Facebook fraud: a transcript

Transcript from a chat with a “friend” earlier this morning:

Matt

hi

whats up?

7:20amMatt

hi

whats up?

7:20amRakesh

Hi Matt

Everything OK?

7:21amMatt

well,im really stuck here in london

i had to visit a resort here in london and i got robbed at the hotel im staying

7:22amRakesh

ack… that’s terrible. Sorry to hear it.

7:22amMatt

yeah,thanks

we just want some helo flying back home

7:23amRakesh

So why are you stuck there?’

7:23amMatt

all my money to get a ticket back home got stolen

7:25amRakesh

I didn’t understand this “we just want some helo flying back home”

7:25amMatt

help*

actually i got some money wired to me to catch a flight back home

but we still need $800 more to complete our ticket fee and fly back home

7:26amRakesh

good

Honestly, it sounds like someone’s hacked your Facebook account and is using it to defraud your friends.

7:26amMatt

i have the money in my checking acct,i cant just access it from here

this really me

Lauren is here with me

and my kids

7:28amRakesh

your wife’s name is on your profile page

7:28amMatt

what about my kids name?

7:28amRakesh

in photos?

how do we know each other? when did we meet?

7:29amMatt

from school

 

I do not know this guy from “school”… So when I responded and he figured out that I was on to him, he blocked me, etc.  I tried emailing Matt at his e-mail address, but who knows if that address was his real address or not…