Saturday, January 31, 2009

Scam update

Well, the emails about Ms. Katie Johson have slowed down, which leads me to believe that the whole operation is now using different names and emails. If you receive other scam emails that have different names but are still similar, keep sending them to me and I will keep posting the information here.
I just got this email from www.bookwormbaskets.com ...Thanks Tricia!

"""Hi Amanda,
I just found your blog while trying to verify this, apparently, scam-artist's information. I had a feeling right from the get go that something was not "kosher" with this order I was receiving from Australia. They even had the nerve to give me a "ship to" address that checked out to be the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group...hello, I wasn't born yesterday. So I proceeded to give a price quote and that's when they responded with the BS about their courier. My emails are almost verbatim to the others posted on your site. Only the contact person is using the name Andrew Partison. Thankfully I knew better and was very suspicious but this certainly wasted my time and made me a little more cynical and sad about the world. So sorry to those that got taken.
Peace,"""""

So the contact person has changed to Andrew Partison but the rest is still the same. Pass any information you have along to other crafters so that no one gets taken in by these jerks.
Crafters unite against scammers!
-AMANDA

224 comments:

  1. Hi Amanda,
    Thanks for your scam update, I just got this email from Marta Smith in Australia, same thing different name.
    Thanks, Mary


    Hi ,
    Thanks for your email,i really appreciate you getting back to me with the cost of my order plus shipping.
    I have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to getting my
    items to my address here in Australia, I will want you to contact my
    shipper which i uses every time i purchased order worldwide.via the below
    e-mail about my order (cargo.solutionltd@googlemail.com),with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID#
    QP34572955J. They will come pick my order up at your location. I will need
    you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package and
    I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items including the shipping cost via my shipper.

    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment .
    God Bless you (Amen).
    Kind Regards
    Mr and Mrs Smith

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  2. Hi there! I got an email from Marta Smith too! I knew something was up. Thank you for sharing your experience. Just curious, how does their scam work?

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  3. They are back again. The new aka is Claire Simpson email simillystores@yahoo.com and the Shipper is Philip Mckenzie Phillip Mckenzie acfreightllc@gmail.com;. It is sad to know there are people out there like this. I guess it is just one more way Satan trys to take advantage of the rightouse ones. How dear they use God in their emails. They will have to aswere one day for their transgressions. I hope that most people realize that when something looks to good to be true, it probably is. Never ship anything without an authorized payment. I think they are hoping one vendor is stupid, like them.

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  4. I got hit up a couple of weeks ago!! Didn't fall for it. It is Claire Simpson, email was word for word, same as the one from Mr and Mrs Smith. But the freight company was acfreightllc@gmail.com with same customer ID #.
    "She" is still waiting my quote back from her shipper which I never emailed. I started some searches on the net and could not find anything on what she was telling me. The name of the store, Simply Great Stores, the freight companies website, could not find anything. I knew something was fishy when I asked questions and she would not answer them. My husband googled the email address for the shipping company and thats how we found this site.
    I wish I could somehow go through the process and out wit them!!!!

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  5. Thank you also for this post. Claire also contacted me this week, I googled the shipping address (acfreightllc@gmail.com) and it directed me here.

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  6. Claire Simpson has contacted my store and my website looking to order...and use HER shipper......told her the jig WAS UP

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  7. Hi! I got a letter from Claire Simpson (simillystores@yahoo.com)from the Netherlands to order 300 of my handmade bath & body products. At first I thought this was too good to be true. In her letters she was willing to pay throught paypal and have the items shipped in the mail. Then I decided to do some research and was brought here. Is she a scammer? She mentioned no freight company.

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    1. PS- She even included an address where to ship it to for a shipping quote. And also looked throught my shop and made a list of my items. What is the scam here? Will she revoke the paypal payment?

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    2. Heidi, here's how I understand the scam works... the "customer" gives you their preferred shipper's name and asks you to charge the order AND the shipping fee to their credit card and you pay the shipper out of those funds. So, you pay the shipper in "cash" (most likely thru a bank wire transfer) and then they all disappear. Later, you discover that the credit card was stolen, the bank refuses to pay the credit card charge or if you have already run the card, they will take the money back, potentially leaving you and your company holding the bag for not only the large product order, but for the money paid to the shipper (which was their goal in the first place). A way to shut them down or determine if they're legit or not, is to clearly state that you will only use acceptable shippers such as FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, etc. You will find that they will suddenly decide the don't want the order or may just stop contacting you altogether. After all, if they have the funds to pay you/us directly for any shipping costs, then they have the funds to pay their OWN preferred shipping company. -Michael

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  8. Our company was also recently contacted by a Claire Simpson with Simply Great Stores Ltd. and email address of simillystores2@yahoo.com (looks like she's now added a "2" to the email address). Just as the post above, she wanted to use her shipper (acfreightllc@gamil.com) and gave her us her Customer ID # of QP34572955J, which is funny because it closely matches the ID # (QP34572906J) of another "customer" who wanted us to use their freight company. This other customer is Mr. and Mrs. George (or Lucy George) from Austria. Their "soon-to-be store" will be called Lucy & Lund Merchandise Store with an address in Wien, Austria. They're using the email addresses of lucy-george1@hotmail.com and lucy-georgestore@hotmail.com. Their freight forwarder is mty.cargoservice@gmail.com. Please be careful! -Michael

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    1. I found a match to the first email on Spokeo.com. His name is Olatunji Badmus and there is a photo of him with 4 online profiles. He has a facebook page and so does she (Lucy George)she is also matched to a site called Buzznet with lots of photos of them
      https://www.facebook.com/olatunji.badmus.5
      https://www.facebook.com/lucy.george1

      his facebook says that it's an exact match but hers says possible match

      Also the IP addresses found a link to a pandora site with latino music. That may be a connection

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    2. I was referring to the supposed customers email addresses lucy and george

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  9. In addition to my post above, be on the lookout for a Bruce Moore (brumoore50@gamil.com) his "company" Hans Company Ltd, and his freight company Global Air Freight Ltd (globalairfreight@aol.com and operation.gaf@live.com). The freight company seems to be using several employee names (Gary William, Mary Finn, and John Liam). Can't seem to find any info useful info on the freight company. When I Google Map the location it comes up as an empty lot in some trailer park in FL. And none of the phone numbers Bruce provided worked. We called our Merchant Service provider who put us in touch with the credit card company Bruce had used. While the card number and address matched, the cardholder's name and phone number did not match! -Michael

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    1. I have recieved dodgy emails from this company too.

      Bruce moore is phoney.
      http://www.hanscompanylimited.com/ dodgy copied word for word from http://onepointinc.com/index.htm

      I did a whois search on this domain and got the following address.
      96 Mowat Ave
      Toronto, ON M6K 3M1
      CA

      If you google this address u see an abundance of spam and fraud watch remarks.

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  10. ,
    Thanks for your email,i really appreciate you getting back to me with the cost of my order plus shipping.
    I have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to getting my items to my address here in Australia, I will want you to contact my shipper which i uses every time i purchased order worldwide via the below E-mail about my order [ACFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM}
    with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID# QP34572955J. They will come pick my order up at your location I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items including the shipping cost via my shipper.
    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
    God Bless you (Amen),
    Kind Regards,
    Ellyse

    r
    To: "Ellyse Morgan"
    Date: Monday, February 27, 2012, 12:02 PM

    Hello Elyse,

    Here is the cost of the candles you would like to order - $619.00 USDollars. We will accept only wire transfer funds. You arrange and pay for shipping. One of our customers to Japan uses their TNT shipping account.

    When you are ready to transfer funds, let me know. When we receive the funds, we will proceed with your order.

    Sincerely,
    Beeswax Candle Works, Inc

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  11. Hello,

    I am grateful to this website as it is the only official way I was able to determine that this was a scam! Like others, I felt it in my bones that something just wasn't right about this request, but had no solid proof (until finding this site that is). Here is the e-mail that I received:
    ---------------------------------

    Hello,
    How're you?I want to purchase an order from your company to our company in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship international and also your form of payment?

    Await your reply back asap.
    Thank you and God bless you.

    Yours

    Claire Simpson

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    What really got me was her e-mail address- its an yahoo.com address & although not true for all, I figured if she has the funds to purchase $2000+ of my product (not including shipping) then she should also have a legit & professional business e-mail address.

    Secondly, the titles of the e-mails were a bit 'pushy' & unprofessional (i.e: Read & Respond ASAP & Details NOW!!). I know that business folk can be pushy, but this was a little fishy to me.

    Long story short, I'm happy that I listened to my gut & that I found this site!!!

    Keep your eyes open ppl.

    ~Aja

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  12. I just had the same Claire Simpson try to place an order with me over email and not through the proper channels of verification. DO NOT SELL TO THIS PERSON!!!

    simillystores@yahoo.com

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  13. I just received an order from simillystores@yahoo.com Claire Simpson for our bath and body products. She said this order was for her new store. When I saw the quantities, I knew something was wrong.

    I did receive the "God Bless" at the end of the email. The bible says they come in sheep's clothing, but they are raging wolves.

    Thanks so much for posting this.

    God Bless!
    Christy, owner of Taylor Made Organics

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  14. Hi all
    I also have received an order from Clair Simpson in the Netherlands, verbatim of those listed above (must not know how internet searches work) I have been playing along hoping to get some info i can use to track him down and prosecute, or at least help someone find their stolen credit card

    On a lighter note, i noticed a similar type of business he has been targeting. So Check out our web site, I have been looking a as many of yours as I can find
    www.betterwayimports.com we do have some cool stuff :o)

    Thanks
    Bill

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  15. Thank you!
    I have seen similar scams in the past.
    I have very glad to know I am not alone!
    It is a real shame folks do this sort of thing!
    Namaste'
    Scot

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  16. Me too. thanks for your post. Claire or whoever wasted my time in the name of the Lord. I pray the LORD takes vengence on who ever is behind this.

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  17. I was contacted on March 26th while I was on vacation. I am currently still in contact with Claire Simpson. She is using the email simillystores2@yahoo.com and the shipper email ACFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM. She has asked to order over $2000 worth of merchandise from me. Something seemed strange when her husband Elijah's credit card didn't have the same billing address as her's not to mention all of the other strange things with this situation.

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  18. Hi, We almost fell for the same scam. We sell Hawaiian shirts and dresses from our website at: www.rainbowhawaii.com

    We were contacted on March 29, 2012. A large order was placed for our Hawaiian shirts, stainless steel jewelry, Hawaiian dresses and more to ship to Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands.

    The contact name was Claire Simpson, email: simillystores2@yahoo.com, shipping company acfreightllc@gmail.com. Email message was the same as many other received: Hi,
    Thanks for your email,i really appreciate you getting back to me with the cost of my order plus shipping.
    I have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to getting my items to my address here in The Netherlands, I will want you to contact my shipper which i uses every time i purchased order worldwide via the below e-mail address about my order [ACFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM)with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID# QP34572955J. They will come pick my order up at your location.I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items with the details from my shipper.

    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
    God Bless you (Amen),
    Kind Regards,
    Claire

    The hint that something was not right was their use of free emails like gmail. What company uses free email? This scam wasted our time in putting the order and invoice together.

    After I going more research on Google I found your website blog and see the same email and see this was all a scam.

    Thankyou for putting this website blog up. It helped us and I see many other vendors.

    Aloha from Hawaii;

    Ernie
    www.rainbowhawaii.com
    www.hawaiianclothing.com

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  19. Hello All. Thank you all for this post! I just recieved my first email from Clair. Here is is:

    On April 24, 2012 at 3:54 AM Claire Simpson wrote:

    > Claire Simpson
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > How're you today?I want to purchase an order from your company to our store
    > in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship to us? and also your form
    > of payment?. Await your reply back asap today.
    >
    > Thank you and God bless you.
    >
    > Yours
    >
    > Claire Simpson

    .............

    I have a very small business and I am glad I googled her name. Thanks again!

    www.apparitionincenseburners.com
    Andrew

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  20. I just received this too! And "Claire" is very aggressive naming her subject lines as "Respond Immediately - Product Needed ASAP" and as I've questioned "Claire" "she" is becoming increasingly short with me. All that nice "God Bless" stuff has gone right out the window as I began peeling apart her story.

    Thank you for this blog post and best regards to all for fair and safe business!

    For reference, this is the address "Claire" gave me for shipping:

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    It looks like a hotel.

