costumeczar Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 10:28pm
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I just got this one today...

Hi,

I will like you to bake me a chocolate or a strawberry cake of 5 tier that can serve approximately 250 guest or more, and I want the cake to be decorated with pink roses and the cake should be covered in fondant or butter cream and let there be an inscription be writing on one of the cake as (Chris wed Kate) and i want you to pack them in different boxes after ready for pick up. And I want you to have the cake ready for pick-up on 3third of April 2009, 11 o clock A.M. So let me know if you can fill in the date, once i have your reply i will forward all the details and the picture sample of the cake i want you to bake for me. I await your reply soon.

Thanks and God bless.
Chris Wren


Just thought I'd give a heads-up to the people who have never seen this or it's "happy married life" cousin.

The only thing I'm curious about is why they always ask for strawberry cake?? icon_razz.gif

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rezzygirl Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 12:20am
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ughh they're still trying. icon_rolleyes.gif The biggest red flag is the horrible grammar icon_confused.gif Thanks for the heads up!

drowsyrn Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 4:15pm
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It worries me that some people may be falling for it that's why they keep doing it. I hope not.

cakesbycathy Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 8:34pm
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My, my they're persistant, aren't they icon_confused.gif

solascakes Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 8:42pm
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Please enlighten me, what is this email and what is the scam.

juleebug Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 8:48pm
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Jamie (Again)
I LOVE YOUR AVATAR!!!!

tiggy2 Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 7:40pm
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They want to pay more then the the price of the cake with either a credit card or cashiers check and have you pay the delivery driver. They stop payment on the cashiers check or cancel the credit card transaction (or it's a stolen card) and you're out the money you paid the delivery driver.

Ladyfish74 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 4:02am
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Thanks Tiggy!!! I just got the same email yesterday and I figured it for a scam but couldn't figure out how they could cancel the transaction after I put it through my terminal. I see now that if it is a stolen card, then the real owner won't have to pay for it. I really had this guy frustrated. I kept asking him questions that he couldn't answer. If he emails me again, I think I'll have a little more fun. Maybe agree to do the cake and then send him to a fake address or something. icon_lol.gif

tiggy2 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 1:20pm
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Please don't give them any personal information, especially banking information! They could clean out your account.

Ladyfish74 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 2:33am

I won't. I already reported him to the FBI's cybercrimes unit. I'm just having fun making him jump through hoops answering stupid questions and sending pictures of cakes back and forth etc...I have done this before. It can be a hoot scamming a scammer. I have a rental in really bad condition that we are working on and it's in a really bad part of town. It's all boarded up and missing the front steps etc...I may pretend to charge his "credit card" and then send him there to pick up his "cake" and his "check". LOL

Ladyfish74 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 1:39pm

Costumeczar--I did ask him this last time what the deal was with the strawberry cake. I got an email back this morning. He just wants an estimate so he can get this "deal" going. Next time I'm going to ask him if he wants the traditional "jelly roll" with his cake. This is too much fun. icon_lol.gificon_twisted.gif

loriana Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 3:29pm
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I won't. I already reported him to the FBI's cybercrimes unit. I'm just having fun making him jump through hoops answering stupid questions and sending pictures of cakes back and forth etc...I have done this before. It can be a hoot scamming a scammer. I have a rental in really bad condition that we are working on and it's in a really bad part of town. It's all boarded up and missing the front steps etc...I may pretend to charge his "credit card" and then send him there to pick up his "cake" and his "check". LOL




Hi Ladyfish, I really don't want to tell people what to do, but I *strongly* advise anyone *not* to answer these. The reason is that when you do, you signal that you are "live" on that email address. The other way these guys make money is selling lists of "live" email addresses to other scammers. You are basically opening yourself up to more scamming email. The best thing you can do is report it and delete it.

Please friends, try never to reply to scammer email. You are feeding the piranas icon_redface.gif

Melvira Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 3:53pm

I actually have to agree with the 'don't reply at all' thing. And you know me, my sick sense of humor loves to screw with these kind of people. I would find nothing more fun that to put them through the hoops too, but I don't want them passing my information on farther. Replying does flag you as a live account. Not that I won't get ANY spam if I don't reply, but it definitely gets worse.

On a COMPLETELY unrelated note, did you guys know I was the only living heir to the complete fortune of the barrister of Norwegia? I just got the email about it this morning! I am so stoked! But don't worry, I will remember you guys when I'm all rich and stuff! icon_rolleyes.gif

loriana Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 4:16pm
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I actually have to agree with the 'don't reply at all' thing. And you know me, my sick sense of humor loves to screw with these kind of people. I would find nothing more fun that to put them through the hoops too, but I don't want them passing my information on farther. Replying does flag you as a live account. Not that I won't get ANY spam if I don't reply, but it definitely gets worse.

On a COMPLETELY unrelated note, did you guys know I was the only living heir to the complete fortune of the barrister of Norwegia? I just got the email about it this morning! I am so stoked! But don't worry, I will remember you guys when I'm all rich and stuff! icon_rolleyes.gif




Hahaha please do Melvira! I think you are my long lost sister, I love your sense of humor. Bet you love Monty Python, Spaceballs and The Princess Bride too, don't you? icon_twisted.gif

Melvira Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 4:27pm
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Hahaha please do Melvira! I think you are my long lost sister, I love your sense of humor. Bet you love Monty Python, Spaceballs and The Princess Bride too, don't you? icon_twisted.gif




All I can say to that is...

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

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Albatross! Get yer fresh hot albatross!

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Oh, she gives great helmet!

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loriana Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 4:31pm
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Originally Posted by loriana

Hahaha please do Melvira! I think you are my long lost sister, I love your sense of humor. Bet you love Monty Python, Spaceballs and The Princess Bride too, don't you? icon_twisted.gif



All I can say to that is...

