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.
Hi. I would like all of you to forward these threads to anyone you know in the industry. It will prevent them being sucked into a scam where they end up losing money through credit card refunds on credit cards that never existed, or check refunds from bad accounts. Since these are foreign transactions, the trainers LOSE.
Thank you all for your responses. I would still like feedback on where to forward these e-mails to a proper authority so this stops.
Call your nearest FBI office and let them know about this case. Since the number of this criminal is not from your state, it qualifies it as a federal offence. They will tell you how to proceed from there.
I hope this helps.