We received this urgent email from a member of our community before Shabbos...
Subject: URGENT HELP!!!!!
I'm sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent,but due to the situation of things right now, i'm stranded in London with my family right now, we came down here on vacation and was robbed, worst part is that wallet, cash credit cards and my cell phone was 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 we still have our passport but dont have enough money to get my flight ticket back home and some bills settled, please we need you to loan me some money, will refund you as soon as i'm back home, i promise.
Moshe (last name redacted for privacy)
When we ran into Moshe on Shabbos we asked him "how'd you get home so quick, B"H everything worked out ok!" 'What are you talking about?' he asked. Seems he did note that he couldn't log into his email account but didn't realize someone had actually taken control of it and sent this email to his whole contact list.
Beware such a note, it's likely a scam. Also note the "To:" address - none. That's another sign of a scam. What a time we live in.
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
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