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 Post subject: In Middle of Scam
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:36 pm 
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I am currently in possession of two moneygrams for $1500 a piece. I was instructed to cash them at my bank and then wire the money minus my fee to a place in London. I have all the email they sent to me saved and I want to nail these people. Tell me how to go about it.


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 Post subject: Re: In Middle of Scam
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:55 pm 
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adamdalton30 wrote:
I am currently in possession of two moneygrams for $1500 a piece. I was instructed to cash them at my bank and then wire the money minus my fee to a place in London. I have all the email they sent to me saved and I want to nail these people. Tell me how to go about it.


They are only good up to 1000 bucks,,,,,,,,,,,,,$1500=counterfeit


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:57 pm 
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Even if you Western Union it to London, it can be picked up anywhere in the world. No way to catch them without some serious help from Western Union, then if it is sent into Africa, who really has jurisdiction there?


No way to catch them


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 Post subject: Money Order Fraud
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:43 am 
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I am writing because I believe I am at the beginning of this fraud with money orders from Nigeria. I belong to a group called "PerfSpot". There is a man I will not name here who struck up a friendship and now, after only a few days of his supposed "romance" he is already asking me if I can cash a money order for $3,500, take $250 for me (I am disable and on social security and have no bank account, only prepaid Visa card my social security is deposited to). He wants me to send the rest to him in Nigeria. Please tell me what I should do. I am worried, and he has my phone number.

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 Post subject: Re: Money Order Fraud
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:36 pm 
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mysteryqueen wrote:
He wants me to send the rest to him in Nigeria. Please tell me what I should do. I am worried, and he has my phone number.


Don't do it! It is a scam! The check will turn out to be counterfeit and you will be out the money. If he has already sent you the check just tell him that the bank told you it is counterfeit, so you cannot cash it and send him the money.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:40 pm 
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If you cash that check and send it to him you will end up with problems that will totally distroy your life! Not only will have to pay that money back to the bank, you also risk being arrested and prosecuted for it! This is definately a scam. Don't do it! Do what is suggested above. If they persist by phoning you, get your number changed. It will be a whole lot easier to change a phone number than it will be to face what will happen to you if you go thru with this.


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 Post subject: Got Rid of Him
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:17 am 
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I not only got him off my Yahoo Messenger list, I also unsubscribed from "PerfSpot". 3 people tried different scams, 2 involving Nigeria. I would tell people not to go there at all! Thank goodness I found your group. He hasn't even tried to call. I think he knew I knew he was up to no good. You never think something will happen like this to you, but now I know none of us are safe from unscrupulous people.

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 Post subject: DATA ENTRY WORK FROM HOME SCAM IN LOS ANGELES POSTED THRU CL
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:08 pm 
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Complete scam, be careful, there are other forms of this on CL. Be extra careful when you start receiving money orders in the mail for the amount of $900 and over. These money orders are usually sent through FedEx and it does not give you any other instructions. They want you to bring it your bank, take your portion and encash the rest through Western Union. THE MONEY ORDERS ARE FAKE!. Do not do anything with it or you will be hit by this bad checks! THROW THEM AWAY they, or keep them for proof. The whole thing is a SCAM. I WAS A VICTIM, TRUST ME. The person on the other end of the email, might sound legit in the beginning but he/she will be using email address from a free source e.g. a.clericaljobs@live.com, versus using a legit company email. As hard as jobs come by these days, please be careful about this. Look out for flags, and take careful action. For example this person send emails at 3AM, it might as well be 3PM where they are. THIS IS MY PART in this, do not fall for this scam.


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 Post subject: Re: In Middle of Scam
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:38 pm 
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I'm actually in the same type of fiasco. lol I just received a check for $1455.75 and I've been doing research and found this site today actually. Yeah, it would be awesome to know how i can catch these ppl and shut them down. This aside i received a fone call from one of the people working for:

Yours sincerely
Mr. Richard Williams
mystery42009@yahoo.com
MASCOT Steels Co.

and not to sound stereotypical but he definitely didn't sound "American."

Moreover, the number was blocked and I asked for a phone number and with no avail


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 Post subject: Re: In Middle of Scam
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:01 pm 
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So far we have not found a way to catch these guys because they are in Nigeria and it would have to be the government and law enforcement over there that would have to do something about it.

Report the scam to the IP server that he is using and tell them that you know that the email account of mystery42009@yahoo.com is being used by the scammers; they may shut down the email account.

Then, contact your Attorney General's office and tell them about it, some have held press conferences to send out a warning to the entire state about this scam.

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 Post subject: Re: In Middle of Scam
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:03 pm 
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I have already been scammed. I wished I new more ahead of time. I glad your website is here. But now I am stuck with a large debt to my bank and they want me to pay it back. If I don't pay it what can they do to me? I mean this is fraud and I am a victum too. I don't have that kind of money to even try and payback.

Sincerely stuck

and ideas......


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 Post subject: Re: In Middle of Scam
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:21 pm 
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The part that really sucks is that the laws are on the banker's side with this. This is why I would like to see laws changed. To help, you can report what happened to you to all of the places listed here http://scamvictimsunited.com/Reporting_scams.htm

Tell your lawmakers that you want to see changes that hold banks liable if they have told the customer that the check is clear, verified or good.

Is there any way that you can set up a payment plan with the bank? I would also get an account with another bank right away and make sure that your paychecks are going into the NEW bank account, so that you have money to live off of until things are fixed with the old bank.

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