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barbersdrove



Joined: 18 Mar 2010
Posts: 985
Location: crowland south lincolnshire

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:57 pm    Post subject: is this a dodgy one? Reply with quote

Good day,

I hope you are having a wonderful day, I would like to make a reservation for me and
my partner in your accommodation for 3 weeks from the 20th October to the 10th
November. Please kindly send me your rates and availability.

P.S. we are a bit flexible with our dates. I will be waiting for your response.
Many Thanks Fred
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AndrewH



Joined: 12 Sep 2013
Posts: 1497
Location: Kefalonia, Greece

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I hope you are having a wonderful day" and "we are a bit flexible with our dates" are two sentences which get my scamometer needle twitching.

"Many Thanks Fred". Who the h... is Fred? A casual happy approach is an attempt to put a potential scam victim at ease.

Maybe others on here will receive something similar.
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oasiscouple



Joined: 31 Oct 2012
Posts: 445
Location: Port Leucate, France

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"your accommodation" a classic general scam term in a cut and paste message sent out many times to gites, holiday cottages, apartments etc.
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Giraffe



Joined: 26 Jun 2016
Posts: 410
Location: Cornwall, England

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred has come up on another owners group I am on. Definitely a scam.
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Sanchisimo



Joined: 03 Apr 2010
Posts: 144
Location: Andalucía, Spain

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, pretty sure.
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KathyG



Joined: 28 Jan 2006
Posts: 3273
Location: Le Faou, Brittany

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep definitely a scam.

"Your accommodation"
"Flexible with dates"
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