Scammers will go to great lengths to try to con you out of your hard-earned dollars, even to the extent of impersonating the Lions International President.
Scammers and conmen do seem to be targeting Lions at the moment so be very cautious of any emails asking you for money or offerring a deal that is too good to be true. If the email has an attachment and is from someone you do not know - DELETE it immediately. Many scammers and conmen try various techniques to get you to click on a ZIP file to download a virus.
It is a timely reminder, though, to be vigilant and to ensure that you change the passwords on all of your webmail, bank accounts etc regularly.
Here is a link about scams that are currently being reported worldwide http://www.torontosun.com/2011/12/17/beware-internet-begging-scams-worthington .
The Department of Internal Affairs has a website where you can check on the latest reported scams – so if you have any suspicions it is a good idea to visit http://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/Services-Anti-Spam-Reported-Scams?OpenDocument .