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Hammer
03-14-2011, 10:51 AM
If so, please PM me after you read it or PM me your phone number. Sorry to sound cryptic. I just dont know what to make of it.

Hammer
03-14-2011, 10:58 AM
I guess his email got hacked. Pretty good quality on it.


Heres what I got


I'm sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent but it’s because of the situation of things right now, i’m stuck in London right now,i came down here on a short vacation ,i was robbed, worse of it is that my bag, cash and cards and my cell phone was stolen at GUN POINT, it’s such and crazy here in London , i need help flying back home, the authorities are not being 100% supportive but the good thing is we still have our passport but don't have enough money to get on flight ticket back home, please i need you to loan me some money till im back home to pay back , i will refund you as soon as i’m back home, i promise , let me know if you can be of help till i am back home to refund you.

Mike

BuckyBuckner
03-14-2011, 10:59 AM
Yes. Do you think it's spam?

amcg
03-14-2011, 11:02 AM
Yes, it's spam.

Just got a call about it from a friend earlier today - one of her friends "sent" that same mail from her mail account to her entire mailbox.

ironfist
03-14-2011, 11:04 AM
I've gotten this sort of thing from several different friends who have been hacked.

Hammer
03-14-2011, 11:18 AM
first time I saw one like this. Those clever Nigerians......

Moonlight J
03-14-2011, 11:28 AM
we got this one last year from one of the guys in Tout Wars of all places

netboy47
03-14-2011, 11:42 AM
Got one from a friend of mine last year:


I'm writing this with tears in my eyes, Iím sorry i didn't inform you
about my trip, I had a trip to the United Kingdom and a bizarre thing
happened to me. I was mugged at a gun point last night, it happened at
the park of the Hotel were i lodged but thank God i wasn't hurt, all
cash, credit card and cell-phone were stolen off me...but luckily for
me i still have my life and passports with me, I was able to make
contact with the UK Police and i was directed to the Embassy, but they
seems to be taking things too slow.

I need your help so urgently.. My flight leaves pretty soon but i am
having problems sorting out the hotel bills I need a quick loan to get
things fixed out here, I promise to refund as soon as i get back
home.. Please reply asap. So i can tell you what to do and how to get
the money to me.

Hope to read from you soon.
Kelvin

I'm guessing these things actually work sometimes, or they wouldn't keep doing it. But maybe they should spend some of their "earnings" on getting a proper translation. This email supposedly came from my friend who is Yale educated and has a law degree from Tulane.

And if the improper grammar didn't give the ruse away, maybe the fact that he signed it "Kelvin" when his actual name is Kevin was a clue. BTW we all just call him Kelvin now.

Wonderboy
03-14-2011, 11:49 AM
Another variation is when a teenager will call their "grandmother" and say they need money without telling their parents. Then they get the mark to give them money, or even worse, bank account information.

senorsheep
03-14-2011, 11:54 AM
Sea Dog Stat really needs to find some more reputable porn sites.

Kevin Seitzer
03-14-2011, 11:57 AM
I just texted SDS to let him know what's up. The hacker contacted me by Gchat.

revo
03-14-2011, 12:10 PM
Umm, all you need to do is look at the email address it was sent from. [email protected]

Hammer
03-14-2011, 12:12 PM
well Sea Dog ummmmmm big-boned.

griswold
03-14-2011, 12:27 PM
I got the email as well. Crazy bastard should stay out of the UK!!!

SeaDogStat
03-14-2011, 12:35 PM
WTF?!? BIG thanks to KS for texting me... I have no idea how he got on my gmail but that was scary... step up a 2-step verification on gmail so they would have to have my phone to get the text thru google authenticator.

Wow... had hotmail hacked before and deleted all the contacts out of there, but hotmail has a link to import contacts..awesome, Microsoft!

Apologies, fellas...

Btw, send money to Windham, not London...that was a typo ;)

SeaDogStat
03-14-2011, 12:40 PM
Sea Dog Stat really needs to find some more reputable porn sites.
Got some? :D

All I can think of is the college kid staying with had his laptop crash so we let him use the old one downstairs. He has been using it this weekend and I went on gmail last night. Must have picked up keystroke logger virus... thank goodness I don't use that computer anymore.

SeaDogStat
03-14-2011, 12:43 PM
Umm, all you need to do is look at the email address it was sent from. [email protected]

Yeah, they reset my password info and then changed the backup resetting info as well... I just tried to go on an change the pw back and they have changed it again since they got the email that I was restting it... just gonna close out that hotmail acct if I can ever get ahold of someone on hotmail...

NakedRicci
03-14-2011, 03:53 PM
I feel left out. I didn't get a solicitous message from the big purple spanky hippo!

heyelander
03-14-2011, 03:59 PM
I feel left out. I didn't get a solicitous message from the big purple spanky hippo!

yeah, I was just thinking the same thing.

SeaDogStat
03-14-2011, 04:29 PM
I feel left out. I didn't get a solicitous message from the big purple spanky hippo!


yeah, I was just thinking the same thing.

