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Beware the scammers!

April 20th, 2009 · 4 Comments

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Just a quick tip, if anybody claiming to be a Reverend Richard (or similar) gets in touch, asking for quotes on leaflets/flyers in quantities of around 90,000+, this is a scam.

Below is a recent enquiry that we received today, one of many similar over the past 12 months…

Dear Sir/Madam

I am Rev Richard and I would like to order some flyers, details below:

FULL COLOUR ONE SIDE
135GSM GLOSS
PAPER A5 (148X210mm)

Please provide a quote on 100,000 copies, can you also get back to me with your method of payment so that we can proceed with this order, thank you.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Best Regards

Rev Richard

Don’t know what the scam is or how it works but if I remember rightly the leaflets/flyers are to be dispatched to Africa in the end. Save yourself some time working out a quote and delete the e-mail.

EDIT: Just received another :-)

Hello

I am Reverend Paul and I would like to know if you can print a flyer 8.5″ x 11″ on a 80 Gloss stock.

What I need on the item is (GIVE A HAND TO THE NEEDY), the background should be in yellow and the writing black.

Let me know the total cost of 60,000 copies and 80,000 copies and also the form of payment you accept.

Please advise

Reverend Paul Johnson

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 admin // Jul 18, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    …and another

    Good day, My Name is Rev. Mark Wilson from New Mission Pentecostal Church, l want to order some flyer’s and i will need the Qty of 129,000 with the size of 8.5”x11” in full copies Black Ink on yellow Paper l want you to write of the flyer’s (Care For One Another Says The Lord)… and also i need this flyer’s to be printed one side and also I want you to go ahead and quote me the total pick up prices plus tax without shipping and also advise me the method of of payment you accept so that we can proceed with this order, hope to hear from you as soon as possible. Note: Let me know if you print banners as well. Stay Blessed, Rev. Mark Wilson

  • 2 A // Jul 30, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks soooo much for putting this up and letting us know of these scams. I got the Mark Wilson one today. You are a hero!

  • 3 admin // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    No problem :-)

  • 4 Amanda Vlahakis // Oct 21, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Yep, I’ve had this sort of scam about three times now.

    Even when I first got it I smelled a rat. What I do is (just in case it is geniune) send a price costing as quick as I can, rather than a proper detailed quotation. This way if they are geniune they will get back to me, and if they aren’t I won’t have spent 30 mins on a pointless quote.

    Why do they send these scams? I can’t see how you can get money from this…it’s not as if a printing firm is going to send you anything without you paying them first is it.

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