Watch out for Scams!

Last updated February 16, 2007

New to me: The "Please help me" Phone Scam:

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Overcharging Credit Card Scam

This scam seems to have some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Originates from a free email service (yahoo, hotmail, etc)

  • Stilted English (like the African "transfer millions of dollars" scam)

  • Originator has a respectable title, like Dr., Rev., etc.

  • Looking to book accommodation for engineers, doctors or pastors / missionaries

  • I wish to make downpayment with my Visa Card

Note that a free email service will often put a little ad at the bottom of the email. Click here for an email that  illustrates this.

If you are feeling frisky and want to play these people and scam them back, give them the phone number of your local RCMP detachment. Maybe they will call. Or direct them to the contact info on http://www.phonebusters.com

June 10, 2007 - Dr. Neil Smith

From: "Dr. Neil Smith" <neilsmith_51@yahoo.es>
To: <undisclosed-recipients:>
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 11:42 AM
Subject: RESERVATION

Hello Sir,

I am Dr Neil Smith, I work for MENDY CONP INC, based in UK . I want to
booked accommodation for my parents, for their silver jubilee
celebration in your country, they need two double rooms accommodation
(2 double rooms). They are four delegates in number

They are due to visit on the 20th July to 29th July 2007 (10 days stay)
Please get back to me with the confirmation of the availability of the
room and let me know the total bill for the 10 days they will stay, and
payment is by credit card.

convert your accommodation total amount for the 10 days accommodation,
and get back to me with the total amount I we pay for their accommodation

Best Regards
Dr. Neil Smith
MENDY CONP INC.
30 Marks street
G35DH
IRELAND

Feb 16, 2007 - Rev. Canon Dr. Moses Monah

From: Rev. Canon Dr.Moses Monah [mailto:moses_monah@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 12:18 PM
To: over 100 email addresses right in the open!!
Subject: RESERVATION ENQAURY

  Hello, I am Rev. Canon Dr. Moses Monah Priest .Jaid Zaman of {Haryana agency gujarat India } iwith due respect i come across your hotel on internet and want to book reservation for a summit organised by our organisation,that will commence 20th May 2007 and end on the 28th May 2007. Please get back to me with your rates and the total cost for 8 delegates who will stay for the duration of 8 days if these dates are free and if you can accomodate us so that we will book. Below are the Names of the Clients. * Richard Goberson * Flora Lieu * Michael Mobutu * Sandra Achusa * Kingsley whalter * Mike Tompson. * Donald Owen * Tazaan Gabbri Arrival Date: May 20th Departure Date: May 28th Number Of People: 8 Please Get back to me with the available rooms information for their stay duration We thank you for your anticipated coperation and are looking forward to hear from you. Yours sincerely, Rev. Canon Dr. Moses Monah

 

Feb 10, 2007 - Dr Berry Tommy

From: tommyberry@pobox.sk [mailto:tommyberry@pobox.sk]
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 2:47 PM
To: *******************
Subject: ROOM RESERVATION NEEDED

Hello sir/madam

My name is Dr Berry Tommy,We are a non governmental organization by name; THE INTERNATIONAL PEACE MOVEMENT with sole ambition of bringing peace to the world, hope to the hopeless and salvation to the downtrodden. It is our desire to have a section of this organization in your country. This is why we are sending some delegates of the organization to institute and inaugurate some new member from your country. Every arrangement with respect to this arrangement is already in top gear.
We will like to book for reservation for some delegates that will be coming for summit in your area on the (15th June to 25th June 2007)

Please if you have any vacancy for that specified period, get back to me with the total cost for the whole period of 6 single room or 3 double rooms for 10nights for 6 guest.Also with breakfast,confirm if you will accept major credit card for your payment.

Please if in any case it happen that you don't have accommodation for this period of days you can as well get back to me with a new date within the month of June and July.

Thanks and looking forward to hear from you soon.
The total cost should be in Euro, Dollars or Pounds.

Kind Regards

DR Berry

Feb 9, 2007 - MacAuley Darwin

From: macaulay darwin
To: MC_WALINGER@YAHOO.CO.UK
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 4:23 AM
Subject: BOOKING ENQ...

