I get those very often and yes, they are scams. They say they will
send you a cheque for the item PLUS the amount for shipping. They
ask you to send the shipping money to their agent in NY, or similar,
who will arrange all the shipping stuff. You get check, you send
money to shipping agent, cheque bounces after a week or
two. Shipping agent is temporary PO box - You are screwed
!! Nothing has been stolen but they have sucked your email address
from Facebook, Bleat, Slurp or some "social" network - or from
elsewhere. By the bye. DO NOT reply as your email address is thus
confirmed as good !!!!......................and you will get more
At 07:17 AM 5/19/2011, Derek Job wrote:
>I have just received a very strange e-mail.
> My name is John Barber..and this order is an individual order. and i like
>to make a purchase of a ( Bonnet Straps ) and i will be more happy if you
>can email me with the types and Prices that you have for sale as
>well........Please let me know if you do accept credit card as a form of
>payment, and that will be pick up at your location ....Hope to read back
>from you soon..
>Has some one stolen his email identity?
>Has all the makings of a potential scam.
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