'Stranded Traveler' Scam Hacks Victims' Emails, Asks Their Contacts For Money

"Hi. Just writing to let you know my trip to Manila, Philippines with my family has been a mess…I need you to loan me some money. I'll refund it to you as soon as I arrive home." That is the kind of fake e-mail thousands of Americans get every year. It appears to come from a friend, but is actually from a con man half a world away. Most people delete them. When a "Nightline" producer received one of these emails, she decided to hit reply. That took us on a journey half way around the world...Full Story
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