LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Vintage Roman forex?
Scammers received greater than they bargained for once they focused an Elizabethtown police officer.
Officer John Thomas says he received an electronic mail from somebody requesting an iTunes reward card for a most cancers affected person.
Thomas despatched the scammers a reply, saying he would wish fuel cash to get to the shop to buy the cardboard. He mentioned he accepts Venmo, vintage Roman forex, treasured metals and doughnuts.
He ended the e-mail with a suggestion that the scammers, “take a look at my signature line. You could be keen on my present occupation.”
The scammer, who recognized as “Lorna”, despatched Thomas this electronic mail:
“Good to listen to from you, I am sorry I am unavailable over the cellphone as I forgot my cellular phone at house, I am solely right here with my iPad. I simply have to get iTunes reward playing cards (Apple Every little thing) for a Most cancers affected person It is her birthday I promised her a present card, however I can not do that now as a result of at present I am touring to Elizabeth islands. Are you able to get it from any retailer round you? I am going to pay again as quickly as doable.
Kindly let me know in case you can deal with this, so I can let you know the quantity and the best way to get it to me.
Officer Thomas’ whole response is under:
I am touched by your random act of kindness (R.A.Ok™) and your wonderful gesture to contain me in your R.A.Ok™ It is unlucky that you simply forgot your cellular phone, particularly together with your journey to the Elizabeth Islands developing and all. It’s totally tough to take #vacationselfies with an iPad. I discover it utterly possible that you simply discovered my electronic mail tackle and chosen me to help in your birthday reward enterprise. I’ve to say it is fairly careless of you to vow a present card to a most cancers affected person for her birthday (destroy the shock a lot?) after which run off galivanting to some island trip with out taking good care of that first. That is okay although, since you’re doing the proper factor now by soliciting a stranger to make it proper! I adore it when strangers immediately belief me. That tells me I can immediately belief them! I 100% belief you to pay me again! I will be very happy to purchase you an itunes reward card for this poor most cancers affected person on her birthday! Sadly, I am at present out of fuel and wish fuel cash to get to the shop to purchase reward playing cards. I am going to simply want you to ship me $10 for fuel cash, plus $5.00 for donu…car mileage expense. For those who can cowl that, I am going to be capable of purchase you a $100 reward card! I settle for venmo, payal, moneygram, vintage Roman forex, treasured metals, and doughnuts. I anxiously await your swift remittal of funds to permit me to help you as quickly as doable!
Take a look at my signature line. You could be keen on my present occupation. I hope this does not change our mutually trusting relationship in any respect!
Officer John Thomas
Public Info Officer
Elizabethtown Police Division
300 South Mulberry St”
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