Greetings,
I enquire for reservations for 5 couples coming for their honey moon at your property,I would like you to get back to me with the following.
1. The availability of the dates
2. The Daily cost for the required dates
3. The total GRAND TOTAL cost for the STAY Of 5 COUPLES FOR 10 NIGHTS stay.
4. Do you accept credit card payment.
5.DO CONVERT THE TOTAL COST IN USD OR EURO
The arrival date for the couples will be 10th july and they will depart on 20th july ,Their stay will last for 10 days.
Do get back to me with the requirements as stated above.
Kindest Regards,
ENGR DARWIN
Tel: +447011141055
 

February 2, 2007 - Mr. Gayle Robin (one of the most illiterate yet)

I am Gayle Robin, in england,i and 2 of my crew will be coming to your country for a stay,and we will like to lodge in your hotel,we will be spending a week[4 days],and it will be single room for each person,we will check in on the 20th of february and check out on the 24th of february 2007.pls send m your mode of payments and your hotel details.plsget back to me so as me to send you my credit card details.
mr Gayle Robin.
names of people to expect as follows;


mr james howard
mr joe simpson

February 1, 2007 - Kathryn Knowles

Hi,

My name is Kathleen Knowles;I'm 37 years old and a senior accountant, working with United Nations World Food Programme here in the United Kingdom. I got your details from the ******* and would like to rent a Room. I will be going on my annual leave on the 20th of February and my husband & I will be coming to Canada on holiday for 3weeks. We would be staying from Wednesday 21st of February 2007 to Wednesday 14th of March 2007.

I would greatly appreciate your thoughts and recommendation on a suitable accommodation if you have availability for 21 nights and the costs for 2 persons. Any discounts for long stay?

Please do send me your full name,postal address and your payment information so I could forward it to the office of the Director of Finance to make necessary documentation and also payment to you as soon as possible.

It is paramount i let you know that the usual way the UNWFP make payment for holidays is via International Money Orders.Therefore, please send me the full name and address you want the money orders to be addressed to.

I hope this is okay with you.
Please do get back to me as soon as possible.
I look forward to hearing from you, many thanks.
Kathleen Knowles,
60, Romford Rd, London, E15 4BZ United Kingdom.


Return phone number: 447922472097
 

January 9, 2007 - Jaid Zaman

From: "Jaid Zaman" <jaidzaman@inorbit.com>
To: reservation@r*****l.com
Subject: reservation needed
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 05:57:31 -0500


Hello,
I am Barr.Jaid zaman of {Haryana agency gujarat India }I want to book reservation for a summit organised by our organisation,that will commence 20th April 2007 and end on the 28th April 2007.
Please get back to me with your rates and the total cost for 10 delegates who will stay for the duration of 8 days if these dates are free and if you can accomodate us so that we will book.
I expect your urgent response.

If you allow us
---------------------------
to present ourselves
who knows maybe
you can accomodate us
------------------------------
Haryana Agency
is a small travel agency run by a Christ the King church in India and is situated at 7TH FLOOR AT ROAD PALTAN BAZAR Our complete contact address is:

HARYANA AGENCY GUJARAT
7TH FLOOR AT ROAD PALTAN
BAZAR GUWAHATI-781001 INDIA.
FAX #: 206-333-1779

We thank you for your anticipated coperation and are looking forward to hear from you.
Yours sincerely,
Jaid Zaman

January 9, 2007 - Mr Danny Murphy

Dear,

I am Mr. Danny Murphy of Fly away Travel Agency.
I need rooms for our organisation coming from United States for a BUSINESS MEETING on the 10th of May 2007 to 20th of May 2007.
The business meeting will be an eight (8) DAY event that will commence on the 11th of May 2007 but the arrival date is 10th of May 2007 and we need space for about 5 adults,if possible 1person/room for ten nights.
Please give us the total cost if the dates mentioned above are free,so that we can secure the accomodations immediately. I expect to hear from you as soon as possible.

Thanks for your anticipated timely response &have a nice day.


