The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

Subject:  Possible New Scam
From:  "Jeff McClanahan" <>
Date:  Mon, 08 Sep 2008 19:05:42 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "Possible New Scam" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 08 Sep 2008 19:05:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Jeff McClanahan" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend,

My name is Michael Fred, and I'm British (born and living in UK.) I'm a freelance researcher. I am to head a environmental research in Asia, which is commencing soon. I do a lot of traveling to cover various part of my research. 

However most of my projects is being funded by American/Canadian counterparts who send me payments via US/Canada based bank Money Orders and checks. Which I have problem cashing, because it takes up to 4-6 weeks to clear over here. Getting an accountant in the states or opening an account would have been my best choice but I have deadline to meet and taking any of those choices would cost me time and a whole lot of other requirements, which I will not be able to cope with.

I found your email via an online surveyed listing, and I am emailing you to offer you a part time job of helping me cash checks/Money Orders in the States/Canada. Which you will be getting a 10% payment from any amount of check you receive as your commission for cashing the checks.

Have it in mind that you are not putting any money upfront and your banking information are not required. If You're interested, you are to provide me with the below information below: 

Your Full Name:
Your Address (NOT P.O Box):
City, State, Zip:
Phone Number(s):



Michael Fred

I received this today, and found your site and thought you would like to add it to the Scamdex.


Jeff McClanahan

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