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We've heard of and noticed the lottery scams (where you get a blue email saying you've won the lottery!)

 The gimmicks that phone advertisers insist they need SS #, The scams that you get an email from a credit card company say they Need to verify your SS # and other information (half the time you do not even have an account with the Company!), And I love ... Email of a Nigerian Government official usually begins " Ma'am, I received your information from a confidential source ... "The letter will then tell you a story about a huge amount of money hiding abroad. Write the desired letter to your bank account. In return, he promised you a large sum of money. Really? Brain! And there are many other schemes we all encounter. 

I was recently approached by two that I have never heard of. So I want to pass this to make sure that no one falls for these things. Luckily I did not fall for them, but I can see how some people would do. One is targeting wedding professionals, and one in anyone!

I recently received the following email:

Greetings, My name is Capt.Brian Stark, I am looking for an experienced wedding planner who will handle my wedding. The wedding will be held on October 8, 2009 and 40 people are expected to attend. You must arrange for Videography, Music, Entertainment, Photography, Officiant / Priest & Cake, Flowers and Reception. If there are any items that you can not handle, let us know so that other companies can handle it. Since I do not know what customers can choose for their meals and drinks, I will make a prepayment as initial deposit for this booking upon availability made available by you. . Sincerely, Capt.Brian Stark, +1 360 450 2124

The first thing I did was watch where the 360 ​​area code came from. It is near Seattle, WA. I think it's a bit weird but I emailed him back for more information. He said he wants to get married in Harrisburg, PA because most of his friends are his friends. I also noticed this day is Thursday so I asked why it was Thursday. He said that most of his friends are being deployed to Iraq on Saturday.

I told him that I would call him for more details. When I had a lot of questions to ask him, as any good planner should. I can say I made you confused with all the questions. I guess it was easier to create lies by email! He finally hung up on me. So I called back and no voicemail, the phone rang and rang. Then I search the internet and sure enough, other planners have encountered, and fall into, this scam. How it works is that your customer deposits your deposit along with an extra amount. He wants you to send extra money to the band he is booking. After 30 days, you discovered the check was returned but it was too late, you sent money to this "band", who is actually his partner in the scam. After searching the internet, I also found the same scams for wedding photographers. So be careful ... trust your instincts ... if it seems fishy always check it out first!

The next fraud is in the eyes of anyone! I recently listed a Coach bag for sale on Craigslist. I received an email from someone just wanting to buy it for my daughter. He said that he would pay me both pocket money and money to send my daughter. He will pay me through PayPal. Sounds great so far ...

The next day I received an email from him saying that he had paid through PayPal. I also get an email from PayPal (at least what looks like an official PayPal email) that says there is a payment waiting for me from this guy but before they drop it, they need me to send Give them a delivery confirmation. It says that this is their new policy. The funny thing is the email even resolved the PayPal fraud! Huh! Guess he thought I would fool me! I received two other official emails looking for it soon after. The first thing I do is go directly to my PayPal account (NOT to use the link in the email).

I do not see any deposits or anything about the new policy that needs shipping information before issuing a payment. . So, I found an email address for the PayPal scam and forwarded them the emails. They immediately confirmed it was a fraud. With this fraud they will not receive the money, but they will get away with the items you are selling! "

I showed emails to some people and they said they would definitely fall into that situation. If you want me to forward the email to you so you know what you must see to email me at melissa@yourstylishoccasions.com . To report scams please check out this link http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/reporting.php which is how I found PayPal's email address spoof.

Please pass this information so no one falls into one of this scams! Thank you!

Source by Melissa Miville

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