I have just received an email from an old friend reporting that he has been robbed near his hotel in the Philippines expecting a reply.      I opened the email and a warning popped up….I know that he is in the USA  so this is the start of some sort of scam for money for his airfare home [his credit cards etc are gone but he still has his passport]…. 

This is a warning to treat all unusual emails, even if from some one you know, with suspicion.–Derek Lore