A little about us . . .

In 2002 my husband and I were selling a car online, and became the victims of a counterfeit cashier’s check scam.  We quickly found that there was very little information for scam victims, and few resources for support and assistance.  Once we started talking about what happened to us, we found others who had also become victims of scams and we knew that we needed to create a place where we could all gather to share our stories, offer support to each other, educate people on what to look for, and maybe even work towards finding a way to really help scam victims.  With this, our site ScamVictimsUnited.com was born.

When we started the site we said that if it helped even one person to not go through what we went through, both financially and emotionally, then it was all worth it.  Now, we cannot even count the number of people that we have helped!  In the first two years of our site being in operation we helped to stop over TWO MILLION dollars from going into the hands of scammers.

We have also worked with businesses and websites to get warnings up to help educate people about these scams and warn them of what to look for.  We have worked with government agencies for press conferences, press releases, media spots and speaking engagements.  We have appeared on both local and national news, and in 2007 we spoke at the National Center for Victims of Crimes Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

While we have come a long way, there is always more to do.  We will continue to spread the word about theses scams, and you can help too.  Just by reading this, you have helped to educate yourself.  Pass on the link to this site, or link it to your personal networking page so that you can help to warn others about these scams!

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19 Responses to “A little about us . . .”

  1. Rick Thomas Says:

    I was sent an email which prominently displayed your web site. If you would like me to send it to you please let me know how to do so. The email is a scam email however it mentioned your name and web site address prominently. The scam organization needs to be shut down and I feel your name and web site address should be removed from their emails.

    Happy Holidays!

    Rick

  2. scamvictimsunited Says:

    Rick,
    I would LOVE to see the email, including full headers. Could you send it to me, or go to our site and register and post it on the message board?

    Thanks,
    Shawn Mosch
    Co-Founder of ScamVictimsUnited.com

  3. Frankly Opinionated Says:

    Hello:
    I found an ad at Craigslist that I suspected might be a scam. I engaged them and have caused them to use an internet cafe, or wherever they send from with about a 15 letter back and forth. They’ve invested in a UPS Express envelope to deliver a large check to me, (which I am not going to cash), and followed that with instructions on sending the overage to them via Western Union. Company name on the check is: Zebra Circle International Fondation.

    want to know more?
    Frankie Cee at gmail dot com

  4. Faye Abell Says:

    Hello: I found an ad at Craigslist that I suspected might be a scam. I engaged them and have caused them to use an internet cafe, or wherever they send from with about a 15 letter back and forth. They’ve invested in a UPS Express envelope to deliver a large check to me, (which I am not going to cash), and followed that with instructions on sending the overage to them via Western Union. Company name on the check is: Zebra Circle International Fondation.
    +1

  5. scamvictimsunited Says:

    Could you also post the email address that the scammer was using?

  6. 15 Year Mortgage Says:

    Hello: I found an ad at Craigslist that I suspected might be a scam. I engaged them and have caused them to use an internet cafe, or wherever they send from with about a 15 letter back and forth. They’ve invested in a UPS Express envelope to deliver a large check to me, (which I am not going to cash), and followed that with instructions on sending the overage to them via Western Union. Company name on the check is: Zebra Circle International Fondation.+1
    +1

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    Hi, nice to meet you !

  8. joyce carvalho Says:

    I received an email from a david scott. I decided to goggle this company (spiesshopping) and discovered it was a scam.

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  15. Tod Bahamonde Says:

    You may have not intended to do so, but I assume you might have managed to express the state of mind that a lot of people are in. The sense of wanting to support, but not knowing how or wherever, is one thing a lot of us are going through.

  16. roberta Says:

    Ive been scammed in the money order scam!what do i do?they just sent me 4 more money order? and they look real but i check them and they r fake

  17. scamvictimsunited Says:

    Start off by following the information posted here . . . http://scamvictimsunited.com/Reporting_scams.htm

  18. Louise Says:

    I have received dozens of these scam emails. I replied to a couple, just to see what would happen. Inevitably, all the responses were pretty much the same: send money and you will receive your first payment of $5000 until you have received all $4,500,000. Oh yeah! Right! I sent $50 once, again to see what would happen. Then I got another email from them saying they needed $458. Of course, I didn’t send it. They were very indignant when I called them scammers.


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