Sunday, June 9, 2013

International shipping scams, part 2

Since I published my initial blog post about international/overseas shipping scams around six months ago, the number of people who've read it and responded has been greater than anything else I've ever posted.  It hasn't made any difference in the number of scam e-mails I continue to receive, but it has helped spread awareness, and it's provided a resource for people who get e-mails just like these and wonder whether they're legitimate.

Just for the heck of it, here are a few more of them.  (You might want to read my post International Shipping Scams first for background on how these scams work, how the scammers make money on them, and what some tell-tale signs of an international shipping scam e-mail are.)

Customer #1:
Subject:   inquiry
From: "ARLIN SCHNEIDER" (scharlin8@gmail.com)
Date: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 7:54 am
To: info@edgewatersoaps.com

Hello Sales
         I would like to order for a product from your store to mine  in Australia .so let me know if can ship down to Australia so that i can email you the product i am interested in.also payment will be done via credit card details if you do accept that let me know so that i can place my order and the Items will be picked Up by my shipping Company at you store , please Get back to me so that i can email you the items i am interested . Address:50/60 Norcal Road Warburton, Victoria Australia 3799 Phone (+03 ) 5967 3590 Fax (+03 ) 9873 7432

best regard,
Director
Bravo Group Company 
I didn't respond to Arlin, but I thought that including a shipping address PLUS a phone and fax number in his e-mail was a very nice touch, as was the signature "Director, Bravo Group Company."

As before, note that Arlin conveniently has a shipping company that will handle pick-up and delivery.  Also note the e-mail address: scharlin8@gmail.com.  Doesn't it seem a little odd that a "company director" doesn't have a corporate e-mail address?  Like "aschneider@bravogroup.com" or something?  Just sayin' ...

And what "product" would he like to order?  He doesn't say.  That's because the only thing he's interested in right now is finding out whether I'm going to take the bait and respond.  Nothing else matters. Yet.

Customer #2:
Subject:  INTERNATIONAL ORDER INQUIRY 
From: "Robert Jones" (ogregg1@gmail.com)
Date: Mon, May 20, 2013 5:09 pm
To: info@edgewatersoaps.com

Hello,

I want to place an international order from your company to my store in the Netherlands. I want to know if you can ship internationally and accept credit card as a form of payment? I Eagerly await to read back from you soon. Thank you and God bless you

De-Crown Store
Robert Jones
Again, note that in this case, the e-mail address ogregg1@gmail.com has absolutely no connection to either the supposed sender name, Robert Jones, or the supposed store name, De-Crown Store. (My guess is that ogregg1@gmail.com is an address for an account that's been hacked, but I won't pursue that here.)

Customer #3:
Subject:  international order
From: "theresa stores" (theresastores@gmail.com)
Date: Sat, Jun 01, 2013 7:25 am
To: info@edgewatersoaps.com

Hello,
How're you?I want to place an international order from your company to our store in Amsterdam,The Netherlands.I want to know if you can ship internationally and accept credit card as a form of payment?I'd love you to reply me back and we can proceed further Eagerly await to read back from you and we can proceed Thank you and God bless you. Yours
Theresa Gullit (Mrs).
theresastores@AnyFreeEmailAccountProvider.com is another common ploy these scammers use to convey the impression that you are being contacted by an actual store owner.  You or I or anyone else could create a free gmail or hotmail or yahoo mail account using just about anything with "stores" tacked onto it, and have what appears to be a business e-mail address.  That doesn't mean it is, of course.  Just that it appears to be.

