• Report: #127471

Complaint Review: AFRICAN SCAM ARTIST'S

  • Submitted: Sat, January 15, 2005
  • Updated: Sat, January 15, 2005

  • Reported By:BILLINGS Montana
AFRICAN SCAM ARTIST'S
THEY REFUSE TO GIVE N/A, Other South Africa

AFRICAN SCAM ARTIST'S BAD BUYERS W/BOGUS CHECKS/MONEY ORDERS

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booboobear Posted 1/7/2005 1:14:55 PM

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Hello there my name is Kathy, and i want to thank everyone for taking a look at this listing for this is no joke its very much a real think, so i say "BUYER'S & SELLER'S BEWARE" as i thank god each & ever day that i go by my gutt instinct and i just want to make other's aware of this that is going around here on bidville and many of the other auction sites even paypal....just the other week i had a person buy a $24.95 item from me here on my auction's on bidville saying about if i could send this over to africa which i new right aways that this was a scam, anyways this person sent me a check that is real for a total of $1,000.00 the thing with the check you don't know if the funds are in there as i called the number on this check & the person told me this is a bigtime scam going around & she told me i should report this to my local police department which i am going to......anyways now this guy is emailing me back a few times wanting & telling me were to send the rest of the money to & wants a tracking number for his convience.........imagine that, were do these people get off always wanting or trying to rip off other's........i only hope one day they will get there own were they are outside looking in & hopefully they will realize what they have done to others.....by me posting this i only hope i am able to help other's out to make you all aware of these "STUPID SCAM ARTIST" as they all need to be stopped......Thank You all for reading my posting & i hope i was able to help each and everyone of you........Thanks Kathy (111) (135) (66) (7) (63) (53)


JLHSCLUTTER Posted 1/7/2005 5:08:13 PM

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Thank you for your post. I have been selling for awhile on other sites, and here a little while. I normally get spoof emails for paypal, but nothing like this yet. I will remember this so I dont get burned in the future.
Joanne


TSV00 Posted 1/8/2005 9:09:14 PM

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THIS IS WHAT A EMAIL WOULD LOOK LIKE...
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hello seller,
This is the director of daymondcomm. This message is to let you know that i have immediate interest in this perticullar item of yours and i will be paying via cashier check (agreed)? pls send me your full contact information which serve as the destination of my check. also while sendind the information please include the total amount of the items
*PLS REPLY A.S.A.P
THANKS AND REGARDS
MANAGER.
I WILL BUYING FIVE OF THESE
ITEM NUMBER:10282573


TSV00 Posted 1/8/2005 9:10:56 PM

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HERE'S ANOTHER LOOK......
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HELLO,
THANKS FOR YOUR SWIFT REPLY......OK I WILL MAKE THE PAYMENT TO WESTERN UNION OK.......BUT I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT IF THE PAYMENT HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY WESTERN UNION AND THEY HAVE SEND YOU AN APPROVED CONFIRMATION LETTER SAYING THAT YOUR MONEY HAVE BEEN PAID AND APPROVED WITH THEM THEN I WILL LIKE THE ITEMS TO BE SHIP IF YOU DONT SHIP THE ITEMS UPON RECEIVER OF CONFIRMATION LETTER FROM WESTERN UNION I WILL CONTACT WESTERN UNIOIN IMMEDIATELY TO STOP THE PAYMENT FROM COMING TO YOU AND I WILL COLLECT MY MONEY BACK OK.....AWAIT FOR YOUR RESPONSE.....

