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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Appeal to my friends and relatives

Dear friends,

My gmail id was compromised, and somebody has sent a fake mail to all my contacts stating as though I am stranded in Scotland. Many friends and relatives contacted me over the phone and got confirmed that it was a bogus mail.  

Friends who get similar mail, particularly those in foreign countries are requested to ignore this mail. My heartfelt thanks to all those who contacted me with anxiety and appreciate their love and affection towards me.

With greetings
Blogger Neeraja said...
Hi Mama, I was surprised to get an email from you too. But I decided to check out tour website because I suspected fraud. Thanks for letting us know that it was a fake email. Hopefully no one gets trapped in this scam. Regards, Neeraja
June 24, 2010 6:14 PM
Blogger BHASKARAN said...
This is in response to my mail. Dear BHASKARAN, Thank you for your concern and help, I really appreciate your effort trying to help me out. My phone is not working here. I can only be reached via email. let me know if you can help me out. My return ticket is dated for Friday morning, Kindly let me know how soon you can help me out. You will help me send the money through Western Union Here are the details: Name: Hariharan Vaidayanathan Address : 21 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB, Scotland kindly help me to make the transfer as soon as you receive this email and once you have it sent, send me the transfer control number with the Receipt used in sending it. Thanks so much and sorry to bother you. With greetings Hariharan
June 24, 2010 7:15 PM
Blogger Vinod said...
Dear Shri hariharan, As told by others, I also got the same mail. I think some fraud has hacked our yahoo & google group and sent mails to everyone in those groups. From the construction of the mail, I was almost sure that the mail was misleading. Thanks to God that I didn't respond to it. Thank God that you are also safe. Regards, Vinod N N
June 26, 2010 8:06 PM
Blogger Ananth said...
Dear Mr.Hariharan, When I recd the 1st mail, initially I was wondering whether a person of ur calibre could be really in such position. Further the sender has apparently has accessed ur mail to me abt 5 days back. There is a statement that u forgot to inform ur trip to Scotland.It is interesting to note that ur Tel No. which is noramlly seen below ur signature was missing in the mail. So getting ur from ur earlier mail, I contacted ur residence. I was told that u are busy on another line. Then to see how the sender responds I sent a mail . To this I recd a 2nd mail the contents of which was similar to what was recd by Mr.Bharathan. Now if I want contact u regarding contributing to ur blog, what is ur ID. Regards Ananthanarayanan
June 26, 2010 8:09 PM
Blogger hvaidya said...
Dear Mr. Ananth, My id remains the same. I changed my password, so he is not able to have access to my mails any more. Please send your contributions.
June 27, 2010 6:29 AM