Hey Guys: Anybody have anything like this happen to you? Over the past year I have been getting e-mails from time to time sent to our webpage address. Not very many, maybe two other instances where the sender is claiming to be out of the country and is planning a wedding in some large city, but does not name the venue and tells us that they need a price. I usually respond by saying I need to hear from them via telephone so I can go over the particulars so I can give them a quote. Usually don't hear back.. This time, I get the initial e-mail and then I sent the response I just described. I then get another e-mail which gives particulars like amount of time; Number of players, ceremony music, etc. But pieces of the particulars sounded out of touch to me based on what I usually see. (A huge red flag was the fact that the wedding is supposed to take place in six weeks and they still have not named the venue). At this point, I am thinking scam for sure, but I send a quote anyway. So I get this today:
This is Melissa XXXXX. Sorry I have been a little sick. We currently plan on arriving back to the states by next weekend. So we can sit, discuss and finalize the details of our wedding. However, I have just been informed the check got sent out to you successfully. It was actually made out from a member of our family there who has personally decided to finance the booking of our vendors. Be informed!!! Check was accidentally issued out for more than the required deposit. So at this point, We ask that you deduct the total amount in full. Please see below..
I would suggest you cash the whole check, deduct the total amount in full! and kindly forward on the excess money to our agent ( for booking the other vendors).. I hope this is not an issue with you?
Please understand how chaotic it has been planning from here and with the wedding so close. I will email you the name and the address information of our agent where to forward on the difference of the money as soon as you have gotten the check payment. I trust this is all going to be fine..Get back to me soon and let me know how you would like to proceed with this. Thank you
So, they want me to cut a check for the overage and send it back? So they can get account numbers, names addresses, off my check etc? The deposit is 3 grand. I am thinking at this point to just report it and quit screwing around..
Anybody have anything happen like this?