Web Design Scam

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“Hello, I’m ______ and i am hearing impaired i need know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment ?” or various versions of this message have been sent to us at least once a week for the past few months via email and text message.

We’ve tried playing along to see where the scam really lives in this offer and it’s not hard to spot.  The sender starts by saying they are the owner of “ importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa” and that they “want the domain name as jaysmithfarmproduce.com”.  They have already worked with a private project consultant to get all the images and content together and the scam then surfaces.  “The favor i need from you is. i would give you my card info’s to charge for $X. so $X would be a deposit payment for my website design and the remaining $X you would help me send it to the project consultant that has the text content and the logo for my website so once he has the $X he would send the text content and logo needed for my website to you also the funds would be sent to him via money gram”.

Sure thing, buddy…. I’m sure once I send that money gram to some stranger that you won’t charge back the credit card and then I’ll be out $X for the money gram I sent some random person.  Nice try and hope you continue to have bad luck with these messages.

Keep an eye out for this scam but also be sure to Google any suspicious project requests or clients to make sure they are legitimate.

UPDATE:

Because I’ve been continually getting these and they are slowly evolving I’m going to start posting the email addresses and phone numbers I receive this scam from below

UPDATE (7/18/2016):

As you can see from the comments this scam is evolving into target people offering many different types of services.  I’ve seen comments about bakeries, life coaches, counselors, therapists, etc.  Keep an eye out and always make sure to Google email addresses when you’re unsure of a new lead.

moorephilip78@gmail.com
6128437588 – Mannix Jones
7026213773 – Humble Smith
8123290706 – owemby@gmail.com
2247956718 – Sam Haroun
6786019668 – Kathy James
8044594809 – Frank Anderson
7178357449 – Pat Doween – important.doweenpat77@outlook.com
Carlton Ball – caltonball500@gmail.com
christiana1stgrt@gmail.com
larrybarry740@outlook.com
kennethcole728@gmail.com
florenceparker9@gmail.com – Florence Parker
alexjason720@gmail.com
3316847158 – Lana
9175039684 – John Locke
4434037730 – Isabella Bradley
6143759933 – Kate Am
kerryrob2015@gmail.com – Kerry Robert
kendramiro3@gmail.com – Kendra Miro
5086239341 – ritahaynie23@gmail.com – Rita S Haynie
mstanis1967@gmail.com – Martins Stanis
michealwilliams021@gmail.com – Micheal Williams
davidwillson50000@gmail.com – David Willson
alexwill201@aol.com – Alex Williams
janehaggard04@gmail.com – Jane Haggard
davidwillson5000@gmail.com – David Willson
clarajones346@gmail.com – Clara Jones
tracyenu@gmail.com – Tracy Obrain
grayjohnson001@gmail.com – Gray Floyd
jefflewis023@gmail.com – Jeff Lewis
6466998509 – Barry Smith
7205099143 – Barry Smith
htom30@outlook.com – Tom Handerson
faithwilliams4321@gmail.com – Faith Williams
4157995585 – Scott Hollan
3214066179
amberalex200@gmail.com – Amber Alex
rstark1969@gmail.com – Robin Stark
tomsteward007@gmail.com – Tom Steward
terry.banks011@yahoo.com – Terry Banks
4439641907 – Elena Patrick
9293364302 – Guan
8163218767 – Walter
7122548330 – Joy
joekelly1417@hotmail.com – Joe Kelly
walkerscott112@gmail.com – Walker
6015091127 – Thomas Nicolas
916-581-0495 – Adriane
951-292-0035 – debramorton231@gmail.com – James
914-266-1509
robertsjames423@gmail.com – Roberts James
doweenpat77@outlook.com – Pat Doween
541-319-1451
colemayer007@gmail.com – Cole Mayer
mickchristian830@gmail.com – Michael Christian
jco2661326@gmail.com – 818-639-8611 – Joshua Co
William James – jamewilliam880099@gmail.com
dbbie.gasper@gmail.com

 

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170 Responses to Web Design Scam

  1. Tiger August 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

    Thank you for the post Azunga Team. I’m over at http://www.brandmanagementmarketing.com and recieved the same email just this morning. Check it out…

    “Message Body:
    Hello I am Christiana and i am hearing impaired i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment?

    christiana1stgrt@gmail.com (ON YOUR LIST AS WELL)
    Newspaper
    Hello I am Christiana and i am hearing impaired i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment?”

    I appreciate the knowledge drop. Best of luck!

    -Tiger

    • Pablo April 21, 2016 at 8:35 pm #

      received the same from maryhoward536@gmail.com

    • Bee August 10, 2017 at 3:26 am #

      I received something similar except it was for a large amount of take out order but the same content hello my name is ___ immunity budget is 3,000-4,000 also they make a deposit and sending extra and would like us to supposedly send to a shipper who will be handling the food delivery which that made no sense to me what kind of event crew doesn’t have a way where she would be able to them she almost had me though I thought it was too good to be true! Luckily I google her email this article came up and I’m in such relief because this could of became a nightmare :( her email is loriduncan2571@gmail.com
      Please warn people and keep this going…

    • Josh September 6, 2017 at 8:09 pm #

      I received one as well yesterday from: marybarban2016@gmail.com

      “Hello, My name is Maria Graciela I would like to know if you’re available for web design and do you accept credit card as Method of Payment?, I would have love to talk to you on the phone in regards of the Service needed but I am hearing impaired So i can only be reach via Text or Email. I hope you Understand.

      Thank you and God bless you
      Maria.”

  2. Sundawg August 25, 2015 at 4:51 am #

    I can confirm that I received a scam message with christiana1stgrt@gmail.com. Please see below

    I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in IL and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible. http://www.agroamerica.com…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.

    Note:
    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as farmsbj.net
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    7. My budget is $4000 to $5000
    Kindly get back to me with an estimate
    Favorable Regards,

    Christiana Walton

    • SD7 November 3, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

      I just received an email that sounds exactly like the one you posted. The only difference is they did not add number 7 about the budget.

    • Catherine Bliss February 16, 2017 at 6:40 pm #

      I just received this exact email from Michelle Walter at michelle0339@outlook.com.

      “Here is the job details

      i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in NY and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.
      Note:
      1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
      2. I want only English language
      3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as bestfarmproduce.com
      4. you will be updating the site for me.
      5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
      6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
      7. My budget is $2000 to $5000

      Kindly get back to me with:
      (1) an estimate
      (2) your cell phone number
      (3) And will like to know if you are the owner ??”

      • Robert Benedict April 21, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

        I received this on 04-20-2017

        Hello.My Name is Michelle Walter I’m hearing impaired, I need a DJ service book down for my upcoming Wedding May 10. 2017. Our budget is approximately $1,300. Let me know if you are available and Okay with the price and do you accept credit card as form of payment??

        • TJ May 9, 2017 at 7:24 pm #

          HA! Literally just got this email today. Word for word

        • Panda jazz dj service May 9, 2017 at 7:57 pm #

          I just rev this email also

        • Larry July 7, 2017 at 11:29 pm #

          Hey I just got this yesterday no lie.He picked out a possible location and everything

          • Allie July 20, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

            Same here!!! Thank goodness for this forum.

    • Erica October 27, 2017 at 2:35 am #

      I got the same one today, googled the email address and this was the first article to pop up! Thanks!

  3. Mary-Ellen August 27, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

    Thanks for posting this. I just received the request myself. I was suspicious since whoever it is doesn’t use proper English and when I searched the phone number I found your post.
    Thanks again!

  4. Marcus August 28, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

    Thanks for posting all of these details. I just got my first one…what a pain in the arse. It came from Mr. Smith at 7026213773. Here are the details of the text I received:

    “I’m Smith, I would love to know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me ASAP so I can send you the details.”

  5. Lakeshia Williams September 14, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

    Thank you so much for this posting, just got two of these back to back and it just didn’t sit well with me. So I googled their e-mail addresses and this page popped up!!!

    Here are the e-mail addresses and messages:

    #1
    alexjason720@gmail.com
    Hello I am Alex Jason and i am hearing impaired i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment ? i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me?

    #2
    Stevendonald304@gmail.com
    Hello I am Steven Donald and i am hearing impaired i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment ? i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me?

  6. Michael September 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm #

    Steven Donald Stevendonald304@gmail.com just attempted with my agency as well.

    Isn’t there a way to scam the scammers lol?

    What if we opened up a bank account to accept the credit card payments, withdraw the money when it goes in, then close the account before they charge it back….

    Haha I’m not that low, but if somebody tries this let me know.

    • Azunga September 21, 2015 at 11:03 pm #

      I don’t look to scam them but I like to break down their process and see how it works. I think knowing their process helps keep us a bit safer. Thanks for the comment.

  7. Jonathan September 22, 2015 at 2:30 am #

    Just got this same email from Steven Donald. I’m in Montréal Canada! Looks like they search for suckers far and wide. Thanks for the article. Was glad to have a confirmation to my suspicion.

  8. Justin Cook October 11, 2015 at 2:03 am #

    I just got the text too from “Jane Haggard” 612-843-7588.

  9. Pam October 26, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    Just received a new fisher email with the address/name manuel thomas

    Good day,how you doing,am Thomas Manuel,i am an hearing impaired,i
    want know if you can handle website design for a new company and also
    if you do you accept credit card? Kindly get back to me it’s
    important.

    Web Design!!!!

    So add that to your list!

  10. Pam October 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

    manuel thomas is another email that is part of this scam. Received one this morning.

  11. SD7 November 3, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    I just received an email from Kerry Robert….

    I have small scale business which I want to turn into large scale business now it located in KY and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Chest Nut and Cocoa so I need a best of the best layout design for it. I hope you can handle that for me. Check out this site: http://www.agroamerica.com, I will be happy if you can give me something better than this if its possible. The site would only be informational, so I need you to give me an estimate based on the site I gave you to check out. The estimate should include hosting and I want the same page as the site I gave you to check out. I have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.

    Please note the following:

    1. I want the same number of pages with the examples site I gave

    you to check excluding videos and blogs.

    2. I want only English language

    3. I don’t have a domain yet but I want the domain name as

    soamsbj-bw.com

    4. You will be updating the site for me.

    5. I will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.

    6. I want the site up and running before ending of next month.

    If you can get this done kindly get back to me with an estimate.

    Kerry

  12. sandeepa November 14, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    Just received the following

    First Name
    Steven Donald
    Email
    Stevendonald304@gmail.com
    Message
    Hello I am Steven Donald and i am hearing impaired i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment ?
    i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me?

    Regards
    Steven Donald

  13. Carol wishes to be Anonymous November 17, 2015 at 10:52 pm #

    Hello Azunga,
    Wow, I am a web developer and your posting may have just saved me a lot of trouble. Steven Donald wrote to me this morning, stevendonald304@gmail.com. It reads as Sandeepa’s message of Nov 14. I composed a reply asking if he had a sign language interpreter so we could meet and described my capabilities to handle what sounds like would be a big project for me, possibly requiring e-commerce. Before hitting send, on a whim I did an online search based on his name, email and products he mentioned and found your thread.
    I guess I won’t be replying to Steven after all. THANK YOU!!!
    –Carol in Cupertino

  14. Jacob Cane November 25, 2015 at 1:04 am #

    Still active, just received this email from michealwilliams021@gmail.com, anyone know anyone from anonymous that can track this group down ha!

    ********* email received below ***************

    Here is the job details

    I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in TX and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.

    Note:

    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as mickwfarmproducts.com
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be providng the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    7. My budget is $3000 to $8000

    Kindly get back to me with an estimate

    Hope to read from you

    Regards
    Micheal

  15. Skyler Young November 25, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

    We’ve had correspondence with Michael Williams, and it seemed super fishy. Glad we found this article to confirm. Thanks for posting!

