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I finally joined the elite club of t-shirt designers who got a scam email!


First e-mail:
Good Day,I would like to purchase custom tees..Kindly let me know if major Credit Cards are Accepted as mode of payment by your company. Anticipate your response.


Best Regards
ken
Note: Odd capitalizations and grammar.


Next e-mail:
Hello Joe, Sorry for the delay in response since i have been a little busy..I prefer size : xl or M of the t shirts and also i have attached a sketch of what i want in front of the tee shirt..Hope to get a quote from you soon...colours: white or black.
Note: Use of British spelling of "colors" and odd grammar.


Last e-mail:
Hello Joe, Yes this is looking really nice..I would like to purchase for 3000 pcs for the youth size and 3000 pcs for adult size...for the adult i want both 2XL and Larger size..Let me know if there would be any form of discount and get back to me with the total cost for everything..


Ken.

Uhhh, yeah... 6,000 tees?



Has anyone gotten an email from Ken Lizotte (gmail account)?


Also, how can I string him along and have some fun with it?
 

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Hey Joe, how's Maryland? :D

There's definitely something fishy about this, ask about paypal or payment up front and you'll get a definitive yes or no if it's a scam. If you wanna string them along see how specific you can get with order, color, sizes, fabric, shirt cut, ect...
 

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I finally joined the elite club of t-shirt designers who got a scam email!


First e-mail:

Note: Odd capitalizations and grammar.


Next e-mail:

Note: Use of British spelling of "colors" and odd grammar.


Last e-mail:
[quoteHello Joe, Yes this is looking really nice..I would like to purchase for 3000 pcs for the youth size and 3000 pcs for adult size...for the adult i want both 2XL and Larger size..Let me know if there would be any form of discount and get back to me with the total cost for everything..


Ken.

Uhhh, yeah... 6,000 tees?



Has anyone gotten an email from Ken Lizotte (gmail account)?


Also, how can I string him along and have some fun with it?[/QUOTE]

We get these daily. It is just part of doing business online. While it sounds "fun" to mess with them...your just wasting your time more so then theirs.
 
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Oh my...We get these all the time and I hate to admit but I do string them along a little. I tell them I have to have the name of their company and web address, their ship to address for the order. Usually they respond to that. When I get their business name and ship to address I google it. Then I call whatever business are at the address and ask them if they are aware that a company named ...is shipping 3000 tees to their address? Of course we laugh as the Business receiving the items has NO CLUE! A few year ago, one of my sales girls fell for one of these scams and we ended up eating over 8000 in commission and sending in 23 pages of correspondence to the FBI. Be careful T-Shirt Forum Friends. If it sounds to good to be true, but you have red lights going up like, incorrect grammar, not enough detail...and you are truly salivating over an order, LET IT GO!
 

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Definitely a scam. Whenever you get a large order of just a couple sizes, it's not legitimate. We get these at least a couple times a month. If you have Google Analytics, you can go do a little work to see where they are from. Most likely some other country you don't have customers in.

If it's in our slower time, I string them along and end up calling the card issuer to report them. If it's in our busy time I either quote an outrageous price, like $75,000+ or just ignore and delete the email. Depends on how the day is going...
 
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