so, ya, I was scammed- my email address was stolen- do not send me money!! The other day I got an email that I thought was from hotmail, and it said that I needed to verify my account or it would be deleted, ya I guess I should have known better- but what can I say? it looked official, dang it! I am not out of the country, no one stole my purse or whatever; and I do not need money to get home! I hope nobody else gets scammed too! Sorry for the trouble!