Booking Enquiry 7

Another hotel scam – forwarded by my B&B running friends.  The only interest that “Rev Fred Walker” has in “your facility” is trying to extract money from you.  If you reply he will come up with some reason why he needs to send you a check and can’t pay you by credit card.  If you accept the cheque he will ask you to send money to a third party (accomplice) – after which you will find the original check was a fake and you are out of pocket with no way of reclaiming the money.  Ignore him.

Hello,

I want to make a reservation in your facility for Six (6) newly ordained priests from Greece ; they will be visiting your country for a seven (7) day religious program in the month of April. 2011.

Arrival Date: 22nd April. 2011
Departure Date: 29th April. 2011
Number of guest: 6 Persons
Number of rooms: 3 Rooms

Kindly confirm availability and get back to me with the total cost to pay, so that we can pay the necessary deposit charges for the rooms to be reserved for them. Am waiting for your urgent response as soon as possible.

Send your email response only to: rev.fredwalker@yahoo.com.hk

Thank You.
Best Regards
Rev. Fred Walker

7 thoughts on “Booking Enquiry

  1. Reply jennie Oct 14,2011 10:55 pm

    Hi I received the same this morning and it was from a certain Richard Bowman

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  2. Reply Philip Sep 17,2011 2:38 am

    I received a similar e-mail today from Richard Bowman (rick.bowman10@msn.com) asking me to reply to revrichardb@yahoo.com The fact that it came from one e-mail address with the response to another made me cautious. So I googled the entire contents of the e-mail and was led to “keep safe on the net” Thanks for confirming my suspicions!

    I’ve bookmarked the site for future reference.

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  3. Reply Philippe Sep 5,2011 2:35 am

    Hi Raf,
    Just to confirm your impression:We have received EXACTLY the same mail as yours!!!

    Thanks to keepsafeonthenet

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  4. Reply Raf Sep 1,2011 2:19 pm

    Just received this one today…

    Hello,

    I would like you to prepare a five [5] days tour/holiday program my Clients. They re coming to your country for their vacation.

    They are just 2 couples.

    Mr & Mrs TenKylis

    Mr $ Mrs Bilqees

    Arrival date: 10th November 2011
    Departure date: 15th November 2011
    Number of days: 5 days
    Number of Guest: 4

    Please Confirm availability and get back to me with your rates and total cost so that i can give you my credit card details for a deposit payment.

    Send all your answers and email reply to my private email ID: rev.fredwalker@yahoo.com.hk

    Thank You.

    Best Regards
    Fred Walker

    I’m a motorcycle tour operator, and people need to book via my website, so I found this a little fishy and out of context. I googled the email address and that’s how I found this blog…

    Thanks for the info… I hope these people get what they deserve.

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  5. Reply Dayna Maki Apr 15,2011 5:05 pm

    I got this today, and I don’t even run a B&B! I own a small marketing firm! Needless to say I immediately was suspect and searched the contents of the email online.

    “Hello,

    I want to make a reservation in your facility for Six (6) newly ordained priests; they will be visiting your country for a seven (7) day religious
    program in the month of July 2011.

    Arrival Date: 1st July 2011
    Departure Date: 7th July 2011
    Number of guest: 6 Persons
    Number of rooms: 6 Rooms

    Kindly confirm availability and get back to me with the total cost to pay, so that we can pay the necessary deposit charges for the rooms to be
    reserved for them. Am waiting for your urgent response as soon as possible. Thanks

    Best Regards

    Raymond”

    Good thing I don’t trust anyone I haven’t met! lol

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  6. Reply betsy Apr 11,2011 2:50 pm

    Here’s another one, that I received today from “William Daley”

    Hello,

    I wish to make room reservation on behalf of 4 reverend from Greece, they will be visiting for a five (5) day religious program in the month of June 2011.

    I would like to reserve 2 double rooms or any other room type to accommodate them for the following dates:

    June 11th – 16th inclusive (5 night’s total).

    I would also like to confirm the following service are included in the cost of the stay:
    1) Breakfast

    We look forward to arriving at your location on June 11th.

    Please could you confirm this reservation in replying with your quotes then we can make a deposit to secure the rooms.

    Thank you for your time, and look forward to your reply.

    Kind regards,
    William

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  7. Reply michael kelly Feb 12,2011 3:24 pm

    Anybody any idea why people call ( usually ladies) who make an initial enquiry for , say a twin en suite room with very scant detail of dates….and then go on to question how many rooms your establishment has , how many en suites , whether evening meals are served etc. they have ( generally ) no knowledge of where your establishment is situated….is it them trying to get information for advertising…making up of new web sites ?……I have had several od these types of calls over the years and can see them coming a mile off ….any ideas please. mk

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