Friday, April 3, 2009

Warning To All My Readers and Friends


Some hacker has stole my identity, even my email account at Yahoo and Google and has spread this message below. They were able to hack their way into my private inbox and have sent the letter below to all my contacts. Please disregard that message since I did not send them. I am not soliciting financial help from anybody. Please be guided accordingly. Thank you all very much. God bless us all.

The fictitious letter


How are you today?, I am sorry i did not inform you about my traveling. I had been in "Berry St Edmond/UK" on mission, I had a misplace of my belonging on my way back to the hotel I'm staying and couldn't recover them until now which i am terribly stranded at the moment, I am very sorry i did not inform you before i traveled.
I am owing a hotel bill of $1,940 and I also need $1,750 to arrange myself and travel back. Please can you help me with $3,700.00 urgently so that i can solve my problems and travel back home.

I had been to the embassy and also the Police and they are currently looking into my case. I will check my e-mail later, all I needed is financial assistance from you to solve my problems and travel back home. Kindly keep this confidential because I don't want anybody to get worried about me until i travel back. Hope you understand me.

I had to walk about 25 minutes to the city library where i can quickly contact you and i have 30mins only on the computer. This is terrible please keep it secret. So if you care to help me out let me know on time so that i can forward you the details you need to transfer me the money through Western Union or Money Gram. I will pay back whatever you can afford to assist me with immediately i traveled back.

Mel Alarilla

Disregard this letter as it is a scam.

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Warning/Spurious Letter

25 comments:

krystyna said...

Thanks for warning, Mel!
Sometimes I receive a bad email too.

Have a bless weekend!

heiresschild said...

hi Mel,
i was one of the people who received this email--2 of them to be exact, one from a gmail account and one from a yahoo account. i really believed it was a scam and am so glad you confirmed it. the letter is poorly written, and if anyone has paid attention to your writing, punctuation, etc., they'd realize that.

the Bible says to know those that labor among you, and i knew that wasn't your style at all.

blessings to you and your family.

☆Willa☆ said...

OMG!!! I just got this exactly the same letter yesterday but though I already detect that it's a scam, I still send him a reply, well, I tld him that I don't have money and all I can do is to call "your" family in the Philippines to let them know. Did you notify Yahoo! or Google about it?

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,
Thank you so much for your trust in me. I will never compromise my Dedication to the Lord and His cause. Thanks for your visit and acknowledgment. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Heiresschild,
I could not access my two accounts- one each from yahoo and google. But my more urgent concern is that no one is victimized by this scam. I have to post this warning to preclude any such eventuality. Thanks for your trust in me. I will never ever compromise the integrity of my commitment to the Lord. Thank you very much my dear friend. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Willa,
Good thing that you did not fall for their scam. I was appalled by the brazenness of their ways. They were able to steal my identity and my yahoo and google accounts and sent letters to all the addressees of my inbox. Thanks for your visit and explanation. God bless you always.

krystyna said...

Mel, a few days ago I received email with your name, but I didn't open, but confront this name with yours and I noticed that the one letter was not the same. So I knew that it was not from you. "Alarilla" was little bit different.

God bless you and All!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,
I have been receiving a lot of spam and scam mails and I simply delete them. I guess there are hackers who hacked their way into my mailing lists and have been sending all sorts of ridiculous scam emails and the likes. Just disregard them all. You know who I am and what I stand for. I will never ever compromise my integrity for the Lord. Thanks again for your visit and concern. I appreciate that. God bless you always.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

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rose said...

Thia is what I am looking for Kuya Mel, I even replied to it to see if its really you and he replied back to me saying


I traveled for my personal program. Please don't get mad at me becasue i demanded of financial assistance from you please. I will like to inform you that no amount you have sent me that is too small. I will appreciate whatever amount you can afford to help me with for now and promised to pay back immediately i get back on my foot. Pls if you cared to help me out, I am still here awaiting your response so if i can provide you the details you will need to transfer me the money. Please try to understand that your help mean so much to me. Mel

I know deep in my heart that you would never do such thing.. Glad you posted this one already. God bless!

Bluebirdy said...

