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So I get this email the other day...
  HELLO,
**** GREETINGS,AM (name removed) AND I WILL LIKE TO KNOW WETHER YOU DO HAVE DECK STORAGE BOX INSTOCK FORSELL.IF YOU DO HAVE THEM INSTOCK FORSALE,DO EMAIL ME BACK WITH THE TYPES AND PRICE ON EACH SO THAT I WILL LET YOU KNOW THE QUANTITIES AM INTERESTED IN PURCHASING.ALSO LET ME KNOW IF YOU DO ACCEPT CREDIT CARD AS A METH OD OF PAYMENT.THANKS YOU AND HOPE TO HEAR BACK FROM YOU WITH MY ORDER REQUEST. BEST REGARDS, (name removed).

How am I even supposed to think this is anything other than a scam? Something tells me the email isn't based on anything other than some keywords out of a writeup about something I built for my Jeep back in 2001. Way back then, I built a wood storage box out of thick plywood. It fits the back of my Jeep Cherokee and offers storage and a strong deck - it's not even close to being a mass-produced or shippable item, which should be readily apparent to most folks.

Does that look like something a reasonable person would request ordering and payment information about? Hmm.

Update Dec 15, I got another joke of an email about products listed on my webpage. This time, it's based on my oil filter adapter writeup:

  Hello ,
Am Bill Kerry i want to know if u carry (Oil Filters) For Sale.
if i have not mention the size that you have you can tell me the one you have now and ready to sell ..Any model is good with me ... What is the price of one (Oil Filters) so that i can purchase .I want to know if you Accept Credit Card for this order as payment.Provide me your phone number to call you .Hope to hear from you soon .
Best Regard
Bill Kerry

Yeah sure, I'll take your credit card for a fawkin' oil filter - I mean, it's not like that's something available at any auto parts store or even down the "automotive" aisle at my local grocery store, right? Too bad I deleted the original email after copying the text - this could have been a (briefly) interesting diversion.


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