Received a weird email... Is it fake?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SterlingAcres, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I got this email this morning:


    Dear Shellie
    I live in South Africa and currently I am involved in a project to help people here survive our financial situation that is not good. Me and my team are currently making a DVD to train people to be self sustainable by breading chickens. You chicken house came up in a Google search and we would like to use your chicken house and pictures in our video. (We were very impressed with it). Would you be prepared to let us use these pictures and give us copyright for use it in this film.
    With kind regards.
    Johann




    Dr Kruger

    Clonemaster's Laboratory

    Biotechnology

    Dept. of Applied Microbiology

    P.O. Box 9246

    Newcastle

    2940

    Tel: (27) 34 32 59454

    Fax: (27) 34 32 5030

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Web: www.clonemasters.org
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I am saying fake. When I was selling my PS3 they said they where going to send me $800 in my paypal. Never happened. They where also from south africa.
     
  3. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    Here's the thing - if it came up in a google search - then they dont need copyrights to it do they? Nope - they can "cut and paste" anything they want and use it in a film as they pleased and no one would be the wiser...

    so ...question is - why email you to begin with? Is it a question of "honor" there? I doubt it...

    website doesnt work either - and how did they get your first name, but dont have your last name? how did they get your email address too? Sounds like a mass mailer to me..

    sounds like a scam to me too....
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Sounds fishy to me. [​IMG]
     
  5. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    report it then DELETE IT!!!!
     
  6. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I say fake.
     
  7. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    It seems they want to bread chickens. [​IMG]
     
  8. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say fake.
     
  9. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    The address and phone numbers look legit to me.

    They're not asking for money are they?
     
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Wildsky: I had the same thing with the phone number and address. Except mine said paypal was holding my money and I will get the money when the item was shipped. [​IMG]
     

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