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2007-06-27 21:56:26 -
I think someone is trying to scam money out ofme


2007-06-27 13:29:55 -
Alan Sallas contacted me via email offering me a job too good to be true.this is the email
Greetings,

I am Alan Sallas, I am from Helsinki, Finland now based in China. I
got an office in China and finland .I am a Tourism Consultant and have
many clients in Europe,Usa and Canada. I need representatives in the
USA and Canada to work from home and get paid and maybe a Visit to
China or Europe as well.

JOB DESCRIPTION?

1. Receive payment from Clients

2. Cash Payments at your Bank

3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment
processed.

4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the
offices you will be contacted to send payment to(Payment is to be
forwarded either by Money Gram,Western Union Money Transfer or Bank
Transfer).

HOW MUCH WILL YOU EARN?

At the beginning your commission will equal 10%, later it will
increase up to 12%

ADVANTAGES
You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent
contractor right from your home office. If you are interested in
this offer, please respond with the following details in order for us
to reach you:


NAME:
CONTACT ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
PHONE NUMBERS:
AGE:
SEX:
OCCUPATION :


Alan Sallas

------------end of email------------

I replyed to his email with my contact information,age and gender.I recived a reply vaugely explaining the company how it is a travel agency and my job was to transfer money from the clients to the travel agents internaionaly because it was faster that way.He also stated in this reply that somone would be contacting me soon about the job for an interview and that In the near future somone from his "working team" would be paying me a vist that would directly impact my future.This seemed odd to me bacause the email did not sound like a direct response to mine Also i was very afraid of the "vist" i was going to recive from his "working team" because he had my home address.So I began research on "Alan Sallas" and discovered that the email address he was using was from a free site called exite.com.I also read other peoples complaints on diffrent forums about "Alan Sallas".I Then emailed "Alan Sallas" asking for information on his company his liscence number and various other questions i knew he could not answer.Today 06/27/07 i recived a Fed EX package form "John Colemen" "310 sunset blv" "CA" "91355" containing six money orders in the amount of $720 each (total of $4392) And an email from "Alan Sallas" (whom i havent heard from in almost a month)this is the email:Greetings
I have given instruction to one of our clients to have payment released to you,in his response,I was told the payment has been mailed to you. Th payment was sent out via fedex courier.I have this email subjected with the fedex tracking number.The payment our client have released to you will enable us to meet the essential needs of our client.We are to make befiting flight arrangement ,hitch-free accomodation and standard security measure for our tourist client.Please follow the instruction below before cashing the payment at your bank.After you have deducted your 10% service charge,send the rest funds to the tourist assistant that will make sure the needs of our client is adequately met.The name of the tourist assistant in china is Marcus Richard.Send the funds to him via westernunion.

INSTRUCTION

The Moneygram Money Orders that you will be receiving is $4,392

(1)They are Moneygram Money Orders of $732 each x
6


2)Take the money orders to your bank to be paid.

Deduct your weekly pay ,which is 10% and send the balance to the tourist assistant in china via western union money trasfer.




HERE IS THE WESTERN UNION INFOR

Receivers Name --------------------- Last name:Marcus First name:-Richard
Address -------------------------------------- 41 wangjing liu
beijing
Country ----------- CHINA
zip code---------100004

You will need to email me the western union infor after money sent

1, western union tracking number ------------------- 10 digit
2, amount sent---------------------
3, senders name and address----------------.
If the transaction is honestly handled,the next payment coming to you will be in the tune of $15,000.I await your urgent response.Read carefully and follow the instruction strictly.

Alan Sallas
----------end of email-----------
I did not reply instead i contacted the better buissiness Bureau and they directed me to the FBI.I have not and will not use the money orders or have any further contact with anyone associated with this scam.
Please everyone beware!!!


2007-06-27 12:59:25 -
I have received a letter saying I have won 500.000 and they tell me to contact-accountskybank@yahoo.co.uk


2007-06-26 13:30:32 -
information on dglass


2007-06-26 01:21:09 -
Second mail from the hacker:

To: dainesh_7@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: Procedures
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 03:55:18 -0400
From: harrycollin2@aim.com Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Attn: D T Sampat,

Your response was duly received in my office today, we are aware of your interest in becoming our representative in which you shall received payment from our clients. Below is question important to ask you concerning your present location ;

1. Can you receive the payment while you are in Gulf Region?
2. How much amount can you receive from our client that will be easier for you to cash in Golf Region?
3. With this offer, hope it wouldn't disturb you from working with other firm?

With an answer to the above question, you can go ahead and work for us but note that we have to go through the proper channel and procedure of the company policy before you can finally become our representative. Your name will be inserted into the company system and also an agreement letter will be sent to you in which you are going to sign and send back to this office for clarification. We shall provide to you our client information's immediately we confirm you as our representative.

Immediately your information is duly verify in our office, we shall contact our client to let them know that you will be receiving every payment on our behalf. Payment will be issued to you with the informations you shall provide so you are advise to give appropriate information correctly without any mistakes to avoid misplaced of payment sent to you by our client.

Below is the required informations that will enable us proceed, and all other instructions will be given to you as we proceed.

Confirm the following information to this office.

1) Your full name.
2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
3) Address.
4) Profession , age and marital status
5) Copy of your international passport or drivers license.

On your response, I will let you know the next step to take.

I wait your response.

Best Regards,

Harry Collins

( Secretary in charge)
Susart Fabrics and Textiles

This mail was received by me as returned mail. But I never sent any message to such an address: It is clear that this is e mail hacking.

From: postmaster@unch.unc.edu Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
To: dainesh_7@yahoo.com
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 19:03:41 -0400
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.

gsamson@unch.unc.edu




Message/delivery-status


Reporting-MTA: dns;msxgate3.unch.unc.edu
Received-From-MTA: dns;MMS3.unch.unc.edu
Arrival-Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 19:03:41 -0400

Final-Recipient: rfc822;gsamson@unch.unc.edu
Action: failed
Status: 5.1.1

Forwarded Message [ Download File ]

From: "Melissa Lewis"
To: "gsamson"
Subject: Make Money Helping Out Company!
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 08:59:35 +0900

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Greetings!
Young successful company ADC Hardware from Sweden offers 1500-1700 AUD
a week!
Position called "Transaction Handling"
Requirements:
1. 18+ y/o.
2. You are located in Australia.
3. Be able to check e-mail 5-6 times a day.
4. Monday-Thursday 2-3 hours of free time(preferably morning).
5. Responsible/Enthusiastic.
Very great opportunity! You can use this position as a decent extra
income.
For more information e-mail to: income.adc@gmail.com


2007-06-26 01:20:19 -
Dear All,

Have a look at this offer:


Subject: BECOME A REPRESENTATIVE
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 06:24:11 -0400
From: jimohtx3@aim.com Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
To:
Susart Fabrics and Textiles
3 Long Marsh Lane
West Thamesmead
LONDON
SE28 0LS
ENGLAND
Contact Person: Harry Collins ( Secretary in charge)
Emails: ( harrycollin2@aol.com )

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are glad to offer you for a job position at our company,susart Fabrics and Textiles. We need someone to work for the company as a representative/book keeper in the states. This is in view of our company not having an office presently in the States. You don't need to have an Office and this certainly won't disturb any form of work you are doing presently.

Our company produces the following varieties of clothing materials:- batiks, assorted fabrics for interior decor, silk and traditional costumes which we have clients we supply weekly in the states. Our integrated yarn and fabric manufacturing operations use state-of-the-art textile equipment from the world's leading suppliers. Order processing, production monitoring and process flow are seamlessly integrated through a company-wide computer network

* The average monthly income for you will be approximately 4000.00 Usd.
* No form of investments from you.
* This job takes only 1-3 hours per day.

About the job:

We have sales representatives all over the world to distribute our products.There are hundreds of competitors, close direct contacts between suppliers and customers and other difficulties, which impede our sales promotion.We have decided to deliver the products in upfront to most of our client in the states due to our relationship in business,Thus we need to get payments for our products soonest. Regarding this, we cannot cash these payments from the US soon enough as international Cheques take almost 14 working days for cash to be made available.

YOUR TASK
=================================
Your task is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process. You are not involved in any sales. Our sales manager sells products to our client and get them shipped to them. Once he makes a sale we deliver the product to a customer (usually through FED EX). The customer receives and checks the products. After this has been done the customer has to pay for the products. 90% of our customers pay through Certified Cheques and Money orders based on the amount involved.We have decided to open this new job position for solving this problem.

Your tasks are;
===================================

1. Receive payment from Customers
2. Cash Payments at your Bank
3. Deduct 10% for yourself which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed
4. Forward balance 90% after deduction of your percentage to any of the offices location you will be contacted to send payment to.

(Payment is to forwarded either by Money gram or Western Union Money Transfer. Local Money transfers takes barely hours, so it will give us a possibility to get customer's payment almost immediately.

After establishing close co-operation you'll be able to operate with larger orders and you will be able to earn more. Our payments will be issued out in your name and you get them cashed in your bank deduct your weekly salary and forward the balance to the company via western union money transfer or money gram money transfer as stated above.


We are glad to offer this job position to you. If you are capable of handling this offer to work for susart Fabrics and Textiles,a letter of employment would be sent to you which you will sign and send back to us. This will authorized you as our bona fide representative in the states.

On your response, Guideline will be given to you on the next step to take for you to be our representative. Apply to the company Secretary via the below informations.

Susart Fabrics and Textiles
3 Long Marsh Lane
West Thamesmead
LONDON
SE28 0LS
ENGLAND
Contact Person: Harry Collins ( Secretary in charge)
Emails: ( harrycollin2@aim.com )


2007-06-26 01:10:11 -
I am from Oman. REcently I received a message from some once calling himself as "SUSART TEXTILES", After revealing my name to the intruder, next day I could find some mail returned from unknown location to me. Some message was sent using my e mail ID. This is a clear case of E-Mail ID theft. Take care while dealing with this type of e mails.


2007-06-24 19:18:26 -
what happens if you deposit a fake check and didn't know it.


