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Wananavu deposits being returned or scam? Help?

Discussion in 'The Pacific Islands' started by Snoobles, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. Snoobles

    Snoobles Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Broomfield, CO
    64
    16
    8
    We got the following email tonight claiming it is offering to return our Wananavu deposit from a trip in May that was canceled. I heard that Wananavu has been sold and want to figure out if it is a scam or for real. The email asks for your bank account which is a bit suspect but wonder if anyone else got this email. I was going to look up at setting up a temporary bank account. Curious if anyone else got the email. Would be nice if it is for real.

    Email is as follows:
    From: wananavu.deposits@gmail.com (Beato Dulunaqio)
    Bula Ann

    Thank you for your patience in awaiting the refund.
    Please refer attached and fill the necessary information so we could proceed with the refund.

    Thanks and kind regards
    Jotika Naidu

    File contains:
    IMPORTANT NOTICE


    ADVANCE BOOKING DEPOSITS


    Following the sale of the Resort we are now in a position to refund deposits

    received for accommodation bookings after 24th March 2020.


    FIJI Residents


    Please forward the following information to –wananavu.deposits@gmail.com

    Name

    Booking Reference Number

    Deposit amount FJD$

    Your Bank details - Name of Account

    Full account number

    Bank

    Branch


    INTERNATIONAL


    Please forward the following information to –wananavu.deposits@gmail.com

    Name

    Booking Reference Number

    Deposit amount FJD$ or alternative currency

    Your Bank details - Name of Account

    Bank

    Branch

    Address of Branch

    Full account number

    Bank Identification Code (BIC) sometimes referred to as Bank Swift Code


    PLEASE NOTE - The amount refunded may differ from the original amount

    due to currency movements and /or bank fees.
     
  2. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Australia
    820
    621
    93
    Hard to tell, at least they didn't ask for credit card details? Maybe try and ring them?
     
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  3. jbjclj

    jbjclj Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Oxnard, CA
    470
    196
    43
    I have communicated with Beato in the past and that is his legitimate email. I did respond with the info for the refund. Hopefully the refund will be coming. It was a pleasant surprise as I thought the $1500 was down the drain.
     
  4. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Dubai, UAE
    6,136
    5,048
    113
    I agree with Chris, why don't you give them a call to check that the offer is genuine.
     
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  5. Snoobles

    Snoobles Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Broomfield, CO
    64
    16
    8
    Thanks all - yeah I did email back and forth with him and going to give it a shot - would be nice because I too thought 1500 would be down the drain... Will let you know..
     
  6. jbjclj

    jbjclj Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Oxnard, CA
    470
    196
    43
    Just got the refund from Wananavu deposited in my account:)
     

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