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2006-10-05 13:25:32 -
what is really going on


2006-10-05 11:46:02 -
i met this guy on yahoo and have been talking to him for almost a year now........he says hes in love and yada yada yada.....and he wanted to come to the states for a visit. he says he has a house in NJ but since his wife died his job has kept him in africa but that his daughter lives in london going to college....so after a year he says he wants to come to the states and wants to have his company send me his pay check i told him i cant cash his pay check so he got back to me and said they would send it in a money order for me to cash and send to him so he could pay with us dollars and not pounds it sounded funny trust me but i kept thinking damn if this is a scam he took a long time doing it .........there were red flags trust me but stupid me i asked every question i jumped on every line and he had all the right answers and i got them and i was thinking ok what would be the scam with money orders hell i didnt even think to research them this was a friend i had been talking to for one year asking me to do a favor.......needless to say THEY WERE FAKE.......5100.00 lator........i am in debt and swimming to try and get out of it ........almost lost my bank account and am still trying to fight this.....so if anyone out there is on yahoo or myspace his name is allenlyton_smith@yahoo.com or allen lyton on my space.......and i am sooooooo sure hes on so many more ....i have not seen him again but once since i got the money orders he got online to ask me when i was sending the money ........and then when they all came back fake i told him and he disappered of course...but i tell you what here is my email addy if anyone finds him or talks to him run as fast as you can and dont offer to do him a damn favor ...and if you have any questions or answers for me im at wildmemaw@hotmail.com
kari


2006-10-05 00:21:37 -
Has anyone recieved a letter in the mail concerning a sweepstakes that you had one and all you need to do is deposit a money order for x amount to cover the taxes that you would have to pay fo winning money? The header of the letter states that they are the company Optimal. I did a little research and this company (out of canada) had no information about this money order that I recieved. The guy I talked to on the phone from which I recieved the money gram swears up and down that he is from Optimal. To my knowlege there is only one company named Optimal which does deal with money and investing and credit card transactions. He claims he is the "other" optimal. He also stated that I could tear it up cash it or deposit it and call him to get the rest of the money I had won. Which brings me to ask, could I get away with just opening a savings/checking account and once it clears withdraw and cancle my account? I am not about to deposit and then call him back... only to futher investigate this "money" I won and how it came about.


2006-10-04 16:18:27 -
Selling merchandise in local paper, received email, responded, eventually got this information. Glad I found out it was a scam before receiving money order:

NAME :OSHISANMI YUSUF OLAWALE
CITY :COTONOU
STATE : COTONU
ZIPCODE :22901
COUNTRY:REPUBLIC OF BENIN.
E-MAIL :Abcshippingandcargo@yahoo.com


2006-10-04 13:34:21 -
Just got a fake job from Alma Adams. It looked like it was sent out of Monster.com but it is a scam. Don't fall for this fake money order scam. It is not in any way from monster jobs.


2006-10-03 16:51:24 -
I applied for a job that I saw on a local job bank. I later received an emial from the Landine Fabric Company,
65-98 Sinclair Rd,London w14 ons,stating that I have been
approved for the position of Customer Service Representative.I would be required to cash money orders which are payments from clients that are not easily cashable in the UK.They said that I will earn a 10% commision on every payment processed. After I sent them my contact information they sent me a letter of employment for me to sign. I do not want to sign the letter of employment until I know that this company and money orders are not a scam.
Please advise.


2006-10-03 09:01:15 -
Received check from Alma Adams, is this fraud? PLEASE advise. Thanks


2006-10-02 12:23:02 -
Just letting you know that the scam has not ended and they are still trying to recruit people. Receive many scams like this hope they are stopped soon


OFFICE
21 Llanover road plumstead
SE18 3ST London.
Email me@:susan_powell_2006@yahoo.co.uk
TEL:+44 70 1113-3159


Dear Friend,

My name is Ms Susan Harrison-Powell, I am an artist with my husband Peter Powell ,We own SUS 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 Peter Powell . 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 momey order or casher'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 Amareica who will be working for me as a par time worker and i will be willing to pay 10% for every transaction, which wouldnt 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 and getting payments is very expensive, I am working on setting up a branch in the state, so for now i need a representative in the United States Of Amareica who will be handling the payment aspect for our company.

These payments are in order or casher's cheque and they wouldcome to you in your 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.

