Scam Alert: Crooks target area weddin...

Scam Alert: Crooks target area wedding vendors

There are 313 comments on the WAVY Norfolk Hampton Roads story from Apr 17, 2008, titled Scam Alert: Crooks target area wedding vendors. In it, WAVY Norfolk Hampton Roads reports that:

A WAVY.com scam alert: Crooks are targeting wedding vendors in the area. Scammers are telling wedding planners, florists, and cake makers that they have a lot of money to spend on an elaborate wedding.

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mad dancing

London, UK

#325 Nov 28, 2012
Thanks for the heads up I have just received exactly the same email as above too for the same names etc!!! And I'm in Britain!!!
Kim

Dagenham, UK

#328 Jan 5, 2013
How funny I've just had this man asking me to hold dance classes for 20 students for 2 weeks! Thank goodness I googled it first! The message did appear in my spam box though so that did make me wonder.....
torontodance

Toronto, Canada

#329 Jan 18, 2013
We have a lot of reports of similar scams.
http://torontodance.com/news/dance/warning-da...
mark edwards

Desoto, TX

#331 Feb 16, 2013
.ad we got the same email from Mr Gordon of Liverpool for our fishing lodge in alaska

"Hello,
I found your information while surfing for a reliable fly fishing center within your location.... blah blah blah"
Regards,
Bill Gordon
GENERAL CONSULATE.
Contact Info:103 Cotton Exchange Bldg
Old Hall St, Liverpool, Mersey side L3 9LQ, UK.
Cell:+ 447035966258
Fax:+448-712-563-610

We do get these types of emails all the time, and usually they are easy to spot...

The clues are;
- insitance on accepting credit cards
- poor english
- the enquiry is not written in a way you would expect from your potiential customers..

but warning!!!.. over the years these scammers are learning to target their emails so the best thing is to do a search on the nternet and use sites like this....

So .. everyone keep posting the scams!!
Dance Studio owner

Linz, Austria

#333 Feb 21, 2013
We received the exact email in February 2013! Thanks for the warning!
VBC2

Bridgeport, WV

#334 Feb 21, 2013
wilsons bakery wrote:
looks like the scammers areheading to georgia...got the same identical....who can u report this to....
www.nw3c.org
www.ic3.gov
Becky

Ashburn, VA

#335 Feb 25, 2013
Wow. This sucks
Devon Bellydance Classes

UK

#336 Jul 8, 2013
Just had the same, this time they're coming from Kuwait and want a fortnights tuition in dancing for a wedding in september.

Halo,

My name is Ahmed Aziz,A nationality of Kuwait but currently based in United Kingdom.I believe you are a dance teacher/instructor reliable with a good teaching experience.I found your information while surfing for a dance instructor within your legion. I would like to book for 2 weeks dance classes in your studio for 3 hours each day Monday to Saturday (morning hours) for a group of 10 Adults 6 Male and 4 Female. A total of 36 hrs.

We want to entertain the guests as well as family members that would be attending the 50th wedding anniversary of my parents. we are all in intermediate level.kindly get back to me with the kind of dance you teach along side total cost for 2 weeks dance lesson.how ever, we will be starting on the date of 1ST of SEPTEMBER till 14TH of SEPTEMBER 2013 as the Ceremony will take place on the 15TH.we the group would be performing for our expected Gust within your legion where my parents are based. I would love you to get back to me with the Grand total cost or a quote/estimate. What are your charges and 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,
Mona Ahmed Aziz
Cell:(+) 447-035-966-258
Sonya

Rancho Cordova, CA

#337 Aug 20, 2013
I just recieved a scam e-mail as well asking for wedding planning services. RED FLAG #1 - any date that I am available in Sept,Oct or Nov. RED FLAG #2- the wedding can take place anywhere near where I live he just needed me to pick the place. RED FLAG# 3 - No contact info other than an e-mail. I proceeded to send him an e-mail to let them know that his requests was not within my business practices or procedures. He actually called my phone to try and reassure me that he is sincere about using my services and then sent me an overseas contact # as he would not be back into the country until the week before the event was to take place. By the way he said he lived in Florida but the brides parent's vacation in MD every year. I gave it a thought for a split second but my spirit (or gut feeling) said something still was not right. I kindly set him an e-mail to inform him that I am no longer be available to service his event. So YES! Please be very careful!
Posted: August 2013
Alejandra

Thornhill, Canada

#338 Sep 2, 2013
Im a flamenco teacher I have my web page, and I received this today!!
Halo,
>
> My name is Ahmed Aziz,A nationality of Jordan but currently in
> Liverpool,England for an on going Project which will last for some time.I
> believe you are a dance teacher/instructor reliable with a good teaching
> experience.I found your information while surfing for a dance instructor
> within your legion. I would like to book for 2 weeks dance classes in your
> studio for 3 hours each day Monday to Saturday (morning hours) for a group
> of 10 Adults 6 Male and 4 Female. A total of 36 hrs.
>
> We want to entertain the guests as well as family members that would be
> attending the 50th wedding anniversary of my parents. we are all in
> intermediate level.
>
> how ever, we will be starting on the date of 10TH of OCTOBER till 24TH of
> OCTOBER 2013 as the Ceremony will take place on the 25TH OCTOBER.we the
> group of dancers would be performing for our expected Gust within your
> legion where my parents are living. I would love you to get back to me with
> the Grand total cost or a quote/estimate. What are your charges and 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.you can reach me on my Cell:(+) 447-035-966-258
>
> Best Regards,
> Mona Ahmed Aziz
Pablito de Polonia

Lodz, Poland

#339 Sep 6, 2013
Hi,
I run a tango page for my city - and I received one mail #1 - when I answered it I got the #2 mail.

