I haven't been around here in a while, but I recently came across a scam and wanted to make sure folks were aware. I got a personal email, addressed to me as a photographer, advising in broken english that they were a wedding planner and were looking for a wedding photographer. I gave them a bid, one on a high side at that, and they said that they'd pay it plus travel (I'm in Dallas, they're in Houston). Then they said the family gave them a $5000 cashiers check and If I'd deduct my charges and send a western union for the rest of the $5000 do "the dress maker", they'd send me the cashiers check. The scam is that they want you to send money to the "dress maker" before they give you the cashiers check. first email second email I can see how this would lure newbies...so watch out.