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Reporting check cashing & other Internet scams

ScamSafe has been contacted by a number of victims of the check cashing work-at-home scams asking what they should do. So we contacted the FBI and this is what we were told.

"Anyone who responded to these fraudulent schemes--whether you lost money or not--should file an online report with the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Your report will be analyzed and disseminated to the appropriate federal, state and local law enforcement to help ensure a coordinated investigation. Anyone who lost money should also report the matter to law enforcement, whether it be the local FBI office* or Police Department."

Also, if you lost money, wired money or gave out your account number, you should contact the fraud department of your bank and probably close the account immediately. Although checking or savings accounts don't have the same protections against fraud as credit cards, your bank may provide recompense for lost funds--it's worth asking. And you'll need a police report to back up your claims.


* To find your local FBI field office go to www.fbi.gov.

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Hello. I have been getting messages from a woman in spain asking me to be her nanny when she gets here to the U.S. She seems sincere and said she wants to pay me $600 a week. She said she was going to send me a check to pay for the 1st week before she arrived to help her set up. I'm wondering what I can do to make sure she is not scamming me. Is there any way to receive payment without losing any of my own money. I really need a job and don't want to upset her if this is the real deal. Any ideas? Thanks.

Posted by: jan at Jul 23, 2010 8:16:31 AM

Has anyone heard of Barur Global?
They "seem" to be a legitimate business complete with website and everything, but the work they offer sounds "similar" but different than what I've read about here.

Let me know...

Posted by: David at Apr 21, 2010 11:35:12 AM

Has anyone heard of Barur Global?
They "seem" to be a legitimate business complete with website and everything, but the work they offer sounds "similar" but different than what I've read about here.

Let me know...

Posted by: David at Apr 21, 2010 11:14:03 AM

Is this type of check cashing from offshore entities considered money laundering? I think I know someone involved in this type of check cashing. What should I do to help this person? This person is older and has led a sheltered life and doesn't seem to have a clue this type of activity is against the law. There has already been a loss of money from what I can gather. I have tried to convince this person that this could lead to legal trouble but there seems to be disbelief on their part. I have no proof to back up my allegations as I don't have access to the bank account being used. Also, can law enforcement take this persons assets if indeed there is illegal activity taking place? what if the person is married and the spouse has no clue as to what the other is up to?

Posted by: Chris at Dec 12, 2009 1:28:06 AM

Hello to every One. I get these all the time because I posted my resume on Monster, Career Builder and a few others the one on the bottom is my favorite.
The people have started unsing the FBI words in there claims. So if anything i would like to work to find these people and bring justice to all.


THE BENEFICIARY.
FRAUD VICTIMS/$150,000 BENEFICIARIES.
OUR REF: 10667FV
YOUR REF: 89007


Attention,

SCAM VICTIMS REIMBURSEMENTS PROGRAMME.


I write to bring to your notice as a delegate from the Nigerian
Government Reimbursement Committee under the strict supervision of the
United Nations to pay 230 Nigerian 419 scam victims the sum of $150,000USD
(One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars) each. You are however listed as
one of the beneficiaries for these payments.You are expected to get back
to us for your immediate reimbursement.

Presently, 184 Beneficiaries have been paid, more than 50% of the
victims are from the United States, while about 40% are from other parts of
the world.victims who have not been contacted can submit their application
as well for scrutiny and possible consideration.

We shall feed you with further modalities as soon as we get your response
so send a copy of your response and payment code to our remittance officer:

NAME: Mr.George Olumide
SCAMMED VICTIM/REF/PAYMENTS CODE:
WMB/10667FV $150,000 USD.
EMAIL: wemabnknigplc_104@yahoo.com.cn


Yours Faithfully,
Mrs. Comfort Ogie
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER


Attn: Beneficiary,

This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly Investigated with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having an illegal Transaction with Impostors claiming to be Prof. Charles C. Soludo of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Mr Frank Nweke, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of
Fedex,Ibrahim Sule,Larry Christopher, Puppy Scammers are impostors claiming to be the Federal Bureau Of Investigation. During our Investigation, we noticed that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled your Financial Obligation given to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment.

Therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance on your behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by cordinating your payment in total USD$11,000.000.00 in an ATM CARD which you can use to withdraw money from any ATM MACHINE CENTER anywhere in the world with a maximum of $4000 to $5000 United States Dollars daily. You now have the lawful right to claim your fund in an ATM CARD.

Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, you have to be rest assured for this is 100% risk free it is our duty to protect the American Citizens. All I want you to do is to contact the ATM CARD CENTER via email for their requirements to proceed and procure your Approval Slip on your behalf which will cost you $110.00 only and note that your Approval Slip which contains details of the agent who will process your transaction.

CONTACT INFORMATION
NAME: Kelvin Williams
EMAIL: kelvin.williams27@gmail.com

Do contact Mr. Daniel Smith of the ATM CARD CENTRE with your details:

FULL NAME:
HOME ADDRESS:
TELL:
CELL:
CURRENT OCCUPATION:
BANK NAME:

So your files would be updated after which he will send the payment informations which you'll use in making payment of $110.00 via Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram Transfer for the procurement of your Approval Slip after which the delivery of your ATM CARD will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay. Please if you know you cannot be able to afford the $110 for the delivery of your ATM card via FedEx then do not bother to contact Mr. Kelvin Williams as we are at the End of the year and he should be busy with some other things.

