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The "Tourist in Trouble" Scam in Mauritius

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The "Tourist in Trouble" Scam in Mauritius

Postby KOVAKS on Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:59 pm

Contributed by Jenny Leman:

I found your site really interesting. We nearly fell for a scam some years ago in the main town of Mauritius. We were walking along looking for a restaurant when a very pleasant young Mauritian man approached us in a familiar way, saying, " Hello - are you having a good day out? I work at the hotel where you are staying - do you recognise me?" to which we replied, apologetically that we didn't. He said "oh, yes, you are staying at the, um, at the....." and looked forgetful so we (foolishly) said the name of our hotel and he said, "yes, that's right".

Then he told us that he was trying to visit his mother who had been in hospital and he needed what amounted to about £100 for the airline ticket which he had to buy today, while he was in the town. He said he would pay us back tonight at the hotel.

We were ready to go to the bank and cash a travellers cheque when we just suddenly got suspicious and said we couldn't help. Of course, we never saw him again.
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Re: The "Tourist in Trouble" Scam in Mauritius

Postby darlenehill19 on Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:36 pm

honestly speaking, that scam situation is so common that every tourist can easily diffuse that :)
but the situation got twisted when he personalized scam with hotel details...
yes surely a rich and happy honey moon man could fell into that trap and could exercise generosity in the situation ;)
Anyways! good addition..
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Re: The "Tourist in Trouble" Scam in Mauritius

Postby jpubmail on Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:02 am

scammer are tends to change their way of operation ,,

recently they've been very technical, and modern, they keep on updating every time.
as for this one. it is easily be refused.
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