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Victim of Travel Scam E-mail

Susan McNeese Lynch, a Louisville, Kentucky resident and proprietor of SML Communications is the latest victim of a scam e-mail as reported by wlky on August 19, 2011.

Lynch discovered the incident of computer hacking early morning on August 19, 2011 as she found that the intended crook stole around 1,000 of her contacts.

However, Lynch was finicky about the incident when she accounted that her e-mail account was abruptly directed to a fraud e-mail account, as reported in wlky on August 19, 2011.

A fraud e-mail masquerading Lynch was dispatched to all her acquaintances and colleagues, seeking a loan of $2,450 via Western Union money transfer in Spain, as she was in a dismal condition, due to loss of her wallet.

Reanna Smith-Hamblin, working with the Better Business Bureau while addressing the matter advised people to stay vigilant and ensure the matter full fledged before taking any action on receiving e-mail of similar nature as reported by wlky on August 19, 2011. Such kind of fraud instances easily takes chance and fool at least 1 out of 1000 people.

However, security experts handling the matter commented that the case of Lynch is very common these days as visible from the imminent events during the past one week (second week of August 2011). The case of State Rep. Jehan Gordon, D-Peoria, (Illinois, US) is rather a similar event at this instance.

Apparently, Gordon has modified her official e-mail address after the hacking event.

The hacking of Gordon's e-mail resulted in the circulation of a fraud e-mail from her account. This mail claimed of her miserable and pitied condition, where she is in need of urgent money to pay her bills while she was in a trip far away from her country.

However, while responding to a press release, Gordon assured people of her safety. She further requested her friends and acquaintances to contact her at her new account at the mail address repjgordon@gmail.com, while authorities are resolving the matter.

Gordon also plied that nobody should take any further action of the fake e-mail other than deleting it, as reported by pjstar.com on August 22, 2011.

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