My response

Being more than a little annoyed that I received almost identical scam e-mails from both Robert and Theresa less than two weeks apart (and being particularly annoyed that both scam e-mails said "Thank you and God bless you" -- scammers have NO shame), I e-mailed both of them back with the same message.  To Robert I started by saying:
Subject:  RE: INTERNATIONAL ORDER INQUIRY
Frominfo@edgewatersoaps.com
Date:  Mon, Jun 03, 2013 9:07 am
To:  "Robert Jones"
 

Dear Robert:

It's so interesting that just a couple days ago, I received almost the exact same e-mail from someone who calls herself "Theresa Gullit" ...
[Then I cut and pasted in Theresa's entire e-mail message here -- and in my response to Theresa I cut and pasted in Robert's entire e-mail message here.  And in both responses, I said:]

I'm going to add both of you to my blog:
http://edgewatersoaps.blogspot.com/2012/12/international-shipping-scams.html

Edgewater Soaps
For obvious reasons, I never heard back from Theresa.  But about a week later, I did hear back from Robert:
Subject:   READ AND REPLY SOON
From:    De-Crown Store (de-crown.stores@hotmail.com) 
Date:    Tue, Jun 11, 2013 11:34 am
To:    "info@edgewatersoaps.com" (info@edgewatersoaps.com)
Hello
I am sorry for not responding your message all this days. I was busy at the workshop in New Zealand. Do let me know if you still interested in dealing with me.

Robert
Did Robert even read my response?  Not likely given that he still thinks there's a chance I might want to do business with him.  And clearly he didn't bother to click on the link to my blog.  He must have been really distracted by whatever was going on at that workshop in New Zealand!  Also note that now he's using de-crown.stores@hotmail.com as his e-mail address rather than ogregg1@gmail.

Will there be a Part 3?

Just today, before I published this follow-up post, I got a phone call from a small business owner who wanted to know whether I had ever received an e-mail from a Robert Jones in the Netherlands.  If I had, he said, he wanted to ask what my experience dealing with Mr. Jones had been.  He, the business owner, has been corresponding with Mr. Jones about an order and is starting to get suspicious.

We chatted, I told him the story above, he told me what has happened so far in his dealings with Mr. Jones, and then he said, "You know, if something comes out of this that's worth adding to your blog, would you be interested in including it?"

Didn't have to think very long about that one.  My response:

"YES!"



Update 06-26-2013:
There is now a Part 3, and it comes from a totally unexpected source!  Interested in knowing exactly how these scammers weave their webs to trap their victims?  See International Shipping Scams Part 3.

To read my initial post on this subject where I outlined in general terms how these shipping scams work and provided a list of my own rules and observations regarding international shipping inquiries, see International Shipping Scams.

42 comments:

  1. I just finished corresponding with Mr. Robert Jones from the Netherlands yesterday about an order! I am in Israel. You stopped him before he got to the scam part of business. I have the whole scam routine documented, including correspondence with his shipper. Contact me if you are interested in the details...
    Rosa@carmelgiftshop.com
    www.carmelgiftshop.com

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  2. Yes, the newest name is Amelia Faas e-dress evergreenstoreltd@gmail.com
    I have a smart friend who knew to check with her experienced friend.
    Two sentences into the conversation I know.
    google keywords are:
    Amelia Faas evergreenstoreltd@gmail.com

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    1. Yes- We just received an email from Amelia as well. Part of the giveaway was she ordered 15 each of our product categories- didn't take the time to look close enough and order actual products we offer. Also all caps- super rush!!! Well international shipping doesn't work that way.

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  3. "Achazia Badrick
    Austin Morcus, GFLLC®

    to me
    Hello,
    I want to place an order from you to our store in The Spain.I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap
    Thanks
    Achazia Badrick"

    I just received this from spain

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    1. I received the same email from Achazia Badrick yesterday!

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    2. I received this exact email this morning.

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    3. We received the same order with detailed information about x quantity from different products from our store... Exactly the same email. :(

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    4. She replied back to my email after I emailed her and said: Hello,
      Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
      Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated. with the subject: MY ORDER LIST, READ AND REPLY ASAP TODAY!!!‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏

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    5. We received the same email 3 days ago

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    6. We received the identical email 3 days ago from Achazia Badrick aka Achazia Organic Store. She sent an order list (everything in qty 20) from our site, totaling about $3000 USD and then proposed to use a shipper in the UK (with a gmail address, which is strange). I had already priced the cost of shipment via UPS and FedEx (including customs clearance) and their quote was 3x higher. She said they need to use their shipper because she's in a "remote part of the city" (Madrid). Chueca is not remote. So that set off my BS detector, I did a search and ended up here. Thanks so much for posting this!

