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Location: Brooklyn NY

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 2:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This is the first time I have come across this kind of scam, see what the professionals think!!
******************here it is***************

Hello Dear,
My name is Michael Frazier. I just came about your email
address through an online email listing and I would be very interested
in offering you a part-time paying job in which you could earn allot
without quitting your present Job or having problem with your employers.
I am a man with 4 kids all boys and the love of my life, my wife. I am
a some what multitalented man and I do quite a lot of traveling and
get to meet quite a lot of people.
I just resigned my job as a research scientist but I still work as a
freelance consultant for the institute which gives me very much time
to do my own work which is basically being a freelance researcher who
could be employed by research institutes to do research projects
anywhere in the world.
I reside in Ireland, Dublin even though I have lived most of my life
in other parts of the world; I am fully residing in Ireland.
Presently, I have just been granted a funding to head a research
project in the tropical regions of West Africa.
However my funding were by my American counterparts who send me the
bunch of payments mostly in US based money orders. Getting an
accountant in the states or opening an account would have been my best
choice but I have a deadline to meet and taking any of those choices
would cost me time and a whole lot of other requirements. I am not
ready to deal with, as I would be traveling a lot in the meantime.
So presently, assuming you would be able to deal with cash, I would be
willing to employ you on contract basis to be my payment
representative back in the states, this way I could issue and make
payments in form of Money Orders, Cashier's Check, etc out to you, you
could then cash them easily, withdraw 10% of the total amount on these
payment instruments as your commission and then send the rest back to
me through wire transfer.
Please, bear it in mind that we would be dealing with quite a handful
of cash and you could be making up to $5000 just working with me in a
short period of time within 2-3 weeks.
I would be glad if you accept my proposal and I intend to commence on
starting as soon as you are ready. If you are interested, please email
me back so we could make concluding arrangements.
Thank You
Michael Frazier
+44 7031910655
If You are interested, Kindly provide me with:
Your Name.
Your Address (NOT P.O Box)
City, State, Zip
Contact Numbers.
******************I'm Back*************
What do you think, I am sure someone has seen this before, it was just new to me.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 3:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It's a standard check scam get a fake address or a drop box and bait away. They love it when you let it slip that you cashed their check(*) and blew the lot on cars, drugs and hookers.

(*) you could bait as Savage Henry, one free brownie point for anyone getting this.

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Captain Pike
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 3:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This is the "check mule scam".

Here's how it works, or rather, how these scam artists want it to work:

You write back and say you're interested. You give them your details.

They write back to you. They may provide a scan of a "Memorandum of Agreement" that you're supposed to print out and sign. Or, they may hire you right away. In some cases, they will want a scan of your photo ID (and don't ever send them one, even a fake ID).

Then, they mail you a check or several money orders. You deposit the item(s), keep 10%, and wire back the difference to their friend in London or Toronto or wherever.

They may send you another check or batch of money orders after that.

Some time later, you get a call from the bank. The instruments you deposited are no good. They're fake. And guess who's stuck with the liability? You are. And in some jurisdictions, you may face charges.

Right now, I am baiting these guys with a vengeance. I'll check my catcher account, and if this guy's written me, I'll take him on too.

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As of 26 February 2009, $2,231,983.53 of fake checks and money orders have been intercepted and removed from circulation.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 3:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Fake check scam. What they will do is have their "customers" mail you the money that is owed to the "company". The money they will send you is in the form of a check. The check is no good. It has been forged, stolen, or whatever.

The lads take advantage of a major weakness in the banking system. The bank will let you deposit the check. They do not know that it is a fake so your account will show an increase in the balance. The bank will let you spend the money as usual.

The lad will ask you to then send him about 90% of the checks value. If you are gullible enough to do this, you are majorly screwed. In a few weeks, sometimes even months, the bank will realize that the check was worthless. They will take their money back from you. There is not a damn thing that you can do about it either. In fact, they could have you prosecuted for passing them fake checks. This has happened over and over to lots of decent people out there and a lot of lives have been ruined as a result.

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 3:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just to add to what others have said, the major weakness in the banking system is (at least in the United States) a law which says that the bank has to make the funds available to you within five business days. As YW stated, it will take weeks or sometimes even months for the phony check to make its way through the system and bounce.

Where this one is really nasty is that folks see that the check they deposit has been posted to their account, and that the funds are available for withdrawl. Many people look at this as being "the check was okay", and they then wire the money. It is only later, when their deposit check bounces higher than a 38DDD gal on a trampoline, that they realize they have been taken.

Bait these bastages away. They are truly scum.

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 3:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I do like the way this one opens with a testimonial. It reminds me of the old Dave Rhodes "Make Money Fast" letter. For the nostalgic among us,

Dave Rhodes wrote:
Dear Friends,

My name is Dave Rhodes. In September 1988 my car was
reposessed and the bill collectors were hounding me like you wouldn't
believe. I was laid off and my unemployment checks had run out. The
only escape I had from the pressure of failure was my computer and my
modem. I longed to turn my advocation into my vocation.
This January 1989 my family and I went on a ten day cruise to
the tropics. I bought a Lincoln Town Car for CASH in Feburary 1989.

The baiter formerly known as Krona

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