Thursday, 12 February 2015

This is a mean scam... FW: Sad Trip.. Please Help !

I am in the UK... people in and from the UK don't call a mobile phone a 'cell', we call it a 'mobile'... that should ring alarm bells straight away!
The email header in this original email appears to be from an AOL account of a genuine contact however when replying we find that the reply is going to a gmail account but with the same user name. (for example... johnsmith at / johnsmith at Basically someone trying to fool you into parting with cash or personal information.
-----Original Message-----
I'm sorry you're getting the mail from me at this Point in time,my family and I came down here to Istanbul,Turkey for a short vacation unfortunately we were mugged at the park of the hotel we stayed,all cash credit cards and cell were stolen off  but luckily for us we still have our passports with us.

I have been to the embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all and our flight leaves pretty soon 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.Please be so kind to reply back so I can tell you what to do and how to get some cash to us.

I'm freaked out at the moment


From: Leanne Lake [mailto:************]
12 February 2015 07:58
Subject: Sad Trip.. Please Help !


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