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I have been approached by a Helen Pederson. Going by Helen Pedersen on face book ( http://www.facebook.com/search/?post_form_id=6748d367b3ca3488b74cd3e37989dd61&q=helen+pedersen&init=quick&ref=search_loaded&o=2048&s=40#!/profile.php?id=100001061388732&ref=search&sid=YzzFVAVo0eElDpFkN_mQcg.2928608774..1) and going by Helen Pederson on yahoo Instant Messenger, Yahoo IM p_helen100 and p_helen100@yahoo.com allegedly from Cleveland Tennessee with the offer of a relationship. Here is a mapquest of her alleged address: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Lancaster&1s=OH&1a=560+E+Main+St&1z=43130-3870&1y=US&1l=39.71347&1g=-82.59133&1v=ADDRESS&2c=Cleveland&2s=TN&2a=325+Green+Valley+Dr+SE&2z=37323-9404&2y=US&2l=35.077449&2g=-84.86143&2v=ADDRESS Later on as I figured, she approached me with a job offer as an “Agent” I went along with it and was put in contact with a John Rembert.
I have records of our instant messages saved and three e-mail addresses more being used by this John Rembert. jonnyr62@yahoo.com and on Yahoo IM as Jonny R also jonny.200@hotmail.com and his cell phone text nunber is 924-665-03 and there was a confirmation number he had me go through via my cell phone through Craig’s List. It was called a secret code and the code was 23337 through my cell phone Sprint I-Wireless number 614-625-9065.
The secret code from Craigs List was e-mail addressed from brian_rogers100@hotmail.com
There was also a text from a laumartin29 and her text number is 924-665-04 Here is the last Yahoo IM transmission between myself, John Rembert and Helen Pedersen ( Pederson )
on May 14th, 2010: Jonny R (5/14/2010 4:28:26 PM): Hello Vince,,,This is John rembert…are you there?
Jonny R (5/14/2010 4:28:44 PM):
Vince (5/14/2010 5:11:06 PM): yes
Vince (5/14/2010 5:11:22 PM): Just got back and turned computer on
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:11:35 PM): Hello Vince
Vince (5/14/2010 5:11:41 PM): Did you get my message from gmail?
Vince (5/14/2010 5:11:55 PM): I had lost a lot of sleep
Vince (5/14/2010 5:12:05 PM): My brother was inhospital for his heart
Vince (5/14/2010 5:12:33 PM): I got a message you have transaction for me?
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:17:05 PM): Hello Vince..how are you doing there?
Vince (5/14/2010 5:18:02 PM): I lost a lot of sleep this week. and slept a lot last two days. My Brother was in the hospital for hi heart. Helen knows about it
Vince (5/14/2010 5:18:15 PM): for his heart’
Vince (5/14/2010 5:18:32 PM): You have a trasaction for me?
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:18:42 PM): Okay…Its great to have you here now..how is he doing..i hope he is alright?
Vince (5/14/2010 5:18:45 PM): You have a transactionfor me?
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:18:58 PM): Yes..you have begin working for us now
Vince (5/14/2010 5:19:17 PM): He is back home but needs to take great care in making sure he takes medicine
Vince (5/14/2010 5:19:25 PM): O kay
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:19:26 PM): Okay…
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:20:03 PM): There is a transaction for you that you need to pick up and send immediately to Nigeria
Vince (5/14/2010 5:20:25 PM): O kay where
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:20:50 PM): Get your pen and your paper and let me give you the details
Vince (5/14/2010 5:20:53 PM): Western union or Money Gram
Vince (5/14/2010 5:20:58 PM): Ready
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:21:32 PM): You have to pick it from western union and send via moneygram
Vince (5/14/2010 5:21:48 PM): O kay
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:21:53 PM): How long is western union and moneygram from you?
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:22:45 PM): do you still remember the locations?
Vince (5/14/2010 5:23:32 PM): Western Union is one mile east at Kroger store and money gram is one mile west at CVS Pharmacy
Vince (5/14/2010 5:23:50 PM): I sent you locations that i was going to use to you via gmail
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:23:55 PM): okay
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:23:59 PM): Yes i got them all
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:25:42 PM): have you gotten credit on your phone so that we can be talking and telling me your progress?
Vince (5/14/2010 5:27:17 PM): Yes
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:27:28 PM): ok good
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:27:50 PM): So here are the information…get it down without any mistake
Vince (5/14/2010 5:27:59 PM): o kay
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:28:50 PM): Here is the western union details to be picked up: sender name and address: Keith Grape Bolingbrook, IL 60440 MTCN #: 908-521-4148 Amount sent: $2875
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:29:19 PM): let me know when you got that down
Vince (5/14/2010 5:30:03 PM): Yes
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:30:10 PM): ok
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:30:55 PM): You are to send the money to Nigeria via Moneygram and here are the recipients full name and address: 1. Name: Joe Aina Street:10 okon st City:Apapa State: Lagos Zip code: 23401 Country: Nigeria Amount to wire: $1200 Test Question: Color of Car? Answer: Green
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:31:11 PM): You will send it in two places
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:32:34 PM): you got it?
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:32:59 PM): Name: Momoh Jones Address: 1 Palms Avenue City: Abeokuta State: Ogun Zip Code: 23401 Country: Nigeria Test Question: Favourite Place? Answer: Dubai
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:34:33 PM): You are to transfer the remaining amount after deducting the transfer charges for Joe to Momoh so you will be getting back to me with the amount you have wired to Momoh along with the Moneygram Transfer code or Reference number for each.
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:35:08 PM): is it all clear?
Vince (5/14/2010 5:36:39 PM): Yes got it
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:36:50 PM): okay
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:37:08 PM): so $2850 minus $1200 is ?
Vince (5/14/2010 5:38:02 PM): Hey uh Jonny where are you at anyway you kept calling me with a prvate number.
Vince (5/14/2010 5:38:25 PM): $1,650 by the way
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:40:24 PM): okay…Its a private line..so you deduct $70 for yourself and deduct moneygram charges for sending both from the remaining $1600
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:41:06 PM): so you send the rest after deduting yours and moneygram charges to Momoh Jones…
Jonny R (5/14/2010 5:41:11 PM): I think thats clear

