Sunday, October 18, 2009

Scam - Dance Instructor Needed

Below is a scam email. There are other reports of the same or similar scam.

The word is the scammer sends a fake check for services, paying more than the services cost. The person receiving the check sends
back a refund with a real check. The fake check eventually bounces.

-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Dan []
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 1:40 PM
Subject: Dance Instructor Needed

I'm looking for an experienced choreograph/Dance Instructor that could take about 12 individual for a dance training? What can your
establishment offer with regards to the request above?
I would like to know what is required cost implication and any other thing that will be require for a successful training for at
least four weeks between the month of November and December 2009.

I would like to book for one month and 2 weeks classes for 3 hours each day Monday to Saturday (morning hours) for a group of 10. We
are asking for 3 hours per day for 2 weeks - Monday - Saturday. A total of 36 hrs. We would be coming over for holiday and as part
of our plans we need dance classes/private lessons in ANY of the following area Ballet, belly dance and Pre-Dance as well as Salsa,
Swing and Ballroom. Do you have a training studio/facility where you conduct the classes? Do you have rooms or is there any hotel
close to your facility?

DATE: 29TH November TO 7TH December 2009

The group would be performing for a group of family members over there. I would love to get the total cost or a quote/estimate. What
are your payment options? Do you accept credit cards? I would be grateful if you will be willing to do the work to teach quality
classes and make us happy

Best Regards,

1 comment:

  1. Another SCAM from the same email for restaurants & hotels:

    > Subject: April Booking.
    > Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 16:50:03 +0800
    > From:
    > Hello,
    > I am Tim McCarron from M&G Investments
    > International London.I wish to make
    > reservation for 11 guests who will be coming
    > to your country for a private business
    > meeting.I want to book lunch and Dinner and
    > varieties of wines,and we also need rooms for
    > the group events from
    > April 13th,14th,15th and 16th of 2010.which
    > of the mentioned services can provide?We
    > would make an initial deposit of $3,000.00
    > USD for the arrangements.
    > 1)Do you have a credit card machine for
    > charging of credit cards?
    > Please contact me back with your response and
    > call me anytime.God bless you.
    > Regards,
    > Mr Tim Mccarron.
    > Mobile : +447045768990