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2006-08-26 19:30:23 -
This is a warning to!!!!!
AYO COLE ART AND CRAFT
OFFICE
21 Llanover road plumstead
SE18 3ST London.
Email :ayoacole@msn.com

Dear Friend,
My name is Ms Ayo Cole, I am an artist with my husband Bode Cole ,We
own AYO
COLE ART WORLD in London,(United Kingdom) I live in London United
Kingdom, with
my 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 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 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 America
who will be
working for me as a par time worker and i will be willing to pay 10%
for every
transaction, which would not 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
America who
will be handling the payment aspect for our company.
These payments are in order or casher's cheque and they would come 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 for LOOTING my funds ,
you are
to receive the order or cashier'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 cashier'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 wouldn't
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,
KINDLY REPLY TO ayoacole@msn.com

Thanks for your assistant and God bless,
AYO COLE
Director of AYO COLE WORLD INC,
London, United Kingdom.

Ayo got to us for over $4,000.00. We were sent 4 money orders and i cash them. To later find out they were conterfit. Be ware.


2006-08-26 16:46:05 -
I, too, was contacted by Alma Adams and offered a position with Orthomed International. I was promised a monthly guaranteed salary of at least $5500 for cashing checks, money orders and cashier's checks from their customers in the US and Canada. While I already submitted the signed contract prior to finding this information on the Internet, I will NOT be attempting to deposit or cash ANY payments I receive. I wish I had done more research and found the information on this website prior to agreeing to work with them. I have contacted Alma Adams again stating that I wish to have the contract voided and that I will not under any circumstances participate in an illegal endeavor. I intend to refuse delivery of ANY AND ALL payments sent to me. Thank you to those who initially reported this scam. Just more proof that if something sounds too good to be true, IT IS!


2006-08-25 16:07:24 -
I have recieved two sets of money orders so far. I turned them over to the police and they turned it over to the FBI.


2006-08-25 13:33:55 -
Hello All:

As many of you have stated, I'm so glad that I research EVERYTHING before just acting upon something. My story is very similar to some that I have read here. A couple of months I received an email from someone in the UK asking for a representative to work for the company. I thought this was a legitimate solicitation, so I did give this person my email address, address, name, sex, and phone number so that I may receive additional correspondences from them. I had been recently looking to work a part-time job on the computer and I thought that this sounded Ok at first. I then started to receive additional emails from this person stating that I had been cleared to work for them and that I would start receiving assignments and instructions shortly. I still did not think anything until they started pushing the issue of me verifying my email address to make sure that the information was being sent to the correct person. I started becoming a little suspicious and thought that this may be a scam for them to allow a virus to attack my computer. At that point I contacted the FTC and reported the events. After this I started to just ignore the emails being sent to me by this so called company.

In early August, I received instructions on my first assigment, stating that I would receive the necessary money orders shortly:

Dear partner,
Just want to let you know the update of the package so that you will know the payment is from my client when you get it.The money orders are from K.PRICE ,ELK GROVE CA.Kindly get back to me as soon as you recieve the payment.Pls ensure the money order is cashed at your BANK.
We have a fire outbreak in our small raw materials ware house in Lagos Nigeria, a live was lost in the inferno.As soon as you recieve the payment, kindly deduct 10% as your commisssion of the entire funds as agreed and have the remainder wire by western union with the instruction below
you are require to send the remainder after your 10% and the western union charges to our warehouse manager via western union .
You will be sending the sum of $2000 to................
RASHIDA ADEBAYO
2 ALLEN AVE,IKEJA
LAGOS ,NIGERIA
23401
The rest of the money will be sent to.....................
TEMITOPE ADEBOLA
2 ALLEN AVE,IKEJA
LAGOS ,NIGERIA
23401

After you must have sent the money i would require for you to send me the following information that you must have gathered at western union point,they are

NAME AND ADDRESS OF SENDER
MTCN NUMBERS.
TEST QUESTION AND ANSWER............(Let the question be:WHAT COMPANY? and the answer be: B & B TEXTILE)
EXACT AMOUNT SENT AFTER ALL NECCESARY DEDUCTIONS.

ps note that you will be going to the western union point with cash at hand..



