Email and Cell Phone Scams

Email and Cell Phone Scams

  • I just got an email and a text from a lady from Georgia looking to buy some mary kay. She said she got my info from the mary kay website. Now she won't leave me alone. What should I do?

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  • When I get these requests from someone I don't know, I refer them to my website to place their order.  Have not had anyone take it further than the initial contact.  Good Luck!

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  • Probably a scam.

    Just tell her "Thank you for your interest.  Please go back to my website to place the order.  I only accept credit card or debit card for payments from first time customers."  If she is legit she will do it.  If not, she will probably leave you alone.  If she bugs you further you can ignore, or you can tell her you will send her contact information on to our corporate office for further assistance.  Then, she will leave you alone.

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  • ask her to pay up front with a credit card not a check!!

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  • This has happened to me and some of my other MK sisters.  We pretty much told the caller we'd be happy to fill their order when they ordered through the website or sent the money first.  They have not contacted us again. My personal experience with this is it was a text about ordering for a wedding and the grammar was bad. It was the same text my friend received.  We figured it was a scam.

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  • I had something similar that started the 7 of January.  Someone who gave their name as Karen H. and order over $100 and paid by cashier's check. After checking the authenticity of the cashier's check it turned out to be counterfeit. I did a report about the incident to my local police and I'm  in process of giving any physical evidence I have from the incident. I was constantly harassed with text until I told the person that the check is not valid and was verified by the actual bank. My next step is to notify corporate of the incident. I did not lose anything out of it because I did not cash my check into any account. Just be suspicious of when you receive a check for more then the amount owed especially if it's from someone you don't know. Should you have any doubt check with your bank or check cashing place.

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  • Just delete her emails and texts.  block her if you must.

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  • Hi Amanda, I live in California and also have received emails with texts from an 831 area code asking for product through email......red flags. Scam.

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  • If necessary, you can have your cellular provider block numbers and you can mark email addresses as spam.

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  • Just stop communicating with her. If you don't reply, they will stop.

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  • Careful ladies...without my approval I have twice had people send me checks for over $ 1000.  They ordered and wanted me to send them the difference.  In both cases I brought the checks to the bank to report it to their fraud department.  Good luck and remember...if it seems too good to be true, it likely is...

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  • I tell them the total and they must pay with a postal money order.  I had one that sent a fake cashiers check.  That is when the post office said if they send a fake postal money order it is a federal crime.  So far when I tell them a postal money order.  It stops there.

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  • complaint.ic3.gov/default.aspx  Try this...Its a form that you can fill out to report the scammers

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  • I couldn't resist the other day and answered one of the texts. Told them my email was broken and go to my website. They responded with an order and said they were in CA but were coming to KY soon for "show biz". I replied "Great, let me know when you arrive. I can't wait to meet  you to give you your product. I only take cash from first time customers." Their response several hours later, "Hmmm..."

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  • Hi Amanda,

    What do you mean...she will not leave you alone?  Calling you a lot or what is going on?

    Always good to keep your Director in the loop ....and to contact corp. MK

    Deborah Wilson

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