It looks like this:
How are you doing today? I am sorry i didn’t inform you about my traveling to the United Kingdom ( London ) for a program. It as been a very sad and bad moment for me over here and the present condition that i found myself is very hard for me to explain. I am really stranded in London because I forgot my little bag in the Taxi where my money, passport,documents and other valuable things were kept on my way to the Hotel am staying, I am facing a hard time here because i have no money on me to clear my Hotel bill, I am now owning a sum $1,500 for my Hotel bill. I need you to help me out with a sum of $3,500 urgently so that i can arrange and travel back home,I need this help so much and on time because i am in a terrible and tight situation here. Please kindly understand how important and urgent i need your help. I will appreciate what so ever you can afford to send me immediately through Western Union and I promise to pay back your money as soon as i return home so please let me know on time so that i can forward you the details you need to transfer the money through Money Gram or Western Union.
Not only does it sound sad and pathetic…but just plain ole miserable too, doesn’t it? Someone in my office actually got this email from her friend a few months ago, but the guy was in S. America instead of London and she wired over $100 because she thought he was in trouble. The messages aren’t in my sent mailbox and I’m not sure how to explain this to people I haven’t talked to in years like old co-workers and such. What if they really think I’m in trouble….oh NOOOO!