March 19, 2019
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Scam Alert- Email to Members- 11.15.13

Several KCFA Members have reported receiving this suspicious email this week, from email address: mekremo@gmail.com

I need to purchase some quantity of coffee for some hotels and cafe consumption,below is the qty and type of coffee am interested in;

French Dark Roast Whole Bean
Qty: 75bags of 5lb (350lbs)
Let me know the total cost for the 75bags and form of payment you accept,i will provide you with payment and shipping information for us to proceed.
Thanks
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Why does the KCFA sleuth think it is probably a scam???? Exact email sent to more than one KCFA Member
Vague reasoning- < some quantity of coffee for some hotels and cafe consumption,>
 – Large Quantity  <75bags of 5lb (350lbs)>  Math is not correct either – should equal 375 pounds
Writing to your email and does not know you have a website? <the total cost for the 75bags and form of payment you accept>
 As has been observed in previous scam cases, this odd payment and shipping procedure <provide you with payment and shipping information for us to proceed.>Protect your selves and your precious Kona Coffee.  Be cautious and be absolutely sure you are dealing with a legitimate buyer.