We order you get back to this office after you have contacted the ATM SWIFT CARD CENTER and we do await your response so we can move on with our Investigation and make sure your ATM SWIFT CARD gets to you.

Thanks and hope to read from you soon.

FBI Director Robert S.Mueller III.

Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possesion of your ATM CARD, you are hereby adviced only to be in contact with Mr. Daniel Smith of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.

Posted by: Garlen Harveston at Dec 6, 2008 8:15:40 AM

There is another company out there trying to get people to run checks through their bank for them it is Rapid Web Solutions i recieved an e-mail from Diego Sanchez the General Manager he sent me a contract and everything. Thank god i did some investigating before i got suckered in to this scam

Posted by: Rick at Sep 10, 2008 10:03:33 AM

I just received an inquiry to an ad for a house I have for sale, which is being advertised at HousesOnSale.com/uk. A man who claims to be a Captain with the United Nations troops in iraq (Captain Morgan James) states that he is interested in my house and would like further particulars. I send them to him; he responds by telling me that he would not only like to purchase my home but that he also has a business proposal for me. He states that he has in his possession 16.5 million USD from a crude oil deal that he has deposited with a Red Cross Agent, pending a claimant of the funds. He'd like me to claim the funds, as he is in a position to approve such a claim, and will then place these funds into an account naming me as beneficiary. Then I will be issued a check, from which I may keep 30% of the 16.5 million, and he will come to claim his 70%. Obviously a scam, but I wonder if there is an agency to report this too, especially since this person is charading as a uniformed officer with the United Nations.
OH, PS-He'd like to use his 70% to aid displaced refugees in Turkey and Iraq, as well as invest some in stockfish in Norway. What a guy! I guess these types of scams aren't exclusive to employment opportunities...

Posted by: Miranda at Jul 27, 2008 3:36:06 PM

ever heard of millwall textiles and fabrics
daniel pepple I think hes scamming me

Posted by: dodnra at Apr 2, 2008 9:16:39 AM

just want to share another scam,
because it's just too good to be true, thank goodness I do some research and find some typical patern here in scam safe,
because I didn't really think that cashing a check will makes me end up as the criminal,
so BEWARE everyone,
make sure you do some RESEARCH,
because I got it from MONSTER.com,
and they have a nice website, but it's kinda obvious it's a scam when I see their address in contact us.


http://tradeeurocapital.info/cgi/employment.php

Employment

Founded in 2005, Trade Euro Capital is a group of Internet commerce and finance companies united in one corporation. Basing on our long-term experience and implementing pioneer Internet technologies, we increase money turnover around the world and provide quick payments to our clients. Together with opportunities and advantages for our customers, we present a new trend in the world banking system as well. We deal with electronic money transfers and collaborate with hundreds banks and companies.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Your task as a payment processing manager will consist in transferring payments from one of our clients to another. Due to the fact that our company works in securities market, we constantly buy and sell payments, so you will work with this money. Your profit depends on how fast money circulates in the world transaction system. You have nothing to loose while doing this one-click job. Upon your registration we transfer you a sum of money that enters on your bank account. After receiving the money you have to notify us via e-mail. The faster you send the money further, the higher numbers of transfers to process you get. If you work successfully, your status in our transfer system rises from beginner to advanced level and higher (you will receive more than 5-7 transfers per week). No office work, no need in special financial skills, flexible timetable. You choose work time yourself. 1-2 hours of occupation a day. Commission for each of the financial operation (5% of the sum and more).

HOW AND WHY DO WE DO IT?
Have you ever heard about outsourcing and offshore programming? Outsourcing occurs when a firm subcontracts a business function to an outside supplier. This practice has been common within the U.S. economy for some time. (Witness the rise of large call centers in the rural Midwest.) The reduction of communication costs and the standardization of software packages have now made it possible to outsource business functions such as customer service, telemarketing, and document management. Other affected professions include medical transcription, tax preparation, and financial services. The numbers that are bandied about on offshore outsourcing sound ominous. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that the volume of offshore outsourcing will increase by 30 to 40 percent a year for the next five years. Forester Research estimates that 3.3 million white-collar jobs will move overseas by 2015. According to projections, the hardest hit sectors will be financial services and information technology (IT). In one May 2003 survey of chief information officers, 68 percent of IT executives said that their offshore contracts would grow in the subsequent year. The Gartner research firm has estimated that by the end of this year, 1 out of every 10 IT jobs will be outsourced overseas. Deloitte Research predicts the outsourcing of 2 million financial-sector jobs by 2009.The problem is the most convenient way to receive money for our European Clients(Programmers and developing companies) is via Western Union Money Transfer(or Money Gram). It's much faster, there are no additional taxes for these types of payments in Europe. The US employer usually prefers bank transfer(or check). It usually takes 1-2 month to cash US checks in Europe. We verify carefully each other and performing our job as intermediary between these two clients.

