• Report: #697954

Complaint Review: Fred Olsen of Bergman, Toyo & Dean

  • Submitted: Mon, February 21, 2011
  • Updated: Wed, February 23, 2011

  • Reported By: Duped Victim — burlingame California United States of America
Fred Olsen of Bergman, Toyo & Dean
bregmantoyoanddean@gmail.com Internet United States of America

Fred Olsen of Bergman, Toyo & Dean Alice Maxwell, Mark Markiss, James David Osborne, Mark Joe Craigslist Advertised Scam Jobs; Russian Mafia Scam; Payroll Fraud Scheme; Money Wire Scam; Western Union Scam; Money Gram Scam Internet

*Author of original report: Scam Artists at Bergman, Toyo & Dean morphed into Regency Group, Inc., and then into MCF, Inc.

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[WARNING:  BEWARE TO ALL WHO ANSWER CRAIGSLIST ADVERTISEMENTS  IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A JOB.  BASED UPON MY OWN EXPERIENCES OF BEING AN INNOCENT PARTY VICTIM TO SCAMS ADVERTISED ON CRAIGSLIST I HAVE DISCOVERED A RUSSIAN MAFIA FRAUD SCHEME THAT APPEARS TO USE NATIVE FILIPINOS AS FRONT MEN.  THESE FILIPINO MEN USING CAUCASIAN SOUNDING NAMES IN ORDER TO SCAM WOULD–BE JOB SEEKERS AND USE THEM IN THEIR FRAUDULENT SCHEME FIRST ADVERTISE THEMSELVES ON CRAIGSLIST FOR PART-TIME WORKERS .  THE FILIPINO FRONT MEN THEREAFTER BOTH TELEPHONE AND EMAIL INSTRUCTIONS ON WHAT TO DO.]       

THE FRAUDULENT SCHEME APPEARS TO BE COMPOSED OF FOUR DISTINCT PARTS:
1)    THE FIRST PART INVOLVES HAVING AN INNOCENT PARTY HONESTLY SEEKING LEGAL EMPLOYMENT TO FOLLOW A SET OF SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS TO OBTAIN SOME COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND PRINTER IN ORDER TO PRINT FAKE PAYROLL CHECKS THAT ARE THEN SENT OUT TO VARIOUS OTHER  INNOCENT PARTY MEMBERS WHO ARE ALSO HONESTLY SEEKING LEGAL EMPLOYMENT. 

2)    THE SECOND PART INVOLVES HAVING ANOTHER INNOCENT PARTY RECEIVE THE FAKE PAYROLL CHECKS VIA UPS COURIER.  ONCE RECEIVED THE FRONT MEN MAKES A SERIES OF PHONE CALLS TO THE INNOCENT PARTY RECEIVING THE CHECK(S) AND INSTRUCTS HIM/HER TO CHECK THEIR EMAIL IMMEDIATELY FOR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS ON WHAT TO DO WITH THE RECEIVED CHECK.  THE EMAIL INSTRUCTIONS WOULD DIRECT THE INNOCENT PARTY TO IMMEDIATELY DEPOSIT THE CHECK(S) AT THEIR OWN BANK FOR A QUICK 24-HOUR CASH TURNAROUND.   I SAY THAT THE FRONT MEN APPEAR TO BE FILIPINO, SINCE THEIR NUMEROUS PHONE CALLS MANIFEST A DISTINCTLY NATIVE FILIPINO ACCENT (I.E. MR. MARK MARKISS OF PARTS TWO AND THREE; & FRED OLSEN OF PART FOUR).

3)    THE THIRD PART INVOLVES WHETHER OR NOT THE CHECKS SUCCESSFULLY CLEAR.  IF CLEARED THE DUPED INNOCENT PARTY IS INSTRUCTED TO SEND THE CASH TO ANOTHER PERHAPS INNOCENT PARTY ELSEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES VIA WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM.  IN MY CASE, THE CHECK THAT WAS SENT BY A “MR. OR MISS. COR” FROM THE STATE OF ILLINOIS VIA UPS COURIER AND WHICH APEARED TO BE A LEGITIMATE & PROFESSIONAL LOOKING CORPORATE CHECK FROM A CALIFORNIA BANK WAS DEEMED TO BE A FAKE WORTHLESS CHECK.  THE MONEY ITSELF MAY COME FROM SUCH CHECKS OR MAY INDEED COME FROM ANOTHER SOURCE THROUGH OUTRIGHT THEFT.  NONETHELESS, ANY HINT OF A RUSSIAN CONNECTION DOES NOT IMMEDIATELY REVEAL ITSELF UNTIL THE FOURTH PART IS ACHIEVED.

