Missing Brit’s sister targeted in ‘sick’ Facebook hack asking for cash

The heartbroken sister of missing Brit backpacker Amelia Bambridge says she's had her Facebook account hacked.

Sharon Schultes claims sick people got into her account to message people for money to help search for the missing traveller in Cambodia.

In a public Facebook post she warned people to ignore any direct messages from her asking for cash.

She said: "Just been informed my Facebook has been hacked at a time like this, people are sick. Please do not accept messages from me asking for money as its not me. Please share my message. Pray for Amelia."

One friend replied, calling those responsible "F***ing scrum" adding that she prayed all night for Amelia's safe return.

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Sharon, has set up a legitimate fundraiser to help fund the search for her sister, which appears to have been targeted by scammers.

A statement on the Facebook fundraising page says: "We are raising money to find my sister Amelia Bambridge.

"She has been missing since 23rd October, Cambodia and hasn't had contact since. Please support us to bring her back home."

She has so far raised over £10,000.

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The 21-year-old from Worthing, West Sussex, disappeared following a beach party on the Cambodian island of Koh Rong, on Wednesday.

She was last pictured wearing a tropical shirt, standing with a crowd of people watching fire-eating display on Police Beach – so called because of its proximity to a disused station.

It's believed she left the group, who met at the Nest Beach Club hostel where she was staying, in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Police in Cambodia are now using military divers to help scour the coastline to try and find the missing Brit.

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Staff at the private beach found her purple rucksack containing her purse, phone and bank cards on some rocks near the shoreline on Thursday morning.

Her family have since launched a public appeal to help locate her, while her mum Linda and brother Harry have flown out to the island.

Meanwhile her younger sister Georgie has spoken to the BBC and Sky News to bring attention to the missing person appeal.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said it is assisting the family and leasing with Cambodian police.

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