Long story short. I got this email this morning. It is from a friends email address but I know it was not him typing it. He is a quad ( in a wheel chair unable to travel at all) So I know he has been hacked somehow. It is to early to call him and let him know. What can I do to help him once I do talk to him? Here is the message I got with his name on it......but again I know this is NOT from him. Even though it had his name signed to it. I have to run out for a while but I will keep a check on any advice.
I'm sorry to bother you with this, I had to make a sudden trip out of the country to London,England. I am in a terrible situation which I really need to take care of now. I need a loan of $2,700. I'll explain better and refund the money immediately I get back. I will really appreciate whatever amount you can come up with, if not all. Get back to me asap.
And of course I did NOT respond at all. How can I now protect myself and him?