By Yair Hoffman
The email hacking scammers have no qualms about whose email they will hack. Rav Hershel Schacter’s email was hacked early Friday morning. The hacker impersonated Rav Schachter and told thousands of people by email that he was stuck in Madrid without access to cash and requested a Western Union transfer of 900 Euro.
The renowned posek of the OU and rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon was very concerned that no one should come to financial damage on his account and requested that the information be spread so that no one will be taken advantage of. Rav Schacher and his rebbetzin are actually in Florida and have, boruch Hashem, been neither robbed nor held up.
Unfortunately, some people who have been in contact with the imposter have determined that he can communicate in Hebrew as well.