Strange Email Supposedly from Singing Oakes

diytryingAugust 26, 2014

I've only placed one order with them but was very happy with what I received. The plants were big and healthy and bloomed prolifically. Was sad to hear about Jim's death. Had just sent them a thank you email about 2 weeks before.
A few days ago I received email with the heading Jim Jeffcoat with a story about a sick cousin in the Ukraine. Asked for a large sum of money. The reply address looked like singingoakesgd but ended in outlook.com. Also looked like it was written by a person who worked very hard to translate it to English. I sent email to singingoakesgd about it. Hate to think my email is now in those kind of hands.
Anybody else get anything like this?

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nat4b(4)

I didn't. I read about this scam on ATP.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 9:44PM
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Brad KY(6b)

What usually happens: someone hacks someone's address book [Singing Oakes in this case] and sends an email with a phony story to get money. Mark it as spam and delete it; never reply to these. You should also run a scan on your computer now since you opened the email, in case there was something malicious attached. Run either Superantispyware or Malwarebytes Anti Malware. [you can safely download them from Majorgeeks.com.
I repair and fix computers and see stuff like this all the time.
Brad

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 11:46AM
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