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2006-09-11 16:25:34 -
I had recently recieved an email from a Richard Smith who was supposedly resigned from ARINI Reasearch - I had recieved a Cashiers Check in the amount of 6,486. The check was sent from Toronto and the check its self was from PWSB out of wisconsin. In turn they wanted me to wire 4500.00 back to Toronto. It was a very good check - even had the authentic water mark on the back. So here is what I did. After doing as much research that I could find on the internet I went to my bank with the phone number I had found on the net for this bank. The bank is real! Turns out that the account number and the check number were real, but the check had already been cashed for a different amount. So it was a fake check with actual information on it. I would sujest asking the bank about a cashiers check or money order before actually cashing it this way one phone call (providing the information on the check is real) will clear up any questions about whether it is a fake or real. Than I went to the State Police post, since they are out of the U.S. there is nothing that we can do in the states, but they will be posting a statement in our papers here so that it is known to people that they are about to be ripped off.


2006-09-11 15:37:57 -
I signed a contract to do business with this company assuming from all that I had read that it was legitimate. They had someone send me a check to deposit into my bank account - long story short, today I went to the bank to find out that my account has been closed due to "counterfeit activity" caused by the check I deposited. I can no longer have an account with this bank - a bank I've been established with for years.
Now, my chances of opening a new bank account with this on my record are slim. I also have to wait until the end of the month to receive back the money of my own that was in my account.
Has anyone else experienced something like this? If so, what can we do? Who can this company be reported to (other than the Better Business Bureau)?


2006-09-10 21:09:45 -
I am so glad I found this site..I have been on a few dating sites and have had about 8 different men contact me and they are so in love with me,,Well but I am stuck here In Nigeria and I need your Help..Well this is what I said...Send me the Money Orders..I will take them to the Local Police here to Make sure the are Legal..Well,I never recieved the Money Orders..
Thank God..I had another one try to Im me last night again...At least I have read and I git smart...
Thanks to everyone for there Postings.
here is one of the names..
moriswilliams1@yahoo.com
Again thank You all


2006-09-10 13:08:32 - Janice
Wal-Mart MoneyGram. Payable through WF National Bank, South Central, Faribault, MN

Numbers:
55225290193 -$1,500
55225290213 -$1,500
55225290203 -$1,500

I am from Faribault, MN and am taking these into the bank for them to start prosecution on the folks named in the return e-mail and the person whose home address is given.


2006-09-10 08:52:34 -
I too received this and went on to bbb site. It doesn't sound good. At first it sounded great for a part time job, I even signed the contract. It is on line in a web site so I am still questionable. Is it real or a scam. They don't get your social nor can they get your routing number or account number so how does identy theft fall in to place on this?


2006-09-10 02:00:17 -
I posted My resume on carrer builder.com and got a job offer from ORTHOMED INTERNATION, to good to be true? I looked in the web and the company is in France ORTHOMED AS. just like every one I look some more and found this site, I also read an article in Reader's Digest Apr/06 were they mention some thing like this.Thank you. I did question the individual for a company address and telephone #, I didn't get an E-mail back. now I know why.


2006-09-09 18:52:35 -
How do I check too see if they are real or fake?


2006-09-09 18:00:45 - lucy lou
i recently went on line to sell an item cost 300.00.buyer sends me four 750.00 money grams from wf national bank. buyer wants me to ship the excess money to some place in the UK. i am worried on what to do. they keep e mailing me wanting the money but i am smart enough to know not to cash it. they have even called my cell phone from somewhere over seas. anny suggestions on how to handle this? they do have our address?


2006-09-09 12:42:15 -
I received ten checks in the amount of $835 dollars. I know that it is to good to be true.


2006-09-08 17:13:11 -
Here's another new one I just recieved with my response which has been edited:

Are you f_____g kidding me, you expect me to believe that a gas and oil company losing $175,000 a month can't afford to send one employee to the
United States and open an account. How in the world do you do business with no way to fund the company and you want to pay a brand new person between 20 and 50 thosand a year for 1 to 3 hours a day? How f_____g stupid do you think we are to
fall for this? You are a total idiot and hope you get caught as everyone is on to this scam. Let me tell you the damn job butt hole. First you get our
information, next you send us a bad check or money order with somebody's name on it etc. we take it to our bank, cash it and send you money from out
of our fake check and 2 weeks later the bank says the check is no good and and wants to recoup the money from us. We don't get paid but you scam the money
from us. See dumb f__k I already know what your all about so you go hump somebody else's leg mutt face.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bradon James"
To:
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 5:10 PM
Subject: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT SYNERGY OIL AND GAS LTD


