My lovely and dear friend Sly got her email hacked into, and some nefarious person sent this message out to her entire address book. If you receive it, do NOT send her money as she is NOT in London, nor does she write this poorly:
Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:50 AM
Subject: MY PREDICAMENT
I’m sorry I did not inform you about my traveling,Am presently in London,United Kingdom,but something horrible happened to me, i got mugged at a gun point.All my cash,credit card,my cell phone and some other valuable things were stolen in the process. Thanking Almighty God for my life and keeping my passport.
I really need your urgent assistance. AM NEEDING YOUR HELP WITH MONEY to SORT OUT MY HOTEL BILLS.I promise to refund it back to you soon as i get home.I dont have access to money right now,I need your help within a twinkle of an eye. I already canceled my card immediately after the Incident!!!Am at the public internet library where am making use of the free internet access.Am sending you this message cause this is Urgent,I will be greatful if you can render your assistance on time. Anxiously Waiting to hear from you cause my flight leaves in few hrs but need to sort the hotel bills and please save me from being embarrassed.