4)    THE FOURTH PART INVOLVES THE LAST LEG OF THE FILIPINO-RUSSIAN MAFIA FINANCIAL FRAUD SCHEME, WHICH IS THE PICKING UP OF THE MONEY LAUNDERED CASH AT A WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM BRANCH OFFICE BY YET ANOTHER INNOCENT PARTY AND THEN HAVING THAT DUPED PERSON USE WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM AGAIN IN ORDER TO REDIRECT IT TO A RUSSIAN MAFIA RECIPIENT LOCATED IN EITHER RUSSIA, UKRAINE, OR MOLDOVIA.    SUCH A FOUR PART SCHEME INVOLVES QUITE A FEW DUPED, BUT INNOCENT PARTY MEMBERS WHO DO NOT KNOW EACH OTHER AT ALL.  THIS FRAUDULENT SCHEME APPEARS TO BE INTENTIONAL IN ORDER TO BREAK THE PAPER TRAIL  LEADING TO THE RUSSIAN MAFIA.  MY OWN UNWITTING INVOLVEMENT STARTED WITH PART FOUR, THEN PART TWO, BUT NOT PART THREE SINCE THE CHECK DIDN’T CLEAR.  AND ALTHOUGH I WAS RECENTLY EMAILED BY A SO-CALLED JAMES DAVID OSBORNE TO UNDERTAKE PART ONE OF THE FRAUD SCHEME I DECIDED NOT TO DO IT, ESPECIALLY AFTER I FOUND OUT THAT THIS JAMES DAVID OSBORNE WHO CLAIMED ON HIS EMAILS TO BE A CERTIFIED PAYROLL SPECIALIST DID NOT EVEN EXIST ON THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF CERTIFIED PAYROLL SPECIALISTS TO BEGIN WITH.  FOR THE FOREGOING REASONS IT IS ALWAYS PRUDENT TO CHECK UP ON THESE SHADY CHARACTERS AND AVOID THE PITFALLS OF BEING THE UNWITTING PARTICIPANT OF A FRAUDULENT SCHEME.   

SEE BELOW FOR PROOF:   . . .  

EMAIL PROOF THAT THESE CHARACTERS USE FAKE CAUCASIAN NAMES WITH FAKE QUALIFICATIONS:    

RE:  Investigation of a purported CPS
Saturday, February 19, 2011 3:21 PM
From: "NACPB Information"
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To: "'Tong Park'"

If someone is asking you to buy something from him/her to become employed by them, then in all likelihood it is a scam.  

From: Tong Park 
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2011 11:44 PM
To: NACPB (National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers)
Subject: Investigation of a purported CPS  

Dear NACPB,  

I wish to enquire about a person by the name of James David Osborne who advertised himself on Craigslist as an employer.  I responded to his Part-time job position and he claimed to hire me.  Although he claims to be a Certified Payroll Specialist, I found no evidence that he is one.  His email to me can be found below.  James David Osborne wanted me to buy some printers and software to help him out with payroll, but I did not participate yet due to several uncertainties about him.  I am wary about him.  Is he asking me to produce payroll checks for some SCAM?????  If he is can you do something about this man?   

Tong Park,
Concerned Citizen  

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EMAIL PROOF OF PART ONE OF THE RUSSIAN MAFIA FRAUD SCHEME:  

From: James Osborne;
Subject: JOB DETAILS
To: "Tong Park"
Date: Thursday, December 23, 2010, 2:11 PM

Thanks for the swift mail response and interest on my job offer, I am acertified Payroll Specialist (CPS). I am a deaf man with partial paralysis and have been a payroll manager for the past few years now.I work for some companies on their payroll activities and at times iencounter a lot of difficulty when going about my daily activities. I need a trust worthy person as my Typist / data entry Assistant who can work from home or work on flexible hours on part time basis and earn extra income.   

My brother used to help me with all activities but he is back to school, so am all alone and will like to know if you will be trustworthy enough to entrust mine and my clients' companies vital information and signatory with you. Be sure to earn at least $2000 monthly salary for a start.   Note that this job is a part time job and can be taken as a second job,it will not in anyway affect your present job if you have any and you will only work on selected days of the month.  I got your contact from an optimum leads trader and i would like to know more about you and be rest assured that this is legal and certified.  For you to start the job you would need the following items :

* VersaCheck Gold software , VersaInk Nano and Versajette M300 Printer.

I guarantee to pay you $2000 Monthly to work (3 to 4 hours in all for awhole week). All the items needed to start up for the job costs about $200,but i will be in charge of taking care of all the payment arrangements also you don't have to pay back.  The question is can i trust my business into your hands ?  Though i definitely will be monitoring all activities, your salary will be paid through wire transfer, paycheck , Money order Or Western union at the end of each working month depending on whichever option you choose.   

