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Old 12-14-2015, 06:47 PM   #1
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Our local club president received the following email message:

Hi

I do have a Tudor 1930 and just moved to the area.

I would like to join the club, how do I do that ?

I need someone there can change my tires and do some small repairs on the car, who can do that ?


Jørgen Nielsen



The only place the email address for our president can be found is on MAFCAs website. There was no subject and the return address was
info@jorjennielsen.com. Which is in Denmark. Anyone else get this message?

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Old 12-14-2015, 06:50 PM   #2
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Bob, I got the same one this morning. Didn't respond.
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:49 PM   #3
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I got the same message. Have not responded.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:00 PM   #4
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Hmmmmmmm
California to Texas.....that's a pretty good "just moved to the area", area!
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:05 PM   #5
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LOL, Our club in Massachusetts got the same email. that pretty much covers the country.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:22 PM   #6
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"I need someone there can change my tires and do some small repairs on the car"

reminds me of a national tour here 2 yrs ago.
Dude drives all the way here from CA on bald tires. Has new tires in the back seat.
Shows up at the repair tent expecting our people to change them out for him.
So many ppl have such an incredible sense of entitlement

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Old 12-14-2015, 08:28 PM   #7
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Sounds like step 1 of a multi-step scam plan.

First they get name and contact information for a "helpful person" in your area. Helpful people are so helpful that they don't think that they are being setup.

They contact this helpful person and send them a bogus cashier's check for work to be done on the car.

The check is for too much money, or they guy cancels the work for some reason and asks that the money or the excess money be wired back to him.

The wire transfer back to the bad guy goes through at the speed of light. The bogus check that you deposited takes 2 or 3 weeks to come back to your bank as bad, fake, etc. and the money is taken back out of your account by your bank. But you already sent the refund to the guy, and you are out the money.

This is related to the "I want to buy your car, I will send you a check" scam.
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:07 AM   #8
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Let it go, just another scam! Don't waste time on them, do like most do, ignore! Wayne
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:38 AM   #9
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Got same mail here in NZ SPAM>
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:34 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Maybe they hacked the contact data collected by the Harris coffee table book scammers?
How did they get Model A owners world wide?
They obviously have a source of item specific items and not general products. You suggestion could well be accurate! Wayne
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:37 AM   #11
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I got the same email here in Texas last night - definitely a scam.
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Old 12-15-2015, 12:40 PM   #12
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Vince,

They took the email addresses off of the MAFCA site. The email address that they used for my club is ONLY listed on that site.

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Old 12-15-2015, 01:02 PM   #13
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I got it too, here in SoCal. I deleted it right away as it smelled bad! Unfortunately someone will respond. I had a guy respond several years ago to an ad I had placed for an OHV head. It took me awhile to realize it was a scam, after I got funny answers to my questions.
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