I was wondering if anyone else had encountered something similiar.
Parents have just returned from holiday in Bamburi, where they got talking with a hotel employee who asked for them to sponsor one of their children to to be able to go school and then university. The story goes that if they gave some money there and then (which they did) they would open a bank account and email the bank sort code and account details so that my parents could set up a standing order for a regular deposit. They 'agreed' to deposit £20 a month, which I understand is a lot of money in Kenya. Parents have now received an email with the bank details but have hesitated to set up the standing order.
Has anyone else come across anything similar and could it be a scam. It would appear very tempting (and easy ?) for the employee to tell this story to a number of visitors over a period of time and make a significant sum of money.