Sometimes I get bizarre requests. And people can come up with the weirdest excuses for me to tell them how to open certain locks. But the mails below are the most bizarre scam mails so far. Or at least I hope it’s a scam …
Begin forwarded message:
Subject: FW: Help!
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:00:24 +0300
We are forwarding this e-mail from XXX XXXXX. We requested a help to get out from the Rebelions leader close camp in the border to XXXXXX. The guys are comming and kill people everyday claiming to show where the goverment soldiers has gone. No one knows. but they have already killed 27 peoples up to this morning.
We can’t escape our death as the camp is made of steel shipping containers and the steel doors are all locked with Mul-T-Locks. We need the help on instruction to open this locks so we can run our death. Please Help us… We are dying….
From: John HXXXX [mailto:johnhXXXX@hotmail.com]
Sent: 14 August 2010 11:13 AM
To: XXX XXXXXX
We are 124 XXX (country BW) citizen kidnaped by rebels near the border to XXX (country BW). They come and shot dead one person in front of us everyday! We was 132 up to now remained 124 only and they still come to kill us..
The building doors are all made of steel. But all the padlocks are MUL-T-LOCKS.
One of us has managed to hide her mobile phone connected to internet. We now use this phone to seek for you help to unlock these 3 locks and run away from our death.
Can you please tell us what to do with this locks to resque our life please…..