YouTube Scam Alert – Pierre Cardin Email Scam
Here we go again. Garbage people trying to get a free ride from us hard-working, good people of the world. The scum of the earth that think they can just rip people off and get away with it. But unfortunately, a lot of the time they often get away with it. So that’s why I’m going to share this scammer’s bullshit scam they tried to pull on me. I hope this post finds the people that really need to see this before they are scammed by these garbage people.
So, a couple days ago, I received an e-mail from a scammer who was claiming to be from Pierre Cardin. Some weird clothing company I believe. Anyway, they were wanting to collaborate on a sponsored advertisement they wanted to put in one of my YouTube videos in compensation for some cold hard cash. When I saw the amount they were offering, I knew it was bullshit.
Subject: company provide from Pierre Cardin logo
From: Pierre Cardin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hello, dear content creator! We would like to offer you a very favorable collaboration.
We are an Italian premium clothing brand, which is named after the famous Italian fashion designer of French origin – “Pierre Cardin”. We produce high quality luxury designer clothes for women and youth. Recently the demand for our products has become lower, so we have decided to start actively buying advertising from bloggers. We would love for you to help us promote our new collection and get a payout of $2,500 to your bank account or PayPal wallet! Working with us you will get more information about our collection and affiliate bonuses!
We would love to work with you, if you are interested please contact us on this email. Once you contact us via feedback, we will provide you with a license agreement and video presentation.
Best Regards, Pierre Cardin team!
I knew this was a scam the moment I saw the Subject line and the bad grammar of the e-mail. Not to mention the offer of $2,500 to my Bank Account or PayPal. But I just wanted to see how they thought they would try and scam me anyway. So I replied, “I’m Interested!” And the next day I got the response I thought I was going to get.
Subject: company provide from Pierre Cardin logoFrom: Pierre Cardin <email@example.com>To: firstname.lastname@example.orgGood afternoon, our dear partner! The Pierre Cardin team is delighted to welcome you.If you have reached this point, then you are great and we are sure that we can be useful to each other!Below you can find the key to the materials discussed in our response letter.Our website: pierrecardin.com1. Our offer for 30 seconds of integration is $2500, if you do not agree, send your offer.The method of receiving funds is in the contract in the archive, if you agree, read the contract and send us your details in this document.2. Affiliate program, insert your personal code into the description of the video: ALJ134, for each purchase using your promotional code you will receive 5%3. Your Pierre Cardin promo code is AYVRL1442L, you can use it and get 25% off any product4. A cooperation agreement, as well as a video pre-roll of our new catalog at this link:https://www.dropbox.com/s/ag3r5har5lvpbm9/Pierre%20Cardin%20commercial%20contract.zip?dl=1Your personal password from archive: 0652Attention, the distribution of the contract and the video pre-roll is strictly prohibited.5. We want you to insert our pre-roll at the beginning of your next video, also tell us about our company, you can tell the information found on the Internet.It is forbidden to use profanity, abbreviations of words.With love, your Pierre Cardin
I’ve been contacted by actual advertisers wanting to advertise on my platforms before, and this is NOT how it’s done. It kinda does in parts like asking to sign a contract and such but NEVER asking you to download an executable file to run on your computer. Internet 101, “Never open an EXE file from unknown sources.”
Although I know this is all a scam, I went to the DropBox location to see just what they are trying to get people to download.
But it’s not a Document File if you notice that it has a .exe on the end of that filename. And if you click on the little info icon ( i ) on the right, you’ll get more realistic size information and also the user who uploaded the scam!
PropertiesSize 121.43 MBModified 5/6/2022, 9:33 AMType ArchiveUploaded by wdsd sdfDate uploaded 5/2/2022, 4:08 PM
Please share this post with those who you think need to see it. Please report scammers any way you can. The more we fight back, the less desirable this practice becomes. Educate those who you feel are at risk of scams like this. If you get an offer that’s too good to be true, chances are that it is a scam. If the offer is filled with terrible grammar, and bad spelling, it’s a scam, no company will embarrass themselves like that. They have Professional PR departments that deal with that side of the business. They know how to get in contact with you the correct way, and the Legal way.
Please comment if you know of any other scams so others will see them. Also, share this post, please. People need to know how these garbage people operate.