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Scammers Hack E-mail Account of Man in Ribble Valley

An e-mail fraud that led to the hacking of the account of a man in Ribble Valley (Lancashire, England) has prompted police to investigate the incident, thus published clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk dated August 23, 2015.

According to complaints coming to officers from the family members of the man spread out in the country, they have got one electronic mail from a relation based at Ribble Valley.

By contacting that person through police, it was determined that he (the relative) was safe and all right.

Actually, when that person accessed the e-mail account in his name he found that someone had hacked it to send an e-mail to everybody on his contact list. The said e-mail purportedly from the person stated that he and his family was going through a terrible circumstance, because they were stranded inside Ukraine where robbers took away their cell-phones, credit cards and all cash. Presently, the family required the e-mail recipient's help by lending them 2,450 pounds so they can meet their hotel bills while also buy the plane tickets back home. The writer then asks what the recipient would be able to do in assistance.

But according to Ribble Valley Neighborhood Team's PC Tony Walsh, it's urged that recipients of the e-mail don't believe the scam. In case anyone does get the aforementioned message or one similar, he should talk to the person sending the e-mail, If establishing contact fails then he should talk to other relations, neighbors else friends for verifying the person, alternatively call 101 for police to get help. Whatever the situation, the scam e-mail must not be responded with transfer of money, Walsh explains. Clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk published this.

Meanwhile, in a similar fraud reported during mid-August 2015, hackers compromised Tony Carlisle charity boss' e-mail account and dispatched a plea message asking to lend money. The e-mail supposedly from Carlisle went out to 50,000 or more people whose addresses he had stored in his account. Asserting that Carlisle along with Nicola Greenan his partner got robbed when on vacation inside Turkey, the e-mail requested an urgent cash transfer of 1,650 pounds for paying hotel bills.

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