Friday, September 25, 2009

fun and games with email scams

The following text is an email exchange between myself and "Joan", a mysterious fan of my "creative artworks" The point of this scam is that she will send me a bogus money order for more than the price I ask, then request that I send the difference back to her. A week or two later, the bank would call and tell me the money order was a fake and I'm now out whatever amount of cash I sent to her.

I'd love to have you think that the idea of messing with the heads of those who send email scams is my own, but, alas, it is not. But my hope is that Joan will email me back and I will post any future exchanges we have about her desire to have my "creative artworks hanged in So. Africa".

Joan Morgan wrote:
Good day to you.

I am so excited that I came across of your work on internet search,I am interested in purchasing these creative artworks from you.....................

I am also so excited that i came across your your email in my box called Comcast. My creative artworks are very special and mean much to me, big gladness they do you too .................

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At first, I thought you were offering me your blessing and then I know - no - this is the name of my precious artworks, and I had a big laugh.

Let me know their various prices.and how much discounts are you going to give?

The prices vary from big to very big to big big big. The discounts are small to smaller to smallest.

I will be happy to have these selected artworks hanged in our new home in South Africa.

Then you will want the big big big price ones.

As well, I want you to take out the shipping cost.

Yiu have much Kindness in you.

I have been in touch with a shipping firm that will be shipping other house decoratives.

That is a handy thing to have. I, too, have shipping firm, but my house decoratives don't need to go anywhere.

We are traveling from our Dallas home to our new apartment as soon as possible.

Then you may want the big big big big price art work.

On Paying for the artworks,I will be glad to pay you with a Money Order or Cashier`s check in US funds that can be easily cashed at your local bank,

That is so good because that is a way of giving me your money that feels good to me. My computer people say always trust Money Order or Cashier's check in US funds that can be easily cased at my local bank

please let me know on how to proceed for the payment of the creative artworks.

You can contact me at my home in the US. I was suspicious of you desire for my creative artworks, especially because you want Guardian eastern standard time,but when i see Dallas I know you must OK.

I will await your advise on how to proceed.

I am confused.I think it depends on where you want to go.

Have a wonderful day.

how not can I when I know I get to sell my creative artworks for a big big big price? should I come to your home? I want to see So Africa (Dallas, not so much).

Take care,
Joan Morgan