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Cher, Educator-40+ yrs
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person is requesting a $4500 travel allowance fee to come from

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person is requesting a $4500 travel allowance fee to come from England to the U.S. Why is she requesting this?

Is this person someone you met online?

Do you know her personally or have you ever met in person?

Did she give you a reason for the request of this amount of money?

Thanks for all your additional detail.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
sorry - maybe i didn't put my reply in the right spot -this is about my 83 yr old recently widowed dad that does not know this person except from - she said after my dad paid for an ailrline ticket for her to come to the US that she needed $4500 for travel allowance - we've read this is a scam...
Hi again, and thanks for your reply with additional and helpful information.

Yes, this definitely sounds like a scam and I hope your dad has not yet sent her any money, personal information, or an airline ticket. The person he's communicating with is most likely not even located in the U.K. and is most likely not even a woman. These 'romance scams' are rampant on the internet and many of them originate in foreign countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Russia, and other countries in Europe. Here is some 'proof' to show your dad, if he thinks you're trying to 'interfere' too much:

I hope you can help your dad to stop all communication with this person, and you might even want to report it to law enforcement authorities.

Good luck and I hope all works out well with your dad!

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