If you are in the hotel business you have your own world of spam and phish. This one was forwarded to me by some friends. It's comforting to know that the sender craves "your sense of honesty and sincerity with respect to this enquiry" because, obviously, you would usually tell big fat porkie pies about your availability. Guests. Who needs them. Bah humbug.
Being the sad person that I am, I used an online email account giving made up details in the name of Annie Cheater, to reply. I've posted his reply above. He just needs me to pay for the air fares!
Rest assured this is a scam. Pastor Mark Lewis doesn't exist and neither do his church team.
Dear Sir/Ma,> We write to introduce our Ministry "Mark Lewis"Our main importance of > sending this mail is to crave your sense of honesty and sincerity with > respect to this enquiry. We want to enquire from you if you can book an > accommodation for the Church team who will be arriving Evangelical > Program. We would be most appreciative if you would be willing to do so.>> Number of Guest:08> Date of Arrival: 10th Dec 2008> Date of Departure:20th Dec 2008> Type of Room: Double Bed> Persons Per Room: 2> Number of Rooms: 4> For prompt action, we would be very grateful, if you can send with the > total cost for of the accommodation to effect the prepayment and the > following details:>> 1. TOTAL COST FOR THE ACCOMMODATION (In $USD Currency)> 2. FULL MAILING/POSTAL ADDRESS OF HOTEL> 3. CONTACT NAME> 4. TELEPHONE NUMBER.> We would be expecting your prompt response so that we can forward our > Credit> Card Details for prepayment.>> Thank you and God Bless,> Regard> Mark Lewis