  16. Doc November 29, 2015 at 1:45 am #

    I got that such mail and took it seriously. Thanks for publishing this warning!

  17. Beaky Bourbon November 30, 2015 at 9:04 am #

    I got one too on 28/11/15, which just said:

    “This is Jane Haggard I am hearing impaired, can you handle website design for a new company and do you accept credit card payment?”

    and that was all! Not a very convincing opener.

  18. Craig Backus December 2, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    My partner just received a text from the number 9175039684. I found your page on the first page of Google Results, and appreciate you taking the time to post this information. Since they’re still using the same number, I’m guessing that some starving developers are falling for this scam. Thanks for taking the time to create this page.

  19. justin December 3, 2015 at 1:14 pm #

    michealwilliams021@gmail.com

    I received an email asking to do a credit card charge for a remodel project and refund half the money to the ex owner of the property.

  20. Catherine Winckler December 3, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

    Just received the Jane Haggard, hearing impaired, email. janehaggard04@gmail.com. She gives her consultant’s name as petergustin202@gmail.com. The plot thickens, as poor Jane is now in the hospital with lung cancer and so would appreciate my help paying Peter. Oh yes, Peter has the logos and content for the beauty salon website that must be up by end of December…. I guess she has a lot of hair to cut while in the hospital bed. If it wasn’t so sad (as clearly someone falls for these scams) it is entertaining. Will send to our local authorities to keep watch on. Thanks for this site blog post! By the way, her salon/spa budget is now up to $9000!

  21. matt December 7, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    michealwilliams021@gmail.com – Micheal Williams reported to Google and the FBI

  22. Leslie T. December 10, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    Got the exact same message from “Johnson Dunne” (johnsondunne444@gmail.com) and then today from “Sussie Moore” (sussiemoore444@gmail.com).

    I pursued the conversation with Johnson for a couple of days, thinking it was perhaps legit, but all my Spidey Senses went off this morning when he said he would pay by credit card but needed a favor because his consultant couldn’t take credit card payments. Lo and behold, a couple hours later, I got the email from “Sussie.”

    Thank you so much for tracking this. What a friggin’ nuisance for those of us just trying to earn a living!

  23. Carey Jones December 16, 2015 at 9:53 pm #

    Thank you for your information on this. I was suspect by the “credit card” and also “I am hearing impaired” seemed like a scam, but glad to see how it would unfold before I started giving an estimate.

    You can add janehaggard03@gmail.com to your list!

    ——

    On Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:57:28 -0800, jane haggard wrote:

    Here is the job details for the site i want created.

    my business is a salon and spa , its a small scale business, i need a layout design for it. I want you to check out this site
    but i need a similar or better than these if possible http://indocanadasalonandspa.com
    the site would be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate
    based on the example site i gave you to check , the estimate
    should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave
    you to check and i have a private project consultant, whom has the
    text content and the logos for the site so there wont be any delays

    Included in the Estimate

    ? Installation of security and maintenance plug­ins

    ? Installation of a framework theme

    ? Design and development of a custom child theme

    ? Site architecture for home page and 25 additional pages

    ? Home page and 30 additional pages (same exact page structure as indocanadasalonandspa.com)

    ? you will update the site

    ? My budget is $4000 to $9,000

    ? i want the site up and running before ending of January or February

    ? i want the domain name as janneyispaandsalon.com

    i highly recommend a ‘responsive’ site because responsive sites are mobile friendly which is very important to search engines – especially local search which is important for a spa site

    Note:

    The images, logos and content for the site will be provided by me

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) an estimate
    (2) Your full name ,address and cell number ( might text you ,cause am hearing impaired )
    (3) Are you the owner ??

  24. Connie Brand December 18, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    Got the same scam this morning! Thanks for posting.

    jane haggard

    10:45 AM (29 minutes ago)

    to me
    Here is the job details for the site i want created.

    my business is a salon and spa , its a small scale business, i need a layout design for it. I want you to check out this site
    but i need a similar or better than these if possible http://indocanadasalonandspa.com
    the site would be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate
    based on the example site i gave you to check , the estimate
    should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave
    you to check and i have a private project consultant, whom has the
    text content and the logos for the site so there wont be any delays

    Included in the Estimate

    ? Installation of security and maintenance plug­ins

    ? Installation of a framework theme

    ? Design and development of a custom child theme

    ? Site architecture for home page and 25 additional pages

    ? Home page and 30 additional pages (same exact page structure as indocanadasalonandspa.com)

    ? you will update the site

    ? My budget is $4000 to $9,000

    ? i want the site up and running before ending of January or February

    ? i want the domain name as jannHspaandsalon.com

    i highly recommend a ‘responsive’ site because responsive sites are mobile friendly which is very important to search engines – especially local search which is important for a spa site

    Note:

    The images, logos and content for the site will be provided by me

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) an estimate
    (2) Your full name ,address and cell number ( might text you ,cause am hearing impaired )
    (3) Are you the owner ??

  25. Yayoi Moriguchi December 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

    My goodness!

    I got the same scam from Jane Haggard on November 29. Originally I didn’t think it was a scam. So I actually sent her an estimate and asked her to pay me 50% deposit upfront.

    Then, she wrote me back saying,

    “i will be giving you my card to charge for $7,000 USD, $2,000 USD as deposit for your service and the remaining $5,000 USD, you will help me send it to the project consultant that has the content and logos for my site and $100 USD tip for your stress.
    the project consultant has the text content ,logo and images for the site, when the $5,000 USD is sent to him he will provide the text content,logo and images to you would have sent the money to the consultant myself but am currently diagnose of lung cancer and am currently in the hospital..would be glad if you could help out so we can proceed”

    Here’s her original email:

    This is Jane Haggard I am hearing impaired, can you handle website design for a new company and do you accept credit card payment?

    my business is a salon and spa , its a small scale business, i need a layout design for it. I want you to check out this site
    but i need a similar or better than these if possible http://indocanadasalonandspa.com
    the site would be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the example site i gave you to check , the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave
    you to check and i have a private project consultant, whom has the text content and the logos for the site so there wont be any delays

    Included in the Estimate

    ? Installation of security and maintenance plug­ins

    ? Installation of a framework theme

    ? Design and development of a custom child theme

    ? Site architecture for home page and 25 additional pages

    ? Home page and 30 additional pages (same exact page structure as indocanadasalonandspa.com)

    ? you will update the site

    ? My budget is $4000 to $9,000

    ? i want the site up and running before ending of January or February

    ? i want the domain name as janeytspaandsalon.com

    i highly recommend a ‘responsive’ site because responsive sites are mobile friendly which is very important to search engines – especially local search which is important for a spa site

    Note:

    The images, logos and content for the site will be provided by me

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) an estimate
    (2) Your full name ,address and cell number ( might text you ,cause am hearing impaired )
    (3) Are you the owner ??

  26. Clare Rogers January 8, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    Had one yesterday from good old Jane – but the email address just a little different…

    janehaggard02@gmail.com

    Here is the job details for the site i want created.

    my business is a salon and spa , its a small scale business, i need a layout design for it. I want you to check out this site
    but i need a similar or better than these if possible http://indocanadasalonandspa.com
    the site would be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate
    based on the example site i gave you to check , the estimate
    should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave
    you to check and i have a private project consultant, whom has the
    text content and the logos for the site so there wont be any delays

    Included in the Estimate

    ? Installation of security and maintenance plug­ins

    ? Installation of a framework theme

    ? Design and development of a custom child theme

    ? Site architecture for home page and 25 additional pages

    ? Home page and 30 additional pages (same exact page structure as indocanadasalonandspa.com)

    ? you will update the site

    ? My budget is $4000 to $9,000

    ? i want the site up and running before ending of February or March

    ? i want the domain name as jenHspaandsalon.com

    i highly recommend a ‘responsive’ site because responsive sites are mobile friendly which is very important to search engines – especially local search which is important for a spa site

    Note:

    The images, logos and content for the site will be provided by me

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) an estimate
    (2) Your full name ,address and cell number ( might text you ,cause am hearing impaired )
    (3) Are you the owner ??

  27. Val MacLean January 11, 2016 at 6:11 pm #

    Thank you for posting this to get the word out. To clarify, the cards used in this scam are not legitimately held by the “customer” – they are stolen cards, so this fraud affects both you as the designer/business and the legitimate cardholder. When the chargebacks occur, they are initiated by innocent individuals who have had their card details stolen and used in this scam, which is intended to obtain a cash equivalent from the stolen cards.

    The banks protect the cardholder, of course – at your expense, as the merchant of record. The bottom line is that it’s never right to overcharge a card for the purpose of forwarding funds to any third party, even if it was a vendor you know and had worked with before.

  28. Joe January 12, 2016 at 7:21 am #

    Same message from

    janehaggard01@gmail.com – Jan 9th, 2016

    “This is Jane Haggard I am hearing impaired, can you handle website design for a new company and do you accept credit card payment?”

  29. Charlie January 12, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    I got the same scam.

  30. Joey January 13, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

    Thanks for your post, made my google search much easier!

    Hello Owner/General Manager Greetings how are you doing today? My name is Florence Parker i’m sending you this email because i will be needing your service i have a seminar coming up in the city here on the 28th of January by 3pm …I hope you do Screen printing on T shirts I have some T-shirt that i need you to do Screen printing on,i have 200pcs T-shirts white in color and i’;ll like to put at the front of the T-shirts (make me happy ) you move down lower and put (you should too!) i need a perfect job on the T-shirts the total of the T-shirts are 200Pcs.Sizes are M=54Cm 50pcs, l=60cm 50pcs and XXL=80cm 100pcs. I have a private carrier have the T-shirts deliver to your shop so you can work on them…so kindly get back to me with the request
    information below..
    Full name..
    Shop Address..
    Cell phone and Business phone number..
    Types of credit card you accept..
    Total cost of your service..
    Thank you in anticipation of your prompt and favorable reply..

  31. Sean Rawles January 14, 2016 at 9:36 pm #

    Here’s another email and name to add:

    Bill Ward wbill191920@outlook.com
    (254) 307-0146

  32. Steven Day January 15, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    Here’s another one – janehaggard02@gmail.com received on 8th January 2016:

    “okay , i will be giving you my card to charge for $4,075 , $1,075 as deposit for your service and the remaining $3,000 you will help me send it to the project consultant that has the content and logos for my site and $200 tip for your stress

    the project consultant has the text content ,logo and images for the
    site , when the $3,000 is sent to him he will provide the text content,logo and images to you

    Business name….. Jane Spa & Salon
    Address .. 3298 Sharpe rd , Wall Township , NJ ,07719”

  33. N January 20, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    Here’s a variation. Received 1/19/2016
    Same email: mstanis1967@gmail.com
    Slightly different name: Matins Stanis

    Hi-

    I’m hearing impaired I need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and I also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment?

    Regards,

    Matins Stanis

  34. alert user January 22, 2016 at 9:19 pm #

    here’s another to add to your list. This person hit me with the same scam email

    name: mille tracey
    email: milleritrace@gmail.com

  35. Mack January 25, 2016 at 5:30 pm #

    and another Frank Bud – 1beer.budweiser@gmail.com

  36. Amy January 28, 2016 at 3:28 am #

    I received one of these yesterday. My intuition was on track I guess. Thank you for confirming. The email “my client” uses is mellisalauren46@gmail.com. He says his name is Justin Cook. He even wanted to pay me for hosting, and web updates for 6 months to a year. The rest of the email was spot on to the above. I agree, sad when we are just trying to find real clients.

