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29-06-09, 10:29 PM

Have to agree, sounds like some sort of scam to me too! sort of like when you advertise your car for sale and get loads of emails saying they want it and how can they arrange payment etc??

I would avoid it like the plague!
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29-06-09, 10:43 PM

Hi, someone was saying somwhere on here not to ring up to certain numbers as it can be charged to your own bill or something like that about a phone scam beware thing
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30-06-09, 05:53 AM

Oooooh, the suspense... I have to know Kylieb, what was the outcome?

When I first read the email I think "Wow, what a fantastic prospect... too good to be true!"... but then I start to question;

1. what friend recommends a search engine to a friend instead of a web address? What person doesn't tell you which friend recommended you!
2. no expense spared, he'll pay airfare and feed you, yet he won't phone you (he emails instead) & leaves no return phone number
3. your website doesn't even say you do makeup
4. capitals left of his supposed fiance's name, but together we are the roland family (again no capitals)? (Definitely not Greek or Asian - so discounts the Big Fat Greek wedding theory)
5. 'bridal train', who says that???? It's bridal party... yeah?

It would be pretty amazing if it's legit, but in all honestly there are too many oddities about the email that leave a non genuine taste in the mouth.

So do tell.... what was the outcome??
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30-06-09, 01:17 PM

Well kylie,
How did it go? Were the genuine or the dodgist people ever? Lol
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30-06-09, 03:07 PM

Do you advertise on gumtree?

This is common place where you have captains in the navy or some stock broker away on business in switxerland offer you twice the price for a service or item. They offer you paymeny into your bank account by wire transfer or offer to pay by paypal.

If they pay by paypal you get an e-mail from paypal telling them you have funds and once the item has been shipped or the service completed to satisfactory standards the payment will show up in your paypal account ~ which it will never do because paypal usually shows up straight away.

Paypal by in large is a huge scam artists playground and I hate it! I try to avoid using it as much as possible as I have lost a lot of money from them messing up. Unfortunetly I sell on ebay and its all you can use.

If you want them to pay you first send then a Nochex invoice as it is the most secure payment method on the internet, as the other person has to jump through hoops to confirm who they are. Either that ask them for THEIR credit card details to charge using your own machine and they always disappear and never get back to you!

Never do anything like this without full payment upfront unless its for TV companies or large recognised companies where I allow 30 days payment terms.

You can also have anyone you deal with credit checked or check there status at companies house for a few pounds which always shows you the position companies are in financially before dealing with them ~ especially at the minute!

Its always best to talk with people first as your natural instinct kicks in but the sheer fact you already have doubts would be enough to perhaps put me off.

If it is genuine, don't go alone. Anywhere that involves large parties or travel away from my home town I take assistance, either my mum, sister, partner or a work collegue/fellow professional. This means I am a) not in a strange place alone, b) I am safe, C) I have a helping hand if things get hectic and d) company on the journey especially if its a really long drive and you are coming back late at night etc.


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30-06-09, 04:09 PM

I used to get emails like this all the time while I was selling goods, God knows where they get your contact details from........ basically, if they make contact again or reply or whatever, they will want to know how much in total and then they say that they will send you the money plus say an extra 200, and then you give them the difference......... it's a huge scam in that whoevers payment method they are fraudulently using generally gets refunded once it's been reported, and the scammer gets to 200
STEAR WELL CLEAR!
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30-06-09, 04:16 PM

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My first thought was money laundering. Can't explain why exactly, but I reckon they will be after your bank details or paypal details or something like that.
Have to agree with you on this, so please (altho I know u wont) give out any details x Good luck with it
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30-06-09, 04:25 PM

Whenever I get enquiries I am dubious about, I always ask for a contact telephone number so that I can speak with them. If they are genuine, they are pleased to let you have their contact details.
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30-06-09, 05:33 PM

Did you get in touch with him??

Im hooked on this thread!!

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30-06-09, 07:15 PM

This is 100% a scam.

If ever in doubt about a dodgy email just pick a line of text from the middle that doesn't look too generic, paste it into Google in double-quotes, hit search and see what comes back. Chances are if it's a repeated scam you'll find it's already been tried elsewhere on the web.

In this instance, check out the post from 18 February 2009 on this page:
Wedding Beauty Tips by Fresh Beauty | Style Me Pretty : The Ultimate Wedding Blog

Familiar, eh?

Best not to engage in any more correspondence with this person and not to share any personal / contact details with them that are not already public domain as part of your business.
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30-06-09, 09:11 PM

Well spotted!!! scary though....makes you think how careful you need to be..... a very good tip...and also as other geeks have previously advised - and very true - go with your gut instinct
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01-07-09, 12:03 AM

wow! well spotted and very well done detective charoigne!!!
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01-07-09, 12:04 AM

Well I called today but no answer. I left a message so we will see what happens tomorrow xxx
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01-07-09, 12:20 AM

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This is 100% a scam.

If ever in doubt about a dodgy email just pick a line of text from the middle that doesn't look too generic, paste it into Google in double-quotes, hit search and see what comes back. Chances are if it's a repeated scam you'll find it's already been tried elsewhere on the web.

In this instance, check out the post from 18 February 2009 on this page:
Wedding Beauty Tips by Fresh Beauty | Style Me Pretty : The Ultimate Wedding Blog

Familiar, eh?

Best not to engage in any more correspondence with this person and not to share any personal / contact details with them that are not already public domain as part of your business.
OH MY GOD!! You clever chick
I am definately not even considering doing it. I just want to find out what he is up to.
Thanks for posting that! xxx
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01-07-09, 04:56 AM

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I used to get emails like this all the time while I was selling goods, God knows where they get your contact details from........ basically, if they make contact again or reply or whatever, they will want to know how much in total and then they say that they will send you the money plus say an extra 200, and then you give them the difference......... it's a huge scam in that whoevers payment method they are fraudulently using generally gets refunded once it's been reported, and the scammer gets to 200
STEAR WELL CLEAR!
This is what I thought the email was about! This happened to my son when he was selling his car on the net.
He got an email from some guy saying he was willing to pay some exorbitant price, well above the asking price and all he asked was that my son return $700 of the money to this guy.
My son did some investigating and it turns out these scammers pay large sums of money that does not clear into your account and want you to pay the $700 before the money clears...
You know what worries me? People repeat actions only when they get results... so is this working for these scammers??!!
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