Bob Smith has sent you a message.
Subject: Please Help!
Dear Friends, Jan-25-2013
I know I have written many times before and thanks from bottom of my soul for your support. I am a single dad with two daughters ages two and four who I am raising without their mother. I am unfortunately unemployed and disabled, fighting my disability case with social security. Although three of us receive state benefits, it covers our food and medical. In order to have ash I have resorted to selling my blood and volunteering for medical trials where I have to take the kids with me and make sure facilities have babysitting services.
This is not a scam, phishing, etc… and I truly apologize if I have annoyed some of you. Yesterday, we received an eviction notice to pay two months of late rent or evict and there is a three days response on it. I feel desperate and stuck. First I live in WA state with no families and second the horrible notion that we soon are going to be homeless and don’t know where to go. I have knocked on every door from section 8, HUD, Affordable housing, but waitlist is at least three years long and works on lottery.
I am asking you for your kindness and donation as I think of this letter as a fundraising effort for my family and I. Again, we are desperate, they are only toddlers and I frankly cry day and night, not knowing what to do. Please read this letter and take it to heart, pass it along to anyone who can help as we have hardly three days to act. Our rent is $15665 monthly and behind by two months, Thus around $3130 that I need to raise. Please don’t ignore my pleas and at least guide me in the route I need to take. I have severe depression, anxiety, ADD, Severe diabetic and suffer from spinal pain. If anyone is willing to help I am including all my info below so you can proceed by your donation, call me, send a check, etc… I truly appreciate all you have done so far and pray that God bless you and yours souls and kind heart.
Wells Fargo Account#: 9999999999
So, this guy was my boss about 3 jobs ago. We worked really well together and I learned a lot from him. But we both got fed up with the company and left. He said he would write me a recommendation letter and never did, then just stopped calling/emailing, etc. (not because of the letter, just because). At the time I knew him, he was working on his Masters degree in Bus Ad, I think. He was from Seattle area and was commuting to a gf who was a wealthy attorney. This was probably 10 years ago? Then a couple of months ago he contacted me via LinkedIn. I checked out his profile and the data matches, but I did not recognize him by his photo. According to his message, he had been in a serious auto accident where he had had a spinal injury. When I knew him, he was ALL about money and status. The message pasted above is the fourth or fifth request for money I have received allegedly from him. I can't imagine that he had kids since he didn't like them. I can't see how he can donate blood if he is diabetic. Does this sound like a scam? The phone number he listed (not posted) does sound correct from what i recall, but the rest I do not know. His parents were in Seattle so perhaps they moved or passed away (he states that he has no family in the area). I believe his sister was living there as well.
It is bothering me to read his messages (and not send money) yet some of this sounds iffy to me. And the Bob I knew would NEVER stoop to begging ever. He was much too proud and too bankable. Sure, the accident could have kept him from being able to work. What would you do? It is messing with my harmony. tia.