    • Azunga January 28, 2016 at 6:03 am #

      You said it correctly “sad when we are just trying to find real clients.” As if there wasn’t enough to worry about now we have to watch out for scammers like this. We’re still getting about 1 a week and it’s been going on a long time. Some have slowly evolved a bit to be a hair salon instead of a nut company but the basics are still there.

  37. Jaimee January 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    Thanks for the information! We received an email from her last week “Jane Haggard – janehaggard02@gmail.com” and we are getting the same types of emails stating she is hearing impaired and wants a website done. We thought she was legit and sent her a proposal until she sent this response. “okay , i will be giving you my card to charge for $9,300 , $4,000 as deposit for your service and the remaining $5,300 you will help me send it to the project consultant that has the content and logos for my site and $100 tip for your stress

    the project consultant has the text content ,logo and images for the
    site , when the $5,300 is sent to him he will provide the text content,logo and images to you

    would have sent the money to the consultant myself but am currently
    diagnose of lung cancer and am currently in the hospital..would be
    glad if you could help out so we can proceed”

    This immediately raised red flags for us so I started to do some research and found this page just to confirm our suspicion that this has to be a scam if they want us to send money for her.

  38. Deron January 28, 2016 at 7:47 pm #

    I found your website by googling one of the emails. I also get these from time to time, and they almost always “wreak” by mentioning “…and do you accept credit card as payment.”

    Luckily I’ve never fallen for any of them (red flag!).

  39. Alexander Silva February 2, 2016 at 6:15 pm #

    I just got this scam too. I played along for a long time trying to figure out what the deal was. The guy was convincing until I asked to call several times, and he is always away from his phone.

    Here is his message first message

    Hello my name is Johnson Dunne am a professional farmer, i want to know if you can create a website for my new agricultural company and also do you accept credit card as means of payment ?

    Thanks.

    I replied back with my standard we do planning meetings before talking about price etc. Then 2nd message.

    Thanks for the reply, I have small scale business which i want to turn
    into large scale business now it located in IL and the company aim is
    based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola
    Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design
    for it. Can you handle that for me? if yes, i will need you to check
    out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its
    possible .http://www.agroamerica.com…. the site would only be
    informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site
    i gave you to check out the estimate should include hosting and i
    want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a
    private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for
    the site.

    Note:
    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to
    check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as (dunnefarmsbj.us)
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    7. My budget is $7000 to $9000
    Kindly get back to me with an estimate

    Favorable Regards,
    Johnson.

    My next reply was the standard Drupal websites are a lifetime commitment they need updating etc.

    His reply.

    Hello Alexander,

    This is going to be my first website so pardon me if i cant answer some of your questions pertaining this project but i surely have a sense of what am looking for, so i will be expecting a proposal from you including am estimate in cos i want us to commence on the project next week.

    Thanks

    my reply with more trying to get info

    his reply

    The site i provided is a typical example of what i need my site should look like but what something far better than that and yes i will want it to be updated regularly cos i might want to display new product anytime. am currently not around my phone so hope you dont mind we discussing the project on here.

    Then 3 emails of me trying to get info about him. I asked the name of his farm,

    his reply
    Green forest

    Then I make a proposal for a website completely different with video background.

    his reply

    Good afternoon Silva,

    I think have seen something similar to what you telling me but i don’t want only farming tools as a video background i will want my products too. hope to get an estimate later today if possible so we can commence on the project this week.

    thanks

    My reply
    Is your first name Johnson, or Dunne?

    his reply
    Johnson surname is Dunne

    my reply
    What is your number? I would like to give you a call to talk more about what your thinking for video.

    his reply
    I am currently not around my phone so hope you dont mind we discussing the project on here but here is my mobile 508 623 9341

    my reply
    Sorry, no go. I don’t believe you anymore.

    http://portlandwebdesignanddevelopment.com/web-design/web-design-scam/

    Well hopefully this helps you guys figure out the deal a little more. I don’t know what his guys angle is, but it is definitely wasting time.

  40. Nim Tabile February 5, 2016 at 10:28 am #

    Hey there! Found your website when I ran the email florenceparker9@gmail.com in search and it turns out you have this email listed. However the delivery of the scam didn’t involve a hearing impaired personnel, neither am I a web designer. I’m a screen printer. Here’s the body:

    Hello Owner/General Manager Greetings how are you doing today? My name is Florence Parker i’m sending you this email because i will be needing your service i have a seminar coming up in the city here on the 12th of Feb by 3pm …I hope you do Screen printing on T shirts I have some T-shirt that i need you to do Screen printing on,i have 300pcs T-shirts white in color and i’ll like to put at the front of the T-shirts (GOD, Lift) in yellow color print you move down lower and put (Me Up!!!) in black color print i need a perfect job on the T-shirts the total of the T-shirts are 300Pcs.Sizes are M=54Cm 100pcs, l=60cm 100pcs and XXL=80cm 100pcs. I have a private carrier have the T-shirts deliver to your shop so you can work on them…so kindly get back to me with the request
    information below..
    Full name..
    Shop Address..
    Cell phone and Business phone number..
    Types of credit card you accept..
    Total cost of your service..
    Thank you in anticipation of your prompt and favorable reply..

    Anyway thanks for putting this up. Its a great tool to confirm my clients.

  41. T. Scott Barnes February 6, 2016 at 2:28 am #

    I got this same scammer, thanks for the heads up! They wanted us to give us $2400 on top of our estimate for their website (via credit) to send on to their “consultant” via moneygram. Most likely planning to chargeback the credit card after the money was sent.

  42. Srikanth February 6, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    HI

    Same message i have received from tracyenu@gmail.com

    mail is below like:

    Hi-

    I’m hearing impaired i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment?

    Regards,
    Tracy Obrain

  43. Maxx Host February 11, 2016 at 11:43 pm #

    I also received this email and decided to turn the tables. I went along with it but I told them (Matins Stanis) that my company requires $5000 money gram deposit only. Then I’ll take CC for remainder balance. Still waiting for the reply…….. Lol charged the $15000.

  44. Jen M. February 16, 2016 at 12:25 am #

    Thanks for posting this. I run a small bakery and have received messages from these people. The latest one is from “Robert Jack”. He texted and emailed me. robertjack319@gmail.com, phone number (442)281-6954

    • Azunga February 16, 2016 at 12:28 am #

      This seems to be very common and across many different industries. Sad that it’s so widespread. Thanks for your feedback and adding to the list.

    • Sierra February 17, 2016 at 12:44 am #

      I just got the same one! I’m a home bakery in San Diego he wanted 15 dz cupcakes. ugh this sucks. I could use the cash

  45. Sarah February 19, 2016 at 12:12 am #

    I received an email recently from a “Robert Jack” (robertjack319@gmail.com) asking for an estimate on cookies and cupcakes. The red flags went up because my home bakery isn’t fully set up, and we haven’t advertised at all. When I emailed back to let “Robert” know we wouldn’t be able to fill an order for a couple more weeks, he responded:

    Thanks for the reply,I want to know if you make any of this cookies flavor: Cookie and Cream,french macarons, sugar, Red Velvet,chocolate chip, the birthday is coming up on 28th of February 2016, I would have come to meet you in person but am having hearing impaired that is why i choose texting as my communication method kindly reply back with your full name, address cos the charter bus driver will need it for pickup and I will be needing 15 dozens altogether get back to me with the total cost asap.

    Hope to read from you,
    Thanks.

    I decided to look up his email address after this because asking for my last name and (home) address is extremely strange. I’m glad I did, and I hope this helps!

  46. Jlo78 February 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

    Reporting like the rest…

    Name: Sharon Kane

    Email: Sharonkane310@gmail.com

    Subject: SCREEN PRINTING NEEDED

    Message:
    Hello Owner/General Manager Greetings how are you doing today? My name is Sharon Kane i’m sending you this email because i will be needing your service i have a seminar coming up in the city here on the 27th of Feb by 3pm …I hope you do Screen printing on T shirts I have some
    T-shirt that i need you to do Screen printing on,i have 300pcs T-shirts white in color and i’ll like to put at the front of the T-shirts (GOD, Lift) in yellow color print you move down lower and put (Me Up!!!) in black color print i need a perfect job on the T-shirts the total of the T-shirts are 300Pcs.Sizes are M=54Cm 100pcs, l=60cm 100pcs and XXL=80cm 100pcs. I have a private carrier have the T-shirts deliver to your shop so you can work on them…so kindly get back to me with the request information below..
    Full name..
    Shop Address..
    Cell phone and Business phone number..
    Types of credit card you accept..
    Total cost of your service..
    Thank you in anticipation of your prompt and favorable reply..

    Sent from (ip address): 207.244.89.114 (207.244.89.114)

  47. John Smart March 8, 2016 at 3:59 am #

    So much of this. Not nice. I always work for what I have, and the work they put into this, if they focused that on something creative, they would do better, and sleep nights! But what do I know?
    This arrived at smart4.com on 3.7.2016 at around 8 PM

    From a form submission:
    There has been a submission of the form Contact through your concrete5 website.

    Your Name
    Sharon kane

    Your e-Mail address
    Sharonkane310@gmail.com

    Your Phone Number
    (410) 656-9470

    Best way to contact you
    e-Mail

    How can we help you?
    Greeting’s i am Sharon Kane i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment because i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located here in state and the company is based on CINNABON CLASSIC ROLL,MINIBON,CINNASWEETIES,CINNABON STIX,CINNAPACK,SIGNATURE BLENDED BEVERAGES,SIGNATURE BEVERAGES OVER ICE,E.T.C so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?

    • Rachel C March 14, 2016 at 6:48 pm #

      I received the same one today. I am located in Michigan.

  48. Katie March 8, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    Here is another email for you.

    Mellisa Lauren – mellisalauren46@gmail.com

    Thanks for posting this site! Saved me tons of time.

    • Brian March 9, 2016 at 4:38 pm #

      I just got this one as well

  49. Skip March 14, 2016 at 9:22 pm #

    I just got this MAR 14 2016 16:20PM CST:

    Greeting’s i am Sharon Kane i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment because i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located here in state and the company is based on CINNABON CLASSIC ROLL,MINIBON,CINNASWEETIES,CINNABON STIX,CINNAPACK,SIGNATURE BLENDED BEVERAGES,SIGNATURE BEVERAGES OVER ICE,E.T.C so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?

    LOL….just for kicks I replied back, I will create a 3 page design for $50,000 USD LMBO!
    Hey, lets see if they go for it lol

  50. Katelyn Bartow March 18, 2016 at 11:08 pm #

    Thanks for saving us from this headache… Here is the version of our email:

    Name: Benson Joel
    Company: Living Fram Produce
    Email: Bensonjoel96@gmail.com
    Phone: (410) 656-9470

    How you found us:
    searchengine

    Message:
    ————————————–
    Greeting’s i am Benson Joel i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment because i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located here in state and the company is based on CINNABON CLASSIC ROLL,MINIBON,CINNASWEETIES,CINNABON STIX, CINNAPACK, SIGNATURE BLENDED BEVERAGES, SIGNATURE BEVERAGES OVER ICE,E.T.C so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?

    Regards
    Benson Joel

  51. Dave April 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

    Just received a version of the email from:

    johnson dunne
    12:15 PM (2 minutes ago)

    to me
    Thanks for the reply, I have small scale business which i want to turn
    into large scale business now it located in IL and the company aim is
    based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola
    Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design
    for it. Can you handle that for me? if yes, i will need you to check
    out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its
    possible .http://www.agroamerica.com…. the site would only be
    informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site
    i gave you to check out the estimate should include hosting and i
    want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a
    private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for
    the site.

