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Area woman accused in international Internet scam
Johnson City (TN) Press ^ | July 24, 208 | John Thompson

Posted on 07/24/2008 4:13:35 AM PDT by don-o

ELIZABETHTON — An Elizabethton woman has been indicted by a Carter County grand jury on charges she had participated in an international Internet scam.

Investigators interviewed Ouchaib on Jan. 24, during which time she told the police she had been receiving money from all across the country and forwarding it to a man in Lagos, Nigeria, who was known by many names, but most commonly as Elinmian Jonathon Smith. She had been conducting the transactions since December 2006.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 419; con; gulliblesucker; internetcrime; nigeria; spanishprisoner; wirefraud
I guess I should not be amazed that people are falling for these scams, but I am.
1 posted on 07/24/2008 4:13:35 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Full article say cops seized over 600 checks that fools had sent her and traced around $30k in Western Union wire transfers.


2 posted on 07/24/2008 4:17:45 AM PDT by don-o (Have you donated to FR? If not, why not?)
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To: don-o
The arrest stems from an investigation undertaken by the Elizabethton Police Department in January following complaints from two out-of-state victims who said they had been directed to wire funds to Ouchaib.

Idiots.

3 posted on 07/24/2008 4:21:23 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Shut Up and Drill!!!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
What were they getting for all this money, wired sight unseen?

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

4 posted on 07/24/2008 4:27:46 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: don-o
Inside her house, police seized 376 Navy Federal Credit Union checks

Scamming military types?

5 posted on 07/24/2008 4:29:48 AM PDT by Doohickey (SSN: One ship, one crew, one screw.)
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To: don-o

I have a 25 year old stepdaughter that is a cyberpunk, she is on her puter almost 24/7, I busted her chops for accessing our credit cards for subscriptions to her cyber world, “Second Life” a pyramid scheme. I’m about to covertly hook up a phone line interrupter that opens the circuit randomly.

Unfortunately too much of the worlds population absolutely must escape from reality, be it through religion, drugs or the internet.


6 posted on 07/24/2008 4:30:29 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (The world WILL be cleaner, safer and more productive without Islam.)
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To: goldstategop

They were promised “excess funds” over and above what they sent would be sent back to them once they sent their money. Or something like that


7 posted on 07/24/2008 4:31:11 AM PDT by don-o (Have you donated to FR? If not, why not?)
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To: goldstategop
What were they getting for all this money, wired sight unseen?

The investigation found the victims had begun communicating over the Internet and had been promised they would receive a cashier’s check for goods and services.

Criminal Investigation Division Capt. Michael Merritt said the victims were told the check would be for a greater amount than the customer was owed. The customer was told to wire the excess funds to the shipper, who was Ouchaib, to cover the shipping costs of the transaction.

8 posted on 07/24/2008 4:32:35 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Shut Up and Drill!!!)
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To: don-o
Ah yes... the old 419 scam where you are promised millions if you only invest a few thousand to get your share of it. Fools and their money are soonest parted.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

9 posted on 07/24/2008 4:33:54 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: don-o
cops seized over 600 checks that fools had sent her

I think those were blank checks (probably counterfeit) that she'd make out (doctored to look certified) and send to the idiots so that they'd wire funds before the checks bounced.

I think the victims should voluntarily terminate their internet connections for the good of humanity. If they're opening and responding to an email scam this old, it's not hard to imagine that their computers are now fully-owned subsidiaries of viral overlords.

10 posted on 07/24/2008 4:34:50 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: Focault's Pendulum
The Nigerians are famous for fake checks and non-existent riches.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

11 posted on 07/24/2008 4:35:01 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Dear Friend,

How are you today? I hope this mail meets you in a perfect condition. I am using this opportunity to thank you for your great effort to our unfinished transaction and transfer of your international bank draft cheque to you from the bank, am sorry for presenting and using someone else in your name to get this transaction successful. Due to logistic reasons and your inconsistence to the other best known to you. Right now, I want to inform you that I have successfully cleared the bank draft check funds to someone else account who was capable of assisting me in this great venture that have been over and successful.