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  21. I don't ship overseas but decided to do a search on the request anyway. Glad I did. See the email I received below:

    "Hello,

    How're you today?I want to purchase an order from your company to our store in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship to us? and also your form of payment?. Await your reply back asap today.

    Thank you and God bless you.

    Yours

    Claire Simpson"

    Business owner be aware! Thanks for providing this website!!!!

    Much Love & Peace

    Carla

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  22. LISTEN TO ALL YOURSELF, IT TAKES A THIEF TO CATCH A THIEF. YOU ALL, THE BUYER, THE SELLER AND THE SHIPPER

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  23. Been getting the same emails from Clair


    "Hello,

    How're you today?I want to purchase an order from your company to our store in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship to us? and also your form of payment?. Await your reply back asap today.

    Thank you and God bless you.

    Yours

    Claire Simpson"

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  24. I have received emails the past week from Claire Simpson wanting to purchase a large amount of Herb infused oils, salves and herbal bath blends from my small company, Prairie Dawn Herbs. The subject line always includes ASAP. The address I was provided to do a shipping calculation is Van Eeghenstraat 60, Amsterdam 1071 GK, Netherlands. I have already wasted my time researching what can legally be exported to the Netherlands.I'm a small business and don't carry the amount she was asking for in stock.I'm sooo glad I decided to do a search on "her" name before I proceeded any farther!Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this blog!!! It has saved me so much time and money lost making custom herbal products for this person!!!
    Namaste!

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  25. PRIESTS,NUNS, & THIEVES
    Ok all! Drumroll please! Currently am in contact with this "Claire"..I received an email a week and a half back, only to find it days later in the scam email box? Anywhoo, I wrote "her" back two days ago, excited..I will say, even though it sounded legit in moment...the ONE THING POPPED OUT at my eyes, in the hurry of it all. "GOD BLESS YOU" Who the hell writes that way? I will tell you, priests, nuns, and THIEVES, that' who!
    Here is another kicker: I came up with a way using a COUPON just for "her" to get approx. 50%... SHE never mentioned a wholesaler's price! Who doesn't ask for a wholesalers price? From small businees to big business, if it is a store wanting to seel YOUR products, they will indeed ask for a wholesalers price...AND BEFORE they are ready to hand you their card! There was also: too much fluff about "lovely products" and "for my numerous customers"...MY STORY is a bit different with this as well: The only main product with pics and pay buttons are the balms.."she" was willing to order the other 4 products without a picture or pay button yet. Who does this? A priest, nun, or thief , that's who! Either they are trusting, or thieving! Period! PS, for the person whom wrote about a ligit business NEVER suing free email like gmail: YOU are wrong, I am totally ligit and rising, and I use anything free that works, plus I love gmail, with the calendar that you can share between gmail accounts, 'tis fab! Peace, Products, and Posterity to all, Laney with Butterflies & Bees (do not use your actual link here for a trace boost for more customers, for they will hit this and think YOU are the scammer!)

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    1. also, "she" is using hopefulclairstore@yahoo.com and the name Claire Simpson NOTICE the "E" missing in the word "Claire" in the email address????

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  26. Wow, I am SO happy I came across this posting! I own a small stationery/paper goods company and randomly received an email from a "Kathy Thompson" in The Netherlands:

    Name: Kathy Thompson
    Email: kalylystores@yahoo.com
    Question: Hello,
    How are you today?I want to place an order to our company in THE NETHERLANDS.I want to know if you can ship internationally and accept credit card as a form of payment?
    Your reply will be highly appreciated back today
    Thanks
    God bless you
    Kathy

    I thought it seemed a little odd, but figured I would send a formal response. I asked for details about her company, stated my terms for international shipping, etc. I just received a reply, subject line: "MY ORDER/READ AND REPLY BACK ASAP TODAY" - that in and of itself seemed odd - with a list of my products she wanted to buy, 200 of each card (making this a very large order for me - nearly $10k. She also wrote: "Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers."
    She provides no details about her shop, as I requested, and provides the following address:

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    I had a weird feeling and quickly googled the address and came across this site (the first in the search results!). I am so happy that I did.
    Did any of you respond to these people? What did you say?

    Thanks, Brannon

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  27. Brannon - I just received the exact email as you. She wrote back to respond TODAY, just like yours. Seemed odd. I'm so glad I googled the address. It seemed fishy. I'm not going to respond to "her" emails anymore. They are going in the trash. Thanks for posting her address so I could find this!

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  28. That's crazy! I'm so happy I was able to find this post, too.

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  29. Kathy Thompsan, (alias of course) ordered a bunch of things from our online store, completelycountrydecor.com. She requested a total with shipping for her to pay by credit card. My reply after reading this very enlightening blog was: "Hi Claire, if you wish to order from us, we will except a bank transfer of funds for the amount of one kazillion dollars with a bazillion dollars to cover shipping." lol

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  30. A Kathy Thompson just contacted our store to place an international order of roughly $2000 to be sent to the Netherlands. Scam. We sent her back a nice response full of choice words.

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  31. A Kathy Thompson placed an order on my site yesterday for items just under $2000. I told her off when she 'accidentally' changed her shipping address from Netherlands to Belgium. I didn't buy the 'God bless you' messages. They sounded so insincere. I think he/she is the dumbest scammer I've ever known. A good scammer ensures that he/she never sounds fake......and never changes the address. Lol. That's what led me here.
    Thanks Amanda for this blog.

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  32. After I replied back to "Kathy" last week that I knew what was up and I had reported her email to the FBI's Internet Complaint Center...lo and behold, I get a NEW email from "her" today wanting to place an order! What a dummy. Went straight to my spam folder.

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  33. Email being used by this person now is kalylystores@yahoo.com... Name, Kathy Thompson. Address...Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK Netherlands. Yes sounded like scam to me as well... I was concerned when she was trying to purchase thousands of dollars worth of merchandise...

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    1. I just got an inquiry (then an order) from Kathy Thompson with the same physical address, different email (kathy.kaly@yahoo.com) - for about $1000 of skin care products - no pre-order or sample order first, which I always think is strange. Oddly, I've had a lot of inquiries from the Netherlands recently - all of them legitimate, except this one. Strange.

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  34. I just got a similar e-mail with an order for lots of heavy stuff to ship to the Netherlands - absolutely made no sense and the "God Bless You" definitely tipped me off that this could be wacky. Thanks all for posting on this site.
    The e-mail was from Kathy Thompson and

    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Wouldn't it be nice if people used their brains for good in the world?

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  35. I also received an email from "Kathy".

    This message is from Kathy .
    Hello, I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship to us and accept credit card a s a form of payment. Reply back asap Thanks Kathy
    I replied to her asking what she was interested in so I could get her a price for the shipping and this was her reply:

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.


    MY ORDER............


    Twins
    11 x 14 Matted Picture Silver Metal Frame / Red
    QTY...50

    Thanks Kathy

    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Kathy


    I knew it had to be bogus because we sell personalized cartoons and no one would buy 50 of them with no personalization. When I googled the address, this site came up. Thanks so much for the verification to always trust my "gut"!

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    1. Yep - that's the exact email that I received - just a different order.

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    2. I just received a request for product. The email seemed suspect so I did an IP check on it - it is originating from Nigeria. They are using the name Kathy Kaly and the same shipping address as you have.

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    3. Googling the originating IP (X-EN-OrigIP: 41.184.112.234 - Nigeria) also indicated "Claire/Kathy/?" is doing the "romance scam" - where they use dating sites and social networking to message with strangers. Very quickly they start gushing that they are in love with you and want to come meet you, then they ask the victim to send them plane fare. Then they disappear. I know someone who was targeted this way. Thankfully, he figured out that it was a scam pretty quickly.

      They've stolen peoples images for their scams, too:

      http://scamsurvivors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1680

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  36. I received email about ordering thru my website. Do I do international shipping and can they use credit card. I did reply back that I use PayPal which accepts cards and that give me 7-14 days to set up international shipping thru PayPal.
    It was kalylystores@yahoo and name just Kathy, from the Netherlands. Thanks for letting me know just another scam. I was surprised it was not like the other ones I got about going thru their freight carriers.

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  37. We got scammed as well from kalylystores@yahoo.com. "Kathy Thompson" wanted to place an international order with us, paying via credit card. Had the feeling something is not right... we actually wanted to suggest as well via Paypal when submitting the quote but that does not seem to be necessary now anymore, since we got proof now, it is a scam. thank you so much.

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  38. We received this e-mail reply today.

    -----------------------------

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.


    MY ORDER............

    # Essoya - Rainbow Organic Candle
    # Item # AR
    # Size: 4x12 - (approx - 500 hours), Organic Essential Oil
    Scents: ASSORTED VARIETIES
    QTY.....15

    # Earth Lights - Organic Soy Wax & Essential Oil Pillar Candles
    # Item # EL
    # Sizes: 4x12 - up to 500 hours, Essential Oil Scents
    Scents: ASSORTED VARIETIES
    QTY.....15





    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Kathy


    ----------------

    These nasty people are still at it!!!!

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  39. Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.


    MY ORDER............

    Mason Jar Candles - Banana Nut Bread
    16oz
    QTY....10

    Apothecary Candles - Bamboo
    QTY....10

    Mason Jar Candles Cranberry Spice
    16oz
    QTY....10

    Mason Jar Candles Crème Brule
    16oz
    QTY....10

    Essential Oil Perfume
    ASSORTED VARIETIES OF SCENTS
    QTY...10

    Apothecary Candles - Patchouli
    QTY....10

    Apothecary Candles - Nag Champa
    QTY....10

    Mason Jar Candles - Macintosh Apple
    16oz
    QTY....10

    Mason Jar Candles - Mistletoe
    16oz
    QTY....10

    Mason Jar Candles - Mountain Spring
    16oz
    QTY....10

    Mason Jar Candles - Pumpkin Spice
    16oz
    QTY....10

    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Kathy

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  40. MY ORDER............

    Soy/Beeswax Votive 8 pack
    ASSORTED VARIETIES OF FRAGRANCE
    QTY...15

    8oz Soy Jar
    ASSORTED VARIETIES OF FRAGRANCE
    QTY...15

    3.5oz Soy Melt
    ASSORTED VARIETIES OF FRAGRANCE
    QTY...15

    candle-fragrances
    ASSORTED VARIETIES OF FRAGRANCE
    QTY.....40

    ********************************

    40 candle fragrances huh? Oh Kathy...you must think I am a fool.

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  41. Just received the same email today from "Kathy" this is so sad and who should we report this to? Good thing for honest people and this site and google search!

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  42. Thank you for posting this... I received all the same info as above from Kathy Thompson- I should have known her name wasn't very Dutch!!! Terrible to take advantage of small business.

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  43. Kathy Thompson is still at it - order received today for the Netherlands address. I websearched the address and it brought me to this site - thanks. I've seen this before, with an Australian address, but they never took the time to actually select products from our website.

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  44. Kathy Thompson is still at for sure. I received an email with the Netherlands address this weekend. Thanks for this site guys it has saved me time and a headache!

    Best of luck,
    Kyle

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  45. I also receive a e-mail from Kathy Thomason Same shipping address as everyone else says. after reading your posts I immediately looked up the ip address the e-mail originated in Nigeria and is definitely a scam,

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  46. Oh my, I recieved the same email...

    Thank You so much!!!

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  47. I am so sad!!!!! I really thought for 2 seconds that all my hard work had finally paid off and my products that I've worked so hard on were going to see the world. I am so ever grateful for all of your updates. I got the same e-mail on Sept. 5th from Kathy Thompson with the same address, "God bless you", and around $2000.00. I am just so grateful that I found this before I even quoted her a price or wasted any time or money, thank you all again!!!!

    One word for whoever is behind this- KARMA!!!!!!

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  48. Just got this. Started working on it, and then had a gut feeling. So I googled the address and found your post. So glad I only sent a quote so far. Thanks for posting!!!

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.


    MY ORDER............

    Aidan Gray The Article No. 68 Pillow Set of 2
    QTY...1

    Aspen Bay Reserve Collection Burl
    QTY..10

    Aspen Bay Reserve Collection Eclipse
    QTY..10

    Aspen Bay Reserve Collection Fire
    QTY..10

    Paddywax 7 oz Candle
    Assorted varieties
    QTY...10

    Simpatico Coral Hobnail Glass Candle
    QTY...10

    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Kathy

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  49. Kathy hits again!! Thank you for the post... I googled the address, and found this site!

