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Monday, July 21, 2008

John Mark Scam Artist

Since surfacing lately, John Mark has been relentlessly pursuing people with "his" scam tactics. Many people have written about the new email addresses John Mark has been using since being exposed by us.

7/21/08 Craigslist user wrote:
I was contacted by John Mark; however, he used all these emails:

Jmark48@fresnomail.com
gl1000ster8@gmail.com
gl1000ster12@yahoo.com

A little fishy that he used three different email addresses for only two emails!!!

74 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please be very cautious. He seems as though he may know what he talking about, but once you ask too many questions he gets very defensive. He tricked me and I want everyone to be aware!

Anonymous said...

He also used sitter city with the user name
RossyJoss09
(he's been reported)... and he's used the email
mantex4110@yahoo.com

LOOK OUT FOR THIS GUY... usually involves sending you a "money order"

Anonymous said...

He also has used sittercity to target young girls with babysitter profiles.
he used the profile name
RossyJoss09
and the email was

Mantex4110@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

HE HAS ALSO TARGETED YOUNG WOMEN THROUGH SITTERCITY USING THE USERNAME RossyJoss09 and the email address Mantex4110@yahoo.com

scam usually involves sending YOU a money order to cash

Anonymous said...

yes please be cautious. Today on Sitter City he contacted me with his new email address...
yang.mark9@gmail.com
I fell for his story that he needed someone to babysit his daughter Maria. I am checking to see if he contacts me. I wonder if I should get the police involved?

Anonymous said...

John Mark is using these new emails, please do not give this psycho any information!!!!
johndmark
johnmark10
jmk11146
wiliiamswilson
He is a scam artist and is stalking people in nanny services, he will try and send you a money order and it will be fake and then drain your account, please be carefull, he offers a job position that is paying $600.00 a week and then wed0fri evenings an additional $300.00 and weekends another $300.00, and also offers a car. He claims he has a daughter and the family is relocating to the United States. He claims to be a foreign investor, YEAH right, he is trying to steal money from people, I am a mother and I suspected him and turned him in, I will go out of my way to stop him in any way I can, young girls please be careful, if it sounds to good to be true contact your nanny service immediately, do not let this man scam you!!!!!

Kayla said...

O my goodness he has sent me pictures of his family and everything what should we do?

Anonymous said...

today is the 27th of october. i had put a profile on sittercity "john mark" had contacted me about a week ago asking me to babysit his daughter maria. he was offering a rediculous amount of money and had asked me to go out and get his daughter a nintendo DS and 7 games. pretty sketchy. because this was so suspicious i googled him and thankfully found all this information. so apparently nothing has been done about this yet.

Anonymous said...

I did the same thing I fell for his scam and gave him little but some information and then I stumbled upon this, how can we get him to stop. I'm very freaked out and would like to know how to stop this.

Anonymous said...

He contacted me through sittercity with an new email address:
johnmark10@me.com

I almost fell for this. Thank you all for leaving all your comments and warnings.

Anonymous said...

WARNING this is what John Mark will write you!!

Hello, how are you doing today? Hope fine. I just want to use this channel to ask if you will be available to work for my family. My name is John Mark and my wife name is Jennie Mark, we are living and working as a foreign investor in Phnom Penh which is the capital city of Kingdom Of Cambodia, but we are from Belgium by origin, we will be relocating to United State on the 30th of November, w e need someone who will start working with our family on 30th of November 2008, because we’re going to be very busy that is why we need someone to be in charge of our child. The name of our child is Maria, 5 years and about 3 months old. We need someone during the week (Monday to Friday) and another person on weekend (Saturday and Sunday), We will need someone as well for (Wednesday from to Friday evening, 4pm to 7pm) you will be resuming work by 8am and close by 3:30pm from Monday to Friday. On weekend, Saturday you will resume work by 8am to 3:30pm, but on Sunday you will resume by 11am to 3:30pm, because we will be going to church together with her. The third offer is from 4pm to 7pm. Our offer for Monday to Friday is $600.00 and for weekend is $300.00, and the Wednesday to Friday evening is $300.00 as well. Just choose the one that please you or let me know if you can do both, which will be seven days all together, and your money will be added together for you. A car can be provided for you, if needed. Our new house address is 7578 SOUTHAMPTON DR, NORTH ROYALTON OH  44133 that's where your service is needed at. I want you to contact me through my personal email, so i can always receive your message in time, because am always on it, GET BACK TO ME THROUGH MY EMAIL) jmk11146@hotmail.com. I will be waiting to hear from soon, you can also contact me through my phone..... 011-855-99320793. Contact me back with your
references to know you’re capable of taking care of our child. Thanks.
>> >>
Then he will proceed to this....
Thanks for the response.
We'll like to know more about you if you don't mind, I mean like the kind of people you?ve worked with in the past ?, What is the assurance that you will be able to resume to work on time? Has your appointment been terminated by any of your previous employer? If so give reason for this. Are you single? a single mother ?married ? For how will you be able to work for us? You could all also supply any additional information like your birth place, location where you grew up. etc Your response to these will play a major role in qualifying you for the job position. The job is going to last long, all depends on how long you will like to work for us. Your choice could be 3months, 6months, 1 year or more. Awaiting your prompt response John Mark

Then it gets better!!! READ THIS CRAP!!

How are you today? I hope fine! I am very happy for your response to the offer, so this message is just to let you know that you have been accepted for the job. Your work is to commence as soon as we arrive over there on the 30th of November 2008. l was the one that terminate my account after l have write you and some other four sitter. I will like to let you know the amount for each offer again, so everything can be well understood by you:
Monday to Friday (8:00am-3:30pm) is ==$600.00, Wednesday to Friday (4:00pm-7:00pm) is $300.00 Saturday to Sunday $300 (8:00am-3:30pm) Please Note: Since we will be going to church on Sunday with Maria you have an advantage of resuming working at 11.00am on Sunday. So if you choose the Monday to Friday option, you can also choose the both offer if you think you are fit for the both, but let me know the actual offer you choose. Once again the name of our daughter is Maria, 5 years and 3 months old. She likes watching cartoons very much and she loves playing video games. You are free to ask what ever question you like to know about my family, and am very sure that you will love working with my family, I will also scan my family pictures to you in my next email and explain much about my family and about Maria to you.
I want you to go and price (1 Nintendo DS Game, with 7 different Games Disc price at any, Best Buy, Circuit City, or any other game stores in your area) that you will bring along with you for my child when you are coming to resume your job, because she wants something new and the types that are available in Cambodia are made in Cambodia characters. That is reason I need you to assist me buy this for her, so make sure you get back to me with the price of the games, so I can arrange how the money will get over to you as soon as possible. You can call me on my phone number 011-855-99943280 anytime.
Thanks very much. John Mark.


