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Monday, October 3, 2011

Scam Email: John Cool

Got two scam emails in succession last night, one at 12:34 am and the second at 12:57 am. It was probably the same scammer sending out a massive mailing because both had similar characteristics - generic fake first name with no last name, both signed just "purchasing manager", and the email content and format basically identical, and sent so close together in time. So I'll post both of them below.

first one received:
Return-path: [dientito@gitserver2net.gitserver2.net]
Delivery-date: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 02:34:37 -0500
Received: from gitserver2net.gitserver2.net ([173.192.23.66]:58112) Mexico
Subject: Order List
From: john [johncool461@gmail.com]
X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain - gitserver2net.gitserver2.net

Good day,

We browsed through your web page and we are interested in ordering some of your products,we are located in Finland,we will like to know if you have the items in stocks,so kindly get back to me with the right contact person email,phone # and confirmation of website so that we can place my order quickly, and i want to know if you have your own personal shipper or can the order be picked up at your store,please advise so that we can proceed by going ahead to place the order.

Regards
Purchasing Manager
 second one received:

Return-path: [anonymous@megatron.webapptron.com]
Delivery-date: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 02:57:18 -0500
Received: from [209.216.201.191] (port=55203 helo=megatron.webapptron.com)
Received: (qmail 25906 invoked by uid 48); 29 Sep 2011 18:10:06 -0700
Date: 29 Sep 2011 18:10:06 -0700
Message-ID: [20110930011006.25882.qmail@megatron.webapptron.com]
Subject: Email order
From: smith [sec@yahoo.com]
Reply-To: smithpayne91@yahoo.com

Good day,

We browsed through your web page and we are interested in ordering some of your products,we are located in Norway,we will like to know if you have the items in stocks,so kindly get back to me with the right contact person email,phone # and confirmation of website so that we can place my order quickly, and i want to know if you have your own personal shipper or can the order be picked up at your store,please advise so that we can proceed by going ahead to place the order.

Regards

Purchasing Manager

3 comments:

  1. got one from a google account. report it to google here"

    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/request.py?contact_type=abuse

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  2. Got a similar one from "Mr. Johncool" here it is,

    Hello,
    I really appreciate your response to my email.i am very sorry for not
    getting back to you in time, my computer crash,I just fix it up, and I
    want you to consider it sold, please do withdraw the advert from Craigslist to
    avoid disturbance, and I want you to know that i will be paying via bank
    certified check .I will like you to provide me with the following.
    information to facilitate the mailing of the check to you.

    1.....Full name to write on the check
    2.....Full Physical address to post the check(Not p.o box)
    3.....City, State and Zip Code
    4.....Home & Cell Phone to contact you


    *** Note that the payment will be shipped to your address via UPS NEXT
    DAY SERVICE and I will like you to know that you will not be
    responsible for shipping i will have my mover to come over as soon as you
    have cashed the check** Thanks Please get back to me asap. Also i will
    like you to remove the items form the sales board Thanks...

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  3. So I am not going to receive any $$. My Husband received the same txt saying the Morris family wanted to donate $$ to him. I thought YaHoo.... But then I checked out the scammers site on lottery winners and found that we are not the only ones. My husband and I laughed and said WOW we were rich for a minute. Thanks to the Dumb person that is sending out those false statements we actually felt like we were going to be able to go to Walmart and get some groceries.
    Oh Well. Congrats to the Morris family...

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