Monday, October 5, 2009

A Public Service Announcement On Behalf of Progressive Alaska Blogger Phil Munger

This morning, I received an email pleading for emergency financial help from someone calling themselves Phil Munger.

Except it wasn't Phil.

Of course, despite the Phalse Phil's claim that he was in "England for a Seminar," the English used was hardly Real Phil's style... and it was poor English to boot, also not characteristic of Mr. Munger.

Here is the text:

From: Philip Munger
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: Help Me Please!!!


How are you doing? hope all is well with you and i pray this email finds you in good health, i am sorry that i didn’t inform you about my traveling to England for a Seminar.

I need a financial favor from you because i misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money and other valuable things were kept i will like you to assist me with a loan urgently. I will need the sum of $2,800 to sort-out my hotel bills and get myself back home.

I will appreciate whatever you can afford to help me with, i’ll pay you back as soon as i return. Kindly let me know if you can be of help? So that i can send you the details to use when sending the money through western union.

Your reply will be greatly appreciated.

Through other Alaskan bloggers like Linda at Celtic Diva and Steve at What Do I Know?, word has gotten back to Mr. Munger, and he is, unsurprisingly, NOT happy.

So, if you receive this email or something similar to it, report it as spam and delete it.


1 comment:

Maeve said...

I read about this scam this morning. Its going around the country. It seems they always say they are in London; and some people have fallen for it by not checking with their friends - but just sending the money. Interesting that it finally made it up here.

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