Local man hit by same scammers as on national TV
By Bev Carter
Just after I watched a segment on “20 Rock” or one of those programs, about the scam of someone claiming to be incarcerated in a foreign jail and needing money wired, I got the following email from Mike Gibson, head of the Fort Bend Republican Party:
I’m writing this with tears in my eyes, my family and I came down here to London, United Kingdom for a short vacation. Unfortunately, we were mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed, all cash and credit card 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 few hours from now but we’re having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won’t let us leave until we settle the bills. Well I really need your financial assistance..Please, let me know if you can help us out?
Am freaked out at the moment!!
Those receiving this email probably thought it was the funniest one they had ever received as Mike Gibson and his family are not ones to pop off to Merrie Olde England for a short vacation. And I have a very hard time seeing Mike “freaked out.”
Needless to say I didn’t send any money and I sent Mike an email telling him he had been hacked.
These idiots picked the wrong person to claim was writing the email!
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