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10-11-2012 06:42 PM  5 years agoPost 1
ShankBones

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We receive these via fax and email a few times a month but in different scenarios, keep in mind that our auto body repair shop is in California and we never reply to them, but they keep coming.

So where is the benefit to these people for a scam?

Hello,

My name is evangelist, David Brown how are you doing today hope you are fine. I would like to know if you do body repair, because my wife had an accident with my 2007 Cadillac Escalade truck on her way to New York to visit her beloved mother. I want the truck tow back to your shop here in state, so you can do the body repair for me. Can you handle that for me? And there is no insurance involved am paying personally for the repair also the tow guy will have it dropped to your shop for the body repair by this week or next week. So please get back to me if you are ready to handle this for me, so I can tell the wrecker to go ahead and tow it down to your shop. I will need your ship address so the wrecker man can locate your shop easily when they arrive. I will be looking forward to your response.

Please Kindly reply me back via my email because I want the car to be tow to you before the week runs out, so I can only be reach via my email for now for more details about the truck.

at: (davidbrownltd@gmail.com)

Thank you,

Evang. David Brown

"Whats Right is Right and Whats Wrong is Not Flying"

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10-11-2012 06:54 PM  5 years agoPost 2
RCHSF

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Scam, to get your e-mail address, and home address, and any other info they can.

They get all this info and sell it to other people to spam, and send you offers in the mail, and all kinds of bad stuff. Avoid it!!!

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10-11-2012 06:58 PM  5 years agoPost 3
Ronald Thomas

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Scam...he can ONLY be reached by email???? BS!!!!

Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!

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10-11-2012 07:00 PM  5 years agoPost 4
mr dan

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One thing I can tell you is this.. I've been in the construction trade for well over 24 years (Concrete),it was advised to me as I was coming up in the trade of two things you never want to do regarding my trade.. One Never bid or do tennis courts, and Two, never do work for a church!
Reason? Tennise courts have the tightest tollerances in trade!
And two:
A church and or Evangelist, allways want the work done for free!

In your case, I know your into body repair but the same holds ture for you, if its not a scam it will turn out bad for you if it is indeed a real request, these cats allways want the work done for the blessings of god. To be honest, it sounds like a scam but who knows?

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10-11-2012 08:20 PM  5 years agoPost 5
beidle99

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I had a evangelist call my home and cell phone a few years ago when I worked in the Hotel Industry asking if I would comp a room for a family that attended his church. He got my info my calling the hotel and asked for the name of the GM to write a letter. My desk clerk gave him my name and he used what ever means possible to get my info. First he called my home and when my wife answered, she told him you must be crazy and hung up. He then proceeded to look up my cell and call me non stop until I answered. Which was at least 12 minutes of a 15 minute gas truck A-main. I was hot when I got off the stand and I proceeded to rip him for being such a a$$.

Who raised the ground since I took off?

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10-11-2012 09:41 PM  5 years agoPost 6
RappyTappy

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I can find any address in google, not that hard to get info, especially business info. Tell him the name of your shop and to google the address himself. Or just 419eater.com him lol.

More than likely they are trying to get the vehicle there, repaired and towed away without paying, or maybe the vehicle is stolen or whatever.

Back when I first started in the RC biz, I got scammed when I was a retail beginner. Guy called up on Sat to the shop, said his boy cousin's birthday was Sun and he was out of town. So he gave me a card number over the phone and all info the shop usually needed and said he'd have a courier come pick it up. Well they did and about a month later a chargeback from a stolen card and the phone was set up with the stolen persons identity too and there was a host of other businesses that got scammed in the area. There was multiple other times after that even where they tried it on us again as well as other scams. BTW, it was always the rc cars that were trying to get scammed on.

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10-12-2012 02:02 AM  5 years agoPost 7
TheRickster

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In the next correspondence he will more than likely want you banking info so that he can transfer funds from his bank directly to yours..