EXAMPLE:
You receive a transfer of $5000. Your commission will be 5% of $5000 which makes $250. So you need to send us $5000 - $250 = $4750. You will receive our detailed instructions for every payment (how to send, where to send etc.)

YOUR COMMISSION :
A. Beginner (5%) If you are a new user, you immediately receive an advance sum of money on your account. Beginner Customer receives 5% (The commission) of a sum of transfer. Number of transfers per week - 2- 4.

B. Intermediate (7%)(The commission) You can reach the level after 10 money transfers. Number of transfers per week - 4 - 5.

C. Advanced (10%)(The commission) You the status after upon reaching a sum of total transfers exceeding $30,000. Number of transfers per week - 5 and more.

During the probation period the Employee would receive $1,200 a month with commission. Employment status will make up 3 hours a day from Monday till Friday. The payment would be charged in the form of wire transfer on Employee account. On payment charge for the first settlement day , the day of the first funds receipt on Employee bank account, is accepted . The payment is charged monthly. The probation period makes up two months. On the ending of the probation period, the payment will make up $1.700 a month with commission. The Company is obliged to compensate the expenses incurred on the opening, holding and closing of the account.

Requirements:
Resident of USA/SPAIN/NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIA/GERMANY/CZEHIA/AUSTRIA;
Fluent English;
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel(optional);
Home Computer with e-mail account and ability to check your e-mail box at least twice a day;
Adults only accepted (we cannot hire underage people);
1-3 hours free during the week (mainly in the evening / non-business hours) for communication and 2-4 hours a week more for transfer processing
No criminal records and good credit history (your background will be verified with BAYCORP LTD)
Personal or corporate bank account. You can also open a new one (zero-balanced) later for work with us;
Working Process brief description:
We inform you about money transfer from our clients to your account (you have to check your e-mail account for our transfer notifications at least twice a day(4-5 times per day is recommended), if you don't have this opportunity at the moment, we have to discuss the regular time of the transfers beforehand); The usual time of the transfers is 9-10 am (Pacific Time); If it is your additional work, you have to send us your daily timetable (when do you start working, have a break and when finish). If not, just let us know when you are available; we have to combine your work time according to the work time of the bank;
Just after you have received money transfer from our USA clients you usually have to cash out all the sum transferred to your account;
95% of the withdrawn sum of this money you should transfer to our clients via Western Union, Money Gram etc. regarding our transfer instructions. The rest 5% of the sum - is your compensation;
Just after you have transferred the money to our clients, please contact your personal manager via e-mail (confirmation of the transfer) and let us know all the details of your Western Union (or Money Gram) transfer (MTCN). 5) All procedures have to take 1-2 hours, because we have to provide and verify the safety of our client's money (we have to inform them about all our actions)
Please be registered in our database and expect a call to begin process of work with us.

Posted by: veeta at Mar 4, 2008 1:07:15 PM

EVERYONE BEWARE. . .Another company out there sending emails through careerbuilder.com is Gold Money Limited. Yvette Delgado, the HR representative/ Recruiting Director for the USA region, claims they are looking for "Business Finanacial Representative Agents and or Managers" to process bank transfers on behalf of their clients. She promises that you will receive 5% of each transaction, plus a $3,500 monthly salary. She evens threatens legal issues if you fail to process payments in the specified time limit. All they want is your bank name & address, name on account, account & routing number and account monetary limitations.

Posted by: Anne at Feb 16, 2007 10:30:46 PM

This is what Carol Mac Gilroy from Global Inc. Healthcare, UK emailed for check cashing instuctions: At this point it is up to you to cash the check as fast as possible. We will greatly appreciate if you will cash this check very fast using any method. This will increase the number of checks you will receive from now on, which means that you will earn a lot more money from commissions. No matter what happens you cannot lose any money. We guarantee you that in case of any problem our Company will cover you financially by any means necessary. We will pay all fees and possible damages up to the full amount equal to the value of the checks you will cash. Do not use checks-cashing stores, they charge too much, sometimes even 10% of the total value of the checks. Use your existing bank account where you made transactions before to clear the check. If you have an account at one of the major banks please use that one instead of a small bank, they take less time to clear checks. Only after you process this order will you receive more checks to process. We cannot send you more than 1-2 checks per week in the week. Exception is only if you process orders very fast (under two business days). In this case you will receive many orders. After one or more checks clear you need to go to the bank and withdraw the funds from your account, take the money with you and e-mail us for further instructions. After we receive the confirmation that the money are in your possession (not in your bank account, please do not leave the money into your bank account and e-mail us saying that you have them in your hand), we will e-mail you back with clear instructions on how to send the money to us. This is because we have several locations to cash our funds and we do not yet know which will be assigned to you. Do not forget that it is up to you how much money you can earn. The idea is simple if you send the money fast you will receive increasingly more checks and earn a lot more for yourself. All the fees will be paid by us. That means that you will deduct any and all fees that you had to pay from our 90% before sending the funds to us. You will never pay any kind of fee out of your own money. We guarantee $5,500 per month but it depends on you also. If you process fast enough you will easily surpass that amount. Remember that your commission from this job is 10% from every amount that you will receive. This means that if you receive $1,000.00 one day for example your commission is $100.00 with no actual work other than clearing the check.

