A quick story about something that's happened over last day or 2-
I run a mobile disco on a part-time basis ( I'm not self-promoting but it is an integral part of what I'm warning folk about) & I advertise on some disco/dj-related websites like many others in the same business.
Anyway, Thursday night, i received an email in response to one of my ads. It was from a guy who wanted to enquire about a booking for his birthday party. The email was written in fairly bad English and he said he lived in the USA but was wanting to book for his party when he returns to the UK in early May. he even gave me the address & postcode of the venue, which according to google earth etc is a residential address in London area.
Now, I live in Cornwall. All my adverts on the web are targeted to Cornwall, some Devon & some Dorset as I also work in those areas, but definitely not London. For him to see my ad, he must have noticed this. My alarm bells rang a bit but I responded by re-directing him back to the website where he saw my ad & I advised him to contact a disco more local to his venue.
Well, today, lo and behold, he replied, again in terrible English, saying it was my 'best,recommondation service' he required 'at any price to me'.!!!
I replied back, and gave him a price which was ridiculous to say the least, but justifying by saying there would be travel time/costs etc.. I also said I would require a hefty deposit asap to secure the booking.( this being done tongue in cheek!)
He emailed me back before to say if I email him my bank details, he will 'wire' the fundsstraight away, as he 'most would like my kindly service like no other'.
Well.... any thoughts??????