Just go the following e-mail. anybody want to bet on whether its a scam or
We browsed through your web page and we are interested in ordering some of
your products,we are located in Thailand,we will like to know if you have
the items in stocks,so kindly get back to me with the right contact person
email,phone # and confirmation of website so that we can place my order
quickly, and i want to know if you have your own personal shipper or can the
order be picked up at your store,please advise so that we can proceed by
ahead to place the order.
That's all probably going to turn ugly in everybody's news clients, but
a quick lookup of 18.104.22.168 (the server from whom Yahoo! got the
e-mail) turns out to be a server in Accra-North, Ghana - an unlikely
entry point for a message from a "customer" who claimed to be in Australia!
The "X-Originating-IP" may not actually be what you're after.
It takes a little getting used to, but the mystery fades quickly with
use. Since you're running Windows (I looked in /your/ headers to see
that), you can do a quick Google search on "win32whois" and find a place
from which you can download the lookup utility.
From the above message, try going to
and typing in the IP address you want to look up. In this case I would
lookup 22.214.171.124 which is the first IP in the sequence.
You don't need to install anything on your computer. You can do a look
up of various things from that website. Check it out for yourself.
Yuppers - there are a number of sites offering look-up via an http
(browser) interface. Generally, they've been a PIA for me because of
waits for ad servers, lousy response during high traffic, limited number
of queries allowed, ad-tracking cookies, etc.
I've come to prefer a direct access to a single-purpose server because I
do a lot of lookups, hate waiting, and hate even more needing to clean
out ad tracker cookies.
Sorry to hear. I've never had to wait for anything on whatismyip.com.
I understand. I deal everyday with people who get "click" happy and
have no idea what they just allowed to their computer. Better to air
on the side of caution than to inadvertently allow things access.
I spend most of my time assessing internal and external networking
holes, threats, viruses and other security risks. Sometimes it is not
possible, or even prudent, to install anything on a client's computer.
On these occasions, trusted web tools are very valuable.
I merely wanted to point out for sweet sawdust, that for use a couple
of times, it's better to not install unused or rarely used software
and add potential for other system problems. Less is best theorem.
Welcome to USEnet. Please adjust your reality.
I would be that next thing is they will want to send a check, it will
be for more than the amount but they will ask you to send them back
the difference. Your bank will gladly take the check and a week or two
later tell you it is no good.
Somebody may. It's still popular. I got one on Craigslist about a tool
I was selling, local pick up only. This woman, who spelled her name
differently in two emails, wanted to buy te tool "right away," please
answer with photos and reason for selling. The ad had two photos in
it, and my reason for selling comes under the heading of MYOFB. I let
her know it was still for sale. Next, two days later--remember "right
away"--I get an email wanting to send a check, have her shipper, etc.
SOSDD. Sunday morning, I was at a friend's house to check on his
pregnant bulldog and her progress, and we looked at this email from an
ebay listing. Guess who showed up, same name first time, exact same
wording, same second reply, same name misspelling.
I treat each and everyone of these like the real thing. I don't send
anything until the money has cleared the local bank and the issuing bank.
However much you send over the amount of the invoice I keep as a tip, that
is done upfront. I don't add laptops to the orders either.
Your right nothing at all, what I am doing is sorta profileing these people
from thier letter. I may be wrong and they may turn out to be the best
customers I have or ever will have. However If it looks like a snake I treat
it like a posinious variety until I know for sure.
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