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Catering, Food Handling and Awareness *OnTopic* Forum to educate us on safe food handling. Not specifically for Catering or competition but overall health and keeping our families safe too.


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Unread 04-14-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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I received this from my website. I remember reading sometime in the past about a scam like this. The content of this message is very similar to what someone else posted. I have asked my website administrator to block any e-mail from this person. The body as follows:

Am in the hospital now recovering from ear surgery and i will like to let you know that the event date is 28th April 2011, 3pm .
]I will like to make an order for 300 people for my company 25th Anniversary on the 28th April 2011, 3pm and there's are the menu of the food i need below. And this is pick up order . And i want it in buffet style and wrraped individually and picking up 3pm and also i will need napkins,silverware. etc. And it will be picking up 3pm on the event date. And also the event hall is just 35minute drive to your restaurant.BBQ Beef SandwichesBBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches[/FONT]
BBQ Roast Beef Sandwiches With Sides: potato salad and chips and coleslaw.]So let me have the price per person and the estimate total for the 300 people order.

Just thought I would share as a heads up for others that might encounter this.

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Unread 04-14-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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Quote him $8,428.00 and see what he comes back with. lol I would make up an gmail address to send it from.
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I received this from my website. I remember reading sometime in the past about a scam like this. The content of this message is very similar to what someone else posted. I have asked my website administrator to block any e-mail from this person. The body as follows:

Am in the hospital now recovering from ear surgery and i will like to let you know that the event date is 28th April 2011, 3pm .]I will like to make an order for 300 people for my company 25th Anniversary on the 28th April 2011, 3pm and there's are the menu of the food i need below. And this is pick up order . And i want it in buffet style and wrraped individually and picking up 3pm and also i will need napkins,silverware. etc. And it will be picking up 3pm on the event date. And also the event hall is just 35minute drive to your restaurant.BBQ Beef SandwichesBBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches[/FONT]
BBQ Roast Beef Sandwiches With Sides: potato salad and chips and coleslaw.]So let me have the price per person and the estimate total for the 300 people order.

Just thought I would share as a heads up for others that might encounter this.

Robert
Yeah I got the same one a while back. recovering from ear surgery seems to be the big tip off.
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Unread 04-14-2011, 06:47 PM   #4
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I guess I am missing something. Whats the scam?
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Unread 04-14-2011, 07:37 PM   #5
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I'd contact the local P.D. and ask them who to contact, in case they can track this to a US address. If not, I'd play along. Get them really excited Then let them know that you have known all along...

If you get ripped off, let me know, I can help ya once I get the 457million dollars in cash that an African prince owes me.
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Unread 04-14-2011, 10:36 PM   #6
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I think it's some kind of credit card scam. Not sure though
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I think it's some kind of credit card scam. Not sure though
It is a credit card scam. Once the "customer" places the order, they want you to over charge their credit card so that you can pay their food courier via Western Union because the courier does not accept cards. Evidently the card numbers are real, just have not been reported as stolen. We get e-mails like this every couple of weeks. I've gotten a couple of the operator assisted calls as well.
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I'd contact the local P.D. and ask them who to contact, in case they can track this to a US address. If not, I'd play along. Get them really excited Then let them know that you have known all along...

If you get ripped off, let me know, I can help ya once I get the 457million dollars in cash that an African prince owes me.
FYI Local PD and FBI have no interest in this stuff.

I have been down this road. Daughter was caught in an identity theft scheme, as well as a check fraud scheme. They were not interested.

She now is a little wiser from the experience.
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Here is probably the most brilliant reverse scam prank I've read about.

it is long, but read it all, you will be very amused!

http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/
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Unread 04-15-2011, 11:30 AM   #10
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Here is probably the most brilliant reverse scam prank I've read about.

it is long, but read it all, you will be very amused!

http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/
Yes it was long, but well worth the reading . Thanks for posting.
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Totally worth reading that.
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That was an awesome read. Smiled all the way through. A little disconserting at the end though.
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Pretty neat, the guy in the white hat wins
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Classic!
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I laughed all the way through that read!!! But what happened to Jeff in the end?? HHHMMM .....
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