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By Jim Dicken Owner FGHP.com
 

  Recent Exchange with a Scammer.. Funny and some what Adult in Nature...
New Scam - Charity wanting to help you and your business.
Scammer Names Used so far.

Disgusting Military Scam.. Targeting Spouses of Soldiers.

Scam Email Information for other professions..Bank Phishing
Banking Scams Lottery Scam, Etc. I am also adding new scams for fishing and hunting to this website.



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Currently there are a large number of scams targeting the Travel Industry, which includes fishing guides, lodges, hotels, motels, hunting guides, outfitters for both hunting and fishing and Bed and Breakfasts.

It just never stops.. you would think they would find this site, and know not to send me stuff. Worse this one is an exact copy of one I got from a guide in Arkansas the day before. Same Date and everything.

In a message dated 1/4/2011 8:55:23 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, williams.burton86@yahoo.com writes:
Capt Jim,

    Thanks for your last mail and the total cost quoted for the boat hire. I have concluded payment arrangements with the guests and they have accepted your pricing and conditions. Below are the names of the tourists that would be occupying the reserved boat;
1.  Dr.Thomas Brown (43 years)
2.  Mrs Nina Brown   (40  years)
3.  Professor Williams Douglas (50 years)
Moreover, we also made an arrangement with a prepaid European transportation consultant/Flight ticketing agent that will assist in the transportation of the guests and airlift them to your location in Redacted for safety, so in order not to share the information with a third party,
    Therefore,They will be coming for 3 days trips,concerning the payment,  As regards the payment, my client will issue a Cashiers Check payment, that will cover your upfront payment via casher check of $9000.in which you deduct your a full deposit of $7500 to secure the boat,and assist me in sending the balance of $1500 to the European agent/transportation consultant, whose details will be forwarded to you once you confirm that the charges have been made, while any other outstanding charges will be paid by the tourists before their arrival.
    Please confirm  I will greatly appreciate if you be delighted in accepting this offer and,Endeavor to get back to me upon receipt so that I will send you the details of the agent that will receive the balance from you. I look forward to reading from you at your earliest convenience.Kindly get back back asap with the information below
required,Thus,Further proceedings can take place
Full Name:
Address:
City
State
Zip-Code
Cell-Phone number:
Will be waiting for your reply.
Best Regards.
OK, I want to thank you for confirming that you have no intention of booking a trip with me.
1. I have asked you 3 times to tell me which location you want.  The locations I gave you are on opposite ends of the continent. One in Florida and one in Alaska.
2. The scam you are promoting on me and wasted my time with is well known in this country.
You send me a nice check, that in one week bounces. I then am out the $10.000 that you tell me the check is worth.. Usually it is a washed check that has been cashed already that you have gotten your hands on.. sometimes its just a fake that is good enough to fool the bank for a while.
3. The names and the information are identical to that of several guides I work with.
4. I AM NOT nor have I ever been a CAPTAIN.
I own a guide directory and you got my email from that directory, and I am guessing you bought the list of all the guides on my website. Problem is I have warned all my guides of this scam, and do so monthly with reminders.
I hope you have a nice life. I am very sorry that you have to scam hard working people who are broke any way due to the economy being in the toilet. You will probably find some desperate soul who will bit on this scam, however your  name is now in a database and if they do any home work at all they will find you on my website... www.scam-email.com
 

 

Newest Scam - Boat Rental Scam.. Identical to Fishing Guide Scam.
Dear Captain, 

My name is Dr Arthur Macarthy, I want to hire a fishing boat for a group of medical doctors who are interested in sightseeing/fishing for a one week period.
  
Please get back to me with the total cost of the available boat/yacht that can accommodate a group of 5 persons, prices, discount & tax payable inclusive so that we can discuss your payment.

Arrival date:              10th May, 2008
Departure date:         17th May, 2008 
Mode of Payment:     Credit card 
I hope to hear from you as soon as possible so that we can reach a conclusion. 
Regards, 
Dr Arthur Macarthy

 
Second Email-
Dear
Redacted for privacy
 
Thanks for your last mail and the total cost quoted for the boat hire.I have concluded payment arrangements with the guests and they have accepted your pricing and conditions.Below are the names of the tourists that would be occupying the reserved boat;
 
 1.  Dr.Thomas Brown (60 years)
 2.  Mrs Nina Brown   (55  years)
 3.  Mrs Regina Douglas (48 years)
 4.  Professor Williams Douglas (58 years)
 
Moreover, we also made an arrangement with a prepaid European transportation consultant/Flight ticketing agent that will assist in the transportation of the guests and airlift them to your location in Redacted for safety, so in order not to share the information with a third party, we have decided that only one person (YOU) will have to handle the credit card information.
 
