[APG Public List] My Predicament!!!! (Need Help).

Franklin W. Ingram f_w_i at msn.com
Thu Jun 24 09:41:52 MDT 2010

This exact same thing happened to a colleague of mine.  She had a huge E-mail list that she had developed over the years as part of her business of financial consulting.  Someone hijacked her E-mail list, changed her password so she could not get into it, and sent a letter to everyon on her E-mail list asking for help. It was a mess.  Because she could not get into her own E-mail account she could not send a Warning that it was a scam.


Some of her contacts wanted to help but contacted her by phone first.  Others contacted whoever was sending the E-mail and was told where to send the money, etc.  


I knew that my colleague was not in a foreign country because I had been with her the day before, but some of our mutual friends tried to contact her and failed so they phoned me to see what kind of trouble she was in and how they could help.


Bottom line is that it was a scam for sure, but it worked on some people who were simply eager to help an old friend that they really believed was in distress in a foreign place.




Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 08:13:45 -0700
From: jeanettedaniels8667 at yahoo.com
To: ksummers at byu.net; apgpubliclist at apgen.org; apgmembersonlylist at apgen.org
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] My Predicament!!!! (Need Help).


I've received this email before from someone else and it is a scam.  That's why I'm sending the reply to both the APG public and private lists.  This is NOT from Kelly Summers.  Do not try to help!

Jeanette Daniels
Heritage Genealogical College

From: Kelly Summers <ksummers at byu.net>
To: Kelly Summers <ksummers at byu.net>
Sent: Thu, June 24, 2010 4:39:46 AM
Subject: My Predicament!!!! (Need Help).

     I'm am in a deep mess right now and i need your help.I am in tears as i am writing you now,sorry I didn't inform you about my trip,I had a trip to the UnitedKingdom(Buckinghamshire) and a bizarre thing happened to .I was mugged at gun point last night, it happened at the park of the Hotel were i lodged but thank God i wasn't hurt, the muggers carted away with all my belongings excluded my passport. Cell,c-card,cash and some important documents are all gone.I was able to make contact with the Uk Police and i was directed to the Embassy, but they seems to be taking things too slow.

     I need your help so urgently.. My flight leaves pretty soon but i am having problems sorting out the hotel bills and also need getting my ticket straightened out. I need your help. I need a quick loan from you to get things fixed out here, promise to refund as soon as i get back home. Your support and assistance will go a long way here.please reply asap so i can tell you what to do and how to get the money to me via western union..Hope to read from you soon.
Kelly R. Summers, Accredited Genealogist®

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