Possible Scams to look for before placing orders

Below is what was emailed to me for a possible inspection. Beware, this is a scam.

Hello ,

I am sorry for the late response I had to make sure everything is in place about the date for the inspection so we decided on Friday 20th,please check your schedule and let me know if the date is convenient with you. I am OK with the quote and i would have everything put in place for the inspection,first of all i will like you to know that the house is an off market sales and it is been sold by the owner and not by Realtor,I would like you to know the house will be vacant next weekend,I want you to know that the caretaker will send me the code in the contractor lock box and you can go there for the inspection and I might be present during the inspection,I will like to know what kind of credit cards you accept for payment so i can make the payment asap,I would have to seek a little favor from you and i would be happy if you can be able to grant me the favor i seek from you.**Due to my present health condition**,i would provide you my credit card details for you to charge for the total cost of the service and also i would like you to charge an extra sum of money which would be sent to the caretaker who would take care of getting utilities transferred over, termite contract for the house,I am sorry if i am asking for too much but i would have forwarded the balance to him myself but i am held down with health issues right now and am still at the hospital and the **caretaker stated he wants the balance by bank transfer** that's why i am seeking your favor on this,i would be willing to compensate you if you can assist me on this.

Your urgent response would be appreciated.
Be aware of the clues marked with **

I got one almost identical a couple months ago. I stopped contact after this email.

I am sorry for the late response I had to make sure everything is in place about a better date for the inspection so we decided on Thursday 14th,please check your schedule and let me know if the date is convenient with you. I am OK with the quote and i would have everything put in place for the inspection,first of all i will like you to know that the house is an off market sales and it is been sold by the owner and not by Realtor,I would like you to know the house will be vacant this weekend,I want you to know that the caretaker will send me the code in the contractor lock box and you can go there for the inspection and I might be present during the inspection,I will like to know what kind of credit cards you accept for payment so i can make the payment asap,I would have to seek a little favor from you and i would be happy if you can be able to grant me the favor i seek from you.Due to my present health condition,i would provide you my credit card details for you to charge for the total cost of the service and also i would like you to charge an extra sum of money which would be sent to the caretaker who would take care of getting utilities transferred over, termite contract for the house,I am sorry if i am asking for too much but i would have forwarded the balance to him myself but i am held down with health issues right now and am still at the hospital and the caretaker stated he wants the balance by bank transfer that’s why i am seeking your favor on this,i would be willing to compensate you if you can assist me on this.

Your urgent response would be appreciated.

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That scam has been going on for years. You can ignore it or have some fun with them.

Cheers

I tried to have a bit of fun with this one but the wife deleted it before i could see it. She has an eye for these.
HAS INSPECTIONS, LLC

Almost to the “T”

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Attention: Beneficiary

This is to officially inform you that your email was short listed by the Central Bank Compensation Award Committee setup to compensate the huge losses of the victims of the internet scam/fraud; you are also warned to disengage from future pursuit of unlearned transaction.

However, your Compensation Payment via ATM CARD value at US$5.3M has been accredited and approved in your favor; all that is required of you to redeem your funds is to contact the payment officer with the official fee of US$90 being for duty stamp/courier/shipment charges.

Contact the delivery diplomat as soon as possible through this (email: george.dav321@gmail.com)

You are hereby advice to re-confirm the below information once again to the payment officer for further proceedings/next line of action.

1. Full Name:
2. Home address:
3. Direct/personal cell number
4. Copy of any valid identification:
5. Your occupation

Below is the delovery diplomat detail:
NAME: George Davis
E-MAIL:george.dav321@gmail.com

Yours truly,
Mr John Mba
Secretary

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I got the same request.
Sad

This one is too obvious, very sad.

They said they might be present at the inspection, then went on to say they were held down with health issues in the hospital…so which is it? Poor scammers! Do they read what they write?