Email scammers exploit Western Union

Tony Hetherington
October 2012
Mail on Sunday;10/28/2012, p89
R. B. writes: While I was on holiday in Tenerife, someone hacked into my computer and emailed my contacts, requesting 2,500 euros (about �2,000), supposedly to assist me and my wife. A relative suspected a scam so asked where to send the money, and was told simply to send it to Western Union in Madrid. This is unbelievable in these days of moneylaundering and terrorist financing.


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