Emails scams have been around for as long as there has been email. I’m sure all of us have been declared winners in the Nigerian lottery, but some scams are not so preposterous. Here’s one that came to my inbox just last week:
From: Kevin Lance [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:03 AM
To: Brian Clark
Subject: Qoute needed
I am Mr Keven.I am contacting your company to make an order of 16 by 7 Non Insulated Garage Doors.I will like you to get back to me with the price of 13 units the specs below including tax to be picked up at your location.I also would like you to advice me on the terms of payment that you accept.
Below are the specs.
16 by 7 Non Insulated Garage Door
I did not alter his message and as you can see, the grammar and spelling are a dead giveaway. He couldn’t even spell his name correctly from the hijacked email account. Below is a great article from the DASMA Insider on how to spot such scams and what to do if you fall victim. Please forward this message to make others aware.
As always, I encourage your comments and suggestions to further the discussion. Thank you!