Here's your chuckle du jour.
As I mentioned before, I get a lot of spam emails. Most of them I delete without reading, but this one caught my attention:
I'm writing this with tears in my eyes, my family and I came down here to Dubai - United Arab Emirates for a short vacation, unfortunately we were mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed all cash,credit card and mobile phone were stolen from us but luckily 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 the bad news is our flight will be leaving in less than 8-hrs from now but we're having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle the bills.
I'll need your help (LOAN) financially of $2,500 USD.I promise to make the refund once we get back home. Please let me know if i can count on you and i need you to keep checking your email because it's the only way i can reach you.
Frederick N. Dyer, Ph.D.
8017 *** Ct.
Columbus GA 31909
It goes without saying that I don't know a Frederick N. Dyer, Ph.D., in Columbus, Georgia.
Sorry, Freddy ol' boy, you're on your own in Dubai. Cry all you want.