Janet Wilson janetwilson18@yahoo.com 786-480-7658 SCAM FRAUD

Text SMS Message Exchange with Janet Wilson

On Friday, 17 October 2014 at 12:43 PM CT we received a text message from someone claiming to be Janet Wilson. Here are some excerpts from the exchange we had with this person. Our replies were brief, so they are not reposted here. However, as you can see by these messages, there are grammar errors and incomplete sentences.

  • I am hearing impaired you can only text me or email me, this is Janet wilson,can you handle website design for my new company? i will like you to get back to me via email address at janetwilson18@yahoo.com thanks, Janet
  • or can we talk more here pls
  • i have new company and the company based on importer and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Coaco so i need a best of the best layout design for it. can i have anyone that you havd done so far for a company so that i could know where we start. i will like to hear from you asap.
  • sorry for the delay
  • sorry am currently in west africa to get some agricultural products and my photo grapher busy to snap some products which am going to use with the design so am
  • i send you email recently you can check your email and get back to me with the total estimate and hope we could start working before i would be back
  • okay i will like to know if you accept credit card for the payment and i would be expecting your qupotation any time from now
  • vefry urgent sir
  • if it possible by next week i would be happy
  • may i know your name and location?
  • i just wanna sure of
  • am very happy to know you and I hope you would put smile to my face after you finish up with my company’s website
  • i hope we could disscuse a little about my company website here?
  • i willl like to know how long it will take you to design and hosting bcus am need it very urgenly

After the comment about being in Africa, I asked what time it was there. This is the reply I got.

  • 12:40
  • i understand you sir ?

So, I asked:

Is that 12:40 AM
or
12:40 PM
(night/day)?

and got the reply:

  • are you not ready to finish up with me here
  • i have many assignment to do here cus i want to know the total cost and i will like to know if you accept cc for the payment ?
  • check this site for the quote anyway Http://eclipsetradingpost.com

Email Message from JanetWilson18@yahoo.com

I’d also sent an email message in response to the initial text message. This is the response I got from Janet Wilson:

From: janet wilson <janetwilson18@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 5:47 PM
Subject: Re: Website Design

Thanks for your reply,

I am hearing impaired you can only text me or email to get all the info about my company website, that is the why i was texting to confirmed if you could Handle design for the website and i am happy to see your reply, i hope we could successful work together.

i have new company and the company based on importer 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 and can i have anyone that you have done so far for a company so that i could know where we start or check out this site but i need more perfect than this if its possible.

1) My company is FINGER SPEAKS AGROTECH

2) i WILL LIKE TO HAVE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE BUSINESS AFTER HOSTING

3) I DONT HAVE LOGO BUT NEED A CUSTOMIZED LOGO FROM YOU

4) I DON’T HAVE LINKED-IN BUT I WOULD NEED IT

5) I COULD ONLY SUPPLY THE TEXT CONTENT AND PHOTO ALL ARE WITH MY PROJECT CONSULTANT BUT THE ARTWORK WILL BE DESIGNED BY YOU

That all i can provide from my means and i hope you understand what i listed above or should use this sample below to give me the quote for the website;

Kindly checkout this sample and also use it to give me the estimate for the design and hosting; http://www.agroamerica.com/eng/index.php.

I will love to know your name and location, I hope to hear from u soon.

Thanks,

Janet

[There were 497 blank lines here that have been removed in reposting this.]

Janet Wilson
FINGER SPEAK TUTOR
Tel: 469 874 0016
Email: janetwilson18@yahoo.com

Feedback from Others

Here are some quotes from others who have apparently been contacted from the same person or people. In these examples the originating number was 502-822-6036 (a Louisville, Kentucky number). These comments are from a page on 800Notes.com, a site dedicated to identifying unsolicited telemarketing scams.

  • “This same Janet Wilson contacted us about a website and had a similar story about going out of the country to “Indian” and needed to pay a consultant, etc. She texted us numerous times and the by email using the janetwilson18@yahoo.com email too. Total scam!” (14 October 2014)
  • “BEWARE! I just received a text that says: ‘I am hearing impaired you can only text or email me and This is Janet Wilson, can you handle website design for my new company? i will like you to getbackto me asap. thanks Janet.’ Her email is: janetwilson18@yahoo.com.  Then she went on to explain that she is a music teacher and instructor for disabled kids. Which seems nice but many red flags are flying here. Her texts all have grammar errors, typos & her story has many inconsistencies. She also said later in the texts that she can hear but cant talk. And she lied about knowing one of my current customers. When I confirmed with the customer they do not know her. SO, I began searching for her online and did a phone number search. That is how I found these responses & felt it necessary to share my story too.” (11 August 2014)
  • “This person contacted me via text about a fake business proposition and said he would send me $5000 on a credit card if I could send him back $1,500 to pay a consultant. His name was obviously fake, he gave a fake referral name and said he couldn’t talk on the phone because he was hearing impaired.” (26 March 2014)
  • “I received the same sort of text message. He wanted a website and hosting urgently. He indicated that he was from Kentucky but presently in Africa “to get some agricultural product” and will be back to states in two weeks time. Gave a bogus name as a referral. Kinda creeps me out.” (2 April 2014)

26 thoughts on “Janet Wilson janetwilson18@yahoo.com 786-480-7658 SCAM FRAUD”

    1. Thanks for commenting and contributing your experiences to the article. It’s much appreciated. Sorry for the delay in approving your comments and getting back to you.

