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Friday, March 25, 2011

Scam Email: Thomas Bill

We have reports on this under the comments section of Robin Map scam report as well. Time to give this one it's own page!


From: Thomas Bill [mailto:thomasbill11@ymail.com]
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 7:22 AM
Subject: leave the shame behind

Hello,

I go through your art work and i really like your creative, due to this i really have the interest in buying this your work, so kindly email me the price of it and the info about the work because i really like it and also my wife also have an interest in it as well because we saw it together from your web and we want to buy it.

Hope to read from you,

Best Regards.

Thomas.

18 comments:

  1. hi kathleen
    thank you very much for putting your art scam infos on the web!
    i was very happy to find that precious information as i was contacted by
    the (already famous) thomas bill...
    thanks again and best greetings from vienna

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  2. I got an email requesting pricing on products on my website. The person inquiring was Tomas Bill from Hortenzia Kovacova. Horne 61 08121 Dolne,Slovak Republic. He said he wanted to order huge quantities and pay via Visa or Mastercard. This is a huge red flag for us as we have been burnt before. I told told him he needed to do an email transfer of funds for us to even start pulling the order. People really need to get a job and stop trying to scam honest people for money!

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  3. Just got this.... looked sketch, so I googled, and here ya go.
    Jeez, it makes me sick, and sad.
    Oh well good thing we can do our home work, just sad that we have to.
    Here is what we received.


    Good day Sales.

    I browse through your contact and I find some items which we have interest in purchasing to my store in Slovakia for urgent supply, I will like to know the prices per each items minus the shipping cost,I also want to know the kind of credit card you accept for payment e.g master card or visa card.

    I await your quick response so I can proceed with my needed items and quantity

    Thank you

    Rowz Packwel

    Company Name: R.K.P Inc
    Company Address: Hortenzia Kovacova. Horne 61 08121 Dolne,Slovak Republic
    Tel: +421 887 754 3060
    Email: r.k.piinc@blumail.org

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  4. Seems that Thomas Bill has changed nothing but his name..... Rowz Packwel
    Regards from Portugal

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  5. I just received the same email from Rowz Packwel, I am just giving to SPAM! Thanks for advice

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  6. I received the same email too. Just had one communication with the so called Rowz Packwel.
    His way of doing business is not normal by common sense. So be careful.

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  7. I just received this email. It looked suspicious to me right away. Thanks for confirming it isn't legitmate!

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  8. received the same inquiry from Rowz back in September 2011 regarding the wholesale arts and crafts products my company sells. will deleted his file now thanks to this!

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  9. googmean@gmail.com is Thomas Bill's newest email address

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  10. Thank goodness for this blog as i have just received a email from this Thomas Bill wanting to buy my car using googmean@gmail.com. see below.

    Hello thanks for reply, i am a marine engineer, i am at sea right now.
    I am buying this for my son as a surprise gift. However,does it have
    any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don't
    mind my asking and I will really appreciate if you can email more info
    and if possible more photos. I can only pay through paypal at the
    moment as i don't have access to my bank account online(i dont have
    internet banking with it), but i have it attached to my paypal
    account, and this is why i insisted on using paypal to pay,all i will
    need is your paypal email address to make the payment, and if you dont
    have a paypal account yet, you can set one it cant take you less than
    3mins to do that, i will be expecting your paypal email so l can pay
    and your phone number. I have a pick up agent that will come for the
    pick up after payment has been sorted, l will be waiting for your
    reply asap.

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  11. Yes, in this variation of the scam, the scammer tries to put the intended victim at ease by insisting on paypal... but how the scam will work is they will attempt to send the victim a fake "payment confirmation" email that looks as if it came from Paypal. Victims who believe this email and do not check manually will realize too late, no money was ever sent to paypal.

    The regular part of the scam is also in this example - they mention an "agent" (who doesn't exist) to set up explaining why they are overpaying and asking you to send the difference on to the "agent" (who is just the scammer themselves). So protection #1 is never accept overpayment for any reason. Then the scammer will have some story of why you have to wire this overpayment... and this is the part of the scam they have been waiting for - once that money is wired, it is untraceable and gone. So protection #2 is NEVER wire money to anyone when doing business online, especially when you are the seller!!!

    Glad you found this blog in time not to be scammed yourself.

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    1. How can I stop this ive just given my email address linked to my bank account??? Im now panicking

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  12. Call your bank first thing tomorrow morning and tell them.

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  13. I too just received a text from someone using this email asking fro more info on a car i was selling. I have no blocked the number. Thank you for the alert!!

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  14. Thanks for keeping this blog updated. I just got an email from googmea@gmail.com to buy my race car and the wordage just seemed off. What got my attention was that he said he "this is why is insisted on using PayPal", but we had not even mentioned PayPal before this. Thanks

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  15. Trying to sell a car and got an email from Mr. Thomas as well:

    Hello thanks for reply, i am a marine engineer, i am at sea right now. I am buying this for my son as a surprise gift. However,does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking and I will really appreciate if you can email more info and if possible more photos. I can only pay through paypal at the moment as i don't have access to my bank account online(i dont have internet banking with it), but i have it attached to my paypal account, and this is why i insisted on using paypal to pay,all i will need is your paypal email address to make the payment, and if you dont have a paypal account yet, you can set one it cant take you less than 3mins to do that, i will be expecting your paypal email so l can pay and your phone number. I have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payment has been sorted, l will be waiting for your reply asap.

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  16. Bill Thomas phone # 919-578-9142...He's into texting now too.

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  17. Just got a text message from googmean@gmail.com and his new number is 1-323-844-5971. found out his a scam artist.

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