Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Tuanv

"MY SAD TRIP !!!Marc Ellis‏"

16 posts in this topic Register to Ask a Question

"I'm writing this with tears in my eyes it has left my fam and i in a devastating state,This might get to you too urgent but it's because of the situation of things right now,I'm stuck in Scotland United Kingdom with my family right now,we came on a short vacation,we got mugged at Gun point,All cash,credit cards including our cell phone were stolen from 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 having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle the bills,I'm freaked out at the moment.

Thanks

Marc."

Any idea what is going on? If this is truly Marc, should we organize something to help him? It came from this e-mail marcellislaw@gmail.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He replied back with another e-mail.

"Glad you replied back,All i need now is just $2,250 to cover up all we are owing,You can wire it to my name and present location from any western union outlet around you.There's a Western Union money transfer service very close to me,promise to pay you back as soon as i return home. Here's is the info you need at Western Union location Below:-

Here are the details needed to get it to me;

Name:Marc Ellis

Address:69 George Street

Edinburgh, EH2 2JG,Scotland United Kingdom

As soon as you have it done,kindly email me the transfer details and let me know as soon as you're heading out to W.U outlet.

Many Thanks

Marc."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"I'm writing this with tears in my eyes it has left my fam and i in a devastating state,This might get to you too urgent but it's because of the situation of things right now,I'm stuck in Scotland United Kingdom with my family right now,we came on a short vacation,we got mugged at Gun point,All cash,credit cards including our cell phone were stolen from 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 having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle the bills,I'm freaked out at the moment.

Thanks

Marc."

Any idea what is going on? If this is truly Marc, should we organize something to help him? It came from this e-mail marcellislaw@gmail.com

I'm going to assume that this is not Marc Ellis. It's just a really good scam to get money. Don't send any money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't know the specifics of this, however, I got virtually the same email from a lady with whom I work. It said she was stuck in London in the same circumstance. Problem was, she was sitting across from me when the email arrived. She was shocked when I let her read the the email, and that it supposedly came from her email address. Lots of smart scammers out there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't know the specifics of this, however, I got virtually the same email from a lady with whom I work. It said she was stuck in London in the same circumstance. Problem was, she was sitting across from me when the email arrived. She was shocked when I let her read the the email, and that it supposedly came from her email address. Lots of smart scammers out there.

I think your friend and Marc's e-mail are compromised.

http://groups.google.com/group/hockeynet/msg/3732e475f275cf3c

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"I'm writing this with tears in my eyes it has left my fam and i in a devastating state,This might get to you too urgent but it's because of the situation of things right now,I'm stuck in Scotland United Kingdom with my family right now,we came on a short vacation,we got mugged at Gun point,All cash,credit cards including our cell phone were stolen from 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 having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle the bills,I'm freaked out at the moment.

Thanks

Marc."

Any idea what is going on? If this is truly Marc, should we organize something to help him? It came from this e-mail marcellislaw@gmail.com

LOL - why should we organize something to help him? He pulls in the bucks - he should be sending us money for the people we send him!

This is a scam - they send them out in hopes someone will bite.

If you offer to send money directly to the hotel that is holding "hostage" - they will shoot that down.

Never - ever - send money via Western Union to people you don't know, or you didn't talk to in person (as in family).

Even if they are being "held" :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i was ready to help but a few suspicious thing came to mind:

1. if you've communicated with marc before, this is not how he signs his emails

2. this is not marc's writing style (i correspond with him once every year or so just to keep in touch) - in addition there are obvious grammatical mistakes he would not make

i became suspicious and contacted someone who works with him to verify - they confirmed this is a scam.

if it was truly marc i would have been ready to help him as he had with me.

Edited by magicplates

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my fun contrib (I got one too)

Delivery-date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:32:08 -0700
Received: from nm3-vm1.access.bullet.mail.sp2.yahoo.com ([98.139.44.109])
    by [obfuscated] with smtp (Exim 4.69)
    (envelope-from <marcellislaw@gmail.com>)
    id 1Q4cm0-0006Z8-5Q
    for [obfuscated]; Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:32:08 -0700
Received: from [98.139.44.99] by nm3.access.bullet.mail.sp2.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 29 Mar 2011 17:32:10 -0000
Received: from [98.139.44.80] by tm4.access.bullet.mail.sp2.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 29 Mar 2011 17:32:10 -0000
Received: from [127.0.0.1] by omp1017.access.mail.sp2.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 29 Mar 2011 17:32:10 -0000
X-Yahoo-Newman-Property: ymail-5
X-Yahoo-Newman-Id: 506511.71252.bm@omp1017.access.mail.sp2.yahoo.com
Received: (qmail 41987 invoked by uid 60001); 29 Mar 2011 17:32:10 -0000
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=yahoo.com; s=s1024; t=1301419930; bh=gQc2Zi29XSKus+L09RpmvANC+gwEuHrEeC3j2MVb1V0=; h=Message-ID:X-YMail-OSG:Received:X-RocketYMMF:X-Mailer:Date:From:Reply-To:Subject:To:MIME-Version:Content-Type; b=dhDGuATNSEMl0a4xmCBsuEQTj9mI16obE7sds3teggqoDAquihrLIgyFyeS4bVyxJXFto0af/62JwVBp6J63Q8mrf29GI/WeoGNw4yxMf6BLhCFQq3aa9/JQEAOaQGrjyfr0AN8wItPmaj9sZYg0Ysp6pr0nADwWT3zBxOoEqMQ=
Message-ID: <100178.14338.qm@web180405.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
X-YMail-OSG: xvYg5hMVM1l4nW_6U5Jcg8piEUMJpwjd_7oN_7da27HyCM.
    Vyu0YHPFTzeGaNMMF6wfr_CEkbyZ0ZZDp.DwA4BMTQxAVdpph8kNqDMPQ239
    zjc2qK0purTNNshGpdwctdo.HelnCFxDI1s1JDv7ahQiExWEJ7N2HPnyOFU3
    .J_utOijMXpfT69ponhnkHgVRS7Zz61ijMYAT8GUAq1H.B0uoihquswdjI4Y
    0Y_lWyAzcx.dpho3PJnBOfHUQ77kLmR6oWXQqMUK6sblsJ5t2HcMqKbaiMtW
    wmQJPXl3z48VzM1HbKlh6aP.vAHb7B2g4Jw0VrUxHpl5ftfZWWwDGZ8n5w0c
    qaKwG8jWBLs6whsxD9dtwl8rP0xl7ZmrqsmQkXrev9c8Y401wMGgMb9.ldLA
    6HO65OB.4OXywvUNwdtZBqPmRCZEHzNL42HkAfxiUKhg9krPeKMo2fJnbccr
    InmC50Q--
Received: from [173.236.120.130] by web180405.mail.gq1.yahoo.com via HTTP; Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:32:09 PDT
X-RocketYMMF: rrubery@bellsouth.net
X-Mailer: YahooMailClassic/12.0.2 YahooMailWebService/0.8.109.295617
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:32:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marc Ellis <marcellislaw@gmail.com>
Reply-To: marcellislaw@ymail.com
Subject: MY SAD TRIP !!!Marc Ellis
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-465794433-1301419929=:14338"

Edited by Darnell

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Back to Top ↑

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.