Posted by: Anne at Feb 16, 2007 10:15:28 PM

Hey all -
I too received the email from careerbuilder.com for Global Inc. Healthcare UK and responded. I was hesitant, but gave it a shot since they didn't ask for account numbers. I've since received a check for $2920.00 and am awaiting deposit instructions. I'm glad to see all these posts on the scamming company. I tried to google the company before and got nothing. So, moving forward; what should I do with this fradulant check? And what do I need to do to protect myself? Lesson learned: If it sounds to good to be true, it is!

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Whatever you do, do not attempt to deposit or cash the check. You could be arrested or imprisoned for check fraud. The easiest thing to do is destry the check and cut off contact with the criminals. You can also try contacting the bank on the check and report the fraudulent check, but it is possible the bank information is not correct.

tom
scamsafe

Posted by: Anne at Feb 16, 2007 3:47:32 PM

Hi, I'm sooo... glad I did some research on Gobal Inc. Healthcare UK I also responded to this scam. I have not recieved the checks yet but when I do.... what do I do with them?
I also responded to another scam. swissjewlery I won't be cashing their checks either.

Posted by: love tucker at Feb 7, 2007 3:47:43 PM

Rob Price... I received the email from Global Inc. Healthcare, Carol Gilroy. I even responded and recieved a check in the mail for almost $3000.00 dollars. I dont believe this is legititimate I am not going to cash the check after reviewing alot of information on wire transfer fraud. I guess if it sounds to good to be true... It is.

Posted by: amy at Feb 7, 2007 11:43:06 AM

Received an e-mail from Global Inc. Healthcare, Carol Gilroy. They want me to be a middle man to process payments from their customers. They tell me they guarantee $900 USD per month plus 10% of the checks cashed. I haven't filled out the application, I wanted to check into this first. Sounds like a scam, but at the same time $900/month would be nice if it's legitimate

Posted by: Rob Price at Feb 1, 2007 11:41:30 PM

Has anyone heard of EuroFinance Group, they suppposedly sell a security system in the United States to US clients and will send me checks to cash from clients in the US, I am to keep 10% of it and send the rest back to Russia using MoneyGram. I have become suspicious, although I receieved a check today, cashed it from a BAnk of America, deposited funds and sent a moneygram, now I am concerned it could be a scam. Please help...

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******RESPONSE FROM SCAMSAFE *********

Gary,

i am the editor of scamsafe.com where you posted your question. red alert--it's a scam. just by reading what you wrote i am certain it is a scam. this is serious business. the check you deposited is fraudulent without a doubt in my mind. see, even if a check clears that doesn't mean everything is OK. and the burden is NOT on the bank to determine if a check is fraudulent. that means before too long the victim will report the fraudulent check to their bank and then that bank will contact yours. can you cancel the moneygram?! try to do so immediately, because the criminals are about to get away with your money. and you will have no where to turn--your bank will take the funds from your account to reimburse the victim's bank.

how much was the check? i recommend you attempt to cancel the transaction. the next step is tricky. since you already deposited the check and sent the funds to the criminals your bank is not going to be too happy with you--it looks like you committed check fraud on purpose (i know you didn't but they won't know that). this is NOT LEGAL ADVICE I AM GIVING YOU--but you probably should call your bank, ask for a fraud investigator and explain that you didn't know this was a scam operation and that you did not purposely deposit a fraudulent check. they might be less inclined to call the police. please email me back and tell me what happens from here. i just helped someone the other day with the same problem.

--tom

Posted by: Gary Riggs at Dec 26, 2006 9:28:49 PM

***** THIS IS A CRIMINAL SCAM *******


I guess I have a new company that is trying to get over. Here is the e-mail I received from a so called company named Global Healthcare Group based out of London!

: JOB DETAILS - Re: The best job available from www.Monster.com HTML
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 05:18:33 -0800

CAROL EILEEN MAC GILROY

GLOBAL INC HEALTHCARE GROUP

31 Hogarth Road

Kensington, SW5 0QQ

London, United Kingdom

Fax: (619) 828-7875

Fax: (801) 880-8805

Dear Candidate,

We will never ask you for bank name, bank account number, routing number, credit card, passwords, ssn number etc. If anyone asks for those on our behalf please do not give out this info. This is to ensure that you will not be the victim of an identity theft case.

Before we start you have to understand what our company is looking for and if you feel that this type of job is good for you follow the instructions below this introduction. If you have one free hour daily (not including weekends) you are welcome to join today. Our job is a flextime, flex-place opportunity designed to fit around your family's income and time needs. You can earn from $50,000 up to $200,000 a year (depends on our sales) and more after one year working with us. Our company can guarantee $5,500 every month income in your first year of work.

