Hi Joey, Thank you for your valuable information. We have a vacation rental and just sent our name address and phone number to a Joshua Smith, who said his wife's employer in England's was mailing a certified check, etc. I should have listened to my common sence, but I thought, "What harm can come from sending my address and phone number?" Then I received a similiar email with almost exactly the same wording. The first email would come very simply as an inquiry like, "Is April 2nd available?" But not specific dates like April 2nd through April 5th? Then when I responded back, "Yes", The next email I received was sent with an entirely different email address. At this point I did not respond back. But am now wondering what they can do with my physical address and phone number!
Here are the scamming email addresses so far: Marie Bennett, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mitchell Erin (email@example.com), jessy mandy (firstname.lastname@example.org), and the verdict is still out with Dr. Robert. Thank you if you can help me if there is anything I can do at this point.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Vacation Rental Scammers Give Themselves away with Multiple Return Addresses
Here's a reader who communicated with Joshua Smith, Mitchell Erin, Crystal Ward, Jessy Mandy about vacation rental: