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Beware of "My name is Jean Rafon, I'm from France" Email Scam

2016-12-10T07:28:14 -  +
Beware of "My name is Jean Rafon, I'm from France" Email Scam

Recipients of the email message below with the subject: "I found your email," which the sender claims his/her name is Jean Rafon and he/she is from France, should delete it. The email is message is another scam created by online scammers to trick curious potential victims into contacting them. If potential victims contact the scammers, they will attempt to trick or scam them into, sending money, personal information, visiting phishing websites that steal online account credentials or financial information, or visiting malicious websites that will infect their computers or mobile devices with malware.

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The "My name is Jean Rafon, I'm from France" Email Scam

Date: December 9, 2016 at 11:40:46 AM PST
Subject: Automatic reply: I found your email

Hi there

My name is Jean Rafon, I'm from France.

Last week i bought an old book from street here in Paris and i found your email inside of it, i'm curious to know if this is a real person, and what relate you with this book!

Looking forward to hearing from you! Thanks

Jean

Online users who have already responded to the fake email message, are asked not to follow any instructions in subsequent email messages sent by the scammers; they should just delete them instead.

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  • Posted: 2017-12-08T10:32:06 by an anonymous user from or near: Springfield, Missouri, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "My name is Sandrine Bonnaire, I'm from France.

    Last week I Bought an old book from street here in Paris and I found your email inside of it, i'm curious to know if this is a real person,
    and what relate you with this book!

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Thanks"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-03-03T01:20:08 by an anonymous user from or near: San Jose, California, United States

    Hi, here's the version I just received... from amoor-ammorty@outlook.com:

    "Hello there,

    I'm Jimmy from Germany Berlin excatly, i'm an IT technicians and I just got some of old MAC laptops from US and I found this email in one of them, for that i'm curios about if it's still work and how it get here, please let me now about you if you receive this email.

    Best regards."

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-19T18:03:01 by an anonymous user from or near: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States

    I just got this email. I knew it was bull, but wanted to make others aware of this name with the same game.

    "I Found Your Email

    GM
    gabriel Marcil gabriel.marcil57@outlook.com

    HI there

    My name is Gabriel Marcil, I'm from France.

    Last week I Bought an old book from street here in Paris and I found your email inside of it, i'm curious to know if this is a real person,
    and what relate you with this book!

    Looking forward to hearing from you! Thanks

    Gabriel"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-19T00:28:22 by an anonymous user from or near: Sacramento, California, United States

    Same name sent in an email February 12,2017 . Claiming he found my email in a book in France !

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-19T00:27:07 by an anonymous user from or near: Sacramento, California, United States

    Same email sent to me under the same name on February 12, 2017.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-13T13:44:05 by an anonymous user from or near: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

    They also use the name Gabriel Marcil.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-11T08:31:29 by an anonymous user from or near: Earlwood, New South Wales, Australia

    Got the same email and found it freaky until I searched and knew it was a scam; bloody scammers.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-03T07:20:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Fort Huachuaca, Arizona, United States

    The name has been changed on this one,
    gabriel.marcil57@outlook.com:

    "Hi there,
    My name is Gabriel Marcil, I'm from France.

    Last week I Bought an old book from street here in Paris and I found your email inside of it, i'm curious to know if this is a real person, and what relate you with this book!

    Looking forward to hearing from you! Thanks

    Gabriel"

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-02-21T13:44:10 by an anonymous user from or near: Portland, Oregon, United States

      Now it's gabriel.marcil62@outlook.com...same message.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-01T10:31:17 by an anonymous user from or near: Cwmbran, Wales, United Kingdom

    Got one last week too. Reads the same as you everyone else's. I did reply as didn't check here 1st. But not had any emails back. I will delete all in future.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-01T08:32:02 by an anonymous user from or near: Ashford, England, United Kingdom

    Mine was from "Jean"

    I typed @whistoric.net into my browser, a page came up that said the following:

    "Unsubscribe My Address
    Thanks for your interest in our special email offers.
    If you wish not to receive any more special offers from us, please submit your email address below."

    There was a box to type into and a button saying 'Unsubscribe'

    I did not type my email in as I was unaware I had ever subscribed to such emails and I presume this is yet another scam. The page did have a 'Privacy Policy' and a 'Disclaimer' which were a load of rubbish too!

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-01T08:15:23 by an anonymous user from or near: Ashford, England, United Kingdom

    Just got this today! still doing the rounds

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-29T05:23:39 by an anonymous user from or near: Leeds, England, United Kingdom

    Also got this exact worded email from project@whistoric.net! I did reply but have heard nothing! I like to bait scammers and waste their time !

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-29T00:43:48 by an anonymous user from or near: London, England, United Kingdom

    I just received the same email 29/01/2017 (UK)from Jean project@whistoric.net.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-24T14:57:57 by an anonymous user from or near: Welle, Flanders, Belgium

    Yes, the same, today 24 january 2017 at 17:04 on my mail adress - but on the end of it, there's no thanks or Jean - it's send from Jennifer help@whistoric.net, what a scam!

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-22T09:07:49 by an anonymous user from or near: Austin, Texas, United States

    Received same exactly worded email on 1/21/17 from gabriel.marcil05@outlook.com

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-19T13:01:35 by an anonymous user from or near: Sarasota, Florida, United States

    I received this today from disi.yol@outlook.com.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-18T14:35:15 by an anonymous user from or near: Bristol, England, United Kingdom

    I too got the same message on Xmas day!

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-17T15:33:07 by an anonymous user from or near: Auburn, Illinois, United States

    Same - received that email today.

    BAH.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-15T09:47:07 by an anonymous user from or near: Twin Falls, Idaho, United States

    Glad I looked this up! I've received that email 3 times. I thought it was legit the first time so I gave a short answer, but the next two were deleted, and I haven't been directed to any phishing sites--maybe I'm just lucky. But I NEVER give out ANY personal info.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-15T08:05:19 by an anonymous user from or near: London, England, United Kingdom

    Also received this email today from - earl145225vaughnopera74@outlook.com

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-13T04:03:11 by an anonymous user from or near: London, England, United Kingdom

    I received the exact email from worksmart@outlook.fr.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-12T10:24:28 by an anonymous user from or near: Sacramento, California, United States

    Glad I checked it out. That was word for word the email I received! Thanks!

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-11T07:57:27 by an anonymous user from or near: Choppington, England, United Kingdom

    I've just received that exact email this morning. When I put the email address in Google nothing came up. Glad I didn't reply.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-11T03:34:48 by an anonymous user from or near: Leeds, England, United Kingdom

    I have just received the same email today. Will ignore!

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-10T21:51:02 by an anonymous user from or near: Miami Beach, Florida, United States

    Got the email and send it back, so now I will have to delete. Can they track me because I responded?

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-01-10T22:01:51 by info

      No, they cannot track you, but they will send more emails to you, in an attempt to scam you. Therefore, just delete subsequent emails from them.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-10T15:43:58 by an anonymous user from or near: Basel, Basel-City, Switzerland

    Got it today. .. when in doubt ask Google if it's a scam. Would have had to be bloody good to get anything out of me... blood from a stone sort of deal. There is surely a Jean rafon on Facebook. .. I feel sorry for them! A long email address unrelated to the name always justifies a bit of research.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-08T23:18:41 by an anonymous user from or near: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

    Omg! I did answer it, because I did at one time put email address in a book. I will open nothing further.?. How much trouble could I be in. I feel so stupid, I very rarely open anything whose name is not familiar.

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-01-08T23:26:00 by info

      You are not in trouble. The scammers will contact you and attempt to scam you, just delete their emails.

      delete


      • Posted: 2017-01-09T18:46:53 by an anonymous user from or near: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

        Thank you, so far no further contact.

        delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-08T02:20:00 by an anonymous user from or near: Walsall, England, United Kingdom

    I've just received the exact same email today!

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-07T14:54:53 by an anonymous user from or near: Texas, United States

    I got this email today. Thanks for having this posted. I was intrigued. But I did not respond.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-06T20:04:37 by an anonymous user from or near: Fareham, England, United Kingdom

    I don't know if this was just me but after opening this email I received a very strange text message from an unknown, and by the look of it, fake number.

    The text message just contained a bunch of random letters and symbols!?

    I never replied to the email or number, and I don't even know if they're linked, but after opening the email that's what happened.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-06T12:31:51 by an anonymous user from or near: London, England, United Kingdom

    I got this email but I didn't reply though.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-06T08:57:24 by an anonymous user from or near: Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom

    I got one too, ugh.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-05T18:28:11 by an anonymous user from or near: Topeka, Kansas, United States

    Just received, knew it is not real.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-04T01:33:16 by an anonymous user from or near: Dodgewood, New York, United States

    Jean Rafon sent me the same email from here: ecommercesmart@outlook.com
    Definitely a scam. Thanks!

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-01-06T20:05:56 by an anonymous user from or near: Fareham, England, United Kingdom

      The email on mine was:
      shaun145225deforgeopera74@outlook.com

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-03T06:27:33 by an anonymous user from or near: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

    Thanks for this, I actually thought about responding because what an interesting opening line. And it snuck in past the junk filter with only my address on it.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-02T02:42:28 by an anonymous user from or near: Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom

    I've just received the email. Thanks.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-01-01T07:32:33 by an anonymous user from or near: Gosport, England, United Kingdom

    PourquoI est-ce-que Jean (a Paris) assumé le person son Anglias / parlé anglais?

    I'm not, as you can probably deduce from my poor "CSE" learnt french. Odd that "Jean"'s English grammar seems lacking the usual nuanced variations in delivery that you would normally expect from somebody who's first language is not English. A double-bluff perhaps?

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-31T14:09:12 by an anonymous user from or near: Burlington, Colorado, United States

    I just received this message today I didn't respond because it seemed fishy. I'm glad I ignored it.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-30T16:20:35 by an anonymous user from or near: Bembridge, England, United Kingdom

    I received thiis email today, I must admit for me it's very believable as I read lots. But I would never put my email inside a book.

    So thank you for putting this warning on here otherwise I just might of followed it through.

    Viv.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-30T04:53:20 by an anonymous user from or near: Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

    I got this email a couple of weeks ago and now I am inundated with emails.

    When I look how to unsubscribe it's always the same email address, so I don't do it. I just delete instead. Can I stop them somehow?

    delete


    • Posted: 2016-12-30T08:46:15 by info

      No, but you can flag them as spam or junk, so they are automatically sent to your Junk or Spam folder.

      delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-28T17:20:41 by an anonymous user from or near: Chula Vista, California, United States

    Thanks for the article. I used to live in Paris and I was thinking of asking which book, because I found this highly unlikely. However, thanks to your info, I will delete t.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-27T15:30:55 by an anonymous user from or near: San Francisco, California, United States

    Thank you very, very much for the warning. I just got the email today in my Outlook box and will delete it. Bud

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-26T13:53:09 by an anonymous user from or near: Tucson, Arizona, United States

    I got the exact email twice!! Had a feeling it was a scammer.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-26T13:22:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Tucson, Arizona, United States

    I'm highly concerned about this e-mail I just received because my employer compromised all of my personal info alone with 30 other peoples personal information via e-mail last week...what can I do about that?

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-26T10:33:34 by an anonymous user from or near: Spring Hill, Florida, United States

    I got an email like this just this morning. I replied because I am an author and have family in France. My French family promotes my books like crazy and I have made very nice royalty checks from it too. This is the only reason I replied. All I asked was, which book?
    C

    delete


    • Posted: 2016-12-28T06:43:31 by an anonymous user from or near: Mesa, Arizona, United States

      I asked the same thing. :)

      delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-25T13:23:36 by an anonymous user from or near: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    I've been putting my email into books and sending them to used bookshops all over the world hoping that a beautiful and unattached woman would find it and respond. How crushing it is to find someone is using my idea to scam people...

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-25T12:38:49 by an anonymous user from or near: Milaca, Minnesota, United States

    Not to invade on anyone private life's but I have been receiving endless amounts of scam emails ever since a work related injury and a claim was opened, if anyone would mind sharing I would like to know if anyone else began receiving scams after filing an insurance claim!

    I feel as if they could be related to such as a means of trying to get out of paying what is rightfully owed while invading several civil rights!

    I would like to get to the bottom of this in order to see that justice is met.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-25T09:40:08 by an anonymous user from or near: Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica

    "Well, I fell for this scam....I did so because I had a foreign exchange student in my home for a school year. This person sends me emails like crazy...hasn't asked for money tho. A pain in the butt and he wont STOP."

