10/17/2012

Direct Marketing Spam Email


Today one of our techs received the following spam email that looked legitimate at first. Since we could only find one site referencing this particular scam, we wanted to inform others.

The site we found was http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/meht.us, and the email they received use a slightly differing message and the same return address but a different name and email address:

"I'm looking for the person within your organization that is in charge of direct marketing, and if you don't mind, a phone number and email address I can reach them at.

Can you help me with that?

Regards,

Jay Gilmore
21781 Ventura Blvd #126
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
818-921-6853
mailto:jay@meht.us"

The email sent to our tech can be seen below:
"Subject: One Quick Question

I was hoping you could tell me who I might contact there regarding direct marketing.

Also, do you have a phone number and/or email address I can reach them at?

Regards,

Fred Lapides
21781 Ventura Blvd #126
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
818-925-4382

tipta.com
7210 Jordan St #B21 Canoga Park, CA 91303"

There is also a link to "manage subscription" but this could be an attempt to get further information from you, and we would not recommend clicking on it.

If you receive an email like this, it is spam!

UPDATE:
Thanks to everyone for commenting and letting us know some other variations of this spam email:

"I was hoping you could help me with a quick question: Do you know who the head of marketing is and do you have a phone number and/or email address I could reach them?"

and

"Could you please send me contact information for somebody in your sales department.
Phone and email would be very much appreciated."


Best Regards,

Victor Gabriel
21781 Ventura Blvd #126
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
818-921-6853


Leave a comment if you received a similar email or a variation.

17 comments:

  1. My company got hit with this today.

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  2. I received this one...

    Hi Jason,

    I was hoping you could help me with a quick question: Do you know who the head of marketing is and do you have a phone number and/or email address I could reach them?

    Best Regards,

    Victor Gabriel
    21781 Ventura Blvd #126
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    818-921-6853

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kelli. We've updated our post with the email you received.

      Delete
  3. We just got this one....

    Hi Tony,

    Could you please send me contact information for somebody in your sales department.

    Phone and email would be very much appreciated.

    Best Regards,
    Victor Gabriel
    21781 Ventura Blvd #126
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    818-921-6853

    ReplyDelete
  4. We just got this one........

    Anne,

    Could you please send me contact information for somebody in your sales department?

    Phone and email would be very much appreciated.

    Regards,

    Fred Lapides
    21781 Ventura Blvd #126
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    818-925-4382

    ReplyDelete
  5. Received it. Also googled the address on the footer, looks like a mailboxes etc. Thanks for posting this, it did almost get me to bite.

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  6. Does anyone know what they are selling, if anything?
    I just got one:

    From: victor@kahs.info
    Subject: One Quick Question
    Date: November 6, 2012 3:20:26 AM CST
    To:
    Hi Richard,

    Could you please send me contact information for somebody in your sales department.

    Phone and email would be very much appreciated.

    Best Regards,

    Victor Gabriel
    21781 Ventura Blvd #126
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    818-921-6853

    ReplyDelete
  7. Just got it too!


    Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 08:44:07 -0600 [08:44:07 AM CST]

    From: Victor Gabriel

    Subject: One Quick Question

    Hi

    Could you please send me contact information for somebody in your sales department.

    Phone and email would be very much appreciated.

    Best Regards,

    Victor Gabriel
    21781 Ventura Blvd #126
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    818-921-6853





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  8. I got the same thing:

    Hello Chris,

    Could you please send me contact information for somebody in your sales department?

    Phone and email would be very much appreciated.

    Regards,


    Jay Gilmore
    21781 Ventura Blvd #126
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    818-921-6853



    ReplyDelete
  9. Just tried again...new name....


    Richard,

    Could you please send me contact information for somebody in your sales department?

    Phone and email would be very much appreciated.

    Regards,

    Fred Lapides
    21781 Ventura Blvd #126
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    818-925-4382

    If you do not wish to receive any further notifications or alerts from us, please visit manage subscription and follow the instructions provided.
    2011bestbiz.info
    7210 Jordan St #B21 Canoga Park, CA 91303

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  10. [My First Name],

    Could you please send me contact information for somebody in your sales department?

    Phone and email would be very much appreciated.

    Regards,

    Fred Lapides
    21781 Ventura Blvd #126
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    818-564-3376

    ReplyDelete
  11. I got the same message today.

    Could you please send me contact information for somebody in your sales department?

    Phone and email would be very much appreciated.

    Regards,

    Fred Lapides
    21781 Ventura Blvd #126
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    818-564-3376

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thank you people!!

    (it also shows an under construction domain chvcmail.com)
    1 address is a little store in a strip mall and the other a UPS drop off "The Mail Shoppe" and may be from 184.22.58.119
    fredlapides@chvcmail.com

    "One Quick Question"

    Eric,

    Could you please send me contact information for somebody in your sales department?

    Phone and email would be very much appreciated.

    Regards,

    Fred Lapides
    21781 Ventura Blvd #126
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    818-564-3376

    If you do not wish to receive any further notifications or alerts from us, please visit manage subscription and follow the instructions provided.
    chvcmail.com
    320-634-6496 7210 Jordan St #B21 Canoga Park, CA 91303

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  13. I got this message this morning:

    Hello Angela,

    Could you please send me contact information for somebody in your sales department?

    Phone and email would be very much appreciated.

    Regards,


    Jay Gilmore
    21781 Ventura Blvd #126
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    818-564-3326

    ReplyDelete
  14. You people must have nothing better to do then to post about this...... Just delete and move on.

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  15. I found this blog post because I googled the phone number. They called me at 2 am and 6 am on my cell phone. That is not acceptable.

    So, Mr. Anonymous #1, are you Jay or Fred? Please find a less parasitic, annoying line of work.

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