    Note:
    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to
    check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as (dunnefarmsbj.us)
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    7. My budget is $7000 to $9000
    Kindly get back to me with an estimate

    Favorable Regards,
    Johnson.

    • Pablo April 21, 2016 at 8:34 pm #

      Same here, we received same from Johnson Dunne

  52. Bladimir April 21, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

    Two more emails and names related to this scam:

    Mary Howard: maryhoward536@gmail.com
    Lori Duncan Vause: lorivause@gmail.com

    • Susannah May 13, 2016 at 1:46 am #

      Thanks so much for having this page, very helpful.
      We got an email from Lori: Vause lorivause@outlook.com

    • Rachel C. May 23, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

      Received an email from Lori Duncan Vause: lorivause@gmail.com today.
      She is asking for plumbing services and requesting contact information.

  53. Jim May 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    I received this today, 5-11-2016 (I always Google the email, thanks for this site)

    Hello my name is Lori Vause am a professional farmer, i want to know if you can create a website for my new agricultural company and also do you accept credit card as means of payment ?
    please reply to my other email lorivause@gmail.com

    Thanks.

  54. Chris Misterek May 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

    Thanks so much for this. I just received the same email from Sharon Kane. I’m in Phoenix, AZ. Here’s the email:

    Greeting’s i am Sharon Kane i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment because i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located here in state and the company is based on CINNABON CLASSIC ROLL,MINIBON,CINNASWEETIES,CINNABON STIX,CINNAPACK,SIGNATURE BLENDED BEVERAGES,SIGNATURE BEVERAGES OVER ICE,E.T.C so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?

  55. Jerry Mercer May 16, 2016 at 10:06 pm #

    Just got the same text message from the number707-232-7608. When I aske how they got my name they said from Google search. I asked “Josh Mary” a couple other questions like how complex the site was and the response was a request for an email address. Such evasive tactics are a red flag. I texted back that it smelled fishy and I was not interested.

  56. Aileen May 17, 2016 at 12:47 am #

    Thanks so much for making up this list! We’ve received an email from Florence Parker – florenceparker9@gmail.com, who is already on your list, and I’ve also received a text message from Helen Banks who isn’t yet on your list: Bhelen283@gmail.com 504-252-0668. In both situations they seem really bent on figuring out if we take credit cards….also in a huge rush!

  57. Kurt Rahlfs May 23, 2016 at 12:35 am #

    Good job! I got a suspect email and googled the name and here I am. Saved time in checking this “person” out. THANKS!

  58. Kevin May 24, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

    I received a request from Josh Mary at joshmary22@gmail.com last week, I’m still in contact with this joker.

    “This is Josh Mary, I am hearing impaired. can you handle website design for new company and do you accept credit card payment?”

    Really bummed to see it’s just a scammer, any suggestions of how I can mess with him?

  59. Rosa June 2, 2016 at 3:20 am #

    Thanks a lot for this post guys! You just saved me a lot of time and a good money. This scam hit my inbox today from Lori Duncan Vause: lorivause@gmail.com.

    When I requested more information about this project all I got was evasive answers, so I immediately Googled this and found this post.

    Thanks for sharing.

  60. Mark June 14, 2016 at 9:22 pm #

    This is what I got from the “Sharon Kane”…….
    “Hello,This is Sharon, please i would like to know if you are available for kitchen remodeling and if you do accept credit card as payment, kindly get back to me soon and i can forward you the job details, Thank you.”
    -sharonkane310@gmail.com

    I googled her email address and came across this website. Everyone please be careful who you reply to.

  61. kyle woods June 18, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    Does anyone know what their aim is?
    Are they trying to steal money?

    • Azunga June 20, 2016 at 10:53 pm #

      It’s a charge back scam. They ask you to send money to a third party then charge back the card.

  62. Daphne June 18, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    It looks like they’re extending to emailing life coaches. I just got this from larrybarry740@outlook.com who you listed above:

    Hello, Am Larry Barry, i would like to know if you are a life coach and if you do accept credit card as payment??i await your response back

  63. Emmanuelle June 19, 2016 at 12:36 am #

    Thanks for the scam alert! Just got one of those:

    From: Lori vause
    lorivause@outlook.com

    Hi my name is Lori Vause I want to know If you can design a website for me which is going to be agricultural and also If you accept credit card?

    Thanks

  64. Matt Hoelscher June 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    I am a life coach and marriage counselor. I just got a new version of the scam via email. Thank you for this post and this thread!

    — Matthew Hoelscher

    Marriage Coach

    ==========================================

    i will like to know if you work in the areas of spiritual direction, relationships,parenting, and stress management??

    I will like you to know the coaching is for 5 ladies in my family, so I want you to get back to me with total estimate for 2 times in a week 5 (Females) for 5 weeks and i want the session to be 2 hours, so i will like to know the total cost for the service asap

    Basically i’m currently in the hospital right now due to my health issue and i’ve been advice to stay off internet and cell phone am just contacting you now cause i want to secure this appointment for my family as a surprise to console them and keep them busy while am undergoing my surgery so i hope you can handle them very well??

    sharon bright 21yrs…..linda scott 23yrs………rose john 18 yrs……puala jack 24yrs…..shawn wiston…..25

    • Aubrey Parks August 7, 2016 at 12:57 am #

      So upon receiving an email from a guy named Chris McConell, I had do some research. Something wasn’t sitting quite right. Sure enough, I stumbled across this page, simply by entering his email into google. It’s the same exact e-mail that Matthew posted:

      Hello my name is Chris Mac,i would like to know if you are a life coach, if so!! i will like to know if you work in the areas of spiritual direction,relationships,parenting, and stress management and Anger management, And also do you accept credit card payment ?
      Phone 4047211076
      Email chrismcconell1222@gmail.com

      He also mentioned he was hearing impaired and in the hospital. Glad I found this and my intuition was right!!

      • Lori December 8, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

        Thanks for posting this. I got suspicious and googled his email, chrismcconell1222@gmail.com and found your post. Seems he’s branched out to gyms now.

        “Hello my name is Chris. I will like to know your available to do lesson, also I want Flexibility, Strength, and Mobility for my young adults, hope you can handle that for me and what your price? And also do you accept credit card payment?”

        “Thanks for your respond, I have 4 peoples that i want them to do that, Cathy20, Mary22, Bob18, Ben20, i want them to do group lesson for 3 days per week for 1 month an hour lesson, can i have the grand 3 days per week for one Month i want them to start on the 20th, Fri, Mon, and Wed, They will be available in the afternoon and evening, let me have the grand estimate.”

  65. PR June 23, 2016 at 7:58 pm #

    I got a live one right now: 903-494-2455
    Going by Mr. Mark

  66. Mark Spivey July 1, 2016 at 9:45 am #

    Thanks Guys,
    Received both these emails for my web design service and decided to Google “Larry Barry Kola nut” and came up with your post. I had no intention of giving money to anyone in any form, but the most annoying is thinking I might have a customer (and taking time to prepare a quote) when obviously I do not – a straight out time waster for me.
    Offending email was from Larry Barry

  67. David July 9, 2016 at 8:09 am #

    Well done for posting the email addresses. I received one that seemed a quite legit enquiry about getting some life coaching, the reply when I asked for more info was this;
    will like to know if you work in the areas of spiritual direction,relationships,parenting, and stress management and Anger management??

    “I will like you to know the coaching is for 3 ladies in my family, so I want you to get back to me with total estimate for 2 times in a week 3 (Females) for 5 weeks and i want the session to be 2 hours, so i will like to know the total cost for the service asap
    sharon bright 21yrs…..linda scott 23yrs………rose john 18 yrs…..I am presently recuperating from the diagnosis of lung cancer and I will undergo surgery in a couple of days so i’m in the hospital receiving intensive Care.

    Hopefully to hear from you soon
    Best Regards,
    Larry Barry. ”

    From the initial email , they seemed focused on payment and whether I accept credit card. I googled his email address and your page came up. So thanks again for posting. Saved me wasting any more time in communication with him/her/them!

  68. Nitin July 15, 2016 at 5:44 am #

    Thank you so much for this post which saved me a lot of time and efforts.

    We got this from: mathewbensoniyanu488@gmail.com

    mathew benson

    ——————————

    1st Email:

    Greeting’s i am Mathew Benson i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment because i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located here in the state i want you to understand am going through illness situation at the moment because of my diagnosis of lungs cancer which i will be under going surgery soon and and the company is based on CINNABON CLASSIC ROLL,MINIBON,CINNASWEETIES,CINNABON STIX,CINNAPACK,SIGNATURE BLENDED BEVERAGES,SIGNATURE BEVERAGES OVER ICE,E.T.C so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me?

    ————-

    2nd Email (Reply):

    Thanks so much for the time and understanding God bless i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .. http://www.cinnabon.com… the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site. Note:
    (1) I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    (2) I want only English language
    (3) I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as http://www.bestfastmeal.org
    (4) You will be updating the site for me.
    (5) I will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    (6) I want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    (7) My budget is $5000 to $10,000
    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1)An estimate
    (2)What your full name please?
    (3)And will like to know if you are the owner?

    ———————————————-

  69. chris July 20, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

    just got this in australia, it looks like they have changed from web design to fishing.
    Your Name
    larry barry
    Preferred Contact Number
    0487392921
    Email Address
    larrybarry740@outlook.com
    Your Query
    Hello this is Larry Barry how are you doing today and i would like to know if you are available for Fishing Charter,do you accept credit card as mode of payment?..are you the owner?

  70. MPP July 20, 2016 at 10:33 pm #

    Add kaiton.james2020@gmail.com to the scammer list

  71. Aniekan July 30, 2016 at 1:43 am #

    Thanks fir sharing, below is what I received… It started with a request if I accept Credit Card payments which I declined.

    Subject: Re: Life Coaching Program
    Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:02:44 +0000
    From: Larry Barry
    To: ajw

    i will like to know if you work in the areas of spiritual direction,relationships,parenting, and stress management and Anger management??

    I will like you to know the coaching is for 3 ladies in my family, so I want you to get back to me with total estimate for 2 times in a week 3 (Females) for 5 weeks and i want the session to be 2 hours, so i will like to know the total cost for the service asap
    sharon bright 21yrs…..linda scott 23yrs………rose john 18 yrs….I am presently recuperating from the diagnosis of lung cancer and I will undergo surgery in a couple of days so i’m in the hospital receiving intensive Care

    Hoping to hear from you soon
    Best Regards,
    Larry Barry.

  72. LC August 2, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    David Powell 972-483-4313 dp367387@gmail.com

    And the next day, the exact same hearing impaired text from

    Richard Jameson 850-631-4329

  73. Mansi August 17, 2016 at 11:46 am #

    Just got a mail from Scott Willson

    Name :scott willson
    Compnay : farmnet
    Email :swillson656@gmail.com
    Website URL : farmproduct.net
    Phone no:- 406 404 3695
    Country: United States
    State: california

    Message:
    Hello! I hope this e-mail finds you well! This is scott willson. I would love to know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me ASAP so i can send you the job details. Regards scott willson New Century Imports http://www.agroamerica.com 406 404 3695 Farmsproducts.net

  74. Tiffany September 1, 2016 at 5:09 am #

    I received the same sort of email from “chris mcconell” chrismcconell1222@gmail.com

    Here is a snippet of our email correspondence:

    Good to hear from you, I’m an hearing-impaired and i am looking for 15th or 20th of October, but i don’t know maybe the date is open, if the date is open with you that would be okay, also what is your accurate cost for 5 hours service? I will be giving you the name and the address of the event, Also, what type of card do you accept?

