Just got this scam e-mail a few minutes ago and thought I'd throw it out for those of you who hadn't been so.... blessed....
My name is Frank Richardson and would need to confirm if you have a free date in June for 5 who needs childbirth education, Doula and also a yoga or Pilate fitness class.
I kindly asked that you provide me little information on your area of specialization and if possible method of operation.
Now, I'll admit that I'd seen this one before, as it had been posted on a doula forum I happened to visit yesterday. This was word-for-word what the other doula had received, so I was already on high alert...
Two things that stood out immediately: His e-mail shows up under the name "Richard", but he signs off his e-mail as "Frank". As an aside, I rarely trust people with two first names. There's something uber-shady about being able to almost effortlessly have your own alias. ;-) )
On the surface, this one seems nearly legit until you get to the last paragraph where "Richard" is asking about the recipient's "area of specialization" and "'if' possible method of operation". I don't know how to "if". Okay, well, maybe I do. But if you don't already know my area of specialization, I'd like to inform you that I have pretty awesome ninja skills, Frank Richardson, if that is, indeed, your real name. Let's set up a date for some doula/childbirth education/pilates/yoga and I'd be oh-so-happy to show you!