I tried to post the last copy of ‘Samuel’s Girl’ today but the post office was closed. It’s a local holiday. Oddly, on this local holiday, the nation-wide Post Office was closed but Local Shop was not. Oh well, try again tomorrow.
There was a desperate email from a relative waiting for me when I got home.
I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about our trip, because it was impromptu. we had to be in Ukraine 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 for any inconvenience caused, 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(£1,650).Or what ever amount you can afford to help with, 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. I will check my email every 30 minutes for your reply.
Thanks so much.
I knew at once it was a scam. All my relatives, and pretty much everyone else, knows perfectly well that if they need to borrow a lot of money fast, I am the one person on the entire planet least likely to have any. Closer inspection showed that although it appeared that a response would go to the real email address, it would in fact go to an @outlook.com address. I have heard of this scam before but it’s the first time I’ve seen one.
It’s a bit slapdash. It opens with ‘Hello’. If you want to borrow a large amount of money from someone you should at least have the courtesy to remember their name. The grammar collapses halfway through as if it was written by someone whose brain fell out at the end of the first paragraph.
This is probably the result of her opening an attachment on a dodgy email. I expect everyone in her address book has received this email.
It’s too late to phone around. I just hope everyone knows that nobody in this family would be daft enough to go to Ukraine at the moment.