Rick

If in doubt lean it out . We don't do this to save money, we save money to do this

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10-12-2012 02:48 AM  5 years agoPost 8
cannibal440

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what he could possibly be doing is getting you to agree to having it towed there. after which he will say the tow driver requires money before delivery via western union or paypal. what he will do is get your email address and send you a fake email from paypal saying he deposited money. lets say the tow bill will be for $800. the email will be saying he deposited $1200 and you can have $400. after which the tow company will email you (another fake) asking for $800 payment. ive seen this on craigslist. ive seen every form of scam being in computer forensics. in all honesty i am amazed and not really suprised at the caliber of people who fall for this. somewhat proper english is key. If you think its a scam...just KEEP speaking with them. most of the time you will quickly see a lapse in their english ability.

only way ill ever make the jack is if i work at a cheese factory

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10-12-2012 04:13 AM  5 years agoPost 9
AWittleWabbit

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Don't even reply!

Just mark it spam and forget it.

The anglo name and the horrendous grammar is trouble waiting to happen.

Heli-itis sufferer.

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10-12-2012 05:08 AM  5 years agoPost 10
Stephen Born

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Do not respond.

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10-12-2012 05:43 AM  5 years agoPost 11
u8mydog

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Somewhere along the way I read how the scam works. I just can't find the original source.

It goes something like, once you accept, they need money for some unexpected reason, and then the threats start if you don't pay.

It's the same scam as: you are selling something on fleabay, someone over-seas wants it and will pay the shipping, then there's additional costs, and they start emailing threats with FBI letterhead.

..blades../b400/trex500/rap30/knight50

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10-13-2012 04:46 AM  5 years agoPost 12
Gearhead

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""Is This Yet Another SCAM??""

let me tell you something,

any Email that starts with "how are you doing today hope you are fine">>>>>> IS A scam

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

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10-13-2012 06:11 AM  5 years agoPost 13
ShankBones

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Yeah, I'm sure getting tired of these fax and emails from phantom customers that you never see a face or hear a voice...By looking at the grammar, I can only picture some Indonesian Scammer on the other end with nothing better to do but wait for a pigeon to land and corrupt someone's life by taking there information and or money.....

"Whats Right is Right and Whats Wrong is Not Flying"

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10-14-2012 03:25 AM  5 years agoPost 14
Gearhead

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LOL hey, I got an E today, it's subject is "your mom has a rap sheet",, I didn't open it

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

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10-15-2012 11:13 PM  5 years agoPost 15
ShankBones

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Here We Go Again
I just received yet another one today, this is more like one of the post mentioned earlier.

**********************************************************

Good Day,
I am writing you from Heir Hunters Company in the United kingdom; Heir Hunters probate detectives is in search of distant
relatives of people who have died without making a will; the United Kingdom government last year made over GBP18m from
unclaimed assets.

When people die intestate (without a will) and with no known relatives, their names are released by the Treasury. Every
Thursday, a list of these unclaimed Estates, the Bona Vacantia (Latin for "ownerless goods”) is published on the Treasury
Solicitor's website.

The race is then on for heir locators like us to track down the often distant relatives in line for a windfall. Repeatedly, heir hunters
pick more unusual names first, as they are easier to trace.

We came across your details while searching through genealogy database; we will be glad if you can get back to us reconfirming
your full names, date of birth, address, direct telephone number and proof of ID just for verification purposes.

Should your full details correspond with the information we have on our database, we will proceed immediately to get your claim
across to you without any delay.

Heir Hunters have handed over thousands and millions of funds to heirs who have no idea of their fortune, some of them,
Holocaust victim’s estates, whom some of their heirs tried to flee war-torn Europe, but did any of them survive to claim these
fortune?

We will gladly answer this question for you.

Sincerely,
Alex Hoyt
NB: Please only reply using the following 2 email accounts: alexhoyt@london.com, alex_hoyt@ymail.com

"Whats Right is Right and Whats Wrong is Not Flying"

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10-15-2012 11:28 PM  5 years agoPost 16
Stephen Born

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Delete and forget.

