I just received this email from a friend and I know the email is a scam. Not my friend’s style. And definitely not his character. But how about those who do not know him very well. And those who are kind-hearted?
I am unsure if the person or persons who hacked into, and hijacked, my friend’s mailbox had any takers. We hope note.
Here is a copy of the email scam.
From: (friend_name) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 5:58 AM
subject: I need your help please
Please i am in a Critical situation right now which i will need your urgent response,Actually, I had a trip to United Kindom but unfortunately for me all my money got stolen in the hotel where i lodged due to a robbery incident that happened in the hotel.I had been so restless since last night cos i have been without any money i am even oweing the hotel here as well moreover the Hotel’s telephone lines here got dissconnected by the robbers and they are trying to get them fixed back.I have access to only emails at the library, my mobile cant work here so i didnt bring it along,please i want you to help me with money so please can you send me 1250pounds or the amount you can afford, so i could pay my bills and return back home.I would refund it back to you as soon as i get home.kindly help me send the money through Western Union Money Transfer with my name and the Hotel Address below.
ADDRESS:103 Harley Street
I will really appreciate your quick response.