If I am planning a grand Wedding, a children's party or retirement dinner I am a happy gal! The minute I get an email asking for help I go right to work with a smile on my face and ideas in my head. It had never crossed my mind Wedding and Event Planners had to beware the "money scams" found on Craigslist. I am not sure if that is where "Desmmond" found me or not, but this is a copy of his email. "Desmmond Nichols" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thank you for your timely response Due to my Busy Schedule I want an
event planner in regards of my coming 10th wedlock anniversary which
is coming up in February 11th 2017 here and i don’t want the party to be held at my house, am having a lot of stress regarding this event and i want you to please cater for this event for me and i also do believe that you will do me a lovely party and thrill my guest to the best of your ability.
*Getting us a venue
*Make proper arrangement for flowers and decor
*Food and drinks for the guest as i do not know what the guests might
choose for their meals and drinks, I will have to live that for you
but it shouldn't be more than my budget.
*I'd prefer a DJ and would like R&B and Jazz music.
*Event color : white and purple
*Budget : 14k
I want you to be rest assured that all the payments will go through
you as my party coordinator/event planner to all vendors and you can
get all the necessary arrangement done for my event as i am officially out of town and i work 24/7 in a ship but will be in town 5 days prior to my wedding anniversary. My party time 3pm to 7pm, Expected guest is about 40 to 50 also how much do you charge for this
type of event deposit or full payment will be made asap with my credit
card once availability for venue is confirmed by you. I believe you
can bring a level of service that surpasses anything we’ve seen
I await to read back from you.
It just breaks my heart someone may fall for this. I found very similar ads on Wedding.com and Thumbtack. Sad sad day.