[Ansteorra] Crown Tournament

Brett Chandler-Finch naturemakeswell at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 06:32:03 PST 2010


Ya know, this actually happened to a friend of mine while in China.  
Lost her passport too. The difference is I didn't hear about it until  
months after. The authorities are helpful and the victims are usually  
too mortified to talk about it until it's been fixed.

Sent from my iPod

On Dec 14, 2010, at 10:31 AM, John Hirling <jhirling at gmail.com> wrote:

> http://www.snopes.com/fraud/distress/family.asp
>
> ~ihon
>
>
> "Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass . . .
> it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
>
> Unknown (but I wish it had been me)
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 9:30 AM, Rebecca Bevel <rebevel at hotmail.com>  
> wrote:
>
>>
>> Oh!  Omg..........We have nothing left on us right now and we're  
>> lucky to
>> have our life and passports with us it would have been worse if  
>> they had
>> made away with our passports.
>>
>> all we need now is just $2,500 you can have it wired to my name via  
>> Western
>> Union i'll have to show my passport as ID to pick it up here and i  
>> promise
>> to pay you back as soon as we get back home Here's my info below
>>
>> Rebecca Bevel
>> 2 Cowbridge Road West,
>> wales,United Kingdom.
>>
>> As soon as it has been done, kindly get back to me with the  
>> confirmation
>> number. Let me know if you are heading to the WU outlet now???.
>>
>>
>>> Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 09:27:06 -0600
>>> From: elizabeth at crouchet.com
>>> To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org
>>> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Sad News!!!
>>>
>>> With no names or details I suspect a scam. i have seen this story  
>>> before.
>>> It was a scam then.
>>>
>>> Claire
>>>
>>> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 9:24 AM, mikea <mikea at mikea.ath.cx> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 09:16:27AM -0600, Rebecca Bevel wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm writing this with tears in my eyes,my fam and I came down  
>>>>> here to
>>>> wales,United Kingdom for a short vacation unfortunately we were  
>>>> mugged
>> at
>>>> the park of the hotel where we stayed,all cash,credit card and cell
>> 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  
>>>>> helping
>>>> issues at all and our flight leaves in less than 3hrs from now  
>>>> but the
>> hotel
>>>> manager won't let us leave until we settle the bills.
>>>>>
>>>>> Am freaked out at the moment..
>>>>
>>>> Does anyone know this person? Can anyone get in touch with her  
>>>> quickly?
>>>>
>>>> This is pretty much the boilerplate text for a scam. I'm not saying
>> that
>>>> it is or is not a scam, but it sure looks like one.
>>>>
>>>> --
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>>>> Ansteorra
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