He used his friendship with his pastor and others to obtain large amounts of money he said was needed to free up multiple millions of dollars being held for him in a New York bank., and had subsequently embarked on many months of hitting up friends and acquaintances for cash to feed the swindle. (See the specific examples below relevant to the tourist accommodation sector.) Typically, an overpayment scam works like this: Clearing a cheque takes only a few days, but for the bank to receive its money from the issuing bank can take weeks.
The Ghanaians had originally contacted Mr and Mrs Oliver on-line telling them they had won 850,000 euro ($NZ1.3m) in a lottery but would have to pay money to cover taxes and fees before the money was forwarded to them. If the bank subsequently finds that the cheque was fraudulent, it will take the money back.
The couple poured all their own savings into the scam and then tens of thousands of dollars they had borrowed but no lottery win was ever forthcoming. The responsibility for loss devolves to the bank only after the transaction is CLOSED. Here's an example of a fake cheque sent by a Nigerian scammer calling himself 1) The Midland Bank was defunct at the time this cheque was sent, having been bought by HSBC.
Their Willowpark Drive property will be sold at auction on May 24 to repay their debts unless a buyer is found before then., believing they would had won a lottery and would collect more than 850,000 ($1.3 million). The first payment, of $290, gradually increased with the promise of a $71,000 refund. It is not run by "Tommy Braxton" who would in any case not sign his cheques "Tommy".3) The scammer purports to be someone with an English name living in the UK but puts a cross bar on the number '7' in the European manner - not definitive, but to be noted.4) In this case, the scammer seems to have acquired some genuine but reject cheques that weren't disposed of securely.
In July, the couple finally conceded they had been duped and declared they would have to sell their $500,000-plus home to pay back their debts. However, when you do this kind of thing it's always a smart idea to use a cheque where the purported bank's address is spelled correctly.
It's "South Shields", not "South Shileds", you morons.
A small hotel owner in Spain, a German lady, wrote me an email recently, thanking me. A 68-year-old man duped into smuggling 1.5kg of meth into the country believed he was actually collecting $8.5 million in cash. Some have lost their life savings - including Ann Mowle, a 72-year-old retired bookkeeper from Monroe, New Jersey, who committed suicide in 2007 after reportedly losing US$248,000 to a Jamaican lottery scam.
She had searched the internet for the name on a suspicious email and came up with this page. Alas, she continued on to say that she had emailed the scammer to let him know that his details were on this page . The Auckland man lost tens of thousands of dollars to Nigerian scammers over a number of years in an online fraud and flew to Papua New Guinea in November to receive $8.5 million as a reward. A Houston man in his 80s whose wife threatened to divorce him unless he stopped wiring money to Jamaica . , has lost US$121,000 - nearly all of the couple's savings - and they are now getting by on his wife's meagre salary and his Social Security benefits.
thereby alerting him to change his "name" and to read what's written here in order to be a better scammer. She sent the payments by KINGSTON 29 May, 2009 Americans sent more than $US30 million to this Caribbean island last year to claim winnings in a Jamaican lottery. Scam artists are making Jamaica a new centre for internationally known , aiding a network of violent gangs that authorities say are putting the money into drug and gun trafficking.
The cash never arrived but he was again promised a large payment if he carried a laptop back to New Zealand. The man said he was an American-born geologist who lived in New Zealand but was overseas on business. There are several fraudulent procedures in common use on the internet (and off it) which target merchants of both products and services. See the Card Processing page for credit card-related fraud.
Instead, he was tricked into taking luggage on his flight back to Auckland with 1.5kg of methamphetamine hidden inside. On 26 March, he told her he was bringing millions of dollars-worth of gemstones back to New Zealand but said the documents verifying them as genuine had been stolen . Note that e Bay users, both sellers and buyers, are the target of a rampant fraud of all kinds - at much higher levels than e Bay is prepared to publicise.
AUCKLAND, NZ 5 February 2014A Tahiti-born conman jailed for defrauding fellow Seventh Day Adventists of 3,000 in a Nigerian oil scam was highly likely to commit similar offences in the future, a Dunedin District Court judge said yesterday. There are pages on e Bay and elsewhere describing the required precautions.