Lisa Vanderburg

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'The Fraud Squad number' doesn't exist...UPDATE (bottom)

'The Fraud Squad number' doesn't exist...UPDATE (bottom)



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See this guy? He was here on Bebee. No big thing...all SM (professional or otherwise) is rife with it. He asked for my email because 'he knew a relative'; a new one to me...a name! I was immediately wary, but I gave it out nonetheless. And he's blissfully unaware of what I'm saying - he left. Gone. Off to the next site, I expect. He contacted me - drawn to my name (apparently); from which he wove his rather asinine story of his high position in a known bank in Dubai, where a 'relative of mine' has passed away....sums mentioned of $14,500,000.00 which he wants to 'split' with me...what a sweetie!

I have a tendency to string those nair-do-wells along a bit. Does that makes me a tease? - hardy at my age! Bad girl, but I won't lie...I'll be sweet, but never stupid. I'll be polite, but aloof. Why do these sorts (rarely though women; tend to be less bold, but more ruthless) get my goat? Because of the sheer misery they bring and ...I'm not a herbivore:)  When I worked in Palliative care, there were some God-awful tales and we've all heard them. I may be better fodder in another fifteen years....?

This time, I decided to ACT!  At email 3 from him, when he sent these photos:









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(Steven Vanderteg)

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£0 moriry has exCnGes hands - thats what [mtrying to prevent

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Shanon has left th session!

The session has ended!

I replied;  

Many thanks for the info, Matthew! However, I need 'proof of life' for Steven Vanderburg..even his death certificate would work! I need to know from what lineage he came in order to corroborate his death, and if there are other Vanderburg survivors.  Thanks again!

It wasn't the first time I'd asked, but he made the critical mistake of sending me his deets in the form of pics above. There was a veiled threat in 'confidentiality', but he hasn't even asked if that's my née  name or my married...silly boy!
But, what was so utterly exasperating was me trying to report him. This was after the first online chat with the fraud-squad, followed by several attempts to meet the criteria for 'reporting' it.

 She left as I was asking her if they should be reported as a potentially 'false' site. Oh joy! 
Let's see if Matt, Matthew, whatever,  gets back in touch. And; so much for the devil you I cruel?
Okay today 24th April, I have finally managed to report this to ActionFraud, who have given me a reference number. I've also reported it to Barclays.
I had left it with 'Hi Matthew, I'm stopping this now. I suggest you get out of...wherever you are. 

And he had come back with:
'... I will not tolerate any direct or indirect insults from you for any reason whatsoever, I have my dignity to live up to'. (Ha!)

Lessons learned:
1. I was initially curious because he said he knew a Vanderburg.
2. I knew it was a scam from the get-go; his first email.
3. He might not be who he says he is,  but I was concerned he may be committing embezzlement of someone else's assets.
4. Don't play with my food.
5. I'm bored....don't play with my food. Sorry.

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Liesbeth Leysen, MSc.

5 years ago #8

terrible, good that you warn other bees for such practices thank you Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

5 years ago #7

Thanks for your concern Pedro! I did notice he was Portuguese and his middle name Julio - it accounts for his grammatical errors in his emails (just received another one). Honestly, I thought he should be reported for attempting to embezzle someone - the Bank, presumably. I have followed Dean Owen's advise and tried to contact Barclays Fraud division, only to end up back at the same 'Action Fraud' site the Shannon came from. I am grateful for all your help, and I'm stuck as I don't know what to do with this information. He has received absolutely no info about me or mine at least!

Pedro 🐝 Casanova

5 years ago #6

And Dear Lisa. You didnt see some strange in a man claiming to have a " PORTUGUSESA " nationality ( It s PORTUGUESA ) And a english last name?. Thats the Nigerian Letter 5.1 version. Don´t waste time...that guy doesn´t exist. Besides in most European jurisdictions stealing ( in any way ) less than 300 euros ( and that s the amount they usually request ) 300 € is not a crime. It s a fault...and the most they get it a slap in the wrist...

Lisa Vanderburg

5 years ago #5

#3 Thanks Dean...I had asked for proof of his employment at Barclays (he didn't provide it), but it hadn't occurred to me to contact them direct; I'll do that! Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher :) I know.

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #4

I've been approached numerous times with fraud like this. You do have a lil devil in you Lisa Vanderburg LOL! Shannon appeared to be a bot for the Fraud reporting service.

Dean Owen

5 years ago #3

There is a Matthew Henderson working at Barclays Capital Dubai as a branch accountant. Obviously skeptical of Nigerian Prince scams, but this sounds like a real financial crime.

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

5 years ago #2

Meeting the criteria to report it. That is a very long drawn conversation. Great that you brought this to light.

Dean Owen

5 years ago #1

I am surprised that he sent you a UAE drivers license and Portuguese passport copy. Have you thought about contacting the Financial Crimes Prevention department at Barclays?

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