Therefore, I will forward you a signed authorization letter and my Visa credit card details that you will can charge in advance for a total of $6,000.So once you are in receipt of it, confirm the amount of $6,000 in your account then deduct a full deposit of $1,890 to secure the boat, "Fish N Ski boat" and assist me in sending the balance of $4,110 to the European agent/transportation consultant, whose details will be forwarded to you once you confirm that the charges have been made, while any other outstanding charges will be paid by the tourists before their arrival. 
 
Please confirm this and get back to me with your full name, address and telephone number so that I can forward you my credit card details.Endeavor to get back to me upon receipt so that I will send you the details of the agent that will receive the balance from you.
 
Regards, 
Dr Arthur Macarthy

Hello,
        Am Sam Austin from London Uk and i came across your advert for
Fly fishing charter and am interested in making booking for charter at your location for  April 25th ,so please do let me know if there is availability for the date stated and also how much the charter will cost per day for two peoples .As for payment do let me know if you do accept CERTIFIED BANK CHECK or MONEY ORDER in US funds  for payment for the charter Hope to hear from you soon...
....
 
Thanks,
 Sam Austin...
sam13austin@yahoo.com

NEW SCAM Appears.. I just got this one.. and I am tracking it. I do not know how it works yet. I have answered the mail and will keep you up to date.
Hello,
 
Sending this mail to you is an introduction and to extend my hands of friendship and establishing a meaningfull business relationship.
 
I got your contact through network directory, because of my desires to invest in fishing troller.
 
 And am of the believe that you would be of great help in guiding me to a successful exploration of the investment potential of in fishing troller business which guarantee good capital returns and security.

 
As a result of this, I can take you in confidence basically because of the source of my fund by believing that your assistance will be of profitable adventage to us.
 
My names are Mr. Johnson Sambizu, a former Ass director in the petroleum ministry in the republic of Angola.
 
While I was in the government I did some illegal sales of petroleum oil to Asia which the government was not aware off and from this proceeds I was able to raise US$1,800,000.00 which I hopefully wish to invest.

 Presently, I 'm in Bamako, Republic of Mali as a refugee with my family and rouning an NGO.
 
This fund being the basis of my future and business ambition, your friendship, assistance and candid advise will be immensely appreciated while your effort will be rewarded by compensating you with an agreeable percentage in a contracture agreement in partnership biusiness.
 
All I required is your honest cooperation to anable us see this transaction through and this will be excuted under a legitimate arrangements that will protect you from any breach of the law.
 
If the business proposition offends your moral values,  do accept my apology.
 
I must use this opportunity to seek your utmost indulgence to keep this matter extraordinary confidential, whatever your decission, while I await your prompt response.My alternative mail is :johnsonsambizu@doramail.com OR johnsonsambizuu@doramail.com
 
Thanks for your anticipated cooperations.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Dr. Johnson Sambizu

There are several versions of this scam but the general scam starts like this email that I recently received from one of the guides on www.1fghp.com

Another NEW Scam!
Hello this is mr Brayn Mann and i will like to know if you have banners with the size 30 by 60 and also what i will like to be put on the banners is (THANK YOU JESUS) and also i will like to know the cost of that as well as the form of payment you accept soo that i will know what to do next .
Bryan Mann

 

I have banner space available.. in 30 X 60 if you want it. Do you want this to link to a website or just post the ads.. I would charge you $10.00 per ad page.. 50 pages $500.00  75 pages $650.00
100 pages $750.00
These are all interior pages.. Buy as many as you want.
Jim Dicken

REPLY:
Nice to hear from you again and i will like you to know that am ok with that and i will like to order 100 pages $750.00 and i will like to to order 10 pcs of that soo that will be 7500$   of that to my nw company in west africa thats ghana and soo i will like you to get back to me with the total cost of that soo that i will know how to proceed in the next mail as soon as possible . Note mail me back with your phone number soo that i can give you a call .