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10-20-2012 08:18 PM  5 years agoPost 17
Rockinar

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I was really curious what the angle on this scam was, so I played along pretending to own a body shop and emailed "David" back. I knew it had to be some type of "Im going to pay with a credit card and overcharge, and you write me a check for the amount of the overcharge" type scam. Seen this before.

Here's this guys's scam...he wants to give me "his" credit card number to charge $2,500 on it. He then wants me to keep $500 for myself as a repair deposit. Then he wants me to give the tow driver the remaining $2,000 before the car is even towed. LOLOL. Last time I checked a tow was like $80.

In a nutshel they are giving you a stolen credit card number, then trying to wash it buy giving you $2,500 of dirty money and then you give this guy $2,000 clean money and he vanishes.

The phone number for the tow driver he gave me is a Queens, NY phone number. I clearly told the guy my shop was in Texas. He did not care.I guess he's going to have to towed from NY to Texas. I guess that explains the $2,000 tow fee. LOL. I guarantee you call it and some Jamaican will answer it.

I need to think of a reply, since I have the best body shop in town he heard. LOL

Hello ,
Thank you so much for getting back to me with your email,I want you to bare with me i am hearing impaired so we will need to handle this via email for now,So since you are ready to handle the body repair for me,I will like you to contact me immediately when my car get delivered to your shop , because i have made the arrangement with the tow driver, so when you get the vehicle you can email me the estimate there is no insurance involve and i will come down to your shop in a person as soon as the repair is done to make the full payment,So when you receive the vehicle i need a perfect work on it please because according to the woman that recommended your shop to me said your shop is one of the best auto body shop in town so do you promise me a very good job on my vehicle .

Also i will need a little favor from you because i am unable to make payment to the people that will have the truck deliver to you because he dos not have merchant for now so they did not accept credit cards and i will like to know if you do accept credit cards and the favor is, i need you to handle there payment for me and i will give you my credit card to charge for the sum of $2.500 and you will deduct the sum of $500 as deposit for the body repair and send the remaining $2,000 to the tow guy who will deliver the car and once they deliver the car, you can cross check the damages and email me an estimate, so when the repair is done i will be coming down to pick up the truck and pay the balance of the repair minus $500 deposit in cash .Please get back to me if you are ready to handle this for me, so i can forward my credit card information to you for the Tow driver payment and your advance payment.

And you can also reach Mr Troy Deweever the wrecker who will be delivering the truck at 917-338-9888.

Remain blessed,
David Brown.

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10-20-2012 08:35 PM  5 years agoPost 18
Rockinar

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Here's a picture of the Escalade he sent me that his wife crashed.

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10-21-2012 01:45 AM  5 years agoPost 19
Stephen Born

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Just delete the email.

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10-21-2012 03:05 AM  5 years agoPost 20
Rockinar

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First and foremost, when writing a correspondence to you, why did he indicate he was a Evangalist? He wrote it because that is a God-fearing man, thus not wanting to inflict harm, physically, mentally, or financially. He wanted to put you at ease.
Second, the dirt email from him occurred over many weeks ago. Why is he so concerned that YOU do the work? Either you do the best work around, or they seems to be a lack of competition.
Third and final point. I went to Google, and typed in "Cadillac Escalde Crash". Guess what? That picture is plastered along with 200 other different photos, all wrecked Cadillac Escalades.
Link:
http://www.google.com/search?q=cadi...320&bih=356#p=4
Interestingly, the crash occurred October 13, 2012, but you received the email on October 11, 2012.
Link:
http://villagetattler.com/2012/10/1...richo-turnpike/
Now, I have been trying to help you out as much as I can. I told you not to respond to his email, because he will know it is active and you respond.
You responded.
I told you to forget about it, that it was a scam.
You responded.
I now have sent you another post with imperative information, including a link to a picture he stole from the Internet.
I can do all I can do to help. Now it is up to you to figure out what you want to do.
Over and out.

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