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New Twist on Banner Scam

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by TheSnowman, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    Well, I've gotten my share of banner scams...but this is a new one to me. They FAXED the freakin' thing to me. So now, not only are they wasting my time, they are wasting my paper and ink too! Anyone else getting them via fax?
     

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  2. ericmitchell29

    ericmitchell29 Active Member

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    Hey I know a Dave Turner, I'll let him know he has to pay up front. :Big Laugh
    Real stand up guy... not sure where he is going to put all those banners though.

    haha... seriously though... I got one this week, very similar. It looked legit except for the fact that his English was terrible.
     
  3. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    Thinking I might just e-mail this guy and have some fun today... it is Friday after all!! :rolleyes::Big Laugh
     
  4. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    Let me know how it goes for you. It could be entertaining.
     
  5. Mosh

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    I think everyone on this board should shoot him an e-mail. That would be fun.
    Let's all act like we are "most kindly interested"....
     
  6. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Just sent this to Dave....

    Hello, my name is Akbar Mo-jibber-jabber. I would very must be happy to sell you more banners.I most kindly will let you pay for them on a major credit card. I do also offect a full cash refund if one of your great stature is not most happy with the products. I so enjoy looking for an e-mail order from you.

    Exsulted Salutation
    Mr. Mo-jibber-jabber
     
  7. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    Mosh, I never thought I'd say this...but you just made my day.
     
  8. dwt

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    ^^Way to go Akbar..!
     
  9. performancev

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    If you look in the sizes there is a phone # there. That # is the fax for the ups store in Eau Claire, WI. Look at the fax and see what # it came from and compare
     
  10. netfryer

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    NICE Mosh!

    I just sent this... hopefully he replies with the artwork:

    Salutations Mister Turner!

    I was very happy to see your inquiry regarding our product. We do in fact carry banners in both sizes you are requesting and with a major credit card on file can give you a net 30 terms account allowing reputable folk such as yourself a full 30 days to submit alternate payment if desired. If after 30 days no alternate funds are recieved, we charge the card on file. This also allows you to fully inspect our work and ensure you are satisfied with the transaction.

    Please send your artwork and card number as soon as possible so we can get the printing completed and the banners shipped.

    Love,

    -Ryan
     
  11. Cross Signs

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    I sent Mosh's idea.
     
  12. GVP

    GVP Active Member

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    I usually respond under the pseudonym "Hugh Janus" or "Ophelia Dyck" :Big Laugh
    Had one or two strung along until they realized....
     
  13. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    just sent mosh's idea as well
     
  14. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    I hope you all keep me posted as to what happens. I sure enjoy others humor more than my own. Hopefully we can spam this guy with spam...
     
  15. netfryer

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    I got a response, finally:

    I lol'ed @ "FULL COLORS" (blue on white)
     
  16. TheSellOut

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    You should send back a layout with something like...

    "Children, Obey SATAN"
    "Your Parents Will Rot in Hell"
     
  17. Just Another Sign Guy

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    i hate to say this but i've seen a sign company with an order for one of these 'reverends' all printed and ready to be shipped out. i actually felt really bad when i asked them about it and they assured me they had a credit card on file...sigh...
     
  18. jiarby

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    wasn't there a signcraft article by a guy that fallen for it?
     
  19. MachServTech

    MachServTech Very Active Member

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    Oh man that is so sad. It seems like the folks taken in are the ones that can least afford it. (probably for some good reasons) but it doesnt make it any less sad.

    Makes me want to kick those F****** right in the nads!
     
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