A weird thing happened to me this week. I have been dabbling with some online marketing on a website called “Craigslist”. Anyway I was excited to here someone from Amsterdam wanted to order 10 of my shirts . Today I discovered that the person ordering wanted more of my personal details so that they could send money through “Storm PAY” . My “spidey senses tingled” so I did a quick google on some of the emails contents and found to my delight it was actually a Nigerian scam. It was pretty funny actually because they expected me to send them a bunch of t-shirts without going through Redbubble or PAYPAL. They wanted Tees first and money later.
Here is a copy of todays Email:
Thank you for your reply, and I want you to know that I am from Utah and also a UK Diplomat residing in London.
Am still in State now for break, but will soon be leaving back to England to resume work. I could have met you myself for face-to-face business but I don’t have chance for that such now.
I’ll be paying you through Storm-pay Online Money Order or PAYPAL.You can only use Storm Pay for payment in their Auctions. It’s secure and protects two parties in a transaction. I will like you to provide the below requirements in your reply for me to send it to storm-pay Office for payment before you ship it.
STORMPAY/PAYPAL PAYMENT INFOMATIONS
2) Full contact address:………………………….
All this information should be provided correctly to avoid wrong payment.
I will forward my wife residential address to you for shipping as soon as the payment reaches you.
I will be very grateful to hear from you soonest."
The email address was: firstname.lastname@example.org
Does anybody want to order 10 of my shirts to cheer me up?
Anybody? What about one of you millionaires driving around in your limo scanning the internet, on your N-series mobile, for new raw artistic Teeshirt talent? Can I start filling out the order for you mate?
Oh well back to the drawing board.