I received the following email (apparently from a well respected colleague here on ProZ.com).
I am in Edinburgh, Scotland at the moment, I am here for a conference and I just had my bag stolen from me with my passport and personal effects. I have been trying to sort things out with the necessary authorities, I need some assistance from you. Let me know if you can be of any help.
I sent an email to our colleague via ProZ.com profile to warn her, but I believe it is important for all to know and to be safe!