Several of us at Beeston Police Station have today received the following email:
My family and i made a quick trip to Madrid Spain on a short vacation and we got mugged at the park of hotel where we stayed. Worse of it was that our bags, cash and credit cards were all stolen at GUNPOINT leaving us penniless right now.
It's was a horrible experience for us and we need help flying back home, the authorities are not being 100% supportive but the good thing is that we still have our passports. we need some cash to settle our bills and get on flight back home. please let us know if you can help.
We're freaked out at the moment..
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS APPEARS TO BE A SCAM.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY.
Please mention this email to family and friends and remember to encourage them to sign up to our Neighbourhood Alerts system so we can advise our community quickly with scams such as these.
PCSO 8199 Deborah Richards