This scam was forwarded to me by a friend who runs bed and breakfast accommodation. She commented “the old con again” – and she’s right. If you make the mistake of replying the scammer will start spinning you a long convoluted story about the couples wanting to pay by credit card – and then tell you he/she can’t take their cards then telling you to charge the couples when they arrive, but meanwhile asking you to forward money to a car hire firm/insurance company/anything they can think of.
I’m sure you can see that you will be out of pocket, and the scammer will disappear.
I wish to inquire from your BandB the availability of 6 nights stay starting from 14th November to 20th November 2010 for 3couples that will be coming on their vacation for the specified period we desired 3 double rooms because they are husbands and wives, however kindly get back to us as soon as possible with your total price cost.
Waiting to hear from you soonest.
Mr Erickson Benson