16 Feb 2009

American Samoans warned about new email scam

1:07 pm on 16 February 2009

American Samoa's Department of Homeland Security has received information about more locals being the target of a new email scam using an address in London to receive money.

The department has issued a warning for local residents not to be taken in by this latest scam, in which someone hacks into a person's email and sends messages to people asking for financial help.

The email tells receivers of the message that the person is in London and their wallet is stolen and therefore needs a certain amount of money sent to a London address via Western Union.