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SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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7.11.11

Another Scam: from Elaine Packwood

Elaine Packwood elaine_packwood@msn.com


Hi All,

Hope all is well. I've just spent most of Sunday and Monday here in Madrid,I had a trip to Madrid (SPAIN) to be with my ill Cousin,whom is a student here.I'm writing this with sadness right now and am facing a terrible situation right now.

She was admitted because she had an impaired vision on the left-hand side of her eye. So we assumed that this was migraine (without the headache), which we taught was her normal sickness, and would disappear in around half an hour. It didn't. It continued all day and was still there when she woke up on Thursday, though slightly improved. So we took her to the doc who suspected a stroke and sent her straight off to Acute Stroke Assessment Unit. Nothing showed up on the CT scan, luckily, and they discharged her with a bag of drugs.. I am deeply sorry for not writing or calling you before leaving, the news of her illness arrived to me as an emergency and that she needs family support to keep her going, I hope you understand my plight and pardon me.

So I want to transfer her back home to have the surgery implemented with my Doc,the cost of the surgery here is very expensive, and again i need to monitor her while she's in town with me.So i was wondering if you can help me out monetarily,what i was looking for was about $2,600 to make the necessary arrangement but right now i have raised $1450 from my family,please what am looking for right now is $1150 .I traveled with little money due to the short time I had to prepare for this trip and never expected things to be the way it is right now,and i will be so glad if you can help me out and I'll surely pay you back upon return, I need to get her home ASAP because she is going through a lot of pain at the moment and the doctor have advised that it is necessary that the tumor is operated soon to avoid anything from going wrong. I'll reimburse you upon my return. kindly let me know if you can be of any help ?

Love and blessings to you,

Ellie

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