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Blog 46 Haradah to 2nd Gas Station

2nd November

I've been scammed

I'll be honest, I can't remember today - sure I'm in the Saudi Arabian desert, but that night in my small hotel I made a loan payment of £3900 to whom I thought was my son and it was not. I had been scammed and the money is lost with no chance of it being returned. The assailant knew I was travelling, knew my son's telephone number and knew how he spoke on the phone. Be careful.

This money is a lot for me, I'm not a rich adventurer, quite the opposite...but rich in spirit perhaps, so please buy my book to help me get back some of this money. Thanks.

Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man (3 min film)

This film is about the story of my life up until 2008 and the above book, vol 2 is more about the motorcycle part of my life and also a journey when I sailed two English narrow boats on the longest journey undertaken from the UK to the Black Sea

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Steve Turner
Steve Turner
Nov 06, 2023

Yes, very sorry to hear about the incident with the the scammers (better keep my language decent here!) My wife was had by a similar bunch for way more. (I'll tell you about it at Mach 24). Even a single quid is brutal as it is a reminder that there are some seriously nasty people out there. It can happen to anyone so don't feel bad. But just when your faith in humanity hits rock bottom, you are showing us daily that the decent and generous people walking the planet outnumber the baddies by a huge amount. Huge! And what you are doing..(again!) unbelievable, the main message I suppose that the world is full of good people. Here's a cool…


Can't believe how low people will sink....forever the optimist though...great way to recoup some losses!

In the scheme of things you can rest assured that you're highly respected by hundreds more people than this one negative encounter.

Keep pedalling! Fantastic achievement!


Gary Lang
Gary Lang
Nov 04, 2023

Sorry to hear your story regarding being scammed. There's some bastards in this world. I'll purchase 10 of your books but don't send them as I've already got one. Keep your chin up and don't stop peddling. You're doing brilliant mate.


Hey Nick, we just read about what happened, and we are really sorry you had to go through that. Scams can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening. Remember, it's not your fault – these scammers are skilled at what they do. If there's anything we can do to help or if you need someone to talk to, we are here for you. Take care and keep pushing!!

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