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Offline Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

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Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
« 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
1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

Offline Big Fins

  • Posts: 1802
  • CLC Number: 22631
  • Name: John Serio
Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
« Reply #1 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.
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

Offline harry s

  • Harry Scott 4195
  • Posts: 1921
Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
« Reply #2 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
Harry Scott 4195
1941 6733
1948 6267X
2011 DTS Platinum

Offline 76eldo

  • Posts: 6649
  • CLC Number: 22443
  • Name: Brian Rachlin
Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
« Reply #3 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.
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

Offline harry s

  • Harry Scott 4195
  • Posts: 1921
Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
« Reply #4 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
Harry Scott 4195
1941 6733
1948 6267X
2011 DTS Platinum

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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  • CLC Number: 18992
  • Name: Bruce Reynolds
Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
« Reply #5 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
'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

Offline 76eldo

  • Posts: 6649
  • CLC Number: 22443
  • Name: Brian Rachlin
Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2021, 05:44:45 PM »
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

Offline chrisntam

  • Posts: 3472
  • Dallas, Texas
  • CLC Number: 29206
  • Name: Chris Jessen
Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
« Reply #7 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.
1970 Deville Convertible 
Dallas, Texas

Offline Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

  • Posts: 5103
Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2021, 11:31:00 AM »
Thanks Chris.
1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

Offline TonyZappone #2624

  • Posts: 1070
  • Retired GM dealer
  • CLC Number: 2624
  • Name: Tony Zappone
Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
« Reply #9 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
Tony Zappone, #2624
1936 Pierce-Arrow conv sed
1947 Cadillac Conv cpe
1958 Cadillac conv
2016 Cadillac CT6 Platinum
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited

Offline 59-in-pieces

  • Posts: 1472
  • CLC Number: 17326
  • Name: S. Butcher
Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2021, 10:56:46 AM »
Me too.
Blew it off as a scam.

Have fun,
Steve B.
S. Butcher

Offline Joe G 12138

  • Posts: 207
  • CLC Number: 12138
  • Name: Joe Gibeault
Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
« Reply #11 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

Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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  • CLC Number: 2189
  • Name: Barry Wheeler
Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
« Reply #12 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.
Barry M. Wheeler #2189


1981 Cadillac Seville
1991 Cadillac Seville

Offline 59-in-pieces

  • Posts: 1472
  • CLC Number: 17326
  • Name: S. Butcher
Re: Strange email from Gary Blakeslee. Scam??
« Reply #13 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.
S. Butcher

 

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