One of my regular commentators has been hacked. I got an e-mail from him, claiming he was in Madrid, had his wallet and passport, and needed 1,500 to get home. Atlantic magazine has an article this month “Hacker” on this precise scam.

Moreover, his e-mail may be attached so that any e-mails sent to him are not getting to him but instead are going to the hacker.

I am hesitant to name him but if any of you are not getting email your whole contact list may be getting desperate requests to send you 1,500 in Madrid.

You can e-mail me privately if you think you are the one (and there may be more than one) who has been hacked.

Lee Podles

Leave a Comment