Sunday

Watch Out for International Order Scams!

Hello,
How're you?I want to place an international order from your company to our store in Australia.I want to know if you can ship internationally and accept credit card as a form of payment?I'd love you to reply me back and we can proceed further.
Eagerly await to read back from you and we can proceed.
Thank you and God bless you.
Yours
Marta Smith

I got this email and actually responded to ask what she wanted to buy and got another email which listed over $2000 worth of my products!  Now I am really suspicious!

Hello,
Thanks for your reply back.I can't wait to have your lovely products in our store for my customers.
below is the items i want to order for and will want you to get back to me with total cost +shipping cost and i can provide you my credit card for you to charge and have my order ready and i can carry your product in our new inventory for our numerous customers.
MY ORDER...

Hope to read back from you with the total cost and we can proceed and finalized my order.
God bless you
Marta Smith

This is the address and email she used:

MY ADDRESS FOR THE SHIPPING QUOTE..
450 Anzac Parade ,Kingsford,
Sydney
 NSW 2032,
Australia

mamamist at yahoo.com 

Doesn't sound very Australian does she? She wanted me to charge more than the products are worth and send her the difference.  A little telling wouldn't you say. 

Hello,
 Thanks for your reply back.I'm more than comfortable placing my order thru this medium and will want you to get back to me with the total cost plus using via UPS,FEDEX and DHL 2-3 days express shipping and you can charge my credit card manually and everything can be sorted out asap.
I will wait to read back from you and we can proceed further to the payment of my order.
God bless you
Thanks

Here are some links to check out before answering these types of emails:
http://www.wahm.com/forum/archive/t-414227.html  
http://homebasedbusiness.com/forum/topics/beware-of-international-order



http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3454

One site said they Googled the address and it was a newsstand!

When in doubt about an order be sure and do a web search for their name and email address.

2 comments:

Colleen said...

Wow...Great catch! You did well to pick up on the "red" flags. There are so many scammers out there...unbelievable! Talk with you soon!

Blessings,
Colleen

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