How to Spot a Scam

Friday, February 27, 2009

James Russell & Cindy Terry Feel the Heat

Just yesterday we updated James Russell's email address and this morning we discovered that it has been changed yet again. In addition factitious New York City landlord Cindy Terry has started to use a new email address as well. All in all it has been a good week for putting pressure on these creeps.

Name: James Russell

Name: Cindy Terry Shields

Abigail Joy Blacano Captured

For those who are considering a life of crime via craigslist, please take note of Avigail Joy Blacano, a known scam artist who believed it was her right to rip people off. The United States Postal Inspection Service has confirmed her arrest and capture.

Violations: Bank Fraud,18 USC 1344; Aggravated Identity Theft,18 USC 1028A; Access-Device Fraud,18 USC 1029; Possession of Counterfeit Securities,18 USC 513; and Conspiracy,18 USC 371.
Case No.: 0586-1513272-IF(1)
NCIC No.: W974446717
FBI No.: 507053TB1
Warrant No.: CR08-00518-4, 5/01/2008, California
Aliases: Emma Quirino Cortez
DOB: 12/10/73, California

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fake Compaq Winning Certificate

I opened my email this morning and found this scam in my inbox. Essentially a fake Law Firm called Raymonds and Raymonds Law Firm is attempting to acquire bank account information and commit identity theft by claiming to be authorized agents from Compaq computer and electornics, who want to give potential victims a 3.5 million dollar payout.

Raymonds and Raymonds Law Firm.
L23w Calive Way, Thames Street,
Weybridge, Surrey. KT13 8NL.
United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 704 572 0211
+44 703 199 7517
Fax: +44 700 594 7527

Legal Attn,

Welcome to Raymonds and Raymonds Law Firm. We have received hard copy of your winning Certificate and a Payout Check in your name from the Compaq Electronics Award agent's office. We therefore wish to congratulate you on your prize Winnings of £950,000.00. We shall take appropriate steps to process both the Legalization and Notarization of your claims in the shortest possible time.

With these developments, we are to make arrangements for the Notarization of your form and also to seek legalization of the funds by registering your winnings with The United Kingdom Gaming Board/Commission since you are a non UK Citizen as required by statutes.

For us to confirm your identity and also for the security of your Compaq Electronics Award, Kindly re-confirm the following information below of you to us as stated by you in your claims processing form. This will enable us confirm that you are the same person referred to us by Compaq Electronics Award Office.

1. Your Exact Names:
2. Phone numbers:
3. Fax numbers:
4. Current residential address:
5. Sex:
6. Your Date of Birth:
7. Next of Kin:
8. Occupation:
9. Nationality:

The above should be provided exactly as filled by you in your claims processing form as we have a copy of it here with us for our verification.

The options to receive your winnings are:

1. CASH PICK UP: You can aslo come down in person to our office to pick up your winning package. Please be informed that if you choose to come down in person to the U.K , you are responsible for VISA APPLICATION, TRAVELING DOCUMENTS AND FLIGHT TICKET as Compaq Electronics & Company exempt its self from such expenses.

2. CASHIERS CHEQUE: This is in consonance with our policy in this regard, be advised that if your option is the cashiers cheque, your winning cheque and package will be delivered to you via our affiliate courier delivery agent to your destinated address.

3. BANK TO BANK TRANSFER: If you option for the Bank to Bank Transfer you will be require to contact our affiliate Bank for the smooth transfer of your winning fund to your destinated Bank account.

Arrest Warrant issued for Dr. Simon Tylers

Last year we featured a dirtbag by the name of Simon Tylers, a person so brazen that he assumed the title Dr. Simon Tylers in order to scam even more people. As a result this site applied as much pressure as possible in an attempt to thwart future victims. This tactic worked, as like clockwork another scam artist cracked under the pressure.

Simon Tylers slipped up so badly that the Sate of California has issued an arrest warrant and has requested that Interpol (International Police Agency) issue a warrant as well. The unfolding events further legitimizes our cause by empowering people to stand for Justice. Thanks again to those who have worked so tirelessly to make this possible.

Alex Williams, James Russell, and Wesley Brown Update

We would like to thank the concerned people who provided the information for this update. Please note the following known scam artists Alex Williams, James Russell, and Wesley Brown; as well as their current email addresses.

Name: Alex Williams

Name: James Russell (Claimed to be Reverend in 2008 until we exposed him)

Name: Wesley Brown

Monday, February 23, 2009

Kelly Smart and Robert Leo are the same person

We have reason to believe that Kelly Smart and Robert Leo are in fact the same person. If you are/have been in contact with this person please know that they are worthless losers who want nothing more than to scam you out of money.

