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February 03, 2010

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Marys Cakes

Sorry to hear Alison, but thanks for letting us know its still going on. Hope you werent taken. The authorities we contacted way back when this first happened said they keep doing it because it works, which is really sad.

Alison

he is still at it just got this today as well.....
Hello Alison.

How are you doing thanks so much i got the message you sent to me i can't open the questionnaire form you sent to cause can you please send them to me as email plus i will like to know if you accept credit card and i will be paying in full with my card kindly get back to me when you have the chance.....

Alex Bryant...

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From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Cake Request
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2012 12:06:22 -0700


Hello Dave,
I need more information on the event can you please fill out this questionaire and get it back to me asap. we require 20% deposit of the total for the cake and the remainder due the day of delivery.

Thanks
Alison McLeod
The Sassy Cakes Co.

From: Smith Dave
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 2:12 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Cake Request

Smith Dave has sent you a message using your contact form at: www.thesassycakescompany.com/contact

Senders email: [email protected]

Hello,

My name is Smith Dave, I will like to know if you bake wedding cake, I would have call you to place my order via the phone. i have a little problem hearing on the phone. Kindly get back to me if you bake wedding cake so that i can provide you more information about the type of cake i want. also let me know your method of payment. I await your reply soon.

Regards.
Dave.

Marys Cakes

Yep, scam. They will offer a credit card payment, then ask you to charge them for the shipping on the card. Then wire the shipping to a third party. By then maybe youll find out the cards are stolen or fake and the money will be removed from your bank account, but you will be out the money you wired to the third party. Plus the cost of the cake, if you get so far as to buy the materials and make it.

CakeandFlowers

How does the scam work again? i just received an email from a person called Alex Bryant. It is a little strange as the wording he wants is "Happy Married" <-- ? and wedding is on the 24th of this month. Entered his email on google and came up with 'scam'.

Marys Cakes

They will be happy to pay you in advance by credit card. Ask them for a verifiable billing address and call your credit card processor. We found that the name and address provided by the customer did not match that for the card.

Teri

I think it's back again... I'm getting a new customer this time asking for 5 tiers Happy Married Life packed in boxes ready for pick up at the said date and time of October 15, 3 O'Clock PM. Most of my clients don't make such demands on their first contact with me, and I personally deliver all cakes. I said payment is due in full 2 weeks prior (which is standard with weddings!!) and we'll see what happens from there!

Marys Cakes

Sadly, the police told me (when this first happened to us) that he (or they) spend all day, every day, thinking up ways to scam people out of their money and that they depend on the greed of the victims for the scams to be successful. It must work because they wouldnt keep doing it otherwise.

Lorelie Carvey

I recieved a similar email. It freaked me out! Wy would he bother with such a scam?

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