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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Scam Email: Linda Scott

This scam is not art related but an artist forwarded it to me. Egads! This scammer went on and on and one, hoping their story would somehow convinced their intended victim they were for "real". And they didn't even get to the heart of the scam, which is their deposit check would be for more than was required and they would likely then ask the difference be sent to their shipping company, via Western Union. And therein lies the scam. The check will be fraudulent but your money is good, and once picked up by the scammers from Western Union, is completely untraceable.

I'm posting this because it may get the award for the longest lamest "backstory" offered up by a scammer.


Hello,

Thanks very much for e-mailing me back ,i really appreciate it, am also sorry for getting back to you late.. I am Linda Scott by name and live in Seattle, WA. I would have been kind of happy if we can meet before making any plans, but am very busy and i have a lot of things to do right now.. I will really appreciate it if you can tell me more about the place and tell me little about you because my uncle is presently very sick, and i have to travel to Finland to see him but i want to secure the place down before going. He was involved in a car crash with his new car some weeks back and now ill seriously, I need to check on him and take good care of him.

I am staying in CHRMC Children's Hospital Seattle staff Quarters now

The address is below:

4800 Sandpoint Way NE Seattle, WA 98105

I am moving cause of my job, am a medical Humanitarian nurse for united Nations. I work for CHRMC Children's Hospital in Seattle but will be working in a local clinic over there, More about me, am a neat type of person, honest, humble and responsible. I like honest, responsible and hardworking people while i hate the lazy, messy and uncaring people....well am a quiet and gentle going person to live with....I am 27 yrs old female, 5.4 in height ,i like tourism and i don't keep late at nights neither i will have overnight guest around but am ok if you do..

I was born and brought up in Finland, i studied there i had my university education right there while staying with my uncle.. I lived all my life in Finland before coming down to Seattle, WA have been living with my uncle from age 13 ...Then i was member of the Red Cross Association it really sounds interesting for me...

Am sure You 'll really like the person that i am ,because i will also do the dishing if you like I work when i am to and relax when i am to, I also like sharing my thoughts also....paying rent on time will not be a problem as i will also be making the rent fee before the month ends....

I do not have any pet, i really like dog and cat but have none of it now, so there is no problem about that.

I must confess am comfortable with the price and I will want to secure the place down before my arrival so i will want you to tell me all about the place as i can't see it before my arrival but the pictures...I also will want you to know that i have my car that i will be coming over with little of my furniture.

please let me know if there will be room for them. With all that I've said above I have told you more about me and more picture of mine will be attach in the next email Let me also know how i can go about securing the place down before my arrival as i will also be busy from next week and let me know if you can take off the ad off the site as i am going to secure the place with a deposit

Feel free to ask me any question and as I've said i am looking to move in by the availability of the place but want to secured it now

Thanks..

43 comments:

  1. I'm so glad I found your post. I was contacted by this person in response to a room for rent in Arizona, and my gut told me something wasn't right, so I searched online for anything about the e-mail/person Linda Scott and found this. They ended up sending me this exact e-mail. I hope no one falls prey to this scammer. It's disgusting.

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  2. I'm thinking about asking them for a cashier's check... Got the email today.

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  3. A cashier's check is how they used to run the scam, until they started losing too much money mailing the check overnight and then having the potential figure it out and not lose their money. So now the scammers want to move faster so they tend to use the stolen credit card avenue (using numbers stolen but not yet reported so they clear).

    But if you can get them to overnight you a cashier's check, you've at least made them spend some money. Of course, the check will look like a cashier's check but will be fraudulent.

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  4. Yikes, I have been corresponding with "Linda" and also felt like something wasn't on the up and up. Thank God for Google. I hope other people do the same research.

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  5. Yes! You did exactly what we hope more people learn to do - if something doesn't feel right, google it and hopefully something about it has already been posted... or enough other similar things that more people can verify they are looking at a scam BEFORE they send any money to some non-existent third party shipping company via Western Union.

    Good for you. I love lowering the success rate of scammers. I live for it. (smile)

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  6. Yay! I was just contacted by this person about a room for rent in RI. Thankfully I love googling people... Yay! I was just contacted by this person about a room for rent in RI. Thankfully I love googling people...

