Here is an email that was submitted to make you aware of the scam:
My situation is a little different but the address of Newman Street. City, London. Country, United Kingdom showed up in mine.
Basically, someone hacked my gmail account, changed the password and then sent out the following to EVERYONE of my gmail contacts.
I’ve managed to regain access and change my password. One was they tried to really make this seem authentic is that messages actually came from gmail. They were all in my sent items. Luckily, that enabled me to send out another email to everyone that got one in the first place alerting them that this was a hoax and that everyone was okay.
— Original email follows (names changed to protect the innocent – that’s me)
Sent: Sat, January 15, 2011 8:08:22 AM
Subject: Bad News
I’m writing this with tears in my eyes,my family and I came down here to England for a short vacation and i was mugged at gun point last night at the park of the hotel where we lodged,all cash and credit card were stolen off us but luckily for us we still have our passports with us…
I’ve been to the Embassy and the Police here but they’re not helping issues at all they asked us to wait for 3weeks but we can’t wait till then and our flight leaves in few hours from now but we’re having problems settling the hotel bills and The idiot hotel manager won’t let us leave until we settle the hotel bills,you can speak with him through this number +447024086282 OR +447011138267, we are freaked out at the moment … Well I really need your financially assistance…Please, let me know if you can help us out?
you can wire the money to me through western union all you need is Name on my passport and location below.
Location:64 Newman Street. City, London. Country, United Kingdom
I’ll def refund your cash as soon as i get home.As soon as it is done, kindly get back to me with the confirmation number. Let me know if you are heading to the WU outlet now???