Russian Booking - what documents do I give them ?

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Russian Booking - what documents do I give them ?

Postby trickyvicky14 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:03 pm

I have taken my first booking from a Russian family but they need a visa to stay in Bulgaria.

I have supplied them with a booking form and proof of purchase that I own the property ( a few pages from Notary Deed).

Do you they require my original "purchase contract" - seems dubious to me

Does anyone know what I should send the Russians.

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Postby varnagirl » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:06 pm

never part with any of your original docments ....to anyone !

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Postby dron » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:26 pm

I take it you have a deposit from them, before sending
any papers, and where has the booking come from.
Was it from a known source to you.
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Postby Tiarnan » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:36 pm

I smell a huge rat here....and in reality whether you have a deposit or not is immaterial...some not so nice people have no problems speculating a few Roubles to gain a few more.
I would send them nothing else...confirm thier booking and leave it at that.

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Postby trickyvicky14 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:38 pm

I got the booking from Holiday Lettings and have taken a deposit of £100 from them. I have sent them a booking form and 1st two pages of notary deed ( not signed pages), showing we own villa.

They are now asking for originals. Think it might be best to return the deposit - it seems a lot of hassle for one booking.

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Postby Tiarnan » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:41 pm

Asking for the originals. ? Are they having a laugh. ? Sounds even worse. Do not send anything else....its a HOLIDAY booking NOT a sale. For the sake of a booking its not worth the risk. Send back the money.

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Postby dron » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:50 pm

Shame to loose a booking, but does not sound right.
I would wait a couple of days, see what other posts
come on.

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Postby tandt » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:53 pm

Why would they need the originals ? When we needed visas ( before Bg joined the EU ) we didn't need to send the original docs to get our visas. Sounds like a scam to me.
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Postby houseman » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:24 pm

Try a search in one of the scam websites for their names, e-mail address, or the subject of booking holidays etc. (plenty on google)

As you say it's a lot of hassle for 1 booking and in my experience hassle at this stage leads to even more hassle later one way or another. :evil:

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Postby BGBiker » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:37 pm

DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS, GIVE THE MONEY BACK AND GET SHOT OF EM!!!!


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