African Printing Scam 60


Wow, months after the African Puppy Scam I get another one over the weekend.

Started off with a simple email requesting a quote in print price…

Hello Sir/Madam,

My name is Rev James Hopper and i want to make an order of SOME FLYERS .I will like you to get back to me as soon as you with the pick up price of the following models and sizes;

1. measures 8.5′ x 11′
2. 80# Gloss Text or
3. 0.25 – White boarder
4. One sided

Please provide a quote on 98,500 copies

l want you to write of the flyer (Love One Another).I want you to go ahead and quote me the total pick up prices plus tax without shipping and will also like you to get back to me with information on the major credit card you accept for payment and how soon can you get that ready for pick up as i have a shipping company that will come for the pick up as soon as they are ready. also get back to me with your contact phone number and full name so we can proceed.

James Hopper.

So, I responded with a few questions and here is the response…


i will like to inform you that this will be black only and will like you to get back to me with the total cost and will also like to know if you accept credit card for payment and how soon can you get that ready for pick up.

so I gave a quote for the job and this is the hook response I got.

Thanks for the quote..
But it is unfortunate to inform you that I have a family emergency,(my wife just had an accident)and I will be on the next available flight to Germany but I won't be back till further notice.Meanwhile this order is to be delivered to a church in Ghana,West-Africa.
So I would like you to contact the Freight Company with the approximate weight of the order and your address and get me the freight charges for delivering the order to the address below:

Rev. Matthew Banson
( World Miracle Church )
352 Lemon St.
Accra, Ghana,00233
West-Africa.

Freight Company Contact Details:
COMPANY NAME:Melcome Shipping Company.
EMAIL ADDRESS:Bulkshippers@hotmail.com

i will like you to go ahead and contact them and get back to me as soon as you can so i can provide you with my credit card information for you to go ahead and run that for the Grand total of the order plus shipping so we can proceed.. also let me know as soon.

May God Bless You
JAMES HOPPER

How great, using religious titles like Rev. makes scamming people all that much better.

Now, a couple of things really got me interested, first the quick swerve on the emergency, can’t pick the job up, have to ship it to Ghana, West Africa.

Then I did a lookup on where the email originated from, after all its a yahoo.com email address right? Email came from an internet cafe in West Africa… Interesting, considering the person is supposedly able to pick up the printing.

I still don’t know what the angle was here? Credit card fraud? Free printing? A staged scam to get the printer to pay to clear customs on the promise the client would pay us back?

Anyway, don’t know, but a simple reply saying we don’t ship internationally seemed to qwell the scammer.

Net of it all is beware online, do your homework and don’t get scammed. Also, use google, and you will find links like this http://bizcardpro.com/PrintingScam.htm

Hopefully no body gets dupped by this scam.


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60 thoughts on “African Printing Scam

  • Angela

    Actually, what happens is that they provide bogus credit card numbers, you run them, but it takes a few days for the cards to process. But, in the meantime, you need to wire the money via Western Union to the freight company. By the time you have wired the money, the credit cards have been declined and you’re out whatever money you wired to them.

  • Alexis

    Hello,

    Thank you for your article. I am actually in the midst of trying to be scammed by this guy. Just a coincidence, my husband works for PIA/GATF. I am hoping to work through them to get the word out.

    Fortunately; I took time his afternoon to research his guy before any money transactions have occurred. The owner of my company wants to nail this guy.

    He contacted us via email wanting a price for printing 98,500 fliers on 80# coated stock
    And, oh of course ,at the beginning of this it all became urgent because he had to leave the country because his wife was in an accident in Germany.

    …… virtually the same story and same exact email that you received. I became suspicious when I received a low resolution jpeg for artwork to base my quote on. Its a poorly designed picture of a Nativity scene with knockout type advertising a “Eshter Crusade with many Quest speakers”. A reverand that can’t spell Easter or Guest correctly deeply disturbed me & raised my suspicions. It also doesn’t give dates etc….

    Starts out they will pick up from our location, wants to know the weight for shipping. Then I had to contact the Gold Coast Shipping Co. for the cost of shipping to Accra, Ghana, West Africa. Of course they want the payment via Western Union Wire Transfer …… Once I gave them the grand total of printing & shipping they were supposed to give me their credit card # for us to make arrangements for shipping & payment. I indicated that he needed ot pay us in advance as well. He then asked me to tack on an additional $300.00 to the grand total to cover the costs of the wire transfers.

    He has contacted me via a 3rd party service for deaf people 2 X’s today.

    Before I left work today, I decided to contact this Gold Coast Shipping Company. Looks legitimate on the web but then when I called to confirm the price quote I found that it is not legitimate. The call sounds as if it is a private residence. A gentleman who answered the phone was caught totally off guard. He just answered Hello not “Gold Coast Shipping Co.” I asked for the man who sent me the bid on shipping & was told “He must work for another Gold Coast Shippping Company”. I asked what his Co. does. he stated that they ship /export overseas. Sounds very much like they do the kind of shipping that was being requested. Interesting. I think this guy is in on it. He sounded shady.

    Unbelievable!!!!

    This stinks and I would love to help to put an end to it. I’ll keep you informed on how this unfolds.

    I am very grateful to not have fallen for this.Thanks for posting your experience.

    Truly yours,

    Alexis

  • Copydude

    Mine is a Rev John Carter, 100,000 business cards that say Bama Top Tech, and email and phone number, he paid via credit card,and it was approved, but nothin was passing the smell test, so I called my merchant services and got he issuing bank info and found that he was not the authorized signer, I told him it was declined and since he has given me 7 more card numbers and each time I call the issuing banks and alert them to his fraud.

  • Manager

    I’ve been in contact with a Mark Adams who seems to fit the same bill. He needed 300 trophies that say save the children for an orphanage. I gave him his quote, then he suddenly had to got see his uncle in Germany, his wife was also not doing well. They had me contact BW Shipping company via e-mail only (@gmail.com).

    The letter:

    Hello _____ ,

    Thanks for the quote.Am Satisfied with the price…Sorry for the delay responce
    But it is unfortunate to inform you that I have a family emergency,(my Uncle just had an accident)and I will be on the next available flight to Germany but I won’t be back till further notice.Mean while this order is to be delivered to a church in Ghana,West-Africa.
    So I would like you to contact the Freight Company with the approximate weight of the order and your address and get me the freight charges for delivering the order to the address below:

    Rev. Matthew Banson
    (World Miracle Church)
    352 Lemon St.
    Accra,Ghana,00233
    West-Africa.

    Freight Company Contact Details:
    COMPANY NAME:B W shipping
    EMAIL ADDRESS:bwshippinginc@gmail.com

    i will like you to go ahead and contact them and get back to me as soon as you can so i can provide you with my credit card information for you to go ahead and run that for the Grand total of the order plus shipping so we can proceed.. also let me know as soon.

