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Pampered Chef: I smell a scam

  1. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    So I got a contact me request from a person who claimed to want to place an order. I just replied with the website (because duh, they found my website.)

    The person claimed to place a $279 order. But the broken English and the offer to write a check set off my Spidey Senses.

    Thanks a lot for the reply,am so much happy? i was just going through
    your Pampered chef.com and find some nice product that i will love to
    order from you .. I will have ordered them from my former consultant
    rep but she is died now and i really miss her,because she do
    understand me ,honest and nice to me. I will love to make you my new
    consultant Rep .if u don't mind. I will be mailing payment to you in
    form of a check as i do not Have a Credit card or Debit card and i am
    a deaf Woman so if you help me with this order kindly email me back
    with the total price of the items. Below are the list of the items i
    will like to order from you :
     
    Aug 29, 2017
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  2. chefjeanine

    chefjeanine Senior Member Gold Member

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    Yep, SCAM!
     
    Aug 30, 2017
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  3. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    Thinking that since I already stupidly replied (which gave this "person" my email address) that I could say "sorry, I don't accept out of state checks. If you want to go to the grocery store and get a $300 visa gift card, that could be easily done."
     
    Aug 30, 2017
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  4. I got a similar email, and I cheerfully replied that though I didn't take paper checks, I'd be happy to take his payment electronically. Never heard another word. You were right to be alert!
     
    Sep 12, 2017
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  5. Alma

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    I contacted H.O. and they said to spam her on my email and contact the Federal Trade Commission via email to report the issue. Their email is SPAM@UCE.GOV

    I hope this helps other too.

    April 2016....this is what I posted and see responces....
    1. I believe I just got one too.......where and how did they find me? Or is it?
    2. Pampered Chef donotreply@pamperedchef.com via bounce.mail.thepamperedchef.com
      Apr 5 (1 day ago)
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      Contact Me
      First Name Sender: sherry
      Last Name Sender: smith
      Sender EmailAddress : talk2sherry101@gmail.com
      Day Phone :
      Evening Phone :
      Cell Phone : (832) 930-3381
      Other Phone :
      Preferred Phone : Cell
      Best Time of Contact: morning
      Address 1 :
      Address 2 :
      Address 3 :
      City:
      State:
      zip:
      What brought you here? :
      Contact Reason:
      Message: I WANT TO ORDER !

      then this is what I sent her back:

      Alma Mejia <pamperedchef.alma@gmail.com>
      Apr 5 (1 day ago)
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      Hello Sherry, I would love to help you. Please give me a call at 916-719-2096 and I can help you with your order or you can just shop on my website at www.pamperedchef.biz/almas. If this is under someones show please let me know who it is and I can send you the link to give them credit.

      Happy shopping.

      If you have received this communication in error, or no longer wish to receive mail from me and products/information about The Pampered Chef, please notify me immediately to be removed from my mailing list.

      ALMA MEJIA
      Independent Consultant
      THE PAMPERED CHEF
      916-719-2096 (cell)

      Then back to me:

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      sherry smith
      6:11 AM (5 hours ago)
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      I need you to place an Order for me and also want to be your new Customer, My Boss would mail you Check for the amount of the Pampered , the shipping fee and the tax as well since i don't operate CREDIT CARD and am a DEAF WOMAN. The table below illustrate my Order. The Check MUST arrive before placing my Order.

      Item Description Qty Retail Price Total Price
      kids cooking baking set 2 $64.50 $142.31
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      Note : Are the products all hand-packed ? Email me with your Full Name, Address and Cell Phone Nbr so that Check can be mail out asap and will it be shipped to me directly from Company ? My address will be included in the Check while

      Thk You

      Then me

      Alma Mejia <pamperedchef.alma@gmail.com>
      9:05 AM (2 hours ago)
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      to sherry, bcc: Cynthia (Cynthia is my line up, thought she needed to know)
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      Hello Sherry, is there a family member or a friend that could help you out with placing the order with a credit card?

      What is the address to where the items need to be shipped to? This will amend the your final price since shipping and tax need to be included.

      You can shop 24 hours a day/7 days a week directly on my website at www.PamperedChef.Biz/Almashappy shopping!

      Thank you for your attention and support.

      HELP - What to you think?

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      This could be starting again. Just got the info below. The last one like it was from Sasha Fox. I replied saying it is very easy to order directly from my website and to follow the online ordering instructions. I have not replied to this one, but I feel it is bogus, too. Did a search for the # and it is from Missouri. Definitely far from Ohio.
      First Name Sender: sherry
      Last Name Sender: smith
      Sender EmailAddress : talk2sherry101@gmail.com
      Day Phone :
      Evening Phone :
      Cell Phone :
      (281) 603-7061
      Other Phone :
      Preferred Phone :
      Cell
      Best Time of Contact: morning
      Address 1 :
      Address 2 :
      Address 3 :
      City:
      State:
      zip:
      What brought you here? :
      Contact Reason:
      Message:

      I WANT TO ORDER !
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    4. Hey I got the same person too just yesterday, what can/should we do? Where do they find this information at?

      I contacted H.O. and they said to spam her on my email and contact the Federal Trade Commission via email to report the issue. Their email is SPAM@UCE.GOV. I hope this helps other too.

      Thanks.

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      MyPamperedSelf
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      Totally get that it has all the signs of a scam...but I thought these scams worked with you depositing some overly huge amount in your account and then writing a check for the difference back to the person. (If they owe you $10 but send you a check for $110 and ask you to send the difference ($100) back.)

      In this the person is offering a money order - isn't that as good as cash in hand? What am I missing?

      Or are the phishing for address and personal info?
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      MyPamperedSelf
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      NewThere are huge money order and cashiers checks scams out there. It will be returned and you are out double for the money order and the order you placed for them and shipped.
     
    Sep 19, 2017
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  6. ShellBeach

    ShellBeach Veteran Member

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    Cell phone Ohio vs Missouri doesn't mean anything - lots of people move and keep their same cell number from a previous address.

    This is an old scam, though. There are previous posts here on Chef Success about the money order/cashier check stuff.

    Please report them to FTC!

    Fake money orders & cashiers checks can easily be printed. Weeks later your bank will make you pay it back after the National Finance Center rejects it back to the bank.
    https://www.thebalance.com/can-i-verify-funds-on-a-money-order-315048
     
    Sep 19, 2017
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  7. Tenille V.

    Tenille V. Member

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    Also HO wants to know about scammers, so it's good to let them know about them as well. That's what I did for one that I got. And I have pretty much adopted a "no checks" rule from someone not associated with a party or other connection. Glad that your "spidey senses" went off!
     
    Sep 21, 2017
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  8. ckpi

    ckpi Gold Member

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    I just got two emails last week like this; one from Linda Dale and one from Kimberly Robert. I'm going through send them into HQ
     
    Oct 3, 2017
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  9. Rosemarie1

    Rosemarie1 Director Silver Member

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    Got an message from talk2sherry101@gmail today. Immediately put the address into Google search and found that I'm not the first one!
     
    Oct 6, 2017
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  10. mspibb

    mspibb Member Gold Member

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    I just got one from Harris Dale. No phone , just a gmail email address.
    “I want to orders from you!”
    Really, you were on my website....duh....
     
    Nov 8, 2017
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  11. ShellBeach

    ShellBeach Veteran Member

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