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Monday, October 24, 2011

Scam Email: Lynda James

Scammers choosing James as part of their fake name seems like a really common thing. Clearly they don't use a name randomizer. Ooops. Mustn't give them any additional ideas.

Here is one an artist forwarded to me this morning:

Time Submitted: Mon, 24 Oct 11 04:14:54 +0100
From IP: 41.205.173.195

NAME = Lynda
EMAIL = lynda.jameshop@gmail.com
EMAILCONFIRMATION = lynda.jameshop@gmail.com
TELEPHONE = 4755875436
COMMENT = Good Day,

I'm Lynda James from Norway.I want to place an order and i know the difficulties encountered when shipping internationally,But that will not be a problem because i am registered with a shipping company which i'v used severally times without any delay nor damage.
Before i place the order,i want to inform you that i will be making the payment with my Mc/Visa cards because as for now i can only make payment with my US credit card account information,so if it's okay by you kindly get back to me with the contact details and please reconfirm your website so as to know if i'm right with the site.I awaiting your swift response so as to list out the items needed.

Lynda-J-Supperstore
Strandgaten 34,
N-5817 BERGEN,
Norway.
Telephone: 4755875436
Telefax: 4755875427

Warmest Regards,
Lynda James. 

46 comments:

  1. Just received this from Lynda James... she seems annoyed....


    Hello

    Concerning the payment,i will like to inform you that i DON'T use Pay pal for payment,so it will be best if you can look for a colleague that has manure terminal charging machine so as to assist you in charging my credit card details.If it's okay by you kindly get back to me so as to know if i will be proceeding with the order or not.

    Thanks,
    Lynda.


    On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 4:52 PM, Sandy wrote:

    Hi Lynda, thank you for your enquiry. I have set up payments by Pay Pal on my website which is the easiest way to proceed ( it is very easy to set up a Pay Pal account). If you are thinking of having a painting done let me know what you will be wanting and we can discuss the best way of shipping.

    very best regards
    Sandy

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  2. Sandy,

    How ironic that "Lynda" would be annoyed. Sure, "she" wants you to go borrow a colleague's credit card machine so they can give you a stolen credit card number (typically not yet reported as stolen but will result in a chargeback) and get you to forward your good money to them via Western Union for their shipping overpayment. "She" wants you to go out of your way in order to get scammed. Yes, very ironic.

    Also, what the heck is a "manure terminal charging machine"?? Is that one only farmers have? (smile) So lame. I hate scammers.

    Glad you didn't fall for this.

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  3. Interesting! We are a fine art gallery and I have had several emails from this 'Lynda James' lady. I have also had an email from her 'shipment' company asking us for money to courier her items that she is supposedly going to buy from us using her Western Union transfer!

    Good Day,
    I'm Lynda James from Norway.I want to place an order and i know the difficulties encountered when shipping internationally,But that will not be a problem because i am registered with a shipping company which i'v used severally times without any delay nor damage.
    Before i place the order,i want to inform you that i will be making the payment with my Mc/Visa cards because as for now i can only make payment with my US credit card account information,so if it's okay by you kindly get back to me with the contact details and please reconfirm your website so as to know if i'm right with the site.I awaiting your swift response so as to list out the items needed.
    Lynda-J-Supperstore
    Strandgaten 34,
    N-5817 BERGEN,
    Norway.
    Telephone: +4755875436 .
    Telefax: + 4755875427
    Warmest Regards,
    Lynda James.

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  4. Interesting..I have a Dr Linda James (lindajames242@yahoo.com) with IP address from Norway claiming to be working with the Hong Kong Embassy in Scotland. My google search of the email address shows this person trying to scam an IPhone seller from Indonesia in October. Here how the email exchange went for my Leica on sale:

    DR LINDA JAMES: Is this item available for sale?
    ME:Hi! Yes this item is still available for sale. Location is Petaling Jaya,Selangor, Malaysia.
    DR LINDA JAMES:hello thanks for getting back to me, i have seen the product.... my name is Dr. linda james, i work with the hongkong embassy in scotland and i want to buy the item for my client in nigeria...i will pay for the shipping price as i want you to ship it through EMS speed post to nigeria... i want you to send your bank detail to include the price and the shipping cost as i write it below for your immediate payment.. Name of account holder:Name of bank:Account number:Swift code:
    ME:Oh! You work with Hong Kong Embassy in Scotland? You mean the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China on Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh? And you are doing trading with Nigeria? Hmmm, for payment maybe my brother in law can visit you at your Consulate office in Edinburgh to collect full payment and hand over the items personally to you. No worries he lives there so it very convenient. You can ship to Nigeria yourself. Sounds good? But then again, I don’t think I am interested to be your Father Christmas although it’s the season. Catch my drift?