If your computer is not in perfect condition for the job , i can make arrangement for a good computer for you through a friend and you don't also have to pay back because it is for performing the task of the job offered, so please if you are indeed ready for the job, you can just let me have your details to know who am working with and also to send you the payment to buy the materials needed, get back to me with the below:

Full Names :
Physical Address :
City / State / Zip Code :
Tel :
Age :
Your current or recent job :  

Do respond as soon as you can , so i can know how to proceed with sending funds for the materials to you, i have to take care of some business in Utah but that does not affect my job or the job position i have available for you, i will provide you with more information when the materials needed are ready so do have a nice day. Note: I will send you money to purchase all the materials needed to start the job. Awaiting your response.

Best Wishes.

JAMES DAVID OSBORNE


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Re: JOB DETAILS
Saturday, February 12, 2011 7:01 AM
From: This sender is DomainKeys verified "James Osborne"
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To: "Tong Park"

I am very sorry for the delayed response,i have been in the hospital since but thank God i am feeling better now.I will like to let you know that you will be receiving payment for the purchase of the materials early next week at most.Henceforth,i will like you not to email me at this email address again. This is the email address you should contact if you are still interested in working for me

(megatell.accounts@gmail.com)

When replying me,kindly provide the information below again:
Full Names :
Physical Address :
City / State / Zip Code :
Tel :
Age :
Your current or recent job :
Regards.
James D.O

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EMAIL PROOF OF PARTS TWO & THREE OF THE RUSSIAN MAFIA FRAUD SCHEME:  

Re: job position status
Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:31 AM
From: "Mark Markiss"
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To: "Tong Park"

Hello Tong,How are you today?I want you to carry out your first assignment today unfailingly .A check in the amount of  ($3260) has been mailed out,Kindly have the check deposited into your Bank/ATM Account and request for overnite deposit and funds would be available within 24hrs' and it's possible for you to withdraw the money from Account and follow the instruction by sending it to the manager information .I want you to send the fund  Via Western Union Money Transfer because the manager needs the money as fast as urgent for the tools.So make sure everything is successful today and e-mail me the Western Union details . 

Here is the instructions to complete your first task below : 

Deduct your weekly payment and send the balance to the managers information below

Name..............Nona Whynot
City...............Chicopee
State...............MA
Zip code..............01013 

As soon as you wire the money to the manager's . I will need the details below : 

MTCN#(Money Transfer Control Number)
Sender's Name and Address
Amount Sent 

I await your mail..

Regards,

Mr Mark.

Follow the instructions to complete your first task    


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EMAIL PROOF OF PART FOUR OF THE RUSSIAN MAFIA FRAUD SCHEME:  

From: Bregman Toyo and Dean company
To: Security Protected
Sent: Wed, September 15, 2010 8:49:52 AM
Subject: Re: Question for you

Fred Olsen can't reach you. Please feel free to give him a call (909) 580-9147.

It is very important!!!  Inform me ASAP please.

Have you received my instructions?

On 9/15/10, Bregman Toyo and Dean company wrote:


New Transfer details:
Total Amount: $9,850 (from: ' CONIMAR PAYROLL ').

Your commission from this deal: $490

Withdraw $4,900 in cash from a local branch.

Don`t forget your ID at home. You`ll need it in the bank. Then you will send 2 Western Union transfers.

Recipients:

$2,335 you will send to
First name: Serghei
Last name: Botezatu
City: Chisinau
Country: Moldova

$2,315 you will send to
First name:  Valentina
Last name: Vasiliev
City: Chisinau
Country: Moldova

Western Union fees you will pay from $4,900 (not from yourcommission). Send 'Money In Minutes' transfer.  Use 2 differentWestern Union agents (it is very important). You don't need to sendmore than $3,000 from each WU office. Your work must be fast andcorrect. You must carefully check each symbol because if you willmake a  mistake in the sum of transaction, details of the sender orreceiver it will lead to the rejection of the given transaction.

To avoid any delays :WU do not perform business transactions - theyperform "face-to-face" transferring.We strongly recommend to mention 'assistance tofriends' in the 'Transfer Purpose' field, as WesternUnion general rules forbid to support businesstransfers and therefore your transfer can be delayed.

Please confirm the receiving of this  information assoon as possible. Please fill in this form with the information you`ll get from WU branch

MTCN #  XXXX (WU agent will give you MTCN number)
Amount:  XXXXX
Sender's name (your name): XXXX
Receiver: XXXXXXXXX      

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MY EXPERIENCE WITH VARIATIONS OF THE PAYROLL FRAUDULENT SCHEME THAT WERE ALSO ADVERTISED ON CRAIGSLIST BY THE RUSSIAN MAFIA:  

Re: job position
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 12:48 PM
From: This sender is DomainKeys verified "Mark Joe"
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To: "Tong Park"

Hello Applicant..Your application is successful. The Quality of your resume and response was highly considered by the Board before you were selected.You start up firstly with the training process which would last for a week and then full start-up. This is just a formal mail to inform you that you have been selected for this Job and to get ready for start up. Appointment letter and others would be mailed to the address you would provide us to be delivered next week after the test ofduty/Trust. Now let me give you insight to the Job in question, your duties, How to get started and your Benefits.

