Sufficient travel fund scam

Met someone in london sent her money for a ticket to the us she is a us citizen but when she got to the airport they wouldn't let her board becase she needed sufficent travel funds is this something true or am I getting scamed for 2500 dollars
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  • edited 7:49AM
    If she is a US citizen how can she need funds to enter the US again? That sounds very strange. Additionally UK immigration would never check sufficient funds, only on the arrivals side. Sounds like a .... scam!!
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    I am confused that what the airport authority has to do with the fund passengers were having .
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    William, so was it really a scam? My friend mentioned something very similar. He met her online and she claimed to be US citizen. Any feedbacks so I can advise him properly? Thanks!
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    well everybody has their opinion about life i met my wife jenny when she was schooling in london i sent her money for ticket and we turned out great we have two kids now and we are loving our lives together
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    i have the same situation: girl in london says shes neeeds "sufficient funds" to board. i asked american airlines internatioanl flights and theyve never heard of it. was any of the women you mention named olivia stone - nickname tawny?
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    hi everyone i like some advise here,,, have a situation i meet this girl on line,,, she lives in london uk i been talking to her for awhile now, so she say that she wants to bee together,,,and she asked me for money to fly to america so i send her the money,,, but than she say she need more because the uk emigrattion needs a proof of sufficient traveler funds, so in american money is like $4000 dollars,,,but what got me wonder is that she claim to bee a us citizen,,, so why they asking her for that crap, i never hear about STF to travel,,pls any advise of what i should do it will help,,, because she is making this relation look so real and sound's so tru that i'm confuse,,,so if any one have been scam or hear about girls doing this i like to know the names that they use cos she send me alot's of pictures of hers friends,, and the names, because what is crazy they all are to hot to bee single and lonely,,, so guys please help cos i'm so confuse,, that i was very closer to send the money,,,,help please,,,,,
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    crazycod - you are being scammed my friend. This is a classic set-up, been done thousands of times before exploiting the lonely hearts out there.
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    hey david thanks for your advise i think i was scammed i thank's god i did not send the big money,,, but was closer to do so,,,,you know i tell her that if she really wants to get together i tell her that how about if i come and get you,,, and see for my self what's with the STF crap,,, cos i never hear about it at any air port,,,, than she did not say nothing so i have not read from her now,,,,anyway a big long hitory about a guy he got scammed with more than $10 k,,, and the history it sound so real, about what they what talking just by mail,,, just like i and her,, how can bee peoples like that in this world,,, my god,, well soon or later they will pay,,, or they will mess with the wrong person,, that they will hunt for them,,, cos is easy to track an ip address,,, but thanks again david,,,
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    DOES ANYONE KNOW A GIRL CALLED ANNITA BRUCE FROM PETERBOROUGH UK.I HAVE SENT MONEY FOR HER TICKET AND STF AND SHE IS ASKING FOR MORE EVERYTIME. I AM NOT SURE THIS IS A SCAM OR NOT. SHE HAS A FRIEND CALLED KRISTY. SHE IS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN LIVING IN UK.SHE IS A DANCER. PLEASE HELP AS I AM CONFUSED.
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    hello my friend jack sorry to tell you this but she is scaming you, is not such thing as STF and she is not an american cityzen, they always say that,,, do not send any more money, you want great story that happen to me just two month's ago my friend but is trut,, i have so much to say that is not room,,,and about annita bruce i have pictures that jennifer the girl scam me she send me pictures of hers friends also, and one hers name is anita if i see a picture of her i can tell you if is here,,, o boy they are good to do that they make it look so real,,, that you think is trut, but nothing of that is trut, nothing,, you can either place a photo of her here so i can see it or send it to my email,, but not more money my friend,,,,
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    US citizen do not need any proff of what you are talking about, now its your time to have fun, keep playing tue game, make fake copies of money transfer, such as wester union, and make her to believe she is getting the money, at the end of the game, tell her you decided to bring a girl from Sweden, instead...!!!best wishes and have fun
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    PLIS GUYS DO NOT SEND MONEY FOR S#%T, DOS BIXES ALL THEY WANT IS TO JAK UR MONEY, DONT BE DUMB.....TELL THEM TO CALL YOU AND MAKE SURE OF THEIR ACCENT (AMERICAN) DONT EVER TRUST ANY OF THOSE BIXES PLIS....THATS ALL I GOTTA SAY..
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    Hey I meet a girl on cupid.com from Newark NJ. we exchange emails she tells me she is at her dads place in colorado and tryin to get things straightened out with her dads house cause he has passed away then she flys to the UK to get her inheritance from her dads lawyer and now she wants to come back to the USA and needs ((BTA)cause she cant get her money until she is married or pays for the fees to get it. what do I do? any suggestions
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    This Suffiecent Travelers Fund (STF) is a SCAM. I have sent this document to BAA (british Airport Authority) and they confirmed that this is a scam.
    WARNING not only girls try to get money this way, also MEN. I was lucky to check first.

