BEWARE Avon Representatives, there is a new email scam that is going on.  You get an email that sounds like someone needs help with an order.  I got one a week after distributing books around my hood.  I thought for sure it must be an older woman who is not internet savvy and couldn’t figure out how to use my Avon Representative Website to make an order.

After reading the correspondence more clearly I realized Mrs. Sherry Patrick is a scam. She goes on to ask for Avon products for her step mother’s 40th birthday.  Hmmm, this is not an old lady.  The birthday will be in the state’s capital.  Which could be any state.

Then the vocabulary starts to get pretty bad.  Sherry Patrick states “BELOW ARE THE ORDER TO MAKE.”  Then she lists out Avon products starting with Avon Make up, Avon Skin Care, Avon BATH $ BODY, and Avon FRAGRANCE.

I read through the email so quickly the first time I didn’t really even read the last bit too clearly.  Then when I read it again, I realized this Sherry Patrick is truly a scam.  She goes on to say:

“Kindly get back to me with the total cost for all the Avon
products with tax inclusive.I will be paying via money order
or certified check because its my grandfather that will be
responsible for the payment of all this items.My sister who
is the event planner will be coming down for the pick up of
the items in person or meet you in a library or park
depending on your choice, but i will want you to have the
funds in advance  so you can get all the product ready and
secured. Please send the quotations and details for your
What?????  Meet the sister of Mrs. Sherry Patrick in a library or a park to deliver Avon products?!
Please if you get this email, just disregard it, Sherry Patrick is a scam!


  1. Hi, thanks so much for this post, that “lady” contacted me a few weeks ago and I keep on asking her the zip code so I can apply cost to the order
    I also told her that once I receive the payment I will order and send it to her address which she is not giving me, I also thought this was an old lady but you are right if here step mother is 40 there’s not way she is too old.

    Thank you very much I was wasting my time back and forth with this person, I will report it to gmail

    Btw, her email is

    • Hi Dania,
      So glad you didn’t get scammed. I had been out and dropped around 100 books in my neighborhood, so the timing couldn’t have been more perfect for it to seem real. When you read it real fast, it sounds real, but when you look a little further, then you can pick up the hints. Good luck with your Avon career!



  2. Just got a new customer wanting to order products……SHERRY PATRICK. I looked her up online because I have found that only reps or previous reps have all caps in their name. Glad I found your article!

    • Hi Kathleen,

      I get so angry when people try to scam people who are trying to make an honest living. So glad you were smart enough to search out her name and didn’t get scammed! By the way what do you think of the new Avon CEO?



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