Name: Robert Leo, Kelly Smart

Avoid Joss Yates & Simon Tylers

Thank you to those who submitted the following information. Please be take notice and avoid Joss Yates and Dr. Simon Tylers.

Names: Joss Yates

Names: Dr Simon Tylers

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bob Draper & Donna Hicks Update

We are updating recently used email addresses from known scam artists.

Name: Bob Draper

Name: Donna Hicks

Jerry Brown, Katie Stevens, & Mike Wilson

Be wary of these three individuals:

Name: Jerry Brown

Name: Katie Stevens

Name: Mike Wilson

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Rachel Clark Update

For those who doubt the power of this "little blog of ours" as a scam artist once wrote, consider the following. Since being featured yesterday, Rachel Clark has changed her email address, her facticious apartment for rent, and the name of her representative. We say not bad for a days work! We know how popular this site has become, as evident in the amount of visits originating from Nigeria.

Name: Rachel Clark

Rep: Samuel Jenkins

On 2/10/09 Rachel wrote:
Subject: Apartment @ 199 State St Brooklyn for $950
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 10:16:45 +0000

Thanks for your response. My name is Rachel Clark and I wish to inform you that the apartment at 199 State St Brooklyn, NY 11201 (1,653 Sqft (approx.), Cross st: (Court Street) Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights) is still available and belongs to my husband and I. We apologize for the slight delay in responding to your enquiry. We just received some news from our representative ( Samuel Jenkins) who is presently in Chicago had a little accident so we are handling the leasing ourselves.

However, we are very busy people and we will not like to take much of your time, therefore I will go straight to breaking down the terms and conditions that apply to the apartment.

My husband and myself have our preferences in given out the apartment. This means we could be a bit choosy but we apologise in advance if it seems to be rather harsh. The apartment is furnished as you can see from the picture attached but most of the furnitures has been moved into the store room. The furnitures could be replaced if you like. We are looking out for a responsible person or couple,they will accept full responsibility for property damages during their stay. Pets are allowed and we may be given out the apartment at a very low and reasonable price but we are given it out for a minimum period of at least 3 months starting February/March or preferably a longer lease period to as much as 5 years lease. Since we cleared the apartment for renovation on August, we have not been in New York due to business. Myself, my husband and my children have relocated to England, so we will be given out the apartment for a long duration at $950 /month rate (All Utilities included). Our priority is taking a responsible, careful, understanding and reasonable tenant that will take good care of the property, since we will be away for most of the period.

The rental agreement will contain issues like;

rental payments
duration of lease
damage to premises
payment of utilities
right of inspection
deposit refunds
terminating the lease

We do not have time for games so we suggest that if you are not serious about the apartment, you try somewhere else. My time is very valuable and my husband is a very busy person but he will like to still speak with you over the telephone before any arrangement for you to inspect the apartment because we cannot just give attention to everyone that is interested in the apartment. My husband's full names are Christopher Clark, Telephone (+447024062089)011447024062089 or (+447035962694)011447035962694. Call only if you are serious about taken the apartment and let us know how long you will like to have the apartment to help us make our decision. If satisfied, we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys of the house to you to inspect. In your response, tell us a little more about yourself like your names, current address, your present occupation, marital status, if you like pets and why you want to take the apartment?

As soon as we hear from you, we will contact you with more details.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Christopher & Rachel Clark Apartment Scam

Using Craigslist can be a great way to find a new apartment. However it can also be a place where people pose as landlords in an attempt to lie, cheat, and steal. Case in point Christopher and Rachel Clark. These factitious landlords claim to live in England while their New York apartment sits uninhabited. Out of left field their "representative" Simon Peterson was suddenly (insert non-believable story here-this time he was) taken ill and is presently in Chicago.

For a very small deposit, the perspective renter simply wires money to Christopher or Rachel, or maybe even another third party, with the promise of receiving keys to the apartment in order to look around and make a decision. By now a giant red flag should have gone up. There never is an apartment to rent, these con artists simply want their victims to wire them a deposit.

Names: Christopher & Rachel Clark
Tel: +447024062089

Apartment: 379 1st. Ave
New York, NY 10010

Monday, February 9, 2009

Chris Marcus, Donna Hicks, & Others

We are updating the email addresses of known scammers. Thanks again to those who submitted the following information.

Name: Chris Marcus

Name: Donna Hicks


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Leo Chung Update

Thank you for submitting Leo Chung's new email addresses.

Name: Leo Chung