Hello and goodbye, David Morse

What is it lately with the good day wishes from scammers?  Do they think that a polite greeting will somehow make me less aware?  Sad and ineffective course of action, criminals.

From:  David Morse (info@connectglobalhomes.biz)

Subject:  Good Day.!!!

UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA NIGERIA
HEAD OFFICE ADDRESS UBA HOUSE
57 MARINA P.O. BOX 2406 LAGOS NIGERIA
PHONE: +234 810 956 8743
 
 
 
Hello,
 
Am David Moore, director cash processing unit, united bank for Africa [UBA the only bank appointed by theO.AU. Members lead by President John Kuffor.
 
Because of the frauds going on in West Africa countries where some innocent beneficiaries were asked to pay in advance before receiving their money owed to them. The above Africa union held meeting in Benin republic and resolve to pay all beneficiaries in cash through means of diplomatic courier service. We receive your files from international monetary fund (I.M.F.) as one of the beneficiaries.
 
Take note; ten thousand united state dollars (us$10,000) have been mapped out for all expenses in sending the money to you through genuine diplomatic courier service and how it was spent will be detailed to you. Therefore, I want you to bear it in mind that your total fund will be no more Ten million five hundred thousand united state dollars ($10,500,000.00) but Ten million four hundred and ninety thousand united state dollars ($10,490,000.00).
 
If anybody tells you that he is paying you in bank draft or telegraphic money transfer both western union and money gram, do not listen to him or her because due to this frauds no international bank honors our remittance instruction any more that is why we settled to pay in cash through courier
.
We also received a security report that you paid the fraudsters who have been deceiving you, telling you that they are going to send this money to you. Dear as a senior banker, controlling this cash payment now, I advise you not to waste your money by paying any body in advance again, and if you just follow my instruction, you will receive your money in three days time.
 
Your fund will now be packaged in box and take to the diplomatic courier service for immediate shipment, I will also send the picture of the box by attachment to you to see how the money is packed, and I will send you more mails to give you more information for you to know the genuineness of this transaction.
 
Therefore, do forward your home address and direct phone number to me for quick delivery because time is not in our side.
 
All the documents will be sent to you if I am assured that you have stopped sending money to those fraudsters.
 
Am waiting to hear from you with the required information of yours.
 
Because of the impostors, we hereby issue you our code of conduct which is (WB/IF/CT/XX099) so you have to indicate this code when contacting us by using it as a subject.
 
 Am waiting to hear from you with the required information of yours.
 
David Moore
Director cash processing unit
united bank for Africa. (U.B.A).
Direct phone: +234-810 956 8743  
Email: davidmoorecc@yahoo.com
No further comments necessary here.

Not a good day, Mr. John David

So, here’s news of another fund that I supposedly have access to.

From:  John David (jshinc@cjw.com)

Subject:  Good Day

I am John David the personal lawyer to Christine Lagarde Managing director International monetary fund IMF in UK. I know this will come to you as a surprise but it is a blessing for life and this transaction will be beneficial to you even on your retired days and you will be grateful to me for the rest of your life. During my investigation, I discovered funds that have been seized through the past government but due to my position now, I have discovered and confirmed that it can be released to you without any hitches. You are very lucky for me contacting you now because this is the best time to accomplish this transaction. This is an opportunity that comes which I cannot afford to lose because it is painful when you do not utilize a real opportunity. The details of the fund will be disclosed to you once you reply and bear in mind that your name will be used as the true beneficiary to the fund.

Mr. John David
Personal Lawyer and chief spokesman of Managing director (IMF)
Contact me directly on the email: jdavid123121234@gmail.com

So, is John David the lawyer for the Managing Director or is he the Managing director?  He isn’t quite clear as far as his position, but it is clear that this is a scam.  Have you received this one?

Oh, goodie. Funds from Ml.lapointe.

Oy, is this one a doozie.  And it may hurt to read.  You have been warned.

From:  Ml.lapointe (ml.la@biz.com)

Subject: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR FUNDS

I am Ml.lapointe, I am a United State Citizen, 48 years Old. I reside here in Pennslyavnia. My residential address is as follows bev uding 762 E Northampton St Wilkes Barre,Pa 18702, am thinking of relocating since I am now rich. I am one of those that took part in the Compensation in Nigeria many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $20,000 while in  United Citizen , trying to get my payment all to noavail.