Kind Regards,
Mr. Danny Murphy.
Tel:+44 70359 01091 (Office)
or +44 70359 01089 (Office)
+44 70111 38121 (Mobile)
Fax:+44 70058 04231
Alternate Email Address:
alan_dyer@uk2.net
d.murphy@mail.com
flyawaybookings@yahoo.co.uk
 

December 10, 2006 - Linda Daniel

Dear sir, ma,
I will like to book for rooms in your Hotel for my workers and i, who will like to stay for some days in your country for business purpose . so i will really apreciate it if u can kindly get back to me with a good and urgent reply.
Below is the details of my reservation:

check in :11 / 01 / 2007
check out: 21 /01 / 2007

Names of clients below:

Mr Tammy brown {a room}
Mr Bruice garn {a room}
Mr G. Doulatram {a room}
Mr D. danil {a room}
Mr J. Davis {a room}

Thanks and get back to me fast with thge total cost of the booking so that i send to you my credit card details.
kind regards
linda daniel
 

December 9, 2006 - Mr Boulos Kastrup

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Mr.Boulos Kasstrup from University of Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom. I need to book 2 double rooms accomodation for me and my family of coming for vacation in your country next year from March 5th - March 14th, 2007(10 nights).
Number of Persons: 4

Names:
1. Mr.Boulos Kasstrup
2. Mrs. Elizabeth Kasstrup
3. Steven Kasstrup (18Yrs)
4. John Kasstrup (14Yrs)

Kindly get back to me with the total cost of booking for the 10 nights stay so that I can send my Visa Card details to make payment for our accomodation.
Awaiting your urgent response.

Mr.Boulos Kasstrup
University of Paisley,
Scotland,
UK,
PA1 2BE
phone :+447031851535
fax:+44870 974 5842
 

November 24, 2006 - Roney Kelly

From: Roney Kelly
To: roneykelly001@yahoo.com
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2006 9:16 AM
Subject: Reservation....


Hello,
I have just received a request from a regular client that his Corporation will like to send a group of 4 persons to your country and around your area for a 10 days research programme I will therefore like to know whether you can afford such a reservation. They have refused the option to take up a rented accommodation in your area but the client as said he wants them to concentrate on the research rather than fending for their welfare.

Names of Paxs.
Jenny Blender (single room)
Johnson Blender (Single room)
Rosemary Blender (Single room)
Mr & Mrs Blender (Double room)

The guest check in date as follows:
Check in: 1 of DEC. 2006
Check out: 10 of DEC. 2006

Kindly get back to me with the total cost of the booking in USD dollar for the the above date,so that i can send you my secured credit cards  (MasterCard/Visa) details for you to charge the full payment from.

Hope to hear from you soonest.
Best Regards
Roney
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November 23, 2006 - Professor Hastrup Edward

Attn: Reservation Department.
Hello,
Good day to you,my name is Prof. Hastrup Edward and i work with a research institute back here in the US and i am writing to inform you that i would like to make a reservation for 2 UK clients coming down to your country for a business conference and i will like to book 2 rooms for them for 5 days and will like to know your rate for a single bed room and also will like you to know that i will be making payment for their reservation with Credit Card.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Regards,
Professor Hastrup Edward.
Research Director.
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room 4B09
31 Center Drive, MSC 2152
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892-2152
Phone: (301) 402-0913
Fax: (301) 402-2215



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November 22, 2006 - Don Kelvin Allen

Dear sir/madam

I am Don Kelvin Allen, United Kingdom. I will like to make a reservation for some delegates that will be coming for their leisure in your area on the 1st to 20th January 2007.

If you have vacancy for the specified period, give me the total cost of 4 double rooms for the whole period of 20 nights for 4 guests. Also, confirm if
you will accept major credit card for your payment. Again, Breakfast will be included. Thank you and i am looking forward to hear from you soon. The total cost should be in dollar or Euro.

with Best Regards

Don Kelvin Allen
Managing Director
Magic Holding
email :allengroup.
1952_greenplaza@yahoo.com
 

November 14, 2006 - Mr Harrison Smooth

Hello,

My Name is Mr Harrison Smooth of Doxsat Travelling Agency, I need to make a reservation for four people for ten days who will be in your country holidays fo a holidays.I shall need two double rooms between 25th of December, 2006 to 5th of January, 2007.Get back to me with the total cost of my requirement if you can accommodate them as soon as possible.

Also include the cost of breakfast if you do offer.Do give me a call if you do not understand any thing.

kind regards,
Mr Harrison Smooth
+44-702-402-5301
+44-702-402-5307


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November 13, 2006 - Kenneth Richards Esq. (revfather_williams@zipmail.com.br)

This one is so pathetic. I wonder what "2nd format" means at the bottom. And is this Mr Williams Richards or Kenneth Richards Esq or Rev. Father Williams. I wish this guy would get a job and some self esteem. He's not going to make it as a scammer.