    Photo size i want, get back to me with the accurate cost.
    4×6
    5×7
    8×10
    11×14
    16×20 and 3 portrait of my family

    Regards,
    Chris
    _____________________

    In another email he changed the venue from San Francisco to Oakland. Right away I thought something was fishy- so I googled, came across this site- thank god. I even reduced my services fee and included more of a package discount for him. Anyway, here is the rest of our correspondence;
    _____________________

    chris mcconell
    8:41 PM (1 hour ago)

    to me
    Thank you so much for your full package of services and i really appreciate you for taking your time to elaborate them to me. The venue name and address is The Diamond Banquet Hall 10 Hegenberger rd Oakland, CA 94621 1-5 pm is the time for the Event. I am okay with the cost of your service. Does that include processing fee + tax because i would need you to do me little favor, i have a little issue with the payment of the event planner, the event planner of the party told me she doesn’t have a credit card machine so i will need you to do me the favor to add her fee together with your fee she has to receive $1200 for the booking of the venue and sum other things that need to be set, so i will like you to get back to me with the total cost so that i can make the payment today. I’m also giving you a tip of $100 if you can do this for me.
    Get back to me ASAP so that i can authorize the payment from my end.

    Respectfully,
    Chris

    Tiffany

    Hi Chris,

    The total doesn’t include paypal’s processing fee which would be $15.24. If you elect to “Send money to a friend via paypal online, there will be no additional fee. It would be a flat $500 charge.
    There is no tax on services- This is california law.

    I’m not sure I understand your request, also the venue has changed to Oakland now?
    That is so strange… Why would you want me involved with the event planner? We are separate entities.
    So your communications brought up some red flags in my mind- I googled your email and guess what- I’m not an idiot. You’re a scam artist. Stop wasting my time. & you might want to change your email and approach to scamming service providers such as myself.

    Here’s the link to the article- might as well give it up —> http://portlandwebdesignanddevelopment.com/web-design/web-design-scam/

    Lose my information and cease contact.

    Best,

    Tiffany
    Light Illusions Photography
    lightillusionsphoto.com
    Traveling portrait services.

  75. beandata September 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

    Company : none
    Email : cynthiajames0147@gmail.com
    Website URL : wear.us , goodwear.us , cynthiachoicedesign.com
    Phone no: 9293364302
    Country: United States
    State: NY, Ohio, VA

    message: Hello my name is Cynthia James ,please i will like to know if you do Web design and if you accept credit card as a means of your payment?

  76. Daniel October 14, 2016 at 4:11 am #

    I just got a suspicious enquiry for my coaching services from moruarichardgilbert@gmail.com

    when I responded they sent this:

    5 females coaching session: 1 hours sessions daily for 2 days per week for 5 weeks. “Stella Bright 21yrs, Linda Scott 24yrs, Rose John 23yrs, Puala Jack 24yrs and Sharon Wilson 25yrs”. I want you to understand that i’m securing this appointment for my family as a surprise gift to console them and keep them busy while am undergoing my lung cancer surgery in some weeks time and i do hope you will handle them very well because i need a perfect job done. I want you to get back to me with the total estimate for the service and also the times and days for the session that works best for you.

  77. JILL F. October 24, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

    Just received one from a David Powell, both text and email.

    9724834313
    Hello, My name is David Powell. I got your information online for dance classes. I’m organizing a surprise dance (like flashmob) for my daughter’s wedding, So i want you to teach the Bridesmaids choreography. Let me know if you can do this?

    Regard,

    dp367387@ gmail.com

    Thanks for the response. Wedding is on the 12th of Nov. The ladies are local. There are 7 Bridesmaids(all ladies) and i want them to choreograph a song by “John Legend” titled “All of me”. I want lessons to be at your studio. I’ll prefer Tues&Thurs 11-1pm, if that’s okay with your schedule. Though the ladies are fully committed to this training, so their timing is pretty flexible. They are not professionals and have no experience in dancing. What is the total cost for 2 hour rehearsals twice a week for 3 weeks? Actually I don’t have a particular style in mind so i want you to help me choose a suitable one. I trust your judgement on that considering it being your field of expertise. I was thinking of this version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2CYedstsiY if the original won’t work. Point is my daughter loves the song so i’m doing this for her. Does the total cost include studio rental fee? What is your full-name, your cell phone and studio address for the private transport driver i’m organizing to locate your place when they are coming. Can i make reservation with my credit card? Cause i won’t be coming in with the ladies due to my current health status. I’m currently under intensive care in preparation for my surgery. I’m doing the booking since the whole surprise is my idea and i will be responsible for all payment.

    Regard,

    (I at first thought the text was real but when I got the email I became unsure.)

    • mona February 1, 2017 at 3:49 am #

      Got this EXACT email from a James Lloyd. When I told him I don’t accept credit cards, communication stopped!

    • Miho June 7, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

      I got exact same mail from David Powell dp367387@gmail.com

  78. Tina October 30, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

    Thank you for posting this. I knew from the minute I got the first email that it just didn’t sound right at all (call it gut instinct)! I played along for as long as I could, tried to do my best to assume they are legit, but kept my guard up and then I heard those words “I need you to do me a favor” and that she “was in ICU” (yeah, she emailed me while she was in ICU). I knew my hunch was right! Here’s most of the thread:

    from: rstark1969@gmail.com

    Hi

    I would like to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment?

    Regards,

    Robin Stark
    _________________________

    Hi Tina

    Thank you for taking time to write me back. I’m so sorry I haven’t try to call you, kindly understand that I’m hearing impaired and I will be communicating via text and email, I hope this isn’t going to be a problem? I have small scale business which I want to turn into large scale business now it located in KY and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so I need a best of the best layout design for it. I hope you can handle that for me. Check out this site: http://www.agroamericatrade.com/, I will be happy if you can give me something like that excluding the video. The site would only be informational, so I need you to give me an estimate based on the site I gave you to check out. The estimate should include hosting and I want the same page as the site I gave you to check out. I have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.

    Note:

    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site I gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I don’t have a domain yet but I want the domain name as starksfarmproducts.us
    3. you will be updating the site for me.
    4. I will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    5. I want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    6. My budget is $4000 to $5000

    Kindly get back to me with:

    I. An Estimate

    II. Cell-Phone Number

    Regards,

    Robin Stark
    ___________________________________
    Hi Tina

    Thank you for taking time to write me back. Below is my answers to your questions. I hope it helps for you to provide the estimate on time.

    1. Yes, I will go with 3years
    2. I will like the domain privacy included
    3. I found your contact on local business directory.
    4. Yes, I hope you can have it done before then.
    5. You will get the graphics and logo immediately we work on the payment and ready to start the project.
    6. English and Spanish.
    7. 2751 Fitzgerald Industrial Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42104
    8. 502-625-8177
    9. Go with the numbers of pages that will make the job look good.
    10. I don’t have a social media account yet. Do I need to get one?

    I will be looking forward to read from you about the estimate. Thank you!

    Robin Stark
    __________________________________
    Hi

    Thanks for your response. I’m okay with the estimate and I want to proceed so I will be depositing $1,000.00 using credit card so work can commence ASAP. I understand the text contents and logos, are among the crucial elements needed to get this project start. In that case, I need you to do me a favor. The reason I need this favor from you, is because the consultant does not have the facility to charge my credit cards and I am presently admitted to an ICU, awaiting surgery, so I have no means to pay the consultant. I hope you can please consider helping me out here. I’ll await your respond about that. Thanks and God bless you!

    Regards,

    Robin Stark

  79. Sharon E November 2, 2016 at 8:50 pm #

    We got one here – I explained we were very busy but once a technician was available we would have one do a site visit –

    Thanks for the reply Sharon, have experienced burglary in the past at my former house months ago and i have decided to get a security cameras in my new house that i just bought here in the state,I would need you to install 6 HD quality cameras with DVR system in my new house and here is my address in 106 Beverly St, Portland, ME 04103. i don’t know much about i security cameras but my house is a 3 bedroom and 1 baths, is 1,502 sqft and i will want like 2 indoor enclosure cameras with lens in the living room and in the kitchen i also want 4 IR day and night bullet cameras all around my compound,and also i will like to be able to view the camera remotely on my laptop so i will want you to get back to me with the total estimate for the camera prices and installation.

    Thanks.

    Lori Duncan
    loriduncan89@aol.com

    —–Original Message—–
    To: loriduncan89
    Sent: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 6:17 am
    Subject: Survey for Security Cameras
    Hi Lori,

    We’d like to have a tech come to your home to do a survey so we can provide a quote for security cameras. Would you be available tomorrow the 3rd at 1pm or something in the timeframe of tomorrow afternoon? The tech who is most familiar with this type of work is available in Portland tomorrow. Please let me know if tomorrow will work and if not perhaps you could provide alternative dates/times that will work better for you.

    Thanks
    Steve

    From: Lori Duncan [mailto:loriduncan89@aol.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 12:36 PM
    Subject: Re: Survey for Security Cameras

    Good morning
    am currently in the hospital my doctor placed me on rest ahead of my surgery and am planning to move into the house in the 13th of November and i want everything ready before then so i want you to give me estimate base on the information i gave you then my house agent will be available when you are ready to work.

    Lori Duncan
    loriduncan89@aol.com

    Lori – Would your house agent be available for the site survey? We cannot do a quote unless we have access to the
    location where the equipment will be placed. Please advise – This needs to be done sooner than later if you want an install by November 13th – we are extremely busy.
    Thank you!
    Sharon

    Havent heard a word since my last email -!!!

    • Glenn March 14, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

      I just got the same one:

      From: lori duncan [mailto:loriduncan89@outlook.com]
      Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 10:48 AM
      Subject: Website: Contact Form

      Good morning,

      My name is Lori Duncan and am hearing impaired. I just bought a new home and i will like to confirm if you install security cameras and also if you accept credit card as forms of payment ?have a great day and God bless you, i hope to read back from you soon.

      Regards,
      Duncan.

      From: lori duncan [mailto:loriduncan89@outlook.com]
      Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 4:00 PM
      Subject: Re: Website: Contact Form

      Good evening,

      Thanks for the reply, have experienced burglary in the past at my former house months ago and i have decided to get a security cameras in my new house that i just bought here in the state,I would need you to install 6 1080p quality cameras with DVR system in my new house and here is my address 35310 Roger Ave my house is a bungalow and built with brick and there are attic space to make things easy i don’t know much about security cameras but my house is a 3 bedroom and 2 baths, is 1,344 sq ft and i will want like 2 indoor enclosure cameras with lens in the living room and in the kitchen i also want 4 IR day and night bullet cameras all around my compound,and also i will like to be able to view the camera remotely on my laptop so i will want you to get back to me with the total estimate for the camera prices and installation.

      Regards,
      Duncan.

      From: lori duncan [mailto:loriduncan89@outlook.com]
      Sent: Monday, March 13, 2017 5:32 PM
      Subject: Re: Website: Contact Form

      Good evening,

      Thanks for the response, am currently in the hospital my doctor placed me on rest ahead of my surgery and am planning to move into the house on the 25th of April and i want everything ready before then and for my alarm quotation i will want my master bedroom door and 2 windows protected along side the living room door and 2 windows making it 2 doors and 4 windows and also two smoke detectors and two carbon monoxide detectors to the alarm quotation , my budget for all installation is $4,000 to $5,500. so i want you to give me estimate base on the information i gave you then my house agent will be available when you are ready to work.God bless you.

      • Sha July 19, 2017 at 1:20 am #

        I work at a restaurant and we just got an email from this Lori Duncan. She likes to close the email with “God bless” and use “Duncan.” for signature. Glad to confirm that this is a scam. The email she is using is Loriduncan2571@gmail.com

  80. Chris November 18, 2016 at 12:01 am #

    Just got this in the email box….

