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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Scam Email: Dennis Moore

We've seen this before but here is the latest, just to put it on record. He skipped putting his name at the end but there is that signature "period" which is very often there, name or not. I am assuming part of the template they use to send these out in volume.
From: Dennis Moore [mmmoreec@gmail.com]
Subject: Slipstream

Hello,
Good day to you over there, My name is Dennis Moore I'm from Seattle and i hope this message finds you well.I was going through your works and my eyes caught this particular work, i will like to have it for my new apartment this month.please let me know if the piece is available, if yes let me have the detailed price and more information about it. i will be waiting to read from you.

Regards.

14 comments:

  1. I just received the same email a couple days ago. He sent a follow-up email asking for our address, phone number and asking price.
    What a joke. wayne

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  2. Here is a follow-up email I received from "Dennis Moore". Look at the poor spelling, etc.

    Dennis Moore <mmmoreea@gmail.com

    Thanks for the message, I am very happy to know that the piece is till

    available for sale. i must tell you i am very much interested in the

    immediate purchase.I will like to let you know that your payment will

    be in form of a Certified Check.You dont have to worry about

    packing, insurance and tax because my shipper will be in the best

    position to do that as soon as you get the payment.This is because i

    will be traveling out of the country any moment from now for a

    business proposal.So get back to me with the information needed to

    send you the payment I:E :
    Full Name
    Standard Address
    Phone number
    Asking price reconfirmation

    so that i can proceed in the payment arrangement, consider it sold get

    back to me asap with needed information.

    Regards

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  3. He's still out and about using Dennis Moore at mmmoreedd@gmail.com. Received similar message 2/25. I sent a reply. I received a quick reply from Howard Brown at mmmoreeb@gmail.com. Same angle as mentioned above.
    Carolyn

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  4. Hi,
    I just got the same type of email described and the name used was Howard Brown with the email address of mmmoreeb@gmail com.

    Hope this helps someone.

    Pam

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  5. I've got the following message from 'Howard Brown' today.
    I'm glad I caught it as a scam before I reply this email.

    Thank you guys for posting these info!

    Ree

    Howard Brown wrote:

    Aloha,
    Good day to you over there, My name is Howard Brown I'm from Hawaii and i hope this message finds you well.I was going through your works and my eyes caught this particular work, i will like to have it for my new apartment this month.please let me know if the piece is available, if yes let me have the detailed price and more information about it. i will be waiting to read from you.Regards.

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  6. He's still going strong then, trying to catch me out as well. What a shame people like this are out there, for a while I thought I had a sale, but I just was scammed. Be very aware. Thank goodness I thought twice.

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  7. I received the same message (Aloha, Good day to you over there, . . .) from Howard Brown (mmmoreeb@gmail.com) on May 19, 2011. I was tempted but something didn't seem right. I did a little online research and--voila!--found this site, confirming my suspicions. Thank you for making this info available.

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  8. I received the same message from Howard Brown, though this time he is from South Well-fleet, MA.

    One thing that always tips me off on these things is that their spelling, grammar and punctuation is always horrendous.

    Thanks for the info on this site to confirm....

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  9. I was contacted by Howard Brown as well. I had no idea of the background of this guy, but the method of payment and shipment proposed by him seemed to be low risk for the artist. Now I know its a scam.

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  10. I originally received the South Well-fleet, MA message from Howard Brown with the poor spelling. We had several email exchanges, many of which seemed a bit suspicious. The check just arrived in the mail today (Fed Ex overnight) with an outrageously large shipping fee attached, which he wanted me to cash and transfer to the shipper. This check is from a school in CA. This all seemed odd, so I questioned him specifically and did not receive straight answers to my questions. Then I noticed a Howard Brown from Hawaii message on the bottom of the email and knew for sure it was a scam, confirmed here. Right now I plan to take the check, Fed Ex envelope and emails to authorities and hope to get these scammers BUSTED!

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  11. Thanks for comments, all. Just helped me a lot. Have been emailing Howard Brown, and a previous "buyer" but will not continue. Thanks!!

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  12. Hi, I just had the following e-mail from "Howard Brown" yesterday.
    Aloha,
    Good day to you over there, My name is Howard brown I'm from Hawaii and i hope this message finds you well.I was going through your works and my eyes caught this particular work, i will like to have it for my new apartment this month.please let me know if the piece is available, if yes let me have the detailed price and more information about it. i will be waiting to read from you.Regards.

    I live and work in France so if he wasn't international before, he is now.

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  13. Hi I think his not in art anymore, now he is trying dating sites, women he is a real charmer, he open up a facebook just to caught women to send him money, he sounds very sincere and the first thing you must look out for is chatting on Facebook, the he starts with whatsup message, the phonecall he loves you, he is coming to visit he is busy with his own contract in Cape Town, he borrows money. If you don't he cancels the facebook, delete the phone number etc, Ladies be careful he uses a very handsome photo, belongs to a couple of website, I am sure he is busy with at least a few women a day collecting money and charming the women. I did not fall for that PLEASE BE CAREFUL

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  14. Yes, this is a lazy variation of the classic dating scam (also sometimes referred to as the 'romance scam', which is usually much more involved, happens over a longer period of time but typically goes for really large amounts of money, wiping out the person's savings account. Often run by a small group of scammers so they can play the different "roles" in the front scammer's story.

    It does usually begin with some story of coming to meet face to face and then something happens where they need to "temporarily" borrow money (that has to be wired of course, because then its as good as cash and untraceable) - something happens (in their fake story) to their plane ticket, or some health crisis with a family member, or some business deal with they just need to borrow for a short period of time.

    All of it is made up. All to get that cash wired to them so they can disappear and move on to the next victim.

    Some ways to help protect yourself from this type of scam:
    - never wire money to anyone for any reason
    - don't lend money to potential romantic partners, especially early in the relationship process (I might say never... but certainly not until you have met friends and family in person, and never large amounts and never small amounts that seem to be a consistent pattern of borrowing).
    - its safer to date locally. Scammers target long-distance relationships because they can't be found or prosecuted from foreign countries.
    - not always, but often scammers will more clearly sound like a scammer if you get them on the phone as soon as possible. These days, many will have some reason why they prefer texting, but get them on the phone and see how they sound.
    - Just because you are a good person and want to help people out in need, doesn't mean other people can be trusted. Trust is *earned* over time when it comes to dating, not a given.
    - TRUST YOUR GUT!!! If something seems off or not right... you are probably right!

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