I used to say things like "your mother would be ashamed of you if she knew what you were doing" but then I figured they didn't have any morals anyway and wouldn't care. Now I just say "Sorry, the last scammer stole all my money so I have none left for myself, let alone for you"
I always copy and paste the e-mail into Google if I am suspicious, and it isn't a blatantly obvious scam. Almost every time you get a bunch of results of other people posting identical e-mails. (or at least identical e-mail addresses).
I love the telemarketer/scam calls, I ask them personal questions til they hang up :)
I received an email from Becca Winston yesterday morning. Same store- she is hearing impaired and cannot speak with me on the phone. The email was extremely broken English which I did not think twice about as I have hearing impaired/ deaf friends and their English tends to be broken when they type as well. She told me she needed an order for 500 cake pops for Tuesday, March 19th and would not provide me with any other details. She insisted that she did not know how to use paypal but would provide me with any information I needed. I emailed her twice asking for more information and each time she would email me back and ignore my questions. The last email she said she was so short she just told me that she was fine with what I was charging her and to give her my address and how she could pay me. At that point my bells and whistles were going off and my husband was urging me not to respond. Luckily I did not, I mainly work out of my home and was not giving "her" my home address without her giving me any other information. Who has an event on a Tuesday night and needs 500 cake pops on such short notice!? I am so disgusted that there are people like that in the world. I found another post written by the owner of an italian restaurant in Florida, and what he described is EXACTLY what she has been emailing me, and very similar to what you have posted as well.Thank you for sharing so that I know I am not alone!
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SCAM!!! I received the very same email