By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Here’s the latest scammer sending e-mails to chiropractors that have chiropractic classified ads posted. The same e-mail was sent to about a dozen individuals that have products or equipment for sale. I’ve already been contacted by at least half a dozen different chiropractors that received the below e-mail at different times in the day. Scammers watch out, the chiropractic community is kicking butt and taking names.

The alias being used, and the company being used, is as follows…

WOODLAND PROPERTY INVESTMENT/CONSULATANT <[email protected]>

Martins Gilbert
[email protected]

Sender IP: 75.7.69.195

Here is the e-mail that is sent…

Good morning
How you today and your family, Am interested in buying your item listed
for sale,Please let me know if you still have  this medical equipment
for sale and perhaps in good condition.I await your response and i will
proceed with purchase if its still available for sale and in good
condition….and i will like to know the last price.
i need to hear from you ASAP Thanks
God bless
Thanks

After replying to the e-mail this is what comes in follow-up communication…

Thank you for the e-mail,Yes i am highly interested and just considered it sold to me…
Another favor i will request from you is,…. Please,  Kindly withdraw the advert  because after i receive the information below, it will immediately be attended to by Monday morning , Am sending payment through Fedex or UPS and  the payment will be issued ASAP.,and also be informed that i will be paying with a cashier’s check from my Bank.
The shipping cost will be dealt with myself.. so never mind about how it will get to my location, my Personal assistance will handle that..
I  will need the following details to mail the payment later in the day …
1.Name to be on the payment:…………
2.Home or receivable address Not P..O Box:…………………
3.City:………………….
4.Zip Code :………………….
5.State:……………………… ….
6.Cell phone #:……………………
7.Item………………..
8….last price …………………
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment which will be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email, and kindly keep it in a good condition..
My regard to your family..
God Bless
Thanks
Martins

This latest scam is nearly identical to the Mark Nicholas scam posted on April 22, 2009. The individual tries to make their information see more legitimate by using an investment/consultant title and a Gmail e-mail address that appears like one from a legitimate business.

This is an old scam and nearly every single website on the Internet listing classified ads gets targeted by e-mails like these. Stay alert, and get specific requesting information from anybody wanting to purchase products or equipment, especially if they’re located overseas.