Scams can be an issue for massage therapists as well as other professions. Members have reported that scammers have added phone calls to their email tactics—don’t be fooled.
Recent reported tactics include:
- Potential new client calling to book several appointments at one time (usually looking to pre-pay them all).
- New client calling from outside the state (sometimes outside the country) with exaggerated travel details.
- New client indicating payment is to include the cost of paying for a driver.
- Client over-paying for the session and asking the massage therapist to refund them via check or cash.
In such instances, the credit card may be stolen and they may be looking for your account number to continue their theft. Call local police to report possible fraud or scams.