E-mail Address Stolen Used For Fraud Scam

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  Posted by Guestannett - E-mail Address Stolen Used For Fraud Scam :
What do we do?  Who do we report it to? Call police?
We are getting calls from friends and family and business clients regarding an e-mail asking for money from our e-mail address that we are stranded in another country..  I dont want to someone to be harmed by this or we be held responsible.  What should we do?

Guest Says:
What you are referring to is a common scam, see this page:

Basically they use your friends list to act like its you in trouble in another country.  This can be due to a virus reading an email address book or one of many other methods, some call it the facebook scam too.

Guest Says:
Not much you can do about it regardless as the people causing this are typically in china, nigeria or russia, and nothing you can do as those countries are running rampant with fraud.

hillard jackie knalls Says:
they have taken over most of my computer!!! no emaim of any kind

Guest Says:
I would setup an email id that is used only by you and your friends, just get a free webmail from yahoo or aol, etc.  Then dont use that email for online ordering, messageboard signups or anything like that, so that way no one gets it.  Use it only for emailing your friends.

hillard j. knalls Says:
ive sent messenges to microsoft ,,nothing .. who can help me with this???

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