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Annie the Pedlar
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I don't want to pass up a sale but...

Postby Annie the Pedlar » Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:22 pm

I'm receiving emails asking to buy stuff but suspiciously worded.
I consigned them to the Spam bin but then thought I may be being uncharitable and some nice ex Nigerian banker might genuinely be longing to become a reenactor.
Has anyone else received emails titled Mail Order from a Mr Orson.A or Waiting Your Response from a Mark Bent?
Does anyone know these gentlemen and can you vouch for their character?




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Postby gregory23b » Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:49 pm

Yep had Mr Orson just today, into the bin.


They are suspiciously bland and all ask if it is possible to delvier to <UK - am here already, so that is a giveaway/US/ AUS) and somehow by Credit card.

"Hello Sales,
I want to place an order in your store and i will like to know if you ship to UK and my Method of payment will be credit card. So please let me know if you can assist me with the order.I will await your prompt will be be very glad if you treat this email with good concern.
Send any reply here:
Warmly Regards
Orson A.
"

Apart from the bad English, of course.

And a day or so back, note same English style

"Hello Sales

I want to place an order in your store, and I will like to know if
you ship to Australia and my method of payment will be credit card.

So please let me know if you can assist me with the order I will
await your prompt response as soon as you receive this mail,I will
be very glad if you treat this email with good concern...

Pastor Roberts Daniel. "


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Postby Fillionous » Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:06 pm

Yeah I'v had those too...
Thought it was spam. But in the spirit of the vague posibility that it might be something, sent one very bland stock reply giving out no more details than that publicaly avalible off my web site, no links, addresses or names etc. Telling the truth that I cannot deal with credit cards.

Not heard back nor have I recived any more - so either they haven't sent any more or my spam filter is now catching them.

Any further ones like this that do hit my in box I will be deleting without even bothering to reply.

Just thoughts,
Fillionous


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Postby rob the tudor » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:05 pm

Us, too, and we're only 'ickle, as yet.

I've got to the point where I like a new direction in spam, as opposed to the plain jane of a Nigerian 419. Is that sad ? 20 years mucking about with computers, and the current highlight is a getting a different version of 'give me some stuff for some money that doesn't exist, while I fleece your bank account of anything that you ever thought you might leave for your kids ....'

Ho hum. Nice to know that the dastardly highwaymen have found a new outlet. At least this version saves on powder.


Rob

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Purveyors of wares of distinction since, um, whenever it was ... and now with a new shop !

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Postby Annie the Pedlar » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:03 pm

Thanks guys for restoring the dark side of my soul. Bop the little don't-know-who-their-fathers-were on the head and stuff them in the bin (Anyone else read Little Rabbit Foo Foo? - my favouritest book in the world).
Rob that is sad..........tee hee hee.
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Postby busy mole » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:52 pm

Yep had them too
bit of an influx of them this week, along with usual flock of suspended accounts with banks I have no dealings with. Was actually told by my one that my Bank of England account was suspended!


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Postby seamsmistress » Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:30 pm

Yes, we've had plenty too. We don't respond because if they'd bothered to look at the website all their questions would be answered.

We also get lots of tel calls from website builder co's wanting to sell their skills. Deeper questioning reveals they haven't ascertained whether we have a website, or if they have, they haven't bothered to look at it. They get short shrift too...................



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Postby busy mole » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:28 pm

We had a call from a bloke who didn't know our name, wanted to improve our sales by building us a website, telling me he contacted people with 'failing webites'. Didn't know what we sold, hadn't even looked at our site!!! I asked him how he knew it was failing and then sent him packing.

Then there's all the 'will you advertise in oour magazine/directory/wall planner etc'. Had one for a wall planner in a public emergency service, I wasn't keen so he reduced the price twice, then I was told I was a hard nut to crack, then was asked 'come on you BLEEP' TWICE! at which point I said goodbye. When Steve got in from work and I told him, he rang them back and had a right go at them!!!!!!! Hee Hee!

Some days the phone seems to go all the time, very hard to stay polite!


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Postby Sophie Flawn » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:27 am

We have been recieving them here at Skirmish aswell. I replied to the Lamar Stores in Australia, which asked for a huge order and have not had any response. Thankfully I didn't send out the goods..

Shame really!
Sophie


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Postby Cornish Wood Works » Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:59 pm

Yep, we get loads of those too, along with special offers on rolex watches, THOSE pills, etc etc etc. It's amazing how many lotteries and things I've won, without even entering, and have to pay to get the prize!!!!! Banks telling me my account needs updating or it's even suspended, incredible when I'm not even with them!!!!!! They ALL go straight in the bin, some it can dangerous to even open apparently, 'cos then they know that the address they've sent to actually exists.
At one time we were getting up to 400 a day, I think the record was 900 odd. It helps a bit if you haven't got a 'catch-all' on your address with whoever forwards your mail.
But at the same time we have had the odd genuine one that goes into 'junk'.
Shame we need to rely on these b****y machines these days :)



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Postby Shadowcat » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:25 pm

My son/computer geek had to reconfigure my e-mail set-up when it got to 1500 and counting! Now it's down to a dull roar of about 100 - but still, those fake bank accounts, paypal, pills, sexy Russian girls etc.................

(and I'm female and happily married!)

S.



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Postby Tuppence » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:46 am

been getting these ones for about two years or so now...

'report as spam' is such a useful button!


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