    I dont think I will be hearing from Dr Linda James again :)

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  5. I had the exact same email from Dr Lynda James, too. Bless her, she gets about, doesn't she?
    This site is great, came up straight away when I google her - thanks!
    Rachel

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  6. i ve also receive mail from Dr Linda James (lindajames242@yahoo.com)

    Dr Linda : Thanks for your reply, kindly tell me how much quantity you have for sale? I am from scotland and i want to buy the item for a client in nigeria. I do not have a paypal account you can get a bank account i can transfer the money for you... Thank you

    WTH, Im also From Malaysia. after i read her mail, i smell something fishy, So i search his mail address, nah, he name pop up, beware
    Malaysian Seller.

    So i decided better not 2 reply her mail again.

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  7. I have received the same email from Lynda James (lynda.jameshop@gmail.com) of Norway (October 24) and Victoria Crowe (victoriacro1974@gmail.com) of Thailand (December 9). I replied to "Lynda's" first email, but I didn't reply to her response because I figured it was a scam. I am a photographer. Usually the only people who order prints and products from me are clients whom I have already done a session with.

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  8. Hey, thanks for the imformation on this site. I'm from Austria and I got the same strange mail vom this woman from Scotland...
    I tried out how far I could go and told her i wanted to have 1150 € for a dress, which i actually had advertised for 150 €. Linda James was ready to pay the price... but only via pay pal or about my bank account (which data she would have needed, naturally)
    What a nasty thing they do...

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  9. lol
    same words from VICTORIA
    anyway thank u guys

    Good Day,
    I'm Victoria Crowe from Thailand, i will like to place an order from you, i feel there are little difficulties one encountered when shipping internationally, but that will not be a problem.I am registered with a shipping company which I've used in the past without any damage nor delay.
    Before i proceed with my order placement, i will like to inquire if you accept Mc/Visa cards securely for payment, kindly get back to me with the contact details and please reconfirm your website.
    Awaiting your response so as to proceed.
    Warmest Regards,
    Victoria Crowe.

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  10. My company just got the note from VICTORIA CROWE, with the exact same wording in the email. We encountered another one a few months ago, and this other idiot kept emailing us and calling us with new stolen credit cards for weeks claiming these were his "colleagues" cards. We traced one to be the stolen credit card of a 19 year old girl in Texas. This guy was the dumbest criminal ever. He called us several times a week, until one of our customer service people started yanking him around with questions he couldn't answer, like what time it was currently in the country he was supposedly calling from. He finally stopped bothering us. We reported it to the credit card companies and to the local police, who launched an investigation. The police requested copies of all the emails. Apparently there's something embedded in the IP address that helps the investigators locate the source. Always report these to your local police. They know who to contact to get an investigation going.

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  11. I have also been in touch with Victoria Crowe this week. I even Skyped the phone number given, and someone did answer, but I didn't get into conversation. It's entertaining to see how far you can get in the correspondence before they get tired and give up!

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  12. Received about 15 minutes ago....

    Good Day,

    I'm Smith Payne from Norway,i want to place an order from you. I know the difficulties encountered when shipping internationally,But that will not be a problem because i am registered with a shipping company which i'v used severally times without any delay nor damage.
    Before i place this order,i want you to notify me if i can make payment of the order with my Mc/Visa cards because as for now i can only make payment with my US credit card account information,so if it's okay by you kindly get back to me with contact details and please reconfirm your website so as to know if i'm right with the site.I awaiting your swift response so as to list out the items needed so you can then proceed with the order.


    Company Name : Sec Ventures.
    Address: Storgata 21 0184 Oslo, Norway
    Telephone: + 47 22 13 99 48

    Warmest Regards,
    Smith Payne

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  13. I have had an email from Victoria Crowe and after responding, her/his email doesn't work. Glad I found this site before I continued trying to get through to her. Same wording as mentioned in the emails above.

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  14. I also got from her (maybe he)
    She wan to buy 2nd hand cowboy hat ! hu hu

    here a portion of her e-mail

    >sorry we do not post outside Malaysia. Thanx !
    >
    >On 29 January 2012 15:53, Linda James wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Thanks for your prompt reply, i am lady linda james from scotland. My
    >> client daughter in Nigeria mail the link to your item to me and eversince
    >> disturb me to buy the item for her so i decide to contact you. Reply me
    >> with your best listed price and postage fee of the item to Nigeria. Thanks

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  15. oh no..i'm just have a conversation with her..but i'm not do any transaction with her..but i do have give her my details..my name,account bank number,and my phone number...is it safe??

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  16. No it is not safe. Do not give this scammer any information. Just delete the emails now. It's okay to ignore a scammer once you have figured it out. So many people feel the need to reply one more time. But no need to. Just ignore them. It's a numbers game for them and they will surely move on when they realize you are no longer a potential victim.

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  17. Think this may be the same Victoria Crowe?
    Quote has been received and confirmed, my shipping company will come for the collection of the merchandise at the given location, adequate arrangement will be done by me with my collector in other to avoid the shipping responsibilities and difficulties in handling all paper work that you might be experiencing in shipping my merchandise to Thailand, my carrier will provide all the documentations and permits required for the exportation of my order, they will as well handle all custom, duties and insurance required for the transportation which will be fully billed to me. They have got similar merchandise shipped to me here successfully, after discussion with my shipping agent about this order. Due to the nature and quantity of these order i was charged £1,685 for the shipping including the other merchandise i ordered from other places that is at their warehouse, it will be shipped out together, so i will be glad if you can do me a favor as explained below:

    The shipping agent won't accept credit card for payment, as they are presently upgrading their credit card facilities, so presently they can only receive payment if it's being wired or transferred to them, so i suggest you kindly assist in charging securely the shipping fee of the shipment which is £1,685 on my credit card account details and then as soon has you have the fund deposited into your account you can then transfer send it to the shipping agency's office, so they will appoint their representative and schedule the pick up. I understands it's not your responsibility to do this, i propose you try and understand me and be of an assistant with this, in my next order you can ship using your carrier of your choice. If there would be a surcharge fee for this transaction kindly notify me immediately i will be responsible for the bill. Please note that i would have loved to do this my self but am out station, so all the charges can be deducted on my credit card account details once i securely provide them, so the breakdown will be as follows.

    TOTAL COST OF ITEMS BOUGHT: £2862.00
    SHIPPING FEE GRAND TOTAL : £1,685
    TRANSFER FEE : (£150)
    THE GRAND TOTAL COST : £4,697

    Note that my credit card will be charged for the amounts above, kindly get back to me if you are in the office right now so that i can email you with my credit card details securely and the total due can be taken, as soon as the shipping agency they received the payment, they will prepare the paper works and then schedule the pick up time at your facility.

    Thanks for your corporation.

    Regards
    Victoria.

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    1. I received the same email...

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  18. Thank goodness I searched Google for this 'Victoria Crowe'.
    I am a small business and the order was ridiculously large, which sent alarm bells ringing!!

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  19. I had 2 scammers on the same day.
    Good Victoria Crowe from Thailand and a Barbara Oppert Trading llc in Dubai for a UK client........

    text is exactly as above.

    With Barbara he wrote....

    Dear sir,

    I am an Agent here in Dubai, U.A.E and would like to buy some quality Art work for our UK based customer.
    Please send me catalog of your work with your best price.

    Looking forward in hearing from you soon Concerning this request.

    Best Regards,
    Barbara Oppert.

    Thank you for your blog.....
    Is there a way to scam the scammers ?!!

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  20. Having just had 2 scammers wanting to buy my art work I have now just received this blantantly obvious scam, it borders on hilarious !

    From Terry Tong of terry.tong15@yahoo.com

    It is so vague and full of generalisations....it says...

