This is a well known scam - I have received similar emasils from people I've known in the past, and it has turned out to be a scam.
On Sep 15, 2011, at 1:41 AM, Elise MacDonald wrote:
Just hoping this email reaches you well. I'm sorry for this emergency and for not informing you about my urgent trip to Spain but I just have let you know my present predicament. Though everything was fine until I was attacked on my way back to the hotel. I wasn't hurt but I lost my money, bank cards, mobile phone and my bag in the course of this attack. I have immediately contacted my bank in other to block my cards and also made a report at the nearest police station.
Meanwhile, I have also thought it expedient for me to confide this in you and I will be glad to have it confidential between us. I'm physically ok and fine but I'm urgently in need of some money to complete my major aim of being here and to settle my bills till my departure here. Can you please lend me a sum of 2600euros [approximately $3700 us dollars] or any amount you can afford to lend out? I promise to refund you even with interest upon my arrival.
Kindly let me know if you would be able to help me out with the money or any amount you can afford, I can then forward you the details require for a wire transfer via the western union money transfer service. I don't yet have a local phone (still gathering my bearings and such), so email is probably the best form of contact for now. I will expect your response soon.
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