I don't understand the scam in these messages, but am convinced they are not legitimate. I have received dozens of these sales messages, all from different email addresses. A few of them are shared below.
These message have some generally comment elements that indicate that they are machine-generated. For example, the name of the product, such as a park bench or a scale base, is often in parentheses.
The messages enter the mail stream from different open relays. The first message below claims to come from a gmail address, but it actually was posted by lunariffic.com, a web hosting company.
Perhaps a key element is the mention of credit cards. In any case, message like this are a scam. Don't reply to them, don't be fooled into providing any information to the scammers.
From: Ben Harold email@example.com
I want to place an order and I have a private freight agent that will commence to your location for the pick up.So you don't have any stress to face in the shipping arrangement to Malaysia,but I will like to know if you have credit card processing machine to charge my VISA card for the goods's payment ? If yes,then treat this email with good concern and include your website/current price list in your reply.
From: Bob Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Urgent Order
This is Bob and I will like to order ( Park Bench )Do get back to me with the types and cost for the ones you do carry and let me know if there is an extra cost when using visa or master Card.Kindly get back to me with your name Are you the sales manager or the Owner?
From: Jeff Willson email@example.com
Subject: Work Platforms Order
Good Day Sir / Madam
With much respect to your company my name is Jeff Willson and i will like to know if you do carry (WORK PLATFORMS ) in stock for sale...? If yes kindly email me back with the type and sizes that you have in stock and the total pick up price of each so that we can proceed with the order.. Moreover i will like to know if you do accept Credit Cards as a form of payment. Looking forward to hear from you soon with the sizes and the price list of each so that we can proceed with the order.
Jeff & Sons Ltd
From: John Freeman firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Order Request.
Am John Freeman i want to know whether you carry(SCALE BASE) in stock for sale.If you do so kindly email me with the sizes and the price ranges on that so that i will know the quantity to offer and also i want to know if you accept credit card as form of payment.Are you the Sales Manager or the Owner?Awaiting for your prompt reply.
From: Victory Enterprise email@example.com
Good day Sir/Ma,
We are highly interested to purchase your items listed below:
Storage Memory Cards 1GB Micro SD Card...............500 pieces
Kindly give us your discount price quote,including shipping cost.
7351 S BLACKSTONE
CHICAGO ILLINOIS 60619
Tel: 954 2563 363
We request your urgent reply.