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  7. I just got the exact email as well. I thought it was a scam initially but my friends said to just ask her to tell a little about herself and where she's from. She replied with the same email which I thought was really weird and didn't reply back. I just googled her and found this! Thank you Google!

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  8. Here is the email I received from "Linda Scott" on 12/12/2011 regarding a room for rent in CA:

    "How are you? My name is Linda Scott. I hope all is going on fine over
    there. Am very happy for receiving your e-mail,i so much appreciate
    it.. Now,am in Vermont,this is my present address...85 Fairfield St,
    St Albans, VT. my rent fee is about to due in 2 weeks time,so am
    relocating and I will like to move in by weeks in December.

    I would have suggest we should meet before making any plans,but am
    very busy right now,and i have alot of things to do. But i will like
    you to tell me more about the place and the area,i will like you to
    also tell me more about you,my uncle is sick presently,so i want to go
    to Finland(My home country) to take care of him very well,though i
    won't take long over there,but i really want to secure the place down
    before going,so do let me know amount of security deposit i have to
    send..

    More about me,am a neat type of person,honest,humble and responsible.
    I like honest,responsible,and hardworking people while i hate the
    lazy,messy and uncaring people....well,am a quiet and gentle going
    person to live with....I am 5.7 in height,i like tourising,and i don't
    keep late at nights,neither i will have overnight guest around,but am
    ok if you do..
    I am 25 years old of age,i give people respect,both adult and young
    ones,am humble,am very easy to get along with...
    I don't have pet but am okay with pet,i don't drink and i don't
    smoke,i don't keep late at night,and am a straight female with no
    drama..
    I was born and brought up in Finland,i studied there,i had my
    university education right there while staying with my uncle.. I lived
    all my life in Finland before coming down to Vermont have been living
    with my uncle since have been 13 years old of age...Then i was member
    of the Red Cross Association,it really sounds interesting for me...

    Why am moving and my work:

    Am moving over to your state because i understand that i'll be doing
    good over there,as have been told by my uncle's friend who have once
    live over there. And i will be working with any hospital around you as
    i am also making necessary enquiries on that now....

    Am sure You 'll really like the person that i am ,because i will also
    do the dishing if you like,I work when i am to and relax when i am
    to,I also like sharing my thoughts also....paying rent on time will
    not be a problem as i will also be making the rent fee before the
    month ends....

    Right now.I ve the support of my uncle about my well being,so you
    shouldn't be bothered about if i am competent of paying the rent ..

    I must confess am comfortable with the price and I will want to secure
    the place down before my arrival so i will want you to tell me all
    about the place,as i can't see it before my arrival but the
    pictures...I also will want you to know that i have my car that i will
    be coming over with,and little of my furniture's,please let me know if
    there will be room for them..

    With all that i ve said above,I have told you more about me and more
    picture of mine will be attach in the next email,Let me also know how
    i can go about securing the place down before my arrival as i will
    also be busy from next week preparing to come over and let me know if
    you can take off the ad off the site as i am going to secure the place
    with a deposit

    Feel free to ask me any question and as i ve said,i am looking to move
    in by the availability of the place,but want to secured it now.
    Thanks.."

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  9. Yeah, way too many unnecessary details, setting you up for why they would have a shipping company and why they are going overpay a deposit to you and then ask you to "forward" the difference to their shipping company for their fee, via Western Union. Except there is no shipping company and their deposit will be a fraudulent check or stolen credit card number. It's just them at the other end of Western Union, collecting up your good money and then disappearing into the shadows again to send out more emails for more victims.

    Glad to see they didn't get you in this scam.

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  10. At least this dumbass could use a different name

    Same Linda Scott

    Same bullshit letter

    Thank you everyone for posting this site. Seriously saved my ass!


    How are you? My name is Linda Scott. I hope all is going on fine over there. Am very happy for receiving your e-mail,i so much appreciate it.. Now,am in vermont,this is my present address...85 Fairfield St, St Albans, VT. my rent fee is about to due in 2 weeks time,so am
    relocating and I will like to move in by weeks in December.

