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#54638 by captaincarlo Mon May 30, 2011 4:00 am
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[email protected]; on behalf of; Cody Chase <[email protected]>


My name is Cody chase, i want to know if there is any availability for 5 peoples which are coming to spend there vacation trip with your company.we will spend 10 days .Actually we need fishing trip with two boats in our vacation holiday.

if there is availability ,kindly let me know about the quotes and accommodation availability as well.

They are looking forward to arrival on.

10Th September of 2011,
Departure date: 20Th September 2011.

we want you to arrange this packages for them.

(2)fishing guides and 2 boat running for 8hr each day.
(3)total packages.

Mode of payment ; visa,master card.

we want to have there boat charter for fishing with your can write me to my direct email.

Cody chase.
Email: [email protected]

All fake!

Moved here from Rental scams - Michael

#54683 by Michael Mon May 30, 2011 1:54 pm
..and if anyone is wondering how this scam works, this is the follow-up email:
Greetings ,

We acknowledge the receipt of your response. I wish to inform you that the group have approved your price quotation so Above all, the price quotation is well accepted by us and as such, we would want to make a prepayment with credit card so 3,000 Dollars will be Deposit with my credit card to enable you hold the trip for us.

Moreover,we also made an arrangement with a Language translator who will take care of transportation of the group that will be coming with a flight and he will take charge of other logistics matters also like procurement of travel documents and accommodation,so for confidentiality,I have decided that only you will have to handle my credit card information.

Summarily,I would send to you my Sponsor credit card information as soon as I hear back from you. Once you receive the credit card, this is exactly what you are required to do;

1. Charge a total of $12,500 from it.
2... Deduct $3,000 been the Deposit of your services.
3....Then you will send the balance of $9,500 to the Language translator whose.. information will be forwarded to you once every funds have been confirmed in your account.

Finally,confirm this arrangement and provide me with your..
(1) Your company full name/address
(2) Name of the Manager/Owner
(3) company telephone and fax numbers

N.B: all charges from the card will be charged in my account.and the balance will be made on arrival or 1 week before arrival

Cody Chase

Why on earth they need a Language Translator to organise their travel plans, I don't know :lol: wrote:Header Analysis Quick Report
Originating IP:
Originating ISP: Visafone Communications Limited
City: Lagos
Country of Origin: Nigeria*
For a complete report on this email header goto ipTRACKERonline

Account inactive - messages are not being monitored
#55040 by evgendva Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:45 am
In Russia it is called a tourist base, is that prices are cheaper.
But the first time I hear that would e-mail someone sent something like that.
#55255 by captaincarlo Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:37 am
The following person has confirmed a yacht charter with me and has provided his FAKE details:

Nomi completi: NOEL TANO BRAVO
Numero di passaporto: 20041568923
Indirizzo completo: RUE JEAN DE MANSENCAL 315000 TOULOUSE
Tel: 0022540508918 /00330560209713

I ended up paying penalties for this charter!!![/b]

Email is:
cabinet cabinet <[email protected]>
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He has provided proof of bank transfer and also included an extra Euro 800 for no reason in the "so-called transfer". Then I get some official emails from :

Bureau de communication.
Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso
Afrique de l'ouest.
Commission Control <[email protected]>
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Bureau de communication.
Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso
Afrique de l'ouest.
Date: 06/06/2011


Chers Mrs,

Nous vous faisons parvenir ce courrier pour vous informer de l'état de votre transfert en cours.
Nous avons déjà reçu la visite de Mr NOËL TANO qui viens de régler sa taxe.
Nous n'attendons donc que votre règlement ( 399€ ) par mandat WESTERN UNION au nom et prénoms Mr BILA ALI pour l'activation du transfert.

Procédure de Règlement :

-Vous vous rendez dans un bureau de poste avec la somme de 399 euros où vous trouverez une agence WESTERN UNION

-Vous demandez une fiche d'envoi

-Cette fiche comporte 3 parties

* NOM DE L'EXPÉDITEUR ......................................
* QUESTION / RÉPONSE .........................................

-Vous vous renseigner sur ces informations.

-Une fois cela est fait, ils vous remettront un bordereau sur lequel est marqué le numéro d'envoi (10 chiffres)

-Vous nous téléphoner ensuite pour nous communiquer le numéro d'envoi puis la Question/Réponse

-Une fois nous sommes en possession de ces informations,nous encaissons à notre tour votre règlement et vous faisons parvenir un reçu de paiement de votre taxe

Veuillez donc dès réception de ce courrier ,faire le nécessaire et nous tenir informer.



01 Bp 700 OUAGADOUGOU 11
Tel: 00 225 08 67 24 57
Faxe: 00 225 21 26 00 02

They basically want me to transfer funds via Western Union to this goverment official in order for him to release TANO's money transfer.

