If you get contacted by someone thru any sight and they ask you to send them money, DO NOT DO IT, regardless of their sob story.. it is all a lie.. designed at getting your money.... also do NOT send them an e-mail.. with an e-mail they can get your IP address and hack your computer.. gaining access to everything on it.. so if you do you banking on line.. they have free run of your account(s)...
Anyone who actually read my mumm knows a friend of mine was contacted by a person like this.. she (luckily) did not fall for this..
She called her local PD and basically there is nothing they can do.. it is not against the law for someone to ask you to send them money.. if you actually send them money then it becomes a crime.. but they can't get your money back.. and they cannot trace these people via their IP because they route themselves thru sooo many different servers it gets lost..
So be smart.. send no one money.. and if they ask block them immediately and don't send e-mails to people you don't know.. you never know who you are giving access to your life..
This ends this public service announcement.. :D