Guest Roo1

My reply to a scammer.

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    I think Tamara, Tyke and Kris have all had a belly full of people trying to scam our business's. This is the latest one sent to me and my reply.

     

    Hello,

    I want to make a reservation in your facility for Six (6) newly ordained priest from Greece will be visiting your country for a seven(7)days religious program in the month of Jun2011

    Arrival Date :9th Jun.2011

    Departure Date:15th Jun.2011

    Number of guest:6

    Number of rooms:3

    Kindly confirm availability and get back to me with cost so we can pay a deposit so that the rooms will be reserved for them,am waiting for your swift response.

    Best Regards.

    Mr.Jim Clancy

     

    MY REPLY

     

     

    Dear Mr Clancy,

     

    I'm sorry but I can't accept a reservation for "6 newly ordained priest".

     

    We have had a lot of problems in the past from "ordained priests" with parties, loud music and drinking in the streets.

     

    I recommend that you book into the YMCA in Adelaide city centre.

     

    Kind Regards

    Roo Rentals

     

     

    I'll let you know if I receive a reply from Mr Clancy :biglaugh:

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    :biglaugh::biglaugh:

     

    Have you had the thick young girl ringing to book one of our apartments for "6 guys"

     

    3 times in the same day by the same girl - so I'm safe to call her thick

     

     

    Just as an aside...........

     

    I've had loads of locals both Aussie and Pom calling me and asking how to set up a furnished rental business/ where to find clients /advertise. :daydreaming:

     

    I do warn them it is really not as easy as it looks and there is less demand.:skeptical:

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    No, I've not had that phone call (yet) but yes, I do get people phoning up from time to time asking me those questions. Very frustrating!

     

    Once I had a lady phone up and ask me the contents of my "Welcome Pack" :eek:

    What the.....? :biglaugh:

     

    J

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    Just as an aside...........

     

    I've had loads of locals both Aussie and Pom calling me and asking how to set up a furnished rental business/ where to find clients /advertise. :daydreaming:

     

    I do warn them it is really not as easy as it looks and there is less demand.:skeptical:

     

    Oh Bummer, I thought you just got a place, bunged in some cheap furnishings, advertised and then sat back while it ran itself and the money rolled in....:) perhaps not then :biglaugh:

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    MY REPLY

     

     

    Dear Mr Clancy,

     

    I'm sorry but I can't accept a reservation for "6 newly ordained priest".

     

    We have had a lot of problems in the past from "ordained priests" with parties, loud music and drinking in the streets.

     

    I recommend that you book into the YMCA in Adelaide city centre.

     

    Kind Regards

    Roo Rentals

     

    I'll let you know if I receive a reply from Mr Clancy :biglaugh:

    :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh: Love it Judi - that really is good! I think with a lot of these types of scammers the best thing is to laugh about it - otherwise it ends up doing your head in. Thanks that's made me look at it in another way now.

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    :biglaugh::biglaugh:

     

    Have you had the thick young girl ringing to book one of our apartments for "6 guys"

     

    3 times in the same day by the same girl - so I'm safe to call her thick

     

     

    Just as an aside...........

     

    I've had loads of locals both Aussie and Pom calling me and asking how to set up a furnished rental business/ where to find clients /advertise. :daydreaming:

     

    I do warn them it is really not as easy as it looks and there is less demand.

     

    I assume you tell them to register on PIA :biglaugh:

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    Just out of interest here could you not scam the scammers?

     

    They are going to pay the deposit and some and then ask for you to refund partial overpayment.

    If you delayed long enough on the partial refund you will have there funds cleared in your account.

     

    Has anyone tried this?

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    Just out of interest here could you not scam the scammers?

     

    They are going to pay the deposit and some and then ask for you to refund partial overpayment.

    If you delayed long enough on the partial refund you will have there funds cleared in your account.

     

    Has anyone tried this?

     

    Hmmm, sounds good in theory but I'd be too nervous to give them my bank account details, they obviously know their way around bank fraud but I like your thinking! :cute:

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    Hmmm, sounds good in theory but I'd be too nervous to give them my bank account details, they obviously know their way around bank fraud but I like your thinking! :cute:

     

    You wouldnt need to give them your bank detals.

    You could set up a paypal account and say you can only use this form of payment for overseas customers. If you can get them to pay as a gift on paypal they cannot recall the payment for any reason, its not the same as a paypal transaction.

     

    They would probably know what you are doing but at least they would steer clear of you in the future.

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    You wouldnt need to give them your bank detals.

    You could set up a paypal account and say you can only use this form of payment for overseas customers. If you can get them to pay as a gift on paypal they cannot recall the payment for any reason, its not the same as a paypal transaction.

     

    They would probably know what you are doing but at least they would steer clear of you in the future.

     

    Yep, I considered this when I open this mail this morning!

     

    Hello

     

    Thanks a lot for your mail and your understanding,I'm very happy to

    read from you back as regard the property availability from 23 July

    2011 till 30 July 2011,I am also okay with the asking price AUD$***

     

    Concerning the payment arrangement,I am assuring you that their

    won't be any problem because our company's business associate in

    europe would be pay for our holiday and i had already spoke with their

    company about the payment arrangement.

     

    The payment that would be sent to you would be in excess,BTA (Basic

    Travelers Allowance) fee will be included in the rental fee basic on

    trust. As soon as you get the Australia Bank Check, you will deposit

    will take it to the nearest Post Office in your area or have take it

    deposited into your bank for clearance. As soon as you have cashed the

    Australia Bank Check you would deduct the rental fee and send the

    remaining balance to the traveling agent,which would be for our flight

    expenses,BTA and some other necessary paperwork's. Details and

    Instruction on how to send the remaining balance to the traveling

    agent would be forward to you as soon as you

    received the payment.

    Here is my information below :

     

    Martins David

    Mrs Rose David

    Address: 5421 E. Apple Tree Lane

    Chattaroy 99003 Washington

    United States

    Fax Number :+1206-338-5714

    Home Number : +1206-395-7037 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +1206-395-7037 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

    Adults : 2

     

    Pls i want you to do this for me in good faith. if you comply,do not

    hesitate to provide me with these information.

     

    Full Name on Australia Bank Check :

    Full Address,

    City :

    Zip Code:

    State :

    Country :

    Telephone Number :

     

    I would be very glad if you can be of a helping hand and hope to read

    back from you soonest, I will forward the copy of my passport to you

    as well .

     

    Best Regards.

    Martins David

    Sent via DROID on Verizon Wireless

     

    :arghh: But can I be bothered, its so obviously a scam.

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