So this morning, my aunt called me in a panic over an email she got from my mom (I later found it in my spam box, too) Turned out it was one number off from my mom's email (my mom's is SAMPLE535@yahoo.com, this was from SAMPLE5355@yahoo.com), but the name was her actual name. Here's the content of the email.
I'm writing this with tears in my eyes,my fam and I came down here to Wales,United Kingdom for a short vacation unfortunately we were mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed,all cash,credit card and cell were stolen off us but luckily for us we still have our passports with us.
We've been to the embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all and our flight leaves in less than 8hrs from now but we're having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle the bills,i'm freaked out at the moment.
My aunt emailed her back, and the people asked to be wired $2800. It's no big deal because my aunt realized it was a scheme, and didn't respond. Do you think there's anyway my mom's identity could have been compromised further? Or it was just a one time, dumb email thing? Also, can I let Yahoo! know this is happening? Somehow they have access to her contacts.
tl;dr/dk/dc: GIF PARTY!?