I'm in some kind of deep mess right now,my family & i came down here to London,England for a short vacation to visit a resort and got mugged at gun point last night at the park of the hotel where we stay.All cash,credit cards and cell were stolen off me.I've been to the embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all,our flight leaves today and I'm having problems settling the hotel bills.We've got to get him that money so he can leave the hotel!
The hotel manager won't let me leave until i settle the hotel bills(1,550GBP) now am freaked out.Please reply and let me if can you have the money wire to me through western union i promise to pay back as soon as i get back home.
[Ambulance Driver's Name]
In all seriousness, I think what bothers me most about this kind of spam crap is that obviously people fall for it. I mean, yeah, it bugs the hell out of me that someone's using my friend's name in an attempt to scam money off me; however, if it's a friend who's close, I'd know if he was in England (AD is not, to the best of my knowledge, in Jolly Olde England), and if he's not close, then shame on me for sending $3,000 over a wire. But apparently people fall for this BS, because these sorts of things keep happening...
Besides, AD will tell you to send them money to him directly... ;)
That is all.