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2006-10-11 09:01:27 -
Bubba is not really a bubba.... LOL


Andrew Rudd wrote:

Good Day.
I do appreciate your email .Well all i need is someone to trust and you will take what ever the tax may be on my money after taking your %10 out of any amount my customers send to you..All i need now is trust and make a promise to me that you will surely do as i instruct and you will never act to ripp me off my money i need this promise from you.All you need to do now is to fill
the below form and get back to me with the details
request.

FIRST NAME...............LAST
NAME........................
ADDRESS...........................................
CITY............... STATE.........................
ZIP CODE......................
COUNTRY...........................
PHONE NUMBER (S) ...............................
GENDER............................ MARITAL
STATUS.......................
AGE...............................
NATIONALITY.....................
I will be needing your home address, so that my customers will send the MONEY ORDERS or CASHIER CHECK to you via DHL, FedEx, Regular mail or overnight shipment.I will be waiting for your response so that i can intruct my customers to make the payment in your name and send the money orders or cashier check to your address.
Thanks for your anticipated assistant and God
bless..



Bubba wrote:
Andrew,

This does sound like a great opportunity. I agree that trust is the major factor in this type of relationship. Having the FBI as a means to keep people honest is a great thing. I even know an agent out of the Columbia, SC office that would help keep everything on the up and up if needed. It is good to have friends. US Postal Money Orders or Cashier's Cheques are a great way to go. I would assume once the checks were validated as authentic, the money minus the 10%, minus any other expenses, would be forwarded to you in the manner desired. Since you wish to know all of my personal information, I too request your personal information as well. We would want to start this business relationship as an open honest one from the beginning. Besides, I also know people in the UK that may be able to assist us if needed. if this still seems to be the arrangement you desire, please respond.

Your new friend and business associate,

Bubba

"rudd_artworld@terra.es" wrote:
HELLO,
My name is Andrew Rudd and I am an artist.I live in United Kingdom,with my wife,two kids, four cats, one dog.It is definitely a full house. I have been doing artwork since I was a small child. That gives me about 23 years of experience.
I majored in art in high school and took a few college art courses. Most of my work is done in either pencil or airbrush mixed with color pencils. I have recently added designing and creating artwork on the computer. I have been selling my art for the last 3 years and have had my work featured on trading cards, prints and in magazines.I have sold in galleries and to private collectors from all around the world. I am always facing serious difficulties when it comes to selling my art works to Americans and canada,they are always offering to pay with a US POSTAL MONEY ORDER or CASHIER'S CHEQUE,which is difficult for me to cash here in United Kingdom.I am looking for a representative in the usa or canada who will be working for me as a partime and i will be willing to pay %10 for every transaction,which wouldnt affect ur present state of work,someone who would help me recieve payments from my customers in the states.i mean someone that is responsible and reliable,cause the cost of coming to the state and getting payments is very expensive,i am working on
setting up a branch in the states,so for now i need a representative in
the united states or canada who will be handling the payment aspect.
These payments are in money order or cashire's cheque and they would come
to you in your name,so all you need to do is cash the money order or cashire's cheque deduct your percentage and wire the rest back. But the problem i have is trust,But i have my way of getting anyone that gets away with our money,i mean the FBI branch in Washington gets involved. It wouldnt cost u any
amount,u are to receive payments which will be sent to u by fedex or usps from
my business patners,which would come in form of a money order or cashire's cheque then to cash it and send the cash to me via western union money transfer or moneygram money transfer,all transfer fees should be deducted from the money. If you are interested,please get back to me as soon as possible.

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2006-10-11 02:14:17 - AceArc
One last thing, always do a search of these names and organizations on google or any search engine to gather information. You might save yourself a great deal of future problems by doing your own investigation and also providing that information to friends and family who also use emails---save them from falling into the same dillema or possible dillema.

Again a great email for protection is hotmail/msn, also gmail is alright, although I have seen some spam fall through the cracks like in yahoo. Just be vigilant of these emails and delete them.

