you via email.


1)Your Fullname

2)Your Physical Address, your state,city and zipcode


3)Your Phone number

4)Your Age

5)Your Occupation

6)Your Nationality

Once we have all confirmed informations details,it would be forwarded to one of our
clients and they will start making payments to you as the company's representative in the
states .We would notify you as soon>> we confirm that one of our clients has mailed
out payment to you

Best Regards


David Mark


2007-08-17 09:46:10 -
Hi Tara, I had the exact same thing happen to me and you are right he's dangerous and BOLD! I was selling on a auction site and received a fake WalMart MoneyGram Money Order that had been purchased then the amount changed. I was being as cautious as possible and hadn't even sent him the item yet and figured it had to be real and good it's from WalMart and was mailed. I went to cash it and was arrested for fraud even with the proof I had I spent the night in jail charged with a Felony for fraud. I've never been in any kind of legal trouble not even a traffic ticket. I was released the next day on a OR and given a court date. It was the worst day of my life. I printed all of the emails and turned them into the police department. I finally received a call from the detective informing me that all the charges had been dropped and that they would take it from there. No apology just dropped charges and no record just the worst nightmare of my life. The person who sent this to me still emailing me with threats for days, I still get emails that resemble his work and am afraid to even acknowledge them for fear of his retribution and even leary of the legal law abiding protectors which I feel didn't protect me nor serve me they just immediately accused me and didn't want to see or believe the facts and evidence until their superiors stepped in. So who can you really trust? NEITHER! Beware of Scams and Frauds! I also moved out of state to protect my family. I've not lived in one home for over 2 years and still I'm looking over my shoulder constantly. Be Very Careful and immediately forward your correspondance to the FBI if your in fear of him. Definately don't try to cash anything even taking them to the bank for verification gets the police called and you a trip to jail. Good Luck and Stay Safe! That's 2Sense Worth!


2007-08-17 05:58:03 -
i received an email from several people about taking money orders and sending it via western union to them. then i got two identicle emails that said the exact same thing but the persons had two different names so i started feeling suspicous about the job offer. it said that they were an artist in the UK and couldnt receive payments from usa bc of some tax law. I also had some guy want to buy my truck and wanted to send me a MO and ship it to him in the UK and it started sounding really fishy because he wouldnt give me a # to reach him and he wanted a lot of my personal info and he said his client in the states would be by to give us the payment but he still wanted us to ship it up to him.doesnt that sound really fishy and weird?


2007-08-17 03:28:45 -
I have recieved many e-mails from a # of different people too many to list now but if you contact me by tomorrow i will give you all the names I have and even be willing to help you catch them if that is at all posible.
Thank You
Paul Purifoy


2007-08-16 15:46:03 -
I received 3 Walmart Money grams from this person all in the sum of $895.00 and of corse found out like an hour later that they were fake. I'm glad I took some precaution. If it sounds to good to be true it usually is. I hope this info helps.

TARA LEBLANC
CEO
taraleblancc@yahoo.dk
House of Tara Textile,
10 Newport ave,
Scoffford Area,
Oxford, L349HA,
44(0)871-720-1959,
44(0)702-406-7043


2007-08-16 15:27:18 -
I REC'D 2 WAL-MART MONEYGRAM MONEY ORDERS THROUGH THE MAIL IN AN ENVELOPE THAT REQUIRES 39 CENTS - BUT ONLY HAD TWO 2 CENT STAMPS ON IT AND NO RETURN ADDRESS - I'M NOW WORRIED THAT THIS PERSON IS DANGEROUS, AND THAT THESE CHECKS MAY NOT BE VALID - WHAT DO I DO?


2007-08-15 17:03:03 -
Kind time ladies and gentlemen, I carry on business in Russia, and predlogayu all of persons interested, who has a requirement all in my help the services. That I accept investments in development of business in Russia, now it it is very advantageous to co-operate with by Russians because kolosal'nyy growth of economy goes for us, inlay the facilities in Russian business and they will go back to you in a much multiple size!

With kind regards Julia Fedorova.

miridea@mail.ru


2007-08-15 17:00:08 -
Kind time ladies and gentlemen, I carry on business in Russia, and predlogayu all of persons interested, who has a requirement all in my help the services. That I accept investments in development of business in Russia, now it it is very advantageous to co-operate with by Russians because kolosal'nyy growth of economy goes for us, inlay the facilities in Russian business and they will go back to you in a much multiple size!

With kind regards Julia Fedorova.


2007-08-15 14:35:59 -
I've recieved four walmart moneygram money orders with no signature


2007-08-14 15:11:07 -
This is email I got along with 5 WF National Bank money orders today through UPS from someone in CA. I figure that they must be fake.




Dear Representative,
Funds have been sent by our client to your address and I expect you would receive it today.
Please have the check taken to your bank and deposited/cashed...
After funds have been released to you, deduct your commision of 10% plus transfer charges. Please divide the balance (90%) into equal halves and proceed to the closest Western Union agent to have funds sent to our lawyer and superior officer to enable them close the lease agreement on the new & bigger warehouse,...and also for the clearing of our goods which have just arrived the port in West Africa to our market which is equally large to avoid deamorrage and further delays.

So you would send funds in this order to our lawyer for the signing of the lease contract and to our personnel at the sea port for the clearing of our goods at the port.

Please note you would be have to send funds in this order via WESTERN UNION:

First half of funds should be sent to :

Name : DESMOND RENNER
Address: 45 LIBERTY ROAD
City : LAMBARDI
State: ACCRA
Country : GHANA
Postcode : 00233
Text question : FAVOURITE COLOUR
Answer : BLUE

Second half of funds should be sent to :

Name : DANIEL DELLOR
Address: 12 OSU ROAD
City : LAMBARDI
State: ACCRA
Country : GHANA
Postcode : 00233
Text question : FAVOURITE COLOUR
Answer : BLUE

All transfer charges are to be deducted from our balance....

AFTER SENDING IT PLS SEND ME THE 10 DIGIT MTCN GIVEN TO YOU BY THE WESTERN UNION AGENT AND TOTAL AMOUNT SENT.


PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS URGENT INSTRUCTION.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CORRESPONDENCE SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS ALONE. ANY PHONE CALL YOU RECIEVE FROM OUR AGENTS SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY RELAYED TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS IN FULL DETAILS WITH WHAT WAS ACTUALLY DISCUSSED,AND LASTLY ANY MONEY PROCESSED AND FINALLY TRANSFERED VIA WESTERN UNION SHOULD BE RELAYED TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS WITH THE RECIEVERS NAME USED,AMOUNT SENT,SENDERS NAME AND ADDRESS USED AND MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER,THIS IS URGENT BECAUSE WE NEED TO KEEP RECORD ON THE TOTAL AMOUNT SENT TO YOU MONTHLY BY OUR CUSTOMERS.


Hope to hear from you as soon as you receive this email.
Regards,
Michael Sasse.

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2007-08-14 14:46:42 -
fake money orders


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