    I would have suggest we should meet before making any plans,but am very busy right now,and i have alot of things to do. But i will like
    you to tell me more about the place and the area,i will like you to also tell me more about you,my uncle is sick presently,so i want to go
    to Finland(My home country) to take care of him very well,though i won't take long over there,but i really want to secure the place down
    before going,so do let me know amount of security deposit i have to send..

    More about me,am a neat type of person,honest,humble and responsible.
    I like honest,responsible,and hardworking people while i hate the lazy,messy and uncaring people....well,am a quiet and gentle going
    person to live with....I am 5.7 in height,i like tourising,and i don't keep late at nights,neither i will have overnight guest around,but am ok if you do.. I am 25 years old of age,i give people respect,both adult and young ones,am humble,am very easy to get along with... I don't have pet but am okay with pet,i don't drink and i don't smoke,i don't keep late at night,and am a straight female with no
    drama.. I was born and brought up in Finland,i studied there,i had my university education right there while staying with my uncle.. I lived all my life in Finland before coming down to vermont have been living with my uncle since have been 13 years old of age...Then i was member of the Red Cross Association,it really sounds interesting for me...

    Why am moving and my work:

    Am moving over to your state because i understand that i'll be doing good over there,as have been told by my uncle's friend who have once live over there. And i will be working with any hospital around you as i am also making necessary enquiries on that now....

    Am sure You 'll really like the person that i am ,because i will also do the dishing if you like,I work when i am to and relax when i am
    to,I also like sharing my thoughts also....paying rent on time will not be a problem as i will also be making the rent fee before the month ends....

    Right now.I ve the support of my uncle about my well being,so you shouldn't be bothered about if i am competent of paying the rent ..

    I must confess am comfortable with the price and I will want to secure the place down before my arrival so i will want you to tell me all
    about the place,as i can't see it before my arrival but the pictures...I also will want you to know that i have my car that i will be coming over with,and little of my furnitures,please let me know if there will be room for them..

    With all that i ve said above,I have told you more about me and more picture of mine will be attach in the next email,Let me also know how
    i can go about securing the place down before my arrival as i will also be busy from next week preparing to come over and let me know if
    you can take off the ad off the site as i am going to secure the place with a deposit

    Feel free to ask me any question and as i ve said,i am looking to move in by the availability of the place,but want to secured it now.
    Thanks..

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  11. Hi again ,
    Thanks once again for the quick reply I would have loved to call You but am leaving now to see my sick uncle in Finland ,i can only communicate through email but I will, whenever i get there but before that i will want to secure the place, I am very happy meeting a person like you It 's nice reading from you again and i will never ever want to loose the room even without seeing the place ,I will want You to know that i am okay with the cost ,if none is included again.....
    I got to believe that the person that one wants to live with matters most i believe that you'll be a nice person I just have my dressers, computer table, kitchen utensils and a queen size bed,2 big luggage's and my car to be shipped....
    I got a message that my uncle is sick in Finland, i hope have already mention that before and i have to go see him but i am making plans to secure place so that when i come back i'll just move in into the place we are talking about. and with the way we ve communicated, I am okay with you and i want you to know that i don't want to make any travel plans without securing a place down now, I will be signing a year lease for the start if you are okay with that so I’ve let my uncle understand more about you and the place, He is really comfortable and he told me that it is a nice area he had lived in the states before and he said that i should not afford to loose your place also he said that i should try and make sure that i hold down the place,so i thought of it and i will be making payment to hold down the place and the mode of payment will be by United State Certified Money Order or cashier check so pls let me know the one you prefer. And if YES pls provide me with the following information to get the payment to you.Your full name as it will appear on the payment, your work place address or home address,to ensure delivery in your hands through regular mails or a courier service your phone number on the package to avoid package missing in transit.I will be moving to your place by first week of Jan ,Kindly get back to me with this requested payment information so that we can proceed asap i would also want to know if the ad has been taking off the site?am attaching some couple of pictures of my self along with this mail for you to have an idea of what i look like.
    Feel free to ask me any question(s) you have okay
    Thanks...
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  12. I don't understand why this scammer is still using the same name and story over and over. Obviously people are catching on. Anytime I get a weird email I always ask for more information and google the shit out of them :P Linda Scott just emailed me about an hour ago with the same exact story. I emailed her back letting her know just what I thought of her :D

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  13. First, remember, scammers are not too bright. They never clean up the grammar of their emails and seem to use the same templates over and over. Secondly, its a numbers game for them. They send out millions and get x number of replies and get x number of people from those replies to receive their fake money, and then get x number of people from that pool to actually forward their own good money back to the scammers via Western Union. They are after that last step and its a numbers game for them.