Here you have the description of this job in simple steps:

1. You agree and sign the contract, send us your full name and postal address.

2. In 4-5 days after you have agreed to work for us you will start to receive checks/money orders/cashier checks made on your name from our customers in U.S. and Canada. Our customers use hospital funds and the checks are always covered. The payments are made for our products and services which have already been delivered.

3. You cash the checks/money orders/cashier checks at your bank using your pre-established account.

4. You deduct the 10% commission from the total amount of the check or money order that you receive and cash.

5. You send the remaining 90% minus transfer fees to our company as per our instructions to one of our offices. We have offices in almost all of Europe ; we will instruct you where to send the balance. This means that the funds will not always be sent to our headquarters in U.K. You will not make the transfer on our company name. One of our employees will be the receiver for the funds. The methods we use for transferring funds are: wire transfers, money transfers, checks and money orders. Depending on our needs we will instruct you to send the funds using one of those methods.

6. After one month has passed since you signed the contract you will receive your first salary.

GLOBAL INC HEALTHCARE GROUP is a privately owned company founded in 1954. The business is based in London at the heart of the UK motorway network and has developed from its origins, producing surgical needles, into a major business servicing the global healthcare market.

Today, GLOBAL INC HEALTHCARE GROUP is building on the company's strong tradition for product research and development and is developing into one of the UK 's leading healthcare groups. The company has developed and markets products in the growing areas of sports medicine, spinal surgery and biomaterials and has an established international distribution base across Europe, America and the Far East .

We care to explain to you thoroughly the entire process that will possibly be the best job you will ever have. This job is possible because our company GLOBAL INC HEALTHCARE GROUP has its headquarters in London , UK . As such we do not yet have stores or offices in the United States and Canada . Until we do we will always need representatives in the U.S. to take care of some financial matters. The problem we are facing is the time necessary for our company to clear the funds from checks, money orders and cashier checks paid by our customers from U.S. and Canada after they have received our products and/or services. It takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks including shipping to clear these checks in Europe . We need to clear the checks, money orders and cashier checks inside U.S. and then have the funds transferred to our company in U.K. by other means. This is where you can help us. It would speed up the process tenfold. We have already made a signed agreement with the U.S. officials and we are paying all the necessary taxes for our business. We will also send you a 1099 Form for tax deduction on your part on the date you will receive your first salary. This job is official and legal according to the U.S. legislation as it is today.

The process itself involves answering e-mails a couple of times per day and going to a bank. This job does not require any kind of experience. It only requires access to the Internet and knowledge to send e-mails. First step in this job is for you to wait at home for checks/money orders/cashier checks sent by our American and Canadian customers on your name as per our instructions. For this to be possible we need your basic personal info such as full name and full address.

After you receive the checks/money orders/cashier checks you will have to go to the bank to cash them. The most important objective is for you to speed up the cashing process in any way possible. Keep in mind that we have already delivered our products and we need to get the funds to maintain our cash flow. We are covering you financially should any problems arise up to the full amounts on the checks you processed. There is no need for a special bank account to make this happen and creating a new account will slow down the process. After you have cash in hand you will have to contact us at the same e-mail address and then you will receive additional instructions on how to send the money to us. We cannot provide a phone number yet because we have many collaborators and momentarily we lack the technical support. For basic information we will have to use e-mails. Phone support is only for more sensitive issues that might appear after signing the contract. We will support any fees involved from receiving, cashing and transferring the money to our company. Your commission and salary are not subject to any fee deduction. The 10% off of each check/money order/cashier check and the monthly $900 are your net income.

We do make background research on all the international customers before we sell our products. We also verify the checks for funds availability before it arrives to you. In an outstanding case of any problem, we offer a full guarantee to cover the fees and the whole amount on any check. This way you can feel absolutely protected and safe.

To begin this job we need your FULL NAME (IMPORTANT: Enter your business name instead if you want to use it, we cannot change it later) AND ADDRESS (your postal address) via email for payments that will be mailed (shipped) to you and a FAX or a scanned copy (jpeg/jpg only) of your signed contract via e-mail. Please follow these instructions exactly; everything that is written in red is a must:

1. Fill in the following information and send it to us by e-mail:

E-mail address:

Full name (do not use initials):

Address:

City, State:

Zip code:

Phone number:

Posted by: Adrian at Dec 21, 2006 7:54:20 AM

So I recieve a few emails. Here is the first one.

Hello! Matthew
You disturbs Robert More. We saw your resume on Monster.com and wrote to you earlier. You
quite approach us. On this we have sent you the contract and appendices to it. In which all
is in detail described. As you asked. As you receive the first check. That with it to do it is
specified in instructions. We ask you as soon as you receive the contract and the check by mail,
to inform us as soon as possible on e-mail specified in the appendix. Yours faithfully and
hope for long cooperation.
Robert More


After reading this I was wondering what is this crap and why am I recieving a check. Then I get this email.

infexspad@yahoo.com
to me

Do not experience.
We called up to our partners. They have informed us, that checks should
reach these days. As receive the check, inform us necessarily. Also
follow instructions which we to you have sent. We to you suggest to clear
check FAST CHECK CASH "or" CHECK CASH EXPRESS.
We hope for long-term cooperation.
We wait from you for the answer.

