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She tried to "buy" my Mary Kay product

  • by: rebeccalalvarado
  • #1641
  • Feb 18, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $2243.23
A woman emailed me about a week ago saying that she had found my Mary Kay website (i am an independent beauty consultant) and that she wanted to buy some product. I gave her my phone number so we could text and be in better contact. She decided that she wanted to buy $225 worth of product. She told me she was deaf and would only be able to text. She said that her boss would send me her paycheck and then i would deposit the check and send the remainder (subtracting the price of product) to her as cash in the mail. She also says that i cant talk to her boss because he is out of the country. Having dealt with scams in the past i flagged this immediately as suspicious and I'm asking for help to find her and stop her before she steals money from helpless people.
Also reported:
2632 W. 2325 S. West Haven, Utah 84401
Names reported:
Brenda Williams
Phones reported:
424-225-1267
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

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Unresolved

Fraud by check deposit

  • by: Emerge25
  • #1647
  • Feb 18, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Additional information for #921 . Also contacted by a Michael Morrison email [email protected] on behalf of this Steven Wilson. Wanted me to do some work for him. This was all during the same time I was in contact with Steven. Although I never did any jobs for him. What Michael wanted me to do, did not seem right at all. So nothing went anywhere. People money was sent to...Dorothy Perfetto, 3033 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016. BOA bank account ( with account #) 457027470499/122101706. Teresa P. Nulph, 1742 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Apt. 1-B., Cha rleston, SC 29407 BOA bank account info, 223015599105/053904483. Candance M Barry, Wells Fargo bank 8816972510/122105278, Phoenix 85016. Prior names with bank info is where money was deposited. Steven stated that this is family of people he worked with and they would forward the money to him. The accounts were active, not sure now. I deposited the money from the money he sent me via a bank transfer, from who account I did not know. Additional pictures, possible fraud also. This is info just to get out. Maybe different people they have involved.
Names reported:
Steven Isaac Wilson
Phones reported:
301-494-5106, 301-458-7215
Unresolved

Applied for a job and got a check for 2,650. then contact them

  • by: gilhowell
  • #1721
  • Feb 20, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
From: Walker, Denise
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:52:06 PM UTC
To: gil howell
Subject: Re: Mystery Shopper 2Ol6**Application Received & Approved - G*****

scam1
Attn: G*****,

How are you doing?

Our company website is currently undergoing upgrade so there will be nothing to view, the funds should be available to you now, kindly check and confirm the availability of funds. As soon as you confirm it, i will be able to email you a detailed instruction on how to carry out your first assignment.

Regards,
Walker, Denise

The
 Unique Group Co.
[email protected]

This offer and your active employment status are contingent upon your eligibility to work under the provisions of all applicable immigration laws and regulations including the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended,  and your providing the necessary documents to establish identity and employment eligibility to satisfactorily complete U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Form I-9.

On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 3:35 PM, gil howell wrote:

Can you send me a link to the company you work for and I will be working for. I want to better understand what it is they do and for who.

From: Walker, Denise
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 11:09 PM
To: gil howell
Subject: Re: Mystery Shopper 2Ol6**Application Received & Approved - G*****

Attn: G*****,

The funds will be made available tomorrow, as soon as the funds are available, you need email me for your first assignment details.

Regards,

Walker, Denise

The Unique Group Co.
[email protected]

This offer and your active employment status are contingent upon your eligibility to work under the provisions of all applicable immigration laws and regulations including the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended,  and your providing the necessary documents to establish identity and employment eligibility to satisfactorily complete U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Form I-9.

On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 3:07 PM, gil howell wrote:

No it has not cleared yet

From: Walker, Denise
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 10:56 PM
To: gil howell
Subject: Re: Mystery Shopper 2Ol6**Application Received & Approved - G*****

Attn: G*****,

Is the funds available?

Walker, Denise

The Unique Group Co.
[email protected]

This offer and your active employment status are contingent upon your eligibility to work under the provisions of all applicable immigration laws and regulations including the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended, and your providing the necessary documents to establish identity and employment eligibility to satisfactorily complete U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Form I-9.



On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 2:53 PM, gil howell wrote:

Deposited 


From: Walker, Denise
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 10:36 PM
To: gil howell
Subject: Re: Mystery Shopper 2Ol6**Application Received & Approved - G*****

Attn: Gilbert,


Thanks for the email update, kindly follow through the instructions in the email and give an update as soon as it is done. Your first assignment will be emailed in detail to you on how to carry out your first task without glitch.


Regards,


Walker, Denise

The Unique Group Co.
[email protected]



This offer and your active employment status are contingent upon your eligibility to work under the provisions of all applicable immigration laws and regulations including the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended,  and your providing the necessary documents to establish identity and employment eligibility to satisfactorily complete U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Form I-9.

On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 2:32 PM, gil howell wrote:

got it thanks


From: Walker, Denise
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 12:52 PM
To: gil howell
Subject: Re: Mystery Shopper 2Ol6**Application Received & Approved - G*****

ATTN: G*****,

It's been confirmed via the Finance Department of this reputable company that your funds package was mailed to you through the USPS Tracking System with tracking # 9405501699320073506662 for the amount of $2650.00 for your 1st assignment and the package will be delivered to your place of domicile/supplied address we have on your job file and this envelope contains a certified check payment that has been allotted for your assigned task, please text your assigned coordinator for the procedure to complete the task..

Below are the steps to take as soon as you have the envelope in your possession:

1. Kindly read and understand the email instruction carefully.

2. Proceed to the Bank and deposit the check at your bank as instructed. (We are sure the fund will be made available immediately or within the next 24hrs)

3. Contact your coordinator  as instructed in the the earlier correspondence (immediately you deposit the Check) for assistance, procedure and steps to take on how to complete your assigned task. (Text Your Full Name to your coordinator for him to pull up your job file for further instructions) and email me as well.