Due to your effort, sincerity, courage and trustworthiness you showed at the course of the transaction I want to compensate you and show my gratitude to you with the sum of $1,500,000 ( One Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Of America Dollars). I have authorized Mr. James Morrison where I deposited the money with to issue you international certified bank draft, cashable cheque at your bank or anywhere as choice felt. My dear friend I will like you to contact Mr. James Morrison for the collection of this international certified bank draft. His name and contact address is as follows:

E-mail: James Morrison
Email: jamesmorrison@inMail24.com
Tel: +234-803-345-5935

Contact Mr. James Morrison At the moment, am very busy here in the united kingdom because of the investment projects which myself and my new partner are having at hand In London Finally remember that I have forwarded instructions to Mr. James Morrison on your behalf to send the bank draft cheque of $1,500,000 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Of America Dollars) to you as soon as you contact him without delay. Please I will like you to accept this token with good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart.

Thanks God bless you and your family. Hope to hear from you soon as soon as you’ve getting my compensation and please do not get angry because that is what I have for now till I finish my project.

Best Regards.

Mr. Oliver Norris.


12 posted on 07/24/2008 4:35:59 AM PDT by Free State Four
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To: don-o

I am an Admin on an automotive performance forum which has a “Classifieds” forum and I see people get taken by this scam quite often.

We recently had a member send $1,600 to a lender to “secure” a $16,000 loan. The member in question did a google search, made a phone call and put $1,600 in the mail. No application or anything. Just mailed someone in Canada a $1,600 cashiers check based on a phone call.

A fool and their money..


13 posted on 07/24/2008 4:44:00 AM PDT by IamConservative (On 11/4, remember 9/11...)
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To: don-o

It is a shame that people are preyed upon like this.


14 posted on 07/24/2008 4:46:42 AM PDT by sauropod (God created asphalt so yuppies can go four-wheeling.)
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To: don-o
Here’s one I got the other day. So you don’t think I should reply?

Dear Beloved Friend,

Greetings in the name of Lord Jesus Christ, I am Mrs. Augusta Madu, a widow to late Alhaji Sheik, a new Christian convert suffering from long time cancer of the breast and have only six months, presently I am in a Hospital in London taken my treatment. My late husband, was killed during the USA raid against terrorism in Afghanistan, he was very wealthy, and I inherited all his business and wealth after his death because during the period of our marriage we couldn't produce any child, so I decided to divide this wealth to churches in Africa, America, Asia and Europe and for humanity in general.

I therefore selected you after visiting the website and I prayed over this selection and I am willing to donate the sum of $10 million US Dollar to you on behalf of your organization to lend a hand in reaching out to the less privileged and the development of the gospel of our lord Jesus Christ. This fund is in presently in Security Company in Switzerland.

So upon your reply I will instruct my attorney Barrister Michael Gill Holonis to file in an application of Withdrawal of this fund to your favor.

So please confirm these items as below if you are interested to assist to my email:xxx.xxx@gmail.com

1, your full name
2, your mailing address
3, your telephone and fax numbers.


On receipt of the confirmed items, I will forward it to my Attorney so that some necessary changes will be made on the documents to enable you have claim to the Consignment/Donation, but note that until this Donation of $10 million is delivered to you, I will strongly insist that this transaction most be keep a top secret, as I wait your gentle and kind response to this mail

God bless you and your family.
Mrs. Augusta Madu

15 posted on 07/24/2008 4:58:42 AM PDT by Caramelgal (Just a lump of organized protoplasm - braying at the stars :),)
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To: IamConservative
Many years ago, when we were young and dumb, we had a small business that needed cash. We found a lender who promised to make the loan, but we had to pay $1,500 up front, which we did. Needless to say, we never got the loan, but we did hear from the FBI. Seems people had sent as much as $30,000 to secure a loan from this same lender, so we didn't feel quite so stupid. Don't know if they ever caught the people or not.

Carolyn

16 posted on 07/24/2008 5:09:40 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: don-o

All this is starting to make me think I’m not going to get the 10% of the dead Liberian General’s hidden money now.


17 posted on 07/24/2008 5:11:52 AM PDT by libs_kma (NOBAMA. Keep the change)
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To: don-o

From stella moroba.

Please Permit me to inform you of my mind, Because I have make up
my mind to write to you this way. however is not mandatory nor will
I in any manner compel you to honour against your will in my earnest search for a reliable individual who can assist me to make this transaction a reality after going through your profile i decided to contact you to help me out of my problem.With my believe in God that you will never let me down.