After recieving this email I recieve a check and a contract the check is from wells fargo bank from a Mr. West's account written to me for 3750.00 they want me to take 10% off the top also deduct any check cashing fees then wire the money to Turkey and deduct the wiring fee's they are going to send me a check every 3 days. How should I proceed on going about this do we want these people caught? Any thoughts.


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WHAT TO DO:

Do not ever try to cash any check or wire money. Do NOT give out yor checking or other bank account numbers. Do not communicate any further with the scammers. You can report this to the FBI's online fraud group at http://www.ic3.gov. You can report it to your local police but that is probably a waste of time, since they won't be interested in taking a police report on something like this.

--Tom
Editor, Scamsafe.com

Posted by: Matthew at Sep 16, 2006 6:09:05 PM

For the past month or so I have been speaking with this man from Madrid, Spain. He is telling me that he wants me to be a representative in the U.S for his growing company. He informed me that I was going to receive checks to cash and that I would be able to discount 10% for myself. As a stay at home mom, I felt that this was a great opportunity to work from home. However, once I decided to do some research, and read about this scam I started questioning him and he kept saying that this is not a scam. He even asked me to read a passage from the bible. Today 9/2/06 he informed me that a representative was stranded in a hotel in NY and needed money to be sent to him. He stated that once the representative received the money they would forward me the checks and I would keep what I had sent the representative. Which would be about $1500. I informed him that I had no money, and he informed me that I was not ready to do this business. Once I told him I don't want to do this he hung up and said he would call me back.
Below is a copy of the letter I originally received:

Dear Friend ,

Our name is Maria and Garcia Lucio, we stay in Madrid -Spain, with our
son Alonso , we have been into textile and art design for 20 years ,
Garcia is 38 ,while I am 36 years of age .

I have recently been doing creating my artwork on the computer and
hand made and I have been selling here in Madrid , I also proceed to
our small city , that is the centre for tourism in Spain , Malaga to
sell most of my art my materials to tourist to visit Spain and most of
the tourist are American’s who seriously fall in love with my art work
, both young , middle age and old . Most importantly , I am always
facing serious problems when it comes to selling artwork to American’s
here in Madrid –Spain , American’s are always offering to pay me inform
of Cashiers Check and Money orders which is very difficult for me to
cash here in Spain , no bank or store will accept America Money orders
, and due to the fact that they are my highest selling customers what
do I do , I have to agree with them .

So therefore , I after so may thoughts with my husband , we decided to
make contact with any of the American in any state in America based on
trust and we have contacted you to work for us as a part time job or
work from Home ,which if you do agree to be our representative in the
United States based on trust , we would direct our customers to be
issuing the Money orders or Cashiers Check to you and you shall cash
the money and deduct 10% from any amount that is issued to you and you
will then send the balance payment to us , we hope that you will be a
reliable and trusted person and also a responsible fellow .

Well , I have bestowed my trust on you , but if you do try to get away
with my money , I shall use the influence our local police here to
contact the FBI office in Washington to get a rid of anyone that wants
to run away with our money .

Note that all charges of sending the money via western union or money
Gram will be deducted from any payment you receive and you will also
deduct your own 10% payment from it.

Finally , send to me your direct contact telephone number(Cell phone
and home phone) home address , your age and marital status and
profession , so that I will send the money orders or check via FedEx or
UPS to your home address .

We shall await your good reply ,
May God bless you .,

Maria and Garcia Lucio

Posted by: Issy at Sep 2, 2006 5:45:42 AM

I, too, received the same letter just this morning.

Upon typing in a search for Atrium Labs and Alex Adashev, and it led here.

Here's the letter:

Hello,

Atrium Soft LABS - one of the largest developers of the Unix-based software in the East Europe. Company is the winner of prizes of the exhibition Neo Tech 2004, our production is widely known in the countries of Euro Union. Now, we advance our production on the American market and you have an opportunity join one of the most successful and fastest growing companies in the manufacture of custom software.
Our basic office is located in Moscow (Russia), also we have branches in the countries of the East Europe, such as Ukraine, Belarus and Poland, and in the near future we open representation in Germany. As a result of the USA market research we are convinced that our products have good sales potential, but after we have made approach to sell our programs in USA, we regret to find that we can't receive payments. Most of our clients prefer payment orders through USA Banks. The job we offer you requires receiving payments from our clients on your bank account or receive checks. Your salary will make the % from the sum of the payments acting on your account.
We reviewed your resume closely and considered you as a possible candidate for the job.
Work consists in receiving payments from our clients in USA for sof

Posted by: Mariam at Mar 15, 2005 8:15:29 AM

about the Rilan soft ad's with alex adashev's name, did any of you respond?

Posted by: Robert at Mar 8, 2005 6:36:19 PM

I got an email with alex adashev in it and have been corresponding, how did this happen to you, i mean can you provide a little more detail?

Posted by: Robert at Mar 8, 2005 6:27:49 PM

PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I fell for the check scam and am now facing 2 feloney counts!!!!! it is the same scam that Wyatte H is saying I really need some help here. Please anyone with info please email me.