    Respectfull Submitted,

    Mr.Mark

    ***
    Afterdiscovering the similarities in the writing patterns of the shipping manager and my client (they contacted me on the same day 7 minutes apart) I knew it was the same guy. Unfortunately they never answered any questions about where they are contacting me from and never left any contact infomation other than an e-mail address.

    Luckily it hasn’t cots me too much in materials I prepared. I just hope they’re exposed and punished. Being a minority business owner of African discent, I am particularly frustrated at this.

  • Sara Lagana

    We received the same request above and now this new one new one…

    Hello Owner

    I am Mr Paul Brown i will like to order some labels from you and I will need you print the following along with the sizes on it.

    Name to Print: GOD TIME IS BEST.
    1 3/8″ x 4 1/4″ sized labels. For 300,00 total labels in rolls of 2,500 in white gloss with one color print Please I want you to email me with the total price include tax and excluding shipping and also what types of credit card do you accept as payment? I will be waiting to read from you soon.

    Regards…….
    Mr Paul Brown

  • Sheila

    Ours is a Williamm Baker, the 2nd email he sent he was Baker William. Also called via deaf relay operator. The only difference in the flyers was the qty. He wanted 100,000 from us. I replied sayin sorry we couldn’t do that larger of qty. that there were several online color printing companies that accepted credit cards. He emailed me back saying order as many as we could produce at one time and he would reorder. I am not responding back. I wondered how he would profit from this until I read about the wire transfer.

  • Ray

    I am so tired of recieving these scam mails.I have probably recvd at least 12 of these in the last few months.Went along witha few to try and figure out the scam,and figured out it was the shipping.Frankly I don’t understand how anyone could fall for this .The grammar is so pathetic,and the print request is so bizzare and making no sense at all, that it would raise the suspicion of any recipient.These are probably the same Nigerians who were running the last big scam,The help me get money out of the country,and I will give you a million dollars scam.I don’t know how this dopes can be stopped!

  • Ann Jordan

    Patrick,

    My husband’s business was approached by a Mark Wilson for an order of 600 plaques (no engraving) to be sent to Ghana for an orphanage. Thank God I googled Rev. Matthew Banson and found your website. While we wouldn’t of done any ordering without credit card clearance it appears from others experience that they’ve found away around that as well. Mark Wilson just emailed my husband 4 separate credit card accounts to charge the bill. Who can we forward this information to. We are a small company, raising 4 children, fortuantely we will not be scammed. We’d like to prevent others from being so and see these people punished. Any further direction would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Ann

  • Anonymous Graphics

    We’ve recently been contact by Baker William, or William Baker via a phone relay service for deaf people. After he made phone contact, we provided our email and he’s been emailing us constantly.

    His initial email went as follows:

    Thank you for your time and petiens with me on the phone and and am sending you this email to order the flyers and regard is how the need the custome of the flyers should be as follows:
    1. measures 8.5′ x 11′
    2. 80# Gloss Text or
    3. 0.25 – White boarder
    4. One sided
    5. Flat flyers

    And Please provide a quote on 100,000 copies and please can you send me an email reply back with the price of that plus tax without shipping so that i will go ahead and issue you with mine Master Card for you to run for the Total Charges And i will be Looking forward to hear back from you so that we can proceed with the Order / Payment / Pick Up And delivery Details….

    Thank You
    William

    ______

    Alarms immediately went off – When I inquired where he was located, I got the following email:

    Dear __________
    Thank you for your email reply back to me and i am located in vt and yes the flyers will be picked up your location as soon as its ready for pick up thank you and will be waiting for your email
    _______________

    Vermont, huh? Things still weren’t making sense, and he continued to give us more information, read below:

    Dear ____________
    Thank you for your email and Well I would like you to contact this shipping company to find out the shipping quote. However I understand the total cost $5,618.00 and i really appricate that and i am okey with the price and I would like to proceed with payment, but I also want to know the shipping cost before I can go ahead and make the payment for the Order, and I want these Products to be shipped to Ghana oversea to my new warehouse. and i have a Shipping Compay that has been handling my shipment for me and i want you to contact them with the total weight size and quantity of the flyers and also the pick up and delivery address to be shipped and get me the Freight charges and contact me back so that i can also email you back with my payment information details for the payment charges on Shipping charges and the Shipping address and also the contact details for the Shipping Company as follows:

    The Shipping Address
    Ms .Shantel Bert .
    Shantel & Flyers
    Ring Road Central
    Accra-Ghana-00233

    The Shipping Company Contact Details
    The Name is The Westend Trading And Shipping Co Ltd
    The Contact Name Is Mr Mena Willams
    Their Contact Email Address is westendshippingcoltd@yahoo.com
    Their Website westendshippingcoltd.com

    Yes and i want you to email them with the pick up location address and the total weight of the Flyers or the Sizes and the Quantity of the Flyers instead of the weight and also the Ship to address and get me the Freight charges and contact me back for the payment.

    Nb the Shipping Company will also handle the packaging and crating and pick up and shipment from your location .Waiting to hear from you with the charges.

    Thank you,
    Baker.
    Company Owner.

    _____________

    We have not quoted the shipping charges, infact, we’re trying to get him to contact us in an effort to extract more info from him – and see if we can catch this guy, or at least take some of the wind out of his sails.

    Be aware! Thanks to this site we’ve got some ammunition.

  • Hotline Creations

    My guy (actually, 2 requests 2 days in a row from ‘Pastor Chris’ and ‘Samuel Harrison’) looking for printed ‘Banners’. Both with ‘God’ theme. Light on details and very eager to purchase WITHOUT Shipping costs. Provided a payment form for first guy to collect all his details. Faxed back and emailed scanned copy of 1 set of card info, then asked to put half on 2nd card info scribbled on bottom of form. Info from Atlanta GA area. Smelled real funny, so did some research online and found address of card is from an Electric Contractor company in Atlanta. Phone number provided went to ‘un-setup message’ default.

    Thanks for this post area.

  • Walton

    Busy huh, I just got this on Friday 8/22

    Good day,

    My name is Rev.James Hopper and l want to order some flyer’s and i will need the Qty 100,000 with the size of 8.5”x11” in full copies Black Ink on Yellow Paper l want you to write of the flyer’s ( Save The Child Of Africa ). and also i need this flyer’s to be printed double sided and also I want you to go ahead and quote me the total pick up prices plus tax without shipping and also Advise me the method of of payment you accept so that we can proceed with this order,hope to hear from you as soon as possible.

    Thank You.
    Rev.James Hopper

    I sent him the quote and also decided to google the church

    Thanks for the quote..
    But it is unfortunate to inform you that I have a family emergency,(my wife just had an accident)and I will be on the next available flight to Germany but I won’t be back till further notice.Meanwhile this order is to be delivered to a church in Ghana,West-Africa.
    So I would like you to contact the Freight Company with the approximate weight of the order and your address and get me the freight charges for delivering the order to the address below:

    Rev. Matthew Banson
    ( World Miracle Church )
    352 Lemon St.
    Accra, Ghana,00233
    West-Africa.

