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Stafford councillor falls victim to email hackers again

By Kerry.Ashdown  |  Posted: April 08, 2014

By Kerry Ashdown

Stafford councillor Maureen Compton

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.

“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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