Wednesday, October 03, 2012

BEWARE OF EMAIL SCAMS

Over the past few days I have received emails supposedly from fellow bloggers. The gist of the email is the same, just the place where the incident has occurred is changed. Here is a copy of one of the emails.

Do not respond to these emails. They are scams. What concerns me is that the so called Senders are people whose names I recognize from RVing blogs that I read.

"Hello,

 This message may be coming to you as a surprise but I need your help. Few days back we made an unannounced vacation trip to London, United Kingdom. Everything was going fine until last night when we got mugged on our way back to the hotel, all cash and credit card were stolen off us but luckily for us we still have our passports with us.

I've been to the Embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all they asked us to wait for 3 weeks but we can't wait till then and our flight leaves in few hours from now but we're having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle the hotel bills, Dealing with foreign authorities here is extremely frustrating, It would take us about 24 hours to get everything straighten out before we could leave, we are freaked out at the moment...I really need your financial assistance.

Please let me know if you could help us out financially?"

Be Careful Out There!

    

8 comments:

  1. If these people would put all that effort into actually working, they would be better off. I guess this is a good reason not to show an email on a blog.

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  2. Thank goodness you're aware enough to be on top of this. If I was going somewhere, even unexpectedly, it would certainly show up on my blog. I can't believe all the jerks out there trying to take advantage of others.

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  3. We've received something similar but it was supposedly a relative. However, if someone has a problem, they can always go to the Embassy or to a bank. Both will help them. Their own bank will wire funds to them upon identification. If they have their passport, they have identification. Evidently there are some folks out there who they feel they will be able to scam. It just wasn't you. Thank goodness!

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  4. Hate those scams, I am just amazed that they continue to do them, must mean that someone is falling for them unfortunately!

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  5. Some people are just plain idiots. So glad you are much smarter than those people.

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  6. Yeah, I got one from a fellow blogger too. "Delete" :)

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  7. Yes, I got it too. From an "acquaintance". Being in London and stuck without money.
    But - I knew the lady was sitting in her wheel chair somewhere at home. Not being able to travel around the world at all.
    They just picked one of my fellow bloggers' name and thought to get through with it.
    Bastards!
    DELETE DELETE DELETE.

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  8. I have not received these awful e-mails yet so thanks for the heads up ! I wouldn't have the money anyway to help anyone out !! LOL

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