    A counrty you leave will never asks for this. It is possible although that the counrty you ENTER will ask if but never in way like 1000 or more pound or dollars in cash.
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    YES MY NAME IS TALIB I BEEN MONEY BORGHT A FLIGHT TICKET BUT SHE NEED 2500 FOR SUFICIENT FUND FOR TRAVELING I AM CONFUSE WHAT SHOULD I DO I HAVE TO PAID RENT E-MAIL ME BACK AE TALIBPOWELL92@YAHOO.COM
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    Been talking with this girl in the U.K. and have sent her a ticket to come to the U.S. Now she tells me she needs $3000 for sufficient travel funds before she boards the plane. Is this correct? She has a round trip ticket.
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    Hey Ed, her name wasn't Karen was it?
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    Can anyone tell me if these STF scammers have ever used wire transfers from a bank instead of western union?
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    Are yall that lonely, dumb, nieve, and stupid.....Sorry to be so fukin blunt but did you just graduate kinder care yesterday..... or are you grown men? How dose one fall for this, do you not see the scam in your face? How do you think a hot woman is really going be on the web surfing for a web geek. I understand being lonely can suck but dose it make you the man of the short bus. After reading all these guys that sent money I have one thing to say, please don't breed!!!!
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    Hi everyone,

    Here's a link to our guide on how to spot Online Scams and how to avoid them.
  • edited June 2011
    I was chatting with a woman named Jenny Brown for 6 months and she lives in London. Had duel UK/US citizenship and worked as a nurse. She sent me pics of her, her friends, her at friend’s wedding and her at church. She says she is Catholic, used trust me and have faith in me allot. Her dad left her mom in the US and mom died of an illness in London. She said she did not have a phone and would not give me her address at first. She has called me once from a phone booth and eventually gave me here address to send money WU. I Google mapped her address and it's a home in London. I sent here 300 to only get a copy of a fake AA ticket and the $1000 STF scam in an email. I told her that I am not working and have little money so I can't send any more money. I also told her that I would check with the airline and LHR about it. She says I need to talk with UK immigration about the STF? I believe she may keep trying or I will never here from her again after that.
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    I have just gone through a divorce and some friends and family talked me into trying this Cupid.com online dating thing. The first girl I met wanted my e-mail address to start talking back and forth. Then she wanted me to get a yahoo messenger so we could chat. After just 5 days of correspondence, she sends me an e-mail telling me she is falling in love with me and then proceeds to send me an e-mail telling me that her grandmother who she lives with is about to be kicked out of her apartment if she does not come up with the past due rent money. She claims I am the only person she can turn to and that she will pay me back the money as soon as her grandmother's retirement check comes next week. She has sent me many photos of not only her, but her with her grandmother and her friends. She is asking for a large sum of money from someone she has only known for a week. I told her I would like her to call me so I could at least hear her voice, (so I could confirm it was indeed a woman I was speaking to), this annoyed her a bit but she then went to a payphone and called me with a calling card, which unfortunately came up as a private number. What makes me even more leary, several e-mails back she told me she had a british accent, because her father was British, but the girl who called me on the phone had no such accent, and almost sounded Jamaican. Such as, "I'm sowwy I had to call you from the phone boot, my grandmas phone been has turn off". Would I be completely out of my mind to send this girl money? It sucks because I was really beginning to like what I was hearing from her in her e-mails, perhaps she was just trying to tell me what I wanted to hear. :(
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    I have very funny story about girl friend Scam....
    We chat ..she is Amarican British. DR Julie White.
    7 days long chat from dating site..she syas she comming back to UK and short of money ..lol.. its acually today she ask money from me 850 pound through the Western Union. lol...
    what do you think?
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    I've been communicating with a very lovely, younger lady from London for a long time. We've exchanged pictures and she wanted for us to meet. She first suggested that I come over to London, but because of work and timing, I couldn't make it. So i suggested she meet me in DC in September. FIne. I've talked to her on the phone and definitely sounds British and I've sent a small amount to her, using her address, to get shots.

    She doesn't make much and I agreed to pay for her ticket. But she hit me with this BAA STF which she has to pay, but which the person gets back once they land in the U.S. It was $3000. Against my better judgement, even though I could not find out anything about it, I sent it to her. Then, just today, she shows me a formal looking document stating the STF has gone up $2000 more. Yikes. The document is signed by Capper Aston, Dir of Immigration on BAA letterhead. I've googled his name and can't find him anywhere. AND, what would immigration have to do with someone going to ghe U.S.?

    Have I been scammed?

    Thx
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    I think a lot of these woman are looking for rich boyfriends to carry on long-term relationships as long as you give them something every now and then. One even suggested that I pay her an allowance. And she's in London. I get the feeling I'm paying for a woman who lives off of men's generousity for a rump in the hay every couple of months. It would be one thing to keep a mistress/girlfriend who happens to live in the same state, but overseas??

    Egads!
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    To BT:

    Most women ONLY want western union transfers. And Moneygram won't send to the U.K. unless it's a few hundred. Tried to set up PayPay for the woman and she totally refused. Interesting.
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    To William Bennett

    Read my story above. Same thing about that damn STF, but I can't find anything on any British site that mentions it.
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    Well i gues it is insufficient fund in the pocket that is conflicting with the so called STF. i meet my wife kate in a dating site, i sent her STF and honestly she came we are expecting our second child. I hope it would be a female this time.
    Bob
  • edited 7:49AM
    Watch out for this scam and someone named keisha Smith. She is a s amnesty and uses a porn stars pictures

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