View Full Version : Dodgy email enquiry!!

03-03-2008, 07:12 PM
Hi Everyone,

I have just checked my emails and i have received 3 dodgy emails from the person below: BEWARE i received an email similar to this one last year and thanks to this forum i was made aware it was dodgy and didnt lose any money!

My name is Mr harry rosario and i
am an italian american . At present,i am
looking for a minder for
my 3year old son,that would be moving to the uk with me..
we would be in the uk for 36months
i am recently divorced, and have custody of my custody of my son due to a court injuction
i am in search for a child minder who would be with him during the day
i would like to know if you can offer your
services. i would like to know your
1... your location
2....fees (per hour....perday) depending on how you
have always given your services.
In regards 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.I would make arrangements for every other
payment in cash once i arrive in the uk...I would be happy
if you can get in touch with me as soon as possible.
thanks in anticipation as
i await your urgent response.
best regards.

please reply only to my private mail...

Shell x

03-03-2008, 07:14 PM
My friend had the exact same one today!!!!


Thanks for lettin us know xxx

03-03-2008, 07:17 PM
definately a scam babe xxxx

03-03-2008, 07:31 PM
Oh he wants me too!

Strange he doesn't know exactly where I live!?! :laughing:

03-03-2008, 10:58 PM
Definate scam:(

03-03-2008, 11:51 PM
scam full stop... its nearly the same as one i had over i won somehting i needed give details over blah blah .. oh trash can you go ..

i warn anyone to just delete them

04-03-2008, 06:30 AM
Thats bad!

How does the scam work i'm curious as he is going to send you a cheque?

04-03-2008, 06:39 AM
Morning Helen think the way it works is he sends you a false cheque, but for more than the fees and asks you to send a cheque back with the remander of the money!! cheeky bu**ers!! :mad:

I had the same email 3 weeks ago, and my friend did aswell, just ignore it.

Amanda x

04-03-2008, 06:42 AM
Really cheeky but do people really fall for it as i wouldn't send any money back unless the cheque he sent cleared.

04-03-2008, 06:45 AM
There obviously making money so many ppl have recieved these emails, i also got one about teaching a 20 year old pilates lol have no idea what it easy never mind teaching it lol

Amanda x:laughing:

04-03-2008, 06:50 AM
Really cheeky but do people really fall for it as i wouldn't send any money back unless the cheque he sent cleared.

Yes and even then you have to be careful as there was something about banks showing the money as added to your account when the cheque is deposited but not cleared so people were still getting caught out as they thought the cheque was OK only to find later they had parted with their cash and the bank had reclaimed the money from their account

miffy xx

04-03-2008, 08:53 AM
Thats right. Most people assume they can spend the cheque when it appears added to their available balance or after the bank tells you the cheque is cleared. But the bank can claw back the funds LONG after you thought it had cleared. The banks usually discover if its fraud by the 4th/5th day but can legally take it back from you long after this date. there does not seem to be a maximum time limit at all!



04-03-2008, 08:58 AM
There is a thread in the forum about email scams for childminders

Can anyone see it anywhere ? I have looked and it seems to have GONE

It was posted by myself and I thought it was a sticky ?


04-03-2008, 09:28 AM
One of my childminder buddies received a very simlar e-mail. She reported it to the police but not sure whatever happened, if anything. Craziness!

04-03-2008, 10:15 AM
Sorry, heres the links again: