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Is there such a thing as basic travel allowance 1,200.00 fee

Lovelock, Nevada
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Is there such a thing as basic travel allowance 1,200.00 fee

Am I being scammed ?????

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Sheffield, United...
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1. Re: Is there such a thing as basic travel allowance 1,200.00 fee

<<Am I being scammed ?????>>

Yes

Edited: 5:11 am, October 13, 2013
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2. Re: Is there such a thing as basic travel allowance 1,200.00 fee

What were they suggesting that the basic travel allowance is for?

Sheffield, United...
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3. Re: Is there such a thing as basic travel allowance 1,200.00 fee

"BTA" is a figment of scammers imagination, and is a sure fire indication of a scam. Some variations, It is "supposed" to be shown "to the authorities" before being allowed to leave Nigeria, to show ability to pay ones way. (this of course would only be of interest to the destination country, NOT the departing country), Invariably asked for by a "desperate expat trying to leave the country/Nigerian man/woman leaving to visit/get married to the sender" to be sent to Nigeria by money transfer service, usually Western Union, thus untraceable. If the BTA point in the scam has been reaches, then the victim may have already paid for an air ticket, sent money for other "situations". Next step is the "traveller" will have an accident on the way to the airport, need urgent medical treatment, thus more money, and so it goes on until the victim runs out of money, or realised they are being scammed.!

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