JOB DETAILS -Working from home with the company's provided computer is a broad expatiation's of how the online duty is performed working from home... You are required to use the equipments because there is a wide range of software installed on the system to protect data, ease duty, and also enhance speed and accuracy of duty online. The Company's equipment that would be shipped to you is liable to be yours (Ownership) after a period of 2 months of working with the Company.

We are not deducting funds from your payroll for Taxes; all Our Online staffs are expected to complete their taxes forms after payroll by themselves.The Company is running the Online Recruiting as a temporary measure towards the completion of our Centers around the United states and Canada, So most of our online staffs would have the first hand opportunity to apply to become permanent staffs when these centers are opened.. We are certified and also registered with the Better Business Bureau. So I can assure you that you have been offered a great opportunity to perform, giving your best to performing Data Entryduties in exchange for a good pay.

The company's Home Business Unit is under URL change and it involves a very high re-organizational process that involves bringing all our online staffs to log-on on the same Network Online with their staff ID. Then after 7 business days each online staffs can have a log on ID/Password to get access to their duties online while still communicating with their supervisors.


PAYROLL ROUTINE -Please provide answers to the following schedule so we could updateyour folder on the administrative desk.1. How many hours are you willing to Work per day?2. What time range. (Morning Section 8am-12noon or Afternoon section 3pm-6pm)?3. Payroll Interval... (Weekly or Bi-weekly)?4. Payroll Method.  Check or Direct deposit ( CHASE BANK ONLY ) ?5. We offer $20 per hour.

Basically before you get started, the company would be providing you with funds to purchase some important software required for the duty in question and then you will be receiving equipments from the Company. Dell Notebook LaptopPentium D Duo Processor , All in one Printer, Scanner and Fax Machine with a wide range of software already installed on the system against hacking.


TEST OF DUTY/TRUST -Test of duty/trust would involve you handling funds on behalf of the company to purchase the needed software and also to handle the shipment of your mini office equipment. The test of trust is your first call to duty, this will be your first assignment before you begin your training, You will be receiving a payment from the company shortly and would be required to follow proper directions, Accurate deduction and documentation is expected from you. This would be the only payment you will be required to handle on your own.. all other future payments would be forwarded by you to the company's accounting details which will be readily made available for you upon your start.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you send your contact details and your answers to the payroll questions, so that it can be forwarded to the company's accounting department for processing, also for you to be able to receive your test of duty/trust package.

Details should be sent in the format below:

Your full name......................
Age: .........................
Gender:....................... .
Address....................... ..............( NO PO BOX )
City...................
State.....................
Zip Code.......................... ..............
Phone #home......................... ....
Cell #....................
Email..............


I look forward working with you as an online staffs. I will be waiting for your detailed response so that we can move on to the next phase.

Regards,

Mark Joe.  

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/21/2011 03:39 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Fred-Olsen-of-Bergman-Toyo-Dean/internet/Fred-Olsen-of-Bergman-Toyo-Dean-Alice-Maxwell-Mark-Markiss-James-David-Osborne-Mark-697954. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

Scam Artists at Bergman, Toyo & Dean morphed into Regency Group, Inc., and then into MCF, Inc.

AUTHOR: Duped Victim - (United States of America)

WARNING UPDATE:  The money laundering and financial payroll check frauds at Bergman, Toyo & Dean of Beverly Hills, California changed their name apparently to Regency Group, Inc. along with a new address in Brooklyn, New York, but is now known as MCF, Inc. of Pennsylvania.  Beware of these FRAUDSTERS who seek to use many an innocent party to launder fraudulently procured money and in the process destroy the duped individual's bank accounts.  In regards to MCF, Inc., a person by the name of Jennifer Brown (no doubt an illegal alias) recently posted an ad on Craigslist for a payroll processing agent.  She used the email address of:  jenniferbrown@myemailagent.com.  When answering such an advertisement, this person by the alias of Jennifer Brown would email back immediately and redirect the interested job seeker with a website address telling about the job opportunity (i.e. payroll processing agent utilizing either Western Union or Money Gram to wire funds ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.00).  The words "fantastic job" or "AWESOME JOB OPPORTUNITY" were and STILL ARE used as a draw to unsuspecting employment seekers.  Steer well clear of these type of job advertisements or you will lose not only your bank account, but may indeed lose your money as well and get into trouble with the legal authorities.  Avoid the pitfalls of others and avoid these Russian mafia schemes that use Filipino and in some cases Chinese front men.
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