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Anonymous
Fort Smith, AR, United States
2015-06-02 15:21:31
Overpayment Scam
+2 Website Designer   
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Witney Wharf
Email Address:
witneywharf@gmail.com
Telephone:
13128809213
EMAIL SCAM TARGETING WEB DESIGNERS / GRAPHIC ARTISTS.
There are a couple of different approaches to their initial contact. One is a website proposal and the other is brief “project question and do you accept credit cards” …and you may or may not get the ‘hearing impaired’ pitch.

It’s an overpayment scam where the scammer pays more than he’s supposed to, as much as double or triple, then asks you to reimburse the difference. Since it can take weeks for his payment to clear your bank, in the meantime you’re sending payment for the difference, while his payment is being denied by all the banks it’s passed through, and now he has your money for the “overpayment”. His payment bounces, you get hit with fees, and at the worst, you could end up being investigated for being part of illegal activities!

HERE ARE THE NAMES on EMAIL S I HAVE RECENTLY RECEIVED BUT THERE ARE MANY MANY MORE.
WITNEY WHARF
EDDIE M. VAUGH
LEVERETT HARQUIN
FRANKLIN CAMPBELL
PAMELA KERRY
MARK COLE

Here is a link to a blog that has a lot more information.
http://www.alvalyn.com/email-scam-targets-web-designers/#comment-24793


EMAILS I HAVE PERSONALLY RECEIVED

WITNEY WHARF

FIRST EMAIL
On Feb 7, 2015, at 9:29 AM, witney wharf wrote:
Good Morning
I'm Witney,am hearing impaired.i would love to know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me ASAP so i can send you the job details.

Regards
Witney Wharf
SECOND EMAIL
From: witney wharf [mailto:witneywharf@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2015 2:41 PM
Subject: Re: ATTN Website Design Needed!

Thanks for your swift response
Here is the job details
I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in TN and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com.... the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.
Note:
1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
2. I want only English language
3. I don't have a domain yet but i want the domain name as topfarmproduce.com
4. you will be updating the site for me.
5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
7. My budget is $4000 to $8000

Kindly get back to me with:
(1) an estimate
(2) your cell phone number
(3) And will like to know if you are the owner ??

Text from Witney (exactly as received…grammar/punctuation)
“Hello, Is this Lea Taylor? this is Mrs.Witney Wharf. you sent me your cell via email.please I want to know your total estimate for the project,thanks”

EDDIE M. VAUGH
From: Eddie M. Vaugh [mailto:eddiev454@hotmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 12:53 PM
Subject: RE: Web Design Needed!

Yes that's from my colleague we work together so you can ignore another email and start communicating with me so we can proceed about the web design.
________________________________________
Subject: Re: Web Design Needed!
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 12:50:52 -0500
To: eddiev454@hotmail.com
This is the same information I received from another website inquiry.

On Jun 2, 2015, at 12:49 PM, Eddie M. Vaugh wrote:
Thanks for your swift response

Here is the job details

I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in TN and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com.... the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.
Note:
1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
2. I want only English language
3. I don't have a domain yet but i want the domain name as
premiumfarmproduce.com
4. you will be updating the site for me.
5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
7. My budget is $4000 to $8000

Kindly get back to me with:
(1) an estimate
(2) your cell phone number
(3) And will like to know if you are the owner ??


Regards
Eddie M. Vaugh

________________________________________
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 10:56:18 -0500
Subject: RE: Web Design Needed!
To: eddiev454@hotmail.com
Good morning! Yes we can handle website design and we accept credit cards however there is an additional transaction fee.

From: Eddie M. Vaugh [mailto:eddiev454@hotmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 7:45 AM
Subject: Web Design Needed!

Good Day

I'm Eddie, I would love to know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me ASAP so i can send you the job details.

