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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:36 pm 
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I got the same thing from Amy Johnson, sent over my info. Only address and stuff like that. Of course the worries me but I did not give them too much. The fact is, I did catch the scam but they still went a step further. I have the fed envelope with the fake check in it. I have not opened it, but I wonder what can I do? I even contacted the person saying I know it is fake but they are still trying to get me to do it.


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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:06 pm 
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Destroy the check, cut off contact with the scammer, and post their email address on this site.

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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:08 am 
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Here is the next email that was sent. Obviously, I am not going to send anything back but I wanted to post it here to help anyone else.

Thanks!

Dear ______,

I have been tied up with a lot of work am willing to travel to Malaysia tomorrow morning for wedding contract. I have instructed my client to send you a check for the office equipments you need to buy and i would appreciate it if you can use the money to buy the start up equipments that we talked about. I will be intimating you on what to do as soon as you get the payment.

Send me your full name,address and phone number to issue the check and mail directly to you for proper delivery.

Note:You need to have bank acct to cash the check immediately you receive it.
I will email you the payment instructions to follow immediately you receive the check.

I need you to reply this email before the check can be issue and mail to your address.

Please get back to me in earnest.

Amy Johnson.


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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:12 am 
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This is the contact information the scammer is using.

Amy Johnson, Photographer
Email address: ammmy_johnson@yahoo.com
Address: Bellevue, WA 98004
Fax: 818-990-2433
Phone number: 206-984-1643
http://www.amyjohnsonphotos.com

Should we contact the real Amy Johnson and tell her about this scammer using her information?


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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:57 pm 
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...fell for this scam as well...damn it…thought I was good at spotting this kind of thing, obviously not - they got me! The 1st clue should have been that the business was in Bellevue, WA and I live in LA! The ad was posted on Los Angeles CL Monday, 9.7.09 for a Personal Assistant to Amy Johnson Photography -have been corresponding via Email and IM; I am concerned and worried as the perpetrator(s) have my home address, phone numbers (home & cell). I was asked to provide an estimate for office equipment to show how interested I was in the position, was promised a check by weeks end when I asked when I should be receiving, I was told ‘Monday’ and that I would be provided with a tracking number. The ad is no longer up on the LA/CL site so unable to report…does anyone know why CL isn’t/hasn’t done something about this scam, seems pretty wide spread??!! I am grateful it don’t go any further, thanks to this site!


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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:39 am 
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...these scammer(s) are good...I don't believe there is a 'real' Amy Johnson Photography - the two sites are bogus (notice, one doesn't have any contact info at all)...I am a Web designer and wondered why a photographer's site would look so amateur...even thought I could use my skills to build a better looking site...now it's all clear! They get your trust, reel you in then go in for the kill!


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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:53 am 
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b.t.w. I should have had another clue as the phone & fax area codes are different - the phone area code 209 is Modesto, CA and fax area code 818 is San Fernado Valley not Bellevue, WA as claimed in Emails. now, i'm on a mission - I feel like a detective!


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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:47 pm 
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seaofshoes wrote:
Should we contact the real Amy Johnson and tell her about this scammer using her information?


You might want to do that. Feel free to tell the real Amy Johnson about this group.

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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:10 pm 
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admin wrote:
seaofshoes wrote:
Should we contact the real Amy Johnson and tell her about this scammer using her information?


You might want to do that. Feel free to tell the real Amy Johnson about this group.



Amy Johnson, in Bellevue, WA is fictional, with fictional Web sites, there are a lot of Amy Johnson's when Goggling -- good luck trying though, let us know the outcome!


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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:29 am 
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CLscammed wrote:
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seaofshoes wrote:
Should we contact the real Amy Johnson and tell her about this scammer using her information?


You might want to do that. Feel free to tell the real Amy Johnson about this group.



Amy Johnson, in Bellevue, WA is fictional, with fictional Web sites, there are a lot of Amy Johnson's when Goggling -- good luck trying though, let us know the outcome!


