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BTA Travel Allowance

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BTA Travel Allowance

I have heard that a BTA travel alloance is common when traveling from many countries to the United States and it is so that there is assurance that whomever is coming here will have funds upon arrivial. Coulsd I be advised as to weather this is a truth or falsehood.?

Edited: 29 December 2012, 18:44
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11. Re: BTA Travel Allowance

Its a scam. If you pay "bta", the next chapter of the scam book is the person will meet with an "accident" on the way to the airport and a "doctor" will call you to send funds for emergency surgery.

See the other posts in this forum when they ask is there such and such a hospital...

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12. Re: BTA Travel Allowance

Ok, there is no such thing as a BTA when leaving Nigeria. What is the process if the person leaving Nigeria has an expired visa?

Edited: 19 March 2013, 00:15
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13. Re: BTA Travel Allowance

Hi Missey,

So did the italian now change his BTA story to Visa expired story?

Whatever the case, do NOT send money. They have a many many different excuses to milk you of money,

These are some that I know so far -

1. Robbed, hotel manager witholds pasport

2. Not paid by customer. Cannot pay hotel bills.

3. Hotel does not accept credit cards, cannot pay hotel bills.

4. No money to buy airtickets

5. Need money for Visa (for Nigerian or Non Americans going to US)

6. BTA

7. Overstayed visa

8. Robbed on the way to airport - Need money for surgery

9. Accident on the way to airport. - Need money for surgery

10. Some sort of exit tax at the airport - no money to pay

11. Sends u imaginery package, u need to pay a courier representitive to have it released

Also the dangers of

1. Sends u a package, ask u to forward to Nigeria (goods purchased with stolen credit cards)

2. Sends u money, ask u to forward to Nigeria (money laundering)

3. Sends u a check, ask u to bank in, and forward some to Nigeria (Fake check)

4. Sends u money, asks u to buy some stuff to send to Nigeria (goods purchased with stolen card)

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14. Re: BTA Travel Allowance

Too many stories from this guy. His credibility is shot!

Move on...

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16. Re: BTA Travel Allowance

hi i have a female in nigeria who wants to ome to uk is this BTA part of a scam 4 this country

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17. Re: BTA Travel Allowance

Yes. Its a scam. If they are asking you for bta, this means you have probably paid to help her get out of some financial problem, paid for tickets, visa maybe, now bta.

If you pay bta, the next chapter of the scam will be they will get into some sort of accident on the way to the airport and a doctor will contact you to pay for urgent life saving surgery.

If they did not try the hospital trick, they will tell you they have been detained at the airport due to certain technical issues and needs to pay a fine before they can travel..

Www.romancescams.org is a good read

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18. Re: BTA Travel Allowance

I've never been to Africa, but I do not know where else I can ask my question.

Is it true that they charge a BTA ( Basic Travel Allowance) if you want to leave from Nigeria again?

My boyfriend is greek and wants to fly from Nigeria to Germany.

He has a valid passport and a visa.

But they now require a BTA of 3000 euro from him.

Is this normal?

Please send me a quick reply

Thank you very much

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19. Re: BTA Travel Allowance

Did ypu read any of the other replies?

Still not convinced? Read www.romancescams.org

Still not convinced after that? Snd the money, and wait for them to contact you about your lover getting into a fake,accident on the way to the airport and needing you to send money for emergency surgery.

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20. Re: BTA Travel Allowance

I'm really impressed the scammers manage to fool people so easily. With all the evidence out there that BTA is a scam, people still come in here asking, hoping against hope that they're not being fooled. It's enough to make an honest person weep.

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