Hi everyone, this is my first post here, but I’ve read a lot of your posts, so I feel I know you a little and now I really want to go to Hawaii
I just had a guest book from abroad. He has no reviews, only has two small fuzzy photos with two people in each one.
Here’s our convo:
Him: “Your living situation seems perfect for me since I intend on being out and about most of my time in the city. The main purpose of my trip is to see a football match, but I will be sight-seeing as well. I’ve been searching for tickets online to a football match and a lot of them ask for an address for a last minute delivery. If I were to stay the weekend, would you be ok with this? I understand if you aren’t.”
(I knew it’s a bad idea to allow the use of my address, but thought it seemed legit so I allowed it. Yes, that was weak of me.)
Him: “Now that I’ve booked with you I’m more excited than ever! I’ve been wanting to visit England for years! The phone number on my account is not mine, it’s my father’s. Due to my current location I deactivated my phone for use and can only receive text messages through iMessage. So I had to verify my account through his number. If you happen to have an iPhone and need to contact me you can have it relayed through that number or can imessage me to +1 774272xxxx. In a worst case scenario messaging me here will work just as well. With your permission can I use your phone number for delivery purposes for the ticket?”
Is this a scam of some sort? I contacted Air via chat and they said he seemed legit, but offered to cancel the reservation without penalty on safety grounds. What would you do? Have I read too many Air horror stories? Am i going to have drugs and all sorts delivered to my place?