I am not stuck in a foreign land…

and neither is anyone on your email list.

I got another one of those emails from someone who has emailed me before, for whatever reason, and thus I was in her AOL contact list. (did I use "thus" properly there?)

Ever seen one like it?

How are you doing? Honestly, I'm doing pretty awful! I’m with family on vacation in Madrid,Spain and a lot of crap has been spewing. We got mugged last night in an alley by a gang of thugs on our way back from shopping, one of them had a knife poking my neck for almost two minutes and everything we had on us including my cell phone, credit cards were all stolen,quite honestly it was beyond a dreadful experience for us but looking on the bright side we weren't seriously hurt or injured and we are still alive so that is whats important. I've reported to the cops here and canceled all our cards,it appeared I had acted quickly enough or they almost would have succeeded in cleaning out my bank account. I'm really having some difficulties clearing our hotel bills and also need to pick up a voucher ticket at the counter for us to catch a flight back home in a couple of hours.

All we need right now is €2,000.00, but anything you can spare pending when we get things straighten out will be appreciated and I promise to refund as soon as we arrive home safely.

Write me back and let me know how soon you can get it to us asap.




Obviously these are fake.  Someone guessed Maryann's email password and sent this to everyone in her email box.

Ignore these but if you have the phone number of the person you get one of these from, give them a call and let them know their email was hacked.

The first one I ever got was last year from my then 10 year old niece who was writing from England.   Uncle Leo would have known if she was in England!

I'm tempted to write back and have some fun but it's lunch time and I have my priorities.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *