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another variation on the happy married life email scam

post #1 of 67
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I just got this one today...

Hi,

I will like you to bake me a chocolate or a strawberry cake of 5 tier that can serve approximately 250 guest or more, and I want the cake to be decorated with pink roses and the cake should be covered in fondant or butter cream and let there be an inscription be writing on one of the cake as (Chris wed Kate) and i want you to pack them in different boxes after ready for pick up. And I want you to have the cake ready for pick-up on 3third of April 2009, 11 o clock A.M. So let me know if you can fill in the date, once i have your reply i will forward all the details and the picture sample of the cake i want you to bake for me. I await your reply soon.

Thanks and God bless.
Chris Wren


Just thought I'd give a heads-up to the people who have never seen this or it's "happy married life" cousin.

The only thing I'm curious about is why they always ask for strawberry cake?? icon_razz.gif
post #2 of 67
ughh they're still trying. icon_rolleyes.gif The biggest red flag is the horrible grammar icon_confused.gif Thanks for the heads up!
post #3 of 67
It worries me that some people may be falling for it that's why they keep doing it. I hope not.
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post #4 of 67
My, my they're persistant, aren't they icon_confused.gif
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Tact is telling someone where to go so nicely they can't wait to take the trip!
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post #5 of 67
Please enlighten me, what is this email and what is the scam.
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post #7 of 67
They want to pay more then the the price of the cake with either a credit card or cashiers check and have you pay the delivery driver. They stop payment on the cashiers check or cancel the credit card transaction (or it's a stolen card) and you're out the money you paid the delivery driver.
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post #8 of 67
Thanks Tiggy!!! I just got the same email yesterday and I figured it for a scam but couldn't figure out how they could cancel the transaction after I put it through my terminal. I see now that if it is a stolen card, then the real owner won't have to pay for it. I really had this guy frustrated. I kept asking him questions that he couldn't answer. If he emails me again, I think I'll have a little more fun. Maybe agree to do the cake and then send him to a fake address or something. icon_lol.gif
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post #9 of 67
Please don't give them any personal information, especially banking information! They could clean out your account.
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post #10 of 67
I won't. I already reported him to the FBI's cybercrimes unit. I'm just having fun making him jump through hoops answering stupid questions and sending pictures of cakes back and forth etc...I have done this before. It can be a hoot scamming a scammer. I have a rental in really bad condition that we are working on and it's in a really bad part of town. It's all boarded up and missing the front steps etc...I may pretend to charge his "credit card" and then send him there to pick up his "cake" and his "check". LOL
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post #11 of 67
Costumeczar--I did ask him this last time what the deal was with the strawberry cake. I got an email back this morning. He just wants an estimate so he can get this "deal" going. Next time I'm going to ask him if he wants the traditional "jelly roll" with his cake. This is too much fun. icon_lol.gificon_twisted.gif
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post #12 of 67
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Originally Posted by Ladyfish74

I won't. I already reported him to the FBI's cybercrimes unit. I'm just having fun making him jump through hoops answering stupid questions and sending pictures of cakes back and forth etc...I have done this before. It can be a hoot scamming a scammer. I have a rental in really bad condition that we are working on and it's in a really bad part of town. It's all boarded up and missing the front steps etc...I may pretend to charge his "credit card" and then send him there to pick up his "cake" and his "check". LOL



Hi Ladyfish, I really don't want to tell people what to do, but I *strongly* advise anyone *not* to answer these. The reason is that when you do, you signal that you are "live" on that email address. The other way these guys make money is selling lists of "live" email addresses to other scammers. You are basically opening yourself up to more scamming email. The best thing you can do is report it and delete it.

Please friends, try never to reply to scammer email. You are feeding the piranas icon_redface.gif
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post #13 of 67
I actually have to agree with the 'don't reply at all' thing. And you know me, my sick sense of humor loves to screw with these kind of people. I would find nothing more fun that to put them through the hoops too, but I don't want them passing my information on farther. Replying does flag you as a live account. Not that I won't get ANY spam if I don't reply, but it definitely gets worse.

On a COMPLETELY unrelated note, did you guys know I was the only living heir to the complete fortune of the barrister of Norwegia? I just got the email about it this morning! I am so stoked! But don't worry, I will remember you guys when I'm all rich and stuff! icon_rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Melvira

I actually have to agree with the 'don't reply at all' thing. And you know me, my sick sense of humor loves to screw with these kind of people. I would find nothing more fun that to put them through the hoops too, but I don't want them passing my information on farther. Replying does flag you as a live account. Not that I won't get ANY spam if I don't reply, but it definitely gets worse.

On a COMPLETELY unrelated note, did you guys know I was the only living heir to the complete fortune of the barrister of Norwegia? I just got the email about it this morning! I am so stoked! But don't worry, I will remember you guys when I'm all rich and stuff! icon_rolleyes.gif



Hahaha please do Melvira! I think you are my long lost sister, I love your sense of humor. Bet you love Monty Python, Spaceballs and The Princess Bride too, don't you? icon_twisted.gif
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Originally Posted by loriana

Hahaha please do Melvira! I think you are my long lost sister, I love your sense of humor. Bet you love Monty Python, Spaceballs and The Princess Bride too, don't you? icon_twisted.gif



All I can say to that is...

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

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Albatross! Get yer fresh hot albatross!

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Oh, she gives great helmet!

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