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  4. I just received this as well

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  5. We just received one from Anna Marie from Anma Springs Natural Store from guess where...THE NETHERLANDS! What a surprise. This is our third one.

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  6. I've been corresponding with Mandy Harrison supposedly from the Netherlands. The address she gave Nieuwestad 123d, 8911 CPLeeuwarden, Netherlands, is close to The Body Shop store in Netherlands, which is 123A Nieuwestad (clever). However, there is no 123d Nieuwestad. (Hmm, now why would The Body Store need my products??) I did send prices for the items she wanted but decided to do more research before going further. Thanks for reporting this on your site!

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  7. We have a similar inquiry to our business from Mandy Harrison. The email address is: mandystore19821@gmail.com.

    To whom do we report this SCAM ARTIST??

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    1. One option for reporting scams & scammers such as this is the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which can be accessed here:
      http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx
      (If this doesn't show up as a link, just copy and paste the URL into your browser's address bar.)
      You can also report scam e-mails by forwarding them to the Federal Trade Commission at spam@uce.gov.

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    2. Just got an email from Mandy Harrison in Belgium. I have heard of these scams, so I assumed that what it was. Googled her name, and this site popped up. Thank you for posting!

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    3. Hi Samantha, I just got an email from Mandy Harrison in Belgium too, sent to my site www.re-jewellery.com, located in Australia! Are you using Big Cartel? I'm going to email them and find out if she's tried to scam any other sellers too!

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  8. Thank you Edgewater soaps for publishing this forum. We also received inquiries from the Netherlands, from AnMa Natural Stores and then through their affiliated freight company MoveIt Freight LLC. The freight company advises they are out of the UK yet use an LLC suffix, US corporate suffix. An immediate flag. Both companies have no registered address or phone numbers available. We have asked them for all their business details to track them. Stay away from these business and err on the side of caution. If it is to good to be true, it is usually correct, it is to good to be true. Below is a sample of what they sent us in and email, "The $849.66 CND that will be sent to the shipping agent is for the shipping of my order plus other items i ordered from different countries which will be deducted from my credit card. Also, I'm compensating you with the sum of $100 CND for the transfer fee and for surcharge. Please note that i should have given the shipping agent my credit card for him to deduct the shipping funds but He told me that he doesn't have the facilities to charge or debit credit card at the moment,so that's why i bring my vote of confidence in you and i don't want you to betray the vote of confidence i put in you. I want you to transfer the funds to him after you have make the charges and the money charged from my credit card has cleared your account, then you can now make the transfer to the agent via western union. I will have love to do this my self but there no Western union here around me,So the charges you'll make on my credit card will be:" Again, many thanks to Edgewater Soaps for publicising this information. We are also a small niche artisian business, www.getemon.com Be wary and conduct good business with good people. Wishing you all great success.

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    1. Thank you for this. I received this exact scam yesterday.

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  9. Thank you for highlighting these scams Edgewater Soaps. We too have been offered immediate credit card payments from the Netherlands, well what seems to them, through AnMa Natural Products, and also their affiliate MoveIt Freight LLC. MoveIt is meant to be a UK company but uses a US LLC suffix, so red flags immediately. They offer no contact numbers, no web sites and there are no address's or histories of these business's. Below is an extract from one of the emails. Be wary of these scams and do not conduct business with them. "The $849.66 CND that will be sent to the shipping agent is for the shipping of my order plus other items i ordered from different countries which will be deducted from my credit card. Also, I'm compensating you with the sum of $100 CND for the transfer fee and for surcharge. Please note that i should have given the shipping agent my credit card for him to deduct the shipping funds but He told me that he doesn't have the facilities to charge or debit credit card at the moment,so that's why i bring my vote of confidence in you and i don't want you to betray the vote of confidence i put in you. I want you to transfer the funds to him after you have make the charges and the money charged from my credit card has cleared your account, then you can now make the transfer to the agent via western union. I will have love to do this my self but there no Western union here around me,So the charges you'll make on my credit card will be:" We are also a small niche business, www.getemon.com, and wish you all great business and success in your endeavours. Be wary of these frauds and work with the great customers, not the fraudsters. It's exciting when someone asks to place an order. Get all their details, find out everything, and remember the next bus will be along in 10 minutes, don't jump on the wrong bus.

