Saturday, April 12, 2014

Scam Email: Jon Wuan

Here's another classic Fake Buyer Scam email with a made-up name, disposable email account, and made-up story.

It is simple to avoid this scams - DO NOT wire any money to anyone for any reason! DO NOT help anyone out paying their (non-existent) shipper or "logistics agent". DO NOT accept any overpayments.

p.s. I love when the scammer says, "kindly explain what you are insinuating", clearly not having a command over the English language. A better use of the word 'insinuating' would have been, "Are you insinuating I am a scammer??" But then that would have blown his cover...

Here's a long thread sent to me that is representative of how these scammers work their formula.

See below, I've been scammed before and here is another one see the email thread below

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jon Wuan (
Date: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 9:54 PM
Subject: There's a problem

(editor's note: of COURSE there is a problem, now, says the scammer to himself, I have to try and scam money out of my victim! Here comes the part of the scam you can easily avoid...)

Thanks for you reply. Meanwhile, I don't know if i told you in my previous emails about plans by the sponsor to hire a prepaid translator/logistics agent who is supposed to carter for their transportation and accommodation and cars they would use while in your country. Now, due to the fact that the sponsor's location as an oil rig engineer, he won't be able to make another method of payment except via credit card, and he had contacted the translator to charge his credit card electronically, then deduct his fee and send you some money as deposit, but the translator replied and said he couldn't charge because he has no Point of Sale terminal, and he never disclosed this from the onset, so now we are confused and tired because we
supposed to deposit some money to you through the translator in order toenable you put somethings down.
Please kindly advise on what to do in order to get this problem tackled. If you can be able to charge the card electronically let us know, we might use you to charge the card and pay the translator through you and the sponsor has promised to compensate whoever that will help him in this ugly situation.
Looking forward to hearing from you.


Subject: Re: Deposit
To: "Jon Wuan" (
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 10:58 PM



On Apr 8, 2014, at 8:59 PM, Jon Wuan (

I am happy to read your reply and i am letting you know now that the sponsor is OK with the cost since you organize one of the best dance workshop. However, in a short while, the translator/logistics would get back to you with deposit to enable you put some things on ground.

Subject: Re: Dance Workshops
To: "Jon Wuan" (
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8:16 AM

The minimum I can pay my dance
instructors for 10 people is $200,
The Dance studio rental costs  $40 per hour

Thus each day is $720x21=$15120

We cannot do it any cheaper .

Out crew has the some of the best dancers in Hollywood who are all active and working in the film and tv industry .

Let me know what the client can afford and I can work with your budget .


On Apr 8, 2014, at 2:10 AM, Jon Wuan (

Kindly explain what you are insinuating. We need 21 days for the workshop. Thanks.


Subject: Re: Dance Workshops
To: "Jon Wuan" (
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:06 AM

If we do fewer than 21 days , we could do 14 days ?


On Apr 7, 2014, at 9:45 PM, Jon Wuan ( wrote:

Hi, the sponsor said that the amount is exorbitant, could you give him some discounts?


Subject: Dance Workshops
To: ""
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10:06 AM

Hello Jon !
I love Vietnam and have been there my self to perform with Linda last year in Hannoi! My Dance company is very versed in many styles of dance.
We can teach :
Hip Hop Dance ChoreographyJazz
FunkHouse Dancing Break
Dancing PoppingLocking Whacking/Punking
Dancing / partner
dancing BalletTricks and
FlipsMartial Arts

21 days would be great! We have a studio we work out of  for 10 students three hours a day for 21 days
Studio rental= $120 per day
Dance instructor per day 3 hours  $600
Total per day = $720
21 days total is = $15120

Perhaps we can do fewer than 21 days to fit in your schedule?
Here are some photos of our crew.  Members of our crew work in Tv, Movies , Commercials in Hollywood. We have all worked  with Artists like Pink, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, Britney Spears, and have appeared in  movies like Step Up and shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance!

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