Herewith clients email again:


Dopo i vostri mail la permettete di comunicarvi che ho anche avuto una preoccupazione tanto alla durata che prendevano il trasferimento. Dopo informazioni prese presso il mio banchiere, risulta che il trasferimento è stato bloccato dall'ufficio della Commissione di trasferimento internazionale, che ci chiede di liberarsi da tassa reciproca cioè di 399 euro da cui l'aggiunta dei 800 euro che ho fanno sul trasferimento affinché possiate regolare i vostri dettagli di tassa, così volete prendere legame con l'ufficio della Commissione di controllo del trasferimento (signor Koné ISSA ai 0022508672457) per fornirvi più ampie informazioni quando nel regolamento della tassa.
Natale Tano

[b]I have learned now to IGNORE ANYTHING FROM AFRICA (except maybe South Africa) - phone them first and check their numbers!
#55262 by captaincarlo Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:24 am
Mr Tano also uses another telephone number: +4422540508918
Probably a Skype number. Does not answer though.
#55280 by Michelle Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:42 am
^^^^ that was probably a typographical error.


Information on phone number range +225 40XXXXXX
Number billable as mobile number
Country or destination Côte d'Ivoire

#60040 by laittude3934 Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:26 pm
looks like everybodys friend Robert Fletcher, has changed his name... just be aware do not do any business with this person, its a scam!!

-----Original Message-----
From: John Bruner [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 26 July 2011 17:35
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Boat booking


Do you have boat available for booking from Saturday 15th to 21st
October, 2011.The number of guest to expect is 6 people.

Get back to me if you have opening for reservation during my stated date.

Warm Regards,
John Bruner
19 St. Vincent Street
G2 5NW
#73682 by captaincarlo Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:37 am
Good Day,

My name is Engr.Gerald Koshner of the BIRCH CONSTRUCTION DIVISION
LIMITED,we need booking for yacht tour charter for a vacation
for our board members.I need you to get back to me immediately if the
dates are available.
Number of days; 7 days.
Breakfast is included if you offer such service.
Reservation Date: 20th January 2012 - 27th January 2012
No of person: 8 persons
Payment Type: (I hope you have a credit card charging machine {POS}.
Please confirm if you have the availability and provide me with the total cost of the yacht tour charter for the 7 days
I await your swift response.
Kindest Regards,
Engr.Gerald Koshner

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#73684 by began steele Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:08 am
1. OVER Pay with phished credit card details.
2. E-mail pointing out the "error" and asking for refund by Western Union.
3. Card owner/Bank discovers the fraud and takes the money back.
4. Recipient is out of pocket according to how much scammer was sent.

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#74422 by NinaATLAS Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:50 am
Hello dear friends!

My name is Nina. I live in Russia and I worked in ATLAS - yachting agency.

I have received the request:
[email protected], [email protected]
Do you have boat available for booking from Saturday 3rd to 9th
April, 2012.The number of guest to expect is 6 people.

Get back to me if you have opening for reservation during my stated date.

Warm Regards,
John Bruner
9 St. Vincent Street
G2 5NW

Thank you!!!!
I read at your site that it is a scam.
Thank you for such usefull information.
But I have a question: which kind of scam is it? What can this person make bad?

And I have received the other request today:
[email protected]
I will like to make a charter reservation for my son and his wife.
They will charter for one week and will arrive on 19th of december.
Let me know your cruise destinations, the available yacht for the date and total cost for the one week.
Mobile +447011120611
Johnson David.

I think there is the same problem.

I am sorry for my English!!!
And I'll be very gratefull if somebody explain me this scam.

Best regards from Moscow!!!
#74424 by Dotti Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:01 am
Welcome Nina,

The phone numbers starting with 44-70 tell me for sure it is a scam, even before I read the letters. Numbers starting with 44-70 or 44-070 are not real UK phone numbers. They are free "redirect" numbers--numbers that can be programmed to forward calls to a different phone in another country. They are most often used by scammers who are pretending to be in UK when they are really in Africa or Malaysia.

The scam is fairly simple. The scammer will want to pay in advance for the reservation.
If he sends you a check, it will be fake or drawn on someone's stolen bank account information.
If it is a credit card, it will be a stolen one.
If it is by bank transfer, the money will be stolen from a real person's account.
If it is by paypal, he won't transfer any money at all, but will send you fake emails from paypal saying the money has been sent but is on hold until you do something.

In all cases, it may take you or the bank several days to realize it is not legitimate.
In the meantime, the scammer will do one of two things:
1) Overpay. He sends you too much money, with some kind of excuse, then asks you to send the "extra" money to someone (really it's him or a mule who will forward money to him), most likely by Western Union, though sometimes it will be other ways.
2) Cancels. He suddenly has a reason to cancel, and once again, he wants you to send most of the money to him.

He will pressure you to send the money quickly. That's because he needs the money to be sent before you or the bank realize that the payment is no good. In the end, if he succeeds, you will lose all of the money you sent him, and possibly be in trouble with the police too.

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#74523 by NinaATLAS Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:39 am
Thank you Dotti for such quick and detailed answer.
Thank you for the information.
I took it in my mind.

Best regards
from Russia
#83595 by Sail Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:29 am
Hi all,
Just to let you know that this scam is still alive!!
Got a yacht charter request that looked a bit strange..
The request was from a Mr. David Johnson
Googled the UK mobile number he sent me and come across this website.

Beware, he is still out there

Best Regards,
#83668 by Sail Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:31 am
Hi Dotti,

My pleasure!

This time the email address he used was [email protected], same UK mobuile number as before.
By the way, he is still in touch with me (via emails) as I didn't tell him I did some investigating...
Is there anything that can be done to stop him??

G'luck ,

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