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These Spam Customers/Criminals are Getting Out of Control

WARNING:  Any small business online if you have an email or cell phone listed you may get this text or email:

hi can you do a website for me i have all the content already and i know what i want it to look like.  can you send me a proposal and do you take credit cards?

Next, you will write back that it sounds great and would like to have a call and they will respond something like:

i’m hard of hearing and in the hospital.

What they want you to do is they will pay with a credit card a HUGE amount, then they want you to write checks back to the people who supposedly wrote the content, etc.  Yea – they are stealing. They are giving you a stolen credit and then they are stealing from you. I have been getting these texts and emails for over a year not, but now they are getting really out of control – they have big balls now!!  Read on!

DO NOT FOLLOW THEM DOWN THIS RABBIT HOLE

They just tried to rip off my step father by sending him a REAL check for $3,370, asking him to cash the check and keep $370 and send back to them $3,000 because they wrote the check for too much. When he responded that they had to deal in money order, they replied immediately:

You are stupid

So he sent back and emoji of an American Flag.  That ended that.

 

Here is a recent conversation I had via email with one of these scammers..  Warning signs:

  • “I need a best of the best layout design” (First, no one calls is layout design that’s weird and I need best of the best is just stupid talk)
  • “Can you handle that for me?” (Of course I can HANDLE this for you no one asks that question ever.  Do you ask the grocery store if they can handle selling you some ice cream?)
  • “i need something more perfect than this” (No one describes a website like this and they capitalize proper nouns!)
  • “i have a project consultant” (They want you to pay them out of the money they give you)
  • “My budget is xxx”.  (No one tells you how much they have to spend off the bat)

BE WARNED!!!!!  Don’t engage with these criminals!!!


 

From: Jason George <jasongeorge040@gmail.com>
Date: Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:58 AM
To: Jennifer Carello <websites@techcarellc.com>
Subject: Inquiry

I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in FL and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com… . the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site

1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
2. I want only English language
3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as (topfarmproduce.market)
4. you will be updating the site for me.
5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
7. My budget is $4000 to $6000

Kindly get back to me with an estimate.
Thanks

Best regards
Jason


 

My Reply:

Hi Jason

Thank you for contacting us regarding your website I took at look at the AgroAmerica site and this looks pretty straigtforward. Would you have time for a 10 minute phone call today? After this I could put together a proposal for you.

Please let me know the best time and number to call you today

Jennifer Carello


His Answer:

I would like to talk to you over the phone,But i am a hearing impaired

And currently in a hospital.

please kindly get back to me with the proposal

I’ll be making the payment with my card.

Thanks

Best regards

Jason.


Oooooooh now I get it. Now I know what rabbit hole we are going down. This is SO TYPICAL!!!!!!  My Reply:

OK good luck in the hospital call me when you get out


And, his answer?  Here you go they are totally OUT OF CONTROL!

From: Jason George <jasongeorge040@gmail.com>
Date: Friday, July 28, 2017 at 9:14 AM
To: Jennifer Carello <jcarello@techcarellc.com>
Subject: Re: Inquiry

You can come suck my dick in this hospital. 


Wow.