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Anonymous
Atherton, CA, United States
2015-07-16 12:53:12
Job Scam
+2 I received a request for photography services (I own a photo business), the "client" asked me to help him pay for the venue by fEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Gartman, Alex
Email Address:
   alex.gatman011@mykolab.com
I received a request for photography services (I own a photo business), the "client" asked me to help him pay for the venue by first putting $2000 into my account for $100 fee. I initially told "him" that we don't accept credit cards but "he" still sent me this email:

Thank you so much for your full package of services and i really appreciate you for taking your time to elaborate them to me. 11-4 pm is the time for the Event. I am okay with the cost of your service. Does that include processing fee + tax because i would need you to do me little favor, i have a little issue with the payment of the venue, the event planner of the venue told me she doesn't have a credit card machine so i will need you to do me the favor to add her fee together with your fee she has to receive $2000 for the booking of the venue so i will like you to get back to me with the total cost so that i can make the payment today. I'm also giving you a tip of $100 if you can do this for me.

Get back to me ASAP so that i can authorize the payment from my end.
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Mike Dickerson   (Chesterfield, VA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2015-08-27 13:12:08
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Alex Gartman
Email Address:
   alex.gatman011@mykolab.com
This guy wanted us to print t-shirts for him. His English is so bad, I got suspicious. He also wanted to furnish the 660 shirts, but they are all XL size. Pretty unusual request.

Scam Email
Hello, my name is Alex, i will like to know if you do Screen printing on T-Shirts? and do you accept major types of credit card? I have a seminar coming up in the city here on the 15th of September by 1pm. I have some T-shirt I need you to do Screen printing on all together are 55 dozen of T-shirts white in color and I'll like to put at the front of the T-shirts (GLORY OF GOD) you move down lower and put (GENESIS 13:1-6) in black color and the shirt are white color. I need a perfect job on the T-shirts the total of the T-shirts are 660Pcs, Sizes are XL=78cm. I've made arrangement with a private carrier that will be having the T-shirts deliver to your shop so you can work on them. So kindly get back to me with the request information below. And also check the attachment you will see the artwork and and I want it to be a bold letter in any height or width but make the GLORY OF GOD bold letter and make the GENESIS 13:1-6 small under it as in the artwork. Check the attachment for artwork. Full Name: Shop Address: Cell phone number: Total cost of your service: Regards, Alex.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-08-03 19:56:08
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Alex Gartman
Email Address:
   alex.gatman011@mykolab.com
T-shirt printing scam:
Hello, my name is Alex, i will like to know if you do Screen printing on T-Shirts? and do you accept major types of credit card? I have a seminar coming up in the city here on the 21st of August by 1pm. I have some T-shirt I need you to do Screen printing on all together are 55 dozen of T-shirts white in color and I'll like to put at the front of the T-shirts (GLORY OF GOD) you move down lower and put (GENESIS 13:1-6) in black color and the shirt are white color. I need a perfect job on the T-shirts the total of the T-shirts are 660Pcs, Sizes are XL=78cm. I've made arrangment with a private carrier that will be having the T-shirts deliver to your shop so you can work on them. So kindly get back to me with the request information below. And also check the attachment you will see the artwork and and I want it to be a bold letter in any height or width but make the GLORY OF GOD bold letter and make the GENESIS 13:1-6 small under it as in the artwork. Check the attachment for artwork.
Full Name: Shop Address: Cell phone number: Total cost of your service:
Regards, Alex.

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