Thursday, August 19, 2010

I open my email this morning and there is this email from Cyn.

"Hey, Am in a deep mess right now,I came down here to London,England for a short vacation unfortunately I was mugged at the park of the hotel where I lodged,all cash,credit card and cell were stolen off me but luckily for me i still have my life and passports with me.
I've been to the embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all and my return flight leaves in the next few hours from now but I'm having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let me leave until I settle the bills. The hotel manager have been so kind by taking me to a local library to shoot an email to you as i have explained to him that the bills is going to be taken care of by you.
Am freaked out at the moment."
Cyn~Peace

Who the heck is Cyn and why on earth would she think I was going to pay her hotel bills?
Wow, this is a new twist to the Hey, you won money, scam.
Did she send this to everybody in her address book? Why does the name sound familiar?

Sorry, sweetie, I might have been of help if I had a long distance call from you and you reminded me which part of my immediate family you are from.

I wouldn't mind a short vacation in England.

I'm sorry she got mugged. I hope she resolves her problems. Next time the hotel should probably run your credit card when you check in. Have a safe journey home.

:)Bea Just shaking her head at this one.

6 comments:

  1. Have seen this before, Bea. No one has been mugged. This appears to be a case of someone's address book being hacked, the this kind of email goes out to everyone listed there and sometimes beyond). Sometimes you know who the person is that it appears to have come from (which it hasn't!) and sometimes you don't. Just ignore and delete it.

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  2. How does anyone in their right mind think anyone in their right mind would fall for this??? LOL.

    I keep getting e-mails from my internet server telling me that they have found fraud in my e-mail and I must immediately send them my pertinent information like birthday, ss number etc..Surely noone falls for these kinds of things in this day and age do they?

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  3. I am so sick and tired of this kind of stuff! I must delete 50 or more emails a day like this one. Send me money, cash this check for me, etc etc. Heck, I've won every lottery and sweepstakes known under the sun too. I really wish I could just gather up all of the scammers, hackers and virus producers and blow them all up at once. Just sayin'. LOL

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  4. I am so sorry this happened to you...I was mugged...well a pickpocket took my credit card when I was in London but the people were so gracious and kind...one man who I never met offered to give me money to get to the airport...I did not have to rely on the kindness of these people because my professor helped me get to the airport and come home. I did love England and would love to go back someday! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  5. Pretty ingenious piece of spam.

    Do you know I have a great deal on a Blackberry phone? All you gotta do is click in this link, and presto! Your computer is compromised.

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  6. Two days ago my computer got invaded with a virus that installed itself. Never had a virus before, EVER, in nearly fourteen years on the internet. I HaVE gotten these types of e-mails, though. What a joke and what a great way to get the word out.

    BTW, yes, I'm involved in several Yahoo groups and Belinda's was/is just one of them. Thanks for asking.

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