I wanted to warn everyone about an e-mail (hoax) I received this morning. I did call Patty to confirm she didn't need help. She seems to think this was because of her Facebook account, FB contacted her and has shut down her account because it was compromised. But I am not a "friend" of hers on FB. She also has, in the last 5 days, upgrade to Windows 7. All I can think of is her SBCGlobal e-mail account has been compromised.
Are there any techies out there that know anything more about this....
This is the e-mail I received:
RE: My Predicament
Am in a great sorrow writing you this note,Just wanted to inform you about something very important,i could barely think straight at this point,i hope you come to my aid. Because something very terrible is happening to me now,i need a favor from you now,I had a trip here in United kingdom.
Unfortunately for me all my money got stolen on my way to the hotel where i lodged and since then i have been without any money i am even owing the hotel here.
So i have limited access to emails for now, please i need you to lend me about GBP1500 pounds so i can make arrangements and return back I am full of panic now,the police only asked me to write a statement about the incident and directed me to the embassy,i have spoken to the embassy here but they are not responding to the matter effectively, I will return the money back to you as soon as i get home, I am so confused right now.i wasn't injured because I complied immediately i thank God am still alive and am still with my passport you can get the money sent to my information that is the only way i can receive the money to pay up the hotel bills and return home,through western union transfer or money gram hotel manager information below.
Name: Patricia (deleted her last name)
Address: Portland Street, Greater Manchester
ZIP Code: M1 4PH
Country: United Kingdom
MTCN Number :
I will be waiting to hear from you since i can't access the internet always