E-Mail Scams

Every now and then we get a promising sales lead on a potential new client. We go through the entire process of signing up the client and generating an invoice to begin work on their project. In this case, the first red flag occurs when they tell us that they cannot fill out the credit card forms themselves.  The next is when they send their credit card details in an email (we never ask for anyone's credit card over email, if someone asks you to do that, it is a scam) and ask you to run it yourself through your own POS. The final red is when the credit card is declined and the client says that "He knew it would happen" and has an alternative way to send money to us that we have to sign up for. 

That isn't going to work for us. Sorry.




On Sep 2, 2016, at 5:07 PM, Adam Curry <curryadam93@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello Kickin Espresso,

Yes, I knew it was going to be declined, because my card does not work with paypal but we had to give it the benefit of a doubt. I can't write a check presently. 

I want you to know that I have another merchant service that you can sign up to, it is safe and secure and it works perfectly with my card.


On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 9:03 PM, Kickin Espresso wrote:

I tried running the card it was declined.  Is writing a check an option ?

From: Adam Curry <curryadam93@gmail.com>
Date: Friday, September 2, 2016 at 2:25 PM
To: Kickin Espresso

Hello Kickin Espresso,

Did you get my credit card details that I sent to you? Also, have you tried charging it?


On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 6:26 PM, Adam Curry <curryadam93@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello Kickin Espresso,

These are my credit card details:

Card name: Adam Curry
Card number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
CVV: xxx
Exp date: xxxx
Billing address; 2086 Clancy St Las Vegas, NV 89156  

Give me call back to let me know whatever happens.


Related Article regarding Adam Curry: http://www.meetup.com/WordpressDevSeacoast/messages/boards/thread/49055413

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