Thank you for posting this. I too applied for tutoring job in craiglist and I baffled by this person's reply. Without even telling me he decided to send me a money order for more than the payment he needed to pay me and asked me to wire the rest to his daughters caretaker. So i was curious as to why he would do that and decided to do some research and i found this site. The email is word to word but his name is Braves Larry and his number is +60149382491. He said he is in Malaysia and his daughter is moving to NYC in December. I exchanged few email's with him but it seemed really shady to me that someone will send a stranger a money order in just the third email.
This website has helped me from being scammed. I sent him a reply telling him that I am going to turn in all the email exchanges and the mail he sent to me to the local police department and let them handle the rest.
Here is the first two email exchange with him. I hope this prevents others from being scammed too.
Thanks for your interest in the tutor job. My name is Braves Larry. Me and my family are relocating from Malaysia to the US this month, my 14Yrs old daughter (Christi) my only family would be coming with me to continue her studies in the state, i would like you to help her in this follows subjects, Mathematics, English writing and essay, Science and reading tutorial. She is a 5th grader, very brilliant, sharp and smart little girl. You are expect to tutor her 1hr per day, and 3 times per week, that is you are having to work with her for 3hrs total a week, the tutoring can take place in our house, your house or any nearest library(Morning or Afternoon) As we are moving to your locality but we have not reached final agreement with the landlord of the house so i would let you know on our address as time goes. My daughter would be the first to be in the state because i have to clear all my business transactions and i would join her later in July. I got a good and responsible nanny that will take proper care of her and also to always drive her down to the location of the lesson.
I am offering $50 per hr, kindly let me know if this charge is okay for you or if any let me know, So i can be able to send you the payment and book your service prior to my daughters arrival in the state. I'll be sending you the payment inform of a check for the tutorials while I'll also pay the Nanny that will look after her in the state while i join her later on, so as soon as you get the money/funds cleared you'll deduct cost of tutoring for the month and send balance to the nanny that would be looking after my daughter in the state.
So please Kindly get back to me with the following:
1.Your charges per hour.
2.Total charges for first month that he will be taught one hour per
day-3 times a week.
3. Full Name:
Home phone number:
Cell phone number:
Will be waiting to read your mail soon.
From: "Baidya, Prasanna" <email@example.com>
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 9:10 PM
Subject: Math, science, endlish Tutor
My name is Prasanna Baidya and I am replying to your listing on craiglist for a tutor. I believe I will be a good fit as I have 3 years experience helping others with their home works and studies (1 year with middle school and high school students at Liberty Christian Academy in Lynchburg VA as an Academic Coach and 2 years tutoring math to college students at Liberty University). I am very enthusiastic and love mentoring. I find being a tutor very satisfying as I feel like I learn as much from the student as the student will learn from me. I think educating is one of the best thing a person can do in their life and having that opportunity is a blessing to me. I am a film student and currently doing my internship at Michael Mailer Films. I am looking for something useful and productive to do during my spare time and make some extra income and tutoring is the perfect opportunity for me. If you are still looking for a tutor let me know as I believe I'll be a good fit for the position. I am available all afternoon Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and evenings after 6 on Monday and Tuesday. I can also be available during weekends if necessary.
I have attached my resume along with this email for your convenience. For reference you can contact my former boss Earleen Burford by phone at 434-851-0425. She is the manager at the Keyhole (a convenient store on Campus at Liberty University). And my Developmental Math center supervisor Dr. Spradlin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I can be contacted by e-mail or by phone at 727-415-8597. I am eagerly looking forward to hear from you. Thank you for this opportunity.
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