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Anyone else heard from George , oops I mean Eric , Maybe

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by AI Inc, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,390

    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.

    Dr. Eric McNeil
    Jane Farms & Poult.
    1720 E Indiana Highway 214
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: +1219-221-9201
    E-mail: erics00077@gmail.com
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I haven't gotten one of those in a while. Phishing scam.
    Posted via Mobile Device
  3. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,156

    what exactly IS this e-mail message?
  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Just received the same email again today from George (Eric). Friggin idiots.
  5. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,156

    why not mark up 3.5x and make the sale?
  6. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    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.
  7. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,156

    but, what is phishing?

    in other words, what is the e-mail sender's (supposedly non-apparent) goal that he hopes to acheieve?
  8. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 965

    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
  9. Dave does lawns

    Dave does lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    do a google for "Dr. Eric McNeil"

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