Fraudulent offer from GB, How to deal with it?

From: Stuart Birchall <>
Date: Sun Sep 5 13:23:51 2004

It has all the hallmarks of a money laundering scam. I doubt the real James
Cole knows anything about it, that's if he even exists. Nonetheless, the
address checks out so you could always notify the FBI - if it's worth
following up they can contact the NCIS here in the UK.

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Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2004 7:15 PM
Subject: Fraudulent offer from GB, How to deal with it?

> I tried posting this from a different address and it didn't seem to get
> through. If this is a double post please forgive me. I need to reply
> Well I got a classic fraud offer from Great Britian today and was
> how to deal with it. I would love to see the offeree busted but not sure
> can be done.
> I posted a HP110 outfit on the classifieds of the HP Calculator Museum.
> a reply of interest from GB so I sent back info and got the following
> today. I have heard of this being perpetrated on computer collectors in
> past so I recognize it as a scam.
> Is there any way of identifying the culprit whose name (may or may not be
> real) is posted at the end of the letter. I assume this is illegal in GB
but how
> would you go about informing the authorities? I would be happy to
> participate in a sting if that is possible. I am on the west coast of the
> Paxton
> Astoria
> Following is the message I got today:
> Hello,
> Thanks a lot for your mail and the information, also
> for all your efforts towards making this transaction a
> success, i really love it and wish to buy as soon as
> possible. Anyway, this is how we are going to seal
> this transaction there is an associate of mine in the
> US who is owing me $2,500 i am going to instruct him
> to send you a cashier's check for that amount,and when
> it clears your bank you can now send my balance by
> Westernunion. Although i know that the value of the
> check is more than the price of the HP 110 outfit,
> 9114 disk & 2225B Printer but i am willing to trust
> you with my balance So if this offer is acceptable to
> you,let me have your contact information so that i can
> instruct my associate to send you a check,that is your
> name,address and phone number Please get back to me as
> soon as soon as you get this mail so that i can know
> your decision regards this transaction. I am banking
> on my balance so that i will be able to settle my
> shippers here in there local office because it is
> cheaper and faster.My regards to the family.
> James Cole
> =====
> James Cole
> 42-46 James Villa, Woolmer Way
> Woolmer Trading Estate
> Bordon,Hampshire
> GU35 9QF UK
> PS: Is this a good address?
Received on Sun Sep 05 2004 - 13:23:51 BST

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