Here's a video explaining how the basic scams work, and some phrases and clues to look for when you're trying to decide whether something is legitimate or not. There are definite similarities and patterns, so familiarize yourself so that you don't get swindled.
To see some examples of common cake scams, read my Fun With Email Scammers page.
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Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC in Richmond VA, and cake supplies online at www.acaketoremember.com and www.acaketoremember.etsy.com