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10 years 9 months ago #28831 by eelcat
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Recently we have had two trade enquiries, that on the surface look genuine. Extracts are below:

"Therefore, calculate the total bill including breakfast and send to me swiftly so that I can make the payments and make our travel plans accordingly.

I also hope that you have credit card facilities for billing. I will send the billing or payment details as soon as I get the total cost which will be in your reply. " - England


"Once i have these details, i will get back to you with my credit card details immediately. so you can charge and make the necessary shipping arrangements." Ukraine

However, what is odd is that if one had been on our website(s) one would know this information, one would know prices and one would know that one can book/purchase on-line. Any Google (or other) searches of our type of products, both physical and accommodation will take you to our website(s) where one can buy on-line. The second quote, specifically asked for jam varieties that are listed on our website. Both websites have contact forms for information if that is what the writer wanted. I am not silly enough to give details directly - for one I suggested that they book accommodation on-line and the other that they talk with our distributors re sending stuff to the Ukraine. BUT, both times, the enquiry has disappeared. Am I being paranoid or is some spam sophisticated enough to look like the real thing?

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10 years 9 months ago #393137 by WillEyre
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Looks good. Go for it.

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10 years 9 months ago #393140 by eelcat
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That's pretty much what I thought too. Good thing I'm reasonably smart :D - shame, large orders too.

1 Border collie, 1 Huntaway, 2 Lhasa Apsos, Suffolk and arapawa ewe crosses, an Arapawa ram,an East Friesian ewe , 5 cats, 42 ducks , 1 rooster and 30 hens, 5 geese, 12 goats, 2 donkeys, 2 house cows, one heifer calf, one bull calf, 3 rabbits and lots and lots and lots of fruit trees...

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10 years 9 months ago #393152 by Lindeggs
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Sounds suspiciously like one of the ones where they will over-pay you, ask for a refund on the overpayment, then cancel the whole thing and keep your money. Or maybe I'm just the suspicious type, too.



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10 years 9 months ago #393153 by jeannielea
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Love Will's reply!! And I think spammers are definitely getting more tricky and clever. Good on you for spotting it though there does seem something a bit odd about the phrasing of that first sentence. Not sure what though - maybe the use of the word 'swiftly'

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10 years 9 months ago #393154 by Organix
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jeannielea;387587 wrote: Love Will's reply!! And I think spammers are definitely getting more tricky and clever. Good on you for spotting it though there does seem something a bit odd about the phrasing of that first sentence. Not sure what though - maybe the use of the word 'swiftly'

The limitations of Google translation :rolleyes:

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10 years 9 months ago #393157 by Cinsara
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LOL Will :D :D :D

What happens if people don't refund the overpayments?

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10 years 9 months ago #393173 by Ruth
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Cinsara;387591 wrote: LOL Will :D :D :D

What happens if people don't refund the overpayments?

The original payment gets rescinded so you end up with nothing anyway. If you make the refund, you end up with less than you had.

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10 years 9 months ago #393177 by mikethebike
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is this a scam? is the pope a catholic? do allblacks have oval balls? what da ya reckon?

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10 years 9 months ago #393180 by Cinsara
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mikethebike;387614 wrote: do allblacks have oval balls?

I don't know, I've never been in the changing rooms with them :D :D :D :D :D

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10 years 9 months ago #393193 by ronnie
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eelcat, I get enquiries along those lines all the time for our products. I usually give them a quote, or send them an invoice and insist on Telegraphic Transfer only of funds, which are to be paid in full before I begin the order. Needless to say, I never hear from them again, nor do I get the money - funny that [;)]

I also have a fully automated website.

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10 years 9 months ago #393200 by eelcat
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ronnie;387630 wrote: eelcat, I get enquiries along those lines all the time for our products. I usually give them a quote, or send them an invoice and insist on Telegraphic Transfer only of funds, which are to be paid in full before I begin the order. Needless to say, I never hear from them again, nor do I get the money - funny that [;)]

I also have a fully automated website.

Okey dokey, I'll go on doing what I've always done - be polite, but tell them to pay and book through the website. I also have had a lot of the (obviously spam) overpayment emails, and the cancellation of accommodation, thus requiring a refund emails. Blooming timewasters.

1 Border collie, 1 Huntaway, 2 Lhasa Apsos, Suffolk and arapawa ewe crosses, an Arapawa ram,an East Friesian ewe , 5 cats, 42 ducks , 1 rooster and 30 hens, 5 geese, 12 goats, 2 donkeys, 2 house cows, one heifer calf, one bull calf, 3 rabbits and lots and lots and lots of fruit trees...

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10 years 9 months ago #393204 by RaeM1
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I always tell overseas folks to book their accommodation on line with AA Travel, then the credit card is cleared, and I dont have to worry. Also the booking is secure, and that is the way I always deal with those enquiries, and its amazing how many dont follow up and do their booking for accommodation. I had one lot want to book for 10 days, and I asked for their cheque before I would do the booking, amazing I got a cheque for $6500 American dollars, and it came from Ghana. Of course I did not bank it, and neither did I keep the rooms available for them. No one showed up either. Surprise, surprise! Still have the cheque here if any one wants it!

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