Tuesday, October 26, 2010

us-army-delivery.com FRAUD

http://www.us-army-delivery.com/ FAKE FRAUD SCAM
and the newer site
http://us-army-logistics.com/  FAKE FRAUD SCAM

New site here:
http://netscammers.blogspot.com/2011/01/army-shippingcom-scam.html

Most likely related post of newer site:
http://netscammers.blogspot.com/2010/12/us-army-servicescom-fraud.html
Keep an eye on this newly registered domain:
www.us-marines-logistics.com
and this one
http://usarmy-pov-transport.com/ now very active
http://netscammers.blogspot.com/2011/01/usarmy-pov-transportcom-scam.html

As of 11-23-10, over 1200 people have viewed this post including the DOD (Dept of Defense)
Help defend the reputation of the US Army by sending an email to the web host thats allowing these scammers to operate from their servers.
Send complaints to:
abuse@fasthosts.co.uk
Contact your Congressional Representatives and complain.
Contact the British Embassy and COMPLAIN.
DO SOMETHING.

This is the most popular post on my blog, yet has a very poor amount of feedback.
Please post information in the comments area below this post to help others.
...also view this page:
http://netscammers.blogspot.com/p/are-you-weena.html

Has anyone sent complaints to the hosts below?
The FTC?
Has anyone filed complaints at:
http://www.ic3.gov/
Silence is the scammer's best friend.
Nothing is going to happen unless you complain.
Here is your big chance to help others.
Pass the word and ask your family and friends to send complaints too.
Make some noise, this is a travesty.


us-army-delivery.com is being hosted by this company in the UK
role:           Vision Internet Limited Hostmaster
address:        Vision Internet Limited
address:        PO Box 82
address:        Hyde, Cheshire.
address:        SK14 6FF
address:        United Kingdom
phone:          +44 1457 763501
fax-no:         +44 1457 762866
e-mail:         hostmaster@visn.co.uk
remarks:        trouble:      abuse@visn.co.uk

us-army-logistics.com is being hosted by:
Registration Service Provider:
    Fasthosts Internet Limited, domains@fasthosts.co.uk
    +44.8708883600
    +44.8708883760 (fax)
    http://www.Fasthosts.co.uk
org-name:       Fast Hosts LTD
org-type:       LIR
address:        Fasthosts Internet Limited
                Discovery House
                154 Southgate Street
                GL1 2EX Gloucester
                United Kingdom
phone:          +44 1452 561874
fax-no:         +44 1452 541633
Send complaints to:
abuse@fasthosts.co.uk


If each visitor here sends them an email and complains bitterly, they might take the site down.
If they fail to respond you can always contact the British Embassy and request assistance:
The British Embassy in Washington, DC 
3100 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 588-6500


Here are some images of the fake sites:




The site is currently being used in association with scam ads of Craigslist.
The scammers are asking for payments using Western Union.
One of the seller's email addresses is Tom1east@gmail.com

Here are some excerpts from the scammer's emails:

After verifying the trustworthiness of the seller and the availability of the Vehicle for immediate shipping, we have approved your buy it now transaction and offered you, as the buyer, full purchase protection for the amount you agreed on with the seller.
    The seller Thomas Easterling, started the transaction over the  U.S. Army Shopping & Safety Service. US Army requires the payment to be done through wire transfer service to an US Army financial verified agent.
    You are receiving this e-mail because you are going to buy a vehicle and your seller requested to use U.S. Army Shopping & Safety Service. The U.S. Army Shopping & Safety Service offers a set of services that build protection into every step of the vehicle buying process. Some of the elements are automatically included when you buy a vehicle covered by the program element (not all elements are available for all vehicles) while some of the elements are available for a small fee. The U.S. Army Shopping & Safety Service Program is your safety net in the rare circumstance that something goes wrong.

