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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.

BEWARE THESE TYPES OF EMAILS ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH YOGA ALLIANCE:

Hello,

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

 

 

Ben Anderson

I received this email from Ben Anderson. I believe it to be a scam. I have received two similar
emails in the past who contacted me through the Yoga Alliance website both were scams.
Has anyone else gotten this email?

Hello,
I am very sorry to reply you late. I traveled to another city for my business.I want to
inquire about booking of private yoga class for my two sons who are amateur footballers here
in Poland.I will be on long vacation in Canada from 23rd of January to March 10th
2011. And during my vacation i would want my two sons Dennis 18,and Lukas 20 to attend your
yoga class to undergo a basic training and exercise program which emphasizes the balanced
development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness in order to support
efficient graceful movement prior to their resumption of trial at two clubs they want to
join.The training is meant to be a basic foundation program in yoga and they should be able
to learn basic exercises, body movements, workouts and techniques such as Centering,Control,
Flow, Breath, Precision and Concentration.Please tell me little more about yourself,how long
have you been doing yoga? and would you be able to provide private
Sessions?

I will also want you to get back to me with your zip code and your price range.

Thanks,
Ben.

Yoga Alliance Scam

Has anyone else gotten this email from this person. I have received two other emails from
different names over the past year who said they found me through Yoga Alliance.
Both of the others have been scams.

Hello,
I got your email from www .yogaalliance.org i will like to make enquires about your private yoga classes.
PLEASE GET BACK TO ME ON MY EMAIL : benanderson5040@yahoo.com.hk
Note: PLEASE GET BACK TO ME WITH YOUR AREA ZIP CODE.
Ben.

Yoga Fraud

I had a fellow contact me through the Yoga Alliance looking for a Yoga Teacher in Canada. He stated he was from London and he and his family were coming to Edmonton for a holiday and wanted to take yoga classes.

It ended up to be a fraud because he sent me funds to pay for the classes by fraudulent money orders and overpaid by 3 times the amount. Then he claimed he needed the money back immediately and I needed to go to Western Union to send the funds back OR I could pay with my visa. I took the money orders to a financial institution and they were in fact not issued by Canada Post.

Sometimes things are not as they seem even though they come through reputable avenues.

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