Watch Out For Scammers!!

Decorating By Mike_Elder Updated 26 Jan 2010 , 1:36am by adree313

Mike_Elder Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 3:44pm
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I just got another one of these and figured I'd share it with all of you!! I've seen these many times and it is a scam. they will ask you to do a cake, take a credit card for it and pay the "shipping company" for them out of the extra they give you. all BS. the cake will be for many hundreds of miles away, and i asure you they have cake decorators there!
Here's the email:
Hello,


My name is Felix Albert, I would like to know if you bake wedding cake, I need a cake that can serve approximately 270 guests or more, I would like you to bake me a cake and decorated it with roses, i want the cake be in Fondant or Butter cream. Below is the cake information:


Cake Flavor: Fudgy Chocolate and Vanilla


Filling Flavor: Raspberry and Chocolate Mint or Strawberry


I want an inscription be writing on one of the cake as (Felix wed Tina) and I want you to pack the cake in different boxes when it's ready for pick up. And I want you to have the cake to be ready for pick-up on 19th of February 2010, 11:00 o'clock A.M. Kindly let me know if you can fulfill the date, once i have your reply i will forward all the details and the picture sample of the cake.


I await your reply soon.


With Regards,
Felix Albert.
felixalbert@(mod edited).com

I think we should all send him an email and tell him to get a friggin life!!!!
be carefull guys! There's always some jerk with a bonehead plan!!Mike

4 replies
CakeDiosa Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:46am
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ahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa!!!

I just got this email too! It reads "suspicious" from the very start! I literally laughed out loud. And those horrendous cake flavors???? I could tell it's written from someone out of the country - well, everything about it is fishy so I didn't even bother to respond. When I googled the email address this CC link came up first!

Once again we learn to trust our instincts.....

hilarious!

Thanks for this post. I was wondering where a spammer could have gotten my email address regarding a cake request.

I googled "what is y7mail.com" and it seems it's a variation of yahoo out of Australia.

Ciao!

CakeDiosa Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:49am
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oh, and don't email "him" back. Once they know they have a "good" email address with a live person on the other end considered yourself forever on the line up of spammers. So, in this case, no response is your best response.

Going back to my in box to mark it as spam.

Thanks, Mike!

prterrell Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:51am
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I wish I'd get one of those! I'd email back from my trash email address and have a lot of fun with them! (Of course, I'd post the back-and-forth for all of your enjoyment!)

adree313 Posted 26 Jan 2010 , 1:36am
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Originally Posted by prterrell

(Of course, I'd post the back-and-forth for all of your enjoyment!)




Aw, you're so thoughtful! icon_biggrin.gif

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