This is a new one

Hello,

How are you doing?hope all is well with you, i am sorry that i didn\’t inform you about my traveling to England for a Seminar.

I need a favor from you as soon as you receive this e-mail because i misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money,and other valuable things were kept, i will like you to assist me with a  loan urgently.

Please I will be needing the sum of $1,500 to sort-out my hotel bills and get myself back home.i would have called you on phone but i didn\’t come along with my mobile line to england so i cannot make calls the only means of communication i have right now is through my e-mail account.

I will appreciate whatever you can afford to help me with, I\’ll pay you back as soon as i return. Kindly let me know if you can be of help? so that i can send you my details to send the money to.

Your reply will be greatly appreciated.

Mac.

Got to say the 419 ers are inventive at least.

 

5 comments on “This is a new one

  1. My family all got a similar 419 claiming to be from my wife’s uncle.
    His email account was compromised and they sent an email like this to all his contacts claiming he was in London but had lost his wallet.

    Given he was in Chicago recovering from major surgery this wasn’t likely, but they did an incredibly good job, even replying with (correct) personal details when challenged to prove their identity…

  2. I really like the way he’s asking for dollars instead of pounds for a trip to England, not even the scammers want our currency.

  3. My e-mail address and password was stolen by a similar hacker (who pretended to be a hotmail.com office) presumably from Nigeria in West Africa a week ago, and he managed to steal $3,000 from one of my poor but sweet friends through Western Union in England. So I had to reimburse her the money that she lost by this scam. Folks, be careful!!!

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