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Somewhere in Ireland
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I\'m fully convinced I\'ve been the target of a potential scam. Thankfully I haven\'t parted with any money.Â
This occurred on easyaupair.com.
Becky Sharon (aupair)
Welsh native from Latvia living in Cameroon
Using reference of dr. Jeannifer laugerback firstname.lastname@example.org. (Supposed previous employer in Scotland)
Becky over keen to come to our family in ireland, sent me a generic email introducing herself. I replied with some questions and she sent the same email once again, it was clear she hadn\'t read mine. Alarms bells were ringing already. She announced she had booked a flight without being fully formally invited. Stated her money was tied up in savings accounts until september 2013 so she paid a deposit to a travel agents of Â£300. was short Â£185 and requested I use western union to transfer the remainder to the travel agents. Stated her parents credit card had been wiped out in some sort of fraud and they were awaiting a refund. She already told me her dad was dead?
At first I played along and said I would pay. I received an email from the travel agency requesting the balance on behalf of Miss Becky Sharon and to make it payable to Awonfor Frankly. This email was sent 2 minutes after hers and it was almost midnight Cameroon time! What dedicated employees this travel agents has!
I informed Becky I wouldn\'t be making the payment. She begged me to and said I could wire it to her personally instead if I didn\'t trust the agency!
Within 2 minutes of this, I received an email from Beckys reference, dr.jeannifer laugerback begging me to help Becky as she was like a daughter to her.
I told her being asked to wire money for flights in the Cameroon was the oldest trick in the book and I wouldn\'t be doing it. I told \"dr.laugerback\" that if Becky was like a daughter then why wouldn\'t she help her. She told me she was financially unable to do so. 6 years in medical school and she can\'t afford a flight.
She also suggested I wire the money directly to Becky if I don\'t trust the agency.
Silence ensued and the good doctor then mailed me stating she had wired Â£85 to Becky. I got the same email from Becky 2 minutes later. They now needed Â£100 from me.
I have asked them both to stop emailing me now. Please inform other users of your website of this. I don\'t want anyone to get caught out.
These people are scum, preying on people\'s good nature and trust.Â