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 Post subject: Scammers among us!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:40 pm 
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Please do not send information to anyone that contacts you through this site saying that they can help you to recover money!

If these people were legit, they would be a part of a government agency, with an email address, snail mail address and phone number that all connect to that department. They would have HUGE press releases and this info would be in the news . . . they would not be coming to sites like this to find victims to help.

I have seen a recent post, and message sent to a member via private message, that read VERY much like a re-victimization scam. They will tell you that they can help you get your money back, and then there will be lawyer fees or other things to be paid, and they will ask you for money, telling you all the time that they will get you all of your money back. (heck . . . I don't even tell people that I can help them get their money back for sure . . . I offer suggestions and places to contact, but there is nothing as of right now that is a "sure thing" to getting money back)

If you get an email like this, please forwarded on to me so that I can deal with it.

Thanks,

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 Post subject: Re: Scammers among us!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:37 pm 
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Here is another email that was sent out . . . do not respond to these people! If they were really working with the agencies listed THOSE AGENCIES would be having huge press releases to let people know that they can assist them in recovering money.


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"You can recover your lost $2500, if you can give us detailed informations about this.

INTRODUCTION:
The Fraud Alert Investigation Agency (FAIA) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, working inconjuction with The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) which is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The FAIA's mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The FAIA gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, FAIA provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes. We have dicovered one of the most easiest way of the fraudsters communicating and reaching contact or sending fraudulents mail to INNOCENT VICTIMS is through the use of DATING SITES, YAHOO CHAT, HOTMAIL/MSN CHAT AND AOL/AIM CHAT. Thereby, claiming to be who they are not and useing IDENTITY of an UNKNOWN. This Act affects the LIVES OF REAL/TRUE PERSON(S) WHOSE IDENTITY IS GENUINE. When the REAL/TRUE PERSON(S) goes on the Internet for a Real/Lucrative Business Or on the Internet In Search of Friends, Dating and Networking. Base on this effect, The Fraud Alert Investigation Agency (FAIA) is set-up to help stop this means locally here in WEST AFRICA. The Fraud Alert Investigation Agency was established as a partnership between The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to serve as a means to receive Internet related criminal complaints and to further research, develop, and refer the criminal complaints to federal, state, local, or international law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies for any investigation they deem to be appropriate. The FAIA was intended, and continues to emphasize, serving the broader law enforcement community to include federal, as well as state, local, and international agencies, which are combating Internet crime and, in many cases, participating in Cyber Crime Task Forces. Since its inception, the FAIA has received complaints crossing the spectrum of cyber crime matters, to include online fraud in its many forms including Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) matters, Computer Intrusions (hacking), Economic Espionage (Theft of Trade Secrets), Online Extortion, International Money Laundering, Identity Theft, and a growing list of Internet facilitated crimes. The Fraud Alert Investigation Agency (FAIA) was established in October 2006 to better reflect the broad character of such matters having an Internet, or cyber, nexus referred to the FAIA, and to minimize the need for one to distinguish "Internet Fraud" from other potentially overlapping cyber crimes. Significant and supplemental to partnering with law enforcement and regulatory agencies, it will remain a priority objective of the FAIA to establish effective alliances with industry. Such alliances will enable the FAIA to leverage both intelligence and subject matter expert resources, pivotal in identifying and in crafting an aggressive, proactive approach to combating cyber crime.

Finally, we are expecting to hear from you today unfailingly so as to enable us serve work together better. Thank you very much for your anticipated co-operation and understanding while we wait for your urgent response.

JAMES SPELLMAN.
(Director, Nigerian Foreign Investigation Department)."

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 Post subject: Re: Scammers among us!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:46 pm 
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and another one . . .

--- On Wed, 12/17/08, RT <luvpats4unme@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: RT <luvpats4unme@yahoo.com>
Subject: Fw: SCAM VICTIMS REIMBURSEMENTS PROGRAMME
Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 6:06 AM



--- On Sun, 12/14/08, SCAM VICTIMS PROGRAMME <halsnow@gonowmail.com>
wrote:

> From: SCAM VICTIMS PROGRAMME <halsnow@gonowmail.com>
> Subject: SCAM VICTIMS REIMBURSEMENTS PROGRAMME
> Date: Sunday, December 14, 2008, 6:12 AM
> THE BENEFICIARY.
> FRAUD VICTIMS/$150,000 BENEFICIARIES.
> OUR REF: 10667FV
> YOUR REF: 89007
>
>
> Attention,
>
> SCAM VICTIMS REIMBURSEMENTS PROGRAMME.
>
>
> This is to bring to your notice that we are delegated from
> the UNITED
> NATIONS in Central Bank to pay 150 victims of scam $150,000
> USD (One
> Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars Only each).You are
> listed and approved
> for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid
> this amount, get back to
> this office as soon as possible for the immediate payments
> of your
> $150,000 USD reimbursement funds.
>
> On this faithful recommendations, want you to know that
> during the last
> U.N. meetings held at London, United Kingdom, it was
> alarming on the money lost
> by various individuals to the scams artists operating in
> syndicates all
> over the world today. In other to reimburse victims, the
> UNITED NATIONS
> Body is now paying 150 victims $150,000 USD each in
> accordance with the
> UNITED NATIONS recommendations. Due to the corrupt and
> inefficient
> Banking Systems in London, the payments are to be remitted
> by HSBC BANK PLC
> United Kingdom as corresponding paying bank under funding
> assistance by
> BANK OF ENGLAND.
>
> Benefactor of this reimbursement award will have to be
> first cleared and
> recommended for payment by HSBC BANK PLC.
>
> According to the number of applicants at hand, 114
> Beneficiaries has been
> paid, over a half of the victims are from the United
> States, we still
> have an outstanding of 36 scam victims left to be paid.
> Other victims who
> have not been contacted can submit their application as
> well for scrutiny and
> possible consideration.
>
> We shall feed you with further modalities as soon as we get
> response from
> you on how you intend receiving your compensation payment.
>
> Send a copy of your response and payment code to our
> remittance officer:
>
> NAME: MR.Peter Edward
> SCAMMED VICTIM/REF/PAYMENTS CODE:
> WMB/10667FV $150,000 USD.
> EMAIL: forexallocationmanager@yahoo.co.uk
>
> Yours Faithfully,
> Mrs. Cynthia John
> PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
>

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 Post subject: Re: Scammers among us!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:55 pm 
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and here is a warning from the FBI about this scam

http://www.fbi.gov/cyberinvest/escams.htm

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FLURRY OF SPAM TARGETING THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

12/11/08—Consumers continue to be inundated by spam purportedly from the FBI. As with previous spam attacks, the latest versions use the names of several high ranking executives within the FBI and even the IC3 to attempt to defraud consumers.

Many of the spam e-mails currently in circulation claim to be an “official order” from the FBI’s Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division, from an alleged FBI unit in Nigeria, confirm an inheritance, or contain a lottery notification, all informing recipients they have been named the beneficiary of millions of dollars. To claim the large sum, recipients are instructed to furnish their personally identifiable information (PII) and are often threatened with some type of penalty, such as prosecution, if they fail to do so. Specific PII information requested includes, but is not limited to, the recipient’s name, banking information, telephone number, and a copy of their passport.

The spam e-mail allegedly from the IC3 states that the recipient has extorted money and will be given a limited amount of time to refund the money or face prosecution.

Do not respond. These e-mails are a hoax.

The FBI does not send unsolicited e-mails of this nature. FBI executives are briefed on numerous investigations but do not personally contact consumers regarding such matters. In addition, the IC3 does not send threatening letters to consumers demanding payments for Internet crimes.

Consumers should not respond to any unsolicited e-mails or click on any embedded links associated with such e-mails, as they may contain viruses or malware.

It is imperative consumers guard their PII. Providing your PII will compromise your identity

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Shawn Mosch
Co-Founder of http://ScamVictimsUnited.com
There is strength in numbers!

Share your story with the media and educate others about scams! Details here http://scamvictimsunited.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=6319
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 Post subject: Re: Scammers among us!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:57 pm 
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and here is their press release on the topic

Quote:
Press Release
For Immediate Release
December 11, 2008

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691


E-Mail Scammers Continue to Send Fake FBI Messages


Consumers continue to report receiving spam e-mail messages that claim to be sent by top FBI officials. As with previous spam attacks, the latest versions use the names of several high ranking executives within the FBI and even the Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3) in an attempt to defraud consumers.

These e-mails are hoaxes and recipients are urged not to respond.
Many of the spam e-mails currently in circulation claim to: be from an “official order” from the FBI’s non-existent Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division or from an alleged FBI unit in Nigeria; confirm an inheritance; or contain a lottery notification. The e-mails inform recipients they have been named the beneficiary of millions of dollars. To claim the large sum, recipients are instructed to furnish their personally identifiable information (PII) and are often threatened with some type of penalty, such as prosecution, if they fail to do so. Specific PII information requested includes, but is not limited to, the recipient’s name, banking information, telephone number, and a copy of their passport.

The spam e-mail allegedly from the IC3 states that the recipient has extorted money and will be given a limited amount of time to refund the money or face prosecution.

The FBI does not send unsolicited e-mails of this nature. FBI executives are briefed on numerous investigations but do not personally contact consumers regarding such matters. In addition, the IC3 does not send threatening letters to consumers demanding payments for Internet crimes.

Consumers should not respond to any unsolicited e-mails or click on any embedded links associated with such e-mails, as they may contain viruses or malware. It is imperative consumers guard their PII. Providing your PII will compromise your identity.