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.


    MY ORDER............

    Eco Friendly Soy Wax Candle-Glass-Vineyard-are you following your dreams?
    QTY....10

    Eco Friendly Soy Wax Candle-Glass-Sweet Pea-are you choosing happiness?
    QTY....10

    Eco Friendly Soy Wax Candle-Glass-Pomegranate-are you passionate?
    QTY....10

    Eco Friendly Soy Wax Candle-Glass-Floral Musk-are you taking chances?
    QTY....10



    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Kathy

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  50. what tipped me off to Kathy was the pushy, demanding email subject lines. REPLY NOW! and ASAP. It just didn't add up, by the time they paid for shipping, they'd be selling a $100 jar of cream. Stupid.

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  51. Thank you so much for putting this scam blog post up! I'm the owner at Sweet Aromas 4U www.sweetaromas4u.com I make unique handcrafted scented candles and bath and body aromatherapy products.

    I received a large order from a Kathy Thompson from email: kathy.kaly@yahoo.com This is what she wrote.

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.


    MY ORDER............

    Sweet Aromas 4U
    Handcrafted Scented Candles
    Pumpkin Spice Fall Themed Cake Candles
    QTY...10

    Pink Cake with Yellow/White Roses Candles
    QTY...10


    Navy Blue Rose Garden Votive Candle
    QTY...10

    French Toast and Orange Juice Candles
    QTY...10

    Three Pack Yellow & Brown Cupcake Candles
    QTY...10

    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherland

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  52. My experience:
    On 7/18/2012 6:05 AM, Kathy Thompson wrote:
    >
    >
    > Hello,
    > I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship to us and accept credit card a s a form of payment.
    > Reply back asap
    > Thanks
    > Kathy

    I replied with:
    "Go to our website; pay on PayPal; there will be additional international shipping charges."

    "She" responded with a $1000 order - NOT via Paypal, but by email, and said:
    "ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    "Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Kathy"

    Which I ignored. When "customers" start "God blessing" you, question it. And, "GOOGLE Map" the address given. Might turn out to be an empty lot in Melbourne, Australia. Did not check her 'current' address.

    Many years ago we did respond to an early scam and shipped a large box of hand lotion to Nigeria. We didn't get paid for it. BUT... many months later, the shipment returned to out doorstep! A battered box, but the product was still OK! Don't know if the scammer made money; cost us around $100 in postage.

    Moral: use PayPal and legitimate shipping companies. Or wire or bank money transfers but NOT to your account. If "they" have to pay with 'real money' - not a card, that will stop them cold. And don't spend time figuring up a cost, etc. Give them a dummy cost number and they may proceed with that.

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  53. From: kathy.kaly@yahoo.com
    Sent: 9/28/2012 11:38:11 A.M. Central Daylight Time
    Subj: AWAIT YOUR KIND REPLY BACK AND WE PROCEED AND FINALIZE ASAP TODAY


    Hello,
    Thanks for the total quote of my order.The total cost of my order is okay with me and I'm ready to pay the bills and want you to send me an invoice via email and i will advise with my Credit Card for you to charge for the payment of my order.But,i just got a response from my shipping Agent that He cannot receive payment via credit or debit card from me at the moment.I want you to help me Charge another $550 USD to my shipping agent who is going to pick up my ordered items from you.
    The $550 USD that will be sent to the shipping agent is for the shipping of my order plus other items i ordered from different countries which will be deducted from my credit card.Also, I'm compensating you with the sum of $150 USD for the transfer fee and for surcharge. Please note that i should have given the shipping agency my credit card for him to deduct the shipping funds but He told me that he doesn't have the facilities to charge or debit credit card at the moment,so that's why i bring my vote of confidence in you and i don't want you to betray the vote of confidence i put in you,I want you to transfer the funds to him after you have make the charges and the money charged from my credit card is in your account,then you can now make the transfer to the agent via western union.I will have love to do this my self but there no Western union here around me,So the charges you'll make on my credit card will be:

    Order Fee ($650 USD
    Agent fee with shipping fare ($550 USD)
    Transfer Fee plus Your compensation ($150 USD)
    Total:($1,350 USD)

    Note that my credit card will be charged for the amounts above.Please do get back to me if you are in the office right now so that i can forward my credit card details to you,then you can charge full amount and transfer the agent shipping funds to Him via western union or money gram.

    Hope you understand?
    Thanks for your co-operation & understanding.
    Hope to read from you ASAP
    Thanks and God Bless you

    --- On Fri, 9/28/12,:





    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    From: highspeedfreightllc@gmail.com
    To:
    Sent: 9/28/2012 3:51:02 A.M. Central Daylight Time
    Subj: SHIPPING COST,INSURANCE,CUSTOM AND HANDLING CHARGE FOR MRS KATHY THOMPSON


    Dear Client,
    Thank you for contacting High Speed Freight & Container Services Ltd, for your service. We're a private shipping agent with private affiliate all over the world.We ran into our data base on the location
    you provided and also rectified the customer id number (QP34572955A) ad later got to discover that we have shipped some Merchandise to Mrs
    Kathy Thompson in the past. We are located in United Kingdom but help private customers in pick up like this and have got affiliate all over the globe. So getting your shipment to your client won't be a problem.

    For a shipment moving from Navarre, FL 32566 to The Netherlands with the total Total weight and dimension you provide, below is the Standard and Express Shipment Air Freight quote.

    customer id number (QP34572955A)
    Express Shipment (2 to 3 days) $550.00
    Standard Shipment (3 to 5 days) $460.98
    The freight costs includes:
    Collection from your Yard
    Customs clearance
    Duties & taxes
    Inland transit to The Netherlands
    Insurance
    Door To Door Delivery

    Pick Up Address:

    Pick up will be made by our agent in the states from your address after payment is confirmed. We will need you to provide us with an estimate pick up date and time so that we can schedule a date and time for you,before the the goods are ready for picked up as we .

    Yours Sincerely,

    James Wheater





    to:
    Kathy Kaly
    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands



    Ms Kaly's customer number ID# is QP34572955A.

    Please quote the total cost for shipping including insuring the shipment.






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  54. Got the same e-mails and then Credit Card numbers. I checked with my payment processing company and found that the 3 digit security code could not be validated. By this time we had already charged the card and packed the order. I am glad we did a little more research and found it to be a scam. We have now canceled the order and refunded the card. All of our staff have been advised to look for these kinds of e-mails.

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  55. I've been dealing with this "Kathy Thompson" for about 2 weeks now. I knew the emails didn't seem ligit. I am now writing "her" an email back. She placed an order for a total of 100 candles from me, thank God I googled her name in the "netherlands" because it all didn't seem write. BEWARE!

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  56. I have been dealing with Ms. Thompson for about a month now. My gut feeling told me something was not quite right. I checked the credit card info and everything was good except the name on the account. I am on hold at the time of this post to notify the bank (Chase) that the owner of the card needs to be notified immediately. The email from the shipper stated that they were in the UK, but their website listed their location as Mumbai, India. The shipping company has their own website, but the contact used a gmail account. Also, Kathy Thompson's email, in HTML, was kathy.kaly@yahoo.com Her IP address is in Sunnyvale, CA.

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  57. I too received the following email from Kathy Thompson:

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.


    MY ORDER............

    Sister’s Scented Candles
    Comfort Scents
    ASSORTED VARIETIESI OF SCENTS
    QTY...10

    Sister’s Scented Candles
    Flower Scents
    ASSORTED VARIETIESI OF SCENTS
    QTY...10


    Sister’s Scented Candles
    Fruit Scents
    ASSORTED VARIETIESI OF SCENTS
    QTY...10

    Sister’s Scented Candles
    Fall & Holiday Scents
    ASSORTED VARIETIESI OF SCENTS
    QTY...10

    Eco-Me
    Home Cleaning Kit
    QTY...10

    Norpro 94
    Stainless-Steel
    Composter Keeper
    QTY...10

    From the Blue Bag
    Wine Bottle Lamp
    QTY...10





    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    And I too thought there was something fishy about this. Too good to be true.

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  58. I recieved this email yesterday 10/8/2012.
    After I did a lot of work on this things started to sound fishy so I googled "Kathy Thompson" and her address. Thankfully I found this website.
    Thank you Thank you Thank you.

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.


    MY ORDER............

    SUPER DELUXE SMITTEN MASSAGE SET
    QTY...10

    AMAZING HOT MASSAGER
    QTY...10


    PASSION MASSAGE LOTION
    QTY...10


    SUPER DELUXE SMITTEN
    QTY...10

    JESTER
    QTY...10


    DELUXE PLEASURE RING TURTLE
    QTY...10


    PROGRESSOR
    QTY...10


    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Kathy
    ________________________________________________
    >On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 11:15 AM, Kathy Thompson wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Hi,
    >> Thanks for your email,i really appreciate you getting back to me with the
    >> cost of my order plus shipping.
    >> I have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to getting my items
    >> to my address here in The Netherlands, I will want you to contact my
    >> shipper which i uses every time i purchased order worldwide via the below
    >> e-mail address about my order [HIGHSPEEDFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM)with the
    >> weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer
    >> ID# QP34572955A.They will come pick my order up at your location.I will
    >> need you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package
    >> and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items with
    >> the details from my shipper.
    >>
    >> Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card
    >> details immediately for payment.
    >> God Bless you (Amen),
    >> Kind Regards,
    >> Kathy

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  59. Has this information been given to some sort of Authority?

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  60. Kathy Thompson is the new name currently used. Same address in Netherlands. Asking me to wire transfer to the UK. That's when I concluded this was a scam.

    I recieved this email yesterday 10/8/2012.
    After I did a lot of work on this things started to sound fishy so I googled "Kathy Thompson" and her address. Thankfully I found this website.
    Thank you Thank you Thank you.

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.

    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Kathy

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  61. New alias, same deal:

    Hi,
    Thanks for your email, i really appreciate you getting back to me with the cost of my order .
    I have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to getting my items to my address here in Switzerland, I will want you to contact my shipper which i uses every time i purchased order worldwide via the below E-mail about my order [ALLPORTFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM),with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID# QP34572955A. They will come pick my order up at your location I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items including the shipping cost via my shipper.

    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
    Kind Regards
    deborah Vincent

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  62. HERE ARE TWO MORE IN THE GAME TOGETHER...1..Hi,
    Thanks for your email,i really appreciate you getting back to me with the cost of my order .
    I have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to getting my items to my address here in PORTUGAL, I will want you to contact my shipper which i uses every time i purchased order worldwide via the below E-mail about my order [ALLPORTFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM),with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID# QP34572955A. They will come pick my order up at your location I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items including the shipping cost via my shipper.

    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
    Kind Regards
    mary kingsley

    2...Hello,
    Thanks you for contacting allport Freight & Container Services Ltd Ltd and we are very grateful.In regards to your request,Yes we can ship and pick up anywhere around the globe,we will be glad to give you a quote but the following information is needed.
    Pick Up Address:
    Delivery Address:
    Customer's id #
    Quantity And Weight Of The Consignment:
    Monetary Value Of The Consignment :
    Once we get these details, we would have a quote sent to you as soon as possible.

    Yours Sincerely,

    WAYNE NEVILLE

    GLAD I CAUGHT IT!!!

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  63. We also, have been contacted & I should say, excited at first, that our little mom & pop company would get such a large order of almost $2000. In trying to contact her "shipper" it took me directly here. Thank you so much for having this posted. And it was "Kathy Thompson", same address, and email.