DEAR SIR/MADAM,
I AM MRWILLIAMS RICHARDS OF EARTHLINK CONSULTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM ,AN ACCOMODATION RENTING COMPANY .WE HAVE EIGHT GUESTS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM WHO ARE INTERESTED IN BOOKING ACCOMODATION IN YOUR PLACE FOR A TEN DAY HOLIDAY PERIOD STARTING FROM THE 20TH OF NOVEMBERTO THE30TH OF THE SAME MONTH.
PLEASE DO GET BACK ON THE TOTAL ROOMS BILLS FOR EIGHT SINGLES OR FOUR DOUBLES FOR THIS PERIOD IN EUROS OR USDOLLARS EQUIVALENT SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE THEIR CHOICE.

REGARDS

KENNETH RICHARDS ESQ.
EARTHLINKS CONSULTS,
220 STANLEY ROAD, BOOTLE
L20 3EN
LIVERPOOL
ENGLAND
+447024025798
2ND FORMAT...............


 

November 6, 2006 - Aaron Brown

Hello,

To whom it may concern;

We are an organization by name, The International Peace Movement. We need to book some rooms for our delegates coming to your country for an inaguration ceremony of our New members.

As such, there arrival date would be on the 23rd of Novemeber 2006. Departure would be on the 3rd of December 2006. Number of rooms needed are 3 double rooms for 10 nights.

Calculate the total cost and send it back to us immediately to enable us pay some deposit amount for confirmation.

Meanwhile, our initial deposit would be by credit card. This is our policy.

Get back to me with the total cost immediately, please.

Thanks

Aaron Brown
 

November 2, 2006 - Mr. Unknown

Good day Hotel,
I'm really glad to contact you about some reservations i'll like to book for my guests in your hotel. I'm a citizen of United Kingdom .. but i'm currently in your country fora construction purpose. Please note that my guests are coming to your country for the holiday vacation and i'll want them to lodge in your hotel. Four couples will be coming , so go ahead and reserve rooms for the below details.

Guests Names.
1.Mr/Mrs Taylor/Double Room
2.Mr/Mrs Colins/Double Room
3.Mr/Mrs Trish/Double Room
4.Mr/Mrs Ravall/Double Room
TOTAL : 4Double Room.
Check In :12/11/06
CheckK Out : 17/11/06

So, go ahead and reserve four double room for the dates provided above and kindly get back to me with the total .
Then i can provide my credit card details for you to charge the amount. Also, please note that i'll not provide my credit card for you to use as guarantee, note that the total amount will be charge from it and i'll be needing an invoice after i have make the payment. So, confirm availability and get back to me with the total cost.Awaiting your swift response.
Many Thanks.
 

August 21, 2006 - Nicolas Forbes

This idiot didn't even have my email address on the "to" field ... He sent it to some other "victim" and cc'd me! Note the stilted English: "Sequel to this visit ... " and the request to accommodate pastors.


Sir/Madam,

I have a reservation enquiry to make with respect to (2)Pastors and there wives that will be visiting your country on evangelical/pastorial mission. They are expected to arrive in your country on the 15TH of OCTOBER till the 25TH of OCTOBER 2006.

ARRIVAL DATE: 15TH OCTOBER 2006,
DEPARTURE: 25TH OCTOBER 2006.

NAME
OF THE VISITORS:
(1).PASTOR KARL & MARIA PAULA
(2).PASTOR DAVID & HELEN
BURN Sequel to this visit,they would be accomodated in 2 double suites preferably. I wish to confirm the following information with your hotel;

(1).Do you still have accomodation available on the above dates?
(2).Do you take credit card payment?
(3).What is the total cost
for the days?

I need to know these information as soon as possible because, I would need to arrange for your payment for they would travel to Israel on the same mission.
Thanks for your anticipated co-
operation.

Kind Regards.
Evag Nicolas Forbes
Phone:+447024023006
 

July 27, 2006 - Jimmy Stoll

Dr Jimmy starts on July 23, 2006

From: jimmy stoll [mailto:drjimmystoll1@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 8:31 AM
To: drjimmystoll1@yahoo.com
Subject: Reservation needed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


NAME OF AGENCY:
HARYANA AGENCY GUJARAT
7TH FLOOR AT ROAD PALTAN
BAZAR GUWAHATI-781001 INDIA.
Hello,
I am JIMMY STOLL {Haryana agency gujarat India }I want to book reservation for a 7 day summit
that will commence 22ND september 2006 and end on the 29TH of the same month 2006.
Please get back to me with your rates and the total cost for 3 delegates who will stay for the duration of 7 days if these dates are
free and if you can accomodate us so that we will book.
I expect your urgent response.
Kind Regards,
JIMMY STOLL

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Rick Hawkes <info@bbexpo.com> wrote:
Greetings Jimmy.

