Thursday, 7 February 2013

Time for a laugh

 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.

1 comment:

  1. Having read the letter. I am convinced that it is a scam, the person claims to be a writer yet the grammar is grade school level. The tenses are wrong, even considering the traumatic incident.

    Hello,

    I am sorry for reaching you rather too late due to the situation of things right now. My family and I had a trip visiting Manila Philippine everything was going on fine until last night when we got attacked by some unknown gunmen. All our money,phones and credit cards was stolen away including some valuable items, It was a terrible experience but the good thing is they didn't hurt anyone or made away with our passports.

    We have reported the incident to the local authorities and the consulate but their response was too casual, we were ask to come back in 2weeks time for investigations to be made proper,But the truth is we can't wait till then as we have just got our return flight booked and is leaving in few hours from now but presently having problems sorting out our bills here and also getting a cab down to the airport, Right now we're financially strapped due to the unexpected robbery attack, Wondering if you can help us with a quick loan to sort our bills and get back home. All we need is $1,950 or anything you can afford, I promise to refund you in full as soon as I return hopefully tomorrow or next. write back now to let me know what you can do.

    Thank You.
    Tory.

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