    On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 2:51 AM, Mark Collins wrote:
    Hello, how are you doing today? I’m Mark Collins, I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do accept credit cards ?
    Regards,
    Mark Collins
    ………………

    On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 11:40 AM, mascaroc . wrote:
    Hi Mark,

    ….simple reply asking for more information
    ………………

    Here is the job details i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in CA and the company is based on importing and exporting of crude Oil such as petroleum, gasoline, oil and gas so i need a best of the best layout design for it. If yes, make me proud
    Sample of what i needed .http://www.med.govt.nz/…. the site is informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.

    Note:
    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as aramidecrudeoil.com
    4. You will be updating the site for me.
    5. I will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. I want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    7. My budget is $5,000 to $10,000

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) An estimate….
    (2) Your cell phone number….
    (3) And will like to know if you are the owner of the company….
    (4) Where you are located….
    (5) What type of credit card do you accept for payment…..

    Regards,

    Mark Collins

  81. Paulette Long November 29, 2016 at 6:58 am #

    I wasted my time on a proposal but had no other correspondence that included the credit card scam. Probably because I told him I did not accept Credit Cards only checks and electronic payments via Quick Books. I guess he figured he could still work me somehow.

    The email was the same as ones above. Wish I knew that then. Now I do. Never again!

    BTW it was a Robert Jonas this time.

    Thanks!

  82. BR December 19, 2016 at 5:17 pm #

    Got this one: “Hello, I am Thomas Nicolas i need know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment ?”

    From Thomas Nicolas scohol20@gmail.com

  83. Zeus December 31, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

    Received the same scam, started with text, then tried to do a call with him, but connection kept dropping. Then switched to email back and forth. Wasted our time

    Scammer info used on me:
    davidgreogery@gmail.com
    (504) 535-5808

    I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in CA and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as cassava, kolanut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.

    Note:

    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.

    2. I want only English language

    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as TNtopfarmproduce.com

    4. you will be updating the site for me.

    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.

    6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.

    7. My budget is $2500 to $5000

    Kindly get back to me with an estimate. Thanks

  84. S January 4, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

    I got an email from a chris mcconell to my business asking for my services. They asked the classic question if I accept credit card payments. What tipped me off immediately was the poor grammar and use of language.

  85. BV January 9, 2017 at 5:33 pm #

    I just received this email from joekelly1417@hotmail.com. I thought something was weird about it, because they asked for my email address and I received this via email. I did not respond.

    ——
    Hello
    How are you doing today? my name is Joe Kelly I’m a retired Surgeon in the Army. Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan, I read about your moving service on a business directory I would like to know if you can do Moving for my old apartment and will you be able to get me an estimate? Also what to know if you accept all major type of credit card for payment? and also want you to get back to me with ur Email address so i give you my Moving details Thanks i hope to hear from you soonest.

    Regards,
    Joe Kelly

    ——-

  86. Robert Suryan January 13, 2017 at 5:51 am #

    Sharon Kane seems to be a popular one. I had something similar to this a year ago, but that time they were blind and want a home theater (LOL) and wanted a favor of me to charge an additional $6000 to their credit card and pay their movers $4800.Same scam.

    “From: Sharon Kane

    Subject: security camera installation

    Hello my name is Kane and am hearing impaired, I just bought a new home and i will like to confirm if you install security cameras and also if you accept credit card as forms of payment ? have a great day ahead and i hope to hear back from you soon.

    Regards,
    Kane.”

  87. Hovhannes Hovakimyan January 13, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    Mark Collins

    Here is the job details i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in CA and the company is based on importing and exporting of crude Oil such as petroleum, gasoline, oil and gas so i need a best of the best layout design for it. If yes, make me proud
    Sample of what i needed .http://www.med.govt.nz/…. the site is informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.

    Note:
    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as aramidecrudeoil.com
    4. You will be updating the site for me.
    5. I will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. I want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    7. My budget is $5,000 to $10,000

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) An estimate….
    (2) Your cell phone number….
    (3) And will like to know if you are the owner of the company….
    (4) Where you are located….
    (5) What type of credit card do you accept for payment…..

    Regards,

    Mark Collins

  88. nate January 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm #

    just thought id through it out there hes trying every type of service. we are a computer repair and security system installation company and he wanted cameras installed. was fishy from the begging so i decided to play along and see where it goes.
    his email is dave scott davescott2324@gmail.com

    classic scammer been all over the web for years…

  89. PD January 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

    Just googled the email and this website came up, I am copy and pasting the email here, I am a home security company:

    Good afternoon,

    My name is Lori Duncan and am hearing impaired. I just bought a new home and i will like to confirm if you install security cameras and also if you accept credit card as forms of payment ?Happy new year and God bless you, i hope to read back from you soon.Please reply to my other email loriduncan89@mail.com

    Regards,
    Duncan.

  90. Nick Vaughn January 25, 2017 at 10:53 pm #

    Just got this yesterday. Googled her email as it did not sit right with me. We are a GC in the Kansas City metro.

    sharonkane310@gmail.com

    Initial email to me:

    Hello,This is Sharon, please i would like to know if you are available for kitchen remodeling and if you do accept credit card as payment, kindly get back to me soon and i can forward you the job details, Thank you.

    My response asked for additional details of the project plus contact information and home address.

    Response:
    Thanks for your reply back….I just purchase the house for my mum here in the city, while i want all the house bathroom/kitchen renovation done because have been looking for a good Contractor that can go into the house and write me an estimate quote for it and also when are you going to be free to go into the house to get me the estimate?

    Thank you all for starting this as I was quickly able to read through some details and will no longer waste time on this individual

  91. Luis February 20, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

    I jus t received the same message:

    Hello am Adriane nice talking to you on text msg, Here is the job details

    I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in Town and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible http://www.dupont.com/industries/agriculture.html the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.
    Note:
    1. I want 20 of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as
    premiumfarmproduce.com
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. how many weeks it will take you to get the site ready?
    7. My budget is $4000 to $10000

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) an estimate
    (2) your cell phone number
    (3) And will like to know if you are the owner ??

    • Luis February 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

      Adriane (518) 310-6919

  92. Annie H March 2, 2017 at 7:13 pm #

    Our dance studio has received 2 of these scams. One from brownmatthew096@gmail.com and one from matthewschwartz308@gmail.com

    Hello,this is Mr Matthew.I got your information online for dance classes.I’m organizing a surprise dance (like flash mob) for my daughter’s wedding, So i want you to teach the Bridesmaids choreography.Let me know if you can do this

    In both instances, the teacher contacted them and they didn’t want to pay via paypal and were in the hospital and wouldn’t be able to come in in person.

    I also recently received this request from laxgilandon2@gmail.com:

    how are you doing today? This is Gilando Singleton, Are you available for Ballet Lessons? and do you accept credit card for payment? i will also like to know if you are the owner or manager?? kindly get back to me as soon as possible.

    He also sent this response:
    Thanks for the quick response, Actually i am hearing impaired, that’s why I’m reaching out via email right now. I can pay for extra credit card charges, I want to organize Ballet Lesson for my kids on the 20th of February twice per week, it’s gonna last for 8 weeks.

    Here are their names and ages below

    Aimee Singleton 17yrs
    Anita Singleton 13yrs
    Rhonda Singleton 18yrs
    Mercy Singleton 15yrs
    Jennifer Singleton 11yrs

    Actually, they have no idea about Ballet lessons, and i want them to be the best among your student,Also i want to know if you can give them private lesson in group and i want you to know that this is a Surprise package for my children.. Kindly let me know the total cost so i can schedule an appointment for them. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks.

    Very strange!

  93. The Foggy Lemon April 10, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

    You have a new message:
    Via: https://www.thefoggylemon.com/
    Message Details:
    Name Cole Mayer
    Subject Website Design Needed
    Message Hello, how are you doing today? My name is Cole Mayer, I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me… so i can send you the job details.Thanks Mayer
    Email colemayer007@gmail.com
    Sent on: 8 April, 2017
    Thank you!

    I reponded asking him to call me… this was his reply:
    Thanks for getting back to me, I have business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in SC and the company is based on importing and exporting of Salon Equipment such as Dryer,hair cream,Weavon,Hairdressing,Clippers, i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible.http://govliquidation.com… I have a private consultant that has the text content and logo for the site. the site would only be information, so i need you to give me an estimate.

    I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as
    C.MSALON
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of 3 months.
    7. My budget is $5000 to $10,000
    8.Give me your personal cell phone number
    9.Are you the Owner
    I’m sorry that I’ve to do this right through the Email because I had a tumor in my left ear canal and it’s affecting my hearing & having an earache on both ears. My doctor advises me to avoid using a cellphone or headphone at the moment till after my surgery, which is why I can’t call you to give you more details.Thanks

    I responded to him after reading this website lol I am going to see how far this goes just because I have nothing better to do :)

  94. Andy April 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

    I’ve got a new one the other day. And I am having a lot of fun work him. He pulled the “I have cancer” card and since I just lost my mom, aunt and uncle to cancer, I’m going to ruin him. Does anyone know where I can download some ransom ware or a way to send him to a site where he would get a nasty virus? I’m thinking I could get his IP address too and scare him a bit somehow. I’d rather infect his computer though so he can’t keep doing this. Or just waste a massive amount of his time. Any ideas? The lesson here: don’t mess with a developer and don’t lie about having cancer.

    Here was his name and address. he was pitching a fashion store front.
    Timothy Roy Bush

  95. John Spinuzzi April 28, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

    Here’s another one to add to your list:

    michaeljacob400@gmail.com

    Same scam, incl. kola nuts!

  96. Bob May 4, 2017 at 8:37 pm #

    And yet another Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa SCAM :

    karlwethington161@gmail.com
    (720) 378-8962

    ( Google Voice txt: Hello My name is Karl Wethington i will like to know if you can handle web design for a new company ? and also do you accept credit card ? )

    I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in city and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.
    Note:
    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check

    excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as http://www.premium-farm.biz
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    7. My budget is $3,500 to $8,500
    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) An estimate
    (2) And will like to know if you are the owner ?
    (3) Your cell number

    Have a*´¨)
    ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ *Great Day

    Thank you

  97. Andy May 9, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

    I have a mobile DJ service and I’ve gotten two of these looking to “book down” a DJ for a wedding on such and such date. We have a budget of 1300 dollars, do you take credit cards. 1st time luckily I was booked already and sent back an email to that note, two weeks later I get the same email different name and different wedding date.

  98. Susan Waterman May 10, 2017 at 10:05 pm #

    received one last year from Lori Duncan. Just received another from :

    fernando vaquez
    E-Mail: fernandovaq52@gmail.com
    Subject: security camera installation
    Message: Good afternoon,

    My name is Lori Duncan and am hearing impaired. I just bought a new home and i will like to confirm if you install security cameras and also if you accept credit card as forms of payment ?have a great day and God bless you, i hope to read back from you soon.Please reply to my other email loriduncan89@mail.com

    Regards,
    Duncan.

  99. Carla May 18, 2017 at 4:09 am #

    Im a dance teacher and David Powell did the same thing, wanting private lessons for his daughters wedding, hospital, hearing impaired- wanted me to download Authorize.net or Intuit to pay

  100. Connie Brand May 31, 2017 at 12:47 am #

    Got another one today!

    “Hello i’m Darren Blake.
    I will like you to handle website design for a new company I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in MN and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agricultural products such as Chilly,Garlic, Ginger, Cumin,Pepper,Saffron,Nutmeg. kindly bear with me I just had an ear surgery and I have been advised to stay off the phone till I’m fully recovered. That is why I am contacting you via email for now. But we can text each other if you are okay with that. And do you also accept credit card and what type?
    I will need your Company address, email address, name and Phone Number also as soon as possible please.