    Freight Company Contact Details:
    COMPANY NAME:Gold coast Shipping Company.
    EMAIL ADDRESS:Goldcoastshippingyard@gmail.com

    i will like you to go ahead and contact them and get back to me as soon as you can so i can provide you with my credit card information for you to go ahead and run that for the Grand total of the order plus shipping so we can proceed.. also let me know as soon.

    May God Bless You
    Rev james

  • Bob Baldwin

    Rev Mac Willson has contacted me about printing 60,000 yellow flyers.
    EXPRESS SHIPPERS AND AIR FREIGHT COURIERS is the name of the shipping company we are supposed to use. In the same broken English, I received an e-mail from them. It’s not hard to tell it’s the same guy.

    I have to admit, when the charges for the shipping were e-mailed, the English was a little more convincing.

    We stopped all progress on this with no expense incurred.
    Sites like this one are very helpful.

  • C. Roberts

    This happened to me too. The guy (aka Rev. James Hopper) actually called me today and when I told him I knew he was a fraud he hung up on me!

    Thanks for posting all this because this is how I found out he was a fraud so I didnt even take is credit card number.

  • T Matteson

    Guess he’s ready for dessert now. The contact came off our website form, but looked odd so I Googled and found the page here.

    “”
    GOOD DAY MY NAME IS REV JAMES AND WILL LIKE TO ORDER FOR SOME CHOCOLAT. I WILL LIKE YOU TO GET BACK TO ME WITH THE PRICE FOR AN ASSORTED MILK CHOCOLATE AND WILL ALSO LIKE YOU TO GET BACK TO ME WITH THE TYPES AND PRICES OF CHOCOLATE THAT YOU HAVE FOR SELL IF YOU DONT HAVE THE ASSORTED TYPE. ALSO GET BACK TO ME WITH INFORMATION ON THE MAJOR CREDIT CARD YOU ACCEPT FOR PAYMENT AND I WILL ALSO LIKE TO INFORM YOU THAT IAM SENDING THEM AS A DONATION TO A CHUCRH AND I HAVE A SHIPPING COMPANY THAT WILL COME FOR THE PICK UP AS SOON AS THEY ARE READY. GET BACK TO ME WITH ALL INFORMATION SO WE CAN PROCEED.MAY GOD BLESS YOU REV JAMES HOPPER
    “”

  • Larry

    JAMES SIZEMORE is the name used on the version of this scam email I received. Same story, wanted a quote and asked if we accepted credit cards. We took it seriously until we rec’d the second email in reply to our quote. The first flag was he immediately accepted a rather high quote, and then asked for the weights and asked me to contact their shipping company to send it to a church in Acra Ghana (even bigger flags). A quick Google search turned up this scam, confirming my suspicions.

    For a little fun, I replied asking him for more info on the company, as well as their credit card number (including the security code on the back of the card) which I would need to proceed. That should scare him off, but I’m hoping he gives me something worthwhile to pass along to law enforcement.

  • Jill P. (Boston)

    This guy requested a quote from me too. Rev. Mark Jones (revmarkjones1@yahoo.com) Wanted me to ship 70,000 copies of a flyer that read “Help Save the Children” What kind of an idiot do you take me for?

    He was very eager to get them printed.

    Used a prepaid cell phone.

    BEWARE!

  • Nathan S

    this i an email i recevied today 10/17/08

    Hello ,
    Thanks for your respond again.I would like the ( 150 Toro Wired Rain sensors ) and I’m okay with the Total Cost ( $3660.00 ) and I would like to proceed with payment, but I also want to know the shipping cost before I can go ahead and make the payment for the Order, and I want these Products to be shipped to Johannesburg, S.A oversea to my new warehouse. and i have a Shipping Company that has been handling my shipment for me and i want you to contact them with an
    1. Estimated total weight or information about the order to be shipped…..

    2. The Shipping Address :

    Name : Ms .Shantel Bert .
    Address : Cas Maatens & Gerrie Vd Walt
    Sonlandpark, Vereeniging, Johannesburg..

    3. Your pick-up location address (where order would be picked up from)..
    Above is the information required by the freight company so kindly send them this information’s and I would as soon as possible proceed by paying for the order once I get to know the shipping cost.

    The contact details for the Shipping Company as follows:
    The Shipping Company Contact Details
    The Name is EXPRESS WORLD SHIPPING Co Ltd.
    The Contact Name Is Mr Brian Cram
    Their Contact Email Address is : expressworldshipping@lycos.com

    NB: The shipping company are responsible for the crafting and packaging of the order.

    Once you get the freight quote get back to me so that I can proceed with payment of the cost of order by today.
    Urgently waiting to hear from you soon.
    Thank you.
    Terry Baker

  • Cindy Rattray

    Same story but different name, used Chris Twarowski. We exchanged several emails as I wondered how he had my name and why such a simple job was to be printed so far from delivery. Any shop could do this work. My son just returned from Ghana where he met many wonderful people. This puts such a bad mark on people who have no idea there are crooks like this giving them a bad name.

  • Michael

    Ok guys, I think we should take this guy down. A Mr. Rev Mark Jones tried this same thing, 80,000 flyers shipping to ghana. The address that this guy tries to get this shipped doesnt change, so if everyone has saved these emails i think the proof would be overwhellming. Has anyone tried to go after this guy yet?

  • Kristen Westlake

    HI everyone,

    Well, I must be the latest case. yesterday REV Shawn Morgan contacted me for 200 – 300 canvas images for a “save the children” image. …
    After I contacted him with the quote and he wrote back with the whole West Africa thing I felt it spelled SCAM …

    Here is what he wrote back to me…today
    “Hello
    I will like to order the 200 canvas’ which cost $7914. And i will recommend a freight company for the pick up of the canvas to orphanage home in (West Africa) . Now i want to you to contact them with the total weight of the 200 canvas and find out the freight quote to Africa for me . The delivery address is below :S.O.S HOME
    505 Orphanage Street
    Kumasi, 00233
    Ghana(West Africa)Freight company email address : urbansfreightgh@kittymail.com

    And including the pick-up location and they will surely get you a freight quote .As soon as you her from them let me know so that i can proceed with the transaction . ”
    Best Regard
    REV (Owner)

    How do we go after someone like this? I have had several scam experiences before and luckily never took anything more than my time and excitment (thinking it was for real).

    Kristen Westlake

  • Amy Pender

    No Kristen…we are the latest victim of this scam. Now “David Patokey” is wanting to buy windows and doors to be shipped over to Ghana and wants to give a credit card for the product and freight charges which we were requested to be wired to the freight company as they do not accept credit cards. I think this needs to be turned over to the authorities as we are all spending a lot of time needlessly trying to make a sale of our product to someone who obviously is not wanting to purchase anything.

