Tugu1090 on Skype initiated the following conversation with me today:

[5:28:01 PM] afrifa samuel says: hi
[5:28:04 PM] afrifa samuel says: how areyou?
[5:28:59 PM] Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins says: I’m pretty decent… you?
[5:29:34 PM] afrifa samuel says: okay
[5:29:42 PM] Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins says: good to hear
[5:30:32 PM] afrifa samuel says: okay?may i ask you something
[5:31:33 PM] Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins says: go right ahead
[5:32:27 PM] afrifa samuel says: i beg iwant you to send me a mobilephone
[5:33:05 PM] Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins says: How do you mean?
[5:34:23 PM] afrifa samuel says: im mean that i want u to help me
[5:34:55 PM] Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins says: Okay. Well, I don’t have a spare mobile phone to send at the moment. Were you wanting me to buy one for you?
[5:36:04 PM] afrifa samuel says: if you like it
[5:36:44 PM] Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins says: I don’t mean to be rude, or anything like that, but why exactly would I buy a mobile phone for a complete stranger on the other side of the world?
[5:38:16 PM] afrifa samuel says: pls ibeg you
[5:39:12 PM] Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins says: I’m sorry, you’ll have to do better than that. Mobile phones are not cheap. I have to at least have a very good reason.
[5:39:33 PM] afrifa samuel says: pls tell me
[5:40:03 PM] Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins says: Tell you what?
[5:40:19 PM] afrifa samuel says: pls send me anything you like
[5:41:47 PM] Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins says: I’m sorry, I’m going to have to decline. Have a nice day.

I’ve never talked to this person before.

I just find it odd and disturbing that there is literal panhandling occuring on the net now.

/rizzn