This morning I received an email from somebody I hardly have contact with on LinkedIn. The short version of the story is he took his family out to Manilla and they got robbed. Now, he is asking for help to get back, he needs ONLY $1,200 LOL
Here are some good pointers:-
I haven't got to know him and can't say I trust him.
He can pay for an expensive holiday, when I can't afford a day out in town (cost $40).
I thought it may be genuine, but it could be a scam. Either way, I can't afford a dime and if I could, I still wouldn't send it because I don't know him well enough.