THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, I just want to warn everyone in the DA if you receive an email from a personal friend who has a yahoo email with the following:
Hello, I had to send this message to you, due to an unforeseen circumstance that I encountered. I traveled with my family for a Vacation to Manila, Philippines and unfortunately for us, we had an accident of which I dislocated my right arm and my head got bruised. The driver of the cab passed on due to internal bleeding and the injuries he sustained on his head.
I have not been able to reach any one due to the fact that I misplaced my phone,credit card and some valuable document during the accident.Thank goodness, my family are safe. My family are presently in the hospital, due to the injuries we sustained. I need your urgent assistance.
This email is fake and yahoo emails have been hacked so please do not send money! They will respond with this, “let me know if you can lend me some ($1,850) to sort out the hotel bills cos my return flight leaves in few hours time.” I made the mistake of wiring funds to Manila. I should have known better, but I thought a dear friend was in trouble. DA don’t make the same mistake I did.
I got the same email from Scooby who was standing right next to me at the time. I looked at him and asked if he was on vacation in the Philippines… he said No.- nik