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August 27, 2008

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Kathy

I just got the same exact email. Glad to have Googled it and found THIS thread. Thanks!

NJD Bakery

I received the exact email sent to our bakery, we were suspicious when Alex didn't want to come in & place his order.

--- On Mon, 6/1/09, Alex Bryant wrote:


From: Alex Bryant
Subject: Cake Order Enquiry
To: njdbake@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday, June 1, 2009, 10:53 AM


Good day


I will like you to bake me a chocolate or a strawberry cake of 5 tier that can serve approximately 250 guest or more, and I want the cake to be decorated with pink roses and the cake should be covered in fondant or butter cream and let there be an inscription be writing on one of the cake as (Happy Married Life) and i want you to pack the cake in different boxes after ready for pick up. the cake should be ready 19th of June 2009, 11 o clock A.M. so let me know if you the date is available, once i have your reply i will forward all the details and the picture sample of the cake i want you to bake for me. I await your reply soon.


Thanks and God bless.
Alex

On Mon, 6/1/09, Not Jus' Donuts Bakery wrote:


From: Not Jus' Donuts Bakery
Subject: Re: Cake Order Enquiry
To: alexbryant23@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, June 1, 2009, 11:59 PM


Good evening,

June 19th is available, for a cake of this magnitude it's best to come in and talk with our Wedding cake consultant Andrea we have an opening on Wednesday 6/3/09 at 2:30pm please either give us a call or email on tomorrow to confirm this appt. I can give you a estimated quote for the cake for Butter Cream frosted cakes the price is $3.85 per slice for 250 $962.50 for Fondant covered cakes the price is $6.00 per slice for 250 $1500, with a 40% non-refundable deposit at the time the order is placed. These prices are for the cake any added decoration (excluding regular roses included in the price) is an additional charge. We do normally require 30 days notice for wedding cake especially this size, but if you are coming in on Wed. 6/3/09 we can take your order. Please be prepared to pay deposit w/cash or major credit card Personal checks are not accepted also bring in your picture and/or color swatches.

Thank you Alex and we look forward to meeting with you.

Hello,

Thanks for the swift reply to my order request and your concern as well, i want you to know that am very grateful, I will like you to bake me 5teir's of cake, 3 in Buttercream cake and 2 in chocolate cake and the filling should be Raspberry, Chocolate Mousse and Vanilla Custard, it should be decorated with roses as seen in the picture i attached ( in the picture the roses can be in gum paste, what you see on the side of the cake is a polka dot, and i will like the color of the polka dot to be pink color). And you should also have the cake covered in fondant or butter cream to feed 250 people ( I believe the fondant should make the journey), let inscription be writing on one of the cake as *Happy Married Life* and i want you to packaged it in a different cake boxes for pick up once its ready.

I want the cake to be ready for pick up time 11 o clock A.M 19th of June 2009. and the shipper will be coming to pick them up for delivery to my wedding reception and i don't want you to be worried about the safety delivery of the cake. Regarding the shipping, I have a shipping agent who will be taking good care of the delivery consignments. The Shipping company will come for the pickup arrangement of the Cake at your location for the pick up date and time. And as I have said, you don’t have anything to worry about on the shipping of the cake it will be well secured and in a good condition on arriving the location of my wedding reception, the shipper will be coming with there refrigerator Van for the pick up and it will be ship under the fragile shipping insurance scheme, a friend of mine has used them before for a shipping consignment of this such and they are well secured, reliable and dependable. So I want you to calculate for me what will be the total cost of the cake order including the decoration plus tax if included, and also I want you to add $850 for the cost of the pick up and the shipping, so once I have your reply for the total I will remit my credit card for you to charge for the total cost. so that you can have the order book right away.

And once you have the order in progress, I will provide you the shipper information, and how you will get the shipping fee to the shipper as to confirm the pickup arrangement of the cake. I will offer you an extra $100 for taking care of my order properly and for any less stress you will go through for completing the transaction for me due to my absence. So plus do calculate altogether the total cost of the cake + decoration and tax + $850 for shipping charges, including the $100 am offering you.And get back to me with the total for all, so once i have the total cost i will remit my credit card for you to charge. And you should let me know the type of Credit Card you accept Visa or Master.

I will be waiting to have your reply for the total cost.
Thanks and God bless.
Alex.








Mary

The scam is as follows: They give you a fraudulent or stolen credit card for the flowers plus shipping, which goes through initially and is credited to your bank account. Then they get you to wire the "shipping" portion of the money to a third party via Western Union. When the credit card company figures out the card is no good, the bank charges back the full amount from your bank account. But the scammers already have the shipping fee which YOU wired to them and is like cash.

Mike

I just received an email from this guy also. He wanted to buy flowers from me which is particularly strange since i am a photographer. I don't understand what the scam is here though. Any ideas?

from Alex Bryant
reply-to alexbryant23@yahoo.com
to alexbryant23@yahoo.com
date Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 1:55 AM
subject Flower Enquiry

Reply

Hello,

I would like to purchase some flower's items in your store, do you have wedding flowers?? kindly provide me list of the wedding flowers you have in store and also provide the prices, or better still let me have your website where i can view the type of flowers you have, am looking for the price range of $40 to $90 and I will be responsible for the shipment of the Flower from your location, However, the payment for the order will be made through my Credit card which i will provide to you, If you are okay with this, Kindly get back to me as soon as possible, I awaits your urgent response.

Regards.
Alex.

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