I’m trapped in London! Help!
Also known as a 419 scam, social networking sites, like Facebook, are where this ruse typically takes place these days. Scammers often hack into accounts and message the person’s friends, claiming to be trapped in a foreign country with no money.
"The claim is often that they were robbed while traveling and the person asks the Facebook friend to wire money so everything can be fixed," said Graham Cluley of Sophos in 9 dirty tricks.