Financial Scams

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  • Internet Crime Complaint Center

  • Was referred to this site by Money Gram South Africa-Consumer Protection in South Africa after googling "South Africa money gram scams" (see FAQ's
    *just sent (down below) this to the site above...


    "I first met Jenny Suping on one of those free "friend networks" called www.friendcircles.com on August 11th of 2007. We chatted many times as "friends" and she would ask me to send a cell phone to her. I told her that I would like to get to know here more. She then started asking me (around $300) to send money to her, so she can buy a cell phone herself. I was hesitant about it, but said "no" even though she got mad. We would e-mail and chat awhile after that to get to know each other. Then recently, she asked me to cash a Money Gram (Walmart?) [to help for her school-dont' understand why she couldn't cash it back at home; I kept thinking the American dollar is higher and would be worth more if she transferred it here-I don't know??] to a friend (VALASHIYA NANGAMSO) and then asked me to change the name to her school manager (Mbongeni Sibusiso Mthupha)...

    Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 03:48:34 -0700 (PDT)
    From: Send an Instant Message "Jenny suping" fairybuk@yahoo.com
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    Subject: I AM SICK BRO SAL
    To: "Alpha Omega" ummalpha@yahoo.com

    Bro SAL,

    I AM SICK IT'S VERY POSSIBLE TO CHANGE THE NAME,I JUST CAME OUT FROM THE BANK NOW,THE SAID THAT YOU CAN LEAVE THE REF NO AND THE ADD THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO CHANGE THE NAME,PLS MY BRO SAL,CHANGE JUST THE NAME TO MY SCHOOL MANAGER'S NAME SO THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO PAY MY SCHOOL FEES.HIS NAME AGAIN IS( MBONGENI SIBUSISO MTHUPHA) JUST CHANGE ONLY THE NAME,LEAVE THE MONEYGRAM REF NO AND ADD THE ARE CORRECT,I ONLY NEED YOU TO CHANGE ONLY THE NAME. HAVE A VERY PLEASANT DAY.( MBONGENI SIBUSISO MTHUPHA) DONT MAKE MISTAKE AGAIN PLS

    SIS JENNY

    " They even called me around 2am (still have the message on my cell phone) my time-seem very desperate. I cashed it for $1,500 and sent it to through the local Money Gram (La Tienda-a mexican store in town) that day.

    They would later send me another check of $1,500 to send it to the same guy, which I cashed it and send it through the same service on Monday, November 5th of 2007...

    Pls resend it using MR MBONGENI SIBUSISO MTHUPHA,add:17,15th ST,ORANGE GROOVE,2192,JOHANNESBURG,SOUTH AFRICA.he is my school manager PLS

    Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 06:12:51 -0800 (PST)
    From: Send an Instant Message "Jenny suping"
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    Subject: we cashed it
    To: "Alpha Omega"

    Hello Bro Sal,

    How are you doing,hope all is well with you.i just came out from bank now.we have gotten it.thanks so much.

    "I didn't realize these checks (total of $3,000) were "fraud" or was not legit until Thursday, November 8th of 2007 when the local bank (Carlen Hone) called me at work in the morning.

    I told Carlen that I will chat with "my friend" Jenny today (Saturday, November 10th of 2007) and see if I can get some information behind their "scam" without disclosing any info that the checks were "fraud". I was wondering if I should wait and see if I can get help from an investigation team to catch them next (Monday, November 13th of 2007-the date Jenny plans to send $4,500). Please let me know if this would be possible.

    Thanks,
    Sal:)
    http://www.angelfire.com/mn3/ummalpha/african.southafrican.html or
    http://www.angelfire.com/mn2/goodnewsumm/financial.scams.html

    p.s." I'm still not 100% sure if this is a hoax. It could be bad checks and Jenny doesn't know that-wishful thinking, but I don't want to take a chance and do this early. I might not get my money back, but I just don't want this to happen to anyone."

    Have been contacted by:

    Morris Bremer Bank
    701 Atlantic Avenue, Morris MN 56267
    (320) 589-1424

    Will be contacting:

  • Morris Police Department
  • Today (Sunday, November 18th of 2007), I got another (money gram check(s)-4-$750 to equal $3,000. Here is what it says...

    Stamped:
    09/18/2007
    5792788450
    Money Order

    Written on line:
    Pay to the Order of:
    (my name)

    101 Ways Youth Can Change the World
    "We scoured the Internet looking for what youth are doing to make a difference in their communities and around the world. This Ebook offers some of those ideas. It's our hope youth will look through this book and choose and/or adapt one or more of these ideas to take on in their own community. Or, if nothing in this book interests them, we hope it will at least get their "creative juices flowing" and they'll come up with their own project. Youth are powerful. They can (and are) making a difference in their communities and our world. We believe in them!
    *With God's help!

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