Saturday, February 07, 2004

Most likely spam, but just in case...

Received the following email today. Most likely this is nothing more than spam since the sender isn't willing to reveal his real name and the only way to contact them is through an email address. But just in case it is a legitimate request I am posting the email in full. If I hear back from them about the posting I'll know this isn't just some kind of Nigerian type money scam. Of course if they really want to know my bank and one of the bankers names all they have to do is read this site.

X-Apparently-To: via; Sat, 07 Feb 2004 00:54:32 -0800
Received: from (HELO ( by with SMTP; Sat, 07 Feb 2004 00:54:32 -0800
Message-ID: <>
Received: from [] by via HTTP; Sat, 07 Feb 2004 00:54:32 PST
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 00:54:32 -0800 (PST)
From: Donation Scams
Subject: donation scam
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Length: 938


You are operating what appears to be an online
donation scam via PayPal. I'm interested in
determining whether this is the case.

I'd like to verify that the wire transfers mentioned
on your site have been made. Please provide me with
the name and address of the bank which initiated the
wire transfers mentioned on your site, as well as the
name of a banker who I can speak with in order to
verify the transfers. I will contact the bank via the
bank's number as listed in directory assistance.

If you can't provide me with this information, I will
have to assume that this is a donation scam. If this
is the case, please take down the web sites in
question immediately. This will save us both the
trouble of going through PayPal's fraud detection

Thank you,

Donation Scams


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