  • Walton

    I received 2 more last week
    F H SUPPLY

    NAME:
    fred hitches

    EMAIL:
    fredhitches@yahoo.com

    MESSAGE:
    Hello Please i would like to know if you can make some customs labels for me. Thank You

    and the other one was from
    Hello Good Day
    Good Day this is Dr Herbert Brown and the Owner of Herbert Inc.,And i want to Print Fliers,Below is the Specification for the Fliers:

    1. Measures 8.5 x 11
    2. 80lb. Gloss Text
    3. Full color one side
    4.Provide quote on 100,000 copies of fliers

    I will attach the Artwork for these Project as soon as i have the Quote to commence Printing.So hope you reply back ASAP.

    Many Thanks
    Dr Herbert Brown
    Thanks

    I asked his location and he said
    I am located at these Address:

    1 Abor Lea Circle
    Doylestown, Pa
    18901

    I will be expecting to hear from you soon.
    Thanks
    Dr Herbert Brown.

    I asked the name of his business and he said
    I am Individual but i am sending these Fliers to a Charity Home to a Fund Raising Programmes to help Create an Awareness towards the Plies of the Street Childrens.

    Thanks
    Dr Herbert Brown

    So they are still at it

  • Jean K

    12/2/08

    They’re still at it. This time it was a Don Martin who wanted 80,000 Save The Children flyers printed &
    shipped to Ghana-West Africa. The freight company e-mail contact was konvickshipping@rock.com. It all sounded a little odd to me so I did an inquiry and found your website about the scam.

    Thanks for posting the scam. It helped me and should
    help other printers.

  • Anonymous Graphics

    They’re at it again! I cannot believe the audacity of these people! I got an emailed request for a quote from a Rev. Rick Dennis, 55,000 b/w copies to be sent to Accra Ghana.

    Knowing that this is a scam, I gave him a ridiculously HUGE price – which, of course, he didn’t bat an eye at.

    I’m tempted to just have a bit of fun and send him on his way. Though, I wish I knew what to do with his information and how to get criminals like this caught…

    Any ideas?

  • Exodus Design

    THIS IS THE LATEST…

    Dear Customer,
    I am Rev.Jackson Wilson and can you please provide a quote on 90,000 copies of Flyers printing with the following specification.

    1. Measures 8.5″x11″
    2. 80lb. Gloss Text
    3. Full color one side
    4.Provide quote on 90,000 copies of Flyers printing

    Attached is the artwork for this project.

    So as i said please provide a quote on 90,000 copies of Flyers printing and Kindly let me Know if you accept Master Card Or Visa Card as form of payment. Thank you and Have a Blessed Day Shalom to you all.

    Mrs.Jackson Wilson
    CHRISTIANS CHILDREN HOME(S.O.S)
    TEL: 654-128-9754

  • Jerry

    We’ve received few at my workplace (printing company) – pasted below for reference:

    Nov 17, 2008:
    Hello customer,
    My name is Rev.Mike Toosa and Can your company provide a quote on 60,000 copies of flyers. These will be printed with the following specification.So that is the Flyer’s i am looking for and also i will like you to goahead and e-mail me back with the total Price of the Flyer’s of 60,000copies as a order and Proceed with my Order And the kinds of payment that you accept..
    …Hope to hear from you and have a Nice working day.
    1. measures 8.5′ x 11′
    2. 80# Gloss Text
    3. One sided
    4. Full color
    with kind regards
    Rev.Mike Toosa

    Jan 13th 2009:

    Hello Customer Service.
    My name is Rev Peter Ray .l want to order some flyers and i will need the Qty 100,000 with the size of 8.5”x11” in full copies Black Ink onYellow Paper l want you to write of the flyer (John 3:16:For God So Loved The World That He Gave His Begotten Son,Whosoever Believes In Him,Should Not Perish,But Have Everlasting Life). and also i need this flyers to be printed double sided and also I want you to go ahead and quote me the total price for them now so that i can make payment for us to proceed from there.Moreover i will recommend you to a freight forwarder who will come to your location to pick them up so therefore i will like you to reply me with a quote excluding any shipping cost for us to proceed from there and also include your contact phone number where i can reach you to discuss about the order and the method of payment that you accept.Thanks very much and happy new Year.

    God Bless You,
    Rev Peter Ray.

    Jan 15th, 2009

    Happy New Year to you and My name is Rev.Don Markitors and I wish
    to print flyers. I will be printing the flyers with the following specs.

    – Size 8.50” x 11.00”
    – 80# Gloss Text
    -4/0 Full Bleed
    -4 colors

    However I have my art-work to submit for this project and i will also
    like to know if u do accept Credit Card as forms of payment. E-mail me
    your price-quote on printing 60,000 copies and 80,000 copies

    with kind regards,
    Rev.Don Markitors

    Jan 25, 2009:

    Hello
    Am Rev Paul and i will like to know if you can print
    flyer with the size of 8.5″ x 11″ and a Stock: #80 Gloss book what i need
    on the item is ( Halelluya Amen ) and the background should be in yellow and
    the writing black and so let me know the total cost of 60,000 copies and
    80,000 copies copies and also the form of payment you accept so that i will
    know what to do next hope this will help . pls advise .

    Name: Rev Paul Johnson
    Company: Rev & Company.Lit
    Address: 1 arbor lea cr
    City, State, Zip: Doylestown Pa
    Country: United States
    Phone Number: 6076541366

  • saved printer (thanks)

    Thanks for your respond again.I okay with the Total Cost ( $3,117.02 ) and I would like to proceed with payment, but I also want to know the shipping cost before I can go ahead and make the payment for the Order, and I want these Products to be shipped to Johannesburg, S.A oversea to my new warehouse. and i have a Shipping Company that has been handling my shipment for me and i want you to contact them with an

    1. Estimated total weight or information about the order to be shipped.

    2. Your pick-up location address (where order would be picked up from).

    3. The Shipping Address :

    Name : Ms .Shantel Bert .
    Address : Cas Maatens & Gerrie Vd Walt
    Sonlandpark, Vereeniging, Johannesburg.

    Above is the information required by the freight company so kindly send them this information’s and I would as soon as possible proceed by paying for the order once I get to know the shipping cost.

    The contact details for the Shipping Company as follows:
    The Shipping Company Contact Details
    The Name is EXPRESS WORLD SHIPPING Co Ltd.
    The Contact Name Is Mr Brian Cram
    Their Contact Email Address is : expressworldshipping@lycos.com

    NB: The shipping company are responsible for the crafting and packaging of the order.
    Once you get the freight quote get back to me so that I can proceed with payment of the cost of order by today.And can i have your Phone number.

    Urgently waiting to hear from you soon.
    Thank you.
    Mr Bill Jones.

    THIS IS SCAM< THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP!!!!!!!!