“Unfortunately these types of scams do not seem to be going away any time soon. They continue to cycle through the Internet using names of different government officials and agencies. Scammers will continue to seek new ways to gain an advantage so they can steal your money or personal information. Just don’t respond,” said Special Agent Richard Kolko, Chief, National Press Office, Washington, D.C.

To receive the latest information about cyber scams, please go to the FBI website and sign up for e-mail alerts by clicking on one of the red envelopes. If you have received a scam e-mail, please notify the IC3 by filing a complaint at http://www.ic3.gov. For more information on e-scams, please visit the FBI's New E-Scams and Warnings webpage or http://www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com.

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Shawn Mosch
Co-Founder of http://ScamVictimsUnited.com
There is strength in numbers!

Share your story with the media and educate others about scams! Details here http://scamvictimsunited.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=6319
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 Post subject: Re: Scammers among us!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:47 pm 
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For Immediate Release

The current economic situation is causing a strain on many people, and scammers are cashing in on it. There has been an increase in Secret Shopper Scams and Re-Victimization Scams in recent months.

Unsuspecting people answer ads placed online for Secret Shoppers or Mystery Shoppers, thinking that this will be a great way for them to earn some extra income to help make ends meet. They are sent official looking letters and forms, and instructed that they will be sent a Cashier's Check or Money Order by the company that they are working for, and they will use that money in their Secret Shopping Assignments. The check arrives, they bring it to the bank and soon they are told that the check has cleared, so they proceed forward with their given assignments. Usually, they are told to go to several different Western Union, Money Gram, or other money wiring locations. Once they have wired the money they fill out an evaluation of the customer service at the location, and send it in and wait for their next assignment.

The problem comes in about a week, when their bank contacts them to let them know that the check was counterfeit. The bank then deducts the amount of the check, sometimes for several thousands of dollars, from their bank account. This leaves the person that was already feeling the strain of the current economic situation in an even tighter spot. There are some people who end up with negative bank accounts.

The other scam on the rise is the Re-Victimization scam, in which the scammer sends a letter saying that they are working with a very official sounding agency, like The Fraud Alert Investigation Agency (FAIA) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They explain that they are assisting scam victims in recovering the money that they have lost. Many of the emails and letters will even claim that they are working in efforts with agencies like the Internet Crime Complaint Center, the National White Collar Crime Center, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and most recently our own site, ScamVictimsUnited.com, has been included on this list. Scam victims who are desperate to try to recover any of the money that they have lost may contact these people. They may as for lawyers fees to be paid to recover the money, or ask for the victims's bank account information so that they can deposit the recovered money directly. Both of these are ploys to deceive the victim and drain them of even more money.

To protect yourself from these scams, do not accept any jobs posted online where you do not interview with someone in person before acquiring the job, and do not reply to any emails in which someone tells you that they can help you to recover lost money. Another good safety procedure it to do a search on the name of the person who contacts you, the company that they are claiming to be with, their phone number or email address.

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Shawn Mosch
Co-Founder of http://ScamVictimsUnited.com
There is strength in numbers!

Share your story with the media and educate others about scams! Details here http://scamvictimsunited.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=6319
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 Post subject: Scammers among us
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:08 am 
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Hi,
This is a list of the usernames of many common scammers, beware though, many scammers have more than one account .

marcella52
yewaredrawwlin
antonijus19
jocksta227
ziggyloveskelly
Codtneilporter

many more , please contact me if you want to have a scammer added to the list.

EDIT: I dont really have time to update this list on a regular basis so it is now open to any additions from Mods.


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 Post subject: Re: Scammers among us!
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 5:36 pm 
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BEWARE Employment SCAM " Frank Adams"- hiring manager Market Force is perpetrating "mystery shopper" scam using:email: franklmbgroup1111@gmail.com
alt email: franklmbgroup444@gmail.com

Also Aliases: "Frank James", "Claude Jackson",Lawrence M. Barry & Co"...to many many more! to name!!!! Fake website: Http://www.marketforce.com (ie. reality check belongs to a REAL Company... but Frank Adams uses this to "legitimatize his scam in emails.")
Numerous Scam Websites list him as prolific scammer 2005 - ACTIVE NOW 5/22/2012
BEWARE DON'T Deposit check, DON"T CASH it! Turn it in immediately to USPS Postal Inspectors at your local post office. Then send Consumer complaint to your State Attorney General's office for prosecution. Think you are: 2Smart2Scam... think again you may be his next victim/ accomplice...bogus check or money order, money laudering, & illegal wiring of funds thru Western Union to 3rd party, you will be liable for NSF funds at your bank, loose Western Union fees, etc. DON"T FALL FOR EMPLOYMENT SCAM!


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 Post subject: Re: Scammers among us!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:04 pm 
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BEWARE! DO NOT USE A website company called DRI. Their website
is: <http://www.thedri.com>. They scammed a women's self defense program $900.
THEY LACK CREATIVITY AND COULD NOT DELIVER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.


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