Catering pick up no show in Restaurant Life Posted March 2, 2009 I've had this type of scammer call my business, too. They called once and I said no. And then a few weeks later they tried again! I showed up once for a job with no payment in advance. The guy claimed to have sent the deposit via US mail, but I never received it. It turned out he'd mailed it to the wrong address, and it got returned to him the day of the event. He showed me the envelope with the canceled stamp and the check inside it. Then he paid me in cash before I unpacked my equipment. I had catered for him before which was the only reason I showed up at all.