This message was sent by a clever scammer who was actually using a gmail.com account, firstname.lastname@example.org, to get this message out. However, the scam looks like it came from an AOL account.
I guess I don't feel back for this mysterious Jack, since he's actually a scammer who's going to ask you to wire him money. Don't be fooled, don't reply, to messages like this. If you receive a message like this from someone that you think you know, try contacting him/her via phone using a known number, or verify that he/she is actually out of the country. Often these come from hijacked email accounts -- so if you reply via email, the scammer will see your message.
From: Jack Stevens email@example.com
Date: March 4, 2011 3:31:21 AM PST
Subject: Terrible Situation----Help!!!
I'm sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent but it's because of the situation of things right now,I'm stuck in Cardiff wales right now,I came down here on vacation ,I was robbed, the situation seems worse as bags,cash ,credit cards and cell phone were 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 that 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, I will reimburse you right as soon as I'm back home. I promise.