Quick Scam Update
Spurred on largely by David Mack and Kate (and a chorus of Facebook friends), I called the FBI this morning. Being mostly equidistant between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., I tried the latter first. They sent me to the Baltimore office and I spoke with an officer, noting the Russian email, the Reno, Nevada company, the Los Angeles bank, and the Pennsylvania Construction address. He tooks some notes then said he was aware of this particular scam.
I was directed to their online fraud website which had a lengthy form to fill in. So, I filled out the massacree with the four part harmony, and wrote it down there, just like it was.
Since I told the “caretaker” to go away, there have been no more calls or emails. This is now reported to the authorities so I hope this is one of those interesting experiences that is safely in my past.