TSV00 Posted 1/8/2005 9:12:47 PM

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HERE;S ANOTHER LOOK.............
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HELLO, I ,M WILLING TO PURCHASE YOUR ITEM AND I WANT TO SEND IT TO MY PARTNER WHO IS DOING HER SISTER COURSE AT AFRICA FOR HER ONCOMING GRADUATION CEREMONY AND I WANT TO BUY THIS AND TO PRESENT HER FOR GIFT ,SO I WILL
ISSUE YOU A MONEY ORDER AND WHEN YOU HAVE THE IT WITH U WILL CASH IT AND DEDUCT UR AMOUNT AND SEND THE REAMINIG MONEY TO HER COS SHE WANT TO USE THE MONEY FOR HER CEREMONY .AND U WILL ALSO DEDUCT THE SHIPPIONG COST TOO.AND I WILL ADD $50 TO THE PRICE OF THE ITEM FOR YOU , SO I WANT YOU TO REPLY WITH UR ADDRESS NAME THE TOTALAMOUNT AND THE PHONE NUMNBER OF URS SO THAT THE
CHECK CAN BE ISSUE AND SEND TO YOU NOW. THANKS , REV FATHER PETER. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND I WILL BE HANDLING THE SHIPPING MY SELF.

TSV00 Posted 1/8/2005 9:14:22 PM

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HERE'S YET ANOTHER LOOK...............
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Good day Seller,

Am Mrs Christiana Wallace , the purchasing manager GODS'SWILL ELECTRONICS .
the entire board member of the company had agreed and ordered me to purchase 5 units of this item to our newly opened store in Africa . Paying u via cashier check/money order and the cashier check/money order that would be issue will include the package clearance fee .And am willing to know if u can send the item and wire the remaining balance to our store manager .If this term is agreed, kindly get back to us with your full NAME , PHONE NUMBER and your ADDRESS where u want the cashier check/money order to be addressed to . Also the total cost fo the items +the shipping cost via USPS. Thanks................Best regards.
N.B
If there is other items in your store ,pls inform us so that will agree on both side of this biz.....



chopdtop Posted 1/9/2005 12:56:50 PM

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Well, don't always rely on the phone number on the check. Some scammers actually have people answering the phone numbers on the checks. When you call the number on the check and you get an aswer you think that you reached and actual bank. But instead you have reached a call center they set up with some flunky answering the phone and pretending to verify funds in the account number you give them.
Also don't rely on seaching for them on the internet as well. They have set up fake pages that are made to look like you have reached a bank's web page. The contact information on these pages is fake as well and just leads you to another person pretending to be a bank employee.

It's gotten to the point where I just don't sell my items to anyone from out of the country unless they follow my payment instructions. I'm the seller and they should follow my instructions, not the other way around.

The first couple times I had a supposed buyer interested in my truck for sale I went ahead and had them send the checks. It cost one scammer $60 to send me a check from Africa and another $30 from somewhere else.

I figure the more time I wasted of theirs the less time they had to scam someone else who didn't know it was a scam.

I'd love to sell all my items on here but the hassle of getting shipping costs for out of the country isn't worth my time.


TSV00 Posted 1/9/2005 6:27:11 PM

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BURNED BY SCAMMERS TRY THIS SITE.....
***** WWW.RIPOFFREPORTS.COM ****
DO NOT HOLD ANY WORKS BACK, POST THEIR EMAILS, ENOUGH REPORTS THEY WILL SUE THEM FOR US, 9.8 MILLION DOLLARS IN AWARDS CAN NOT BE WRONG.. LET'S TAKE A REAL BIG BITE OUT OF THIS KIND OF CRIME, POST IT DAILY
AND HAVE MORE FUN, SCAM ARTIST CAN NOT BEAT WESTERN UNION PAYMENTS FOR OVERSEAS SALES,
SET-UP A SHIPPING ADDRESS FROM A UPS STORE ( mail boxes ect ) AND ONLY USE THAT FOR THE INTERNET, THEN YOU WILL NOT HAVE PEOPLE SHOWING UP AT YOUR DOOR....


matchboxtwenty Posted 1/10/2005 6:52:43 PM

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my sis had this one buyer she was 199 ys old and her daughter bidden on the item and she then said her dad was 199.lol then she had 9 kids at once.


TSV00 Posted 1/10/2005 10:20:47 PM

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LET START BY POSTING THEIR EMAILS, WILL BE TALKING TO THE LOCAL POLICE HERE, THIS IS FRAUD & THEY LIKE BRING PEOPLE TO JUSTICE.

