I received an interesting e-mail from Mr. Ra, my Realtor, on Wednesday.
I am sorry I didn’t inform you about my traveling to Africa for a program called Empowering Youth to Fight Racism,HIV/AIDS,and Lack of Education,the program is taking place in three major countries in Africa which areGhana,Togoland and Nigeria,I am presently in Lagos Nigeria.
I misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where i lodged my wallet which contains my money,and other valuable things were kept.I will like you to assist me with a soft loan urgently with the sum of $3,400 US Dollars to sort-out my hotel bills and get myself back home.
I will appreciate whatever you can afford, i ‘ll pay you back as soon as i return.
Kindly look for any western union and use this informations below to send me whatever you can afford.
Name : Mr. Ra
Address :171 jones High St
Test Question :To who?
Answer : Mr. Ra
Amount send $:?
Once you have it sent, please send me the money transfer control number,with details used in sending it.
I await to read from you.
I gave Mr. Ra a call to let him know he’d been hacked, just in case he didn’t know. He knew and was trying to fix the issue, apologizing for the inconvenience. It is no big thing for me and hopefully, no one abused him for this. That said, it is amazing what the scammers will do in order to separate people from their money. ^_^;
It’s strange that they could get such information to lure their victims. Where would they even go to steal such private info, like specific names and e-mail addresses? It seems that web sites with private data are usually secure. Maybe there is some sort of spyware lurking about the web.
Apparently, Mr. Ra went to some website in an attempt to make some additional contacts and a virus or whatever was installed on his PC as a result. 🙁 He must not have had a great deal of protection.