Regards
Eddie M. Vaugh

LEVERETT HARQUIN
From: outlook_c86314241a05de74@outlook.com [mailto:outlook_c86314241a05de74@outlook.com] On Behalf Of Leverett Harquin
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2015 2:08 AM
Subject: WEBSITE INQUIRY
Hello Am Leverett Harquin, Am making an inquiry to know if you can handle website design for a small scale business and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me ASAP so i can send you the job details.

Thanks
Leverett

FRANKLIN CAMPBELL
From: franklin campbell [mailto:franklincamp@outlook.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:12 AM
To: adams.joel27@yahoo.com
Subject: website designer

Good Day,
I'm Franklin Campbell ,I will like to know if you can handle website design for a clothing shop and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me ASAP so i can send you the job details.

Another one:
From: franklin campbell [mailto:franklincamp@outlook.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:48 AM
To: adams.joel27@yahoo.com
Subject: website designer

Good Day,
I'm Franklin Campbell ,I will like to know if you can handle website design for a clothing shop and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me ASAP so i can send you the job details.


MARK COLE
From: mark cole [mailto:mcole101@outlook.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 4:39 AM
Subject: website design for a new company

Good Day, Am Mark Cole i am an hearing impaired.i wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards kindly get back to me with you requested so i can send you the job details. Thanks Mark.

PAMELA KERRY
From: Pamela Kerry [mailto:pkerry005@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, May 09, 2015 8:24 PM
To: info@whatifcreative.com
Subject: DESIGN

Good Day

I'm Kerry by Name and i would love to know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me ASAP so i can send you the job details.

Regards
Kerry
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Perry Perkins   (La Center, WA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2017-06-21 13:00:01
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Joel Adams
Email Address:
adams.joel27@yahoo.com
Telephone:
(256) 392-6059
Received this today, after getting an almost identical request from a "Matt Lemen" two days ago: From: joel adams [mailto:adams.joel27@yahoo.com] Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 8:54 AM To: hautemealz@gmail.com Subject: Re: Personal chef
Thanks for your response ,well the party on the July 27th and you will be attending for 20 guest ,i hope you will be available on that date . The menu is Rice, Hibachi chicken,fresh fish, meat, Vegetable Lasagna Roulade, Eggplant Parmesan, Roast Loin of Pork Stuffed with Dried Fruits. I don't think there is anyone with allergy coming to the party .The party is going to take place in my dad home ,though is a surprise birthday party and will forward the address to you when is time .My budget is within $2000 to $5000.You will be providing the platewares ,silverwares ,linen and other things needed for your service . I want you to get back to me with an estimate for the job so i can proceed with payment of deposit to have you booked for that day ,because am currently out on a business trip and will be back in a week before the event but want to make all preparation set ,i am responsible for the foods and drink for the day and some other things and want to get everything in place . My cell is (256) 392-6059,you can text me there if you have any question will be waiting to hear from you soon .. Please get back to me with the total estimate of your service and get back to me . Regards Joel

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-06-14 17:02:10
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Joel Adams
Email Address:
adams.joel27@yahoo.com
Telephone:
(256) 392-6059
Good day , Am Jack,i will like to book you for a personal chef for my dad birthday party ,please get back to me if you available .. Good morning , Thanks for your response ,well the party on the July 27th and you will be attending for 70 guest ,i hope you will be available on that date . The menu is Rice, Hibachi chicken,fresh fish, meat, Vegetable Lasagna Roulade, Eggplant Parmesan, Roast Loin of Pork Stuffed with Dried Fruits. I don't think there is anyone with allergy coming to the party .The party is going to take place in my dad home ,though is a surprise birthday party and will forward the address to you when is time . I want you to get back to me with an estimate for the job and get back to so i can proceed with payment ,because am currently out on a business trip and will be back in a week before the event but want to make all preparation set ,i am responsible for the foods and drink for the day and some other things and want to get everything in place .. My cell is (256) 392-6059,you can text me there if you have any question will be waiting to hear from you soon Please get back to me with the total estimate of your service and get back to me

Scam Email
joel adams adams.joel27@yahoo.com

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