For the second time in a six months period I have received the email below, sent from the email accounts of two different bloggers, both known to me, using the full name of the bloggers as I know them; not for one minute do I believe that the emails are genuine.
SORROWFUL TRIP (I NEED YOUR HELP)
Hello (no name)
My regrets for this sudden request, On my trip to Madrid,Spain. I got mugged and all my belongings cash,cellphone and credit cards were all stolen at "gun point". It's such a traumatic experience for me.i need your help flying back home as I am trying to raise some money.i have made contact with my bank but the best they can do is to mail me a new card which will take 2-3 days to arrive here.I need you to lend me some money (2,600 Dollars) to sort my self out of this predicament, will pay back once I get this over with.
Western Union Transfer is the fastest option to wire funds to me. Let me know if you need my details(Full names/location) to effect a transfer. You can reach me via email.
I'm freaked out at the moment.
G.... (first name as known to me)
I can only image that somebody has hacked into bloggers' accounts and is using that access to try and con other bloggers into sending them money.