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2006-09-07 17:07:39 -
I just wanted to add to this list. I keep getting the same type emails, but they change the "business" name.
From personal experience, I did this for a "friend" took money orders, deposited in my bank, and of course they wound up being bad. The thing is, a little voice in my head told me to check with the post office, which is where the money orders came from. So I went there and showed them one, the postmaster said they were good. I even checked on the post offices web site, they have a listing of stolen and counterfit numbers, and of course they were not listed. So I thought all was good.
So, beware, it took 2 weeks for the post ofice to tell my bank that the money orders were counterfit and I was out 3000 dollars.


2006-09-07 15:49:00 -
I have received a travlers check from Star Achievement Center. This check is a fraud. They stated that I won 19000.00 and this check was for the taxes. They wanted me to mail 1632.00 to Monica Falls 2817 Center St. N.W.,cALGARY,ab., T2E2VT.
I took this cashier check to the bank, they reserched
an the check is a FRAUD.
What can I do to make sure that they don't do this to
other people.
Please e-mail me as soon as possiable. I am pissed.
This is a crule thing to do to someone.
Please Help
Thank You For Your Time
Robbie Smith


2006-09-07 13:37:35 - mury
Ms. Patricia Atkins

Canada Lottery-Soccer World Cup 2010 Promotional Draw

1550 Princess Street

Kingston , ON , Canada , K7M 9E3

info_canada_agent@yahoo.ca

Congratulations, you have won Canada Lottery!

Attention: Customer AFRSA680

Ref: EAAL/851OYHI/05

Batch No. Lotto 6/49

Draw Number for Wed 16 August, 3- 4- 8- 25- 41- 48 with

bonus Number 22



WINNING NOTIFICATION



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The winning numbers Fri. June 30, 9/15/18/34/35/45, bonus Number 6 Draw for LOTTO 6/49 under the choice of the lottery

In the 2nd category of daily three. You have therefore been Approved to claim a total sum of US$820,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars) in cash

Credited to file EAAL/9080118308/05.



This is from a total cash prize of US $11,100,000.00 Million Dollars, shared amongst the first One Hundred and-thirty (130) lucky winners in this category Worldwide.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Afro booklet representative office in Africa as indicated in Your play coupon, because this particular draw was selected To promote the 2010 World Cup to be hosted in South Africa Hence your winning information must be kept to enable you

Participate in our subsequent draws, which will see 500

Participants traveling on an all expense paid trip to South Africa for the Soccer World Cup 2010. In view of this, your US$820,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United



States Dollars) would be released to you by an accredited

commercial Bank in South Africa . Our African agent will Immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact our African Agent's Office Mr. Leon Clarence, TEL: 27-73-491-3921 EMAIL: info_canada_agent@yahoo.ca All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web Site through computer draws system and extracted from over 10, 000, 00 companies and personal e-mails. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information Confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim Your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program By unscrupulous elements.



Please be warned! To file for your claim, please contact our

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Yours Sincerely,



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2006-09-07 02:43:33 - Kyle Smitts
Hello

I am a sketcher from Brighton England, I sell portraits and have been
drawing for about 15yrs now, I have exhibited in exhibitions and sold
to
private collectors from all around the world, most of my works sold to
Americans are mostly promoted in exhibitions, I am always facing
serious
difficulties selling my art works to Americans, they are always
offering to pay with either Money orders/cashiers check, which is
difficult
for
me to cash here in United Kingdom.

I am looking for a representative in the USA who will be working for me
as a Part-time Worker and I will be willing to pay 10% For every
transaction. If you are interested, please get back to me on
(davejohnsonartsss@yahoo.es) ASAP

Dave Johnson
Sussex
ENGLAND
davejohnsonartsss@yahoo.es


2006-09-06 14:26:50 -
Alma Adams from orthomed international is a fraud. is this true????


2006-09-06 00:40:22 -
Got one of those Orthomed International emails from Alma Adams from Monster.com Contacted Monster and let them know of possible scam, but who knows if they even do anything about it....but the same letter content I got has been posted here a few times....guess this one is a pretty popular scam person/company


2006-09-06 00:29:28 -
how can you tell if a money order is good?


2006-09-05 18:58:35 -
here to help you guys out, email 1 and 2

i almost gave him my adress and all that

Hi, How do you do?
My name is MIKE LARRY and I would be very interested
in offering you a part-time paying job in which you
could earn alot!!! This job i offer would be based on
a contract basis or commission terms, it is a
part-time job and it would involve quite a handfull of
trust and honesty because life is based on trust. If
you would be interested in including a good-paying,
part time job to your daily list of activities and
earning up to $1000 per week, then you could kindly
reply my email and I would be glad to brief you more
about the nature of my employment offer. Please bear
it in mind that this job has nothing to do with sales
or marketing, well if you would like to be my guest
its allowed. I just have an offer that you may find
very good. if you are interested you can pls reply to
this email ............larrybee_007@yahoo.com
Thank You
LARRY MIKE


