Apparently scammers don’t discriminate against anybody. Their latest target? Music Teachers. While visiting my friend’s Facebook page, I came upon this post:
“I got this email from my website this morning. I sort of believed it until I read the woman was from Paris, jumped on my IP tracker for my website to only find that the email had come from NIGERIA, and that the name Lisa Robert is a common name used in online scamming. BEWARE! I will post the email below that was sent to me.”
This is the actual scam:
Name: Lisa Robert
I’m Liza Robert from Paris,France.during my search for Drum lesson teacher that would always take my son and I found your advert….Your advert looks great and it is very okay to me since you specialize in the area i am seeking for him.
My Son would be coming to US(your city) Before the end of this month for a period of time and with his friend for 4 Months.he is just a beginner i want you to help me teach lesson during his stay.
So, kindly let me know your charges cost per week’s ,in order for me to arrange for his payment before he travels down to your side.
I have also made preparation for his personal equipment he will be using privately at home after the lesson during his stay.
Please Advise back on;
(1). your charges per 1 hour twice a week for 4 Months?
(2).The Day and time you will be available to teach him During the week?
I will be looking forward to read from you soonest.
So, if you’re a music teacher and you get this e-mail, don’t be too hopeful – it’s nothing but a brazen effort to steal your hard-earned money.