6 thoughts on “Experiencing difficulties

  1. anonymous January 15, 2010 / 9:01 pm

    Hi Meaghan,

    I just recieved this email from ‘you’:

    Am sorry i didn’t inform you about my urgent trip to London, i don’t have much time on the PC here,so i have to brief you my present situation which requires your urgent response actually, I had a trip to London but unfortunately for me all my money got stolen at the hotel where i lodged due to a robbery incident that happened in the hotel.I had been so restless since last night because i have been without any money moreover the Hotel’s telephone lines here got disconnected by the robbers and they are trying to get them fixed back i have access to only emails at the library because my mobile cant work here so i didn’t bring it along,please i want you to help me with money so please can you send me 850 Pounds or any amount you can afford so when i return back i would refund it back to you as soon as i get home,Am so confused right now and don’t know what to do, I had been to the embassy and they are currently looking into my case,Please send the money through Western Union Money Transfer so i will get it immediately its sent,i want you to please transfer the money as soon as possible.Here is the details you need for the transfer below,

    Receivers Names:Meaghan Good
    Receivers Address: 328 Mile End Road
    City- London
    Country- UK
    Zip Code- E1 4NS

    Please get back to me as soon as you have the money sent,once you are done with the transfer just help me to scan a copy of the receipt given to you by Western Union or help me to write out the Money Transfer Control Number(MTCN)

    I will be waiting for your help. Thank you so much

    Meaghan Good


    I knew right away it wasn’t you. Completely out of character, including small cap i’s, asking for money ect.

    Sorry your having difficulties

  2. anonymous January 15, 2010 / 9:12 pm

    Apparently this scam is happening with other people as well. If you copy and paste this message in your search engine, you will see different variations of it come up on the internet. So hopefully you weren’t targeted at the very least, and maybe, and hopefully they will quickly forget about you and move on.

  3. Justin January 16, 2010 / 1:16 am


    I am really glad that wasn’t you. I thought it pretty unlikely that you would go to the UK and not mention it, and I REALLY didn’t think you would make that kind of request for money. The whole style of the email didn’t sound like you.

    • Meaghan January 16, 2010 / 1:40 am

      I would hope no one who actually knows me would suspect me of composing such a poorly written email.

  4. Justin January 16, 2010 / 4:59 am

    Uh, have you contacted everyone in your address list so they will know not to send the scammers money?

    • Meaghan January 16, 2010 / 5:08 am

      No. Nobody who knows me would believe that email. Anyone who does deserves to pay a 850 pound “stupidity tax.”

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