Thursday, March 13, 2008

Scam Targeting Martial Arts Instructors

There is currently a scam e-mail making the rounds, this time targeting martial arts instructors. Yesterday, dozens of the instructors in our organization got the same email, as follows:
Hello, I am Mr Rhodes Cremas. I contact you on Dojo training.Well my Daughter (Jullie) is coming to stay with her freind in North America for 2 months and i want you to help me teaching her perfectly. So Note: my Daughter Jullie is just a beginner, so please kindly teach her well. Also kindly let me know your charges cost per lesson,inorder for me to arrange for her payment before her travel. Please Advise back on 1. The cost of an hour lesson. 2. And payment method ( Let me know if you will accept your payment by check) I will be glad to read from you soonest. Best regards, Mr Rhodes Cremas.
This is apparently a variant of the Nigerian check cashing scam that is so prevalent - so watch out. Don't give this guy your personal information and certainly don't cash a check for him.


  1. Thank you for posting this. I googled the name and found your post. I am an kettlebell instructor and got an email from Christine Cremas which looks very similar to what you posted.
    Thanks again,

  2. I'm a KB trainer in Seattle and our gym received the same email today.

  3. I'm an RKC in San Francisco and yes, we all got hit by this Christine Cremas email. I decided to have a little fun with it :-)
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  4. is This the same ROY DEAN here is a e-mail I got from him is there a way I He sent me a check and wanted me to cash it I told him I would not cash it so here is what I just got a e-mail from him read below I did send a copy to the FBI and IC3 too please e-mail me if you can help

    Greetings to you,

    I don't know what you are up to, with your sudden
    silence over the payment you receive from my client, I
    mailed you telling you about the payment and instructions on
    how to go about the payment, but you never reply back.

    In a bad state of mind, we have lost alot of things due to
    your silence over the payment.

    If you knew that you are not ready to work you should
    have not given down your details to me. I am sure you are
    aware of the fact that you can never abscond with companys
    funds and if your intention is to make away with the
    companys fund, you will face the penalty and will be sue to
    court. So I will urge you to get back to me within 48 hours
    if only you don't want to face the penalty. Your
    response is needed urgently concerning this payment and I
    need you to get back to me ASAP.

    I will await your urgent response within 48 hours or else
    your details will be forward to the FBI and I can bet it
    with you that you can never make away with the company
    Have a nice day and do expect the FBI visitation if you
    fail to comply
    with my instructions.

    Payment Officer

    Send the money as soon as possible (

  5. This is almost certainly NOT the same Roy Dean. I don't figure he's in the business of running email scams - but I'll forward your comment to the real Roy Dean so he can respond to you...

  6. Yikes! Totally different Roy Dean, let me assure you!


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