Instructions for payment :


    * Buyer and Seller Agree to Terms
                Both parties agree to the terms of the transaction, which include a description of the Vehicle, sale price and any shipping information.
    * Buyer deposits the money to US Army Financial Service agent using Western Union
                The Buyer submits a payment, selecting Western Union, to our financial Agent .
    * US Army logistics department Delivers the Vehicle
                Upon payment verification, US Army logistics is authorized to ship the Vehicle and submit the tracking information.
    * Buyer Accepts the Vehicle
                The Buyer has the option to accept or reject the Vehicle after the inspection period.
    * US Army Pays the Seller
                US Army pays the Seller by military account that is associate with the U.S. Army ID number used to open this transaction. The transaction is complete.
                This way US Army Shopping and Safety Service acts as a secure third party to protect the Buyer and the Seller.

    Western Union  is the only service that has ultimate authentication of the identity for the receiver of funds. Several IDs and utility bills are required before the funds are paid. Therefore, no one else except our Agent can pick up the money. Your payments cannot be lost in the mail, like money orders or checks.
    Go to a local Western Union Office and send the cash payment to the verified name of  our agent.
    The funds will not be released under any circumstances. We will hold the payment until you sends us the confirmation that you received, inspected and  agreed to keep the Vehicle. When we have your confirmation we will transfer the funds to the seller.
    Buyer  will have 7 days to inspect the vehicle and send us the confirmation !


 Thomas Easterling is a verified Us Army Member Since 09-26-2004
The seller has a 5,000 US Dollars deposit in our account purchase protection account


Service:    3 to 5 days Door to Door
Delivery Start time:    Same day with the payment confirmation.
7 days return policy
Shipping company:    U.S. Army Logistics Department
Vehicle Location:    West Palm Beach, FL AFB Warehouse
Shipping Status:    Pending

   If you need answers to your questions, please fell free to reply to this email
                        or contact us using the Live Support button.

 US Army Financial Agent Payment Details :


How to complete payment?
IMPORTANT NOTICE :

            1. The payment must be sent by wire transfer using Western Union transfer service to our agent representative.
            2. Once the payment is made, send us the receipts from Western Union by Fax or send a scanned copy ! You must send the receipts of both transfers !
            3. Fax the payment receipt to the following fax number: +1 (301) 576-6614 , you can also send a copy of the receipt by email at : support@us-army-delivery.com
    The type of the Western Union transfer must be "money in minutes" not money for the "next day" !
    Once the payment transfer cleared and our agent representative confirms the payment, we will instruct the Military Logistics Department will start the delivery process. We will hold the funds until you send us your confirmation that you are satisfied with the vehicle you received. As soon as we receive your confirmation we will release the payment to the seller.
* Agent's Name:  Stanley Reyes  (use this as "Receiver" at Western Union office)
* Address:  25 Peachtree St.
* City/State/Zip:  Atlanta, GA, 30303
* Country:  United States (US)

 NOTE: Once we receive the payment confirmation, we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. We will secure the funds for you until you receive the vehicle and we will release the funds only with your approval. If the vehicle will not be as described, you will have to send it back on the seller's expense and we will give you a full refund.


 Protection Purchase and Refund:


    If for any reasons the buyer doesn't want to keep the vehicle,US Army Shopping Department will give the buyer all the money back and US Army logistics
will take back the vehicle at no extra cost for the buyer!
**********************************************************************************************************************
         1. The contact information should only be used for resolving matters related to US Army Shopping Department. Any other use is strictly prohibited.
         2. This transaction is protected by US Army services such as insurance, feedback and dispute resolution.
         3. You may buy and sell with confidence in all transactions with this US Army member.
         4. If you need to dispute this transaction, keep the transaction number at hand when contacting US Army service. Any complaints must be filled within 10 days from the verification date.
    This e-mail message was sent to you from US Army SafeHarbor team, with the full support of the US Army Vehicle Purchase Protection center.
**********************************************************************************************************************
NOTE: Penalty for False Statements

    The US Criminal Code (Title 18 US Code Section 1001) provides that whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully - (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact; (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or (3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry; shall be fined or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

 Help

   If you need answers to your questions, please fell free to reply to this email
                        or contact us using the Live Support button.


U.S. Army Service
The presence of logos, URLs or other information identifying private companies or other non-federal agencies does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.

