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bluebell



Joined: 25 Jan 2016
Posts: 20
Location: Peloponnese, Greece

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:18 am    Post subject: Fake Enquiries from OD Reply with quote

I received the following enquiry today via OD. It just seems a little strange.

"Sorry to bother you, We came accross your lovely property on the ownersdirect page. Is it available for these dates? If not, what other dates do you have available? I can be reached at: emilyjefferson1@ hotmail.com as i can check this address on my iphone. Waiting to hear from you."

1. The email address on the enquiry header is different to the one the enquirer has listed here.

2. The enquiry says it is for just 2 adults and my villa sleeps 9 so that in itself is a bit odd.

3. My listing with OD ends today and this is the first enquiry I have had in 3 weeks through them....... am I just being too suspicious?

Thoughts anyone?
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FelicityA



Joined: 05 Nov 2010
Posts: 2803
Location: Cotswolds

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely strange and the bit about the different email is very similar to others received like this lately. Also the flexibility. Anyway, why is she sorry to bother you??!!
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NeatandPicky



Joined: 30 Aug 2007
Posts: 362
Location: Pissouri Bay, Cyprus

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had one almost identical but different name and email address. When I replied she asked to check our exact location giving a link which looked like a Google Maps reference. It's actually a phishing scam because it takes you to a fake Google login to harvest your login details. Be careful!
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Isy



Joined: 19 Jul 2011
Posts: 431
Location: France

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but yes it is a scam.
Here's the thread (Eileen2 mentionned it)
http://www.laymyhat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25597
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's probably the most common form of scam doing the rounds just now. Please contact us here so we can send you a phishing links. Thanks.
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Mouse



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Location: Balearics

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I've had several of these now. I just reply advising that we can't reply direct to an email address as owners have been warned about phishing attempts Wink

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