We interrupt all-mother’s day programming to bring you a…Scam report!
We interrupt all-mother's day programming to bring you a...Scam report!
Yes, friends, my email has been hacked. You have received a message that I'm stranded in London. Would you wire me money?
Luckily, I am not stranded in London. I am not in London a'tall. I do not need you to send me money.
Don't email me at my current address until I get this cleared up. My webmistress will put up a new contact form by the end of the day.
I've been doing damage control all day:
--Report to Western Union
--Cancelling all cards
--Sending messages on Twitter and Facebook
--Preparing a Riehlife update
--Taking both desktop and laptop computers in for a security evaluation
--Filled out the Google form for compromised accounts. The Rats don't have phone support. We'll start timing them...about now.
--Setting up a new gmail account
--changing password information on frequently used on-line accounts.
The heartening things that have come out of this experience is:
--It happened before I really did travel, so I'm able to do what I can now.
--Friends have realized that it's a scam and not me. Not my voice. Not what I'd do.
--Friends have called me all day to make sure I know, give practical advice, perspective, and even a few laughs.
Hey, give mama a little sugar. Just keep sending that love! That'll help relieve the sting of being scammed and spammed.
Thanks for all the support you've offered.
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