The rate for 7 days for three delegates would be $5500 CAD.

If that is acceptable, please let me know.

Cordially yours,

Rick Hawkes

Now Jimmy comes back with the familiar scam

NAME OF AGENCY:
HARYANA AGENCY GUJARAT
7TH FLOOR AT ROAD PALTAN
BAZAR GUWAHATI-781001 INDIA.
Dear Rick,
Thanks for your reply and assistance so far .I am glad to tell you that we have concluded payment with the delegates.
However we are going to send you the Credit Card Information that will cover the cost of our accomodation,and the necessary arrangment for the delegates.Moreover, we also made an arrangement with a pre paid car hiring firm who will supply the delegates with cars they will use during their stay,but because of security reasons and confidentiality,we have decided that only one person will have to handle the credit card information.

So once you are in receipt of it,you are required to charge the credit card,confirm the amount of {$9500 CAD) in your account then deduct the cost of your services $5500 CAD and send $4000 CAD via Money Gram International Transfer, to the car hiring agent whose information will be forwarded to you once this is confirmed.

So confirm this and provide me w! ! ith your

1) YOUR FULL NAME

2) ADDRESS

3) PHONE NUMBERS for office records.

Please remember that the integrity of our agency is involved, so this business requires prompt response. I also hope the stay of the delegates will be made comfortable.

Kind Regard,
Jimmy Stoll.
 

HAHAHAHA The integrity of our agency is involved. What integrity does this piece of plankton have? I respond to Jimmy:

Glad to hear that things are working out, Jimmy. It's nice to have this kind of firm reservation as tourism seems to be low in this region this year.

I will be glad to take your credit card information and send you the extra money. I am very aware of the integrity of your agency and am treating this transaction with all the respect I can muster.

All of my information is available on this page: http://www.bbexpo.com/rooms_available.asp 

Please contact me at your earliest convenience. I am looking forward to your next response.

Cordially yours,

Rick Hawkes

 

Happy Canada Day 2006!

From: jerry charles (taju0001@hotmail.com)

RSERVATION..
Hello,

I have just received a request from a regular client that his Corporation will like to send a group of 4 persons to your country and around your area for a 10 days research programme I will therefore like to know whether you can afford such a reservation.They have refused the option to take up a rented accommodation in your area but the client as said he wants them to concentrate on the research rather than fending for their welfare.

The guest check in date as follows:

Check in: 11 of SEP.2006
Check out: 21 of SEP.2006

Names of Paxs.
Jude Firth (Single room)
Rosemary Firth (Single room)
Mr&Mrs Firth (Double room)

I shall be responsible for all the payment for these services and it will be made via my secured credit cards (MasterCard/Visa).

Hope to hear from you

soonest.
Best Regards

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Here's a real conversation I had with someone who contacted info@bbexpo.com on June 28, 2006 - I have added some comments in red (not part of the original conversation)

He started on June 28, 2006 from a hotmail.com account

To whom it may concern, I am Peter Anderson the Managing Director of MAGESTIC LOGISTICS SERVICE and PETERSON TRAVELS Located in South Africa, I have some clients that want to travel to your country for Tourism and they will need accomodation for their stay duration, which is July 15th to 29th July 2006, I will like to book rooms for them, and I will like you to get  back to me with the cost for the available rooms so that  they can choose the room type they can afford to pay do it immediately so that we can make arrangement for prepayment  with our credit card.
Below are the Names of the Clients.
 
* Richard Goberson
* Flora Lieu
* Michael Mobutu
* Sandra Achusa
* Kingsley whalter
* Mike Tompson.
 
Arrival Date: July 15th
Departure Date July 29th
Number Of People:-6
 
Please Get back to me with the available rooms information for their stay duration

Peter Anderson
Managing Director.


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I responded right away:

Dear Peter;

Thank you for your enquiry. Please visit this page to reserve your rooms and arrange for credit card payment:

http://www.bbexpo.com/rooms_available.asp  Check this link out!

I hope you find our accommodation to be appropriate for you and your guests.

