Just got this email today. If people you kind of know or even people you do know email you for money while they are away, don’t believe it. Money requests will come from the person on the telephone, not email. Plus, no one with a credit card will be out of money, even if the credit card is stolen. Credit card companies have ways of working with crime victims no matter where they are in the world.
Beware. Do not send money to anyone in response to an email request. If you truly believe this request is coming from a loved one, email them back and ask them to call you collect. They should know the phone number.
Here’s the email:
I’m writing this with tears in my eyes,my family and I came down here to London, United Kingdom for a short vacation. unfortunately,we were mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed,all cash and credit card were stolen off us but luckily for us we still have our passports with us.
We’ve been to the Embassy and the Police here but they’re not helping issues at all and our flight leaves in few hours from now but we’re having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won’t let us leave until we settle the bills. Well I really need your financial assistance..Please, Let me know if you can help us out?
Am freaked out at the moment!!
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“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” –Thomas Jefferson
“A nation of sheep will beget a government
of wolves”. – Edward R. Murrow
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not…”
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“It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” –Samuel Adams