    I have to believe this blog and associated facebook page have had some effect on reducing their success rate. We did see many scammers shift from "certified check" to "credit card" (which will always turn out to be a stolen number) but other than that, the scam has not altered all that much. I do believe they use some kind of software not only to siphon up email addresses but to create their fake email content and send the emails out in batches on hijacked servers.

    I am glad to hear more and more people are searching on google before they lose any money or items. That is a good trend. And everyone will have to keep sharing so there are results in google to be found as an alert to others.

    Good job everyone!

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  14. im so naive! My husband caught on late into my emailing with her that it was a scam. we just got the check today and that's when red flags went up. first it was from a man who i googled to be a very nice UNEMPLOYED man in texas but was mailed from baltimore when she's supposed to be in Finland with her now dead uncle. I didnt think scammers would ever spend sooo much time on a backstory. we now know to get rid of the check but can she do anything with our address and name or gmail account?
    im so nervous now! and wayyy behind on finding a renter.

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  15. You may end up receiving more of these types of emails because they know you replied and almost fell for one and they have your email address but I very much doubt they will do anything with your physical address - they like to stay hidden so the authorities can not catch them.

    Scammers have very elaborate back stories to try and distract victims from the part of the scam that doesn't make sense - overpaying for something and then asking that your money be forwarded some place else via Western Union. If a victim falls for their weird backstory, they are hoping they will also fall for what the part that makes the scam work for them.

    You lost some time but really, this has a good ending - you figured it out before you lost any money. I'm glad. Turn the check into your bank and see if they want to forward it to their fraud department.

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  16. i just got this email today i live in Rochester MN what a waste of my time that was till i found this website from Google.

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  17. I just got this same e-mail yesterday from an Eveliina Patrick. I was stoked...can't wait to move haha. too good to be true in this neighborhood.

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  18. I got the exact email from a Rosa anna or the email adress was from rosa_smith@mail.com. I wish I could find this person in real life... These people are scum and that's bring nice I don't want to use profanity....

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  19. I'm looking for a roommate and that email you got looks familiar especially about the humanitarian worker. Thanks for posting this, now I know they are scammers:/

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  20. Received the same e-mail from a Sandra Ochoe on 4/23/12 living at 85 Fairfield St, St Albans, VT. Thanks for this web site for posting the scam. Can't thank you enough! It was so surprising to see the same e-mails we were receiving posted here. I'm glad I finally found the time to google the address she was supposedly living at and found your web site! Thanks once again, you saved my wife and I a lot of grief. Heads up to the next victim.

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  21. 5/20/2012 I just got the same email from Sandra Ochoe living at 85 fairfield st in response to our Savannah, GA craigslist ad listing looking for a housemate. My yahoo email account figured out it was spam without my help.

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  22. I received several emails from these people and when I Googled the address 85 Fairfield St, St Albans, VT this was one of the first sites that came up (they used the name lisa chase). I knew it was a scam because these people keep sending me similar emails with different Gmail or Yahoo accounts and used different names but it's ALWAYS a woman's name. I was almost scammed by them once & I reported them to http://www.ic3.gov & craigslist.org I have an ad on craigslist.org for a room to rent in WI & they keep trying to scam me. I wish these people would get REAL jobs and get a life!!

    They are not using proper language and the story is always basically the same. Please be ware of these types of emails (this one came into my Spam Inbox but some have come into my regular Inbox, so be aware)!! I am hoping that this will help others to not be scammed by them.
    Good Luck to all!!

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  23. WOW thank you very much for informing me about this!!! This person just contacted me and said the same exact thing!! I knew it was too good to be true. I almost got scammed but thanks to you I did not! Please stop these disgusting people.

