Kifle Mulat’s warning – email scam

Kifle MulatEMF (21 June 2009) – Please ignore any email claiming to come from journalist Kifle Mulat ( which asks you to send money to London via Western Union. This is a scam and should be deleted.

Journalist Kifle Mulat says his (EFJA) email account including password is stolen by unidentified criminals for scam purpose. The email address for Kifle Mulat has been changed from to

Below are the two emails sent by the criminals to all contacts of Kifle Mulat:

How are you doing today? I am sorry i didn’t inform you about my traveling to “Bury St Edinburgh/UK” for a program called “Empowering Youth to Fight Racism, Poverty and Lack of Education”, It has been a very sad and bad moment for me over here and the present condition that i found myself is very hard for me to explain. Please kindly accept my apology for sending this unsolicited email to you, I believe you are a highly placed person considering the fact that I traveled without informing you, I am really sorry, it came urgently. I am really stranded in UK because I forgot my little bag in the Taxi where my money, passport,documents and other valuable things were kept on my way to the Hotel am staying, I’m facing a hard time here because i have no money on me to clear my Hotel bill. I am now owing a sum $1,450 for my Hotel bill.I need you to help me out with a sum of $3,700 urgently so that i can arrange and travel back home. I need this help so much and on time because i am in a terrible and tight situation here, so please understand how important and urgent i needed your help. I request you treat my terrible situation confidentiality and with seriousness because i thought you are the only one that can understand and help me urgently.I am sending you this e-mail from the city Library and I only have 30min, I will appreciate what so ever you can afford to send me immediately soon. I promise to pay back your money as soon as i return home. So please let me know on time so that i can forward you the details you need to transfer the money through Western Union or Money Gram.

Hope to hear from you soon

You did great! Thank you so much!!!!

Kifle Mulat

From: kifle mulat
Subject: Re: Western Union Transfer Details and phone number to reach me

Date: Friday, June 19, 2009, 12:26 PM

“kifle mulat” Thank you so much for getting back to me. I have gone to the embassy but they are not responding actively into my case and also to the police station. I am tired of all these mess. Please i really want you to help me out. I have big problems right here that i why i have to contact you regarding that. You can help me, I believed you are the right person i can contact because you would understand me quick than others.

Try to understand how important and urgent i needed your help. I will appreciate whatever amount you can quickly arrange and transfer me through the Western Union details i have provided you right here

Below is my Information you are to send the money through the Western Union 1&2:

1. Receiver Name : kifle mulat
2. Receiver Address : 269 Portobello Road Holland Park London, W11 1LR UK

Please use the above information to transfer me what you have today before the Bank close, kindly get back to me with the scan copy of the transfer receipt so i will be able to pick up the money on time and resolve my problems. I hope to hear from you once you have send the money with the information i will need to claim the money at the western union. You need to get back to with the needful information as it’s indicated on the transfer slip given to you.:

* Full sender name as it is indicated on the transfer receipt
* Full contact details and phone number of the sender in case of western union wish to contact you, possibly might have problems receiving the money.
* Amount sent, equivalent in Pounds Sterling
* MTCN, usually ( 10 Digits)

With the provision of the above requested details, i will be able to receive the money without any stress. I will get back to you soon i got the money. Probably, you might need to contact me, you can reach me through Dr John Ken’s line, He is a good friend i met here whom also came for the same program I would be hanged on to speak to you (+447035950918). If you wish to speak to me , kindly call his mobile ask after me and I’d be hanged on to speak with you immediately I got back to the hotel. Soon i sort my problems and travel back , i will reimburse you. Please try to understand that your help mean so much to me.

Hope to hear from you soon

kifle mulat


Re: Western Union Transfer Details and phone number to reach me
Saturday, June 20, 2009 11:48 AM
— On Fri, 6/19/09, kifle mulat wrote:
From: kifle mulat
Subject: Re: Western Union Transfer Details and phone number to reach me

To: “”
Date: Friday, June 19, 2009, 12:26 PM

I am sorry to inform you that i would not be able to make any calls at the moment because there is no more cash left on me. I have been trying my best to see how i can arrange for feeding, situations had becoming critical increasingly.

I have provided you a friend number you will need to reach me. Please kindly ring the cell line i have already provided you earlier because that is the only means you cam hear from me. I am sorry you have to call me if you must help me.

Try to understand that you are the only person i can explain things to in details. i have no where else i can go to for help except through you. I must confess that this is beyond my control , help me out. I will reimburse you soon i traveled back home. i don’t have any other means of getting safe from here. I am still waiting for your call at the moment i returned to the hotel, you need to ring Dr john ken because you really need to locate any nearest Western Union store to complete the Transfer.


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