If you want gmail and other computer records I have of this case please contact me.

This post was submitted by Vincent L. Huff.

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14 Responses to “Report on Nigerian Western Union, Money Gram Scam”

  1. John Rembert-- -- -- December 1st, 2010 10:54 am

    Regarding the above report, “Report on Nigerian Western Union, Money Gram Scam,” I have had no part in this. I was also scammed by Helen Pedersen (a.k.a. Helen Pederson). It seems that Helen has misused my identity to attempt to set up another elaborate scam. I Do Not have a cell phone, nor have I ever had the email addresses; jonnyr62@yahoo.com and on Yahoo IM as Jonny R or jonny.200@hotmail.com. I have just contacted

  2. R.L.B.-- -- -- April 12th, 2011 12:37 am

    Well, i was also contacted with the number 924 665 03 as well as a 717 405 3045… Said his name was Ray and that he was businessman seeking a personal assistant. i found the “job” on craigslist… the consequences of my interactions with this ahole have been nothing but a hassle, i hope he is found, soon, before he causes anyone else anymore trouble. If it was up to me, he’d have hell to pay…

  3. Chelsy-- -- -- July 26th, 2011 12:55 am

    I just got the same kinda text from a 924-665-04 and when i got to talking to them i found this post and coppied and pasted it to them. They haven’t contacted me again about it. I would just like to say thank you so much for posting this. I would have never have found out it was a scam if it hadn’t been for you! Thank you

  4. John Rembert-- -- -- October 23rd, 2011 2:35 am

    An update on Helen Pederson. To begin, Helen does not live in the U.S. Helen lives in Lagos, Nigeria. I finally took it upon myself to report Helen to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3, http://www.ic3.gov/). Last word about Helen, about 6 weeks ago, was that Helen had been arrested by Lagos police and charged with various international fraud crimes.

  5. John Rembert-- -- -- October 23rd, 2011 2:46 am

    Please let it also be known that Helen Pederson is at Yahoo messenger at p-helen100 and her email is still p_helen100@yahoo.com. I do not know if these are active anymore or not. I have not detected her on Yahoo messenger for several weeks.