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  64. PS: the "order"
    Bill To
    kingsleystores@yahoo.com
    Kingsley Stores
    MARY Kingsley
    Rua Conde de Redondo 79
    1176-921 LISBOA CODEX
    LISBOA, PORTUGAL
    1176-921
    Portugal

    Date Description Quantity Unit price Amount
    10/13/2012 DOPE HUSTLER JAZZ by MUNGIN, H - DOPE HUSTLER JAZZ by MUNGIN, Horace 1 $44.50 $44.50
    10/13/2012 Plantation Stories of Old Loui - Plantation Stories of Old Louisiana -Wilkinson-1914 1 $47.50 $47.50
    10/13/2012 How Europe Underdeveloped Afri - How Europe Underdeveloped Africa -WALTER RODNEY 1981 1 $12.50 $12.50
    10/13/2012 " LETTERS FROM PRISON" MARTIN - " LETTERS FROM PRISON" MARTIN SOSTRE -SECOND EDITION 1969 1 $55.00 $55.00
    10/13/2012 1876 -The Story of the Jubilee - 1876 -The Story of the Jubilee Singers with Their Songs by JBT Marsh 1 $295.00 $295.00
    10/13/2012 The Book of American Negro Spi - The Book of American Negro Spirituals, edited by James Weldon Johnson-1925 1 $42.50 $42.50
    10/13/2012 1881 Vintage Book --Fisk U. -T - 1881 Vintage Book --Fisk U. -THE STORY OF THE JUBILEE SINGERS 1 $38.50 $38.50
    10/13/2012 WICKER CHAIR --PROBABLY AFRICA - POSTCARD-CHILD -WICKER CHAIR --PROBABLY AFRICAN FRENCH COLONY 1 $22.50 $22.50
    10/13/2012 Pair Vintage African American - Pair Vintage African American World War II Era Scrap Books plus Clippings - Detroit, Michigan 1 $249.99 $249.99
    10/13/2012 1955 ALBUM -WEDDING OF AFRICAN - 1955 ALBUM -WEDDING OF AFRICAN AMERICAN SAN FRANCISCO SOCIALITES ROCKY AND MYRTLE SHORTT 1 $125.00 $125.00
    Description (optional) 1 $0.00 $0.00
    Subtotal $932.99
    Shipping/handling $211.75
    INSURANCE $9.00
    Total $1,153.74 USD
    Terms and conditions
    all sales final. see details of tracked and fully insured global express shipping below. items will ship as soon as cleared payment received. tracking number will be supplied. GLOBAL EXPRESS IS THE ONLY OPTION WITH TRACKING AND FULL VALUE INSURANCE AVAILABLE.

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  65. MARY:

    WE ARE NOT GOING TO FULFILL THIS ORDER UNDER THIS SET OF CONDITIONS. PLEASE TRY ANOTHER VENDOR, AND DO NOT CONTACT US AGAIN.

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  66. We are also a small gourmet food retailerand got an email from Kathy Thompson just last week. Thankfully I got suspicious and googled her and found this post! Glad all of us have the instincts to smell a rat!

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  67. THANK YOU FOR POSTING!!!! I was a bit confused why someone would want my product shipped internationally because of it's weight. I did a search on Google and found this site.

    This is the email I got.....
    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.


    MY ORDER............


    Hexagon Soy Jar Candle 9 oz.
    ASSORTED SCENTS
    QTY...15

    Mini Hex Tube Pack
    ASSORTED SCENTS
    QTY...15

    Memory Candle
    ASSORTED SCENTS
    QTY...15

    Soy Sugar Scrub 9 oz.
    ASSORTED SCENTS
    QTY...15

    Soy Hand & Body Lotion 4 oz. Bottle
    ASSORTED SCENTS
    QTY...15

    Country Candles
    ASSORTED SCENTS
    QTY...15

    Clam Shell Tarts
    ASSORTED SCENTS
    QTY...15

    Soy Dipped Bear Air Freshener
    ASSORTED SCENTS
    QTY...15

    Soy Dipped Bear Candle Lamp
    ASSORTED SCENTS
    QTY...10



    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Kathy Thompson

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  68. Here is another new name for you:

    CARRIE HOLMES [sweetcarrst@yahoo.com]

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.


    MY ORDER............

    Emu Oil Gift Set
    QTY...10

    All Natural Acne Treatment Kit 2oz
    QTY...10

    Acne Serum 1oz
    QTY...10

    Anti-Aging Serum 100% Triple Refined Clear Emu Oil - 1oz (30ml) FREE 10ml Roller Ball
    QTY...10

    All Natural Acne Treatment Kit 4oz
    QTY...10

    Australian Gold Emu Oil 16 oz -100% Pure Oil - NO Additives
    QTY...10

    All Natural Goat Milk Lotion w/Emu Oil- 8 oz
    QTY...10

    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Carrie

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    Replies
    1. Started getting emails from a Carrie Holmes as well. Same email.... Here is the order she placed with me. Thanks for the heads up!


      Hello,
      Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.


      MY ORDER............

      26 oz Soy Jar Candle
      ASSORTED VARIETIES OF SCENTS
      QTY...10

      12 oz Halloween Wine Glass
      ASSORTED VARIETIES OF SCENTS
      QTY...10


      12 oz Soy Jar Candle
      ASSORTED VARIETIES OF SCENTS
      QTY...10

      Hand Painted
      Glassware Candles
      Set of 4
      ASSORTED VARIETIES OF SCENTS
      QTY...10

      Hand Painted
      Glassware Candles
      ASSORTED VARIETIES OF SCENTS
      QTY...10

      ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

      Van Eeghenstraat 60
      Amsterdam 1071 GK
      Netherlands

      Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
      God bless you,
      Carrie

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  69. Got the same email from Carrie Holmes who place a ridiculously large (and heavy) candle order. I know it's a scam, but I thought I would play along for awhile and bill her for retail and full shipping, which is going to be enormous.

    What a crock.

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  70. [Carrie Holmes] must be banned. I've the email from her exactly the same as above. Funny!.

    Make sure you bill her before sending anything. She will try to use credit card payment and ask us to contact her own fake shipping agent. Seems like Nigerian style.

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  71. Same deal here for 90 of our candles - CARRIE HOLMES. Lame!

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  72. The first clue I got was that Carrie Holmes did know what products I sell. I am going to string her along for awhile, as putting together an order of $2000 worth of individual used paperback books should keep her busy for a few days....

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  73. I almost beleived in Carrie Holmes, you stopped me from wasting my time...

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  74. Thanks to everyone for comments and feedback. I was hit by Carrie Homes and luckily I did a google search for her email address (sweetcarrst@yahoo.com) before doing anything. That makes me so mad that, besides being thieves, they also waste people's time!
    Thanks again for the great blog!

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  75. So thankful for this site. I'm going to publicize this info to my other family business friends asap.

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  76. Yep....I got the same email from Deborah Vincent in Switzerland. So disappointed :( I got all excited then something told me it didn't sound right so I started poking around and found this site. People running scams are such jerks!!!

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  77. They just got us too. Here are the emails from "CARRIE HOLMES" :

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.


    MY ORDER............


    ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Carrie

    ++++++++++++++++

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.The name of our store is Simply THL Stores Ltd.We're new and just springing up,we don't have a website yet.But we're planing to expand to other parts of the world in the near future where we can have our website up and running.

    Await your reply back

    Thanks

    ++++++++++++++++

    Hi,
    Thanks for your email,i really appreciate you getting back to me with the cost of my order plus shipping.
    I have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to getting my items to my address here in The Netherlands, I will want you to contact my shipper which i uses every time i purchased order worldwide via the below e-mail address about my order [LONGSPEEDFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM] with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID #QP24742955A.They will come pick my order up at your location.I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items with the details from my shipper.
    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
    God Bless you (Amen),

    Kind Regards,
    Carrie

    ++++++++++++++++

    And the email from the freight forwarder PATRICK LAWSON :

    Hello There,
    Thanks you for contacting Long Speed Freight & Container Services Ltd Ltd and we are very grateful.In regards to your request,Yes we can ship alcohol perfume and pick up anywhere around the globe,we will be glad to give you a quote but the following information is needed.
    Pick Up Address:
    Delivery Address:
    Customer's id #
    Quantity And Weight Of The Consignment:ESTIMATE NEEDED
    Monetary Value Of The Consignment :
    Once we get these details, we would have a quote sent to you as soon as possible.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Patrick Lawson



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  78. sweetcarrst@yahoo.com still at it, thanks for this blog. googling her showed it was indeed a scam. sounded fishy from the beginning.

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  79. Well it seems like I'm not the only one who got this crazy email from Carrie Holmes sweetcarrst@yahoo.com. Same billing address.

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Same exact email requesting a large order for her "numerous customers." Same email subject lines using ASAP. I knew it was too good to be true. Who would order this many products without requesting samples or a wholesale price? One day I really will get large orders from stores around the world - and they will be legit!

    Thank you to whomever keeps this website going. If I hadn't googled the email address, I may have gone along with this for a bit longer.

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  80. I received the following email last night from sweetcarrst@yahoo.com
    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.


    MY ORDER............


    18 oz Raw Shea Butter
    QTY...20
    ASSORTED VARIETIES OF FRAGRANCES

    Refined Shea Butter
    QTY...20
    ASSORTED VARIETIES OF FRAGRANCES

    Candle Burner
    QTY...20
    ASSORTED VARIETIES OF FRAGRANCES

    Scented Soy Candles
    QTY...20
    ASSORTED VARIETIES OF FRAGRANCES

    MiKouri Sugar Scrub
    QTY...20
    ASSORTED VARIETIES OF FRAGRANCES


    Roll On Perfume
    QTY...20
    ASSORTED VARIETIES OF FRAGRANCES





    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    CARRIE

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  81. I have gotten the same email from Carrie Holmes with a list of what she wants. I have written her back 3 times and told her I do not accept cc's it must go thru paypal and she keeps ignoring that part and sending me what she wants. Same wording as yours above!

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  82. she just wrote back and claimed she can pay with paypal, guess I'll just start ignoring her emails....

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  83. I got the Carrie Holmes email as well.

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  84. I got the same email from Carrie Holmes for 10 each of the first 10 items listed for sale on my site.

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  85. Her new name is Deborah Vincent vincent.stores@yahoo.com

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  86. Here's the latest from them:

    Thanks for your email,i really appreciate you getting back to me with the cost of my order plus shipping.
    I have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to getting my items to my address here in The Netherlands, I will want you to contact my shipper which i uses every time i purchased order worldwide via the below e-mail address about my order [LONGSPEEDFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM] with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID #QP24742955A.They will come pick my order up at your location.I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items with the details from my shipper.
    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
    God Bless you (Amen),

    Kind Regards,
    Carrie Holmes
    Carrie Holmes
    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands
    sweetcarrst@yahoo.com

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  87. FYI I think they have a new name. I've been contacted by Carrie Holmes before and posted on this site about it. Today, I received an email from Deva Jolly email address devastores@blumail.org. It was the same inital email that I received from Carrie except they are now asking about shipping to Spain instead of Amsterdam. This is ridiculous.

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  88. FYI same scam, new name Synthia Shan.

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  89. OH my goodness, Synthia Shan with Synthia's International Stores with the currier of Flapcargoriders@mail2world.com I AM SO SAD ABOUT THIS.

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  90. Thanks for the info - I got the same scam from Carrei holmes for my homemade jellies - same emails requesting different products. Thanks for this site as I have been scammed out of $4k in the past. Knew it too good to be true.

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  91. FYI same scam, new name Mary Vincent

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  92. another one here ....

    Thanks for your email,i really appreciate you getting back to me with the cost of my order plus shipping.
    I have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to getting my items to my address here in The Netherlands, I will want you to contact my shipper which i uses every time i purchased order worldwide via the below e-mail address about my order [LONGSPEEDFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM] with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID #QP24742955A.They will come pick my order up at your location.I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items with the details from my shipper.
    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
    God Bless you (Amen),

    Kind Regards,
    Carrie


    ..............
    the original email went like this :


    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.Below listed is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.




    MY ORDER............


    Candle Stand Dragon Engraved 1
    QTY...10

    Dragon Incense Burner
    QTY...10

    Praying Hand in Lotus Incense Burner - small
    QTY..10

    Laughing Buddha Incense Burner 2
    QTY...10

    Laughing Buddha Incense Burner 1
    QTY..10


    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    CARRIE

    .......................................

    watch out for these guys

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  93. I only ship overseas after carefully verifying the customer. I have received an e-mail from this "Carrie" with almost the exact items and phrasing above. Which of course already looked suspicious. I did send back an order quote, but have a feeling I'm going to receive the same type of reply as stated above.

    Thanks for posting this info, sometimes it's hard to track down foreign businesses details.

    BTW, she "Carrie" is using a new e-mail address "sweetcarrsst@yahoo.com" but still using the same shipping address:
    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    -Owner QuestGifts

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  94. I just got really lucky and found this page....she's using the name Mary Vincent now, and the email is marvincent.sales@gmail.com
    I got the same email asking for 80 wool tartan scarfs (also roughly $2000) wanting us to use her shipper. When I emailed her shipper to get the quote (ALLPORTFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM) it was answered by Wayne Neville. Is there any sort of law enforcement we can file a report to that can go after these people? They seem to just be going after smaller businesses....Thanks everyone here for posting.
    Kylie, AtlantaKilts.com Team

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  95. I am so glad I googled Claire Holmes email address and found your site! We just received this email today, I did think it was fishy; we only accept paypal for international orders, but never know if that is completely safe either, how do we ever know if the address is associated with the account when all orders seem to come through unconfirmed. This is the email we received today:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU.....

