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Yes, I Really Did Get This Email Today

July 23, 2010

Re: Help

Dear Allison,

This is a terrible story I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the stress. Of course I will loan you $1500 dollars – being that I know you, trust you and that I have never heard of a scam like this ever. So I know for sure you are telling the truth and aren’t just some fat guy sitting at a computer in a hot dark room with a cigarette hanging off your lip, drinking a beer and waiting for some schmo to respond to your scam and send you cash.

So, according to your address you are staying at a computer workshop: Penzance Computers Workshop 01736 888202 01736 888202 – 36b Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2HT.

Perhaps I should just give you a call and we can get this thing figured out right now. Thank goodness for the Internet or else I might not know where to find you so that I could deliver your cash right away. And just to be sure you are OK I will be contacting this place of business and letting them know your situation and to be expecting an envelope full of cash.

 I will be in touch Allison – stay strong!

Katherine Lemons

VP of Fraud Detection and “We weren’t born yesterday”

 From: allison White [] Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 12:02 PM To:

Subject: help

Hi! Hope you get this on time. I am writing you in a tensed mood and urgently require your kind aid soon. I made a trip to Penzance (United Kingdom) for a program. Unfortunately for me, I got mugged at gun point last night on my way to the hotel where I booked. They went away with all i had including my wallet where i have all my cash and also my cell phone. I wasn’t injured because I quickly complied. My traveling documents are been apprehended by the hotel management because of my inability to settle bills. I reported to the police and they only asked me to write a statement about the incident and later referred me to the embassy. I contacted our embassy here but they are not responding effectively to the matter. I am confused and so full of panic right now.

For now, I do not have a phone where i can be reached. All i have got here is my mail which i have limited access to. Please I need you to kindly loan me about (1,500 US Dollars) or any amount to sort-out my hotel bills and other expenses incurred here and get back home soon as i do not feel safe here anymore. I Promise to reimburse immediately on my return. I will explain full details to you when i get back. I will appreciate any amount you can quickly arrange and send to me via Western Union with the details below. Receivers Names: white Allison Receivers Address/location:36b Market Jew Street Penzance, TR18 2HT, United kingdom Please Write to me the full details of the transfer or scanned copy of the transfer receipt so that i can receive over here quickly. Let me know if you can be of any help soon because you are the only person i can reach at this moment and the next flight back home departs in about 2 days.

Hope I can count on you.

Allison White

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Gerry Jackson permalink
    July 23, 2010 5:22 pm

    Is this supposed to be someone you know? I got one of these once from a camp friend. I was suspicious and phoned her…She was home, of course! But a elderly church friend was caught by one of these. It pretended to be from one of her grandsons, and she sent money. I’m glad you’re publicizing this!

    • klemons permalink*
      July 23, 2010 5:23 pm

      nobody I know which is the funny part but I hope nobody falls for this!

  2. July 26, 2010 4:53 pm

    ha ha these are so funny! I feel bad for people that do fall for them and send money. However, they are lowering themselves to hack into peoples accounts and send the email to all their address contacts.

    I saw a thing on the news about an elderly guy getting a phone call that he could receive 50,000 dollars if he would just send them x amount. His daughter said uhhhh no i dont think so.

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