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Title: Scam Email?
Post by: Artumi on November 02, 2015, 06:56:11 AM
Hello everyone, I received the following email but sounds like scam...what do you think?



Hello,
\r\nI have read very about your item on handmadeartists.
\r\nAm okay with the condition of the item.  But before i proceed with the payment i will to ask about the item..
\r\n I have a private shipping company that will come for the pick up of the item in your location
\r\n
\r\n Do you accept PAYPAL as you mode of payment?
\r\n What is the final price of the item without shipping cost?
\r\n   Get back to me in my private mail at : butlerlynda182@gmail.com
\r\nBest Regards

Title: Re: Scam Email?
Post by: thunderroseleather on November 02, 2015, 10:17:16 AM
Hi there . It sounds like a textbook scam to me. I personally would just delete it. I have seen this kind of thing before......
Debbie
Title: Re: Scam Email?
Post by: MsMartyD on November 02, 2015, 10:28:57 AM
Scam or not,  I have a real thing about people who let such lousy grammar  loose  on the internet.   Feel free to call me a crazy old woman.   In all seriousness I would avoid this one like the plague.
Title: Re: Scam Email?
Post by: MsMartyD on November 02, 2015, 10:30:44 AM
What is  /r/n?

Title: Re: Scam Email?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on November 02, 2015, 10:33:12 AM
SCAM......stay away....

Marty these scams are mostly from foreign people who do not have a good command of the English language.
While I have my  moments, being form Germany, I am doing waaayyyyyy better than these peeps.....LOL
Title: Re: Scam Email?
Post by: Larissa on November 02, 2015, 10:35:28 AM
Total scam, delete it.

Marty, Monika's right.  These people are not in English speaking countries and likely use Google translate to write the message.  That's part of how you can tell it's a scam.
Title: Re: Scam Email?
Post by: Artumi on November 02, 2015, 11:43:29 AM
Thanks ladies, I do appreciate your thoughts.   I thought so too but more clarity now having heard your thoughts.


Kumi :)
Title: Re: Scam Email?
Post by: popartballons on November 02, 2015, 12:15:22 PM
definitely. I got the exact same message yesterday
Title: Re: Scam Email?
Post by: MsMartyD on November 02, 2015, 02:18:37 PM
Monika,   you are doing  much better than I would in a foreign country.  You are doing great!

Title: Re: Scam Email?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on November 02, 2015, 06:57:04 PM
Monika,   you are doing  much better than I would in a foreign country.  You are doing great!

Thanks  :-[

Appreciate you Marty
Title: Re: Scam Email?
Post by: trusk4u on November 13, 2015, 07:48:54 AM
It's a scam alright and one that has been going on for quite a long time.  I've gotten this and similar messages here myself.