Again if it is a person you passed on your email to falls into junk email either read the email whi it's within the junk email and delete, or just move it to your inbox.


2006-10-11 02:07:28 - AceArc
What you guys need to do is set up your email security. Most people don't take advantage of it, and of course it's not full proof but it's helpful.

The best email so far to protect totally against scammers and people just sending you info who you don't know is actually hotmail or msn.

For hotmail, go to the mail section, then press on the options link. From there go to Junk E-Mail Protection----you can set up your email where only your immediate friends and family are allowed on the list and so you recieve email only from them. If people who are not cleared from your email---send you an email it would go straight to your Junk E-mail box. Then you can sift through it, normally things that go there are not of interest anyway, unless it's a person not allowed on your list but you recently passed on your email willingly. Then you can just clear out your junk email and spam is actually nil. Not to mention this is totally free.


This is similar with yahoo accounts, although a few people can sift through the cracks...just label them as spam and they can't send you email through that name. For yahoo, log in of course go to mail and then click on options on the upper right hand corner, from there go to Spam Protection and set up the level of security. Again it's not as fool proof as hotmail or msn, but it is decent.

Also, I would suggest when one receives those emails DO NOT reply to them. What some people don't realize is when you set up your email account, you probably included your real name and address information, when you reply they can locate you and where you are. So if you have a yahoo account I would recommend you to to mail addresses, and see what identification does the recipient recieves. If you see your full name, I recommend you change that information to safeguard your identity.

The amount of phishing (this is when people request your private information such as full name, address, ssn, or other data of that nature) scams is ridiculous and it's unfortunate so many people are in debt or threatened of committing a criminal act unwittingly. What most people don't realize they do when they cash a money order and withdraw money is seen as 'kiting', a variation of fraud, by a bank. This of course is a criminal offense, unfortunately can hurt you in the end.


I personally have recieved many but could tell they were ridiculous....especially when it involves foreign entities, it had just sounded like an issue of national security by it's mention---so I definitely new not to get invovled and when it deals with money a double threat.

Stay away from emails from a John Anderson and a MarkAnderson Textiles as well, and not to mention anything that deal with money transferring of any kind or you sending your information in to recieve gifts or prizes or crap like chain letters.


2006-10-10 23:05:25 -
Well I responded to a job posting on the internet and got hooked up with this company. I did a search on the internet to find out more about it and found the fraud info on this company. I am really glad that I have found all this info so it will prevent me from making a big mistake. Thank you!


2006-10-08 17:45:28 -
hello i have reseaved e-mails and money orders from these people..and still more and more e-mails wanting the money from the money orders...she wont leave me alone what do i do?


2006-10-08 00:57:35 -
I almost fell into their scam until i told my mom and she said their scam was on the news.Here's some of the letter they sent me yesterday.

Dear Candidate,

We will never ask you for bank name, bank account number, routing number, credit card, passwords, ssn number etc. If anyone asks for those on our behalf please do not give out this info. This is to ensure that you will not be the victim of an identity theft case.

Here you have the description of this job in simple steps:

1. You agree and sign the contract, send us your full name and postal address.

2. In 4-5 days after you have agreed to work for us you will start to receive checks/money orders/cashier checks made on your name from our customers in U.S. and Canada. Our customers use hospital funds and the checks are always covered. The payments are made for our products and services which have already been delivered.

3. You cash the checks/money orders/cashier checks at your bank using your pre-established account.

4. You deduct the 10% commission from the total amount of the check or money order that you receive and cash.

5. You send the remaining 90% minus transfer fees to our company as per our instructions to one of our offices. We have offices in almost all of Europe ; we will instruct you where to send the balance. This means that the funds will not always be sent to our headquarters in U.K. You will not make the transfer on our company name. One of our employees will be the receiver for the funds. The methods we use for transferring funds are: wire transfers, money transfers, checks and money orders. Depending on our needs we will instruct you to send the funds using one of those methods.

