This morning this email was received in the email inbox:
subject Hello It’s urgent!?
How are you today? i am sorry i did not inform you about my travel to Malaysia, It has been a very sad and bad moment for me that the condition i found myself is so bad to explain.I am stranded in Malaysia because I forgot my little bag in a taxi where my Credit card,all the money i have with me and some important documents are,i am so confussed right now that i do not know what to do or where to go.Please i need your urgent help to send some money to me so that i could be able to come back home.
Please i need the sum of $2,850 USD as a loan to enable me sort-out myself and confirm my Basic Travelling Allowance fees back home,but if you cannot come up with all the requested amount due to the short notice, kindly go ahead and send me any amount you can and email me the transfer details. I will be so grateful to receive it and i promise to pay back the money to you as soon as am back home.
Kindly understand that i am in a very tight and horrible situation at the moment that i could not even afford to take a good meal due to the fact that i do not have a cent with me. I know you will never disappoint me and that is why i have to contact you in this regard and please as you endeavor to help me with this money i don’t mean you should disclose my predicament to anybody for my personal reasons till when am successfully back home. However,it is not compulsory you will send me the money but if my situation and our good relationship touches you quickly proceed to any of the western union money transfer local stores or post office around you and transfer me the money as soon as you have received this emergency appeal.Western union money transfer is the most convenience and safety way to receive money here without any delay or problem.
Below is my information where to send the money to me through western union.
Address;KUALA LUMPUR , MALAYSIA
Amount Needed: $2,850 USD
After you have sent the money, kindly email me the western union transfer details such as:
MTCN(Money transfer control number)
Test Question:, Answer and MTCN NUMBER.
Amount Needed: $2,850 USD
I will check my email soonest to pick up the western union transfer details to enable me come back home with the next available flight and i will need the transfer # MTCN (money transfer control number) as soon as possible.
The key hints this email was a scam was the spelling errors, the use of lower case i rather than an upper case I when the alleged person was referring to themselves, and punctuation.
Please be aware of this type of scam. It has been the second time an email has been received.