 
Bryan Mann

I never did hear back from this fellow as to what he wanted.. I did not send my phone number so that may be why.

SCAM:   
REQUEST FOR YOUR BOAT/FISHING/ENQUIPMENT OR CHARTER.
 
 I wish to inform you that your Boat/Equipment has been on our target for the next proposal of our company to carry out some fishing research to meet the set goals and objectives of the Firm.

 I am Anthony Ray(Mr.) ,I am the Project and startegic Manager/Officer for a small Fishing Business in the UK. I would like to know how your company operate and issue out equiments details to respective customers. Please be informed that we are ready to make necessary provision for all your requirement, at the same time we are ready to release any information that would guide our clients to have a successfull stay on your boat and fishing equipment.

Apparently Computers in England do not have SPELL CHECK>

DEAR SIR.MA,
            I HAVE HEARD SO MUCH  ABOUT FISHING CHARTER. I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED IT BEFORE , I WANNA SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY MY COMPANY IS AFFORDING ME , THEY ARE GONNA BE PAYING FOR MY VACATION FROM WORK TO ANY WHERE I WANNA GO TO, I HAVE TOLD THEM I WILL BE GOING FOR A FISHING CHARTER IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I WILL LIKE ONE DAY OF FISHING BETWEEN JULY 25TH AND JULY 30TH , I WILL LIKE YOU TO GET BACK TO ME WITH THE AVAILABILITY OF THE DATES AND OTHER NECESSARY INFO I NEED TO KNOW .
THANKS
GET BACK ASAP
EARL HOEBEKE

Well at LEAST he has the Slang down right .. even spelled it the way they do in Arkansas and Kentucky.
Still they have not figured out the Grammar Check feature..

Mr. Hoebke's response..
HELLO,
        THANKS FOR YOUR EMAIL.

I WILL FISH FOR SAlT WATER FISH .I WILL NEED YOUR NAMES AND ADDRESS SO THAT THE CHECK FOR PAYMENT FOR THE CHARTER CAN BE MADE OUT TO YOU BY MY  EMPLOYERS WHO ARE SPONSORING MY VACATION FROM WORK.
THEY MIGHT INCLUDE OTHER EXPENSES ON THE CHECK, IF THAT HAPPENS, THEN WHEN YOU CASH THE CHECK YOU WILL TAKE YOUR DEPOSIT AND SEND THE EXCESS FUNDS TO MY AGENT TO ENABLE HIM TIDY UP MY TRAVELLING DOWN THERE AND OTHER NECESSARY THING TO MAKE ME COMFORTABLE.
GET BACK ASAP
THANKS
EARL HOEBEKE

The Scam Starts

hello capt,
i am david from united kingdom i came across your advert for your fishing
charter and
i am very interested in it cause i would be coming over soon to
the
u.k with my wife. hence i would want you to get back to me with some
briefings such as
1,available dates from mid august
2,prices for charter both inshore and off shore
3,and would also like to know if u receive if you receive
u.s money
orders, cheques, certified cheques
looking forward to hear from you
much regards
david....

This guy just does NOT have a clue.. Spelling, grammar .. and this was sent to a guide in Kansas.. OFFSHORE????
Look at a map Moron. Too many grammatical errors to even mark..

Hello,
Am Mark Bill from Canada,I and my family(wife and son) will like to book for a fishing charter service for 2 days starting from the 30th-31st of August,I will like you to give us your price list.This is my first time of taking my family on a fishing trip and I want it to be a memorable one for them.Hoping to hear from you soonest.
 
Regards,
Mark Bill

FISHING RESERVATION.

Hello,

I am Regan Smith from UK, I Came to hear about your Fishing Charter, because I love fishing, Fortunately I am coming with my Group, So i will want to use the meduim to go fishing with my Friends. I will like to know if there is any Vacancy for fishing on the 15th to 20th of August 2007, kindly confirm any 4 vacant days during that date space.

Please get back to me if there is vacancy so that i will pay immedaitely with my credit cards for the days to be blocked.

I await your email.

Best Regards,

Regan Smith.
20 Argyle Street G2 6LG Glasgow, SCOTLAND
TeL: +44 7031842345.

I occasionally with attempt to get information from such scammers. This particular scammer wanted to give me his credit card number for a down payment on the reservation. While that will work, in the end the credit card will be either stolen or a fraudulent number stolen from the company. You are then responsible for the money that the scammer will ask you to send to his Travel Specialist.

