These I-wuz-robbed-in-olde-London-towne email scams that I'm getting at the rate of two or three per day...

I'm sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent but it's just because of the situation of things right now, i'm stuck in London, I came down here on vacation, i was robbed, worse of it is that bags, cash and cards and my cell phone was stolen at GUN POINT, it's such a crazy experience for me, I need help flying back home, the authorities are not being 100% supportive but the good thing is i still have my passport but don't have enough money to get my flight ticket back home, please i need you to loan me some money, will refund you as soon as i'm back home, i promise. Thank you.

Shawn Maxey

...would be slightly more credible if the fictional armed robbers were armed with knives.