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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000164.txt from 2010/11

From: Jennifer Jones <>
Subj: Re: [kl] phishing ? a scam?
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 10:56:26 -0500

That is reassuring. It is good to hear from someone who knows and
that there is a reliable system. I have no recent experience with
this stuff. I seem to have good spam filters or something. I'm also
not selling stuff or in the mailing list administration line of work.

On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 7:12 AM,
<> wrote:
> Yes, it's a scam. There are any number of variations, but in any case an
> offer to buy that has any of the phrases "global shipping company" ,
> "certified check" =A0 Western Union", "My partner will pick up", "modalit=
> "mode of paymeny", "my client" =A0and a few more that I forgot are highly
> suspect.
> I get a few a day asking me to sell them something from "my store." =A0I =
> have a store ...
> Mark C.
> -----Original message-----
> From: Sean Osborn <>
> To:
> Sent: Sat, Nov 13, 2010 05:32:02 GMT+00:00
> Subject: [kl] phishing? a scam?
> Dear List,
> I would like some advice.
> I have for sale a bell and four barrels on the classifieds.
> Recently I received the following reply:
> ___________________________
> Subject: =A0Classifieds: You have a question re: your ad #3696
> From: "allen" <>
> Hello, Sean Osborn!
> You have a question regarding your ad #3696 from allen:
> I am interested in the immediate purchase of your item placed on the
> Ads =A0for Sale and i will like to ask few questions before i proceed
> on the purchase.
> =A01 :- Is the item available for sale ?
> 2 :- What is the condition of the item ?
> 3 :- Do accept =A0U S =A0Check as mode of payment?
> 4 :- Where is the item located ?
> 5 :- What is the final price of the item ?
> 6 :- Will you be able to send more pictures to see how it look likes ?
> 7 :-Will you let my global shipping company to come to your house for
> the pick up after the payment clears your bank sameday?
> 9 :- if accepted kindly get back to me with your full name and
> contact address including your phone number TO MY PRIVATE EMAIL
> BELOW =A0so that my client can mail out the check right away? email me
> back to this email
> Thanks
> Allen.
> ____________________
> Before that, I also received a similar, but less vague response to
> which I replied with my name, address, and phone number - information
> anyone can get from a simple internet search or by looking in a phone
> book. =A0This email reminds me of those "my daughter is coming to your
> area to study and need a teacher for clarinet one hour every day"
> emails that started up about four years back. =A0Mostly it's suspect
> because nearly all of the questions in his email are answered in my
> ad. =A0Well, that and "my global shipping company" will come to my
> house?!?! =A0Yeah, right!
> Have any of you had similar problems?
> Do you think this person is trying to get my identity?
> Any other ideas?
> Thanks all for your help!
> Sean
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