Oh and lets not forget the FAKE FAMILY that he found off the internet!!! SICK PRYCHO!!
Attachments:
Maria.jpg (137.5 KB)
Maria and her mum..jpg (115.4 KB)
Me and my wife..jpg (91.3 KB)

THIS MAN NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!! EVERYONE NEEDS TO PULL TOGETHER AND CALL YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITES RIGHT AWAY, KEEP YOUR EMAILS FROM HIM, THERE IS ALSO AN AGENCY YOU CAN LOOK UP ONLINE THAT BUSTS COMPUTER SCAMS, SEARCH IT ON GOOGLE, THIS GUY CAN BE STOPPED, LETS STOP THIS PSYCHO!!

Anonymous said...

What a let down...I JUST found this out after telling ALL my friends I found this amazing God-sent job. What the heck am I supposed to do NOW?

Anonymous said...

Every email other people have posted from "john mark" are the EXACT word for word email that i have received from him. I received the emails from johnmark10@me.com He also found me on the Sitter City Website. He offered all of the same things (amazing pay, car, etc)He offered to send me a money order for $400 for a Nintendo DS and 7 games for his daughter Maria. I noticed on a posting from someone else, he said he would be coming to America on November 30,2008 (that person was from Ohio) Apparently he is doing this all over the country, I live in CO. I contacted the local authorities and because nothing had been stolen (ie my identity or money) there was nothing they could do. until he gets your money, there is nothing they can do about it. Luckily, I only gave him very little information, (what you would find in a phone book) BE CAREFUL!!! if you cash his money order, you will spend money you don't really have and your bank will charge you for the fake check and most importantly, he will have access to your account.

DO NOT FALL FOR THIS!!!

Anonymous said...

today is October 30th and I too Have been scamed my John Mark using email address of yang.mark9@gmail.com. He also contacted me through sitter city. I was to work for him in Wilmington DE. Same story as the others. How can we contact sitter city to stop this guy?

Anonymous said...

glad you guys have this because I would have feel for everything he said. I stop when he told me that he would send me a money order for 400.00 and that i would have paid vacation. Had anyone found out where he got the pictures from?

Anonymous said...

THIS A NOT A JOKE.

Thankfully, I found all this information here and on google about this scam before he could get into my bank account.

BE CAREFUL AND BE AWARE. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS

Anonymous said...

I actually spoke with this jerk! He sounded foreign...said he was from Cambodia. I gave him my name and phone number...I don't know what to do to protect my information! Any ideas? What numbers should I call? He said his cell number is 01185599943280...and he says he's in Phen Pnomh or something. Ugh. I'm so upset.

Anonymous said...

I recived the same e-mails, Job!,then ???, then accepeted!. The job was regarding taking care of little Maria, who will be home-schooling, I recived family pictures. What he insisted the most is about the pink nintendo DS + video games, to be buy for their arrival. He even told me about Maria's 12 noon nap & how social she is. Be VERY CARFUL

Anonymous said...

Please be aware! I recived the same e-mails subjects: job!, ???, Accepted! what he insist the most is to buy apink nintendo DS for Maria his daugther for their arrival. Maria takes noon time naps, is very social, is going to be home schooling, they will have a different person for cooking & cleaning. I can use one of his cars. I checked the house adrress he said they will be living in, & it had a sign "sold" I assumed MR & MRS MARK boughted. He sended me family pictures. They work a lot, they are foreing investors on the wine industry. They are originally from Belguin but they are comming on Nov 30 from Cambodia.

Anonymous said...

BE AWARE! I recived the e-mails subjects: job!,???,& accepted! He got my information from "sitter city" Family coming to residence in USA, from Combodia originally from Belguin, send me family pictures, info/ about Maria 5yr 3 moths old who will be home-schooling, very social. She loves libraries, museums, parks. She takes noon naps. She will love a pink nintendo,+ about 7games Dora..Diego..Hanna Montana.. etc. he asked me to go to local stores to check prices (he gave me store's names) , he will send me the money "THIS IS THE CATCH"" he will clean your bank account. BE CAREFUL!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I fell hook, line and sinker for this jerk's story. And he's now got $1000 of my money.

What course of action should I take? I'm planning on going to the police to file a report.

Anonymous said...

This jerk is still emailing me and I don't know what to do! Where is he from really?and how does he get to your bank account?

Anonymous said...

I just got an email the other day from John Mark through sitter city. He has my name, and phone number and some other info. After the third email to him I got fishy and googled him to find this. What should I do.

Anonymous said...

I guess I am one of the fools who fall for John Mark's post on sitter city. I am so glad I found these informations about him here now. I have to thank all of you. I would have lost a lot of money. I wonder if we could do anything about this guy. It seems he wrote the same informations to each of us. He told me about his daughter Maria, even send me pictures, asked me about buying her the nintendo games. When I asked him to buy the things together with his daughter he almost freaked out and asked me again to buy it. I feel so stupid. But thanks to this pages to tell me all about him.

Anonymous said...

Good work! You just helped another person from going down the scam artist rabbit hole!

Anonymous said...

I got this recently from Sittercity user:

____________________________
Hello, how are you doing today? Hope fine. I just want to use this channel to ask if you will be available to work for my family. My name is Jeremy Silver and my wife name is Jennie Silver, we are living and working as a foreign investor in Phnom Penh which is the capital city of Kingdom Of Cambodia, but we are from Belgium by origin, we will be relocating to United State on the 5th of December, w e need someone who will start working with our family on 5th of December 2008, because we’re going to be very busy that is why we need someone to be in charge of our child. The name of our child is Maria, 5 years and about 3 months old. We need someone during the week (Monday to Friday) and another person on weekend (Saturday and Sunday), We will need someone as well for (Wednesday from to Friday evening, 4pm to 7pm) you will be resuming work by 8am and close by 3:30pm from Monday to Friday. On weekend, Saturday you will resume work by 8am to 3:30pm, but o n Sunday you will resume by 11am to 3:30pm, because we will be going to church together with her. The third offer is from 4pm to 7pm. Our offer for Monday to Friday is $600.00 and for weekend is $300.00, and the Wednesday to Friday evening is $300.00 as well. Just choose the one that please you or let me know if you can do both, which will be seven days all together, and your money will be added together for you. A car can be provided for you, if needed. Our new house address is 2719 PAYNE ST, EVANSTON IL 60201 that's where your service is needed at. I want you to contact me through my personal email, so i can always receive your message in time, because am always on it, GET BACK TO ME THROUGH MY EMAIL) jmysilver@me.com. I will be waiting to hear from soon, you can also contact me through my phone.....011-85599320793. Contact me back with your references to know you’re capable of taking care of our child. Thanks.
____________________________

Anonymous said...

