No not a real one, but the one from Frank Jadhavji.
He sent me this email today:
Frank Jadhavji firstname.lastname@example.org
to: ############## #######@#######
date: Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 10:04 AM
subject: ASSIGNMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS
How are you doing today? I’m sorry for my late response, i have been ill and in the hospital. Attached is the Employment Agreement form for you to sign, please have it signed and email it back to me or faxed to the number below. You will receive a package today via FedEx with tracking number 898728098930 containing a check to be processed for an Orphanage as your first assignment as well as your salary. Follow the instructions below to complete your assignment.
1. Once you receive the package, take the check to your bank and have it deposited. Once the funds have cleared your bank today or tomorrow, deduct this week’s salary of $350 out of the total funds. Kindly have $2150 transferred to the information of Orphanage’s accountant below at the nearest Western Union/Money Gram Location around you. The Western Union/Money gram transfer charges are to be deducted from the remaining funds after you have deducted your salary. Keep the remaining funds in your account for further assignments.
Find below the Western Union details of whom you would be sending the funds to.
Western Union/Money Gram Details Below:-
Receiver’s Name: Gerald Richardson
Address: 120 East Wacker Drive. Chicago IL 60601.
Western Union/Money gram Service type to use : Money in Minutes
Once you send the funds, i would like you to send me the following details
*Name And Address Of The Sender
*10 Digits Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN #).
2. I need you to get me a quote on 1 laptop (250gb HDD and 4Gb ram) and any good printer and scanner. If you have any these items let me know.
3. I also need a quote for toys we can purchase for 15 kids. 7 boys and 8 girls ages btw 8-10. Educational toys preferably, 1 toy per child. No price range.
Please note that this assignment must be treated with accuracy and efficiency. Kindly confirm this email and the FedEx delivery.
Surplus Sourcing Group
Tel: (888) 610-6268 Ext. 101
Fax: (866) 486-7313
I looked at the link and saw the package was already delivered! But to Florida?
I quickly ran downstairs and hoped that he delivered a package to me too!
And what did I find but a package delivered to me. I ran upstairs excitedly and saw the package was actually delivered from Michigan.
I opened it up and found a check inside for $2,740.00. The check even looks real.
The only problem is that the check is for a completely different company, E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co Inc that is located at 1007 Market ST, Wilmington DE 19801. That’s right Deleware. And the plot thickens.
I called someone from California.
I got mail from Michigan.
I got a check from Deleware.
and I’m supposed to send to the check to Illinois.
I just want to warn everyone out there readig this, especially people who are googling the name “Frank Jadhavji Surplus Sourcing Group,” that this check isn’t real. What will happen with this check if you follow Frank’s instructions is that you will deposit it. Then you’ll wait and it will clear and the money will appear in your account. Now is when you may end up thinking it’s real and giving the money to those poor little orphans in Illinois. But shortly after the Wester Union Check clears you will see nearly $3,000 missing from your account. That’s because the check turned out to be a fraud and your bank may or may not close your account due to bank fraud.
After dealing with this whole thing I’m impressed with the throughness of these scams. They are easy to fall for and I don’t blame anyone for falling for them. I mean I fell for it at first. If it hadn’t been for my watching of shows about scam artists on the history channel and Sakawa boys on Vice I probably would’ve cahsed that check.