Below is the body of the dumb scammer’s email.
We at Bolt Estimating, Inc are offering complete accuracy in Material Quantity Take-offs and Cost Estimation of projects. Please let us know if you need any estimating services regarding your projects.
Send over the plans and mention the exact scope of work.
Shortly we will get back with a proposal on which our charges and turnaround time will be mentioned.
If you agreed to that proposal then we will proceed further with your project.
You may ask for samples as well. Thank You.
The message is obviously a scam
- The sender claims to work for Bolt Estimating but his email address is a personal account with Gmail.
- He has no idea who he’s sending emails to hence the opening line is just ‘Hello’
- Estimating service is a niche market with very companies who sue such a service so sending out this kind of email is unlikely to get a meaningless in more than maybe 1 in a million.
- ‘mention’ the exact scope of work is phrase that no-one sensible would ever use.
- ‘you may ask for samples’ – you can get samples from carpet shops and from ice cream makers but sample estimates is a wrong idea.
If you have any experiences with these scams do let me know, by email.