I will sent up a PayPal acct so you guys can contribute and feel a part of the festivities... ;)

Andrewski
03-14-2011, 05:24 PM
I got one of these at an email account I rarely use so I decided to have some fun and email back. I knew it was spam because the email it was sent from was one letter off from my friend's email address. Start from the bottom:

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On 8/11/10, [ME] wrote:

Let me see if I have any money left after the Nigerian scam. I'll let you know.

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On 8/11/10, [ONE LETTER OFF] wrote:

> No,cos the passport is not with me when the problem happen i keep it to
> heading place.that is why i still have it with me.because am in the local
> library so i only have a access to internet only here.so i really need your
> help right now.

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>
> On Wed, 8/11/10, [ME] wrote:
>
> From: [ME]
> Subject: Re: HELP ME OUT!!!!
> To: [ONE LETTER OFF]
> Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 7:34 PM
>
> Where are you typing all of this if you got everything but your
> passports stolen?
>
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> On 8/11/10, [ONE LETTER OFF] wrote:

>> Omg!!! I want you to know that is my Alternative email address,so i know
>> that it will be strange to you.that does not really matter all what i need
>> from you now is to help me out on this ****.

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>> On Wed, 8/11/10, [ME] wrote:
>>
>> From: [ME]
>> Subject: Re: HELP ME OUT!!!!
>> To: [ONE LETTER OFF]
>> Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 7:15 PM
>>
>> Why did your email address change to [ONE LETTER OFF]?
>>
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>>
>> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 3:14 PM, [ONE LETTER OFF] wrote:
>>
>> please help me out don't look what i did,please help me out on this
>> **** am into i know you can help me on this mess am into.please am begging
>> you here for helping to make out on this horrible mess am into.
>>
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On Wed, 8/11/10, [ME] wrote:
>>
>> From: [ME]
>> Subject: Re: HELP ME OUT!!!!
>> To: [ONE LETTER OFF]
>> Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 7:06 PM
>>
>> After what you did to me?
>>
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>> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 3:05 PM, [ONE LETTER OFF] wrote:
>>
>> Please help me out on this deep mess am into.i promise to refund you
>> your money back as soon as i arrive.kindly let me have the transaction
>> details the western union MTCN # given to you.and let me know when you are
>> heading to the western union outlet.
>>
>> Thanks.
>> Adam
>>
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On Wed, 8/11/10, [ME] wrote:
>>
>>
>> From: [ME]
>> Subject: Re: SAD NEWS!!!!
>> To: [ONE LETTER OFF]
>> Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 6:57 PM
>>
>> Done.

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On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 2:55 PM, [ONE LETTER OFF] wrote:

I'm so glad to hear back from you.since we have been robbed at the park all the necessary think have been stored off including my cell phone and credit card.So All i need is £1,550.00 POUNDS cos I'm being held to ransom by the hotel management because i cannot settle the hotel bills and it is clear i won't be allowed to leave until i pay the bills.Word cannot explain the anguish in my heart now.I'll refund it to you as soon as I arrive home.You can wire it to my name from a western union outlet around you.I can receive it there within minutes right after you have wired the cash to my name. Here are the details needed to get it to me

Receivers Name:[FRIEND'S NAME]
City: Cardiff Wales
Country:United Kingdom

As soon as you get it done please get back to me?


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On Wed, 8/11/10, [ME] wrote:


From: [ME]
Subject: Re: SAD NEWS!!!!
To: [ONE LETTER OFF]
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 6:12 PM



Oy.
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On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 11:44 AM, xxxxxx [one letter incorrect on a friend's email] wrote:

Hey,

I'm writing this with tears in my eyes,my family and I came down here to Wales,United kingdom for a short vacation unfortunately we were robbed at the park of the hotel where we stayed,worse of it was that our bags, cash , credit cards and cell phone were stolen of us at GUN POINT, it's such a crazy experience for us.

we need help flying back home and the authorities are not being 100% supportive but the good thing is that we still have our passports but don't have enough money to get our flight tickets back home and pay for the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave.I'm just gonna have to plead with you to lend me some funds right now,I'll pay back as soon as I get home. We need to sort the hotel bills and get on the next available flight home.

Am freaked out at the moment..

fuhrdog
03-16-2011, 06:17 AM
Just got the UK email from Horns....hacked on your birthday....just ain't right ;)

Hammer
03-16-2011, 06:24 AM
Me too and they sEnt it twice

SeaDogStat
03-16-2011, 01:43 PM
I bet it was those damn hackers who were sending the ****ty trade offers too...

;)

NakedRicci
03-16-2011, 01:56 PM
Me too and they sEnt it twice

Their profile of you Hammer obviously indicated that you might fall for it twice. :p

Hammer
03-16-2011, 02:01 PM
Their profile of you Hammer obviously indicated that you might fall for it twice. :p

can you lend me some money pal? I am in the US currently.....

NakedRicci
03-16-2011, 02:10 PM
can you lend me some money pal? I am in the US currently.....

That's my response to them. LOL "You think YOU have it bad! I'm stuck in bloody INDIANA! Will scam for food!"

Hammer
03-16-2011, 02:19 PM
That's my response to them. LOL "You think YOU have it bad! I'm stuck in bloody INDIANA! Will scam for food!"

draft a letter and we can start sending it to the RJ guys. Only say, 'If you thought Hornsby and SDS had it tough overseas. We are stuck in friggin Indiana! HELP!!!!!'.