E-mail of Retired RI Justice Is Hacked by Scammers Seeking Cash
Posted Feb 4, 2011 10:55 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Hackers used the e-mail account of retired Chief Justice Frank Williams of the Rhode Island Supreme Court to make a plea for money.
The e-mail claiming to be from Williams tells recipients that he was robbed while on a secret trip to England for a seminar and he now needs money, the Providence Journal reports.
Williams later told friends who got the plea that the story wasn’t true. Instead, he said, it was a scam perpetrated by someone who took over his Gmail account.
Hat tip to How Appealing.
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