Massage therapists beware- email scams


Email Scams

If it is too good to be true, it is usually not true.

Massage Therapists are now reporting many email scams.  The general scheme is that the person wants to get massage for themselves or a friend who are traveling or will be traveling.  They sound very real and convincing so it is important to know what kinds of things are out there.  I seem to be getting one once a week or even more and will start posting some of them here.

There is also a good article on www.abmp.com that lists a few of the emails and also this bit of information on who to contact to report them. Reporting is crucial to help stop them.

If this has happened to you, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) website, www.ftc.gov/ftc/consumer.htm, and click “File a Complaint” to fill out the form. You can also forward the offending e-mails to spam@uce.gov. In addition you can file a complaint at the Internet Crime Complaint Center’s website, http://www.ic3.gov/.

Here are some of the scams:

Hello,

How are you today? my name is Mrs Paolita Lussio, i live and work here in italy, i am 36yrs old. I have been doing massage since 1989.I do a deep relaxation massage in which the muscles relax without pain. I also do energy massage that helps people feel great when I am done. I am certified to do pregnancy massage. I have lots of happy clients here in italy. i have a client

Mr. Marcus Bravo , A model here in italy. He will be coming to state in three weeks time for a modeling job and he will be residing in Seattle, WA” temporarily until the neccesary arrangement for his modeling job has been made before he leaves, he will be needing good structural massage and muscles relaxation integration of 60 min session 3 days per week for One Month .

Mr. Marcus Bravo asked me to come with him to the state but i told him i would not be able to go with him to the state as i have a course i will be going for in a week time and because i dont do much about Structural massage and muscles relaxation integration . I promised to help him get a good structurist in your Area.

Pls tell me a little more about your self and your service, how long have you been doing structural massage integration? and would you be able to provide him structural and muscles relaxation when he arrived?

Pls i need you to get back to him with the amount you charge per session and also let me know if he can pay you via US Postal Money Orders or check before he arrived?

Pls send your reply to Mr Marcus Bravo to his personal email address (marcusbra1@yahoo.it ) Because he do check his mail frequently. Tell him i ask you to contact him okay, also tell him your session and charge for treatment,

Thank you very much and do have a nice day.

Mrs Paolita Lussio
Via Baracchini Flavio, 15
20123 Milano, Italy

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Hello,

I am Mr Damiel Vasquez,I want to book for some people coming for reiki treatment session in your place,They will be coming from London to your city on a vacation and would like to book for a reiki treatment session with you,They are six in number,They are wanting to add reiki treatment session as a part of their pass time during their vacation,I am just a local
person helping people book for therapy sessions

Please find the dates of arrival:
Date of Arrival:10th September 2010
starting date:12th September 2010
End of treatment:20th September 2010.

Please send me the cost for the reiki treatment session with you for the
mentioned date and for the number of person so i can communicate it
with the sponsors and guests.

Do get back to me soon.

Regards
Damiel Vasquez.
damiel.vasquez1@yahoo.co.uk
+44 7035 9999 30

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Subject: Enquiry for Massage Therapist

Greetings from Milan ,

My name is Mr Roberto, I live and work as a massage therapist here in Italy . I am 46 yrs old. I have been doing massage since 1991. I do a deep relaxation massage in which the muscles relax without pain. I also do energy massage that helps people feel great when I am done. I am also certified to do pregnancy massage. I have lots of happy clients here in italy .

I have been looking for a massage therapist for over a week now till i met an old friend yesterday that referred you to me, her name is Serah. She used to live in America before she relocated here with her family, so i decided to contact you to know if you will be able to give my client some massage sessions when she arrives the US.

My clients name is Ms Picchi, Shes is a model here in Italy . She will be coming to the U.S in 2 weeks time for a modeling job and will be residing in Iowa temporarily until the neccesary arrangement for her job has been made before she leaves. She will be needing 1hr massage session per day, 2 Sessions per week for 6 weeks when she arrives.

Ms Picchi asked me to come with her to the US but i told her i would not be able to go with her to the US as i have a course i will be going for in a week time, so i promised to help her find a good massage therapist in your Area.

Pls tell me a little more about your self, how long have you been a massage therapist? Would you be able to provide her with the massage sessions from the 25th of this month to the 6th of December, 2 Sessions per week for 6 weeks?

Pls i need you to get back to me with the amount you charge per session and also let me know if she can pay you with a Certified check drawn from a US bank?

Do send your reply to my personal email address { @yahoo.it } for a quick response as i do not check this email always.

Till I read from you remain blessed.

Roberto B
712 Via Mercato,
1,26129
Milano Italy

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If you receive a email that is a scam, please share it in the comments section and report it to the authorities.  Do not accept the check or money.  Do not try to set up the appointments for the massage.  Contact your local attorney generals office too.

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