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Property Owners - Beware Scammers - 21 Apr. 2010 8:09:15    
On Monday I received an Enquiry via About Britain from a Jackson Hull requiring a one month stay in October. He wanted PC access and a quote for his stay. Although the grammar in his message was poor, and I was slightly suspicious, I responded. The reply that I received convinced me that this was an attempted scam (looking for money transfer / bank details) and when I entered his name into Google it became apparent he has been doing this for a number of years !! There are similar scams using different names but operating from the same address in Tampa FL. Be careful.
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RE: Property Owners - Beware Scammers - 23 Apr. 2010 14:43:36    


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Yes, always keep an eye out for this sort of thing.

Unfortunately there are quite a few scams out there. Warning signs are:

a) Very poor English
b) Wanting to book a very long, high-value stay
c) Wanting to transfer extra money to pay for equipment they want delivered to accommodation. (You'll end up paying for it, and their cheque will bounce).
d) Booking a long stay with a funds transfer, cheque or bankers draft - then getting called away within a couple of days and asking for a refund. (Their payment will bounce - and you've ended up paying them!)

Some of these things could be innocent enough (not C or D) - but in combination - watch out! If it sounds too good to be true - it probably is.

There used to be a good scam alert system for accommodation providers, but I don't think it's still operating.

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