Why, you might ask, did you get a message asking you to provide Chinese lessons when you can’t speak Chinese? Probably because the message is a scam and was blast-mailed to tens of thousands of people randomly, even though you may think it was directed personally to you.
“Lucas Green” wants you to provide his son “Kenneth Green” with Chinese lessons, and will be glad to pay you. He’s ready to have his lawyer cut the check, in fact, so just send him your contact information. If you do, though, you’ll find that as with all advance fee frauds, you have to put some of your own money up front (probably to pay the imaginary lawyer’s fees), before you can get your payment (or so “Lucas” will tell you). If course if you do put the money up front, “Lucas Green” and his imaginary son Kenneth will disappear and you’ll never hear from them again.
From: Lucas Green email@example.com
Subj: Chinese Tutor
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 5th November Until 30th 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 5th November Until 30th November 2012 is this okay by you?
I will be awaiting to read from you.