    I'm Terry Tong, During my search for a lesson teacher that would help in taking my daughter (Sarah). During is stay in the Country. I found your advert and it is very okay to me since you specialize in the area I'm seeking for her. My daughter would be coming to your area for holiday, and i will want her to get something doing when she arrives in the area. I'll like to know if you can help in taking her for the lesson? just to keep her busy. Sarah is 16 years old, she is a beginner, she has not experienced much but she is a very fast learner and will not portray any difficulties while you coaching/teaching her.Like i sad, i have someone that will always picks her up and drops her off for her lessons. So kindly let me know your charges cost per hour/lesson in order for me to arrange for her payment before she travels down to your side.

    She will be staying there for 6 weeks.

    Please Reply back on:

    (1). Your charges per 1 hour (2 times a week for 6 weeks):starting from March 28, 2012

    (2) Total Cost For 12 cl-ass/12 hours lessons in 6 weeks

    (3). The Day and time you will be available to teach her During the week:

    (4). Tuition address:
    (5) What is your past teaching experience?

    Well am very happy that i see you as my daughter's tutor,about your years of Experience. Awaiting your response asap.

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  21. Yes, I've seen this variation of the same scam. In this version, the person who will be supposedly coming to pick them up and drop them off becomes the part of the scam that a "shipping company" usually is - eventually there will be some story about why you will be paid more than what is owed and are asked to forward the difference to the person driving this student, via Western Union. Their payment will be fraudulent, there is no student and there is no driver- only the scammers themselves at the other end of Western Union waiting to collect your good money.

    So it is really the same scam with just a different storyline plugged into it.

    Good for you for not falling for it. Yes, it has the classic generality and misspellings.

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  22. Victoria Crowe strikes again!

    Good Day,

    I'm Victoria Crowe from Thailand, i will like to place an order from you, i feel there are little difficulties one encountered when shipping internationally, but that will not be a problem.I am registered with a shipping company which I've used in the past without any damage nor delay.

    Before i proceed with my order placement, i will like to inquire if you accept Mc/Visa cards securely for payment, kindly get back to me with the contact details and please reconfirm your website.

    Awaiting your response so as to proceed.

    Warmest Regards,
    Victoria Crowe

    ALERT; she doesn't know about our pricing/ she is focused on payment method not item, no company details, no contact tel....basically all we would look out for in an order.

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  23. Good grief! This person/ these people are trying hard! Just received same email from Marisa Steve from "supperstore" in Oslo! Thought odd wording and googled - thankfully your blog came up straight away! Needs to be stopped!

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  24. Just received this message. It is clearly a scam.
    Good Day,

    I'm Charles Billings from Norway,i want to place an order from you. I know the difficulties encountered when shipping internationally,But that will not be a problem because i am registered with a shipping company which i'v used severally times without any delay nor damage.
    Before i place this order,i want you to notify me if i can make payment of the order with my Mc/Visa cards because as for now i can only make payment with my US credit card account information,so if it's okay by you kindly get back to me with contact details and please reconfirm your website so as to know if i'm right with the site.I awaiting your swift response so as to list out the items needed so you can then proceed with the order.
    Company Name : Sec Ventures.
    Address: Storgata 21 0184 Oslo, Norway
    Telephone: 47 22 13 99 48
    Warmest Regards,
    Charles ...

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  25. I keep getting these emails also with different names. They try every month or so. The first one I responded to, but did not go further since I figured it was some type of scam. Thanks for the info. It's good to see I have not made a mistake by responding to any of the other emails.

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  26. Have just had this email from a KELVIN FAN... exactly the same words as the first email.

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  27. KELVIN FAN still busy trying to place his order:


    Good Day,

    I'm kelvin fan from Norway,i want to place an order from you. I know the difficulties encountered when shipping internationally,But that will not be a problem because i am registered with a shipping company which i'v used severally times without any delay nor damage.
    Before i place this order,i want you to notify me if i can make payment of the order with my Mc/Visa cards because as for now i can only make payment with my US credit card account information,so if it's okay by you kindly get back to me with contact details and please reconfirm your website so as to know if i'm right with the site.I awaiting your swift response so as to list out the items needed so you can then proceed with the order.

    Company Name : Sec Ventures.
    Address: Storgata 21 0184 Oslo, Norway
    Telephone: + 47 22 13 99 48

    Warmest Regards,
    kelvin fan

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  28. I just received the same e-mail under a different name.