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-24T16:32:55 by an anonymous user from or near: Oxford, England, United Kingdom

    I am sorely tempted to reply to this email using a temporary email address myself just so that I can see where it goes and when it gets round to asking me for money etc. These scam emails seem to be getting more sophisticated. Why do they not have an email address that relates to the name Jean Ramon and somewhat shorter in length this was an obvious giveaway?

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-23T17:28:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Kings Lynn, England, United Kingdom

    Yep, had two of the same emails sent by 'Jean' over a couple of days. So obviously a load of cobblers but no doubt someone will fall prey to this another scam of some sort.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-23T16:41:37 by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    I just received this exact email. Deleting it immediately!

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-23T14:56:34 by an anonymous user from or near: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

    Thanks, I got this email also.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-23T14:28:48 by an anonymous user from or near: Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

    I read this email but didn't respond to it. So glad I didn't. Like to think I wouldn't be conned into parting with money but could have unleashed some viral threat. Glad to see I'm not the only one targeted!

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-23T13:19:12 by an anonymous user from or near: Rockland, Massachusetts, United States

    I just got this email. I almost responded, since I did bring a message to a Bermuda beach after my husband died with my email address in it. I'm glad I googled it before responding.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-23T12:07:29 by an anonymous user from or near: Walsall, England, United Kingdom

    Not too l long received this email, knew straight away it was a scam message.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-23T08:44:38 by an anonymous user from or near: Spring Valley, Illinois, United States

    I received this email. Seems legit but before opening it decided to google the name first! Thanks for the warning Danelle in Illinois, USA.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-23T02:45:48 by an anonymous user from or near: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

    Thank you for checking this out!
    John

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-22T16:54:29 by an anonymous user from or near: St Albans, England, United Kingdom

    I got this email today. Thanks for the tip off!

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-22T16:39:00 by an anonymous user from or near: Coventry, England, United Kingdom

    Just got this email; glad I googled it, was going to reply l. Email was sent from dustin145225cadaopera74@outlook.

    France.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-22T16:36:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Coventry, England, United Kingdom

    I've just got this email, glad I googled now.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-22T15:57:55 by an anonymous user from or near: Newington, Connecticut, United States

    I'm not cosmopolitan enough to have gone to Paris. I was thinking, how on earth would what must have been a donation to Good Will end up in France...

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-22T13:57:48 by an anonymous user from or near: Ventura, California, United States

    I deleted this last week, and just got another one on the same email. Will continue to do a phishing scam delete on it. Thanks for the heads up!

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-22T05:32:08 by an anonymous user from or near: Riyadh, Ar Riya?, Saudi Arabia

    I just received this email, I've recently been to Paris. Luckily I checked this first

    delete


    • Posted: 2016-12-22T11:38:00 by an anonymous user from or near: Fairport, New York, United States

      I also got this one today and simply responded asking which book?

      delete


      • Posted: 2016-12-22T11:44:25 by info

        Never respond to those emails. This is because the scammers will know that your email address is active and will continue to send you more fraudulent emails.

        delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-22T04:09:39 by an anonymous user from or near: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

    Like many others I received this email as well. I opened it and clicked the reply button but only to get the full email to try and search it up online. It wasn't the same email. (?) The email I got from clicking reply was: report@qualityrumors.net. There's actually a website called qualityrumors.net. Random but I thought I should mention that.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-22T04:03:10 by an anonymous user from or near: Leeds, England, United Kingdom

    This one is still going - I received it today. Didn't seem right, if you had genuinely found a book, wouldn't you name it? Not if you're sending the same message to lots of different people hoping for one to bite!

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-22T03:17:41 by an anonymous user from or near: Weybridge, England, United Kingdom

    I received this email and at first I was curious but then thought this was a potential scam. I did not reply and now I see that it was a scam indeed. My gut feeling was right. When it is too good to be true, is because it probably is.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-21T20:49:05 by an anonymous user from or near: San Diego, California, United States

    I have received this email twice so far. Initially, I was a little curious, but since there is so much stuff out there. I'm glad I checked.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-21T19:29:52 by an anonymous user from or near: Roy, Utah, United States

    I received this email today as well. I'm glad to know there are people looking out for these types of scams.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-21T18:05:07 by an anonymous user from or near: Clovis, California, United States

    I've gotten this email twice and, because I had a book published many years ago that has found its way into other countries, I almost responded. I'm so glad I didn't and decided to check here first.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-21T16:51:11 by an anonymous user from or near: Santa Clara, California, United States

    I received this email today. Definitely sounded suspicious!

