All kinds of wrong! Child adoption scam

Adoption is no joke.  People tie themselves into knots and nearly into bankruptcy just so they can earn the opportunity to provide a home for a child.  People who desperately want to be parents and to bring love and a well-deserved family to a child who does not know what those things are.  When this email showed up, I was sickened and disgusted.  Scamming people is foul enough, but to dangle the possibility of parenthood in front of someone is unforgivable!  Full content, return address, and all ahead.

From: Mrs. Yetunde Owolabi (

Subject:  RE: child for Adoption


My name is Mrs Yetunde Owolabi from Republic of Benin, I gave birth to triplet, 3 babies at a time after the death my husband on 18th of November 2011 by auto car accident. Already we have received 3 children from God, right now I can’t take care of them so I have decided to give them out for adoption, if you are interested let me know, I am not selling them but you will only pay for adoption fees to the ministry in concern.


Mrs. Yetunde Owolabi

Just horrible.   

It started making the rounds late last year and then she had twins, not triplets.  I suppose adding a third child somehow sweetens the pot?  I hope this slimeball just drops off the face of the earth.  

Another payment manager fraudulent job lead

They must not realize I share this stuff!  Ugh.  



Human Resource Department.
Dalston Mill Fabrics Ltd
69-73 Ridley Road, Dalston,
London, E8 2NP, United Kingdom
TELEPHONE : + 44 (0) 7045724232
FAX:                + 44 (0) 7031847250

My Name is Jason Edward, I want to know if you would like to work online from home and get paid without affecting our present job. Actually we need a representative who can work for our company as an online book-keeper.

We currently make alot of supplies to some of our clients all around the world but mostly in the USA/CANADA. Its always too expensive and stressful for me to come down and receive such payment twice in a month so we had a board meeting about what we can do to this so we decided to contact you to work as our company Representative.

I am willing to pay you 10% for every payment received by you from our clients who makes payment through you, these payments are coming from these clients within USA and they are always offering to pay with a US MONEY ORDER/CREDIT CARD, all you have to do is lodge and cash each payment, deduct 10% and forward 90% to our Regional Manager via Western Union Money Transfer. If you are interested in this offer kindly fill the form below:

Full Name :
Address :
City :
State :
Country :
Zip Code
Phone Number :
Age :
Current Occupation :
Bank Name :

Please note that you do not have to be a book keeper to apply for this offer as this is meant to assist individuals pay partial bills and extra income.

Kindly get back to me as soon as possible if you are interested in this job offer.

Mr. Jason Edward
Human Resource Department Manager


I hate repeating it, but will do so as much as necessary – payment managers do not receive checks, keep a percentage, and forward the rest to the employer.  At the least, it’s money laundering and makes you the main target for police investigation.  But more likely it’s a simple way for you to end up overdrawn and in a bad way.  

This one has been making the rounds for a while.  Sometimes Jason Edward contacts the victim, or Gerald Stevens, Serena Amber, Stanley Williams, Derrick Davenport, or some other person.  Just let this one go.  Better yet, email the real Dalston Mills Fabrics at forward them the email.     

Be safe, all.   

Bad blogger. Busy mom. Graduate. And mom of an almost grad.

I’ve been running around madly and neglecting a few things.  This blog, regular exercise, and taking real breaks during the day.  As a result, my weight is standing still (thankfully not going up), my blog is sadly neglected, and I’m tired.

But I graduated.  That’s right, I’m no longer a grad student.  It’s scary.  Instead of focusing on working my school schedule and assignments into the day, I have to ramp up the job and/or client search.  It’s nerve-wracking, but necessary.  What makes it scarier is the realization that my girl will be heading to college soon herself.  I’m going to start crying again!

My baby is 18 now. She’s still my baby and will likely yell about me calling her my baby in a blog post.

Three weeks from now, my girl will walk the aisle and receive her diploma.   This gorgeous girl, my sweet baby, is an adult.  Legally, anyway.  I get it now.  I understand why my mom still calls my brother and me her babies.  She and her brother will always be my babies.

I’ll get back to my regular schedule soon.  After I get in another good cry before she gets in from school.

Until next time, peace.