It's the same cake photo from the 2008 scam. And we are back to the "God Bless" at the end of the email.
I know his email is a little long-winded (it is copied at the end of this post), but I can't help pointing out how the scam has evolved.
- The roses are specified to be made from gum paste so there is no question regarding where they will be coming from.
- The inscription has changed from "Happy Marriage Life" to "Alex Wed Tina."
- He says the stands are "already booked."
- He is very specific regarding the sizes of the cakes, however the first email says 270 guests and the requested cakes total 397.
- He remains specific, and almost word-for-word detail from 2008, regarding the shipping arrangements.
This is so much fun!
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, the Cake Flavor should be White Chocolate Butter and Vanilla and the cake Filling Flavor should be Raspberry and Marble Vanilla or Strawberry, 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 270 people ( I believe the fondant should make the journey), let inscription be writing on one of the cake as *Alex wed Tina* and i want you to packaged it in a different cake boxes for pick up once its ready. concerning the cake stand's, i already booked it. the cake size should be 18" 16" 14" 12" 10".
I want the cake to be ready for pick up time 11 o clock A.M 26th of February 2010. 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 $950 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 + $950 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 Card.
I will be waiting to have your reply for the total cost.
Thanks and God bless.