HELP! Millionaire client needs money to pay hotel bill


Below is an e-mail received by me and several others from a client of mine. Note that my client is a very high net worth real estate investor. I thought it was worth reposting as I laugh everytime I read it. Obviously, his yahoo account had been hacked.

How are you doing? This has had to come in a hurry and it has left me in a devastating state. I,Terry, and Joey had a trip down to Spain unannounced some days back for an important program, unfortunately we got mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed,all cash, cell phones and credit cards were stolen from us but luckily we still have our passports with us.

We been to the Embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all and our flight leaves tomorrow but we am having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle the bills. Please we really need your financial assistance..Please, Let me know if you can help us out?

I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

I guess people fall for these and the Nigerian Money Scams, otherwise they would not go through the time and effort.

An, no, my client nor the recipients fell for it.