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

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Albatross! Get yer fresh hot albatross!

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Oh, she gives great helmet!

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OMG... will you be my new best friend? Let's do lunch!

"A nice mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, when the mutton is nice and lean.... hmm I love that..."

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"We are but four score young blondes and brunettes, all between the ages of 16 and nineteen and a half, stuck here in this castle....tis a lonely life: bathing... dressing... undressing...making exciting underwear...."

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"Funny. She doesn't look druish."

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Melvira Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 4:37pm

YES!! Awesome!

Now... how about UHF? Have you seen that?

Ok here is the kicker... if you know/love this movie, then we are new BFF's... The Kentucky Fried Movie.

loriana Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:04pm

Darn it!!! I have never seen either one. Im so so sorry to disappoint you!! However "I have spent the last few years building up a resistance to Iocane powder." icon_lol.gif

Melvira Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:12pm

I forgive you, but if you really want a snarky laugh, check out The Kentucky Fried Movie. That is REALLY good stuff. Just horrible... horrible, but hilarious!

loriana Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:15pm
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I forgive you, but if you really want a snarky laugh, check out The Kentucky Fried Movie. That is REALLY good stuff. Just horrible... horrible, but hilarious!




Awesome! I'll have to Netflix it icon_smile.gif

Melvira Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:17pm

http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Kentucky_Fried_Movie/60001617?lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=1550802031_0_0

niccicola Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:54pm

i got that same email with the name 'Chris Wren'

i get these emails all the time now.

not to mention, i'm getting a ton more spam in my business email box...sad that there are trolls trollin' my website selling my business email address.

Melvira Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 6:31pm

You know what REALLY annoys me niccicola??? UGH. I have a place on my website where people can order a cake... just as a convenience... what it usally does is just let them contact me that way and get the ball rolling. So, I get these stupid emails all the time that are from a submission on the online order form, but the fields are just full of junk. Garbledy gook. It's not even like, "Hello, me order cake, you give me bank number, I direct deposit payment! Thank you, please trust me. I no rob you." At least that I could read, roll my eyes and move on. But it's just like this:

Cake Shape: wsaopiuh4590vfqjw[oi4-912-=0u9
Flavor: awrepoith2340988iq3-w9iuf4jh134tup10]g4u5
Icing:23409uvwe[ghubf251gh[ngi=

GAH!! Leave me alone!!! icon_cry.gif

Ok, I'm better now. icon_redface.gif

Ladyfish74 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 9:18pm

Really, you all. I am the DREAD PIRATE ROBERTS!!! But seriously,
I got this email from a wedding site that I advertise through so it just looked like any other cake enquiry. I wasn't hep to the scam at first. I just thought this person was Asian and didn't speak very good English and had made some errors with price and so forth...sooooo I emailed back to clarify. That being said. It's too late now to back up--the "live email" signal has been sent, so to speak, so I might as well have some fun. I have actually notified the wedding site people about this and will mark it as spam as soon as I'm done playing, but for now it's just too funny. Forgive me please for this monumental faux paus. In a couple of weeks, who will care?? And I don't normally answer spammy emails but this came from a usually reputable source.

Melvira Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 12:28pm
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Forgive me please for this monumental faux paus. In a couple of weeks, who will care??




I don't know... I'm not sure I can ever learn to trust you again. You hurt me Ladyfish... you cut me real deep. icon_cry.gificon_lol.gif Like I said, I'd love to take them for a ride too! Give it to 'em good!! With any luck they'll be driving to some remote *incorrect* location, rubbing their hands together thinking about how much money they're going to get, then they'll get mugged. Hehehehe. How poetic would that be?

Ladyfish74 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 12:38pm

I've been coaxing them along pretty good but I think I may have overplayed my hand last night. I asked them if they wanted the traditional "jellyrolls" with their cake at no extra charge. They answered back just "yes" which showed they were starting to wear thin. Then I emailed back "What flavor? Toejam or sparkleberry?......I haven't heard back from them.
This is just too funny...and I'm sorry I cut you so deep. I'll make you some waffles as consolation. icon_lol.gificon_twisted.gif

Melvira Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 12:41pm

OMG! You are killing me! Sparkleberry? ToeJam? Hahahahahaha!! It'll be nice for them to realize they've been 'had'. And I love waffles... don't tease about that one!

KHalstead Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 1:03pm

I got one of those emails about inheriting money and the guy was relentless, I mean he sent me an email everyday for like 2 weeks......so finally I sent him back an email telling hiim that the "scam" he was trying to pull on people was a sin in God's eyes and I gave him a call to salvation and told him how he could be "saved" and that he could rely on God to provide for him instead of trying to "steal" from other people...........and the weirdest thing happened.............he stopped emailing me ! LOL

costumeczar Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 2:04pm

I got the same email again today and was explaining it to my husband. He suggested that I reply with "Go F yourself" writen over and over, but I like the toejam and sparkleberry answer better. Maybe the next time I get one I'll write that back to them icon_lol.gif

Ladyfish74 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 9:39pm

I was thinking today, that it would be really funny if we sent that line back every time we got that email. That would really make them nuts, wouldn't it, if a whole bunch of different people kept sending them the same email back? Of course it would only be on emails that we accidentally opened....of course, of course.....

We could say "Would you like the traditional jelly rolls with that cake? They are free of charge and come in toejam and sparkleberry...."

If they got that from people all over the country they would certainly think they were being targeted by some kind of conspiracy. It might just weird them out enough to make them stop or at least move on.

I have multiple spam-guards on my computer so I'm not that worried about signally spammers that I'm alive...but I realize that most people would probably have misgivings about doing it and I can certainly understand why.
Still......... icon_rolleyes.gif

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