I was talking about contacting the real Amy Johnson who owns the site
http://www.amyjohnsonphotos.com which is the website that was given out by the scammer

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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:17 pm 
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This Craigslist scammer is using another alias. This is one of his more-recent names used. He's using the same format/template to gather information from folks. If anyone figures out how he is using this information please post it here with as much detail as possible so that other victims can find it on a google search and take pro-active steps to helping the community rid of this fraud.

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from Richard Howerton <richardhowerton2@yahoo.com>
to Craigslist_Scam_Victim_Name <Craigslist_Scam_Victim>
date Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 10:32 AM
subject Application Recieved
mailed-by yahoo.com


Detailed Job Description –

i got your resume and it has been reviewed, I did appreciate i. So I
will give this a GO"

I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very
well and with good understanding. This position is home-based and
flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and
following them,my only fear is that I may come at you impromptu
sometimes, so I need someone who can be able to meet up with my
irregular timings.As my Personal Assistant,your activities amongst
other things will include; *Running personal errands, supervisions and
monitoring. Scheduling programmes, flights and keeping me up to date
with them. Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I'm
away.

(bunch of text omitted)

I will get you more information on that,I will like you to get back to
me with your Contact Details such as:

First Name
Last Name
Street Address
City, State, Zip Code
Cell Phone Number
Home Phone Number
gender
Current Occupation
Alternate Email Address

ALL YOUR INFORMATION SHOULD BE SENT TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Once I have
received your contact information, I will get back to you with the
task for this week,Understand you will also be paid as well as its
important for me to make the necessary steps before i get back from my
business trip back to the states. Hope I am clear with that.

Thanks and Kindly get back to me....
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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:32 am 
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Amy Johnson has now changed information: here is the address she sent me:

Amy Johnson.
Amy Johnson.
1169 Coast Hill Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
206-984-1643
Email:ammmyjohnon82@yahoo..com

of course the area code is not from Santa Barbara, that is what tipped me off, so I googled the info and landed in here.

Is there anything else we can do to stop these scammers? Can the police or FBI do anything about them?


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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:49 am 
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milady818 wrote:
Is there anything else we can do to stop these scammers? Can the police or FBI do anything about them?


I think this may answer some of your questions

http://scamvictimsunited.blogspot.com/2 ... scams.html

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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:10 pm 
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Just a FYI. I have always put all my info at the top of my resume until I, too, fell for a couple of these scammers. I no longer put anything but an email address.

Be cautious!

Mac


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 Post subject: Re: Another CL Scammer.....
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:51 am 
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I think this is one of the most recent emails that this person is sending to people relying to job postings. I just replied to "Personal Assistant" job posting on craigslist on OCT. 6 and got this in my inbox the next day. All I submitted was the info on this "APPLICATION". Are there any suggestions as to what I should do now? This person is actually sending this check in the mail, and should arrive here by Tuesday. This is the first time I have ever fallen into a trap like this. I really do need some guidence and support as to what I should do nw to protect my family, myself and my finances (not there's too much availablt right now that I don't have full time employment). I guess the first step would be not to cash the check right?

I want to know if you own any of this office equipments list that you need to start:
Printer:
Laptop:
Internet Access:
Scanner:
Fax machine:
Laminator:
Paper Cutter:
Calculator:
If you have any of this office equipments let me know also fill the application form below.
APPLICATION FORM
First Name :
Last Name:
Full Street Address(not po box) :
City, State, Zip Code:
Cell Phone Number:
Home Phone Number:
Email:
Yahoo Messenger ID:
Note:If you do not have yahoo ID set-up one to chat with me online..
Sex________Age_________
Nationality ___________________________
Current Job:____________________________
Are you eligible to work in the United States?Yes ____ No_____
If you are under age 18, do you have an employment/age certificate?Yes ___ No ___
POSITION/AVAILABILITY:
Position Applied For_________________
How often do you check your email:______________
Specify the hours that you will be available if my schedule doesn't work with the hours i requested
Days/Hours Available:
Monday ____
Tuesday ____
Wednesday ____
Thursday ____
Friday ____
Saturday ____
Sunday ____
Hours Available: from _______ to ______
What date are you available to start work?________________
Amy Johnson.
206-984-1643
Email:ammmyjohnon82@yahoo.com


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