Wednesday 18 April 2012

A Conversation with a Hacker

This conversation took place last week with a hacker who had got access to my step fathers email account.


Just hoping this email reaches you...Well,i'm sorry for this emergency and for not informing you about my urgent trip to Manila,Philippines but I just have to let you know my present predicament. Everything was fine until I was attacked on my way back to the hotel, I wasn't hurt but I lost my money, bank cards, mobile phone and my bag in the course of this attack....I immediately contacted my bank in order to block my cards and also made a report at the nearest police station. I've been to  the embassy and they are helping me with my documentation so i can fly out but I'm urgently in need of some help from you to pay up my hotel bills and my flight ticket back home...My return flight back home is scheduled to leave in few hours from now...Now am freaked out....Please i need your help..

Hope to read from you soon.

Thanks and Regards.

Why are you in the Philippines? 

Glad you replied,
Please i need you to loan me about $2,250USD so i can make arrangements to sort my bills and return back home.I will refund the money back to you as soon as i get home.You can have the money wired to me via western union,all you need is my name and location.

Here is the info you need to wire the cash to me via western union:
Receivers Name: Allan Munds
Location: 309,Timog avenue,coriba,Manila,Philippines

Get back to me with the Confirmation Number(MTCN) and other western union transfer details used to send the money as soon as you are done with the money transfer....Thank you.

Yeah, but why are you in the Philippines? 

I came here for a Voluntary Training Program....Please how soon can you send the money?


A voluntary training program? I had no idea you were looking to broaden your career prospects at 79. When did you leave? I'm surprised you didn't mention this on the phone on Sunday.

I am so sorry for not informing about my trip to Manila...I got limited time here,please let me know when you can send the money...Thank you.

I've phoned mum. She thought you were shopping in Portsmouth. 


  1. I was also hacked last night and they sent a very similar email. I wonder if it was the same person....


    Just writing to let you know our trip to Manila,Philippines has been a mess. We were having a great time until last night when we got mugged and lost all our cash,credit card cell phone.It has been a scary experience, I was hit at the back of my neck with a pistol. Anyway,I'm still alive and that's what's important. I'm financially strapped right now and need your help.As we speak i need $1,750 to add up and sort my bills,don't worry i will def refund it as soon as we get home,the fastest and safest means you can get money to me is via western union,Here's my info:

    Receiver's Name : Rebecca
    Location: 309,Timog avenue,cor iba,Manila,Philippines

    As soon as it is done, kindly get back to me with the confirmation number. Let me know if you are heading to the WU outlet now


  2. I just received an almost identical message, but rather more slowly in Facebook chat! was genuinely really worried for my friend, until she said she was in the Philippines!

  3. Got hit my this guy too. Just today.