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  24. Her name is Lovety Jones now, this is what she wrote in a email I just got:



    How are you? My name is lovety jones
    there. Am very happy for receiving your e-mail,i so much appreciate it..


    Now,am in vermont,this is my present address...85 Fairfield St, St


    Albans, VT. my rent fee is about to due in 2 weeks time,so am relocating


    and I will like to move in by weeks in August

    I would have suggest we should meet before making any plans,but am


    very busy right now,and i have alot of things to do. But i will like you


    to tell me more about the place and the area,i will like you to also tell


    me more about you,my uncle is sick presently,so i want to go to Finland


    (My home country) to take care of him very well,though i won't take long


    over there,but i really want to secure the place down before going,so do


    let me know amount of security deposit i have to send..

    More about me,am a neat type of person,honest,humble and responsible.


    I like honest,responsible,and hardworking people while i hate the


    lazy,messy and uncaring people....well,am a quiet and gentle going person


    to live with....I am 5.7 in height,i like tourising,and i don't keep late


    at nights,neither i will have overnight guest around,but am ok if you


    do..
    I am 25 years old of age,i give people respect,both adult and young


    ones,am humble,am very easy to get along with...
    I don't have pet but am okay with pet,i don't drink and i don't


    smoke,i don't keep late at night,and am a straight female with no drama..
    I was born and brought up in Finland,i studied there,i had my


    university education right there while staying with my uncle.. I lived


    all my life in Finland before coming down to vermont have been living


    with my uncle since have been 13 years old of age...Then i was member of


    the Red Cross Association,it really sounds interesting for me...

    Why am moving and my work:

    Am moving over to your state because i understand that i'll be doing


    good over there,as have been told by my uncle's friend who have once live


    over there. And i will be working with any hospital around you as i am


    also making necessary enquiries on that now....

    Am sure You 'll really like the person that i am ,because i will also


    do the dishing if you like,I work when i am to and relax when i am to,I


    also like sharing my thoughts also....paying rent on time will not be a


    problem as i will also be making the rent fee before the month ends....

    Right now.I ve the support of my uncle about my well being,so you


    shouldn't be bothered about if i am competent of paying the rent ..

    I must confess am comfortable with the price and I will want to


    secure the place down before my arrival so i will want you to tell me all


    about the place,as i can't see it before my arrival but the pictures...I


    also will want you to know that i have my car that i will be coming over


    with,and little of my furnitures,please let me know if there will be room


    for them..

    With all that i ve said above,I have told you more about me and more


    picture of mine will be attach in the next email,Let me also know how i


    can go about securing the place down before my arrival as i will also be


    busy from next week preparing to come over and let me know if you can


    take off the ad off the site as i am going to secure the place with a


    deposit

    Feel free to ask me any question and as i ve said,i am looking to


    move in by the availability of the place,but want to secured it now.
    Thanks..

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  25. New Name, Sandra Ochoe, same back story! They are busy beavers. I noticed on google maps the fake address in St. Albans is right across the street from a Planned Parenthood location. Ya suppose their receptionist doesn't get paid well and needs to earn extra income? (sorry, just had to throw that sexist, homophobic, race hating, ignorant, conservative jab in there).

    Keep up the good work Katie!!!

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  26. Got the same reply from Sandra Ochoe sounded like a scam same story as above when I google the address this blog came up thanks for the blog

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  27. I just got the same reply now! Is there anyway to report this person?

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  28. Not really. The authorities don't really get involved until there is actual financial loss and then it's too late and often even then, they really either can't or don't do much.

    That's why I try to encourage everyone to post their scam emails online and search for them BEFORE sending any money anywhere, that's the only way I can think of for reducing their success rate.

    Thanks for writing in!

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  29. I got sandra ochoe today 85 Fairfield St, StAlbans, VT

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  30. Here's the email I received...Glad you posted this!!
    How are you? My name is Lisa Chase
    there. Am very happy for receiving your e-mail,i so much appreciate it..

