In my in-box today … Does this con actually work? Have you heard of anyone falling for it? Really?
Its me Mike I really don’t mean to inconvenience you right now, I made a little trip to UK and I misplaced my passport and credit cards,please I know this may sound odd, but it all happened very fast. I need to get a new passport, and get on the next available flight home. I’ve been to the US embassy, they’re willing to help, but I’m out of cash and I have minimum access from here. Can you loan me some money and I’ll be willing to repay you as soon as I get home.
Please reply as soon as you get this message, so I can forward the details as to where to send the funds, you can try reaching me on this number for now, +447024035615 or 011447024035615, I also have an ID to pick the funds up if sent via western union through walmart, or money Gramm through walmart i will be waiting for your responses
Seems pretty thin to me.
According to this Daily Telegraph article Britons receive more than 420,000 scam emails every hour.
Every seven seconds someone is conned out of money – an average of £285 per person.
Crikey! What does that tell us?