Suspicious charges from J2 eReceptionist &

One of my clients has me investigating suspicious charges on their bank statements that looks to have come from their debit card.

  • J2 eReceptionist
    • 11/16/2015 $15.19
    • 11/4/2015 $20.61
    • 11/6/2015 $22.78
    • 11/16/2015 $58.60

The client does not use either company and all of these charges appears to come from reputable companies. Unlike what you’ll find on another site of mine,, this doesn’t appear to be a case of a fraudulent company setup to steal money.

If you see anything like this, PLEASE comment below. I’ll update this post if I learn anything more.

DECORATION ART, LLC fraud charge


On another blog post asking folks to comment about small dollar fraud charges, scores of comments were left about Decoration Art, LLC.  My first report was by Stacie on Sep 22, 2010. Comment here is it hit you!

Here’s their BBB report:

If it’s like other operations I’ve seen in the past, this business owner may be a money mule not knowing that the charges are actually entered (with stolen credit card numbers) by the same bad guys that Mr. Lee wires a cut of the money to.  The owner better be careful, because money mules are a big target of law enforcement. Even though they get such small amounts in, they probably wire amounts just under $10,000 offshore to evade the law.

I’ve gotten my hands on an email from Mr. Lee:

From: Michael Lee
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: Undocumented Billing Received – response needed

This was on on-line ourchase for a screen saver attach is the purchase receipt, settlement report, and refund policy, the web-site is

Michael Lee

The MO is exactly the same as all these other frauds related to screensavers called DEVBILL:

Tuan H. Truong credit card charge for $13

I don’t know what this charge is.  If you can help me, please comment.  If you didn’t approve this charge on your card, comment here please!Как сделать наливные полы самому

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I just added a new post focuses on DECORATION ART, LLC — comment there on that charge and here for others.