Below is another example of a “scam e-mail.” The sender has somehow been able to obtain the personal e-mail account information of a University employee. The sender then composes a bogus scenario in an attempt to obtain some quick-cash.
Please understand that any of us may, at some time, be the recipient of these type scam-e-mails and, more importantly, never respond.
If you have doubts about the validity of any suspicious e-mail received please contact the University Public Safety office before acknowledging those e-mails or before opening up any attachments to those e-mails.
John M. Henfey
Director of Public Safety & Security
Saint Joseph’s University
5600 City Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: “Jason Bartlett”
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 10:19:58 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Help !!!
I’m writing this with tears in my eyes, my family and I came down here to North Wales, United Kingdom for a short vacation. unfortunately, we were mugged at the hotel park where we stayed, all cash and credit card were stolen off us but luckily for us we still have our passports with us.
We’ve been to the Embassy and the Police here but they’re not responding to the issue effectively and our flight leaves in few hours from now but we’re having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won’t let us check out until we settle the bills. Well I need you to loan me $2,450 USD…will def refund it as soon as we arrive back. I PROMISE!
You can have it wired on my details via Western Union
Name: Jason Bartlett
Location: 51 Cwmdonkin Drive, Wales SA2 0RA, United Kingdom.
As soon as it is done, kindly get back to me with the Western Union transfer details.
Am freaked out at the moment!!