So I decided to travel down to Nigeria with all my compensation documents,And I was directed to meet Mr.Jean Castro, who is the member of COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE, and I contacted him and he explained everything to me. He said whoever is contacting us through emails are fake..

He took me to the paying bank for the claim of my Compensation payment.Right now I am the most happiest woman on  earth because I have received my compensation funds of  $1,500,000.00 Moreover, Mr.Jean Castro, showed me the full information of those that are yet to
receive their payments and I saw your details as one of the beneficiaries that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those people, they are not with your fund, they are only making money out of you. I will advise you to contact  Mr.Jean Castro.You have to contact him directly on this information below.

JOAKIN COMPENSATION HOUSE
Name :  Mr.Jean Castro
Email:jeancastro284@yahoo.com

you really have to stop dealing with those people ,that are contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing.The only fee that i paid to get my fund was $950 only for the fund release certificate…

Again stop contacting those people, I will  advise you to contact Mr.Jean Castro so that he can help you to Transfer your Fund into your account, instead of  dealing with those liars that will be turning you around asking for different kind of money to complete your transaction.

Thank You and Be Blessed

Ml.lapointe
Do you have a headache now?  I do.  The red flags are all over this one.  Be smart and be safe.

Fake personal assistant position from John Wiley

Ah, the great art gallery owner John Wiley.  No, I haven’t heard of him, either.  Not before he sent me this message, anyway.

From:  John Wiley (enriquezmary@aol.com)

Subject:  Personal Assistant

Hello,
 
My Name is John Wiley,and I own an Art Gallery, This time of the year
is exceedingly a busy time for me,and I find myself constantly
travelling out of
the Country for exhibitions,auctions, deliveries et all as such I sort
the services of a Personal Assistant to handle my business errands.
I do not require that you resume to an office,leave your current
employment or levacuate your convenience.
 
I am looking for someone that can handle my business errands during
his or her spare time.
Here are a list of responsibilities that I would require you bear on my
behalf:
 
1. Receive my mail and drop them off at the post office or shipping
center.All expenses and shipping charges will be covered by me.
2. Pay bills on my behalf.I would be providing funds for this.
3. Sit for delivery at home or pick up items at a post office near you
at your convenience.
When you get my mail or receive packages on my behalf you are free to
open them to check contents in order to gurantee your safety and
security.
 
The contents of the my mail and the packages are specifically art
materials and paintings as well as personal letters. No heavy packages
are involved.
If you decide to accept this position or you are able to offer me any
of the responsibilities I have listed above, Please provide me with
the following details
 
Full Name:
Full Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Phone No:
Age:
Work Status:
 
EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
 
A. Being honest and trustworthy.
B. Ability to 15 to 20 hours a month
C. Ability to check your EMAIL 3 to 5 times daily.
 
REMUNERATION:
 
$350 Weekly.
 
Please note that this job DOES NOT require any financial obligation of
any sort from you as I would be catering for all expenses.
 
I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Regards,
John Wiley

It seems innocent enough, right?  It is just a part-time position and he’s going to cover all job-related expenses.  And the salary is pretty decent.  Why do I think this is a fake?  For starters, the duties include shipping and receiving packages.  He gives permission for you to open them and he’s going to pay all expenses.  You might think that doesn’t sound bad, and it might not be.  But why would a gallery owner have art shipped to an assistant instead of to his gallery?  That smells funny.

Another red flag under job duties is that he’ll send you money to pay his bills.  Is he sending business checks or a company card for paying said bills, or is he going to send the assistant a check for deposit into the assistant’s account for the assistant to write checks? Or does he want the assistant to wire cash to his creditors?  This is pretty shady stuff and not worth talking to him for additional information.  Especially when his email address does not include any variation of his name.

What do you think?  Did you see the same red flags I did?  Have you received this email?

Fake: Customer Service Coordinator position with ATT Global Transportation Co., Inc.

This one almost looks legitimate.  It has the format of a corporate job description and vacancy posting.  It has a legitimate sounding job title.  Let’s see if you can spot the red flags.

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From:  Nigel Vecinal (tayladawsonub@aol.com)

Subject: Start Working Now , ID _ J59727. 

Job Announcement:
Reference Code: 08-75-450
Position title: Customer Service Coordinator;
Industry: Transportation Services;
Job Status/Type: Full Time Employee;
Salary: $68,000/year;
Medical and dental benefits are available. 401(K) plan.
Location: USA/All states;
Open period: July 21, 2014 – August 11, 2014

On this position you will be responsible for helping with the overall management of a project or a specific aspect of larger project under the direction of the Head of the Project. May assist or lead, under the supervision of the project manager, any of the project management responsibilities including: proposal development, client management and project close out to ensure the goals, objectives, and standards of the project are adhered to and that the client’s expectations are met and exceeded.