DO NOT KNOW IF CURRENT BIDDER/WINNER IS A SCAM ARTIST, BUT HIS PROFILE STATS

SUSPENDED MEMBER
IF HE PAYS WE HAVE TO SAY WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR THIS... ---]]] TERRY4UJOHN@YAHOO.COM
WE HOPE THEY WILL PAY FOR ITEM(s) # 10286231

BRUCE ON AOL TSV00


TSV00 Posted 1/10/2005 10:35:05 PM

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HELLO, I HAVE SO MUCH MORE INTRESTING IN UR ITEM I WANT TO SEND IT TO MY FAMILY AT AFRICA AND I WILL ISSUE YOU A POSTER MONEY ORDER TO MAKE THE PAYMENT .AND I WILL BE ISSUE THE MONEY ORDE R OF $950 ,SO WHEN U HAVE THE PAYENT WITH YOU I WANT YOU TO GET IT CASHED DEDUCT UR AMOUNT OF THE ITEM AND THE SHIPPING COST TO AFRICA ALSO AND SEND THE REMAINING MONEY TO MY FAMILY AT AFRICA , SO HERE IS THE ADDRESS AND NAME THAT U WILL BE SENDING THE ITEM AND THE EXCESS FUND TO . NAME .ABISOLA YUSUF ADDRESS,53 SANTOS AVENUE. CITY. ABUL EGBA STATE ,LAGOS ZIPCODE,23401 COUNTRY ,NIGERIA. SO I WILL ADD $30 TO THE PRICE OF THE ITEM .FOR YOU . JUST GET BACK TO ME WITH UR NAME AND ADDRESS SO THAT I WILL SEND YOU THE PAYMENT, THANKS REVEND PETER. MAY GOD BLESS YOU .
Subject: Message from Bidville member (revpeter07) for item #: 10282573
Date: 1/10/2005 8:14:16 PM Mountain Standard Time
From: revpeter07@yahoo.com
Reply To:
To: TSV00@AOL.COM
CC:
BCC:
Sent on:

Sent from the Internet (Details)

TSV00 Posted 1/10/2005 11:08:36 PM

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IF THEIR EMAIL HAS YAHOO.COM REPORT THEM TO THESE TWO
911@YAHOO.COM ABUSE@YAHOO.COM
REQUEST THEY CLOSE THEIR INTERNET ACCOUNT

TSV00 Posted 1/11/2005 7:46:51 AM

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YET THIS SCAM COMES IN AFTER THEY BIDDED ON AN AUCTION.
******************************************** r. Terry Wires
Tel: 27-73-111-5059
Fax: 27-11-507-5168

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

Attention: PRESIDENT/CEO

With respect and humility, we are writing this letter to solicit for your assistance; though it looks strange hence we don't know each other. My name is Dr. Terry Wires one of the Accountant under the Ministry of finance Republic of South Africa. We wish to express our willingness to transfer an overdue contract sum of US$11M to your company's account, through the Reserve Bank of South Africa.

SUBJECT: After due consideration, we have fully agreed to privately contact you for this transaction. We are intending to retire from government services to private business we decided to contact you for an urgent business proposal. We have decided to deal with a neutral person like you because of the nature of the transaction as I will equally be happy to arrange with you on terms of trade and possible transfer of the funds needed for the investment into your company's account or personal account.

The Ministry of Natural Resources incurred these funds as a kick back lifting of gold product. This was a ground plot by some of the key staffs of this ministry for their selfish interest. It was so unfortunate that they were removed from office resulting from the change of Government and policies, which did not favor their continuous stay in the office. This money $11M (ELEVEN MILLION US DOLLAR) is now floating in the Ministry of Finance as a redundant fund waiting to be claimed. Because of our new Government policy on Civil Servants, we are not allowed to own a company or operate a foreign bank account. Hence my soliciting for your assistance to enable us receives this fund into your company's account or personal account.

To enable us start the process and remittance of this funds into your bank account successfully within 10 banking days, we need the following information from you;

Beneficiary full names.
Beneficiary address.
Private telephone & fax number.
Your bank particulars including your bank name, address and your account number.