I recieved this one in April.

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Hello, how are you doing today? Hope fine. I just want to use this channel to ask if you will be available to work for my family. My name is Henry E. Michael and my wife name is Jenny Michael, we are living and working as a foreign investor in China, but we are from Belgium by origin, we will be relocating to United State on the 30thth of May, we need someone who will start working with our family on 30th of May 2008, because we’re going to be very busy that is why we need someone to be in charge of our child. The name of our child is Maria, 5 years and about 3 months old. We need someone during the week (Monday to Friday) and another person on weekend (Saturday and Sunday), We will need someone as well for (Wednesday from to Friday evening, 4pm to 7pm) you will be resuming work by 8am and close by 3:30pm from Monday to Friday. On weekend, Saturday you will resume work by 8am to 3:30pm, but on Sunday you will resume by 11am to 3:30pm, because we will be going to church toge ther with her. The third offer is from 4pm to 7pm. Our offer for Monday to Friday is $600.00 and for weekend is $300.00, and the Wednesday to Friday evening is $300.00 as well. Just choose the one that please you or let me know if you can do both, which will be seven days all together, and your money will be added together for you. A car can be provided for you, if needed. Our new house address is 1746 N WOOD ST, CHICAGO IL 60622 that's where your service is needed at. I want you to contact me through my personal email, so i can always receive your message in time, because am always on it, GET BACK TO ME THROUGH MY EMAIL) matex4110@hotmail.com. I will be waiting to hear from soon, you can also contact me through my phone.....011861086018755. Contact me back with your references to know you’re capable of taking care of our child. Thanks.

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Heather said...

I received a message on Sitter City. I thought to my self wow thats a lot of money for watching 1 kid, but I thought what the hell I'll reply. Once I replied he said he wanted to know a little about me. I gave him the gist thinking it was legit; And then BAM 10 minutes later he said I was accepted. Granted I am 19 years old with no kids, but I know there is no way someone is decided on picking a care giver for their child in 10 minutes, with out even meeting them. Plus I didn't even give him a whole lot of info about myself. So I was planning on doing a reverse phone for the number he gave me, but couldn't find a site that did an international one, so I googled the number and I found this. THANK GOD!

Anyway the email he used with me was the same as everyone else as posted. He obviously saves the same over and maybe adds a little to it to personalize it. He even gave me the address of their "new home"!!

He used this email address:

jmk11146@hotmail.com he then sent me another message saying that email was acting up and gave me johnmark10@me.com, he said, "Above was the message I sent to you before. Just make sure you contact me ASAP on my official email johnmark10@me.com, free email services like hotmail could be funny at times. Thanks"

His Sitter city username was mycutelilangel and now that I am looking back at those messages the second one he sent was under a different user name johndmark. Both user names have been terminated from the site now, but I am a little upset that Sitter city didn't send any kind of message warning users! I mean he could be doing this under a different user name and name, now that hes been exposed! Its ridiculous. I definitely will be sending sitter city a letter with my thoughts about how they handled this!

Anonymous said...

i wish i would have searched his sittercity name sooner... he did the same thing to me and it got as far as sending the money orders but instead of just cashing them i deposited them and they came back fraudulent.. but we really need to send this guy to jail. what a jerk

Anonymous said...

I just received a message from a JEREMY SILVER that is word for word the same as those sent out by John Mark! PLEASE EVERYONE BE AWARE... JEREMY SILVER, HIS WIFE JENNIE SILVER, AND THEIR DAUGHTER MARIA. The e-mail he is currently using is JMYSILVER@ME.COM!! He contacted me through sitter city, please be very careful!

Anonymous said...

This guy has also tried to con me...i didn't go as far as accepting the money order, however he has some information, enough to worry me...he used the email jsilver@me.com and said that his name was Jeremy Silver. However, the stories are the same, daughter Maria, reside in Cambodia, are originally from Belguim, needs purchase of Nintendo DS and games. etc.
Thank you all who posted this.
and Be careful.

Anonymous said...

i have been contacted by this guy last week with the name jeremy silver now. he said he will pay me 1200 $ for 7 days to take care of his daughter Maria. i was accepted and told me to buy the nintendo which i think is a stupid request in this "internet' era.
anyway i checked everythig on google and i found this blog
ty so much guy.. and i said i will make some money

Mira said...

I also got contacted by John Mark through SitterCity. I've been out of work for months now, I am utterly devastated...what am I going to do now. My entire family, friends, and my church knows I got the job... :'[

WHAT TO DO???

Julianne said...

I am so glad I found this site..a friend noof mine just contacted me tonight about him..he is now calling himself Jeremy Silver and using the email jsilver@me.com.

He is using the SAMR racket on her..promising her a job, with split shift pay during the week, that he works from abroad as a Belgian investor and he wants to send her a money order so she can buy video games for his daughter. I told her not to do it, it sounded off and that he should be able to buy the games online if he wanted them so badly. DON'T GET INVOLVED WITH JEREMY SILVER, he is another alias and a FRAUD.

LL said...

i received the same communication recently from a man by the name of Jeremy Silver with the email address jsilver@me.com. My communication initiated via sittercity.com and he claimed they were moving from Cambodia to the NYC area... same exact email--wanted me to by a pink Nintendo DS with 7 games for Maria, whom he sent me pictures of. SCAM. avoid!

Anonymous said...

https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

I have the same Maria pictures, and he is sending me a check in the mail. I am so embaressed! Everyone knows I have this job, this guy is sad.

Anonymous said...

He emailed me yesterday!!!!!

Greetings!

How are you today? I hope fine! I am very happy for your response to the offer, so this message is just to let you know that you have been accepted for the job. Your work is to commence as soon as we arrive over there on the 5th of December 2008.

I will like to let you know the amount for each offer again, so everything can be well understood by you:

Monday to Friday (8:00am-3:30pm) is ==$600.00,
Wednesday to Friday (4:00pm-7:00pm) is $300.00
Saturday to Sunday $300 (8:00am-3:30pm) Pls Note: Since we will be going to church on Sunday with Maria you have an advantage of resuming working at 11.00am on Sunday.

So if you choose the Monday to Friday option, you can also choose the both offer if you think you are fit for the both, but let me know the actual offer you choose.

Once again The name of our daughter is Maria, 5 years and 3 months old. She likes watching cartoons very much and she loves playing video games.

You are free to ask what ever question you like to know about my family, and am very sure that you will love working with my family, I will also scan my family pictures to you in my next email and explain much about my family and about Maria to you.

I want you to go and price (1 Nintendo DS Game, with 7 different Games Disc price at any, Best Buy, Circuit City , or any other game stores in your area) that you will bring along with you for my child when you are coming to resume your job, because she wants something new and the types that are available in Cambodia are made in Cambodia characters. That is reason I need you to assist me buy this for her, so make sure you get back to me with the price of the games, so I can arrange how the money will get over to you as soon as possible.

