Friday, 12 July 2013

Can you help David Croucher

Today I received this email from David Croucher

Good morning,
  I Hope you get this on time, I made a trip to Manila(Philippines) and had my bag stolen from me with my passport and personal effects therein. The embassy has just issued me a temporary passport but I have to pay for a ticket and settle my hotel bills with the Manager.

I have made contact with my bank but it would take me 3-5 working days to access funds in my account, the bad news is my flight will be leaving very soon but i am having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let me leave until i settle the bills, I need your help/LOAN financially and I promise to make the refund once i get back home, you are my last resort and hope, Please let me know if i can count on you and i need you to keep checking your email because it's the only way i can reach you.

Thanks
David Croucher

Well obviously I know David, I wouldn't say I was his best mate but it is at least plausible that he might be stuck and seeking my help so I replied "What do you need exactly? Can I call someone and pay with a credit card? If so who? where?"


I then wandered down to Kingsley Centre and asked if anyone knew whether the Crouchers were away - oh dear, no I wasn't the first to receive such an email.  When I got back a further email was waiting
Bob,

I am are so glad to hear from you. it has been a Terrible ordeal!
We need to settle some outstanding hotel bills, book flight and also take a cab to the airport. I have contacted my bank, but the best they can do is to mail a new card which will take 2 to 3 days to get here, but now i feel so relive at the sight of your email, you need to check for a nearby store that operates on Western union to send the money and use my details below to complete the transfer.

Name: David Croucher
Present Location Address: Makati city Metro, Manila.Country: Manila Philippine

1700  is what we need but any amount you are able to send will help. I will refund back the once i arrive back to home tomorrow or Next. let me know as soon as it has been wired.
I will need the MTCN # with my passport to pick up the cash at WU.


Thanks
David

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