Following an earlier news about a hotmail account hacked by scammers, Mahendra Ved encountered a similar scam when his gmail account was hacked. The scammers were sending out distress email to his friends and relatives (including his daughter) requesting $3,600 to “help Ved who was stuck in Nigeria after losting all this money, valuables, passports, etc.

Before responding to such scams, always attempt to contact the person involved (i.e. Ved in this case) by phone.