Sunday, October 05, 2008

Too good to be true

I have placed several adds on my local Craig's list looking for daycare clients. Last week I got an e-mail from a woman in London who told me she was coming to town to work on a movie and would I send her some information about daycare for her 5 year old daughter. I did not think much of it at the time and sent her an e-mail back. I send pretty much the same e-mail to anyone who inquires about this. It includes my rate as well as a few lines about me and my family. Well she wrote back asking for my bank info (red flag#1) so her husband could transfer money to me. She then asked me to hold onto my fee and transfer the rest of the money to her travel agent for her plane tickets and such(red flag#2) This is of coarse a big scam to get into my bank account. The scammer even went so far as to send photos of "her child." Now I am not dumb, I have no plan to do what she asks me to do, even if she did get my bank info she would find nothing there. Where do these people get off trying to scam money from folks who are trying so hard to just to keep the lights on and food on the table? I am so upset this. I wonder if whoever the child in the photos knows she is being used by dishonest bastards like this. I would post the picture but I am afraid to download it. I am posting about this because my blog link is in my e-mail signature. If you are reading this scammer I hope you get yours soon. I will post all over the Internet about your sick little game in the hope that someone catches you. I understand there is very little chance of this. I also know that karma or fate or whatever god you may believe in will get you for this. I hope karma Kicks Your Ass! And I bless the good sense my Momma gave me that I didn't fall for it.

4 comments:

Dani said...

Why people feel they are more entitled to the money you worked for then you are is beyond me... It's awful! And scary that people actually get sucked in!

Kristina said...

Karma is a bitch, and those people deserve to be flogged. Just a thought...

Shells said...

She is from London, and she is coming here... to work on a movie.... Yeah right. She should have done her research. We've had movies filmed here and all, but what are the chances?

I am really sorry that happened to you. You shouldn't have to worry about a scam while posting an add for some extra income!

bockstark.knits said...

OMG, that is horrible!!! Can't believe people do crap like this!