I’ve seen them in email before, but never in gmail chat. Imagine by surprise and amusement when this showed up on chat this morning. PatriotWorld is a podcast created by one of pioneers of the podcast game Karen Cadoza. No, she is not attempting to scam money from anyone, her gmail was hacked. Below is the transcript:
patriotworld:how are you doing today ?
me:Getting ready for some football
patriotworld:am not good at all
me:sorry to hear
patriotworld:where are u right now?
patriotworld:i need your help right now
patriotworld:am stuck in spain got mugged at the un point last night all cash and credit card phone got stolen away from me
me:I hate when that happens. Send me the bank account you want me to wire cash.
patriotworld:you can send it to my name
me:tell me more
patriotworld:via western union
me:okay – need the details because I have to go
send it to my name and current location
me:What is your name and current location?
patriotworld:u already knw my name
you can wire it to my name
and current location is Madrid, Spain
like how many minutes should i be hanging on here to received the details from u ?
Really? Do you think they get people to go along with that? I decided to go on and have a little fun after that.