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post #1 of 46
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Got this one this morning, sounds odd to me. Is this a scam?

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Good day,

My name is Cassy, I'm contacting you because i need your urgent assistant, i lost my cake baker, I would like to know if can bake my wedding cake, am expecting approximately 300 guest or more, i want the cake to be decorated with roses and it should be in Fondant or butter cream. Below is the details:

Cake Flavor. Fudgy Chocolate and Vanilla

Filling Flavor. Raspberry and Chocolate Mint or Strawberry

I want an inscription be writing on one of the cake as (Happy Married) and it should be pack in a cake boxes and I have it ready for pick up on 30th of March 2012, @ 11:00 o'clock A.M. Kindly let me know if you can fulfill the date, once i have your reply i will forward all the details and the picture sample of the cake. I await your reply.

Kind Regards.
Cassy.

Email: cassylanceberry@gmail.com
post #2 of 46
Maybe, one easy way to find out is to require an up-front cash deposit with an estimated price range.
post #3 of 46
Thread Starter 
Well, actually they will have to pay in full at this point. I was just wondering how it is possible for a scammer to make money on this icon_biggrin.gif
post #4 of 46
I would suggest you just don't reply, they probably won't contact you again. But if they do go a little further and tell them you consider this a last minute order and want to be in full within 7-10 days of the event, Raise the price to see if they are for real, ask for a telephone number in which you call them back to see if its legit.
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post #5 of 46
ATTENTION: Definately this is a scam!! DO NOT reply in any way. Stay away from this for sure.
This type of wording has been going around the net for years now.
The way they make money is to ask you to make change for $100s of $ over your asking price so they can pay the 'shipper' or who ever is picking up this creation. There is no shipper or any other party.
post #6 of 46
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Originally Posted by Pebbles1727

Got this one this morning, sounds odd to me. Is this a scam?

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Good day,

My name is Cassy, I'm contacting you because i need your urgent assistant, i lost my cake baker, I would like to know if can bake my wedding cake, am expecting approximately 300 guest or more, i want the cake to be decorated with roses and it should be in Fondant or butter cream. Below is the details:

Cake Flavor. Fudgy Chocolate and Vanilla

Filling Flavor. Raspberry and Chocolate Mint or Strawberry

I want an inscription be writing on one of the cake as (Happy Married) and it should be pack in a cake boxes and I have it ready for pick up on 30th of March 2012, @ 11:00 o'clock A.M. Kindly let me know if you can fulfill the date, once i have your reply i will forward all the details and the picture sample of the cake. I await your reply.

Kind Regards.
Cassy.

Email: cassylanceberry@gmail.com




All the scam alerts say the single biggest tip-off is spelling and wording. Cakes do not say "Happy Married", etc. etc. The second scam alert is to create a sense of urgency.

If this was a serious customer, (NOT), she would not be sending vague emails.
post #7 of 46
I got that exact one a few weeks ago, it's a scam. Delete it.
post #8 of 46
Absolutely it's a scam.

Generally speaking, if your gut is telling you it's a scam, then YES.
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post #9 of 46
Sounds like a scam to me. I almost got caught like this once and when I told them I was no longer available they told me they would move the date of the wedding to suit me (for a cake!). They told me they had already sent me a check, I sent back an email telling them that I would under no circumstances accept it, would send it back to them and would report them if they continued. Needless to say I never received anything or heard another word from them again.
From what I understand - I could be wrong so anyone in the know can clarify - they send you a check for an amount larger than your asking price and then or you send them back cash or it goes through the bank or something. Not exactly sure but either way - stay away.
post #10 of 46
Absolute scam. I got the same email a couple weeks ago.
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If you can't find time it do it right..how will you find time to do it over?
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post #11 of 46
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The way they make money is to ask you to make change for $100s of $ over your asking price so they can pay the 'shipper' or who ever is picking up this creation. There is no shipper or any other party.



Ahhhh, I see...well that's just nuts. Defies any common sense
post #12 of 46
I received this email today and it is from Australia. It is definitely a scam.
post #13 of 46
I received this email from "Cassy" a few weeks ago. Definitely scam.

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post #14 of 46
I got this email from a man two years ago. They're back at it again.

My business credit card just got hacked by someone making online purchases at EA Sports Dublin. They took me for $411. I wish there was a way to get these jerks!
post #15 of 46
I received this email today. I deleted it right away after reading the "happy married". I also received one from a Judy White regarding a "cupcake order" a couple weeks ago so look out for that one too. They both reek of scam.
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