Scam Alert - Phishing attempt
Hello All -
It has been brought to our attention that an individual using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org is attempting to contact users of our website in an attempt to obtain credit card information. The details of the phishing attempt are as follows:
The initial email appears as a general request for editing services:
Dear Sir/Ma Writer,Editor and Proofreader is needed urgently Get back to me if you are available for details and i will like to know how much you charge per page or words also the document is attach to this mail.I will be waiting till i hear back from you. Kind Regards
The follow-up email contains the request for credit card information:
Hello, Thanks for your mail,am very happy to hear from you are taking the project and let me know the total price for rewriting and editing also the document is attach to this email,i would have pay you with paypal but i gave this job to woman before who claim to be Editor and writer and after i make the transfer through paypal and she disappear so payment will be through credit car`I seek money from big organization and rich people that are willing to spread words on malaria and AIDS/HIV.So the fund will be wire into your credit card i just want to let you know before you proceed if you are okay with it,Am ready to pay you the down payment of 50% and let me know if you have a valid credit card. I share worry with young kids, teenagers, etc. Here in the Asia and rest if the world the HIV virus, AIDS and some other sexually transmitted diseases (via needles + drug uses + tattoo) are very predominant in the older population as well (i.e. 50 and 60 years old) I created a short film (very simple and funny) and placed on YouTube called Beauty and the Beast. At http://www.Youtube.com Search for Belavida09 there you can see this particular video.Here it is a link for you to see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNvEZIIQp7k I tried to help some big organizations and make a real movie regarding this sort of problems, perhaps to show that the real world need to be more careful and caring. But here, money and greed drives everything capitalism is the key. Unfortunately it is a worldwide problem the mind set to resolve this issues in the US and overseas are set with very little funding.
Thanks for your anticipation and understanding and i want it back in 20 days,awaits your mail soon.
Kind Regards, Elbarbary Mohamed.
If contacted by this individual, please do not reply. Instead, add the sender to your blocked senders list, and delete the message.
Thanks, and please contact us directly with any concerns or if you have any new information to add to our investigation.
thank you for posting this, i just received an email identical to this. it sounded fishy right away, but im glad i checked
answered Apr 11 at 10:55 AM
I had an email from this dude today. The only difference is he's no longer offering to pay through credit card, but by cheque. He's also now using a different email address:
answered Apr 25 at 11:33 PM
I am SO glad I found this post. I have been trying to work with this guy but I could never get any answers from him on what it was he wanted done with his project. He also wouldn't respond when I asked why he wasn't posting thru Guru. He didn't want to pay thru PayPal either. When he did finally respond, he didn't answer any of the questions about the project, only requested again that I send my name and address so he could mail a check in payment. This didn't set right with me from the start so I have not sent him any information. I have gone ahead and deleted and blocked all correspondence from him.
answered May 02 at 02:10 AM
I've been emailing back and forth with this person too. He's used the name Andrew or A.S. and his email address is email@example.com.
I will block him as well. Thanks for posting this.
answered Jun 12 at 05:46 AM
The name I got was Edwin Herman. He used firstname.lastname@example.org for his address. He wanted to pay by check as well. I teased him along hoping to learn who he was but he figured out my intent and hasn't come back.
answered Jun 14 at 05:10 PM