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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Scam Email: John Mark

This scam email arrived in my box tonight. The IP number is sourcing it out of India. 
Reply-To: johniemark@rediffmail.com
To: "johniemark890 " [johniemark890@gmail.com]
Subject: email order
From: "john mark" [johniemark@rediffmail.com]

 Dear Sales,
How are you today, my name is John Mark the owner of Kota Kinabalu

Shopping Store,i will like to order for some items in your store,but
before i proceed i will like to know if you can supply and ship to
MALAYSIA and if you accept CREDIT CARDS as payment.

Kindly advise me ASAP, so i can proceed with the list of needed items.

John Mark.

Kota Kinabalu Shopping Store
Address:Unit No S-202a, 2nd Flr,17 Borneo Hypermall
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah,Malaysia.
+60 (0)3 7726 6540
johniemark890@gmail.com

16 comments:

  1. Got the same exact email today.

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  2. Me too! For the 2nd time.

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  3. I got the same email today 5/1/11. Thanks for posting this scam. Even though it was caught in my spam box I usually double check.
    Mary

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  4. Yup, we got the EXACT same one today. Lazy scammers don't even mixed it up! I have a friend who always messes with these types of scammers. He engages with them and they always give a Western Union adress to send the money. Then for the next week he tells them he sent it and he doesn't know why it wasnt there when they went to pick it up! Oops, sent it to the Western Union on the other side of town! Sorry to make you drive all over the place and waste all that time you could have been trying to scam people!!! (Who's the one gettin scammed now sucker?!?) Haha!

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  5. That's actually very funny. Somehow it always pleases me when people make the scammers work a little harder for their cockroach ways and get just a little taste of their own medicine.

    Thanks for sharing this story!

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  6. Mark strikes again. Still has not change the game. Same letter to the period.

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  7. yes we got this our inbox too and thanks to your posting we just deleted it ! we nearly responded but Googled first and saw the scam! Thanks !

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  8. I received this email twice now...fun times.

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  9. OMG, I dont believe all of you received the same email that i have got yesterday.

    Thanks for this email info, i was trying to call the number and searching hi and low.

    Thanks for sharing !!

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  10. So glad i double checked on google... I thought it might have been a bit fishy, and thank you all for posting.

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  11. I got this today.Why would people do these things to other people????Karma will get them some day!

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  12. It's not just Artists that they are scamming. The company I work for doesn't even sell products - we are a fire protection contractor and "sell" service. Somehow I doubt they are trying to fly our technicians around the world to test their (probably non-exsitent) fire protection system!

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  13. I have this email today...... thanks for posting!

    Dear Sales,

    How are you today, my name is John Mark the owner of Globe Silk Store,i will like to order for some items in your store,but before i proceed i will like to know if you can supply and ship to MALAYSIA and if you accept CREDIT CARDS as payment.Kindly advise me ASAP, so i can proceed with the list of needed items.

    Regards

    John Mark

    Globe Silk Store.
    Address:3st Floor Ikano Power Centre,6 Jalan PJU 10/4
    Mutiara Damansara, Petaling,Malaysia .
    +60 (0)3 3726 9540
    ZIP CODE: 47812
    EMAIL:johniemark890@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.globesilkstore.com.my

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  14. My brother put an ad on Craig's list and got an immedite response from a John Mark. He emailed saying he would buy my brother's handicapped vehicle sight unseen. My brother got an email from PayPal saying that John had put the money plus $600 that he should wire to the person that will be transporting the van out of state. My brother wired the money and then he got another email from PayPal saying that $900 was put in the account and for my brother to get insurance. Now we all know that the purchaser is the person to get the insurance. When he emailed Mark he told my brother that the woman never got the wire. My brother has proof from Western Union that she picked up the money. Is this another scan of the same John Mark?

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  15. Oh man, that is painful. Yes, that is a scammer at the other end and that money is gone. Your brother can now report it as a crime but it is usually for the sake of reporting and not to get his money back (which rarely happens).

    This is why I feel wiring money is something that people just need to stop doing. Scammers NEED wire transfers in order to cleanly steal the money and get away without a trace.

    Often these Paypal emails are faked to look like they are coming from Paypal when no money has been deposited at all. Did your brother manually go into his paypal account and see? Even then, the scammer can reverse the payment.

    Time to report this one as a crime - the police, to paypal, to ic3.gov.

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