    Now,am in vermont,this is my present address...85 Fairfield St, St

    Albans, VT. my rent fee is about to due in 2 weeks time,so am relocating

    and I will like to move in by weeks in September

    I would have suggest we should meet before making any plans,but am

    very busy right now,and i have alot of things to do. But i will like you

    to tell me more about the place and the area,i will like you to also tell

    me more about you,my uncle is sick presently,so i want to go to Finland

    (My home country) to take care of him very well,though i won't take long

    over there,but i really want to secure the place down before going,so do

    let me know amount of security deposit i have to send..

    More about me,am a neat type of person,honest,humble and responsible.

    I like honest,responsible,and hardworking people while i hate the

    lazy,messy and uncaring people....well,am a quiet and gentle going person

    to live with....I am 5.7 in height,i like tourising,and i don't keep late

    at nights,neither i will have overnight guest around,but am ok if you

    do..
    I am 25 years old of age,i give people respect,both adult and young

    ones,am humble,am very easy to get along with...
    I don't have pet but am okay with pet,i don't drink and i don't

    smoke,i don't keep late at night,and am a straight female with no drama..
    I was born and brought up in Finland,i studied there,i had my

    university education right there while staying with my uncle.. I lived

    all my life in Finland before coming down to vermont have been living

    with my uncle since have been 13 years old of age...Then i was member of

    the Red Cross Association,it really sounds interesting for me...

    Why am moving and my work:

    Am moving over to your state because i understand that i'll be doing

    good over there,as have been told by my uncle's friend who have once live

    over there. And i will be working with any hospital around you as i am

    also making necessary enquiries on that now....

    Am sure You 'll really like the person that i am ,because i will also

    do the dishing if you like,I work when i am to and relax when i am to,I

    also like sharing my thoughts also....paying rent on time will not be a

    problem as i will also be making the rent fee before the month ends....

    Right now.I ve the support of my uncle about my well being,so you

    shouldn't be bothered about if i am competent of paying the rent ..

    I must confess am comfortable with the price and I will want to

    secure the place down before my arrival so i will want you to tell me all

    about the place,as i can't see it before my arrival but the pictures...I

    also will want you to know that i have my car that i will be coming over

    with,and little of my furnitures,please let me know if there will be room

    for them..

    With all that i ve said above,I have told you more about me and more

    picture of mine will be attach in the next email,Let me also know how i

    can go about securing the place down before my arrival as i will also be

    busy from next week preparing to come over and let me know if you can

    take off the ad off the site as i am going to secure the place with a

    deposit

    Feel free to ask me any question and as i ve said,i am looking to

    move in by the availability of the place,but want to secured it now.
    Thanks..

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  31. Thanks for posting. This scammer just contaced me. same facts but this time they go by the name Karolyn Rodgers and lives at 85 Fairfield St, StAlbans, VT.

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  32. Be wary of any email that contains "To : undisclosed-recipients:;" (you are now on their mailing list), and phrases without spaces "I am 26yrs old,I am fun loving,personal,friendly,clean, caring,friendly and" and particularly the word "kindly", or anything from gmail, because it is the easiest to sign up for.
    Never use you main email account if you decide to respond even if it seems legitamate. Best way is to keep track of these idiots. I too have been hit by multiple email scams, all saying the same thing.
    Beware of criptic email addresses that keep changing such as:

