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February 28th, 2006, 11:17 AM #1Tis' the season for Scams
I received this e-mail:
First Name: Mike
Last Name: M[blanked]
Payable To: [guess]
Email: Note:Please contact me by phone only
City: St louis
Website located at: http://will discuss over phone
Note:I want to sign up as a affiliate person and make you a million dollars
Almost fell for it
Two thing tip me off. 1st this "affiliate person" wanted to make sure that our only communication was by phone (which isn't strange at all) but, after seeing that it's a (809) number, it gave me pause.
2nd I'm from Sacramento, Ca and the zipcode entered was also a sactown zip not from St. Louis
Shame...Shame.... new twist on a old scam. AM be aware.
February 28th, 2006, 11:24 AM #2
February 28th, 2006, 11:28 AM #3
Thanks for adding that link Michael
February 28th, 2006, 11:39 AM #4
I knew that, but had completely forgotten. THANKS for the 809 = possible phone scam reminder!!!
February 28th, 2006, 12:07 PM #5
I can imagine an AM getting a request to join their program like this one. If this Scammer was on point and fine tuned his information, he could have gotten me to call, on an off day.
February 28th, 2006, 01:03 PM #6this "affiliate person" wanted to make sure that our only communication was by phone (which isn't strange at all)
When people go to great lengths to not leave any "paper trail," something is mighty fishy, even when it isn't a phone-charge scam.
Maybe my anti-phone reputation preceeds me, because I've yet to get such a request, or anyone who didn't have at least one URL registered with SAS.There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway
February 28th, 2006, 01:24 PM #7
The phone communication part isn't strange in itself because I have a few affiliates who like having access to me by phone and prefer that I call them, but paired with this fishy info, I agree this is "extremely strange". I was saying "Torro! Torro!" when I saw this.
March 1st, 2006, 05:25 PM #8
- Join Date
- February 23rd, 2006
Tip 3 that it's a scam - A person living in St. Louis would know its in Misssouri not Michigan.