I am a 22 years old lady now, i was born on the 1of january 1986 to
the family of moroba and my father name is Joseph he is a very
wealthy gold and cocoa merchant who based in ACCRA and ABIDJAN
respectively, and my mothers name is Sheila.and I am there only
child.well when i was a kid i went to a private schools and things
were going on well for me and my parents my mother died on the 21ST october 1995, My father took me so special because i am motherless. and he shower all his love on me and promised me that he will never have another woman because he did not want me for any problem.but has fate his my father got dead last year.but before the death of my father on the
12th june 2007 in a private hospital here in Abidjan , he
called me secretly to his bed side and told me that he kept a sumof $9.500 000 (Nine million five hundred thousand united states dollars) in a bank in Abidjan Cote D’ivoire. meanwhile that he used my name as the next of kin in deposit of the fund.He also explained to me that it was because of this money he was poisoned by his business partner and that i should seek for foreign partner in a country of my choice where i would transfer this money and use it for investment purpose, such as;real estate investment or stock
market investment. Plesae, i am honourably soliciting your
kind assistance as follows.

1) To provide a bank account where this money will be transfered into.
2) To serve as the guardian of these fund ,since i am 22yearsold.
3)To make arrangement for me in your country to continue my
educational career and to procure me a residential permit in your
country.

I am inclined to offer you 15% of the total sum as a mode of
compensation for your effort after the successful transfering of
these fund to your nominated account overseas.Please i will be very
happy if this transaction will be concluded with in seven (7)
working days from now.I am expecting to hear from you as soon as
possible.please reply to my private id May Almighty God bless you as you do care for me Amen.
Best regard
stella moroba


18 posted on 07/24/2008 5:11:55 AM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right)
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To: IamConservative
Many years ago, when we were young and dumb, we had a small business that needed cash. We found a lender who promised to make the loan, but we had to pay $1,500 up front, which we did. Needless to say, we never got the loan, but we did hear from the FBI. Seems people had sent as much as $30,000 to secure a loan from this same lender, so we didn't feel quite so stupid. Don't know if they ever caught the people or not.

Carolyn

19 posted on 07/24/2008 5:21:48 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: don-o

http://www.419eater.com/html/ojukwu_damisa.htm


20 posted on 07/24/2008 6:20:07 AM PDT by woollyone (100 rounds per week totals over 5000 rounds in a year. Just thought you'd want to know.)
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To: don-o

From: bulksms09@singnet.com.sg dba as Online Update
To: info@fedex.com

Greetings!

I have been waiting for you since to contact
me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of
1,000,000.00 GBP, but I did not hear from
you since that time.

Then I went and deposited the Draft with
FedEx Delivery, West Africa, I traveled out
of the country for a 3 Months Course and I
will not come back till end of September.
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
What you have to do now is to contact the
FedEx Delivery as soon as possible to know
when they will deliver your package to you
because of the expiring date.
For your information, I have paid for the
delivery charges,the money you will send to
the FedEx Delivery courier to deliver your
Draft direct to your postal Address in your
country is ($170 Dollars) only being
Security Keeping Fee of the Delivery Company
so far.Again, don’t be deceived by anybody
to pay money except $170 Dollars.I am on a
course in which they will not be able to
contact me for the payment.
You have to contact the FedEx Delivery
service now for the delivery of your Draft
with this information below;
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Contact Person: Mr. James Evans
E-mail : Fedexexpressdelivery07@hotmail.com
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your
Postal address() and Direct telephone number
to them again to avoid any mistake on the
Delivery and ask them to give you the
tracking number to enable you track your
package When it arrive, and know when it
will get to your address.Let me repeat
again,try to contact them as soon as you
receive this mail to avoid any further delay
and remember to pay them their security
keeping fee of $170 Dollars for their
immediate action.Note that it is when you
must have pay the $170 Dollars for the
security fee that the package will be
released and the tracking number would be
given to you.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr. Frank Brown

NOT gonna fall for that one, HighlyOpinionated and right over half of the time.


21 posted on 07/24/2008 7:25:06 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (http://auntiecoosa.blogspot.com -- read, learn, blog, or get out of my way.)
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To: goldstategop; lowbridge
What were they getting for all this money, wired sight unseen?

THIS!


22 posted on 07/24/2008 7:59:01 AM PDT by uglybiker (I do not suffer from mental illness. I quite enjoy it, actually.)
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To: don-o

These people weren't 'victims' because as a wise man once said: "You can't cheat an honest man."

Plus, you can't fix stupid.

23 posted on 07/24/2008 10:23:48 AM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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