2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Cutie!”

  1. I, too, have received this email, or one just like it. I guess some people really do get fooled by such things. There’s a scam going around targeting folks selling their motorcycles. The email is from an overseas buyer, saying he wants to buy the bike. He will offer to send a cashier’s check or money order, but will have to send it for more than you are asking for the bike (insert excuse here – it was already drawn, the account needs to be closed, the extra is for transportation fees, etc.) He will ask you to deposit the check then wire him the excess money via Western Union, Money Order, etc. And people are falling for this. And the Nigerian check scam. And many others.
    For me, it’s easy. I have a few basic truths and guidelines: I don’t buy anything over the phone. I don’t provide confidential information to anyone who calls or emails me. I never buy anything off a spam email. If any “offer” – whether it comes through email, snail mail, television, or through personal referral – involves me paying so much as a dime up front, I ain’t interested. There is no such thing as Fat Loss in a Bottle. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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  2. Oops – posted this onto the Google “Happy Birthday, Cutie” thread instead of the intended Ebay email scam thread. Note to self: never go online without consuming sufficient coffee beforehand.

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