EMAIL 2

Thank you for your prompt reply, before I go further I
thought I'd inform you of both who you would be
working for and what you would be doing. As I have
previously already informed you, my name is LARRY MIKE
(on Behalf of H & L Art works Limited) 45 years of
age, 3 kids, a lovely girl and 2 troublesome kids, and
the love of my life, my wife. I am a some what
multitalented man and I do quite a lot of traveling
and get to meet quite a lot of people. I just resigned
my job as a research scientist, but I still work as a
freelance consultant for the instistute which gives me
very much time to do my own work which is basically
being a freelance researcher who could be employed by
research institutes to do research projects anywhere
in the world. I reside in Dublin, Ireland and even
though I have lived most of my life in other parts of
the world, I am fully residing in Ireland. Presently,
I have just been granted a funding to head a research
project in the tropical regions of West Africa
regarding rare and vulnerable plant species and this
would be commencing very soon, However my funding were
by my American counterparts which sent me the bunch of
payments mostly in US based money orders. Getting an
accountant in the states or opening an account would
have been my best choice but I have a deadline to meet
and taking any of those choices would cost me time and
a whole lot of other requirements I am not ready to
deal with as I would be traveling a lot in the
meantime.So presently, assuming you would be able to
deal with cash, I would be willing to employ you on
contract basis to be my payment representative back in
the states, this way I could issue and make these
money orders out to you, you could then cash them
easily, withdraw 20% of the total amount on these
money orders as your commission and then send the rest
back to me through Western Union wire transfer. Bear
it in mind that we would be dealing with quite a
handful of cash and you could be making up to $6000
just working with me in a short period of time. I
would be glad if you accept my proposal and I intend
to commence on starting as soon as you are ready. If
you are interested then we could make concluding
arrangements.


Please send to me the listed information below:
APPLICATION

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 or
overnight shipment.
Thanks for your anticipated assistant and God bless.

LARRY MIKE





WATCH OUT, I ALMOST FELL FOR IT


2006-09-05 14:33:52 -
Welcome to a different scam. For those that do business on e-bay beware of second chance offers. The scammers watch the bidding and offer a second chance offer to larger lots that have fallen through. Then they use real official e-bay logos to try and convince u that the offer is real. However if it does not show up on your account as a second chance offer it is a scam. Also they always wish to be payed by a wire transfer. Sound familiar?


2006-09-05 14:12:02 -
about orthomed international in 345 oxford street W1N 0BY London


2006-09-05 11:17:15 - MIKE
Just received an email from Alma Adams proposing the same "scam" under the name of Orthomed International
which is not in headquartered in london England as
he/she claims!!!! It is in France which raised the 1st red flag that led to this site. If people would
simply use the same computer they read these offers on to do a bit of research it would no doubt save them from lots of heartache and dollars lost.

Thanks for those who have
previously commented their
experiences with these terrorists!!!


2006-09-04 22:24:53 -
I was a victim. On 8-16-06, I received 2 money orders from a person in Nigeria, who wanted me to deposit the 2 money orders, both for $850. However, once I received the money orders, he asked that I cash them and wire them to him right away--as his mother had become sick and needed the money for her treatment. I proceeded to do so, not seeing any risk on my part, thinking money orders are as good as cash. When I took the money orders to my bank, I asked the cashier if they were legit. She told me that they were and proceeded to cash them. Fifthteen days later, my bank had wiped out my account (deducting $1700, the amount of the two money orders). The bank told me that this money was unrecoverable and that I had to reimburse them the money they lost. Meanwhile, I owe rent, car note and my daughter's senior class dues. I fail to see how I am responsible for reimbursing my bank, since I am the victim. Shouldn't the bank upon which the money order was drawn be responsible? My bank even went so far as to confiscate the money in my daughters savings account to recover their lost expenses. I can only guess that they felt justified because I was a joint member on her account, since she is under age. Thus, she lost all the money she made working this summer.


2006-09-04 20:06:25 - Scammers Are Everywhere
After having read approximately 300 of the more than 1500 comments on this thread, I am amazed at two things: (1) how brazen these fraud artists are; and (2) how gullible (and, although I hate to say it) and utterly stupid some people are. Incredibly, even after literally hundreds of urgent warnings and other personal accounts of financial ruin, some folks still can't seem to figure out how this scam works (or even have the ability to recognize that it IS a scam.) Please, for heaven's sake, stop posting messages wondering if these "money mule" schemes are fraudulent -- of course they are, and the proof is everywhere. It would appear that the only things stronger than the fraud artists are the greed and stupidity of their victims.


2006-09-04 19:54:59 -
I'm here


2006-09-04 12:41:00 -
Got a return e-mail from Alma Adams tody and told her i was on to her scam and had reported her scam to the European authorities. Advised to to pack her bags before she becomes a resident of the grey bar hotel.


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