You can call me on my phone number 011-855-99320793 anytime.

Thanks very much.

Jeremy Silver

Anonymous said...

I have been e-mailing john mark for almost a month now. at first i was a little weary of such good pay and he didnt even want references from me and i was accepted for the job right away. but me being a poor college student, i thought the job would be awesome and didnt look too much into it because he sent pics of his family and seemed nice and real.
if i did not find this site today i would have been screwed out of 2000 dollars. i was at work about to leave to go to the bank then western union where i would be sending the remaining money to john marks associate "jeremy silver" and then i decided to google his name because i was bored and i wanted to see if i could find out exactly what business he worked for and what they did etc. then i see this and i literally started shaking because i was minutes away from falling for the whole scam and losing all my money. this site really just saved me from making the biggest mistake of my life. i guess you cant trust anyone anymore. its sad but true. thank you everyone who exposed this scam.
i dont know if i should go to the police because i doubt they can do anything about it but i did give him my address and phone number so i am a little worried. i also dont know if i should email him back saying i cant take the job anymore or tell him i know its a scam or just ignore him. anyone have any advice?

Anonymous said...

What a jerk!
sittercity sucks for letting these ppl stay... they should be blamed equally. Thanks to this blog ... really, thank you!


Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 08:11:35 -0800
From: jmysilver@me.com
To: (taken out)
Subject: ???

Hello,

Thanks for the response. I am so sorry for my late response; I have been so busy lately.

We'll like to know more about you if you don't mind, I mean like the kind of people you?ve worked with in the past?, What is the assurance that you will be able to resume to work on time? Has your appointment been terminated by any of your previous employer? If so give reason for this. Are you single? a single mother ? Married? For how will you be able to work for us? You could all also supply any additional information like your birth place, location where you grew up. Etc

Your response to these will play a major role in qualifying you for the job position.

The job is going to last long; all depends on how long you will like to work for us. Your choice could be 3months, 6months, 1 year or more.

Awaiting your prompt response

Jeremy Silver

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone! This just happened to me as well. I recived two seperate checks for 2,000 dollars and she said thait his associate made a mistake. I went to the bank this morning and my bank was very skeptical about it. Both checks came back fraudulent. BEWARE OF THIS LIAR!!!!! Lets try to not let this happen to anyone else.

Anonymous said...

he used this email to me partain.was.mark@gmail.com he sent me the checks and i went to the bank and was told they were fraud!! he is a piece of shit whose ass needs to be in jail! im sorry to anyone who lost any money. but we can all learn you CANNOT trust people online!

Anonymous said...

all the same emails for me too..

these are the last two that i got..


11/23/3008:

Hello,

I was contacted by my associate (Bobby A. Alfred) today that the payment for the Nintendo and Games has been mailed to your address from Brooklyn New York before he traveled out to London. The payment was mailed out to you yesterday afternoon by First Class through United State Postal Service, so the payment will get to you by early next week.

The Payment was made in form of Money Order, so make sure you get back to me as soon as you receive this message, so I can be sure that you are aware that the payment is on the way and you are on the lookout for it.

Another important thing is that you should let me know immediately you receive the payment before you take it to your bank so I can know you've received it.

We can't get there on November 30th, the earliest we got our flight to come over there for is 10th of December, am sorry for that but that is the date we got our ticket for. You will be compensated when we get over there, thanks for your patience.

John.

then i was only supposed to get a $400 money order just for the games & an extra $50 for myself. but i wound up getting sent two money orders, each for $980.00. so i emailed him back asking why he had sent 2 worth more than he said he would send..and he said..

11/27/2008:

Hi,

I just contacted my associate and he accepted the fact that he was the one that misunderstood me concerning the instruction I gave to him as regards the amount he was suppose to send to you for the Nintendo Ds & Game Discs. I am very sorry for this mistake.


Actually he was supposed to send you just the money for the Nintendo Ds & Game Discs and send the rest of the money to me here in Cambodia. This balance is required for the shipment of our furniture/fittings and all other interior components that we are transferring to our new house in United States. These properties are now at the point of shipment and my agent has been waiting for the money so he can have these shipped to United States without delay.

What I want you to do now is to take all the Money Orders to your Bank and cash them out, and just deduct money for the Games and another $50 for your running around and then let me know when the rest is in your hand so that I can provide you with the information that you will send the remaining amount to.

Thanking you in anticipation of your favorable assistance.

Thanks.



i fell for it, then when i went to the bank yesterday to cash the money orders, they said they couldnt give me cash, they could only deposit it into my account. but now obviously i know that those money orders are going to bounce.

thank god my brother thought it was really suspicious and looked around on the internet, cause stupid me didnt suspect a thing. he didnt find this exact site, but he read about all sorts of babysitter scams. after he told me, i looked around on the internet & found found this website. and thank god i did.

he doesn't know that i found out about his scams, so i really dont know what to do now. should i somewhat play along with it & attempt to trap him, tell him i know about his scams, or what??

i'm really ticked off and embarrased about the whole thing. and im kind of worried about how he has my name, address, phone number, email, and i just told him alot about me when he asked. i didnt give him my bank account info though, so he shouldnt be able to get into my account, right????

please respond ..

Anonymous said...

Ive been emailing back and forth with "Jeremy Silver" for a few weeks now. Expected a scam but gave the guy the benefit of the doubt. just received the 2 money orders for the "nintendo ds games" and when they gaem for well over the amount I said they cost I knew right away it was a scam. BEWARE! He wrote me back asking to send him the remaining money...yeah right, i'm not cashing those!

Any suggestions of what to do with them? Just throw them out or hand them over to the police?

Anonymous said...

omg i cant believe someone would do swomthing like this. He been sending me emails for the past month. I thought it was a good job since in a college student. Now he has my address. I recieved 2 checks today and thought it was to good to be true so i googled his name and came across this. Thanx god i didnt take the checks to the bank. What should I do now? go to the cops?

Anonymous said...

omg I fell for that bastard and give him my name,phone#,email and even my address I even send him a photo when he ask about myself. I came to my senses when a friend told me about nanny scams the job offer sounded so good. After emailing him back and forth for about a month I googled his name yesterday and found this site. Thank u so much for your comments and the founder of the site.... But what I suppose to do now he has my info and pic

Anonymous said...

i definitely fell for him too. he contacted me through sittercity.com used the email yang.mark9@gmail.com. do not give him anymore information. i am also a college students and got 2 checks made out for $1,000 each thought it was great but felt weird about him. He used a real adress and everything. I feel so stupid!! and my mom would not let me cash them...she thought it was too fishy. I am soo thankful I found out about this site.

