I received 2 emails overnight that look like spam/fishing/etc and wanted to check to see if anyone else got them. I have attached a copy below but have removed the show name with **Show Name**. I am 99% sure it is a scam and will try to flush it out a bit.

Reasons why it could be a scam:

- No company info anywhere

- No indication they are with the show

- Show was not conducting any surveys or other information collection method, to my knowledge, so how did they get them?

- Very easy to replicate email with the show name/count as a variables

- These variables are bolded

**** Edit ****

Many people have reported this scam in other forums. Just stay away.


From Jane Cruz <jane.cruz1@hotmail.com>



We have updated **Show Name** 2018 Attendees List and we now have a total of 5,432 contacts who have attended **Show Name** 2018 event.


Would you be interested in purchasing the list of Attendees with complete contact information for pre-show and post-show marketing campaign, appointment setting, networking and various other post-show Marketing initiatives.


Data fields: Visitors Full Name, Email address Prefix First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Job Title, Full Mailing Address and Phone Number We only include opt-in contacts in our database.


Thanks & I’ll look forward to your response.



Jane Cruz

Head of Event Specialist

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  • Looks like they are sending out another wave of these. Received and email for an upcoming show lol.

  • My latest (that almost gave me a heart attack):


    • Connie, I received that same scam email yesterday. I Never open an email from someone I do not know ..especially since i do not do business with ATT... It is important to use anti-spam and anti virus protection software. My Junk email button is a well used feature of my computer

  • One of the phone calls I received from "Microsoft Security" about how my system was hacked. I kept the scammer on the phone for 30 minutes before he realized I was jerking him around.

    • I kept one on the line for a while. He had me going through keystrokes (I was faking it), then I was asked what type of computer I had. I told him it was a Commodore 64, It still took him a few moments to realize he had been had.

  • Have not we all heard the expression:

    "A fool and his money are soon parted"?

    I am aware, many fall for these scams. I am unaware how so many can be so gullible.

    First, apply some logic.

    Second, do a bit of investigating.

    Third, apply common sense.

    Most scams feed on people's greed. Those are the easiest ones to recognize.

    Ones like these are targeted better but still easily debunked.

    However expecting this from most people is foolish...

    ...look at our elections  ;-)

    BTW, from someone with significant IT background, almost EVERY system can be hacked, eventually.

    Very rarely are these scams due to hacked systems.

  • My most recent is the one about the porn they've caught me watching on my laptop ...

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    But if I make a payment of $969 with Bitcoin I won't have to worry about being exposed ...

    And this one also:

    FINAL WARMING!! (Your mailbox is almost full.)!

    Your mailbox is almost full.




    Current size


    Maximum size

    To reduce your mailbox size click here to reduce size automatically.



    Mail System Administrator

    As it was said above -- Never, never "click here" or respond.

    LOL! I just saw the subject line is "Final Warming!!" That should also be a clue.

    • Nothing like threatening with a blackmail payment!

  • Another scammer out there, says his wife saw your work online and loves it,  wants to buy a piece.  Says he is a sailing engineer.  When you look up his name, there is a persoby that name.  After a few correspondences,  this is what you get;

    Hello Pat ,  Please kindly excuse my tardiness response  my associate had  just contacted me that he had issues with his  logistic partners, he got some reports that some parcel that were sent recently was returned  the check happens to be one of them although you have nothing to worry about the issues has since been address . So this is to let you know the check for $2450 is already out for delivery to you  via  USPS with tracking number: 9405501699320123732775 which you can track on www.usps.com  Please it would be highly appreciated if you kindly forward the overage $1850 afterwards to  (the shipping agent), without much delay after the check clears with your  bank, as the funds will be needed to register and do all necessary paperwork for these goods prior to pick up. Otherwise there would be a late delivery which would ruin the plans for my anniversary. As soon as they receive the funds from  you, they'll give you a call to make arrangement and schedule a convenient pick up time with you.  kindly email me as soon as you have the check deposited and clear with your merchant so I can give you the shipper's information and instructions on how to forward the overage funds, they will be contacting you to make arrangement for an appropriate time with you to commence their own part of this transaction asap.
    Thanks and I await  your correspondence ...
    His name is Potter Taylor, or sometimes Potter Dennis.  Someone said it was a scam from the Philippines.

    • Yep. They give you fake funds and you give them money. 

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