[Sca-cooks] Awful Trip...Marcus Loidolt

yaini0625 at yahoo.com yaini0625 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 11 13:05:54 PDT 2012

I received a similar one for Edinborough , Scotland and Johannasburg, South Africa. The one from Scotland I did call the person directly because his family was planning to go visit. 
This scam was also a letter/postcard scam according to my Grandfather. His Dad was the Post Master here in California and had seen these things as far back as the 1940's.

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-----Original Message-----
From: "Terry Decker" <t.d.decker at att.net>
Sender: sca-cooks-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:54:03 
To: Cooks within the SCA<sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Reply-To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Awful Trip...Marcus Loidolt

I'm sorry, you've just hurt some poor scammer's ego.  I'm sure he was 
feeling clever using an email address with an extra "r" tucked in the name 
on the address, but Marcus doesn't spell his name "loidorlt".

In any event, the message is a rip-off of a variant on the Spanish Prisoner 
con that's been on the net for over two years.  The original message I saw 
was for London rather than Madrid, but the opening is almost a word for word 
crib of that letter.  Unimaginative and unoriginal criminality, 
unfortunately, the scammer probably won't get his desserts.  Couldn't they 
at least be entertaining?


> oh dear. does this look like a previous "help, I'm stranded & broke at the 
> far ends of the earth, pls send money" spam we saw here a couple of months 
> ago? I think Marcus' account has been hacked???
> Marcus, please forgive me if I'm being overly paranoid, but... looking 
> back at other posts of yours on the sca-cooks list, this just doesn't look 
> like your writing style either! especially the white space between 
> paragraphs and the sloppy grammar & punctuation...
> chimene, really hoping Marcus is OK, and whoever actually sent this gets 
> what he deserves!

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