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On 8/24/06, I had a priority mail certified package in my home mailbox. Inside the priority envelope was another envelope that contain 4 MONEY ORDERS/each in the amount of $950.00. The Issuing Agent of these money orders was WALMART/issuing bank WF National Bank South Central Fairbault, MN. THESE MONEY ORDERS WOULD LOOK REALLY AUTHENTIC TO SOMEONE THAT IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH A VALID MONEY ORDER. They were made out to me and signed by a K. PRICE, at 2802 W. Mossman Road, Tucson, AZ 85746 (so called client from email). These money orders were suspicious because of the RUB circle on the bottom of the money order. You should be able to see the MoneyGram logo in this circle. This is how I knew that were not real. Today I called MoneyGram to get the status of these money orders and the automated system told me that all of these money orders had been cashed from the period of 5/3/06 - 5/09/06 (based on the money order numbers). The money order numbers were 55225217543, 55225217533, 55225217573, 55225217553. If I would have taken these money order to MY BANK, I would have been out of $3800.00!!!! (if my bank would have actually honored them)

WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT? SHOULD I CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES?

Please give me some insight on this situation! I would not want this to happen to anyone!


Thanks
L.G.


2006-08-25 12:30:52 -
I belonged to the Free Store Club and one of the lessons was to either buy something from your Free Store or advertise in the Free Trader. I advertised my boyfriends old engine for $300.00.
We where thrilled when this person contacted us. We spoke over a period of(aprox.) 3 weeks. He said he was freom the UK. Since he was paying for the shipping and so on we were sent $2,500.00 in US American Express Gift Checks.
I ask the "EXPERTS" about these being sent from our country by some one in Balitmore and they said this is common practice when buying and shipping overseas because of the foriegn money exchange. We took them to our bank and they cashed them imediatly. No problem. They said since they where paid for with cash that there was not a problem.
We cashed them and I sent off the remainder of the cash to the "SHIPPERS".
Needless to say now WE owe the bank $2,500.00
Isn't there some type of insurance to cover being frauded by these things? And since the bank was frauded too; this was not caught until the federal reserve caught it!(they sent a nation wide alert out because of us!)why are we singly responsible?
Our bank insists we pay it back and is going to give us a loan to "help".
This is not our fault. The local police where notified but don't seem very interested(we are poor).
There have been other people localy who where scammed on the net and they put it on the news and in the paper.
I had to go see the fraud person at our bank and he seemed like he thought I was stupid for letting it happen in the first place. I AM A VICTIM! How and why can they treat us like that?
I need answers and I realy needed to vent.What realy makes me angry is the bank would not give us a loan befor because they did not believe we could pat it back:( High Risk). Well know I guess the risk isn't so high now!


2006-08-24 19:43:12 -
Hello,
I received my first check from Alma Adams. I Called the bank and the funds are not there. I am not going to cash this check. Although go on the web I found that this man that I received the check from does live in the town that the check came from. Although The Routing Number was wrong. All beware. You can go on the web to check out the bank and the person.
Thanks,


2006-08-24 16:06:57 - Vin
Surgimed International: Is a SCAM!! I recieved an email, sounds good..I would be cashing checks for a company, while reciving a small commission. However the term of the contract stated that I needed to reply by the same day. No company ever does that. This is Money Laundering.


2006-08-24 15:14:28 -
I work for a financial institution in Wellington, Kansas and have received 3 money orders on purchase of puppies I am selling. They are for $950.00 each. The guy says he's from Oregon, but wants the money wired to California. The serial numbers are as follows:
55586214406
55586214396
55586214336
The MICR line reads
:091900533: 555 86214406: 90
Under pink section of amount reads
62204427054270 (all three checks)
0986785191105433
0986785191105439
0986785191105440
Please respond with info regarding this situation. I have contacted our police dept. and would like more info to give them.


2006-08-24 12:23:45 -
I recieved an email from monster.com (or though I thought)listing a company "SURGIMED INTERNATIONAL" contact was Alma Adams for work from home type employment. I answered the ad and recieved another email this time from this company. It explained about responsibilities of employee (me) and employer (Surgimed Intl). After reading this email I though what a "scam"! If this is a ligitamate company that has a manufacturing facility from there product, why would they not have Distributors in the USA? Any company that does business in the USA from another country would have a distribution center or distributors here to handle issues and problems on a daily basis. They would not just let anyone become a representative of there company. For legal and liability reasons they would have a US based distributor to enterface with there customers. Also if the company was legal why would they not give you a phone number or a mailing address?

Everyone, this is a scam and not a very good one either. Think about the cheap stuff imported into the USA from other countries, they are imported to a distributor or the company has a distribution center here. They dont just ask someone to recieve hundreds and thousands of dollars for them with no background check or criminal check. How do they know you would be honest? How do they know you will send them the money, unless its really your money you are sending.

DON'T get "SCAMMED" by this email, it only a new way for theifs to your money. DON'T send any information to this company.


