Is He for REAL? Is this Idenity Theft? I know it is spam…

I got another of those E-mail that are supposed to have been sent by my brother..  The first clue that it was NOT from him is that it was not in my Friends and Family folder in Incredimail…  This folder is NOT sorted by who they say they are but by the E-mail address so, if the E-mail address is different it just lays in the Inbox

Moving the mouse curser over the senders name revealed the address  The next thing is he used my full first name, which my brother does NOT use…  The web address has a domain of .ru which would appear to be in Russia and was pushed some kind of weight loss system by…  Looking up the e-mail address gave me the name Michael O. “Coop” Cooper.whose website says he is helping business owners increase their business, and so forth..

Other than for the use of this article I would have NO USE for him or his site…  for the simple reason that as soon as I looked at the e-mail I knew that someone had just LIED to me…  Maybe it is honest…  Maybe the person who sent it to me happens to have the same name as by brother, then again I think it is more likely that this is a scam and the only way they can attract  people’s attention is to LIE to them about who they are..

So, let us all do this…  If you get an e-mail fron a fried that looks suspicious run the cursor over the sent name and see if the e-mail address is one you know.  If it isn’t, then just delete it.  Who wants to risk doing any kind of dealing with someone who starts out by being dishonest…


That Joe Guy.


By Joseph Bowen

Ex SSgt in Air Force Security Police... I had 10 years of active duty and inactive reserve. I have a total of 20 years, includes Air Force SP, security experience. I also worked 8 years and 4 months in the Garden Center of the Sarasota Cattleman Walmart. I also took the CCNA class at Sarasota Vo-Tech, when it was still called that. I am now, since 2010 a caregiver for my Mother. While I am now a registered Republican I am more likely to vote for whichever person I believe will do a better job.. In the last presidential elections I voted Libertarian, as I the two main choices seemed to be between lying crook, or an uncouth babler who could not be trusted.

1 comment

  1. You know it’s funny you should mention this. Just the other day A guy named Sheik Ure Booty wanted to know if I would please take $400,000 in Euros off his hands, as he was running out of closet space… I know THAT was a scam. Have you seen the size of the homes those guys have?? Imagine how big the closets are! Really!
    That one, and Sir Jock Strap wanted to know if I would invest 50,000 Lbs Sterling in his new wild hamster farm. Seems that as few as two hundred of the little buggers makes a great jacket!
    The old adage: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” The more you are offered, the more likely it is a scam. However, it is the Big, Known names that you have to be really careful of. Especially the banks. O got a phony bank notice via e-mail wanting to know my account number (which they should have had already) and the last four numbers of my social security number…. Hmmm. I also got one from a phony UPS site, wnating to deliver something that has been misplaced… My question is, if it was misplaced (L-O-S-T) how did they find me on the internet??? Most scams are so obvious (if you can count past 20), just remember that old adage once again. It works every time!
    There is however, an old school chum of mine who invested in a bridge in New York some years ago — Yup. The one that goes to Brooklyn…


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