Got this e-mail from a friend of a friend, who lives in Montana but does travel overseas quite a bit – just another version of the “help me I’m trapped overseas!” scam. If you get something like this, beware!
I Hope you get this on time,sorry I didn’t inform you about my trip to Spain, I’m presently in Barcelona and I am having some difficulties here because I misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money and other valuable things were kept.I want you to assist me with a loan of 2000 euros to sort-out my hotel bills and to get myself back home. I have spoken to the embassy here but they are not responding to the matter effectively, I will appreciate whatever you can afford to assist me with,I’ll Refund the money back to you as soon as i return, let me know if you can be of any help. I don’t have a phone where I can be reached. Please let me know immediately.