2007-06-24 09:45:31 -
Just received this e-mail. Know it must be a scam.

Dear Candidate,

Mr Danny Mars here, I work for a resourceful up and coming enterprise in England (LionHeart Gallery) . I am pleased to inform you that we start a new employment project in the USA and are looking for reliable, well-motivated and able individual(s) to take care of the project needs.We propose to you this job opening as we have reviewed your work information on the career website . The job requires a flexible schedule shift. We conduct classes in creativity from which we have students from various parts of the world but our major income is made from sales of various artifacts like sculptures,photgraphs and paintings which we supply to a large clientele base in the united states.

Our clients make payments for our supplies every week in form of money orders and checks which are not easily converted to cash outside the US and annually we lose 45% of our income to bank charges on transfers {BUT BECAUSE THIS US MONEY ORDERS AND CHECKS CAN BE EASILY CASHED WITHIN THE US } We have opened up the post for an individual in the states to work as our representative and assist us in processing the payments from our clients for which we will pay a weekly salary of 200$ plus { YOU WILL BE PAID 10% FOR EACH TRANSACTION YOU ROUND UP} .

All you need to do is receive this payments from our client in the states,get it cashed at the bank and then deduct your commission (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.

Its every optimist's dream to have a bright and secured future,where dreams are easily turned to reality.Here at Lionheart Gallery this is what we offer . A chance to help build our company in the united states and in return get paid accordinly thereby helping and assisting your current job making life much easier .

If you are interested in starting this business activity, please respond to this message with the following information as requested to commence;

(1)Your full name which will be on the Money Orders.
(2)Your address where my customers will send the payments.
(3)Your cell or direct phone number.
(4)Age & Current Occupation .

Send replies to SUNNYDAYSNLUV@AOL.COM

Congratulations if you decide to take this offer.Thank you and GOD bless.

Mr.Danny Mars
LionHeart Gallery
Tempest Street,
Lincoln,LN2
Uk.
+ 44 8020899931


2007-06-23 14:57:56 -
Check out this attempt I received when I placed a laptop on Craigslist.


From: Jenny Bola - jennybola6@gmail.com

Re: Dell Laptop - Inspiron 3800 - $200


HI
yes i am interested and i am happy that this item still up for sale,Actually i am new to Craigslist and in this buying/selling stuffs on Craigslist.excluding shipping because shipping will be handled myself through my fedex account, following payment option :

By sending you a money order which is safe,the fastest and secure way of sending money and also funds are highly guaranteed. In order to make this done kindly get back to me with your full name,mailing address,private email address likewise your phone # for payment. I need the above requirements asap so that i can explain the process on how to receive money order and as well finalize payment immediately.and if the item is in great condition i am willing to offer you an amount of $350 cos i need the item on time this week if that is ok by you . Looking forward in doing business with you. Thanks hope to hear from you soon and it's nice doing business with you. Thanks.


2007-06-23 01:15:37 -
Received this through spam blocking, filtering etc. Please try to stop these fraudulent emails!


2007-06-21 02:21:58 -
My husband was a victom of one of these scams and now the bank says we have to pay them back or they are gonna take us to small claims. Does anyone know if they are at faught for not checking to see if the money orders are real? I'm just trying to figure this out.Thanks for any advice anyone can give.


2007-06-21 02:16:26 -
My hubby got scammed by these fake money orders fom the job about taking 10% and western unoin the rest to the company.now we owe the bank money.Isn't it the banks job though to check the money orders before hand?


2007-06-21 02:13:08 -
look at this scam!we got this one too!

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Kent
To: robertkent11@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 2:46 AM
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS. YOU HAVE BEEN APPOINTED BY MEAL REASEARCH INC/ DR ROBERT KENT


Greetings of the Lord be upon you again today. This is Dr Robert Kent again and I am writing you to let you know that you have been appointed by Meal Research and Consulting Inc as our Payment Representative in the United States. I have also attached this email to other members of the team so that all can be aware.

We congratulate you on this and want to let you know that we are happy to have you as part of our team.
We also like to apologise for the delay in getting back to you since. I have been on some evangelical mission for a while
We will like you to also know the following.
In the absence of a bank account right now, You will be using bank account for now and we do not need your account details since the checks are made out to you in your name.
Also You may receive periodic calls from our funding partners from time to time.

The money is a gift towards our research team so please be respectful and talk well to the funding counterparts whenever they call you on phone.
They are doing it to help humanity

Efficient handling of payment is a must thing. You should always make sure you get payments cashed the minute you get it and notify me once you receive any payment. Expect First payment to arrive Tomorrow Friday 15th or Latest Monday 18th of June via FEDEX Courier.
Once you receive payment, read your email as instructions would have been sent from me to you the morning before payment arrives.
I can be contacted on YAHOO messenger with ID robertkent11 and AOL messenger with Id robertkent11

Regards and Best wishes.
Dr Robert Kent


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2007-06-20 10:37:55 -
Mr James Harrison in Nigeria?
What is this scam about?
I have been recieving e mails for weeks from a "lawyer" claiming I am owed millions?


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