A Scam Email with the Subject "I ask to help. Please" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 21 May 2008 01:22:54 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Rita Stanton" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, I don't know your exact name. I can only guess. I ask you to read through my letter up to the end. After that you will be in the right to send my letter in a garbage basket or....... My letter is caused by despair. I don't know to whom to address. I am compelled to ask for help any person. Namely you. I hope that mine letter has got to the person which has sympathy and compassion. I wish to trust in it. My name is Walfredo. My situation enters me into depression and despair. I shall tell you shortly. I don't even know how to express correctly my ideas. How to write you about it. I can tell with confidence that my hands shiver when I press on the buttons of the keyboard. Several days ago I couldn't think that I shall address to the stranger with such situation. Probably it is silly or incorrectly. But it is the only thing that is left to do. I just ask to understand me. I even should say that it's a shame to do it. I shall continue. I do not know where you are. And I do not know what news you watched on TV or listened by Radio. I think that you could hear about Earthquake in China. My God, it's awful... Me and my wife have arrived to the country of Philippines two weeks ago. We wanted to search for a new place in this world, where we could create our new world. There where we can live and create good family. We have got married a year ago. The matter is that my wife is a chinese woman, and I was born on Philippines, but has grown in Spain. My father is Spaniard, and my mum is Philippine. My parents have died some years ago. I have left to study in the university to another country. I studied Chinese language and culture. There I also have got acquainted with Lian It is my wife. We have got married. And yes, we were happy. I shall tell - We are happy together. But parents of Lian were against our marriage. And we have decided to search a place which will make us happy. We thought of Philippines. Everything was good. Yes, all was just magnificent. Until the first impact has happened. We have heardabout it in the news. I don't want to describe that happened with Lian when she has heard about that her native city was completely destroyed. Her native city has been destroyed. Me and Lian were in panic. We have decided at once to come back to China to my wife's parents . Lian was in despair. But the destiny has made a new turn. We had no money for air flight to China for two. We had money. We have made money transfer to the bank account in Philippines for purchase of a small house. But I can receive this money only on the 1st of June. Not earlier. Bank bureaucracy exists all over the world. We did not know what to do. Then we have found only one exit. We have received all money which were on our ATM-cart. Me collected the sum of money for air flight only for my wife. It was a hard moment in our life. But then I didn't know that the worst will be ahead. We have solved that my wife will go to China alone. It was a difficult decisions for me. But I could not stop Lian. And I couldn't fly together with her. Lian has quickly gathered and has departed. When she left tears flew on our cheeks . I do not know how to explain that I felt during this moment. But I understood that my wife felt. Mine Lian. Her parents were in trouble. I have remained alone not having money. My hotel accommodation has been paid for some days. Two days have passed. Lian has called in my room in the hotel. She has told me that her parents and sisters are alive. But her two sisters have hard wounds. They were in other building when Earthquake has begun. It was awful. Also Lian has told that her city has big destructions, but their house hasn't has not suffered too much. Many people have no houses and spend nights in the street. There is a Chaos everywhere. Family of my wife have dicided to remain at home. They did not think that Earthquake will repeat again. Lian promised to call me yesterday morning. She wanted to inform me when she can arrive to me. I had no money to arrive to China to them. And payment for our room in hotel came to an end. Oh, it was a small problem for us. Now I understand it. I waited for a call from Lian.She should obligatory call me . Lian SHOULD OBLIGATOTY CALL ME!!! I waited for some hours. Oh, then I have understood how slowly passes the time. I have switched on TV. I switched channels to find any news. And the first I have seen shocked me. In that city where was my wife has occured a new Earthquake. I could not believe in it. I switched channels of the tvset. I searched for others news. But I heard only one. It had happened. Three hours have passed. Phone has rung out. I have almost torn off a tube of the phone. I waited to hear a voice of mine Lian. It was a man's voice. But he spoke Chinese. The man was a doctor. He has told me that my wife was wounded. She is in temporary hospital for wounded people. Also that she Constantly speack about me in delirium. Sometimes she comes to consciousness and asked the doctor to call me. I cannot put into words that I felt during this moment. it's impossible to explain, but I think that you can understand me. The doctor has explained to me that I should be with my wife if I want her to became better. She needs me!!! That could i do. WHAT COULD I DO?!!! I have no money. Payment for the room in my hotel comes to an end. Today I will be forced to go for a street. I have no money even to pay for telecommunication. But all this is very small problem in comparison with that happens to mine Lian during this moment. I am in safety during this moment, and my wife is hard wounded. And I should be with her during this moment. I should fly to the wife. Any way I should be near mine Lian during this moment. I have put in pawn the mobile phone. I have some money for Internet. I write a letter to you from internet-cafe. From the common e-mail. Also some kind people who know about my situation have helped me. I will have the small sum of money. But a greater sum of money is required . I am lack of 1000$. I have no opportunity to find such sum of money. I tried all opportunities to find thó money. I don't want to think that money solve all in this world. I believe that the main thing is people and love. And I want to believe that I will be able to be beside my Lian soon. We are sure will be happy together. Only despair has forced me to write you this letter. Probably it sounds silly. You have a right to think about me all that you want. I will understand you. I address to you foę a help. Your help is required to me. I shall tell directly that I ask you to help me with money. I will return you money later, right after as soon as I receive my money which are in the bank. I can return to you money on the first of June. I shall see the wife. I shall be with her. I can take care of her. After that I shall return on Philippines to take back money. And I will return to you even more Money. I only ask to help me now. I have been explained that I will be able to receive money in Western Union. And I will return the money to you in the same way. I am ready to return you more. I shall hope that my letter wont offend you because we are unfamiliar. I do not even know your name. I have taken yours e-mail from Internet. And I have hope that e-mail to which I write is of a good person. I will understand you in any case. Iask to excuse me. I only want you to understood me. Only despair and love have forced me to write this letter to you. I wish to use all variants To be near to my love. And still, if you will be able to help me I shall consider you to be the best man in this world. You will save a life of mine Lian. I will write the data on which I will be able to receive cashes in Philippines through Western Union. Name: Walfredo Roxas Suname: Cadavillo Antipolo City Philippines I don't know what to tell you more . I believe in love and destiny. I ask you to answer me to this e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org I have registered it right now. I will wait fo your answer to this ĺ-mail. If you want to answer me Yours faithfully Walfredo