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Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Tutor Scams to report

If you are a tutor and looking for work, be on the lookout for the following people:

Name: Dr. John Nettles
Email: nettlesjohn212@yahoo.com


Name: Lisa Bruise
Email: l.lisa0000@gmail.com


Name: Roland Johnson
Email: Unknown


Name: Venus Simpson
Email: Unknown

3 comments:

Webmaster said...

"John Nettles" is trying a new e-mail address which is a slight variation of his original, which is nettlesjohn213@gmail.com. I just received an e-mail from him, and it's a good thing I read this blog before any business was conducted.

Ian D. said...

I got a couple messages from "Dr. John Nettles", but had a hard time believing anything, as the grammar was reminiscent of a lot of spamverts I've gotten in e-mails. Here's a copy of the 2 e-mails that were sent:

1) Hello,

I hope you are doing fine today..Can you pls let me know if you are able to give lessons my Son and how much it will cost for a minimum time of 3hrs per week.

Pls get back to me asap so as to proceed with the arrangement.

Thanks


Dr. John
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Honestly, what doctor goes by the name "Dr. John" and uses the shortened "Pls" in a message? I responded with a message stating my rates (which were already in the advertisement) and asking about their location, and got this e-mail:

2) Hi ,


Thanks for getting back to me and for your commitment..Just to introduce myself to you...I am Dr. John Nettles, a practicing doctor in Dentistry...I was born and raised in Marriottsville,Maryland but am currently based in Scotland,United Kingdom with my wife and children.


My Son will be coming for a Vacation in the States,and i want him to be busy with something gainful and productive.Therefore, i just want to know if he can always come to you and teach him great things on R&B music 3 times a week of 1hr lesson per day..If this is possible,i will want you to get back to me with the cost of you teaching him for a month which can start as soon as he arrives..


He will be in the states in very soon and will be coming to your Place for 1 hour each morning/afternoon or evening..I do have someone that will always drive him down to your Place,i mean a Nanny or perhaps you can as well come to him..


My Son's name is Alfred,he is 15 years old and he is just a beginner in Music. I will want you to calculate 1 hour per day for Monday,Wednesday,Friday or you can as well set 3 days that suites your availability for a MONTH,and get back to me so that we can arrange on payment.Kindly get back to me with..
Thanks and waiting to read from you soon.



Dr. John

Anonymous said...

I received almost an identical email about Tutoring his 16 yr old daughter "Mary" who is coming on vacation for a month. He gave his name as Michael White, said he was from UK but grew up here in States and had the email: On: Jan 01/24/10

Grammar was poor, words didn't make sense. I'm glad I checked thie scam alert before proceeding! Also found mention of Michael White who had fraud, assault, and other charges against him in UK last year. BEWARE!