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Monday, September 15, 2008

PSA: Scam Alert

This post is really for my vendor friends out there in the wedding world. I received two emails today from two different sites two different names with the same content. This was the email:

Hello,
My Name is <<>> ,I am looking for an experienced wedding planner who will handle my wedding and arrange the reception dinner for a group of people who will be attending the wedding ceremony.The wedding is expected to hold on the 29th of Nov. 2008 and 25 to 40 guests are expected to attend. As i do not know what the guests might choose for their meals and drinks, i will make a prepayment as initial deposit for this booking via credit card once availability is confirmed by you. You are to arrange for a venue for the wedding (its a civil wedding), a place for the reception ,Videography, Music Entertainment,Photography,cake and flowers.If there is any these items that is beyond your capability,you let us know so that another company can handle it. Get back to me with your response as we don't have much time with us so that we can process our accommodation within the region more convenient for you and us.
Best Regards,
Dr. <>..

Now, the second email had the same content but a different name and date. Now obviously this is a new scam. Please be on the look out for these sort of emails. Oddly enough I've read on a few different blogs where this has happened. I know Liene from the Smart Planner and Lauren from Perfect Memories have previously talked about this on their blogs and they both offered great solutions to avoid getting trapped by these scams. I stick the mantra that if it sounds too good to be true or even if it appears to be true, take the extra steps to ensure your payments are not fraudulent.

1 comments:

Flaire Weddings and Events said...

Ugh! I must get 20 of these emails a week, no joke. And the name keeps changing, so there's no way to block them! I guess I need a better spam filter..