    Thanks for your reply back and a wonderful and prosperous New Year to you. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE::::


    100% Argan Oil - refined, 4 oz
    QTY...10


    100% Avocado Oil, refined, 4 oz
    QTY...10


    100% Jojoba Oil, Pure & Natural - 4 oz
    QTY...10

    Squalane Moisturizer (Olive Derived) with Vitamin E
    100% Olive Squalane Oil with Vitamin E, refined
    QTY...10

    Silky Body Splash & Hair Shine Spray (Alcohol-Free), 4 oz
    QTY...10

    Body Perfume with Social Pheromones by Skin Biology
    QTY...10

    Reed Diffuser Set
    QTY..10




    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    CARRIE

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    Replies
    1. Also, how are you guys replying to the email, or are you ignoring it? Thanks so much for this great blog!

      Delete
  96. I just got the old dreaded "Carrie Carrie" scammer email. I am always a bit weary about out of the country sells because of this very reason. It used to be the Nigerians that would hit hard on the scammer scene. . .have they moved???? It must be a village of idiot rejects that don't realize the power of the internet and how fast people catch on to their shenanigans. Thank you to everyone who have posted about these douche bags.

    --------
    Carrie Carrie

    sweetcarrsst@yahoo.com

    Hello,
    I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap
    Thanks
    Carrie

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  97. I got contacted today as well, under a new alias. A google search on the name and email address came up empty, but I got to this site by searching for the text used in the scammer's email. So... Watch out for:
    deborah kingles
    kingles.stores@gmail.com

    Hello,
    How're you?I want to place an international order from your company to our store in Switzerland.I want to know if you can ship
    internationally and accept credit card as a form of payment?I'd love you to reply me back and we can proceed further Eagerly await to read
    back from you and we can proceed Thank you and God bless you Your
    deborah

    and then:
    Thanks for your reply back. I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers below listed is the items I want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and I can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and I can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.

    MY ORDER......[leaving it out...]


    MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........
    Rue de la
    Terrassière 24
    1207 Genève,
    Switzerland

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  98. I also received an "order" from "Carrie Holmes" in "Amsterdam". Same ship-to address as these. Glad I googled "her" before I went ahead trying to process this order...

    "Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back and a wonderful and prosperous New Year to you. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE::::

    Katama Sand Bar
    QTY...20

    Squibnocket Surf
    QTY...20

    Chilmark Mint
    QTY...20

    Tea Lane
    QTY...20

    Main Street
    QTY...20

    Menemsha Sunset
    QTY...20

    Wintergreen Way
    QTY...20


    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    CARRIE"

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  99. You have just saved me SOOO much heart ache and money, I can't believe the address to the Netherlands is even the same!! fyi the email sender to me was "Carrie Moore" @sweetcarrsst@yahoo.com

    Why does everybody try to scam the people that work so hard for their money? I am a bit tearful right now as I was very excited about my order for 70 candles! Thank you for posting this, it came up right away as I started researching better shipping options for them. Typing in the address is what caused this blog to show up as #2 in the google search engine! I'll be shouting this out far and wide!

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  100. I thought it might be helpful to add the email I got from the supposed Freight Company for others:
    From: PATRICK LAWSON
    > To: Ruby Romaine
    > Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2013 2:46 AM
    > Subject: SHIPPING COST, INSURANCE, CUSTOM AND HANDLING CHARGES FOR MRS
    > CARRIE HOLMES
    >
    > Dear Client,
    > Thank you for contacting Long Speed Freight & Container Services Ltd,
    > for your service. We're a private shipping agent with private
    > affiliate all over the world. We ran into our data base on the
    > location you provided and also rectified the customer id number
    > (QP34572955A) ad later got to discover that we have shipped some
    > Merchandise to Mrs Carrie Holmes in the past.We are located in United
    > Kingdom but help private customers in pick up like this and have got
    > affiliate all over the globe. So getting your shipment to your won't
    > be a problem.
    >
    > For a shipment moving from Nashville, TN 37211 to The Netherlands with
    > the total Total weight and dimension you provide,below is the Standard
    > and Express Shipment Air Freight quote.
    >
    > Customer ID number (QP34572955A)
    > Express Shipment (2 to 3 days) $800.00
    > Standard Shipment (3 to 5 days) $740.98
    > The freight costs includes:
    > Collection from your Yard
    > Customs clearance
    > Duties & taxes
    > Inland transit to The Netherlands
    > Insurance
    > Door To Door Delivery
    >
    > Pick Up Address:
    > Nashville, TN 37211
    >
    > Pick up will be made by our agent in the states from your address
    > after payment is Confirmed. We will need you to provide us with
    > estimate pick up date and time so that we can schedule a date and time
    > for you, before the the goods are ready for picked up as we normally
    > have a lot of shipment request.As soon as we got payment confirmed, we
    > invoice your shipment and scan it to you to print out and paste on the
    > shipment.
    >
    > As soon as we receive all necessary information from you we will
    > proceed on the pick up at your location,Also i will like to inform
    > you that we only accept Money Gram/Western Union Money Transfer for
    > now prior to pick up and collection of package which will be paid as
    > soon as the order is ready for pick up. You would have to send us the
    > amount to which the weight of the goods weight via western union/wire
    > transfer so that we can do the pick up and settle the necessary tax
    > and custom duties,this price includes insurance and all duties, then
    > we will get back to you with the necessary details.We have greatly
    > reduce the price of your shipment. For further information don't
    > hesitate to contact us.
    >
    > Looking forward to be of more service to you.
    >
    > Yours Sincerely,
    >
    > Patrick Lawson
    >

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  101. Sassy Albert Soaps
    She is Carrie Holmes now, we went back & forth for 3 weeks, alot of work to get $600 in shipping

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  102. This was the email of this Carrie person that contacted us to know if we ship to the Netherlands and if we accept credit cards. Info that is stated clearly in my website.

    "Carrie"

    This is what this person wrote;

    Hello,
    > I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands.I want
    > to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment.
    > Reply back asap
    > Thanks
    > Carrie

    I am glad to do a google search and find this blog. Thanks for the heads up. I suspected a scam and you confirmed it.

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  103. The email of this person did not show in my post above is a Yahoo email with a heading; sweettcarrsst
    Beware is a scam

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  104. I received the same Carrie email last week. Suspected something fishy....glad I found this blog...THANKS

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  105. Just received my own email from this address with the same verbage....I have my own small business making natural body care products. I actually have a friend outside of Amsterdam from college & send her my products as gifts. She gives them to her family & friends as well. I almost asked if she knew my friend & am now glad that I didn't give out her name.

    Here's the email:
    A visitor to intendednaturals.com has sent a message through your form.

    Customer contact: Main customer contact form

    First Name: : Carrie
    Last Name: : Carrie
    Email: : sweetcarrsst@yahoo.com
    Mobile Phone: : 000000000000
    Comments: : Hello,
    I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card

    as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap
    Thanks
    Carrie
    Company: : N/A

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  106. Same here! Apparently there is a store in Armsterdam named "Carrion with Me Stores LTD"
    lol! I knew it was a scam as soon as I read the email address. It just was way too good to be true and also not to do a little research before I rejected an order so big. Thank God for Google! :-)

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  107. wow! I too googled "Carrie Holms Netherlands" and cannot tell you how thankful I am you have all posted here!
    Got the same emails, but I refused to ship so she cam back with the I have a shipper line today. Ugh.

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  108. I also received the same email today from a deborah vincent from the email address deborahvincent02.stores@gmail.com

    I told her I would not be able to do business with her and please do not contact me again.

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  109. I also have received an inquiry about shipping my products to the Netherlands from Carrie Holmes. She contacted me a week later with a fairly large order for my hand made soaps and candles, asking for a quote for the product and shipping. The day after she received the quote she e-mailed back and said she wanted to double the order. I gave her another quote yesterday and have not heard back.

    The funny thing is I told a friend that I thought it was wierd that she would want to pay such high shipping rates and order from here when it must be cheaper to get in her own country. I thought someone was playing a joke on me but sent the quote just in case it was legitimate.

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  110. Yep, me too -- another one from Carrie Holmes -- really, really glad I checked around before working up the shipping quote. Thanks for posting about this!

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  111. Hi everyone, I'm delighted to have found this site. I received an e-mail enquiry from a CARRIE HOLMES @ sweltcarrst@yahoo.com looking for a quote on a number of new zealand skin care products. I had my suspicions that it was fraudulent so haven't wasted my valuable time dealing with her. The same shipping address is still being used:

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Just sent them back a very 'nice' e-mail, doubt I'll be hearing from them again.

    Sandra

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  112. Same line from Deborah Vincent wanting to place a large order from my website. I found it interesting that she/he/whatever never asked for a wholesale price list, samples, or anything of the sort. When I Googled her address and did a street view from satellite her "store" was no where to be found. As with all scams it appears everything needs to be accomplished ASAP, and I suspect it's because they use stolen credit cards, or hacked PayPal accounts.
    John
    Lifethread Herbal Formulas

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  113. Carrie Holmes new address "sweltcarrst@yahoo.com"
    Good thing i came across this blog! thank you all!

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  114. still at it... we just got it too...

    they are from Nigeria (Etisalat-ng (ip address: 41.190.3.249)

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: CARRIE HOLMES
    Subject: MY ORDER FROM AMSTERDAM REPLY BACK ASAP TODAY


    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.

    the rest is left out...

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  115. I am in conversation with Carrie Holmes today using the same story as I have read on here. I have had some bad experiences with people taking advantage of my small business in the past. I sent Carrie Holmes a link to this blog. Probably will not here from them again, I hope!

    Thanks you for this blog site, you saved me a lot of trouble in a time when my small company is struggling to stay afloat.

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  116. I too have had inquiries from Carrie Holmes. Thanks for your blog as it has also saved me a whole lot of hassle!...Here is the email I just received:
    Hello ,
    Thanks for the total quote of my order.The total cost of my order is okay with me and I'm ready to pay the bills and want you to send me an invoice via email and i will advise with my Credit Card for you to charge for the payment of my order. But, i just got a response from my shipping Agent that He cannot receive payment via credit or debit card from me at the moment due to some circumstance beyond their control. I want you to help me Charge another $590.98USD to my shipping agent who is going to pick up my ordered items from you.

    The $590.98 USD that will be sent to the shipping agent is for the shipping of my order plus other items i ordered from different countries which will be deducted from my credit card. Also, I'm compensating you with the sum of $100 USD for the transfer fee and for surcharge. Please note that i should have given the shipping agent my credit card for him to deduct the shipping funds but He told me that he doesn't have the facilities to charge or debit credit card at the moment,so that's why i bring my vote of confidence in you and i don't want you to betray the vote of confidence i put in you. I want you to transfer the funds to him after you have make the charges and the money charged from my credit card has cleared your account, then you can now make the transfer to the agent via western union. I will have love to do this my self but there no Western union here around me,So the charges you'll make on my credit card will be:

    Order Fee (AU$874
    Agent fee with shipping fare ($590.98 USD)
    Transfer Fee plus Your compensation ($100 USD)
    Total:($1,564.98 USD)

    Note: My credit card will be charged for the amounts above. Please do get back to me if you are in the office right now so that i can forward my credit card details to you, then you can charge full amount and transfer the agent shipping funds to Him via western union or money gram any that is closer to you.

    Hope you understand?
    Thanks for your co-operation & understanding. This is the beginning of a long time business relationship together.
    Hope to read from you ASAP
    Thanks and God Bless you

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  117. From Deborah Vincent-same verbage! Glad I found your site!!

    Thanks for your reply back. I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers below listed is the items I want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost and I can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and I can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.

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  118. I received the same email this week from Carrie Holmes. I thought something was wrong but went as far as running her credit card.then I found this site Has anyone tried to contact the proper authorities I'm sure someone will contact me sooner or later to get their money back.

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  119. I have received it twice - One from lindajohnsonstore@gmail.com on 15/2/2013 saying
    Hello,
    I have been having difficulties in the past.I'm in a very remote area of the city which make it hard for me to receive shipment in the past,not until i discover them.They're reliable and have been helping me with shipment for my oversea order for the past 5 months or so,i want you to proceed and send an e-mail to my shipper and they'll get back to you with my shipping quote.
    Await your reply back
    Thanks'
    God bless you

    --
    Hello,
    How're you?I want to purchase an order from your company to our store in The Denmark, .I want to know if you can ship international and also your form of payment?e:g...Credit card.
    Await your reply back asap.
    Thank you and God bless you.

    Yours

    linda

    -------------
    and received another one on 10/04/2013 from CARRIE HOLMES [sweltcarrst@yahoo.com] supposedly in Netherlands -

    Hello,
    I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap
    Thanks
    Carrie

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  120. We received this website inquiry. Fortunately I decided to look into this before responding. Thank goodness for the internet and sites like this! This has saved me a lot of time.

    name = deborah vincent
    email = deborahvincent.stores@yahoo.com
    comments = Hello,
    How're you?I want to place an international order from your company to our
    store in Switzerland.I want to know if you can ship internationally and
    accept credit card as a form of payment?I'd love you to reply me back and
    we can proceed further Eagerly await to read back from you and we can
    proceed Thank you and God bless you Your

    deborah vincent
    REMOTE_HOST: 41.184.112.37

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  121. Following are the emails I have received + my responses (my last response is the first on the list, I have blanked my name & email addy out for anti spam reasons).

    Carrie,

    Can you provide me with the name of your business as well as a contact phone number for you. I will also need resale license information as well as wholesale documentation licensure for you. As well as copies of the following: A copy of your business permit from the Netherlands, Taxation information, and a copy of your VAR statement

    I need a lot more information prior to setting up a business relationship with you. I do not set up wholesale accounts without all necessary paperwork which you have yet to provide me. Also we ONLY ship via our shipper not through yours for safety and insurance reasons.

    I am also concerned that I found this when I put your address into Google.

    http://redeftdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/01/scam-update.html
    http://serenassweetaromas4u.blogspot.com/2012/09/serena-warns-you-about-scam-artist-kathy.html
    http://www.etsy.com/teams/7722/business-topics/discuss/11339326/



    From: Carrie Holmes [mailto:favsweetcarst@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:16 AM
    To: Lxxxxx Redd; Lxxxxx Redd
    Cc: Lxxxxx Redd
    Subject: MY ORDER FROM AMSTERDAM REPLY BACK ASAP

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE::::

    Premium Massage Oil
    QTY...10

    Natural Roll-On Perfume Oils (Choice of Scent)
    QTY...30

    Arnica Pain Away Cream
    QTY...30

    Arnica Pain Away Cream - 8oz
    QTY...30

    Bath Bombs - Lavender
    QTY...30

    Bath Bombs - Lemongrass
    QTY...30

    Bath Bombs - Set of 3 (lemongrass, lavender, speamint & basil)
    QTY...30

    Deodorant - No Aluminum, Glycol, Paraben
    QTY...30

    Shower Bombs - SinuCare
    QTY...30

    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    CARRIE

    ________________________________
    From: Lxxxx Redd
    To: 'Carrie'
    Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10:02 AM
    Subject: RE: order


    Carrie,

    We do take credit cards, I would love to talk to you further, can you send me a contact number and some times that would be possible to get a hold of you about details. If we are shipping over seas the order would need to be placed manually.

    Lxxxx Redd

    From: Carrie [mailto:favsweetcarst@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 7:11 AM
    To: moxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxx.com
    Subject: order

    Apr 11, 2013 at 5:19 AM
    ________________________________________
    Name: Carrie
    Email address: favsweetcarst@yahoo.com

    Subject: order
    Message: Hello, I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment. Reply back asap Thanks Carrie

    ________________________________________






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  122. I must be getting scammed too. I've been getting emails from Carrie Holmes for the last couple weeks. I'm a very small home busisness, and spent all day yesterday putting an e-catalog together for Carrie. I'm so disappointed to find out that this is a scam. Thank you for this blog spot. I could have been out a lot of money as well as time!

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    1. This is the correspondense I received today. I'm not sure how far I should take this now that I've seen this blog. I can send an invoice through PayPal and include shipping through USPS and see what happenss. I'll keep my results posted here.

      Carrie Holmes

      3:41 AM (4 hours ago)

      to me
      Hello,
      Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
      Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


      THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE::::



      All The soaps you have in stock
      In assorted Bars
      QTY......150



      ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

      Van Eeghenstraat 60
      Amsterdam 1071 GK
      Netherlands

      Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
      God bless you,
      CARRIE

      Delete
  123. We started receiving emails the other day from Carrie Holmes and thankfully I found this blog.

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  124. I received the same message and went as far as getting a shipping quote (absurd amount) from her "private shipper". I've since reported this to BigCartel who hosts my shop site. Please report the emails along with the sender's information to whoever hosts your shop site and they will investigate this.

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  125. Just check the originating IP of the email in the header. It will provide the general area where the email was sent.

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  126. thank you so much for this info . we almost fell for this scam until i found this she wanted 14 cases of hone and jam and new name is carrie holmes here is the email we got


    > Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:12:14 -0700
    > From: favsweetcarst@yahoo.com
    > To:
    > Subject: Contact Us Requested
    >
    > You have received a contact request from a visitor to your storefront at http://
    >
    > E-mail Address: favsweetcarst@yahoo.com
    > Name: Carrie
    > Company:
    > Phone Number:
    > Request:
    >
    >
    > Hello,
    > I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment.
    > Reply back asap
    > Thanks
    > Carrie
    >
    > Thank you,

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  127. Wow, thank you so much for this page. I received a funny email as well, I knew something was up the minute I read the email, this is what she emailed me

    "Hello,
    How're you?I want to place an international order from your company to our store in Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship internationally and accept credit card as a form of payment? I'd love you to reply me back and we can proceed further Eagerly await to read back from you,thank you and God bless you.

    deborah vincent"

    I already found this highly suspicious, seriously, nobody talks like that when placing an order, decided to give her the benefit of the doubt and I replied back saying I will ship internationally just for her.

    So this is what she replied back.

    "Thanks for your reply back. I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers below listed is the items I want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost and I can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and I can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.

    MY ORDER..............


    Bath Oils
    qty...200


    Air Purifiers
    qty...300


    Massage oils
    qty...300

    MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Rue de la
    Terrassière 24
    1207 Genève,
    Switzerland


    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.

    deborah vincent"

    Who in the world talks like that when placing an order?! Thank God I found this page and scammers are still quite easy to avoid.

    Please stay alert, always trust your gut feeling, the moment you feel there's something wrong, even at the slightest thing, stay away. Don't risk your safety for the sake of money.

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  128. Yup! Carrie is at it again! Glad I read this blog. I went through the trouble of weighing all the products for our natural beauty business and just suspected something fishy about the whole thing. It was a large order and it just didn't seem right that she wanted to pay retail to re-sell to her customers. The whole "God Bless You(Amen)" in her closing of the email was weird!
    Shipping address was:

    Van Eeghenstraat 60
    Amsterdam 1071 GK
    Netherlands

    Shipping quote from:
    longspeedfreightllc@gmail.com

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  129. There is another one:

    Hello,
    How're you?I want to place an international order from your company to
    our store in Switzerland.I want to know if you can ship
    internationally and accept credit card as a form of payment?I'd love
    you to reply me back and we can proceed further Eagerly await to read
    back from you and we can proceed Thank you and God bless you Your

    deborah vincent

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  130. Wow, sooo glad I investigated this oddball order out of the Netherlands. Buyer identified herself as Melissa Adcock requesting a large order be shipped on her shipping account.

    She states that she's in a rural area but, when I looked up the address it's in the middle of Rotterdam. Anyway the letter reads verbatim to others posted here.

    Hi ,
    Thanks for your reply back with the total quote of my order,I really appreciate you getting back to me.
    We have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to receiving shipment to our address here in The Netherlands, We're located in a very remote area of the city, which cause us a lot of hindrance in receiving shipment in the past. I want you to contact my shipper which i use every time i purchase order worldwide via the below e-mail address about my order LONGSPEEDFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID #QP24742955A. They will deliver the shipment to me door to door,their cost will include the custom clearance and handlin7g cost with my order. They will come pick my order up at your location when the shipment is ready. I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items with the details from my shipper.
    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
    God Bless you (Amen),

    Kind Regards,
    Melissa

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  131. We receive an email exactly like the above. Its been about 3 weeks back and forth with melissa adcock (Netherlands) and the freight company out of the UK. These jokers have major issues - still playing along.. refuses to use paypal or our site. To all business owners trust your instinct. I see that companies with beauty products are a target so proceed with caution. Melisa adcock email address is melggbstores@yahoo. Com.

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  132. Original Message --------
    Subject: MY ORDER READ AND REPLY BACK ASAP TODAY
    From: Melissa ADCOCK
    Date: Fri, May 31, 2013 4:48 am
    To: (removed)

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE::::

    Brown Butter Beauty - Shea Mint Moisturizing Shampoo - SLS Free
    QTY...10

    Brown Butter Beauty - Healthy Scalp Serum
    QTY...10

    Brown Butter Beauty - Hibiscus Nectar Shampoo - SLS Free
    QTY...10

    Brown Butter Beauty - Herbal Rich Hair Oil
    QTY...10

    Brown Butter Beauty - Herbal Rich Scalp & Hair Butter
    QTY...10

    Brown Butter Beauty - Maracuja Oil
    QTY...10

    Tropic Isle Living - Lavender Jamaican Black Castor Oil
    QTY...10

    Brown Butter Beauty - Argan Oil
    QTY...10



    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Mijnsherenplein 27B,
    3081 CR,
    Rotterdam
    The Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Melissa

    All business owners please note this ongoing scam

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  133. What's really sad is that these people have no life. I got an email from Melissa Adcock asking if I took credit cards (I make and sell handmade soap) and so I responded back.

    A week later, I received an email with an order for basically 44 of everything in my store. I knew right then and there that the email was crap, but I responded back with the total including shipping. Then yesterday I get this email:

    "Hi,
    Thanks for your reply back with the total quote of my order,I really appreciate you getting back to me. We have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to receiving shipment to our address here in The Netherlands, We're located in a very remote area of the city, which cause us a lot of hindrance in receiving shipment in the past. I want you to contact my shipper which i use every time i purchase order worldwide via the below e-mail address about my order LONGSPEEDFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID #QP24742955A. They will deliver the shipment to me door to door,their cost will include the custom clearance and handlin7g cost. with my order. They will come pick my order up at your location when the shipment is ready. I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items with the details from my shipper. Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
    God Bless you (Amen),
    Kind Regards,
    Mel"

    The email actually sounded kind of legit, but what made me suspicious was their 'shipping company' having a gmail.com email. Should've been a company email address. So I searched the net and thankfully happened to come across your blog.

    I will be responding back to my 'customer' with this link, so that they can see that their scam is posted on the internet and anyone with half a brain can google them and find out about their little operation they've got going.

    Thank You So Much for posting this! There is no telling how many thousands of dollars you've saved people by letting it be known that these are scam artists. Keep the information going!

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  134. I just got an email from Melissa Adcock yesterday, and like you thought it sounded very legit. I am grateful for you all that have taken the time to share their stories, so that others may not fall into these traps. I think it is great that Ms. Floyd (the lady before this post) sent them a link to this site! Hopefully they will figure it out, and pack up their baloney. On the upside, it caused me to double check my shipping preferences on my website and I realized they were all out of whack and charging outrageous international shipping rates! So, if Lady Adcock has done anything good lately, she might have allowed me to get honest international customers.

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  135. Our Skin Care company was also contacted by Melissa Adcock, It he/she tried to scam us. We were on to the scam immediately and continued to engage through email. We plan on pursuing this group or individuals for attempted illegal banking fraud, internet fraud and have tracked all her IP links. I hope this helps keep this scum from scamming someone perhaps even get it he/she behind bars.

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    1. wonder why they are going after all skincare companies.... people can be so mean ..well I learned my lesson every big order I get I'm gonna make sure I investigate to make sure its real..!!!

