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white pine

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DH just called to me, someone wants to reserve two rooms, two beds in each. Cool, I say, then he says, "four priests from Greece, on an e-mail from Hong Kong". NO, REALLY! And so it begins.......
 

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you have been trained well grasshopper.
Thanks, JB, I bow to the masters. DH sez we might have fallen for this if we needed the money, but he was just informed we won a lottery in Nigeria.....

 

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For anyone not yet open, remember a few key red flags:
1) the email address is usually not visible - I mean YOUR email address, in the TO: field.
2) it is always for a lengthy stay. If they had said a business guest from Greece for one week vs four priests for 2 or 3 or 4 weeks...and lastly my favorite line
3) Get back to me with the total price - and then their guarantee they will pay you in full via credit card. This is a warning as IF You have online reservations then a guest could USE them, or IF You have a wbesite, then the price is published right there.
 

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For anyone not yet open, remember a few key red flags:
1) the email address is usually not visible - I mean YOUR email address, in the TO: field.
2) it is always for a lengthy stay. If they had said a business guest from Greece for one week vs four priests for 2 or 3 or 4 weeks...and lastly my favorite line
3) Get back to me with the total price - and then their guarantee they will pay you in full via credit card. This is a warning as IF You have online reservations then a guest could USE them, or IF You have a wbesite, then the price is published right there.
 

Alibi Ike

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Mazel tov! You're one of the gang now for sure!
 

Don Draper

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Oh, that gave me a good laugh! See how far ahead of the game you are already??? Awesome!
 

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Oh brother...please don't ever even respond to these kinds of things...you are wasting your time. JUST DELETE!!!
 

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When I saw the heading I was so excited remembering my first (real reservation)! I can never thank all these wonderful people for educating me also. Have fun!
 

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My latest one said 4 pax from Greece
 

Joey Camb

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no honeymooning couples? or representatives from FIFA (with MSN email address) LOL? you havn't fully joined the club yet!
 
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