    Good Day,

    I'm Matthew Courtney from Norway,i want to place an order from you. I know the difficulties encountered when shipping internationally,But that will not be a problem because i am registered with a shipping company which i'v used severally times without any delay nor damage.
    Before i place this order,i want you to notify me if i can make payment of the order with my Mc/Visa cards because as for now i can only make payment with my US credit card account information,so if it's okay by you kindly get back to me with contact details and please reconfirm your website so as to know if i'm right with the site.I awaiting your swift response so as to list out the items needed so you can then proceed with the order.


    Company Name : Sec Ventures.
    Address: Storgata 21 0184 Oslo, Norway
    Telephone: + 47 22 13 99 48

    Warmest Regards,
    Matthew Courtney

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  29. Hi All
    Just also received an email asking to buy my ceramic artwork.
    Donald Jones
    Donald ventures
    17 Vinderen, N-0319 OSLO
    Same MO as other emails with shipment details.
    (Warmest regards - another typical wording)
    SCAM !!!!!!!!Beware!!!!!
    Cheers all

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  30. Same email - new name:
    Good Day,

    I'm Garry Walter from Norway,i want to place an order from you. I know the

    difficulties encountered when shipping internationally,But that will not be a

    problem because i am registered with a shipping company which i'v used

    severally times without any delay nor damage.

    Before i place this order,i want you to notify me if i can make payment of

    the order with my Mc/Visa cards because as for now i can only make payment with

    my US credit card account information,so if it's okay by you kindly get back to

    me with contact details and please reconfirm your website so as to know if i'm

    right with the site.I awaiting your swift response so as to list out the items

    needed so you can then proceed with the order.



    Company Name : G.Huntington Ventures.

    Address: Storgata 21 0184 Oslo, Norway

    Telephone: + 47 22 13 99 75

    Warmest Regards,

    Garry Walter

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  31. Hi guys,

    just to let you know the scam-twat is trying to hit again, this time as Kelly Jones. I am an artist too and I have received an email this morning asking for a quote, so beware. The email is attached below.

    Take care all,

    Agnes



    From: Kelly
    To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx
    Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:31:59 AM
    Subject: International order

    I want to place an order in your store,I will like to know if you ship to Norway .Do you accept credit card and i want to know if you have your own personal shipper or can the order be picked up at your store,please advise so that we can proceed by going ahead to place the order. Get back to me with your website/price list.I will await your prompt response.

    Best Regard
    Sales Manager

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    1. I received the following - almost the same wording from a Freddy. I was so stupid and sent a reply about shipping costs and credit card payment. Response was immediate and dodgy ..........

      > On 15/06/2013, at 3:26 PM, Freddy wrote:
      >
      > > I want to place an order in your store,I will like to know if you ship to Norway .Do you accept credit card and i want to know if you have your own personal shipper or can the order be picked up at your store,please advise so that we can proceed by going ahead to place the order. Get back to me with your website/price list.I will await your prompt response.
      > >
      > > Best Regard
      > > Sales Manager

      Their responses got the alarm bells going.....

      I got your response and i will like to inform you that i don't use paypal for payment,emailing you my credit card is the only means of payment.So it will be best if you can look for a colleague that has manual terminal charging machine so as to assist you in charging my credit card details.If it's okay by you kindly get back to me so as to know if i will be proceeding with the order or not.

      Kindly calculate the total cost of our order so that we can provide our credit card account information for the payment of the order and the shipment.
      But about the shipment we will have our own shipper that will pick up our order directly from your location,we would have preferred to ship via DHL, but we don't have account with them anymore due to their high tariff,so you DON'T have to include the shipping fees,just give us the estimate of the order ONLY for now,So we will use our own shipping agent they will come and pick our order from your location directly.

      PLEASE NOTE: So as soon as we send our credit card account information to you,the payment of our order will be charged on our credit card account information and also for the payment of the shipping,So you will contact our own shipping agent,once you are able to get the shipping cost from,you can also include the 5% Processing fees if required for the charge of the shipping fees. We would have paid the shipping fees our self directly to the shipping agent,but at this time they dont accept credit card for payment,as they are not yet set up to take credit card for payment for now,they are upgrading their credit card machine at this time. so what we want you to do is to contact our shipping agent so that they can figure out how much pick up and shipping would be,because we already have some large merchandise with them already which after picking our order from you,they will then send them together to us here in Norway,so please note all this and get back to us with the estimate of the order so that we can give you the shipper's details for you to contact them and find out the cost for shipping,so as to get our order processed and completed.