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  136. I received email from Melissa Adcock from the Netherlands. I know it was a scam emailed back and yes she has a big order. She says it's for customers. Well according to the Netherlands shipping in imports there's somethings she has to do first. Which I am going to email her back with. I sure that will be the last I here from her. Thanks for having this site up because I always goggle international orders. P.S. the address is a apartment building and that apt is vacant

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  137. Used this email today: melggbstores@yahoo.com

    Same scam as above, asking us to pay shipping for her

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  138. Yes, I was contacted by Melissa Adcock,too. Sent her an invoice and knew that I would never hear back because I only ship with known carriers. Also had a similar e-mail from 'Carrie Holmes' to the Netherlands in April 2013. Once we quote real shipping with legitimate carriers, they never contact us again. So, no losses here but a waste of time.

    Thank you for posting this thread. Be well.

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  139. Yes - I am dealing with the same "Melissa" too -- also checked out the Netherlands address-- vacant apt building....wanted candle holders and candles...thought it was weird so checked it out. Thought- hmm.. why would they want to pay so much for these items - over $500.00 in shipping.... what bunch of baloney.... Like others- no losses here...but certainly a waste of a few hours time.. THANK YOU for these posts...Be careful everyone....
    This is the email I got from "whoever/whatever -scammers- they are":
    Hi,
    Thanks for your reply back with the total quote of my order, I really appreciate you
    getting back to me.
    We have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to receiving shipment to our
    address here in The Netherlands, We're located in a very remote area of the city,
    which cause us a lot of hindrance in receiving shipment in the past. I want you to
    contact my shipper which i use every time i purchase order worldwide via the below
    e-mail address about my order LONGSPEEDFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM with the weight and
    dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID #QP24742955A.
    They will deliver the shipment to me door to door,their cost will include the custom
    clearance and handlin7g cost with my order. They will come pick my order up at your
    location when the shipment is ready. I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them
    that i want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall
    cost of the items with the details from my shipper.
    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details
    immediately for payment.
    God Bless you (Amen),

    Kind Regards,
    Mel

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  140. I'm soo very thankful for this site that Melissa chick got me too! I spent the whole day working on her order what a bummer. I'm glad I decided to google her email address. What can we do about this anything?

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  141. Amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you! She contacted us too. I googled this email address on a whim too. And I'm so happy I found you all. Wishing everyone a secure and profitable business. -JB

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  142. Just received this email. Thought something was fishy about the order email.

    "Hello,
    Thanks for the total quote of my order.The total cost of my order is okay with me and I'm ready to pay the bills and want you to send me an invoice via email and i will advise with my Credit Card for you to charge for the payment of my order. But, i just got a response from my shipping Agent that He cannot receive payment via credit or debit card from me at the moment due to some circumstance beyond their control. I want you to help me Charge another $580.00USD to my shipping agent who is going to pick up my ordered items from you.

    The $580.00 USD that will be sent to the shipping agent is for the shipping of my order plus other items i ordered from different countries which will be deducted from my credit card. Also, I'm compensating you with the sum of $80 USD for the transfer fee and for surcharge. Please note that i should have given the shipping agent my credit card for him to deduct the shipping funds but He told me that he doesn't have the facilities to charge or debit credit card at the moment,so that's why i bring my vote of confidence in you and i don't want you to betray the vote of confidence i put in you. I want you to transfer the funds to him after you have make the charges and the money charged from my credit card has cleared your account, then you can now make the transfer to the agent via western union. I will have love to do this my self but there no Western union here around me,So the charges you'll make on my credit card will be:

    Order Fee ($965 USD
    Agent fee with shipping fare ($580.00 USD)
    Transfer Fee plus Your compensation ($80 USD)
    Total:($1,625.00 USD)

    Note: My credit card will be charged for the amounts above. Please do get back to me if you are in the office right now so that i can forward my credit card details to you, then you can charge full amount and transfer the agent shipping funds to Him via western union or money gram any that is closer to you.

    Hope you understand?
    Thanks for your co-operation & understanding. This is the beginning of a long time business relationship together.
    Hope to read from you ASAP
    Thanks and God Bless you

    Same as the others, a scam.

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  143. Thanks to your blog, we didnt take the bait. Is there anyway these people could be shut down? According to what Iʻve seen, they have been doing this for four years!! Is there some sort of policing of the internet or a way to locate these awful people through an IP address or something? The red flag went up when I was asked to contact their shipping company that had a gmail address. Its very sick that they are preying on crafters and those of us who have small, homebased businesses. Let me know if you have any ideas how we could stop this from happening to others.

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  144. We have been receiving similar correspondence first through our business website contact form and then through private e-mail when I messed up and replied to the message using the e-mail the messages are forwarded to. I'm going to post the messages here in the hopes that they will help other people avoid them too. Please note the new alias they are using!

    Customer e-mail address: melggbstores@yahoo.com

    Customer message: Hello,
    I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap
    Thanks
    Melissa ADCOCK


    Hello Melissa!

    Based on what limited information is available on the internet regarding your countries customs requirements, it appears there should not be an issue with shipping goods to you. However, as stated in our terms of service, making sure that your order meets the requirements of your home country prior to order. In this case, it would be ultimately your responsibility to make sure that it would pass customs. With regards to logistics, we are able to ship anywhere in the world, and we accept paypal as payment. You are able to pay using your credit or debit card through paypal. I hope this helps, please let me know if you should have any questions.

    Sincerely,

    Daniel Sullivan
    http://charmedtouches.com

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  145. On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Melissa ADCOCK wrote:
    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE::::


    Candy Corn Scented Oil
    QTY......30

    Charmed Touches Handmade Natural Stretchmark Oil
    QTY......30

    Serenity Perfume Oil Quarter Ounce
    QTY......30

    Yule Tide Blessings Bath Salts One Pound
    QTY......30


    Organic Dandelion Leaf Cut and Sifted One Ounce
    QTY......30

    Hot Apple Cider Mix
    QTY......30

    Orange Hot Chocolate Mix
    QTY......30

    Mint Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
    QTY......30







    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Mijnsherenplein 27B,
    3081 CR,
    Rotterdam
    The Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Melissa


    Hello Melissa,

    Unfortunately, all orders need to be completed through our online store per company policy. As mentioned in our previous message, you will be able to use your credit card during checkout and all charges will be calculated automatically. Please place your order online in our store at http://www.charmedtouches.com/store and please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any other questions.

    Sincerely,

    Daniel Sullivan
    http://charmedtouches.com

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  146. On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 8:50 AM, Melissa ADCOCK wrote:
    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. I'm more than comfortable placing my order thru this Email medium, I want to know if the items i want to order for are available in the quantities needed.I want you to get back to me with the total cost plus adjusting the shipping to know if it is favorable via any of UPS,FEDEX and DHL 2-3 days express shipping before my credit card is charged and you can charge my credit card manually and everything can be sorted out asap.
    I will wait to read back from you and we can proceed further to the payment of my order.
    God bless you
    Thanks


    Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:03 AM

    Subject: Re: MY ORDER READ AND REPLY BACK ASAP TODAY

    I apologize but we are unable to process credit card orders manually at this time, and require all orders to go through our website per our terms of service. Thank you for understanding.


    On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 7:04 AM, Melissa ADCOCK wrote:
    Hello ,
    Thanks for your reply back.I quite understand you and i'm ready proceed.But i want to know the cost of my shipment before i make the payment to know if it is in my budgeted range.I want you to e-mail my carrier an estimate of the shipping weight and dimension and you get back to me with any details from them.
    Immediately i got your mail with the details will forward you my credit card for you to process for my order and my shipper will come for the pick-up as soon as my order is ready for pick-up.
    Kindly let me know
    Thanks

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  147. From: Daniel Sullivan
    To: Melissa ADCOCK
    Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 1:39 AM
    Subject: Re: MY ORDER READ AND REPLY BACK ASAP TODAY

    Melissa,

    I crunched the numbers for you, and it looks like it would be approximately $2,600.00 including shipping through UPS. Please let me know if you wish to proceed. As mentioned in my previous e-mail we would need payment upfront, approximately 7-10 days for it to clear (sometimes less), and then 6-8 weeks lead time to process your order before it would be ready to ship. If you wish to proceed, I can e-mail you an invoice which you can pay with your credit card via paypal which is our processor. Sorry for any confusion.

    Sincerely,

    Daniel Sullivan
    Charmedtouches.com


    Hi,
    Thanks for your reply back with the total quote of my order,I really appreciate you getting back to me.
    We have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to receiving shipment to our address here in The Netherlands, We're located in a very remote area of the city, which cause us a lot of hindrance in receiving shipment in the past. I want you to contact my shipper which i use every time i purchase order worldwide via the below e-mail address about my order LONGSPEEDFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID #QP24742955A. They will deliver the shipment to me door to door,their cost will include the custom clearance and handlin7g cost with my order. They will come pick my order up at your location when the shipment is ready. I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items with the details from my shipper.
    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
    God Bless you (Amen),

    Kind Regards,
    Mel

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  148. and yes their still @ it. If you want to track their IP address. Right Click over the Subject line in the email, you will get a drop down, choose view full headers. This is the one they emailed me from:

    http://98.139.213.141.ipaddress.com/

    @ the end of the numbers is the website I used to see where they really are

    Then I reported it to:

    http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx. It is an internet crime complaint site.

    The IC3 is co-sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

    I hope they finally catch these bastards

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    1. Impressive and thank you for reporting them. :)

      Delete
  149. this one too

    http://66.196.81.173.ipaddress.com/

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  150. yahoo.com appears to be a valid mail server.
    MX Records Exchange IP Address
    1
    mta5.am0.yahoodns.net
    98.138.112.35
    2
    mta6.am0.yahoodns.net
    98.136.216.25
    3
    mta7.am0.yahoodns.net
    66.196.118.33

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  151. LONGSPEEDFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM

    gmail.com appears to be a valid mail server.
    MX Records Exchange IP Address
    1
    gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com
    74.125.129.26
    2
    alt1.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com
    74.125.142.26
    3
    alt2.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com
    74.125.140.26
    4
    alt3.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com
    173.194.74.27
    5
    alt4.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com
    74.125.131.27

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  152. on google maps all of the IP addresses from the above comment have the exact same latitude and longitude location. Their all coming from the same place

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  153. I got an email from Melissa Adcock today:
    I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap
    Thanks
    Melissa Adcock

    Glad I googled her and came to this website. I will reply to her like I do to all my clients but I know what to expect now. Thank you!

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  154. May now be expanding to Christian Muller in Germany. Same opening salvo, so believe the scam is expanding. Beware!

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  155. I received a request from Melissa Adcock for not just an order and for me to use LongSpeedFreight (e-mail address: longspeedfreightllc@gmail.com / contact person Patrick Lawson), but in addition she asked me to cover an additional $750 for another shipment via a Money Gram/Western Union Money Transfer.

    See the e-mail below from Melissa Adcock using the e-mail address: melggbstores@yahoo.com

    Hello,
    Thanks for the total quote of my order.The total cost of my order is okay with me and I'm ready to pay the bills and want you to send me an invoice via email and i will advise with my Credit Card for you to charge for the payment of my order. But, i just got a response from my shipping Agent that He cannot receive payment via credit or debit card from me at the moment due to some circumstance beyond their control. I want you to help me Charge another $750USD to my shipping agent who is going to pick up my ordered items from you.

    The $1180.98 USD that will be sent to the shipping agent is for the shipping of my order plus other items i ordered from different countries which will be deducted from my credit card. Also, I'm compensating you with the sum of $150 USD for the transfer fee and for surcharge. Please note that i should have given the shipping agent my credit card for him to deduct the shipping funds but He told me that he doesn't have the facilities to charge or debit credit card at the moment,so that's why i bring my vote of confidence in you and i don't want you to betray the vote of confidence i put in you. I want you to transfer the funds to him after you have make the charges and the money charged from my credit card has cleared your account, then you can now make the transfer to the agent via western union. I will have love to do this my self but there no Western union here around me,So the charges you'll make on my credit card will be:

    Order Fee ($2,240 USD
    Agent fee with shipping fare ($1180.98 USD)
    Transfer Fee plus Your compensation ($150 USD)
    Total:($3,570.98 USD)

    Note: My credit card will be charged for the amounts above. Please do get back to me if you are in the office right now so that i can forward my credit card details to you, then you can charge full amount and transfer the agent shipping funds to Him via western union or money gram any that is closer to you.

    Hope you understand?
    Thanks for your co-operation & understanding. This is the beginning of a long time business relationship together.
    Hope to read from you ASAP
    Thanks and God Bless you

    I'm really glad I did a search and found her and this site :)

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  156. I just received the following contact on my website. Unfortunately, because there are so many scammers out there, I always do my research and was directed to this website.