Anonymous said...

WOW! So I've been emailing this man back and forth for about a month and I too gave my addy and phone number. I was just watching Oprah and she was discussing online scams so it just gave me the idea to google him. Am I glad I did! I knew it was all too good to be true. My only concern is what can he do with my addy and number? I understand that he has gotten into some people's bank accounts, but is that only because you tried cashing the checks?

almostscammedandpissed said...

I too have fallen victim to this scam. I fell for it hook, line, and sinker, to the point of taking the 2 money orders for $980 to a check cashing store where they confiscated them and told me they were counterfeit. Luckily, I decided not to deposit them in my bank account. I realized it was a scam before I got the letter informing me that his assistant made a mistake. I played along and asked him what address he wanted me to send the money to and he told me to send it Western Union to an address in Cambodia. The envelope was post marked from Brooklyn, so he must have an accomplice here in the US. I have talked to the Computer Crimes Department in NYC (646-610-5392)and have filed a report with the FBI @ www.ic3.gov. I strongly suggest that anyone who has been a victim to these jerks report it immediately, especially if you actually lost money. Get over feeling stupid about it, and band together to bring them down. That is the only way to stop them. As of now, I am still playing along with them, and hopefully with the help of local law enforcement and the FBI, we can stop this. Because the emails were based internationally, there is not much to be done, but we can definately take care of his associate here in NYC. I too told family and friends about this wonderful job and was making plans on how to spend the money. I spent one month at home not working and not looking for a job because I thought I had one. I completely understand how many of you feel.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who has the ORIGINAL money orders and Envelopes they cam in you need to contact your local U.S.postal inspector.

Make an appointment and bring those materials to them.

Do background checks on all prospective employers. Use the internet to google their e-mail addresses, check the IP address the e-mail comes from, and DO NOT accept any money up front.

99% of these scams originate in Nigeria. Beware of anyone from outside the U.S. The United Kingdom and Canada are often mentioned in these scams.

Also, Check the grammer. Most people in the world that need a nanny speak english better than we do. Their fgrammer and spelling will be as good, if not better, than most people you know.

Detective Shaker Heights Police

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

he today tried to bluff me...
his email was johnmarks002@hotmail.com

he was telling to me that I must send item to niggerian people....lol

Anonymous said...

I just got the same thing from care.com a sitter website. Though this time he used the name Alfred Atakorah and his e-mail is alfredatakorah@aol.com I went on aol and searched for that e-mail which was based in Virginia and the address he gave me to their "new home" was a house still for sale in Farmington, MI.

Anonymous said...

I received his scam as well but luckily didn't fall for it. He used Alfred Atakorah his email is alfredatakorah@aol.com. He is a lying freak. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM. I never gave him any information and somehow he found out what my last name is and what city I live in. He used the Farmington Hills MI house with me too. He will even send pictures of his family. What a freak. To be safe I have contacted my bank and credit card companies so they can flag my account before anything happens. I have also contacted the local police to report him. This man needs to be stopped.

Anonymous said...

This gy also goes by the name of Alfred Atakorah. I got a message from him on Care.com and looked him up on Google. Thankfully I found this website and found out many other people have been scammed by him under the name of John Mark. Please don't believe this guy!!!

This is the message I got from him:

How are you doing today? Hope fine. I just want to use this channel to ask if you will be available to work for my family. My name is Alfred Atakorah and my wife name is Jennie Atakorah, we are living and working as a foreign investor in Kuala Lumpur which is the capital city of Malaysia, but we are from Belgium by origin, we will be relocating to United State on the 15th of August 2009, we need someone who can start working with our family on 15th of August 2009, because we're going to get very busy when we arrive, that is why we need someone to be in charge of our child.

The name of our child is Maria, 5 years and about 3 months old. We need someone during the week (Monday to Friday) and another person on weekend (Saturday and Sunday), We will need someone as well for (Wednesday from to Friday evening, 4pm to 7pm) you will be resuming work by 8am and close by 3:30pm from Monday to Friday. On weekend, Saturday you will resume work by 8am to 3:30pm, but on Sunday you will resume by 11am to 3:30pm, because we will be going to church together with her. The third offer is from 4pm to 7pm. Our offer for Monday to Friday is $600.00 and for weekend is $300.00, and the Wednesday to Friday evening is $300.00 as well.

Just choose the one that please you or let me know if you can do both, which will be seven days all together in a week, and your money will be added together for you. A car can be provided for you, if needed. Our new house address is 4603 S ELIZABETH CT, CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE CO 80113 that's where your service is needed at.

I want you to contact me through my personal email, so I can always receive your message in time, because am always on it, GET BACK TO ME THROUGH MY EMAIL) alfredatakorah@me.com. I will be waiting to hear from soon, I will give you my mobile line as soon as I hear from. Contact me back with your references to know you're capable of taking care of our child.

Anonymous said...

Hi, same thing an Alfred Atakorah contacted me on care.com. I was so excited to see that someone finally wanted me to sit for their kid espcially for a long time and for so much. He wanted me to buy a Ds for Maria so he had someone send me a money order for a thousand dollars. When I told him that it was too much, he told me that his friend sent me too much to keep 400 for the ds and the games and send 600 back. When I told him that I was not going to send the money back he pretty much fliped out asking why am I hurting his family. I told him that I would get the Ds ans put the change in his hand when I met him. After that he was only concerned with the Ds, so I thought that was sweet and tried to cash the check. No one would cash it not even Walmart where the money order was suppose to come from. So now Im pissed off I was really hoping but very skeptical that this was a real job.

Anonymous said...

My 19 year old granddaughter would have been scammed if we hadn't seen this site. He used alfredatakorah.@me.com,saidhe was relocating to Denver,CO from Malaysia.

Beth said...

SAME story!!! Only I am in Denver, and was contacted through care.com! e said he would be coming the 15th with family! Nintendo game seemed fishy... but took me awhile to research, I was so hopeful about job! Thank you for this site, now all I have to do is figure out what to do about having already put in my notice!

Anonymous said...

um completely creepy. I just want to let everyone know that he is coming out with another name as Alfred Atakorah with the exact same messages just changed names. I though that it was real and i was very excited but something didnt sit right with me. And it started getting me thinking it was too good to be true, so i googled his name. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THIS IDIOT!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting all of this. I almost fell for this Alfred Atakorah guy. But when I googled his name this is what cam eup first. So thank you, you saved my identity and my bank account.

He contacted me with the same info on care.com.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS SUCH CRAP. I've received all of the same EXACT word for word emails from "Alfred Atakorah". I was skeptical of the whole thing all the time but I thought I'd give him the benefit of the doubt. I received the pictures as well. I received the money orders today and LUCKILY I decided to google his name after he told me to cash them out. YEAH RIGHT. I honestly cannot believe people can do this to other people. He found me on care.com too. I am so disgusted and mad right now I can't even think. DON'T LET HIM FOOL YOU. He's a scam artist and he needs to be STOPPED!!!!

