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 Post subject: large avon orders
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:37 am 
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I'm an Avon Ind. Sls. Rep. and I received an email from someone inquiring about ordering products, she sent this message:


How are you today? I will like to make some orders from you. Can you please get back to me with a quote for the products listed below? Kindly get back to me with the prices of these items and I'll reply as soon as possible. The product numbers are for C17 and if the C17 is not available, let me know the one available. Pls give me acceptable prices so you ensure I get these from you.
ANEW RETROACTIVE + Youth Extending Day/Night Set (152-816) ( 3 each)
ANEW Essentials Skin Care Colletion (352-042) ( 2 each)
ANEW FORCE EXTRA Triple Lifting Eye Cream(427-112) ( 3 each)
ANEW CLINICAL ThermaFirm Face Lifting Cream (933-851) (3 each)
ANEW CLINICAL Deep Crease Concentrate with Bo-Hylurox(173-927) ( 3 each)
ANEW CLINICAL Plump & Smooth Lip System(918-165) ( 2 each)

Thanks,
Lucy.

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This Would be a $463.97 order, however I offered a 15% discount. She wanted to pay by check which I didn't think anything of beyond the fact that I wasn't going to submit the order until after it cleared. Today however, I received a check for $3,550 with no explanation right before I had to go to work. When I got home and checked my email, I had two messages from her:

How are you doing today? By now you have gotten the check and i haven't heard from you till now. Kindly get the check cashed and get back to me soon so i can give you my shipper information which you will use to send the money to them because they are really on hold expecting to get their money. I will be waiting for your response. Do have a wonderful day.

Thanks and God Bless,
Lucy.




On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 11:21 PM, Lucy Evans <levans160@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello ,

How are you doing today? I just want you to know that the payment of $3,550 by check has been made and sent to you through FEDEX which you have collected. You can get it tracked withe this tracking # ( xxxxxxxxxxxx ) at http://www.fedex.com/us. kindly get the check cashed at any local cashing point or bank around you. Let me know as soon as you have cashed the check so i can give you my shipper information who you will send the remaining balance to. I will be expecting to hear from you soon. It's really nice doing business with you. Do have a wonderful day.

Thanks,
Lucy.


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I wasn't sure what to do with this so I found the email address for the FBI in my state and emailed what had happened, the addresses on the envelope and check, and a copy of my correspondence with this person; is there anything I should do beyond this?


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 Post subject: Re: large avon orders
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:32 am 
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typical overpayment scam


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 Post subject: Re: large avon orders
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:53 pm 
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onegothmama wrote:
I wasn't sure what to do with this so I found the email address for the FBI in my state and emailed what had happened, the addresses on the envelope and check, and a copy of my correspondence with this person; is there anything I should do beyond this?


Do you have an Avon rep site, or a site you created on your own? Beyond NOT CASHING or sending them ANY of the money or product, I would also contact Avon HQ and maybe they will issue an alert to all of their reps . . . usually when we see scammers hitting one type of site, they are also hitting other sites like that also.

If you do contact anyone at HQ, let them know that I would be more than willing to speak with them and let them know of the patterns we often see.

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 Post subject: Re: large avon orders
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:11 am 
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I'm an e-representative, so I have a Avon site. I did find a forum where there were a lot of other representatives that had been given larger orders than the one that I got, also with overpayment checks.

http://www.mmfhoh.org/index.php/2006/05 ... _cosmetics


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 Post subject: Re: large avon orders
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:40 pm 
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Then I would get in contact with Avon and give them all of this info and see if they could send something out to all of their reps. If you are a part of any work-at-home mom groups or message boards where you would talk to people in other businesses like yours, you might want to give them the heads up too.

I used to be on a few WAHM boards/groups . . . I will try to reach out to the people I know from back then and see if I can get the word out also.

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