2006-08-23 23:23:36 -
SHE EMAILED ME SAYING SHE WANTED TO CONTACT ME TO HELP HER PUT SOME MONEY IN MY BANK ACCOUNT THIS IS HER NAME AND EMAIL ABOVE MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS YAYEMA2000@YAHOO.COM


2006-08-23 21:00:58 -
please provide feedback on the topic above.

Thanks in advance.


2006-08-23 14:53:04 -
Surgimed International cannot be legitimate! Think about it ... in todays world of global financial clearinghouses, their explanation of why they need individuals to cash their checks for them is BS ... AND ... how will they send you a 1099 if they don't have your SS#? In my opinion, at best, this is money laundering! STAY AWAY


2006-08-23 14:48:06 -
BELOW ARE COPIES OF E-MAIL I RECEIVED TODAY AND MY REPLY..... PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT THIS FRAUD AND HOW IT WORKS
_________________________________________________

Wed, 23 Aug 2006 14:52:54 -0300 (UYT)
From: "Mrs.pearl cole" Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Subject: Dear Friend,

Dear Friend,

Greetings to you in the most wonderful name of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. His richest blessings shall be upon you forever. I am Mrs
Pearl Vaat Cole,I am 51 years old from Netherlands,i am deaf
andsuffering from a long time cancer of the Lungs which also affected
my brain,from all indication my conditions is really deteriorating and
it is quite obvious that, according to my doctors they have advised me
that i may not live for the next two months,this is because the cancer
stage has gotten to avery bad stage. I was brought up from a motherless
babies home, was married to my late husband for twenty years
without a child.

My husband died in a fatal motor accident.Before his death we were
true Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry,I sold all
my inherited belongings and deposited all the sum of $18.5million
dollars with a Security Company.

Presently, this money is still with them and the management just wrote
me as the true owner to come forward to receive the money for keeping
it so long or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to
receive it on my behalf since I can not come over because of my
illnessor they get it confisticated.Presently, I'm with my laptop in a
hospital where I have been undergoing treatment for cancer of the
lungs.

I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that
I have only a few months to live. It is my last wish to see that this
money is invested to any organisation of your choice and distributed
each year among the charity
organization,the poor and the motherless babies home where i come from.
I want you God fearing, to also use this money
tofundchurches,orphanages and widows.

I took this decision, before i rest in peace because my time will soon
be up. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of
the Security Company.I will also issue you a letter of authority that
will prove you as the new beneficiary of my fund. Please assure me that
you will act accordingly as I stated herein. I shall wait at your
prayerful reply.

Thanking you in His precious name.
Yours in His Service
Pearl Cole,


______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

Dear Beloved,

Thanks for your confident response in receiving this fund and using it for the said purpose.The reason why i chose is because God led me to you ,Now this is what you will do to receive this fund in your bank account, I will like you to contact the security company where this fund was deposited, contact them on my behalf requesting for the transfer and release of the fund into your bank account.

This are the informationעs you need to forward to them because when the fund was deposited they gave me this secret informationעs should in case I want to withdraw it for security purpose for them to identify my consignment which is the fund .The informationעs are below I am giving and releasing this vital and secret informationעs of mine to you with trust and confidence cos I have gotten you as my next of kin to do this faithful work for God and subsequently to Human.

Depositors Name Mrs.Pearl Cole

Batch no 66840090040
Year Deposited 2001
Secret Question Who is Depositor
Answer Mrs.Pearl Cole
Security Code 90600040020

The above are the informationעs you need to forward to the security company and send t them your banking informationעs, your full name address and contact phone numbers so that when they approve you to receive the fund they will get it transferred into your bank account .So contact with their informationעs below.

Name of Security Company.Oxford International Securities
Email:contactoxfordintlsecurities2001@yahoo.com
Name of Director Mr. Bassett Millar

My Good friend, please contact then with them above informationעs and please make sure you send your phone number or mobile number to them for easy communications ,keep me posted as soon as they transfer the fund into your bank account. Always put me in your daily prayers do not forget my wish .Godbless you.

Mrs.Pearl Cole


2006-08-23 14:05:54 -
I got also an offer from Surgimedinternational and then I found this site.
Today I got a check. Should I go to the police?


2006-08-23 12:06:11 -
Weird calls from 323-510-2661


My wife has had the same problem with these calls for the past week. I went down a rabbit trail and found that Focal (Now called Broadwing) sold this number to Broadvox (WWW.BROADVOX.NET) to use for their services. You can call Broadvox customer service (1.800.273.91354...get ready to wait) and have your number blocked from the 323.510.2661 number. If you want to get through a little faster you can call direct at 216.373.9436. Hope this helps you all. Many blessings to you! Jesus te ama!!!

Make it a great day,

Kevin
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