Lachouette Posted April 30, 2007 Share Posted April 30, 2007 Wise, learned and experienced colleagues,I can usually spot the usual scam of African origin, involving travel agencies and Western Union but this one has made me feel uneasy, so I'd like another opinion please. A couple of days ago I received the following message:"Hello,I am Dr. Franklin Altman Stokes from Franklin Yoga Consultancy,and I wish to make a reservation with your for a group of 4 guests coming for a family Vacation.We will like to know if you have vacancy for the period of 18th September to 28th September 2007.Please Calculate the total cost involved for the services which includes and taxes for 10 days, and get back to me if the dates mentioned above are free.We appreciate your prompt response.Yours Sincerely,Franklin Altman Stokes+447024062538+447024091908Fax#: +442125042704http://franklinyogaconsultancy.tripod.com/[email protected]+447024062538, +44702409190852 TOKYINGTON AVENUEWEMBLEY.HA 96HL"It made me smell a rat, and I checked out his website, which shows his yoga courses priced in $s in London, supposedly.I've replied asking exactly what he's looking for in the way of rooms, and today received this:"Hello I got your email.They shall be staying for 10 DAYSthat will commence on the 18th to 28th of SEPTMBER 2007. Number of Guests=4 AdultsNumber of rooms needed= 2 Superior Double RoomsCheck in date:18th SEPTEMBER. 2007Check out date:28th SEPTEMBER. 2007Payment Mode:100% deposit via Credit card Please give us your rates,for the entire period, andget back to me with the grand total for the period oftime i requested. Your prompt response will be appreciated. Thanks for your co-operation.Regards"No signture this time, just the message. We don't take credit cards and as we're GdF 3 épis, don't rate as 'superior', so my next email may well knock the whole thing on te head, but what do others think.Thanks,JanSorry about the formatting - it's past my bedtime on night off! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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