If I get credit card numbers from a scammer, I send them to a contact at Visa and CC an FBI contact.

Not much happens since the perpetrators are hiding in countries with no extradition and which do not care whether a guide or business is out $4000 to $6000.

Do not be scammed by someone sending you a Certified Check either. In each case I am aware of the Certified Check was a very good forgery that was accepted by the bank and in the end the Bank took the money from the account of the person who deposited it.

I have received several of these copies and they ARE very good.

If you get such a solicitation ignore it. Toss it in the spam file or follow up.. just in case.. but in the end if the person asks you to send them money... IT IS A SCAM. If they ask you to send the money to a TRAVEL AGENT... IT IS A SCAM. IF they want to charge money beyond what is your payment IT IS A SCAM.. do not proceed.. do not pass go.

You will lose.

I followed one of these scammers across Canada attempting to get to him. He had a cell phone purchased in Ontario and wanted the money sent to Churches and Schools in British Columbia. Checking for a legitimate address would not have saved the money since they wanted it sent Western Union. Doing so means that the person can get the money from anywhere on the planet despite sending it to a specific address. Most of the money has been traced to accounts in Communist China, Nigeria, and other Third World Countries.

My own suspicion is that this money may be going to organizations like Al Queda.

Other forms of this letter want reservations for a religious group coming to the states for a Religious Conference..

Father and Son traveling together for the first time in years.

IF you get an email and are suspicious of it? IT IS A SCAM... however if you get a new version of this email please send me a copy so that I may post it to this site and to others that I run to prevent other people from being scammed.

If you have a question about an email feel free to call me or to email me a copy of the email. I will be happy to give you my expertise on such emails.

IN THE END... the real clue is that they want you to send them money.

If a person from an English Speaking country does not use proper grammer and spelling it is a SCAM.

Jim Dicken
Owner Fishing Guides Home Page
502-636-1305
JimD072@aol.com


Here is a list of Names used and Email addresses affiliated with this scam.. IF yours is not listed here send it to JimD072@aol.com  .... I am in no way trying to Impugn any one by this name anywhere.. These are names from actual scammer emails.

Lawrence Williams        <   zolapp10@yahoo.co.uk >
Williams  Walsh              < 
williams_walsh02@yahoo.co.uk >
Dr.alex Hill (notice small a)  < alexhillix@yahoo.co.uk >
REGAN SMITH   <regan_smith1976@yahoo.co.uk>
hotjoe99@yahoo.co.uk   mailto:hotjoe99@yahoo.co.uk 
Dan William
[danwilliam6@hotmail.com ]
Mark Bill  markbilly07@yahoo.com
Mr Maxuel Anthony
maxuel_20104anthont_1964@yahoo.com
Mike Jones - kenjarautos77@yahoo.com
morgan@yahoo.co.uk
Chris Jones - chrisjones_77@yahoo.com
This Moron did not send a name but did send his email address: collinsagency77@yahoo.com
Dr.Mark Scott, sunny-smith@hotmail.com   This one came with one "from" and one "reply to" .DR.MARKSCOTT@YAHOO.COM
Lisa Benson Email address: lisabenson101@hotmail.com
Veronica Williams: CONFIRM PAYMENT FOR VERONICA WILLIAMS IF RECIEVED BY YOU!!! From Lisa Benson...
BRYANT OLIVER / 36-140 London Road / Leicester LE2 1EN / # +44 702 409 4980
bryant300oliverreservations@yahoo.co.uk 

anthony_ray21@yahoo.com This guy is looking to use your boat and equipment for research.
dave2006_01@yahoo.com This one can not spell worth a darn. Has very poor grammar // So far 6 from this guy..
earl1977@yahoo.com This one has a new version using the OLD Certified Check scam. Earl Hoebeke name of scammer.
paulson12027@yahoo.com 
Earl Hoeboke  earl1977@yahoo.com Now Working a scam on Craig's List
Sean Williams  sean_love_williams@yahoo.com 
Now Working a scam on Craig's List
Peter Parker  peterparker33813@yahoo.com 
Now Working a scam on Craig's List
peteseanliblib@rediffmail.com Scams that deal with banking opportunities..

williams.burton86@yahoo.com

I would sensor these but I figure by making them LIVE Emails that spiders will send them plenty of spam..



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