    Regards,
    Darren”

  101. JT Holt May 31, 2017 at 4:45 pm #

    Here is another alias to add to the same scammer:

    Name: michael jack
    Email: michaeljack400@gmail.com
    Subject: web design needed
    Message: Hello i am michael i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment ? i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me?

  102. mike Cornwell June 1, 2017 at 6:27 am #

    This is about 4 th or 5th time I got this Again Good Day..I am Michelle Walter I’m hearing impaired, I need a DJ service book down for my upcoming Wedding July 8. 2017. Our budget is approximately $1,300. Let me know if you are available and Okay with the price and do you accept credit card as form of payment??

  103. Rachel June 8, 2017 at 7:11 pm #

    This is happening in the UK now I’m so glad I put this email address in google to check it out

    I’m a freelance dance teacher and had this conversation today. The Red flags – claiming to be in hospital with a hearing impairment (so unable to speak on the phone) – not giving me details of location and asking for my full address – saying he can only pay by credit card and asking me to sign up to a legitimate service called ‘intuit’ – have continued the conversation to try and gather more information but obviously not giving details.

    First email sent 7th June 2017 – from David Powell

    Hello, My name is David I got your information online for dance classes. I’m organizing a surprise dance (like flashmob) for my daughter’s wedding, So i want you to teach the Bridesmaids choreography. Let me know if you can do this?

    Regard,

    MY REPLY

    Hi David

    Thank you for your email, that’s a lovely idea for your daughter’s wedding.

    To get an idea of whether I can help you can please answer the questions below.

    What date is the wedding?
    How many bridesmaids would be involved?
    I’m based in South East London but can travel, whereabouts are they all based/ where can they travel to for the lessons?
    Do you have a song/theme for the dance in mind?
    Is there someone amongst the bridesmaids who I can coordinate with?

    If you’d like to speak over the phone to clarify more details you can call me on 07875001931. I’m available to speak this afternoon after 4.15pm.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Warm wishes

    BIG RED FLAGS IN HIS RESPONSE BELOW

    Thanks for the response am only available via email or text due to my hearing problem okay. Wedding is on the 7th of next month. The ladies are local. There are 10 Bridesmaids(all ladies) and i want them to choreograph a song by “John Legend” titled “All of me”. I want lessons to be at your studio. I’ll prefer Tues&Thurs 11-1pm, if that’s okay with your schedule. Though the ladies are fully committed to this training, so their timing is pretty flexible. They are not professionals and have no experience in dancing. What is the total cost for 2 hour rehearsals twice a week for 3 weeks? Actually I don’t have a particular style in mind so i want you to help me choose a suitable one. I trust your judgement on that considering it being your field of expertise. I was thinking of this version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2CYedstsiY if the original won’t work. Point is my daughter loves the song so i’m doing this for her. Does the total cost include studio rental fee? What is your full-name, your cell phone and studio address for the private transport driver i’m organizing to locate your place when they are coming. Can i make reservation with my credit card? Cause i won’t be coming in with the ladies due to my current health status. I’m currently under intensive care in preparation for my surgery. I’m doing the booking since the whole surprise is my idea and i will be responsible for all payment.

    Regard,

    MY REPLY

    Hi David

    Thank you for your email. It’s completely fine to communicate via email thank you for explaining.

    That’s a very beautiful song, I can certainly create something special for the bridesmaids to perform.

    Just to clarify I don’t have my own studio, I hire spaces to accommodate my clients. When you say that the bridesmaids are local, can you specify which area of London you mean? Would Greenwich be a good location?

    Pending confirmation of studio booking I can do 11.30am-1.30pm on Tuesdays and 11am-1pm on Thursdays starting on Tues 13th June.

    My fee is £60 per hour but I can offer 12 hours of teaching for £680. You can pay half now to reserve the booking and the remainder will be due before the final session on 29th June. I will absorb the cost of the studio hire in my fee.

    I’ll send you an invoice with my details for making a bank transfer and will send details of the studio once you’ve confirmed all the details above.

    RED FLAGS AGAIN IN HIS REPLY

    Everything sounds good with me, but i can only pay with my card It will be more convenient for me if you can run my card with other merchant maybe your bank merchant will be more preferable ,because my broker advice me not to run my card with Venmo or Pay Pal, Square ,sorry for any inconveniences it might cost you ..you can set up Intuit card merchant on your mobile phone and you connect it to your bank account ..it will just take few minute to take to download to your mobile phone and it good to run credit card its easier and faster

    UGH SO UPSET ABOUT THIS!!!

  104. Prem July 5, 2017 at 10:23 pm #

    I am a photographer in the Orlando area. I had a “Larry Sean” contact me via text asking me to shoot his family reunion. There would be five families needing individual portraits and a number of candid shots. Budget is $1700 and, oh, do you take credit cards? I was naive to ‘his’ scheme so far. Oh, what credit card services do you use for payments?–Square Register and PayPal…um…do you think you could apply for a different merchant account?

    After several days of working through the application process for one payment company, I inform him I’m ready to accept his payment. I spend time writing up a contract for services.

    Then…he tries to spring the trap. The event coordinator is not able to take CC payments. Could he overpay me and then could I send the overpayment to the event coordinator to the tune of $2200, plus my deposit and $100 in tips for my time doing this.

    Starting to smell a rat.. Um…no… I would be happy to photograph your event, but I am not comfortable being the middle man in paying other companies for your event. After several times more insisting that I take the payment and me refusing…..radio silence.

    All that time spent writing up contracts, looking up additional equipment costs, texting the ‘client’, applying for an additional credit merchant account….wasted.

    • Azunga July 6, 2017 at 12:29 am #

      @prem At least you didn’t go through that whole process and loose $2200 as well. I recommend anyone and everyone Google the name or email address of any potential clients.

    • TitanioDesign October 9, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

      yes me too, we spent time writing the contract hahahaha, I hate them

  105. Vince July 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

    I am a developer for Creative Concept Industries and this site helped me spot these scammers. Here is the latest in this series:

    This is Derek Alfred, I will like you to handle website design for a new company I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in MN and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agricultural products such as Chilly,Garlic, Ginger, Cumin,Pepper,Saffron,Nutmeg. kindly bear with me I just had an ear surgery and I have been advised to stay off the phone till I’m fully recovered. That is why I am contacting you via email for now. But we can text each other if you are okay with that. And do you also accept credit card and what type?

    Thanks

  106. Sam July 25, 2017 at 10:00 pm #

    simon4shawntee@gmail.com (SCAMMER)

  107. Laura Muniz July 28, 2017 at 1:19 am #

    Received a similar scam. Asking to book a full event from venue to entertainment for a surprise anniversary party with a budget of $8000, asked right away if I take credit cards. He did talk to me on the phone, very broken English and bad connection. After feeling uneasy I asked for a copy of their ID and credit card. They told me nevermind lol

    Mitchaell Mabo
    Maboreje3@gmail.com
    812-329-0706

  108. Cri56 August 2, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

    Received this text message from 812-329-0706:

    Good Morning, Am Mabo.I need you to plan & coordinate my 20th years marriage anniversary plz let me know your availability on the 19th of August, 2017?

    Scam?

  109. Kim August 4, 2017 at 9:29 am #

    THANK YOU! Just got this same exact email and felt wrong about it but now I know why. Email was from John Roy – johnroy490@yahoo.com

  110. Mark Mitchell August 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

    Simon’s attempt at scamming me today.

    Name
    Simon Shawntee
    Phone
    (000) 000-0000
    Email
    simon4shawntee@gmail.com
    How did you hear about us?
    Google Search
    How Can We Help?
    What can we help you with?
    New Website
    Tell us about your project or ask any question you might have about our services
    I have business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in SC and the company is based on importing and exporting of Salon Equipment such as Dryer,hair cream,Weavon,Hairdressing,Clippers, i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible. http://govliquidation.com… I have a private consultant that has the text content and logo for the site. the site would only be information, so i need you to give me an estimate.

    1. I want 20pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as S.SALON
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be providing the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of 3months.
    7. My budget is $5000 to $10,000
    8.Give me your personal cell phone number
    9.Are you the Owner

  111. Erica August 16, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

    From: joekelly1417@hotmail.com
    8/15/17
    Hello
    How are you doing today? my name is Joe Kelly I’m a retired Surgeon in the Army. Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan,Am Hearing Impaired i would like to know if you do install Garage Door ,do you accept credit card for the payment ? and i will also like you to get back to me with your workshop Address and Your Cell Phone number ASAP

    Regards,
    Joe Kelly

    ********
    Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:45:55 PM
    To: ‘Joe Kelly’
    Subject: RE: Garage Door…

    Why do you need address and cell phone?

    *****

    To: erica@*******.com
    Subject: Re: Garage Door…

    Nothing for us to talk better via text msg that`s why i`m asking for us cell phone

    ***

    To: ‘Joe Kelly’
    Subject: RE: Garage Door…

    What city is service needed in?

    ***

    To: erica*****.com
    Subject: Re: Garage Door…

    Knoxville, TN

    ***

    To: ‘Joe Kelly’
    Subject: RE: Garage Door…

    Whats the address and phone number, what problem are you having with your door?

    ***
    From: Joe Kelly

    i want you to do the job on Garage Door get it installed and Window & Repair in the house i just bought a 3 Bedroom in the city it’s a new house so i need the Garage Door Services., i will like you to do me a favor due to my sickness in the hospital for my surgery due to my lung cancer and i will be very glad if you can handle everything for me,but i will love to come back to reside at the new home so i will like it to be fix before i arrive

    I will be paying for the inspection of the property for proper handling and estimation Please do provide me with the total cost for of the Garage Door and Window service, i will like to make a deposit of $1000 for the inspection and estimation of the property

    House Address:10459 Wellington Chase Ln,
    Knoxville, TN

    i will be making payment as soon as possible because i have less time but the most important thing here now is that the keys you will use in entering the house and do some checking are still with the initial owner and i have text-ed him and he got back to me that they will send the keys to the contractors that will handle the Garage Door which will be you and you will need to do me a little favor about the initial owner so you can gain entrance to the house ?

    Thanks
    Joe

    ***

    Like really…I knew from the first email this was a scam but would feel bad if it was a legit person that couldn’t hear well…

  112. Ivan August 18, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

    Here is a recent one:

    > On Aug 17, 2017, at 7:52 AM, gabriel carlos wrote:
    >
    > Hi good morning I’m Gabriel I will like to know if you can handle website design for a new company?
    >
    > Thank you

    NEXT EMAIL >

    On Aug 17, 2017, at 8:18 AM, gabriel carlos wrote:

    Thanks for your swift response here’s the job details i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in CA and the company is based on importing and exporting of crude Oil such as petroleum, gasoline, oil and gas so i need a best of the best layout design for it. If yes, make me proud Sample of what i needed .http://www.med.govt.nz/…. the site is informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.

    NEXT EMAIL >

    On Aug 18, 2017, at 8:47 AM, gabriel carlos wrote:

    I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs i want only English language i don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as aramidecrudeoil.com You will be updating the site for me i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site, i want the site up and running before ending of next month,my budget is $5,000 to $10,000 Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) An estimate….
    (2) Your cell phone number….
    (3) And will like to know if you are the owner of the company
    (4) Where you are located….
    (5) What type of credit card do you accept for payment.

    Regards

  113. Jerry August 30, 2017 at 11:41 pm #

    Thanks for the heads up. Received the same email earlier today (take credit card?, need website, $7500 budget). I asked him to call me to discuss.

