scam spam using our group name
- Hi everyone,
This is the second of my groups in the last three days to have this
scam sent out to group members. Just so you know, it's an oldie but
baddie; probably most of you are familiar with it and won't fall for
it, but just in case anyone hasn't seen it before, here's my heads-up.
The other list I was on had someone post a warning about it, followed
by about 25 messages saying "yeah, I got it too!" Not to sound like
the list's den mother, but possibly we don't need to see bunches of
"me too" messages about this.
Here is how it showed up in my mailbox; I deleted the name, because I
don't believe it was sent by the person named, and I don't want to
cause that person embarrassment. ---Julie Michutka
From: [I've deleted the name]@...
Subject: [Slovak-World] Need Help!!!
Date: May 31, 2010 8:41:47 AM EDT
To: [deleted again]@...
I'm in a deep mess right now and I need your help.I am in tears as i
am writing you now,sorry I didn't inform you about my trip,I had a
trip to the United Kingdom(Buckinghamshire) and a bizarre thing
happened to me.I was mugged at gun point last night, it happened at
the park of the Hotel were i lodged but thank God i wasn't hurt, the
muggers carted away with all my belongings excluded my passport.
Cell,c-card,cash and some important documents are all gone.I was able
to make contact with the Uk Police and i was directed to the Embassy,
but they seems to be taking things too slow.
I need your help so urgently.. My flight leaves pretty soon but
i am having problems sorting out the hotel bills and also need getting
my ticket straightened out. I need your help. I need a quick loan from
you to get things fixed out here, promise to refund as soon as i get
back home. Your support and assistance will go a long way here.please
reply asap so i can tell you what to do and how to get the money to me
via western union..Hope to read from you soon.