Which one of you needed to be told not to online transfer $2,800 to the Ukraine for some stranger’s kidney transplant? Huh? Fess up.

Eureka Police Department press release:

The Eureka Police Department would like to warn the public of an email scam circulating locally.  The email was sent from a local church email address and used a local church administrative assistant’s name.  There are many emails similar to this one being distributed daily.  Be cautious and always confirm details.  Call your local police department if you have questions regarding any suspicious email.  

The email read:

“I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about My trip to Ukraine, Am in Ukraine to see my ill cousin she is suffering from Kidney disease and must undergo Kidney transplant to save her life the condition is critical.

Kidney transplant is very expensive here, so i want to transfer her back home to have the surgery implemented. I really need to take care of this now but my credit card can’t work here. I traveled with little money due to the short time I had to prepare for this trip and never expected things to be the way it is right now. I need a loan of $2,800 from you and I’ll reimburse you at my return. I will really appreciate whatever amount you can come up with, if not all get back to me. I’ll advise on how to transfer it. Let me know if you can be of help.”

 “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience by which you stop to look fear in the face….You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt.