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Saturday, September 18, 2010

There are some untrustworthy people out there...

An oddly worded email request via my madeit store left me feeling suspicious. The sender claimed to want to make a big purchase and wanted my paypal details and home address so that he could "have his agent pick up the goods" as he is an "oceanographer at sea at present". He seemed very reluctant to actually make the purchase properly through my madeit store.

After putting the question to one of the forums I belong to, it became obvious it was some sort of scam. Googling the wording of the email lead to a series of other people who had been sent the same sort of thing, purporting to want to buy all sorts of things such as cars, jewellery etc. So watch out everyone!

One of the items that the scammer claimed he wanted to buy:

1 comment:

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Oooo. Creepy. Not good. Why do people do this kind of stuff? And think that we are all stupid enough to comply?