Another scam - beware

Home » Latest News » Another scam - beware
Broadband

This was received this morning by a number of people, purporting to come from a local resident.

"Hello good morning,

I'm writing this with tears in my eyes, sorry I did not inform you about my trip. Actually made a quick travel to Spain (Madrid) and I got mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed, all cash, cell phones and credit card were stolen off us but luckily for us we still have our passports with us.

We've been to the Embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all and our flight leaves tomorrow but we're having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle the bills and I may lock up.

Please I really need your financial assistance. Please, let me know if you can help us out?

Hear from you soonest.

Thanks."

It has presumably been achieved by somebody who has hacked into a genuine e-mail account and extracted the list of contacts. The giveaway (quite apart from the tone of the message which sounds nothing like the person concerned) is that the e-mail address for replies has been set up as a different one to the (genuine) e-mail address that it pretends to come from.

So we advise that you ignore this message and any similar ones, perhaps except for the occasional genuine pleas for cash from indigent sons and daughters in foreign parts!

 

 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

RW
Sun 20 Oct 6:08am  |  hits: 989

As most of you will know by now, there will be no firework display or bonfire this year on November the 5th.But.We are seeking to have the traditional New Years Eve welcome, with the muffled bells of our magnificent St James church ringing out the old year and then, as the clock strikes out the 12th hour of the night, the wonderful firework display over the Square and the new year, 2020...

Wave field In Action
Thu 17 Oct 6:08am  |  hits: 822

Lyceum Square 21 November to 1st DecemberStunning artwork set to light up Cheshire EastWave-Field, a world-famous interactive art installation in the form of illuminated music generating seesaws, is embarking on a tour of the north of England, from October to December.Cheshire East will host it in Lyceum Square, in Crewe, from 21 November until 1 December. This is a free event that will be...

school
Sun 20 Oct 6:08am  |  hits: 821

Micheline Stockton sent the following message via www.audlem.org :My son is doing a project at school about school life in the past and needs to interview someone for it. We now live in the Old School on Cheshire Street and he would love to interview someone who went to school here. If anyone would be happy to be interviewed by Barney (age 6), could they get in touch through Audlem...