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-21T14:11:29 by an anonymous user from or near: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

    I got this email today.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-21T12:13:36 by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    I got this email today. It's very helpful that I found it was a scam on http://www.onlinethreatalerts.com/.

    Very good website! Many Thanks!

    delete


    • Posted: 2016-12-21T13:14:58 by an anonymous user from or near: Seattle, Washington, United States

      I did, too. Really appreciate the information on this site.

      delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-21T11:09:57 by an anonymous user from or near: Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico

    I got this mail today and luckily it was weird enough not to fall for it and do some research. Thanks for this! I almost replied to it.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-20T22:18:33 by an anonymous user from or near: Swartz Creek, Michigan, United States

    I received this email thus evening, I live in Michigan. I thought it was fishy that the first name is spelt JEAN, which likely stands for something to these scammers. I didn't reply, and for some reason my mind told me to look into this name, and what do ya know, I ended up here (thankfully!)!!! Darn these jerks for trying this take advantage of people😡😡😡

    Have a wonderful Christmas, Holiday, and New Years

    Lindsay

    delete


    • Posted: 2016-12-22T16:39:19 by an anonymous user from or near: Greenford, England, United Kingdom

      Jean is a French name btw 🙄

      delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-19T16:19:07 by an anonymous user from or near: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    I read already that your aware of this scam. I have a spoofed email which tracks and they sent me the same email. Don't know what to do with it except post it here.

    Country : United States
    Region : California
    Region Code : CA
    City : Los Angeles
    Ip Address : 128.97.89.90

    Longitude : -118.2987
    Latitude : 33.7866

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-18T13:40:03 by an anonymous user from or near: Fort Myers, Florida, United States

    This is the second time I got this scam email. At first I almost answered it but waited a week. Then I came across this site so now I know it is a scam. My scam is from lauren145225agronopera74@outlook.com so they are sending from many different sources.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-18T12:10:27 by an anonymous user from or near: Mesa, Arizona, United States

    The story seemed so unlikely that I thought it was probably a scam. I almost replied, but then found this that confirmed it is.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-16T19:37:40 by an anonymous user from or near: Apopka, Florida, United States

    I've received this twice. I thought I would do a search. Thank goodness I didn't reply and assumed it was a scam.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-16T18:34:42 by an anonymous user from or near: Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

    Help. I received this email and foolishly replied, now I am getting loads of stupid emails. Is there anything I can do?

    delete


    • Posted: 2016-12-16T18:44:15 by info

      Just filter or flag the email messages as spam or junk.

      delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-16T14:13:04 by an anonymous user from or near: Long Beach, California, United States

    OMG! I just received this email today. The guy is so dumb that he didn't even change his email address to reflect his so called Jean Rafon name.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-16T14:03:22 by info

    Received via email:

    "I received the email from the so-called Jean Rafon from Paris. I stupidly answered it and said I was a real person and I have been worried about it ever since. I caught on that it was most likely a scam. I am panicking about what these people can do now that they have my email address."

    delete


    • Posted: 2016-12-16T14:04:20 by info

      There is no need to worry, just be careful next time, because the scammers will contact you and attempt to scam. Remember, they cannot scam you, unless you provide them with your information or give them your money.

      delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-16T13:28:10 by an anonymous user from or near: Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States

    Thank you. I am glad I know that now.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-16T13:19:01 by an anonymous user from or near: Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom

    Got this today, I deleted it.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-16T12:09:36 by an anonymous user from or near: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

    I am glad I found you site....I was going to be scammed.....thanks!

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-16T11:52:56 by an anonymous user from or near: Santa Maria, California, United States

    I just got this exact same email too. Rather than opening it, I thought better to Google it first. Sure enough, I found this site, warning of this email. So I'm deleting it as soon as I finish and submit this reply.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-15T18:04:20 by an anonymous user from or near: Crawley, England, United Kingdom

    Omg this just happened to me. I received an email exact same words and I responded. Obviously my curiosity got the better of me . I will not be actioning any requests made. Be careful guys!

