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SCAM!: My name is Richard Hum …

9 July 2010 No Comment

Attention @ALL dive operators and shops! (and spread the word … ): There is a scam going on that will try to gather your credit card details. If you get an email like:


My name is Richard Hum.I want to know if there is any availability for 5 guests to come to your place for an open water dive course. They are coming for vacation holidays and it’s part of the plan.We would love the guest to have intensive diving experience and training(all of them)and your services too.If there is availability, kindly
let me know about the dates and the quotes.

They are looking forward to Arrival on 24th of August 2010. The ONLY Mode Of Payment :Visa Card, Master Card, Amex Card.

They have 11 days to stay for the diving experience.Write me immediately with an update on the list of services you offer.Call me anytime.

Mr Richard Hum.
Cell: +447045768990

and you reply you will get something like the following:


Thanks for the response.We would now be making deposit of $2,700.00 USD for the open water Dive services and other expenses.I am happy to inform you that we have concluded with the guests.I will make payment to you in advance.I made an arrangement with a Logistic agent who will provide the guests with Flight tickets,visas and tour guide arrangement.

We have decided that you will handle the credit card information.So once you get the Credit card information, you are required to charge the total of $10,300.00 USD and then take $2,700.00 USD as deposit and transfer $7,600.00 USD to our Logistic Agent whose information will be forward to you once this is confirmed.Confirm the above message and provide me with the information needed below for office record and payment.Please let them feel your best services.God bless you.



Mr Richard Hum.
Mobile : +447045768990

Our advice for this: don’t even bother to answer – it’s nothing but a phishing attempt. Digging a bit around it came out that they tried the same scam with restaurants before. Thy bad guys also using the names Mr Tim Mccarron or Dr Allan Brad.

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