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    VERY fishy inquiry into my daycare... Thoughts?

    Just received this email inquiry:

    > Greetings,
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    > My name is Cantin Moore. I just searched for your contact on internet, when searching for a daycare in your area for our two little boys. We are relocating to your area and we need a daycare to register our little boys as soon as possible ahead of our arrival in your area. Their names and age are Konbri 2 years and Harry 3 years 10 months old.
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    > I will like to know if you have open space to registers our boys because we want to register our boys with you now before our arrival, so we can focus on setting up our business without any waste of time on searching for daycare once we get over there.
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    > We will like to always drop our children at your daycare Monday to Friday every morning by 10 AM to 3 PM or 4 PM. Also i will like to know how much money do you charges per week, day or hourly, please explain?
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    > Please get back to me on time if you have open for our 2 boys and let me know your fees as well, so we can continue on their registration process with you.
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    > I will be waiting for your quick response.
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    > Thanks

    Odd huh? Or is it just me.

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    Is This Suspicious?

    Or is it just me. I just got an email from a man looking for care for his 2 boys. Thing is that he says he is moving to town and wants to establish a daycare ahead of time so he can focus on starting his own business when he gets here. He asked a few questions regarding rates, hours etc, gave me the name of the children and their ages. Um, first of all why didn't he find his answers on my website if he found my contact via the internet? Who would want to register their children at a daycare they haven't visited yet? I understand being new to an area and moving from far away but wouldn't you want to establish a communication or phone interview at least? Should I respond just to see what happens? Now, from the email it sounds like english isn't a first language so maybe there's something I'm missing between the lines. Just want some input because my alarm bells went off. (Can't ignore those it OUR business!!!)

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    Sassy girl just posted the same thing. Check her post... She put a copy of the email there.

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    I just got the EXACT same email. Odd- not just you. I think you're in my area? Durham region? I wonder how many others got the same.

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    I got today too! Morons!

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    I got it too! Peel region.

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    Well I guess that answers that. Email deleted!

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    Yep, it's a scam. I had one similar a few years back and researched this scam online. They'll act like they want to commit right away, though they're not here. Will ask you to purchase specific things for the kids, for which of course they'll send you a cheque. They'll send a cheque for too much, you put it in your account, buy the stuff, send cheque for the remainder, then their cheque bounces. That's my understanding of it. Mine wasn't exactly the same, but similar. Ages and names of children changed from email to email. Just disregard.

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    Ha! That is ODD!

    I am in Durham Region as well :-)

    Must have found us on here then since we all got it.

    I will delete it!

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    Sorry! Didn't read this message first.

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