But the problem i have is trust, i have made arrangement with the FBI in Washington,that if anybody gets away with my money they will definately get hold with the person,and the person will go to JAIL for LOOTING my funds , you are to receive the order or casher's cheque payment which will be sent to you by the Fedex or UPS from my business partners, which would come in form of a order or casher's cheque then you are to take it to your bank account to enable you cash it and send the money cashed for the order or casher's cheque 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 the money, so you are rest assured that you wouldnt spend a dime out of your personal money.
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 full home address,
#Your age,#Occupation and as well your #marital status, and your,#direct contact telephone number,

I will be needing your home address, so that I will forward it to my customers to send you the casher's cheque . via Fedex or overnight shipment.

Thanks for your assistant and God bless,



Thanks for your assistant and God bless,

Susan Peter Powell .
Director of SUS ART WORLD INC,
London, United Kingdom.


2006-10-01 23:07:19 -
Does anyone seem to notice this 10% commission pattern with these money order scams or what?

This guy has posted on so many sites this supposed "Customer Service" money order position. I thought people should get a heads up on this person's activity. I almost fell for it as well. _______________________________________________________


My name is Micheal Landine, I am the owner of the Landine Fabric Company. We are recently established company based in the UK. My company is involved in the production and distribution of quality textiles and materials. In the past year, there has been an increase in the number of companies such as mine that offer services to clients in the international market. With most of my clients being located outside of the UK, I am in need of representatives in my foreign markets including the North America (USA and Canada) to assist me in the processing of payments.

Most of my clients make payments for my goods with international money orders and cheques. These money order and cheques are not easily cashable within the United Kingdom. It is for this reason that I am in need of a representative in your region to aid in the processing of these payments. The payments usually fall in the range of five thousand to ten thousand dollars. As a representative, you will earn a ten percent commission on every payment you process. Since payments are made to my company on a weekly basis, you will be able to earn about five hundred to a thousand dollars a week.

It is a very simple process:

As a representative, you will be responsible for receiving payments from my clients. These payments are usually sent by courier mail. As soon as you receive a payment, you cash it in your bank and forward the balance to the company (after you deduct you commission) by a Western Union money transfer.

BEFORE WE CAN COMMENCE TRANSACTIONS, I WILL NEED TO SATISFY ALL PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS. I WILL NEED SOME OF YOUR CONTACT DETAILS. ONCE YOUR INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROCESSED AND APPROVED, I WILL FOWARD IT TO MY CLIENTS IN YOUR REGION WHO WILL ISSUE PAYMENTS IN THE FORM OF MONEY ORDERS AND SEND THEM TO BY COURIER.

Requirements:

Your full name, address, and phone number.

Once we receive and process your information, we will forward it to our
clients who will make the payments to you as the company's representative.

A letter of employment will be sent to you from my company. Once you receive the letter, you must sign, scan and send it back to the company. You must also send an acceptance letter and a scan copy of your identification. Once your information is confirmed, you will be given an employee number.

As was stated before, I will notify my clients who will be begin sending payments to you as the company's representative. I will notify you of all payments coming your way. I will also give you all the necessary information needed for you to send the payments to the company (AFTER YOU HAVE DEDUCTED YOUR COMMISSION).


2006-10-01 22:21:09 -
I also recieved a bogus e-mail about Michael Landin Fabric Company. I'm sure it is a money order scam as well. I wouldn't be surprised. Keep Listing these Frauds and Scammers everyone.


2006-10-01 20:05:54 -
Hey People,

GO TO: http://www.fusepress.com/angel_warrior1/internet_employment_fraudsters_and_scam_artists

It is an article I wrote on some of the ways you should protect yourself from Money Order Scams.


2006-09-30 14:39:45 -
I signed a contract for one Alma Adams representing Intermed International, UK, on the 20th of Sept. I received a personal check from a person in New York City (I live in Michigan) 5 days later, for $2960.00. I cashed it. It's sitting in my bank right now, waiting for clearance. Now, I find out it is a scam. Had my doubts anyways, as most everone else on here probably did too.

So, now I have to fix the issue. I think I caught this just in time, as not to get myself completely mixed up in some illegal mess. I know what I am going to do to get out of this issue and I plan to report it, with the help of my bank, hopfully. But, I am hoping to get some helpful advice or tips on this issue, as it is the first time it's ever happened to me. Can anyone help?


2006-09-29 11:02:49 -
Hello I received a money order from " WF National Bank south central" how do I know if is real or not?


