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"Maths Tutor Needed" - a new scam?

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by maths126, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. maths126

    maths126 New commenter

    Wondering if anyone else has received this suspicious-looking email:
    From: Lucas Green <lucasgreenheart@yahoo.co.uk>
    Hello,

    I'm Lucas Green, During my search for a lesson teacher that would help in taking my son (Kenneth). During is stay in USA. I found your advert and it is very okay to me since you specialize in the area I'm seeking for him. My son would
    be coming to your city before the end of this month for a period of time with his friend,
    I'll like to know if you can help in taking him for the lesson? just to keep him busy. Kenneth is 14 years old, So kindly let me know your charges cost per hour/lesson in order for me to arrange for his payment before he travels down to your side.

    He will be staying there for one months.

    Please Reply back on:

    (1). Your charges per 1 hour (3 times a week for 1 Months):starting from 6th December until 29th November 2012

    (2) Total Cost For 12 class/12 hours lessons in 1 month

    (3). The Day and time you will be available to teach him During the week:

    Well am very happy that i see you as my Son tutor,about your years of Experience there is no problem about the lessons,my caregiver lives very close to the Area.
    So there is no problem for the lesson OK my caregiver will be bringing him to your location for the lessons and you can teach my him Anywhere around you if that is OK by you so i will like you to teach my Son the best of you when he get to
    the USA for the lessons.
    I will like you to email me with your schedule for the lessons, I will like you to email me with the name on the check and Full mailing address where the check will be mailed to and including your Home and Cell phone number because my
    attorney that want to issue out the check is leaving the State by this week okay and also Kenneth is a beginner lessons learning, Await your response asap.
    Also the lessons will commence by 6th December until 29th November 2012 is this okay by you?
    I will be awaiting to read from you.

    Best Wishes.
    Lucas.
     
  2. maths126

    maths126 New commenter

    Wondering if anyone else has received this suspicious-looking email:
    From: Lucas Green <lucasgreenheart@yahoo.co.uk>
    Hello,

    I'm Lucas Green, During my search for a lesson teacher that would help in taking my son (Kenneth). During is stay in USA. I found your advert and it is very okay to me since you specialize in the area I'm seeking for him. My son would
    be coming to your city before the end of this month for a period of time with his friend,
    I'll like to know if you can help in taking him for the lesson? just to keep him busy. Kenneth is 14 years old, So kindly let me know your charges cost per hour/lesson in order for me to arrange for his payment before he travels down to your side.

    He will be staying there for one months.

    Please Reply back on:

    (1). Your charges per 1 hour (3 times a week for 1 Months):starting from 6th December until 29th November 2012

    (2) Total Cost For 12 class/12 hours lessons in 1 month

    (3). The Day and time you will be available to teach him During the week:

    Well am very happy that i see you as my Son tutor,about your years of Experience there is no problem about the lessons,my caregiver lives very close to the Area.
    So there is no problem for the lesson OK my caregiver will be bringing him to your location for the lessons and you can teach my him Anywhere around you if that is OK by you so i will like you to teach my Son the best of you when he get to
    the USA for the lessons.
    I will like you to email me with your schedule for the lessons, I will like you to email me with the name on the check and Full mailing address where the check will be mailed to and including your Home and Cell phone number because my
    attorney that want to issue out the check is leaving the State by this week okay and also Kenneth is a beginner lessons learning, Await your response asap.
    Also the lessons will commence by 6th December until 29th November 2012 is this okay by you?
    I will be awaiting to read from you.

    Best Wishes.
    Lucas.
     
  3. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    6th December until 29th November 2012???
     
  4. DM

    DM New commenter

    It might be wise for you to give the father a few English lessons at the same time.
     
  5. Must be a scam.
    Nobody has named a child Kenneth in the last 50 years.
    Do him for either scamming or child cruelty.
     
  6. Maths_Mike

    Maths_Mike New commenter

    The scam will probably continue along the lines of them paying fees upfront by cheque but asking for you to pay back some money to them to cover travel expenses or such like. There cheque bounces - your money doesn't and will neve rbe seen again.
    Even if the cheque "clears" and the funds are credited to your account - the bank when it discovers the cheque is bogus will reclaim its money.
     

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