  • Swimdad

    I got the same inquiry over the weekend, and thought it was suspicious. We emailed asking for a phone number and address, so I called Mr. Bill Jones and asked a few questions. Ran the quote and emailed to to him then got the same letter about contacting his shipping agent.

    I googled cas maatens & gerrie vd walt and ended up here. Thanks all for the heads up.

    If it seems to good to be true, it probably is.

  • Lorri

    STILL AT IT! A few weeks ago I was contacted by email from “Terry Baker”.

    He inquired about purchasing several hundred pounds of sea glass. I referred him directly to my supplier as the supplier is in a better position to package/ship such a large quantity. The supplier can also give him a better price. I was trying to save the guy a couple of bucks – –

    Today my supplier contacted me and several other businesses that sell the sea glass to warn us of the scam. Good thing my supplier didn’t fall for the “use-my-shipping-company-and-wire-the-payment-to-them first” scam.

    Just wanted to post this here to echo the name – Terry Baker – and now he’s contacting sea glass vendors!

  • Susan

    I received this email today. Thought it looked like a scam.

    Dear Sir/Madam
    This is Mr.Daniel Wilson .l want to order some fryer’s and i will need the Qty 100,500 with the size of 8.5”x11” in full copies Black Ink on yellow Paper l want you to write of the fryer’s (Care For One Another Says The Lord).. and also i need this fryer’s to be printed one side and also I want you to go ahead and quote me the total pick up prices plus tax without shipping and also Advise me the method of of payment you accept so that we can proceed with this order, hope to hear from you as soon as possible.
    Stay Blessed,
    Daniel Wilson

  • PEACE LABEL usa, inc

    We also get these spam email from same person with different name/email address. one time, we almost made an actual production from him.
    watch out!!!!!
    here’s his message.

    Hello Owner
    I am Richard Miller will like to order for some labels and I will need you print the following along with the sizes on it.
    Name to Print:GOD’S TIME IS THE BEST
    1 3/8″ x 4 1/4″ sized labels. For 300,000 pieces total labels in rolls of 300,000 in white gloss with one color print Please I want you to email me with the total price include tax and excluding shipping charges and also what types of credit card do you accept as payment? I will be waiting forward to hear from yousoon.
    Regards…….
    Richard Miller

    Thnak you very much this is myAddress below
    Company name : Ray Martin co. ltd.
    Phone no. 402 298 5716
    1 arbor lea circle , doylestown , Pa 18901

    i want you to email me with the total price without shipping so that we can proceed and also iw ant you to knwo that i will make the pick up form your location

  • Savers

    Here’s the latest one we received – I have artwork and everything at this point. Trying to get more info from the guy….

    Dear Customer,
    My Name is Mr.Ben Parker with Okolona Sign Inc and am sending this email regards to order Print Flyers if yes i am looking the Bellow Specification on the Print flyers.

    1. measures 8.5′ x 11′
    2. 80# Gloss Text or
    3. 0.25 – White boarder
    4. One sided
    5. Flat flyers

    And Please provide a quote on 100,000 copies and please can you send me an email reply back with the price of that plus tax without shipping so that i will go ahead and issue you with mine Master Card for you to run for the Total Charges And i will be Looking forward to hear back from you so that we can proceed with the Order / Payment / Pick Up And delivery Details….

    Best Regards
    Mr.Ben Parker.
    (Owner of Company)

  • grant lamont

    and heres the latest, moved onto other products now to try and scam there money out of someone, this time is a different shipping company that website looks legit but obviously after you look at the similarities same website setup and scammers. thanks to the site for the warning
    grant http://www.another room tranportables

    ""Hello,
    Thanks for the quick respond am interested in the 2.4 MTR WIDE. $9260 .The products am
    purchasing is for a client of mine and i will be going on a business trip in the Bahamas for an orphanage meeting so i will really appreciate if you help me on this.

    SHIP TO ADDRESS:

    REV MATTHEW BANSON
    Ring Road
    ACCRA
    GHANA
    00233.

    I would need freight information for the shipment of the merchandise.I
    read about a new freight company and i hope they would be the best for
    this kind of shipment.So you can contact them by emailing them with
    the total weight or the actual size of the products,the pick up
    location address including the ship to address for freight charges so
    that we can get this underway as soon as possible.

    Company name is WAX FREIGHTS LTD
    Their Website is: http://www.waxfreightsltd.com
    Their email address is : info@waxfreightsltd.com

    After you get the freight charges please email me back with the total
    including sales tax so that i would provide my account information for
    the charges.I mean i will provide you with my credit card details for
    you to run for the cost of the products and for the freight cost
    together.Hope to hear from you soon.
    Thank You
    Dennis. ""

  • john

    Rev Mike Toosa bought $14,000.00 OF ROPE CARD VERIFIED ADDRESS AND CVV BUT AFTER READING THIS I CALLED ISSUING BANK AND DIFFERENT NAME ON CARD

  • green woods furniture

    Just had an email from the same guy, thought something wasn’t quite right, so googled the shipping company and found this site.
    Seems like he’s branching into furniture –
    was asked for a quote for 5 tables (I run a furniture business), thought a bit strange for somewhere in Africa to be buying tables at Western retail prices and then having them shipped over… you would’ve thought he could have got some tables knocked up locally for less money and less hassle!

  • Scott

    recieved one today and am still in contact:

    photo album scam

    new hope presbyterian church and orphanage in ghana

    reverend ben johnson

    ordered 300 photo albums for $30,000

    will i take mastercard?

  • Tania

    Thank goodness for google. I think that this guy is moving to bigger and heavier items. He first requested a quote for some counter tops for a city in Texas. He said that he will pick up at our store. Then he emails me and tells me that the counter tops will need to be ship to a church in Accra, Ghana. He provides me with the contact information for the church in Accra (Rev. Matthew Banson) and the contact information for the shipping company (Deeper Seas Freight Company). The email gave me a bad feeling when he mention that the freight company did not take credit cards and that we will have wire transfer the freight company. I google the address that he gave me (352 lemon street Accra, Ghana) and I came accross with you guys.

  • Martin

    Received this new version today – stupidly my address is not the one shown.
    Glad this web site is available as a warning not to waste any time even providing the quotation.

