Yoga Teachers Scam
This actually happened to me and because I am not the only one who got this emails I thought I’d share this with you so it doesn’t happen to you.
The Email came from an overseas person who was supposed to be staying in Melbourne for a week.
He wanted yoga classes in his hotel for him and his friends everyday during the week, one class in the morning and one class at night… I actually thought it was a bit much, but… so what? If that’s what they want… Fine with me.
I replied and said I was interested and quoted him $150 per class, a bit expensive but I was making a huge effort and covering my regular classes during the week. And guess what? He said YES!
I was so excited!
Then he told me his friends needed a translator for the classes because they did not speak English, if that was ok with me… Fine! Of course!
Then he asked me if I could charge his credit card for my classes and the translator, who was by the way charging $4,000 for the week! HMMM very expensive yoga classes no?
Then I realised:
- I was going to charge the whole amount
- They were going to cancel last minute and let me keep the money for the yoga classes
- They were going to ask me to deposit the translator’s money ($4,000) into their bank account…
- I was going to be charged and convicted for stealing money from an innocent person whose credit card details had been stolen
I am so happy I realized this before I actually went ahead with it… So don’t let this happen to you, I have kept on receiving this kind of emails throughout the years…
Please share any stories you have that could help us, yoga teachers… Namaste, Julia