Thursday, July 20, 2017

Money Wiring Scam Circulating Today

Please ignore the Money Wiring scam that circulated today.  The purpose of scams like these are simply to steal your hard earned money.   The scammer will hijack the account of someone you know or will make an email looking like it is someone you know.  The person will tell you a story of woe and about how you are the only one who can help by sending them money.

Here is the text of the email that circulated today:

"I am having such a frustrating ordeal right now. Am In Manila Philippines to see my cousin who has an inflamed gall bladder..She's having a surgery today, because her condition now is very serious.I really need to take care of this now but my credit card can't work here. I traveled with little money due to the short time I had to prepare for this trip and never expected things to be the way it is right now. I need a loan of $1,200  USD from you and I’ll reimburse you once I get back home, I promise! I will really appreciate whatever amount you can come up with, if not all get back to me. I'll advise on how to transfer it.

Please let me know if I can count on you.
Best regards,"