Awful Trip….Edith Tovar

Subject: Awful Trip….Edith Tovar

Scammer:

I’m writing this with tears in my eyes,my family and I came down here to London, United Kingdom for a short vacation. unfortunately,we were mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed,all cash and credit card were stolen off us but luckily for us we still have our passports with us.

We’ve been to the Embassy and the Police here but they’re not helping issues at all 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 bills. Well I really need your financial assistance..Please, let me know if you can help us out?

Am freaked out at the moment!!
Edith Tovar

Email recipient:

Hi Edith,

I am really sad to hear such bad news. I hope everything works out. Of course you can count on me to help you with money, tell me what to do or where to send you the money. 

Hugs,

Scammer:

Glad you replied back to my email…All I need is just $1,390 and you can have it wired to me via Western Union.Here’s my info below

Name: Edith Tovar
Location: 8 Heneage Street
London, E1 5LJ, UK

As soon as it is done, kindly get back to me with the confirmation number. Let me know when if you are heading to the WU outlet now???

Edith


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5 comments
LB
LB

I received one today from the Philippines that wanted 1850.00!

PMC
PMC

Got it today. They want 1490.00 Can this be reported somehow?

Kat
Kat

I don't get it?? I would never send money to someone I don't know. Do people do this?

Sarah Lorenzo
Sarah Lorenzo

I know these things are scams, but I always like to play with the scammer. I say "Wow! I'm in (London) right now! I can bring you the money, and take you out to lunch!" I can usually manage to waste the scammer's time for a few email exchanges.

Richard van Bergen
Richard van Bergen

Received exactly the same email with a slight difference: the name is now David Emery and the amount "needed" has been raised to 1,489. Address for David Emery is the same as it was in your initial email. What is disconcerting is the fact that I know a David Emery and that the email address used is indeed his email address.