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  10. Hello, we just got this email this week. Does this appear to be the same scam? Here is a cut and paste. I first replied to her asking if we could ship internationally- I said yes but we would have to figure the shipping rate. Then, the quantities and cost of this order was a red flag to me:


    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products if yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE:::

    Ancient Oils & Detox Clay
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Ancient Oils Shampoo Bar
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Avocado & Aloe
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Bergamot & Mandarin
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Berries & Cream Salt
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Black
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Black Orchid
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Chai Vanilla
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Coffee Bean
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Cucumber-Melon, Lemon & Mint Salt
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Grapefruit & Sandalwood Salt
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Gunslinger
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Heirloom Herb Garden
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Honeysuckle & Orange Blossom
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Oatmeal, Milk & Honey
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Queen of Sheba
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15

    Vanilla Bean Salt
    QTY ::::::::::::::: 15


    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........
    Malburgen-West, 6841 Arnhem, Netherlands


    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,

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    1. Hi Nicole, whatever came of this? We received a very similar email from the same person this week. We are also concerned that it is a scam, you can never be too sure! - Jodie

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  11. Thank you so much for this detailed blog post. I found it by Googling the subject line of the 2nd email we received from a suspicious international buyer. Looks like they're still at it.. this time using the name Mary Emanuel and a shipping address in Switzerland. Their English has much improved and they haven't mentioned a 3rd party courier... yet... otherwise the scam would be obvious. However, there were still some red flags, a hotmail address - comma usage, formatting, odd opening and closing statements, etc. So far I'd given them the benefit of the doubt but seeing entire sections of text which are almost identical to those posted here, it's now clear that I've wasted my time.

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  12. Thank you for publishing this. I just read this after receiving one of these for my own soaps. Luckily it was from "The Spain," where I happened to study and travel, so I decided to take a few minutes to discuss the country….rather than my soap. So annoying.

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  13. I received a mail of this kind :

    Sujet : [SPAM] Ordering
    Date : Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:07:13 +0000
    De : Tony Billy
    Répondre à : tbillystore@gmail.com
    Pour :


    Hello Sales,
    Warm greetings from T-Billy STORE INC . I would like to place an order, However i would like to know if you do accept order inquiry from our location and let me know the Credit Card type you do accept (Master Card or Visa Card).
    I will be appreciated if you return to us by email with your latest updated website or attached price sheets of your products.
    Kindest Regards,
    Purchasing Manager,
    Tony Billy
    T-Billy STORE INC
    438 North Front Street,
    Belize City, Belize

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  14. This scam is now using the name Natasha Gully. Beware

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  15. Hello I got the same scam it is coming from Dixon Joan. The email (excluding the quantities and company details) is listed below. I hope this helps!

    Hello,

    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products of yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.

    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE:::

    [...]

    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........


    Malburgen-West, 6841 Arnhem, Netherlands



    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,

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  16. I received the same email as above from an Angelina Lori from mountaintopstore01@gmail.com.

    You have a new message:
    Via: http://www.helloskinllc.com/
    Message Details:
    Name Angelina Lori
    Subject ORDER INQUIRY
    Message Hello, I want to place an order from you to our store in Netherlands .I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment. Reply back asap Thanks
    Email mountaintopstore01@gmail.com
    Sent on: 21 January, 2016
    Thank you!

