Max said to me “Good Thing I Cancelled My Flight To Reno. What A Scamola Dude!”
[SWFloridaGuy] Just wanted to give everyone that update I said I would on the group that left from Tampa. Just got a call from her. They arrived in Reno today and were promised that they wouldn’t have to even spend the night, that they would be able to cash out and be flown directly back. The group is now stuck there. They had demanded to deal directly with the bank and not some 3rd party negotiator. That was not the case once they arrived there. For whatever reason they now can’t reach their contact there who set this up and they are all very upset. They are now forced to spend the night and have no idea what’s going on. This is a pretty large group and I’m sure others in the rooms know people who were foolish enough to go along for the ride. I feel bad for the group but many did try to warn them. I’ll keep everyone updated on how long they stay and what transpires.
[SWFloridaGuy] Do not fly to Reno for this scam!!!!!!!!
[SWFloridaGuy] Expendable3 I’m just amazed so many are falling for this. This is just the latest group. There have been many that have already been screwed by this one.
[SWFloridaGuy] eleanor This is the first group where I’ve known anyone personally who got caught up in this. I’ve heard for months now of this going on in Reno with other groups but until now it hadn’t affected someone I knew personally. I can’t believe that law enforcement hasn’t nailed these guys yet. Most scam groups operate in a way where they convince you that the deal is so special and secret anonymity is key and something they can’t compromise.
[eleanor] SWFloridaGuy Do you know who they went to see ie. the broker.
[SWFloridaGuy] heartfelt Well, this group didn’t hand over there dinar like previous ones and that’s why they are now stuck there with no one to talk to. “Contact” who set this up has now disappeared.
[SWFloridaGuy] I would think that this group would come into chat rooms though and warn others after this is over. It would be the right thing to do.