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    Bogus intent to purchase email floating about

    Yes, another one. This one starts off almost legit, wanting a quote for a ca-zillion tags with payment by credit card. The kicker is when their rep is going to stop by to pick them up and ship them to Sweden.
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    Not a problem. Please have your rep bring cash to prepay for the order.
    I have done so much with so little for so long, that I can do almost anything with practically nothing...

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    Heck, I only get the guy that needs 3,000 inspirational banners.



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  4. Quote Originally Posted by Randy Digby View Post
    Yes, another one. This one starts off almost legit, wanting a quote for a ca-zillion tags with payment by credit card. The kicker is when their rep is going to stop by to pick them up and ship them to Sweden.
    Can you send me a copy of the e-mail? It would be interesting to see if it's from a real person.

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    Hm ... at least you guys have something to keep your laser busy

    From me they only want a couple of hundred sewing machines shipped to Africa
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    What does this have to do with engraving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tania Duper View Post
    What does this have to do with engraving?

    Well, they probably want the ca-zillion tags and the banners engraved - in my case I didn't ask if the sewing machines were supposed to be engraved
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    I've already dumped the emails. It was a real person, but with a poor command of the English language...not that I'm much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Digby View Post
    with a poor command of the English language...not that I'm much better.
    But you are from Georgia, you have an excuse...
    I have done so much with so little for so long, that I can do almost anything with practically nothing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Hair View Post
    But you are from Georgia, you have an excuse...
    Scuse me Gary, what perzactly is it you'uns is trying to imply here?

    I don't get any laser related e-mails but I do get the ones from the African prince who needs to unload a lot of cash. Oh, and yesterday I won a kajillion dollars in an out of country lottery.

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    I don't get as many of those as I used to. if you send them to spamcop, you will get back a link to a page that traces the entire path it took to get to you, and where it came from. The vast majority come out of Ghana, and try to look like they came from some Reverend, and wants a gajillion posters/signs/tags/etc. that say something like 'save the children' Somewhere on the creek there is a string I posted where I lead this 'customer' on for a bit.. They use everything from counterfit cheques, to bogus transport companies, stolen credit cards etc.. THEY ARE ALL SCAMS just dump them..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea Weissenseel View Post
    Well, they probably want the ca-zillion tags and the banners engraved - in my case I didn't ask if the sewing machines were supposed to be engraved
    In my case it's because I do make banners, I never had them try it with laser work but I'm sure it's the same scam.



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    I have a email file with a whole collection of them.. It's almost a hobby.. I got a interesting one the other day, from the FBI telling me that the lottery money that was waiting for me was legit, because it had been fully checked out by the FBI I had nothing at all to worry about, just contact the email 'provided' by them to see how I could get the millions I won.. Gosh, I must be rich, because the FBI sent me a email telling me so.. The FBI is certainly nice to us Canadians. Not Like the RCMP that would just Taser you...
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  14. If someone else get such mail from sweden, I can contact the sender and check if it's someone that is really interested of if its a scam. Just that the english isnt good doesnt mean that it's a scam, since english isnt the native language in sweden.

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    Certainly true, but I think most are simplifying the "poor English" excuse for brevity. Most of the scam letters have a certain flow to the way of speaking, not just a poor grasp of the English language and grammar skills. I can tell the difference between a native South American speaker and a native Asian speaker (usually) by the way they murder the language. The Nigerian scams also tend to bring religion into the mix a LOT more than any other country... probably because it works by preying (praying? ) on the "I need to do good in this world" attitude of the religiously strong-willed, of which there are plenty in the US. On the whole, we're a pretty greedy (and gullible) lot...
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