A new scam is becoming more prevalent. It centers on hijacking innocent people's email, and sending fake messages asking for money transfer.
A Wellington P.E.I. woman is the latest such victim, following 98 other people in Canada, according to the RCMP.
Someone cracked her email account, and sent an email on her behalf alleging that she is in England, lost her wallet, and can't pay the hotel bill. The email asks the recipients to send money.
Overall, the 98 caused people to lose close to $3 million.
Via the CBC.