It’s not to risky to say that some of you have surely been annoyed by someone through emails exchanges.
A concrete example is the one my brother has experienced. Last year he wanted to go to London for a few days so he spoke by emails with someone who lives there and who promised him some hosting solutions in exchange of only one thing: make a transfer through Western Union to himself (from my brother to my brother), just in order to verify if he has a credited account. At this point my brother had never heard about Western Union Scam, but that did not last long.
I have no idea how (I’m not aware of Western Union processes) but this guy managed to steal the money transfered from my brother. Then you surely have already guessed, he did not answer anymore, neither from his email neither on the web forum where my brother found him (craigslist.com).
Actually he had two solutions:
- ignorance (just can pray to hope the bank will restore the stolen money),
- strike back by finding his real identity.
The hack that I’m going to describe you has permit to my brother finding the real identity of the scammer only with his email and to engage legal pursuits against him. At the moment, they are still in tribunal procedures.