Simon Doonan Needs a Small Loan of $2,450

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Either Simon Doonan is really stranded and someone should help him soon so he can get his sorry self back home ... or his e-mail was hacked. Judging by the fact that Doonan charmingly still uses an AOL e-mail address, it looks like the e-mail blast he sent to some lucky recipients this morning was a spam scam.

Date: Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 7:27 AM
Subject: Sad News....................................Simon Doonan
To:

I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about our trip, because it was impromptu. we had to be in Philippines for Tour..The program was successful, but  our journey has turned sour. we misplaced our wallet and cell phone on our way back to the hotel we lodge in after we went for sight seeing. The wallet contained all the valuables we had. Now, our passport is in custody of the hotel management pending when we make payment.

I am sorry if i am inconveniencing you, but i have only very few people to run to now. i will be indeed very grateful if i can get a short term loan from you ($2,450). this will enable me sort our hotel bills and get my sorry self back home. I will really appreciate whatever you can afford in assisting me with. I promise to refund it in full as soon as soon as I return. let me know if you can be of any assistance. Please, let me know soonest.

Thanks so much.
Simon Doonan

Maybe it's time to switch to GMail, Simon. Or at least employ a harder-to-crack password than, say, Barneys0123.