The Nigerian scam... and other online ripoff tricks.
I get these periodically, having had an online store for the last 12 years or so. Scammers used to use my shopping cart, til I blocked overseas shipments. I got taken for one order to Viet Nam paid for with a stolen credit card - he actually DID use the cart. but the following email - I get a variation of in my site spam-catch account at least once a week, every week. The email it is sent from is generally gmail or yahoo, and the format rarely includes the person being a patient in a hospital or anything. They want a lot of something. Something expensive, that they can resell, while you are busy repaying the person whose credit card information they stole.
This is Mr Ben Wood With regards to your Company i am sending this email
Regards to order some (Pond Pump),i will like to know the type and
sizes you have in stock and get me the sales price of one so that i will
tell you the quantity i will be ordering , and also if you accept credit
card as a form of payment Waiting to hear from you
Mr Ben Wood"
Obviously English is not his first language. I do not reply to these, I just hit delete.
Anyone else get hit up?
Time to be a gypsy again, 2014 will be my prep year, my bees want a better area with actual rainfall.