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Fake Email Orders

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Rickey J, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Rickey J

    Rickey J Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    St. Louis Mo
    Just received this email. Scam? I am really getting sick of these.

    My name is Frank and i would like to order banner from your shop. the reference of the order are listed below. please create a proof and a quote so the i can have it approved.

    Description......white vinyl material with grommets and hammed at each corner,and lettering.Outdoor use.

    Text on banner........"FIRST CAPITAL PLUS " in Blue ink.

    please advise me the Payment method you do accept and also how long will it take you before getting me those banners for pickup to be Schedule.Please advise to my email as soon as you received this email.
    Thank You Very Much.
    Frank Jerry"
  2. Perks

    Perks Member

    Sep 4, 2008
    How do you know they are fake?

    Ask him if he would like to set up an account or if he can give you a credit card number including expiration date to begin if he agrees to your quote. Dont bother haggling. How soon does he need it? Any delays will push it further back on your production schedule. You can also opt not to qoute via fax. If you have email then correspond that way and you have his order verbatum. I dont know if you price per sq. Feet, probably some where between 15 and 75 dollars a SQ foot depending on you time and maybe artwork. You might get a better deal if you sub out to a silk screener. One color you know. He might have to supply the blue color authorize what you have for blue. Reserve the right to come close in color.
  3. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Fake for sure!
  4. the graphics co

    the graphics co Active Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Gurnee, IL
    I got one of these with a cc number once. Seemed fishy so i called the credit card company and they said if i had proceeded with the order and ran the card they would have filed a fraud claim and taken the money back with or without the product being delivered. Watch out.
  5. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

    Feb 14, 2007
    i like to email them back with a really high price and either i don't hear back or they tell me it's ok but they need to work out the payment and shipping. (if they tell me it's ok i know for sure it's fake) someone told me the scam is actually with the shipping. i am not sure exactly how it works but something with you pay the shipping company and then bill them on their CC, somehow they get their money out of the shipping. or something like that
  6. IronHawk

    IronHawk Member

    Jun 28, 2012
    Definitely a fake order.

    Speling, cApitalizatIon and punc.tuation,issues are normally (but not always) an easy tip off. Especially if this came out of nowhere without any other communication..
  7. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    Just tell to pay upfront and you'll call 'em to pick 'em up when you're finished.
  8. StarSign

    StarSign Active Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Southern Utah
    We get these all the time. We just tell them a crazy price (which they always accept) and then tell them as soon as the Cashiers Check clears we will produce the order. They never respond.

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