The Original Scam Letter
Subject: mail order..........
Date: April 10, 2009 11:38:14 AM PDT
Please, call me 'Soupy'
i would like to order some 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.
You are in luck. All we sell here at Soupy's Product, Inc. is product. Established in 1853 by my great grandfather, R. Product 'Soupy' Sales, as he noticed the increasing demand for product, we have been offering the highest quality product since product was invented. He started out with only 1 product and sold it under the catalog name 'Product P00001' and -- as you may have guessed -- we now have nearly 10,000 product in our product line.
The Product Board has just recently been discussing whether or not to ship product to Australia as this has been the only continent to which we do not ship product. By the way, the Australian people prefer it when you use a capital 'A.' I asked an Australian myself. (He was a handsome fellow with a cowboy hat pinned up on one side and kept going on about how my knife was not a real knife but his was -- his was huge! -- and kept talking about a shrimp named Barbie or something... I dunno, he had a strong accent.)
Anyway, if you can describe how large an order you might be placing for product, I may be able to convince the board that a large product order to Australia might be just the ticket.
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
But of course! Who, in this world, can do business (especially in the product market!) without the use of credit card details. Your having mentioned this consideration makes me really trust you to pay for your product from my store to yours. You appear to be a fine, upstanding gentleman by your use of credit card details.
Oh... wait a second... you have a shipping company, too? You are 'diversified,' aren't you? You are smart. We only sell product.
Anyway, to be safe, we'll use a shipping company I choose. It's better that way because there are some Nigerian scammers out there that order our product and then they overpay the invoice and then send their own shipping company to pick up the goods and they ask for cash back from the overpayment. So, in essence, what has happened all 16 times is that 1) I lose our product, 2) I pay my own, actual cash to the scammers, and 3) I end up with a handful of Monopoly Money.
I'm not falling for that again! Do I look stupid to you?
please Get back to me so that i can email you the items i am interested.
No need to do that... just tell me what you want from P00001 through P92007 and I will have it shipped from my store to yours.
address:21/49 Norcal Road Nunawading, Victoria Australia 3131
Phone (+61 ) 9873 7677 Fax (+61 ) 9873 7655
May I call you Colon? Seems appropriate.
I am looking forward to taking your money for product. Thanks for your genuine inquiry.
Additional fake names, companies, and addresses being used in this scam include the following (updated as readers make me aware of them): David Scott, Global Shipping International, John Smith (wow... good one!) email@example.com, Michael or Micheal Williams, Mark Howard, Mark Donald, Matrix Store, Address: # 112 Victor Street, Chatswood 2067, Australia - Variations include the names Chris, Luda Johnson, Tom Marks, Kerry Wilshere or Wilshire, Gabriel Peters, Hiroshi Investment, 7th Floor, 3-24-21, Takanwa, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Williams Company PLC, Access Logistics, Air Sea Road Interntional LTD, Allen Curt (firstname.lastname@example.org), Universal Investment 10, Jalan Semantan, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50490 Malaysia, Rich Mccartney, Brad Collins, 21/49 Norcal Road Nunawading, Victoria Australia 3131 Phone (+61) 9873 7677 Fax (+61 ) 9873 7655, email@example.com, Instyle, Japan, ABC Logistics LTD, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, globalshipping international, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mark Chapman
Fidelity Technology, Johnny Holt Inc, 1781 Swinstone St, Rockingham, WA, 6168, Australia, email@example.com, and ChristianWell@yahoo.com.
If you politely inquire as to what products are desired, you will get a 2nd scam letter back with the following (beware):
"I will like you to get back to me with the total cost of the order and please do not include the Shipping Cost because the items will be picked up by our shipping Agent .kindly get Back to me if this items is in stock because I do not want any delay on this."