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bk T
24-07-2014, 09:49 AM
I received an email from a 'friend' with the following contents:

To: undisclosed recipient.

" How are you doing. I hope all is well with you. I'm in a very tight mess right now and I'm very sorry for involving you in my present issue but I was left with no choice but to contact you. I would have called you but my phone keeps showing No signal here due to bad network...

I took a urgent visit to Portugal to see my sick sister who is suffering from a critical Uterine fibroid and must undergo a hysterectomy surgery to save her life. The news of her illness arrived to me as an emergency,she's going through a lot of pain at the moment and she needs family support to keep her going.

The doctors have advised that it is necessary that the tumor is operated soon to avoid any complications. I hope you understand my plight and pardon me.

The estimate for the Hysterectomy surgery is 11,000Euros. I have already spent approx. 9,200Euros cash towards her treatment so am wondering if you can assist me with a loan of 1,800Euros to make the necessary arrangement for the surgery to be carried out.

Your help and support will give her a chance to live a normal life once again. I will surely pay you back as soon as I return.

I will appreciate whatever you can help me with. Kindly let me know if you can be of help so I can send you my moneygram details since I cannot operate my bank account from here...I promise to pay back as soon as I return home.

Thank you and God bless"

I know the sender (provided this email is genuine.), he is one of mine long lost (~40 years) friends and we just re-established the connections a couple of months ago; he lives in overseas.

There's no ways to contact him other than by the above email.

The email looks suspicious because we haven't met for 40+ years and suddenly approached me for money, he has his family members, friends, etc to turn to. I don't even remember how he looks like now.

Your views are appreciated.

Speedy Gonzales
24-07-2014, 09:52 AM
If you dont know who it's from its spam. Just delete it. Sounds like a scam to me, since it inc money

Whenu
24-07-2014, 10:00 AM
Yep, spam, his account has been hacked.

bevy121
24-07-2014, 11:51 AM
yea - spot on Whenu

here's the same one 7 months ago

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/jiranttdi/t8Ie-BjcyO0

bk T
24-07-2014, 12:45 PM
Thanks folks.

Just contacted my friend and it's confirmed that his email account has been hacked.

pctek
24-07-2014, 02:25 PM
I'm in a very tight mess right now ... I would have called you but my phone keeps showing No signal here due to bad network...

I took a urgent visit to Portugal to see my sick sister who is suffering from a critical Uterine fibroid and must undergo a hysterectomy surgery to save her life.
The estimate for the Hysterectomy surgery is 11,000Euros. I have already spent approx. 9,200Euros cash towards her treatment so am wondering if you can assist me with a loan of 1,800Euros to make the necessary arrangement for the surgery to be carried out.
.

No.

It's a scam.....just another send me money bullshit email.


"The Portuguese health system is characterized by three coexisting systems: the National Health Service (NHS), special social health insurance schemes for certain professions (health subsystems) and voluntary private health insurance."

So....what a load of crap.