Sunday, June 05, 2005

reinal do sanchez

several months ago i received a suspicious email asking me to send a free t-shirt. i googled the person who sent it, found other suspicious (and similar, yet very different) posts on various other sites (like this gullible sap, who thought it was legit), and ignored it:

MY NAME IS Reinal Do Sanchez R (MY PHOTO AT OFFICE).
I AM 25 YEARS OLD. I AM A FEMALE COSTUME DESIGNER (Ph.D.).
I AM PROFESSOR OF MODE & FASHION AT UNIVERSITY:

...

I JUST NEED THIS ITEM IN ORDER TO GET BETTER MY CLASSES
BECAUSE I AM DEVELOPING JOINED WITH ALL OF MY STUDENTS
A PEDAGOGICAL PROJECT BASED UPON MODE & FASHION
APPLIED ON T-SHIRTS WORLDWIDE TODAY ACCORDING TO
DESIGN, COLOR, TEXTURE AND NEW TRENDS.

THE T-SHIRT WILL BE USED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
MY STUDENTS ARE WAITING FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

i wasn't the first person to be suspicious. google also turns up this, from someone who even tracked down the photo that "reinal do sanchez" attached.

it's a scam. and surprisingly not the first person who has tried to scam me for t-shirts, either. i don't know how many shirts these people have, but i'm not a fool and when someone tells me they're doing "A PEDAGOGICAL PROJECT BASED UPON MODE & FASHION APPLIED ON T-SHIRTS" or that they want 20 t-shirts for their "store" in nigeria, i can tell i'm being scammed.

so tonight i got another email from reinal do sanchez.

My name is Reinaldo Javier Sanchez.
I am 25 years old. I am a girl Costume Designer (PhD).
I am professor of Youth Apparel at University:

http://www.unellez.edu.ve

I would like to know if you can send me (By Airmail)
one (1) T-Shirt (Size L) related to ANIMALSWITHINANIMALS

I just need this item in order to get better my classes
because I am developing -joined with my own students-
a project based on T-Shirts according to design, size,
texture, logo, color and fashion dressed by Teenagers.

The T-Shirt will be used for educational purposes only.
My students are waiting for your kind donation.

the address and url have been expunged, though they're easy to find if you look.

but anyway, why do her job description and study project seem to subtly change over time? and why is she sometimes a musicologist, and other times a professor of "mode"?

obviously, i know the answer to these questions. it's just a rhetorical device.

1 comment:

conor said...

HAHA !

So amusing - she turns up on my site and with the same story and I also google her and find out she is a conwoman trying to con the conman !

regards

conor@conman.tv