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post #16 of 22
Im also asking Jackie if she can post something on here to alert as many people as possible. If we stick together maybe we can take a bite out of crime!!! (lol)
post #17 of 22
Cathy Lebella contacted me too for a cake on October the 26th and saying she was hearing impaired. I guess I asked her too many questions so she never contacted me back. Especially when I brought up Paypal.
post #18 of 22
Yep, Cathy contacted me through Wedding Wire this weekend too. I emailed her back to take her scam a shove it up her..... icon_wink.gificon_smile.gif
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post #19 of 22
Too funny Cathy probably isn't even a lady. A guy contacted me about his wedding. Guess he got a clue that mostly women order cakes for weddings and not men. Not to mention the Bozzo could not even write a decent email. I told him "nice try!" Never heard from him again. Maybe it will be Cathy next time. >icon_surprised.gif/
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post #20 of 22
These same con artists are hitting the "relay call" circuit pretty hard and heavy too. They pretend to be deaf and use the relay call system purposely, so it is difficult to have a regular conversation. They need a large order fast, and pretend not to understand your simple questions. It's a major waste of our time, because the calls take forever, and the relay operators will not trace the call when you tell them it's a scam. Some of them seem amused, but I get a general "that's not my job" response when we ask for help in catching the bad guys/reporting the scam. Meanwhile, my real customers are getting a busy signal.... grrr.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by ButtercupMama

These same con artists are hitting the "relay call" circuit pretty hard and heavy too. They pretend to be deaf and use the relay call system purposely, so it is difficult to have a regular conversation. They need a large order fast, and pretend not to understand your simple questions. It's a major waste of our time, because the calls take forever, and the relay operators will not trace the call when you tell them it's a scam. Some of them seem amused, but I get a general "that's not my job" response when we ask for help in catching the bad guys/reporting the scam. Meanwhile, my real customers are getting a busy signal.... grrr.



Yeah, I have just started refusing the call the moment the operator tells me she is from the relay service. I have never had anyone contact me by relay service other than the scammers, and I don't have 20 minutes to go through all the bull that it takes on those calls.
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post #22 of 22
"Cathy" contacted me through wedding wire. I knew right away it was a scam but I decided to play along. I told her if she paid in cash I would except the order. I get a long email back and of course nothing is mentioned about cash but about paying by credit card. I email back "I only accept cash. Besides, your email is plastered all over the internet as a scam. All scam emails sound the same, get a new format."

So yesterday I get an text message from "Cathy" claiming to be someone else wanting to order 550 cupcakes for the upcoming Tuesday. I respond saying cash only. Then I get a text saying she is in the hospital and can give me a credit card or her Chase Bank Manager's name and number.

People must fall for these or they wouldn't keep trying.
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