Ah, another scam emailer asking for lessons.

Thanks, but no.

Hello,
I’m David, During my search for a private lesson teacher that would help in taking my son (Jeff). During his stay in your area. I found your advert and I’m pleased with it me since you specialize in the area I’m seeking for him. My son would be coming to your area in July for a period of time with his friend. I’ll like to know if you can help in taking her for the lesson? Just to keep him busy when he arrives in your area. Jeff 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 6 weeks.

Please Reply back on:

(1). Your charges per hour (2 times a week for 6 weeks)
(2) Total Cost For 12 lessons
(3). The Day and time you will be available to teach him During the week:

Well I’m very happy that I see you as my son’s tutor, my son and his guardian will live very close to the Area, guardian will be bringing him to your location for the lessons and you can teach 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 your area for the lessons. I will like you to email me with your schedule for the lessons.

I will be awaiting to read from you.

Best Regard
DAVID

4 Comments

  1. LIsa Hernacki

    This happened to a good friend of ours about a year ago. Yes it’s a huge scam!!! Our friend is on the faculty at Cal Lutheran College and free lance studio musician and figured that’s where they got his name. Do not respond to the email and do not recommend anyone to them either. I guess they figure musicians are always so desperate for money and gigs that we would be easy targets. Thanks Patty for posting this.If you have contact with them report their email address to your local authorities (cyber-crime division) and your Local musicians union to let them know you have been contacted. Our Local 47 then put blurb in the The Overture (our monthly local 47 newspaper) warning others of this type of fraud.

  2. I put these up nearly every time I get them, Lisa. I’ve heard, too, that some have fallen for the scam. Very sad, since so many musicians struggle financially much of the time. I get them because of my blog and also get them to my UCSC address because I teach there. Such annoying things to receive. :-(

  3. Oh my goodness! I got this same e-mail two weeks ago. I wonder how many other people he has emailed?

  4. Oh I’m sure it goes to a TON of people. Spambots are smart that way. Sigh.