I’m sorry for this sudden requestMay 4th, 1970 | By Ian Poulton | Category: Scams
The old Spanish Hostage scam again.
This purported to come from a friend, even including his postal address at the foot, but clicking on reply brought not his BT Internet address but: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apart from the silliness of the story, he does not write in semi-literate English.
I’m sorry for this sudden request, It’s because things actually got out of control. I’m stuck in Madrid Spain with family right now, we came down here on a short Vacation, We were mugged and all our belongings including mobile phone and credit cards were all stolen at “GUN POINT”. It was a traumatic experience for me and my family. I need your help flying back home as we are trying to raise some money to get back home. The good thing is that we still have our passports but the airline is requesting for extra charges on re-print of misplaced airline tickets and also getting a cab to take us to the airport, Please I need you to lend me some money, I will reimburse you as soon as I’m back home.
All we need is 1,880.00 pounds but anything you can spare right now will be appreciated and I promise to refund it to you as soon as I arrive back home safely, I give you my word. You can get it to me through western union, Please get back to me so that i can give you my details to send the money to.