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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Scam Email: John Smith

This scammer was not going to get my attention being I'm an artist and don't sell the below items. He didn't take the time to target his email per the audience he was mailing to. He probably just sent out a bunch and hopes anyone who sells these items will fall for the scam. There is no Applied Supply (again, what's with the period after the company name and their name at the end of the email??) in Berkeley and I googled the address and a UPS store is located there. So this scammer just didn't try too hard.
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From: John Smith [appliedsupplyinc@gmail.com]
Reply-To: appliedsupplyinc@gmail.com
Subject: Quote request

Hello,
We would like to inquire if you have in stock or can help us to get the description items below,

1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, 20amps and above.
2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump
3: 180watt or 235watt solar panel.

Also interested in the toners descriptions below

1: HP Q6511A (11A) OEM
2: HP C8543X (43X) OEM
3: HP C9730A (30A) OEM

Please let us know the price of each item listed above. I would also like to know type of credit card that you accepted in making payment when purchasing from your company.I really appreciate your time and business.

APPLIED SUPPLY.
2512 Telegraph Avenue,
Berkeley, CA, 94704
appliedsupplyinc@gmail.com
John Smith.

10 comments:

  1. i just received one from this guy as well. thanks for posting.

    christine in austin

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  2. they are using this name, too. same message.

    gehardwaresupply@gmail.com

    "barry david"

    christine in austin

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  3. I received same email, and others as well from co's in Australia, etc asking for similar orders....I guess if you answer or click link you're on a list!

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  4. Yeah, I hate stupid criminals! I got the same email, punctuation and all (Mon, Feb 14, 2011 4:24 am)! LOL I did a google search of the address and company. That's how I came across your blog. THANKS!

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  5. I just got one too from John Smith -- appliedsupply001@gmail.com.

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  6. received this morning from:

    RELIABLE INC.
    4875 E La Palma Ave,
    Anaheim, CA, 92801
    reliablecontractor777@gmail.com
    Joe Thomas.
    (510) 666-6982

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  7. Hello,

    I would like to know if you have in stock or can help us to get the description items below,

    1: SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER, 20amps and above.
    2: Grundfos SQ Flex 11 SQF -2 Submersible pump (part no 95027335)
    3: 180watt or 235watt solar panel.
    4: DC-AC POWER INVERTER 1000watts and above and it should be in 12vdc to 220/230/240vac

    Also interested in the HP OEM toners descriptions below

    1: Hewlett Packard (HP) 11A OEM Laserjet: Black [HPQ6511A]
    2: Hewlett Packard (HP) 43X OEM Laserjet: Black [HPC8543X]
    3: Hewlett Packard (HP) 30A OEM Laserjet: Black [HPC9730A]

    Please let us know the price of each item listed above. I would also like to know type of credit card that you accepted in making payment when purchased from your company.I really appreciate your time and business.

    Willis Jackson
    370 32nd Avenue,
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94121
    jjb.purchasemanager@gmail.com
    JJB CONTRACTOR.
    (510) 666-6982

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  8. Got the same basic one with this address:

    Willis Jackson
    370 32nd Avenue, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94121 jjb.purchasemanager@gmail.com
    JJB CONTRACTOR.
    (510) 666-6982

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  9. I googled the mail address and came here. I got the same email, but from " All In One Contractor" which, unfortunately, is the name of an actual business in Colorado. 4875 E La Palma Ave,
    Anaheim, CA, 92801. Scam.

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