I received two messages on my inbox today. Both from the same person. One was sent with a surname and the other one with just a name. I can tell right there and then that there's something fishy. I emailed her asap, and I am glad that she's already aware of what had happened and made a post on her blog to warn/inform her bloggy friends.
You can view the message from the screenshot below.
It was stated that she made a trip to other countries, had her bag stolen and asked for financial help. This kind of spam/scam has been widely used and maybe everyone's aware of it. However to be sure, you can check the details of the message. It's quite easy to trace a message from spammers rather than from people who hide on fictitious pseudos pretending to be not who they are. From the screenshot above you can see that the message came from the correct email address however is requesting a reply to be sent to an email address with different domain name.
Spammers and scammers will never stop. People like them who doesn't know how to get a life of their own will always come up with good reasons to fool people so we should always be extra careful and take safety precautions.
If you're using the same email address in accessing other accounts like Facebook, Twitter and Blogger, I would advise you to use different passwords. If by any chance your email address was hacked, you have your other accounts safe.
If you have other safety tips, you can share them to us. Thanks!