An Up-Date On That Weird E-Mail

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
September 27, 2007 5:29pm CST
Okay I thought I just give you guys an up-date on that weird email I had gotten and which I have in my discussion here http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1288411.aspx As was suggested by someone, to contact the property manager/agent of the address that was given to me by that Asomoah Andrew who made that photography business proposition to me. The address given is under Century 21, so I emailed Century 21 AND the individual agent...Well I just got a reply! They haven't a clue who the person is and never heard of him! I also did a check on the person's name, and found out he's listed in Africa, not China! I even did a phone search on the number he lists but it comes up as a different number and not a cell phone number, but suggests a number not in China but here in America Curiouser and curiouser-- Just thought I'd give an up-date...hey, I would make a good investigator, no? LOL
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21 responses
@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
27 Sep 07
Don't ever do anything with those. I get those all the time in one of my email addresses, all they are are scams. I never responded to any of them, but people are always looking to scam people. Good luck with getting them to leave you alone.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Sep 07
I'm surprised though that the email came through my regular mail and not dumped in my spam folder...seem weirds there
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@BarBaraPrz (20527)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Sep 07
Perhaps the makings of an mystery/adventure series? I can see it now... Pyewacket, Girl Detective!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Sep 07
Mmmm..maybe I could turn this into a story...hehe
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• United States
28 Sep 07
Wow Pyewacket!!..Very, very Impressive!...You go girl, lol! Here's a few places you can report this to if you'd like. ....www.us-cert.gov.... ....www.fightidentitytheft.com.... ....www.microsoft.com.... I think any of these places can help you....they all deal with Phishing Scams and Emails. Check them out and see if any interest you, and seeing you've done quite a bit of research, they might be very interested in this. What a scary thought this whole matter is.....All I keep thinking is "What If"..............You never know who you're dealing with. Great Job and Kudos to you!!!!!!!
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Sep 07
Thanks ever...I just sent an email to the first one the www.us-cert.gov one...I was doing some other checking out...it seems I could even email the FBI--LOL--mmm...yeah, but don't want to have a bunch of feds on my door...LOL...might think about it though
• United States
28 Sep 07
Yes, I knew about the FBI one too but I would think they would be more interested if something really happened other than just an email phishing scam. Although it might be interesting, lol. I'm just glad you're safe and sound....and I'm glad I could help in some little way.....take care.
@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
27 Sep 07
You're a total PI! That's so weird, either it's some kind of freakish really cr@ppily put together scam or some dirty perve trying to lure women somewhere. I get a lot of stupid emails like that to my gmail address, all kinds of dumb cr@p from people claiming to be royalty or priests.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Sep 07
Oh my gmail has a lot of REALLY weird ones but I rarely use it...but I do have to laugh at them--like enhancers for men....uh...LOL
• United States
28 Sep 07
lol I get those too, lol. Yeah I get a lot of weird stuff to that email, my isp email though I don't get any.
• United States
27 Sep 07
Now Pye you need to take the information you were able to gather and turn it over to the authorities.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Sep 07
Who should I report this too?
• United States
28 Sep 07
I think I would start with my local sheriffs dept, I am sure there is an agency related to online fraud. Heck your the investigator LMAO you find them :))
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
27 Sep 07
Okay I'm calling Chris Hansen @ Dateline NBC he just got a new side kick LOL
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Sep 07
Hehe--LOL--that's a good one..
@pismeof (855)
• United States
27 Sep 07
Pretty good work Pye, Your a smart cookie.Did you try what I had suggested in the original conversation? Apparently if anything points to Africa it's a scam. It is a shame though it would have been a nice little boost to you Photography resume.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Sep 07
If I emailed this yahoo, then I might get swamped with other looneys with more scams.
@AmbiePam (49880)
• United States
27 Sep 07
You sure would. I'd be the first to hire you. Assuming you'd work for ramen noodles. : )
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Sep 07
That would be an awful lot of noodles...LOL
@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
27 Sep 07
Hehehehe, exactly dear, if you consider changing occupation, job etc, do become investigator :) But the name sounded as an African and not a Chinese one. And you did the right thing to contact the property mangement as I would have done the same and defnitely not calling the one who wrote to you with the proposal. I am so glad that you are following your INTUITION dear friend, as this is the correct way of handling about 99% of what life is presenting us with :) (((HUGZ))) your friend TheFortunes
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Sep 07
Hehe...I hear private investigators make a lot of money..LOL...
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
28 Sep 07
Yes you would be a good investigator! LOL That does sound a bit weird... I don't think I'd continue on with this guy, who ever he is. Put a block on his email address so he can't contact you anymore. Too strange to even take the chance.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
4 Oct 07
Lol you certainly do make a good Detective lol I will keep that in mind But it is so amazing how People can hide behind a Computer and cause so much hassle
• United States
28 Sep 07
Always follow your gut! You thought it was crazy and it ended up being crazy!
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
28 Sep 07
Good work!!! That was a very good idea to contact the property people!!! If I ever need info, I think I'll hire you! (hehehe)
• United States
28 Sep 07
Great job! I certainly wouldn't bother with that person again. And if they contact you I might consider calling the police. You never know you might be able to work with them and catch another scam artist! Thanks so much for that update! Boy he sure went through and awful lot of trouble!
@nancyrowina (3850)
28 Sep 07
Sounds like another version of the Nigeria Money scam (you know when you get these emails saying they are from some person in Africa who has millions of dollars to put in your bank account.) I've heard of them scamming sellers on Ebay by buying things and the money never clears, and you see profiles on dating sites, offering people jobs is a new one. You just have to question anything that sounds too good to be true in emails these days.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
28 Sep 07
Wow thats really interesting indeed. And yes I think you would make a great investigator!LOL I dont know why he would lie and say he is from China. Do you?Are you going to call him?heheheheh
@Bunsdk (242)
• Denmark
28 Sep 07
Good thing that you did the research before trying it out. When in doubt always try to find out what it is. This is probably the only and best advice to never getting scammed. Have a great day Pyewacket
@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
28 Sep 07
Yes, It's become very strange. What is his point I wonder? He's going to a lot of trouble to mis-inform you. Don't they realise people will check these things? I can see the sign on your door now: Pyewacket - Gumshoe. LOL
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Sep 07
Good work, pyewacket! You really can't be too careful these days when dealing with unknowns. It may put you through a bit of extra trouble, but it usually pays off in the end. Come to think of it, I believe you would make an excellent investigator! It wouldn't hurt to forward a copy of that email to the internet fraud guys also.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
28 Sep 07
Boy, you would make a good investigator. I had a feeling that it was nothing but a bunch of crap. They muct have looked at houses for sale and just picked out that address. It is crazy what people think they can get away with.