Recently, we have been getting e-mail requests from “deaf” people, asking for a trainer for a group of their female relatives who will be arriving to me by taxi. The person requesting is never from the USA, and we know this is a scam. They are trying to give payment with phony means, then ask for a refund. When they get the refund, the original form of payment is declined, and the trainer is out the $. We would like to try and stop this charade. When we write back that these requests are being forwarded to the FBI, the chain of communication stops. Anyone else have a solution? I know that trainers are falling into this trap and losing big dollars.
Next time something like this happens you could also request to get paid via paypal…it will have the same effect as cash. If no money get’s transferred to your account, then no deal. If they are serious about it, they will send you the money and this way you will avoid any direct contact with someone you do not know.