    chase lisa MISSPELLED HER OWN NAME?
    From: chase lisa
    chase lisa
    chase lisa
    My name is lisa and I am looking to rent a place to live. I am a
    young professional and will be needing to move ASAP. I am willing to
    pay first and last months rent .I am very responsible and open to any
    kind of lease. I am an Humanitarian worker and was posted on a new job
    to your area.I will be glad if i could hear back from you sooner.
    Thank You
    Lisa Chase
    "Now,am in vermont,this is my present address...85 Fairfield St, St Albans, VT."
    Sharon hill *SAME EMAIL AS LISA CHASE*
    Sonia
    sona steve
    Get back to me with the information to facilitate the mailing of the check.
    * First Name:
    * Last Name:
    * Street Address:
    * City, State, Zip Code:
    * Cell Phone Number:
    * Total Amount :
    Serena Smith
    "rhdjjjksajsdjkdskakkslk;"
    hcvdvhdvedevve@gmail.com
    phemmiesmith02@gmail.com
    phemmiesmith82@gmail.com
    Hi,
    How are you doing?Want to know if the room is still available...Kindly get back to
    me with the rent deposit payment
    micollin0002@gmail.com
    miccollin0015@gmail.com
    miccollin0013@gmail.com
    awafvbghgh@gmail.com
    "marcus benson"
    Jessica kerby mutiulackme@gmail.com
    Jessica kerby tomycitto@gmail.com
    "Jessica Kerby"
    I will also like you to tell me more about you and if you have
    garage or parking space cos I will have my own car come over,pls let
    me know the total payment of the place and more over I will send your
    email to my dad for him to email you later bcos he is the one that
    will be paying the bills but nevertheless,I will like you to send me
    your
    1.....Full Name to write on the check
    2.....Full Physical address to post the check(P.O box never accepted)
    3.....City, State and Zip Code
    4.....Home Phone to contact you
    5.....Cell Phone to contact you
    so that my Dad will issue out the payment for the place as soon as
    possible,with that you can hold on the place for me till i come. I
    will be looking forward to your email soonest.
    Brenda Jones
    Rachel Valdez
    Rachel Valdez
    hellokittie <000classick@gmail.com>
    541-450-7268 I'm interesed in your room for rent
    Jacqueline Zierman
    Hi, my name is Jacqueline and my phone number is 541-450-7268 I get SSI and ....
    "tom.braand@gmail.com"
    Kindly get back to me with your
    * Full name:
    * Address:
    * City,
    State, Zip Code:
    * Cell number: *
    First Month Rent:
    Cant wait to read from you, and you can reach me on +447045799939 anytime.
    I would have called you earlier but my phone cannot make international calls..
    Thanks.

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  33. OK everyone, there's a new twist to this scam... I am an independent skincare consultant and I received an email referral from my HOME COMPANY'S WEBSITE from an Eveliina Patrick. She is now claiming to be a model... thus her need for my cosmetics and skin care, and after placing an unusually large order via my consultant email address, she sent me a cashier's check for way more than the amount of purchase. She then claimed her sponsor made a mistake and included her "travel expenses" in MY CASHIER'S CHECK, so she would be unable to fly to her "destination" for her "event" until I mailed her back the overage. By the way, the sponsor named on my check was none other than the Diocese of Camden, NJ (seriously?), but it was mailed to me from the University of North Texas... get that? Not a person or an office there, but the university itself. And there was nothing in the large envelope except the check. No check stub, receipt or documentation referencing the payment for the skincare or her... nothing. So now I'm supposed to deposit the check and send the difference to her travel agent Jessica Thomas at 200 Chatham St. in Lynn, MA for her "travel expenses." Fortunately, my husband and I both smelled scam just about the time I received her check. I was excited at first when I saw the extra $2000, and then I was suspicious. We googled Eveliina Patrick and found this website. Now that we are well informed and we're done with Eveliina and her scam we're returning the favor with updated info about her newest scam. So be careful!

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  34. Thanks so much for this update. Classic, with the model/makeup twist.

    Any overpayment and asking money to be forwarded or returned via wire transfer is ALWAYS going to turn out to be a scam. Don't accept any overpayments, don't forward money to anyone and don't use wire transfers for any reason and you'll be safe from this scam.

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  35. Oh my gosh.. Someone emailed me about my apartment & I got the same Vermont email but they changed the name to Karolyn Rodgers. I look ed them up on Facebook and had no luck so I googled the address & this is what I came up with. I kept wondering why there was so many commas in it.. wow. Thank God for Google!



    How are you? My name is Karolyn Rodgers
    there. Am very happy for receiving your e-mail,i so much appreciate it..

    Now,am in vermont,this is my present address...85 Fairfield St, St

    Albans, VT. my rent fee is about to due in 2 weeks time,so am relocating

    and I will like to move in by weeks in October

    I would have suggest we should meet before making any plans,but am

    very busy right now,and i have alot of things to do. But i will like you

    to tell me more about the place and the area,i will like you to also tell

    me more about you,my uncle is sick presently,so i want to go to Finland

    (My home country) to take care of him very well,though i won't take long

    over there,but i really want to secure the place down before going,so do

    let me know amount of security deposit i have to send..

