Email Scams

Sick Relative Email

Variations

Another variation of this email would be a relative is in jail in another country and need money for bail.

What You Should Not Do

Do not:

  • Call any numbers in the email
  • Click on any links in the email
  • Send any amount of money

What You Should Do

  • Always try to contact your family member or friend being referenced in the email.
  • If you are unable to get in contact with that person call another friend or family member that is familiar with the referenced person to see if they know their whereabouts.
  • Use contact information that you are familiar with.