Brother Ed King (www.MasonicInfo.com) and many other brethren are reporting a widespread email scam that has resurfaced in the last two weeks (I've had several of these myself from different senders). It is in the form of an email that is supposedly from a brother Mason—probably someone you know—who tells a tale of woe about a last minute trip to London, where he was mugged and all of his money, credit cards, ID, etc. stolen. The plea is to contact him to send money.
This is a hoax, and an old one. I recall the same letter circulated about 7 years ago.