View Full Version : another scam email

16-07-2009, 02:54 PM
hi guys just to let you know there is another scam email doing the rounds

My name is Ian reed and i am british american .
At present,i am looking for a childminder for
my 3year old grand-daughter,that would be moving to the uk with me..
my daughter and her husband died in a california inferno
i am in search for a child minder who would be with her during the day
i would like to know if you can offer your
services. i would like to know your
1... your exact location
2....your charges (per hour....perday) depending on how you
have always given your services.
In regards to your fees,i would be
happy to ask my client to post a certified uk cheque
to you in advance for deposit and booking of your
services.every other arrangements would be done upon my arrival ...I would be happy
if you can get in touch with me as soon as possible.
hope to hear from you soonest
best regards.
Ian reed

chewy sweets
16-07-2009, 02:58 PM
had one really simular to this the other day. Just deleted it!:thumbsup:

16-07-2009, 03:18 PM
thanks for sharing.

16-07-2009, 03:48 PM
I wonder if anyone has banked the cheque and then not refunded the overpaid amount? LOL!


16-07-2009, 03:51 PM
Yes i have often thought of that. :laughing:

16-07-2009, 05:39 PM
It does not actually clear though, it apparently looks like it does the refund is given then they find out the money has not gone into account :rolleyes:

16-07-2009, 06:48 PM
Thanks for sharing


Nicki L
17-07-2009, 08:45 PM
Thanks for sharing

18-07-2009, 11:40 PM
Part of my spare time (When i actually get any these days!) i spend on a forum called 419eater. Basicaly it is devoted to catching out and wasting time and resources of e-mail scamers.

This scam is a common one where you may actually be sent a real cheque that can be banked and can even clear into your account. You then send the overpayment back to the scammer (normally via western union so cannot be traced) and the bank then realises that the cheque although real, is actually stolen. You are then potentially caught up in a criminal act.

Im sure everyone knows not to deal with these people but just in case, never ever respond to them or get involved. I have seen them spin some horrible stories to get sympathy and money from people.

Take care;)

19-07-2009, 07:15 AM
i had something like this abt a month ago,

he said that him and his family where moving to belfast from america and was asking for childcare for his 5 children :eek: he also asked me to go and find him a home for his family to live in, and he wanted me to send him my bank details to cover everything including the deposit of the new home lol

my fone number is on the ad, and after i didnt reply he foned me, i soon told him to :censored: off!

Chatterbox Childcare
19-07-2009, 07:54 AM
I bet someone is taken in by this

Thanks for the information