This afternoon I received an email from a blogging friend that I’ve known for a long time. He often replies to my comments using his iPhone (to show off) so I’m used to hearing from his email address.
He said that he was in London, he’d been mugged and that the police and American embassy weren’t being very helpful. He was being kept at his hotel because of a very big bill so please would I send the money and he’d pay me back when he got home. Can you imagine how worried I was?
In this day and age money can be transferred from any where in the world almost instantly, so it seemed strange that he should ask me for a loan. He doesn’t sign his emails with his full name either. So I emailed his wife just to check and she confirmed that they’d been hacked.
Well Mr Hacker you just hacked a very good lawyer with three savage dogs. His wife is pretty handy with her cane when she gets cross, so watch out.