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Name: Anna Mary Jones , Juliet Brown
Address: I have been unable to get a physical address, and when asking for a location to send the money, I am getting soft and vauge responses. It appears she does not trust me, but only answers that I must send it to her 'Agent' in Nigeria. I suspect she is afraid of being set up, and will not tell me until Friday, the deadline of her supposed flight... if then.
She knows I have been thinking of collecting fraudulant checks from scam artists as a hobby. I will have to be more cautious if this hobby is to live.
Supposedly an American Native in “Western Africa”, Netstat in DOS mode yields an ISP address of 22.214.171.124 which traces to Georgia, by way of Atlanta. I suspect she uses a gateway to hide her location. Either way, her trace using NeoTrace Pro does not yield the same confirmed location which she claims is hers. I get the impression of a highly developed sense of survival, this one.
She wants money in the sum of $500 for 'BTA', a Traveling Allowance sent to Nigeria, to her travel agent. She explains it is like a tax in Nigeria.
I understand the BTA is a function of the desire to control currency flow, and departing persons are permitted an Allowance of no more than a certain amount of cash when leaving the country. I understand too, that some countries ask how a person intends to support himself or herself when entering another country... neither is of concern to a US citizen coming home. Not having the money will not violate a BTA cap, and an American returning Home is no concern of another country as to how they will live.
She sent a letter containing numerous spelling issues and incorrect information, supposedly a copy of the flight confirmation. The flight details are quoted in full below. In this letter is a fee for a “DEC 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per segment. USD 250.09”. Yep, Dec 11. As I happen to be intimately familiar with the Federal Aviation Regulations, finding such document as would order any fee rapidly resulted in CFR 49, chapter 12, part 1510. This goes on to detail the instructions as limiting all charges to a maximum of $10. No flight originating out of the country can level such charge, and no fee is required for persons entering the United States from abroad… it is a law for flights originating in the United States only.
The flight, supposedly Virgin, I cannot find. I cannot even find any form of four digit flight schedule in the Virgin Nigeria site. I cannot find any flight with Virgin to the airport listed. I am unable to schedule a flight with Virgin within a time period she supposedly had… that is, they would not accept schedules within a seven-day time frame for flights exiting Nigeria to the United States in any location, and the closest location they will schedule to at all is Washington DC.
anna mary jones wrote:
Thank you for choosing Fl Tampa Airways. Don't forget to come back to our company to take care of all of your travel needs.
Thanks for booking with Virgin Atlantic, your flight details are below. Pretty soon you'll be jetting off, but first here's your booking reference: VS3225
Passengers travelling to or from the USA on 20 JAN 2007 MUST be in possession of a Machine Readable Passport. These can generally be identified by two lines of computer code printed at the bottom of the page that contains the passport holder's personal details. Travellers not in possession of machine readable passports will be required to apply for either B-1 (business) or B-2 (tourist) visa or apply for a new passport (this is regardless of whether your original is still valid). Please contact your local embassy or consulate for more details. If a passenger is not in possession of either a MRP or a valid visa entry to the USA they will be denied boarding.
Departure Lagos to Tampa International Airport ,,US / Flight: VS3225
Depart Arrive Cabin Seats
12:00 APr,26,2007 24:45,APR,26,2007 first class None
onnecting Lagos to Tampa International Airport /,US · Terminal 3 Flight: VS3225
Codeshare operated by FL Nigeria Airways
Seat allocations are subject to operational and schedule changes. If you amend your seat allocation this will not be reflected in this email.
TURN UP, CHECK IN
Please check in at least 3 hours prior to departure; or cut the queues entirely, Please note: Our check in facilities will close 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight.
Check in: Lagos,LAGOS Main Terminal
Arrival: ,US Tampa International Airport · Terminal 3
Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges:
This includes the government imposed DEC 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per segment. USD 250.09
As a member of Flying Club you could earn 13574 miles for this flight. If you are not yet a member of Flying Club, Enrol now. Upon completion of your enrolment, please take note of your new Flying Club number as you will need to quote it at check-in.
Please note child and infant fares do not earn Flying Club miles, unless the child passenger is linked to a Flying Club gold family account.
EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK
Check In Baggage Allowance
Adult/Child baggage allowance - Two pieces of luggage per passenger, each weighing up to 32kg (70lbs). When added together, the three dimensions of any piece of luggage must not exceed 158cm (62in).
Cabin Baggage Allowance
Upper Class: 2 bags 23x35x55cm (9x14x22in) OR 1 garment bag 20cm (8in) thick when folded, PLUS 1 briefcase/laptop computer Total combined weight - 16kg/35lb, maximum of 8kg/18lb per piece.
Premium Economy, Economy and Infants: 1 bag 23x35x55cm (9x14x22in) Total weight - 6kg/13lb.
Wheelchairs, crutches, baby buggies and items necessary for baby care during the flight will be carried free over and above the baggage allowance. However baby buggies, carrying baskets and wheelchairs will normally be carried in the hold
This 'woman' speaks in a pattern which leaves one in doubt she is an American born and raised in America as she claims. Common words are used incorrectly (such as the word common), and her syntax is not native.