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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by timb99, Feb 19, 2008.

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  1. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Got a new scam e-mail. Haven't seen this one before. Don't know anybody named Kim Stephens, by the way.

    Hello ,

    it's Kim

    If you have an account at online auction please respond I have a very attractive business offer to you. It concerns selling goods for which I have 50% discount because I work at the manufacture and as employees we can buy goods at cost price. Everything will be clear.

    You'll get 15-20% from winning bid. We can test with one-two product maybe.

    For more details please contact directly to me :

    posewaephens@gmail.com

    Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you!

    Kim Stephens
     
  2. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, also, the message subject was "It's KIM! This is my 3nd email!"

    Like that "3nd"

    Nice grasp of the English language.
     
  3. Onceabum

    Onceabum TS Member

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    There is a Kim and John Stephens who live in Pasco, Wa. Both trapshooters and quite well known in the Northwest.

    Booger
     
  4. BDodd

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    She's the pres. of the WA state association, no?....Bob Dodd

    Add. I mean the one Booger mentioned. That doesn't mean it's not a scam and coincidental name....BD
     
  5. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing the name is just a coincidence.
     
  6. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps you're wondering what the scam is. You may actually get the 15-205 commission-in fact you probably will.

    But when the winning bidder who got the counterfeit merchandise shows up at your door, Kim will be safely somewhere the other side of the world.

    This scam was revealed on (I think) 60 minutes about a year ago.
     
  7. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    Drew: Assuming that the Kim IS the person you think it is, and not a name used by someone in another country who is shipping counterfeit goods; are you saying that it is ethical to sell products you can get from your employer at an employee discount, and then compete with them by selling those products on e-bay?

    You have an interesting code of ethics.
     
  8. Jerbear

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    Dickgtax, it was Dateline. A very good scam along with fake Visa's. Contact Google and send the webmaster the email. Google just got slapped on the hands about taking off a website dealing with the corruption in the UN. They had to put it back up.

    Jerbear... wanna buy a fork? <a href="http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d184/Jerbear1098/Gifs/?action=view&current=hillarys_coat.gif" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>
     
  9. phirel

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    It is possible that the e-mail is from Kim Che Ling who is doing business as Kim Stephens. I get telephone solicitations from individuals who have a heavy accent and I think they are from India, but there name is always John or Bill.

    Pat Ireland
     
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