6. After one month has passed since you signed the contract you will receive your first salary.

We care to explain to you thoroughly the entire process that will possibly be the best job you will ever have. This job is possible because our company INTERMED INTERNATIONAL has its headquarters in London , UK . As such we do not yet have stores or offices in the United States and Canada . Until we do we will always need representatives in the U.S. to take care of some financial matters. The problem we are facing is the time necessary for our company to clear the funds from checks, money orders and cashier checks paid by our customers from U.S. and Canada after they have received our products and/or services. It takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks including shipping to clear these checks in Europe . We need to clear the checks, money orders and cashier checks inside U.S. and then have the funds transferred to our company in U.K. by other means. This is where you can help us. It would speed up the process tenfold. We have already made a signed agreement with the U.S. officials and we are paying all the necessary taxes for our business. We will also send you a 1099 Form for tax deduction on your part on the date you will receive your first salary. This job is official and legal according to the U.S. legislation as it is today.

The process itself involves answering e-mails a couple of times per day and going to a bank. This job does not require any kind of experience. It only requires access to the Internet and knowledge to send e-mails. First step in this job is for you to wait at home for checks/money orders/cashier checks sent by our American and Canadian customers on your name as per our instructions. For this to be possible we need your basic personal info such as full name and full address.

After you receive the checks/money orders/cashier checks you will have to go to the bank to cash them. The most important objective is for you to speed up the cashing process in any way possible. Keep in mind that we have already delivered our products and we need to get the funds to maintain our cash flow. We are covering you financially should any problems arise up to the full amounts on the checks you processed. There is no need for a special bank account to make this happen and creating a new account will slow down the process. After you have cash in hand you will have to contact us at the same e-mail address and then you will receive additional instructions on how to send the money to us. We cannot provide a phone number yet because we have many collaborators and momentarily we lack the technical support. For basic information we will have to use e-mails. Phone support is only for more sensitive issues that might appear after signing the contract. We will support any fees involved from receiving, cashing and transferring the money to our company. Your commission and salary are not subject to any fee deduction. The 10% off of each check/money order/cashier check and the monthly $900 are your net income.


2006-10-07 22:18:51 -
i got this email a couple of weeks ago and i am taking this to monsterjobs .com because they are sending their jobs acting like they come from them --i have a check i am taking to the bank and they will figure out where this is coming from ---i got as much info as i could from them and a friend of mine forwarded it to monster rep ---i got a check from a so called person here in the united states and have left it with my bank to look into and they have gotten a hold of the agents they need ---you better have lockline or prepaidlegal on you private info taking care of your private info in case they try identity theft through your name and address ---good luck ---i have friends in new york and london and england and sweden and they warned me before i did this job ---good luck finding them--found out it was a scam before it was too late!


2006-10-07 02:00:29 -
I have also received a "contract" from Intermed International, Mr. Alma Adams, alledgedly located at 345 Oxford Street, WIN OBY, London, UK. My son indicated that a Google Search would reveal the 'deal' to be a complete scam - which is unfortunately true. Have not yet recieved promised checks for cashing - And, will instead check with my bank to secure my direct deposit funds. Thank You for posting news of this fraud on Google. This contract offer was received as if it were from a client of Monster.com, which seemed to give it some creditability. Again, the saying "If it seems to gooc to be true, it probably is!" proves to be a truism.


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2006-10-06 19:52:02 -
I received 5 money grams from wal mart and their fake each one is for 950.00 dollars the senders name is
Trent Obker 6490 viaprimo street lake worth fl 33467


2006-10-06 18:19:14 -
anyone know anything about "intermed international" supposedly in the UK?

Thanks.


