Read The Email Scam I Found In My Inbox Today

Don’t get scammed by your email.  I found the following in my email this morning and the weird thing is that the contact info at the bottom of the email is all correct.  It is from a guy that lives near me that I have emailed before about an athletic camp for kids.  Don’t get caught up in something like this.  It is written well and looks credible when it is attached to a person and their contact info. that is familiar.  Read through the email and notice the grammar mistakes.  There are lots of sentences that contain bad punctuation and begin with lower case letters.  

I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about our trip, because it was impromptu. we had to be in Philippines for Tour..  The program was successful, but our journey has turned sour. we misplaced our wallet and cell phone on our way back to the hotel we lodge in after we went for sight seeing. The wallet contained all the valuables we had. Now, our passport is in custody of the hotel management pending when we make payment.

I am sorry if i am inconveniencing you, but i have only very few people to run to now. i will be indeed very grateful if i can get a short term loan from you($2,000)USD. this will enable me sort our hotel bills and get my sorry self back home. I will really appreciate whatever you can afford in assisting me with. I promise to refund it in full as soon as soon as I return. let me know if you can be of any assistance. Please, let me know soonest. Thanks so much.

The signature at the end contained this guy’s name, phone number, website and payment info for his athletic camps.  Please pass this onto your friends.

9 thoughts on “Read The Email Scam I Found In My Inbox Today”

  1. I have started getting spam mail on my domain email account as well. Some of them are pretty convincing but remember if they seem to good to be true it is probably a scam. And if you are using domain email, you are the admin so don’t send your password to ANYONE.

  2. Amazing what people will try!! I received one similar to this recently from a person I know on the net very well so I knew it was not from her!! Be very careful people!!!

  3. This is a CLASSIC scam that has been going around for a while now – so easy to fall prey to it because it does actually come from the person’s email and if they have a signature on their email file, that goes along with it to. You should let the person know that their email has been hacked and to at least change their password right away!

    1. I contacted the owner of the email and forwarded him a copy of the scam that is being sent out under his name. This is a shame that people do this.

  4. I have recently been receiving several emails that appear to be from people in my contacts list. I had viewed one previously and soon realized this person would not have sent such a thing. Since then, I simply delete them. I do wonder though, is this an attempt to spread a virus?

    1. I don’t know. I received an email from my accountant that said he was sending me important info through a google doc that I needed to open. When I tried to open the doc, it asked for my email id and password. This could be a way these scammers are getting our email info.

  5. I have received emails for food orders lol I was shocked and it was for 120 chicken sandwiches and several other chicken dishes. Now this was something I could do and I have considered it before, but I researched the email and found numerous! I was amazed, but then again was I? LOL People never stop!

  6. Nothing seems to amaze me. I have received the same scams through ebay and email. There is never a point that is too low for these people. Beware!

  7. So scary! I had several emails sent out from my account that were spam but luckily my fiancé received one and was able to warn me. Never figured out quite what happened – just warned people not to open and changed my password!

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