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Deirdre
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject: Oh my gosh! I just got this one Reply with quote

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Thanks for your response. It is a $900 voice over (Assignment) for you, . A new corporate client of mine wants to create their online website.This assignment is a copyrighted script that will be provided. We have specialists,and Contract Studio Engineer who will bring the real perfection to the job. It’s a two days project and wouldn't take more than 45 minutes max to record for each of days.

Expectations: You need to be in a good mental and emotional state of mind.


From a guy calling himself Tom Barry
tombarry740@gmail.com

Jeepers! I certainly didn't see it coming from his initial email query.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

abuse@gmail.com is your friend.
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todd ellis
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is IS awesome to bring the real perfection!
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ConnieTerwilliger
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They upped the rate!
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Tim Jackson



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm excluded:

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Expectations: You need to be in a good mental and emotional state of mind.
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Gregory Best
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a similar one a number of times. It's back....
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I felt so left out until this weekend when I got my bogus inquiry and offer too. The way I found this thread was to search for two off the mark words that all these emails seem to use, copyrighted and perfection.

My sender was a peter11donald at gmail.

How do I send sidewinder missile back by email? Ninja


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Tre M.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New name....same scam.
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Foog
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got a come-on from the exact same email address. And it's been months since the earlier scam attempt. Do these scammer accounts ever get shut down?
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Eddie Eagle
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a new one out there texting and emailing as joe.lobiancomedia@gmail.com

Their grammar is also horrendous.
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank goodness most crooks are dumb enough to be avoided or caught.


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Matto
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys, please...no time wasters.
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DougVox
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The scammers use bad grammar on purpose.

It helps them waste less time, since it filters out people who are less likely to fall for their pitch.

They figure that anyone who's still willing to take them seriously despite the poor grammar is a better mark.
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MikeN



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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Help a noob out (and I really mean a NOOB). How do you identify that this is spam, aside from the aforementioned bad grammar?

Thank you kindly.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may not be able to tell right away with some scams. This is why we post information on the ones we get that ARE.

In this case, they have truncated the email to bare bones now and it would be difficult to tell. The fact that it has bad grammar doesn't necessarily mean a scam - I have international clients for whom English is not their first language and communication can be difficult.

But if they say things like you get to chose the studio in your area and are offering a ridiculous amount of money for a weird project - then it is likely the overpay scam.

Never never never agree to pay a sub-contractor out of money you are promised. And even getting paid by PayPal is not a guarantee - that money CAN be reversed after it gets into your account.

If anything seems strange - post it here and let the borg help you decide if it is a scam or not.
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