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2006-10-05 16:11:14 -
From: treasure lotto [mailto:treasuredept111@yahoo.fr]
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 11:48 AM
To: jerry@poseandmore.com
Subject: MESSAGE FROM JOHN PAUL


DEAR JERRY
YES NOBODY SENDS MONEY IN ANDVANCE I WAS SORRY IF I SAID SEND MONEY TO THEM NO,THAT IS MISTAKE I MEAN SEND THE MONEY AND I WILL REGISTER IT BY MYSEIF TO THEM WITH THE INFORMATIOPN YOU GAVE ME.I WILL GO DIRECT TO THE COMPANY AND MAIL YOUR PACKAGE WITH THEM OK,YOU HAVE TO BE VERY FAST ABOUT THAT SO THAT I CAN RUN AROUND AND MAIL YOUR PACKAGE WITH THEM OK.THE MONEY IS FOR REGISTRATION FEE AND INSURANCE FEE ONLY
AWAITING YOUR REPLY
MR JOHN PAUL
TREASURY DEPT LOTTO BENIN


2006-10-05 14:33:39 - losers
hey ALMOST A Dummy, i just receive the same letter; and she didn't even spell United State of America right or some of the word correctly; here my letter becarefull:

Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2006 13:40:00 -0300
> From: mssusanjamesw4@adinet.com.uy
> Subject: Be Our Representative in U.S.A
>
> Be Our Representative in U.S.A
> OFFICE 49 Parliament Street,
> York, YO18SG,UK
> Phone:+447031944448
> Fax: +448712475322
> Email:susanjamesartworlds@yahoo.it
>
> Dear Friend,
>
> My name is Ms Susan Woodward, I am an Artist with my husband James
> woodward, We own SUSAN ART WORLD in London,Zealand(United Kingdom)I
> live in London United Kingdom, with my two kids, four cats, one dog and
> the love of my life my husband Mr James woodward.
>
> It is definitely a full house, I have been doing Artwork since I was
> a small child. That gives me about 23 years of experience I majored
> in art in high school and took a few college art courses. Most of my
> work is done in either pencil or art brush mixed with color pencils. I
> have recently added designing and creating artwork on the computer, I
> have been selling my art for the last 3 years and have had my work
> featured on trading cards, prints and in magazines. I have sold in
> galleries and to private collectors from all around the world. I am
> always facing serious difficulties when it comes to selling my Art
> works to Americans, they are always offering to pay with money order or
> cashier's cheque, which is difficult for me to cash here in London
> United Kingdom.
>
> I am looking for a representative in the United States Of America who
> will be working for me as a par time worker and i will be willing to
> pay 10% for every transaction, which wouldn t affect your present
> state of work, someone who would help me receive payments from my
> customers in the states,I mean someone that is responsible and
> reliable, because the cost of coming to the state andgetting payments
> is very expensive, I am working on setting up a branch in thestate, so
> for now i need a representative in the United States Of America who
> will be handling the payment aspect for our company. These payments are
> in Money order or cashier's check and they would come to you inyour
> name if you are willing to assist as a representative, so all you need
> do is cash the money order ,deduct your percentage and Western Union
> Charges then wire the rest back to me. You are to receive the Money
> order or cashier's check payment which will be sent to you by the Fedex
> or UPS from my business partners, which would come in form of a Money
> order or cashier's check then you are to take it to your bank account
> to enable you cash it and send the money cashed for the Money order or
> cashier's Check to me via Western Union money transfer or Money Gram.
> NOTE: All charges of the Western Union Money transfer or Money Gram.
> will be deducted from my money, so you are rest assured that you
> WOULD NOT spend a dime out of your personal money.Again, as the
> Business improves and you receive more payments on my behalf and
> discharge your duty accordingly and Honestly , your percentage goes up
> as well from the Initial 10% percent.
>
> If you are interested, please get back to me as soon as possible via
> email. N: B, Please send to me the listed information below:
>
> Your Full name:
> Your home address,
> Your age/Occupation.
> Your Marital status
> Your direct Cell phone number.
>
> I will be needing your home address, so that I will forward it to my
> customers to send you the cashier's check . via Fedex or overnight
> shipment. Thanks for your assistant and God bless.
>
> MS.SUSAN WOODWARD
> DIRECTOR OF SUSAN ART
> WORLD INC, LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
>


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