#124239 by perdiemconsulting Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:02 pm
There is a scam going around contacting web developers to develop websites, which I just experienced first hand, but did not lose on money or services. The initial email went as follows.

Morning,
How are you doing and am Susan Jordan.I need a competent and and creative web designer so get back to me if you are available to take job now,awaits your mail soonest.

Regards.


I took it as a legit request, as images and website copy was sent. However, when I received the following response after a few weeks, I began doing research and discovered other web developers are reporting the same contact.

How are you doing today and the check has been mail out,there is was a mistake with the amount on the check,you will be getting the check by weekend or early next week.Its is a check of $3800 like i told you before so when you get it just deposit it and when your account has been credited i will give you a details where you will return the difference to,awaits your mail.

Regards.


Just putting out a warning to my fellow developers. In checking out the email header, the source address was [email protected] but was reporting it sent as [email protected]. Below is the header information.

MIME-Version: 1.0
Received: by 10.224.59.199 with SMTP id m7mr23267252qah.13.1344338950294; Tue,
07 Aug 2012 04:29:10 -0700 (PDT)
Sender: [email protected]
Received: by 10.49.4.66 with HTTP; Tue, 7 Aug 2012 04:29:10 -0700 (PDT)
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2012 13:29:10 +0200
X-Google-Sender-Auth: 4M4xsmQAwbk8P34l8kwT5z9W5Ak
Message-ID: <[email protected]om>
Subject: SERVICES NEEDED
From: susan jordan <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=20cf3074d5169725f004c6ab4df5
Bcc: Deleted personal information. ~Bubbles
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