#272595 by Jane Doe NYC Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:20 am
Scammers thus far:

    Alex Pritchard [email protected]
    Nelson Adamson [email protected] (224) 764-7365
    [email protected]
    Mad Smith [email protected] +13146411863 Saint Louis, MO , claimed to be hearing impaired as to not speak on the phone


Websites Involved:
    http://www.fmccrop.com/grower/
    Farms-bj.org
    http://www.agroamerica.com
    fantasticfarmproduce.com
    TNtopfarmproduce.com
    http://www.agroamerica.com



The Emails:

Scammer Initial Contact:
"Hello I'm Alex. i would like to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept Major credit cards as form of payment?"

Me Response:
"Hello Al​ex,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Yes, we can handle web design for a new company. Yes, we do accept major credit cards as a form of payment. We'd be happy to create a detailed proposal for you to consider. Can you send us more information about your new company and what you had in mind with the website?

Thank you,"


Scammer SCAM Request:
"Hello,
Thanks so much for the message, Well I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business and it located in WV and the company aim is based on importing and exporting of Agricultural products such as (COCOA, KOLA NUT, POTATOES, VEGETABLES,COTTON, TOBACCO,TREE FRUITS And GRAPES) so i need the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me? if yes, i will need you to check out this site but i need something like this if its possible. http://www.fmccrop.com/grower/ The site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out plus the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check.And i have a private project consultant, he has the Text content and the Logos for the site.

Note:
1. I want the same number of pages in Respect to the sample of the site i gave you.excluding videos and blogs.
2. I want it in English language only.
3. I don't have a domain yet but i want the domain name as (Farms-bj.org)
4. you will be the one updating the site for me.
5. i will be providing the images, logos and content for the site.
6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
7. My budget is $4000 to $5000
Kindly get back to me with an estimate

Regards,
Alex"

_____________________________________________

Scammer Initial Contact:
"Here is the job details

i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in CA and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com.... the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.
Note:
1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
2. I want only English language
3. I don't have a domain yet but i want the domain name as fantasticfarmproduce.com
4. you will be updating the site for me.
5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
7. My budget is $4000 to $8000

Kindly get back to me with:
(1) an estimate
(2) your cell phone number
(3) And will like to know if you are the owner ??"

Me Response:
"Good Evening,

You are the second person requesting a quote based on this existing website. The original inquiry requested that we charge the credit card for more than the cost of project and then send those additional funds to a third party. Is this something that is necessary for your project to be completed?

Kind Regards,"

________________________________

This was the first point of contact for this Scam- my first scam targeted at us in this way:

5/14/15 5:09 PM 5 months ago


+13146411863: hello how are you doing today? 10:48 AM
Me: Well thank you, and yourself? 11:35 AM
Me: I will call you shortly to answer your questions in more detail. Short answer is Yes and yes. 11:40 AM
+13146411863: i would have love to receive you call but am hearing impaired that's why am using via email to contact you.Kindly get back to me via text 11:46 AM
Me: Oh, I apologize. I'm writing you via Google voice sms and I hadn't realized. One of our interns was hearing impaired. I'll be back in the office in an hour- would that work for you to? 11:52 AM
+13146411863: yes 11:59 AM
Me: Is now a good time for you to speak or we can speak later today at your convenience now that I'm back at the office. 12:57 PM
+13146411863: am ready 1:00 PM
Me: ok :) I saw that you were interested in building a website for a new company. We have worked with many startup companies. Is there anything more you could tell me about what you think you want or need. 1:02 PM
Me: Please excuse me, I forgot to ask- is this the best way to speak with you? I can be flexible to accommodate you in whichever form of communication you prefer. It would be my pleasure. 1:08 PM
+13146411863: am so much okay via text 1:09 PM
+13146411863: i will text you the details 1:10 PM
Me: ok very good. Can you tell me more about what your needs are? 1:10 PM
+13146411863: Here is the job details 1:11 PM
+13146411863: Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ? 1:15 PM
+13146411863: I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in TN and the company is based on importing and exporting of 1:15 PM
+13146411863: so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com.... the site would only be 1:15 PM
+13146411863: informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the 1:15 PM
+13146411863: and the logos for the site. 1:15 PM
+13146411863: estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content 1:15 PM
+13146411863: a domain yet but i want the domain name as TNtopfarmproduce.com 4. you will be updating the site for me. 1:16 PM
+13146411863: Note: 1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs. 2. I want only English language 3. I don't have 1:16 PM
+13146411863: 5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site. 6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month. 1:16 PM
+13146411863: Kindly get back to me with: (1) an estimate 1:16 PM
+13146411863: kindly read carefully and get back to me asap 1:17 PM
Me: Excellent. We will review this message in great detail and have a detailed estimate / quote prepared for you by the end of the day. Would you be so kind as to send us an email address where we can send you the estimate today. We are excited to work with you and are very happy that you took the time to find us. We are willing, able and happy to not only accommodate but exceed your expectations. 1:21 PM
+13146411863: okay good 1:28 PM
+13146411863: [email protected] 1:28 PM
+13146411863: i await for your mail 1:29 PM
+13146411863: get back to me as soon as you mail me 1:29 PM
Me: Wonderful, we look forward to working with you. 1:30 PM
+13146411863: same here...i will like you to do me a perfect job so i can be able to recommend you to my friends 1:35 PM
Me: We sent your quote to the email you provided. Please confirm that you received it. Thank you. 4:35 PM
+13146411863: yes have seen it 4:41 PM
+13146411863: reading 4:41 PM
+13146411863: just finish going trough quote 5:01 PM
+13146411863: your total cost is $1238 right ? 5:01 PM
+13146411863: hello are you there? 5:09 PM
Me: Yes, that is the total cost including the optional hosting and the expedited option. 8:39 PM


