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SCAM or NOT?

Discussion in 'Training' started by TD, May 5, 2014.

  1. TD

    TD My GGG Grandfather John "Tanner John" King b 1820

    Received this email today...
    Think this might be some sort of scam?

    Hello,

    How are you doing today?I want to make some inquiries about Taxidermy Training in your school,please let me know if your facility can accommodate 8 people in the Month of June, We are coming from South Africa to States. I also need your reply on the below questions.

    1* The number of number of people your facility can accommodate at once?

    2* Your convenient time/per day to start the classes with the group?

    3* Your cost of services per person?

    I awaits your urgent reply because we would need your services for 6 weeks ok.

    Regards
    Gerber .D. Theodorus
    189 Flower Street,
    Capital Park,
    Pretoria 0084
    South Africa

    a phone # was attached as well
     
  2. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    It does sound suspicious. They need you for the month of June but also need your services for six weeks. I never knew June (or any month) had six weeks in it!

    Maybe they will pay for it with a Visa but you need to run the tuition and then an extra charge so you can send them the airfare via Western Union so they can get here! I would play them on it and see what they say.

    Vic
     

  3. Jillian@AnglersArtistry

    [email protected] Working hard to make the world a fishy Place!

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    SCAM
     
  4. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    look at it this way....anything from Africa, at any time, in any way is always a scam stay away, don't answer...these broke ass people spend their whole day fishing for just one sucker...don't let it be you
     
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  5. James Marsico

    James Marsico Well-Known Member

    scam
     
  6. TD

    TD My GGG Grandfather John "Tanner John" King b 1820

    LOL...I Guarantee...it wont be me....
     
  7. Bill Dishman

    Bill Dishman Well-Known Member

    I got the same one Tom. everyday for the past week.
     
  8. Mujician

    Mujician New Member

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    I would pay with them and see how far they go.
     
  9. TD

    TD My GGG Grandfather John "Tanner John" King b 1820

    It might not be worth the risk...they may have some trick up their sleeve....
     
  10. Mujician

    Mujician New Member

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    I saw a TV program recently, some guy always replies to scammers to see how far he can get them to go. I forgot exactly what the scam was but the foreign gentleman must have spent a couple of hundred pounds on travelling to meet this guy and he was confronted by a tv crew! Don't give him your personal details and you'll be fine!
     
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  11. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

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    I guess there still fishing, got that same e-mail last week.