There has been a scam going around targeting innocent MTNA music teachers (especially female teachers). They usually asks for a lesson for his child, send advanced payment with a bogus check, and ask for a refund. The scam email seems to come from overseas. If you receive this kind of email, treat it as a SCAM. Never respond to this type of scam email, and definitely never send your check.

Here is a typical first scam email.

Thanks for your interest in working as a private instructor for my daughter and i'm sorry for the late reply, we are from Philippines are relocating to United State as foreign investors, I and my wife are into Wine Production/Supply. and that is what we are coming to establish over there as well. We are presently blessed with one child and we are still planning for two more by God's grace. We are friendly and reasonable hard working family.

Maria is a very gentle and active girl, she like meeting new friends as well and has no allergies, she is excited in places like the beach, museum, zoological gardens etc She is very obedient and doesn’t get provoked so easily, she is 10 years. she really love piano and she have alot of interest in music.

kindly let me know your charges per hour/lesson in order for me to arrange for his payment before he travels down to for the lessons to commence.

she will be having the lesson for one month and Please Reply back on:

(1). Your charges per 2 hours (3 times a week for one month):starting from 15th March until 15th April 2017

(2). The Day and time you will be available to teach him During the week:

Note: Please i will like to know if you will be coming to our house to give her a private lesson or you want her to come to your place.

Our house address is : xxxxxxxx