Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??

Started by Bob Hoffmann CLC#96, December 02, 2021, 01:08:14 PM

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Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

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
1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

Big Fins

Anyone that contacts you and won't divulge any info on himself, hits the top of the questionable list to me.
Current:
1976 Eldorado Convertible in Crystal Blue FireMist with white interior and top.
1969 Fleetwood Brougham in Chalice Gold FireMist with matching interior and top.

Past and much missed:
1977 Brougham de Elegance
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1972 Fleetwood Brougham
1971 Sedan de Ville
1970 de Ville Convertible
1969 Sedan de Ville
1959 Sedan deVille

harry s

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
Harry Scott 4195
1941 6733
1948 6267X
2011 DTS Platinum

76eldo

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.
Brian Rachlin
Huntingdon Valley, Pa
CLC # 22443
I prefer email's not PM's rachlin@comcast.net

1960 62 Series Conv with Factory Tri Power
1970 DeVille Conv
1970 Eldo
1970 Caribu (?) "The Cadmino"
1973 Eldorado Conv Pace Car
1976 Eldorado Conv
1980 Eldorado H & E Conv
1993 Allante with Hardtop (X2)
2008 DTS
2012 CTS Coupe
2017 XT
1956 Thunderbird
1966 Olds Toronado

harry s

...I just spoke to Gary and Brian is right it is a scam. They are asking for gift cards. Harry
Harry Scott 4195
1941 6733
1948 6267X
2011 DTS Platinum

The Tassie Devil(le)

Sounds like Garys' email address was hacked, and access gained to his address book.

Hopefully he can get it fixed.

Bruce. >:D
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

76eldo

Bob I can make it easier for you.
Just send me some money instead. Haha
Brian Rachlin
Huntingdon Valley, Pa
CLC # 22443
I prefer email's not PM's rachlin@comcast.net

1960 62 Series Conv with Factory Tri Power
1970 DeVille Conv
1970 Eldo
1970 Caribu (?) "The Cadmino"
1973 Eldorado Conv Pace Car
1976 Eldorado Conv
1980 Eldorado H & E Conv
1993 Allante with Hardtop (X2)
2008 DTS
2012 CTS Coupe
2017 XT
1956 Thunderbird
1966 Olds Toronado

chrisntam

Bob, can't you just help a brother out??

;)

Good on you for spotting and reporting it.
1970 Deville Convertible 
Dallas, Texas

Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

TonyZappone #2624

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
Tony Zappone, #2624
1936 Pierce-Arrow conv sed
1947 Cadillac Conv cpe
1958 Cadillac conv
2016 Cadillac CT6 Platinum
2022 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle

59-in-pieces

Me too.
Blew it off as a scam.

Have fun,
Steve B.
S. Butcher

Joe G 12138

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

Barry M Wheeler #2189

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.
Barry M. Wheeler #2189


1981 Cadillac Seville
1991 Cadillac Seville

59-in-pieces

Barry,

Facebook - really - you ??

You rebel, trying to keep up with the grandkids.

Have fun,
Steve B.
S. Butcher