  6. maria-- -- -- December 31st, 2011 2:08 am

    yes mention about western union scammers, l am one of the victim, l was scam on Live Health Dating site by a scammers from Delta States of Nigeria by the Name of Christopher Oghenero using the Name of the US Army Personal General Raymond Odierno and pictures. he ask me to send the money via western union telling me that he(the General) was having problem strended in Nigeria. l was so stupid out of my mind to send him the money. but God is perfect to let me know that he is a scammer when l view the Real General Raymond Odierno Facebook and realize l was scam. His words is so sweet to be true…thats why l am so sick with Nigerian scammers the are very clever in scamming using the whiteman pictures to scam…

  7. Joanna-- -- -- February 27th, 2012 10:13 am

    SCAM OFF by Online Loan Lender – ICON LENDERS LIMITED, iconlenders@gmail.com
    Loan Consultant – Mr. Shawn Micheal. I have applied the Loan of usd5,000 from this firm since July 2011, I am a victim him of paying only and I am yet to get my Loan released to me until today. This Company will have lots of hidden payment for me to pay and pay. He will keep promising me that this is the last and final payment, then I am require to make another payment, payment after payment will pop up for me to pay, where there is no ending. Mr. Donald Dyson and Mr. Shawn Michael can even sending me a fake bank deposit slip from Zenith Bank Plc.
    I am now into deeper debts. He is a real scammer, I lost $3,500 usd to this Company.

    Zenith Bank Plc. Mr. Donald Dyson Bank Manager

    I had send the cash under the below name
    Receiver’s Name:Godwin Odeminlin, No 859BT Censent road Edo State
    Receiver’s Mobile Number: +2348036496243

    Receiver’s Name: Festus Ogbebor, No 567JB Uromi Edo State,
    Receiver’s Mobile Number: +2348051954476

    Receiver’s Name: Christain Odeminlin, No 298kJ Uromi Edo State
    Receiver’s Mobile Number: +23480151148460

    Is there any genuine Loan Lender?

  8. Joanna-- -- -- February 27th, 2012 10:14 am

    SCAM OFF BADLY by Loan Lender – BISHOP FREDRICK PETERSON (fredrickpeterson.loanfirm@gmail.com)
    Mr. Fredrick Peterson
    PAROUMOUNT LOAN INVESTMENT,
    15,OYOMON UROMMI EDO STATE.
    08084174789
    phone number is +2348153295585.
    Home Address : 15 Palm Garden Avenue Plot 101 Itaba Road Edo State.
    Bishop Fredrick Peterson from Saint Benedit Church of God, Adekenle Ajacent Road, Uromi Edo State, Nigeria.

    The below is the Bank Accountant info.
    Mr Barda Francis – Union Bank, Accountant/Transfer Director
    Address – 125.Sapele Road, EKPOMA-City, KOGI State. Nigeria.
    Mr. David Brown – Bank Manager of Skye Bank Plc, Nigeria.
    Solomon Campbell the accountant

    I have applied the Loan from this firm since September 2011, I being assure that The Company Does Not Require me to pay any fees apart from The Registration Fee of usd155.00, from then on I am a victim him of paying only and I am yet to get my Loan released to me until today. This Company will have lots of hidden payment for me to pay and pay, I will have to pay again and again the payment. He will keep promising me that this is the last and final payment, I will get my Loan released after my payment but finally he will give some other excuses, broken all his promises and swearing, then I am require to make another payment, payment after payment will pop up for me to pay, where there is no ending. I am now into deeper debts. Both of them is a real scammer, I lost $5,500 usd to this Company. I do not know what to do now, is there a genuine Loan Lender in this world?

  9. Joanna-- -- -- February 27th, 2012 10:15 am

    SCAM OFF BY CATHOLIC MONASTRY LOAN FIRM
    I had applied loan with CATHOLIC MONASTRY LOAN FIRM, phone number-+447024041358, and address-Holy Trinity Monastery, St.Mary’s Road, East Hendred, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8LF. London, united kingdom. since May 2011, the Loan have so many hidden fees to be pay. I had spend more than usd8,900.00 but my loan still not able to be released and the company keep asking me for fees until today.
    Regretted for trusting the Idiot Priest and the three Bastard.
    REV .FR. MATINS BRUCE ========C.E.O
    WILLIAMS DAVIDSON========ASST C.E.O
    BRUCE PARKERSON =======M.D
    SANDRA DAVIDSON sandrad187@gmail.com
    I hope you be aware of this company and be scam off and ripped off by them.

