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ISSUE 158 - INTERNET FRAUD

I’m sending you some info on two large orders we’ve recently received. We were suspicious about the first one, but the second one really rang alarm bells. On June 7, 2003, we received an order for $1,400 worth of sewing machine needles from Daniel Cole, Danworld Investment, 56 elephant st mallam atta mkt newtown, Accra Central, Ghana. On June 16, 2003, we received two orders for a total of $1,700 worth of sewing machine needles and other sewing supplies from Solomon Adeniyi, golden peacock fashion house, 1 eric smith road, mutrah hotel gbawe, Accra, Ghana. We immediately requested faxed credit card authorizations from both of them. Much to our surprise, we actually received a fax from Solomon Adeniyi, which appears to be a copy of his Capital One credit card bill, which seems a little odd.

Do you have any experience with either of these persons or entities? I suppose it’s a coincidence, but I had to wonder if Daniel Cole is related to Douglas Cole. I would simply ignore both orders, except that the fact that Solomon Adeniyi did fax us back goes against the advice I’ve read, which is that scammers never respond to requests for financial confirmations.

Any information you have would be very gratefully received.

Linda Jones
The Craft Connection
http://www.craftconn.com