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Hope you get this on time,sorry I didn't inform you about my trip in Spain for a program, I'm presently in Madrid and am having some difficulties here because i misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money and other valuable things were kept.I want you to assist me with a loan of 2,300EUR=$3,000USD to sort-out my hotel bills and to get myself back home.
I have spoken to the embassy here but they are not responding to the matter effectively,I will appreciate whatever you can afford to assist me with,I'll Refund the money back to you as soon as i return, let me know if you can be of any help. I don't have a phone where i can be reached. Please let me know immediately.
That's the entire text. It isn't even addressed to me personally. It's written to appear as though this guy actually knows me and actually thinks I might just send him $3,000.
I suspect that this guy's email account has been hacked by a scammer, that the email was sent to everyone in his "address book" or whatever, and that he himself is not even aware of it. I don't remember if I've ever even talked with this guy, and I don't have a phone number for him readily available.