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-15T13:54:03 by an anonymous user from or near: Ellicott City, Maryland, United States

    I got the same email with exact contents word-by-word.

    delete


    • Posted: 2016-12-15T16:48:14 by an anonymous user from or near: Dunnellon, Florida, United States

      Me too today three time.

      delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-15T10:33:08 by info

    Received via email:

    "Hello......I wished I had read this before I reply to Jean Rafon. I was a little skeptical, but I do have relatives that live in France. I wrote back, but I haven't heard back. NOW, WHAT DO I DO?"

    delete


    • Posted: 2016-12-15T10:33:31 by info

      Just be careful next time, because the scammers will contact you and attempt to scam you.

      delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-15T07:39:30 by an anonymous user from or near: Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina

    It's from gregorioopera74tackerss78f4 @outlook.com

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-14T21:21:20 by an anonymous user from or near: Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

    I just received the email. Was recently scammed so was very cautious.

    I wonder if scammers swap contacts? Have deleted this one.
    Thanks for info.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-14T18:10:24 by an anonymous user from or near: Bay Shore, New York, United States

    Thanks for the heads up. I just got the email.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-14T17:14:08 by an anonymous user from or near: Brooklyn, New York, United States

    This is so shocking to me because I am an Author and bought into this and replayed to the email asking them if they liked my book. :(

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  • Posted: 2016-12-14T13:12:42 by an anonymous user from or near: Boise, Idaho, United States

    Thank you for posting this sickle, I figured it was some kinda scam.

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  • Posted: 2016-12-14T02:09:21 by an anonymous user from or near: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

    LOL, the lower are obviously looking up people with french sounding names and I'm sure as hell haven't even set foot out side of Australia.

    I think it's high time The Fedaral Goverments crack down on email service providers and run checks on pepole who join email services just to scam people.

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  • Posted: 2016-12-13T23:40:51 by an anonymous user from or near: Frankenmuth, Michigan, United States

    I got an email from Jean Rafon on December 13, 2016. Luckily, I googled his name and found this Scam alert. I had been in France years ago, so I thought, MAYBE.... Thankfully, I didn't respond.

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  • Posted: 2016-12-13T03:24:31 by an anonymous user from or near: McLean, Virginia, United States

    I just received this Paris email and deleted it. Out of curiosity I googled the name Jean rafon and luckily I found your link. Thanks for the alert.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-12T17:52:15 by an anonymous user from or near: San José, Provincia de San Jose, Costa Rica

    Thanks. This guy tried to scam me.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-12T14:32:13 by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Thanks for the alert. I copied the email's text into a search engine because I suspected it was a phishing scam. Hope others do the same.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-11T20:57:43 by an anonymous user from or near: Hollywood, Florida, United States

    Just received it, should I reported as SCAM or forward to info@onlinethreatalerts.com, sorry but Im also skeptical of forwarding to this address but Im willing to do it to stop these low lives...

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    • Posted: 2016-12-11T21:02:01 by info

      There is no need to forward it to us, we are already aware of it. Just delete it or flag it as spam.

      delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-11T18:36:38 by an anonymous user from or near: Kansas City, Missouri, United States

    But I really did write my email in a book

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    • Posted: 2016-12-11T19:07:17 by info

      Thousands of people who did not write their email addresses in a book are receiving the fraudulent email message.

      delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-11T11:40:31 by an anonymous user from or near: Laguna Woods, California, United States

    Just received this "Paris" email about 20 minutes ago. Tempting, but I didn't respond. Thanks!

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-10T15:35:10 by an anonymous user from or near: Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia

    Happened to me!! Please be aware of this scam.

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-12-10T15:01:40 by an anonymous user from or near: Reading, England, United Kingdom

    I just replied with a romantic poem.

    haven't heard from them since ;)

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    • Posted: 2016-12-10T18:39:37 by info

      Never respond to email scams, because the scammers will start sending you more scams,and because they now know that your email address is active.

      Scammers collect email addresses, but they cannot tell if they are active or not. So, they just send messages to them hoping someone will respond.

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