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One Email Exchange…

dear sir,

we found your camera, driver from out side sned to ibunda, but he asking gurantee, and how we can send to your country?? send me your address..

Kind reaards


Wow. That’s great news. Are there pictures still on it? Which driver has the camera and what does he want?

My address is

Tim Sale…

Is there a good way for you to send it?



Dear Tim.

warmest Greeting from Bali,

thank you very much for your email, the driver found your camera he always stand by in front of ibunda, he is name is Mr Dewa, he found your camera close from our bilbord, and i got news from his friend, and then i try to check that is right,

well he need you must pay him Rp 1000,000 and then he can give you the camera,

and then i can send the camera to your address with DHL, that is safe.. and then i will check the price to DHL, what do you thing???

yes all of the photo still at your camera, i asked him he never  open it.

when you confirm with his option i will call him as soon as posible..

the money you can send with western union.

kind regards



Thanks for your email. So is this driver holding my camera for ransom? Have you seen the camera? I don’t know this man so I’m skeptical. Can you have him send us the pictures so that we can verify that it is our camera?

Thanks, Ketut



dear tim,

thank you very much for your email, yes the camera he found that is right is your camera, i see the type like what your write on our card : Canon G 10 and  i asked my friend to open the memori card i see your photo with bike , that is your girl friend also.. i am sure that is your camera,

so when you ok and asked me to send your camera i can talk to the driver as soon as.. i can confirm to him if you agree with his request,

so i chck to DHL the price is 1 kg around USD 150, that take 3 days to USA.

kind regards


when you agree you can send soon your money and then i can asked your camera


(a few days go by and I did not respond)

hello.. no answer. and the driver called he will sale your camera to the tourist from Taxas USA, price Rp 3000,000

kind regard


Thanks Ketut. Tell the driver I don’t deal with criminals


ok tim thanks…

1,000,000 RMP = $98 USD


4 Responses

  1. Wow, that sucks.

  2. getting to know the locals eh?

  3. WTF?? That’s insane. I get him wanting reimbursement for the cost of sending it, but just curious what the rest is for, a ‘handling’ fee??

    I like how you handled the sitch 🙂

  4. Sorry to laugh at your expense but you didn’t tell me about the Texas part! That’s the best part of the story!

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