how NOT to make it

notes from a working actor

The trials and tribulations
of Mike Vaughn

(this guy)

I won’t say who specifically sent me this email this morning, but it is REAL despite the Nigerian Scam feel to the whole thing. Crazy, right? Let’s just say this guy is involved in our life, but probably for just about 30 more days. Here’s what I got (see if anything smells fishy to you):

This message is coming to you with great depression due to my state of discomfort. I came down here to (Dubai,United Arab Emirates) with my family for a short vacation but unfortunately, we were mugged and robbed at the park of the hotel where we stayed. All cash, credit cards and cell phones were stolen off us but we still have our lives and passports.

We’ve been to the embassy and the police here and they have done the best they can. Our flight leaves in less than 3hrs from now but we are having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won’t let us leave until we settle the bills which is ($2,550). I am contacting you to ask for a short loan which I will refund immediately I get my family back home safely.
Write me so I can let you know how to send it..


Sounds legit to me. But since I’m saving up to pay for luxuries like food, health insurance, and a Voice123 membership, I decided to take a page from what seems to be working for others on FaceBook, so I prayed for him.



One Response to “and it’s not spam!”

  1. ok, my bad.
    it’s spam.
    I’m an idiot.


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