… that scams are never going to stop.

Here’s the spam email of the day for you. Remember: Don’t believe ’em. Don’t answer ’em. Just dump ’em! If you answer and give them the info they want and they send you that cashier’s check for too much money and they ask for a check back from you, you’re really falling for the scam. But even if you just answer, even if it’s to scam ’em back by saying “I charge $1,000 per lesson, they’ll know your email is a legit one. Just. Don’t. Answer.


I’m Mrs sandra cowell from Paris ,France.during my search for a oboe instrument lesson teacher that would always take my son (chris) and I found you..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 2 Months.he is just a beginner and he is 16 years old, 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 2 Months?

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

(3).Tuition address?

I will be looking forward to read from you soonest.

Best Regards,

Mrs sandra cowell


  1. My next-door neighbor’s email got hacked yesterday. I got one of those “Help me please, I’m in London and got mugged and lost all my cash/cards/phone and need you to send money so I can pay the hotel bill” messages that purported to be from him, but actually redirected to a different address. Alas for the scammer, I had just seen him in his front yard moments before… After a good deal of time and tsuris I think he’s got things back to normal. Do people actually fall for this crap? I guess they must, or else all these folks are operating on the “all it takes is one” theory… must have a lot of time on their hands, is all I can say…

  2. I’ve heard of people falling for these, sad but true. Go figure. I heard from one who had fallen for the music lesson one, and I saw a news segment about an elderly woman who fell for the “mugged scam”.