In case your Inbox receives a message that reads like below, then it’s a scam::::::::
I am writing this with tears in my eyes just hoping this email reaches you well, I’m sorry for this emergency and for not informing you about my trip to Scotland, United Kingdom but I just have to let you know my present predicament. Everything was fine until I was attacked on my way back to the hotel. All cash, credit cards and cell were stolen off me. I’ve been to the embassy today and the Police here but they’re not helping issues at all. I need your help to settle the bills and get myself back home. I will refund it back when i return home. All i need now is just (£950 GBP) will cover all my expenses but i will appreciate whatsoever you can afford to wire right now, You can have it wired to my name via any Western Union Outlet around you….. I’ll have to show my passport as ID to pick it up here and I promise to pay you back as soon as I get back home hopefully Tomorrow. Here is my info where you will wire the money to:
Name : —-your name appears here—-
Location : 19 Festival Square Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9SR
Country : United Kingdom —-(or any other address)—-
As soon as it has been done, kindly get back to me with the western union confirmation number… Let me know if you are heading to the Western Union outlet now.
–your name again–
(above updated and edited Dec. 14, 2015)
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UPDATE. October 30, 2015
Hello again. Here is an avenue to your email account’s intrusion. A message that’s very similar on the picture below will make you feel alarmed and before you know it you would have clicked on the “UPDATE NOW” link and then have typed away your password, too. Never do these two steps.
Just move the message to your Spam folder, then copy the FROM email address and add it to your Blocked Addresses (Settings>Options>Blocked Addresses), and then delete the message.
Change your password also if you feel safer by doing it. In case the picture below is not clear enough, you can access the pdf copy of it, here: sample sneaky email-acct attack
Have a good day everyone! Take care!