Importantly, please check/keep your eyes MAILBOX, FRONT and BACK DOOR for it will be delivered to you this morning.

Kindly acknowledge the receipt of this mail by replying and do not hesitate to request any assistant, guide or ask questions (if you have any)..

Regards,


Walker, Denise

The
 Unique Group Co.
[email protected]



This offer and your active employment status are contingent upon your eligibility to work under the provisions of all applicable immigration laws and regulations including the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended,  and your providing the necessary documents to establish identity and employment eligibility to satisfactorily complete U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Form I-9.

On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 10:33 PM, gil howell wrote:

All is good.

From: Walker, Denise
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2016 9:00 PM
To: gi*****@hotmail.com
Subject: Mystery Shopper 2Ol6**Application Received & Approved - G*****



Monday 15th, February 2016

Attn: G*****,

This is to inform you that based on the Mystery Shopper customer service survey online application you made through our affiliated consumer specialists, your application to be one of our prestigious mystery assessor as indicated by you to make additional income on part-time basis was received, reviewed  and approved by our hiring team.

Congratulations!!!We are pleased to confirm your employment with us,your first survey assignment task will be conducted soon. We will forward you detailed guideline to follow in order to complete your assignment and it will be a great pleasure if our mystery assessor can apply the "Ability" to follow instruction correctly, efficiently and with good timekeeping skills" because a coordinator will be assigned to work with you and give your proper instruction within a time frame.

You are also advised to check your email often because updates will be send to you once or twice daily and we will appreciate your prompt response so we can be sure you are active and working with us.

Do email me back to acknowledge that you have received, read and understand this email and awaiting further instructions to carry out your assignment.

Kindly confirm your contact details for your first assignment before we proceed:-

Name: G*****
Address: (Address hidden)
Phone :702-***-****


We sincerely hope the content of this email is well understood. We are dedicated to providing our customers the best services possible and you can help.

Regards,


Walker, Denise

The
 Unique Group Co.
[email protected]


This offer and your active employment status are contingent upon your eligibility to work under the provisions of all applicable immigration laws and regulations including the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended,  and your providing the necessary documents to establish identity and employment eligibility to satisfactorily complete U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Form I-9.
Also reported:
​The Unique Group Co.
Names reported:
Walker, Denise
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], www.theuniquegroupsco.com
Unresolved

Wallapop

  • by: sassa
  • #1726
  • Feb 20, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I had several sales on Wallapop and they sent checks. My bank recommended I contact their bank to see if it was a legitimate check so that it didn't come back on me. Unfortunately none of the checks were good. I believe the same person is doing this and I'm still getting fraudulent buys. It's really interfering with my real buys and I'm sure they have gotten away with it from other people. There are many different email addresses and names but I can tell it's the same person because of the wording in the emails. Please try to put a stop to this person before someone loses everything they have to these scammers. Thanks.
Also reported:
International Association of Drilling Contractors
Names reported:
Bruce Juliet
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Check fraud and contract breech

  • by: Devetre
  • #1736
  • Feb 20, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $200
I posted a wedding dress on line at OfferUp.com for $100. Robert said he would buy and give $100 to hold for him and give another $100 for cost. Once he got my email, ironically, now that I think about it, he deleted his request from Offerup or something because I don't see it there. Also, the emails are from Robert and he confirmed in texts he was Robert but the shipment comes from "Altitude Fmly & Intrnl Medicn "
3402 W Coal Mine Ave
Littleton, CO 80127
He asked me to deposit and wire amount over $200 to his partner
Donna Cave
5202 van brady rd
Campbellville, Kentucky 92718

The check he sent me had UPS tracking number 1Z2FF3104440804557 for amount $2290. The check itself is supposedly from
Virginia International Terminals
PO box 1387
Norfolk, VA 23501

Also says:
Branch Banking and Trust Co
801 E Byrd St
Richmond, Va 23219

So now this one transaction involves Co, Ky, Va and someone local in Ca who was going to pick up the dress from me. No way they are clueless like me but something wrong. I am willing to cooperate. I have the check, texts, emails, ups packaging which arrive sometime between 9:30 and approx 12:00pm on 2/20/16. I also have the originating post I made online for dress.

I emailed him that this is far more money on check than I anticipated so I would cash which would even save time. Wells Fargo couldn't trace check or verify so they gave back since I didn't wanna deposit. I thought maybe due to weekend and out of state so I took to local check cashing place. Same thing. Then I texted that the deal is off and seems like check bogus so "I'm out!" Then when I came home I thought about it and decided this could be a fraud ring so I will report it. The state he wanted me to wire it to versus state check sent from are different and the lady at check cashing said they can't find the number in state of issuance so looks shady.

I lost potential sell of dress to other possibly serious buyers. Also who knows if my bank judges me for potential fraudulent check so my integrity compromised. I feel he should give me the money I'm missing out on due to his lies.
Names reported:
Robert Cave, Donna Cave
Phones reported:
562-548-0806
Unresolved

Fraud

  • by: castellanos52
  • #1773
  • Feb 22, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I receive a text from Clara Brown she saw my profile on a website where I was looking for work. She said she was relocating to my area from Connecticut and that she needs me to take care of her Mom, Eileen. She was going to send me a check for $2875.00 this week and $400.00 would be for my first week of work and the rest $2475.00 would be for a wheelchair that she wanted delivered to my place of residence. This isn't the first time Clara has done this so please beware!
Names reported:
Clara Brown
Phones reported:
314-925-9460 813-360-0151
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]