We received an e-mail today purportedly from a colleague. The e-mail was “signed” by him and stated his post with the local society he was membership secretary with. The e-mail stated that he was in the Philippines and had been mugged. All his credit cards and cash had been stolen and he couldn’t leave his hotel until his bill had been paid. The Embassy and Police couldn’t help him and his return flight was soon to leave. There then followed a plea for cash. Needless to say this is a scam – if you receive such an e-mail delete it.