  10. Joanna-- -- -- February 27th, 2012 10:15 am

    SCAM OFF by Online Loan Lender – WILLIAM JONES LOAN LENDER (willamjones.loanlenders@gmail.com)
    I have applied the Loan from this firm since Oct 2011, I am a victim him of paying only and I am yet to get my Loan released to me until today. This Company will have lots of hidden payment for me to pay and pay, I will have to pay again and again the payment. He will keep promising me that this is the last and final payment, Mr. William Jones will keep giving me empty promises and swearing, I will get my Loan released after my payment but finally he will give some other excuses, broken all his promises and swearing, then I am require to make another payment, payment after payment will pop up for me to pay, where there is no ending. I am now into deeper debts. He is a real scammer, I lost $3,500 usd to this Company.
    I do not know what to do now, is there a genuine Loan Lender in this world?

    Mr. WILLIAM JONES
    Mr. ONUWA IKENNA
    Mr. IDIALU MOSES
    PLOT 22 COOK ROAD EDO STATE OF NIGERIA WEST AFRICA
    Phone Number:+234-805-560-6401

  11. Joanna-- -- -- February 27th, 2012 10:15 am

    SCAM OFF by Online Loan Lender – DANIEL WIZY FINANCIAL LENDER SERVICE COMPANY.(danielwizyinvestment@gmail.com)
    I have applied the Loan from this firm since May 2011,
    Mr. JEAN COLE the Director/CEO
    Mr.Daniel wizy Loan Consultant ,
    Barrister William Ruddy

    I lost $8,500 usd to this Company.

    Daniel wizy Financial lender Service Company Inc.
    Address: 2 Wusain Zone II Abuja, Nigeria.

    DIRECTOR / CEO: Mr. Jean Cole
    License No.: 98267 Phone: +234-806-058-6186

    Chamber – BARRISTER WILLIAM RUDDY
    11, Sabo Road, Benin City Edo, 009 Nigeria.
    I.D Number:0312754804 Seria Number:00703999701
    Phone: + 2348153363947 / 08153363947

    Irabor Osagie Phone no : ……..+2348153363947

    Below is the company location details and I am asked to pay usd750.00

    USA,CALIFORNIA
    Address:34965 SURREY WAY, THOUSAND PALMS
    Registration Number : 1-868-625-4411
    Swift: RBNKTTPX
    Phone number:+1 203-333-0996
    Fax:+1 203-333-0996
    Ref: EA-ASL/941OYI/02/LN
    SSL: 12/25/0035

  12. adam wellman-- -- -- March 30th, 2012 8:57 pm

    last friday i put my 67 falcon on ebay sat. i received a email from stephen williams said he owned step construction the talk was good he asked how much for the car i tolded him then he started emailing my phone with this same number 924-665-03 so when he said that he couldnt get the money to the people to ship the car that was the first flag the second was that he was going to trust me to pay the shipping with the extra money he put on paypal lol but he wanted me to put the money up for the shipping befor i get my money this guy grew up n a box this is like going to wallmart felling up a buggy and them telling u that u pay outside hope yall find him

  13. Michael-- -- -- September 6th, 2012 2:21 am

    I was scammed by the person by the name of Micah Brown Mills AKA Micah Susan Brown, and she scammed me big time and used me big time, she started emailing me on my phone and text messaging me many many times with the same number of 924-665-03 so when she said that she could not afford to pay for the trip towards Eugene but I had to pay for the trip for her. but at first I did not catch on to her scams not at first but I wanted to give her a test to prove herself and she did boy she did she proved it alright by scamming me and using people for money!
    I hope you can help me and this other person or many people who got scammed and swindled by Micah Susan Brown. AKA Micah Brown Mills

  14. chad-- -- -- January 31st, 2013 10:54 am

    I met helen on messanger about 5 years ago ,i am still talking to her about once a day, and have figured out threwout that time that she is a scammer by the way she talks if she is really a she. it started out asking for money,i just kept telling her i dont have any, then it stopped for a long time,just talked as friends,her latest was she needed to clam funds from her father that is passed away,and she has to be with a person seriously to be able to claim them. she had her lawyer contact me in this situation, i looked it up he isn’t even a lawyer.go figure
    .she needed 800 dollars sent to her in order to claim her inheirentence. she does still go by p_helen100 and john goes by klaatukaalu,whatever that is sopposed to mean.I have gotten text from helen with secret codes for craigslist a couple times and i emailed that person and told them someone is using them for doing stuff on craigslist.I hope these 2 get cuaght,and stop trying to scam people,we work for our money just for someone to try and scam us out of it. those people in nigeria can kiss my ass

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