Handling money

NEVER give information such as bank details to a potential student or teacher. If an enquirer is insistent that you give them these details, please report them to School of Everything as soon as possible.

If you need a safe and secure method to receive payments online consider Paypal - www.paypal.com. And always speak to someone first and find out more about them before any money changes hands.

Spotting potential scammers

School of Everything will not tolerate spammers, scammers and anyone else abusing the community and will suspend any user acting suspiciously until we are satisfied that the enquiry is genuine.

The counterfeit cheque scam

The 'counterfeit cheque scam' is a common scam targeted at tutors. Tutors receive an email, supposedly from a foreign national looking for a tutor for their child for a limited period of time, say one month. A block booking rate is agreed, and the 'parent' agrees to send the tutor a cheque.

The tutor then receives a cheque, made out for more money than was required, and is asked to wire the difference (typically £100-£300) back by return. The cheque clears, the tutor wires the money - and the cheque then turns out to be fraudulent.

A typical scam email

Good day to you over there i need a good Tutor for my son SCOTT for the month of AUG i got your advert while surfing through the internet that you are Tutor and i really want my child to be taught by you SCOTT is 12 year old and easily catch up.

Although,i understand you are in (U.K} but i\'ve arranged with my client son Nanny living there that my son is coming to stay with him for his period of tutoring and he has agreed with me to come to the U.K , ..

kindly get back to ME with.....

1.CHARGE FOR AN HOUR....

2.TOTAL CHARGES FOR 1 MONTH, THAT HE WILL BE TAUGHT 3 TIMES PER WEEK..

3.FULL NAME AND ADDRESS

4.YOUR PHONE NUMBER...

Thanks as i hope to read from you as soon a possible...

Dammy.

0703-192-9408.


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