Last Friday morning while I was busy preparing lunch for my husband, breakfast for my kids, and walked my daughter to school, an email hacker invaded my privacy through my email. They hacked my email account and used it for two hours to send a scam email to all of my contacts asking for money. One of my friends from Japan replied to the said email and the hacker immediately replied.
"Am glad you replied back,we missed our return flight and was unable to access the internet until now, I have nothing left on me right now and I am lucky to have my life and passports with me it would have been worst if they had made away with my passports. Well all I need now is just $1,550 you can have it wired to my name via Western Union 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.Here's my info below:
Name: Rose Cottrill
Location: 63 Cannon Street
London, EC4N 5AA, UK
As soon as it is done, kindly get back to me with the Western Union Confirmation Number. Let me know if you are heading to the WU outlet now???"
After resolving the problem that I had with my email, I dug deeper of who is living in the said address and here's what I found. It's a business establishment called "The Center".
The Centre - Newsagents in Leet Street, St Paul's EC4N 5AA
I was deeply troubled with this unfortunate event because even our emails which is supposed to be protected with password is being invaded by criminals. I got so many calls and emails from friends and family asking me if the message they receive was true. Good thing, I immediately changed my log in info as soon as I noticed the very suspicious set up in my email when I logged in. I know right there and then that my account was compromised and I was right.
For those who receive this emergency assistance cry from my email, please just delete it. Don't entertain these scumbags who lures people of their scams.