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Stafford councillor falls victim to email hackers again

By Kerry.Ashdown  |  Posted: April 08, 2014

County councillor Maureen Compton

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A STAFFORD councillor’s email address has been hacked for the second time in a year.

The latest incident came to light this morning when people on Councillor Maureen Compton’s contacts list received an email claiming she was mugged in Athens.

The poorly-written message called for the recipient to send money to sort out hotel bills.

But this morning Councillor Compton was safe at her Stafford home.

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“I have spoken to BT and they said it should be sorted out within 24 hours,” she said.

“Last time the email claimed I was in Singapore, this time it is Greece. It’s very strange and very frustrating – it takes a long time to sort it all out.”

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