Add firstname.lastname@example.org as the newest scammer spamming mailing lists. As we mentioned last week, scammers have started signing up for mailing lists in order to spam the list members with their scams. (Our samples come from Aweber mailing lists.) Last week it was supposedly David Norris, leasing his house in Troy, Michigan, with a contact number of (509) 255-3270. This week it’s the supposed Rev. Gary Williams, with a house in Warwick, New York, with a contact number of (502) 536-8106.
(To read about the other version of this, from “David Norris”, see our article Scammers Using Email Confirmations to Send Their Spam.)
In part the scammers are doing this as a twist on social engineering. If you are on a mailing list, you are more likely to trust someone who is on that list with you, and also more likely to read their email.
In the following case, the scammer, using the email address email@example.com, signed up for a mailing list, and then replied to two different messages to the mailing list, sending the same scam twice.
Remember, folks, if it is out of the blue, and especially if it seems too good to be true, it’s not for you.
Thanks for your interest and inquiries about my house. Yes the house is still available for rent and we are looking for a responsible person/family to occupy and maintain the house now that we are not around. Myself and my wife just traveled to Houston Tx, for a program called SERVING IN MISSION (SIM), you can view the link for more info: (http://www.sim.org/index.php/content/our-purpose).We will be away for 3 to 4 years or more that is why I have made up my mind to put up my house for rent to whomever that will take good care of it. However, my initial plan was to sell the house but it was not successful because the Realtor raised the price which made it difficult for me to sell before leaving the States so never mind if you see the for sale sign in front of the house, It has already been taken off the market as for sale so there is no need to contact any Realtor.
FEATURES : Laundry, Electric Range, Electric Heat, Master Bedroom, Car Park..AMENITIES: Air Conditioning, Cable TV, Ceiling Fans, 24 hours Internet service, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, security alarm, Pets Friendly, Refrigerator, Washer / Dryer.You can also call or text me +1 (502) 536-8106
Rental Price: $650 per month and security Deposit is $650 (Security Deposit is Refundable) Utilities included in monthly rent.
Pets are Welcome.
Here is the address to the house:47 Warwick Tpke, Warwick, NY 10990
Bedroom: 3 Bathroom:3
Living Building Square Footage: 1,728
LEASE APPLICATION FORM
Applicant (A) Full Name__________________________
Phone (_____) _____________________
Other Phone (_____) ________________________
Do you have a pet___________________________ ________
Do you have a car___________________________
Copy of your Driver’s License attached _____________________________ ___
Driver’s License #_____________________________ ___
How many people will be living in the house_________________________ __
Picture of you and Your Family _____________________ _____________
How much payment do you have at hand now to send to us _________________________
How soon can you have the deposit payment sent _________________________
How soon do you want to receive the keys________________________________________
When and where do you wish to receive the keys and documents of my house :_______________
Do you smoke ___________________________
Do you drink _____________________________
Do you work late night ___________________________
PREVIOUS RESIDENCE INFORMATION
1) Previous Address ______________________________ ________________________
City: ____________________________ State :______________ Zip:________________
Length of occupancy _____________________
Landlord’s Name: ______________________________ ________
Phone (_____) _______________________
Reason for leaving ______________________________ _________________________
Rent Payment $_______________
Looking forward to hearing back from you with all this details so that i can have them in my file in case of issuing your rent payment receipt to you and for contacting you. Your quick response will be highly appreciated so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys of my property to you via Express Delivery Services. May GOD bless you and your family. Text me at (502) 536-8106
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