Thursday, March 12, 2009

Scamming a Scammer

This is going to be a series...
I got the following email after posting an ad for a job on Craigslist. I decided to create an new email address to mess with the guy. Who knew scamming scammers could be so funny?!?!

From John Doe (really his "name"):
Hello my company needs a trust worthy worker that can be our representative in the Us...we are located in Uk London but we need someone in the Usa to receive payments from our clients through Western union and send it to us here in Uk..Pls we need a responsible and reliable worker to do this for us..Okay

Get back to me asap if you can do this job so that i will tell you what we require and also when you are emailing us back.pls make sure you include your Pics so that we can know the person that wants to work for us...Okay
London branch (Head Office)
25 Luke Street
+44 (0) 20 7739 8200

Letter from me:
Dear Mr. Doe,

Your company sounds great, and by the looks of your website you are really successful. I think you should be proud of your accomplishments and go ahead and use your company's email address instead of this one! Although, maybe you're trying to keep a low profile based on the amount of money you probably make. If that's case, good going. Its pretty clear that you're educated; why else would you use all the shorthand? Educated people don't have time to waste spelling out whole words, or even using abbreviations correctly. I also love your British accent. I mean, I'm assuming that's why you wrote out "Okay" at the end of every sentence. It's so cute. Anyway, I'm definitely willing to take receive unauthorized payments from your clients via Western Union so that I can send it on out of the country for you. I mean, make money by sending you guys money? That's a dream job. So just let me know when to pick up the first check and I'll do it. I'm attaching my picture, like you requested.
Sincerely, Eliza


  1. I like the bit about shorthand.

  2. Umm..the website looks legit though.

  3. Emi - He just gave me the website, he doesn't work for them. Catch up, here.

  4. i'd like to be friends with eliza. pass my email to her.