Am in a great sorrow writing you this note,Just wanted to inform you about something very important,i could barely think straight at this point,i hope you come to my aid Because something very terrible is happening to me now,i need a favor from you now,I had a trip here in UK
Unfortunately for me all my money got stolen on my way to the hotel where i lodged along with my bag were my passport was And since then i have been without any money i am even owing the hotel here.
So i have limited access to emails for now,please i need you to lend me about 900pounds 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 return the money back to you as soon as i get home,I am so confused right now.i wasn't injured because I complied immediately.
I will be waiting to hear from you since i can't access the internet always
Freyashawk: 900 quid???!!! If only I had that sort of money... It infuriates me that some one would attempt to con another human being like this, trading upon natural compassion and sympathy.
If I had the energy and time, I would bait a trap for some of these thieves...
Interesting postscript to this particular fraudulent appeal. This email was received today from the same email address:
Sorry, I ventured in some risky ventures with this account, and somewhere along the way I got hacked. I am Comfortably at home in the US, and have never been in UK and never plan to go. Sorry if it gave you a scare. I will shut down this email soon after sending this. Those of you who are regular contacts have already received my new contact information. Goodbye and stay safe! Rebecca
Note from Freyashawk: Who knows??? I am publishing the postscript in case the person actually is a victim of identity theft...