The mails:
#1 from: Mona Aziza <[email protected] >
Halo,
My name is Ahmed Aziz,A nationality of Jordan but currently in Liverpool,England for an on going Project which will last for some time.I believe you are a dance teacher/instructor reliable with a good teaching experience.I found your information while surfing for a dance instructor within your legion. I would like to book for 2 weeks dance classes in your studio for 3 hours each day Monday to Saturday (morning hours) for a group of 10 Adults 6 Male and 4 Female. A total of 36 hrs.
We want to entertain the guests as well as family members that would be attending the 50th wedding anniversary of my parents. we are all in intermediate level.

how ever, we will be starting on the date of 10TH of OCTOBER till 24TH of OCTOBER 2013 as the Ceremony will take place on the 25TH OCTOBER.we the group of dancers would be performing for our expected Gust within your legion where my parents are living. I would love you to get back to me with the Grand total cost or a quote/estimate. What are your charges and 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.you can reach me on my Cell:(+) 447-035-966-258
Best Regards,
Mona Ahmed Aziz

#2 from: from: Mona Ahmed Aziz aljarallah <[email protected] >
"Halo,
My name is Ahmed Aziz,A nationality of Jordan but currently in
Liverpool,England for an on going Project which will last for some
time.I believe you are a dance teacher/instructor reliable with a good
teaching experience.I found your information while surfing for a dance
instructor within your legion. I would like to book for 2 weeks dance
classes in your studio for 3 hours each day Monday to Saturday
(morning hours) for a group of 10 Adults 6 Male and 4 Female. A total
of 36 hrs.
We want to entertain the guests as well as family members that would
be attending the 50th wedding anniversary of my parents. we are all in
intermediate level.
how ever, we will be starting on the date of 10TH of OCTOBER till 24TH
of OCTOBER 2013 as the Ceremony will take place on the 25TH OCTOBER.we
the group of dancers would be performing for our expected Gust within
your legion where my parents are living. I would love you to get back
to me with the Grand total cost or a quote/estimate. What are your
charges and 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.you can reach me on my Cell:(+)
447-035-966-258
Best Regards,
Mona Ahmed Aziz"

JUST DO NOT ANSWER and DO NOT CALL ...
Robin

Moraga, CA

#340 Sep 11, 2013
We just received this email for a tour in Africa

Halo,

My name is Ahmed Aziz,A nationality of Jordan but currently in Liverpool,England for an on going Project which will last for some time.I believe you are a tour operator reliable with a good experience.I found your information while surfing for a tour operator within your legion. I would like to book for 2 weeks tour with you.me my wife and 4 of my kids family of 6.

Tour Style:Independent tour Vacation/sightseeing Cruise if available.
Tour Length:14 days.
Tour Quality:First Class .

How ever, we will be starting on the date of 10TH of OCTOBER till 24TH of OCTOBER 2013. I would love you to get back to me with the Grand total cost or a quote/estimate. What are your charges and payment options.hope you accept credit cards?

I would be grateful if you will be willing to do the work and make us happy.you can reach me on my Cell:(+) 447-035-966-258

Best Regards,
Mona Ahmed Aziz

Glad I googled the phone number.
ELEP

Houston, TX

#342 Oct 21, 2014
Looks like they are at this again!!
Its nice that you responded to my inquiry and it was so nice speaking to
you on phone. It is the wish of my fiancee to get married in your state
after my dad convinced her. I have to give in to her wish and due to the
fact that i do not have any one there, you will be responsible for all
arrangements.
We have a budget of about $50,000 and i hope this will be enough to plan a
memorable wedding.
Aside us, i am also expecting 30 to 50 other guest from UK, USA, Asia and
Africa. I am working with a logistic agent that will take care of their
arrival and accommodation arrangements.
I will be arriving with my fiance 7 days before the wedding the
arrangements for our accommodation and transportation will be taken care
of by my logistic agent.He will book 2 double rooms for us for 7 nights.
I need this wedding to be a memorable one, It is a Civil wedding.
I need you to get back to me with a total estimate that will cover the
arrangement listed in my previous mail to you, which you will be providing
for my wedding so that i can make a deposit payment to enable you start
arrangements. Once again this are the arrangements that would be provided
by you:
1. venue for the wedding (Indoor or outdoor)
2.Type of the reception(Cocktail Reception)
3. Videography
4. Music Entertainment(DJ and Band )
5. Photography
6. cake and flowers
7. And one honey moon suite for the night of the wedding.
8.Ceremony Time(Late afternoon)
9.Wedding style(Modern and Classical)
10.Cake Type(white and strawberry Flavors)
11.Preferred colors(pink,peach,blue and purple)
I m presently in Dubai now on an offshore work and will have to make a
deposit with my credit card to you and I hope this will not pose any
problem to you.
Get back to me as soon as you have the estimate for this services so that
we can start of all preparation for my wedding.
I await your response.
Marvin Denton

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