Posted by: Tammy at Mar 5, 2005 8:36:31 AM

I have received two emails form these scammers this week. One from a Mark W. Cannon and the other Charles Steele. Emails are as follows:
Hello,

Rilan Soft LABS - one of the largest developers of the Unix-based software in the East Europe. Company is the winner of prizes of the exhibition Softool 2004, our production is widely known in the countries of Euro Union. Now, we advance our production on the American market and you have an opportunity join one of the most successful and fastest growing companies in the manufacture of custom software.

Our basic office is located in Moscow (Russia), also we have branches in the countries of the East Europe, such as Ukraine, Belarus and Poland, in the near future we open representation in Germany.
As a result of the Canadian market research we are convinced that our products have good sales potential, but after we have made approach to sell our programs in Canada, we regret to find out that we can't receive payments. Most of our clients prefer payment orders through INTERAC® Email Money Transfer, which are was not presented in Russia yet. The job we offer you requires receiving payments from our clients on your INTERAC® account and remitting the sum to our manager through Western Union. Your salary will make the percentage of the sum of payments acting on your account.

We reviewed your resume closely and considered you as a possible candidate for the job. Work will consist in receiving of payments through INTERAC® Email Money Transfer from our clients in Canada for software we sell. You should have INTERAC® account registered on you. At present time we have enough of potential buyer s of our programs interested in purchase. The first payments will be in the near future. After receiving payment on your INTERAC® account, you should get the sum from you INTERAC® account in cash. On receiving money, you must inform us about receiving payment and send amount in cash to our manager in Russia through Western Union. Your compensation will consist in percent of payment's sum which you keep from the receiving money. Your compensation will depend on the sum of payment received by you, we offer yo u the following terms of contract:

the Sum of payment, CAD your compensation, from the sum
up to 200 25% (up to 50 CAD)
from 200 up to 500 20% (from 40 up to 100 CAD)
from 500 up to 1000 16% (from 80 up to 160 CAD)
from 1000 up to 1500 13% (from 130 up to 195 CAD)
from 1500 10% (from 150 CAD)

As a result of the Canada market research we are convinced that our products have good sales potential. We as sume that your earnings in the first month will make about 1000 USD, however we also assume that the quantity of sales the nearest half-year will increase, and accordingly your earnings will increase also.

All information concerning your resume has been taken from materials of a site careerbuilder.com

If you accept the offered conditions please send your e-mail, or fax number, which we will use to send you copy of legal contract.

--
Sincerely,
Alex Adashev
Rilan Soft LABS mailto: dm@rilansoft.com

the other
Delta Soft LABS - one of the largest developers of the
Unix-based software in the East Europe. Company is the
winner of prizes of the exhibition Neo Tech 2004, our
production is widely known in the countries of Euro Union.
Now, we advance our production on the Canadian market and
you have an opportunity join one of the most successful and
fastest growing companies in the manufacture of custom
software.

Our basic office is located in Moscow (Russia), also we
have branches in th e countries of the East Europe, such as
Ukraine, Belarus and Poland, in the near future we open
representation in Germany. As a result of the Canada market
research we are convinced that our products have good sales
potential, but after we have made approach to sell our
programs in Canada, we regret to find that we can't receive
payments. Most of our clients prefer payment orders through
INTERAC® Email Money Transfer. The job we offer you
requires receiving payments from our clients on your
INTERAC® account.

We reviewed your resume closely and considered you as a
possible candidate for the job. Work consists in receiving
payments from our clients in Canada for software we sell.
For receiving payments you should have confirmed INTERAC®
account registered with you in any Canada bank. At present
time we have quite big amount of potential clients in
purchasing our products. So, first sales are expected to be
in the nearest future. Once you receive payment, yo u should
withdraw it from your account and inform us. After that,
send amount in cash to our manager in Russia using Western
Union® service. Your compensation will consist in percent
of payment's sum which you keep from the receiving money.
If you accept the offered conditions please send your
e-mail, or fax number, which we will use to send you copy
of labor contract.

All information concerning your resume has been taken from
materials of a site careerbuilder.com


S incerely,
Alex Boldin
Delta Soft LABS, Inc.

Posted by: Ryan at Mar 1, 2005 5:36:27 PM

I received to e-mails from these people.

One from: Charles Steele [alexbol@delta-labs.com]

The other: Roger Armstrong [atriumlabs@juno.com]

Attached is a copy of the E-mail...

Hello,

Atrium Soft LABS - one of the largest developers of the Unix-based software in the East Europe. Company is the winner of prizes of the exhibition Softool 2004, our production is widely known in the countries of Euro Union. Now, we advance our production on the American market and you have an opportunity join one of the most successful and fastest growing companies in the manufacture of custom software.

Our basic office is located in Moscow (Russia), also we have branches in the countries of the East Europe, such as Ukraine, Belarus and Poland, in the near future we open representation in Germany.
As a result of the Canadian market research we are convinced that our products have good sales potential, but after we have made approach to sell our programs in Canada, we regret to find out that we can't receive payments. Most of our clients prefer payment orders through INTERAC® Email Money Transfer, which are was not presented in Russia yet. The job we offer you requires receiving payments from our clients on your INTERAC® account and remitting the sum to our manager through Western Union. Your salary will make the percentage of the sum of payments acting on your account.

We reviewed your resume closely and considered you as a possible candidate for the job. Work will consist in receiving of payments through INTERAC® Email Money Transfer from our clients in Canada for software we sell. You should have INTERAC® account registered on you. At present time we have enough of potential buyers of our programs interested in purchase. The first payments will be in the near future. After receiving payment on your INTERAC® account, you should get the sum from you INTERAC® account in cash. On receiving money, you must inform us about receiving payment and send amount in cash to our manager in Russia through Western Union. Your compensation will consist in percent of payment's sum which you keep from the receiving money. Your compensation will depend on the sum of payment received by you, we offer you the following terms of contract:

the Sum of payment, CAD your compensation, from the sum
up to 200 25% (up to 50 CAD)
from 200 up to 500 20% (from 40 up to 100 CAD)
from 500 up to 1000 16% (from 80 up to 160 CAD)
from 1000 up to 1500 13% (from 130 up to 195 CAD)
from 1500 10% (from 150 CAD)

As a result of the Canada market research we are convinced that our products have good sales potential. We assume that your earnings in the first month will make about 1000 USD, however we also assume that the quantity of sales the nearest half-year will increase, and accordingly your earnings will increase also.

All information concerning your resume has been taken from materials of a site careerbuilder.com

If you accept the offered conditions please send your e-mail, or fax number, which we will use to send you copy of legal contract.

Posted by: Andrew at Feb 26, 2005 6:06:35 AM

This one Company"that i found off of careerbuilder.com to", said all i had to do was cash checks for them and keep 10% of everycheck cashed...to make a long story short, i did give them my full name, address, and phone # and a picture of me, but right away i started doing my own investigation on the company, anyways i recieved a check for over $1,800+....some scammers may use this service"Qchex.com" to try to get over on you, thats what this stupid pathetic scammer did, he/she/it is stupid because using that service you can be tracked easily, and they screwed with the wrong person, anyways i checked out this service and the check"before taking it to the bank", the bank found out for me that it is a counterfeit check...i then reported it to the FBI, also i told the scammers the check has been cleared, then i asked where do i send the money?...i dont want them to know that i'm onto them...fight fire with fire i say :)

Posted by: Michael at Jan 26, 2005 5:41:21 PM

I went to Future Tech via Careerbuilder.com and set up with them to do online check cashing. My wife and I though it might be something she could do at home. Anyway a week later after I had emailed a copy of my driver's License to setup I started to recieve packages from UPS and FEDEX. From all sorts of places The merchandise inside were Crash Cymbals and Highend digital cameras. At first I did not know where the "parcels" were coming from and called the company as well as the "Bill To:" information and found that the gentelman that was charged for it never ordered anything like that. Then I recieved an email that said I had recieved a "parcel" told me what it was and the Tracking number. They are wanting thier merchandise. I guess I got off lucky in the fact taht I did not have any checks come through however, I am having to call alot of people and tell them that thier credit card or debit card number has been stolen and contacting alot of company's to get return labels for thier merchandise. I am at this time tring to get all the infromation for Winston Blake or Terry Philips whatever his name is as so I can pass that information on to law enforcement officals.

Posted by: Wyatt Hoyle at Dec 2, 2004 6:35:34 AM

I have a friend who was contacted by a man that she met in chat who is "stranded in Africa"...he claims to be a aerospace engineer named morris....he is requesting that she allow him to mail the cashiers check he has to her and she send him 2700.00 of the 3000.00....she is to keep 300 for her trouble........I know she is being scammed.....but I need to know who we should contact to stop this guy.........or if anyone else has encountered this sleeze ....

Posted by: tammy at Nov 29, 2004 9:50:37 AM

BEWARE of this website: www.futuetech.net FUTURISTIC LLC, FUTURE TECHNOLOGY CASHING ON LINE They advertise on carrerbuilder.com and their site looks completely legit. They shown a BBB report of another company with the same name. I feel for this scam and now I paying for it severly. I owe my bank over 20,000 dollars. They promise to pay me but now don’t reply my e-mails and I have not way of paying it back. My credit will be majorly damaged. This case is recently and Maybe somebody can help me to solve my problem or if not, avoid that the company will damage other honest persons like me.

Posted by: Mak at Nov 6, 2004 6:57:09 AM

Looks like garden variety spam to me.

-Tom
Editor, ScamSafe

Posted by: Tom, Editor of ScamSafe at Jul 7, 2004 8:44:37 PM

The following looks to me like a scam, since I didn't ask anyone about a loan.

Bill

We have reviewed your information today.
We are glad to confirm that your application was accepted and you can get as low as a 4% fixed r[a]te.
Please visit http://www.lender-site.com/j8/index.php?h8x=55 to enter final details we need to complete the process.
We look forward to doing business with you.
Regards,
Louis Hahn
Account Manager
Emort Association
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Posted by: Bill McCray at Jul 7, 2004 5:39:26 PM