This is what my friends, business associates, and relatives with whom I'm in contact through g-mail and hotmail accounts received as a message from me. This is the exact wording, spelling and grammer so no one took it seriously! My son called me and said that he was down at the Western Union office and was wondering where to send the money. Very funny!!
"Brutal Experience Need Help!!!!
I'm writing this with tears in my eyes. I came down here to United Kingdom for a short vacation with my family unfortunately we was mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed,all cash, credit card and cell phone were stolen from us but luckily for us we still have our passports with us.
I've been to the embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all and my flight leaves in less than 3hrs from now but am having problems settling the hotel bill and the hotel manager won't let us leave until i settle the bills, i'm freaked out at the moment.
This is bad enough but what is really upsetting and unsettling to me is that both e-mail accounts are no longer accessible to me. Both accounts were closed down; bang!!! I am trying to resolve the issue beginning with my Google e-mail account but there is no way to talk with a human being that I can find. One of the questions on the computer generated form to report the problem is; What month, day and year did you set up your account? Maybe I'm just getting old but I really don't remember. I know that it might have been sometime in 2004 but I guessed wrong and so no g-mail. I hope that this nightmare does not happen to any of you!