Identity & Passport Theft, used to lure people into Western Union/ Bank Transfer Scams:
1) I would never use my real name as an email address.
2) I never use my middle name.
3) I have almost been scammed by these Western Union/Passport criminals 6 months ago myself.
4) Unfortunately, and fortunately all they got from me is some personal information and a copy of my passport and ID, but no money.
5) I speak perfect english!!!! Grrrrr…
6) I’m American, I would NEVER say CHEERS MATE!!! Wtf?!?!
7) I hate MSN Msngr, and would never continue a conversation there.. I would keep it to email and go str8 to phone. I dont care if it was long distance. Aside from that.. I’m a singer..You can hear my songs on www.myspace.com/kimberlyhallmp3 and you can hear my voice there. I do not have an english/asian/australian..anything accent!!!!
8) I no longer live in Brisbane…I’m now in Canberra.
UPDATE: Just found out that the people who recently scammed an individual out of their money by using my name, were from Bangladesh and Nigeria, according to the bank details and IP addresses used. This is not to say that all of the identity theft scammers are from the same are or even the same people. I believe it’s an organisation that reuses the same methods and information to trick honest people into giving them money. If you read somewhere in the comments from last year, you’ll see that I tracked some of the people who tricked me and they were from the US. So, in conclusion. This is a global problem.
If you have been contacted regarding a room/flat share ANYWHERE….Ireland, France, Australia, UK, etc.from me (Kimberly Ann Hall)… It’s a scam. It’s NOT ME!!!!!
You can read my Bio on the link up above to see who I am and where I’ve been.
I am creating this post on my blog in hopes that if anyone has been contacted by someone saying they are me, then they can google Kimberly Ann Hall, California.. and find that it’s a scam. And that I have no intention on harming anyone in this way. :( I’m so upset. But by posting this.. I feel alot better.. as the FTC online complaint form seems to leave something to be desired.. I find no solice on this matter otherwise.
There are many emails with duping information but as they are listed in the comment section I will not repost. Please, if you do comment, leave as much information as possible, being that you found me with your information…someone else can find this blog with yours. Thank you so much to all who have commented.
October 2010: Another almost-victim. :(
Someone recently contacted me saying this ( she already sent $850 Euros to London):
(THIS IS NOT ME, BUT A THEFT OF MY IDENTITY)
“Hello, you are Kimberly Hall ? I am french and looking for a student room in Dublin so I would like to know if you have a house in Dublin , because I found an announcement with the name “Kimi” and I added her on MSN the adress is email@example.com. Please contact me because I think there is something wrong.
And I have a copy of your passport… It s not a joke.
This person sent me an e mail saying :
My full names are Kimberly Ann Hall, i was born in California,U.S.A but live all my life in Dublin, Ireland. i’m single, 25years old,i work as a marketer in the company i work for, am flexible, very quiet but friendly. i’m also a member of the near by food coop and try to lead a healthy lifestyle.”
Enclosed in this mail, you’ll see the lease contract and the copy of my passport ID attached to this mail so that you can know the terms and conditions of living in my flat.
Here is the details to make the initial payment:
kimberly Ann Hall
11 Byng Street, Westferry Road,
London E14 8GG,
I will be waiting to see your mail and the Western Union transfer details as:
NAME OF SENDER:?
ADDRESS OF SENDER:?
Money Transfer Control Number(MTCN)
As soon as your payment is confirmed with me here, i’ll issue you an acknowledgment receipt which will show that you’ve fully reserve the property as your room to move in when you arrive on the 5th of September,2009.
I look forward to reading from you ASAP.
UPDATE: Another person was almost duped…Thanks to Daniel T – In Denmark for the following info.
Here is the details to make the initial payment to my attorney:
First name: David L
Last name: Coates
Adress:1721 NE 8th St. Apt B
Zip Code: 33304
City: Fort Lauderdale
More fraud info;
Christopher Stuart Bower
11 Byng Street, Westferry Road,
London E14 8GG,
There are more emails with duping information but as they are listed in the comment section I will not repost. Please, if you do comment, leave as much information as possible, being that you found me with your information…someone else can find this blog with yours. Thank you so much to all who have commented. :D