Cordially yours,

Rick Hawkes
Canadian Bed & Breakfast Expo
http://www.bbexpo.com
"Showcasing Canadian B&Bs on the World Wide Web"
 

Note that his email account has changed to yahoo.com .. Hotmail probably shut him down

From: PETER ANDERSON [mailto:peter_andyy1@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 2:26 AM
To: Rick Hawkes
Subject: Thanks

Thanks for your quick response, we will book 3 double rooms so I will like you to give me the total cost for 6 people for their stay duration of July 15th to-July 29th 2006 so that we can send our credit card details for full prepayment immediately before other people will book them.
Thanks and awaiting to hear from you immediately.

Regards
Peter Anderson
Managing Director

Notice that he's starting to set the hook (so he thinks) by informing me that he is going to send credit card details. You know that he's going to ask for more $$$ and offer to give me expenses.

Time for a little fun. Check out the deal that I'm offering him:

The total cost for the 6 people will be $1400 (14 nights, 3 rooms!), which includes accommodation, hot cooked gourmet breakfast and champagne and chocolates in the rooms upon arrival. The supplies of champagne and chocolates will be replenished every 3 days. We are having our annual summer sale at that time so you are in luck.

In addition, we are offering optional BBQ suppers for a small fee of $2.00 per person, including rib steak, potatoes and homecooked vegetables. I am sure that your delegates will want to take advantage of that.

Please tell me your prepayment arrangements and then visit our booking page at http://www.bbexpo.com/rooms_available.asp  to confirm your booking. Trying to get him to click this link

Cordially yours,

Rick Hawkes
Canadian Bed & Breakfast Expo
http://www.bbexpo.com
"Showcasing Canadian B&Bs on the World Wide Web"

Here comes the scam: overcharge the credit card for 2000 Euros plus my expenses, and wire him the money ... I am italicizing some info so you can see how it works:

From: PETER ANDERSON peter_andyy1@yahoo.com
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 07:30:32 -0700
To: Rick Hawkes info@bbexpo.com
Subject: VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE

Thanks for the quotation, Please we are going to make prepayment for the rooms immediately and I have called my inspection agent because now am in Hong Kong for business engagement so he will be coming to your office from London to inspect the rooms and give you the actual time the clients will be arriving also give you their flight details so that you can arrenge for their transfers before my clients will arrive so you will include extra 2,000 Euro and charge it from my card along with the reservation amount then you will help me to send the money to my inspection agent for his travelling expenses to your office, also remenber to charge from my card the extra charges involve in charging and transferring the money to my agent, so when you charge the payment I will send to you his details so that you will wire the money to him through western union money transfer so that he can come over immediately for inspection and to deliver the necessary informations to you, please advise so that I will go ahead to send my credit card for the payment.

Thanks
Peter Anderson
Managing Director
 

OK I'm going to sweeten the deal a bit more to see what happens (want to come visit my B&B? - top this deal!)

From: Info [mailto:info@bbexpo.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 1:41 PM
To: PETER ANDERSON
Subject: Re: VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE

Dear Peter;

Sounds like everything is in order. Please visit my website and submit your credit card information there. The URL that you should use is: http://www.bbexpo.com/rooms_available.asp Here's the link again for the 3rd time.

Could we interest you in our very special summer special, where we are offering helicopter tours of Niagara Falls followed by a tour of Okanagan wineries, and an evening at the casino in Old Montreal? The cost for that would be an additional $49 per guest. It might give them a good feel for our part of the country.

Looking forward to hearing from you again.

Cordially yours,

Rick Hawkes
Canadian Bed & Breakfast Expo
http://www.bbexpo.com
"Showcasing Canadian B&Bs on the World Wide Web"

I bcc'd this to a few other accounts, like abuse@yahoo.com and abuse@hotmail.com I haven't heard from him since. Maybe he clicked the link, or maybe Yahoo shut him down. Good riddance.

Sent via E-Mail June 21, 2006

From: "HENRY COLE" <henry.cole@yahoo.com>
To: <********@******.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 6:14 AM
Subject: ATTENTION: RESERVATION REQUIRED

Good day sir/madam,

I am Henry Cole of Winter Breeze Agency SCOTLAND I want to book reservation for a summit organised by a
christian organisation,that will commence on the 10th JULY 2006 and end on the 25th JULY 2006.

Please get back to me with your rates and the total cost of 4 delegates who will stay for the duration of
15 days in 3 single rooms, if these dates are free and if you can accomodate us inform me so that we will
book.

I expect your urgent response.

