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 Posted: Jan 11, 2020 11:26AM
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I hope no one falls for this thing.

The only reason I posted it here was my anticipation that the spammer/thief would intercept any email warnings I sent to John.
good call Doug.  Think I may have gotten it sorted out now.  A couple of filters were added to my account to send email to archive and spam.
Looks like all is fixed now. But then if someone sends you an email asking you to do them a favor (or favour) and get a gift card and email the back of the card with the silver scratched off ..

 Posted: Jan 10, 2020 11:12AM
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I hope no one falls for this thing.

The only reason I posted it here was my anticipation that the spammer/thief would intercept any email warnings I sent to John.

Doug L.
 Posted: Jan 10, 2020 05:38AM
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Of course I got one too. But I was too lazy to try to type an email so I just called John instead. Found he was in the middle of this already. 

 Posted: Jan 9, 2020 12:42PM
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I got the favour email also

( fyi... favour is UK spelling )

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Jan 9, 2020 12:01PM
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I got an email Jan 8 at 8:13 am Subject heading "Visit" and contents were "Good Morning. Happy New Year! Where are you at the moment? Please could you email me as soon as you receive this. I need your help with a quick favour.

Thank You,

John"

the spelling of favor / favour as well as the vagueness of the email tipped me off this wasn't worth looking at more. I then remembered seeing John in the topic heading on this site. Thanks for starting the thread and confirming that I did the right thing.

My dad got taken about 8 years or so ago and locked out of his own email with a similar scam.

 Posted: Jan 8, 2020 04:44PM
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John,

If you are not already aware of it, your email has been hacked.  I just got a scam email (2 actually) from a person professing to be you and asking that I buy gift cards for "your niece".  

My sister got hit by the same scam last year.

Doug L.
Thank you Doug - I knew about it when my middle son (Andrew) called and said "What do you need" and told me about it.  If you responded they asked you to scratch off the silver on the back of the card and send them a picture of it.  I did send a email later this afternoon stating
"If you received an email from me this morning I did not send it.  It is a scam email sent asking you to go and buy a gift card and send them a picture of the back of the card.  Someone has hacked my contacts list"

Thanks for posting it here - hopefully no one will get taken in by it.

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Yep, got the two emails also. Thought they didn't pass the smell test.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

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I got same email from another not on this board. Knowing the person I was not taken in and did give him a call. He was dealing with it. Steve (CTR)

 Posted: Jan 8, 2020 09:35AM
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Thanks for posting this Doug!
I got two emails from this "John" as well.  And the real John does have my email address but these emails were not written in John's style so I knew they had to be fake! 

SCUM #2. "Life is too short to own just one classic Mini!"

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John,

If you are not already aware of it, your email has been hacked.  I just got a scam email (2 actually) from a person professing to be you and asking that I buy gift cards for "your niece".  

My sister got hit by the same scam last year.

Doug L.

Doug L.