    ———————————————————————-

    Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 14:47:49 -0700 (PDT)
    From: "F.H Supply" <fredhitches@yahoo.com>
    Subject: stainless steel
    To: jsimms@atlasmetal.com

    HELLO
    MY NAME IS Mr Fred Hitches AND I WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU CAN GET ME A PRICE ON 40 sheet of 26 Ga 48 x 120 T-304
    2B STAINLESS STEEL SHEET PLUS TAX.HOW SOON CAN YOU GET THEM READY FOR PICK UP AT YOUR LOCATION AND
    ALSO WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

    THANK YOU

  • anonymous

    I was scamed by her to. I was looking for yorkies puppies and she e-mail me. I was told she had a client that just adopted three yorkies from her. then she she he was shipped to afrcia from his job . Here the inf that was used.he was suspose to for the red cross @ 4800 harry hines boulervard Dallar TX 75234. That 234 is used for everything . Then I was to email tenongibson2002@yahoo.com.
    full name Mr Tenon gibson
    address 2800 Kings Street Lagos
    Phone 234-802-668-3973
    Zip 23401
    cell 234-807-438-5088

    Then I was told to send the money in western union to
    Jason Melberg
    326 Kings Street
    country Nigeria
    23401
    Lagos
    Then I was Told after I sent $550.00 For the Dogs that he had sent to me but they where send to united kingdom air . then he emails me again then tells me that he needed three more dollars because the puppies were stuck there because of the health records .I mailed him the money then I get another email wanting $550.00 more .Them I ask him for the information on the air port .He sent me this inf

    Gatwick Airport
    Mike Stainer
    011-447-035943714
    I called it then MCI phone company called me and told me I was Scamed.Then I called The FBI,CU3,Interpol,State Police,News Channels.
    I hope they get toses low down people.
    Please don’t buy off the internet not until you can see,touch,pick up from them.

    Thank you

  • Kat

    I’ve been researching this type of scam and have seen reports in almost every industry. My website sells surfboards and I’ve had two in the last month. I’ve seen this scam for cardboard boxes, glass vases, fencing materials, etc. They are all based out of Nigeria, an extension of the ‘cash my inheritance check for me’ emails that started a few years ago. Their country is so corrupt and poor, this is a way of life for these people and they don’t even think it is wrong to do!

  • norma

    o wow i was just e-mailing a person pertaining to be a pastor revkerry and he said he is a missionary in africa and i asked that if could send him a PAYPAL he said they did not exsist in africa so i told him i was sorry but i wouldn’t send him anything and good luck with the puppies how mean can people be o and he kept saying he was A MAN OF GOD

  • mae

    I hope these people get caught for scamming.They are to lazy to work that is why they are scamming .I just that God well deal with their hearts and They will pay back what they owe everyone .People to watch who they send their hard earned money to . If they steill themself and sleep at nioght that fine but it will come a judgement day for them.I don’t see how they could a child likre they did my granddaughter. Thank you hope and pray everydad they get caught

  • Jerry

    Well, I had never heard of this scam. At first it seemed legitimate until he gave me the ship to address in Ghana and he was going to an orphanage and then everything sounded fishy. They didn’t get me for anything but a few wasted minutes. I would love to see someone catch them.

  • Richard MFDC

    I too have been asked for a quote for my handcrafted flag cases, 13 flag cases and Certificate holders. Well its highly unlikely that an Orphanage will need 13 burial flag cases etc.
    Many scammers try to scam me all the time, but you can never really tell (right away) if they are trying to scam you. My best advice to anyone is this, "Get your money first"! Make sure the money has been received into your account from that person or company’s account. Then and ONLY then do you ship out the order.
    I myself send an invoice for the total amount,(after received by paypal) then make and then send product out. If I receive a personal check etc. I wait till the check clears (from their bank)first, then send out the product.
    Remember that Paypal is world wide, if they wont pay with paypal (oversea’s) its probably a scam. Use you head and do some research, thats how I found this blog, now if you’ll excuse me I need to tell this company and Mr.Hood I Dont do Business outside the U.S.!
    Read the email that I received from them just this morning:

    Hello Richard,
    Thanks for the quick respond am okay with the price at $5174.00 .The products am purchasing is for a client of mine and i will be going on a business trip in the Bahamas for an orphanage meeting so i will really appreciate if you help me

    SHIP TO ADDRESS:

    REV JOHN MILLS
    980 Ring Road
    ACCRA
    GHANA
    00233.

    I would need freight information for the shipment of the merchandise.I read about a freight company and i hope they would be the best for this kind of shipment.So you can contact them by emailing them with the total weight or the actual size of the products,the pick up location address including the ship to address for freight charges so that we can get this underway as soon as possible.

    Company name is: Wax Freights
    Their website is : waxfreightsltd.com
    Their email address is : waxfreights@mail.com

    After you get the freight charges please email me back with the total including sales tax so that i would provide my account information for the charges.I mean i will provide you with my credit card details for you to run for the cost of the products and for the freight cost together.Hope to hear from you soon.
    Thank You
    Mark.
    Be Safe out there! The internet is safe if your using your head.

  • terry

    Terry,

    Thank you very much for the time spent on my order.The bio Cleaners I am purchasing is for my orphanage home in Accra Ghana and i will like you to contact this shipping company with the total weight of the bio Cleaners and ask them for the shipping cost.The email for the shipping company is:

    Name:Wax Freights Ltd
    Website:waxfreightsltd.com
    waxfreightsshippingcompany@yahoo.com

    Name:Utility Cargo Shipping Company
    Website:Utilitycargoinc.org/Under-Construction
    utilitycargo@yahoo.com

    Email them and ask them for the shipping cost to the orphanage homes in Accra Ghana.Country code 00233.Ask when they can pickup,what needs to be done before they pick up and their Method of Payment.I was on a flight as at the time I contacted you and as at that moment,I was thinking I could come get that bio Cleaners .Unfortunately I will be staying a little longer than expected..Make sure to email them the weight and address to be shipped from to get an accurate freight quote.Email me a total of the freight addition to the cost of the sales and I will email my credit card info for payment. Thanks and i am really looking forward to having a successful business with you.
    Regards……..
    Jeff Simpson

    Let me know immediately you email them and get a price.Here is the delivery address.

    Osu Orphanage homes
    C/O Rev Paul Jewell
    66 Slave Street
    Accra..Ghana…00233.

    May God bless you abundantly for the wonderful customer service rendered.

    Thanks

    Note:Get me the shipping charges from any of the two companies.

    On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 5:31 PM, <TWilli3967@aol.com> wrote:

    Sure send the info

    In a message dated 6/1/2009 9:46:50 A.M. Central Daylight Time, jeffsimpson000@gmail.com writes:
    Terry,

    Can i email you my shipping details now.I would want to pay for them including the shipping charges.I just got an emergency and i have to leave town.

    Jeff

    On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 11:46 AM, <TWilli3967@aol.com> wrote:

    6 cans at 399.95 =2399.70 plus shipping.

    In a message dated 6/1/2009 5:38:18 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, jeffsimpson000@gmail.com writes:
    Terry,

    Do you know how to chat on the aol or yahoo messenger.

    Jeff

    On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 9:37 AM, Jeff Simpson <jeffsimpson000@gmail.com> wrote:

    Terry,

    What would be the total for the 6 cans.I would also like to know the major credit cards you accept.

    Jeff

    On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 8:43 PM, <TWilli3967@aol.com> wrote:

    Yes I do and they available for immediate shipment

    Terry

    In a message dated 5/31/2009 9:26:14 A.M. US Eastern Standard Time, jeffsimpson000@gmail.com writes:
    I would like to know if you can get me 6 cans.Do you have this quantity in stock?

    Jeff

    On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 8:21 PM, <TWilli3967@aol.com> wrote:

    We have a special on 25lb can for 399.99 plus shipping

    In a message dated 5/30/2009 12:21:37 P.M. Central Daylight Time, jeffsimpson000@gmail.com writes:
    Terry,

    I would like to know the prices for the Bio Clean.

    Jeff

    On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 11:50 AM, <TWilli3967@aol.com> wrote:

    In a message dated 5/30/2009 6:41:39 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, jeffsimpson000@gmail.com writes:
    Hi Sales,
    I am in search of some products and i would like to know if you can get them for me.

    BOILERS
    WATER HEATERS
    BIO CLEANERS

    Let me know the product you carry.
    I would like to know the smallest and biggest sizes.
    I would also like to know the major credit cards you accept.

    Jeff
    I have all of the above and take all credit cards except American Express.

    Terry Williams

    We’re The Good Guys Your Friends Told You About

    Action Heating & Air Conditioning & Electrical

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  • Kevin

    They are still at it, except in my instance, the name has changed to "Don Hickman". I inquired as to who he was, and what his company name was and received this reply…

    "Don & Sons ltd., 1 arbor lea circle, Doylestown, PA 18901"

    The request was for a quote on flyers from my printing company. The specs were a giveaway as it was clear the person didn’t have any knowledge of what he was asking for, or any real information a legit company would provide if requesting a quote. Keep vigilant out there !

  • Tiffany

    I GOT THIS TODAY, 6/18/09 – would love to "mess" with him, but I don’t have the time.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Dear Sales/Owner,
    Greetings to you and your whole company. I am Mr.Don Hickman I will like to know if your company can do a printing of Fliers for me. I would like the Fliers in the following details:

    I need a quote on 90,000 copies.
    1. measures 8.5′ x 11′
    2. 80# Gloss Text or Aqueous Coating
    3. 0.25 – White boarder
    4. Advise me if you accept credit cards so that we can proceed ASAP.
    5. Note I need 4 Color Work .

    Waiting to hear from you pretty soon .
    God bless you.

    Don Hickman
    1 arbor lea circle
    Doylestown Pa 18901
    203-253-5597

  • Tami

    They have moved beyond printed material. They called my company for product we manufacture. Shipping location was south Africa to the attn: of Shantel Bert. My contact was Dallas Eastwood and the carrier was Express World Shipping.

  • chris

    Reverend John just hit me up for 1000 t-shirts. I didn’t have the heart to tell him I was onto his scam, him being a man of God and all, so I just deleted his mail. I might have fallen for it were it not for the "Friend of the Ophans, Join lets help the needy" he wanted printed on them. I also won’t "advice my contact information" to him.

    Hello ,
                John  Carter  is my name and I would like to order some T- shirts  with some text on it. here is how i want to be done.

                TEXT  ON SHIRT
        Friend of the Ophans
       Join lets help the needy
             
              DETAILS OF THE SHIRT
    shirt color:white,
    writing : ink ,
    color :Blue 
    Qty : 1000 pcs,
    size : ( small 400 ,medium 400,large 200)

    So now go ahead  and email me back with the total  quote of the order so that we can proceed and also advice  your contact information and system of payments you accept.
     Thanks and looking forward to hear from you soon
       John

  • Adam

    I had the same scam request from rev. Mike Larry. He called me because I didn’t respond to his email looking for candles. My company sells soy candles and not in the styles he claimed he was looking for. Same thing, he wanted a quote, exclusive of shipping fees. He wanted to order candles for a church in NJ and I’m in MN and he claimed he would pick them up. SCAM!

    My name is Rev.Mike Larry i am with the Presbyterian Church of God and i

    will like to Pillar Candles ,below is the specification of my inquiry:Models: All Models

    Colors: red or any colors that you have ,

    the sizes ; 4×4 or 3×3

    Quantity:400 pics of that

    kindly email me with a total pickup price of 400 pics .I will like you to send me an email response with the picked up price for this sizes
    and if you don’t have this size or type available kindly email me with the sizes you have available. I will like to know your forms or terms of payment you accept Kindly respond to me as soon as possible for us to proceed further with the order.

    Thank You.
    Rev.Mike Larry

  • Clint

    I called one of my prospective accounts to see if he had some work he wanted us to quote on. He forwarded me information for some bushings (that he can’t make, but we can) for a "Frank Pino" with an email address of frankpino72@yahoo.com. I called the US Dept of Commerce to see if we needed an export license. Fortunately the rep told me I needed to find out who I was shipping to. I searched the Treasury departments list of designated persons, essentially a list of persons to whom exporting is forbidden. I googled "Frank Pino" and "Brian Cram" (this shipping contact) and "Express World Shipping Co. Ltd" and found nothing. Then I googled "Shantel Bert" (from the shipping address) and found this website. Thanks! There were a lot of red flags and I would have eventually backed off the deal. This blog really shortened the amount of work I was about to put into trying to find out who this guy was and how the bushings were going to be used.

  • Linda

    Here is the latest incarnation…

    "Dear Sir/Madam,
    Mr Shane William is my name and i would like to help me place an order of some business cards and below is full details of what i am inquiring.
    Writing on the card
    Name of business : BAMA TOP TECH
    Email address of business : infobamatoptech@gmail.com
    Telephone # of business : 233-242-921-518

    Details of card
    Size : 3.5" x 2"
    Description : white background with royal blue writings and single sided
    Quantity :100,000 pieces

    So now go ahead and read the above information and then email me back with the total pick up price for the order and the type of payment that you do accept and also advise me your name and contact information.
    Thanks and hope to hear back from you soon.
    Shane"

    My reply…
    "Are you the Shane that works with Rev James Hopper, Rev. Matthew Banson, Rev John Carter, Mr Paul Brown, Williamm Baker, Mark Adams, Don Hickman, Rev. Mike Larry and Mark Wilson? And after I take your order will you have a sudden emergency and want me to ship your cards to Africa after you give me fraudulent credit card information?

    https://patrickstuart.com/post/2008/07/07/African-Printing-Scam.aspx

    So, how is the weather in Nigeria this time of year anyway?"

  • Dora

    BEWARE! THIS GUY WILL ALSO CALL YOU TO CONFIRM THE ORDER I JUST CANCELLED IT NOW!!! HE TRIES TO GET YOU TO ORGANISE SHIPPING!!!

    Read below:

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Baker William
    [mailto:bakerwilliam123@gmail.com]
    Sent: Friday, 18 September 2009 2:40 PM

    To: Dora
    Subject: Re: Bencorp Reply To: URGENT ORDER NEEDED..