      Greg Johnson
      ConsumderDefenseResourceGroup.com

  1. Thank you so much for posting this information. I got the texts tonight from this phone number.

    FIrst thing I asked was for her full name, company name and title. She sent back “Janet wilson and my company name is Fingerspeaks Agrotech.” Then she asked for my name and location. I replied, “If you don’t know my name and location. You shouldn’t be texting me. FYI just found your name & number listed as a scam. Go away and leave me alone.

    She replied that it wasn’t a scam, and that she was hearing impaired. I replied that I wasn’t interested, and to go away. Her response:

    “you too split out. but i dont think you should have tolk to client with bad manner. business is all about risk and if you can not offer my deal you dont need to be talking to me like this”

    I did not respond and she finally quit.

    Also searched her company name and it does not exist.

    1. Thanks for commenting and contributing your experiences to the article. It’s much appreciated. Sorry for the delay in approving your comments and getting back to you.

      Greg Johnson
      ConsumderDefenseResourceGroup.com

    1. Thanks for commenting and contributing your experiences to the article. It’s much appreciated. Sorry for the delay in approving your comments and getting back to you.

      Greg Johnson
      ConsumderDefenseResourceGroup.com

  2. I am a web developer and got this from a Martin Berg – martinberg90210@hotmail.com . Below is what his email said and you can see it’s almost word for word.

    Here is the job details

    I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business 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 topfarmproduceamerica.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.

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) An estimate
    (2) Your cell phone number
    (3) Do you accept credit cards
    (4) I will also like to know if you are the owner ??

    Regards
    Martin

    1. Thanks for commenting and contributing your experiences to the article. It’s much appreciated. Sorry for the delay in approving your comments and getting back to you.

      Greg Johnson
      ConsumderDefenseResourceGroup.com

  3. Thanks for taking the time to share this. Unfortunately for me, I only stumbled across your post AFTER I spent the time to prepare a detailed project proposal for them. Lesson learned: If it sounds too good to be true, it isn’t.

    1. Thanks for commenting and contributing your experiences to the article. It’s much appreciated. Sorry for the delay in approving your comments and getting back to you.

      Greg Johnson
      ConsumderDefenseResourceGroup.com

  4. Please add Jennifer Wooldridge (wooldridgeme@gmail.com or j.wooldridge@outlook.com) and Cindy Staton (johncindy550@gmail.com) to the list of aliases for this scam. Now they’ll have to spend a few minutes getting new email accounts before they try to run the scam on someone else.

    1. Thanks for commenting and contributing your experiences to the article. It’s much appreciated. Sorry for the delay in approving your comments and getting back to you.

      Greg Johnson
      ConsumderDefenseResourceGroup.com

  5. One other piece of information that might slow these jerks down is that they want a website just like agroamerica.com.

  6. Can someone actually document what the scam is exactly. Is it to just waste a designer’s time or is there financial gain in it? The person I got has a similar interest but it sounded legit. I agree it does not immediately make sense. Too bad these scams exist at all. A waste of my time
    Let me guess even though she pays with a credit card How do I get scammed here?
    They may get contact info but how is this a scam? Do they then ask for my bank account # – I would not give it

  7. Never mind! But who would be so naive as to send money to an unknown third person. Collect the money sure but what happens to the credit card transaction? Does that go through and then get charged back? Or does it never happen in sequence e.g does the sucker send the money first before getting the credit card ACH deposited??

  8. They tried to get me, too. It was Jenifer “Jenny” Lewis. jennylewis18@outlook.com. I thought the “personal cell number” part was odd, but brushed it off. The scam became obvious when they mentioned their budget was $5000 but the posted prices on my site were no more than $800.

    1st email:

    “Good Day, Am Jenifer Lewis, 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 ASAP so i can send you the job details.

