Con Email ( I just couldn't help myself)

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    Con Email ( I just couldn't help myself)

    First of I have owned a packaging and shipping/printing business for 11 years now. You guys and gals have seen/heard of many emails coming from Nigeria where they are trying to start up a business or want a particular product you offer.


    Here's the email I received and the response I sent back (I just was in one of those moods I guess).


    From: Richard Sheapard [mailto:rsheapard@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2008 8:42 PM
    To: nc104@postnet.com
    Subject: PROJECT INFO(QUOTE NEED)

    DEAR C/S
    MY NAME IS DR.RICHARD SHEAPARD CONTACTING YOUR COMPANY TODAY CONCERNING THE ORDER I WANT TO PURCHASE FROM YOU COMPANY ..ACTUALLY I GOT YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION ON THE YELLOW PAGES WHEN I WAS SEARCHING FOR A GOOD COMPANY THAT CAN PRINT SOME BUSINESS CARDS FOR ME ..HOWEVER I WILL LIKE YOU TO KNOW THAT I WANT TO ORDER SOME BUSINESS CARDS SO BELOW IS THE DETAILS OF THE BUSINESS CARD I NEED .

    PRODUCT I WANT IS A BUSINESS CARD
    I WANT COLOR FRONT COLOR BACK
    PAPER:12PT
    SIZE:3.5''X2''
    QUANTITY :88500 (BUSINESS CARDS)

    WHAT I WANT YOU TO WRITE ON THE CARD IS
    DR.SHEAPARD ,SERVE YOU HOSPITAL
    PHONE NUMBER:+1 457 875 5577
    750 PAULBUNYAN NW BEMIDJI MN 56601
    EMAIL:RSHEAPARD@YAHOO.COM

    I WILL LIKE YOU TO ARRANGE IT IN A VERY NICE WAY AND SEND ME A LAYOUT ON THIS PROJECT.MOREOVER I WILL LIKE YOU TO KNOW THAT I AM GOING TO GO TO AFRICA FOR A CHRISTMAS CONFERENCE CONCERNING CHILDREN HEALTH ESPECIALLY THE ORPHANS SO I WILL NEED THIS CARD SO THAT I WILL GIVE IT MOST OF THE PEOPLE BECAUSE MOST OF THE PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL BE THERE .IS GONNA BE A VERY BIG CONFERENCE I EVER ATTENDED.

    ANYWAY I WILL LIKE YOU TO EMAIL ME WITH THE TOTAL PRICE PLUS TAX EXCLUDING SHIPPING AND ALSO ADVICE THE METHOD OF PAYMENT YOU ACCEPT.
    BEST REGARDS
    DR.R.SHEAPARD


    My Response:

    Mr Shepard,

    Thank you for your email.

    As you know the US is going through a depression and prices for just about everything is rising so the total cost for the business cards will be $2,000,000.00 (including tax and shipping charges). Keep in mind that these will be very high quality “Super Duper Premium” cards. That price includes a 75% discount to you as a first time customer as I am looking to branch out into other countries.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Method of payments we accept would be a certified bank check.

    Allen

    POSTNET
    2914 North Elm Street
    Biggs Park Mall
    Lumberton, NC 28358
    Ph: 910-618-1224
    Fax: 910-618-1247
    Email: nc104@postnet.com

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    HAHAHAHA. I will like you to tell us the outcome for these business cards which are for the very big conference he ever attended!
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    LOL. That's Funny!

    He wants that many cards? That's almost twice the size of my town. LOL.

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    You verry luckie you get to print cards for famous Dr. Sheapard from Serve You Hospital and he find you on the yellow pages.
    Your cards gonna make verry big hit with the 88500 orphans.

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    Most of the people from most of the world will be there huh. Big conference. Way more than you would think would go to Africa
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    Not bad. I actually hear of people making a little money from those emails, by replying back to the email with something llike this:

    "I will be happy to help you transfer your funds to my bank, however, my bank requires a $25 transfer fee in order for the process to proceed. Please PayPal $25 to me at xxxx@xxxx.com, and I will then be happy to send to you my bank info for the transfer."
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    I like it...
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    Wow......
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    At a previous job, my department head, a co-worker, and I ran one of these guys along for quite a while, with my department head playing the role of the mark, and me and the other fella playing the role of attorneys. After the guy figured out we were jerking his chain and called us out on it, we just started spamming him like mad, sending him links to any bizarre or mundane news story that was available at the moment.

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