Register free!


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-16-2013, 09:45 AM
AI Inc's Avatar
AI Inc AI Inc is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 22,049
Anyone else heard from George , oops I mean Eric , Maybe

George Adams <adamsg5409@gmail.com>



7:16 AM (1 hour ago)














to me










Hello Sir,
I'm Eric McNiel,I have a special items i'm inquring about and i want it special ordered for me so i decide to look your company up on the yellow pages and decide to drop you an email with all i want, I'm interested in Hunter sprinklers and below are the types and quantities.

Hunter I-20-00 Ultra Shrub Rotor @Qty: 50pcs
Hunter I-20-06 Hunter 6" Pop Up Adj Arc w/Plastic Riser @Qty: 50pcs
Hunter I-20-12 12" Pop-up Rotor Adjustable Arc @Qty: 50pcs
Hunter I2004R - Adj Arc w/Check Vlv Reclaimd Watr @Qty: 50pcs

Those are the types and quantities i want your company to special order for me, How long will it take you to get it for me? What kind of credit card do you accept as payment? I need these order in 4 weeks time so let me know if you will be able to get it within 4 weeks and also e-mail me back the total cost for the whole order include sales taxes and without freight as it will be picked up from you. Thank you and i look forward to your reply soon.

Regards!
Dr. Eric McNeil
Jane Farms & Poult.
1720 E Indiana Highway 214
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: +1219-221-9201
E-mail: erics00077@gmail.com
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-16-2013, 09:51 AM
DanaMac's Avatar
DanaMac DanaMac is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Somewhere in the state of CO
Posts: 13,096
I haven't gotten one of those in a while. Phishing scam.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-16-2013, 02:11 PM
RhettMan's Avatar
RhettMan RhettMan is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,461
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaMac View Post
I haven't gotten one of those in a while. Phishing scam.
Posted via Mobile Device
what exactly IS this e-mail message?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-27-2013, 06:08 PM
DanaMac's Avatar
DanaMac DanaMac is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Somewhere in the state of CO
Posts: 13,096
Just received the same email again today from George (Eric). Friggin idiots.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-27-2013, 07:05 PM
RhettMan's Avatar
RhettMan RhettMan is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,461
why not mark up 3.5x and make the sale?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-27-2013, 09:07 PM
DanaMac's Avatar
DanaMac DanaMac is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Somewhere in the state of CO
Posts: 13,096
Quote:
Originally Posted by RhettMan View Post
why not mark up 3.5x and make the sale?
It's a phishing scam. I have gotten the exact same email, or other ones similar with a different name but for the same parts, for the last 5-8 years.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-27-2013, 09:43 PM
RhettMan's Avatar
RhettMan RhettMan is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,461
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaMac View Post
It's a phishing scam. I have gotten the exact same email, or other ones similar with a different name but for the same parts, for the last 5-8 years.
but, what is phishing?

in other words, what is the e-mail sender's (supposedly non-apparent) goal that he hopes to acheieve?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-27-2013, 10:03 PM
Will P.C. Will P.C. is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 943
Think of it as 'fishing' for info that may be used in a rogue way. Usually personal information.

1. No such place as Jane Farms or physical adresss.
2. Phone number used MagicJack which is commonly used for spoofing]
3. Clues in the actual email

Dont click on any links or anything in the email
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-27-2013, 10:20 PM
Dave does lawns Dave does lawns is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 260
do a google for "Dr. Eric McNeil"
__________________
David Long
Dave Does Lawns Ltd.
Lawn Care & Yard Maintenance Services In Edmonton Alberta
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:12 PM.

Page generated in 0.07653 seconds with 9 queries