SmartFeedSmartFeed          

Porsche Hangout


WELCOME - YOU ARE CURRENTLY VIEWING 419EATER AS A GUEST

By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics and access other forums reserved for members. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today by clicking here.

ScamWarners.com - Internet Anti-Fraud Center - now open!


 small motel scam

View next topic
View previous topic
 
Post new topicReply to topic
Author Message
Entropy
Hello I'm New here!


Joined: 09 Sep 2008
Posts: 5


PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I received a strange request for room rates from a guy claiming to represent a movie production company (don't have original email). The main point he stressed was he was sending ACTORS! (as if most motels have not seen their share of celebrities - real ones not scottish). I sent him back the info and then received this email.

I guess he didn't think I would notice that ACTORS have changed to trainee, or that he now works for a travel agency but wants me to pay a travel agency.

*------------------
From: "david morrow" <[email protected]>
To: "motel" <[email protected]>
Subject: PAYMENT UPDATE

Hello,
Thanks for your reply and assistance so far.I am glad to tell you that we have concluded payment with the GROUP. However we are going to send you my credit card details that will cover the cost of our accomodation,and the necessary arrangment for the trainee.Moreover, we also made an arrangement with a pre-paid travel agent who will take care of all the groups transportation/flight arrnangements during their stay,butbecause 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 total cost of $9,063 + Bank charges,deduct your 100%
deposit charge for our reservation which is $3.063 for 4 ADULTS ] and send the balance of $6,000 via Bank Transfer,tothe Travel agent whose information will be forwarded to you once this is confirmed. So confirm this and provide me with 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 trainee will be made comfortable.

Kind Regards,
David Morrow
RSV TRAVEL
126 Corstorphine Road
EH12 6UD Edinburgh
Tel:+447024064942
Fax:+447884514786
*------------------

Of course I didn't respond but wondered about how many this scumbag got. $9,063.00 loss would devestate most small businesses he is targeting. He is messing with peoples livlihood and lifes work.

I'm going to stick around this site and hopfully learn enough to do something next time.
View user's profileSend private message
bill2
Baiting Guru


Joined: 10 Sep 2006
Posts: 5496
Location: Yeah who can tell me where I am?


PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Quote:
you are required to charge the total cost of $9,063 + Bank charges,deduct your 100%
deposit charge for our reservation which is $3.063 for 4 ADULTS ] and send the balance of $6,000 via Bank Transfer

So you send back the $6.000 and then later discover their credit card was stolen or from a ITP and the bank gives them the money back, you're out of $9.000 + dollars then.
Even if this is not a scam, once you have the credit card info a fast check with that credit company might be nice to insure that the card is valid and not stolen.

But I'm 99.9 % sure that it is a scam. Why charge the card for more and send the rest back?

_________________
I don't do bling, I just do lads Evil or Very Mad

Last edited by bill2 on Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:29 pm; edited 1 time in total
View user's profileSend private message
lotta
Baiting Guru


Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 13613
Location: 2 Speckled Cct Springfield Lakes QLD 4300


PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Welcome Entropy. Please do stick around Very Happy

Sadly many people do fall for this scam. The scammer will use a stolen credit card, the victim sends the money on to the "travel agent" and once the fraud is discovered, the lad has his money and the victim left facing fraud charges and a huge repayment.

_________________
<a href="/forum/donate.php">[Click here to donate to 419Eater.com]</a> Lead Support Contact for Missing Posts - (pm me)

Nigeria bank kills South Africa Netherlands Netherlands United Kingdom United Kingdom United Kingdom United Kingdom Spain Spain Spain United Arab Emirates
star star
Mortar Nurse Nastys Audi TT Mc Fry

Alan James Watson (AKA Bi Gal, AKA Big Al, AKA De Master Yoda) -2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 "Doos of the year" award winner

Frederick Fokker:
"I am giving you about a month to get your act together, i am cutting you and the eater a bit of slack"
Dec 11, 2007

Elton Purple Flower Black Ribbon Flying Monkey
View user's profileSend private message
Titania
Hell on wheels


Joined: 06 Jun 2008
Posts: 2442
Location: Rollin' rollin' rollin'


PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What makes me boil is the fact that they target small businesses with this kind of scam. Of course, a mega-hotel chain would either discard the initial contact without even thinking, or they would never agree to such a proposal if things got that far.

No, they target the small motel that can't afford to lose the money, but the pre-paid reservation for four adults would do their bottom line some good.

I hope the lad-huggers are reading this thread. Evil or Very Mad

_________________
i do not know you.you need to expanciate more - C0llins W3aver
those words really made me felt completely bad..and i had to dust my ass and wipe tears Micheal David
pony pony pony Mc Fry Goat Goat Closed lad accounts Mortar x 8
Safari Stanley's Christmas Adventure 2008 - Lagos to Abuja - massbait
View user's profileSend private message
Display posts from previous:      
Post new topicReply to topic


 Jump to:   



View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



** Find out information about your IP address **


All Content © 2003 - 419Eater.com
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group :S5: FI Theme :: All times are GMT