> 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, SYNERGY OIL AND
> GAS LTD. We need someone to work for the company as a Representative/Book
> keeper in the USA.This is in view of our not having an office presently in
> the USA.
> About the job We have sales representatives all over the world to
> distribute our products.
>Secondly we cannot cash these payments from the US soon enough, as
> international Checkstake about 14 working days for cash. We lose about 175,000 USD of net income each month because we
> have money transfer delays*Your task is to coordinate payments from
> customers and help us with the payment process.
>
>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 by crediting of credit card,
> through
> Certified Cashier Checks and Money orders based on the amount involved.
> Your Task We have decided to open this new job position for solving this
> problem.
> Your tasks are;
> 1. Receive payment from Customers
> 2. Cash Payment at your Bank
> 3. Deduct 7% 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 Gramm or Western Union Money Transfer).
> Local Money transfers take barely hours, so it will give us a
> possibility to get customer's payment almost immediately.

> Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can have them
> cashed in your bank or other Cashing Services, Payment could be made into
> your
> credit card.Deduct your weekly salary and forward the balance to the
> company via
> western union money transfer or money gramme money transfer. This job takes only 3-7 hours per
> week.
>
> work for SYNERGY OIL AND GAS LTD, kindly send me following For easy
> communication
> Your name:
> Your Address:
> Your Phone and Fax Numbers:.
>
> Regards,
> Wale Jones
>


2006-09-08 13:03:22 - OLE
I ALSO RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM ALMA ADAMS ASKING ME TO BE THEIR REPRESENTATIVE. I GAVE THEM MY ADDRESS I GOT THE CHECK AND TOOK IT TO THE BANK TO BE CASHED BUT A GOOD THING THE BANK MANAGER WAS MY FRIEND, SHE ASKED ME TO TELL THE PERSON WHO ISSUED THE CHECK TO CALL HIS BANK. SO I AM WAITING FOR A REPLY FROM ALMA TO KNOW WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT THE CHECK I RECEIVED BECAUSE I CAN NOT CASH IT BEFORE THE OWNER CALLS THE BANK.THATS WHERE I WILL PROVE WHETHER IT IS A SCAM OR NOT


2006-09-07 19:18:07 -
I received a "cashier check" from a company claiming I had won 19,000.00 The check was in the amount of 1740.00.There was a surcharge/tax fee that needs to be paid from the check they sent me.I was instructed to call 1-902-412-3202.My check would be "on hold" till I called this number and used my file#.The name of the company was STAR ACHIEVEMENT CENTRE 2989 oxford street Halifax NS.Issued by TRAVELLERS EXPRESS INC PO BOX 9476 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55480. POSTMARKED CANADA. BEWARE OF A "GOOD THING"


2006-09-07 18:40:20 -
Sorry on last message but it was Washington, DC not Kansas.


2006-09-07 18:34:36 -
Here is one way of catching them take the header information from the sent email and forward it to the authorities. As it looks this IP address is located in Kansas.


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At this point it is up to you to cash the check as fast as you can. Use your
existing bank account where you made transactions before to clear the check.
Only after you process this first order will you receive more. We cannot
send you more than 1-2 checks per week in the first month. Exception is only
if you process orders very fast (under 48 hours). In this case you will
receive many orders. You need to use any method available to clear the
checks faster. After one or more checks clear you need to go to the bank and
withdraw the funds from your account, take the money with you and e-mail us
for further instructions. After we receive the confirmation that the money
are in your possession (not in your bank account), we will e-mail you back
with clear instructions on how to send the money to us. This is because we
have several locations to cash our funds and we do not yet know which will
be assigned to you. Do not forget that it is up to you how much money you
can earn. The idea is simple if you send the money fast you will receive
increasingly more checks and earn a lot more for yourself.



Thank you, Alma







_____


2006-09-07 18:08:22 -
So if I take and deposit this check even though it's no good wouldn't the bank send it back for insufficient funds from the sender. Not only would they have to pay it back plus fees, but they could wind up in court. Maybe then a few would start blowing the whistle on somebody.


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