One of the scammers is using:
Brian s. enajay67@googlemail.com
Hello again,
Like I said you before the car it's in perfect conditions and it's into US Army possesion in our military base in  NORTH DAKOTA !
The final price is 2700$ !
The delivery won't be a problem, as I told you we have 1 free shipping per year, with no charges for you.
Shipping may take anywhere between 4-5 business days depending on the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the car.
For this transaction I will use only US Army Shopping Service as a third party.
Here is how the service works:
First US Army shopping will send you by email the payment invoice with infos where you must to send the payment !
After you will make the payment, US Army logistics department will shipp you the car to your shipping address !
US Army shopping service  will keep your money into a protection account until you get the car and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep it. So,you can see the car before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 7 days to inspect it.If you decide not to keep it US Army logistics will refund your all money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us.
The payment must be send to US Army financial agent! Only after you will send the payment to US Army financial agent the US Army logistic department will start the shipping process !
So you can confirm the payment you must send the fax with the copy of the transfer receipt to US Army Shopping service !
If you are interested in buying it just mail me back with:
- Your Full Name - Required by US Army shopping service (You'll receive important guidelines + instructions from them.)
- Your Shipping Address  - Required by the Logistics Department (They will contact you by email with delivery/pickup instructions 1 day ahead so you can communicate what time schedule work best for your to receive the car)
Again I want to point out that because I am going to Afgaanistan this sale is my top priority and I am looking for a fast transaction, with no delays. That is why I decided to lower the price, to avoid wasting time with negotiations and find a buyer as soon as possible.
Email me back your full name and shipping address so we can start the transaction!
Thanks, hope to do business with you soon!
 BRIAN

I receved this from a victim's dad:

My Son Just got scammed out of $4500 he western unioned for a truck on Craigslist. This is the scammers email.
At this moment I am in the military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The truck is already at the delivery department in MA sealed and ready for the delivery. The delivery can't be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the truck along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like US Army Shopping Safety Service. The payment will be handled by the Army's Financial Dept and you will benefit of 5 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the truck on my expense. More details at http://www.us-army-delivery.com/
Basically it is like this, you deposit the payment at them, they deliver the truck to you (it takes 2-3 days), you inspect the truck and if it is ok, you have them release me the money and that's it, deal done.
If you would like to move forward with this deal send me your full name and address where you want it sent and we can start the transaction.
scammers name and email: Thomas Easterling tom02east@gmail.com
please dont do business with him.
The sad part is my son just got back from army bootcamp and wanted to spend his hard earned and deserving money. He trusted everything because the scammer used the us army as a third party.

Did I help You? I need Your help now.



6 comments:

Jeremy said...

Found another scammer doing this on Craigslist... Here's their email:

Hi,

Thank you for your interest in my car 2003 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON 6 CYL.TOMB RAIDER LIMITED EDITION .The car has only 36,736 miles, year 2003 and VIN #:1J4FA69S03P376220.
The general condition of my car is excellent,very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, the engine runs and sounds awesome, with no cosmetic complaints really worth comment. Counted a few stone chips. The alloys are all presentable and original; the fronts having a few marks, all tires in good condition with plenty life remaining. Manual transmission,4.0L (242) SMFI I6 POWER TECH ENGINE-6 - Cyl., Clean carpets, seats, roof, boot and plastics.Both remote keys are present, no electrical issues.I do have the title , clear, under my name.The car is in MERRICK, NY and in case it gets sold I will take care of delivery.

Price was reduced to $2,500 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this car in two weeks becasue I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US.I'm US amry member and now US Army give us the chance to buy some shares at BNSF RAILWAY.Co at half price and for this reason I need a fast transaction.
I'm waiting your reply if you are interested to close the deal with me and I will let you know how we will do this transaction!
More pictures available here:
http://www.dotphoto.com/GuestViewAlbum.asp?AID=6276865

Thanks

... And their followup to feigned interest ...

