Month: May 2011

Sorry to disturb you with this….email scam

Here is another traveler email scam titled “Sorry to disturb you with this…”. Here is how the scam goes:

How are you doing? I’m writing this to inform you that, I am presently in Spain Madrid to see my sick sister.i decided to contact you because of the urgency of her situation,She’s suffering from a critical uterine fibroid and must undergo a hysterectomy surgery to save her life because the fibroid has done a lot of damages to her abdominal area. I am deeply sorry for not writing or calling you before leaving,the news of her illness arrived to me as an emergency and that she needs family support to keep her going, I hope you understand my plight and pardon me. Hysterectomy surgery is very expensive here, So i will need your assistance, I need about $2500 to make the necessary arrangement,I traveled with little money due to the short time i had to prepare for this trip and never expected things to be the way it is right now i don’t mind whatever amount you can spare me. I’ll surely pay you back once I get back home, she is going through a lot of pain at the moment and the doctor have advised that it is necessary that the tumor is operated soon to avoid anything from going wrong. Anticipating you reply at the earliest to my request!! This one was from an individual’s email address you recognize from your contacts.