Re: i need your help

From: Eli Horwatt (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Aug 25 2008 - 17:16:05 PDT

Unless you know that Esperanza is definitely in Africa, I think this email
is incredibly suspect. We know that Nigeria is the center of this kind of
email campaign, we know what kind of rhetoric is employed with these emails
and the most damning of all, is the switch in email address. The sender is
(address suppressed), while the message is asking to send to a yahoo account.
It simply doesn't make sense. Unless you've authenticated the identity of
this person, I suspect Esperanza was "phished" or improperly signed out at a
public Internet cafe and I would suggest you do not accidentally give this
person any information about the identity of Esperanza.


On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 7:17 PM, Margaret Jamieson <email suppressed>wrote:

> Chuck,
> I don't mean to be tart with you. I don't know you, but you seem like a
> reasonable poster. I am just imagining what kind of a situation she may be
> in.
> MJ
> On Aug 25, 2008, at 6:46 PM, Chuck Kleinhans wrote:
> Ah, from Nigeria, of course! Am I the only one who finds it strange that
> this person has never communicated to the list before, makes their first
> contribution with a chirpy little note to answer Gene Youngblood and then
> two and one half hours later sends this desperate plea; especially when "I
> have been starving".....the default solution for this kind of dilemma (if it
> is genuine) is to go to the embassy or consulate of your nation.
> Perhaps I could put you in touch with a Nigerian fellow who contacted me a
> few days ago about 2.5 million $US that he was holding for me.
> On Aug 25, 2008, at 12:14 PM, esperanza collado wrote:
> How are you doing today? I am sorry i didn't inform you about my traveling
> to 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 Africa which is Ghana , South Africa and Nigeria . 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 300EURO 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
> 1000EURO to feed and help myself back home so please can you help me with a
> sum of 1300EURO 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 need your help.i have decided not tell my
> family so that they will not be worried.when I return I will tell them and
> they will understand.
> I am sending you this e-mail from the city Library and I only have 30
> min, I will appreciate what so ever you can afford to send me for now and I
> promise to pay back your money as soon as i return home.You need to transfer
> the money through Money Gram or Western Union .Pls reply back to my
> alternate email address at (address suppressed) because Gmail service is
> very bad here in Africa so i can give you the payment details on time Hope
> to hear from you soon.
> Regards,
> esperanza
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