Scam Alert – Watch Out For A Fake John Chow

I guess I should expect these kind of things. Someone is going around MSN pretending to be me. He is using the email [email protected] and adding people for the purpose of scamming them. Now, why MSN doesn’t confirm an email before it lets someone create an account is beyond me.

The fake John Chow is targeting people on the Digital Point forum and telling them that he is gathering people for a new project with Shoemoney. I don’t know what this project is but whatever it is, Shoe and I have nothing to do with it.

If this fake John Chow message you on MSN, tell him to take a hike. Thanks to One Tweak and Lushable for bringing this to my attention. It’s good to see you guys can tell who the real John Chow is.


79 thoughts on “Scam Alert – Watch Out For A Fake John Chow”

  1. Michael Kwan says:

    Probably the first giveaway would be proper spelling and grammar. 😆

    All kidding aside, it is awfully strange that MSN would not get you to confirm an email address when creating an account. That’s just irresponsible on their part.

        1. Wow, someone has too much time on their hands. I think most people can spot a fake John Chow. Let’s hope, because I’m sure the impersonations will always be around.

          1. There are so may legit ways to make money, these scammers crack me up. Imagine living a life trying to scam people all the time, that would just completely suck, but I guess that’s all some people can come up with.

          2. Tom says:

            I’ll bet 3 to 1 odds that the perpetrator has already posted a comment on this blog entry. Criminals almost always return to the scene of the crime.

          3. Did you check with Shoe to see if he is doing it to try and beat you in the Top Affiliate Challenge? He is sneaky you know!!!

        2. Thiago Prado says:

          nowadays you can whatever you want to on the internet using fake server, fake name, fake domain and so on. 😮

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        A fake Michael Kwan? Oh no! Wait… that already exists. Check Wikipedia. 😆

    1. Ditto, spelling and grammar being correct would send up red flags for me too.

    2. MSN don’t care = “its not their problem” kindof thing.

  2. Would the real john chow, please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.

    1. Nick says:

      Awww, I was just going to comment that, but then I click over from the RSS feed and find that you already stole my thunder!

      I am also in the camp that can’t believe they don’t force a verification of the email address before letting someone begin using an account.

  3. Glenn says:

    ur so famous john! 😀

  4. Somebody is trying to scam people by impersonating a scam artist?

    1. Abdul says:

      Are you trying to say that JOhn cHow is a scam artist?
      Tst Tst Tst….

    2. Someone writes a blog about his experiences online and living the Dot Com lifestyle, sells advertising on his blog and makes $30,000 per month…where’s the scam?

    3. Thiago Prado says:

      There will be always people trying to get notice out of other people fame.

    4. Ryan says:

      Isn’t this like biting the hand that feeds you? Leaving a negative comment and getting a link back to your site?

    5. John Chow is not a scammer.

  5. Iman says:

    Your not going to believe this but I was talking to this guy as and refreshed Johnchow.com and the article came up, i really thought he was you.

  6. Stephen says:

    I promise to ignore John Chow and tell him to take a hike 😆

    1. Nick says:

      Would this be all John Chows or just the fake ones?

      1. Stephen says:

        Well, you know, can’t be too careful. Better just ignore all of them 😆

        1. Abdul says:

          I think that sticking to the Blog is quite enough

        2. Thiago Prado says:

          You don’t have to ignore. play with the situation…

        3. I’m in, ignore them all . . . John Who?

  7. Keith Dsouza says:

    Lol does MSN ever do anything worthwhile anyways, all they do is brag while leaving open loopholes for so called Fake John Chow’s to exploit.

  8. Tinh says:

    That is terrible, and I hate someone who tries to copy other image to make profits. I heard that there is another blog called Not John Chow or something that I could not remember. Maybe you are too famous for them to make copy of.

    1. Yeah…he comments around here 👿

      There was a shoemoney and john chow combined guy…but the site died

  9. SEO Genius says:

    Thanks mate for the heads up, stupid someone would actually try to fake being you and try to fool your readers.

  10. That’s the flip side of fame.

  11. Daniel Ted says:

    Okay. It’s a good thing you told us.

  12. Sherry says:

    I think you are so famous everyone just want to be you. BUt I think it’s bad and wrong to steal somebody identity. Everyone is unique even twins we could tell by the finger prints.

    I have a funny tought, if there’s someone pretending to you. I wonder if this person did a plastic surgery to be looking like you. 😈

    by the way if the matter become serious maybe you can make a report?

