Vicki Kennedy is trapped in London. She was mugged at gunpoint and all of her cash and credit cards have been stolen. She needs help paying for her hotel bills and promises to pay you back as soon as possible.
Would Ted Kennedy's widow really be begging "with tears" in her eyes "freaked out" in London looking for money?
Probably not. But to recipients of the e-mail who are unaware of this long-circulating hoax, it could have appeared legit.
Kennedy's personal e-mail account was hacked Wednesday. This e-mail obtained by Yeas & Nays was sent to her closest friends.
Kennedy isn't the only political figure to have her e-mail account hacked. Sarah Palin's e-mail was hacked during the 2008 campaign, but instead of begging for dough, the hackers were looking for intel.
Hello,Kennedy could not be reached for comment.
I'm sorry for this odd request and I'm writing this with tears on my eyes due to the situation of things right now, I'm stuck in London United Kingdom with my family, we came down here on vacation and we got Mugged at gunpoint, worse of it was that cash cell phone and credit cards were stolen , it's such a crazy and terrifying experience for us, we need help flying back home, the authorities are not being 100% helping, but the good thing is that we still have our passports, Our return flight Leave back home Today, But i still have problem in sorting out the hotel bills please help me out i promise to pay you back as soon as i get back home.
Now I'm freaked out.