Wow Mel! I'm sorry to hear about that! I hope no one sent the hacker money! There was a TV documentary about a ccase like this, and the man WAS overseas when his friends got a letter saying "I am stuck penniless in London. Please wire me money." Many did. The money will never be found again. Bless you, Sheila

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Hobo,
Thanks for your visit. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Rose,
Those who read my post will readily know that the letter did not come from me. It was poorly written and grammatically incorrect. I will never compromise my integrity for the Lord as I consider blogging a ministry for Him. Thanks for your visit and for your continued trust and support for me. I really appreciate that my friend. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shiela,
Those who really know me will never fall for that crude scam. The letter was poorly written and grammatically incorrect. And I know they will verify first before sending any amount. May the Lord deal with them in His own righteous way. Thank you so much my friend. I will never compromise my integrity for the Lord. Thanks for your visit and inspiring support. God bless you always.

Tey said...

I have a lot of these kinds of junk email We have to pray not to be persuaded by this evil doings.
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Pia said...

somehow i knew it wasn't you when i read the content.it didn't sound like you at all. i know that if you needed anything, i'm just a text away.

Terry said...

dear mel, when i read this fake letter and how someone was out to hurt you, i thought of a message i heard one day from a visiting preacher.
he told us that the devil hates it when one of the lord's children are doing a work for the lord and he will always try to interfere and cause that child to fall.
well mel, your blog is a blessing to saved and unsaved alike and the devil would seek to ruin it, but you have god on your side and he will not let this happen.....god bless you dear brother.
that pia is such a sweet christian,
i see her godly footprints all over the blog world and i must write her and thank her for praying for me..

mel, here are some of the examples that mr, taylor used..
Genesis 2:16
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
Genesis 2:15-17 (in Context) Genesis 2 (Whole Chapter)
Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
4And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

6And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.


Luke 8:12
Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

Matthew 4
1Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

2And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.

3And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

Luke 22:31
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:




1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

i wish i could remember more but it was quite a while ago that i heard this message.
it has stayed with me...some of it.
oh, i think he mentioned job too when satan butted into his godly life.

you are more than a conqueror mel.....christian love, terry

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
We have to be very careful not to be victimized by these schemers. Thanks for your concern. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi sis Pia,
I'm so glad that you did not fall for their trap. God will protect us against these evil scammers. Thanks for your visit and concern. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Terry,
Thank you so much for your words of comfort. Yes, sis Pia is a mighty warrior for the Lord. She has been victimized by the evil one time and time again but she has survived and overcome all those trials by the power of God. I am well aware of the schemes of the evil one and I have nothing to depend myself but my trust and faith in God. The adversary has attacked me on all fronts so many times but always my God was there to deliver me. TO GOD BE THE GLORY NOW AND FOREVER. AMEN. God bless you always my friend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kuya Mel, thanks for letting us know. Im really worried when I received the email. I did ask my tita to verify if you're really in UK then. Thank God, you're ok. I'll drop an email to you one on this day po.

Regards,

Cecille Nito

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Cecille,
Thanks for dropping by and for your concern. IU appreciate that. Don't use my yahoo account since it is still hacked. I'm still in the process of retrieving it. Use my google account- melalarilla@gmail.com. Thanks again and God bless you and your family always.

Jena Isle said...

Hi Mel,

I have received one such letter and since I haven't frequented your blog very often as I would like to, I was in a quandary whether to believe or not, but I replied anyway stating that I would not be able to extend help as I am also in dire financial need. There was no reply.

Just today, I asked Roy about it because I know he gets to visit you more often, and he said it was a spam and gave me this link.

I could not email you asking if it was, because I was in doubt and I don't also have your cell phone number, so I could verify myself.

The propensity of me thinking that you'll never do such a thing was greater than my doubt, but I had doubted anyway, for that, I apologize.

I hope no one becomes a victim again.

Thanks for the kind words at Bing's blog. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Jena,
You will always be my friend and I have such a high respect for you and your blogging activities. Thank you so much for your kind letter. You don't need to apologize. These things happen to everybody. That should make us be more careful about our affairs. Again, thank you so much for your kind words. God bless you always.

Mel

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