Crimes of Persuasion

Schemes, scams, frauds.

Nigerian Reshipping Job Offers to Package Goods for Reshipment using Stolen Credit Cards and Bogus Counterfeit Cheques

Locals may be charged in Nigerian Internet scam

By CASEY KRAUTKRAMER -For the Daily Tribune

04/24/04 - After confiscating merchandise worth up to $20,000, the Wood County Sheriff's Department warns residents to be wary of Nigeria-based

Officers made door-to-door contacts with four people among the ages of 23 and 28 in Auburndale, Marshfield, Nekoosa and Wisconsin Rapids, seizing between $15,000 and $20,000 in merchandise, said Deputy Sheriff Dean Berres.

United Parcel Service of America contacted the Wood County Sheriff's Department about the scam two weeks ago and again this week.

The Wood County residents were contacted through Internet chat rooms by people who promised them thousands, and in some cases, millions of dollars if they'd be willing to help.

"At this point, we are still in the process of determining whether we wish to classify these people as victims or as players in a larger fraud scheme," said Lt. Bob Levendoske.

Authorities didn't release the names of those involved.

Over the next two weeks, investigators plan to talk to lawyers in the district attorney's office to determine whether to charge the Wood County residents, Levendoske said.

"It is seen as a money-making proposition for the local participants, and that's why we are trying to make this public and tell people that this is a fraud," he said.

"And if you are a participant in it, you may face legal action. Any time you get involved in financial transactions over the Internet, you have to be extremely aware of who you're dealing with, because it's a vast arena of potential criminal activity."

The scammers, who authorities think are from Nigeria, buy items such as clothing and electronics with fraudulent credit card numbers, and then send the items to homeowners. The mailing labels use fake names, Berres said.

The participants then received large boxes with a UPS mailing sticker and are asked to fill them with 100 pounds of items and ship them to Nigeria. Initially, scam artists ask people to send a couple of items.

Undoubtedly Managed by Criminals


My name is Victoria .

I am an advertising manager of the UMC Postal And Financial Services Inc.

In connection with expansion of our business to us the agents in your country are required.

If you is interesting this information mailto:resume\\

We necessarily shall answer to You.

About Us

UMC Postal And Financial Services Inc. was founded in the beginning of 1999, by people with great experience and knowledge in the field of international transport, with the aim of undertaking any kind of transportation, be it by land, air or sea or a combination of these, as well as any other kind of service concerning transportation, storage, packing and packaging, insurance of the transported goods and personal items, customs clearance and any kind of customs formalities, in order to be able to provide our customers with a complete portfolio of services.

Our Jobs

Great job opportunity working for a great company. If you have experience working in an Electronics Warehouse, Distribution Center, fimilar with bank transfers, then this is the job for you.

UMC Postal And Financial Services Inc. a leader in wholesale produce distribution is seeking a responsible individuals to be responsible for the areas of shipping operations, customer service, transaction and bank operations.

Please reference KL-1891 on your resume.

With best regards,

Victoria , the advertising manager,

The Staffing/Management Department of UMC Postal And Financial Services Inc.

sent in 04/26/04

Domain ID:D104236648-LROR
Created On:16-Apr-2004 17:49:55 UTC
Last Updated On:16-Apr-2004 17:52:00 UTC
Expiration Date:16-Apr-2005 17:49:55 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:R119-LROR
Registrant ID:NIT0404161349PV8
Registrant Name: ryan estelle
Registrant Organization: umcs
Registrant Street1:379 e main street
Registrant City: collegeville
Registrant State/Province: pa
Registrant Postal Code:19426
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone:+1.6104894331
Registrant FAX:+1.6104894331
Registrant Email: umcs\\

Counterfeit Cashflow Check Scams

I answered an ad for an job for a position as an international rep for a company supposedly based in Italy.

They do have a website and a location in Italy, but what they are looking for is people to process payments through a personal bank account so that they can collect sooner.

I am attaching what they sent me.  Let me know what you think.....Thanks 4/29/04

From: DAU Italy Co.
(Pieve di Soligo, Via Frontigo 31053, Italy)

Thank you for interest in our company representative position.


Your job will consist mostly in dealing with our U.S. creditors. Some of our creditors prefer to cover our bills by local checks, we are unable to collect on the checks in timely manner, as the checks take up to 2 months to clear.

Our business requires fast cashflow, and therefore we are seeking a representative that can process local U.S. checks for our company.

You will have to receive the payment from our creditor, deposit it into your account and once cleared, forward the amount of the payment to us.

We expect 3-4 payments a month to be forwarded through the representative, totaling no more then $5,000.00 each.

All applicants must pass a background check, must have a bank account in good standing. Also, successful applicants must sign a Representative Service Contract with us.

The representative, pursuant to the contract, will not be liable for any taxes in the United States.

Further in his employment with our company, the representative can take on other responsibilities and will be considered to be hired as a permanent representative of our company in the United States.

Our beginning wage will depend on a number of transactions that the representative will assist us in. The fee paid per transaction is US $600, plus all if any fees encountered during the transaction.


If you do not have any other questions, and you would like to apply for this position please take the following steps:

1. Print, fill in and sign the attached contract.

2. Fax it to our USA Fax number (877)587-7571.

You must include one type of picture ID. It could be your driver's license, passport or any official identification document. If you don't have any of these items on hands right now (if they are lost/stolen or waiting for replacement), then your latest phone or utility bill is also ok.

You may blank out sensitive information such as your Driver's License number or Social Security Number

3. You will be notified when your contract will be approved. We guarantee timely notification.

Best regards,
Human Resources
DAU Italy Co. mailto: HR\\

Russian Roulette with Six Bullets in the Gun

We are Exchange Company in Russia, we find partners in UK for work, we need persons or companys which can accept bank wires on your bank accounts.

Our clients in UK everyday buy big amounts of E-gold money (e-, they send you amount to your bank account, you receive cash and send western union to us, we deposit client e-gold money.

For this work u receive 10% of amount (amount starts from 3000 F up to 7000 F per 1 transication)


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