Scam Warning

There is a music lessons scam email going around, received by some AVS members. They have been contacted by a person who wants to arrange for lessons for a child, since his family is going to be traveling to the U.S. The scammer will send a counterfeit check that is far more than the cost of lessons arranged. The scammer will then ask intended scam victims to deposit the check and send the overpayment back as a wire transfer or Western Union money order but to keep some of it for themselves for the trouble. By the time victims learn the original check was counterfeit, they have already sent their own very real money to the scammer. The scammer might even be so bold as to be in touch with intended victims by telephone. To learn more about and / or to report a scam email, go to