Many of my friends have received an email purportedly from me, the entire text of which is appended below:-
“I am in a hurry writing this mail to you. I am sorry for not informing you about my trip. I am in some terrible situation and I am really going to need your urgent help. I had traveled to United Kingdom yesterday to visit a new Researchers’ Complex in Manchester. Unfortunately for me, all my money, diaries and my return ticket was stolen at the hotel where I lodged. I am so confused right now, I do not know where to go. I didn’t bring my phone here and the hotel telephone lines was burnt during the robbery incident, so I have access to only emails. I am full of panic now. The police only asked me to write a statement about the incident and directed me to the embassy. I have spoken to the embassy here but they are not responding to the matter effectively. Please, I want you to lend me a sum US2,800 today, just to clear my hotel bills and get the next plane home. I shall have your money reimbursed immediately on my return. I want you to send it via western union outlet so I can receive it with my passport.
Get back to me as soon as possible if you wish you can lend me the money so that I can forward you the details you will need to send me the money via western union transfer.
I will be looking forward to read from you.
The above email is a scam, and I have no idea as to how the originator of this email had access to my password in order to open my email. I have been receiving many calls from those who had received this email, and I have assured them that the email was not originated by me. I now can no longer get into my email as the password has been changed.
For those who have received such an email purportedly from me, please ignore it.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION