Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Kersaint Cobb Makes Me Eat Crow

So far seven scammers have responded to my work queries on Craig’s List. Kersaint Cobb is my favorite con artist thus far, but Mayowa Wilson is a close second. They sent identical emails (poor grammar word for word, except the names) asking me to tutor a son who would be visiting from Germany. Kersaint wins because he responded a day sooner. For my convenience, they would be willing to pay me 40$ an hour via Western Union, plus they would send me extra so I could pay the “nanny” that would bring his son to lessons. I told Kersaint that I only accept cash and that he needs to pay the nanny himself, and so far he hasn’t responded.

Crow tastes alright, if eating it means we will be able to leave Lawrence with no student loans. I’ll be using my Bachelor’s degree in English—with an emphasis in creative writing—to clean offices. I get to choose my hours, and I can bring Bella. What more could I ask? I start Thursday at 3:00.

4 comments:

Alicia said...

I like it when you give each adventure its own blog entry. It's like chapters in a book...

rashida said...

Haha right now I'm talking to Kersaint Cobb about tutoring his "son" too. The nanny supposedly lives in Las Vegas, and I live in a different city 4 hours away. Kersiant doesn't seem to care, he just wants me to deposit the check and send the money to the nanny who will drive 4 hours for a tutoring session.

Anonymous said...

I responded to a similar post on craigslist and I got an email from Mayowa Wilson describing the same deal for tutoring her son. What a joke! Thanks for posting about this scam because when I googled Mayowa Wilson your blog came up. I thought the email was shady to begin with but now it is confirmed. Thanks again.

Nick

Jaytee Starr said...

Mayoma Wilson strikes again. I'm in New Orleans, and I responded to a tutoring add. I got the same cryptic e-mail about son from Germany, paying the nanny, and teaching him some "morals". I'm glad I decided to do a little checking up... But I really feel sorry for anyone who didn't.