Hi everyone just thought id share my experience with a scammer recently and the fun i have had.
I recieved a email from a miss rita baker(remeber that name....just incase) saying i viewed your profile and think you are cool and would like you to accompany me on a business trip to nigeria for 8 days and i will pay you£££££££( a certain amount but it was alot), i thought okay ill go along with it, until the time i have to pay money.
one thing led to another after a few days of promising emails then...........wait for it!!!!!!! dum dum dahhhhhhh
this is travelagentonline.com we have a package from a mis rita baker here for you, but YOU need to pay the postage fee of £80 for it to be delivered to you, did laugh to myself when i finally got this email. so here was my responses
1. how heavy is the package, what are its dimensions(height, width, depth), what type of packaging is it, what are the contentsand what is its value. my reply was 15inch long 12 inch high and depth of 1 inch the package weighs 40kg and they guessed it was clothes, i was personally told from the client it was clothes but they didnt know so that was a good guess, and it must of been a suit of armour to weigh 40kg in such a small package.
2. they emailed me a form to fill out for a visa, so i did and they said they have processed it, as im not an idiot i looked into a visa application and i know you need, to physically be there to apply, you need your passport, 1-2 pictures details of flights and accomidation and amzingly it was processed with out any of these.
3. the person(rita) was an english citizen from birth and was a successful business woman who travelled alot, but the first clue was her spelling and grammar was terrible infact the same as the travel agents.
but even after this i thought id go along with it anyway from the start, and have some fun.
the travel agent sent me these details to pay the £80 through western union:
Receivers name:issa basiru abiola
address:salcon travel agency building,kwara state Nigeria.
postage will commence immediately we receive the payment confirmation.
We hope we can serve you better.
through all of this i have asked for telephone numbers from both parties and sent them my secondary(fake mob number) which i use for work purposes. and have had no phonecalls or numbers sent to me.
I have sent the travel agency a email asking which site they applied for the visa or if it was done in person? i asked them to send me the application id and the reference number so i could check the application myself online to see if the fee's had been paid and all my details were correct i pointed out that if it was done in person it would be saved online anyway and as i can not change the details only to check them there would not be a problem for these details to be sent to me, so should be fun to see if i get a reply to that question as im sure by now, they realsie i know they are scammers and are wasting there time.
anyone who has been in the same or a similar situation pleses feel free to post a comment on here, i would love to read other peoples experiences good or bad.
and i will also let you know if i get a reply from the so called travel agency as i would like to toy and string them along for a little longer, im having to much fun with it ha ha.