Chutzpah: fraudulent emails

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine.

chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment. For more Yiddish WordsChut

I hate people who attempt to take advantage of people. I received this email and it makes my blood boil!

It’s me, Kate. I really don’t mean to inconvenience you right now, I made a little trip to UK and I misplaced my luggage that contains my passport and credit cards, I know this may sound odd, but it all happened very fast. I need to get a new passport and a ticket, but I’m short of funds to pay for my ticket and other miscellaneous expense. Please, can you lend me some funds to get a ticket? I’ll be willing to pay back as soon as I get home.

Please respond as soon as you get this message, so I can forward you my details to send the funds to me, OR you can drop a message via the hotel’s desk phone if you can. The numbers are, +447045733705.

I await your response

Kate Willson

What makes you angry?

Comments

  1. 1955nurse says

    I’m shocked I didn’t receive that one, but I HAVE gotten the ones from ‘so-called Nigerian Princes’ Bankers in the UK, etc. I accidently open 1 of these every once in awhile, and KNOW they are scams…. but alot of little old people fall victim to these sort of things. I hope the Lord reserves a special place ‘you know where’ for them all!

  2. Lisa says

    Some of my friends in my quilting guild got this message from one of the other members who was on vacation in Texas at the time. It’s a scam. Please don’t send money. It’s not from your friend, it’s from someone who highjacked their email contacts. Luckily no one in our group sent anything. They called her on vacation on her cell phone to confirm she was the one who sent this out.

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