    Hello Dora,

    Thanks a lot for the response to my emails and for helping me with this order till this point and i am really looking forward in completing this order with you so that we can proceed with more orders.And this Unit am about to purchase from you is A DONATION for An Orphanage home in Accra Ghana and i will like you to contact this shipping company with the total weight of the unit and your Location Address and ask them for the shipping cost And Also Tell Them when the unit will be ready for pickup .The email for the shipping company is excellentshippingcom@yahoo.com Please go ahead and email them right now and ask them for the shipping cost to the new orphanage home in Accra Ghana zip code 00233…please email them for that they can arrange for the pick up and their Method of Payment.And also the shipping company do not deal with individuals like myself they deal with company to company that is why i am asking you to please help me with this order and please contact the right now Thanks and i will be in the a orphanage conference meeting later Tomorrow to UK with my wife and i will still keep in contact with you by email.Thanks and i am really looking forward in completing this order..

    Nb.. Email them with the total weight,Dimensions and your location address and ask them for the shipping price to the new orphanage home and their method of payment..Their email address again is excellentshippingcom@yahoo.com please send them an email right now Let me know immediately if you have the shipping charges..Below is the delivery address:

    Best Orphanage Home.
    5491 Out land Road.
    Accra-Ghana..
    West Africa
    00233.

    I will give you a special reward if you help me with this Order.i will be waiting for your email so that we can proceed from there have a nice day and i hope you can send the shipping company and email right now.Awaiting a Quick reply.

    Best Regards
    BAKER WILLIAM

  • Esmeralda

    From: Frank Pino [mailto:frankpino72@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2009 6:22 AM
    Subject: pick-up and delivery details

    Thanks for your respond again.Am okay with the total cost $(8,980.00) and I would like to proceed with payment, but I also want to know the shipping cost before I can go ahead and make the payment for the Order,and I want these Products to be shipped to Johannesburg, S.A oversea to my new
    warehouse. and i have a Shipping Company that has been handling my shipment for me and i want you to contact them with an

    1. Estimated total weight or information about the order to be shipped….

    2.. Your pick-up location address (where order would be picked up from)..

    3. The Shipping Address

    Name : Ms .Shantel Bert
    Address : Cas Maatens & Gerrie Vd Walt
    Sonlandpark, Vereeniging, Johannesburg
    ……8421

    Above is the information required by the freight company so kindly send
    them this information’s and I would as soon as possible proceed by paying
    for the order once I get to know the shipping cost

    The contact details for the Shipping Company as follows:

    The Shipping Company Contact Details

    The Name is EXPRESS WORLD SHIPPING Co Ltd.

    The Contact Name Is Mr Brian Cram

    Their Contact Email Address is : expressworldshipping@lycos.com
    NB: The shipping company are responsible for the crafting and packaging
    of the order.

    Once you get the freight quote get back to me so that I can proceed with payment of the cost of order by today.

    Urgently waiting to hear from you soon.

    Thank you.
    FRANK PINO

    THIS IS A SCAM!!

  • Madalyn

    We had the same thing thing happen only he was trying to purchase Fence Materials. Here was his final email.

    I am very grateful for your time and efforts through out the
    processing of this order,But it is unfortunate to inform you that i
    had bad day yesterday my wife got herself into a terrible accident and
    she is suffering from kidney infection so she need to flight out of
    the states to Germany for her operation.

    Meanwhile this Fence Order is meant to be delivered to a
    sister Church in West-Africa.
    So I would like you to email the Freight Company with the approximate
    weight of the Fence Order and your address and get me the
    freight charges for delivering the Fence Order to the address
    below:

    SHIP TO ADDRESS:
    REV MATTHEW BANSON
    (WORLD MIRACLE CHURCH)
    352 LEMON ST
    ACCRA,GHANA
    00233.
    WEST-AFRICA.

    Below is the Contact Information of the Freight Company.

    FREIGHT COMPANY : Blue Sea Way Shipping Company

    EMAIL ADDRESS : blueseawayshippingcompany@gmail.com

    PHONE NUMBER: + 233-245-670418

    After you get the freight charges please email me Together with the
    Order Charges and the Freight as well and I will provide you with my
    credit card to run for the charges together and Have Payment Made to
    the Freight Company for Them to come and Pick-Up The Order as soon as
    Possible

    Hope to read from you soon.

    David.

  • Taylor

    Happened to me as well. This is still going on!!

    Hello ,

    Thanks for your respond again. I am okay with 0585.072, 6′ 18/3 SVT B N 5-15PQR TO C5QR and I am interested in 200qty which would be $1,400.00 . and I would like to proceed with payment, but I also want to know the shipping cost before I can go ahead and make the payment for the Order, and I want these Products to be shipped to Johannesburg, S.A oversea to my new warehouse. and i have a Shipping Company that has been handling my shipment for me and i want you to contact them with an

    1. Estimated total weight or information about the order to be shipped….

    2. Your pick-up location address (where order would be picked up from)..

    3. The Shipping Address

    Name : Ms .Shantel Bert
    Address : Cas Maatens & Gerrie Vd Walt
    Sonlandpark, Vereeniging, Johannesburg…..8421

    Above is the information required by the freight company so kindly send them this information’s and I would as soon as possible proceed by paying for the order once I get to know the shipping cos

    The contact details for the Shipping Company as follows:

    The Shipping Company Contact Details
    The Name is EXPRESS WORLD SHIPPING Co Ltd.
    The Contact Name Is Mr Brian Cram
    Their Contact Email Address is :expressworldshipping@lycos.com

    NB: The shipping company are responsible for the crafting and packaging of the order.

    Once you get the freight quote get back to me so that I can proceed with payment of the cost of order by today.

    Urgently waiting to hear from you soon.

    Thank you…
    Van
    VANAND ASSOCIATES

  • Jodi

    Hello

    This is Pharrel Williams at church royal ( Deaf Church ).I just want to make an Purchase for Banner:
    Features Specifications

    Size: 60” x 39” White Vinyl Banners with Blue Text
    Type:Full Banner
    Artist Name: DEAF CHURCH ROYALS INTL
    1st December Annivesary Shows
    Background Color: White
    Artwork: Should be Front and Back.

    If you can get any nearest specification,and Let me know the Pricing,What type of Payment you Accept?

    Pharrel Williams

    – We actually went through with starting the order because he paid half of the balance with a card – we received the money and then started to process the order. After he e-mailed about having to go out of town to tend to his sick mother, we got very suspicious! He gave us 2 more cards to run the remaining balance and the $2k in shipping – both cards were declined. I called the credit card company and they said all of the cards we had used were reported stolen! I e-mailed him back and he responded with 2 more cards!! He has given me 6 so far – I’ve reported them all to the credit card company!! We feel very very stupid to have believed this!!! We are just glad that we didn’t end up sending them our money!!!

    Such a pathetic SCAM!!!!