Anonymous said...

Id thought Id let everyone that this sicko is on care.com now and is using the name of Alfred Atakorah with 2 email address under alfredatakorah@me.com atakorahalfred@aol.com everything he is saying is still the same hell pay you 900.00 to watch his daughter maria monday-friday and an extra 300.00 for evenings as well as 300.00 for the weekends he is now claming that he is moving to cherry hills colorado please be aware I fell for this big time feel so so so stupid

Anonymous said...

i almost fell for this too! he contacted me through sittercity.
i went as far as going to the local currency exchange and the guy at the counter said this is a scam, and would not let me wire this money. I totally believed everything "john" said because i sincerely wanted to nanny their daugher, Maria, in Chicago. he sent me pictures and used the email address: mantex4110@yahoo.com

he did have poor grammar and when i first became suspicious was when he called me and the way he spoke made it apparent he was NOT from Belgium like he mentioned. BE CAFEFUL!

Berndslove said...

I RECIEVED AN EMAIL FROM ALFRED ATAKORAH.

Hello,
How are you doing today? Hope fine. I just want to use this channel to ask if you will be available to work for my family. My name is Alfred Atakorah and my wife name is Jennie Atakorah, we are living and working as a foreign investor in Kuala Lumpur which is the capital city of Malaysia, but we are from Belgium by origin, we will be relocating to United State on the 15th of August 2009, we need someone who can start working with our family on 15th of August 2009, because we're going to get very busy when we arrive, that is why we need someone to be in charge of our child.
The name of our child is Maria, 5 years and about 3 months old. We need someone during the week (Monday to Friday) and another person on weekend (Saturday and Sunday), We will need someone as well for (Wednesday from to Friday evening, 4pm to 7pm) you will be resuming work by 8am and close by 3:30pm from Monday to Friday. On weekend, Saturday you will resume work by 8am to 3:30pm, but on Sunday you will resume by 11am to 3:30pm, because we will be going to church together with her. The third offer is from 4pm to 7pm. Our offer for Monday to Friday is $600.00 and for weekend is $300.00, and the Wednesday to Friday evening is $300.00 as well.
Just choose the one that please you or let me know if you can do both, which will be seven days all together in a week, and your money will be added together for you. A car can be provided for you, if needed. Our new house address is 4603 S ELIZABETH CT, CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE CO 80113 that's where your service is needed at.
I want you to contact me through my personal email, so I can always receive your message in time, because am always on it, GET BACK TO ME THROUGH MY EMAIL) alfredatakorah@me.com. I will be waiting to hear from soon, I will give you my mobile line as soon as I hear from. Contact me back with your references to know you're capable of taking care of our child.

HE'S BEEN EMAILING ME ALOT SINCE HE FIRST SENT ME THE EMAIL. I DIDN'T THINK IT WAS A SCAM AT FIRST BUT I STILL BEING CAUTIOUS.

Hello,
Thanks for the response. I am so sorry for my late response, I have been so busy lately.
We'll like to know more about you if you don't mind, I mean like the kind of people you've worked with in the past ?, What is the assurance that you will be able to resume to work on time? Has your appointment been terminated by any of your previous employer? If so give reason for this. Are you single? a single mother ? married ? For how will you be able to work for us ? You could all also supply any additional information like location where you grew up. etc
Your response to these will play a major role in qualifying you for the job position.
The job is going to last long, all depends on how long you will like to work for us. Your choice could be 3months, 6months, 1 year or more.
Awaiting your prompt response by email. You can call me on 01160129327824,just dial the number the way it is.

I'VE NOTICED THAT AS I READ THIS SITE EVERYTHING IS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING HE TOLD ME.

Berndslove said...

THE REST OF ALFREDS LIES TO ME

INSTEAD OF THE $400 MONEY ORDER I WAS SUPPOSED TO GET I GOT 3 MONEY ORDERS FOR $1,000 EACH. WHEN I EMAILED HIM TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON THIS IS WHAT HE SAID:

Hi,
I just contacted my associate and he accepted the fact that he was the one that misunderstood me concerning the instruction I gave to him as regards the amount he was supposed to send to you for the Nintendo Ds & Game Discs. I am very sorry for this mistake.
Actually he was supposed to send you just the money for the Nintendo Ds & Game Discs and send the rest of the money to our shipper here in Malaysia. This balance is required for the shipment of our furniture/fittings and all other interior components that we are transferring to our new house in United States. These properties are now at the point of shipment and our shipper have been waiting for the money so he can ship our properties to United States without delay.
What I want you to do now is to take all the Money Orders to your Bank and deposit the payment in your account to get cash out, and just deduct money for the Games and then let me know when the rest is in your hand so that I can provide you with the information that you will send the remaining amount to.

WHEN I SENT HIM ANOTHER EMAIL I TOLD HIM THAT I WAS NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THIS AT ALL. I ALREADY KNEW IT WAS A SCAM WHEN THE MONEY ORDERS ARRIVED. MY FIANCE AND I CALLED MONEY GRAM AND ASKED THEM TO SEE IF THEY WERE REAL. THEY COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING THAT HAD TO DO WITH THESE MONEY ORDERS. THEY SAID IT WAS A SCAM AND TO SEND THEM BACK. HE WAS NOT VERY HAPPY WHEN I SAID I WOULDN'T SEND HIM THE EXTRA MONEY BACK.

Yea, i understand, but you should know it wasn't my fault, my associate was the one that made this stupid mistake, but i think that has happened we dont have a choice, and no one is above mistake, so please i'm sorry just bear it with me .

I LEFT OUT THE PART ABOUT CALLING MONEY GRAM SO HE HAS NO IDEA I KNOW THE TRUTH. HE ACTUALLY JUST SENT ME A NEW EMAIL. THIS GUY IS GOOD. HE MAKES IT SOUND ALMOST BELIEVEABLE.

Hello,
Thanks for your prompt reply, yea i understand how you feel, but the balance is required for the shipment of our furniture/fittings and all other interior components that we are transferring to our new house in United States. These properties are now at the point of shipment and our shipper have been waiting for the money so he can ship our properties to United States without delay.
Second i want you to get the games for maria before we arrive because it will be like a welcome gift for Maria when you bring it on the day we are meeting for the first time.
So please consider all these and cash the payment for me okay, don't worry i promise you are not going to regrect you are working for my family okay.
Thanks,
Alfred.

I JUST SENT HIM AND EMAIL SAYING THAT I KNEW THE MONEY ORDERS WERE FAKE. PLEASE BE CAREFUL OUT THERE AND I AGREE WE ALL SHOULD GET THIS GUY AND ALL THE OTHERS OUT THERE.

