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ProDave

This has to be a scam, but I can't figure out how?

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ProDave

This email just landed in my in box

 

"Hello,


 I would like to get a quote for complete Restoration Refurbishment Service in my newly bought apartment and also carry out some major renovation works in the garage and a new garden.


Also some part of the roof needs to be changed.


Kindly get back to me if you are available for any of this jobs so i can send you pics of the property and location for work to be carried out.

Kind regards

Barry"

 

Doesn't sound right to me so I will ignore it. I just wonder how the scam might work?

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roys

Curious as well!

Is the job near by?

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Badger

I've already had one of these emails and it went in the trash an as I suspected it myself 

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ProDave

Is does not say where. We don't have many "apartments" that have their own roof, garden and garage around these parts.

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Murdoch

I’ve had that email too !

 

and ignored it too

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Geoff1946

Only thing I can imagine is that if you ask for further information they will send you files containing trogan horse, (etc), virus.

 

Also, if three members have had it, that suggests it's something to do with the forum (?).

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Andy™
34 minutes ago, Geoff1946 said:

Only thing I can imagine is that if you ask for further information they will send you files containing trogan horse, (etc), virus.

 

Also, if three members have had it, that suggests it's something to do with the forum (?).

 

doubt its the forum. ive had almost identical emails too but not at the email address uses here

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kerching

Poor english

too few details

spam phishing

bin it

end of

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ProDave

My guess is, if you reply to this, you will be sent some dodgy files, and you are more likely to open them and unleash a virus than you would be if you were not expecting something.

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Risteard
17 hours ago, ProDave said:

This email just landed in my in box

 

"Hello,


 I would like to get a quote for complete Restoration Refurbishment Service in my newly bought apartment and also carry out some major renovation works in the garage and a new garden.


Also some part of the roof needs to be changed.


Kindly get back to me if you are available for any of this jobs so i can send you pics of the property and location for work to be carried out.

Kind regards

Barry"

 

Doesn't sound right to me so I will ignore it. I just wonder how the scam might work?

 

I got the same e-mail the other day. Didn't sound believable to me but I responded in case to ask for further details. Given that you've had an identical e-mail it's obviously fake.

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Murdoch

I don’t think this forum sent them .... but maybe somebody got our emails addresses from this forum?

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Tony S
1 hour ago, Murdoch said:

I don’t think this forum sent them .... but maybe somebody got our emails addresses from this forum?

 

The one reason I advise against putting e-mail addresses on open forums.

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M107

Yes I had it also..............and binned it without opening.

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Sharpend

Are you all using same email server address ? Bt, yahoo, gmail, etc? 

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ProDave
1 hour ago, Sharpend said:

Are you all using same email server address ? Bt, yahoo, gmail, etc? 

my email is based on my domain name and the server hosted by the domain host. I don't use "generic" email addresses.

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Andy™
2 hours ago, Sharpend said:

Are you all using same email server address ? Bt, yahoo, gmail, etc? 

 

nope. own domain & server

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Risteard
3 hours ago, Sharpend said:

Are you all using same email server address ? Bt, yahoo, gmail, etc? 

 

Own domain also.

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Murdoch

All of our details are included publicly on this forum.... if you have added your details in the find an  electrician area

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Sharpend

Yes good shout Murdoch, that's more than likely it?

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binky

I've been getting loads of those lately, lucky me! 

 

Things that make me suspicious:-

 

no contact details like a phone number

no address of property

no footer to email - especially for suppossed business

'click on' file link

poor english

flattery in the text and general style of the email. Something like 'you are so wonderful we would like to use your incredible services and have lots of property to upgarde'  - too good to be true, coz it's spam!

when I reply asking for information and details to be sent by an attached PDF file I get no response.....or 'click-on' file link having specifically asked them not to send these.

 

And if they are really stupid, email address doesn't match the name in any way, or appears to imitate a legitimate business - check firms website and email address is totally different.

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