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New email scam going around.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cheri, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check this out. I got this today.


    Good day,
    This is Mrs Elena Caviar am emailing you in regards
    of the puppy you have for sale, so what i want you to
    do for me now is to give me the cost of the Puppy and
    I want to let you know that i'll send my shipping
    company to come down to your place for the pick.
    And the payment method will be via (CASHIERS CHEQUE)
    which you will just take to the nearest cash point to
    you to cash it.
    Please reconfirm your final selling price. Once i hear
    from you i will need you to email me the following
    details:
    (1) YOUR FULL NAME THAT WILL BE WRITTEN ON THE
    CASHIERS CHEQUE
    (2) YOUR FULL MAILING ADDRESS
    (3) YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER
    (4) FINAL SELLING PRICE
    Thanks for the co-operation and God bless.
    Best Regards
    Mrs Elena Caviar
    And i also want you to know that you will be recieving
    a CASHIERS CHEQUE of $3.000 that will sent to from a
    client of mine who is owing me this amount. So all i
    want you to do now is to recieve the CASHIERS CHEQUE ,
    After then i will expect you to wire the funds
    Immdiately to my Shipping Company to come over for the
    Pick up (I will handle the Shipping so Shipping
    Should not any Problem).
    All you need to do is to wait for the Shipping Company
    to come over for the Pick up, You will be notify on the Day they will arrive so that you will around for
    them for the pick up.
    Also funds should be Transfered to my Shipping Company via WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.
    I am Compesating you with the Sun of $200 for thelittle stress you will be going through in the
    transaction.
    Finally i am making you a promise that the pup will be taken care of just like a child and nutured like my friend,companion and pet at the same time,never lacking any care and love from me at any point,i will also send you pictures from time to time for you to see what love it gets from me.
    So If this is acceptable by you i want you kindly let
    me know in your next response....
    Thanks..


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    I told her I was forwarding this to the FBI [​IMG] I am not selling no puppy. [​IMG]
     
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    My husband gets e-mails like that all the time too. People saying they've won the lotto and if he forwards them so many thousands of dollars he will get millions, yeah right! Anyway I heard that a lot of these scams are from people in Nigeria. There are no laws against scamming in Nigeria, and they actually have huge office buildings set up just to conduct this type of "business". I watched a whole show about it, maybe on 20/20 or 60 minutes, something like that.
     
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  3. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually had one guy correspond with me for weeks after I told him I was going to report him. It was funny. He was funny.
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Best thing to do when you get these emails is nothing. Never respond. Your only confirming your email is valid and opening yourself up to further scams and possibly worse, like identity theft. Be careful friends. [​IMG]
     
  5. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True true. [​IMG]
     
  6. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    Do you actually HAVE puppies for sale? [​IMG]

    I have 2 e-mail boxes.. a 'real' one, and the one I give out for other crap. I get stuff in that other one all the time. I love it when they ask for a routing & acct # for the bank. I laugh and just think, is anyone REALLY that dumb?? Some poor person must be, or they wouldn't send those out anymore! And I also saw a special on it.. on dateline I think.

    I prefer those over the stupid 'male enhancement' and cialis e-mails, though. ARG, nothing irritates me like getting 50 junk e-mails in one day (hubby signed up for a cc online, he now gets 75-100 e-mails PER DAY. Sad, really)

    -Meghan
     
  7. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope and that is what makes it funny. [​IMG]
     
  8. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
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  9. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A similar thing happened to us when we placed an ad in the newspaper for an antique bedroom set. We got a Operator Assisted phone call from someone who wanted the set. Same senario. I did correspond with them by email. I got suspicious and led them on. I got a money order and promptly forwarded it to the Sheriff's office and Wrote Back to them that I had done so and sell as a copy of all the correspondence via email with ISP routing and anything I could get by clicking on "properties". I never heard back from the Sheriff but I have seen an item on the local news "Action Line" regarding this type of scam. Please be carefull in placing an ad in the Newspapers as well.
     
  10. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was what I was thinking, I had placed an ad on Craigs List but it was for my 4 cockerals not a dog. LOL.
     

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