The email below claiming to be from Glyn Madden was sent to a number of people in the organ world this morning. Please be aware it is a scam (not the first to involve a member of our musical community) please do not react to it.
Glyn and his family are fine and looking forward to Christmas. We cannot urge strongly enough you should NEVER respond to this sort of email without absolute substantiating evidence. We would also urge all our readers to make sure they have up to date virus protection on their computers.
THIS IS THE SCAM EMAIL:
"I am sorry for reaching you rather too late due to the situation of things right now.My family and I had a trip visiting Kharkov Ukraine,everything was going on fine until last night when we got attacked by some unknown gunmen. All our money,phones and credit cards was stolen away including some valuable items, It was a terrible experience but the good thing is that they didn't hurt anyone or made away with our passports.
We have reported the incident to the local authorities and the consulate but their response was too casual, we were ask to come back in 2 weeks time for investigations to be made proper,But the truth is we can't wait till then as we have just got our return flight booked and is leaving in few hours from now but presently having problems sorting out our bills here and also getting a cab down to the airport, Right now we're financially strapped due to the unexpected robbery attack, Wondering if you can help us with a quick loan to sort out our bills and get back home. All we need is (1,800 £) I promise to refund you in full as soon as I return home hopefully tomorrow or next. write back now to let me know what you can do."
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