5/15/15 8:18 PM 5 months ago


Me: Good morning Mad, I hope you enjoyed your evening last night. Do you have any questions or concerns regarding the quote? It would be my pleasure to aid you in any way possible- obligation free. 10:42 AM
+13146411863: thank you i enjoyed my night 10:58 AM
+13146411863: am okay with the quote 10:59 AM
+13146411863: I am okay with the estimate everything sound good and i'm ready to make payment now with my credit card, I understand the content for this site would be 11:01 AM
+13146411863: needed so work can start asap but i will need a Little favor from you 11:01 AM
Me: What is the little favor? 11:10 AM
+13146411863: the favor is that I will send you my credit card to charge for the sum of $4,438.00 plus 3% Cc company charges, You will deduct $1,238.00 as your down payment 11:11 AM
+13146411863: for the design of the website plus extra $200.00 11:11 AM
+13146411863: as a tip for handling perfect work for me and you will send the remaining $3,000.00 to the project consultant that has the text content and the logo for my 11:11 AM
+13146411863: website 11:12 AM
+13146411863: money clears into your account 11:12 AM
+13146411863: so once he receive the $3,000.00 he would send the text content and logo needed for my website to you so work can start asap,Sending of funds would be after 11:12 AM
+13146411863: and You will be charging my card for remaining balance upon completion of work, Kindly get back to me so we can proceed with payment asap 11:12 AM
Me: I have emailed you our response to your request. Please review and respond. 11:29 AM
+13146411863: okay i got your mail 11:43 AM
+13146411863: who is handling the logos etc could not have the cc facility that is why am sicking for the little favor from you 11:44 AM
+13146411863: the logos etc are all ready is just for me to pay him and forward it to you 11:46 AM
+13146411863: kindly understand what am trying to say 11:46 AM
Me: I believe we understand. I've sent you an email with a possible solution. 12:17 PM
Me: Did you receive the 2nd email? 1:06 PM
+13146411863: just checking 1:24 PM
+13146411863: i dont have a problem with that,who is handling the logos for the website is the problem 1:26 PM
+13146411863: he want to get paid before send the logos to you 1:27 PM
Me: If we were to do what you want, how would we pay the person who is doing the logos? 6:20 PM
+13146411863: you will help me make a cash deposit to the person account once he receive his fund he will send the logos to you. 6:55 PM
+13146411863: Are you there? 8:18 PM

Email Response to Scam Request
Fri, May 15, 2015 at 11:26 AM
We have been speaking via text messages sent from 314-641-1863. Unfortunately, we are unable to honor your request.

If you would like to move forward with the project- something we are very excited to begin working on with you- please send only our fee of $1,238.00. Our company policy dictates that we are unable to pay vendors, service providers, or middle men on behalf of our clients. We look forward to hearing from you and building your custom website so that you will be able to grow your presence and image online.