2006-09-29 09:08:29 -
I received an email from Lyord Williams and I am attaching it for you to post:
Hello,
How are you doing today? Would you like to
work online from home and get paid weekly ? L & W
TEXTILES LTD needs a book-keeper in the United States,
so I want to know if you will like to work
online from home and get paid weekly without leaving
or affecting your
present job? The company presently produces fabrics
in the UK and we need
someone to work for the company as a
representative/book keeper in united the states.
The company deals in the sale of TEXTILES works,
sculptures 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. Our clients make payments for our
supplies every week in form of Money Orders which are not
readily cashable outside the United States.
so we need someone in the United States to work as our
representative and assist us in processing the payments from our
clients and he/she would be paid a weekly salary.
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS RECEIVE THIS PAYMENTS FROM OUR
CLIENTS ON BEHALF OF OUR COMPANY IN THE UNITED
STATES, GET IT CASHED IN YOUR BANK THEN DEDUCT YOUR WEEKLY PAY
AND FOWARD THE BALANCE TO THE COMPANY DOWN
HERE VIA WESTERN UNION/MONEY GRAM MONEY TRANSFER.
Our payments will be issued out in your name and you
get them cashed in your bank deduct your weekly salary and foward the
balance to the company via western union/money gram money transfer.
Basically
what the Company is searching for is a Representative/Book-keeper in the
States who would help to establish a medium of getting our funds from our
customers there. If you are interested in working with us we would be very
glad as inability to get our Payment in cash has posed a big problem and has
affected account reconciliation and turn over grossly.
These are legitimate transactions between our
customers and our company Representative and there is no legal risk as these
are payments for goods already bought and delievered. We are offering 14%
of whatever amount it is that you cash per week as salary and subject to
your
satisfaction you will be given the oppurtunity to negotiate the mode by
which we will pay for your services as our official
Representative/Book-keeper
in the States.The mode we would prefer would be instant deduction of your
salary from the Amount before going ahead to send whatever is left back via
Western union transfer. We are aware that you would be charged to have
the money sent whatever that would amount to is to be deducted from
the balance of the funds after you must have deducted your salary.
Please if you are interested forward the following info:
1.Full names
2.Phone number/fax
3.Full contact address and zip code
L & W TEXTILES LTD
1-3 Leinster Gardens
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM W2 6DP,
+44-703-191-9236
LYORD WILLIAMS



L & W TEXTILES LTD


2006-09-28 16:19:14 -
Just received this. I smelt a rat when I saw the postcode SE28 - it does not exist and the offer seemed too good to be true. I searched for Susart and found the CCRC w'site alongside.

Nuff said??


Dear Sir/Madam,
Would u like to work online from home/temporarily
and get paid weekly ?
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 not having an office
presently in the US. You
dont need to have an Office and this certainly wont
disturb any form of
work you have going at the moment.
From the Site, you will find out the Company
produces the following
varities 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 is about 4000.00 usd.
* No form of investments from you.
* This job takes only 1-3 hours per day
About the job:
you should know that
our company manufactures and sells textile and
fabrics.
We have sales representatives all over the world to
distribute our
products.
You know, that it's not easy to start a business in
a new market (being
the US). 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, it's very risky but
it should push up
sales on 25 percent.Thus we need to get payments for
our products as
soon as possible because customers can just "forget"
to pay.
Unfortunately we are unable to open bank accounts in
the United state
without first registering the company name.
Presently with the amount
of Orders we have, we cannot put on hold, For fear
of loosing the
customers outrightly. Secondly we cannot cash these
payments from the
US soon enough as international Cheques take about
14 working days for
cash
to be made available. We lose about 75,000 USD of
net income each month
because we have money transfer delays.
YOUR TASK
=================================
Your task is to coordinate payments from customers
and help us with the
payment process.
You are not invloved in any sales. Our sales manager
sells products.
Once he makes a sale we deliver the product to a
customer (usually
through FEDEX).
The customer receives and checks the products. After
this has been done
the customer
has to pay for the products. About 90 percent of our
customers prefer
to 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. Recieve payment from Customers
2. Cash Payments at your Bank
3. Deduct 7% which will be your percentage/pay on
Payment processed
4. Forward balance afer deduction of percentage/pay
to any of the
offices you will be contacted to send payment to.
(Payment is to forwarded either by Moneygram 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.
ETC
susart Fabrics and Textiles
3 Long Marsh Lane
West Thamesmead
LONDON
SE28 0LS
ENGLAND
NB: ALTERNATE EMAIL
Waleset1@yahoo.com


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