So you get an email, supposedly from someone you know like this one that I got today:
I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform everyone about my trip to Ukraine for a program because it was impromptu. The program was successful, but my journey has turned sour I was mugged at gun point and all my valuables were stolen (cash, credit cards and phone, where I went for sightseeing before leaving to the airport since my return flight is in few hours. Luckily I had my passport in my hotel room to get me home.
Its was a terrible experience. all i need more is €1,850 EURO to settle some outstanding hotel bills and also take a cab to the airport. I have contacted my bank, but the best they can do is to mail a new card which will take 2 to 3 days to get here.
Western Union Transfer is the fastest option to wire the funds to me. Please let me know if you can help me out? I promise to make the immediate refund when i get home.
How to reply to these odious fraudsters?
I sent this reply today:
Mary is a woman of God and God will not hold as guiltless those hackers trying to defraud her or those she knows. The Bible teaches: “Touch not God’s anointed.”
Who knows, it may give them something to think about?