I received the following email and immediately thought it looked sort of fishy but thought what's the harm in replying as though it was a regular customer. So I replied. I then googled the name and the email address and found that it is indeed a scam, where they give you credit card details and ask you to swipe remotely for $9000 and then pay $7000 into their 'tour agents' account, keeping $2000 for yourself.
What I'd like to know is, what should I do when this person replies again? Report it? To where? Or have some 'fun' with the person and try send them on a wild goose chase. Or for that matter, do nothing and just ignore it?
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 21:03:19 +0100
I want to book dinner for my group of workers.
They will all come for dinner in your place as from June 27th, 28th, 29th by 7:00 pm each day.
They are 15 in number.Get back with your response if there is availability
in your restaurant.
We will be happy for any suggestion you may render since this is our first
dinner in your restaurant Kindly provide the total cost of the dinner for
the 15 persons for the 3 nights dinner if you have the availability so as to
provide my credit card details for full payment confirmation
Engr. Allen Bradley
Yes we can accommodate you on those dates. You can find our Menu online at www.xxxxxxxxx.co.za.
If you'd like a set menu made up please let me know how much you would like to spend per person and we can work something out.
Please let me know if you have any further queries.