Thursday 28 January 2010


Warning to bridge teachers, an email is currently being sent around, and is a scam.

The email is as follows:

"Hi ,I'm , My son would be coming for 2 months holiday in the United Kingdom () and I want him to use the period of his holiday to learn the fundamentals of Bridge Card Game from . Could you please provide me with your rates, Location and Qualifications and then we can move on from there. I await your quick response as soon as possible, Thanks. "

The scam would work as follows:

1. Supply details of bank account so a large ‘overpayment’ for lessons can be made.
2. A request to refund the amount of the overpayment leaving the actual amount for tuition or else make the payment to a 3rd party for ‘services’.
3. You make the refund only to find the original amount isn’t there after all. Fraud / money laundering.

So, please make sure you ignore the email.