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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Is Your Email Account Hijacked?

A friend told me that, he has received a mail from her friend. In the mail, her friend has asked for financial help as she's stucked in some country as her wallet has been stolen. Shocked of the news, he gave her friend a rang. What came as a surprise was that, her friend never wrote the email. She said her email account has been stolen & hijacked by someone. Just imagine what will happened if he never call her up to asked ? He will have blindly bank in some money to the trickster.

Just look at the mail below which sounds so real. The mail was written with one objective in mind, that is to gain your sympathy. If you are those who is compassionate to help out people in trouble, you will surely fall into its trap.

How are you doing today? I am sorry i
didn't inform you about my traveling
to west africa for a program called
"Empowering Youth to Fight Racism,
HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Lack of Education,
the program is taking place in three
major countries in Europe like Spain,
france and United kingdom . It as been
a very sad and bad moment for me, the
present condition that i found myself
is very hard for me to explain.

I am really stranded in nigeria,
because I forgot my little bag in
the Taxi where my money, passport,
documents and other valuable things
were kept on my way to the Hotel am
staying, I am facing a hard time
here because i have no money on me.
I am now owning a hotel bill of $
1550 and they wanted me to pay the
bill soon else they will have to
seize my bag and hand me over to
the Hotel Management., I need this
help from you urgently to help me
back home, I need you to help me
with the hotel bill and i will also
need $1600 to feed and help myself
back home so please can you help me
with a sum of $3500 to sort out my
problems here? I need this help so
much and on time because i am in a
terrible and tight situation here,
I don't even have money to feed
myself for a day which means i had
been starving so please understand
how urgent i needed your help.

I am sending you this e-mail from
the city Library and I only have
30 min, I will appreciate whatsoever
you can afford to send me for now
and I promise to pay back your money
as soon as i return home. so
please let me know on time so that i
can forward you the details you
need to transfer the money through
Money Gram or Western Union. i will
await your response so that i can tell
you where to send the money.I
am sorry again for not informing you
before i left but i will explain to
you better when i return home..And
i again i am contacting you just
because i dont want anyone to hear
about this. i know you are the only
person who can help me out...I will
be waiting for your reply..

4 comments:

Tina said...

aiya.. i always rcv these kind of email. waste of time, crap.

dizzyguy73 said...

Woahh, did u bank in monies for them ?

Tina said...

no la.. me no dunggu

dizzyguy73 said...

I'm surprised!! LOL

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