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UK Print Companies Beware – Scam email?

One of our Print Consultants received the following email out of the blue today. As we do with internet enquiries when they come from an email address not linked to a company (in this case a Yahoo.com email address), he ran a quick check to see if it looked pukka. Good ole Google popped up with pages of results showing that it’s a scam email that’s been sent to print companies in the US, Australia, Sweden – and is now targeting the UK.

Below are the top two links we found – the first is a forum post where quite a few printers report they’ve been targeted. The second is a list of email addresses that an Oz printing forum has compiled – could be a useful resource to check these sort of unsolicited enquiries against. Our Rev Gaffer is on there.

scam-flyer

Crime against artwork?

800 Notes Website Link

Printnet.com.uk Website Link

From: Rev John Gaffer
Sent: 04 August 2011 6:28 AM
To: Mark
Subject: Flyers

Good Morning

With Regards to your Company Am Reverend John ,can you please quote me on printing 60,000 copies of Flyers  with the following specs.

1. measures 8.5′ x 11′
2. 80# Gloss Text
3.one sided
4. Full color

Please provide quote on 60,000 copies and i have  attached  a  copy of the  art work of the flyer. I hope to hear from  you

Best Regards

Reverend John

And as our vigilant Consultant remarked – we’re not quite sure how the scam would pan out, but maybe the real crime is a crime against god-awful low-res artwork.

 

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