Text SMS Message Exchange with Janet Wilson
On Friday, 17 October 2014 at 12:43 PM CT we received a text message from someone claiming to be Janet Wilson. Here are some excerpts from the exchange we had with this person. Our replies were brief, so they are not reposted here. However, as you can see by these messages, there are grammar errors and incomplete sentences.
- I am hearing impaired you can only text me or email me, this is Janet wilson,can you handle website design for my new company? i will like you to get back to me via email address at firstname.lastname@example.org thanks, Janet
- or can we talk more here pls
- i have new company and the company based on importer and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Coaco so i need a best of the best layout design for it. can i have anyone that you havd done so far for a company so that i could know where we start. i will like to hear from you asap.
- sorry for the delay
- sorry am currently in west africa to get some agricultural products and my photo grapher busy to snap some products which am going to use with the design so am
- i send you email recently you can check your email and get back to me with the total estimate and hope we could start working before i would be back
- okay i will like to know if you accept credit card for the payment and i would be expecting your qupotation any time from now
- vefry urgent sir
- if it possible by next week i would be happy
- may i know your name and location?
- i just wanna sure of
- am very happy to know you and I hope you would put smile to my face after you finish up with my company’s website
- i hope we could disscuse a little about my company website here?
- i willl like to know how long it will take you to design and hosting bcus am need it very urgenly
After the comment about being in Africa, I asked what time it was there. This is the reply I got.
- i understand you sir ?
So, I asked:
Is that 12:40 AM
and got the reply:
- are you not ready to finish up with me here
- i have many assignment to do here cus i want to know the total cost and i will like to know if you accept cc for the payment ?
- check this site for the quote anyway Http://eclipsetradingpost.com
Email Message from JanetWilson18@yahoo.com
I’d also sent an email message in response to the initial text message. This is the response I got from Janet Wilson:
From: janet wilson <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 5:47 PM
Subject: Re: Website Design
Thanks for your reply,
I am hearing impaired you can only text me or email to get all the info about my company website, that is the why i was texting to confirmed if you could Handle design for the website and i am happy to see your reply, i hope we could successful work together.
i have new company and the company based on importer and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it and can i have anyone that you have done so far for a company so that i could know where we start or check out this site but i need more perfect than this if its possible.
1) My company is FINGER SPEAKS AGROTECH
2) i WILL LIKE TO HAVE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE BUSINESS AFTER HOSTING
3) I DONT HAVE LOGO BUT NEED A CUSTOMIZED LOGO FROM YOU
4) I DON’T HAVE LINKED-IN BUT I WOULD NEED IT
5) I COULD ONLY SUPPLY THE TEXT CONTENT AND PHOTO ALL ARE WITH MY PROJECT CONSULTANT BUT THE ARTWORK WILL BE DESIGNED BY YOU
That all i can provide from my means and i hope you understand what i listed above or should use this sample below to give me the quote for the website;
Kindly checkout this sample and also use it to give me the estimate for the design and hosting; http://www.agroamerica.com/eng/index.php.
I will love to know your name and location, I hope to hear from u soon.
[There were 497 blank lines here that have been removed in reposting this.]
FINGER SPEAK TUTOR
Tel: 469 874 0016
Feedback from Others
Here are some quotes from others who have apparently been contacted from the same person or people. In these examples the originating number was 502-822-6036 (a Louisville, Kentucky number). These comments are from a page on 800Notes.com, a site dedicated to identifying unsolicited telemarketing scams.
- “This same Janet Wilson contacted us about a website and had a similar story about going out of the country to “Indian” and needed to pay a consultant, etc. She texted us numerous times and the by email using the firstname.lastname@example.org email too. Total scam!” (14 October 2014)
- “BEWARE! I just received a text that says: ‘I am hearing impaired you can only text or email me and This is Janet Wilson, can you handle website design for my new company? i will like you to getbackto me asap. thanks Janet.’ Her email is: email@example.com. Then she went on to explain that she is a music teacher and instructor for disabled kids. Which seems nice but many red flags are flying here. Her texts all have grammar errors, typos & her story has many inconsistencies. She also said later in the texts that she can hear but cant talk. And she lied about knowing one of my current customers. When I confirmed with the customer they do not know her. SO, I began searching for her online and did a phone number search. That is how I found these responses & felt it necessary to share my story too.” (11 August 2014)
- “This person contacted me via text about a fake business proposition and said he would send me $5000 on a credit card if I could send him back $1,500 to pay a consultant. His name was obviously fake, he gave a fake referral name and said he couldn’t talk on the phone because he was hearing impaired.” (26 March 2014)
- “I received the same sort of text message. He wanted a website and hosting urgently. He indicated that he was from Kentucky but presently in Africa “to get some agricultural product” and will be back to states in two weeks time. Gave a bogus name as a referral. Kinda creeps me out.” (2 April 2014)