First US Army shopping will send you the payment invoice with infos where you must to send the payment!
After you will make the payment, US Army logistics department will shipp you the car to your shipping address !
US Army shopping service will keep your money into a protection account until you get the car and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep it. So,you can see the car before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 7 days to inspect it.If you would like to move forward with this deal send me your full name and address where you want it sent and we can start the transaction.
If you decide not to keep it US Army logistics will refund your all money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

Email address is dugmark2@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your interest in my car 2005 NISSAN MAXIMA 3.5 SL LEATHER SUNROOF .
The general condition of my car is excellent,very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, the engine runs and sounds awesome, with no cosmetic complaints really worth comment. The alloys are all presentable and original; the fronts having a few marks, all tires in good condition with plenty life remaining. Automatic transmission, Clean carpets, seats, roof, boot and plastics.Both remote keys are present, no electrical issues.I do have the title , clear, under my name. The car has 45,000 miles, and the year is 2005. The car is in Baldwin, NY and in case it gets sold I will take care of delivery.

Price was reduced to $2,500 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this car before February 7th when I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US.
More pictures available here:
http://www.dotphoto.com/GuestViewAlbum.asp?AID=6269902


Thank You!
MSG Matthew Scotten
U.S Army - USAR
One team, one fight

Anonymous said...

First rule still applies "if it sounds too good to be true, it is" Below is another craigslist scammer using the army to bring validity to his scam. Thanks to your blog being easy to find using google, it's saved me valuable time and now will expose the fact that the scam is still prevelent today. Thanks for your blog, Blake Dallas TX




Thank you for your interest in my 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14!
The general condition of my bike is excellent,very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, no electrical issues.I do have the title clear, under my name.
The bike is already at the US Army - Military Auto Transport Dept for POV (Private Owned Vehicle) in MERRICK ,NY
Price was reduced to $2,700 (URGENT SALE) as I need to sell this bike in two weeks because I will leave with my platoon in another mission outside US.I'm US army member,and now US Army give us the chance to buy some shares at BNSF RAILWAY.Co at half price and for this reason I need a fast transaction.
Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like Google Checkout, using their Buyer Protection Program. The payment will be handling by the Google Checkout and you will benefit of 5 days inspection period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the bike on my expense.
I'm waiting your reply if you are interested to close the deal with me and I will let you know how we will do this transaction!

Thank You!
MSG Dugann Mark John
United States Army Corps
One team, one fight

Anonymous said...

I cant believe these people are tapping into federal servers and are actually getting away with this. i almost was out of 3000 dollars because of these assholes. I am very protective of my money and i do mass amounts of research before i send any money at all to ANYONE! if i hadn't did a search on the US army Shopping and Shipping service i would have lost a lot of money! i feel bad for people who aren't as lucky or smart enough to do like i did and research a little bit. how they get people is they make a great deal on something and get unlucky buyers very excited to the point that they send money and get no response afterward. These scammers need to be stopped ASAP!!!

Anonymous said...

Stop them?
In order to stop scammers you need to post DETAILS.

Anonymous said...

Susan Barnett S.Sgt USAF zanaberneice46@gmail.com

Please take a few moments and read my email carefully, I know it is long, but I will explain all the details about the car and the transaction. At the moment I'm stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington making final preparations before deploying to Afghanistan.

The car is already at our Military Logistic Department in Fort Lewis, Washington ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home, so there is no charge for this delivery. Since the car is in a military base, with no access you can not go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it, because it is in their custody. Shipping will take 4 days to the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the car.

For the payment I would like to use eBay Motors as a third party. They will keep your money into a protection account until you get the car and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep it. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the car before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns you will have 10 days to inspect it. If you decide not to keep it eBay will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern. But I assure you won't be the case. I think this is more than fair for both of us.

I will start the official procedure, and eBay will contact you about this you'll receive important guidelines + instructions from them. You ll be contacted by eBay in the next 4 hours. So just e-mail me and tell me if you received the payment invoice and how long will take till you proceed with the payment as eBay instructed you.
 
PLEASE NOTE!
If the car is not how I've described it, you have the unequivocal right to refuse acceptance of the car (return postage on my expense) and you are entitled to a full and complete refund of the car's purchase price.

Thanks, hope to do business with you soon!

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