    Thanks

    Jenifer”

    2nd email:

    “Thanks for your reply, i will like to know if i can have your personal cell number so that i we can have our conversation saved, am currently in India to get some agricultural products so i cn only communicate via email or text, i will like to explain a little bit about my business below:
    I have new company and the company based on importer and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Coaco so i need a best of the best layout design for it. can i have anyone that you have done so far for a company so that i could know where we start or check out this site but i need more perfect than this if its possible thank you. http://www.agroamerica.com/eng/index.php

    . i will like to hear from you asap. ”

    3rd email:

    “Thanks for you response, am okay with all the samples and you are really good enough to my taste and am very sure that after finish up with my project i will smile. so i want you to follow the sample of the site i sent to you for the estimate and do you accept credit card for the payment?

    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 dont have a domain yet but i want the domain name as FINGERSPEAKS AGROTECH.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 from 4000 to 5000, but I need a reasonable Price

    Kindly get back to me with the total estimate and do you accept credit card for the payment

    I will be very happy to hear from you asap.

    Thanks “

    1. Nick,

      Thanks for commenting and contributing your experiences to the article. It’s much appreciated. Sorry for the delay in approving your comments and getting back to you.

      Greg Johnson
      ConsumderDefenseResourceGroup.com

  9. I was contacted by “Mark Moore” with this same scam, by email instead of via text. Contents of the email were:

    “Greetings my name is Mark Moore i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business i want you to understand am going through illness situation at the moment because of my diagnosis of lungs cancer which i will be under going surgery soon 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 ?.”

    After replying with a simple request for name of business and location, I, too, received the very detailed description of the site requirements. Full of grammatical errors, but just legitimate enough to make me wonder.

    After a quick search I was fortunately guided to your site here, and can clearly see this is a scam. Lucky for me! Unlucky for him — I told him to take off and not to contact me again.

    Thank you for posting this article so others are not taken in by this chump and his/her buddies: Mark Moore, Janet Wilson, Jeff Rouse, Jennifer Wooldridge, Martin Berg, Cindy Staton, Jenifer Lewis, Mannix Jones, Joel Adams… and any other bogus names they come up with.

  10. Thanks everyone.
    I got the same scam message, But this time the name was “George Reyes” from “Falcon Legal and Consulting” and contact Information Email: george_reyesfalconlegal@outlook.com and georgereyes@adexec.com

    They tried to get me, but the message was unrealistic and unbelievable

    the email was :

    Thank you for your response. I have reviewed your CV and I think you are perfect for this job.I do hope that we will be able to work together, and you will be able to work with my graphic design/content manager to achieve this project.

    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 pages as the site I gave you to check out. I have a private project consultant handling the content of the website, he has the text content and the logos for the site.

    Note:
    1. I want the same number of pages with the sample site excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English and Turkish language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet so I want the domain name as FINGERSPEAKS AGROTECH.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 the end of next month.

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) An estimate
    (2) Cell phone number
    (3) Are you a freelance developer or working under a company?

  11. Looks like this “scam” is still going strong under the new name ‘Scott Fullingim’ although I have no idea how wasting web developers pitch time is a scam.

    Thank you so much for this resource!

    – – –

    https://www.upwork.com/jobs/SEEKING-COMPETENT-WEB-DESIGNER-DEVELOPER_~01abd83b7b8288c695

    Hello I am Scott, I have a business Consultants 2 Consumers Llc , I have a client who is a first time investor and he want to turn into large scale business now and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products, so i am writing to know details on your pricing and also know how long it takes to build up a marketing site for us…. please do get back to us as soon as possible, so we can know the next step on what to do, as we really need the website urgently… kindly send me an email at the e-mail address below so we can discuss at length scottfuingim@outlook.com and include your phone number.

    Best regards,

    Scott Fullingim

    https://www.upwork.com/jobs/SEEKING-COMPETENT-WEB-DESIGNER-DEVELOPER_~0150871db093f46601?saved_jobs=1

    Hello I am Scott, I have a business Consultants 2 Consumers Llc , I have a client who is a first time investor and he want to turn into large scale business now and

    the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products, so i am writing to know details on your pricing and also know how long it takes to build up a

    marketing site for us…. please do get back to us as soon as possible, so we can know the next step on what to do, as we really need the website urgently… kindly

    send me an email at the e-mail address below so we can discuss at length scottfuingim@gmail.com and include your phone number.

    Best regards,

    Scott Fullingim

    – – –

    Thank you for your response. I do hope that we will be able to work together, and you will be able to work with my graphic design/content manager to achieve this project. The website will include features like website themes, wordpress themes, 3D models, Illustrations, 3D clip art, Icons, wallpapers of different styles, e-commerce capabilities , flash & media. I would like to know the cost implication for you/your company to build this website, duration , payment terms and conditions .

    The website will cover area’s such as importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Cashew Nut, Gacillia Nut and Banana.so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.eclipsetradingpost.com…. i have a project consultant handling the content of the website, 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 and Turkish language
    3. I dont have a domain yet but i want the domain name as FINGERSPEAKS AGROTECH.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.

    I await your response.

    Thank you.

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