I feel so special. I finally got a scam e-mail for weddings.

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  1. CCericola

    CCericola Well-Known Member

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    Hehe. Here is the scam e-mail I got. I filled out the e-scam report on the FBI website. Might help, might not. At least I did my part.

    From: Kelly Rodriguez <hpharaon@outdoormedias.com>
    Subject: INVITATION FOR WEDDING SHOOT IN CANADA
    Date: March 14, 2012 3:53:39 PM EDT

    Hi! I'm Kelly Rodriguez. Mike and I will be getting married soon. We will be needing some one ASAP to photograph our wedding occasion scheduled for , 05.12.2012 starting from 10;00 AM - 04;00 PM . So what I am asking is -;


    A package which includes six hours of shooting time plus a 20 page custom designed album .


    THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES:


    * 6 hours of photography; Mix of color and black and white, creative effects.

    * 350+ professionally processed wedding photos, some in print and on CD or USB)

    * 20 page custom wedding album - all prints on archival quality .


    Album in top quality, elegant and built to last a lifetime for the memory of our kids and families.


    * 11x14 Portrait Print - We'll choose any image from the wedding photos .


    So some questions I have are ;-



    - What is your base price fee for what I am asking? Is that negotiable?

    - Your availability/ schedule for the 12th of MAY? You available?

    - willing to travel ? considering both the lodging and the travels will be taken care of.


    Please email back confirming your availability. Thank you


    Kelly Rodriguez.
    kelly123001@gmail.com
     
  2. 480sparky

    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator

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    $48,417.32 US. Sign the attached contract, and return with a deposit of 50% ($24,208.66 US).

    Nope.

    Not a problem.

    Yepper!

    My travel & lodging expenses are included in the price.
     
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    yoursandminestudio New Member

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    Um, just a guess, but maybe they are looking for a wedding photographer? Why do you think it's spam?
     
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    It was just weird... They didnt even use my photography email, got to my personal one and it was obviously a mass email because i was BCC'ed on it. But I dont know why its a scam persay. I feel like a bride who is mass emailing wedding photog's is going to be very difficult to work with. (Personal Opinion)
     
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    I just received the exact email... I knew something was wrong just by the way it was written.
     
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    You know how everyone drops their business card in the little jar for a chance at winning a 'prize'?

    Guess what the prize is.


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    That may not be what happened here - but that is a major source of information for scammers. They just ask for contact information, and thousands of people hand it over without even thinking about it.
     
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    Or she may be a bride who knows exactly what she wants, has the money to pay for it, and is trying to find someone to provide exactly what she wants.

    Maybe it is a scam, I admit it is somewhat odd especially since it wasn't sent to your photography email, but I honestly don't see anything that unusual about someone asking for pricing on exactly what they want.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Ummmmm....you seem to be a genuinely trusting individual SCraig....I find myself a bit short of cash this month for expenses...could you perhaps see your way clear to loan me $50,000, just until the first of next month?? I'll pay you back, with interest! Cash would be preferred. I can arrange a courier service to pick the bag full of cash up anywhere in Tennessee. Thanks so much! Signed, Scammer D.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator

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    First, the wedding is in Canada, the OP is in New Jersey. Kinda out of the OPs area, I would think.

    Second, they simply copied someone's website:

     
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    If its a scam, what do they stand to gain?

    I agree it's a phony or phishing email, and would bet that if you replied as if you believed them they would want bank info "to wire you money from a rich Nigerian relative".

    Just an odd approach.
     
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    LoL Derrel!

    Yeah it's the second one I got. I mean no harm in responding but I am just not sure what the point of it is. I have never given out my personal email address for photog stuff but someone must have gotten it obviously. Anyways, The good thing is I googled her name and email address and found this forum so I signed up. Gotta play around on here now and see what it is all about!


     
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    That's not necessary. Just send me the account number and account holder's name where you want the money deposited and I'll take care of the rest ;)
     
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    Those who put white letters on a black background should be shot, drawn & quartered, hung, poisoned, spiked, racked, drowned, burned at the stake, knees split, thumb-screwed, keel-hauled, stoned and branded.
     
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