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    Just thought I'd post a quick warning about an email I got this evening. It reads as follows:

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I'm interested to order from your company. Before we go any further, please
    let me ask you these questions:

    - Do you ship worldwide to Singapore?
    - Do you accept Mastercard or Visa?

    For those I will responsible for the fees.
    I think that wouldn't be a problem as I am sure that you can ship via DHL
    or UPS and that you have a merchant account to accept Credit Card payment,
    but once again, I just want to make sure. Please respond immediately so
    that I can start ordering.
    I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Peter Lee

    I was a bit suspicious of it (not least because it's the middle of the night in Singapore!) so I googled the email address and found it was included on a website reporting credit card fraud. Needless to say I won't be responding! Thought I'd post it on here in case it's doing the rounds. Handcrafted Sterling Silver Jewellery Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads
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  • #2
    I'd recommend anyone who gets a similar style email do exactly what you have done and google the name/address/text or whatever as nine times out of ten if it's a **** it'll show up.
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    • #3
      Oh, yes - I get so many of these from faraway places, offering to buy or sell. It's just not worth the risk to even think about folowing them up...

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      • #4
        Many thanks for the warning.
        I've never thought to google an email address! Silly really as I google odd looking phone numbers shown on my caller display - I've found loads of hard sell co's that way and know not to answer that number if it calls again!
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