The story in the article 'Helpless in Scotland' scam hits isle woman and friends - Hawaii News - Starbulletin.com shows how easy it is to become a victim of a scam.
The woman featured in the story had gotten notification that her email account would be shut down if she did not updates some information. It was through this email that scammers were able to get her email account information and then use her email account to send messages to a number of her friends saying that she needed to borrow some money and asking them to wire the money to her.
If you ever get a message asking you to update email account information, do not do so through any links provided within the email that was sent to you. Open a new search window and go to your email account provider site on your own and contact their customer support . . . they would know if you really need to update any information.
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