Chaman Duggal tours scam ?!
Replies: 20 - Last Post: Nov 22, 2012 7:47 PM Last Post By: Monterey
Nov 20, 2012 9:52 AM
Chaman Duggal tours scam ?!I just got this email from the Indian travel agent we used last month in India (oct.2012),
Don't know what to think about it but it sound like à Scam so I thought I should share this :-(
Did anybody else got this message?
I'm writing this with tears in my eyes,my family and I came down here to Manila Philippines for a short vacation and we were mugged at gun point last night at the park of the hotel where we lodged,all cash and credit card were stolen off us but luckily for us we still have our passports with us...
We've been to the Embassy and the Police here,but they're not helping issues at all they asked us to wait for 3weeks but we can't wait till then and our flight leaves in few hours from now but we're having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle the hotel bills,we are freaked out at the moment...Well I really need your financially assistance...Please let me know if you can help us out,Write me back so i can tell you how to get it to me....
CHAMAN DUGGAL PRIVATE TOURS
Family of driver's so enjoy with us Incredible India
Hello dear Sir/Madam,
Have a nice day,
Many thanks and regards,
24 hours call assistance feel free to contact us,
E-mail id : firstname.lastname@example.org,
Web site : www.chamanduggalprivatetours.com
Skype Contact : sanjeev Duggal5
Nov 20, 2012 10:19 AM
1Definitely a scam...I keep on getting people from India phone me pretending to be from Microsoft saying that I have a virus on my computer which can be resolved if I install something they suggest I get offline...Seems India is moving into the scam market more nowadays
Nov 20, 2012 12:40 PM
2Hmm I don't know what my first post has to do with this?
Anyway to be more specific: we booked and paid for their service (car and driver for triangle Delhi - Agra - Jaipur) earlier in october.
And I have to say the trip was okay. Some comments maybe, but that's also related to India in general.
The service was actually good, considering the price! But that's more or less also the main reason why I can't believe they are sending me this email 4 weeks after getting back home? And I was very curious if other former customers got the same email.
Ah well, I'm not falling for this one of course 😃 and I just wanted to post this as in better to be safe than...
What you do with the information is up to you!
Nov 20, 2012 1:51 PM
3I received a similar plea supposedly from a Barbadian friend of mine via Facebook. Exactly the same scenario except she was 'in Japan." I alerted my friend about it and of course she was at home in Barbados. A lot of her Facebook contacts had received the same plea for help.
I would love to see the results of a collaboration between Indian scammers and Nigerian scammers - it could possibly give birth to the greatest pulverisation of the English language ever witnessed.
Nov 20, 2012 6:01 PM
Nov 20, 2012 9:30 PM
Nov 20, 2012 10:46 PM
Nov 21, 2012 2:19 AM
7I have also received this email and am about to go to India. I have booked this person for my driver and am now very concerned that i have been scammed in the booking also.
Does anyone know if this company will actually follow through - or do i need to plan to be left dry at the airport?
Any advice would be appreciated. BTW I am new to the forum.
Nov 21, 2012 3:29 AM
Nov 21, 2012 3:48 AM
Nov 21, 2012 3:58 AM
10This definitely a scam, but most likely not originating from the tour company. If you look at their website the phone numbers and primary e-mail address are different from those on the mail which you received. This would be very stupid for a company (which appears to have agood rating) to kill their business doing something like this.
You should inform them. Either their clients database was hijacked or it could be a vengeance of a former (fired) employee.
Nov 21, 2012 4:00 AM
Nov 21, 2012 7:47 AM
12I also received a similar plea supposedly from a neighbor of mine. Exactly the same wording except she was 'in Spain." I alerted my neighbor about it the same evening, when of course she was at home. She told me her Yahoo account had been hacked.
If you respond in any way, your own email account is in danger of being hacked...and the scenario repeated for all your own contacts.
Nov 21, 2012 9:46 AM
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