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Sheffield89



Joined: 03 May 2015
Posts: 22
Location: Suffolk

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:24 am    Post subject: andy brown Reply with quote

Hi
Just wondering if anyone has come across this chap? First contact with us was brief via 'cottage gems' requesting 4 weeks November-December. The poor grammar and length of stay made me suspicious. We had a booking mid-way through so just replied with sorry full dates unavailable and referred him to our availability calendar.
Next contact a week later for different 3 weeks - 'Thanks for the mail.Please i checked your page and realized Nov 24-15 dec 2016 is available.Please can you confirm those days for me?Regards'

I sent back quote, and 12 hours later this followed:

Sorry for not responding earlier, i was away on a job assignment, i had limited access to the internet and phone calls.
I am okay with the condition and the description of the house and it surrounding. We think your location is a prime location for this occasion.We to want renting the location to celebrate our father`s 70th birthday. The booking deposit will be paid, a week before the occasion i will contact you for further arrangement.

Details for booking if necessary
Residential address
One Baylor Plaza,
Houston,
Texas
77030
Tel: (281) 968 4349

This my current location address(working address)
Kosmos Energy Ghana
D’Anchor House
#12 First Osu Badu Street
West Airport Res. Area
Accra.
Tel: 00233-269155621 ( call me on this line if you want to talk to me.Thanks



The cost of rent for £1620.00, does the cost of rent include the security deposit? Do you have cleaners? Kindly forward a booking form if necessary .Payment will be made via bank transfer.Kindly send me the following details please so we can start processing with payment
Bank name:
Bank address:
Account name:
BIC/SWIFT
IBAN:


Looks like a scam to me and haven't replied further. Any advice please?
Alison
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Casscat



Joined: 05 Jul 2014
Posts: 2662
Location: Andalucía

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One Baylor Plaza is the address for the Baylor College of Medicine - not a residential address. The address for Kosmos Energy is correct and if 'Andy' works there you should be able to reach him on their number of +233 (0) 302-740888
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Joanna



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 882
Location: Chester, North West England & Sidmouth, East Devon

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smells like a scam - a very English name, but the writing style suggests English isn't his first language. If nobody else has had the same enquiry then I suppose it could possibly be genuine.

Do you usually take bank transfers? I'm not sure if there is any risk in sending him your bank details.
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