I believe that there is a member by the username of Alice Kelly who could be attempting to obtain money from other care2 members. She (or he/they) become your friend, then want to get to know you better. You learn that she was born in US/UK or wherever you live and that she is from Costa Rico but working in Lagos, Nigeria. The messages are in text speak and poor english and give zero information of any substance. She says that she is having difficulty using care2 from Lagos and could she have an email address. I gave her one (specially created for her) and only gave her day to day information. She hinted that she may have a possibility of a job in the UK and I learned from another one of her friends that the next step is to request financial help. The following text is what I believe was sent to another care2 member.
Actually waht i wanted us to discuss about is about my securing a modelling JOb in THe Us.remember i told U about the scouts to be in Africa.I finally met them and it was like they have been waiting 4 me.We had discussions and all the finalises was that since i wasnt in America,ineed to have a friend to be on my behalf.
THe part my friend is just gonna play is that since i have no money to make travels and to do all other processing on the career on my own.THe comapny offers to help me on the condition that i'll repay installmentally monthly.So the cheque for the money is to be sent to my representative(Where U come in) whereby U would cash in the bank andforward the money to their correspondent agenthere whereby he would receive it and start my processing in achieving my long term dream.
I promises U this wouldnttake much time in Ur busy schedule neither wouldit require u 4 any paymenst.I wanna trust in U cos i have known U to be a very truthful spiritualperson and i also got recommendation from Virva about U.
pls think on this andreply me as soon as U decide so i would know what to do next."
You can I am sure see the dangers even if she was honest and I believe she is not. She could resurface again on care2 as a totally different person. Be careful give no personal details to anyone unless you are completely satisfied that you know who you are talking to and that they are 150% honest.
I have reported the matter to care2 and await their response and James Agochar and myself have informed all her care2 friends. A number of her friends had had similar approaches to the one I had. I did wonder why she was talking to a pensioner like myself but I am a sucker for a beautiful woman.
You have been warned! Take care and best regards to all of you.
Thanks for the warning. I sent this out as a share with the name deleted, since we cannot talk about other people specifically.
However, in the spirit of helpful information and warning other members, I will keep the post above as stated. If Care2 wants to delete it, they can.
Or, if I get proof that this is not a scam and fraud, I will be happy to delete the above post.
I am a sucker for a beautiful lady. How much money would you like, Linda?
I was approached by this same person and was told a story that sounds almost the same.
After I refused to deposit money orders in my account and then forward cash or bank money order to her, the emails and messages stopped.
Thanks for sharing Lone Star. Now maybe we can do something about it here on Care2.
Please note her profile and turn her in to Care2. The least we can do is protect others on Care2 from getting scammed.
Care2, this is a clear case of a fraudulent, high stakes financial scam going on using your service. I and the rest of Care2 members ask that you remove the profile of this scam artist.
Watch out for Alice Kerry. Whoever is behind this profile is operating a high stakes financial scam that will relieve anyone who is foolish enough to get involved of their money.
Report Alice Kerry to the authorities, as the fraudbusters site outlines. Then report her to Care2. Eventually her profile will be pulled.
To report this individual to Care2, mark the page and copy the url in the address bar on your browser by hitting control and c .
Then click on the link above, then go to bottom of profile and click on
report as inappropriate.
Then click on control and v which should paste the link to this page for Care2 to discover and see all of the details of this scam.
Write about your experience and ask them to remove this persons profile.
I followed through on one of these.
I still have the $25,000 check sent to me.
We called the bank and it was of course a forgery.
Talking with the bank manager,... I found out that 'by Federal Law' the bank must honor the check,... and when the forgery bounces, they can only charge it back to you.
So,... you cash the bad check,... the bank gives you the money,... you send the good check,... and you get charged back. You have already sent the money,... so you have to pay the bank back out of your own money.
This is one of the main reasons I promote BBQs and other social gatherings of the members of my main groups:
Making A Difference Now:
And Forest Across America Project
I promote BBQs and other social gatherings because at BBQs and other social gatherings we get to know each other,... start doing projects together,.... and when financial needs rise,... we are then helping a friend, someone we know,... someone that has helped us and we know they will use the financial help for the purpose they claim they need it for.
How do we know they will use the money properly,... because we will participate in their needs and the use of the money,... because that is what friends do!
Help the people you know and care about,... help them develop wealth,... and then scams that cost you tens of thousands of dollars wont break your bank.
If you do not have people that you know and care about,... you can meet some great people in my groups.
Thanks for sharing Bill, and good advice.
Get to know someone WELL before you give them money or provide them a loan.
The best forecast of what a person will do in the future is what they did in the past.
The best way to find out about a persons history is to get to know them well. Then you can watch them and see how they operate, ask others about them, and then, only then can you predict what they will do in the future. This works for most cons and scams.
Of course, pedophiles and professional con artists are a whole nother story.... They use trust as a weapon and friends as their allies in their crimes which they hide so well, that they look completely innocent and helpful for many years, even as they are abusing kids by the hundreds.
Thank you for posting this. They have got me before sending me emails telling me they have cancer and needing my help.
The help being my bank account details.
learned my lesson please be careful all.
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I have also received a message from another member who has reported this scam artist as well.
Keep reporting and eventually that profile will be deleted.
I reversed it and told her I needed to know the name of the agency as I thought she was being scammed! I said I was going to report the agency to the AG's office.
What a hoot. She (he or they) didn't know what to say. They did thank me for caring!
These predators are verywhere.
There is also another person who goes by the name of Lona Edwards who is a part of this scam !
I have suspended a member I found listed in the thread you referenced.
Thank you for your support of Care2, where every click makes a difference!
Care2 suspended the account of Alice Kerry.... now we can go after the other person, but we need proof.
Does anyone have any proof on this person about them committing fraud?
I was saved yesterday when I realized the man I met was in fact a Nigerian scam artist. I am trying to start a petition to help stop him and also to find the man in the picture whose name is being used as Robert Wayne of Clayton NY age, 48 or 51.
I have since found this individual in Mylife.com, Facebook and MySpace. Many unsuspecting women are right as we speak subject to fraud and all the dating websites do is block them.
I met him on Match.com and I was not the only one who reported him.
If you have any way of helping me find the individual in question to warn him on the use of his picture let me know.
I have contacted the police in Canada, the FBI, and I have posted on several dating scam threads.