    More about me,am a neat type of person,honest,humble and responsible.

    I like honest,responsible,and hardworking people while i hate the

    lazy,messy and uncaring people....well,am a quiet and gentle going person

    to live with....I am 5.7 in height,i like tourising,and i don't keep late

    at nights,neither i will have overnight guest around,but am ok if you

    do..
    I am 25 years old of age,i give people respect,both adult and young

    ones,am humble,am very easy to get along with...
    I don't have pet but am okay with pet,i don't drink and i don't

    smoke,i don't keep late at night,and am a straight female with no drama..
    I was born and brought up in Finland,i studied there,i had my

    university education right there while staying with my uncle.. I lived

    all my life in Finland before coming down to vermont have been living

    with my uncle since have been 13 years old of age...Then i was member of

    the Red Cross Association,it really sounds interesting for me...

    Why am moving and my work:

    Am moving over to your state because i understand that i'll be doing

    good over there,as have been told by my uncle's friend who have once live

    over there. And i will be working with any hospital around you as i am

    also making necessary enquiries on that now....

    Am sure You 'll really like the person that i am ,because i will also

    do the dishing if you like,I work when i am to and relax when i am to,I

    also like sharing my thoughts also....paying rent on time will not be a

    problem as i will also be making the rent fee before the month ends....

    Right now.I ve the support of my uncle about my well being,so you

    shouldn't be bothered about if i am competent of paying the rent ..

    I must confess am comfortable with the price and I will want to

    secure the place down before my arrival so i will want you to tell me all

    about the place,as i can't see it before my arrival but the pictures...I

    also will want you to know that i have my car that i will be coming over

    with,and little of my furnitures,please let me know if there will be room

    for them..

    With all that i ve said above,I have told you more about me and more

    picture of mine will be attach in the next email,Let me also know how i

    can go about securing the place down before my arrival as i will also be

    busy from next week preparing to come over and let me know if you can

    take off the ad off the site as i am going to secure the place with a

    deposit

    Feel free to ask me any question and as i ve said,i am looking to

    move in by the availability of the place,but want to secured it now.
    Thanks..

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  36. Oh my God! I am SO glad I found this! My boyfriend and I recently put an add on Craigslist looking for a roommate and got a reply from a "Lisa Chase" with the SAME exact email! We almost went along with it, but reading into the emails further we decided to check further into it. So, they have changed their scam name. You have no idea how relieved I am to find this. Thank you so much for posting.

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  37. WOW, my suspicions have been confirmed, I had a Sandra oche contact me about a craigslist ad I ran for a room for rent with same letter from Vt. EXCELLENT post you get my vote for Humanitarian of the Year!!

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  38. Thank God I find this! I posted an add on craigslist and get two girls wrote to me the same emails, one is Linda Blair and another one is Naomi Stoflet, they wrote me the same email!! the Linda girl even send me her picture.

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  39. Scammers are typically men (not always but almost always) and they'll just steal the photo of someone else online and present that in order to try and convince the victim their story is real.

    I'm glad you did not fall for this scam! And not unusual to get many responses on Craigslist that all look the same. Many scammers target that site and they all use similar "templates" for how to run their scam.

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  40. Hallo ich habe auch grade sowas Linda Yeboah
    Große liebe ich komme zudir 600 euro soll ich ihr schiken
    ihre reise von Gahna kostet 1600 euro

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  41. Hi here. it is 2014 and she still.out there using same name got.message.from.her couple days ago only now she linda scotty.and claiming parents died in auto accident and her father left her luggage full of cash and gold says she needs help.shipping it to usa and she pay 40% to reciever my thought is 40% of zero is nothing

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  42. hey Linda Scott is on every dating site available,she is cruising around Milfaholic at the moment,saw her 2/28/14,she is still using model BRIANA LEE for her photographs,very persistent,wanted me to sell my house so she could come here,just keep out enough money for a modest apartment for when she arrives,lmao,she is so dumb she sticks out like a sore thumb.................

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  43. Linda has changed to Linda Blair now so be on the lookout

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