    1. Abdul says:

      I don’t think thats the case here, somebody wants to use John’s fame to his advantage!
      Wow, what an idea!

      1. Not really – they are trying to scam users ❗

    2. tyna says:

      I don’t want to be John Chow! It means being a man,an asian,problogger,eat some of those food he likes,have many computers,talk about confusing stuffs and have a daughter named sally.I will rather always be a first rate of myself than be a second rate of somebody else.

  13. nisha says:

    Very Lucky i must say.

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  14. Wow, John are you more irritated or flattered? What # imposter is this for you?

    1. If i was john i’d be irritated – trying to scam users here ❗

  15. Jacob Bager says:

    It is actually easy impersonating another person in a email

    Not that hard. All you need is an understand of the mail-format and a pop3 server

  16. Abdul says:

    Hell, I need people to comment on my blog!

  17. Maybe that recent series about looking out for scams helped? 😆

  18. So I wonder if this means there will be a fake Shoemoney soon. He has to keep the scam going.

    1. I think there was a while ago….

  19. goalcentre says:

    Now a day’s people will do anything just to earn money. Why want to scam? Just read Johnchow.com and put some hard work sure can make some money! 😈

  20. MSN = EPIC FAIL! 🙄

    1. Agreed – they don’t care really.

  21. I wonder if there’s a fake John Cow, cause then they would be a copy of a copy?

  22. I saw a fake John Cow page last week… you know people have too much time on their hands when they copy a copier. lol

    1. There’s more then one cow? Oh man, maybe someone should copy Shoe and become sneakermoney dot com….

  23. Adam Owen says:

    Copycats will always be around.

    It’s easy to think of it as a compliment when someone copies you or something you’ve created, but when they are harming others under your name it gets a bit more serious.

    Good job on spreading the word, here’s hoping they get what’s coming to them.

  24. Dee! says:

    Hello real JOHN CHOW!
    The fake one is envious of your achievements and he wants to be YOU! But there is only one room for one JOHN CHOW.

  25. Better idea: Find the fake Chow, scam the fake Chow back, Scambaiter style!

  26. David Chew says:

    The people who act as fake i guess is just want to have more visitor.

    1. Thiago Prado says:

      Do you think john cow come up with this domain name based on what?

  27. Alwitt Qin says:

    Maybe soon there will be a fake Shoemoney also…

  28. FireWire says:

    This type of thing is going to happen once in a while. So I say be on the look out for other copy cats as well.

  29. Abdul says:

    I’d feel proud first when someone would impersonate me, it would show how much fame my blog has got me, then I’d take action!

  30. Thanks for info John! 😉

    1. tyna says:

      Thanks for what info?

  31. Ben Moreno says:

    John,
    I will add a link to this post in my scam section on my blog as well to help spread the word. God I hate scammers!


    This text
    is a link to a page on
    the World Wide Web.

  32. not a new scam. I have seen this happen on several forums. The pattern is the same, they usually try to steal your paypal info.

  33. Thanks for the heads up. Damn those scammers

  34. Julian says:

    You know they say your not successful until your “hater” count is up. So you must be pretty successful:!:

  35. Chessmaster says:

    After the 419 scam, here comes the johnchow scam 🙂

  36. Also there are domains sounding similar… after John Cow (which I thought stands for a good cause and I like him) there’s one John How… johnhow.com (though punchlined ‘Miscellaneous ramblings of an entertainment mogul’)

    LOL

    1. MSN don’t care – they don’t do validation

  37. Man I am disappointed. I thought you and shoe were working a program just for me over at digital point. I thought it sounded to good to be true. Anyway if you guys do have something cooking drop me a line.

  38. Geiger says:

    I would guess that the fake John Chow is an overweight white guy with a very stale sense of humor.

  39. David Cheong says:

    We ought to be more careful while using MSN, accepting new/unknown user who added you.

  40. Geez these scammers… you have to be careful, next thing you know they will be asking you to sign up for some programs… asking credit card details and then bang… 😕

  41. i can recognize the true John hpefully!! )

  42. Funny , where did that guy think he will end up ? Gaining the same amount of traffic to his website , as much as JohnChow.com receives ? Or I just don`t get it ! and well.. maybe John Chow and Shoe Money should start up a new blog , in their spare time , after having success with the initial two.

  43. I thought that I would do anything for money but this is not on. I would not resort to ripping people off (well knowingly at least)

  44. There’s always one. You know you’re successful when you have people wishing they were in your shoes.

  45. Forumistan says:

    I hate spammers and hackers. They make the internet dirty.

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