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  1. #1
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    Scam Alert and questions

    So I am new and I am not sure how this works.If I get scammed do i post here with the name and email of the guy? If so, great I am one step ahead.

    I posted that I am a college student looking for a job. I have gotten like at least three of the typical print checks, yahoo messenger only, versacheck software scam. I am glad I am a little smarter now because I fell for this when I was 13. His name was John Mark and every month there was an excuse as to why I didn't get paid. (Yeah I fell for it long enough to know that). I was so young and so unaware of the internet world and you have to know what $1200 sounds lile to a little 13 year old girl who owned her own 25cent-per-chocolate-bar business at ten. I know now to Google and I heard if you post the name and email it will slow the scammers down at least. Also if I am posting in the wrong place I wanted to know if I am supposed to or if it is okay to copy and paste a little of the email. When i was checking to see if it was a scam or not I copied some of the email, since it sounded like it itself was copy and pasted them sent to me, and hoped to find someone else had the same email. I didn't find it but then I thought if I don't post, any other people like me who were searching too wouldn't find it. I now see that it is important to post any scammer findings. Also I have one more question. Whenever someone has you print checks from inside your home using all the software and stuff is that always a scam or do some businesses really need people to do that for them?

    Anyway here are the names and emails I have so far of certified scammers.

    scot michael scottmic205@gmail.com - "Am into Buying and selling of Used Cars my personal Assistance is Out of the state to check on her mom this why i need another Person who is Going to represent her a very trustworthy Person that don't Cheat And Lie..you will be Paying for Goods and Receiving Funds through your Account just for you to let me Know what they need and what the request for this will Require your Account Information that we can both have Access to so that i can Know what you paid for and Money you received from Customer , you can have your money Out of your Account so that i can have some money deposited for the Goods you are Paying for,, Let me Know if you are Interested or Not.. good Luck"

    In the second email I asked if the "account" refered to my bank account. He said yes then asked me for all my usernames passwords and security questions, routing numbers, and anything else, oh and my ATM card. :yelcutelaughA: really?!?!?! he has to be kidding.

    i think i need you guys to confirm this one. Brad Scott brad.scot0222@gmail.com - "Looking for a payroll accounting/bookkeeper who is proficient with QuickBooks and Excel. VersaCheck gold 2012 accounting software or is a quick learner and can easily learn it. Please send your email address and your resume if you are interested to brad.scot0222@gmail.com" In the following email asks for the typical materiels and the following:
    INFORMATION NEEDED
    1) Full Name: ..............
    2) Contact Address .........
    3) CITY: ...................
    4) State: ..................
    5) Zip code: ...............
    6) Current Job: ............
    7) Cell and Home Number # ..
    8) Disability...............
    9) Yahoo Messenger ID.......
    Oh ya and the wonderful $1200 per month

    other one was Mr Larry Jackson lloydjackson089@gmail.com. He asked for the same info above only this time he claimed to be group manager, ooperations for this company: www.cfscompletepayroll.com. I think the site is actually real but I don't think he works for it. I searched that website with scam attached to it to see if he got to someone else but nobody reported. but now i have it here for people who might search it too. I think that is all but I have one more question. When it some to the sending checks scam . How on earth do they make money from it? Of course i am no interested in joinging them or anything but I don't see how someone makes money when I send out fake checks to other people. I didn't even know I had been sending fake checks until yesterday (I am referring to when i was younger). I hate it because it is already bad enought to scam one person, you know, but when you have an innocent person scammig another innocent person that is just horrible. It's like holding a gun to someone and telling them to shoot the other person.

    Anyway theat is all I have i think. Sorry for the long post I hate long posts. Well I only hate my long posts. I actually enjoy reading people's really long stories. :rryumy:



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  2. #2
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    Re: Scam Alert and questions

    Thanks for posting up that information on a scam.

    Making a scammer's scam googlable on every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find is a great way to slow that scammer down when a suspicious potential victim goes looking for information, finds your post containing the name the scammer is using, his email address, phone number and the emails themselves and then that potential victim does not become a scam victim because you took the time "get the word out".

    Wasting a scammer's time legally and safely is called "scambaiting". If you google that word, you will find sites where you can read scambaits, post up the emails and email addresses of scammers, post up a fake website, read up on how to alert a hosting company that they are hosting a fake website, ask questions and learn all about the hobby of scambaiting.

    Since that scammer intended to steal your money, he did not give you his real life information. All you have is one of his fake names, one of his free email addresses, one of his fake stories and one of his paid-for-in-cash cell phone numbers. None of that information is going to help your local law enforcement agency track down that anonymous scammer sitting in a cyber cafe half way around the world from you.
    Found a scam or scammer's email address? Post it at scamwarners.com
    Found a romance scam? Post it at romancescam.com

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    Re: Scam Alert and questions

    Quote Originally Posted by redfire7 View Post
    When it some to the sending checks scam . How on earth do they make money from it? Of course i am no interested in joinging them or anything but I don't see how someone makes money when I send out fake checks to other people.
    The victims that receive the fake check think they have a real job and the check is real. They take the fake check to their bank, cash it and send the cash via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer. When their bank realizes the check is fake or drawn on a closed account, the bank reverses the transfer and the victim is now out all the money they sent to the scammer.

    Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

    If you refuse to print his fake checks and send him your cash he will send increasingly nasty and rude emails trying to convince you to go through with his scam. The scammer could also create another fake name and email address like "FBI@ gmail.com", "police_person @hotmail.com" or "investigator @yahoo.com" and send emails telling you the job is legit and you must cash the fake check and send your money to the scammer or you will face legal action. Just ignore, delete and block those email addresses. Although, reading a scammer's attempt at impersonating a law enforcement official can be extremely funny.

    Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

    Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

    Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

    6 "Rules to follow" to avoid most fake jobs:
    1) Job asks you to use your personal bank/paypal account and/or open a new one.
    2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
    3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
    4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
    5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
    6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.

    Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed 'red flags' and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.

    If you google "fake check cashing job", "fraud Western Union scam", "money mule moneygram scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
    Found a scam or scammer's email address? Post it at scamwarners.com
    Found a romance scam? Post it at romancescam.com

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    Re: Scam Alert and questions

    We are always looking for scam sites online and publish them here so that people know about them. I really appreciate the fact that you have highlighted the sites. Lets make the Internet a safe place and free from scam.

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