I'm stranded on a plane in Detroit at the moment --- waiting to take of to SFO. 
why?, you may ask. .... 

Have you asked yet? 

Well, apparently the catering fittings didn't fit the galley on the plane we 
were given.

Feel free to send cashiers check #ZID-1219-27992 ($555,999) for immediate 
receipt. To me, that is.

Yours, Randal.

----- Reply message -----
From: "Deg Farrelly" <deg.farre...@asu.edu>
To: "videolib@lists.berkeley.edu" <videolib@lists.berkeley.edu>
Subject: [Videolib] Theo Rigby
Date: Sat, Jun 9, 2012 6:10 pm




Gary,

What do you mean by "done him wrong"

The original email is a well-known scam that takes several forms.  This is a 
variation of the scam Snopes calls "The Family Way"
http://www.snopes.com/fraud/distress/family.asp

Snopes recommends when receiving such a plea to contact the individual using 
the email/phone you already have.  In all liklihood they are safely at home.

I was stranded in London coming home from a short vacation after presenting at 
the Grey Literature conference in Prague, December 2010.  When I sent some 
emails to friends, some responded asking if I was truly stranded or if this was 
the stranded traveler scam.

-deg
 


Poor Theo...I done him wrong.

g


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