    So sad, how some people are always trying to get something for nothing.

    Name Melissa Adcock
    E-mail melggbstores@yahoo.com
    Comments:
    Hello,
    I want to place an order from you to our store in The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap
    Thanks
    Melissa Adcock

    ***************************

    So sad

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  157. Hi Amanda, Please delete my comment that I made under my business name, Elysian Organics. As I read another poster state...you don't want your business name to get associated with this scammer. I would sincerely appreciate it if you would delete my comment, or post as anonymous. Thanks!

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  158. This person is still at large this time the alias is Melissa Adcock, with shipper Patrick Lawson. I continued their game for about a week and was impressed yet terrified that there maybe some people that do fall for this scam as they actually provided a valid credit card which allowed for a $1926 charge. I issued a refund before their claim could come through.

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  159. This is the latest one I received from deborah vincent:

    Thanks for your reply back. I can't wait to have your lovely products
    in our store for my customers below listed is the items I want to
    order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost and I
    can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order
    ready and I can carry your product in our new inventory for our
    numerous customers.

    MY ORDER.......

    Gimme A Break Lotion - 2 ounces
    QTY......50




    Sleep Comes Easy Lotion - 4 ounces
    QTY......50



    Passion Oil - 4 ounces
    QTY......50



    Blue Moon Lotion - 4 ounces
    QTY......50


    MY ADDRES FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Rue de la
    Terrassière 24
    1207 Genève,
    Switzerland


    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and
    finalized my order.

    deborah vincent

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    1. I just got this same exact email and was suspicious and did a search. At this point, my question is - Is there any chance this person is legit and just ordering a bunch of product for her store? I know its a long shot however possible? I have not gotten a request for alternative shipper. Maybe I will write back and quote a very high price and see what they say.

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  161. This is what I got from a Melissa Newman. They must love the name Melissa. Anyway,here it is:

    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.



    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE::::

    chamomile-neroli-body-lotion
    QTY...12

    Conditioner for Fine & Limp Hair
    QTY...12

    Green Tea Body Lotion
    QTY...12

    Quinoa Conditioning Shampoo
    QTY...12

    Wheat & Honey Shampoo
    QTY...12

    Raspberry Veil Lotion Spray
    QTY...12

    Talc free Body powder
    QTY...12


    Bay Rum After Shave
    Splash
    QTY...12

    Glycerin Soaps for men (Pack of 4)
    QTY...12

    Peppermint & Lemongrass Hand Soap
    QTY...12

    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Mijnsherenplein 27B,
    3081 CR,
    Rotterdam
    The Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Melissa

    And after I gave them a quote later the same day I received this:

    Hi,
    Thanks for your reply back with the total quote of my order,I really appreciate you getting back to me.
    We have experienced lots of difficulties when it comes to receiving shipment to our address here in The Netherlands, We're located in a very remote area of the city, which cause us a lot of hindrance in receiving shipment in the past. I want you to contact my shipper which i use every time i purchase order worldwide via the below e-mail address about my order LONGSPEEDFREIGHTLLC@GMAIL.COM with the weight and dimension inclusive the value for insurance quoting my customer ID #QP24742955A. They will deliver the shipment to me door to door,their cost will include the custom clearance and handlin7g cost with my order. They will come pick my order up at your location when the shipment is ready. I will need you to obtain a quote and tell them that i want to Insure the package and I will like you to get back to me with overall cost of the items with the details from my shipper.
    Once I have these details, I will get back to you with my credit card details immediately for payment.
    God Bless you (Amen),

    Kind Regards,
    Mel

    July 29, 2013 at 8:30 PM

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  162. I am also a small business owner who was nearly scammed by "Melissa Adcock." Isn't there any way to start an investigation? This is a major, international fraud scheme they have going on, and has to violate all sorts of laws all over the place. I didn't hear back after requiring a scanned photocopy of the credit card plus ID before processing the order. Too many things weren't adding up. But I have to think there are many other small businesses who haven't been scammed enough to smell this one and I want to figure out how to stop them! There must be something we can do, isn't there?

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  163. Just Got one from :
    Mellisa Newman - sweetmelnewst@yahoo.com

    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Mijnsherenplein 27B,
    3081 CR,
    Rotterdam
    The Netherlands

    SCAM SCAM SCAM..

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  164. Thank you for posting this. We were able to find our "scammers" name and address listed above. This saved us a lot of wasted time and effort in researching whether to send soap to Switzerland!

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  165. Thanks to EVERYONE for posting this - I just go contacted by

    Customer ID #QP24742955A

    Belinda Newman
    Mijnsherenplein 27B,
    3081 CR,
    Rotterdam
    The Netherlands

    Email address: bellhoneystr@yahoo.com

    I must admit that I got suspicious with the big order the please reply ASAP ... and the story about how (he or she) lives in a remote part of Rotterdam in the The Netherlands and has problems with deliveries. (He or she) asked me to send an email to their courier service with the dimensions, weight and insurable value of the parcel.

    The email address of the "freight company" is

    LONGSPEEDFREIGHTLLC@gmail.com

    So, I got as far as sending the quote for the large order - and even sent the requested details to the "shipping company".

    Like everyone else here - I got an uneasy feeling -- for same reasons - including the GOD BLESS YOU ... and even GOD BLESS YOU (Amen). I agree who says that stuff - thieves!!

    Anyway - so I thought I should do some internet searching and started by using Google maps to find the address. Well, of course, it was not a business address -- it looked more like project housing building in Rotterdam, The Netherlands - so yes the address does exist.

    Then, I tried to find the freight company - no luck, of course - but that search led me to this website.

    I am so relieved -- if it was not for you guys here - I could easily have been part of an internet scam or worst still - taking payment from a stolen credit card.

    Well - like they say - if it is too good to be true, it is too good to be true.

    I wish there was something we could do about these scamsters ... I thought I was pretty good at ignoring them - but I nearly did get caught with this one!

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  166. Bit of an update - I checked the header of the email sent to me by Belinda Newman

    google.com: best guess record for domain of bellhoneystr@yahoo.com designates 216.109.114.207 as permitted sender

    I found a site on the internet that allows you to enter IP addresses so you can locate them

    http://www.ipligence.com/geolocation

    So I entered the IP address and this was the location that was returned to me


    Your IP address is 216.109.114.207
    City: Sunnyvale
    Country: United States
    Continent: North America
    Time Zone: PST

    I think I will take the advice of a previous posters and report the matter to

    http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx. internet crime complaint site.

    I know that these scams are hard to control but I feel if enough of us report them - the authorities might be able to so something!

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    1. This was the first hit for a "Belinda Newman" under this thread. Thanks for the information!

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  167. Another update...Belinda Newman total scam...

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  168. Thank you so much for this blog! "Belinda" contacted me a few days ago and expressed interest in a large quantity of products from my store. The IP associated with her contact is: 41.184.112.152 She asked for me to provide a quote for the order along with a shipping quote. I have not and will not respond. The email address did not yield any results when I searched it. The email address used was: bellhoneystr@yahoo.com

    The shipping address used was:
    Mijnsherenplein 27B,
    3081 CR,
    Rotterdam
    The Netherlands

    This person sucks. I actually found this blog a few weeks ago from another indie shop owner and cannot believe I ended up being contacted by this very person. When I received the contact I was able to recall what I read here and was wary from the start. Thank you!

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  169. (Same person posting as above): I just searched the IP and it shows as coming up from Nigeria: http://www.projecthoneypot.org/ip_41.184.112.152

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  170. The scammers have changed their name to Deborah Vincent and they use Switzerland as their new address. They use this Email address: deborahvincentstores@yahoo.com
    Their IP address is 197.210.248.38 which shows up in a search as Lagos, Nigeria. People beware and check any customer that will only use their terms for purchase and shipping!

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  171. It's very sad that there are so many people devoting their time to scam others instead of trying to earn a honest living. We've got one from Deborah Vincent. Email: deborahvincent.stores@yahoo.com.

    Below is her email. I should have googled her email first and would have saved myself some time. Anyways, I'm glad for everyone's post and hope this will help protect other honest businesses.

    Name: deborah vincent
    Email: deborahvincent.stores@yahoo.com
    Message:

    "
    Subject: A new wholesale from deborah vincent | hotspothea​t.com

    Hello,
    How are you? I want to place an international order from your company to our store in Switzerland.I want to know if you can ship internationally and accept credit card as a form of payment? I'd love you to reply me back and we can proceed further.
    Eagerly await to read back from you and we can proceed
    Thank you and God bless you
    Yours



    deborah vincent "

    Here is the follow up:

    "MY ORDER/READ AN D REPLY BACK TODAY
    Deborah Vincent

    Sep 10

    Thanks for your reply back. I can't wait to have your lovely products
    in our store for my customers below listed is the items I want to
    order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost and I
    can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order
    ready and I can carry your product in our new inventory for our
    numerous customers.

    MY ORDER.......

    RECTANGLE 6" x 4" - Blue- 6" x 4" -HSH6B
    qty.....36



    2 RECTANGLES 5" x 3.5" - Pink- 5" x 3.5" - HSH16P2
    qty.....36


    RECTANGLE 5" x 3.5" - Blue- 5" x 3.5" -HSH16B
    qty.....36


    ROUND 4" - Orange - 4" - HSH15O
    qty.....36



    MY ADDRES FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE.........

    Rue de la
    Terrassière 24
    1207 Genève,
    Switzerland


    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and
    finalized my order.

    deborah Vincent"


    Good luck everyone!

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  172. New contact/scammer called "Cassandra"

    I want to place an international order from your company to my store in Netherlands. I want to know if you can ship internationally and accept credit card as a form of payment? Hope to read back from you soon. Thank you and God bless you.

    Casandra

    Email: winbushcmstore@yahoo.com
    IP: 41.190.2.143 (shows up as Nigeria)

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  173. Want to report this scammer. I surfed and found this site. wanting to add Belinda Newman with this address

    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Mijnsherenplein 27B,
    3081 CR,
    Rotterdam
    The Netherlands

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  174. Just wanted to add more info on these ppl.

    Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back.The name of our store is Simple bellhoney Stores Ltd.We're new and just springing up,we don't have a website yet. But we're in the process of expand to other parts of the world in the near future where we can have our website up and running.

    Await your reply back

    Thanks
    Belinda Newman (bellhoneystr@yahoo.com)

    Yea right, don't have a web site but have money for product. SERIOUSLY

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  175. Hello,
    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE::::


    Orange Spearmint Body Scrub
    QTY......10

    Rose Cleanser
    QTY......10

    Daily Hydrator
    QTY......10

    Beauty Rest Night Treatment
    QTY......10

    Pure C Treatment Mask
    QTY......10

    Citrus Blast Body Scrub
    QTY......10

    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Mijnsherenplein 27B,
    3081 CR,
    Rotterdam
    The Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,
    Belinda

    bellhoneystr@yahoo.com

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  176. I just got an email from a Deborah Vincent inquiring about shipment to Switzerland but it was verbatim to those from Claire and the others! Glad I found this web site!

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  177. Deborah Vincent still at it apparently. Deborahvincentstores@Hotmail.com
    I got the exact same inquiry for Switzerland. Email verbatim with earlier posts.
    Thanks for heads up.

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  178. They dropped the 'God bless you' tho
    ha!

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    1. Sent to my business website yesterday--"Name:
      deborah

      E-mail address:
      deborahvincent.stores@hotmail.com

      Message:
      Hello,
      How're you?I want to place an international order from your company to
      our store in Switzerland.I want to know if you can ship
      internationally and accept credit card as a form of payment?I'd love
      you to reply me back and we can proceed further Eagerly await to read
      back from you and we can proceed Thank you and God bless you Your
      deborah"

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  179. can't believe I've been contacted again using the same message and a different name. Now the name is Donovan Jack

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  180. I received an e-mail from deborah vincent in Switzerland ( deborahvincent.stores@hotmail.com ) today. When typing the name into Google, the stores Switzerland bit cam up first in the autocomplete and this was one of the first results found.

    Thank you for exposing this scam and helping to keep us safe.

    After checking who had sent me the e-mail, I found that it really came from Nigeria. I'm currently in two mind whether to ignore the scam e-mail completely or e-mail back giving them a lot of abuse. Things like this make me so angry.

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  181. I also received scam e-mail from Deborah Vincent don't fall for it!!!!

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