    Called from 812-329-0706. I asked him how he heard about the agency and said he found us on Yelp. The nam/email used was Mike Papaya. – mikepapaya10@gmail.com

    We are in Plano, TX.

  114. USCompuTech August 31, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

    Just received an email from simon4shawntee@gmail.com

    Name – Simon Shawntee
    Email – simon4shawntee@gmail.com
    Phone – 0000000000
    Message – Website Design Needed
    Hello, how are you doing today? My name is Simon Shawntee, I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me… so i can send you the job details.Thanks Shawntee

  115. USCompuTech August 31, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    and another one from June 19 2017

    Name – Simon Demetrice
    Email – simondemetrice007@gmail.com
    Phone – 0000000000
    Message – Website Design Needed
    Hello, how are you doing today? My name is Simon Demetrice, I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me… so i can send you the job details.Thanks Demetrice

  116. World Flux Production September 1, 2017 at 7:25 am #

    Email 1:
    Name : Simon Shawntee
    Email Address : simon4shawntee@gmail.com
    Subject : Website Design Needed
    Message : Hello, how are you doing today? My name is Simon Shawntee, I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me… so i can send you the job details.Thanks

    Email 2:
    Thanks for getting back to me, I have business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in SC and the company is based on importing and exporting of Salon Equipment such as Dryer,hair cream,Weavon,Hairdressing,Clippers, i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible. http://govliquidation.com… I have a private consultant that has the text content and logo for the site. the site would only be information, so i need you to give me an estimate.

    1. I want 20pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as S.SALON
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be providing the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of 3months.
    7. My budget is $5000 to $10,000
    8.Give me your personal cell phone number
    9.Are you the Owner

  117. Daniel Yantis September 5, 2017 at 2:01 pm #

    On Sep 5, 2017, at 12:27 AM, michelle walter wrote:

    Hello I’m Michelle Walter hearing impaired, I need a DJ service book down for my upcoming Wedding September 23. 2017. Our budget is approximately $1,600. Let me know if you are available and Okay with the
    price and do you accept credit card as form of payment??

  118. LY September 14, 2017 at 2:42 am #

    Just got this email from Marybarban2016@gmail.com

    “Hello, My name is Maria Graciela I would like to know if you’re available for web design and do you accept credit card as Method of Payment?, I would have love to talk to you on the phone in regards of the Service needed but I am hearing impaired So i can only be reach via Text or Email. I hope you Understand.

    Thank you and God bless you
    Maria.”

    So glad this web post exists, and thank god I googled just out of curiousity. Don’t let yourself get scammed and always do your research!!

  119. USCompuTech September 27, 2017 at 11:59 pm #

    Name – Simon Shawntee
    Email – simon4shawntee@gmail.com
    Phone – 0000000000
    Message – Website Design Needed
    Hello, how are you doing today? My name is Simon Shawntee, I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me… so i can send you the job details.Thanks Shawntee

  120. WPBEAST October 2, 2017 at 8:53 pm #

    I got a similar email today :)

    EMail: mikepapaya10@gmail.com
    Postal Address Provided: ​2291 pipestone​ ​Ct​ ​Orlando​ ​Florida​ ​32818​

    Thanks for your response i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in city and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.
    Note:
    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as http://www.premium-farm.me
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    7. My budget is $3,500 to $8,500
    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) An estimate
    (2) And will like to know if you are the owner ?
    (3) Your cell number

    Have a*´¨)
    ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ *Great Day

    Thank you
    Mike
    812) 329-0706

  121. Juan Fernandez October 2, 2017 at 9:30 pm #

    They just keep coming…

    Watch out for these guys, don’t give them your cell.

    -Juan

    From: monica morgan
    Subject: Re: WEB
    Date: October 2, 2017 at 11:41:47 AM PDT
    To: Us

    Thanks for your swift response Pat,

    Here is the job details :

    I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in city and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible http://www.agroamerica.com the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.
    Note:
    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as http://www.premium-farm.me
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    7. My budget is $5,000 to $7,500

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) an estimate
    (2) your cell phone number
    (3) And will like to know if you are the owner ?

    Best Regards
    Monica

  122. TitanioDesign October 9, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

    I want to add other email address–> peter brown JAMESWALTER8000@GMAIL.COM

    They ask you if you are the owner
    They ask you right away about the payment process

    Thank you.I have a business that i want to turn into standard business is base on teetwhitening so i need a best of the best layout design for it. i need you to check out this site but https://pearlywhites.comi need something more perfect than this if its possible. the site would only be informationa, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.
    Note:
    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as Jamesteetwitening.com
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want th e site up and running before ending of this month.
    7. My Budget is $4000 to $7000
    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) an estimate
    (2)Your cell phone niumb
    (3) And will like to know if you are the owner ??

  123. Jonathan Miller October 10, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

    Thank you for posting this! I heard from “Mick Christian” today. He was looking for a psychotherapist.

  124. Volk October 10, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

    Just received the same email, but from a Monica Morgan. monicamorgan28@yahoo.com

    The only reason I found this post was because the entire email was too sketchy and I decided to google the number they called from to make sure.

    I don’t even understand how this scam would work with a marketing firm as you would have to be an idiot to send them a money order check of $1,000. I think this scam is meant to target desperate web developers and I hope no one falls for it.

    Good luck, everyone!

  125. Joe Bui October 16, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

    Got this in my email today:

    Name: Simon Shawntee
    Email: simon4shawntee@gmail.com
    Phone: (000) 000-0000

    Website Design Needed
    Hello, how are you doing today? My name is Simon Shawntee, I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me… so i can send you the job details.Thanks Shawntee

    I never get these types of emails…so a simple Google search led me here.

    Also, scams are going on in Craigslist, I got a project offer, and it looked legit, the scammers are getting better and better, be careful out there!! Fortunately for me, I also scrutinize everything know a days and when something is off I follow up just to make sure, and sure enough it was a scam.

    Hope this helps

  126. Angela October 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

    Heard from this guy today:
    Simon Shawntee
    1-650-761-1864

    12:44 PM (3 hours ago)

    to me
    I have business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in SC and the company is based on importing and exporting of Salon Equipment such as Dryer,hair cream,Weavon,Hairdressing,Clippers, i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible. http://govliquidation.com… I have a private consultant that has the text content and logo for the site. the site would only be information, so i need you to give me an estimate.

    1. I want 20pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as S.SALON
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be providing the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of 3months.
    7. My budget is $5000 to $10,000
    8. Are you the Owner

  127. MMA October 27, 2017 at 7:42 pm #

    She’s back — monicamorgan28@yahoo.com website design request – and SCAMMER.

  128. Maria October 30, 2017 at 11:25 am #

    received the same, but do not understand the purpose of such spam

    I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in city and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible http://www.agroamerica.com the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.
    Note:
    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as http://www.premium-farm.me
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    7. My budget is $5,000 to $7,500

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) an estimate
    (2) your cell phone number
    (3) And will like to know if you are the owner ?

    • Azunga November 3, 2017 at 10:20 pm #

      The follow up to this email, when you reply with answers, asks you to wire a third party money to release materials, photos, etc. Then they cancel the credit card transaction or the card is found to be stolen and the money isn’t given to you. Then you’re out the money you sent to the third party.

  129. Rwgt0su November 3, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

    Davepowell963@gmail.com sent us a request almost exactly like this scam yesterday. Beware. It’s now an aerial furniture company and he wants to meet us in person, lol. Graphic designers be warned.

  130. Ken November 9, 2017 at 8:37 pm #

    Just received this scam inquiry on 11/7/2017. Going to play along with these idiots. More and likely it’s coming from a far away country since these emails are being generated in the wee hours of the morning. Their English is atrocious

    Hello Ken, Thanks for your prompt respond and am glad to hear from you. I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in KY and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. I hope you can handle that for me. Check out this site: http://www.agroamerica.com, I will be happy if you can give me something better than this if its possible. The site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out. The estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out. I have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.

    Note:

    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as soamsbj-ky.com
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    7. My budget is $3000 to $4000

    Kindly get back to me with:

    I. An Estimate

    II. Cell-Phone Number

    Regards Ben.

  131. Jerome Williams November 9, 2017 at 9:53 pm #

    Got one from Simon Shawntee Demetrice 10 minutes ago and the message is a carbon copy (BCC rather) of another in this thread. I always research potential clients and lookie here, now I’m in a scam prevention support group lol.

  132. Melanie November 10, 2017 at 1:00 am #

    Uff thank goodness I found this and other blogs revealing the truth about these scammers. First E-mail I got from them was in August 2017 it read:

    Thanks for your swift response and l have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in city and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.farmhopethrive.org/…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.

    Note:
    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as abxijefarmproduce.org
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    7. My budget is $4000 to $10000

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) an estimate
    (2) your cell phone number
    (3) And will like to know if you are the owner ??

    Thank you

    ——

    I felt it to be fishy and did not even bother replying after that. Never heard from them since then. However, 11/05/17 I got a text for web design request. I had replied to their initial inquiry only to get this(which triggered my memory to that email):

    Thanks for the message, I have a small scale business which I want to turn into a large scale business, now it located in Alaska and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so I need the best layout design for it. Would be pleased if you could, I will need you to check out this site but I need something more perfect than this site if its possible.http://www.agroamerica.com… the site would only be informational, so I need you to give an estimate based on the site I gave you and should include hosting and I want the same page as the site I give you, so check it out and I have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.
    ——————

    To me it sounds way too similar to the email wording even though the URLs are different and certain words have been changed/omitted. What do you all think? I have received advice to just keep going along and see if I get the same results you have but not sure if it would safe to do so.

    • Azunga November 10, 2017 at 1:33 am #

      @melanie It’s the same scam. Don’t waste your time.

  133. Mark A. November 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

    We got the same scam offer from shawnteedemetrice@yahoo.com with the salon import export business.

    She used the wrong example site though. She said she wanted a site that looked like
    http://govliquidation.com.

    Must have gotten her scam pretexts mixed up.

    I kept trying to get a phone consultation so that I could help her from getting scammed, lol.

  134. Tiger November 12, 2017 at 3:02 am #

    Good morning I’m Monica I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards?

    Thanks Monica

  135. David November 14, 2017 at 6:19 pm #

    simonshawnteedemetrice@gmail.com

    contacted me today regarding web design

    scam.

    Your Name
    Simon Shawntee Demetrice
    Your email
    simonshawnteedemetrice@gmail.com

    Phone
    0000000000
    Website
    http://govliquidation.com

    Message

    Website Design Needed

    Hello, how are you doing today? My name is Simon Shawntee Demetrice, I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me… so i can send you the job details.Thanks Demetrice

  136. Jose Maldonado November 15, 2017 at 5:49 pm #

    Thanks for the info!!!
    Just got this same phishing email from: rebeccahias@outlook.com

    Good Day, My name is Kenethan James I could have love to give you a call but am in the meeting that’s why i send an email to you . Well i got your contact among the best web design on Facebook I will like to know if you do web design and do you accept credit card as payment, If yes Here is the job details

    I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in OR and the company is based on importing and exporting of crude Oil such as petroleum, gasoline, oil and gas so i need a best of the best layout design for it. If yes, make me proud So i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?.

    Sample of what i needed https://www.nzog.com the site is informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site. also But concerning the payment i want you to understand that im having problems with Pay Pal and Square charging my credit card through these days. Do you have a Flint merchant or you can download it so that we can make the payment smoothly without problems, hope to hear from you soon thanks.

    Note:
    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as bestfarmproduce.com
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. I will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. I want the site up and running before end of next month.
    7. My budget is $3000 to $5000

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) An estimate
    (2) And will like to know if you are the owner of the company?

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