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is this a scam - Wade Denman
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isplumm



Joined: 17 Mar 2015
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Location: La Pellerine, Noyant, France

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Glad I decided to make this public - seems to be making contact with numerous gites all over France!

Mark
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LaMaisonBlanche



Joined: 11 Mar 2016
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Location: St Remy de Provence

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I have just received an enquiry from him for 2 weeks from April 8 to 22 ! Seems very active !
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la vache!



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had it too - not sure what the scam is but definitely not a legitimate enquiry.
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Hells Bells



Joined: 30 Apr 2005
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Location: French Alps

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is followed up by an overpayment request.
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bornintheuk



Joined: 12 Jun 2011
Posts: 454
Location: Southern Charente

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had the follow up email regarding cheque payment, flooded property etc.
As the enquiry came through our own website contact form I was able to trace "Wade's" ISP to Nigeria !
Total confirmation of scam but better quality English than the usual scams from that region. They're getting better !
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Keith&Joke



Joined: 13 Feb 2017
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Location: Loire Valley, France

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm grateful to Wade Denman as he led me to this forum!

We had exactly the same emails. One of the directory sites we use was quick off the mark to spot it and warn us. We were already suspicious, after so many years you develop a sort of sixth sense when something is not quite right!

I'm grateful for bornintheuk's post, it highlighted the benefit of trapping visitors' ISPs. I'm currently redoing our web site and I'll build that in!

Keith
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Peggymac



Joined: 27 Jan 2011
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Location: France

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:04 pm    Post subject: Account suspended Reply with quote

We reported him to abuse@outlook.com and they have suspended his account, so he'll probably change his name...
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greenbarn



Joined: 30 May 2009
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Location: The Westmorland Dales, Cumbria

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Account suspended Reply with quote

Peggymac wrote:
We reported him to abuse@outlook.com and they have suspended his account, so he'll probably change his name...


Thatís about as much as Outlook can do unfortunately. Now if anyone knew Wadeís whereabouts his details could be sent to abuse@ LuigiAndDaBoys, which is very different. Rather than being a report of abuse, itís more of a call to action... Twisted Evil
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bornintheuk



Joined: 12 Jun 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Account suspended Reply with quote

greenbarn wrote:
Peggymac wrote:
We reported him to abuse@outlook.com and they have suspended his account, so he'll probably change his name...


Thatís about as much as Outlook can do unfortunately. Now if anyone knew Wadeís whereabouts his details could be sent to abuse@ LuigiAndDaBoys, which is very different. Rather than being a report of abuse, itís more of a call to action... Twisted Evil


I think we ought to get hold of Doug and Dinsdale Piranha - get a proper job !
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Tominfrance



Joined: 13 Feb 2017
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Location: France

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He contacted us too. Same thing. We sent him the contract which came back by return, signed with all contact details. W were ( rightly) suspicious, but were out of the country so didn't telephone first (as we usually would). It'll be interesting to see if he gets back in touch now his outlook mail account has been suspended.
I have to say that had he not been so greedy he may have hoodwinked some ( he may still) because he is VERY convincing...
He originally wanted us to accept a 3rd party cheque, which we refused. He then agreed to do a bank transfer, but then replied that he would get the French owner to transfer the money yo our account. So I suspect he's acting out of Africa but with a French account? If he gets back in touch I'll play along but hand it over to the bank's fraud people.
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Tominfrance



Joined: 13 Feb 2017
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:58 pm    Post subject: Wade denman Reply with quote

He's back on outlook, claiming his account has been hacked. Same name, slightly different address. This is a different person though. Quite good English but not as good as the previous contact. I've reported it to Outlook, so he should be suspended soon.
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Tominfrance



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interestingly he said he wanted the overpayment transferred into a UK bank account ..
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