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BobFL 07-22-2010 10:16 AM

RED ALERT - World Class Scammer is here!
 
People,

I received an email from a very serious scammer. He is all over Internet. Many countries and all kind of forums. Here is what I know so far:

The names he uses:

VITALISE NATHAN
RAY MORGAN
WISDOM AHMED

Emails:

engvitalisenath@gmail.com
wisah1986@gmail.com

Phone#: +447024020824

He is also:

NATION WIDE BANK
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
NATIONWIDE BANK PLC NATIONWIDE BANK PLC
23 CONWAY ROAD 23 CONWAY ROAD
COLWYN BAY LL29 7ABE COLWYN BAY LL29 7ABE
E-MAIL:bartostevepaydesk@gmail.com E-MAIL: bartostevepaydesk@gmail.com
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS SECTION INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS SECTION

This is really serious. Do not underestimate this guy and/or scheme.

NEVER SEND YOUR MONEY VIA WESTERN UNION!!!

Bob

BobFL 07-22-2010 10:20 AM

Typical email would look like this:

Hello SIR/MADAM

i saw your classified ads on the internet i have the items you so
requested for sale.Are you still very INTERESTED in the need to
purchase ?contact me SO WE CAN DO BUSINESS

RAY MORGAN
winnersales2@gmail.com
Manchester UK
+447024020824

Larrysümmers 07-22-2010 10:31 AM

I'll see if I still have the email but I got one too!!!

Liem 07-22-2010 10:35 AM

he almost got me today...I was on the page to send him $$$ via western union and figure i'd do a search for his email and this came up. Thanks OP you just saved me $110!!!

Larrysümmers 07-22-2010 10:53 AM

Hello!!!!

i have the item you are requesting to purchase

email me for details

regards
+447024020824
Ahmed W.
london

this was my first messege in the spam mail, i went there looking for an email i got awhile ago. ironic

Applesauceman 07-22-2010 01:01 PM

I received the same email (see below)

Hello!!!!

i have the item you are requesting to purchase

email me for details

regards
+447024020824
Ahmed W.
london

The email address (wisah1986@gmail.com) comes up as Wisdom Ahmed.

I immediately figured that this was a scammer or spammer.

Fearsome Forehand 07-22-2010 01:17 PM

Thanks for the heads up.

Pretty typical scam these days. He sends out a million emails via a spam program and 10+ doofi (plural of doofus) reply. It only takes a few idiots to make it worth the scammer's while.

I'm amazed how naive some people are.

Rockitdog 07-22-2010 01:19 PM

I am amzaed that people even look twice at these types of emails...

Liem 07-22-2010 01:38 PM

well I almost fell for it because he emailed me right after I posted a WTB item and he says he has the item for sale.

Larrysümmers 07-22-2010 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Liem (Post 4888450)
well I almost fell for it because he emailed me right after I posted a WTB item and he says he has the item for sale.

was it your spam mail or your regular inbox

Liem 07-22-2010 02:19 PM

Regular inbox he replied to my post on the wanted section of the forums.

rodrigoamaral 07-22-2010 03:04 PM

Bob, Thanks for the heads up!!

tennis005 07-22-2010 03:40 PM

I also got something similar a few days ago. It was 3 emails for my most recent classifieds stating. The item you want is available. Contact me.

BobFL 07-22-2010 04:31 PM

You are all very welcome!!!

Imho, this is not only about being naive. It is also about being inexperienced. This scammer responded promptly and he sounded very nice. God knows how many people logged in to their WU accounts :(

Kot_Bigemot 07-22-2010 04:58 PM

Thank you for the post Bob.
But once i hear Western Union, even if the deal super sweet, i walk away. Regardless of who offers it and what is being offered.
Also, the sweeter the deal, the more cautious i get. That is just a rule of thumb.
Where i come from, people have an old saying - "Free cheese is only in a mouse trap."

Fearsome Forehand 07-22-2010 08:53 PM

This got stickied??? :shock:

Hey, can we please get stickies for the ubiquitous Nigerian lottery email scams and confidence men trying to sell unsuspecting tourists the Brooklyn Bridge?

How about a sticky about the hazards of running with scissors? :)

Maybe 10 or 15 years ago when the internet was relatively new, I could see how someone could get duped by one of these scamming jerks. But, unless one has been living in a cave five miles beneath the earth's surface, I don't see how it is possible to get taken by one of these scams. One would have to be pretty dim. This wasn't even a good scam, the email is vague referring to items and the wording is strange as if English isn't the email composer's first language.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Liem (Post 4887872)
he almost got me today...I was on the page to send him $$$ via western union and figure i'd do a search for his email and this came up. Thanks OP you just saved me $110!!!

Please tell me you are kidding. You would actually wire money to someone you don't know? That is scary stuff. Are you allowed to cross the street all by yourself?

If this guy takes anyone here for a single dime, that user will have to start The Official Too Stupid to Live Club. :)

sruckauf 07-22-2010 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fearsome Forehand (Post 4889294)
This got stickied??? :shock:

Hey, can we please get stickies for the ubiquitous Nigerian lottery email scams and confidence men trying to sell unsuspecting tourists the Brooklyn Bridge?

FF, thanks for saying what I've been thinking all along. I've been reading this thing, thinking... sticky?!? Is it April Fool's Day?!?

Fearsome Forehand 07-22-2010 09:20 PM

For scammers, every day is April Fools Day.

Sorry, I was being a smart arse before as I am often want to do. And I apologize profusely if I have offended anyone.

I guess this thread was stickied because some people with want ads on TW were being contacted by this guy's software (if he uses software.) Why am I thinking he is probably a manual spammer? What he lacks in wit, he makes up for in ambition.

By the way, sruckauf, I have that unspecified item you have been requesting to purchase. Are you still seriously needing to purchase the unspecified item because if you are, I have the unspecified item in my possession and I am seriously desiring to do business with you. Wire me $300 immediately and I will send to you the unspecified item you are so seriously requesting to purchase.

Thank you,
Mr. Fearsome Forehand
Executive President for Sales of Unspecified Items That Are Seriously Requested
and Director of Want Ad Responses to Far Off Lands
United Bank of Kenya

Thepowerofchoice 07-22-2010 09:36 PM

I received the same email but under different name (see below)


THE PART YOU REQUIRE ARE AVAILABLE ,IF STILL INTERESTED IN
PURCHASING.GET BACK TO ME ASAP.


CLARK LAWRENCE
LONDON UK
+447024020824

Here is the email
lawrence clark" <clark.lawrence259@gmail.com

Great work OP. Thanks

Cooper_Tecnifibre4 07-22-2010 11:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thepowerofchoice (Post 4889373)
I received the same email but under different name (see below)


THE PART YOU REQUIRE ARE AVAILABLE ,IF STILL INTERESTED IN
PURCHASING.GET BACK TO ME ASAP.


CLARK LAWRENCE
LONDON UK
+447024020824

Here is the email
lawrence clark" <clark.lawrence259@gmail.com

Great work OP. Thanks

OMG I GOT CLARK LAWRENCE TOO!!!


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