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Giuliano



Joined: 25 Oct 2016
Posts: 53
Location: Umbria

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:41 pm    Post subject: "Joanne" wishing to book again Reply with quote

Just received this...

"Hello,
My name is Joanne and i have stayed with you guys last year at the property you have listed with Airbnb. I have lost my old email address and i can't find the property any longer.
We wish to book again also we are two couples and we need something free in September. In case you have disponibility in Septmeber feel free to take our details from this email and create a booking. Also we wait along with reservation your payment details so we can arrange Monday or Tuesday.
Thank you and we need a fast answer .
Have a nice weekend.
Joanne"

Needless to say, no "Joanne" has ever booked with me. Attached to the e-mail was an (apparently) pdf file which, I am quite sure, must have been some sort of malware.
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teba18



Joined: 31 Jan 2008
Posts: 273
Location: Algarve

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonder if it's the same Joanne who wanted to book with us 'again' last year?? She was persistent, always claiming to be 'ready to pay' and each time I told her the dates were already booked (fortunately most of them were!) she came back with a different enquiry for other dates. The annoying thing was that I felt I had to reply to her because each enquiry came through the OD website and I'd have got a black mark if I hadn't responded!
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e-richard



Joined: 17 Oct 2004
Posts: 4944
Location: Algarve, Portugal

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

teba18 wrote:
The annoying thing was that I felt I had to reply to her because each enquiry came through the OD website and I'd have got a black mark if I hadn't responded!

At the risk of going off topic, I wonder if a "rejected" email would obviate you getting a black mark for non-response?

e.g.

Dear Joanne,

Please send me an email directly to managingdirector@ownersdirect.co.uk or please visit my website at www.junkstuff.ownersdirect.co.uk.

You can bet that the OD computers will pick that up, but will you get a different black mark ? I'll bet you won't. Wink
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Giuliano



Joined: 25 Oct 2016
Posts: 53
Location: Umbria

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She disappeared.....
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FelicityA



Joined: 05 Nov 2010
Posts: 2803
Location: Cotswolds

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found the exact same one in my junk mail yesterday except she came straight to my email address and scrubbed out any reference to a site. The surname is Cooper. The attachment (presumably a virus or something as you say) dropped off on the way so only shows as a blank. Suspect the origin is a French speaking African country (from the clue word - not pointing this out in case the sender is googling his/her name!).
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Vera



Joined: 01 Aug 2007
Posts: 387
Location: Vera,Almeria, Spain

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She fancies Spain now!
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judyc



Joined: 09 Jan 2005
Posts: 354
Location: Lot-et-Garonne, SW France

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just received a text message from 'Joanne' asking for availability for four adults, and attaching a very dubious looking file with her details.

I tried to ring the number rather than open said file, and number is 'unavailable' Numerous searches for the same number show it up as spam.

First time I have had a scam via text.
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