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 A Friend Emails You For Money from Abroad Because he Lost His Wallet

This is an urgent request for financial aid from someone you may know who says they have lost their wallet and is stuck in a foreign country. Usually the email says that your friend's luggage is being held hostage until he can pay his hotel bill. Determination: Scam

Someone has hacked into your friend's email account and taken it over.  Do not email your friend back because that will usually get an email back from the scammer before your friend reads your response. If you have this person's phone number call him up and tell him to contact his Internet Service Provider.



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