Dammit. I followed what looked like a legitimate link. (Because I'd had one just like it the previous month - which was real). It asked for something that I didn't think I should put online, but I clicked on the link of "why this information is needed," and it said something about it's the newest/latest/greatest protection. And I bought it.
As I said, Dammit.
Now, not only am I cash dependent, I have to make an excursion down to the local police station to make a report. In French. This is NOT how I'd planned to spend my afternoon.
(My only excuse is that I was tired... and had seen a VERY similar email recently that WAS legit).