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Scam targets friends of former councilman

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Sunnyside City Planner Jamey Ayling (foreground) last night shares with the Sunnyside Planning Commission a map of city property boundaries and property under consideration for annexation.

An e-mail scam is now making its way through Sunnyside involving an alleged note from former Sunnyside Councilwoman Carol Stone.

The communication, which uses Stone's actual e-mail address, claims that she is in England for a seminar and needs $2,800 to return home.

Not so, Stone said from her Sunnyside home. "I don't even have a passport," she said.

Stone says she doesn't know how the scammers got hold of her e-mail password, but now she can't even access her own e-mail account.

What is known is that recipients of the e-mail should ignore it and, if they wish, file an informational report with the Sunnyside Police Department.

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