      Thanks for your corporation.

      Company Name : Grand center store
      Address 17 Vinderen, N-0319 Oslo.
      Telephone: + 47 23 33 47 84.
      Fax: + 47 23 33 47 12.


      Best Regards
      Sales Manager


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  32. I just got the same message from Kelly Jones in Norway, all the exact things about shipping etc. I thought it was a bit odd when she wouldn't answer any of my general questions about her "store". Glad I googled it. stupid people. I hope people aren't falling for it as i almost did.

    Thanks to whoever created this page, although I'm sad it has to exist.
    Michelle

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  33. I am reporting another art scammer:

    From: Martin Wong
    Received: from unknown (HELO p3plibsmtp01-03.prod.phx3.secureserver.net) ([72.167.238.53])
    (envelope-sender )
    by p3plsmtp21-05.prod.phx3.secureserver.net (qmail-1.03) with SMTP

    Good Day,


    I got your response and i will like to inform you that i don't use paypal for payment,emailing you my credit card is the only means of payment.So it will be best if you can look for a colleague that has manual terminal charging machine so as to assist you in charging my credit card details.If it's okay by you kindly get back to me so as to know if i will be proceeding with the order or not.

    Next email:


    Kindly calculate the total cost of our order so that we can provide our credit card account information for the payment of the order and the shipment.
    But about the shipment we will have our own shipper that will pick up our order directly from your location,we would have preferred to ship via DHL, but we don't have account with them anymore due to their high tariff,so you DON'T have to include the shipping fees,just give us the estimate of the order ONLY for now,So we will use our own shipping agent they will come and pick our order from your location directly.

    PLEASE NOTE: So as soon as we send our credit card account information to you,the payment of our order will be charged on our credit card account information and also for the payment of the shipping,So you will contact our own shipping agent,once you are able to get the shipping cost from,you can also include the 5% Processing fees if required for the charge of the shipping fees. We would have paid the shipping fees our self directly to the shipping agent,but at this time they dont accept credit card for payment,as they are not yet set up to take credit card for payment for now,they are upgrading their credit card machine at this time. so what we want you to do is to contact our shipping agent so that they can figure out how much pick up and shipping would be,because we already have some large merchandise with them already which after picking our order from you,they will then send them together to us here in Norway,so please note all this and get back to us with the estimate of the order so that we can give you the shipper's details for you to contact them and find out the cost for shipping,so as to get our order processed and completed.



    Thanks for your corporation.

    Company Name : Grand center store
    Address 17 Vinderen, N-0319 Oslo.
    Telephone: + 47 23 33 47 84.
    Fax: + 47 23 33 47 12.


    Best Regards
    Sales Manager


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  34. I just received this same email from a Benson Brown - the exact same wording...

    Good Day,

    I'm Benson Brown from Norway,i want to place an order from you. I know the difficulties encountered when shipping internationally,But that will not be a problem because i am registered with a shipping company which i'v used severally times without any delay nor damage.

    Before i place this order,i want you to notify me if i can make payment of the order with my Mc/Visa cards because as for now i can only make payment with my US credit card account information,so if it's okay by you kindly get back to me with contact details and please reconfirm your website so as to know if i'm right with the site.I awaiting your swift response so as to list out the items needed so you can then proceed with the order.

    Company Name : Sec Ventures.
    Address: Storgata 21 0184 Oslo, Norway
    Telephone: + 47 22 13 99 48

    Warmest Regards,
    Benson Brown

    It looked suspicious - and glad I googled it!

    Caroline

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  35. just recd this today, and glad i googled parts of it. this scam alert page came up #1 when i put in the "sec ventures norway" (without the quotation marks).



    Good Day,

    I'm benson brown from Norway,i want to place an order from you. I know the
    difficulties encountered when shipping internationally,But that will not be a
    problem because i am registered with a shipping company which i'v used severally
    times without any delay nor damage.
    Before i place this order,i want you to notify me if i can make payment of the
    order with my Mc/Visa cards because as for now i can only make payment with my
    US credit card account information,so if it's okay by you kindly get back to me
    with contact details and please reconfirm your website so as to know if i'm
    right with the site.I awaiting your swift response so as to list out the items
    needed so you can then proceed with the order.


    Company Name : Sec Ventures.
    Address: Storgata 21 0184 Oslo, Norway
    Telephone: + 47 22 13 99 48

    Warmest Regards,
    benson brown

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  36. Me too from another name!

    Good Day,

    I'm Laurence Guleno from Norway,i want to place an order from you. I know the difficulties encountered when shipping internationally,But that will not be a problem because i am registered with a shipping company which i'v used severally times without any delay nor damage.
    Before i place this order,i want you to notify me if i can make payment of the order with my Mc/Visa cards because as for now i can only make payment with my US credit card account information,so if it's okay by you kindly get back to me with contact details and please reconfirm your website so as to know if i'm right with the site.I awaiting your swift response so as to list out the items needed so you can then proceed with the order.


    Company Name : Sec Ventures.
    Address: Storgata 21 0184 Oslo, Norway
    Telephone: + 4722139948

    Warmest Regards,
    Laurence Guleno

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  37. Thanks for having this site! I just got this email (also from "Laurence"), and looked wrong, so I googled it and found your site. keep up the good work.

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  38. Many thanks for information ref scam. On investigation it would appear that Laurence S Guleno died in the late 90s in the USA, so what he is doing ordering wool I have no idea. Needless to say he will not be getting any.
    Jo

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  39. I recently received this email:

    Good Day,
      I'm kyle Hunter from Norway,i want to place an order from you. I know the
    difficulties encountered when shipping internationally,But that will not be a
    problem because i am registered with a shipping company which i'ev used
    severally times without any delay nor damage.
        Before i place this order,i want you to notify me if i can make payment of
    the order with my Mc/Visa cards because as for now i can only make payment with
    my US credit card account information,so if it's okay by you kindly get back to
    me with contact details and please reconfirm your website so as to know if i'm
    right with the site.I awaiting your swift response so as to list out the items
    needed so you can then proceed with the order.

    Company Name : Huntington Company.
    Address: Storgata 21 0184 Oslo, Norway
    Telephone: + 47 22 13 99 85
    Warmest Regards,
    Kyle Hunter

    Exact wording as emails from Lynda James of Norway and Victoria Crowe from Thailand. Thank God I saw it for what it was but only because we have 2 websites, one is my husband's rigging business and the other is my photo art site. This Kyle Hunter did not specify a particular product or service so I had no idea from where he got my email address or what he wanted to purchase. When I told him that no machines leave the dock before payment is received in full at the bank he quickly threw in a request to use PayPal for payment. By that time I had Googled him and found this site. Thank you for being here to confirm the scammer's identities. Mo

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  40. Hi Moferry, I received an email yesterday that was the same as the one you received, word for word. Like you, I was suspicious by the lack of specificity in his message, and did a quick Google to land on this site. Thanks for setting up this site, KatieMoe

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  41. The names have changed "...but the song remains the same."

    > Good Day,
    >
    > I'm Johnson Richardson from Norway,i want to place an order from you. I know the difficulties encountered when shipping internationally,But that will not be a problem because i am registered with a shipping company which i'v used severally times without any delay nor damage.
    > Before i place this order,i want you to notify me if i can make payment of the order with my Mc/Visa cards because as for now i can only make payment with my US credit card account information,so if it's okay by you kindly get back to me with contact details and please reconfirm your website so as to know if i'm right with the site.I awaiting your swift response so as to list out the items needed so you can then proceed with the order.
    >
    >
    > Company Name : Sec Ventures.
    > Address: Storgata 21 0184 Oslo, Norway
    > Telephone: + 4722139948
    >
    > Warmest Regards,
    > Johnson Richardson

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  42. Now there is new one Out. Name is Katy Hunter from company Huntington. Rest in the text is the same! Adress and phone Numbers as well! Thanks for this site.

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  43. Hello Ms McMahon,

    Thank you for the scam warning. When I Googled my potential client, I found your website. It felt wrong, but I could see how she would get any money from me. Thank you for the explanation.

    By the way, I love your cow series.

    Cheers,

    Susan

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    Hello,

    Good to hear from you,

    Below are the artworks that interest me so i want you to get back to me with the cost price of each so i can give you the credit card number to run for the payment

    [name of pieces]

    I want you to get back to me with the cost of the above so that you can
    have the payment.

    I will be looking forward to hear from you.

    victoria bezin

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