Covid-19 E-mail Scam

We just received an e-mail from someone trying to take advantage of drone businesses. They usually send out their first e-mail asking if you take credit cards and/or available for an aerial photograph.

Initial Contact

Hello are you available for an aerial photograph?Also do you accept credit card as a method of payment ?Please get back to me in the via email, thanks!

Hello my name is Sam and I would like to know if you are available for an aerial photograph?. Also do you accept credit card as a method of payment ?. Kindly get back to me via email, thanks!

Hello are you available for an aerial photograph?Also do you accept credit card as a method of payment ?Please get back to me in the via email, thanks!

Second Contact

Example #1

Thanks for your reply, I will like you to take an aerial photograph of the whole site including the cardinal directions at 200 and 400 feet for an architecture and landscape use because the images will be used to provide an actual budget for the construction and also I will like you to get back with me on how much it will cost me for you to do a video-graphic site inspection for 30 days because there’s going to be a fast-track construction on the site as soon as the blueprint is provided by the architect so I will be needing a drone especially for site inspection afterward and i will like to secure my space with you. I should have been there in person to do this inspections but I’m in the hospital at the moment recuperating from covid-19( don’t panic i’m getting better lol ).Please get back to me with the figures as soon as possible so we can get the ball rolling.

In other words the breakdown is as follows:

10 still images:Top down 200 and 400 ftLook West 200 and 400 ftLook East 200 and 400 ft Look North 200 and 400 ft Look South 200 and 400 ft and a short video of the site from the top.

As soon as we’re done with this within a week, the second week the blueprint will be out then we shall proceed with the construction and you will be needed on site for 30 days, overhead drone recording the site for inspection and monitoring. And of course a final image and short video when the project is complete,

The lot is at 1018 Walsh Rd, Madison, WI 53714 of 0.99 acres

I will like you to get back to me with the estimated cost so we can proceed accordingly.

Thanks

Third Contact

Example #1

It would be a straight consecutive 26 days excluding sundays. And yes you’d be required to be on site taking overhead video shot and some ground shoot for the inspection.Am also looking for the project to start on the 2nd of June.

You’re to make yourself available with the drone for 1 hour daily we might not spend up to that sometimes .I’ll be available from 9am -5pm daily .Keep me posted when coming in

I will like you to get back to me with the estimated cost so we can proceed accordingly.

Thanks

Sam Davis.

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