Berndslove said...

MORE FROM ALFRED...

Greetings!
How are you today? I hope fine! I am very happy to receive your response for the offer, so this message is to let you know that you have been accepted for the job. Your work commence as soon as we arrive over there on the 15th of August 2009.
I will like to let you know the amount for each offer again, so everything can be well understood by you:
Monday to Friday (8:00am-3:30pm) is ==$600.00,
Wednesday to Friday (4:00pm-7:00pm) is $300.00
Saturday to Sunday $300 (8:00am-3:30pm) Please Note: Since we will be going to church on Sunday with Maria you have an advantage of resuming working at 11.00am on Sunday.
So if you choose the Monday to Friday option, you can also choose the both offer if you think you are fit for the both, but let me know the actual offer you choose.
Once again The name of our daughter is Maria, 5 years and 3 months old. She likes watching cartoons very much and she loves playing video games.
You are free to ask what ever question you like to know about my family, and am very sure that you will love working with my family, I will also scan my family pictures to you in my next email and explain much about my family and about Maria to you.
I want you to go and price (1 Nintendo DS Game, with 7 different Games Disc price at any, Best Buy, Circuit City, or any other game stores in your area) that you will bring along with you for my child when you are coming to resume your job, because she wants something new and the types that are available in Malaysia are made in Malaysia characters. That is reason of needing you to assist me buy this for her, so make sure you get back to me with the price of the games, so I can arrange how the money will get over to you as soon as possible.

HE MADE EVERYTHING SOUND SO GOOD. IT REALLY WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

Hello Again,
The Price of the Game and the games are very nice, I really appreciate that. Your full name and address with your phone number will be required, so I can instruct my associates in the States to send Money Order in the value of $400.00 to you for the 1 Nintendo DS system and 7 game discs and to pay the taxes, there should be change left for your Transport Fare, so you can be able to buy the games on time. If you didn't see some of the disc games list, just buy a game similar to make it 7.
There will be pay for vacation and holiday. Also there will not be any taxes deduction on your weekly pay at all.

THE "ASSOCIATE" HE USES SUPPOSEDLY IS SENDING ME THE MONEY.

Hello,
How are you doing? Hope fine. I was contacted by my associate (Gary Brown) today that the payment for the Games has been mailed to your address from Brooklyn, New York before he left to London. The payment was mailed to you today afternoon by First Class Mail through USPS, so the payment will get to you in 3 to 5 working days.
The Payment was made in form of Money Order, so make sure you get back to me as soon as you receive this message, so I can be sure that you are aware that the payment is on the way and you are watching out for it.
Another important thing is, you should let me know immediately you receive the payment before you take it to your bank so I can know you’ve received it.
We can't arrive on the 15th of this month again because there is no sit until 29th of this month August, so our arrival date is now 29th of this month August, I'm so sorry to inform you that, but their won't be any changing of date anymore now that we have our ticket ready and confirmed.

Anonymous said...

My step-daughter was contacted by this person on care.com as well. We reported him and he has been removed. We took the money orders she received to our local police department. Anyone who hears from this person should report him so he can be stopped.

Anonymous said...

The same guy has been e-mailing me, but he goes by Alfred Atakorah. Here is the message he left me...

Hello,

How are you doing today? Hope fine. I just want to use this channel to ask if you will be available to work for my family. My name is Alfred Atakorah and my wife name is Jennie Atakorah, we are living and working as a foreign investor in Kuala Lumpur which is the capital city of Malaysia, but we are from Belgium by origin, we will be relocating to United State on the 15th of August 2009, we need someone who can start working with our family on 15th of August 2009, because we're going to get very busy when we arrive, that is why we need someone to be in charge of our child.

The name of our child is Maria, 5 years and about 3 months old. We need someone during the week (Monday to Friday) and another person on weekend (Saturday and Sunday), We will need someone as well for (Wednesday from to Friday evening, 4pm to 7pm) you will be resuming work by 8am and close by 3:30pm from Monday to Friday. On weekend, Saturday you will resume work by 8am to 3:30pm, but on Sunday you will resume by 11am to 3:30pm, because we will be going to church together with her. The third offer is from 4pm to 7pm. Our offer for Monday to Friday is $600.00 and for weekend is $300.00, and the Wednesday to Friday evening is $300.00 as well.

Just choose the one that please you or let me know if you can do both, which will be seven days all together in a week, and your money will be added together for you. A car can be provided for you, if needed. Our new house address is 4603 S ELIZABETH CT, CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE CO 80113 that's where your service is needed at.

I want you to contact me through my personal email, so I can always receive your message in time, because am always on it, GET BACK TO ME THROUGH MY EMAIL) alfredatakorah@me.com. I will be waiting to hear from soon, I will give you my mobile line as soon as I hear from. Contact me back with your references to know you're capable of taking care of our child.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The same thing happened to me, only because his e-mails were so sketchy I googled him before he could send me any money orders. Although, Im worried because he knows my cell number. I feel like such an idiot to have given it to him. Do you think that I should change my number? Is it dangerous that he may know it?
A weird thing that tipped me off about it was that all of the dates he was giving me were like three months ago. He said that he would arrive in the country may 5, 2009, and its August, 22 2009. So that gave him away more then ever...

Anonymous said...

LOOK OUT!!! he is using the name Alfred Atakorah still. I just fell for his scheme. I literally just got back from the police department because i was worried and thought i'd google the name just in case. I've been in contact through email with him for almost two months!!!!!! He even called me!!!!!!!!!! He used the email alfredatakorah@me.com He sent me a cashiers check for almost 3000.00 dollars by accident. he was supposed to be sending me money to buy a nintendo DS and 7-8 games for his daughter Maria!!!!! he said the extra was an accident and i transfered it back to him via western union!!!!!!!!!! he then sent me three money orders each for 1000.00 and they were fake! thats when i got worried!!!! he's using care.com to contact people!!!! I'm a young mother. I have a 6 month old baby girl!!!! i'm now out 3000.00!!!!!!!! pls dont fall into this trap. it does alot of damage

Anonymous said...

i noticed something was wrong, because i was looking for a housecleaning job for my mother on craigslist. Thomas Garrison wrote to me and gave me a very convincing story. he was coming from london. and wanted his apt cleaned before he got here. he offered a part time job and spoke about his agent here in the US. he sent me a check to cash but mentioned his agent sent the wrong amount and if we could return the different amount back to his ticket booking agent. When i looked up the address he gave me it turned out to be motel in IOWA. weird. i urged him to call me and he did. i asked him a lot of questions and almost believed him. once again he said his name is Thomas Garrison email tgarrison504@yahoo.com
what should i do with the check he sent?

