Your email account has been hacked!! Received this today. If you get one like this do not respond.
I know this is fake;
I am writing this with tears in my eye, sorry i did not inform you about our trip, few days back my family and I made an unannounced vacation trip to Manila,Philippine and unfortunately we got attacked and mugged at gun point on our way to the hotel where we Lodged,all cash,credit card and cell were stolen off but luckily we still have our passports left with us.
We have been to the embassy and the Police but they're not helping issues at all and our return flight leaves in few hours 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.
Am freaked out and I need your urgent help
I got one and a short time later,Larry sent me a note his computer had been stolen and to disregard the first email.
Me too! I received the same message. I was all ready to send him my life savings just to help him out!
I have a hard time picturing Larry with tears in his eyes or some little 5 foot tall Philipino hotel manager keeping him somewhere if he wanted to leave. Just saying............
I got the mail too. @Stan that's pretty funny.
Many a sailor has been trapped in Manila, by their own free will of course...."wink"
Got one too!
Needing cash fast? Not from me. DELETE
So do we need to do anything if we opened Larrys post? Thanks, Scott
Just permanently delete it without responding.
I always have to resist the temptation to send a reply with verbal guns blazing.
Well,as I may have said before,if any of you folks get a email from my email addy telling ye I am anywhere on this earth that you have to float or fly to get to,It is SPAM,and I aint talking about the canned meat either!
Send them a cheque that is not valid for more than they ask and ask them to send the surplus money back.
Cash? What is this "cash" thing you speak of?
Got the same email in Australia. I knew it would be rubbish so it was promptly deleted. I guess Larry is happily relocated now. Would have liked to buy some of his spares!
oh please,please send me your debit card and pin,,ha next scam i bet i get crap all the time.
anytime you post something to sell especially, you'll get scammers like that come out of the woodwork. Just ignore them. Unfortunately now they're so bored/desperate they're hitting an innocent posting. Heck,I'll probably get another one now too!
I got it too. There was no way to contact Larry or any address to send the money. I did not reply to the e-mail. I think if someone replies then their own computer will be hacked. Best thing to do is delete it. By the way, I talked to Mac McPherson who said he had called and talked to Larry who is still in the United States. Larry is in the process of moving from Escondido to Oregon.
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Alert!!! My computer was stolen last month. Please disregard any scams for cash that says I am stranded in Manila. All of my addresses are gone so I cannot contact people. My new e-mail is email@example.com
Larry Ciuffo <firstname.lastname@example.org> 760-233-1263
2215 N. Nutmeg St, Escondido, Ca USA - Wed Dec 5 11:24:54 2012