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And yet another scam!!!!! Jeeez

jken 11 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2010 10:37AM
Well boys and girls, i have just received this plead from someone i supposedly know!!
Interesting this time as i know someone [of the full incoming name]

If you look at the way this is typed you will see odd spaces, as though it's been edited extensively, I suspect to make the phraseology more western.

I'm Mac based and use Intego Virus Barrier + MacScan which are both up to date with the latest definitions, so i'm thinking that Christophers account has been hacked.


I'm writing this with tears in my eyes,I came down here to Wales for a short vacation and I was mugged at gun point last night at the park of the hotel where i lodged all cash,credit cards and Mobile were stolen off me.

I am even owing the hotel here,the hotel manager won't let me leave until i settle the hotel bills now am freaked out.So i have limited access to emails for now, please i need you to lend some money so i can make arrangements and return back I am full of panic now,the police only asked me to write a statement about the incident and directed me to the embassy,i have spoken to the embassy here but they are not responding to the matter effectively, I will refund the money back to you as soon as i get home, I am so confused right now and thank God i wasn't injured
because I complied immediately.

I will be waiting to hear from you since i can't access the internet always.

Best Regards,

Christopher & Beryl

[Note: name removed by mod, just in case it gets picked up and used by more spammers]

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User_Removed 13 17.9k 8 Norway
9 Nov 2010 10:46AM
ROTFLMAO!!!! Not seen that one!
cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 27 Northern Ireland
9 Nov 2010 11:24AM
well...what do you expect if you go to Wales WinkWink
cameracat 13 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
9 Nov 2010 11:55AM
Is there an " Embassy " in Wales....?

I always assumed they had one, But had no idea of its location.....Smile

Probably Cardiff, Near Captain Jacks HQ....I expect...Wink
Boyd 13 11.2k 11 Wales
9 Nov 2010 12:05PM

Quote:Is there an " Embassy " in Wales....?
There is but it's in a bit of a state .
fudgy 6 48 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2010 12:35PM
my reply wouldn't have taken more than two words ! Tongue
jken 11 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2010 12:50PM
They didn't get a reply, just the bin.
fudgy 6 48 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2010 12:55PM
I have never had that happen ...


I did receive a mail from tara the card/ball/stars reader to tell me she can get rid of my bad luck !!

cos me twenty quid like Tongue haha
Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
2 Feb 2011 3:12AM
Very interesting. I received the following 2 similar letters, supposedly from friends. I suspect someone hacked into my email and used my address list. The style of writing is different from that of my friends'. I just ignored them, and changed my email password.

Thursday, 5 November, 2009 21:27
How are you doing ? I hope you are doing fine, I'm sorry that I didn't inform you about my traveling to England for a Seminar.I need a favor from you as soon as you receive this e-mail because I misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money,and other valuable things were kept it, I will like you to assist me with a soft loan urgently. I will be needing the sum of $2,500 to sort-out my hotel bills and get myself back home.I will appreciate whatever you can afford to help me with, I will pay you back as soon as I return,I have trust on you,Please kindly let me know if you can be of help so I can send you my details to use when sending the money through western union today.

Any assistant you can offer will be greatly appreciated

Urgent Please
Thursday, 12 November, 2009

How are you doing? I hope you get this on time. Am sorry i did not inform you about my travelling to United kingdom for a program.I can barely think or type straight at this moment.Something really terrible is happening to me right now and I will be needing Your Urgent favour,I hope you come to my aid.
Yesterday,I had a trip here in Kent dover (UK) for a Seminar. Unfortunately for me I got Mugged at gun Point on my way to the hotel where i lodged.They went away With all i have got on me including my wallet where i have all my cash and credit card and also my cell phone.I wasn't injured because I quickly complied.since then i have been without any money, I am even owing the hotel bills here.Presently my traveling documents are been held down by the hotel management pending the time i am able to Clear bills.I contacted the police here and they only asked me to write a statement about the incident and later reffered me to the embassy.I have spoken to the embassy here but they are not responding to the matter effectively.I am confused and so full of panic right now.I do not feel safe here any more. For now,i do not have a phone where i can be reached.All i have got here is my mail.I also have limited access to the computer.I will tell you more about my terrible experience here when i get back home.
I urgently require your financial assistance now.Please I need you to loan me about (1,450 Pounds) to sort-out my hotel bills and other expenses incurred so as to get myself back home soon.I Promise to refund your money immediately i return home.
I will appreciate any amount you can quickly arrange and send to me via Western Union or Money Gram with the details below.
Please remember to send me full details of the transfer or scanned copy of the transfer receipt so that i can receive over here without any Further delay or problem.let me know if you can be of any help Because you are the only person i can reach at this moment.
I await your Kind response soon.
Best Regards
Fujiconvert 12 1.3k England
2 Feb 2011 5:58AM
The sad thing is that someone somewhere will fall for it!
collywobles 13 3.9k 10 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2011 8:40AM

Quote:The sad thing is that someone somewhere will fall for it!

Aw, thats synical the poor guy is need of help for gods sake............................................ (8o)

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