I regularly receive an e-mail telling me that a Derrick Baldwin is on Facebook! I do not know a Derrick Baldwin and I have no interest in the fact that he is on Facebook and I delete the e-mail straight away.
Today I have received the following e-mail
" 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 a 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 lodged in after we went for sight seeing. The wallet contains all the valuables we have. 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 turn to now. I will be very grateful if i can get a short term loan of (£1,650) from you. This will enable me sort our hotel bills and get my sorry self back home. I will really appreciate whatever you can afford at this moment. I promise to refund it in full as soon as I return. Please let me know if you can be of any assistance.
Thanks so much
This is an obvious con, but - is the sender the original Facebook character OR someone using his name? If it is the original Derrick Baldwin then he has prepared the groundwork for some months now.
Anyone else had original e-mails from Derrick Baldwin?
I posted as I have been getting the same e-mail for a very long time from a Derrick Baldwin simply stating over and over again that he is on Facebook and no other content to the-mail. There has been no other communication at any time.
I have never known a Derek/Derrick Baldwin and wondered if others receive the same e-mail from a Derrick Baldwin?