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anonymous   (Chicago, IL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2011-09-14 18:35:11
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   sara nelson
Email Address:
   study@lighthouseresearch.org
They are coming out of Africa and have individuals in the us working for them. Its a pretty nasty scam
Good Morning,
Funds for the Western Union Evaluation will be delivered to your address this morning by FEDEX. Follow the below instructions to complete the Evaluation.
1.1 Deduct your compensation of $300 after cashing the received funds at your local bank. 1.2 Deduct another $200 for Western Union service fees.
Find the nearest Western Union outlet in your zip code to evaluate and pose as a customer making a wire transfer to a relative in WA. Make a wire transfer of the remainder funds after deduction of your compensation and other expenditures to the below information.
Receivers Name: Sara Nelson Destination: 6511 24th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98117
Be sure to observe how long it took you to get services, intelligence of the attendant and Customer service professionalism during the transfer process and under no circumstances should the Western Union Agents know this evaluation is being carried out on them.
Email me as soon as you make the transfer with the following information; MTCN #, Name And Address Of Sender, Western Union outlet evaluated.
A questionnaire form regarding your overall experience with Western Union will be emailed to you after we receive the transfer information.
Thank you and get back to me as soon as the survey is completed today.
Sincerely, Charles Hall

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2011-09-14 18:28:06
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   charles
Email Address:
   study@lighthouseresearch.org
ood Morning,
Funds for the Western Union Evaluation will be delivered to your address this morning by FEDEX. Follow the below instructions to complete the Evaluation.
1.1 Deduct your compensation of $300 after cashing the received funds at your local bank. 1.2 Deduct another $200 for Western Union service fees.
Find the nearest Western Union outlet in your zip code to evaluate and pose as a customer making a wire transfer to a relative in WA. Make a wire transfer of the remainder funds after deduction of your compensation and other expenditures to the below information.
Receivers Name: Sara Nelson Destination: 6511 24th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98117
Be sure to observe how long it took you to get services, intelligence of the attendant and Customer service professionalism during the transfer process and under no circumstances should the Western Union Agents know this evaluation is being carried out on them.
Email me as soon as you make the transfer with the following information; MTCN #, Name And Address Of Sender, Western Union outlet evaluated.
A questionnaire form regarding your overall experience with Western Union will be emailed to you after we receive the transfer information.
Thank you and get back to me as soon as the survey is completed today.
Sincerely, Charles Hall

No Name   (Noblesville, IN, United States) Added the following extra information on :2011-08-31 10:01:58
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Charles Hall
Email Address:
   study@lighthouseresearch.org
I responded to a Craigslist ad for a paid market research study. A couple of days later, I received an e-mail from "Charles Hall" who said he was the Market Research Coordinator at Lighthouse Research. The e-mail said that although the study I had inquired about was full, I could participate in a study about Western Union customer service, which would pay $300.
I responded that I would like to participate, and a couple of days later I received a FedEx package with a check from a credit union in Pennsylvania for over $2,800, as well as another e-mail from Charles. This e-mail instructed me to cash the check at my local bank, and then, after deducting my fee and Western Union expenses, wire the rest of the money to an address in Washington state.
Apparently this is a scam and the check is counterfeit, so I will not be cashing that check.

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