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 Post subject: I think I've been scammed! HELP!
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 10:18 am 
hello, I hope you can help. quickly this is what is happening.

I bought a house last month with about 15 huge oak trees in the yard.
I knew oak trees are worth something to people in the logging industry (turning them into funiture or whatever)
I figured it would cost a fortune to remove maybe I can contact someone and have them remove them for free and just keep them. Then I thought maybe I'll just say make me an offer. If I could make a few dollars that would be great.

I posted a classified ad online at
http://www.logsplitters.com/
i was contacted by quite a few people from the lumber industry all offering me various amounts of money.
Finally I settled on Callisy Dough who offered me $3500. He was from Sweden and told me his client in Kentucky wanted them.

Then he said he would send money for the trees and we would arrange for a removal/shipping company to take them out.

Then he emailed me and said his son sent the money via money order but acidentally sent both my money and the cost for the shipper. He asked if I can send the shipper's money to their home office in Belgium. At this time I have had a phone conversation with Callisy Dough & one from the Shipper. I never thought scammers would be prowling on a website dedicated to logging. I think I may have been mistaken.

I recieved the money orders and cashed them at my bank. I then sent $3400 to the "shipper"
We sheduled the removal of the trees for Sunday May 22nd
Wednesday I get an email saying the client has passed away and the deal is off. he wants me to send back the money from the money order. I start to get worried. This doesn't sound right. I of course didn't send any money.
Yesterday my bank decides to freeze my account. They didn't question the money order when I cashed it on Monday or notify me that there was a problem. I had to find out when I tried to use my debit card last night.

That's where I'm at. please help.


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 Post subject: Re: I think I've been scammed! HELP!
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 8:19 am 
Sweety! I am willing to back you up in those friggin fake money orders!
I am in the middle of "waiting for these money orders to clear"
I didn't want to just cash the money orders and send back the money right away! Now I'm 25 years old...and I thought why would this guy be so trusting to send me 6 money orders worth $700 USD
translating into $5100 canadian! yes i live in canada
I want to know if PETER SMITH RINGS A BELL! or a lil brown envelope with no return address on it..I later got in contact with this Peter smith...and now he wants me to send the money back to him throu western union...my e-mail address is (which i can erase in a second) ojibwe_danis979@yahoo.ca and I'll give you more info
Stugotz42 wrote:
hello, I hope you can help. quickly this is what is happening.

I bought a house last month with about 15 huge oak trees in the yard.
I knew oak trees are worth something to people in the logging industry (turning them into funiture or whatever)
I figured it would cost a fortune to remove maybe I can contact someone and have them remove them for free and just keep them. Then I thought maybe I'll just say make me an offer. If I could make a few dollars that would be great.

I posted a classified ad online at
http://www.logsplitters.com/
i was contacted by quite a few people from the lumber industry all offering me various amounts of money.
Finally I settled on Callisy Dough who offered me $3500. He was from Sweden and told me his client in Kentucky wanted them.

Then he said he would send money for the trees and we would arrange for a removal/shipping company to take them out.

Then he emailed me and said his son sent the money via money order but acidentally sent both my money and the cost for the shipper. He asked if I can send the shipper's money to their home office in Belgium. At this time I have had a phone conversation with Callisy Dough & one from the Shipper. I never thought scammers would be prowling on a website dedicated to logging. I think I may have been mistaken.

I recieved the money orders and cashed them at my bank. I then sent $3400 to the "shipper"
We sheduled the removal of the trees for Sunday May 22nd
Wednesday I get an email saying the client has passed away and the deal is off. he wants me to send back the money from the money order. I start to get worried. This doesn't sound right. I of course didn't send any money.
Yesterday my bank decides to freeze my account. They didn't question the money order when I cashed it on Monday or notify me that there was a problem. I had to find out when I tried to use my debit card last night.

That's where I'm at. please help.


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 4:12 pm 
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NEVER send the money via western union or any other unsecure network to these guys. The money orders are FAKE there is NO MONEY but yours to spend. Tell them to $%^& off.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 9:22 am 
well, it's all over. Western union doesn't care, the bank doesn't care and I have just come to terms with the fact that I'm out over $3000. I will however try to educate and help people so they don't have to go through this. this caused me sleepless nights and stress in my marriage.
My trees are going to stay in my backyard forever as a reminder to me.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:47 pm 
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Become pro active and warn as many people as you can about these scams. if you go to http://www.fraudaid.com there is a lot of information on the site for you to use as research. 419legal.com is also another good site as is 419eaters.com . Learn how to mess with these dudes a bit to get the stress to relieve some. Just be VERY careful watch and learn for a while before attempting to bait, learn from the pros there like Spawn and others you have to do this right and not give them any way to lead them to the real you.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:22 pm 
if they come after the real me, or onto my property they'll be sorry. good thing is they only have a PO box of mine.


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 Post subject: Re: I think I've been scammed! HELP!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:08 am 
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Stugotz42 wrote:
hello, I hope you can help. quickly this is what is happening.

I bought a house last month with about 15 huge oak trees in the yard.
I knew oak trees are worth something to people in the logging industry (turning them into funiture or whatever)
I figured it would cost a fortune to remove maybe I can contact someone and have them remove them for free and just keep them. Then I thought maybe I'll just say make me an offer. If I could make a few dollars that would be great.

I posted a classified ad online at
http://www.logsplitters.com/
i was contacted by quite a few people from the lumber industry all offering me various amounts of money.
Finally I settled on Callisy Dough who offered me $3500. He was from Sweden and told me his client in Kentucky wanted them.

Then he said he would send money for the trees and we would arrange for a removal/shipping company to take them out.

Then he emailed me and said his son sent the money via money order but acidentally sent both my money and the cost for the shipper. He asked if I can send the shipper's money to their home office in Belgium. At this time I have had a phone conversation with Callisy Dough & one from the Shipper. I never thought scammers would be prowling on a website dedicated to logging. I think I may have been mistaken.

I recieved the money orders and cashed them at my bank. I then sent $3400 to the "shipper"
We sheduled the removal of the trees for Sunday May 22nd
Wednesday I get an email saying the client has passed away and the deal is off. he wants me to send back the money from the money order. I start to get worried. This doesn't sound right. I of course didn't send any money.
Yesterday my bank decides to freeze my account. They didn't question the money order when I cashed it on Monday or notify me that there was a problem. I had to find out when I tried to use my debit card last night.

That's where I'm at. please help.


You should never send anything until the money ordr clears. And to be safe you should never except money orders period. They will clear and then come back a month or two later. And you will be responsible. I don't think you have to worry about getting arrested. But in the end you are responsible for what you put in your bank account.
There is a big auction scam where someone wins an auction for say $50.
Then they send you a money order for like $500 and say they accidentally sent you the wrong payment and ask you to send back the change. After awhile it comes back as stolen, or fake and your bank charges you.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:41 pm 
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