Note that as soon as we receive this information it will be forwarded to the appropriate quarters for final processing and approvals. With the modalities we have worked out, it makes it possible for you to act as a contractor who worked under my ministry and now waiting to receive his payment and when satisfied by the agencies your bank account will be credited within 48 banking hours. This transfer is 100% risk free and hitch-free having done all the underground works locally for the smooth transfer of the funds into your bank account within the shortest period. We advised that you should keep this transaction a top secret and rest all correspondence to fax, and phone only, because we are occupying a sensitive position in the government circle and also this is once in a lifetime opportunity.

Finally, we want you to assure us that you will work on our instruction and our own share of the money will be safe. You will be rewarded with 25% of the total sum for your honest assistance and co-operation, 5% for any expenses that may come up during the transfer while 70% remain for me and my colleagues involved in this transaction.

Contact me by return call/fax for any question and further discussion.

Awaiting your immediate response.

Regards,
Dr. Terry Wires


TSV00 Posted 1/13/2005 7:17:27 AM

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SENT BY: mikewilliams@keromail.com
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i will be happy if i can get this #10282606 item from you,i will like to give it to my boyfriend as a gift for his coming birthday in nigeria.i will provide ups courier to pick it up.just when u see the notification from western money order (bidpay) you can send it,i will provide the shipping adrress for you.i will be paying you by western money order(bidpay).i will also need ur name and address in order to go ahead with the payment

mary mike


bobk_bobk Posted 1/13/2005 2:31:40 PM

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Report them and block them.

I report them to BVCS and their email provider. Both will nuke their accounts.

Check out this site:
http://www.bustedupcowgirl.com/scampage.html



TSV00 Posted 1/13/2005 5:58:49 PM

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REPLY FROM: terry4ujohn@yahoo.com
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i saw ur mail and i was very sorry that i had not reply u its due to my running around for my buisness,i just want u to know that i am not in nigeria but i want to ship the goods to my son in nigeria cos he want to celebrates his forth comin birthday later this month and i had already promise him of buying that goods for him for his birthday present.i want to let u know that i will like pay ur money with bid pay(the best way that secure ur money)and i will want the goods to be ship 4 or 5 days after my payment of the money...............
so i will like u to mail me and tell how u feels............
bye


TSV00 Posted 1/15/2005 8:40:34 AM

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HERE'S AYET ANOTHER SCAM LETTER
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Subj: Message from Bidville member (Smith xaion ) for item #: 10391651
Date: 1/15/2005 5:15:15 AM Mountain Standard Time
From: terminalstore005@yahoo.com
To: TSV00@AOL.COM
Sent from the Internet (Details)


HELLO SELLER, WE ARE INTERESTED IN THE IMMEDIATE PURCHASE OF YOUR ITEM AND WE WOULD BE PAYING YOU VIA MONEY ORDER AND ONCE YOU RECEIVE AN APPROVAL CONFIRMATION /NOTIFICATION OF PAYMENT FROM WESTERN UNION THAT THE PAYMENT HAS BEEN APPROVED WE WANT IT SHIPPED OUT SAMEDAY BECAUSE THE ITEM IS NEEDED URGENTLY BY OUR CUSTOMRES IN THE NEXT 4 DAYS OK SO IF YOU AGREE WITH OUR OFFER KINDLY SEND US YOUR NAME,ADDRESS,ITEM NUMBER,TOTAL QUANTITY AVAILABLE FOR SALE,TOTAL PRICE WITH THE SHIPPING COST SO THAT WE CAN MAKE THE PAYMENT NOW AND WE NEED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE OF THE ITEM OK SO GET BACK TO US WITH THE AVAILABLE QUANTITY ALSO AND THE PRICE OK IF YOU AGREE KINDLY SEND US ALL YOUR INFORMATION NEEDED FOR PAYMENT AND WILL ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHIPING WITH OUR UPS LABEL/FEDEX LABEL OK WE AWAIT YOUR REPLY.IF YOU AGREE JUST SEND THE INFORMATION FOR PAYMENT AND LAST PRICE NOW IF Y OU DO NOT AGREE DO NOT REPLY.
HAVE A NICE DAY.

Bruce
BILLINGS, Montana
U.S.A.

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