Anonymous said...

this man is claiming to be alfred atakorah and masson burns also, saying he's just giving back to the community or something... he has a new scam! see below for both!


Hello
how are you doing ? sorry for my late response, i was out of the city for an urgent issue
the arrival date have changed to December 15th and i want to know if you are still available for the job if yes kindly reply me to my new e-mail box which is af.atakorah@gmail.com because i have littler problem receiving messages in my AOL box so i want you to reply me to my new box af.atakorah@gmail.com
Regards
Alfred



Dear Friend, I hope this mail doesn't come to you as
discomfiture as I also receive Unwanted mails from time to time, if it does
compassionately delete it and Accept my request for forgiveness. The reality
about it is that Numerous Individuals have failed to recognize the use for which
the Internet is set for us to benefit, and consequently some abuse the opportunity
that it is predestined to bring to all. Despite the fact that you may happen to have
been so busy now, I just Want you to read this mail and respond to me, some years back
in life when I gave my life to Christ, I began to have a big economic breakdowns in my
business and at the same time my wife divorced me, Apart is my first son who was also
sick and admitted in hospital as Matter Fact it was a serious trial for me by. When things
appear not to Improve I went to my pastor for prayers and counseling and he prayed and
asked me to make a vow to the Lord which I would be obliged to fulfill When my storm is
over and I did right away, my vow was that I will buy a car for the church along with
the sum of $9,000 and to the Glory of God after few months my son who had brain tumor
was healed completely. 6 months after, my wife who left with a pregnancy of twins came
back home with my babies a boy and a girl. So on last Sunday of the year 2008 I went to
the church with the purpose! of paying my vows to the Lord but my greatest shock was
that my pastor called me at the rear and told me that the Lord spoke to him on that very
first day that I came for prayers that the vows which I made is not meant to received by
him or by his church members he said the Lord told him to tell me that i should package
this Vow as gift and give to 3 dissimilar people , he said once more that these 3 people
should be people that I have not been acquainted with from anywhere . So I copied 20 names
of people from the internet and I took them to my pastor to decide
the3 people for me, after he had prayed and he told me to contact all of you , though i
don't have all the $9,000 now, all i have at hand now is $3,000 but by God's grace before
the ending of the month of march i will have the rest of the money which is $6,000, am
using this time to tell you that you need to respond on time because am choosing the first
3 people to respond and that is why i am writing you this mail to let you know that the sum
$3,000 out $9,000 vowed is ready now and this money is too be shared between the 3 of you i
will let you know when the second person replies . Pls if you know that this money will be
useful for you, kindly reply me with Your full names as it will be on the cheque ,your full
home contact address reachable by post master that will bring the cheque, your city and state
with code, your cell and home phone should also be included and format to Note that you have
to be honest with the sharing of this money The money won't be sent to you at once it will be
sent in 2 periodic times and the issuers of the cheque are my business clients who owe me money
and they are ready to pay now the first payment will be $3,000 And the second will be $6,000 Pls
reply as Soon as possible For check, send the bellow information Full names............... Full
home contact Address.................... City.......................... State.....................
Zip code................... Phone/Cell number............. E-mail address.................................
Mason Burns

Anonymous said...

We have been e mailing for months. He wanted to send me the money orders and I said no. I didn't hear from hom for about four months until today. He is using these two e mails. Alfredatakorah@aol.com and af.atakorah.com. BEWARE

Anonymous said...

Update on the guy: he is now using the name Harry Becks... everything in the e-mail is the same.. just changed the names/address etc. Guy said he was moving into an address nearby which is on the market for $2.9 million - no way someone with such bad english buys such a nice house.

Anyways, what a creep.

Anonymous said...

Here's the latest:

From: John Mark

THE BOMBAY FURNITURE COMPANY OF CANADA INC.

Head Office
Bombay & Co. Inc.
98 Orfus Road
Toronto, ON, M6A 1L9.

We have a job opening for the position of Accounts receivable officer. We are offering this position to any interested applicants. Please carefully read through. THE BOMBAY FURNITURE COMPANY OF CANADA INC is a well established Manufacturing Firm, that delivers high quality precision furniture's products to some of the largest and best known companies in America and Rest of The world for a long time. You will find our high quality furniture's in the BEST products on the market today.

ABOUT US:
[omitted due to space limitations]

Job Description

Your primary task for now , as a Accounts receivable officer of the company is to Coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process. You are not involved in any sales, 1-3 hours once a day. Once orders are received and sorted we deliver the product to a customer. After this has been done the customer has to pay for the products but in most cases we make our clients prepay for orders or items they order for . About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay through Certified Checks or Bank Transfer drawn from the United State based on the amount involved.

We have decided to open this new contract -to-hire job position for solving this problem. you can earn between 3,500 - 4,000 U.S. Dollars in a month depending on your speed, accuracy And devotion to your job.

Your First Primary task (Collection of Payments):

1. Receive payment from our Customers or Clients.
2. Cash Payment at your Bank or any cashing facilities near you.
3. Deduct 10 % which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed
4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be directed to in the United State.

For example you've got 3000.00USD
You take your income: 300.00 USD
Send to us: 2700.00 USD

First month you will have 15-20 transactions on 3000.00-4000.00 USD
so you may calculate your income.
For example 10 transactions on 3500.00 USD gives you 3500.00 USD
Plus your basis monthly salary is 1000.00 USD
Total: 4500.00 USD per month

IS THIS LEGAL?

Yes it is. As a matter of fact, our legal department checked all legal provisions to ensure if there is any domestic or international law against businesses or deals in this manner and also money laundry acts, also it complies with USA Patriot Act Section 314(b) But this job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the worker who satisfies our requirements, a diligent worker, very consistent and will be an earnest assistant. We are glad to Offer this job position to you. If you feel that you are a serious and earnest worker and you want to work for THE BOMBAY FURNITURE COMPANY OF CANADA INC, Get back to us with the below information, so that we can add your mailing address to our Regional database and forward it to our customers for them to send payments.

below if interested:

1. Your Name:...................
2. Contact Address: (Not P.O. Box)..................
3. City/State:........................
4. Zip Code:.........................
5. Phone Number:.....................
6. Sex:..............................
7. Marital Status:...................
8. Age:................... MUST ABOVE 18
9. E-mail address:...................
10. Name of your Bank only:..............
A swift acknowledgment of the receipt of this email will be appreciated. Your response to this email is needed, so that We will be updating you as soon as the payment is being sent to you and you will be directed as to where to have the remaining 90% of the money sent to, after the deduction of your 10 % pay on any payments received and processed by you.

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Mr John Mark (Staffing and Recruiting Dept)

THE BOMBAY FURNITURE COMPANY OF CANADA INC.