By now we’ve all received the email, the one that begins “I write this with tears in my eyes….” And then your friend who “sent” the email goes on to tell you how they were mugged in London and can’t get home unless you wire them some money. Yes, it’s a scam. UNTIL IT REALLY HAPPENS!
Mad Men star Jon Hamm and his girlfriend, writer-director Jennifer Westfeldt, were recently robbed in London. They were there to promote thefilm Friends With Kids and Jessica’s purse was stolen while they were out to dinner. The thief was apparently watching them because he used the hotel key in her purse to rob their hotel room while they were out. He ransacked the room and the investigation is ongoing.
Luckily they were able to return to the U.S. without needing friends to send money through Western Union.