Someone got into my hotmail account and sending emails out. Please, don't answer the emails. I am fine! Just try to figure out what to do?
I just got this email from you and was wondering if it was real or not! It scared me though. I'm glad I came over here and found your post! Glad you're okay and sorry this happened to you!!
That's happened to a couple of people in our neighborhood as well. Scary that Hotmail laughed and can't do anything about it??? You have got to be kidding!!
Hang in there!!
Here's the one that my contacts received:
I'm writing this with tears in my eyes,I came down here to London,England for a short vacation and i was mugged at gun point last night at the park of the hotel where i lodged all cash,credit cards and cell were stolen off me.
I am even owing the hotel here,and the hotel manager won't let me leave until i settle the hotel bills now am freaked out.So i have limited access to emails for now, please i need you to lend me some money 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 will be waiting to hear from you since i can't access the internet always
This happened to my niece too....supposedly she and her husband were stranded on a cruise and needed money. I knew instantly it wasn't her because of the way it was written, words and phrases used, etc.
The hackers are counting on people that know you marginally to send money. Any close friend would be able to tell it's not you.
When this happened, I changed all my passwords, using all the bells and whistles (upper and lower case, special characters, etc). But sometimes no matter how careful you are, **** happens.....like when somebody ordered acai berry with my credit card!