+13146411863: Hello how are you doing today? 11:52 AM
Me: I am well, thank you. I received your request. Due to company policy we cannot honor your request. If you are willing to do the transaction through Elance, it will allow you to pay your third party and us. That is the only way we would be able to move forward at this point. We will gladly set things up with Elance and send you the directions. Let me know asap if this will work for you. 1:48 PM
+13146411863: okay do you mean Elance is a cc merchant? 3:24 PM



5/18/15 6:19 PM 5 months ago


+13146411863: Hello how are you doing today? 9:23 AM
+13146411863: Hey,are you there? 2:42 PM
Me: Yes indeed I am here. 4:00 PM
+13146411863: you did not latter response to me 4:01 PM
Me: I don't understand that statement. Can you please rephrase it? 4:22 PM
+13146411863: do you mean Elance is a cc merchant? 5:00 PM
Me: Yes, in that they will process your CC payments. 5:29 PM
+13146411863: okay that wont be a problem i will give you the card info so you run it manually at your END 6:19 PM
Me: no. you need to set up a username and password with Elance yourself. After you do that, send us your username. We will contact you with the directions to process your card through Elance. 6:45 PM
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#272645 by Terminator5 Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:30 pm
Thanks for posting . it appears they are constructing some export fraud websites . I'll take a look at the registrations later.

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#272684 by Tim Atem Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:54 am
It is a credit card scam. They will ask you to run their stolen credit card number for more than what they agreed to pay you and then they will have you send them or another scammer in their group the extra money. Eventually the funds will be charged back by the credit card company once the card owner reports it to their credit card company. They are using the guise of needing a website designed, they don't care about getting a website, they just want to steal the money from the card.

ETA:

+13146411863: the favor is that I will send you my credit card to charge for the sum of $4,438.00 plus 3% Cc company charges, You will deduct $1,238.00 as your down payment 11:11 AM
+13146411863: for the design of the website plus extra $200.00 11:11 AM
+13146411863: as a tip for handling perfect work for me and you will send the remaining $3,000.00 to the project consultant that has the text content and the logo for my 11:11 AM

Last edited by Tim Atem on Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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#272704 by Terminator5 Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:48 am
Fake Bank Documents / Letters of Credit .

http://www.muamat.com/classifieds/1197/ ... LEASE.html



BG/SBLC/MTN AVAILABLE FOR LEASE - Bangkok (Miami, FL USA)

Post #: A15842256
Posted on: 07 October
Reply to: (Use contact form below)






We are direct providers of Fresh Cut BG, SBLC and MTN which are specifically for lease, our bank instrument can be engage in PPP Trading, Discounting, signature project(s) such as Aviation, Agriculture, Petroleum, Telecommunication, construction of Dams, Bridges, Real Estate and all kind of projects. We do not have any broker chain in our offer or get involved in chauffer driven offers.

We deliver with time and precision as sethforth in the agreement. Our terms and Conditions are reasonable, below is our instrument description.

The procedure is very simple; the instrument will be reserved on euro clear to be verified by your bank, after verification an arrangement will be made for necessary bank documents and stock testing expenses, the cost of the Bank Guarantee will be paid after the delivery of the
MT760,

DESCRIPTION OF INSTRUMENTS:

1. Instrument: Bank Guarantee (BG/SBLC) (Appendix A)
2. Total Face Value: Eur 5M MIN and Eur 10B MAX (Ten Billion USD).
3. Issuing Bank: HSBC Bank London, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank Frankfurt.
4. Age: One Year, One Month
5. Leasing Price: 6% of Face Value plus 2% commission fees to brokers.
6. Delivery: Bank to Bank swift.
7. Payment: MT-103 or MT760
8. Hard Copy: Bonded Courier within 7 banking days.

We are ready to close leasing with any interested client in few banking days, if interested do not hesitate to contact me direct. [via Contact Form Below]

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1(213) 761-4347


Regards,
Nelson Adamson

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#380996 by RampartAlliance Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:53 pm
I had this happen to me today by this [email protected].

Alex Pritchard <[email protected]>
Thu, Jan 31, 6:27 PM (2 days ago)
to me

Hello,
I'm Alex Pritchard. I just bought a new home and I will like to know if you are available for security guard services and also if you do accept credit card as method of payment?

Thanks


My Response:
Thu, Jan 31, 7:15 PM (2 days ago)
We do not take credit card payments due to scams. What do you require for security?Hours, dates, location.

Alex Pritchard
3:56 AM (8 hours ago)
to me

Hi,
Thanks for the Swift Response, Well i can understand your points regarding the Scam aspect, You don't to worry in that Regard, i will email you a Copy of my ID. have experienced burglary in the past at my former house some months ago and i have decided to get private security services till i get back from work, I need you to know that i work as mechanical engineer with a yacht company on the sea so that's why i will want your service for like 2 Weeks and i hope you can secure my Property well.

Well like i said its a two Weeks Security Service.
The Location is Dr, Los Angeles, CA.
It's 14hrs Per Day Services.
Officer can Resume from 6Pm to 8Am Everyday.
Officer Can be Armed or Unarmed.
A Single Security Guard is okay by me just to Monitor and Secured the Entrance and the Premises.
So please do get back to me with the Total cost so that i can know my budget.

Sincerely,
Alex.

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