Written by Rabbi Yair Hoffman Friday, 03 February 2012 12:33 The email hacking scammers have no qualms about whose email they will hack. Rav Hershel Schacter shlita’s email was hacked early this morning. The hacker impersonated the Rabbi and told thousands of people by email that he was stuck in Madrid without access to cash and requested a Western Union transfer of 900 Euro.
Rav Shachter was very concerned that no one should heaven forbid come to financial damage on his account and requested that the information be spread so that no one will be taken advantage of. Rav Schacher and his wife are actually in Florida and have, b”h, neither been robbed or held up.
Unfortunately, some people who have been in contact with the imposter have determined that he can communicate in Hebrew as well.