振り込め詐欺国際版??

以下が、私のところに届いた、メール。発信者はあまり親しくない、高名な学者。(ご本人が特定されないように、地名、金額等は伏せました。金額は日本円にして30万円弱でした)
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How’re you doing? I know this might be a surprise to you but am sorry to reach out to you in this manner. I apologize for not informing you about my travel to ************.

Everything is going fine but there’s a little problem, I misplaced my wallet on my way back to the hotel and right now all my credit cards and money are gone. Am sending you this message to inform you that am stranded at the moment and need your help financially. Am not sure if you have that much but will you be able to help me with a loan of ******* to pay the hotel bills and get back home?

I will appreciate whatever amount you can afford to help me with and am sorry for the inconvenience this message might cause you but please understand that am in a very bad situation right now and would appreciate if you could help me out. I will email you the transfer details upon your reply.

Thank you in advance