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Scam Email from John Colins

Here is the newest email that I received 1:30pm, April 21st, 2013.  This email came from John Colins ( and in the To: line it said undisclosed-recipients.



How are you doing today?I want a Yoga lesson for my daughter,Mary.  Mary is a 13 year old girl, home schooled and she is ready to learn. I would like the lessons to be in your home/studio.  Please i want to know your policy with regard to the fees,cancellations, and make-up lessons.  Also,get back to me with the total fees for three months worth of lessons(one-hour lesson in a week)starting from May 9. Looking forward to hearing from you.

My best regards,



This is exactly how it was written with all the punctuation errors and mistakes.  If you notice the last scam email I posted, the daughter’s name was Mary also.

Good luck fellow Yogis, take care.

Scam email

This is an email I received today and in the past over the last two years have received three others all from different email addresses.

The first one I received I followed through on it, had them send me monies for the service and they sent me two money orders and then called to say they made a mistake and wanted 1/2 of that money back right away so to send it through my visa or through western union.  Turns out after taking the money orders to the bank they were phoney (they actually had spelling mistakes on the money orders) and were created somewhere in Saskatchewan.



I am writing to know if you can teach my daughter PRIVATE YOGA LESSON for 6 weeks starting from February 12, 2013.  My daughter’s name is Mary, she is 15 years old ,I just don’t want her to be less busy when she arrive in the Country for her holiday so I just want her to get hooked up with one thing or the other, since she has not in the school.  You know what I’m talking about.  It can be private dance lesson.  Let me know how much you charge per hour for private coaching and let me know the total for 6 weeks.  You can take her on any day convenient for you for 2 hours lesson per week for 6 weeks.  You can just take her at your convenient schedule.  Please tell me your past teaching experience and make up lesson.  I hope to read back from you soon.  Have a nice day.
Best regards,

Cottman Chris



Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga, selfless service to others. What do you think
that looks like? Selfless service.

Service to others is not like helping or fixing. Fixing takes away
someone’s power because you do the work for them. Helping can
be on the verge of taking away someone’s power if you are ‘helping’
them do something YOU want them to do, not what they want to do.

Service is doing something for someone that they want, it has nothing
at all to do with you. And selfless simply means involving less self in
the process.

Do you think this happens very much anymore….selfless service?


If you had to think about how much energy you have every
day and had to pick a number between 1 and 10 (10 being great
gobs of energy and 1 being tired all the time) what would that
number be?

It has been my experience the practice of Yoga is brilliant as it
builds energy within the body. I am talking about the time honored
tradition of Yoga not our western version of Yoga. They are two
very different practices.

Yoga Scam

Here is a letter I got over the email, I believe it to be a scam.

To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Lesson Details

I’m Lauren Peterson from Spain during my search for yoga
teacher that would always teach my Daughter (Gloria) and I found your advert..Your advert looks
great and it is very okay to me since you specialize in the area I’m seeking for her.

My Daughter would be coming to your City before the end of this month
for a period of time and with her friend for 4Months. She is just 17yr Old and also a
beginner, I want you to help me teach her during her stay.So, kindly
let me know your charges,in order for me to arrange for her lessons
fee before she travel down to your City.

I would also like to know if their is any Text Book you will recommend
for her as a beginner so that she will be reading privately at home after the lesson during
her staying.

I will be looking forward to read from you soonest.
Best Regards