Kind Regards,

Henry Cole
Winter Breeze Travel Agency
Aberdeen, AB24 3UB, Scotland
Tel. +447024073718
www.winterbreezetravel.8m.com
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Sent via E-Mail June 13, 2006

From: Dr Michael Tratof [michael@katamail.com]

Good Day!

    I am Dr Michael Tratof.I want to make reservation in a B&B,cottage,villa for a team of resercher's that are for a research work in your area between the sept4th to September14th,2006.

  They will be 6 in number and  will need 3 rooms.Please get back to me if this dates are available,and also inform me if you accepty credit card.what will be the total cost of their stay for ten days including breakfast.

Kind Regards,
Dr Michael Tratof.
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Sent via E-Mail June 13, 2006

From: nelson woodman
To: info@*******.com
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 5:11 AM
Subject: RESERVATION ENQUIRY

Sir/Madam,

I have a reservation enquiry to make with respect to 2 Pastors and there wives that will be visiting your country on evangelical/pastorial mission. They are expected to arrive in your country on the 3rd of July till the 13th of July 2006.

ARRIVAL DATE: 3RD JULY, 2006 DEPARTURE: 13TH JULY,

2006 NAME OF THE VISITOR:
1. PASTOR KARL & MARIA PAULA
2.. PASTOR DAVID & HELEN BURN

Sequel to this visit, they would be accomodated in 2 double suites. I wish to confirm the following information with your hotel;
1. Do you still have accomodation available on the above dates?
2. What is the total cost for the days?
3. Do you take credit card payment?

I need to know these information as soon as possible because, I would need to arrange for your payment for they would travel to Iran on the same mission. Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.

Remain blessed.
Evgr. Nelson Woodman.
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Example from BBExpo (June 10, 2006)

Attention: **** **** ****  Bed and Breakfast
Canadian Bed and Breakfast Expo is hard at work for you!
Date: 6/10/2006
Time: 2:40:00 AM Pacific Time
Reservation / Inquiry from:
Who lives in:
Email address: mrsmaeve2@yahoo.com
Phone number:
Fax number:
Hoping to arrive on:
Hoping to stay for: nights
Number of people in the party:
This is how they indicated their choice of rooms:
They made the following comments:

Hello,

I wish to book a good and comfortable room/suite for my godparents, they are celebrating their 45th marriage Anniversary and are already on a cruise to Holland, I wish to make the reservation a special gift to them so i will like to make a reservation for 7 nights (1week), the date that they might be arriving i will have to peg at 26th June, which of the rooms will be available from the 26 for 7 days. I will also wish to make the down-payment for the whole stay with my VISA credit card.

Thanks

Dr. Mrs. Maeve Lordy

End of comments.

 

Example from May 15, 2006

Received via BBExpo "Contact Us" form:

 

Hello,

I am Dr Toby Jacobs Opoko, a medical practitioner and I work with the UNICEF here in Ghana. I will be coming over to Kamloops, BC on holiday from the 1st of June on to the 14th of June 2006 for a 14 days Vacation with my wife Lora.

Could you please send me a more detailed description of your accomodation and What's the cost of rental per week or per day? Unicef will be paying you in advance of our visit so that we can be assured of an accomodation during our stay, because this is our first visit to Canada and Unicef is also taking care of all my vacation expenses.

An early reply will! be appreciated. Please acknowledge if you can offer this accomodation service and give me a call on my direct line (011233246323430) as soon as you receive this email, so we can conclude on all other arrangements ASAP, as time is not really on our side.

Most Respectful,

Dr.Toby Jacobs Opoko

Social Work Cordinator,
Unicef Ghana.
 
Unicef Plaza,
10 Nkuruma Avenue,Community 6,
Accra,Ghana.

Direct Line: 011233246323430

email: Toby Jacobs opoko [dr_tobijacobs@yahoo.com]

Example from May 9, 2006

Received via e-mail

From: kitches david [mailto:david_kitches@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 8:24 PM
To: ******@*****.org
Subject: reservation

Hello,

I am Dr.David Kitches of haryana Cooperation

I want to book reservation for a summit organised by a christian organisation,that will commence on the 5th Aut 2006 and end on the 20th Sept 15 2006. Please get back to me with your rates and the total cost for 6 delegates who will stay for the duration of 18 days if these dates are free and if you can accomodate us so that we will book.

I expect your urgent response.

Kind Regards,
Dr.David Kitches