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    Posted November 19, 2012 by
    toobeeman
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    LinkedIn & Sir Richard Branson representing Virgin try to dupe nonprofit cannedwater4kids charity

     

    I thought I was communicating to Sir Richard Branson only to find out that this was a very realistic fraudulent scam.

     

    After reading articles about Richard Branson' s new book that were posted on LinkedIn, I replied to his profile using LinkedIn inmail requesting the opportunity to place our water on his Virgin Airlines.

     

    I was requested by a Sir Richard Branson to send proposal to who I thought was the real Sir Richard Branson at Virgin Group.

     

    I don't want any other charites or businesses to get hurt by this fraud and scheme.

     

    From: McCallum Gordon <mccallum.gordon@richardbranson-virgin.com>
    Date: November 14, 2012, 6:37:08 PM CST
    To: <greg@cannedwater4kids.org>
    Subject: Re: Fwd: RE: FW: cannedwater4kids - quick follow-up
    Dear Mr. GREG STROMBERG,

     

    Sequel to all things been said, and on receipt of your suggestion, we are ready to partner with you. As regards Virgin Franchise, acquiring Virgin Franchise and meeting all requisite conditions,you legally own full entitlement to virgin franchise and its benefits. Having known that CW4K is a charity organization, every virgin franchisee is entitled to $1,000,000 (One Million US Dollars). Thus,as a green charity Organization seeking humanitarian well-being, we offer to give additional donation of $700,000,00.

     

    This will enhance in facilitating your effort to reduce the poisoning of potable water around the world and see to the well-being of needy children round the globe. In addition, if you are not ready for Franchising, you can as well register with Virgin Group for sponsorship.

    My cell is (44) 792-454-5490. However, please do not call this number without checking with me first. My schedule is extremely limited and many times I will not be able to pick this up. It is much better that you send me a note and I will respond accordingly the majority of the time.

     

    Thank you!

     

    I will look forward to hearing from you.


    Kind Regards,
    McCallum




    >
    > FROM: Debbie Dar [mailto:debbie.dar@richardbranson-virgin.com]
    > SENT: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 3:29 AM
    > TO: Greg Stromberg
    > SUBJECT: RE: FW: cannedwater4kids - quick follow-up
    >
    > Dear Greg,
    >
    > Find attached Franchise Agreement. Upon completion of review,
    > understanding and signing of this agreement, we shall sign our part,
    > insert date of our signing the agreement which becomes the agreement
    > date, not more than two (2) days upon receipt of your signed part, seal
    > the agreement and send your copy by courier. The agreement thus becomes
    > effective on completion of our part, which at the instant is consequent
    > upon the completion of your part.
    >
    > The initial franchise fee of USD$25,000.00 must be made payable as
    > hereunder stated, within three working days upon returning the signed
    > agreement and upon which further action will depend.
    >
    > Account Details: ACCT NAME:: S. BELL BANK NAME: NATWEST BANK
    > ACCOUNT: 42054079 SORT CODE: 601310 BANK ADDRESS: 80 LEWISHAM HIGH
    > STREET LONDON, SE13 5JJ IBAN: GB79NWBK60131042054079 SWIFTBIC: NWBKGB2L
    >
    > N/B The above ac detail is that of our agent in charge of Virgin Group
    > Franchise, to whom all franchise payments are made, unless or until
    > otherwise requested; who also prepares the necessary account formalities
    > of our franchisees.
    >
    > Kindly confirm the receipt of this email and its attachment as I look
    > forward to hearing from you ASAP.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Debbie Dar
    >
    > On 06.11.2012 00:25, Greg Stromberg wrote:
    >
    >> Thank you very much Debbie.
    >
    >>
    >
    >> Greg Stromberg
    >
    >> C.E.O. / President
    >
    >> Phone: 262.246.8480
    >
    >> http://about.me/gregorystromberg [9]
    >
    >> Because all children deserve clean, safe water
    >
    >> www.cannedwater4kids.org [10]
    >
    >> Follow Us Online
    >
    >>
    >
    >>
    >
    >> -----Original Message-----
    >
    >> From: Debbie Dar [mailto:debbie.dar@richardbranson-virgin.com [11]]
    >
    >> Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 5:26 PM
    >
    >> To: Greg Stromberg
    >
    >> Subject: RE: FW: cannedwater4kids - quick follow-up
    >
    >> Importance: High
    >
    >>
    >
    >> Dear Greg,
    >
    >>
    >
    >> I have received your formal letter of application and have submitted
    >
    >> for approval. By 10 AM tomorrow morning, I will forward the agreement
    >
    >> to you.
    >
    >>
    >
    >> Thank you.
    >
    >>
    >
    >> Debbie Dar
    >
    >>
    >
    >>
    >
    >> On 05.11.2012 15:30, Greg Stromberg wrote:
    >
    >>> Debbie I have attached our formal request for Virgin Franchise on our
    >
    >>> letterhead as requested.
    >
    >>>
    >
    >>> Thank you very much again for your assistance and help.
    >
    >>>
    >
    >>> Greg Stromberg
    >
    >>> greg@cannedwater4kids.org [12]
    >
    >>> www.cannedwater4kids.org [13]
    >
    >>> phone- 262-246-8480
    >
    >>>
    >
    >>> Dear Greg,
    >
    >>>
    >
    >>> Thank you for your email. Yes this is what I did asked you to do.
    >
    >>> But, can you please make this more formal? I will appreciate if you
    >
    >>> could put this write-up on your Company's Letter Headed Paper to make
    >
    >>> it more Corporate and Official. As soon as that has been done, email
    >
    >>> it back to me in a PDF file format.
    >
    >>>
    >
    >>> Thank you for your understanding.
    >
    >>>
    >
    >>> Best Regards,
    >
    >>> Debbie Dar
    >
    >>>
    >

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