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In a message dated 5/10/2010 11:55:33 A.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:Hello Captain,

 How are you doing today? I am planing to arrange for a fishing outing for my family and will like to know if you will be available to offer a charter service on the 27th to 29th of May? Do get back to me with your availability and rates.

Paul Lawrence.

From: Address Redacted
Subject: Re: Fishing Charter Service
Date: Monday, May 10, 2010, 11:33 PM

Hello Paul, 
Thanks for your email.  How many clients in your party, and what species is your desired target to fish for? 
 I will need to know this information to ensure the proper guide is chartered for your outdoor excursion.  1-2 clients rate is $300/day.  Thank you and best regards, 
Guide Service Redacted

In a message dated 5/11/2010 11:44:09 A.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:

We are four in number.


Subject: Re: Fishing Charter Service
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 12:12 AM

And this will require 2 guides in two rigs since all rates are based on 2 clients per guide, for a total of $600 per day.  May 28 and 29 is possibly available.  What is your target species to fish for to make sure I have the correct guide scheduled or to ensure his availability?   Thank you.   GUIDE SERVICE REDACTED  

In a message dated 5/13/2010 5:17:58 A.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:

Hello Capt,

 I am okay with 600 as the fee. I will make a payment of four days to you in case we need to stay longer than two days. Can I have your full names, address and telephone number so that I can mail the check to you.

  I need to know:  
1)   What/which species you wish to fish for to make sure I have the appropriate guide and tackle available, I am still waiting to hear back from 4 of my guides.  
2)  Where are you located and your phone number and address.  
3)  Names of all clients  
4)  Payment only of the days booked, because the other guides are already booked for more clients, and only the days booked are / will be available.  
5)  After we confirm the applicable guide is available, then I will return your email with the deposit requirements for you to send, only after I confirm with the guides available, and not before.  
 6)  Please note our terms and conditions on the website, as they are binding upon you when completing the booking reservation.  We do not refund deposits nor storm reschedules requirements, nor over booking days.   Thank you and please advise you acknowledge the above, and provide answers to the above terms.   Guide Service


At this point the guide contacted me and I informed him that this was likely a scam. It follows the same general pattern of other scam emails. I will not go into detail, since I am not here to educate the assholes of the world.

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