By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

With a name like Osram Slam, you have to imagine the e-mail you received is a scam, at least they’ll people figure that out when they receive e-mails like this one here…

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Hello,

My Name Is Mr Osram Slam. I Am Interested In Buying Your Item.And I Will Like To Know The Condition Of The Item With The Asking Price Including The Pics. I Will Be looking forward to hear from you
Thanks
Osram Slam

Mr Osram Slam
[email protected]

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Sorry Mr. Slam, we’ve reported you as a scam. Thanks to a rapidly sent e-mail by a chiropractor receiving the above message in reply to an item he was selling in the chiropractic classifieds, we picked up an IP address and some other information. According to the reply form, Mr. Slam had a Sender IP of 76.230.215.65. That turned out to be a IP address in the United States, something we don’t commonly see with these sorts of scams.

The IP address comes from AT&T Internet services in Richardson Texas. An e-mail was sent to the abuse department. Hopefully they will take a look into it.

For those of you running for more classified websites, you may want to add the above IP address to your black lists. Here’s just a sampling of rapidfire replies that were recently sent to everybody selling products online…

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This is up there with the other Nigerian scammer posts we’ve done (although this was a US IP address), like the one on Martins Gilbert, or the Mark Nicholas scam. Be on the lookout when you’re selling items online, regardless of the website you’re using, there’s always someone out there looking for ways to separate you from your merchandise or money.