Key Requirements:

- Over 3 years of Client service;
- Over 2 years of Project Scheduling;
- General understanding of transportation principles an asset;
- Coordinate project plans across co-workers;
- Excellent computer skills Xactimate*, DASH ;

- Candidate musthave prior hands-on experience performing Tasks listed;
- Manage project plans across teams;
- Report on cross project dependencies;
- Assist managers with the development of work plans;
- Excellent organizational skills;

If you are interested, please reply to : Pelymtsova.Nadezhda@gmail.com with your resume.

For any additional information please contact HR Department 10-00AM – 6-00PM EST hours.

Our representative will contact you for further consideration.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Sincerely,
Steven Evans,
Human Resources Department

ATT Global Transportation Co., Inc.

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So, which red flags caught your attention?  Email from one person, directions to email a resume to a second person, and a third person’s name as the HR person does not ease my mind.  Neither do the vague job description or task list.  The salary level isn’t exactly consistent with the minimal experience level, either.  A search for ATT Global Transportation Co. Inc. was a wash.  These scammers decided to create a mashup of well-known companies in the attempt to throw the email recipient off guard.  Jerks. 

I’d rather keep looking than fall for this sort of thing.  They either want your contact information or identity so they can make quick cash by selling it.  

Be smart and be safe.  

Capt.Casey Thoreen wants to know if I’m trustworthy

And another one.  These people are scumbags.

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From:  Capt.Casey Thoreen (casey@gmail.com)

Subject:  RE: CAN I TRUST YOU? FRIEND.

I write to seek your assistance for safe keeping of two military trunk boxes valuable that will be of great benefit to both of us,i will explain further when you respond to my direct Email:  captcasey2012thoreen@r7.com

I would appreciate your urgent response.

Capt.Casey Thoreen ( US ARMY OFFICER CURRENTLY SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN)

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Sure, you are.  

Another fraudulent offer from a Mail Forwarding Team

Howdy, folks.  

I’m still around and posting more often on Sherrie’s Getting Healthier.  Feel free to join me.  

Most of the fraudulent job offers I’ve received lately have been repeats, so I haven’t shared much.  This one made me giggle, so I’m sharing.  

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From: Karleigh Whitney (melanieswainstonygo@aol.com)

Subject: Work from Home, Increase Your Pay! … ID. , B60313;

Hello ! The mail forwarding team is seeking shipping/receiving Operator. (Note: Mail forwarding team tells me all I need to know).

No enrollment fee. The average monthly income is $1500.

Job Duties and responsibilities:

- Must be able to work on flexible schedules – the position is home-based
- Receive and mail incoming mail. Auditing incoming packages for damages.
- Complete all paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.

Qualifications:
- Applicants must be mature – 21 years and older, able to work independently, prioritize the work in an accurate and efficient manner, permanent access to Internet.

If interested, please reply to : Kseniya.Kostretskaya34@gmail.com with your resume and the cell number where we can get in touch with you.

Please note: If you do not receive a call or email from our manager, your information will be held in our record for future consideration.
Thank you.

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Seriously.  Mail Forwarding Team.  If you accept such a position, you are likely receiving merchandise purchased with stolen credit card information – if you receive packages at all.  Be smart and be safe. 

 

Flare Up, Low Point

sherriet:

This is exactly how I’ve been feeling for months. This is one of the reasons I go silent from time to time.

Originally posted on Ever So Gently:

Using All The Spoons

Using All The Spoons

I think I’ve said that flare-ups suck donkey balls.  I’m fairly certain that I’ve said it, but if not, I’ll say it now.

Pain flare-ups from Fibro suck donkey balls.  Especially when said flare-ups last more than just a few days or a week.  I’m going on a little over a month.  Feels like it’s getting worse instead of better.  I can understand why some who have Fibro turn to narcotics or to medicinal Mary Jane.

I’ve been in such a bad pain flare-up that I just can’t seem to get out of it, and I’m having trouble now caring about how I handle it.  Not caring about avoiding trigger foods; it’s an effort to ignore the danger foods at picnics and as a guest at someone’s house.  Not caring about how much pain I’m actually in as long as I can rest and not think…

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