    I am glad I ran across this post as this order came up to 1884.00. She also emailed back and gave an shipping address that I cannot pinpoint when I try to look it up, nor can I find this store there.
    the shipping address was
    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Lariksweg 220, 7382 BZ Klarenbeek, Netherlands

    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,

    I was willing to pay the USPS shipping for the order and told her they would have to pay for their customs charges. I haven't heard from her since. and she wanted to order 12 items in most all of my products as well. Thank you so much for this blog.

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  17. Hello, I got an email the same as you guys.

    Message Details:
    Name Angelina Lori
    Subject ORDER INQUIRY
    Message Hello, I want to place an order from you to our store in Netherlands .I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment. Reply back asap Thanks
    Email mountaintopstore01@gmail.com
    Sent on: 21 January, 2016
    Thank you!

    Angelina Lori Reply Jan 22, 2016
    Hello,

    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products of yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE:::

    Black Forest for Men
    SKU: 0123
    QTY ::::::::::: 12

    Lavender and Lemon Salt and Sugar Scrub 5 oz
    QTY ::::::::::: 12

    Lavender and Lemon Salt and Sugar Scrub 1 Lb
    QTY ::::::::::: 12

    Envious Salt and Sugar Scrub
    SKU: 1236
    QTY ::::::::::: 12

    Soothing Tuxedo Buffer Bar
    QTY ::::::::::: 12

    Buttery Sea Salt Bar
    SKU: 0013
    QTY ::::::::::: 12

    Pina Colada soap
    SKU: 0001
    QTY ::::::::::: 12

    The Patchouli Quencher
    SKU: 0002
    QTY ::::::::::: 12

    Lavender Milk and Honey Soap
    SKU: 0003
    QTY ::::::::::: 12

    Black Pearl Facial Bar
    SKU: 0004
    QTY ::::::::::: 12

    Avocado Goddess Facial Bar
    SKU: 0006
    QTY ::::::::::: 12

    Blue Hawaiian
    SKU: 0007
    QTY ::::::::::: 12

    Late Night Soap for men
    SKU: 0008
    QTY ::::::::::: 12

    Blissful Vanilla soap
    SKU: 0009
    QTY ::::::::::: 12


    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........

    Lariksweg 220, 7382 BZ Klarenbeek, Netherlands



    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,

    I just emailed them back and let her know that the our company would not be doing business with her and I was posting her email to this blog. Thanks for looking out for others.

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  18. Just got one this morning! Thank you SO much for this blog post, it has been so incredibly helpful.

    Name: Brett Satine

    Email Address: bsprostore@outlook.com

    Subject: ORDER

    Message: Dear sir/ma
    I will like to place an order from you to our store here in Belgium,please let me know if you can ship here and if you will accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap
    Regards
    Brett Satine

    I responded that we do accept credit cards but that I insist on using one of my known shipping providers. We'll see what he says! Thank you again!!

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    1. I received the identical message (inbox on 3/16/16) that you received... I just happened to search "bsprostore" to see what kind of business I was being asked to ship to, and stumbled on to this scam website. THANK YOU FOR POSTING!!... it probably saved me from being a victim.
      **message reads:
      Dear sir/ma
      I will like to place an order from you to our store here in Belgium,please let me know if you can ship here and if you will accept credit card as a form of payment.
      Reply back asap
      Regards
      Brett Satine

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    2. I received the identical message (inbox on 3/16/16) that you received... I just happened to search "bsprostore" to see what kind of business I was being asked to ship to, and stumbled on to this scam website. THANK YOU FOR POSTING!!... it probably saved me from being a victim.
      **message reads:
      Dear sir/ma
      I will like to place an order from you to our store here in Belgium,please let me know if you can ship here and if you will accept credit card as a form of payment.
      Reply back asap
      Regards
      Brett Satine

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  19. I just received the exact message from Brett Satine in Belgium this morning. I looked up the email address and it led me to this forum. Thank you for posting!

    Email:
    Name: Brett Satine

    Email Address: bsprostore@outlook.com

    Subject: ORDER

    Message: Dear sir/ma
    I will like to place an order from you to our store here in Belgium,please let me know if you can ship here and if you will accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap
    Regards
    Brett Satine.

    How did you hear about us?: Google




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  20. I just had this same scam on my candle business....however they were smart enough this time to list an actual store that does exsist with legitimate address & website. The initial contact email was pretty much word for word as all the others, yet since I did google the store Hetkunstgemaal in Bronhorst, The Netherlands and it did exsist I wasn't skeptical until they sent me credit cards registered in the US...luckily intuit contacted me immediately and the credit card companies and reported it. I then contacted HetKunstgemaal and guess what they never heard of the person (Niamh Traynor). Here are the emails associated with the newest scam:
    Niamh Traynor <hetkunstgemaal@gmail.com
    Robert Elwyn <cargoteam.intbv@gmail.com
    Zoe Thomson or Wayne <xzoe87@gmail.com

    I luckily am not out anything, but lesson learned.

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  21. I also just received one of these emails. I get them often, but usually Analytics shows a recent visit from Nigeria. This time, the visitor was from Hiawassee, Georgia.

    This is the text of the email:

    Hello,
    I want to place an order from you to our store in Netherlands .I want to know if you can ship here and accept credit card as a form of payment.
    Reply back asap
    Thanks

    --

    From: Angelina Lori
    Email: mountaintopstore01@gmail.com

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  22. Thank you for this post I am glad that I did some research in order to catch this post I received an email for an order to the Netherlands and I was boggled by it. Thanks again.

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  23. Thank you so much for your site, wow!! I googled the area in the Netherlands "she" asked me to quote the shipping for, and it looked like a rugged area, not one that would sell gift crates priced over $100.00. Then I saw your site, thank you God! Or, as "she" said, "God Bless." ;P Identical to emails listed above, down to the punctuation.

    "Her name" and email: Ariana Wayne -- arianastores80@gmail.com

    Hello,

    Thanks for your reply back. Its a pleasure receiving your reply back. I want to order for the below items for my customer's here, I want you to reply back with the total cost plus shipping quote. We're ready and can't wait to receive these wonderful products of yours here.
    Your utmost reply back with the total quote will be highly appreciated.


    THE ITEMS I'M IN INTERESTED IN ORDERING FOR IS LISTED BELOW AND ALSO MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE:::

    Gift Crate, Large
    QTY::::::::::::::: 2

    Gift Crate, Medium
    QTY::::::::::::::: 2

    Toffee Gift Crates - Small Crate - Three Jars
    QTY::::::::::::::: 5

    Toffee Gift Crate, Small
    QTY::::::::::::::: 5

    Mixed & Salty (8 oz jar)
    QTY::::::::::::::: 5


    ...ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE........
    Malburgen-West, 6841 Arnhem, Netherlands


    Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
    God bless you,

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    1. We received the same e-mails with our products listed asking me to ship them before using their CC, I kept telling the person to do the transaction online as we don't do offline transactions. The minute I mentioned fraud I never heard back.

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  24. Thank you! I too, came to this site after googling "arianastores80@gmail.com". She emailed us looking for bulk quantities of soaps from our store at chickadeesoaps.com.

    I appreciate the heads up, and saving me the heartache of losing money to a scam. Thank you!

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  25. I received this exact same email today. Unbelievable that people would be so awful to small business owners!!

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  26. Thank you so much for adding this to you blog too. I likely would have been scammed without it.

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  27. I am SO glad I came across this article. I was getting very wary about a company with the email address:
    ArianaStores80@gmail.com
    and their emails - These are the EXACT same emails I see listed in this article. When I received the email today saying they wanted me to get a quote from their shipper I was almost convinced something funky was happening. (it was odd enough that they asked for a price quote when you can get one from my website, I thought maybe they were just lazy).
    Good thing I took the time to look into this.
    Thank you for your info - it saved me several hundreds of dollars and a HUGE headache!

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