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We haven’t posted any scam emails for quite a while but this one was sent into us recently and as we are in the midst of wedding season I thought it was an ideal time to remind you to be vigilant. If in doubt check our past scams here, or do an internet search on the persons name or – contact the directors at the UKAWP.

Hello,

I am contacting you with respect to my wedding

dinner party scheduled to hold on the 24th August 2014.Kindly confirm that we can use your facility for the wedding dinner party scheduled to  start from 7.30 pm – 11.00pm. Please note that we have a capacity of 50guests.

Below is the list of services that we are interested in,

– location for the wedding ceremony

– location for the wedding and reception.

– Wedding cakes and Flower decorations

– photo.video coverage

– DJ Sound

The Dinner Budget is at the range of  17,000 GBP for now and it remains very flexible pending our final conclusion. Please do let me have the details of all i should know so we can make about the services you can provide as regards the arrangement. Estimates and calculations should be based on the quoted budget.

Bradley Lewis

2 Comments

  1. hotel cristal caldas on 21st January 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Hello.
    I just got the “message”
    I am contacting you with respect to my wedding dinner party scheduled to
    hold on the 24th of April 2015 .Kindly confirm that we can use your
    facility for the wedding dinner party scheduled to start from 7.30 pm –
    11.00 pm. Please note that we have a capacity of 50 guests. Below is the
    list of services that we are interested in,

    – location for the wedding ceremony
    – location for the wedding and reception.
    – Wedding cakes and Flower decorations
    – DJ Sound

    The Dinner Budget is at the range of 17,000 GBP for now and it remain
    very flexible pending our final conclusion .Please do let me have the
    details of all i should know so we can make about the services you can
    provide as regards the wedding arrangement. Estimates and calculations
    should be based on the quoted budget.

    Mr Martin George.

    Just got this in the hotel in PORTUGAL
    PAY ATTENTION THIS PERSON

  2. SB on 24th January 2015 at 1:32 am

    I’ve received the exact same e-mails from a Mr. Martin George:

    FIRST E-MAIL:

    “Hello,

    I am contacting you with respect to my wedding dinner party scheduled to hold on the 24th of April 2015 .Kindly confirm that we can use your facility for the wedding dinner party scheduled to start from 7.30 pm – 11.00 pm. Please note that we have a capacity of 50 guests. Below is the list of services that we are interested in,

    – location for the wedding ceremony
    – location for the wedding and reception.
    – Wedding cakes and Flower decorations
    – DJ Sound

    The Dinner Budget is at the range of 17,000 GBP for now and it remains very flexible pending our final conclusion .Please do let me have the details of all i should know so we can make about the services you can provide as regards the wedding arrangement. Estimates and calculations should be based on the quoted budget.

    Mr Martin George”

    SECOND E-MAIL:

    “Dear SB,

    Happy New year!, i guess you had a wonderful holiday.Regarding our wedding request last year, i apologize for the delayed response,actually we have been engaged with the ongoing BP oil spillage control project at the gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile,we have finally confirmed the wedding date on the 24th April 2015,perhaps the wedding will be a modern style wedding.This will begin with an evangelic protestant blessing ceremony by 5.00 pm (lasts for 2 hours) then follow the reception and the dinner party at a modern location. For the blessing ceremony,we have arranged to bring along our protestant minister to officiate the ceremony.The wedding dinner party will be a seated dinner party in same location,for the catering and the wedding menus,we request that you send us your menu suggestions for a 3 course menu,please note that we do not have vegetarians among-st our guests.The wedding dinner party will comprise of 50 guests,the drinks will be white sparking
    wines,soft and alcoholic drinks to blend,hence we will prefer the open bar package.The wedding cake will be a 3 step chocolate wedding cake.The flower decorations will be rose petals comprising of pink,red and white colours on the wedding venue and table decorations.Meanwhile,we will prefer a live band to play modern musical jazz sounds only for maximum of 4 hours.For the accommodation,we will like to accommodate the couple’s in a honey moon suite for 3 nights ( 23rd – 26th April 2015),please confirm if this is possible.The couple and my mum will be in your location by the 4th week in March on an inspection trip,perhaps,you will have the privilege to meet them physically before the wedding date.Do prepare a detailed calculation of cost and a proposal offer for this event immediately.

    Mr Martin George.
    +447031851632”

    THIRD E-MAIL:

    “Dear SB,

    Thanks for your mail.We acknowledge the receipt of the wedding proposal offer and costs. For the wedding Venue, we will prefer to book Verbasco location for our wedding event, please note our civil wedding will be separately held in the UK hence we will not require any legal process. For the guests accommodation, we will book only 5 double rooms for our family members and also a honey moon suite for 3 nights for our honey moon stay. I also wish to inform you that we shall proceed with the booking of the wedding services as offered below.But in order to proceed with the prepayment of a down deposit,i do request that you provide us with a total cost quotations and a proforma invoice for the all services offered and please note that we do not have much time left for organization of these services ,hence we will proceed with prepayment for these services as soon as we receive the total cost quotation and invoice immediately.

    Groom’s Lapel
    1. Consultancy
    2. Planning and Supplier’s Coordination
    3. Day of the Event Coordination
    4. Planning, Suppliers & Day of the Event Coordination
    Saxophone Player
    DJ & Sound Equipment
    Dance Floor Lighting
    Photography – One Photographer
    Petal Packages
    Baby’s Breath Small Ball
    Baby’s Breath Medium Ball
    Centerpieces with natural flowers
    Welcome Drink 2
    Menu 1
    Dessert Buffets
    Open Bar

    Mr Martin George
    22 Wildfell road
    Se64hu Cartford
    London United Kingdom
    +447031851632.”

    Glad I found this forum! Thank you!

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