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The Other Types of Email We Get

December 6, 2013 at 2:18 PM | by | Comment (1)

We get quite a bit of mail here at HotelChatter HQ. Sometimes, we think it's more than what Santa gets. (Not helping is that we also get tons of spam. Sigh.) But aside from emails tipping us off to new hotels, insane hotel packages, hotel ownership/management disputes, faulty deal codes and the like, we also get emails that are definitely spam but that tread a fine line between a spam scam and a real hotel question. Nah, on second thought, it's totally spam. Here are two examples we thought you would enjoy.

Hello,

I want to make inquiry for 10 guests coming to your city in the month of January 2014. The will dine in your restaurant for 10 day between 18.00pm to 20.00pm daily.

Payment shall be done via credit cards and a deposit of $2,000 will be made to you should you have availability during this period.I hope you can make charge on credit card via mail order?

The guest will make a choice from the menu list during their first night and then they can inform you should their be something else they want.

Please get back to me if there are availability within the dates.
1st night: 5th January 2014
Last night: 15th of January 2014
Guests:10
Reservation: Dinner

Regards
James [Phone Number Redacted]

And this one, which is hysterical because they forgot to include the name of the "hotel" where this family supposedly stayed.

Some time ago my family and I came to your town on vacation and stayed.

We want to express to you our gratitude for your warm welcome and good service. Our children were very happy and satisfied your. My wife and I also had a great time and got a lot of positive emotions. Thank you once again for the wonderful time we spent with you. Your staff were so kind to me, I do not know how to thank you. My family really enjoyed your. I will recommend your to my friends. My children said that your The Best .

Maybe you would could, send any your promo-goods, souvenirs or other production that each time using it, we always remembered heat and a cosiness. with respect Sergey Karaulnykh

(Note: "Sergey" has totally spammed other sites before.)

And that concludes a peek into our inbox. Hopefully, we'll have more for you to read in 2014. Er, actually no. We kinda wish these emails would stop. So please send us only relevant hotel gossip. Kthxbai.

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Nigerian Prince

seems like an extension of the Nigerian Prince scam that was popular a while ago with trying to get expensive Champagne

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