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    Default Another ridiculous job offer

    Hello Sir/Madam

    We are 6 guest coming to your center for Dance Lessons. I want you to get back to me with the total cost of your service for the Lesson for 7 days of our stay/Training.

    ARRIVAL DATE: 14 AUGUST 2010

    DEPARTURE DATE: 21 AUGUST 2010

    Class will start on 15 of August 2010.

    Get back to me soon.

    Thanks
    Louise Looker
    65 Walnut St.
    New London, OH. 44851


    Well Mrs Stupidy...my dance centre..note centreis now closed until September for exams and the summer break.
    Does anyone get taken in by these w*nkers? Surely someone needs to think up a new scam?

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    Love the name she thought up Louise Looker did she drop the H? You could suggest that seeing it is holiday time you will charge per person 300 pounds per hour, plus a deposit of 1000 pounds paid into your swiss bank account, non refundable, plus expensive gifts required.
    ~Mosaic
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    love how it was written up as a order rather than an inquiry.
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    1. Beginning dancer. Knows nothing.
    2. Intermediate dancer. Knows everything. Too good to dance with beginners.
    3. Hotshot dancer. Too good to dance with anyone.
    4. Advanced dancer. Dances everything. Especially with beginners
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    Okay I'm having a dunce moment. What exactly are they after? I know it's not dance lessons, but ummm other services nudge nudge wink wink?

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    Scam-tastic!

    GypsyStacey they are after money. I think this is how it works: they ask for a price for a course of lessons - for several people, or expensive private intensives to make it more tempting and get you to focus on all that lovely loot. They pay up too, you pay the cheque in and think it's cleared... but then oh dear they have to cancel or find they have overpaid in some way. You give them a refund, and then your bank tells you their cheque was stolen or forged or something, so no money for you. Meanwhile they disappear with your refund cheque.

    It is getting really OLD.

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    Dear Mr/Ms Looker,

    I require payment in German Krugerands. Please mail the equivalent of $10,000 American in a plain brown envelope to the following blind post office box. I will arrange the lessons upon receipt of the same.

    Very Truly Yours,

    Jessica James, owner
    Outlaw Belly Dance Emporium

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aniseteph View Post
    Scam-tastic!

    GypsyStacey they are after money. I think this is how it works: they ask for a price for a course of lessons - for several people, or expensive private intensives to make it more tempting and get you to focus on all that lovely loot. They pay up too, you pay the cheque in and think it's cleared... but then oh dear they have to cancel or find they have overpaid in some way. You give them a refund, and then your bank tells you their cheque was stolen or forged or something, so no money for you. Meanwhile they disappear with your refund cheque.

    It is getting really OLD.
    Well that's better than what my dirty mind was thinking...lol. Yikes scary though. Nasty ppl.

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    Greeting!

    I'm belly dancer from Kiev, Ukraine, and I've received same offer from louiselooker@rocketmail.com. I've found your forum, while searching in google about it. =)

    Just wanted to say, that I answered them, and received such reply:

    HELLO,

    THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE I HAVE DISCUSSED WITH MY COLLEAGUES AS REGARD
    YOUR OFFER AND PROVISION AND WE HAVE AGREED TO COME. WE ALSO HOPE TO
    PROCEED WITH THE PAYMENT IMMEDIATELY IN ORDER TO CONFIRM THE AGREEMENT.
    HOWEVER, A CHEQUE OF ($8,100.00) WILL BE ISSUED TO COVER BOTH FOR OUR CAR RENTAL AND OTHER LOGISTICS THAT INCLUDES MEALS, CAMPING AND I AM SURE YOU DO NOT PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES IN YOUR CENTER SO WE ENGAGED THE
    SERVICES OF A LOGISTICS AGENCY.

    NOW THAT WE'VE AGREED TO COME TO YOUR CENTER, I WILL SEND YOU THE CHEQUE SO AS TO SECURE OUR AGREEMENT FIRST. THIS MEANS THAT WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE CHEQUE,YOU WILL HAVE TO DEDUCT ($ 2,100.00) AS FULL PAYMENT TO SECURE THE SERVICES FOR YOUR SERVICE COST WHILE THE REMAINING ($ 6,000) WILL BE TRANSMITTED TO
    THE LOGISTICS AGENCY. I WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THEIR CONTACT DETAILS AS SOON AS WE CONCLUDE WITH YOU. HOPE THIS IS UNDERSTOOD?

    PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING DATA FOR OUR RECORD.

    (1) PAYMENT NAME...............(AS IT WILL APPEAR ON THE CHEQUE)

    (2) CONTACT ADDRESS...............(FOR DELIVERY)

    (3) PHONE NUMBER.............(FOR DIRECT CONTACT)

    I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR CONTACT DETAILS, SO THAT WE CAN BE ABLE TO
    SEND THE CHEQUE TO YOU.

    HERE IS ALSO OUR FULL NAME'S

    Louise Looker

    Jane Elise,

    Adaobi Okafor

    Bella Joy

    Tiffany Talton

    Lisa Owen

    REGARDS AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

    Louise Looker
    Louise Looker
    London Tile
    65 Walnut St.
    New London, OH. 44851
    Just curious - maybe there's a way to punish them, if it's a spam?

    P.S. Found this company by the same adress
    London Tile Co.
    65 Walnut Street
    New London, OH 44851

    MADE-TO-ORDER reproduction clay roofing tiles
    here - (Preservation Brief 30: The Preservation and Repair of Historic Clay Tile Roofs)

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    D-Dance - no maybe - it is a con - they are after your money. Do not bank their cheque - and certainly don't give them the difference in real money! You could try taking it to your police - but I suspect until they steal your money nothing illegal has happened. Once they have it they will disappear.

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    There ya go - for wanting that $2100 you will be taken for $6000 and no prizes for guessing who that logistics company will be. Or that the address in the email will never have heard of them.

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