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Title: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
Post by: Bob Hoffmann CLC#96 on December 02, 2021, 01:08:14 PM
He's a member in Michigan. He said he was not available by phone. A red flag to me.  He needed a small favor.
He didn't say what that was. I hit the scam button. Any one know Gary? He might not be aware of what's happening.
 Bob
Title: Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
Post by: Big Fins on December 02, 2021, 02:53:22 PM
Anyone that contacts you and won't divulge any info on himself, hits the top of the questionable list to me.
Title: Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
Post by: harry s on December 02, 2021, 04:50:16 PM
I got that same email. It sounded weird. I know Gary and spoke to him on the phone a few of weeks ago. That is his email address but I would be afraid to hit reply.  I will give him a call and see what happens.     Harry
Title: Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
Post by: 76eldo on December 02, 2021, 04:56:43 PM
It’s a known scam. They hack an email address and if you respond the “small favor” will be a request for money or gift cards.
Title: Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
Post by: harry s on December 02, 2021, 04:58:16 PM
...I just spoke to Gary and Brian is right it is a scam. They are asking for gift cards. Harry
Title: Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
Post by: The Tassie Devil(le) on December 02, 2021, 05:28:56 PM
Sounds like Garys' email address was hacked, and access gained to his address book.

Hopefully he can get it fixed.

Bruce. >:D
Title: Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
Post by: 76eldo on December 02, 2021, 05:44:45 PM
Bob I can make it easier for you.
Just send me some money instead. Haha
Title: Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
Post by: chrisntam on December 02, 2021, 09:36:57 PM
Bob, can’t you just help a brother out??

 ;)

Good on you for spotting and reporting it.
Title: Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
Post by: Bob Hoffmann CLC#96 on December 03, 2021, 11:31:00 AM
Thanks Chris.
Title: Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
Post by: TonyZappone #2624 on December 04, 2021, 06:25:00 AM
I got this from him also.  I have gotten them before, the wording was exactly the same.  Just another online scam.  Easier for me to delete, as I had no idea who he was
Title: Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
Post by: 59-in-pieces on December 04, 2021, 10:56:46 AM
Me too.
Blew it off as a scam.

Have fun,
Steve B.
Title: Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
Post by: Joe G 12138 on December 05, 2021, 02:12:27 PM
A couple of months ago I received a couple of similar emails "supposedly" from a different CLC member that I used to know.  It was enough to make me review his info in the CLC directory; as I wasn't even sure if he was still with us. Turns out he's not; it was some sort of scam and I blocked incoming future emails.     Joe Gibeault
Title: Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
Post by: Barry M Wheeler #2189 on December 05, 2021, 02:44:06 PM
Watch out for for emails that say "You are now friends with ... and you are pretty sure you've been Facebook "Friends" for some time now.
Title: Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
Post by: 59-in-pieces on December 06, 2021, 11:14:46 AM
Barry,

Facebook - really - you ??

You rebel, trying to keep up with the grandkids.

Have fun,
Steve B.